About Southern Heritage Genealogy
Southern Heritage Genealogy was created by professional genealogist Kim Richardson out of her love for family. The mission of SHG is to serve others in exploring their family history and to provide quality research and documentation that adheres to the Genealogical Proof Standard.
Kim Richardson not only helps her clients achieve their own genealogy goals, but she has also researched for Finding Your Roots and Who Do You Think You Are? She assists clients with their toughest genealogy problems by evaluating their research to date and developing and executing research plans. She is passionate about her work and enjoys serving the genealogy community by coaching and enabling others to do their own research successfully.
Richardson has years of experience teaching classes and giving presentations to genealogy groups. See the Presentations tab for a list of topics and reviews.
Richardson will serve as an instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, sponsored by the Utah Genealogy Association. She will offer "Go Retro: Outsmart Your Computer with a Pen, Sticky Notes and You!" in Course 8: Critical Thinking Methods for Your Genealogy Breakthroughs. (postponed to 2025 due to COVID)
BA in Communication, Cum Laude, 1996
Study Group 25, January 2015-August 2016
Practicum 01, June 2021-January 2022
Course 1: Methods and Sources, 8–13 June 2014
Course 8: Research in the South, 7–12 June 2015
Course 2: Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies, 12-17 June 2016
Course 11: Genetic Genealogy Tools & Techniques: Intermediate DNA for Genealogy, 2-7 June 2018
Course 12: DNA as Genealogical Evidence (Advanced), 21-26 July 2019
Virtual Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum, 1 October - 5 November, 2016
Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy, 17 February - 26 April, 2023
Beyond a Name and Date: Advanced Practices in Social History, 19-24 June 2022
Advanced Family History Research: U.S. Ancestors, 1917-1930, 18-23
Transcribing, Extracting, and Abstracting Documents, 2022
American Genealogy: Home Study Course, 2015
Various seminars, conferences, lectures