About/Contact Me

Sunny Morton is an internationally-known, award-winning writer, editor and speaker for the multibillion-dollar genealogy industry. Her voice is heard on the Genealogy Gems Podcast, which has more than 2 million downloads worldwide. She is a Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine, the U.S.’ premiere publication for genealogy hobbyists. She is a popular speaker at events across the country, including the world’s largest genealogy conference, RootsTech, held annually in Salt Lake City. Sunny is especially known for her expertise in tracing U.S. ancestors; her unique comparisons of the industry’s largest websites; and her inspiring presentations on how to reconstruct and tell meaningful stories from the past.

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Professional Background

  • Winner, International Society of Family History Writers & Editors Excellence in Writing Competition: 1st place, Articles, 2012 and 3rd place, Newsletter Editing, 2013.
  • Double-major undergraduate degrees in History and Humanities, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Graduate coursework, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Attendance and presentations at writing and genealogy conferences
  • Participant, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, 2013 and 2017.
  • Participation in professional-level memoir group
  • Member, International Society of Family History Writers & Editors
  • Member, Ohio Genealogical Society


  • Sunny lives and works in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
  • She is married and has 3 children.


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