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Sonja has been employed by the Family
History Library since May 1989. Prior to this year, she worked there
as a temporary employee for four
years. She has been a professional Germanic and Slavic researcher
since 1982. She received her Accreditation in German research in 1988
and is especially interested in the eastern provinces of the old German
empire. Areas of research include Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Austria
and The Netherlands. Of special personal interest to her is the region
of Silesia where her mother’s family is from and Saxony, where
her father’s family is from. She is currently extracting the
marriage records of the Roman Catholic Parish of Wisnicze, Poland.
Sonja was born in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, and immigrated as a child
to the United States growing up in Minnesota and California. She attended
College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California and Brigham Young University
in Provo, Utah with a German major. Sonja is married to Spencer Nishimoto
and they have two children and one grandson.
Sonja enjoys being a grandmother, traveling and doing genealogical research
abroad, gardening and collectibles from many countries.