Matthew Wright graduated cum laude with a BA in journalism from Brigham Young University. He has participated in family history research, both his own and for others, for more than fifteen years. For the past ten years he has worked in magazine and book publishing, the last seven with an emphasis in family history.
He is managing editor of the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. He co-authored the "Census Records" chapter in The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy and Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records with Loretto Dennis Szucs. Matthew lives in Provo, Utah, with his wife and three children.