Linda Sharp is a professional genealogist living in Salt Lake City. She grew up in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, surrounded by historical sites, were she gained a sense of heritage. She began pursuing her personal heritage interviewing relatives. Beginning with these interviews, Linda broadened her work in family history to German genealogical research to expand her knowledge of her family. She sought genealogical training by attending workshops and classes. In addition, she volunteered at a local Family History Center in Round Rock, Texas where she aided in the instruction of staff.
After raising five children, she returned to Brigham Young University and completed her degree. During her internship she worked on The Palatine Project. Her training at BYU was focused on the Midwestern United States.