Nancy Goldberg Hilton was born Jewish. She graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in Fine Arts. She was a business woman in Dallas, Texas in the title insurance industry.
In 1992 Nancy experienced a real miracle of God, a "burning bush experience" where she was given the knowledge of a living God and his son Jesus Christ, who is her Messiah. After searching four more years she found the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized in 1996.
She then sold her business and her home, and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and accepted a two and one-half year mission in the Family History Library.
During this calling she completed a database of the specifically Jewish Records in the Family History Library Catalog which was donated to the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). For this work, the IAJGS gave her an award for her outstanding contribution at their July 2001 international genealogical conference.
At the end of her mission at the Family History Library she met and was married and sealed to Lynn M. Hilton in the Salt Lake Temple.