“What is the Office of the Chief Genealogy Officer?”
Michael J. Hall
Categories: LDS, I
Michael J. Hall, has a BS in Anthropology from Brigham Young
University. He is a US Marine and lives in Orem, Utah with his wife.
They have four married children and several grandchildren. He has
worked in the Family History Department of the LDS Church for the
past thirty-two years in many positions, including a United States
Reference Consultant, Supervisor of the Library Acquisitions Unit,
Manager of Family Records Extraction Program, Digital Book Scanning
Program Manager, Strategic Relations Manager, and is currently the
Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer working with Libraries, Archives,
and Historic and Genealogical Societies worldwide. Michael is the
past Chair of the Genealogy committee for the American Library
Association (ALA), and past Chair of the Genealogy and Local History
section for the International Federation of Library Associations an
Institutions (IFLA). He was previously Director at Large for the
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) board; Vendor Chair for
the 2005 FGS Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah; and the 2009 FGS
Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also an active member of
the Association of Portuguese Genealogy (Lisbon, Portugal), National
Genealogical Society (NGS), New England Historic Genealogical Society
(NEHGS), New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYGBS), and
various other state and local genealogical societies. His research
includes his Portuguese-American ancestry, Azores Islands, and
military records. His favorite pastime is being with his family and
preparing for and racing in triathlons.
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