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47th Annual TGS Conference
Pitfalls, Brick Walls and Detours: 
Keeping Your Family Research on Track
Friday & Saturday, April 5&6, 2019
Featuring keynote speaker Michael J. Hall, from
Michael J. Hall is a graduate of Junction City High School (Junction City, Kansas) in 1972 and has a BS in Anthropology from Brigham Young University (BYU). He is a US Marine and lives in Orem, Utah with his wife. He has worked in the Family History Department as 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 at  FamilySearch (, the largest genealogical organization in the world, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Michael served as a Director at large for the Federation of Genealogical Society (FGS) and is currently serving as a Director at large for the National Genealogical Society (NGS). In addition, he is a past chair of the American Library Association (ALA) Genealogy and Local History Committee and of the International Federation of Libraries and Archives (IFLA) Genealogy Committee. His responsibilities include working with libraries, archives, historic and genealogical societies around the world to educate on how FamilySearch might assist those organizations and to build friendships and goodwill. Michael’s focus of research includes not only Kansas, but military records and Portuguese Records. He currently has a book on how to conduct Portuguese Research at the publisher, for release in May 2019.
Mr. Hall will present the following lecture topics: 
  • Over the Flint Hills and Over the Plains: The Value of Military Records and Newspapers
  • Inspring Family Stories: Finding the Grain of Truth
  • Ad Astra Per Aspera (To the Stars Through Difficulty): Kansas Land Records
  • A Little of This and a Little of That: Effectively Using
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