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1994-2007 Samford University
Dean J. Hunter

No Portrait Available B.A., Brigham Young University
AG
FUGA

Lecturer: Course 6


WORK:

  • Currently doing full time genealogical research.
  • Retired after working for the Family Church
  • History Department of the L.D.S. Church for 38-1/2 years.
  • Feb 1972 - October 1983- Reference Consultant and Senior Reference Consultant in the British reference area of the Family History Library
  • October 1983- March 2004 - Collection Development Specialist, with responsibilities for building the English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and Gibraltar collections of the Department.
  • March 2004 - August 2010 - Group Manager - Collection Management/Operations
Has made Seventeen genealogical trips to the British Isles, including five to Ireland and ten to Scotland.

SEMINARS:

Has lectured on many occasions throughout the United States, Canada and the British Isles. Has lectured at or for the following organizations or seminars:
  • Society of Genealogist, England 1989
  • Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, England, 1986
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies National Conferences, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
  • National Genealogical Society National Conferences, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1976-1988, 1991-92, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005
  • IGHR, Samford, AL 2008
  • Elderhostel (BYU) - 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • 1980 World Conference on Records
  • First Irish Genealogical Congress, Dublin, Ireland 1991
  • British Isle Family History Society of United States, 1992, 1995
  • British Columbia Genealogical Society, 1991
  • Alberta Genealogical Society, 1998
  • Alberta Family History Society, 1993
  • Manitoba Genealogical Society, 1993
  • Connecticut Ancestry Society, 1995
  • Seattle Genealogical Society, 1995
  • Iowa State Genealogical Society, 1999
  • Kansas State Genealogical Society, 2000

ORGANIZATIONS:
  • Member - National Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, Utah Genealogical Association and British Isles Family History Society of USA.

SERVICE:
  • Program Chair for 1992 FGS/AzGAB National Conference in Phoenix
  • Program Chair for 1993 FGS/MoSGA National Conference in St. Louis
  • Program Chair for 1995 FGS/SGS National Conference in Seattle.
  • Conference Administrator for 1996 FGS/RGS National Conference in Rochester
  • Program Chair GENTECH99 Conference in Salt Lake City
  • National Conference Chair for 2000 FGS/UGA
  • National Conference in Salt Lake City
  • National Conference Chair for 2004 FGS/TSGS/AGS
  • National Conference in Austin
  • National Conference Chair for 2005 FGS/UGA
  • National Conference in Salt Lake City
  • Board of Director - Federation of Genealogical Societies - 1997- 2000
  • President - Federation of Genealogical Societies - 2001-2004
  • Past Preident - Federation of Genealogical Societies - 2005-2008
He is married with eight children and nineteen grandchildren.


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