Conference Speaker: Orvill S. Paller
Orvill S. Paller was born and raised in Salt Lake City , Utah. He earned a B.A. in International Studies from Brigham Young University (2000) and a M.B.A. from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah (2005).
Upon completion of his M.B.A., Orvill was hired as a Product Manager at MyFamily.com (now The Generations Network) where his focus was on delivering genealogical databases to the company’s website Ancestry.com.
In February 2006, Orvill was hired as a Business Analyst and Collection Management Specialist with the Family & Church History Department (FamilySearch) of the L.D.S. Church . Among his current responsibilities, Orvill serves as Collection Management Specialist for Minnesota , Wisconsin , Iowa , Illinois , Indiana , Ohio , Michigan , Florida , Romania and Poland .
Orvill’s interest in Poland and Polish genealogy began during his first visit to Poland in 2000. During that visit, he visited many of the villages of his ancestors in the former Prussian/German Province of Pommern and saw the home that his paternal grandmother was born and raised in.
Orvill’s genealogical research interests include Austria , Hungary , Poland , Germany , Romania , Midwest USA and New England USA. He has researched in archives in Poland , Austria , Germany , Romania and throughout the United States .
The United Polish Genealogical Societies Conference will be held Friday, April 18 through Monday, April 21, 2008 at the Best Western Salt Lake Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The tentative schedule has been posted. The final schedule will be posted when available. Registration is now open online and by mail.