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Kahlile B. Mehr M.A., M.L.S.

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Professional background
FamilySearch (LDS Church)
Manager, Slavic Collection Management and Cataloging (2007-present)
Manager, Member Research Guidance (2002-2007)
Collection Development Specialist (1995-2002): Developed the collections for eastern Europe, Spain, Portugal, and the Pacific; visited the archives in eastern Europe on nine separate acquisition trips.
Cataloging Supervisor (1986-1995): Directed the work of twenty to twenty-five catalogers and technicians handling materials for Europe, Asia, and Latin America
Cataloger and Senior Catalog (1980-1985): Cataloged records of Europe and the United Kingdom and corrected the work of seven catalogers

M.A., Family and Local History, Brigham Young University (1985); M.L.S. (Library Science), Brigham Young University (1977); B.A. in Russian, Cum Laude, Brigham Young University (1973)

Military officer U.S. Army Reserve (1998-2001); Officer, Utah National Guard (1980-1998); Officer, U.S. Army (1973-1976)

Speaks Russian and Portuguese, and reads various Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages.

Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, 1894-1994.  Provo: BYU Studies, 1995. (Co-authored)
“East European Archival Internet Sites,” Avotaynu 23:3 (Fall 2007):3-6; also FEEFHS Journal 15 (2007): 6-11.
“Chernivtsi Vital Records,” East European Genealogist (Fall 2006):5-13.
“Bulgarian Genealogical Profile,” FEEFHS Journal 14 (2006):60-65.
“Moldova Genealogical Profile,” FEEFHS Journal 13 (2005):60-65.
“Genealogical Research and Records in Ukraine,” FEEFHS Journal 12 (2004):6-13.
“Estonian Genealogical Research,” FEEFHS Journal 10 (2002): 41-43.
“Family History Library,” in International Dictionary of Library Histories (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001): 1:318-319.
“Latvian Record Sources,” FEEFHS Journal 8 (2000): 63-68.
“Lithuanian Genealogy,” FEEFHS Journal 7:3-4 (Fall/Winter 1999): 115-119.
“Russian Genealogy Primer,” Genealogical Helper 53:5 (Sept-Oct 1999): 50-54.
“Macedonia Genealogy,” FEEFHS Quarterly 7:1-2 (Spring/Summer 1999): 50-52.
“Latvian Revision Lists Index and Listing,” FEEFHS Quarterly 6:1-4 (1998): 50-71.
“Yugoslavian Genealogical Sources,” FEEFHS Quarterly 6:1-4 (1998): 72-73.
“Russian Archival and Historical Terminology,” Avotaynu 12:3 (Fall 1996): 35-37.
“German-Russian Genealogical Records,” Genealogical Journal, 22:1 (1994): 1-8.
“Genealogical Sources and Filming Activities in Eastern Europe,” Genealogical Journal, 21:3-4 (1993): 126-134.
“International Activities and Services of the Genealogical Society of Utah,” Archivum, 37 (1992): 148-157.
“Russian Censuses,” Genealogical Journal 8:2 (June 1979): 82-90.
“Genealogical Sources in Soviet Archives,” Genealogical Journal 7:2 (June 1978): 65-76.

Adjunct Instructor, BYU Independent Study Program and Family History Conference (1994-1998). Delivered papers at Federation of East European Family History Societies, Federation of Genealogical Societies, American Library Association, Society of American Archivists, Mormon History Association, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (1994-2007).

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