Michael, an internationally renowned genealogist, is founder and CEO of Genealogy Professor. Author of numerous articles for genealogy magazines and scholarly journals, he is a popular presenter at conferences and seminars around the world.
For seventeen years Michael worked in a variety of capacities at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. He served as Chief Genealogist at Mocavo for three years. He served on the boards of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He has been a facilitator with the Boston University Center for Professional Education Online Certificate in Genealogical Research since 2010.
He has edited several books, including Genealogical Writing in the 21st Century: A Guide to Register Style and More, Second Edition, with Henry Hoff, and the fifth edition of the seminal guidebook Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research. He was a contributing editor for American Ancestors magazine, and a consulting editor for the New England Historical and Genealogical Register.