Bud Wood, Webmaster
Biography: Bud Wood oversees the UGA webpage and works on the Technology Committee. He is the recipient of the UGA 2011 Distinguished Service Award; served as a member of the Board, and as 1st and 2nd vice-president.
Bud has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a Masters of Library and Information Science Degree, both earned at BYU.
Bud retired in 2010 after 41 years of employment at Brigham Young University. He spent 35 of those years as manager of Testing Services and also was responsible for the design and implementation of the software that administers and scores in excess of 1,000,000 student examinations per year. He is a former president of the National College Testing Association and chaired the Association's 2007 national conference in Salt Lake City. Upon retirement from BYU, Bud received NCTA's prestigeous Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions in the field of assessment and testing on a national collegiate level. He is also a recipient of BYU's Presidental Appreciation Award for his work in testing and assessment.
Since 1999, Bud has been the director of the Geneva Heights Tri-stake Family History Center. The Center has a staff of 38 volunteer workers who serve an average of 120+ patrons per month.
He and his wife are currently serving as Church Service Missionaries at the Riverton FamilySearch Library.
Married to the former Elaine Hansen, Bud is the father of seven children - five boys and two girls - and is the grandfather of 33.
Interested in genealogy and family history since he first joined the LDS Church in 1965, Bud made an agreement with his sister, Beverly Norton, to enter data into the computer if she would do the research. That worked fine until she started doing data entry also and Bud had to start doing his own research. Since Beverly passed away in 2006, Bud has re-published her history of their father's family and is currently working on the history of their mother's extended family. He also enjoys travelling with his wife, guns (he doesn't hunt, but enjoys shooting!), the outdoors, and time spent with his family.