Aaron J. Hill is the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Family History. His interested in genealogy and family history began while he was in high school. He has been actively doing researching on various topics since 1989, with the intent of publishing some of his work.
With the advent of DNA testing, he has submitted samples to many projects, including the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a member of the Hill DNA Project and has
started a few projects of his own. He founded the I1 Project,
one of the largest at Family Tree DNA with more than 2,330 individuals
Prior to joining the Center, he worked as an editor and writer, mostly reporting on local news stories in Oregon. His work has appeared in Salem Monthly, the Depoe Bay Beacon, and the Oregon Grange Bulletin.