Josh Taylor will be the featured speaker at the Johnson County Genealogy Society 2013 Annual Seminar, to be held Saturday October 26, 2013 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be at the Ritz Charles Event Center, 9000 West 137th Street, Overland Park, KS 66221. For further information, click on this link or contact info@jcgsks.org

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D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is the Business Development Manager – North America for bright-solid online publishing, the creator of findmypast.com, and the Lead Genealogist for findmy-past.com. He is a nationally known genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher. Joshua is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, libraries, related organizations as well as an instructor/coordinator with the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He has authored articles in American Ancestors, UGA Crossroads, FGS Forum, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, New England Ancestors and was a columnist for Digital Genealogist.

Active in the genealogical community, Joshua is the President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). He is the former Director of Education and Programs at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). Joshua is the re-cipient of numerous awards and honors, including RootsTech’s Distinguished Presenter Award, the FGS Award of Merit, and the Rubincam Youth Award from the National Genealogical Society.

D. Joshua Taylor holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA in history from Simmons College. You may have seen him in several episodes of NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? with Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Judd, Reba McEntire, and Rob Lowe.