Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FGSCruise2015: Featured Speaker D. Joshua Taylor

2015 is a year of adventure for the Federation of Genealogical Societies. From our joint conference in February to September's regional event in New York, there are numerous opportunities to connect with the family history community in 2015.  

One highlight of the year will be the inaugural FGS Cruise, which sets sail to Alaska in August. The event offers the opportunity of a lifetime — the chance to learn from some of the world's leading genealogists while enjoying the incredible landscapes of Alaska and British Columbia. 


The first-class slate of speakers is just the beginning of the adventure. Hands-on workshops, social events, game nights, dinners, and a host of other activities promise to provide a memorable experience for all involved. Whether you are looking to enrich your knowledge of Irish research, DNA methods, evidence analysis, or archival records, there is something for everyone aboard the FGS 2015 Cruise.   

— D. Joshua Taylor, FGS President

Joshua will be delivering four lectures during the cruise:

  • Tracing Eastern Origins of Western Families
  • Beyond Belief: The Wealth of Genealogical and Historical Societies
  • Treasures in the Archives: Using Archive Grid
  • Creating a Website for Your Society

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is the President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher. Joshua is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including RootsTech’s Distinguished Presenter Award, the Federation of Genealogical Societies Award of Merit, and the Rubincam Youth Award from the National Genealogical Society. He holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA (History) from Simmons College and has been featured genealogist on Who Do You Think You Are? and the hit PBS show, Genealogy Roadshow.

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