D. Joshua Taylor, the prominent genealogist, author, and lecturer, has been appointed President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, effective February 1, 2016. He succeeds McKelden Smith, who is retiring after serving as its highly-regarded President of seven years.
Jeanne Sloane, chairman of the board of trustees of
the NYG&B, said, “We are thrilled that Josh has accepted this
position. He brings to the NYG&B dynamic energy and his well-known
passion for the mission of genealogical societies in general. He has
broad experience as an advanced researcher and riveting lecturer. Plus
he has the expertise we require in the innovative use of technology in
Ms. Sloane also said that Mr. Taylor already knows the
NYG&B unusually well. “Most recently,” she said, “Mr. Taylor was
Director of Family History at Findmypast.com. While he was in this position he coordinated the integration of the NYG&B’s eLibrary with the Findmypast platform.
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