Summit of Excellence

"Commemorating 50 Years of Premier Education"
Virtual Event

 Wednesday - Saturday, September 15-18, 2021

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Featuring free "Getting Started with Genealogy Day;" multiple tracks on methodology, record types, international and ethic research, professional topics, technology, and DNA; as well as the 50th anniversary celebration of the Utah Genealogical Association.

Registration remains open through Sunday, September 12, 2021. Both single-day and full-conference registration options are available.

Keynote: D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS


D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, is a nationally known and recognized genealogist. Passionate about the diverse and dynamic field of family history, Joshua is the President of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B), an organization dedicated to preserving the stories of all New Yorkers. Previously, Joshua volunteered in leadership positions for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and other organizations. In 2017, Joshua was named as one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers. A popular author and speaker, Joshua has been a coordinator for courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and is the recipient of RootsTech’s Distinguished Presenter Award.

He holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA (History) from Simmons College and has been a featured genealogist on Who Do You Think You Are? and can be seen taking America through their past as a host on the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow. Joshua resides in New York City.