Rocky Mountain Genealogical Seminar: 2013


CRCGS will host the first annual Rocky Mountain Genealogical Seminar on October 5, 2013 at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock.  Doors open at 1:00pm, the seminar begins at 1:30pm, and will conclude at 6:30pm.  D. Joshua Taylor will be this year’s distinguished national speaker.

Seminar Topics include:

  • From the Comfort of Home: Online Educational Resources for Every Genealogist
  • Mission Accomplished: Planning Your Research Trip
  • Putting It Together:  A Case Study

See the Downtown Castle Rock Restaurant Map for dining options near the library.

General registration opens June 1.  Advance registration is required to obtain a ticket for event entry.  Seating is limited.

A suggested donation for the event is $30. This supports CRCGS’s mission of promoting genealogy through education and research.  An additional contribution is appreciated and ensures CRCGS will be able to continue to bring quality programs to the Rocky Mountain region.

The Parking Map below indicates preferred parking areas:

RMGS Parking Map

Please contact for alternate registration methods.

View RMGS Save The Date Flier.

Josh Taylor portrait

Joshua Taylor Biography

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is the Lead Genealogist and Business Development Manager – North America for brightsolid online publishing, the creators of, and a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher. A frequent speaker at genealogical societies, libraries, and other organizations, his previous speaking engagements include the Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conferences, the National Genealogical Society Annual Conference, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and RootsTech. He has authored articles in American AncestorsUGA Crossroads, FGS Forum, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, andNew England Ancestors, and was a columnist for Digital Genealogist.

Active in the genealogical community, Joshua is the current President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). Joshua is the former Director of Education and Programs at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

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 a featured genealogist on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? with Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Judd, Reba McEntire, and Rob Lowe.

More info on Joshua can be found online at