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Paul Milner (US)
A professional genealogist and lecturer, specialising in British Isles and US research for over 30 years, Paul was born and raised in northern England and settled in the US in 1975. He is a nationally recognised speaker for British Isles research and migration. He is the author of Genealogy at a Glance: England Research plus co-author of A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors and A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors. He has published three guide books with Unlock the Past:

He teaches the week-long English and Scottish research tracks at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG); Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS); and Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG); and past president of the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois (BIGWILL). He is currently the book review editor for the FGS Forum and BIGWILL.

Paul has a blog at to keep researchers up to date with new British Isles resources online and in print; and to provides tips and ideas for genealogical speakers to improve their skills.

Paul has a portfolio of about 70 topics, specialising in, but not limited to, the British Isles.

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Speaker invitation

If you are interested in doing this cruise – and presenting – please register your interest – [email protected]

We offer significant support to a small number of key speakers, but we generally reserve about 20 to 30% of speaking spots for those who come on the cruise as fully paid cruisers—if they have recognised expertise and presentation skills. Most will only do one or perhaps two talks, but these often add great variety and value to the program, often dealing with subjects that would not normally be part of a conference program.

Unless the topic is of wide appeal, payment is not normally made for these talks, but we do offer payment for talks of good general interest that offer variety to our program. In some cases we can go further.

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