Nathaniel Lane Taylor holds a Ph.D. in Medieval History from Harvard, where he taught history as a junior faculty member for several years, with visiting appointments at, among other schools, Brown University and the University of Kentucky. Since 2015, he has been Editor and Publisher of The American Genealogist. Genealogy and history publications range from medieval Spain, France, and Britain, to colonial New England and Virginia, with special topics including testamentary probate, medieval-to-modern descents, heraldry, and the history of genealogy. He is Registrar of the Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and serves some hereditary societies professionally as the genealogical officer, and participates in others as a member and (volunteer) officer. He was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in 2011 and he was its Secretary from 2019 to 2022 and became Vice-President in 2022. He has spoken frequently on genealogy and heraldry in varied settings in the United States and abroad.
Hereditary societies (member and volunteer officer)
Hereditary Societies (genealogical officer)
Numerous articles and book reviews in journals including:
Dr. Taylor was born in Concord, Massachusetts, to the late Marvin Hunter Taylor and Elaine Doris Tucker Taylor. He resides in Rhode Island and New Hampshire, is married, and has four children. He is a musician by avocation and was formerly the organist and music director at an Episcopal church in Rhode Island.