Marlis served previously as FSGS Publications Chair, Technology Outreach Chair guiding the launch of the popular FSGS Poolside Chats Monthly Webinar Series (now in its eighth year), and Local Host Marketing Chair NGS 2016. She is immediate past president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and was co-chair of the IAJGS 2013 Boston Conference. Marlis served as VP Programs for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando. Marlis is a member of NGS and APG and holds a B.A. Russian and M.S. Management of Technology.
John Laurent is a Florida native and from a Florida pioneer family. He has received a degree in Economics in the School of Business from the University of Florida a Juris Doctor in law from the University of Florida. John practiced law from 1972- 2002. While practicing law, he was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1990-1997 and the Florida Senate from 1997-2002. He was a Circuit Judge from 2002-2012 and I retired in 2012. John is a member of NGS, FSGS, FSG, and IPGS. He received a certificate in genealogy from Boston University in 2015.
Donna J. Sadler
Donna is a semi-retired accounting specialist who has been an Office Mgr / Admin Assistant / Accounting Specialist / Bank Teller and Loan Officer for over 30 years. She is originally from upstate NY in Ulster- Orange County area. She has 3 children and 8 grands. Her hobbies are genealogy, crocheting, reading, and organizing. Donna belongs to the Tampa NSDAR Chapter servicing as a Vice Regent. She is also a member of the War of 1812 and Daughters of the Union Veterans of Civil War (Mary Todd Lincoln Tent 10).
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Deborah Bond Baker is a 3rd-generation native Miamian. She has been researching her family history since 1980. She has served in several positions on the FSGS board over the course of a number of years, as well as in several other genealogical societies. She moved from Miami to Eustis, Florida in 2008 and continues her service there for the Tavares Roots & Branches group. She enjoys traveling and researching onsite where her ancestors once lived. She and her husband, John, of 37 years, have 2 adult children and recently added a new son-in-law to their tree.
County Historical and Genealogical Library; Historian, Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve, Lake Alfred; Curator, Lake Alfred Historical Society Museum; President, Lake Alfred Historical Society; Vice-President, Lake Alfred Friends of the Library. In those positions, she has: helped to attain a Polk County Historical Marker for the Fruitlands Institute (a Rosenwald school) in Lake Alfred; completed research and documentation recognizing the Mackay estate home in Lake Alfred as a Gustav Stickley design; and provided research to author Phillip Dodd in his work on the memoirs of Ann-Marie Wallenburg Bonsor, the granddaughter of Alexander Mackaytheir tree.