New Approaches to Old Problems

Featuring D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, FUGA

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Maryland Heights Community Center

2300 McKelvey Road

Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043



The day included four lectures.


All four lectures were digitally recorded. You can watch the recordings, which will be posted for an additional ninety days.


Lecture 1

Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States Between 1780 and 1840 
Are you tracing an ancestor between 1780 and 1840? Explore numerous records and methodologies to assist in tracing families during the Federal period.


Lecture 2

My New England Research is Done . . . Or Is It? 
Though your New England pedigree might date to the early 1600s, there is often more work to be done (and even a few mistakes to be corrected). This session will explore methods to spot potential errors and assumptions in colonial New England research.


Lecture 3

Having No Children: Tracing Relatives with No Known Descendants 
Some of our relatives did not leave direct descendants. Discover why (and how) to trace their lives and explore just a few of the incredible discoveries that might await.


Lecture 4

On and Off the Net: Locality Searching 
Researching by locality can be an essential strategy when tracing your family history. Explore methods to create a locality profile to guide your research online and offline


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Biographical Information on the Speaker:


D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, FUGA, 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” and in 2022 was named as a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association. 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, 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.


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