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

This will be a hybrid workshop. You may attend in person or via Zoom.


The day includes four lectures. For those who wish to attend in person, you can purchase an optional box lunch, bring your own, or go out.


All four lectures will be livestreamed via Zoom as well as digitally recorded. You can watch the lectures as they are presented, which affords the opportunity to ask questions, and/or you can watch the recordings, which will be posted for an additional ninety days.


Here is the schedule; all times are Central Time Zone.


Registration/Login: 9:30 a.m.


Announcements: 9:50 a.m.


Lecture 1: 10:00 a.m.

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: 11:15 a.m.

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: 1:15 p.m.

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: 2:30 p.m.

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.


If you prefer to register by mail or want to see more details about the day’s schedule, download a copy of the Fall Speaker Series registration booklet.


Ready to Register for the Speaker Series?


You can register for either the in-person conference or the Zoom webinars by mail or by using our secure online store. Be sure to indicate which way you will attend, regardless of how you are registering.


      • Registration prior to 17 September 2022, is $50 for StLGS members and $60 for non-members.
      • Registration on 17 September and after is $60 for members and $70 for non-members.
      • Every registrant (whether in-person or via Zoom) will have access to all of the digital recordings after the conference is over.
      • Lunch for in-person attendees can be purchased for an additional $15.00. (Lunch is optional; you may bring your own or go out to eat.)
      • To download a registration booklet with all the details and/or to register by mail, use the link provided above.
      • To register for the 2022 Fall Speaker Series in our secure store, click here. (If you are a member of StLGS, remember to log in to obtain your membership discount code.)


Those who attend in-person will receive a printed syllabus and access to the digital recordings, when they become available.


Those who register for the Zoom webinars will receive a link to the digital syllabus and recordings; the link will be good until the end of December 2022.


Click the blue link for a Google Map to the Maryland Heights Community Center.


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For information about the history of the StLGS Speaker Series, click here.


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.


Last modified: 30-Jun-2022 10:22