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A Day with Josh Taylor

Sept. 11, 2015

10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Day Classrooms, History Center

Come for just one session or for the entire day!


Clustering and More: Successful Online Searching

Learn tips and tricks for making the most of your time researching online. We'll delve into online sources beyond subscription databases and learn how to develop keywords for popular search engines and how to use advanced search techniques, Boolean searching and more.

This class is eligible for 2 TLEUs.


Digging Deeper into New England

While many genealogists have traced their New England roots, there are thousands of resources and techniques yet to be discovered. Discover the key sources for tracing New England research, key repositories to visit for onsite research and strategies for uncovering English origins or early New England colonists.

This class is eligible for 2 TLEUs.


D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is the business development manager – North America for brightsolid online publishing and Lead Genealogist for findmypast.com.  A nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer and researcher, he is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, libraries and other organizations, including the annual conferences of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and RootsTech. He has authored articles in American Ancestors, UGA Crossroads, FGS Forum, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, and New England Ancestors, and was a columnist for Digital Genealogist. He recently authored The Keane and Sheahan Families of Bridgeport, Connecticut, a study of a family’s immigration and life in New England after the Irish famine.

Active in the genealogical community, Joshua is the current president for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the former director of education and programs at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Joshua is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including RootsTech’s Distinguished Presenter Award, the Federation of Genealogical Societies Award of Merit, and the Rubincam Youth Award from the National Genealogical Society. He holds a master's degree in library science and history from Simmons College.

He has been a featured genealogist on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? with Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Judd, Reba McEntire, and Rob Lowe.

Morning OR afternoon session
$20; members $17.50

All Day
$35; members $30; lunch available for $12

Fees include parking and same-day admission to the Indiana Experience.

Door Prize from Ancestry! One-year World Explorer membership to Ancestry.com. One drawing will occur during each session. 

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