D Joshua Taylor

D Joshua Taylor

Featured Speaker

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, is a nationally known and recognized speaker and author on genealogy and family history. Passionate about the diverse and dynamic field of genealogy, Joshua is the President of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B). He also served the genealogical community as the President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) from 2013-2016 and has been a member of the FGS Board of Directors since 2007. 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. In 2017, Joshua was named as one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers. The former Director of Education and Programs at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Joshua is the author of numerous articles in American Ancestors, UGA Crossroads, FGS Forum, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, New England Ancestors, and other publications. In 2013 he 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. He is also a coordinator for courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. He holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA (History) from Simmons College and has been a featured genealogist on Who Do You Think You Are? with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Clarkson, Ashley Judd, Reba McEntire, and Rob Lowe. Joshua can also be seen taking America through their past as a host on the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow.

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Live Session

W01 The Web, the World and You! Advanced Internet Researching

Learn how to evaluate websites and use free tools on the Internet to enrich your experience while surfing the web. I/A

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Live Session

W07 Behind the Scenes on Genealogy TV Programs

Ever wonder what it is like to work on a genealogy TV show? Here is your chance to ask questions and find out!

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Brown Bag Luncheon: Finding the Roots of Your Family Legends

No, actually, our ancestors didn't behave any better back then than we do today, and the records they left behind prove it.