YOU'LL LOVE THIS IF:
- You want an inside look at the research strategies and techniques used by the experts in “Genealogy Roadshow”
- You want to learn tricks for tracing your roots with census records, family documents and DNA
- You loved “Genealogy Roadshow” and want to hear host D. Joshua Taylor discuss research problems
Presenter: D. Joshua Taylor
Duration: 1 hour
Who says you can't learn anything from TV? Part detective story, part emotional journey, the new PBS program “Genealogy Roadshow” combines history and science to uncover the fascinating family histories of regular Americans. In this hour-long webinar, “Genealogy Roadshow” co-host D. Joshua Taylor will explain how research is done for the show, as well as what lessons you can learn from specific segments, including hints to get more out of census records and creative ideas for conquering hard-to-solve research problems.
What You’ll Learn:
- How to read between the lines of census records
- How to combine DNA with traditional research methods (looking at both sides)
- How to use family documents (letters, etc.) to reveal possible answers about your past
- The truth about those pesky name changes (myths, facts and realities)
- The truth about connections to royalty, celebrities and historical figures (tips, tricks and realities)
- And much more!
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, is Lead Genealogist and Business Development Manager—North America for brightsolid online publishing, the creators of findmypast.com, and a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer and researcher. A frequent speaker at genealogical societies, libraries and other organizations, his previous speaking engagements include the Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conferences, the National Genealogical Society annual conference, 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. Active in the genealogical community, Joshua is the current President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS).