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Top 25 Tips for Finding Your Colonial Ancestors

By D. Joshua Taylor

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SKU# U4945


  • You have ancestors who settled in the early American Colonies
  • You’ve come to a brick wall in your Colonial family tree and need strategies to help you move forward
  • You want to learn more about the history of the early Colonies and how it affects your genealogy research

Tracing ancestors in the years before US independence can be tricky: Centuries-old Colonial records are more unpredictable and unfamiliar than the sources you’ve use to trace your family back to the Colonial era. Don’t let those obstacles impede your research progress: Wherever your Colonial kin come from—Jamestown to Roanoke, Plymouth to Massachusetts Bay—you’ll discover helpful strategies for researching them in this hour-long webinar. Presenter D. Joshua Taylor will cover all of your colonial concerns with his Top 25 Tips for Finding Your Colonial Ancestors. This webinar includes a free Colonial Genealogy Guide PDF download.

Why Allison Dolan, Family Tree Magazine's Publisher and Community Leader, recommends this OnDemand webinar

If you've watched "Who Do You Think You Are?" on TV, you've seen D. Joshua Taylor help celebs including Sarah Jessica Parker and Rob Lowe trace their colonial ancestors. Learn his secrets to overcoming the challenges of researching early Americans.


  • Essential tricks for tracing colonial immigrants
  • A brief history of Colonial America, from the Revolutionary War to the Louisiana Purchase
  • New England, the Middle Colonies, Chesapeake Bay Colonies, the Lower South and the Frontier: What ethnic groups settled which areas during this colonial period.
  • Key strategies for unearthing your early American roots
  • Common and lesser-known resources for records of your Colonial kin
  • Best Colonial genealogy websites and how they can help your genealogy research


D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is the Business Development Manager–North America for brightsolid online publishing, the creator of 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 GENTECH, 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.

SKU U4945
Author/Speaker/Editor D. Joshua Taylor
File Type MP4
Format Download

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