D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher and a frequent speaker at family history events across the globe. Passionate about family history, Joshua is the President and Executive Director of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B). He also serves the genealogical community as the Past President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). He 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.

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 Saturday, September 30, 2017

  • Session 1: Beyond Belief: The Wealth of Genealogical and Historical Societies – There are thousands of genealogical and historical societies across the United States, each containing records that are not available anywhere else! Learn how to find historical societies, and get the most out of their records. Learn what records are unique to historical societies that can further your research.
  • Session 2: Online Resources: Religious Archives and Organizations – Whether you are searching for a member of the Baptist, Quaker, or Methodist religion, innovations in digital collections have provided tremendous resources. Collections found at university, public, and private repositories will be examined.
  • Session 3: Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies – Discover the methods used in the 19th and early 20th century to create a compiled genealogy, and how to ensure its information does not lead you down the wrong trail.
  • Session 4: Untapped Resources: Your Ancestors’ Political Affiliations – Political parties have shaped the history of America, and all political parties had members! Come discover how to find those party records; including voting, fundraising, and meeting records from the early 1800s to the late 1950s.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

  • Registration – 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Opening Remarks – 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
  • Lecture 1 – 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Break – 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Lecture 2 – 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
  • Lunch – 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
  • Door Prizes – 1:45 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Lecture 3 – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Break – 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Lecture 4 – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Closing Remarks

1st floor Auditorium
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, Texas 75201


Cost (Includes parking in the Library garage.):

By September 17 After September 17
Member: $60 $70
Non-Member: $70 $80
Lunch: $12 $12

Lunch Descriptions

Refund Policy

Requests for refunds made prior to the early-bird cutoff date (September 17, 2017) will be granted (less a $10 handling fee). No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after the published Early Bird Cutoff Date (although we will provide a copy of the syllabus).

Feedback from Previous DGS Seminars
Fantastic! I have wanted to hear him for several years.
A wealth of information and none of the questions stumped him!
This is the first lecture about genealogy I have attended and I found it very helpful.