Join us on March 7th for a very special event sponsored by the Newberry and the Chicago Genealogical Society - four lectures by popular genealogist D. Joshua Taylor, of Who Do You Think You Are (NBC and TLC) and Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) fame.
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is the Director of Family History at Findmypast, a global leader in the family history industry. Passionate about the future of family history, Joshua is a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher and a frequent speaker at family history events across the globe.
This is a free event, however registration is required. Be sure to register early, as seats are limited. Bring your registration receipt with you the day of the event. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Doors will open at 8:30.
9am-10am - Go West! Beginning Midwestern Research - Researching families from the Midwest can be fun and exciting. Come learn what records exist to help you in your quest. Discover migration patterns, political influences, and other information that is important to any researcher.
10:15 am -11:15 am - Finding the Roots of Your Family Legends - Just because Great Aunt Mable said your ancestor was from Scotland, doesn’t mean that he was. Learn how to uncover the truth behind family legends and stories, and how to integrate them into your personal writing and research.
11:15 am -12:45 pm Lunch (not provided, however a list of area restaurants will be available)
12:45 pm -1:45 pm - On and Off the Net: Locality Searching - Birth, Marriage, and Death records are a key component to any genealogists search. Learn how these records are kept, and how you can access them offline or online.
1:45 pm -2:45 pm - Putting it Together: A Case Study - Follow a family from the early 1800s to the early 1900s as they migrated from Pennsylvania to Idaho. Watch as records from the home (family bibles and letters) are combined with newspapers, tax records, census records, cemetery records, family files, and other records to compile the family.