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Family History Society of Arizona

Genealogical Seminar and Annual Meeting
Featuring D. Joshua Taylor

Saturday, March 9, 2019
Special Friday Evening, March 8, 2019
LDS Inter-Stake Center
830 E. 2nd Avenue, Mesa, Arizona 85204

D. Joshua Taylor 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. He is also a coordinator for courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Joshua 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? and was a host and consulting producer of the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow.

Friday Evening Program

LDS Inter-Stake Center
830 E. 2nd Avenue, Mesa, Arizona 85204

6:30 pm - Doors open for check in and refreshments

7:00 pm-8:00 pm: Finding the Roots of Your Family Legends
Just because Great Aunt Mabel said your ancestor was from Scotland, doesn't mean that she was. Learn to uncover the truth behind family legends and stories, and how to integrate them into your personal writing and research.

Saturday Program

LDS Inter-Stake Center
830 E. 2nd Avenue, Mesa, Arizona 85204

8:00 am to 8:45 am: Check-in and continental breakfast snacks and juice

Seminar: 8:45 am to 3:00 pm

8:45 am - 9:00 am: Greetings and Introduction

9:00 am -10:00 am: Essential Technology for Genealogists - Genealogists do not necessarily need to be on the "edge" of technology; however, they should be aware of new technologies that can further their research efforts. Come see the list of technology every genealogist should own.

10:30 am-11:30 am: The Modern Genealogist: Timesaving Tips for Every Researcher - While we would all like to devote more hours to family history, there simply are not enough hours in most days to do so. Learn time-saving techniques to make the most of every minute (or hour) you are researching.

11:30 am-12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30 pm-1:30 pm: New Tools and Ideas in Research - The field of genealogy is constantly changing and evolving. Each day new techniques, resources, and tools are developed to assist in the quest for one's ancestors. Learn technological developments (including gadgets and gizmos); newly discovered resources for genealogical research and more.

2:00 pm-3:00 pm: On and Off the Net: Locality Searching - Researching by locality is an essential research method for genealogists. Uncover the best resources (both online and offline) for research by localities. Highlights of this lecture include a look at the USGenWeb Project and the resources found in genealogical and historical societies.

The syllabus can be downloaded from the website after February 1, or a printed copy can be ordered for $5.00.

3:00 pm - 3:30pm: FHSA Annual Meeting


Registration Fees

REGISTRATION CLOSES at midnight on Friday, March 1st, 2019.
(NOTE: Refunds available until Friday, March 1st, 2019)

Saturday Fee includes a boxed lunch from Jason's Deli, bottled water, plus morning continental breakfast snacks and juice. No coffee will be served but you may bring your own.
  • Friday Only: $10.00 (FHSA and non-FHSA attendees)
  • Saturday only: FHSA Members $40, non-FHSA attendees $45*
  • Friday and Saturday Sessions: FHSA Members $45, non-FHSA attendees $55*
  • $5.00 Printed copy of syllabus (available online at after February 1, 2019)

* FHSA Members receive a discount. If you are not currently a member but would like to join FHSA now and take advantage of the discount, you may JOIN HERE first, then return to this page.

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