Thursday, November 1, 2012

D. Joshua Taylor to Give Tips For Finding Colonial Ancestors


FGS President-elect D. Joshua Taylor shares tricks for tracing colonial family history in Family Tree University program

Think you've covered your Colonial kin? Well, prepare to settle new territory in your pioneer genealogy. Tap new resources for finding your 17th- and 18th-century family in Family Tree University's upcoming webinar: Top 25 Tips for Finding Your Colonial Ancestors on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Presenter D. Joshua Taylor, the newly elected president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, will teach you:

  • key resources (printed and online) for tracing Colonial families
  • how to make the most of published sources
  • online resources to build your own electronic library of quick-reference tools
  • major compiled record sets
  • online resources at state archives
  • how to explore records overseas
  • how to stay updated with periodicals and journals

Plus: This webinar comes with a free download: a copy of Family Tree Magazine’s Colonial Genealogy Guide.

So whether your ancestors were Dutch in New Netherland or Swedes in New Sweden, Quakers in Pennsylvania or Puritans in New England, get answers to your Colonial genealogy questions: Register by November 6 to get the early bird rate of $39.99 ($10 savings).

Can't make the live presentation? No worries! Every registrant receives a copy of the recording to watch as many times as you wish, along with a PDF of the slides and handouts for reference.

See ShopFamilyTree.com for more details about this and other Family Tree University webinars.

About Family Tree University

Family Tree University is part of the Genealogy Community at F+W Media, Inc., which also encompasses Family Tree Magazine—America’s most popular family history magazine—the Family Tree Books imprint and the ShopFamilyTree.com online store. These publications and products are devoted to providing engaging, easy-to-understand instruction that makes genealogy a hobby anyone can do. In addition to the virtual conference, Family Tree University offers more than 30 online genealogy courses and monthly live webinars.