D. Joshua Taylor
For more than 20 years D. Joshua Taylor has been discovering – and sharing – the incredible connections that can be made through genealogy and family history. As host of the popular series Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) he crisscrosses the United States – solving longstanding family history mysteries and uncovering genealogical treasures at every turn. Since February 2016, Joshua has been the President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B), America’s second oldest genealogical organization, headquartered in New York City. An avid genealogist, Joshua has traced his own roots from Boston, Massachusetts to Bombay, India (and nearly everywhere in-between). He is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is past President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, an organization dedicated to supporting the needs of genealogical organizations throughout the United States. A popular speaker and author, Joshua frequently shares insights relating to family history and genealogy with audiences throughout the world. He believes family history and genealogy should be about more than just names, dates, and documents, but should instead tell the stories of our ancestors and the extraordinary lives they led.
Mentioned in the Podcast
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society – https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/
Thing You were Most Afraid of
“Not knowing the answer to something.”
Best Advice You Received from Someone Else
One Action Genealogists Can Take Right Now
“Sign up for an institute.”
Professional Genealogy Edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills.
“Find a focus.”
If you’d like to contribute to supporting the podcast then I would ask that you recommend me as a virtual speaker to your local library, historical or genealogical society. Any money earned from that now goes directly to supporting my podcast. I’m still in the process of creating an updated list of available talks but here are five titles to choose from.
- Discovering Online Oral History and Audio Collections to enrich your research
- Use Your Genealogy Skills to discover the history of the people who lived in your house
- Verifying Information You Find Online
- 5 Steps to Becoming a Good Ancestor
- How to Capture and Preserve Oral History Right Now
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