Johnson County Genealogical Society
Johnson County
Genealogical Society
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Preserving KANSAS genealogy and its rich history at the crossroads of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails.

2013 Annual Seminar

2013 Annual Seminar
Saturday October 26, 2013
8:15 a.m. to 4:00p.m.
The Ritz Charles Event Center
9000 West 137th Street, Overland Park, KS 66221
(913) 685-2600 ‎
For further information contact
D. Joshua TaylorD. Joshua Taylor
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is the Business Development Manager – North America for bright-solid online publishing, the creator of, and the Lead Genealogist for He is a nationally known genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher.  Joshua is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, libraries, related organizations as well as an instructor/coordinator with the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He has authored articles in American Ancestors, UGA Crossroads, FGS Forum, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, New England Ancestors and was a columnist for Digital Genealogist.

Active in the genealogical community, Joshua is the President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). He is the former Director of Education and Programs at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). Joshua is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including RootsTech’s Distinguished Presenter Award, the FGS Award of Merit, and the Rubincam Youth Award from the National Genealogical Society.

D. Joshua Taylor holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA in history  from Simmons College. You may have seen him in several episodes of  NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? with Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Judd, Reba McEntire, and Rob Lowe.
Scehdule for the day:
Visit vendors, register for door prizes, and enjoy an outstanding collection of books for sale.
8:15-9:00 Check-in, breakfast, register for door prizes
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introduction of Speaker
9:15-10:15 Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1830
10:15-10:45 Break - visit vendors
10:45-11:45 Online Resources for Colonial America
** NO food or drink may be brought in from outside

1:00-1:15 Door prize drawings
1:15-2:15 Mapping Your Success: Employing Maps for Genealogical Research
2:15-2:45 Break – visit vendors
2:45-3:00 Door prize drawings
3:00-4:00 Clustering & More: Successful Online Searchin
Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1830
Have you lost an ancestor between 1780 and 1830? Often connecting our ancestors to colonists can be quite a task. Learn how to employ probate, land, census, tax, and other compiled records to help bridge the gap.

Online Resources for Colonial America
Discover web sites, online databases, university projects, online archives, and other resources for researching your Colonial American ancestors online. Learn how to use Early American Imprints, JSTOR, and other resources.

Mapping Your Success: Employing Maps for Genealogical Research
Learn how to go beyond the basic “political map” for genealogical research. Explore maps tracing boundary changes, religious groups, political districts, migration routes, and more.

Clustering & More: Successful Online Searching
Effective Internet searching cannot be complete without clustering. Learn how to limit your search engine results to websites that will be beneficial to you without having to scroll through thousands of results! Strong emphasis is put on learning and using “Yippy” and other search engines.
Seminar registration:
JCGS Members: $55   late registration after October 5   $65  
non-members:   $65    late registration after October 5  $75
The Ritz Charles Event Center
9000 West 137th Street, Overland Park, KS 66221
(913) 685-2600 ‎
Ritz Charles Event Center outside view