Minnesota Genealogical Society

1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312 • info@mngs.org

14th Annual North Star Genealogy Conference

1-2 October 2021

Pre-Conference 30 September
Included with your registration!

with nationally acclaimed speaker D. Joshua Taylor 

Plan to attend the 2021 version of Minnesota's premier genealogy event on 1-2 October. Registration now open for the North Star Genealogy Conference being held VIRTUALLY in Minnesota.

With 6 plenaries, 23 breakout sessions, Ask-A-Genealogist, DIY Banquet, and access to video recordings until the end of October, you don't want to miss out!

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.

The former Director of Education and Programs at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Joshua is the author of numerous articles in American AncestorsUGA Crossroads, FGS Forum, Association of Professional Genealogists QuarterlyNew England Ancestors, and other publications. In 2013 he authored “The Keane and Sheahan Families of Bridgeport, Connecticut,” a study of a family’s immigration and life in New England after the Irish famine. He is also a coordinator for courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.

He 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? with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Clarkson, Ashley Judd, Reba McEntire, and Rob Lowe. Joshua can also be seen taking America through their past as a host on the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow.

We are fortunate enough to have D. Joshua Taylor present these talks:

Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1840 — Are you tracing an ancestor between 1780 and 1840? Explore numerous records and methodologies to assist in tracing families during the Federal period.

New Tools and Ideas in Research — The field of genealogy and family history continually changes and evolves. New techniques, resources, and tools continue to improve our experiences. This session will explore the latest advancements, technologies, and resources for genealogists and family historians.

Unusual Research Destinations: Antiques, Diners, & More — You might have visited the cemetery, public library, and the courthouse, but did you ever consider that the restaurant in your ancestor’s hometown might yield genealogical information? The session features numerous ideas to locate family history in unique places with examples from the United States, England, Denmark, and beyond.

Online Resources for Colonial America — Discover websites, databases, university projects, digital archives, and other online resources to tracing your colonial American ancestors. Specific topics include searching Early American Imprints and JSTOR.

Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies — Genealogies Discover methods used in creating 19th and early 20th century compiled genealogies and steps to analyze their contents in your research.

When Dates Disagree: 8 Ways to Resolve Conflicting Details — Every genealogist comes across conflicting names or dates in their research. With the right methodologies at your side, you can resolve conflicts and move forward in your research.

Kick it off with a Pre-Conference!

We're kicking off the conference with a special Pre-Conference on Thursday night and YOU are all invited!

The 1950s census will be out soon, so learn about digging for gold in the state census records AND how to prepare for the 1950 Census release!

You don't want to miss these sessions, and the best part!? They are are INCLUDED in your conference ticket!

And we have so much more in store… 

  • Over 20+ break out sessions
  • Our DIY Banquet
  • Door Prizes
  • Fan Favorite "Ask a Genealogist"
  • Minnesota Genealogist Cover Photo Contest
  • And more!

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