15 April 2014

Jamboree - Meet the Speakers: D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is the Business Development Manager – North America for findmypast.com, and a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher. Active in the genealogical community, Joshua is the current President of Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). He holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA (History) from Simmons College.

FR-000E Friday June 6, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Engaging the Next Generation

This presentation will give attendees a variety of ideas on how to attract a new generation of society members and address the needs of growing society within the confines of a limited budget and/or technology. Presented with Elyse Doerflinger.

SA031 Saturday June 7, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Preserving Stories: Tech that isn’t Scary

This presentation will help attendees learn how to use technology to preserve family stories, connect with family members online, and gain confidence using such technology. Presented with Elyse Doerflinger.

SA038 Saturday June 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The Web, the World and YOU! (Advanced Internet Researching)

Tired of using the same Internet sites over and over without any success? Frustrated because you are unable to find exactly what you want? Learn how evaluate websites and use free tools on the Internet to enrich your experience while surfing the web!

SU009 Sunday June 8, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Resources of the DAR: Beyond Revolutionary War Soldiers

For many years the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has collected resources relating to a central period in American history. Expand your research by exploring their online and onsite collections.

SU016 Sunday June 8, 10:00-11:30am
Panel: Rebranding Genealogy and Engaging the Next Generation

Panelists: Crista Cowan, D. Joshua Taylor, Michael Melendez, Elyse Doerflinger, A. C. Ivory. Moderator: Janet Hovorka
Everyone is interested in their great-grandfather’s report card, and anyone wants to hear about the trouble their mother got into as a child. Get beyond the we should to specifically how to make family history more engaging to everyone.

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