Findmypast's North American Lead Genealogist, Joshua Taylor is passionate about genealogy and technology, is a well-known and recognised genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher.

Joshua has been a featured genealogist on the television program 'Who Do You Think You Are?' with Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Judd, Reba McEntire and Rob Lowe. Joshua will be giving FREE talks in Melbourne and Sydney during August 2013.

When and where?

When: Thursday 8th August

Where: The Celtic Club, 316-320 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC

Time: Session one - 9am to 12:30pm, Session two - 1pm to 4:30pm

When: Saturday 10th August

Where: Parramatta RSL, Corner Macquarie and O'Connell Streets, Parramatta NSW

Time: Session one - 9am to 12:30pm, Session two - 1pm to 4:30pm

What Can you Learn?

First talk: Successful Online Searching: Making the Most of Your Time Online

While there are millions of records online, they often can be difficult to access. Explore methods to uncover your family history in search engines, databases, and digital collections. Techniques will include clustering, developing keywords, truncation and phrase searching.

Followed by Q & A – have your questions answered.

Second talk: Beyond the Names and Dates: Records to Expand Your Family Tree

While census and birth, death, and marriage records provide core resources for our research, thousands of other record types help to illustrate the lives of our ancestors and break through brickwalls. Uncover treasures found in court files, newspapers, immigration records, and social histories that can add depth to your research.

Followed by an update on “new records coming soon to findmypast".

Get the inside information on the new technology coming soon to findmypast and uncover the wonderful new records soon to be published on findmypast - some have never been digitised before and will be available online for the first time!

How to Book Tickets

The sessions are completely FREE. To reserve your place at either of these events, please contact Melissa Davison on 1800 904 447 or by clicking here. Tickets must be pre-booked and will not be available at the door. Seats are strictly limited, so ensure you book ahead to secure your place at this event and avoid disappointment.

Further information on this event can be found here.