The Dallas Genealogical Society 2013 fall seminar will feature D. Joshua Taylor from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 12 at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library at 1515 Young Street, Dallas.
Taylor's lectures will include:
• “Finding the Roots of Your Family Legends” — Learn how to uncover the truth behind family legends and stories and how to integrate them into your personal writing and research.
• “Treasures in the Archives: Using Archive Grid” — How to make the most of the nation's leading online catalogs of archival materials. Learn keyword searching techniques, how to read and understand results and other techniques.
• “The Modern Genealogist: Timesaving Tips for Every Researcher” — While we would all like to devote more hours to family history, there simply are not enough hours in most days to do so. Learn timesaving techniques to make the most of every minute (or hour) you are researching.
• “Sharing in the 21st Century” — With social media trending upward and family history in the mass market, the way we share our findings is constantly shifting. This session explores social media outlets, such as Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and others along with ideas to help protect your privacy and rights online.
If you have a question, event, idea or an experience you wish to share, email Sharon Burns at sburns@