18th Annual Genealogy Workshop 

Burlington Public Library Meeting Rooms
Featuring D. Joshua Taylor
April 3-4, 2020

We are excited to host nationally known speaker and author on genealogy D. Joshua Taylor. Taylor is the President of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and was a host of Genealogy Roadshow on PBS. 

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Friday, April 3 

Family History: What the Future Holds

Glimpse the future of family history through changes in technology, research methods, and other community developments. 

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for desserts and the program will start at 6:30. 

Saturday, April 4

8 a.m.
Doors Open

9 a.m.

New Tools and Ideas in Research

The field of genealogy is constantly changing and evolving. Each day new techniques, resources, and tools are developed to assist in the quest of one's ancestors. Learn technological developments (including gadgets and gizmos), newly discovered resources for genealogical research and more. 

10:30 a.m.

Online Library Catalogs: A Genealogist's Best Kept Secret

Go inside the pathway to a library's materials during this in-depth review of library catalogs. Techniques for searching and accessing materials will be covered as well as making the most out of mobile access and other features. 

11:30 Lunch

12:30 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 to evaluate websites and use free tools on the Internet to enrich your experience while surfing the web!

2:15 p.m.
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 time-saving techniques to make the most of every minute (or hour) you are researching.

Des Moines County Genealogical Society (DMCGS)

The Des Moines County Genealogical Society was formed in 1973 to foster the preservation and utilization of historical and genealogical records found in Des Moines County. The society’s goals included helping those with Des Moines County roots to trace their heritage, as well as to preserve the genealogical and history records of the county.


The DMCGS meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6PM in a meeting room at the Burlington Public Library, 210 Court Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601. These gatherings provide the opportunity to listen to and converse with informative speakers on genealogical topics and to share research successes and pitfalls.

Reference Materials

DMCGS also sponsors a collection of genealogical reference materials at the Burlington Public Library. These collections include published materials, indexes to local resources, cemetery readings, and many other local records.

For more information, visit the Des Moines County Genealogical Society