The Heritage Education Commission is an independent, non-profit
commission developed for the purpose of creating, initiating and
conducting programs and projects which aid in the preservation or
restoration of the cultural heritage of the Upper Midwest region.
• Annual Family History Workshop
• Oral History & Veteran’s Oral History Projects
• Family History Research Awards
41st Family History Workshop - September 24, 2016 Click for Flyer
Registration is Open Click Here
20 classes for all skill levels - novice to professional. Genealogical Exhibitors' Hall presenting extensive offerings of difficult to find history and genealogy books and materials.
Main Presenter: D. Joshua Taylor - Click Here for his website
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher and a frequent speaker at family history events across the globe. Passionate about family history, Joshua is active in the genealogical community and the current President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). He 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.
The former Director of Education and Programs at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Joshua is the author of numerous articles in American Ancestors, UGA Crossroads, FGS Forum, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, New 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 the 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. At the present time Joshua can be seen taking America through their past as a host on the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow.