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04 July 2020

Online genealogy events, week of July 6-12


Here is a list of online genealogy events happening this week. Most are free. See our post "Genealogy Learning in the Time of Coronavirus" for links to archived webinars at Ancestry, FamilySearch, RootsTech, and more.

NOTE: Registration for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) closes Monday, July 6. The virtual institute is held July 26-31.

To register for one of the classes below, click on the name of the host organization.

American Ancestors offers the following webinars:

July 7: "Women in 19th Century American Bookbinderies" by Todd Pattison and Dr. Elizabeth DeWolfe

July 9: "What's New at AmericanAncestors.org" by Molly Rogers
July 10: The Adams Family: The Scottish Architects Who Changed the World" by Curt DiCamillo

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City offers classes every week, including beginner classes in several different languages (check website for details). This week:


July 6: "Using the FamilySearch Catalog"
July 7: "Tips and Tricks for Finding Elusive Records in FamilySearch"
July 8: "Germans from Russia: Locating Church Records"

The BYU Family History Library offers presentations every Wednesday. This Wednesday:
July 8: “Family Resilience” with Rachael Rifkin

Legacy Family Tree hosts a free presentation every week.
July 8 & 9: "Turning dry facts into exciting narrative" by Carol Baxter

Densho.org continues its digital series "Finding Your Nikkei Roots." July 9: "Immigration Records"

Conference Keeper has a large calendar of events (too many to list) by genealogical associations around the country. New events may be added at the last minute, so check back frequently. Here are a few of the coming week's highlights:


July 7: "Becoming a Certified Genealogist: A Personal Journey" by Jill Morelli,
July 7: Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors, a free zoom webinar from the Genealogy Center at ACPL
July 9: "My Ancestor is From … but I Don’t Speak or Read the Language. Help!"
July 12: "If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now! Doing Genealogy the Right Way" by Daniel Horowitz
July 12: SecondLife Virtual Genealogical Society meeting


Be well, stay safe, and happy learning!


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