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31 July 2020

Online Genealogy, Week of August 3-9

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

Our "Writing Your Family History" Series begins Tuesday, August 4
This eight-part series walks through the steps needed to produce a well-researched and handsome family history book, from the basics of storytelling to the finished product. Sign up for one, several, or all sessions!

August 8: August Genealogical Society Symposium: "Honoring Our Female Ancestors"
August 7 & 8: Texas State Genealogical Society Virtual Conference

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

American Ancestors
August 6-8: "Summer Research Stay-at-Home" a 3-day workshop (fee)

August 5: "Raising Family Historians: How to Capture the Hearts of Future Genealogists" by Breanne Ballard

August 3: "Using the FamilySearch Catalog"
August 4: "Attaching Sources to Family Tree"

August 4 & 5: “Tracing Australian and New Zealand World War One Ancestors” by Helen V. Smith
August 5
: “Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries” by Michelle Leonard

August 6
: “Preparing a Portfolio: Applying to Become a Certified Genealogist” by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Angela Packer McGhie, and Richard Sayre
continues its "Finding Your Nikkei Roots" series.
August 6
: "Preserving Your Family Archives"

Conference Keeper
has a large calendar of events (too many to list) hosted by various genealogical organizations. New events are added often, so check back frequently.

Here are a few of the coming week's highlights:
August 3: "Researching Institutional Records" with Lisa Louise Cooke
August 4: "If You Build It, They Will Come: Creating a Website for Your Genealogy Business" by Elizabeth O’Neal
August 5: “How’d You Find That?!? Tips for Locating Obscure or Hidden Records” by Cari Taplin
August 7
: "Research in East & West Prussia" by Ute Brandenburg
August 7
: “African American Genealogy Virtual Workshop. Reconstructing Family: Post-Emancipation Records at the Library of Virginia” by Cara Griggs
August 7
: "Land Documents for Genealogy" by Josh Goodman
August 8
: "Using Newspapers for Genealogy" by Marcie Crocker

Be well, stay safe, and happy learning!

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