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18 July 2020

Online genealogy: week of July 20-26

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. 

Also: note that The National Genealogical Society's 2020 Family History Conference sessions are now available online in packages priced from $150 to $430.

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

The California Genealogical Society hosts an introductory course on DNA:
July 25:
"Overview of DNA Tests and Applications in Genealogical Research" with Mark McLaren

July 24-26: Family Tree Magazine and FamilySearch present a free Weekend Conference

Association for Professional Genealogists  
July 20: "How DNA Can Help Your Work as a Professional Genealogist" by Maurice Gleeson

American Ancestors 
July 23: "Searching the Register on" by Don LeClair and Rachel Adams
July 23: Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy by Larry Tye

BYU Family History Library
July 22: "2020 Update: Basics of MyHeritage" by James Tanner

Legacy Family Tree
July 21 & 22: "Elusive Immigrant: The Search for Dora Lühr" by Warren Bittner
July 22: "Fifty More Websites Every Genealogist Should Know" by Gena Philibert-Ortega continues its series "Finding Your Nikkei Roots."
July 23: "Military 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 20: "The 1950 US Federal Census - Are You Ready?" by Thomas MacEntee
July 23: "Finding What you Need at the National Archives Part 1: Navigating the NARA website" by Paul Prell
July 25: "DNA from A-Z: Unlocking Your Genetic Code," a daylong seminar with Blaine Bettinger and other experts
July 25: English Research Seminar with David Allen Lambert

Be well, stay safe, and happy learning!
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