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08 August 2020

Online genealogy, week of August 10-16

Our "Writing Your Family History" Series continues Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
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!
Thursday, August 13: Grant Din presents "Genealogical Resources for Angel Island" a FREE webinar about immigrants who entered the country at this station between 1910-1940.

August 9-13: 40th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy [fee]


August 9-September 6: "In Sickness and In Death: Researching the Ill-health and Death of Your Ancestors" Pharos Online course with Janet Few [fee]

Numerous associations offer online genealogy events every 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. To register for one of the events below, click on the name of the host organization.

American Ancestors

August 11: "Driving While Black" with author Gretchen Sorin

August 13: "The ABC's of Using School Records in Family History Research" by David Allen Lambert

August 14: "Speed, Style & the English Country House: Auto, Horse, and Airplane Racing at England's Historic Houses" by Curt DiCamillo


August 12: “How to Repair Incorrect Merges in Family Tree” with Kathryn Grant

August 10: "Chinese ZhongYuan Festival and Cemeteries"
August 11: "Switzerland Records: the Z├╝rich Census"
August 11: "El Arbol Familiar para principiantes" (in Spanish)

August 11:  "Working with Different Family Tree Views on MyHeritage" by Uri Gonen
August 12 & 13
"Dissecting a Civil War Pension Packet—Union and Confederate" by Jill Morelli
continues its "Finding Your Nikkei Roots" series.
August 13
: "Writing Your Family History" with Linda Okazaki

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 11: "Genealogy Research with Maps" (New York Public Library)
August 12: "Getting Started in Genealogy Research (New York Public Library) 
August 13: "Evaluating Ancestry's Public Member Trees" (Allen County Public Library)
August 15: "2020 Summer DNA EConference" (Family History Fanatics) [fee]
August 15: "The Psychology of Searching" by Penny Walters
August 15: "Study Up on School Records for Success" (Chicago Public Library)
August 15: "Unraveling the Twisted Case of Angie Dodge" by CeCe Moore

Be well, stay safe, and happy learning!

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