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15 August 2020

Online genealogy, Week of August 17-23

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! This week: Jennifer Dix leads a class on "Writing With Style."
August 17-September 13 "Find Your Italian Ancestors" (Family Tree University) [fee]
August 24-September 20: "U.S. Land Records: How to Use Them for Family History" (Family Tree University) [fee]

Numerous associations offer online genealogy events every week. Most are free. To register for one of the events below, click on the name of the host organization. See our post "Genealogy Learning in the Time of Coronavirus" for links to classes archived online at Ancestry, FamilySearch, RootsTech, and more.

American Ancestors
August 20:
"How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decision" Susan Eisenhower discusses her book about her grandfather, President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

August 12: "How to Ask Your DNA Question" with Bonnie Belza

August 18 & 19:  "The Advance of Research Habits Over Recent Decades--And the Downside" by Tom Jones
August 19:
"Getting to Know Mexican Church and Civil Registration Records" by Colleen Robledo Greene  concludes its "Finding Your Nikkei Roots" series.
August 20
: "Recording Oral Histories" with Tom Ikeda

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 17: "Building a Better Syllabus" (Association of Professional Genealogists)
August 18: "Bounty Land: It's Complicated" (Wisconsin State Genealogical Society) 
August 18: "Unlocking Notation Codes on Alien Passenger Lists" (New York Public Library)
August 18: "Enrich Your Research With Digital Primary Sources" (Allen County Public Library)
August 18: "Genealogy Research Using Southern Manuscripts" (Dallas Public Library) 
August 18: "Successful Strategies for Research Eastern European Ancestors" (Arlington Heights Memorial Library)
August 19: "The Most Prominent Citizens: Using County Histories" (Southern California Genealogical Society)
August 20: "Death By Undue Means: Coroners' Records" by Judy Russell (Florida State Genealogical Society)
August 20 & 21: "Researching Your Ancestors When You're Adopted" by Penny Walters (Utah Genealogical Association)
August 21: "Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy" by Penny Walters
August 22: "LGBTQ Genealogy" by Stewart Traiman (Kentucky Genealogical Society)
August 23: "Researching Displaced People" by Julie Goucher (Virtual Genealogical Association)
August 23: "Discovering Sephardic Roots Through DNA & Family History" by Shelley Talalay Dardashti

Be well, stay safe, and happy learning!

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