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22 August 2020

Online Genealogy: Week of August 24-30

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: Matt Berry leads a class on "Genealogical Numbering Systems."

August 24-September 20:
"U. S. Land Records: How to Use Them for Family History" (Family Tree Magazine) [fee]
August 25: "Finding Your Ancestors in International Censuses" (Family Tree Magazine) [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 25:
"Jews in the Catskills During and After the Holocaust" by Phil Brown
August 25: "Say I'm Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love" Dolores Johnson discusses her book about her mixed-race family

August 26: "2020 Update: Basics of FindMyPast" with James Tanner

Legacy Family Tree
August 25
"How to Use MyHeritage DNA Results to Enhance Your Family Tree" by Michelle Leonard
August 26: "Slack for Genealogy Projects" by Thomas MacEntee 

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 25: "Using the Periodical Source Index (PERSI)" by Allen County Public Library
August 26: "Newspapers and Print Resources" by Boston Public Library
August 26: "Googling for Genealogy" by Irondequoit Public Library
August 26: "Family History Resources at the Library of Congress" by Homer (IL) Public Library
August 27: "Finding Pre-Immigration Records: a Three-Step Approach" by Jay Fonkert
August 27: "Hurra, wir fahren nach Amerika: Travel Patterns from the Age of Sail to the Age of Steam" by Wolfgang Grams
August 29: "Introduction to African American Genealogy: Let's Find Some Ancestors" by Annette Burke Lyttle
August 29: "75th Anniversary of the End of World War I" (Colorado Genealogical Society)
August 29: "Operation: WWII Chinese American G. I." (Bay Area Chinese Genealogy Group)
August 30: "Out of the Whirlwind: Finding Your Family Lost in the Holocaust" by Deborah Long

Be well, stay safe, and happy learning!

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