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27 September 2020

Online genealogy, September 28-October 4

Our Events:

September 29
: "Introduction to DNA and Genetic Genealogy" a 6-week course on DNA basics taught by Mark McLaren.

October 1: Susan Skilton talks about pre-1850 California land grants in "Researching Mexican Land Grants in Alta California."

October 3: "First Saturday Free Intro to Genealogy: Using the Census" with Pam Miller


  • October 2 & 3: Iowa Genealogical Society Fall Conference
  •  October 3: "DNA Day with Blaine Bettinger" (Orange County CA Genealogical Society)
  • October 3: "A Day of Genealogy Learning with Tom Jones" (Santa Barbara Genealogical Society)
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.

October 1: Author David Hill discusses his book The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America’s Forgotten Capital of Vice.
September 23: "Hopping the Pond: First Steps to Finding Your English Ancestors" with Rachel Derenthal

Legacy Family Tree
September 30: "5 Ways to Find Your Family in Southern Manuscript Collections" by J. David Lowe

Southern California Genealogical Society
October 3
: "Manifest Destiny: Researching Your Mexican War Ancestors" by Michael Strauss
October 6-27
: "Beginning Genealogy Class" by Beverly Truesdale

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 some of the coming week's highlights:

September 28: "Early Families of Hilton Head Island" (Heritage Library)
September 28: "Virtual Adoption Searches Past and Present" (Plainfield IL Public Library)
September 29: "Exploring GenealogyBank" (Allen County IL Public Library)
September 30 "Not About the Stuff: Stories Revealed at the Intersection of Genealogy and Archaeology" (Boston Public Library)
October 1: "Pre-1869 Ontario Birth, Marriage and Death Records" (Ontario Ancestors)
October 1: "Identification and Care of Photographs" (Thomas Balch Library - VA) 
October 1: "Finding Your Ancestors in Mexico" (Dallas Public Library)
October 1: "Finding Treasure in the Periodical Source Index (PERSI)" (Omaha Public Library)
October 3: "Researching at the Newberry Library" (Northwest Suburban IL Genealogy Society)
October 3: "Ukrainian Summer Kitchens" (Ukrainian History and Education Center)

Be well, stay safe, and happy learning!

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