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13 November 2020

Online genealogy, week of November 16-22


Our Events

Nov. 21: "The Company They Kept: Enrich Your Family History Through Cluster Studies" by Annie Brenneis

Nov. 21: Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group

Conferences and Seminars:
Nov. 18: Discussing DNA: Finding Unexpected Results (American Ancestors)
Nov. 19
: "Traveling the US Marine Highway" with Judy G. Russell and Patricia Walls Stamm (Florida State Genealogical Society)

Nov. 21
: 20th-Century Immigration to America (American Ancestors)

Nov 21: Photo Detective Roadshow with Maureen Taylor (Clayton Library Friends Annual Meeting)
Nov. 21: Annual Genealogical Seminar with Elizabeth Shown Mills, David Dowell, Zachary Keith, Chuch and Sherrill (Middle Tennessee 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.

Nov. 17: "Jewish Immigrants in the American Antiques Trade" by Briann Greenfield and Erica Lome
Nov. 19: "Navigating the Digital Library & Archives at" by Sally Benny
Nov. 20: "The Great Houses of Yorkshire" by Curt DiCamilo 
Nov. 18: "Finding and Using Cemetery Records Like a Pro" by James Tanner

Family History Library
Nov. 16
: "Skimming the Surface: A Look Into Quebec Notarial Records"

Nov. 17: "Registros Migratorios: Migratory Records" (in Spanish)
Nov. 20: "Pre-1867 Emigration for Norway"

Nov. 17: "Separating and Merging Identities of Same-named Men" by Shannon Green

Nov. 18:  "Surname Projects and DNA Projects" by Mags Gaulden

Nov. 17:  “Voyages of New Netherland”

Nov. 18: "Finding American Women’s Voices through the Centuries: Letters, Journals, Newspapers, and Court Records"
Southern California Genealogical Society 
Nov. 17: "From Chernorudka to Chicago: Learnings From One Family's Immigration Path" by Jane Neff Rollins 
Conference Keeper has a large calendar of events (too many to list) from beginning to advanced, hosted by various genealogical organizations. New events are added often, so check the calendar frequently.
Here are a few of the coming week's highlights:

Nov. 15: 

“No Language Barrier: Immigrant Clues in Photographs” (Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society)

Nov. 16:

"Beginning Genealogy: Tracing Your Family Tree" (Chicago Public Library)

"Reclaiming Ancestral Citizenship: Responsibilities, Value, and Understanding the Law" by Melanie D. Holtz (Association of Professional Genealogists)

Nov. 17:

"How Research Plans Prevent Distractions" (Wisconsin State Genealogical Society free webinar) 

Nov. 18:

"French-Canadian Genealogy: Getting Started" (Boston Public Library)

Nov. 19:

"Beyond Names and Dates: Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors" (Utah Genealogical Society)

Nov. 20:

"Keeping Cemeteries Alive! Preserving Headstones and Monuments" (Historical Society of Michigan)

Nov. 21:

"Genealogy Pit Stop: Researching in 15 Minute Increments" with Thomas MacEntee (South King County WA Genealogical Society)


See our post "Genealogy Learning in the Time of Coronavirus" for links to classes archived online at Ancestry, FamilySearch, RootsTech, and more. Be well, stay safe, and happy learning!

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