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30 January 2021

Online genealogy, February 1-7


Our weekly roundup of upcoming genealogy events. Numerous associations offer online genealogy classes every week. Most are free. To register for one of the events below, click on the name of the host organization.


February 2: Transcription Tuesday! 5th Annual Online Volunteer Transcription Event (WDYTYA Magazine)

February 5 & 6: Native American Research (New Jersey Family History Institute)

February 6: Houston Genealogical Forum Spring Seminar with Jill Morelli

February 6: North Carolina AAHGS Black History Month Genealogy Regional Conference (Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society)

February 6: African American Genealogy Day (Georgia Archives and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society)  


February 2: "Finding, Reading and Platting Deeds" Workshop SOLD OUT
February 6: First Saturday FREE "Intro to Genealogy." This month: Using the Census.

American Ancestors

February 4: “The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women—and Women to Medicine” by Janice P. Nimura

BYU Family History Library

February 3: “Smashing Brick Walls with DNA: Finding a Revolutionary Soldier” with James Baker


Family History Library

February 1: "Using the FamilySearch Catalog"

February 2: "Overview of FamilySearch"

February 4: "The Tired, the Poor, and the Huddled Masses: U.S. Immigration 1820-1954"


Legacy Family Tree 

February 2 & 3: "Nurturing Your Family Trees: Online or On Your Device (or both?)" by Cyndi Engle

February 3: "Me and My 1000+ DNA Cousins" by Diahan Southard

February 5: "Finding Indian Ancestors in African American Families" by Angela Walton-Raji

The San Francisco Bay Area Genealogy Calendar lists a wealth of Bay Area events and exhibits. This week:

February 1: “Beginning Genealogy” and Intermediate/Advanced Genealogy Workshop (Acalanes Adult Education)

February 3: "Critical Family History - Placing Family History Within Larger Contexts" (Sutro Library)

Conference Keeper has a large calendar of classes (too many to list) from beginning to advanced, hosted by various genealogical organizations. Listed below are some of the coming week's many events observing Black History Month, but check the calendar for classes on Irish, Czech, and Scottish ancestry, methodology, and so much more:

February 1:

“Family and Plantation Record Research for Owners and Enslaved” (Spartanburg County Public Library)

“From How to Who 101-The African American Family Beginners Search” by Constance Terry-Morris


February 2:

“Looking for My Babies: Freedmen Searching for Family” (Virtual Genealogical Association)

“A Virtual Black Abolitionist Tour of London by Hannah-Rose Murray


February 3:

“Virginia Untold: The African American Narrative” (Library of Virginia)


February 4:

“An Introduction to African American Genealogy” (New York Public Library)

“Your Results Are In! Using DNA in Your African American Research”

“In Search of Our Black Queer Ancestors” (Mills College)

“The 1870 Community-Cluster: Gateway to Your Ancestor’s Enslavement” (Clayton TX Library)


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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