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08 January 2021

Online genealogy, week of January 11-17


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.

January 16: CGS Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group with guest speaker Russ Worthington. For details or to RSVP, see our link at EventBrite.


American Ancestors

January 13: A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricane author talk by Eric Jay Dolin 

January 14: "What's New at" by Molly Rogers

January 15: "The Crown: A Tour of Filming Locations of the Most Expensive TV Series Ever Made" by Curt DiCamilo

BYU Family History Library
January 13
Census Records in Germany 1816-1916” with Dr. Roger Minert


Legacy Family Tree 

January 12: "MyHeritage Mobile App: All New Features From 2020" by Masha Novak

January 13: "Do You Have an Artificial Brick Wall?" by Robyn Smith

January 15: "From Grandmother to First European Landowner of Canada" by Lianne Kruger

Conference Keeper has a large calendar of classes (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:

January 11

“Picturing” Your Research—Finding, Procuring, and Preserving Images" (Genealogical Society of Bergen County)
"Reading Old Handwriting" (Library of Virginia)


January 12:

"How to Choose the Right Genealogical Software" (Schaumburg IL Public Library)
"The Times of Our Lives: Writing Our Stories" (Allen County IN Public Library)
"Finding Your Scandinavian Parish of Birth" (Central Jersey Genealogical Club)


January 14:

"Best Practices for Organizing Photos" (Fox Valley IL Genealogical Society)
"Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor" (HistoryCamp)

"Maps and Mapping for Genealogists" (Sacramento Genealogical Society)


January 16:

"Finding Ancestors in Ireland Before and After the Famine" (Lee County Library System)

January 17:

“Genealogy, Identity and Citizenship” (Israel Genealogy Research Association)

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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