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16 January 2021

Online genealogy, week of January 17-24


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 23: Virtual Preservation Roadshow (American Ancestors)

January 23: 40th Annual Ancestor Roundup (Commodore Sloat Chapter, NSDAR)

January 23 & 24: Black Sea/Odessa Genealogy Conference (American Historical Society of Germans from Russia)

CGS Events:

January 23 & 26: "Excel for Genealogists" by Stewart Blandon Traiman.


American Ancestors

January 19: “Aftershocks: A Memoir” by Nadia Owusu

January 21: “New York and London in the Gilded Age” by Curt DiCamillo and Carl Raymond

BYU Family History Library
January 20
Beginning Research in Ireland” with James Tanner


Family History Library

January 21: "Introduction to United States Military Records"

Legacy Family Tree 

January 19 & 20: "Death and Burial Practices in World War I and World War II" by Rick Sayre

January 20: "Another 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know" by Gena Philibert-Ortega

The San Francisco Bay Area Genealogy Calendar lists a wealth of Bay Area events and exhibits. Here are events for the coming week:


January 19

“Creative Hypothesis Development to Solve Your Brick Wall Challenges” by Jan Joyce (San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society)

"Researching Historic LGBT Relatives" by Janice Sellers (Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society)


January 22:

"Finding Your Orphan Ancestors" by Dvorah Lewis (Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library)


January 23:

"Children Left Behind" by Judy Fambrough Billingsley (San Mateo Genealogical Society)

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 some of the coming week's highlights:

January 18:

“Locating Images of Ancestors: Putting a Face with That Name” (MyHeritage)


January 19:

“Your Ancestor's FAN Club: Using Cluster Research to Get Past Brick Walls” (Wisconsin State Genealogical Society)


January 20:

“Idlers, Lewd Women and Sabbath Breakers: New Jersey’s Early Laws” (Genealogical Society of New Jersey)


January 21:

“Researching Your Family History in Israel from Home” (Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute)

“Wills for family historians” (Family Tree Academy UK)

"Using Masonic Grand Lodge Proceedings for Genealogical Research" (Clayton Library Friends)

“The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War” (HistoryCamp)


January 23:

“Belarussian Research & Finding Your Family History with Land and Mortgage Records in the Kingdom of Poland” (Polish American Foundation)

“You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation” (Sacramento Public Library)

"Surfing Anglican Records for Your Caribbean Ancestor" (Connecticut Historical Society)


January 24:

“What's in a name? Unravelling the Mystery of Jewish Migrations Through Onomastics” (Orange County Jewish Genealogical Society)

"Researching Revolutionary America" and "Black Loyalists in the Revolutionary War" (Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County MI)

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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