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23 January 2021

Online genealogy, week of January 25-30


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 29-31:
International Greek Ancestry Conference (Hellenic Genealogy Geek)
January 30
38th Annual Seminar
(Washington Area Genealogical Group)
Scottish Indexes Conference
(Scottish Indexes)
"A Winter of DNA" (Family History Fanatics)


January 25: Advanced DNA Skills Special Interest Group with Mark McLaren currently full

January 30: "Exploring the CGS Website" by Theresa Murphy


American Ancestors

January 28: “The Federal Census: Moving Beyond the Population Schedule" by Lindsay Fulton

BYU Family History Library

January 20: Residential Registration in Germany” with Roger Minert


Legacy Family Tree 

January 26: "Introducing MyHeritage Genetic Groups" by Ran Snir

January 27: "Genealogy Escape Room" by Thomas MacEntee

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

January 26: “Lou Henry Hoover, Stanford Class of 1898, and the Rights of Women" by Elena Danielson (Stanford Historical Society)

January 28: "Get Out of the Way for the Highway: How Highway Construction Changed the Landscape of Post-War San Mateo County" (San Mateo County Historical Association)

January 28: "Finding Your Orphan Ancestors" by Dvorah Lewis (Marin County 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 25:

“From Land Records to Google Earth: Mapping Your Family's Place” (Arlington Heights Memorial Library)

"Silent Voices: Telling Stories of Your Female Immigrant Ancestors" (Genealogical Society of Bergen County NJ)

“Becoming a Genealogy N.I.N.J.A.” (Ontario Genealogical Society)

“Chinese Immigration to Gold Mountain (Canada)” (Alberta Genealogical Society)

"Researching Women in the 1800s in the US" (Oakmont Genealogy Club)

January 26:

“An Introduction to Ellis Island Genealogy” (New York Public Library)

“Organizing and Preserving Your Home Archive” (New York Archives)

January 27:

“Voting Records: Genealogy's Best Kept Secret” (Fountaindale Public Library)

“How NOT to Read a Jewish Headstone” (Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh)

“An evening with Brooke Schreier Ganz of Reclaim the Records” (Massachusetts Genealogical Council)

January 28:

"The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson's Bay Empire" (HistoryCamp)

“Skeletons in the Family Closet: Dealing with the Unexpected” (Pinellas Genealogy Society)

“An Introduction to NYC Land and Buildings Research” (New York Public Library)

“All Kinds of Loyalists” (International Society for British Genealogy and Family History)

January 30:

DNA Seminar with Diahan Southard (Oregon Genealogical Society)

"Save a Cemetery! With Maps, Assessments, and Proper Cleaning" (Polk County History Center)

“The Path to Digital Libraries and Archives” by Cyndi Ingle (North Hills PA Genealogists)

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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