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20 February 2021

Online genealogy, week of February 22-28

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.

The big event this week is RootsTech, held online and FREE this year, February 24-27. Register here.

Conferences & Workshops:  

February 27: Christian Church Records & Research (American Ancestors) 

February 27: Freedmen of Indian Territory Genealogy Conference (Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band Creek Nation)

American Ancestors

February 22: "All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen" by Bernice Lerner
February 23
"The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation" by Anna Malaika Tubbs
February 24
"An Interview about Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership" Edward Larson and Gordon Edes
February 25: "Black Families of Revolutionary-era Plymouth, Mass." by Mary Blauss Edwards

BYU Family History Library (Sunday Classes)

February 28: "Duplicates in Family Tree," "Using the FamilySearch Memories App," and "Finding Your Ancestors in Wales"

Legacy Family Tree 


February 23:  "Bringing your family photos to life on MyHeritage" by Keren Dotan
February 24
"Polish genealogy online - portals and databases" by Kinga UrbaƄska

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

February 22: “Making the Most of FamilySearch for Jewish Research" by W. Todd Knowles (San Francisco Bay Area Genealogical Society)

February 23: "Raceless" by Georgina Lawton (Museum of the African Diaspora)
: "Connections Concealed - Family and Slavery in Fluvanna County, Virginia" by Marty Jessup (Sutro Library)

February 24: “Mrs. Abby Fisher, Freed Woman of Color, Cookbook Author, & Culinary Entrepreneur: What We Now Know” by Evelyn Rose

February 25: "English Genealogy" (Marin County Genealogical Society)

"Lost Napa History" by Lauren Coodley (Napa County Historical Society)

February 27: “DNA-Finding My Grandfather” by David Bunzel (San Mateo County Genealogical Society)

February 28African Book Club: Fairytales for Lost Children by Diriye Osman

Conference Keeper has a large calendar of classes (too many to list) from beginning to advanced, hosted by various genealogical organizations. Lots to explore, and new events are added often, so be sure to browse the calendar. Here's a sampling of the coming week's offerings:

February 22: “The African American Experience in Three of New York’s Southern Tier Counties, 1803–1960” (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)

February 23: "Beginning Slovak Genealogy Research" (Slovak-American Society of Washington, DC)

February 24: "Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis" (Family Tree Academy)

February 25: "Enslaved in Georgetown" (African American Civil War Memorial)

February 26: “Researching African-American Military Records” (Giles County Public Library)

February 27: “Five Free Boys Kidnapped Into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home” (Fairfax Genealogical Society)

February 28: "African Americans in Michigan" (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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