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05 February 2021

Online genealogy, week of February 8-14


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 12-19: Genealogica 2021: the first German virtual genealogy conference (in German)
February 13:
"Looking Backward, Moving Forward: 2021 Black History Month Conference" (
African American Special Interest Group & Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society)


February 13: Monthly Board Meeting. All welcome.

American Ancestors

February 9: “An Explosion of Beauty: The Art, Architecture, and Collections of British Country Houses, Part II” by Curt DiCamillo (3-part course)

February 11: “Stories from the Archives: Samplers” by Judy Lucey and Todd Pattison

BYU Family History Library

February 10: The Power of Stories in Family History: Discovering and Sharing Your Family Stories” with Kathryn Grant


Legacy Family Tree 

February 9: “Making the most of MyHeritage resources with the Help Center, Knowledge Base, and site settings” by Daniel Horowitz

February 10: “Chinese American Research: Challenges and Discoveries” by Grant Din

February 10 & 11: "Researching Your Maine Ancestors" by B.J. Jamieson

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

February 8: “Citations: Easier Than You Think" by Stewart Blandon Traiman (Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society)

February 9: PBS' "The Black Church" – Sneak Peek and Discussion (KQED Community Outreach)

February 10:  

SF Chinatown Neon Tour (Chinese Historical Society of America)

February 11

"Think Like an Archivist: Libraries and Archives for Genealogy" With Nancy Loe (Contra Costa Genealogical Society)

February 12

“Black Family History” (San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society)

February 13

“American Chinese Restaurants” (Chinese Historical Society of America)

“Hellacious California: Tales of Rascality, Revelry, Dissipation, Depravity and the Birth of the Golden State” by Gary Noy (Sonoma Valley Historical Society)

Conference Keeper has a large calendar of classes (too many to list) from beginning to advanced, hosted by various genealogical organizations. Here are some of the coming week's highlights:

February 8:

"Family History in the Kitchen" with Gena Philibert-Ortega (MyHeritage Facebook Live)

February 9:

A Brief History of the Evangelical Synod of North America (Tri-State Genealogical Society and Willard Library)

"Polish-Jewish Genealogy & Protecting Polish Jewish Cemeteries" (JewishGen)

February 10:

The Lives of Amish Women (Max Kade Institute, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

February 11:

"The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life" (HistoryCamp)

"Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery" (Historical Society of Pennsylvania)

February 13:

"Searching for Your African-American Homesteaders" (Los Angeles Public Library)

"FROM SLAVERY TO DNA: Dealing with the Challenges of African American Genealogy" (Pinellas Genealogy Society)

"Freedmen's Bureau eXperience" (Allen County Public Library)

"Mass State Police Crime Lab" (Massachusetts Society of 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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