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27 February 2021

Online genealogy, week of March 1-7

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.

CGS Events:

March 2-30: "19th-Century Irish Records" with Maureen Hanlon
March 6: "Intro to Genealogy" Series. This month: Vital Records

Conferences & Workshops 

March 2-23: Freedoms and Challenges: America’s Earliest Jewish Communities, 1650–1840 (American Ancestors)

March 3-31: History for Genealogists (American Ancestors)

March 6: 8th Annual Genealogy Bash (Orange County California Genealogy Society)

March 6: Alabama Genealogical Society 2021 Spring Webinar: The Rencher System

American Ancestors

March 2: "Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob" by Russell Shorto

BYU Family History Library (Sunday Classes)

March 7: "Duplicates in Family Tree," "DNA Testing," and "Finding Your Ancestors in Denmark"

Legacy Family Tree 


March 2 & 3:  "British Genealogy Online: The Top English & Welsh Family History Sites" by Rick Crume
March 3
La Madre Chiesa - Italian Catholic Parish Records" by Suzanne Russo Adams

March 5: “The Ten Percent: Free People of Color” by Nicka Smith

Southern California Genealogical Society

March 6: "Alcoholics and Teetotalers: Finding Yours in America’s Temperance" by Michael Brophy

Other Listings

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

March 6: “Reclaim the Records: How Genealogists Can Use Freedom of Information Laws” with Brooke Schreier Ganz (Solano County Genealogical Society)

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 entire calendar. Here's a sampling of the coming week's offerings:

March 1: "Researching Your Irish Ancestors" (Kentucky Genealogical Society)

March 2: "Roots of Jews in Italy: Names and History" (JewishGen)

March 3: "Finding Dirk: Insanity in the 19th Century" (Minnesota Genealogical Society)

March 4: "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." (WCNY/Onondaga Historical Association)

March 5: "Scottish Research Basics" (Wales-Ireland-Scotland-England Family History Society)

March 6: "How Old Did He Have To Be?" (Bucks County PA Genealogical Society)

March 7: "Black Genealogy: Where Am I From" (Ancestry Talks UK)


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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