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26 March 2021

Online genealogy, March 29-April 4

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:

April 3: 1st Saturdays Free Intro to Genealogy: Organizing Your Family History

Conferences & Workshops 

March 27-April 3: "Virtual Open House" (Genealogical Forum of Oregon)


April 3: Spring Seminar with Karen Stanbary and Maurren Taylor (Eastern Washington Genealogical Society)

April 1-May 31
The New England Regional Genealogical Consortium

BYU Family History Library

March 31: “Family Search Q&A” with Kathryn Grant

Family Search Family History Library

April 1: "Hessian Soldiers: Their History and How to Find Them in American and Germany"

Legacy Family Tree

March 30:  "See your ancestors like never before with MyHeritage's photo tools" by Tal Erlichman
March 31
"Fifty Overlooked Genealogical Resources in Fifty Minutes" by Diane L. Richard
April 2
: "In Their Own Words:
Genealogy in the Slave Narrative" by Renate Yarborough Sanders

Southern California Genealogical Society

April 3: "Suddenly Scotland: An Introduction to Scottish Research" by Sara Cochran

Other Listings

Sutro Library's Bay Area Genealogy Calendar
lists a wealth of Bay Area events and exhibits, including regular genealogical group meetings. This week's highlights:

March 30: “Curtain Going Up: Entertainments During The Gold Rush and The Comstock Lode” by William Eddelman (San Francisco History Association)
April 1
: “Institutions Part I: Hospitals, Sanitariums and Asylums” by Madeline Yanov (Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia)

April 3: “Splitsville: Divorce Records and the Hidden Gold Within” by Stephanie K. West ( Solano County Genealogical Society)

Conference Keeper has a large calendar of classes (too many to list) hosted by genealogical organizations around the country and abroad. 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 29:  "Q & A Genealogy: Adoption Searches Past and Present" (Batavia Public Library)

March 30: "Deciphering the Past: Transcription Hour" (Science History Institute)

March 31: "Joining the SAR & DAR" (Tennessee Genealogical Society)

April 1: "Brick Wall Breakthroughs" with Thomas MacEntee (Mid-Cities Genealogy Society)

April 2: "Analyzing and Organizing your Genetic Genealogy Research" (Onondaga County Public Libraries)

April 3: “Gathering the Ghosts: Using Your Family Research Skills to Locate Contemporaries” by Mary Celeste (Northland Genealogy Society)


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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