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06 March 2021

Online genealogy, March 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.

CGS Events:

March 13: Monthly Board Meeting. All welcome.
March 14
"The Story Behind Shanghai Angel (Love, Detention, Lies)" by Heather and Jeff Klein

Conferences & Workshops 

March 11: DNA Bootcamp (Family Tree Academy UK)

March 12-13: 2021 Winter Virtual Genealogy Conference (Family Tree Magazine University)

March 13: 15th Annual Family History Seminar featuring Nicka Smith (Greater Sacramento African American Genealogy Society)

March 13: Swiss and German Research: 2021 Virtual Spring Seminar with Daniel Jones (Ohio Chapter of the Palatines to America German Genealogical Society) 

American Ancestors

March 11: "Kitchen Explorations: Favorite Passover Recipes" by Michael Leviton

March 12: "Old House Do's and Don'ts" by Carissa Demore

BYU Family History Library

March 10: "The Following Feature in FamilySearch Family Tree" by Kathryn Grant

Legacy Family Tree

March 9: "Using different family tree views for your research" by Uri Gonen
10 & 11:
Researching Ancestral Locations in Prussian Genealogy Records" by Nancy E. Loe

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 8: "The Records Behind the WWI Draft Registrations" by Susan Goss Johnston (Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society)

March 10: "Nuestra America: My Family in the Vertigo of Translation" by Claudio Lomnitz (San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society)

March 13: "Three Coins: A True Story about Kidnappings, Slavery, and Romance in San Francisco's Chinatown" by Russell Low (Oakland Asian Cultural Center)

March 13: "The Sonoma County Archives: One of the Most Important and Endangered Repositories of Local History" by Katherine Rinehart

March 14: "Street Names and Numbers: Grid Changes, Renaming, and More" by Thomas MacEntee (San Francisco Bay Area Jewish 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 8: "Family Tree DNA Family Matching Tool" (North of Ireland Family History Society)

March 9: "The fate of Holocaust victims in Yad Vashem's documentation and projects" (JewishGen)

March 9: "Using Your DNA to Connect to Your Irish Roots" (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)

March 10: "The Queer History of the Suffrage Movement" (Connecticut Historical Society)

March 11: "We're Related to George Washington? Proving (or Disproving) Family Stories" by Gena Philibert-Ortega (Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society)

March 13: "Melancholia or Mania: Researching the Mental Health of Our Ancestors" (Victoria Genealogical Society, British Columbia)

March 13: "Irish Famines and Emigration - Before, During and After the Great Hunger" (Irish Genealogical Society International)

March 14: "Research Jewish Genealogical Resources on the Internet" (Santa Cruz Jewish 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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