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18 April 2021

Online genealogy, April 19-25

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 24: "Family Stories in Cloth" by Jeannie Low

Conferences & Workshops 

April 23-24: Annual Conference Featuring Tom Jones (Nebraska Genealogical Society)

April 23: St. George's Day England Research Seminar (Family History Library)

April 24: European Immigration to America from 1800 to 1939 (Bay Area Genealogical Society)

April 24: Genealogical Journeys (Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society) 

April 24: Virtual Spring Seminar with Peggy Clemens Lauritzen (Oregon Genealogical Society)

April 24: Land & Military Records with Rick Sayre (Olympia Genealogical Society)

American Ancestors

April 22: “Out to Sea: Researching Mariner Ancestors in New England” by Susan Donnelly


BYU Family History Library

April 25: "Discovering Your Ancestors in Scotland" by James Tanner

Legacy Family Tree

April 20 & 21: “Turning Raw Information into Evidence: Tips for Drawing and Explaining Conclusions” by Jay Fonker

April 21: “Three Ways to Advance Your Research with Correlation” by Shannon Green, CG

Southern California Genealogical Society

April 21
: “Moonshine and Stills: Finding Archived Records for Your Moonshiner Ancestor” by Melissa Barker

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:

April 19: “Organizing Family History with Photos” (San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society)


April 20: “Researching Ancestors in the Old Northwest” (San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society)


April 22: “Data Visualization for Genealogy” by Ron Arons (Marin County Genealogical Society)


April 24: “Sisters Unite! Two Hundred Years of Women’s Suffrage” (San Mateo 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:

April 19: "Civil War Service Records and Fold3" with Kayla Scott (Alabama Department of Archives & History)


April 20: “The Green Book” by Dawn Dawson House (South Carolina Department of Archives and History)


April 21: “New Jersey Quakers” by Annette Burke Lyttle (Genealogical Society of New Jersey)


April 22: “The Rest of the Story: Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers” (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)


April 23: “Tools for Translating and Transcribing Genealogy Documents” by Thomas MacEntee (Milwaukee County Genealogical Society)


April 24: “Genealogy of a Home: Using Land Records, Wills, Census and Newspapers to Trace Family” (Delaware Genealogical Society)


April 25: “Strategies for Ukraine Research” by Ellen Kowitt (Orange County Jewish Genealogical Society)

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