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24 April 2021

Online genealogy, April 26-May 2

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:

May 1: 1st Saturday FREE Intro to Genealogy. This month: "Genealogy Basics"

Conferences & Workshops 

April 28-May 1: “Empire State Exploration” (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)


April 30-May 2: “Sleuthability: Virtual Conference on Irish Genealogy, History and DNA” (BBNY Group LLC)


May 1: 50th Anniversary Seminar Series with Janice Nickerson (British Columbia Genealogical Society)


May 1: “Family Searching in Ontario” (Victoria Genealogical Society)


May 1:Genealogy in Bloom” with Mary Kircher Roddy (Rochester NY Genealogical Society)


May 1: “2021 Spring Conference: Plant Your Genealogy So You Will Know What Will Grow” with Thomas MacEntee (Iowa Genealogical Society)


May 1: DNA Doubleheader with Michelle Bray Wilson (Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society)


May 1: Family History Conference: "All Roads Lead to Missouri" featuring Patti Hobbs (St. Louis Genealogical Society)

American Ancestors

April 29:  "My Broken Language: A Memoir" by Quiara Alegría Hudes 

May 3: "Shalom/Salem: Archival Stories from Salem’s Jewish Community" by Stephanie Call

BYU Family History Library


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


FamilySearch Family History Library 


April 26: DNA Seminar

May 1: Scandinavian Day

Legacy Family Tree

April 28: “94% European and 6% Nigerian - Tracing My Missing Nigerian Ancestor” by Yetunde Moronke Abiola

Southern California Genealogical Society

May 1: “WikiTree: The Free Family Tree” by Sarah Callis

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 27: “Cracking Your Brick Wall with DNA Matches” by Ross Reynolds (Oakland FamilySearch Library)


April 27: “Her Side of the Story: Tales of California Pioneer Women” by John Hogan (Society of California Pioneers)


April 29: “Adolph Sutro's Urban Forest” by Jacqueline Proctor (California State Library Foundation)


May 1: “WWII Japanese Internment Camps” by Linda Okazaki (Solano County Genealogical Society)


May 1: “The Mountains Sing Book Talk” with author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai and illustrator Thi Bui (Oakland Asian Cultural Center)


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 26: “Get Started with DNA: From Testing to Results” (FamilyTree University)


April 27: “Confusing American Indian Records: 1896 Applications, Dawes Final Roll, Guion Miller Roll” (Wake County NC Genealogical Society)


April 28: “You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation” by Thomas MacEntee  (Central Jersey Genealogical Club)


April 29: “The Nuts and Bolts of Publishing Your Family History (Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center)


April 30: “Scrapbook Preservation” (Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research)


May 1: "Funeral Home Collections: Utilizing Genealogical Societies and Others for Crowd Sourcing" (Afro-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Chicago/Chicago Genealogical 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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