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03 April 2021

Online genealogy, April 5-11

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 10: (10 a.m.) Monthly Board Meeting - all welcome
April 10: (1 p.m.) "Citations: Easier Than You Think" by Stewart Blandón Traiman

Conferences & Workshops 

April 8-9: 24-Hour Marathon (Legacy Family Tree Webinars)

April 10: Nashi Predky 2021 Spring Conference "East Meets West"  (Ukrainian History and Education Center)

April 10: Virtual Spring Conference (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society)

April 10: Spring Conference with CeCe Moore, the DNA Detective (Greater Omaha Genealogical Society)

April 9 & 10: Annual Spring Conference (Indiana Genealogical Society)


American Ancestors

April 6: “Boston’s Jewish Family Businesses: The Colonial Era to the Present” by Michael Feldberg

April 8: “Jewels that Made History: 100 Stones, Myths, and Legends” by Stellene Volandes

Legacy Family Tree

In addition to the 24-Hour Marathon of webinars (see above), LFT offers these two classes this week:
April 6 & 7:
“Four More Sources for New Zealand Family History” by Fiona Brooker

April 7
: "DNA for Dog Lovers" by Shellee Morehead

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 6: “Keys to Obituary Research” (Santa Cruz Public Libraries)

April 10: Irish Genealogy Club (United Irish Cultural Center)

April 10: “Dude Ranches … in Sonoma County?" (Sonoma Valley Historical 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 5: “Confederate Pension Records” with Kayla Scott (Alabama Department of Archives & History)

April 6: “What Gravestones Can Tell You About Your Ancestors” (Lennox & Addington County Museum and Archives)

April 7: “Making the Most of Online Sources for Scottish Family History” (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)

April 8: “What's in a Name? Deciphering German Given Names and Nicknames” with Gail S. Blankenau (Germanic Genealogy Society”

April 9: “GenChat on Twitter: Trello and Genealogy” (GenChat)

April 10: "Dead Men Talking: Using Probate and Estate Records to Find Answers" (Houston Genealogical Forum)

April 11: "Comparison of Jewish Resources on the Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, JewishGen, & MyHeritage” (Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia)



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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