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10 April 2021

Online genealogy, week of April 12-18

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 17: Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group

Conferences & Workshops 

April 14-17: "Bringin' It Home 2021" (Ohio Genealogical Society)

April 17: Tom Jones 2021 SCGS Spring Seminar (Sonoma County Genealogical Society) 

April 17"It's a Sair Fecht!" 31st SAFHS Annual Delegate Conference (Scottish Association of Family History Societies)

April 17: Minnesota Genealogical Society Spring All-Star Virtual Conference


American Ancestors

April 13: "Terror to the Wicked: America’s First Trial by Jury That Ended a War and Helped to Form a Nation" by Tobey Pearl

April 16: “Tartan Tales: Stories from Historic Scottish Houses” by Curt DiCamillo

BYU Family History Library

April 14: “Overcoming the Most Common DNA Problems" by James Baker

FamilySearch Family History Library

April 15: "United States Military Draft Records"

Legacy Family Tree


April 14: “Jewish Genealogy with” by Deborah Kroopkin

April 16: “An African Canadian Family History Mystery” by Mags Gaulden

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 12: "Ten Databases you didn't know were on" by Gena Philibert-Ortega (Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society)

April 14: “Death Certificates and Medical Terms” (Solano County Genealogical Society)

April 14: “The Poverty of Affluence: The Story of the Mariani Family in California” by David Mariani (Cupertino Historical Society)

April 15: “Coming to America: The Ellis Island Experience” by Madeline Yanov (Napa Valley Genealogical Society)

April 17: Local History Trivia Contest (San Mateo County History Museum)

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 12: “The Time Machine: Offbeat Resources for Family Historians” with Dear MYRTLE and Cousin Russ (The Villages Genealogical Society)

April 13: “You Can Do This: Photo Organization and Preservation for Your Genealogical Photos” (Schaumburg IL Township District Library)

April 14: “Black Graves Matter” (Fountaindale IL Public Library)

April 15: “Financing War: 18th & 19th Century Federal Tax Records - They Do Exist” with Diane Richard (Utah Genealogical Association)

April 16: “Home Children Immigration through Niagara and Their Lives” (Ontario Genealogical Society, Niagara Peninsula Branch)

April 17: "Dower and Dowry: Women, Property, and Legal Records" by Judy Russell (Ventura County CA Genealogical Society)

April 18: “Your Next Step: Write Your Family History” (Arlington Heights Memorial Library)


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