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17 May 2020

Online Genealogy: Week of May 18-24

Here are some online genealogy events offered this week. Most are free. See our post Genealogy Learning in the Time of Coronavirus,” for links to archived classes at Ancestry, FamilySearch, RootsTech, and more. The National Genealogical Society also offers some free resources online.

American Ancestors offers these free online presentations:
May 20: The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are by Libby Copeland
May 21: Creating a Research Plan for Cluster Research by Lindsay Fulton
May 22: Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle by Curt DiCamillo

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society continues its series of free webinars.
May 19: Live Genealogy Q&A with D. Joshua Taylor and Susan R. Miller
May 19: Introducing the NYG&B's Online Records Platform with Frederick Wertz
May 21: The Impact of Andrew Carnegie on the Building and Shaping of New York by John Kinnear

Legacy Family Tree and MyHeritage offer these webinars:
May 19 & 20: Discover the Holdings of German Archives by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin
May 20: Timesaving Apps for Busy Genealogists by Lisa Alzo
May 22: Fridays in May: Your Questions Answered LIVE—More DNA with Diahan by Diahan Southard

Also, Legacy Family Tree continues to unlock one archived webinar per day through the month of May. The classes follow a 7-day rotating theme:
Sundays - Methodology
Mondays - DNA
Tuesdays - Ethnic Genealogy
Wednesdays - TechZone
Thursdays - Around the Globe
Fridays - Beginners
Saturdays - Technology
May 18 - DNA Rights and Wrongs: The Ethical Side of Testing by Judy Russell
May 19: Military Resources for the Beginning Genealogist, with Tina Beaird 
May 19: Lessons in Jewish DNA: One Man's Successes and What He Learned On the Journey by Israel Pickholtz
May 20: The Best Built-in Windows 10 Storage Hack by Marian Pierre-Louis
May 21: Emigration via Hamburg by Andrea Bentschneider
May 22: Getting Started in Family History: Census Records by Cheri Hudson Passey
May 23: Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files - Denise Levenick
May 24: Quality, Time and Completion: Developing a Research Plan (Part One) by J. Mark Lowe

Conference Keeper lists many of the above, as well as these events:
May 19: Restoring Old Photos and Documents with Rick Voight
May 22: Implementing a Forensic Genealogy Program by Bode Technology
May 22: Photo Organization with Maureen Taylor

Stay safe, be well, and happy learning!

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