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13 June 2020

Online genealogy, week of June 15-21

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.

Don't miss CGS's offering: "Excel for Genealogists," a very popular two-part class led by Stewart Blandon, on June 16 & 17.

To register for a class below, please click on the name of the host organization.

June 15: "Risky Business: Limiting Liability in a Litigious World" by Judy G. Russell

June 17: "The Other Census: U.S. State Censuses" by Thomas MacEntee

The New England Historical and Genealogical Society offers these free online classes:
June 16: "From Teeming Zion's Fertile Womb": The Curious Career of Judah Monis by Michael Hoberman
June 18: "Getting Started in Portuguese Genealogy" by Rhonda R. McClure

Legacy Family Tree hosts the following free classes:
June 16 & 17: "Genealogical Treasures in Irish Archives" by David Ouimette
June 17: "Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States Between 1780 and 1840" by D. Joshua Taylor

LFT also offers "Free Webinar Weekends" in June, with a variety of speakers.
June 19-21, Great Britain, 6 classes
June 26-28, African American Genealogy, 5 classes
Visit the website for details.

FamilySearch has free webinars every week. This week:
June 15: Best Practices on Family Tree for Nordic Ancestors

Conference Keeper has a large calendar of activities (too many to list) by genealogical associations around the country. New events are often added at the last minute, so check the calendar frequently.
Here are a few of this week's highlights:
June 16: "Smarter Search Strategies for Genealogy" (Wisconsin State Genealogical Society) by Thomas MacEntee
June 16: "Naturalization Records" (Pinellas Genealogy Society) by Peter Summers
June 16:  "Finding Family: Finding Your Female Ancestors on Naturalization Records" (National Archives) by Zack Wilske
June 17: "Locating Records in Archives From Your Couch" (BYU Family History Library) by Sara Cochran
June 17: "Research Methods and Sources and Citations" (MyHeritage) with Dick Eastman
June 18: "Seven Proven Strategies for Identifying Slave Ownership and Reconstructing Families: New Paths and Trails" (Florida State Genealogical Society) with Janis Minor Forté
June 18: "The Musical 'Chicago' and All That Genealogical Jazz" by Mike Karsen
June 20: "Japanese Family Names and Crests (Kamon)" with Chester Hashizume

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