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29 August 2020

Online Genealogy: Week of August 31-September 6

Our "Writing Your Family History" Series continues Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
This eight-part series walks through the steps needed to produce a well-researched and handsome family history book, from the basics of storytelling to the finished product. Sign up for one, several, or all sessions! This week: Stewart Traiman talks about "Citation: Easier Than You Think."


  • The Federation of Genealogical Societies holds a virtual conference beginning September 2, with recorded sessions available to participants until March 2021. Click here for details and to register. (fee)
  • The Association for African American Life and History holds a virtual conference, with events every Thursday and Saturday in September. Visit their website to register. (fee)

Numerous associations offer online genealogy events every week. Most are free. See our post "Genealogy Learning in the Time of Coronavirus" for links to classes archived online at Ancestry, FamilySearch, RootsTech, and more. To register for one of the events below, click on the name of the host organization. 

September 2: "How to Ask Your DNA Question" with Bonnie Belza

Legacy Family Tree
September 1 & 2
"Wilkommen in Australien! Researching German-Australian Families" by Benjamin Hollinger
September 2: "Using Chromosome Browsers, Segment Data, and Triangulation" by Michelle Leonard
Southern California Genealogical Society 
September 5: "Who Needed It, Anyway? Researching Around the Missing 1890 Census" by Sara Cochran

Conference Keeper has a large calendar of events (too many to list) hosted by various genealogical organizations. New events are added often, so check back frequently. Here are a few of the coming week's highlights:

September 1: "A Genealogist's Guide to Digital Marketing" with David Ryan
September 2: "An Introduction to Ellis Island Genealogy" (New York Public Library)
September 3: "German Resources to Trace Your Roots" (Germanic Genealogy Society)
September 5: "Using Historical Maps to Research New England and Beyond" by Sara Campbell
September 6: "400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage" (DuPage County Genealogical Society)

Be well, stay safe, and happy learning!

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