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12 September 2020

Online genealogy, week of September 14-20

Our Events:
September 14
: Our "Writing Your Family History" Series continues Tuesdays at 7 p.m. This week: Lois Elling talks about "Making Your Book Look Good: Page Layout and Software."

September 19: The "Exploring Military Records" series with Deborah Goss Johnston kicks off with a look at "Pension and Bounty Land Applications."

Conferences: [fee]

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

September 16-30: "Checking for Vitals: U.S. Vital Records Substitutes" (series: fee)
September 17: "Northern New England Resources at American Ancestors" by David Allen Lambert and Melanie McComb
September 16: "Using German Periodicals and Periodical Indexes" with Larry Jensen

September 19: Nordic Genealogy Research Seminar
September 15 & 16: "Reconstructing the Murphy Family Using DNA & Documentary Evidence" by Melissa Johnson
September 16: "Finding Genealogical Evidence in the Chinese Exclusion Act Files" by Trish Hackett Nicola
September 18: "Your DNA Questions Answered Live" by Diahan Southard
Southern California Genealogical Society 
September 16: "Putting America to Work: Records of the WPA and the CCC" by Peggy Lauritzen

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 some of the coming week's highlights:

September 14: "Scrivener for Professional Genealogists" by Kimberly Powell (Association for Professional Genealogists)
September 15: "Using Mortality Schedules in Your Research" (Allen County Public Library)
September 15: "Insider's Guide to Genealogical Cousin Bait" by Marian Burk Wood
September 15: "Swedes in Wisconsin and Beyond: Unlocking Your Swedish Family History" by Deanna E. Korte
September 15: "Getting Started in Genealogy Research" (New York Public Library)
September 16: "Civil War Pensions: A Closer Look" with Laura Congleton (Connetquot NY Public Library)
September 16: "Introduction to African American Genealogy" (New York Public Library)
September 16: "Researching Your House History" (Appleton WI Public Library)
September 17: "Family History for Health" by Diane Stepro (Jeffersonville IN Public Library)
September 17: "Hidden Gems: Materials in Digital Libraries for Family Research" by D. Joshua Taylor
September 18: "Seafaring Ancestors: Early 19th Century Port Records" by Diane Richard
September 18: "Virginia Genealogy to ca. 1850" (Library of Virginia)
September 19: "Explorations in Mexican Genealogy" by John Schmal
September 19: "Trails West: Crossing the Continent, 1840-1869" by Mary Kircher Roddy 
September 20: "Spinning Gold: Shaping Your Family Research into Compelling Stories" by author Christine Halvorson

Be well, stay safe, and happy learning!

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