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18 December 2020

Online genealogy, week of December 21-27

It's a quieter week as we move into Christmas, but there are still some fascinating online genealogy events happening. Most are free. For more details or to register for one of the events below, click on the name of the host organization.

Dec. 22
"Introducing the JewishGen Crypto Jewish Collection" - Genie Milgrom discusses the data she has spent more than 15 years compiling on "Crypto Jews," Spanish and Portuguese Jews forced by the Inquisition to convert to Christianity during the 14th and 15th centuries.

Conference Keeper has a large calendar of classes (too many to list) from beginning to advanced, hosted by various genealogical organizations. New events are added often, so check the calendar frequently.

Here are a few of the coming week's highlights:

Dec. 21:

"Visit Norway genealogically" (ELA IL Area Public Library)

Youth Family History Discovery Workshop (Indian River FL Genealogical Society)

Dec. 22:

"New Jersey Probate Records" with Melissa A. Johnson (New Jersey Family History Institute)

“Do They Know it’s Christmas?: A Look at the Realities & Fantasies of Civil War Christmases" (Allen County IL Public Library)

Dec. 27:

"Choosing a Genealogy Software – A Comparison" (Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Philadelphia) 


See our post "Genealogy Learning in the Time of Coronavirus" for links to classes archived online at Ancestry, FamilySearch, RootsTech, and more. Be well, stay safe, and happy learning!

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