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05 December 2020

Online genealogy, week of December 7-13


Conferences and Seminars:

Dec. 12: "Researching American Revolutionary War Patriots" (American Ancestors)


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.

American Ancestors
Dec. 7
: The Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Nicholas Basbanes

Dec. 10: "Finding the Living: Doing Descendancy Research"by  Hallie Borstel

Dec. 11: "Winter and Christmas at Castle Howard" by Christopher Ridgway

BYU Family History Library
Dec. 9
“English Church Records: Understanding the Basics” with Kathryn Grant

Dec. 9
Roots of Jews from Eastern Europe: Names, Language, and History" by Alexander Beider

Legacy Family Tree
Dec. 8:
"Find a Boatload of Passenger Lists on MyHeritage" by Sharon Monson 

Dec. 9: "The Most Prominent Citizens: Using County Histories" by Cari Taplin

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. 7:

“Using Danish Family Search” (National Danish-American Genealogical Society)

“Federal Land Records” (Spartanburg County Public Library)

Dec. 8:

“Introduction to African American Genealogy” (New York Public Library)

“Using Discovery” (National Archives UK)

"Warrants & Patents & Deeds, Oh My!: Genealogy Land Records"(Schaumburg IL Township District Library)

Dec. 9:

“Government Records as Genealogical Resources” (Boston Public Library)

Dec. 10:

“How to Research the Courthouse” (Tennessee Genealogical Society)

“German Advent, Christmas and New Year's Traditions and Superstitions” (Germanic Genealogy Society)

Dec. 12:

“Funeral Home Collections” (Kentucky Genealogical Society)

“Getting Started in Italian Genealogy” (Appleton Public Library)

“Beginning German Genealogy: How to Get Started” (Sacramento Public Library) 


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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