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13 March 2021

Online genealogy, March 15-21

Our weekly roundup of upcoming genealogy events. Numerous associations offer online genealogy classes every week. Most are free. To register for one of the events below, click on the name of the host organization.

CGS Events:

March 20: Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group

Conferences & Workshops 

March 19 & 20: 2021 Virtual Conference (North Carolina Genealogical Society) 

March 20Researching Northern Irish Ancestors (American Ancestors) 

March 20: "Power Up Your Family Research With DNA" (Fairfax Genealogical Society) 

March 20: Arizona Genealogy Day (Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records)

March 20: "Intermediate DNA: A Four-Lecture Program with Blaine Bettinger" (Genealogical Society of Bergen County)

American Ancestors

March 16: "Recreating Place: Uncovering, Interpreting, and Presenting the Past"

March 18: " Researching Urban Ancestors in the 19th and 20th Centuries " by Danielle Cournoyer

BYU Family History Library

March 17: “Using German Reference and Research Tools” with Larry Jensen
March 21: "Discovering Your Ancestors in Sweden" by James Tanner

FamilySearch Family History Library

March 17: St. Patrick's Day Research Seminar - daylong series of webinars

Legacy Family Tree

March 16 & 17: "Reporting on Research: Standards Encourage Better Communication" by Nancy A. Peters

March 17: " - 10 Links You Have to Try" by Devin Ashby

March 19:  "Tracing Your War of 1812 British Soldier" by Paul Milner


Southern California Genealogical Society

March 17: "Find African American, French, Jewish & Spanish Revolutionary War Patriots" by Ellen Kowitt

Other Listings

Sutro Library's Bay Area Genealogy Calendar
lists a wealth of Bay Area events and exhibits, including regular genealogical group meetings. This week's highlights:

March 16: "How Do I Know What I Don’t Know: Fast Tracking Your Genealogy Education" by Thomas MacEntee (San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society)

March 16: "A Unique Perspective on the Historical Highlights of our Santa Clara Valley" (Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society)

March 18: "Focused Research: Using Research Plans" by Lisa Gorrell (Napa County Genealogical Society)


Conference Keeper has a large calendar of classes (too many to list) hosted by genealogical organizations around the country and abroad. Lots to explore, and new events are added often, so be sure to browse the entire calendar. Here's a sampling of the coming week's offerings:

March 15:  "How to Research Around the Missing 1890 Census" (Broomfield Genealogical Society)

March 16: “Introduction to Irish Internet Sites” with David Rencher (Allen County Public Library)

March 17: "Find African American, French, Jewish & Spanish Revolutionary War Patriots" by Ellen Kowitt

March 18: "Making the Most of School Records in Your Family Tree" (Downers Grove Public Library)

March 19: "The Doan Gang: My Notorious Ancestors" (Ontario Ancestors Niagara Peninsula Branch)

March 20: "African American Involvement in the United States Military During World War II”  (Delaware Genealogical Society)

March 21: "Beyond the Family Tree – Sharing Your Stories" (Israel Genealogy Research Association)

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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