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20 March 2021

Online genealogy, March 22-28

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

Conferences & Workshops 

March 27-April 3: "Virtual Open House" (Genealogical Forum of Oregon) Multiple free classes over the week. Special events: Sunday, March 28: Irish Day. Monday, March 29: Online Sources Day. Tuesday, March 30: DNA Day

American Ancestors

March 23: "A Worse Place Than Hell: How the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Changed a Nation" by John Matteson
March 26
: Tissington Hall Virtual Tour with
Oliver Gerrish and Sir Richard FitzHerbert

BYU Family History Library

March 24: “Beginning Research in The Netherlands (Holland)” by James Tanner

March 28: "Lighting a Fire: Getting Started with Family History" by Michelle Karren

March 28: "Discovering Your Ancestors in Norway" by James Tanner

FamilySearch Family History Library

March 23: "Tips and Tricks for Finding Elusive Records in FamilySearch"
March 25
"Ask Your United States and Canada Research Questions"

Legacy Family Tree

March 24
20th Century Immigrants to the West Coast" by Linda Harms Okazaki

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

March 22
"Genealogy Resources at the Center for Jewish History" by J.D. Arden

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 24: "The Making of Asian America: A History" (Cupertino Historical Society and Racial Justice Reading Group)

March 27: "Angel Island" by Grant Din (San Mateo County Genealogical Society)

March 27: “San Francisco Bay Area Borderlands Between Russian and Spanish Empires” (Sonoma Valley Historical 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 22: “Genealogical Resources at the Boston Public Library and Map Center: Copley Square and 24/7 in the Pandemic Era” (Cary Area Public Library)

March 23: “Getting Ready for the 1950 Census: Searching With and Without a Name Index” by Steve Morse

March 24: "What about the Women? Overcoming Challenges to finding Female Ancestors" (Arlington Public Library)

March 25: “An Extraordinary Irish Immigrant: Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly” with Miriam Nyhan Grey (Allen County Public Library)

March 26: "What Can You Learn From Postcards?" (GenChat on Twitter)

March 27: "Finding Women in the Newspaper" by Gena Philibert-Ortega (Sacramento Public Library)

March 28: "Immigration and Naturalization Records" (Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County)

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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