Online genealogy, October 12-18

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Our Events:

October 10
: Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group


October 12-14: Virtual British Institute
October 14:The Kitchen: Culinary Inspirations from the Past” New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Fall Benefit 
October 14-17
: Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Conference
October 17
: 15th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar
October 17: Virtual Conference with Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist
(Mid Atlantic German Society)

October 17: Fall Seminar with Fritz Juengling  (North San Diego County Genealogical Seminar)

October 17: Virtual Fall DNA Seminar with Blaine Bettinger (Seattle Genealogical Society)


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.

October 13: “Using Railroad Records” by Kim Harrison

October 14: “Finding Unknown Fathers or Grandfathers by DNA” by Sara Allen

October 15: “Death Business: Searching Funeral Home Collections” by Melissa Tennant
October 13, 20, 27: “An Explosion of Beauty: The Art, Architecture, and Collections of British Country Houses, Part I” course with Curt DiCamillo
October 14, 21, 28: “Adoption Research” course 
October 14:  “The First American Jewish Woman Novelist: Uncovering the Story of Cora Wilburn and her Spiritualist Novel, Cosella Wayne” by Jonathan D. Sarna
October 15: “Using Bank Records in Family History Research” by Eileen Pronti


October 14: “Improving Your Genealogy Research Skills” by James Tanner

Legacy Family Tree
October 13
Use MyHeritage Records to Quickly Discover and Write the Story of Your Ancestors ” by Devon Noel Lee
October 14 & 15: “Dealing with Endogamy” by Paul Woodbury

Southern California Genealogical Society
October 13: “Beginning Genealogy: Census and Naturalization Records” by Beverly Truesdale


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:

October 12
Cemetery Art for Genealogy” (Midwest Genealogy Center) 

“Reconstruction On Hilton Head Island & Beaufort County (1862-1877)” (Heritage Library History & Ancestry Research Center)

October 13

“Researching Your Chicago Ancestors” (Schaumburg IL Township District Library)

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

“Identifying Unknown Ancestors with DNA” (Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia)

October 14

“German Naming Conventions and Other Oddities” (Doña Ana County NM Genealogical Society)

“Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Using Maps to Understand Our Ancestors’ Journeys” (Rogue Valley OR Genealogical Society)

October 15

“A Thousand Thirsty Beaches: Smuggling Alcohol from Cuba to the South during Prohibition” (Alabama Department of Archives)

“The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors” (Florida State Genealogical Society)

“Dethorning Interviews, Cold Calls, and First Contact” (Utah Genealogical Society)

October 16:
“Don’t Leave Any Stones Unturned! Finding Collections Anywhere and Everywhere” (Wisconsin State Genealogical Society)

“Fantastic Canal Records and Where to Find Them: NY Repositories” (New York Genealogical & Biographical Society)

“Using DNA to Identify Enslaved Ancestors” (Houston Public Library)

October 17:

“German Genealogy” (New York Chapter of Palatines to America German Genealogy Society)

“Tracing Your Irish Ancestors”(Irish Genealogical Society International)

October 18:

“Past the Cemetery Gate with the Gravestone Girls” (Portsmouth NH 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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