Online genealogy, week of May 9-15

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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

May 11: “WWII ‘Internment Camps’ and Mass Incarceration in the U.S.”

May 15: Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group

May 15: Eastern European Special Interest Group 

Conferences & Workshops 

May 15 Four-Part Workshop with Judy Russell (Cobb County Genealogical Society)

May 15: “A Day of English Research” with Paul Milner (Seattle Genealogical Society)

American Ancestors

May 12: “Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II” by Daniel James Brown

May 13: “The Story of Jewish Families and Their English Country Houses” by Curt DiCamillo


FamilySearch Family History Library

May 12: “What’s New at FamilySearch”

Legacy Family Tree

May 11: Latest updates to MyHeritage Genetic Groups” by Daniel Horowitz

May 12 & 13: DNA Downer: Strategies for Dealing with DNA Fatigue” by Blaine Bettinger


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:

May 10: “Getting Ready for the 1950 US Census” by Thomas MacEntee (Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society) 

May 12: “Our Portuguese-American Ancestors: From the Azores and Madeira to the U.S.” by Ralph Severson (Oakland Family History Library)

May 12: San Francisco Genealogy Group (San Francisco Public Library)

May 13: “What’s in a Name? Renaming at Stanford” (Stanford Historical Society)

May 15: “Advanced Research in Passenger Arrival Records” by Julie Miller (Sonoma County Genealogical Society)

May 15: Celebrating Our HeART-filled Heritage (Leela Dance Collective)


Conference Keeperhas 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 just a sampling of the coming week’s offerings:

May 10: “Stitches in Time: Quilts 1800-1976” (Genealogical Society of Bergen County)

May 11: “Starting Your Family History Journey in Four Steps” by D. Joshua Taylor

 (New York Genealogical & Biographical Society)

May 12: “Api’s Berlin Diaries: My Quest to Understand My Grandfather’s Nazi Past” by Gabrielle Robinson (Indiana German Heritage Society)

May 13: “Reverse Genealogy: Finding Cousins and Chasing the Living” by Nicka Smith (Allen County Public Library)

May 14: “A Firsthand Look at Crypto Jewish Research and Sources” (Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research) by Genie Milgrom

May 15: “Reconciling Unsettling Truths About Our Ancestors” by Connie Davis & Wendy (Virtual Genealogical Society)

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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