Online genealogy, week of November 2-8

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Our Events

November 7: Intro to Genealogy” our FREE popular monthly basics class. This month: Vital Records (Birth, Marriage & Death)


Conferences and Seminars:
November 7: “The Bookends of Liberty: 300 Years of the Growth of Freedom in North America” featuring David Allen Lambert and Gena Philibert-Ortega (Bucks County Ancestry Fair)

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.
November 5: “Stories from the Archives: Objects of Mourning” by Judy Lucey
November 4: “‘Extra! Extra! Read All About It’: Finding Your Family History in Newspapers” with Kathryn Grant
November 5: The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X with author Tamara Payne


Family History Library
November 2: “Using the Family Search Catalog”
November 3: “Using the Family Search Mobile Apps”
November 5: “Swedish Genealogy Files: Mystery of the Unknown Father in 1800”

November 3 & 4: “Australian Census Substitutes” by Helen V. Smith
November 4: “How to Connect with Your Pilgrim Ancestors to Join the Mayflower Society” by Kate Eakman
November 7: “Researching Your French Canadian Ancestors” by Johanne Gervais
Conference Keeper has a large calendar of events (too many to list; visit the website for hidden gems) hosted by various genealogical organizations. New events are added often, so check back frequently.
Here are a few of the coming week’s highlights:

November 3

“From Webinar to Degree: Exploring Genealogy Education Options for You” (Utah Genealogical Association)

“Tap Into Your Inner Private Eye” (Manatee Genealogical Society)

“The Forgotten and the Maligned: Using Government Documents for Genealogical Research” (Allen County Public Library)

November 5

“Genealogy for Misers” (Omaha Public Library)

“Past is Present: Using Digital Resources to Find Your Family’s First World War History” (Quebec Family History Society)

November 7

“Finding Your Mexican Ancestors: An Introduction to Mexican Genealogy” (Santa Rosa Junior College)

“Advanced Polish Research” (Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society)

“Native American Family Research” (Tennessee Genealogical Society)

“Digging Deeper: Researching Women’s History” (Seattle Genealogical Society)

“Researching Military History and Records and the Making of We Are American Soldiers” (Chinese Family History Group of Southern California)

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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