Issue: May 1, 2018
Upcoming Genealogical Events
- 2-5 May 2018, Grand Rapids, Michigan NGS 2018 Family History Conference Learn new strategies, resources, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2018 Family History Conference.
- 3 May 2018, Germantown, TN DNA Part 1 - Which test do I need to order? by Debbie Atchley
- 5-6 May 2018, Exhibition & Conference Centre, London The Name Event Lecture Programme
- 6 May 2018, Northville, MI NGS: Roundtable & Virginia Roundtable Discussion - eTips: Webinars, Podcasts, Blogs, & Ezines. Virginia - One of the First States to Have an "Out West". Speaker - Jeff Mason
- 9 May 2018, Webinar Live Webinar with Diane L. Richard Wednesday, May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present: Diane L. Richard "Secretary of State Papers: Don't Let the Title Fool You - Genealogical Gems Abound!"
- 10 May 2018, Washington, DC Visionary Historian Award and 124th Anniversary Celebration The Visionary Historian Award is presented to an individual whose lifetime body of work represents the highest achievement in the study of Washington, D.C. history. Join us as Lonnie Bunch III presents the 2018 award to Howard Gillette, Ph.D. Celebrate 124 years of collecting and interpreting D.C. history by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
- 11 May 2018, Webinar recording DNA Research, Key concepts The SAG DNA Research Group aims to focus on the analysis of DNA results with a practical approach.
- 12 May 2018, Des Moines, Iowa Beginning Genealogy Free
- 15 May 2018, Wilmington, DE Annual Election and Social Come join us for our general election and social! There are some great new additions to our website, and more on the way - come learn about what's new and what's coming.
- 16 May 2018, Anchorage, Alaska Monthly General Meeting Presenters: Audrey and Bruce Kelly and "The Cemetery Actors." Topic: "Actors will portray and tell the stories of people buried in the Anchorage Cemetery."
- 17 May 2018, Elgin, IL Elgin Genealogical Society: DNA A Power Tool in the Genealogist's Tool Box
- 17 May 2018, New York, NY First Person: Jewish Stories, Jewish Lives: Searching for Jewish Heritage with Joseph Berger Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011 Joseph Berger, a former New York Times reporter and author of Displaced Persons: Growing up American after the Holocaust, will share stories and photos from his fascinating journey to his parents' hometowns in Poland and offers tips for successful family searches abroad. Additionally,
- 17 May 2018, Webinar Florida State Genealogical Society Annette Burke Lyttle: A Path to Your Next Research Steps: Using Timelines to Organize, Analyze and Evaluate Evidence
- 19 May 2018, Berlin, CT 50th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting Come celebrate the last 50 years with us.
- 19 May 2018, Eugene, OR Advanced Autosomal DNA Analysis We'll take a closer look at some third party tools, reviewing concepts and terminology as needed, and focusing on essential tools at GEDMatch.com.
- 19 May 2018, Henderson, NV CCNGS May Meeting This month's guest speaker will be Crista Cowen, The Barefoot Genealogist.
- 19 May 2018, Seattle, WA Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar The Seattle Genealogical Society will be hosting D. Joshua Taylor for the Spring Seminar on 19 May 2018. As host of the popular series Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) he crisscrosses the United States - solving longstanding family history mysteries and uncovering genealogical treasures at every turn.
- 20 May 2018, North Kingstown, Rhode Island RIGS Annual Meeting Joseph Coduri will speak about his new book Rhode Island Towns and Villages: Post Card Views at the Turn of the 20th Century, which illustrates the rich heritage of the small towns and villages of our state.
- 22 May 2018, Bayswater, WA Australia Presentation - Advanced DNA Presenter - Cate Pearce. This is an advanced session and not for beginners
- 23 May 2018, FREE Webinar Bringing Your Family Tree to Life Our ancestors had families, jobs, social lives and lived within communities that experienced both good times and bad. Discover how to bring your family tree to life and make it more than just a database with names and dates.
- 26 May 2018, Oakland, CA Chinese Ancestry Day Save the date of Saturday, May 26 as a special day of learning the fundamentals of genealogy tailored for Chinese families.
- 26 May 2018, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada NBGS Annual General Meeting The programme after the AGM will feature Larry Burden presenting: "Across the River: The Search for Maritimers in the Civil War".
- 1 June 2018, Boston, Massachusetts American Passage: The History of Ellis Island For most of New York's early history, Ellis Island had been an obscure little island that barely held itself above high tide. Today, the small island stands alongside Plymouth Rock in our nation's founding mythology as the place where many of our ancestors first touched American soil. Ellis Island's heyday-from 1892 to 1924-coincided with the greatest mass migration of individuals the world has ever seen, with some twelve million immigrants inspected at its gates.
- 1-3 June 2018, Guelph, Ontario Latest Updates to Conference 2018 See website for full details.
- 2-7 June 2018, Athens, GA Advanced German Genealogy F. Warren Bittner, CG, a renowned expert on German genealogical research, will be teaching Advanced German Genealogy at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Saturday, June 2 - Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Athens, Georgia at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. Additional instructors for this course include Daniel R. Jones, MS, AG and Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG.
- 2-7 June 2018, Athens, GA Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) (Conferences) The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) hosted by the Georgia Genealogy Society provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators, Students choose one course that lasts throughout the week. Topics range from a course for beginners to a variety of courses on specialized topics.
- 7 June 2018, Boston, Massachusetts Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in Holocaust Marty Brounstein is a storyteller and author of Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust. Based on a true story, he tells of a Christian couple in the Netherlands who saved the lives of over two dozen Jews during the Holocaust and World War II.
- 9 June 2018, Frankfort, KY PRESENTER: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG Ms. Lauritzen will present "Quaker Migration into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia." Quaker groups were a vital element in the valley's growth and economy.
- 13 June 2018, location, state Courses and Talks, Visits and Walks We offer an extensive programme of events: guided walks, visits to places with historical value, talks and workshops delivered by family history experts, and special events aimed at updating and enhancing your skills and knowledge. All our events are open to anyone interested in family history, you do not need to be a member of our society to attend our events.
- 13-16 June 2018, Buffalo, New York 2018 National Conference Gateway to a New Heimat (home)," the conference will feature a variety of nationally known speakers including John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. and Baerbel K. Johnson, AG. Registration information will be available on our website
- 15 June 2018, Las Vegas, New Mexico Family Heritage Day Honoring Martinez Family of New Mexico
- 16 June 2018, Eugene, OR Researching in Libraries, Archives & Universities There is a wealth of information to be found in the collections of libraries, archives, and universities that will aid in your genealogy research, some is even available online.
- 16 June 2018, Severna Park, MD Writing and Publishing Your Family History Have you been meaning to put pen to paper but aren't sure how to get started? These three presentations offer support for each stage of the work. Your ancestors are counting on you to tell their stories!
- 19 June 2018, WSGS Webinar 50+ Online & Offline Sources for Finding Photos of Your Ancestors If you haven't inherited photos of your ancestors, learn about the 50+ potential sources that you may have overlooked, including printed media, organizations, digital sources and even distant relatives that you may not know about (with tips on initiating contact that ensures a response).
- 23 June 2018, Boston, Massachusetts New Visitor Tour This free orientation and tour introduces you to the resources available at the NEHGS research facility. Founded in 1845, NEHGS is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit genealogy library and archive.
- 23 June 2018, Branchburg, New Jersey he Genealogical Society of New Jersey 2018 Seminar Program topics include a full track on Genetic Genealogy/DNA plus lectures on the New Jersey State Archives, World War I and more!
- 25 June 2018, Ridgewood, New Jersey Genealogy of a House "Genealogy of a House" will look at old houses and their various occupants: how they shaped the house and how the house shaped them. The discussion will include historian, Janet Strom, and historic preservationist, Elaine Gold, about families and houses. The program will draw on some current cases and will explain what resources are available at the county level to discover more about your home.
- 13-14 July 2018, Columbia, SC South Carolina Genealogical Society 46th Annual Summer Workshop Check out the workshop page for more information. A schedule for all the classes is now available. Registration for the workshop may be made now as well.
- 20-21 July 2018, Oklahoma City, OK 2018 Summer Sizzler (Classes) Mark the dates on your calendar. Check back for more information.
- 27-29 July 2018, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Hands-On Genealogy Workshops and programs for researching German ancestors in Poland and Volhynia.
- 30 July - 3 August 2018, Portland, ME Adventures in History Camp 2018 Ever wish you had a chance to explore the history of a whole city? Want to see and learn about amazing things that few people get to see? Looking for a chance to step back in time?
- 3 August 2018, Huntsville, TX Orphan Trains, Adoption & DNA The event is free but requires registration.
- 10-11 August 2018, Columbia, Missouri MoSGA Annual Conference Stoney Creek Conference Center
- 15-18 August 2018, Arlington, WA Northwest Genealogy Conference Beyond Your Family Tree: Taking a look at the events that shaped our family tree. Keynote speakers are CeCe Moore, Beth Foulk and Peggy Lauritzen.
- 22-25 August 2018, Fort Wayne, Indiana FGS 2018 National Conference FGS returns to the Hoosier State in 2018 providing attendees convenient access to Allen County Public Library which houses one of the largest genealogical research collections available with records from around the world.
- 20-22 September 2018, Great Falls, Montana 29th ANNUAL STATE GENEALOGY CONFERENCE Featuring Pamela Boyer Sayre and Rick Sayre
- 22 September 2018, DeWitt, New York the Family Search Digitization Project at Onondaga County Public Library There will be a panel discussion with Holly and Barbara, along with two members of the Family Search scanning project. The panel will discuss the history and background of the Family Search partnership with OCPL.
- 29 September 2018, Naperville, Illinois Venturing Through Miles & Bytes Fox Valley Genealogical Society invites you to our 25th Conference and Celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial. . Jill Morelli will be our speaker. Her topics are: "Road Trip!: Exploring Midwestern Repositories", "Family Search:
- 6 October 2018, Eugene, OR OGS Writers Group Everyone is invited to bring a piece of writing that they're working on to share with the group. Family history work is usual, but any genre may be shared. Visitors and non-members are always welcome ?to just come and listen to others read their work. It's a good way to get motivated to start your own writing.
- 13 October 2018, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales Glamorgan Family History Fair Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil
- 19-20 October 2018, Benton, AR 2018 Fall Seminar Ms. Moore is Co-Founder Institute for Genetic Genealogy and has worked as the genetic genealogy consultant and scriptwriter for the PBS Television documentary series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. More information will be forthcoming.
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