September events preview: Maps! (8/31/2021)
Melinda Kashuba

Melinda Kashuba

A note to readers:
We began offering a weekly roundup of online genealogy events in this blog 18 months ago, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, we all hoped the disruption to in-person gatherings would be more quickly resolved. Clearly, this was not the case. On the bright side, there are now more online genealogy offerings accessible to more people than ever before, and this seems likely to continue in the future. This month, we will retire the weekly roundup and return to our monthly preview of CGS events. You can explore more genealogy events in the Bay Area and around the country by consulting the following calendars:
Sutro Library’s Bay Area Genealogy Calendar
or Conference Keeper.

Online genealogy, week of August 30-September 5 (8/28/2021)

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Welcome, September! Our roundup of upcoming genealogy events today includes an overview of September conferences and upcoming CGS September events. To register for an event below, click on the name of the host organization.

September CONFERENCES and SEMINARS

September 1-4: New York State Family History Conference @ Home 2021 (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)

September 3, 10, 17, 24: “Webtember: All Genealogy. All September Long” (Legacy Family Tree)

September 11: “Searching for Elusive Germanic Records 1816-1916” (Lincoln-Lancaster County NE Genealogical Society)

September 15 & 16: We Are Cousins 2nd Annual Conference (South Texas and Northeastern Mexico)

September 15-18: “Summit of Excellence: Commemorating 50 Years of Premier Education” (Utah Genealogical Association)

September 17-19: 2021 PGSA Conference (Polish Genealogical Society of America)

September 21 & 22: Virtual Professional Management Conference (Association of Professional Genealogists)

September 25: “PATH to AMERICA: Immigration Records & Roadshow” (Fox Valley IL Genealogical Society)

September 25: “Celebrating 40 Years of CDGS” with Fred Voss, Tom Jones, and Maureen Taylor (Capital District Genealogical Society)

CGS September EVENTS:

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY GENEALOGY CENTER

August 31: “Genealogy Resources at The Los Angeles Public Library” by Julie Huffman

September 2: “Surprised by Your Ethnicity Estimate?” by Sara Allen

AMERICAN ANCESTORS

September 2: “Still Mad: American Women Writers and Feminist Imagination” by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar

BYU FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY

September 1: “Teaching Family History with The Family History Guide” by Bob Taylor

FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY (FamilySearch)

September 2: “Skimming the Surface: A Look Into Quebec Notarial Records”

LEGACY FAMILY TREE

September 1: “Your DNA Questions Answered Live with Diahan” by Diahan Southard

September 3: “Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color” by Anita Wills

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

September 4: “Spin a Story Step-by-Step with Sanborn Maps” by Jane Neff Rollins

OTHER LISTINGS

>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:

August 29: “Muestro Yerusha: Jewish Heritage and Identity in the Ottoman Empire” by Michael Waas (Heinz History Center and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh)

August 30: “Opening a New World of Books on MyHeritage” by James Tanner (MyHeritage)

August 31: “Lifting the Fog” (Marin County Genealogical Society)

September 1: “Researching illegitimate ancestors” by Anna Watson (Bolton UK Family History Society)

September 2: “Research Roundtable: Blue Collar Jobs” (Indiana Historical Society)

September 3: America’s Turnpikes, Rivers, and Canals” by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen (Legacy Family Tree Webinars – Webtember)

September 4: “Held in the Balance: The Trask 250” by Nicka Smith (Solano County Genealogical Society Meeting)

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!

Online genealogy, week of August 16-22 (8/14/2021)

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Our weekly roundup of upcoming genealogy events. Numerous associations offer online genealogy classes every week, many of them free. To register for an event below, click on the name of the host organization.

CONFERENCES and SEMINARS

August 16-19: “Empire State Exploration” (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)

CGS EVENTS:

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY GENEALOGY CENTER

August 17: “Lifting the Curtain on East European Family History Research” by Joseph B. Everett

August 19: “I Seek Dead People: Using America’s GenealogyBank to Find Obituaries and More!” by Allison DePrey Singleton

AMERICAN ANCESTORS

August 17: “Republic of Detours: How the New Deal Paid Broke Writers to Rediscover America” by Scott Borchert

August 19: “Stories from the Archives: Family Bible Records” by Judy Lucey and Todd Pattison

BYU FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY

August 18: “The Early British Census Project” by Sarah Jorgensen

August 22: “Discovering Your Ancestors in Wales” by James Tanner

LEGACY FAMILY TREE

August 17 & 18: “Standards for Genealogical Documentation” by Tom Jones

August 18: “Using Zotero to Organize and Annotate Your Family History” by Colleen Robledo Greene

August 20: “Early Ontario Research” by Janice Nickerson

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

August 18: “Profile of a Quaker – Finding a Friend in Colonial America” by Steven W. Morrison

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:

August 19: “Essential U.S. Records for Genealogical Research” (Napa Valley Genealogical 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:

August 16: “Records Not Revenue: Genealogy and Public Policy” by Rich Venezia (Association of Professional Genealogists)

August 17: “Looking after your books and documents at home” (Norfolk UK Record Office)

August 18: “Born in St. Louis, Naturalized in Newark. Why?” by Hal Bookbinder (Genealogical Society of North Orange County California)

August 19: “Digital Collections of the Library of Congress and National Archives” by  Bryna O’Sullivan (Portsmouth NH Public Library)

August 20
: “To Common Defense: Military Records for Genealogical Research” (Library of Virginia)

August 21: “Achieving Equity in Genealogy (Pinellas FL Genealogy Society)

August 22: “Online resources at Yad Vashem” by Serafima Velkovic (Orange County Jewish 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!