Online genealogy, week of June 7-13 (6/5/2021)

 

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:

June 8: “Getting the Most Out of Fold3” with Anne Gillespie Mitchell

June 12: “More Family Tree Maker” by Ron Madson

Conferences & Workshops:

June 11-13: Genealogy Jamboree (Southern California Genealogical Society)

American Ancestors

June 9: “The True Cost of Colonization: American History from an Indigenous Perspective” by Paula Peters

June 10: “Researching the Deep South” by Anne Lawthers

BYU Family History Library

June 9: “5 Minutes or 5 Hours? Stopping Mistakes Before They Start (Family Tree)” with Kathryn Grant

BYU Sunday Classes

June 12: “Discovering Your Ancestors in Mexico” by James Tanner

FamilySearch Family History Library

June 7: “Using the FamilySearch Catalogue“

June 8: “Tips and Tricks for Finding Elusive Records in FamilySearch”

Legacy Family Tree

June 8: “New Breakthroughs in MyHeritage’s Photo Tools” by Tal Erlichman

June 9: “Samoan genealogy (Gafa) retold” by Andrew Reuben Peteru

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:

June 9: “Genealogy 911- Preparing for Evacuations” (Solano County Genealogical Society)

June 9: San Francisco Genealogy Group

June 12: Irish Genealogy Club

June 12: “Swimming to Freedom” by Kent and Freddie Wong (Oakland Asian Cultural Center and Abrams Books)

June 12: “Prohibition, 1919 – 1933″ by John Freeman (Sonoma Valley Historical 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:

June 7: “If the Walls Could Talk: Using Oral Histories” Oklahoma Genealogical Society

June 8: “Civil War Union Noncombatant Personnel: Teamsters, Laundresses, Nurses, Sutlers, and More” (National Archives)

June 9: “The 1862 Homestead Act: History and Records” (Pinellas FL Genealogy Society)

June 10: “40+ Sources for Finding Maiden Names” (McHenry County IL Genealogical Society)

June 11: “African American Migration” (Library of Virginia)

June 12: “LGBTQ Genealogy: Inclusion of All our Ancestors” (Wilmette IL Public Library)

June 13: “Privacy, DNA, and Genealogy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword” by Thomas MacEntee (Genealogical Society of Broward County FL)

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!

Copyright © 2021 by California Genealogical Society

CGS Library to reopen end of June (6/4/2021)

 

reopening sign

We are delighted to announce that the CGS library will be reopening on June 30!

We will share more details in the coming weeks, but here are the basics: On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays there will be two daily sessions for research, morning and afternoon. The first session will be from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and the second from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Sessions are limited to five patrons each and advance reservations are required. Reservations will open up one week ahead, so the first day you can reserve a session will be June 23.

At this point, a patron may reserve no more than one session per week. Non-CGS members will be charged $5 per session. We will for now require masking and social distancing at the library due to our demographic risk, even if Alameda County drops such restrictions.

Registration will open on our website by June 23.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Thank you for your support throughout these difficult months!

Online genealogy, week of May 31-June 6 (5/28/2021)

 

Wishing you all a good Memorial Day weekend. Here is 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. 

 

Conferences and Workshops 

June 4-12Jamboree 2021 (Genealogy Jamboree)

June 5:  Getting the Lay of the Land: Using American Land Deeds in Your Family History Research ” (American Ancestors)

June 5: 2021 eConference (Pastfinders Genealogical Society)

June 5: Genealogy Research Virtual Conference (Family History Fanatics)

 

CGS Events

June 2: “Strategic Searching on FindMyPast” by Jen Baldwin. (First in a weekly series about how to use some of the biggest genealogy websites.)

June 5: “First Saturdays Free Intro to Genealogy.” This month: “Using the Census.”

June 5: Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group

American Ancestors
June 3: “Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them” by Joseph Bagley

 

 

 

 

BYU Family History Library

 

 

 

June 2: “The 50 Things You Need to Know About DNA” with James Baker

June 6: “Discovering Your Ancestors in Mexico” by James Tanner

 

Family Search Family History Library

 

June 1: “The Research Process, Research Help, and Searching Records on FamilySearch”

 

June 3: “Forgotten Wives, Mothers, and Old Maids: Tracing Women in U.S. Research”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legacy Family Tree
June 1 & 2
: “Ngā aho tāne o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa: Revitalising Connections across the Pacific with Big Y” by Elena Fowler
June 2
: “Solving Family Mysteries with mtDNA Projects” by Mags Gaulden

 

June 4: “African Americans in the U.S. Revolutionary War” by Janice Lovelace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

 

June 1: “A Journey of Discovery: Researching the History of Your House, 1408 Broadway: A Case Study” by Joe Michalak (Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County)

 

June 4: “Free First Fridays” for kids and adults (San Mateo County History Museum)

 

June 5: “DNA Genealogy: A Personal Narrative” with (San Francisco African American and Cultural Society)

 

June 5: “Women’s Suffrage Warriors: Women Win the Vote in 1920” by Beverly Lane (Solano County 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 just a sampling of the coming week’s offerings:

 

 

May 31: “Family Records of The Great War 1914–1918” by James Tanner (My Heritage)

 

June 1: “From Here to There: Researching Office of Indian Affairs Employees” (National Archives)

 

June 2: “Bounty Lands” (Pinellas FL Genealogy Society)

 

June 3: “City Directories: No Town Too Small, No Clue Too Little “(Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society)

 

June 4: “Publishing Your Genealogy for Amateurs” (New Jersey State Library)

 

June 5: “Digging into Cemeteries: Disease, Death, and Obituaries” (Westminster CO Public Library)

 

June 6: “A Taste of Jewish Genealogy as a Gateway to the Civilization of Polish Jewry” (Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy 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!

 

 

 

Copyright © 2021 by California Genealogical Society