Online genealogy, week of July 19-25

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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.


July 24: “Researching 17th-Century Settlers to New England” (American Ancestors)

July 24: 2021 Family History Seminar (Genealogical Society of North Orange County CA)


July 20: “Non-Traditional Family History Books” by Betsy Thal Gephart

July 22: “Finding Your Ancestor’s Five Senses: Using Manuscript Collections to Build Context” by Maire Gurevitz

American Ancestors

July 20: “Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure” by Menachem Kaiser

July 22: “The Great Migration to New England: Conventicles to Companies to Congregations” by Robert Charles Anderson

BYU Family History Library

July 21: “Effective Use of the Allen County Public Library’s Genealogy Center” with Curt Witcher

FamilySearch Family History Library

July 20: “Using the FamilySearch Wiki” by Danielle Batson

Legacy Family Tree

July 20 & 21: “The Time of Cholera: A Case Study about Historical Context” by Alison Hare

July 21: “That Scoundrel George” by Judy G. Russell

Southern California Genealogical Society

July 21: “The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta” by Nicka Sewell Smith


>>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:

July 20: “Scottish Genealogy Research” by Tina Beaird (San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society)

July 20: “If Maps Could Talk: An 1889 Map Project” (Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society)

July 22: “Jello, Molds, Peacocks, and Turtle Soup: Genealogy and History of Food” by Gena Phillibert-Ortega (Marin County Genealogical Society)

July 23: “Sephardic Jewish Research: Jewish Ethnicity and DNA: History, Migration, Genetics” with Schelly Talalay Dardashti (San Francisco Bay Area Jewish 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:

July 19: “Virtual Introduction to Genealogy for Beginners” (New York Public Library)

July 20: “Piecing Together One Family’s Holocaust History: Film and Discussion” (New York Genealogical & Biographical Society)

July 21: “Show Me the Money: Techniques to Verify Colorful Tales” (IL Town & Country Public Library)

July 22: “Pandemic 1918! Fighting Influenza During the Great War” (Batavia IL Public Library)

July 23: “Introduction to the Texas State Archives Part 1” (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

July 24: “Organizing Paper, Books & Digital Files, and Courthouse Research, including Wills and Probate” (Puget Sound WA Genealogical Society)

July 25: “Interviews and Family Research In Your Ancestral Town” (Ukrainian History and Education Center)

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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