Online genealogy, week of June 12-18

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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:


July 13 & 14: 51st Annual Convention: “Connections: Keeping Our German Russian Heritage Alive”(American Historical Society of Germans from Russia)

July 16: “Researching 17th-Century Settlers to New England” (New England Historical and Genealogical Society)

July 17-24: International German Genealogy Conference (International German Genealogy Partnership)

July 18-22: Canadian Genealogical Virtual Research Intensive

July 13: “Using Facebook for Genealogy”

July 15: “Become the Family Historian Before You Become Family History!”

BYU Family History Library

July 14: “Best Practices for Working in FamilySearch’s Shared Family Tree” by Kathryn Grant

July 18: “Discovering Your Ancestors Using Federal Census Records” by James Tanner

FamilySearch Family History Library

July 12: Using the FamilySearch Catalog

July 13: Using the FamilySearch Mobile Apps

July 15: “Introduction to Latter-day Saint Church Records”

July 17: 在世界上最大的在綫家譜收藏搜尋家譜 (in Chinese) – Search for Genealogy in the World’s Largest Online Collection

Legacy Family Tree

July 14: “Comparing Jewish Resources on the Giant Genealogy Websites” by Ellen Kowitt

July 16: “Using Irish newspapers and other printed material” by Natalie Bodle


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 12: “Blogging: Installment Plan for Publishing Your Family’s Story” by Jacqui Stevens

July 14: “US Migration Across the Country” (Solano County Genealogical Society)

July 15: “Sharing Your Family History: Ideas from the Experts” (Napa Valley Genealogical Society)

July 17: “Organize Like An Archivist” (Sonoma 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 a sampling of the coming week’s offerings:

July 12: Epidemics: An issue of Politics, Economics, and Religion (Tempe Chapter, Family History Society of Arizona)

July 13: “New DNA Features and Tools” (Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia)

July 14: “Ancient Snapshots: Verde Valley Family Life from the 11th to 14th Centuries”  (Arizona Historical Society)

July 15: “Researching Your Maritime Ancestors” (Portsmouth ME Public Library)

July 16: “Following The Irish Trail to Canada & Beyond” (Legacy Family Tree)

July 17: “Genealogy Garage: California History & Genealogy” (Los Angeles Public Library)

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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