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Monday, March 1
I Have a Civil War Ancestor...Now What?  (Online Events)
7:00 pm
Online - Registration Required
The Oklahoma Genealogical Society March 2021 Monthly Meeting speaker, Brian Rhinehart, will present “I Have a Civil War Ancestor...Now What?”.

Brian is a graduate of Boston University’s Certificate of Genealogy Research and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (GenFed) in Washington D.C. He is a direct descendant of six Civil War soldiers.

Brian specializes in the Civil War and War of 1812 research. He has retrieved military records from the National Archives in Washington D.C. for hundreds of clients.  Please join us for a discussion on the rich paper trail left by our Civil War ancestors.

Here is the link to register for the OGS Meeting Monday, March 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM CST:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4139776040793340174

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Thursday, March 4
Gravestone Art, Symbols, and More  (AAGS Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online
Your next visit to a cemetery will never be the same. Tina Simmons, a long-time member of our Anne Arundel Genealogical Society has been researching cemeteries for as long as she has been a member. Last year using grants from both the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and the Trader Foundation of Maryland, she created a booklet and website featuring various aspects of cemetery art from around Anne Arundel County. In this talk, she will show additional examples from cemeteries she has visited both locally and from around the county. See examples of the different styles and examples of art (iconography) that can be found in cemeteries. Please join us for this unique visual journey.
 
We will email the Zoom link for the meeting to members the day before the meeting. If you are not a member of AAGS and would like to attend, please email us at programs@aagensoc.org, and we will email you the link for the program the day before the meeting.


Saturday, March 6
Oklahoma Genealogical Society Class - Avoiding Beginner Mistakes  (Online Events)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Online - Registration Required ($)

Presented by Jim Ike
Registration Fee: $30.00 (OGS Members: $25.00)

OGS Members must log in to receive the member discount. Website: ​www.okgensoc.org

All of us make mistakes especially when we are new to a task. We must learn from our mistakes or take formal training before the beginning of a task. Jim will discuss how to avoid mistakes, get organized, record references/sources, keep copies of documents, look for multiple name spellings and nicknames, interview relatives, and use census records. This presentation will review many of the mistakes that beginners and some seasoned genealogists have or will make in the future based on the past mistakes of many seasoned genealogists.

Jim Ike is a retired engineer, Genealogist for over 20 years, member of OGS Board of Directors for 18 years, and leader of OGS Special Interest Groups focused on computers and genealogy for 11 years. Whether you are a ‘beginner’ or ‘seasoned’ genealogist, join us on March 6th to hear Jim share his tremendous knowledge and experience.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is scheduled to be held as a Zoom Meeting. No events are being held in person at this time. To register please go to the website ​www.okgensoc.org​ . Click on Store, then click on Classes in the menu located on the left side of the screen. Payment is accepted by Credit Card, PayPal or Mail-in Check with the form.



Monday, March 8
Finding Your Ancestors: Resources and Search Strategies  (Online Events)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library Virtual Program - Registration Required

Join us for a discussion of search strategies and resources to avoid potential detours, possible ways to break through roadblocks and tips to finding that missing branch or leaf on the family tree.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Keswick Wise & Well Resource Center.  To register for the event, please call 410-662-4363.



Tuesday, March 16
Beyond Certificates: Alternative Sources for Birth, Marriage, and Death  (Online Events)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Online - Registration Required
Event: Beyond Certificates: Alternative Sources for Birth, Marriage, and Death
Host: Harford County Public Library (HCPL)
Presenter: Angela Packer McGhie
Phone: 410-692-7850
Registration is required.

Genealogists seek records of their ancestor’s birth, marriage and death not only to fill in blanks on a pedigree chart, but also to define the scope of their life.
In the twentieth century most states created birth and death certificates, but for earlier time periods locating evidence of these major life events can be a bit more challenging.
In this program, geared for beginners, Angela Packer McGhie, a Certified Genealogist®, will provide attendees with tips and ideas of where to look for records that contain evidence of births, marriages, and death.

This event will be presented virtually on ZOOM.

A valid email address is needed at registration and once registered, you will receive a confirmation email from ZOOM containing the link and your unique password to this event.

You will also receive a reminder email from ZOOM one hour before the scheduled start.
https://hcplonline.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails...

Registration: https://marylandlibraries.zoom.us/.../WN...

 


Friday, March 19 through Saturday, March 20
2021 North Carolina Genealogical Society Virtual Conference  (Online Events)
10:55 am to 4:15 pm
Online - Registration Required ($)
Join NCGS on March 19-20 for eight lectures covering a variety of genealogy topics from DNA to southern manuscripts and finding enslaved ancestors through probate records and discovering the women in your families. All classes will be available for on-demand viewing for 90 days after the conference.

Our expert presenters include:
  • Jeanne Larzalere Bloom
  • LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CGLSM
  • Jean Wilcox Hibben, MA, PhD
  • J. Mark Lowe, CG®, FUGA
  • Craig R. Scott, MA, CG®, FUGA
  • Sunny Morton
  • Diahan Southard. 
The conference costs $69 for members and $79 for nonmembers. 
Visit https://www.ncgenealogy.org/event/ncgs-2021-virtual-conference/ for more details, and to register.


Power Up Your Family Research with DNA
Saturday, March 20
Power Up Your Family Research with DNA  (Online Events)
10:00 am to 4:15 pm
Online - Registration Required ($)
The Fairfax Genealogical Society Spring Fair will be held virtually on March 20, 2021 on Zoom.  Karen Stanbary will present four sessions on Power Up Your Family Research with DNA
Download the registration form below.


Saturday, March 20
Delaware Genealogy Society Virtual Program  (Online Events)
10:00 am
Online - Registration Required
The Delaware Genealogy Society is opening its virtual programs to the general public. There is no registration fee, but you must register for the programs in order to attend. 
 
African Americans in World War II is the topic of Erwin Polk's presentation on Saturday, March 20. He is the co-founder and vice president of genealogy of the Delaware Chatper of the American Association of Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.
 
To learn more about the program and to register, go to https://delgensoc.org/eventListings.php?nm=38 .


Saturday, March 27
2021 SLRC Annual Genealogy Lecture Series  (Online Events)
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Online - Registration Required

2021 SLRC Annual Genealogy Lecture Series

Virtual event.  Login information will be shared closer to the event.

Join us for the Maryland State Library Resource Center’s 20th Annual Genealogy Lecture Series, featuring nationally known lecturer, genealogist, and immigration research expert, Rich Venezia.  Mr. Venezia will present the following lectures:
  • Discovering Your Immigrant’s Origins
  • Ship Manifests: An In-Depth Look
  • Alien Registrations in America
  • Naturalization Know-How: The Laws and Records of U. S. Citizenship
Venezia is a veteran of both Genealogy Roadshow’s research team and TEDxPittsburgh, as well as founder of Rich Roots Genealogy.  He is an expert in the research of 20th-century immigrant ancestors, especially underutilized record sources and federal records. He also specializes in Italian and Irish research, and he assists clients with dual citizenship applications for both.

For more information about Rich Venezia, watch his TEDxPittsburgh lecture about "How to Grow Empathy From Uncovering Your Roots" on YouTube.  Or, read some of his articles, check out testimonials about him and more at Rich Roots Genealogy.

Registration is required.  To attend, please email mdx@prattlibrary.org to register. You will receive the dial-in information after registration.


Saturday, March 27 through Saturday, April 3
Genealogical Forum of Oregon Virtual Open House  (AAGS Meetings)
1:00 pm
Online - Registration Required

Genealogical Forum of Oregon 2021 Virtual Open House: March 27-April 3

Our 75th Anniversary Genealogy Open House moves online this year.
Join us for 18 free classes from March 27 through April 3.

Many of the GFO's special interest groups will be featured.

Sunday, March 28: Irish Day
Monday, March 29: Online Sources Day
Tuesday, March 30: DNA Day

Each class requires its own advance registration. Please invite your friends to see how the GFO can help you in your family history sleuthing.

Complete program information and registration is available at https://gfo.org/learn/open-house.html.




Saturday, April 24
Delaware Genealogy Society Virtual Program  (Online Events)
10:00 am
Online - Registration Required
The Delaware Genealogy Society is opening its virtual programs to the general public. There is no registration fee, but you must register for the programs in order to attend. 
 
On Saturday, April 24, Reese Robinson, former vice president of the Delaware Genealogical Society will present Genealogy of a Home, explaining how to use land records and information about a home's owners to create a history of a house
 
To learn more about the program and to register, go to https://delgensoc.org/eventListings.php?nm=38 .



Monday, May 17 through Friday, May 21
NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference  (Online Events)
Online - Registration Required ($)
Registration for the NGS 2021 Family History Conference is now open. Plans for the forty-third annual conference include a full week of virtual events* for individuals, societies, and organizations 17-21 May 2021.
 
The main event for individuals runs Wednesday and Thursday, 19‒20 May. Our premier two-day virtual conference event―NGS 2021 Live! ―features award-winning authors Dani Shapiro and Ric Murphy; an opening session by esteemed genealogist and Virginia expert Barbara Vines Little; and presentations by nationally recognized speakers including
  • Elizabeth Shown Mills,
  • Thomas W. Jones,
  • Judy Russell,
  • Eric Grundset,
  • Craig Scott,
  • Janice Lovelace, and more.
Two full days are planned by NGS to offer exciting new ideas to energize family historians’ research, announce the winners of NGS awards, and offer a unique experience―the camaraderie of thousands of fellow genealogists from throughout the United States and the world. Program content will include bonus lectures provided by conference sponsors and sponsoring organizations.
 
In addition to NGS Live!, we will offer a choice of either a twenty or forty lecture package on-demand. Those who purchase a package may choose from more than eighty-five on-demand sessions available for viewing starting in June. Other programs will be priced separately. Throughout the week a virtual Expo Hall will be available.
 
Take advantage of the discounted Early Bird registration fee, plus member discounts, when you sign up by 15 March 2021.
 
NGS is also hosting three days dedicated to societies and organizations.
 
Monday, 17 May, begins the week with a Kickoff Workshop for the NGS Delegate Council, the new advisory committee for NGS member organizations.
 
Tuesday, 18 May, presents the debut of the SLAM! Idea Showcase, which highlights creative and innovative projects or programs by societies, libraries, archives, and museums (SLAMs).
 
Friday, 21 May, caps off the week with Focus on Societies, which offers expert advice for society leaders on managing and growing their genealogical or historical society.
 
*Note: Due to ongoing mandates in Virginia in regards to COVID-19 and our concern for the well-being of our attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff, NGS will no longer be able to host an in-person conference in Richmond, Virginia in May 2021.



Friday, June 4 through Saturday, June 5
Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2021 - Genetic Genealogy Conference  (Online Events)
7:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Online - Registration Required ($)

GENETIC GENEALOGY 2021 - FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 4 AND 5

  • World-class DNA Conference
  • Get in on the Latest Discoveries
  • Learn from up to 20 renowned Genetic Genealogy experts
  • STANDARD Registration includes 6 LIVE lectures on June 4 & 5 and 10 recorded lectures of your choice
  • Add PLUS Registration to access all 20 recorded lectures

DNA testing is an increasingly popular tool for genealogists.  Learn the difference between autosomal DNA, mtDNA and Y-DNA and which tool is useful for what type of investigation. There will be presentations from AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, Living DNA and MyHeritage DNA.  The keynoter will be blogger Roberta Estes, MBA.  Other notables presenting include Maurice J. Gleeson, MD of Genetic Genealogy Ireland, Leah La Perle Larkin, PhD, creator of WATO, and DNA authors Emily Aulicino, MEd, and Richard Hill, MBA.

All Registration packages include the Friday and Saturday LIVE lectures.

STANDARD Registration - Select 10 recorded lectures from 20 choices.

PLUS Registration - All 20 lectures are yours to view.

All purchased Genealogy Jamboree lectures can be viewed through October 3, 2021.

Go to https://genealogyjamboree.com/ for registration inofrmation, and more information about the conference.



Friday, June 11 through Saturday, June 12
Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2021  (Online Events)
7:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Online - Registration Required ($)

GENEALOGY JAMBOREE 2021 - FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 11 AND 12

  • World-class Genealogy Conference
  • Learn from 51 speakers from the USA, Canada, Ireland, Israel and the UK
  • STANDARD Registration includes 6 LIVE lectures June 11 & 12 and 20 recorded lectures of your choice
  • Add PLUS Registration to access all 50 recorded lectures


The 51st Genealogy Jamboree brings you nationally known speakers keeping you in touch with the latest developments in the field of genealogy. From coast to coast, from North to South, from our neighbors - Canada and Mexico -  and from the Old World, our speakers can help you find your ancestors' lives and stories. You'll be able to learn from many tried and true speakers and get surprising insights from speakers that are new to Jamboree.

All Registration packages receive the Friday and Saturday LIVE lectures.

STANDARD Registration - Select 20 recorded lectures from 50 choices.

PLUS Registration - All 50 lectures are yours to view.

All purchased Genealogy Jamboree lectures may be viewed through October 10, 2021.

Go to https://genealogyjamboree.com/ for registration inofrmation, and more information about the conference.




Monday, August 2 through Thursday, August 5
41st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy  (International Conferences)
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, Historic Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, a uniquely historic place in the American Jewish experience, sparked multiple Conference themes seeking to investigate genealogy “from the past into the future.” How do our combined Jewish and American pasts affect us and what does the future of genealogy look like?

Early Jewish Settlers of the Americas will offer sessions exploring the communal contributions of Jews in the New World, starting from the Colonial periods with a focus on Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

The Heritage and Cultural Material theme explores the cultural context of family heirlooms, recipes, and objects to enhance our genealogical explorations by looking at more than vital statistics.

The Methodology and Mechanics theme, endeavors to look at how genealogists employ advanced computer tools to enhance research.

The Beginners theme offers a way to work on basic skills for the Conference attendees are just starting to discover the puzzle of their families.

This year’s DNA Insights for Genealogy track includes presentations about data visualization and Y-DNA investigations.

The Keepers of the Shoah Memory track offers insight and expertise on writing the stories of Holocaust survivors and preserving their memories.