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Sunday, March 26
Book Signing - Celebrating African American Female Pioneers  (Events - Other Organizations)
2:00 pm
Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library, 1410 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
The Kunta Kinte Alex Haley Foundation has published a book entitled, Celebrating African American Female Pioneersand will be hosting a reception and book signing at the West St. library on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 2:00. The book features 34 African American women who lived and worked in Anne Arundel County and were the first ones in their field. Honorees range from Lucy Smith who had a stall at the Market in the early 1800s to Sydney Barber, the first African American female to be the Naval Academy Brigade Commander in 2021. 
 
Many of the women will be known to you but others you might not know about. Each woman has a 2-3 page bio and there are sections written by Dr. Gregory Stiverson on African American history in Maryland and particularly in Anne Arundel County. There are also timelines of happenings in the world that influenced the African American community
 
The Press Release for the event and a poster suitable for printing and disseminating are attached below.
 



Saturday, April 8
2023 SLRC Annual Genealogy Lecture Series  (Workshops/Seminars)
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Join us for the Maryland State Library Resource Center’s 2023 Annual Genealogy Lecture Series, featuring nationally known lecturer, genealogist, writer and veterinarian(!),  Michael Lacopo.  Dr. Lacopo will present four lectures about using social history to enrich your family history research:

  • Incorporating Social History into Your Research
  • “I Am Poor, Obscure, Plain, and Little:” Researching the Invisible Ancestors
  • “She Came from Nowhere…”: Using Social History in Genealogical Problem Solving
  • Medical Genealogy: A Primer of Diseases That Killed Our Ancestors and the Epidemics They Lived Through
Dr. Michael D. Lacopo is a retired small-animal veterinarian born and raised in northern Indiana.  He takes a scientific approach to his research as he does to his profession. Researching since 1980, he has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals.  A self-described “all-American mutt,” his research skills cover a broad range. 

For more information about Michael Lacopo, check out his website at www.Roots4U.com, his blog at Roots4U.blogspot.com, or for more up-to-date lecture and research information, his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Roots4U.

***Registration is required.  To register, please complete this form by March 31st.***

This event will be presented both virtually and in-person; however, it will not be recorded.  If you would like to attend virtually, you can access the virtual event from the Pratt's Facebook page or YouTube page on the date and time included here.  Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided to in-person attendees.  The first lecture will start at approximately 10:45am.

We will be holding a raffle for those attending in-person only.  Join us at the Library for your chance to win an AncestryDNA kit!


Thursday, April 13 through Friday, April 14
4th Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon  (Online/Hybrid Events)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Online - Registration Required

We're excited to announce The 4th Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathonhosted by FamilyTreeWebinars.com and MyHeritage. The marathon will begin on Thursday, April 13 at 5pm eastern U.S. time (Friday, April 14 at 7am Sydney time) and end on Friday, April 14 at 6pm eastern U.S. time (Saturday, April 9 at 8am Sydney time).

 

Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/24 to register (free!)

 

You will learn how to trace your ancestors from the world's top genealogists and educators. From planning your research to DNA, from eBooks, German calendars and the FAN club, to Australia, Poland and Ireland, to the First Kansas/US Colored Troops 79th Regiment, there's something for everyone... in every time zone. And thanks to FamilyTreeWebinars.com and MyHeritage, the entire event is free! Pop in for a session or two, or stick around for the full 24 hours — it's completely up to you. There will even be time for Q&A and door prizes.

 

Actually, it's 25 hours

Stick around for an extra hour at the very end as we feature Elizabeth Shown Mills and her class, "Elusive Ancestors: Never Too Poor To Trace". This is part of this year's members-only webinar series, "The Best of Elizabeth Shown Mills: Genealogy Problem Solving". All classes in this series require a webinar membership to attend EXCEPT for this one. If you've been thinking about becoming a webinar member to have access to the entire series, come see what it's all about.

 

How to Listen In

Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/24. Live attendance for each session is limited to the first 3,000 attendees. If you can't join us in real time, we've got you covered: all recordings will be available afterwards absolutely free for a week. Beyond that, you can watch them anytime with a webinar membership to FamilyTreeWebinars.com.

 

The Lectures

Viewers will enjoy a wide variety of lectures of genealogy and DNA. Each class will be 45 minutes long including time for questions at the end. The full schedule is shown at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/24.



Saturday, April 22
Glen Haven Cemetery Inscription Day  (Cemetery Inscription Days)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Glen Haven Memorial Park, 7215 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Join us on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10 am to 1 pm at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 7215 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD. Help us record information from memorials for use by family history researchers.
 
BillionGraves is the world's largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data. We will be using the BillionGraves app to photograph memorials, which can be indexed and transcribed to make them searchable by millions of families looking for their ancestors. Before you arrive, download the app to your phone and set up an account. Make sure your phone is fully charged, and set to record GPS locations.
 
If you have questions, or in case of inclement weather, contact Tina Simmons at tns0301@gmail.com or 410-978-7167.


Saturday, April 29
Southern Maryland Celtic Festival  (Events - Other Organizations)
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd, Saint Leonard, MD 20685
 
 
On the banks of the Patuxent River at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, in beautiful Southern Maryland, you will find on a cheery Saturday in late April, the sound of the bagpipes calling you home.  Whether it be the music, food, dance or other Celtic attractions - we beckon you to join us as we celebrate the spirit of the 7 Celtic Nations in our 44th Annual Celtic Festival on April 29th!
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Enjoy the sounds of Internationally known Celtic Bands performing on multiple entertainment stages throughout the grounds, offering continuous music, dance and jam sessions throughout the day!  Check out our Clan Row, where more than 50 clans and societies have information to share with you about your Celtic heritage!  Watch Scottish/Irish country-dance performances, listen to harp and Scottish fiddling all while storytellers weave tales alongside historical displays, craft demonstrations and living history reenactments.  Stop by the Celtic Marketplace for a wide selection of traditional and non-traditional Celtic foods and gifts providing an old world atmosphere.  Be sure to check out the Children's Highland Games and the all-day competitions taking place throughout the Park including Pipers, Drummers, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancers, Highland Athletics, and Rugby games!!
 
Anne Arundel Genealogical Society members will again host the Genealogy section of the Festival. Stop by our tent to tell us about your families and to discover available resources for researching your families. Be sure to ask for our handouts for genealogical research - Getting Started, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Jewish and more.



Sunday, July 30 through Thursday, August 3
43rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy  (International Conferences)
Hotel Park Plaza Westminster in London, England
 
The full website for the 2023 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be coming soon on the new PheedLoop platform on which the conference will be hosted. Please check back for more details as they develop.
 
The 2023 IAJGS Conference will be in-person only. Conference Registration will be $425 until May After that date, Registration will run $475. Student Registration will be $125. All of these costs will be subject to a UK VAT tax of 20% based on the English pound rate. Registration is expected to open about March 1, and we will announce hotel rates for the Conference at that time.
Watch soon for more information.