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Online genealogy, week of June 21-27

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 22: “Navigating the FamilySearch Website” by Ralph Severson

June 26: LBGTQ Genealogy by Stewart Traiman


June 26: “Our Immigrant Ancestors” (Genealogical Forum of Oregon)

June 26: “Live Zoom Scholarship Fundraising Genealogy Conference” (Rock County WI Genealogical Society)

June 26: Spring Seminar with Paul Milner (Seattle Genealogical Society)

June 27: “Ancestry Allies: Virtual Genealogy Research Help Day” (Connecticut Society of Genealogists)

Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

June 22: “Anabaptist and Mennonite Materials in the Genealogy Center” by John Beatty

June 24: “Jamaican Genealogy: Tracing Your Enslaved & Free People of Color Ancestors” by Phillip Nicholas

American Ancestors

June 24: “The College of Arms in the Eighteenth Century” by Peter O’Donoghue

Legacy Family Tree

June 22: “Top tips for reviewing Smart Matches™ and Record Matches” by Daniel Horowitz

June 23: “Angel Island’s Immigrants from 80 Countries: Stories from the West Coast Counterpart to Ellis Island” by Grant Din

June 30: “Genealogy for Houses” by Jeanie F. Glaser


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 21: “Finding your Eastern European Jewish Family on” by Robinn Magid (San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society)

June 25: “History of Mare Island Naval Shipyard” by Jim Kern (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 a sampling of the coming week’s offerings:

June 21: “Improving Your Talent as a Genealogy Speaker” with Peggy Lauritzen (Association of Professional Genealogists)

June 22: “If it’s 1773… We Must be in Russia” with Edie Adam (Sacramento German Genealogy Society)

June 23: “Fraktur und Fremwoter: Hacks for Reading Foreign Books and Newspapers” with Mary Kircher Roddy (Puget Sound Genealogical Society)

June 24: “Irish Catholic Church Records” by Dr James Ryan (Ancestor Network Dublin)

June 25: “Locating U.S. Documents” (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

June 26: “The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive (Re)Search” by Judy Russell (Sacramento Public Library)

June 27: “Discovering Your Ancestors Using Probate Records” with James Tanner (Brigham Young University Family History 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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