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Online genealogy, July 5-11

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 10: Monthly Board Meeting – all welcome

CONFERENCES and WORKSHOPS:

Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

July 6: “Organizing Your Research with OneNote” by Sherri Camp

July 8: “Learning to Use The Genealogy Center Catalog” by Allison DePrey Singleton

American Ancestors

July 7-21: Course: “Researching Acadian Ancestors”

July 8: “The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero” by Peter S. Canellos

July 8: “What’s New at AmericanAncestors.org?” by Molly Rogers

July 9: “Reimagining Historic House Museums” by Ken Turino

BYU Family History Library

July 7: “Getting the Most Out of My Heritage DNA” with James Baker

BYU Family History Library Sunday Classes

July 11:
“Pruning Your Family Tree: How to Recognize and Fix Sticky Problems” by Kathryn Tanner

“Discovering Your Ancestors Using Probate Records” by James Tanner

“Decorating Your FamilySearch Family Tree: How to Add Pictures, Memories, and Stories” by Michelle Karren

Legacy Family Tree

July 6 & 7: “Exploring Australian Wills and Probate” by Cathie Sherwood

July 7: “Grandpa’s Eyes and Grandma’s Hair: Tracing the Origin of Physical Traits with Genetic Genealogy” by Paul Woodbury

OTHER LISTINGS

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 8: “Historic Disasters, Epidemics, Politics and Other Calamities” (Contra Costa County Genealogical Society)

July 10: “Tour of Historic Union Cemetery in Redwood City” – virtual and in person (San Mateo County History Museum)

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 5-9: “Virtual Genealogy Camp for Kids” (National Archives)

July 6: “Ordering Data From the National Archives” (Pinellas FL Genealogy Society)

July 7: Farmingdale State College Records: A Surprising Genealogical Treasure Trove” (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)

July 8: “Researching Enslaved People: from Slave Ships to Living Descendants” (Georgia Genealogical Society)

July 9: “Planning a Genealogy Research Visit to Ireland” (Ancestor Network)

July 10: “Finding Foreign Newspapers” (Oregon Genealogical Society)

July 11: “Genealogical Pits I Have Fallen Into and How to Avoid Them” (Genealogical Society of Broward County FL)

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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