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8 December 2016

Workshop: Mapping your Family History

New York, New York

6:30 PM
Location: Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute recently launched a searchable online map of New York?s historical synagogues. The Institute's senior librarian, Moriah Amit, will demonstrate how to use this map and how to map locations relevant to your family history.

11 December 2016 Searching Historical European Directories and Other Sources

New York, New York

12:00 PM
Location: Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011 is a free website where you can search for names in more than 2,000 historical European directories, Yizkor books, Polish and Russian military documents, and more. Logan Kleinwaks, the website's creator, will discuss newly added sources and search functionality.

11 December 2016

How to Design and Construct a Family History Book Entirely by Yourself

New York, New York

3:00 PM
Location: Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

Are you contemplating how you will share all of the genealogical records and family stories you have amassed with your relatives? Elayne and Steve Denker will discuss the practicalities of how to design and construct your own family history book.

15 December 2016

Reclaim the Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogical and Archival Research

New York, New York

Location: Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011)
Brooke Schreier Ganz, founder of Reclaim The Records, will teach you how to file your own state Freedom of Information requests for currently inaccessible genealogical or archival records that you would like to see returned to the public domain.

17 December 2016

Annual Holiday Potluck Luncheon & Toys Drive

Ventura, California

Poinsettia Pavilion,
3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA

Please bring a friend and a new, unwrapped toy, $20 or less.
A U.S. Marine will be present to accept your donation.

We want to hear about your family research success for the year.
Or a family holiday memory.

Please bring your favorite appetizer, salad, main dish or dessert to share.






21 January 2017

Middle TN Genealogical Society Meeting

Nashville, Tennessee

"Ancestors, Antiques, and Artifacts" A Show and Tell Meeting. We welcome you to come and share with us any of your family heirlooms. This is a mystery meeting, because we never know what people will bring. Don't be shy! Come and be a part of one of our favorite meetings.

22-27 January 2017

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)

Salt Lake City, Utah

SLIG offers a week-long, in-depth learning experience. SLIG 2017 is offering 14 intermediate to advanced-level courses taught by the field's top educators. SLIG opens with registration and a welcome reception on Sunday, January 22nd, and ends with a banquet on Friday evening, January 27th. Classes run Monday through Friday, with special events and research time at the nearby Family History Library (shuttles available) in the evenings. Registration opens July 9, 2016, 9:00 am MDT.

22 April 2017

2017 Annual Spring Seminar

Columbus, Ohio

Columbus Metropolitan Library,
Main Branch,
96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

"Beyond the Obvious - German Genealogy"

Presenting Dr. Fritz Juengling, Ph.D., German Research Specialist at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah Topics: Beyond Practical and Social Concerns for Emigration to America; Historical Events that Affect German Genealogical Research; The Genealogical Value of German Guild Records: How to fill the Gaps When Church Records are Missing; German Names: Their Origins, Meanings, and Distribution.

28-30 July 2017

2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Inaugural international conference of the German-American Genealogical Partnership. Personal connections with people from the US and Germany. Choose from more than 60 presentations given by Germanic Genealogy experts worldwide. Study rooms equipped with computers and expert personal assistance in German script, language, research, exhibits, vendors and much more.
Conference registration begins January 2017.
Conference venue/lodging: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest; 7025 Northland Dr. N.; Brooklyn Park, MN
For preliminary schedule and more, visit, click on 2017 GAGP Conference.

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