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Events Calendar

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17 June 2017

Free Family History Mini-Seminar

Camarillo, California

Camarillo Library Community Room 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA




22-25 June2017

2017 MD to KY Genealogy Conference

Owensboro, Kentucky

The 2017 Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond Genealogy Conference is June 22-25 at Brescia University in Owensboro, KY. Registration, orientation and keynote speaker presentation on Thursday; choose from 40 class sessions, genealogy sharing and vendors on Friday and Saturday; conclude with Sunday Mass.

The first MD2KY Reunion in 1990 at Nazareth, KY was an opportunity for descendants of the Maryland to Kentucky pioneers to meet and share family history information. The most recent event in 2014 at St. Catharine College in Springfield, KY hosted 465 participants from 26 states.

Refer to website and for specific information.

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.

4-5 August 2017

DGS 2017 Summer Seminar

Dallas, Texas

"Sources, Storytelling & DNA" features Lisa Louise Cooke, Sunny Morton and Diahan Southard. Topics of the eight sessions over two days include Google tools (including Google Earth), genetic genealogy, writing your story, newspapers and religious records research methodologies, and incorporating videos into your family history.

5 August 2017

Discovering Your Military Ancestors

Akron, Ohio

Akron-Summit County Public Library presents "Discovering Your Military Ancestors" featuring Eric Johnson and Michael Strauss. Lectures will cover genealogical research for the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Registration requested.

16-20 August 2017

Northwest Genealogy Conference

Arlington, Washington

Theme: Where Does Your Story Begin?
Featuring Keynote Speakers:
Kenyatta Berry, Diahan Southard and Daniel Earl
The conference will include a FREE Day for Beginning Genealogists: Wednesday, August 16, featuring Peggy Lauritzen and on the following days, sessions on everything from DNA, Colonial, Scottish, Eastern European Research and much more featuring 14 speakers and over 45 sessions, plus many other fun activities.
Don't miss out, register now!

19 August 2017

Ventura County Genealogical Society presents "Free Family History Program"

Camarillo, California

LOCATION: Camarillo Library Community Room 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA


Newspapers offer a broad range of information about our families. They reveal information that may not have been recorded anywhere else. While genealogists commonly use them to find marriages and deaths, newspapers also published stories about social happenings, legal matters, travel, advertisements, and important community events that shaped our ancestors' day-to-day lives. Digital newspaper collections have proliferated in recent years, and are searchable by name, keyword, or date. Come learn how to use this powerful new tool to uncover fascinating stories about your families.

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16 September 2017

Ventura County Genealogical Society presents "Free Family History Program"

Camarillo, California

LOCATION: Camarillo Library Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA

PRESENTER: Susan Morris
TOPIC: "New Discovery of Native Peoples of San Nicolas Island In Nineteenth Century Los Angeles"

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21-23 September 2017

28th Annual Montana State Genealogical Conference

Billings, Montana

Thomas W. Jones presenting: Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was, Going Beyond the Bare Bones, Inferential Genealogy, Solutions for Missing & Scarce Records
CeCe Moore presenting: The Power of DNA, Autosomal DNA, Who Am I: Ethnicity Estimates, Genetic Genealogy Case Studies

21 October 2017

VCGS 2017 Annual Seminar

Camarillo, California

LOCATION: Camarillo Public Library, Community Room, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA

PRESENTER: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG℠, FMGS, FUGA
Finding Ancestral Places of Origin
NUCMC & Its Cousins: Keys to Lost Ancestral Records
Your Anytime Library: Success in the Virtual Stacks
Genealogical and Historical Periodicals In Print & Online

28 October 2017

Genealogy and Local History Fair

Indianapolis, Indiana

"The Indiana State Library will host the annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year's theme is "Sacrificing and Shaping the Future," commemorating the Centennial of the Great War and examining military resources and history.

Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance. Visit the tables in the exhibition hall to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations, and shop the commercial vendors.

Highly acclaimed, internationally known speakers and genealogy consultants, Kathleen Brandt and Katherine R. Willson, will present.

Kathleen Brandt, an international genealogy consultant, speaker and writer has more than 10 years of experience as a professional genealogist and is a licensed private investigator. Her clients include NBC Who Do You Think You Are? Seasons 2010-2011, and PBS Finding Your Roots. She has extensive experience in international and nationwide documentation retrieval, free-colored research, military record reconstructions, and tracing slaves, as well as Italian, Irish, Swedish, and German records. Kathleen will speak on "Finding Your Revolutionary War Soldier" and "Finding the Elusive Civil War Ancestor."

Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor, MI is a highly acclaimed and nationally-known public speaker. Her conference presentations include ICAPGen 2014, RootsTech 2015, and RootsTech 2016. Katherine will speak to us about "Military Record Research": How can you determine which major conflict your ancestor might have served in? Which records may have been generated during that time, and where are they held? We'll learn about the various places we might look to determine whether an ancestor served in the military and what we might expect to find in his or her military records. Katherine will also hold a 30 minute open forum Question and Answer session following lunch."

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