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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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19 August 2017

Preservation Roadshow: Save Your Family's Files and Photos for Future Generations

Worcester, Massachusetts

Join the archival experts at New England Historic Genealogical Society and special guests, to learn how best to preserve and organize your family's memories for future generations.

In addition to lectures on preserving family papers, photographs, home movies, and digital files, you will have a chance to chat with experts on the best practices for scanning flat items, learn about proper archival storage, see book and manuscript repair in action, and meet with the experts on how best to care for your photographs, documents, manuscripts, books, and family papers. Bring up to two easily transported items—or a photo of the items—and receive advice from conservators and archivists. Please note: The experts will not provide appraisals, nor will they perform any treatments on the documents or objects.

9 September 2017

2017 Homecoming Seminar

Evans, Georgia

Annual seminar featuring J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA. Topics include (1) The Migration Triangle: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee; (2) Out on a Limb, Trapped by Bad Research; (3) Land Barons or Dirt Farmers: Finding Land Transactions; and (4) Dower, Dowry, and Detinue: Women and Their Men's Property. Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809

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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16 September 2017

September 2017 Meeting

Brentwood, Tennessee

"PROGRAM: "Genealogy in the Round"
We have designed a program to help you find answers to questions on 4 separate topics. This may help you break through a Brick Wall. All attendees will rotate every 1/2 hour to a different station, so you won't miss out on ay topic! Our experienced MTGS presenters will give information to possibly point you in the right direction in your search for ancestors.

  • Computers in Genealogy
  • Reliable Research Records
  • Beginning Tips in Genealogy
  • DNA as a Source

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

30 September 2017

DGS 2017 Fall Seminar

Dallas, Texas

"Resource Goldmines: Societies, Religion, & Politics" featuring D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS.
1: Beyond Belief: The Wealth of Genealogical and Historical Societies
2: Online Resources: Religious Archives and Organizations
3: Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies
4: Untapped Resources: Your Ancestors? Political Affiliations

21 October 2017

2017 Fall Seminar"

Columbus, Ohio

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Columbus, Ohio Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
9:00 A.M. to 3:15 P.M. - Option for research at the library until 6:00 P.M.
Morning Session 9:30 A.M. - Tim Anderson - "Ohio's Germanic Cultural Landscapes"
Two-Track Afternoon Sessions:
1:00 P.M. - Kelli Bergheimer - "Preparing for Your Library/Archive Visit"
OR Jenni Salamon - "German Newspapers at the Ohio History Connection"
2:15 P.M. - Liz Plummer - "German Resources at the Ohio History Connection"
OR Ernie Thode - "Swiss Pioneers of Southeastern Ohio"
Alternate afternoon: One-on-One sessions with Russ Pollitt, Head of the Library's Genealogy and Local History Department
Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, continental breakfast, and Full Buffet Lunch by Schmidt's Sausage Haus

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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