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12 September 2018

Family History Today: Jewish Genealogical Resources in Yeshiva University Library's Special Collections

New York, New York

Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Topic: Join us for an illustrated overview of the major primary sources for Jewish genealogical research held by Yeshiva University Library's Special Collections. These include a range of archival collections and manuscripts from Germany, Hungary, and the United States, primarily dating from the mid-18th through early 20th centuries.
About the Speaker: Shulamith (Shuli) Z. Berger is the Curator of Special Collections at Yeshiva University's Mendel Gottesman Library. She is co-curator of the Library's online exhibits and writes for the Library's blog.

15 September 2018

September 2018 Free Family History Program

Camarillo, California

Ventura Co Genealogical Society presents
Speaker: Hal Bookbinder

Date: 15 Sept 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Camarillo Library, 4101 E Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA


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15 September 2018

Scottish Research Seminar

Denver, Colorado

Scottish Research featuring Christine Woodcock

Christine's Topics

  • Breaking Through Brick Walls in Your Scottish Research
  • Step Away from Your Computer — Genealogy Gems in the Scottish Libraries, Archives, and Family History Societies
  • Great Exodus — Historical Events that Led to the Scots Leaving Scotland
  • Ahm Away Ti Scotland — Preparing for a Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland

20-22 September 2018

Montana State Genealogical Conference

Great Falls, MT

National speaker Rick Sayre will give the following lectures: Mapping the West, The American West: Publications of the National Archives, Did He Serve? Researching Military Service Records, Cool Tools for the Cemetary and Pam Sayre will speak on Our National Treasure: The Library of Congress, West from Missouri, NARA Website and More, The Lowdown on Downloading. Two workshops: First Families of Montana and DAR.

29 September 2018

Venturing Through Miles & Bytes

Naperville, Illinois

Fox Valley Genealogical Society invites you to our 25th Conference and Celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial. . Jill Morelli will be our speaker. Her topics are: "Road Trip!: Exploring Midwestern Repositories", "Family Search: The Other 70%", "Finding Our Women: 25+Places to Find a Surname" and "I Got My AncestryDNA Results. Now What?" The Conference will be held September 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Rd., Naperville, Illinois.

29 September 2018

Irish Genealogical Research: Finding Your Ancestors on the Emerald Isle

Dallas, TX

4 great sessions to enhance your Irish research! Introduction to Irish Internet Sites, Irish Church Records, Chasing the Poor and the Landless, and Irish Estate, Land, and Property Records; all delivered by renowned Irish genealogy specialist David Rencher AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS

11-13 October 2018

AAHGS 2018 Annual National Conference

King of Prussia, PA

We take great pleasure in inviting you to the 2018 Annual Conference held at the Valley Forge Casino and Resort on October 11-13 in King of Prussia, PA. This is the most exciting event of the year, where we connect with members, family and friends from afar learning our lineage.

"Enjoy our Sessions from Beginner, Intermediate to Advanced"

We will host our "First" International Book Awards Ceremony - This spectacular event will be held during the conference on the evening of October 11, 2018. "Lunch with the Authors" will be on October 12, 2018.

13 October 2018

WSGS 2018 Fall Seminar

Marshfield, Wisconsin

"Fine Tuning Your Genealogical Puzzle: Using Different Techniques & Strategies for Organizing & Researching" featuring Louise St Denis, PLCGS. Hosted by Marshfield Area Genealogy Group. Hotel Marshfield Best Western Premier Collection.

16 October 2018

Family History Today: Stories of a Lifetime

New York, NY

Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Topic: One of the critical steps in genealogical research might not seem so obvious — to capture relatives' memories before they are forgotten or gone. Walter Schlomann will share his expertise recording family video biographies, and the rewards of documenting one's family history. Learn tips on how to research and record your own video histories, and how these stories impact the interviewee, their families, and future generations.
Speaker: Walter Schlomann is an award-winning editor, director, and producer of independent films, television programs, music videos, documentaries, and promotional videos.

20 October 2018


Glen Allen, Virginia

The GRIVA Fall Conference presents "Decode Your Past Using DNA". Nationally known lecturer, author and expert in genetic genealogy Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD will be the featured speaker. Topics will include the following:

  • Using Autosomal DNA to Explore Your Ancestry

  • Are You Doing Everything to Identify Your DNA Matches?

  • Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries

  • Using DNA Painter to Map Your DNA

20 October 2018

VCGS 2018 Annual Seminar

Camarillo, California

Ventura Co Genealogical Society presents 2018 Annual Seminar

Date: 20 Oct 2018, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Luana Darby, AG
Location: Camarillo Library, 4101 E Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA

Silent Auction - Used Book & Sales Table - Door Prizes

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27 October 2018

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 "Digging Up the Dead," how to examine, decipher, and interpret death records, death research, and other interesting facets of mortality in 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, Lisa Alzo and Amie Bowser Tennant, will present.

In addition, Sarah Halter, Executive Director of the Indiana Medical History Museum, will give a brown bag lunch lecture.

27 October 2018

Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar

Plain City, Ohio

Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar


Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Featured Speaker: D. Wolfgang Grams, from Oldenburg, Germany

Topics: Where Did They Come From?

Ohio's Immigrants And Their German Homelands, "Hurra Wir Fahren Nach Amerika!"

Travel Patterns During The Age Of Sail,

The Pursuit Of Happiness: Faith, Land, And Hope,

German Resources To Trace Your Roots

Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, vendor showcase, Der Dutchman pastries, coffee and juice for breakfast and full Buffet lunch including Broasted Chicken and Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Noodles, Stuffing, Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, and Dessert

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