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20 March 2018

Family History Today: Family Heirlooms

New York, NY

Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011
Speakers: Bonni-Dara Michaels, Collections Curator at the Yeshiva University Museum; Jennifer Sainato, Preservation Services Manager at the Center for Jewish History. Topic: Although they were usually everyday items in their time, family heirlooms offer us precious, tangible windows into the lives of our ancestors. Come hear the intriguing stories behind a selection of family heirlooms from the Yeshiva University Museum's collection. Then, learn practical advice on how to properly care for your own family heirlooms.

6-7 April 2018

FXGS Spring Conference and Expo

Falls Church, Virginia

Fairfax Genealogical Society 2018 Spring Conference and Expo will be held at the Westin Tysons Hotel, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA.
Rev. David McDonald, Christine Woodcock, Michael Lacopo, Rich Venezia, David Rencher,and other experts will lead sessions on such topics as Irish Research, Jewish Genealogy, Scottish Research, Family Search, Immigration Research, German Research, and other topics and research tools. One-on-one consultations may be arranged. Vendors for books, maps, and a range of family research tools will be on site.

7 April 2018

Spring Seminar with Lisa Louise Cooke

Germantown, Tennessee

Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company. She is Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show available at, in iTunes, and through the Genealogy Gems app. Her podcast brings genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists in 75 countries around the world, and recently celebrated 2 million downloads!

Lisa's Topics will include: The Genealogist's Google Search Methodology for Genealogy; Time Travel with Google Earth; How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case; and Future Technology and Genealogy — 5 Strategies You Need

21 April 2018

THE VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY presents a Free Family History Presentation

Camarillo, California

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

1:00 P.M. THE FRUGAL CURATOR with Denise May Levenick
Archival storage doesn't have to cost a fortune. Discover practical Do-It-Yourself solutions that will save you time and money as you organize and store your family treasures. See how to make a family history time capsule for your next family reunion or event.



25 April 2018

Family History Today for Young Professionals: Genealogy Discoveries InstaMeet

New York, NY

Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011
Speakers: Moriah Amit & J.D. Arden, Genealogy Reference Librarians at the Center for Jewish History.
Topic: New to genealogy? Join us for a unique after-hours opportunity to learn from our expert genealogy librarians. We'll show you how to find out where your grandparents and great-grandparents lived, when they arrived in the U.S., and more. Then, you'll dig into our treasure trove of online genealogy records. What will you discover about your ancestors? Instagram and let us know -- #cjhfamilyfinds. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

28 April 2018

2018 Annual Spring Seminar

Plain City, Ohio

Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Spring Seminar
Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio
Saturday April 28, 2018, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Featured Speaker: Roger P. Minert, PhD, AG
Topics: A Genealogist's Outline of German History Since 1517;
Residential Registration in Germany;
German Census Records;
Communicating with Agencies and Individuals in Europe

2-5 May 2018

NGS Family History Conference

Grand Rapids, Michigan

NGS Can Help You Travel through Time.
Meet us in Grand Rapids, MI, for the NGS 2018 Family History Conference.
Our ancestors took many paths as they built new lives. Learn to trace their steps from more than 175 sessions designed to advance your research by learning about techniques and resources to discover your roots and build your family tree. Join our experts and genealogists from all over the U.S. and beyond, for four exciting days! Register at

5 May 2018

Naturalization Records and Jewish Genealogy

Akron, Ohio

10:30 am-1 pm, Main Library, 60 S. High St., Akron, Ohio. Kenneth Bravo will present "Locating and Using Your Ancestor's Post-1906 Naturalization Record" and "The Nuts and Bolts of Jewish Genealogy."

24-26 May 2018


London, UK

The EuroSciCon will be holding its CPD accredited Clinical Cardiology May 24-26, 2018 London, UK. The theme of this year's meeting is "Leading edge in the field of Cardiology" which will provide an international platform for discussion of present and future challenges in cardiac diseases, prevention and treatment of myocardial abnormalities, new inventions in technology. World-leading health practitioners, clinicians, educators and researchers will present cutting-edge and practical clinical techniques based upon widely accepted evidence and will introduce new and emerging research. The registration prices for the mentioned conference are €399 for students, €599 for academics and €699 for business.

13-16 June 2018

2018 National Conference

Buffalo, New York

The Palatines to America German Genealogy Society will hold their 2018 National Conference on June 13-16 in the Adams Mark Hotel, Buffalo, NY. Titled "Willkommen to Buffalo - Gateway to a New Heimat (home)," the conference will feature a variety of nationally known speakers including John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. and Baerbel K. Johnson, AG. Registration information will be available on our website ( in December.

23 June 2018

GeneaQuest 2018

Northern Illinois University (NIU) Conference Center, Hoffman Estates, IL

The theme for GeneaQuest 2018 is Building Your Genealogy Skills. This full day event will provide skill building in the areas of Analysis, Genetics (DNA), Geography, Organization, Problem Solving, Research, and Technology. A conference highlight will be first-time hands-on DNA labs run by Jane G. Haldeman. Nationally known speakers James M. Baker and Lisa Louise Cooke will also be presenting a full track of sessions.
Marty Acks, Robert Allen, Liz Ross and Jacqueline Krieps Schattner round out the conference speakers.

3-4 August 2018

Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend

Huntsville, Texas

Huntsville Public Library 1219 13th Street Huntsville, TX

Topic: "Orphan Trains" with Speaker: Dawna Burleson Topic: "Adoption Rights" with Speaker: Connie Gray Topic: "DNA" with Speaker: DNA Family Tree Topic: "Women and DNA" with Speaker: Janet Miller

15-18 August 2018

Northwest Genealogy Conference

Arlington, WA

Beyond Your Family Tree: Taking a look at the events that shaped our family tree. Keynote speakers are CeCe Moore, Beth Foulk and Peggy Lauritzen. Join us for four days of genealogy instruction given by many nationally known speakers and many other fun activities.

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.

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