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24 - 29 July 2022 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) Athens, Georgia
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Celebrating 60 years of Premier Genealogy Education!

The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators. Students choose one course that lasts throughout the week. Topics range from a course for beginners to a variety of courses on specialized topics.

Visit our website for more information: https://www.ighr.gagensociety.org

Registration for IGHR 2022 begins on 19 March 2022 at 9:30 a.m. ET.

16 - 21 January 2022 SLIG Academy for Professionals Salt Lake City, UT
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Take your professional skills to new heights with the SLIG Academy for Professionals, designed for those working in the genealogical industry, and those seeking to become professionals. Receive in-depth instruction from top genealogy educators actively working in the field Engage in course such as business management, public speaking, writing, teaching, forensics, and project management. Professional roundtables, networking opportunities, and learning assignments enhance daily class participation. The Academy will begin with a commemorative event in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and feature roundtable discussions, a closing luncheon, and the chance to research at the nearby Family History Library.Join us for the 2022 SLIG Academy for Professionals, January 16-21, 2022, the week following SLIG 2022.Course descriptions and additional information can be found at sligacademy.ugagenealogy.org.Registration opens on 14 August 2021, at 2:00 pm MDT.

09 - 14 January 2022 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2022 Salt Lake City, UT
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Elevate your genealogical education to new heights with the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). SLIG offers in-depth, week-long courses on topics such as methodology, standards, records groups, DNA, regional or ethnic research, and research tools. Courses are designed for high-intermediate to advanced researchers and provide more depth than can be achieved by attending a regular conference or multiple hour-long webinars.
 
Course curriculum engages participants in multiple daily class sessions, hands-on application and learning assignments. Small class sizes maximize the learning experience. SLIG faculty represent the genealogical field’s top educators and bring high quality education and discussion to each of their students.
 
Meeting in Salt Lake City, students enjoy a variety of additional benefits know as “the SLIG Experience.” Attendees can participate in social events, special presentations, an opening reception, networking opportunities, and the Annual Completion Banquet. The institute is held within walking distance of the world-renowned Family History Library, which is open for research after class. 
 
Join us at the 2022 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, January 9-14, 2022.
 
Course descriptions and additional information can be found at slig.ugagenealogy.org.
Registration for SLIG 2022 opens on 14 August 2021, at 10:00 am MDT.
06 - 06 November 2021 Using Occupations to Trace Ancestors Spokane, Washington
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Saturday, November 6Ann Lawthers-Using Occupations to Trace Ancestors (EWGS Meetings)12:30 pm to 3:00 pmMeeting via Zoom Ann Lawthers, Genealogist with NEHGS, will present: Using Occupations to Trace Ancestors Many family historians spend years searching for the births, marriages, and deaths of ancestors, but the details of our forebears’ daily lives can often elude us. Learning your ancestors’ occupation not only sheds light on their day-to-day activities, but can also assist when tracing ancestors on the move, help distinguish people of the same name in a community, and lead to new record sets.

31 - 31 October 2021 JGASGP Monthly Meeting and Free Lecture Phila., PA Virtual
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Date:  Sunday, October 31, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM ET check in, chat, and schmooze (Optional)

Official program starts promptly at 1:30 PM ET

Guest Speaker: Rachael Cerrotti, Award-winning Author, Photographer, and Podcaster

All are invited to attend.  There is no charge for this special event.

Rachael Cerrotti is an award-winning author, photographer, educator and audio producer as well as the inaugural Storyteller in Residence for USC Shoah Foundation. For over a decade, she has been retracing her grandmother’s Holocaust survival story and documenting the echoes of WWII. In the fall of 2019, she released her critically acclaimed podcast, titled We Share The Same Sky, about this story. The podcast is now being taught in classrooms worldwide. Rachael’s memoir, also titled ‘We Share The Same Sky’ is her first book. It received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and listed as one of the “Best Books of August” by Apple Books. Learn more at: www.rachaelcerrotti.com & www.sharethesamesky.com.

Topic: We Share the Same Sky

Rachael’s podcast and book documents her decade-long journey to retrace her grandmother’s Holocaust survival story. She explores the pursuit of memory and how the retelling of family stories becomes the history itself.

In 2009, Rachael, a college student pursuing a career in photojournalism, asked her grandmother, Hana, if she could record her story. Hana talked and Rachael wrote. Upon Hana’s passing in 2010, Rachael discovered an incredible archive of her life. There were letters, diaries, preserved albums and hundreds of photographs dating back to the 1920s. Rachael digitized and organized it all, plucking it from the past and placing it into her present. Then, she began retracing her grandmother’s story, following her through Central Europe, Scandinavia, and across the United States. She tracked down the descendants of those who helped save her grandmother’s life during the war. We Share the Same Sky weaves together the stories of these two young women—Hana as a refugee who remains one step ahead of the Nazis at every turn, and Rachael, whose insatiable curiosity to touch the past guides her into the lives of countless strangers, bringing her love and tragic loss.

The link will be posted on www.jgasgp.org after 11:00 AM on October 31st. No one will be admitted after 2:00 PM. Contact Marilyn, membership@jgasgp.org with any questions. Membership info. is posted on our website. All new members joining now will receive membership through 2022.

30 - 30 October 2021 OGS Virtual Fall Seminar Eugene, Oregon
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Our speaker will be Annette Burke Lyttle.

Lecture Topics:

  • How Advertising Brought Our Ancestors to the Midwest
  • The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest
  • The National Road: America's First Federal Highway
  • Reconstructing the Lives of Our Farming Ancestors

This seminar will take place on Zoom! Sessions will be recorded and available to those registered for 30 days following the seminar. Registration information is on our website at oregongs.org.

28 - 28 October 2021 Family History Starts Here: Using the State Library and State Archives in Your Research Virtual
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The State Library of North Carolina and the State Archives of North Carolina are the go-to organizations for researchers interested in North Carolina history and family history. But how do you decide which to visit or where to begin your research? Join representatives from the State Library and State Archives as they provide an overview of their collections, resources, and research services, and guide you on maximizing your research time onsite or online. Your family history research journey starts here!

23 - 23 October 2021 DGS 2021 Fall Seminar "Maine to Virginia: Finding Your Colonial Ancestors" Virtual via Zoom
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David Allen Lambert will be the presenter of 4 lectures on researching early American ancestors. Early Bird rate available through Oct. 3. 

23 - 23 October 2021 Understanding and Using Fulton History Virtual hosted in Albany, NY
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Understanding and Using Fulton History with Dennis Hogan.

The Fulton History website provides, free of charge, an index with images for over 49,000,000 pages of newspapers.  Most newspapers are from New York State, however recently papers from many states and a few foreign countries are also part of the collection.  Tips will be presented on how to use the site including search and navigation techniques.

Dennis Hogan has been a family genealogist since 1977 and has spoken on Irish genealogy topics since 2003.  In 2009 he became a full-time professional genealogist specializing in New York State and Ireland.

23 October 2021 Suncoast Genealogy Society, James Beidler, German Research, Two Topics Palm Harbor, Florida
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This is a virtual program via Zoom with the speaker live for Q&A. This is the society's semi-annual mini-seminar. Fee to attend.

Two presentations: "German Research Online" and "Zigzagging Through German Church Records." The first: Searching for German-speaking ancestors is undergoing a paradigm shift in which the resources of Ancestry, FamilySearch and European-based Genealogy.net are all major players and German church records are being digitized. Learn about the many websites that can help you break down brick walls and find the villages of origin for your ancestors.

 The second will explain the methodology of using the baptismal, confirmation, marriage and burial records from German church registers most effectively. By utilizing the different bits of information found in each, researchers can zigzag their way to adding centuries to a pedigree.