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Genealogy Events Calendar

Date Event Location
13 May 2021 - 31 December 1969 May 13, 2021 Webinar - Brick Wall Breakthroughs by Thomas MacEntee Virtual

Time: 7:00 pm CDT (Chicago)

Want to see first-hand how to break through that persistent “brick wall” in genealogy? Using actual research problems submitted by webinar attendees, professional genealogist Thomas MacEntee will walk participants through a step-by-step research methodology process to find clues and possible solutions. Participants will have access to research logs, digital images and more during and after the webinar. Also included is a “habit recipe” to implement the same techniques used in the webinar on your own genealogy research


  1. Brick Walls in Genealogy – Why do we have them
  2. Case Study Review
  3. Step-By-Step Methodology Review
  4. Habit Recipe
  5. Resource List

Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in using technology and social media to improve genealogy research and to connect with the family history community. He is the owner of High Definition Genealogy, and shares many of his articles and videos for free at!

This webinar is free but you must register in advance to receive the link to attend.


07 - 08 May 2021 2021 Heartland Family History Conference Virtual

Mark your calendar for our 2021 virtual spring conference which will be two days of “live” online programming May 7-8.  Following the conference you will have three months of on-demand access to recorded sessions, the virtual Exhibit Hall and opportunities for networking with other conference attendees.

Our featured speaker, Billie Stone Fogarty, will be presenting four lectures.  Additional presentations from other regional, national, and international areas will cover a diverse array of topics.  New networking and socializing opportunities are being added.

Please join us!  For more details and registration information visit our new conference website at:

We look forward to seeing you in May!

06 - 06 May 2021 South King County Genealogical Society Auburn, Washington

Saturday, June 5, 2021
9:00am – 4:00pm PDT

$35 SKCGS Members/$45 Non-Members
Price goes up $5 after April 30, 2021

Secure credit/debit card payment & online registration:


Download registration form, print and mail with check:

South King County Genealogical Society is pleased to present guest speaker Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
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23 - 24 April 2021 Colorado Genealogical Society 2021 Virtual Seminar Denver, Colorado

The Colorado Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that Crista Cowan has accepted our invitation to be the speaker at the CGS on 23 and 24 April 2021 via Zoom. You do not want to miss this fabulous seminar. Crista will present 4 programs: 2 on Friday afternoon (23 April 2021) and 2 on Saturday morning (24 April 2021). The Friday sessions will be on DNA and the Saturday sessions on using This event is FREE, but we are limiting registrations to 500 participants per day, so get your registrations in soon.

16 - 18 April 2021 Genealogy Zoomboree Portland, Oregon

Join us for a multicultural Genealogy Zoomboree! It's part of the 75th Anniversary celebrations of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon.

Big discounts are available for GFO members.
This is a three-day, live and online event. Registration for one, two, three or all four speakers is online only.

Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL, Board for Certification of Genealogists - presents on Courthouse Research & Indexes, and Land Records.
Linda Harms Okazaki, Nikkei Genealogical Society - gives an Introduction to Japanese American Research, and WWII Internment Camps: Japanese, Germans & Italians.
Sherri Camp, MLS, Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society - teaches African American Research Strategies, and A Treasure Trove of Free Websites.
Michael Lacopo, DVM, Professional Genealogist - presents Medical Genealogy: A primer of diseases that killed our ancestors and the epidemics they lived through, and "I am poor, obscure, plain, and little." - Researching Invisible Ancestors.

Registration is open at



11 - 11 April 2021 JGASGP Monthly Program with Guest Speaker Ellen Kowitt Zoom

Time:  1:00 EST check in, chat, and schmooze   Official program starts promptly at 1:30 EST

Guest Speaker:  Ellen Kowitt Ellen is Director of JewishGen’s United States Research Division and National Vice Chair of the DAR Lineage Committee Jewish Task Force.

Topic:  "Comparison of Jewish Resources on the Giants; Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, JewishGen, & MyHeritage."

Enjoy this comparative overview of Jewish record collections and research tools on the global powerhouse websites referred to as "Genealogy Giants." This lecture has been updated to reflect the ever-changing content found online and many record examples will be shared. 
All meetings are a benefit for paid members only. Please see our website for additional membership information. or contact [email protected]

09 - 10 April 2021 DGS 2021 Mastering Genealogical Research: The Right Start Leads You to Great Results! Virtual via Zoom

Michael D. Lacopo will lead this two-day research intensive. This is the first seminar in DGS' new In Pursuit of Genealogical Excellence series. It will be focused on identifying the core of a research challenge, developing a targeted research question, and implementing a plan to solve it. Michael will share his favorite strategies and common mistakes to avoid. 

Participants will have access to the videos of the lectures for two weeks after the event.

08 - 08 April 2021 FVGS Webinar - Family Historian in 3 Basic Steps by Suz Bates Virtual

Time: 7:00 pm CDT (Chicago)

Learn three basic steps of being a family historian: finding information, attaching it to your ancestors and storing it so you can find it again. Get organized and get connected as you research your family history.

Suz Bates has a B.A. in Modern Foreign Language, a minor in History, and an M.S. in education. She has taught in a variety of settings. In recent years, she has brought her expertise in genealogy to the public, spreading her enthusiasm for family history research through workshops, presentations, and consultations. She has been a family history researcher for over 45 years and a private consultant for 25 years. Suz is a member of various genealogy and history associations, as well as the Genealogical Speakers Guild.

This webinar is free but you must register in advance to receive the link to attend.

31 - 31 March 2021 MGC: Open Records & Education (M:O.R.E.): A Conversation with Amy Whorf MacGuiggan This is a free Zoom event but pre-registration is required.

Please join us for this free event! Pre-registration is required.

John Joseph Osborne grew up as an orphan and an only child—that’s what family and friends were always told. There was never any talk of his childhood or teenage years, and there was even some uncertainty as to where he had been born. It was as though he had sprung from thin air fully formed. If anyone knew the real story, they weren’t sharing it. 

But mysteries have a way of begging to be solved.  In 2011, a granddaughter’s curiosity, and then questions, began to percolate. How and when had he been orphaned? Where had he grown up and with whom? Who were his parents? How does someone without a family or ancestry understand who he or she is? It was time to reconnect John Osborne with his story. 

Amy Whorf McGuiggan will take us on a compelling genealogical journey of discovery, beyond the names and dates on vital records, to reclaim the branches of John Osborne’s ancestry. To do so, she had to expand her research beyond commonly available records to include both public and private institutional records. These records are often considered unavailable, but Amy did the work required to gain access.

Along the way, John Osborn's personal story--a story of survival against 

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the longest of odds—is unearthed after being buried for more than a century.  Amy’s work could be a master class in writing family history and in good old fashioned genealogical legwork.  She will probe the question of whether learning and knowing something that was previously unknown—and that one has gone through life blissfully unaware of—actually matters.

This presentation is free, but pre-registration is required.

27 March 2021 - 03 April 2021 Genealogy Virtual Open House Portland, Oregon

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon's 75th Anniversary Genealogy Open House moves online this year.
Join us for 18 free classes from March 27 through April 3.

Many of the GFO's special interest groups will be featured.

Sunday, March 28: Irish Day
Monday, March 29: Online Sources Day
Tuesday, March 30: DNA Day

Other classes include Freedmen's Bureau Records, Oregon Land Claims, Indentured Servants, U.S. Census Records, and more. Each class requires its own advance registration. Please invite your friends to see how the GFO can help you in your family history sleuthing.