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09 - 10 July 2021 DGS 2021 Write It Up! Essential Tools for Genealogical Writing Virtual via Zoom

Two day virtual seminar led by Dr. Thomas W. Jones on the topic of writing for all levels of genealogy research. There will be six lectures and a live review of selected participants' homework entries. Registrants will have access to recorded lectures for two weeks post seminar. There is an Early Bird rate available through June 20, 2021.

30 - 30 June 2021 An Evening with John D. "Jack" Warner, Ph.D., Archivist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Cochituate, Massachusetts

John D. “Jack” Warner, Ph.D., Archivist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will discuss how to access the records and artifacts held at the Massachusetts State Archives; how records become part of the Massachusetts Archives Digital Repository; how his work with the State Historical Records Advisory Board affects future resources; and how you can get involved at the Archives.

If we analyze Dr. Warner’s current responsibilities, you can see his impact on records preservation and access, both of keen interest to genealogists. 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.

Dr. Warner’s involvement with the Massachusetts Archives Digital Repository makes this presentation valuable to genealogists across the country.

  • As a liaison between the Massachusetts Historical Records Advisory Board and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the grant-making arm of the National Archives, he is the funnel through which national funding for local preservation flows.

  • As Historical Records Coordinator he oversees the Veterans' Heritage Grant Program.

  • He leads the Records Management Unit of the Secretary of State's Office, which oversees records management for all state agencies as well as city and town clerks. The working documents of today are the resources of tomorrow.

  • He serves as Secretary ex officio of the Records Conservation Board and is a statutory designee to the Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources.

  • Last but not least, Dr. Warner’s responsibilities at the Massachusetts State Archives include the administration of the Archives Division which has a staff of twenty-six and an annual operating budget of over $850,000.

Dr. Warner has been the Archivist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 25 years. He received his Ph.D. from Boston College where he specialized in nineteenth century American history. His dissertation was titled: "Crossed Sabres, A History of the Fifth Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry, An African-American Regiment in the Civil War." He holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Rhode Island. He studied international politics at Georgetown University where he received a BSFS degree. Dr. Warner served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve for 30 years retiring in 2018 as the Chief of the Waterside Security Division, Port Security Unit 301 (Cape Cod).

The presentation will be closed captioned.

This presentation is free, but pre-registration is required. Click here for registration.

28 - 28 June 2021 CGSI 2021 Conference Q&A Webinar Virtual

Join us on Monday, June 28 at 7:00pm CDT for an informal discussion focused on the 2021 CGSI Conference. There will be a brief overview of how the virtual conference will work and the various registration packages offered this year. The majority of the time will be spent answering questions from webinar participants.

26 June 2021 Suncoast Genealogy Society, Brian Rhinehart, War of 1812 Records Palm Harbor, Florida

June 26, 2021 – BRIAN RHINEHART – WAR OF 1812 RECORDS –From bounty land to pensions, there are no shortage of genealogical records for soldiers from The War of 1812. Learn about how and why these records were created, how to make sense of the, and what those records can contain for your ancestors.

25 - 25 June 2021 Virtual Tour of UNESCO Sites in the Czech Republic Virtual

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:00 AM CST

Texas Genealogical Society invites you to join a Virtual Tour of 12 UNESCO Sites in the Czech Republic, including Prague, Telc, Olomouc, Cesky Krumlov, Litomysl and 7 others.  The tour is being conducted by Dr. Miroslav Koudelka.

Register in advance by logging on to either of the following: OR After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the TCGS sponsored virtual tour.

19 - 19 June 2021 Ventura County Genealogical Society Camarillo, California

The Ventura County Genealogical Society


Free Family History Presentations

Online with Zoom

 Saturday, June 19, 2021


1:00 p.m Introduction to GEDmatch

Presenter: Drew Smith

VCGS General Meeting Lecture sponsored by the DNA Special Interest Group

GEDmatch is a free website that allows uploading raw DNA data from DNA testing companies so that the test data can be compared with data from tests taken at different companies. It also provides tools that may not be available at the original testing company. This presentation will focus on the basics of using GEDmatch to match relatives.


Drew Smith has been a librarian in the Academic Services department at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library since 2007. Between 1994 and 2007, he was an instructor for the USF School of Library and Information Science (now the School of Information), where he taught undergraduate-level courses in library/Internet research skills and website design, and graduate-level courses in genealogical librarianship and indexing/abstracting. Prior to 1994, Drew worked for academic computing departments at USF and at Clemson University in South Carolina. Drew regularly speaks at conferences and meetings of national, state, and local genealogy societies, especially on topics linking genealogy and technology. Together with George G. Morgan, Drew has been the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast since September 2005. Beginning in 2016, he hosts the Genealogy Connections Podcast, which alternates weeks with The Genealogy Guys Podcast.


Second presentation:

“Where Is The Book With My Family In It?”

Presenter: Drew Smith

Before beginning their own research, good researchers seek out the research already done by others. Find out how to do an exhaustive search for books, periodicals, and other published or unpublished printed research material that may save you time in your own research.


All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here


Please note that the VCGS DNA Special Interest Group is sponsoring Drew Smith’s first talk today. There will be no DNA SIG meeting at 10:30 AM.


Ventura County Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 24608
Ventura, California 93002-4608

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12 - 12 June 2021 WPGS Annual Meeting & Program: Demystifying Dual Citizenship Virtual

Annual Meeting & Program, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm: Demystifying Dual Citizenship with Rich Venezia  (Yearly Conference) Virtual Meeting registration at You will use the same meeting link to access all three sessions. This program will not be recorded. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.Schedule of events:

  • 10:00 am-10:30 am -- WPGS Annual Business Meeting
  • 10:30 am-12:00 pm -- Demystifying Dual Citizenship: The Records and The Process, presented by Rich Venezia
  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm -- Session Break
  • 12:30 pm-2:00 pm -- Demystifying Dual Citizenship: Naturalization Records and Western PA Record Sources, presented by Rich Venezia

Demystifying Dual Citizenship: The Records and The Process: Of Italian descent and think you may qualify for dual citizenship? This how-to aims to break down the process and give you the steps you need to have you on your way to your red passport in no time. We'll discuss eligibility verification, the records needed, and what to expect at your Consulate appointment.

Demystifying Dual Citizenship: Naturalization Records and Western PA Record Sources: Building on the first lecture, attendees will learn some of the ins and outs of naturalization laws and records. Specifically discussed will be common dual citizenship queries - such as when wives and minor children automatically become US citizens when their husband/father naturalized. Additionally, we'll discuss idiosyncrasies in records in Western PA, and the various record repositories you'll need to engage with for the records necessary for the citizenship process.

11 - 12 June 2021 GENEALOGY JAMBOREE 2021 Virtual Conference Virtual

GENEALOGY JAMBOREE 2021 Virtual Conference

  • World-class Genealogy Conference
  • Learn from 51 speakers from the USA, Canada, Ireland, Israel and the UK
  • STANDARD Registration includes 6 LIVE lectures June 11 & 12 and 20 recorded lectures of your choice
  • Add PLUS Registration to access all 50 recorded lectures

The 51st Genealogy Jamboree brings you nationally known speakers keeping you in touch with the latest developments in the field of genealogy. From coast to coast, from North to South, from our neighbors - Canada and Mexico -  and from the Old World, our speakers can help you find your ancestors' lives and stories. You'll be able to learn from many tried and true speakers and get surprising insights from speakers that are new to Jamboree.

All Registration packages receive the Friday and Saturday LIVE lectures.

STANDARD Registration - Select 20 recorded lectures from 50 choices.

PLUS Registration - All 50 lectures are yours to view.

All purchased Genealogy Jamboree lectures may be viewed through October 10, 2021.

10 - 10 June 2021 FVGS Webinar - The Genealogical Proof Standard: Put the Power of GPS to Work! by Alice Hoyt Veen, CG Virtual

Time: 7:00 CDT (Chicago)

Producing a high-quality, reliable genealogy for your family requires thoughtfulness and thoroughness during the research process. Testing our work against recognized standards helps achieve our goals. This introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) looks at the development of modern standards, their importance for all genealogists, and how anyone, at any level of experience, can effectively apply these common-sense standards and techniques to their family project.

Alice Hoyt Veen is the owner of Prairie Roots Research, which aims to foster a deeper understanding of the past by researching and reconstructing forgotten lives; to rediscover and share ancestral wisdom and experiences with today’s generation and generations to come. She is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher, and genealogical educator who shares her knowledge and expertise through educational writing and speaking. Alice serves as a trustee for the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (R). She has spoken at national, regional, and state conferences, and for numerous Iowa organizations.

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

07 - 09 June 2021 JAMBOFREE SPECIAL EVENTS Virtual Conference Virtual

Advanced Beginning Genealogy Class, Round Table discussions, Webinar, Sponsored talks - All FREE