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26 - 26 September 2020 Fairfax Genealogical Society Virtual Fall Fair Virtual

Fairfax Genealogical Society Virtual Fall Fair, "From Spit to Success".  Half-day program on using DNA results in family research, 9:30am - 1230pm, Saturday, September 26, 2020. Speaker, Janet Hall Warner.  Program includes Types of DNA,; Shared Matches and Clustering; Using DNA to Break Down Brickwalls. Cost: $30 FXGS members; $40 nonmembers; plus $10 late fee after Sept 8, 2020.  Information and registration at

19 - 19 September 2020 Sonoma County Genealogical Society Presents Vernon Smith: English Genealogy Santa Rosa, CA

The Sonoma County Genealogical Society

Presents their virtual September meeting

Vernon Smith: English Genealogy

Vernon’s talk will cover how to search records for your English ancestors from the mid-1837. He will talk about the major and some minor research tools to connect for those who came from across the pond.

Vernon was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He is a board member of The Marin Genealogical Society.

Saturday, September 19th, Noon to 2:30 pm

Register for this meeting at After registering you will get a link to the Zoom meeting.

19 - 19 September 2020 Paths to Freedom: Essential Steps for African American Genealogy virtual Fall Seminar hosted by Dallas Genealogical Society Virtual via Zoom

Dallas Genealogical Society presents Paths to Freedom: Essential Steps for African American Genealogy on Sep 19, 2020. This virtual Fall seminar will feature Tony Burroughs, FUGA giving four lectures. Genealogist Ari Wilkins will give a bonus lunchtime presentation. Time will be 9:50am to 4:45pm. There is an Early Bird rate available through Aug. 30.

16 - 16 September 2020 StLGS German Special Interest Group: It’s All “Dutch” to Me: A Crash-Course in the Sounds of German Virtual

It’s All “Dutch” to Me: A Crash Course in the Sounds of German

Virtual Presentation -- StLGS German Special Interest Group (SIG)

Date & Time:  Wednesday, 16 September 2020, at 7:00 p.m. (Central)

Featured Speaker:  J. D. Smith, PhD

Description:  Because German is a highly phonetic language and did not have a regularized spelling system until the 1800s, learning its phonetics can help you navigate difficult documents and dialect issues. This online webinar introduces the sounds of German and methodologies for improving genealogical document analysis.

FREE -- REGISTRATION BY EMAIL: If you are already on the German SIG mailing list, you will automatically receive an email invitation a few days before the event. If you are not on the German SIG mailing list, email [email protected] to receive an invitation.

For more information on the StLGS German SIG, visit:

12 - 12 September 2020 GeneaQuest 2020: Frontiers in Genealogy Hoffman Estates, Illinois

CAGGNI‘s 4th biennial conference will be held at the NIU Conference Center - Hoffman Estates in the Chicago suburbs. This event will feature international, national and local presenters covering a wide range of genealogy topics of interest to all skills and interest levels. Speakers include: Maurice Gleeson, Kitty Cooper, Jane Haldeman, Dan Hubbard, Gail Lukasik, David Stumpf, and Michelle Wilson. A pre-conference DNA Primer will be held on Friday afternoon, September 11.

12 - 12 September 2020 StLGS Monthly Meeting: Exploring 1875 St. Louis Virtual

Exploring 1875 St. Louis

StLGS Free Virtual Monthly Meeting featuring Andrew Wanko on "Exploring 1875 St. Louis"

Note: This meeting is live only; it will not be recorded.

Compton and Dry’s Pictorial St. Louis is one of the most important maps in American history. Explore the sensations and experiences of life in St. Louis more than 140 years ago. From the city’s busy center to its outskirts, past sparkling mansions and congested tenements, surprises wait at every turn!

All StLGS monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Because we can only have 100 people viewing the live meeting, you must pre-register to attend. To do so, please send an email to [email protected] no later than Wednesday, 9 September, and you will receive an invitation to the live meeting.

(Please Note: Although you can attend the meeting without any Zoom software, if you have already downloaded an older version, you may be prompted to upgrade. Be sure to do that before the meeting so you don’t lose time. It just takes a few minutes and will allow for access to this and future webinars without interruption.)

The handout for the September monthly meeting will be available at This meeting will NOT be recorded.

29 - 29 August 2020 Two Lectures Honoring the End of WWII virtual Event from Denver, Colorado

Join Ellen Kowitt and Keli Schmid will present  2 lectures.

Ellen will present "Documenting Families and Communities Lost in the Holocaust by Bullets."

Keli will present, "10th Mountain Division -- a full division of the United States Army specializing in mountain and winter warfare. 

26 - 31 July 2020 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) 2020 Athens, Georgia

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.

25 - 25 July 2020 DNA from A-Z: Unlocking Your Genetic Code Virtual via Zoom

July 25, 2020 8:50am-4:00 pm.

Dallas Genealogical Society presents our inaugural Virtual seminar, featuring Blaine Bettinger, Mary Eberle, Patricia Hobbs, Diahan Southard
*4 professional genetic genealogists will be live-streaming.
*3 tracks are available-Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
*Choose from 12 classes geared to match your interest and experience level.
Get a great education in DNA from the comfort and safety of your home.

18 - 18 July 2020 Virtual Genealogy Boot Camp with Amy Johnson Crow online via Zoom meetings

Due to COVID-19, Amy Johnson Crow will present via ZOOM meeting, four lectures about Research strategy and Brick Wall solutions. You can find more information and registration at our website: Currently the Genealogy Center and the Allen County Public Library are closed to patrons and meetings.