Conferences

On the Road Again, This Time to the FGS Conference in Washington, DC

This is a quick notice to let you know there may not be as many articles as normal posted in this newsletter in the next few days. If you have been reading this newsletter for some time, you already know that I often travel to genealogy conferences.

I will be in Washington, DC this week on Wednesday through Saturday. I will be attending the annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. For details about this conference, see https://www.fgsconference.org.

I hope to write about the conference events that I see and attend. I suspect I will also post a number of photographs of the conference in this newsletter while I am there. Who knows? I may even get to attend a few presentations!

I should be back home next week for a few days before heading out on my next trip.

Stay tuned!

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events:

Ireland, United Kingdom, Colorado, Massachusetts, and New York

Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events.

All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can directly add information to the Calendar about your local genealogy event.

Hotel Reservations Now Open for the National Genealogical Society’s 2020 Family History Conference

I just made my reservation.

The following announcement was written by the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society:

FALLS CHURCH, VA, 15 AUGUST 2019—Starting 15 August 2019, you may reserve accommodations for the National Genealogical Society’s forty-second annual Family History Conference, Echoes of Our Ancestors, which will be held 20-23 May 2020 at the Salt Palace Convention Center (SPCC), 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The NGS conference will feature more than 150 genealogy lectures on a wide variety of topics including DNA, ethnic sources, historical migrations, immigration, research techniques, specialized collections at the Family History Library, and more.

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events:

Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania

Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events.

All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can directly add information to the Calendar about your local genealogy event.

Maine Genealogical Society Annual Conference

The Maine Genealogical Society, in partnership with the Maine Historical Society, will present a two-day DNA themed research weekend in Portland, Maine on September 13 and 14.

Friday will be “Workshop Day” that includes:

  • Patricia Hobbs-Working with GEDMatch (hands on, charged laptop needed)
  • Karen Stanbary-Introduction to Chromosome Mapping & DNA Painter (presentation)

The full conference will meet on Saturday and the sessions will include:

Update: the Genealogy Cruise to Bermuda 2020

The following email message from Diana Crisman Smith provides the latest details on the planned genealogy cruise to Bermuda in July 2020. (I will also be on that cruise as cohost, along with Ann Staley, who also is a speaker on the cruise.) While Diana sent this email message to everyone who has previously enjoyed genealogy cruises sponsored by Diana and her late husband Gary Smith, I believe the message also may be of interest to potential “first timers” who are interested in a relaxed genealogy cruise to Bermuda. Here is the message:

Hello Genealogists!
I’m ready for a genealogy at sea adventure. Are you?

You may have heard that Gary Smith passed away in February 2018. Although he is terribly missed (especially by me), he wanted the genealogy adventures to continue, so I am working on a cruise to Bermuda in July 2020. Our friend Dick Eastman will serve as cohost.

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events:

California, Indiana, and South Carolina

Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events.

All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can directly add information to the Calendar about your local genealogy event.

FGS 2019 National Conference to be Held in Washington, DC on August 21–24

One of the major genealogy conferences in the U.S. is going to be held in 3 weeks in Washington, DC. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), in cooperation with sponsoring local societies, corporate sponsors, and partner organizations, is planning for a full four-day format jam-packed conference with topics of interest to every genealogist. This conference should appeal to genealogy newcomers and experienced genealogists alike.

The location in Washington obviously offers many more genealogy research opportunities, such as the nearby U.S. National Archives and Records Administration locations (yes, there are two of them), along with the Library of Congress, DAR Library, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and others. You might want to come early and stay late to do research at the many nearby archives!

Call For Presenters: Ontario Ancestors Conference & Family History Show 2020

The following announcement was written by the Board of Ontario Ancestors:

The Board of Ontario Ancestors (OGS) is delighted to announce that the 2020 annual conference will take place on June 5-7 at the Hamilton Convention Centre. The Conference Committee is already hard at work behind the scenes, planning an inspiring event under the banner, “Finding the Past – Moving into the Future.” Ontario Ancestors continues to boast the largest membership of any Canadian family history organization with its conference attracting speakers and attendees from across the globe.

The Program Committee invites proposals for Workshops and Lectures on:

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events:

Ireland, United Kingdom, Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Utah, and Washington

Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events.

All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can directly add information to the Calendar about your local genealogy event.

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies 39th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be Held in Cleveland

More than 800 Jewish genealogists from the United States and around the world will gather in Cleveland for the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies 39th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy from July 28 to Aug. 2. The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland are hosting the conference in Cleveland this year,

The conference draws attendees with all levels of experience and knowledge and our programming is designed to meet that variety of needs.

You can read an article about the conference written by Ken Bravo, president of the IAJGS and a past president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, in the Cleveland Jewish News web site at: http://bit.ly/32SvJJ7.

Announcing the 51st annual BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy

The 2019 BYU Genealogy Conference will offer both professional and beginner genealogy classes. It will be held will be held at the Brigham Young University Conference Center on July 31–August 2.

The classes on the agenda this year will cover topics from beginners’ tips to DNA research and include just about everything else in between. Learn how to tackle international research or where to track down that military record. Discover effective methods for finding your ancestors as well as fun ways to record your discoveries to share with your family.

Details may be found in the announcement at: https://familyhistory.ce.byu.edu/?cid=bl-fsup-8741.

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events:

California, Connecticut, Illinois, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington

Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events.

All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can directly add information to the Calendar about your local genealogy event.

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events:

United Kingdom, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Oregon

Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events.

All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can directly add information to the Calendar about your local genealogy event.

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events:

United Kingdom, Maryland, and Tennessee

Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events.

All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can directly add information to the Calendar about your local genealogy event.

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events:

Online Webinars, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont

Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events.

All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can directly add information to the Calendar about your local genealogy event.

MyHeritage Live 2019’s Schedule

If you are thinking about attending MyHeritage’s genealogy event to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September 6 – 8, 2019, you might want to know that the schedule of presentations has just been posted in the MyHeritage Blog at: http://bit.ly/2YaAPxq.

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events:

Ontario, California, Colorado, and Illinois

Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events.

All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can directly add information to the Calendar about your local genealogy event.

Win Tickets to MyHeritage LIVE, Including a Free Stay at the Iconic Hilton Amsterdam

MyHeritage LIVE is shaping up to be a major genealogy conference. It will be held in Amsterdam on September 6 through 8, 2019. You can read about it in my earlier article at https://blog.eogn.com/2019/02/11/announcing-myheritage-live-2019/ and also read a report from last year’s MyHeritage LIVE in Oslo, Norway at https://blog.eogn.com/2018/11/06/myheritage-live-2018-conference-in-oslo-norway-was-a-success/. Last year’s event in Oslo attracted many overseas attendees, including many from the U.S., a few from Canada, two people from the Republic of Mali in West Africa, and other attendees from Brazil, Argentina, and I believe from some other countries as well.

Canal houses in Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam

If you would like to attend this year’s event in Amsterdam, you will be interested to learn that you can win tickets to MyHeritage LIVE, including a free stay at the iconic Hilton Amsterdam. Details may be found in the MyHeritage Blog at https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/06/win-a-free-stay-at-the-iconic-hilton-amsterdam/.

 

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events:

Ontario, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas

Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events.

All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can directly add information to the Calendar about your local genealogy event.