In our virtual meeting today, the following events were mentioned. All of these events are virtual. You do need to register and there may be a fee.
Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree is from August 19 to August 29, 2022. Registration for this event closes August 18 which is next week. https://www.scgsgenealogy.com/
Virginia Genealogical Society Fall Conference, October 21 & 22, 2022. Registration is open: https://www.vgs.org/
Fairfax Genealogical Society Fall Fair, October 22, 2022. Check the website: https://www.fxgs.org/
Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, the in person/zoom session for Saturday, March 12, 2022 has been cancelled. We are sorry to do this but the forecasters seem to think that the worse weather will be in the morning hours. As one forecaster said, the old groundhog did predict six more weeks of bad weather. Hopefully spring is around the corner!
Check out the National Archives site for information about the 1950 census – due to be released April 1, 2022 – only 20 days away!
Just a reminder that RootsTech is a virtual online event and is FREE. The speakers and the seminars are wonderful. You can access the site 24 hours a day. To participate in all that is being offered, you do need to register which means you will have to establish an account at FamilySearch. It is easy. You provide a user name and password and then register. Here is the website: https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/next/registration/
Here are two fall conferences you might want to check out.
The Virginia Genealogical Society Fall Conference is scheduled for Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16. Registration is required. You can see the schedule at their website vgs.org.
The Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia (GRIVA) Virtual Fall Conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 2. Registration is required. The schedule is at their website http://griva.org.
A workshop on Private Papers at the Library of Virginia will be held virtually on April 9, 2021 from 10 am to 11 am. In addition to state and county records, the Library of Virginia holds nongovernment papers such as Bible records, family papers, letters, organization records, and business records. There is a $15 charge and you must register to attend. See the calendar at the Library of Virginia website for additional information and registration.
If you missed RootsTech Connect 2021 — which was FREE and electronic this year — here is an list of the DNA sessions organized by Roberta Estes.
RootsTech Connect 2021: Comprehensive DNA Session List
RootsTech Connect is set to begin in two weeks and it is free! It is a virtual event this year. 190,000 people have already registered for RootsTech Connect.
There will be inspirational keynote speakers, hundreds of on-demand classes and a virtual expo hall where you can purchase numerous genealogy related items.
You must register at rootstech.org and you should have a FamilySearch account. Just go to FamilySearch and click on “create an account”. The virtual event is free and so is the account at FamilySearch.
This is a great opportunity to listen and learn from a comfortable seat at home!
The Law Librarians at the Library of Congress have a blog and offer webinars on various legal topics. This webinar is about legal sources and research techniques regarding U.S. case law. It states that the focus will be about online resources. There is further information about this webinar and a link to register for the webinar at https://blogs.loc.gov/law/