One thing the pandemic has done for us is to give us the opportunity to attend meetings of remote genealogy organizations on Zoom.com. ConferenceKeeper.org offers information on a variety of genealogy meetings and conferences and how to sign up for them. Many of these conferences are offered for free!
Beginning May 4, 2021 the National Archives will begin a series of YouTube presentations about family history research tools on federal records for all skill levels. The sessions are free and no registration is required. They will be presented on YouTube. Here is a link to the information https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair
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.
The NGS 2021 Family History Conference was scheduled to be held in Richmond19 to 22 May. As so many events have done, this Conference will now be virtual. Early Bird registration ends Monday, 15 March. For the full program and pricing go to https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/
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!
On October 24, 2020, the Virginia Genealogical Society will hold its first virtual conference. The speaker is Cari A. Taplin, CG. For more information, please go to https://vgs.org and view Upcoming Events.
The AAHGS Annual Conference is the largest international African American conference that promotes African-ancestored family history and genealogy. The conference begins October 14 and continues through Saturday, October 17. It is being held virtually. Please visit https://web.cvent.com/event/375a05f9-62b5-4829-80c7-5560766e1286/summary for more information.
We have all heard about RootsTech. It has been the largest genealogical conference to be held in past years. In 2021 RootsTech will be held virtually and is being advertised as “Free”. So check it out at https://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng and see what you think. The dates are February 25-27, 2021.
The VGS Fall Conference will be held virtually this year. Check out the speaker and conference schedule at https://vgs.org/.
The Botetourt Genealogy Fair, originally scheduled for July 9-12, 2020, has been postponed until a future date because of the pandemic.