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
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!
Legacy Family Tree Webinars wants to do its part to help genealogists across the world who are self-isolating at home right now. While we can’t do your grocery shopping or other practical activities, perhaps a genealogy class each day during the month of April will help as a diversion.
Each day we’ll be unlocking one Legacy Family Tree webinar from the membership library to be available to watch for free. We’ve chosen the classes around a 7-day rotating theme:
- Sundays – Methodology
- Mondays – DNA
- Tuesdays – Ethnic Genealogy
- Wednesdays – Technology
- Thursdays – Around the Globe
- Fridays – Beginners
- Saturdays – TechZone
The entire list of webinars can be found at the link below.
To make your genealogy research more productive, consider using timelines. Dr. Shelley Murphy will show you how in her webinar Wednesday, November 1 at 7 pm.
Click here to join the webinar.
… for free through May 10th. The presentation is about 90 minutes. Here’s the link:
Thanks to Shelley Murphy for letting us know about this free talk.
In April we are going to meet at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library, Northside Location on Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA. To register, call 434-973-7893, choose option 4 and advise you are registering for the Genealogy Workshop. You have to provide your name and a phone number.
NOTE: This will be advertised to the public by the Library. Registration is required–the limit is 18 people, so get your calls in quickly. The CVGA meeting will start at 1:30, but the program will be from 2:00 to 3:30. There will also be a scanner provided by the library with library personnel on hand to help until 4:00.
If you have documents to scan you will need to bring a thumb drive and the documents to be scanned.