October is Family History Month and it seems everyone is offering amazing genealogy seminars, conferences, and workshops. Which ones will you be attending? Check out the list of Family History Month seminars to see just a few of the top-notch classes you can attend.
Lisa Louise Cooke Presents in Des Moines, Iowa
October 12 & 13, 2018
- How to Organize all this Genealogy Stuff
- Reconstruct Your Ancestor’s Life with Google
- How Alice the Genealogist Avoids Falling Down the Rabbit Hole
- How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case
This 2-day event will be held at the State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa. You can register for the event, here.
Clark County Ohio Genealogical Society Hosts Free Native American Lecture
Saturday, October 13th, 2018, 11:30 a.m. EDT
This Saturday, The Genealogy Reporter, Amie Bowser Tennant will present “Rooting Out Your Native American Heritage” at the Park Shopping Center Branch of the Clark County (Ohio) Public Library, 1119 Bechtle Ave., Springfield, Ohio. This lecture is free and open to the public, no registration is required.
Montgomery County Ohio Features Dr. Deborah Abbott
Saturday, October 13th, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
The Montgomery County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will be having their all-day, fall conference with featured speaker, Dr. Deborah Abbott. Topics for the seminar include:
- You Only Have a Death Announcement – Now What?
- Researching Libraries & Archives in Ohio and Beyond
- Breaking the Brick Wall: Researching in Black and White
- A Gift of Legacy: Who’s Writing Your Story?
This event will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Rd., Dayton, Ohio. To register and pay online, click here.
Darke County Ohio Genealogical Society Hosts All-day Fall Conference
Saturday, October 13th, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
Katherine R. Willson of the Virtual Genealogical Association and the mastermind behind the Genealogy on Facebook List will be the featured speaker at this year’s fall genealogy workshop in Greenville, Ohio. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. at the Garst Museum, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio. Pre-registration for this event has passed, but you can register at the door for $25.00.
Lecture topics include:
- Resources for Genealogical Research in Foreign Countries
- The Voyage to America
- Records of New York City’s Emigrant Savings Bank
- Facebook’s 11,200+ Genealogy/History Pages and Groups
A Free Day at Family Tree Webinars with BCG Presenters
Friday, October 19th, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MDT
Family Tree Webinars is sponsoring an all-day event with some of the brightest genealogists in the field. Live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and online at Family Tree Webinars, you can enjoy these webinars for free. Learn from leading certified genealogists in the field, Jeanne Bloom, Judy Russell, Tom Jones, Elissa Powell, and Rebecca Koford.
You can read a description and register for one or all of the free webinars by clicking on the titles listed below:
9:00 AM MST (Mountain Standard Time) – “Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists & Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise,” presented by Jeanne Bloom, CG.
10:30 AM MST – “Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving,” presented by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL.
1:00 PM MST – “John Jacob Kramer: Case Study of Mistaken Identity among Revolutionary War Soldiers,” presented by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL.
2:15 PM MST – “Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events,” presented by Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL.
3:30 PM MST – “The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad, ” presented by Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL.
Certified Genealogist is a trademark and CG is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations.
A Family History Month Seminar in Mission Viejo California
Saturday, October 20th, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. PDT
Thomas MacEntee of Abundant Genealogy is the featured speaker for South Orange County Genealogical Society. Along with learning from Thomas, you will enjoy refreshments, drawings for gifts, and sales tables and displays. Lectures for the day include:
- 10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Genealogy
- Mind Mapping Your Research Plans and Results
- How Do I Know What I Don’t Know – Fast Tracking Your Genealogy Education
- After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research
Pre-registration runs through 17 October or tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information and a registration form, click here.
Family History Month Seminar and Book Fair in Kentucky
Saturday, October 20th, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. EDT
Louisville Genealogical Society hosts Dr. Michael Lacopo and Debra Renard for their Family History Month Seminar and Book Fair. This all-day event will be held at Holiday Inn Louisville East – Hurstbourne, 1325 South Hurstbourne, Louisville, Kentucky.
- Re-evaluating Evidence
- Using DNA Evidence as Proof of Lineage
- Researching Invisible Ancestors
- and more!
To learn more and register for this event, click here. Registration price before 14 October includes lunch, so be sure to register soon!
Indiana State Library Presents “Digging Up the Dead”
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Indiana State Library will host the annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year’s theme is “Digging Up the Dead,” how to examine, decipher, and interpret death records, death research, and other interesting facets of mortality in history.
Highly acclaimed, internationally known speakers and genealogy consultants, Lisa Alzo and Amie Bowser Tennant, will present. In addition, Sarah Halter, Executive Director of the Indiana Medical History Museum, will give a brown bag lunch lecture. Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance. See the full schedule of events, here.
To register for this event, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DNA & Genetic Genealogy Seminar Being Held in Fremont Ohio
Saturday, October 27th, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., EDT
National genealogy speaker and author, Blaine T. Bettinger, will be presenting four classes at Terra State Community College, The Neely Center, 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont, Ohio on Saturday the 27th of October. Class titles include:
- Using Autosomal DNA for Genealogical Research
- Adding Y-DNA and mtDNA to Your Toolbox
- Using Autosomal DNA for 18th & 19th Century Mysteries
- Phasing and Mapping Your DNA
For more information and registration, see the website here.
Learn About the Family History Month Seminars Close to You
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