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Family History Library Announces Free Webinar Classes for July 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach others family history techniques. July 2 – 7:00 P.M. Danish Church Records: Feast Days Webinar. July 9 – 6:00 P.M. United States Naturalization Webinar. July 13-17 – Wales Research Series Webinars will be held […]

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SLIG 2016 Registration Opens June 20, 9:00 am MDT

SLIG Registration opens on June 20! The following is from UGA: SLIG 2016 offers an amazing line-up of courses and instructors. Feel free to peruse, consider, and compare, but if you want a seat in those classes that fill quickly, sign up and mark your calendar. Courses include: Intermediate U.S. Records and Research, Part […]

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Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America 2015 Fall Seminar Announced

The following information on the Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America Fall Seminar was just received: FOLLOW THE PIONEERS: LEAVING GERMANY TO ADJUSTING IN THE NEW WORLD Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio Featured Speaker is Marianne Wokeck, native German […]

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Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research Announces Courses Running Now Through November

The following is from the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research: RALEIGH, North Carolina: Registration is currently open for six courses offered by the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research. “We are very excited about these new courses, covering genetic genealogy; English, German and Native American research; and U.S. federal land and Revolutionary War records,” said co-administrator […]

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Free Live Streaming Sessions from The 46th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree

The upcoming SCGS Genealogy Jamboree promises to be better than ever! Bill Dollarhide and I look forward to seeing many of you there. We will be working in exhibit booths 706-709 (the same area as last year). The following information is from SCGS: Following is the schedule for the FREE live streaming from the 46th […]

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On the Way Home from the NGS Conference

Bill Dollarhide and I are currently on the road heading back to Orting, Washington, having spent much of last week at the NGS Conference in St. Charles, Missouri. On Sunday we drove from St. Charles to Fort Collins, Colorado. This morning we are meeting with my neice and cousin, then going to see my sister, […]

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The NGS Conference in St. Charles, Missouri

Bill Dollarhide and I drove about 2200 miles to arrive in St. Charles, Missouri just in time to set up as a booth in the exhibit hall at the NGS conference. Family Roots Publishing has only one booth this year, exhibiting mostly our books – Hansen’s German Map Guide books, Minert’s German Place Name Indexes, […]

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Texas State Genealogical Society 2015 Family History Conference

The following announcement is from the Texas State Genealogical Society: TSGS is excited to announce its 2015 Family History Conference will be Oct 30—Nov 1, 2015 in Austin, Texas, and everyone is invited! This three day event will include wonderful research opportunities, insightful family history sessions for all skill levels, and a full exhibit hall. […]

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East European Genealogical Society 2015 Seminar in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

EAST EUROPEAN GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 2015 SEMINAR – Ancestral Evidence – Names, Places and Documents! – August 1, 2015, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada Speakers Presentation: WILLIAM “FRED” HOFFMAN – “Understanding Language Variations of East European First Names” and “The How and Why of East European Place Name Changes”. MATTHEW BIELAWA – “Analyzing Vital Records of the Austrian, […]

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RootsTech 2016 Call For Presentations

The following is from RootsTech: The RootsTech planning committee is calling for dynamic presentations for the RootsTech and Innovator Summit 2016 events, that will be held February 3–6, 2016. The purpose of these presentations is to inform, instruct, and inspire attendees to discover, preserve, and share their family history through technology. If you have a […]

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NGS 2016 Family History Conference Call for Papers Closes 1 April 2015

The following is from the National Genealogical Society: ARLINGTON, VA, 26 MARCH 2015 — Time is running out to submit lecture proposals for the NGS 2016 Family History Conference. Speakers and sponsoring organizations must submit their proposals by 1 April 2015. The conference, entitled Exploring the Centuries: Footprints in Time, will be held 4–7 May […]

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For Richer for Poorer – Historic Jewish Weddings in London’s East End

The following excerpt is from a fascinating article by Anne Joseph, posted in the March 19, 2015 edition of The Jewish Daily Forward: “No man in Whitechapel drives a busier or a more paying trade than does the shadchan,” observed the writer Louise Jordan Miln in 1900. In fact, a ledger belonging to a shadkhen, […]

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RootsTech 2015 Registered 23,918 Attendees over 3 Days of Events

RootsTech 2015 was an amazing event. For the first time since 1984, I attended a major genealogy event and didn’t feel compelled to stand behind a table in the exhibit hall. I and nearly 24,000 other folks had a great time. Following is the latest about the event from FamilySearch: RootsTech 2015 Breaks Records and […]

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Call for Papers for FGS Conference in Springfield, Illinois in 2016 – Deadline is April 10, 2015

The following is from Thomas McEntee, National Publicity Chair for the conference: February 10, 2015 – Austin, TX – The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces that presentation proposals are now being received for its 2016 Conference, “Time Travel: Centuries of Memories,” to be held in Springfield, Illinois, Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2016. The […]

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2016 FGS National ​C​onference Call for ​P​resentation P​roposals​

The following news release is from FGS: Deadline for Submissions is 10 April 2015 February 13, 2015 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces a Call for Presentation Proposals for the FGS 2016 Conference, “Time Travel: Centuries of Memories,” to be held in Springfield, Illinois, Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2016. The […]

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