2012 GenealogyBlog Genealogy Events Calendar

It is our goal to publish the most comprehensive listing of genealogy-related events available anywhere. Please email your events to Lmeitzler “at” gmail.com as soon as you have your event place & date set. Send updates as you get more details. You may also mail copy to: GenealogyBlog.com, PO Box 830, Bountiful, UT 84011. All events that are half-day or more are welcomed. This isn’t the place for general meeting announcements.

The GenealogyBlog Genealogy Event Calendar is in REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. The events that we know of farthest into the future are listed first. By laying the GenealogyBlog Genealogy Event Calendar out in this way, we are able to leave events posted AFTER THEY HAVE TAKEN PLACE. We invite our readers to send short summaries of the events following the event itself. Commentary on such things as attendance numbers, vendors, accommodations, the program, and so forth are welcomed. Please include your name, city, state, and if outside the U.S., your country. Give the date, name and place of the event first please.

Please report errors, bad links, additions & corrections to me at: Lmeitzler “at” gmail.com

The easiest way to SEARCH the Event Calendar is just do a “control f” on your keyboard and type in a place, word, or date you are searching for.

The following Calendar is for 2012 only. Click here for 2011 events. Click here for 2013 events. Click here for 2014 Events. Click here for 2015 events.


December 2-8, 2012 – Salt Lake City, Utah

Do You Want to Make Gigantic Leaps in Locating Your Ancestors? Do you have brick-wall problems in your genealogy research? If so – plan on joining with GenealogyBlog Editor, Leland K. Meitzler, and Donna Potter Phillips at the 28th annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library this December.
The Salt Lake Christmas tour is known for having the highest percentage of professional researchers per attendee of any Salt Lake research tour.
Why December? Early December is an ideal time to come to the Family History Library. The library isn’t crowded, as it is at other times of the year. The festivities in Salt Lake City are underway and the Christmas Tour Family is waiting with open arms for you to join them.
By joining us in Salt Lake City on a Salt Lake Christmas Tour, you will be in the right place – at the right time – to locate more ancestors than you may have ever found before.
For more information, see: www.SaltLakeChristmasTour.com , or call 801-992-3705.

November 1-3 – Texas

The Texas State Genealogy Society State Convention will held – location to be announced. For more information, See: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsgs/

October 22, 2011 – Lakewood, Colorado

The Palatines to America – German Genealogy Society Colorado Chapter is sponsoring the Colorado Chapter Fall Seminar and Annual German Dinner at the Holiday Inn, 7390 W. Hampden, Lakewood, CO Beginning at 9:00 a.m. with Mr. L. Tim Ostwald and “The Forum”. Featuring Mr. Lloyd Bockstruck, M.A., MLS, FNGS, speaking on “The Hessian Soldiers“, “Land Granted by Federal and State Governments“, and “Migration from the Revolutionary War to 1850“. A deli lunch and complimentary parking are provided. A Social Hour and German Dinner to follow. For more information, See: http://www.palam.org/chapters.php?chapter=1ttchapter

August 29-September 1, 2012 – Birmingham, Alabama

The Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conference, hosted by the Alabama Genealogical Society will be held at the Birmingham Convention Center, Birmingham, Alabama. The Sheraton Hotel, conveniently located adjacent to the convention center will be the host hotel. Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC will be exhibiting. For more information, See: http://www.fgs.org/2012conference/

July 22-27, 2012 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIPitt) will be held at La Roche College, Pittsburgh. The instructors are all experienced genealogical researchers, lecturers, and writers who bring their expertise into the classroom with case studies and problem solving exercises. Four different week-long genealogical courses which incorporate hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art and friendly community atmosphere. For more information, See: http://www.gripitt.org/

July 19-21, 2012 – Lufkin, Texas

The 16th annual Angelina College Genealogy Conference, is to be held at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas – 3500 South First Street (Hwy 59 South – two miles south of Loop 187). Lufkin is the hub of the East Texas region, located in the beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas. This Conference awards Certified Professional Educator Provider (CPE) Certificates, accredited by the Texas Educational Agency (#501201) and Angelina College awards Continuing Education Units (CEU) to individuals who have successfully completed educational activities for which academic credit is not awarded. For more information, See: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsgs/TXSGS-New/Pages/Calendar.htm

June 10-15, 2012 – Birmingham, Alabama

The Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) will take place at Samford University. The following program tracks are planned: Techniques and Technology; Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies; Research in the South, Part I; Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis; Writing & Publishing for Genealogists; Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Government Docum ents; Virginia’s Land and Military Conflicts & Their Effect on Migration; Researching African-American Ancestors; Military Records Research III: 1820-1919; and Tracing Your English Ancestors. For more information, See: http://www4.samford.edu/schools/ighr/

June 14-16, 2012 – Indianapolis, Indiana

Palatines to America – German Genealogy Society will sponsor their National Conference and Annual Meeting. to be in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information, See: http://www.palam.org/index.php#events

June 8-10, 2012 – Burbank, California

The annual Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree will take place at the Marriott Burbank Airport. For more information, See: http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/

June 1-3, 2012 – Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The Ontario Genealogical Society will sponsor their annual conference. For more information, See: http://www.ogs.on.ca/index.php

May 19, 2012 – Valley View, Ohio

The East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society will sponsor a seminar with Megan Smolenyak, to be held at the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, Harry E. Eastridge Professional Development Center Building, 5811 Canal Rd. Her lecture topics are: “Trace Your Roots with DNA,” “Reverse Genealogy: Techniques for Finding Your Lost Loved Ones,” “Find The Obituary! Online Newspaper Research” and “Cases That Made My Brain Hurt” For more information, See: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oheccgs/

May 19, 2012 – Seattle, Washington

The Seattle Genealogical Society’s Spring 2012 Seminar will be held from 9 am to 3 pm at the Museum of History & Industry’s McEachern Auditorium, 2700 24th Ave East. George G. Morgan, from “The Genealogy Guys” will be the featured speaker. Registration starts in March of 2012. Look for more information at http://seattlegenealogicalsociety.org/content/seminars or contact us at sgsseminar@gmail.com. $35 SGS Members. $45 non-members.

May 9-12, 2012 – Cincinnati, Ohio

The National Genealogical Society 2012 Family History Conference will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The convention center is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, just blocks from I-71 and I-75 and 10 minutes from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The downtown area offers shopping, dining, theatre, a lively arts and music scene, and is just a short walk from the Ohio River. Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC will be exhibiting. Click on the following links for the Conference Flyer 17″ by 11″ (PDF 121KB) 8.5″ by 11″ (PDF 1.35 MB).

April 27-28, 2012 – Green Bay, Wisconsin

The 2012 Gene-A-Rama will be held at the Hotel Sierra and KI Convention Center. For more information, See: http://wsgs.wetpaint.com/page/Meetings+%26+Conferences.

April 21, 2012 – Denver, Colorado

Palatines to America – German Genealogy Society Colorado Chapter will sponsor the Colorado Chapter Spring Seminar and Annual Business Meeting at the Holiday Inn – Central, 4849 Bannock St, Denver, CO. The featured speaker is Henry “Hank” Z. Jones, Jr., FASG, speaking on: “When the Sources are Wrong!“, “Tracing the Origins of 18th Century Palatine and Other Emigrants“, “Family Tradition: How to Separate Fact from Fiction in Genealogical Research“, and “Genealogy Today: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going“. Deli lunch and complimentary parking provided. For more information, See: http://www.palam.org/chapters.php?chapter=1ttchapter.

April 14, 2012 – Des Moines, Iowa

The Iowa Genealogical Society will sponsor their third annual IGS Spring Technology Conference. For more information, See: http://www.iowagenealogy.org/events/conferences/spring-technology-conference/

April 13-14, 2012 – Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

The Alberta Genealogical Society will sponsor their annual Gen-Fair. for more information, See: http://www.abgensoc.ca/

April 12-14, 2012 – Cleveland, Ohio

The Ohio Genealogical Society is sponsoring their 51st Annual Conference, entitled “History and Genealogy: Finding Clues to Ancestral Lives.” The event will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel, 9801 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Periodically check the conference web page for further information. This web page includes subscription information for the conference E-zine.

March 16-17, 2012 – Salt Lake City, Utah

The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International is sponsoring their CGSI Symposium Friday and Saturday at the Family History Library and the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel. Dinner will be held Saturday at the Plaza. for more information, See: http://www.cgsi.org/news/events/2012/03/16/cgsi-symposium-salt-lake-city-ut.

February 2-4, 2012 – Salt Lake City, Utah

The annual RootsTech Conference will be held in the Salt Palace. Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC will be exhibiting. For more information, See: http://rootstech.familysearch.org/

January 23-27, 2012 – Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Genealogical Association is sponsoring its annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2012. For More information, See: http://www.infouga.org/aem.php?eid=6 Click here to check out the tracks for the 2012 Institute.

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