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.

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The following Calendar is for 2013 only. Click here for 2011 events. Click here for 2012 events. Click here for 2014 events. Click here for 2015 events.
GENEALOGY RELATED SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, FAIRS, RETREATS, CRUISES, ETHNIC EVENTS, & INSTITUTES – In Reverse Chronological Order

December 1-7, 2013 – 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 29th anniversary 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.

October 31 – November 2, 2013 – Texas

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

June 9-14, 2013 – Birmingham, Alabama

The Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) will take place at Samford University. The following program tracks are planned: Techniques & Technology; Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies; Research in the South, Part II; Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis; Writing & Publishing for Genealogists; Genealogy as a Profession; German Genealogical Research; Understanding Land Records; To Be Determined; and Scottish Genealogical Research. For more information, See: http://www4.samford.edu/schools/ighr/

May 8-11, 2013 – Las Vegas, Nevada

The National Genealogical Society will hold their annual conference at the Las Vegas Hilton, an off-strip hotel located at 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103.

April 27, 2013 – Bloomington, Indiana

The Indiana Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that D. Joshua Taylor of the genealogy TV show, “Who Do You Think You Are?” will be our featured speaker at our annual conference scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, IN. Other speakers are Lou Malcomb, Curt Witcher, MLS, FUGA and Harold Henderson, CG. The IGS will also host its 2013 Society Management Seminar, Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Lawrence County Museum of History, in Bedford, IN, as part of the pre-conference activities. Speakers will be Larry King, Christine Eykholt Friesel and Tamara Hemmerlein. Please go to the IGS website for more information about this conference and for registration details.

April 6, 2013 – Yanceyville, Caswell County, NC

George G. Morgan will be the featured speaker at a program sponsored by the North Carolina Genealogical Society and the Caswell County Historical Association. In this program, Who is YOUR Ancestor?, Mr. Morgan will talk about why your ancestors migrated from place to place, the importance of maps in your research, efficient methods to use maps quickly and effectively, alternative records that are not often considered, and organizing the information you gather to expose patterns and character traits. Registration and program content can be found at www.ncgenealogy.org