2015 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 2015 only. Click here for 2011 events. Click here for 2012 events. Click here for 2013 events. Click here for 2014 events.


December 6-12, 2015 – 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 31st 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.

August 1, 2015, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
EAST EUROPEAN GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 2015 SEMINAR – Ancestral Evidence – Names, Places and Documents!
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, Prussian and Russian Empires”. JOHN PIHACH – “Beyond Vital Records: Galician Documents of Genealogical Value from Poland and Ukraine”.
(Languages include Polish, Ukrainian, Latin, German, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, and Lithuanian.)

For more information, see: http://www.eegsociety.org/Seminar2015.aspx

June 14-19, 2015 – 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 1; Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis; Writing & Publishing for Genealogists; Genealogy as a Profession; Virginia’s Land and Military Conflicts & Their Effect on Migration; Land; To Be Determined; and Tracing Your English Ancestors. For more information, See: http://www4.samford.edu/schools/ighr/

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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