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 2010 only. Click here for 2009 events.
GENEALOGY RELATED SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, FAIRS, RETREATS, CRUISES, ETHNIC EVENTS, & INSTITUTES – In Reverse Chronological Order
2010 – New York State
The New York State Chapter of the Palatines to America will sponsor the 300th anniversary celebration of Palatine immigration to America.
December 5-11, 2010 – 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 25th 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 801-949-7259.
September 18, 2010 – Chehalis, Washington
The Washington State Genealogical Society Annual Conference will be hosted by the Lewis County Genealogical Society and the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society, and will be held in the Chehalis area. For more information, see: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wasgs/ Details will be posted as they become available.
August 18-21, 2010 – Knoxville, Tennessee
The Federation of Genealogical Societies will hold their annual conference in Knoxville, with a strong emphasis on genealogy on the Internet.
July 21-25, 2010 – Bismarck, North Dakota
Hosted by the Germans From Russia Heritage Society board of Directors, the 40th annual Convention of the Germans From Russia Heritage Society will be held in Bismarck. For more information, see: http://www.grhs.org/
June 11-13, 2010 – Burbank, California
The Southern California Genealogical Society will sponsor their annual SCGS Jamboree. The Southern California Genealogy Jamboree and Resource Expo is a three-day gathering of genealogists, family historians, experts, novices, exhibitors, vendors, genealogical society leaders, speakers and others who are interested in tracing their roots. The 2010 Genealogy Jamboree is expected to draw over 1200 participants. There will be more than 75 presentations and panel discussions, over 30 lecturers, a room full of exhibitors and vendors, and plenty of opportunities to network and socialize.
For more information, see: www.scgsgenealogy.com/
April 28 – May 5, 2010 – Salt Lake City, Utah
The National Genealogical Society is sponsoring their annual conference to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, see the following website (when it launches): www.ngsgenealogy.org/Conferences/2010/
March 6, 2010 – Bountiful, Utah
The Bountiful Family History Fair is a major event in Utah. In 2008, they had 1700 attend the fair. There were 90 classes, a 358 page syllabus (paper and CD format for the frist time), 1500+ sack lunchs made by the youth, 30+ vendors (from England, Chicago, Arizona, and Utah).
It is impossible to effectively communicate how much information “changes hands” at one of their annual Family History Fairs. There’s so much going on, and so much to choose from, that each person who attends has a different experience. It’s an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of genealogical resources, education and idea-sharing. For more information, see: http://www.familyhistoryfair.com
January 11-15, 2010 – Salt Lake City, Utah
The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy will be held at the downtown Radisson Hotel. The following courses are planned: Course 1 = American Records and Research: Focusing on Families; Course 2 = Mid-Atlantic Research (New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Penna.); Course 3 = Scottish Research; Course 4 = Central and Eastern European Research; Course 5 = Immigrant Origins; Course 6 = Computers and Technology; Course 7 = Advanced Genealogical Methods; Course 8 = Producing a Quality Narrative; Course 9 = American Land and Court Records; Course 10 = Problem Solving; Course 11 = Accreditation and Certification Preparation; and Course 12 = U.S. Military. For more information, see: http://www.infouga.org/site/