Genealogy conferences and seminars are a great way to sharpen research skills, learn about new tech innovations for genealogy, and network with other researchers.
Check your local genealogy society’s calendar for regular speakers and webinars, but try to attend regional and national conferences as well. Here are some upcoming opportunities for April 2016:
- 7-8 April: Who Do You Think You Are?-Live. Birmingham, England. Now’s a perfect time to take that trip to England! Attend this live event with expert help in researching your UK family history.
- 9-10 April: Armenian Genealogy Conference. Watertown, Massachusetts. The conference is co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Project Save Armenian Photograph Archives, Inc., Houshamadyan, the Armenian Museum of America (AMA), and Hamazkayin Boston.
- 16 April: The Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting and Conference. Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and will feature guest speakers Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, and Jen Baldwin.
- 23 April: The UGA 2016 South Davis Family History Fair. Woods Cross, Utah. This annual conference is in its 19th year, and is sponsored by the Utah Genealogical Association. Keynote speaker is Clive Romney.
- 28-20 April: Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference. Mason, Ohio. “Tracking Your Ancestors” is a three-day event featuring 86 lectures and several workshops.
RootsTech is upon us! February 3-6 the world will gather in Salt Lake City for the largest genealogy conference of the year, and among the presenters will be seventeen AG® professionals. Watch for RootsTech 2016 classes taught by these RootsTech presenters:
- Kip Sperry – Paleography: Tips for Reading Old Handwriting
- Peggy Lauritzen – Homespun and Calico: Researching Our Foremothers
- Arturo Cuellar – Hispanic Research Methodology; Recursos en linea para immigrantes
- Debbie Gurtler – Recursos en linea para Mexico; Busquedas eficaces en FamilySearch
- David Rencher – Mission Impossible 2: Automated Solutions Needed
- Craig Foster – Understanding British and American Naming Patterns
- Brandon Baird – Recursos en linea para Espana; Investigacion genealogica en Centro y Sudamerica
- Linda Gulbrandsen – FDD: New Possibilities with FamilySearch Partners
- Danielle Batson – Get the Most out of FamilySearch Help Features
- Roger Minert – German Census Records: A New Genealogical Source
- Loretta Evans – Making Use of United States Military Pension Files
- Fritz Juengling – Tips for Genealogical Research
- Anita Olsen – The Best Beginning Scandinavian Websites and Updates
- Heidi Sugden – France Internet Sources – Top Research Sites
- Kory Meyerink – State Archives and Libraries: Free Online Sources
- Diane Loosle – Mission Impossible 2: Automated Solutions Needed
- Richard Price – Child-Naming Patterns: Linking Families with Names
Be sure to stop by our booth in the vendor area, where Accredited Genealogist® professionals will be on hand to answer questions about the accreditation process.