Programs

NOTE: Programs are for paid members only due to GoToWebinar’s limit of 1,000 attendees per event. To register for the live broadcasts, or to view past recordings, login to your account and go to the Webinar Access page (must be logged in to view). Click the link below the webinars listed at top to register, or click the links for the recordings to view up to 6 months following the live broadcast. 


2020 Webinar Series

January

Christine Woodcock – “Scots to Canada: Land and Opportunity”
Friday, January 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

Rick Voight – “Introduction to Vivid-Pix Software”
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

Ursula C. Krause – “Preparing Your Heritage Travel to Germany”
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 am Eastern

February

Sara Cochran – “My DNA Brought Me to the Forest, But Where are the Trees?”
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

Debra Dudek – “Pinning Together Your Genealogical Past on Pinterest”
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern

Julie Szczepankiewicz – “FAN Out! Using Cluster Research to Break Through Brick Walls”
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 am Eastern

March

Colleen Robledo Greene – “Streamlining Your Toolbox: Cloud Applications, Strategies, & Workflows”
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

Vincenzo Alfano – “Vittorio Emanuele & Giuseppe Garibaldi: Names in Post-1861 Italy”
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern (note later start time)

Laura Hedgecock & Elizabeth O’Neal – “Social Media Strategies for Family Historians”
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

Kate Eakman – “The Suicide of William A. James: More than Meets the Eye”
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern

April

Cheri Hudson Passey – “Evidence: Direct, Indirect, or Negative? It Depends!”
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11:00 am Eastern

Michelle Chubenko – “Using the Resources of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum”
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

Lisa Lisson – “Researching Genealogy the Frugal Way!”
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

May

Lisa Alzo – Finding Your Femme Fatales
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11:00 am Eastern

Megan Heyl – “Road Trip Tips: Don’t Forget To…”
Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

Renate Y. Sanders – “Researching Formerly-Enslaved Ancestors: It Takes a Village”
Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern

Alec Ferretti – “Strategies to Analyze Endogamous DNA”
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

June

Mary Hojnacki – “Beginning Italian Genealogy Research”
Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00 am Eastern

Pam Vestal – “Finding What You Need and Using What You Find”
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

Robert Parker – “U.K. Parish Registers”
Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern

Dan Earl – “Going Wayback: The Internet Archive and Your Research”
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

July

No VGA webinars scheduled for July 2020

August

Jessica Trotter – “Occupational Records: Finding Work-Related Paper Trails”
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:00 am Eastern

Ute Brandenburg – “Research in East & West Prussia”
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

Caroline Guntur – “Introduction to Swedish Genealogy”
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

Julie Goucher – “Researching Displaced People”
Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 1 pm Eastern

September

Sara Campbell – “Using Historic Maps of New England and Beyond”
Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 11:00 am Eastern

Tammy Tipler-Priolo – “Simple Steps to Writing Your Ancestors’ Biographies”
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

Tamara Hallo – “How to Get the Most Out of FamilySearch.org”
Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern

Annette Lyttle – “Finding & Using Digitized Manuscript Collections for Genealogical Research”
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

October

Patricia Coleman – “Beginning with DNA Painter: Chromosome Mapping”
Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 am Eastern

Kristin Brooks Barcomb – “Understanding & Correlating U.S. World War I Records & Resources”
Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern

Christine Johns Cohen – “Lineage & Hereditary Societies: Why, Where, When, What & How?”
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

November

VGA 2020 Virtual Conference (details will be announced in Spring 2020)
Fri, Nov 13 – Sun, Nov 15, 2020 

Judy Nimer Muhn – “Researching French-Canadians in North America”
Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern

Marian B. Wood – “Curate Your Genealogy Collection – Before Joining Your Ancestors!”
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

December

Diane L. Richard – “The Organizational Power of Timelines”
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

Nancy Loe – “Using Macs and iPads for Genealogy”
Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern

Jean Wilcox Hibben – “Family History Can Heal Family Present”
Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern

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