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2019 Webinar Series


Zbigniew Stettner – “Online Databases of Indexes and Scans of Polish Records
Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 11a eastern

Mary Kircher Roddy – “A Nose for News: Sniffing Out Stories in Newspapers
Sun, Jan 6, 2019 at 1p eastern

Melissa Barker – “Family Gatherings: Dragging Genealogy Information Out of Your Family
Tues, Jan 29, 2019 at 8p eastern



Lisa Alzo – “Ten Ways to Jumpstart Your Eastern European Research”
Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 1p eastern

Janice Lovelace, PhD – “Who Owned Solomon? A Case Study of 19th Century African American Research
Tues, Feb 5, 2019 at 8p eastern

Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCGS – “From East to West: Ancestral Migration Through Canada
Sat, Feb 9, 2019 at 11a eastern



Annette Burke Lyttle – “Genealogical Proof for the Everyday Genealogist
Sun, Mar 3, 2019 at 1p eastern

Nancy Loe – “Organize Like an Archivist”
Tues, Mar 5, 2019 at 8p eastern

Marcel Elias – “Introduction to Bavarian Records
Tues, Mar 12, 2019 at 8p eastern

Daniel Earl – “Joining a Traditional Genealogical Society
Sat, Mar 16, 2019 at 11a eastern

Judy Nimer Muhn – “Native, First Nations, Indian: Researching Indigenous Peoples
Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 11a eastern



Kate Eakman – “How to Get the Most Value When Hiring a Professional Genealogist”
Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 11a eastern

Janet Hovorka & Crista Cowan – “Leveling Up in the Game of Genealogy”
Tues, Apr 9, 2019 at 8p eastern



Julie Stoddard & Diana Elder – “ICAPGen: Genealogical Credentialing Worldwide”
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 11a eastern

Donald R. Snow – “Tracking Lives with Technology”
Tues, May 14, 2019 at 8p eastern

Jessica Trotter – “Cluster Research, or Discovering You’re Related to the Whole Block”
Sat, May 18, 2019 at 11a eastern

Megan Heyl, M. Ed. – “Recipes, Reminiscing, and Reunions”
Sun, May 19, 2019 at 1p eastern



Sarah A. Needham – “4 Steps to Using Genealogy & DNA to Find Your Family”
Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 1p eastern

Sara E. Campbell – “United States Civil War Era Research: A Case Study of the Wall Family of Holyoke, Massachusetts”
Tues, Jun 11, 2019 at 8p eastern

Sheila Benedict – “Research Techniques Using Social Sciences and Social History”
Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 11a eastern



Mary Kircher Roddy – “I Remember Mama (But Not Her Maiden Name)”
Tues, Jul 9, 2019 at 8p eastern

Debra M. Dudek – “Adventures with Lost Postcards: Using eBay, Etsy, Craigslist, and CardCow to Break Down Genealogical Brick Walls”
Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 1p eastern

W. Wayne Shepheard – “Using Parish and Other Records to Determine How Natural Phenomena Affected People and Communities”
Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 11a eastern



Barbara Randall – “All Aboard! Staying on Track with Your Research”
Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 1p eastern

Sunny Morton – “Adding Your Own Stories to Your Family History”
Tues, Aug 13, 2019 at 8p eastern

Johanne Gervais – “Physical to Digital: The Birth of the Quebec Genealogical eSociety”
Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 11a eastern

Drew Smith – “Organizing Your Genealogy with Trello”
Tues, Aug 27, 2019 at 8p eastern



Randy Whited – “How Dungeons & Dragons Has Made Me a Better Family Historian
Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 11a eastern

Diane L. Richard – “Crowdsourced Projects Around the World Benefit Genealogists”
Tues, Sep 10, 2019 at 8p eastern

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS – “Working with Mexican & Hispanic Church & Civil Registration Records”
Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 1p eastern

Jill Morelli, CG – “Friedrich Eiler: Building an Identity from Scant Clues”
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 11a eastern



Tamara Hallo, MLS – “Get Organized: Microsoft OneNote for Genealogists”
Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 1p eastern

Thomas MacEntee – “Genealogy Pit Stop: Research in 15 Minute Increments”
Tues, Oct 8, 2019 at 8p eastern

Lianne Kruger – “Organizing, Preserving, and Sharing Photos & Documents”
Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 11a eastern

Carol Kostakos Petranek – “Introduction to Greek Genealogy”
Tues, Oct 22, 2019 at 8p eastern



VGA Virtual Conference (details will be announced soon)
Fri, Nov 1 – Sun, Nov 3, 2019 

Diahan Southard – “Your Slice of the DNA Pie”
Tues, Nov 12, 2019 at 8p eastern

Ben Baker – “Artificial Intelligence and the Coming Revolution of Family History”
Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 11a eastern



Janet Few – “Putting Your Ancestors in Their Place: Ten Steps to a One Place Study”
Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 1p eastern

Mary Risseeuw – “Names: Is John Really John?”
Tues, Dec 10, 2019 at 8p eastern

2019 Virtual Conference

SAVE THE DATE! 3-Day Virtual Conference on Nov 1-3, 2019

Keynote: Blaine Bettinger (USA)

Additional speakers include:

  • Amy Johnson Crow (USA)
  • Audrey Collins (England)
  • Bernice Bennett (USA)
  • Christine Woodcock (Canada)
  • Denise Levenick (USA)
  • Daniel Earl (USA)
  • Gena Philibert-Ortega (USA)
  • Helen Smith (Australia)
  • Judy Russell (USA)
  • Katherine R. Willson (USA)
  • Lisa Alzo (USA)
  • Nicka Smith (USA)
  • Peggy Lauritzen (USA)
  • Ursula C. Krause (Germany)

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