Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7 PM CST: “Get Your Story Out There!” will be hosted as a webinar by the Minnesota Genealogical Society. Have you been writing your family’s history and wanted to share it with the world? Or perhaps you just want to give it as a gift to your grandchildren?  This presentation will cover the many options available for self-publishing. We’ll cover the latest online services that can get your work published electronically or in an actual book format. Whether you are publishing for yourself, your family, or ultimately for sale to the general public there are some important steps that you need to be aware of to protect your hard work. We’ll also cover the important topics of copyright, marketing, and selling your book. Registration is open to all at

Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST: “Researching Your Jewish Ancestors” will be hosted as a workshop by the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Do you wonder about your heritage and ancestry? Does the idea of finding out more seem intriguing? Learn about the fascinating journey in discovering your Jewish roots. Hear some of the special challenges that make that path an interesting, and sometimes circuitous one. Whether you simply want to listen, or if you would like to participate in an interactive mini-workshop, this presentation is for you. Registration is $15 for adults, $5 for college students, and free for those under 18. Scholarships are available as well. The workshop will be held at Temple Emanuel, 1715 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1 PM EST: “We’re Here in America, Now What?” will be hosted as a webinar by the Southern California Genealogical Society. Your immigrant ancestors came to America with their hopes and little money. While some families arrived with relatives or friends that had already settled in the area, many were facing a world that was quite foreign to them. Learn about organizations that guided them to a job, residence, and more.  Registration is open to all at

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:30 PM EST: “Genealogy and GIS: A Beginner’s How-To” will be hosted as part of the Florida State Genealogical Society’s Fall Virtual Conference. When you dig into genealogy a repeated lesson is to know your location. We’ll uncover how using GIS can connect geospatial history with your family history research. Learn about the exciting historical geospatial information that is now available for use in Google Earth and other tools available online. Learn to add land plats to maps, identify travel routes of family, and visually represent family lines and residences, nearby cemeteries, churches, and industries in the area. Take your genealogical research to the next level! Visit the FSGS website for more information as it becomes available.

Friday, April 6, 2018: Four sessions on Jewish Genealogy hosted by the Fairfax Virginia Genealogical Society as part of the 2018 Spring Conference held in Falls Church, Virginia. Join us for the following sessions:

  • 1:30 PM EST- “Oy vay! You Want to Research Jewish Ancestors?”
  • 3:00 PM EST- “Research Strategies for Jewish Genealogy”
  • 4:30 PM EST- “Jewish Genealogy on the Internet”
  • 7:00 PM EST- “Getting the Most from”

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 3:20 PM EST: “Oy vay! You Want to Research Jewish Ancestors?” will be hosted by the Ohio Genealogical Society at their 2018 Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

And more to be announced very soon!


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