Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8 PM EST: “Documenting Your Family Heirlooms” will be hosted as a webinar by the Minnesota Genealogical Society. As family heirlooms are passed down from generation to generation it becomes challenging to know where the item originated and the story behind it. This class will cover methods (techie and non-techie) to document your photographs, documents, quilts, and embroidered samplers. Registration is open to all at

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7 PM EST: “Genealogy and GIS: A Beginner’s How-To” will be hosted as a webinar by the Ontario Genealogical Society.  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. In this session we’ll cover the exciting historical geospatial information that is now available for use in Google Earth and the many other tools available online. Registration is open to all at

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2 PM EST (2 hour workshop): “Getting Started with Jewish Genealogy” will be held at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, Ohio. Join Jennifer Alford on a voyage of exploration of Jewish family history.   She will explain that it is essential to learn the history of the Jewish people and the many definitions of Jewish ancestry to unearth the genealogy of your ancestors. Learn how to use databases, library catalogs, and networking websites to get closer to finding your Jewish ancestors and helping you “cross the pond” to their place of origin. $20 for non-members, $15 for Ohio History Connection member. Advance registration required. Register online or call 800.686.1541.

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

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