Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer Genealogy Events

Ah ... summer!  It's that time when we love to travel, go to family reunions, locate cemeteries and go to genealogy events.  There are many great genealogy conferences, jamborees, seminars, and expos being held between the last days of winter and the return of winter.  Sometimes it is difficult to work all of them into a busy schedule.  

It would be nice with one click on Internet to locate a listing of ALL genealogy events. However, if you are traveling and want to take in something of interest, here are some hints. The USGenWeb Genealogical Events Project has a few states with listings, contacts and links. Search the GenForum Upcoming Genealogy Events Forum for something of interest. 

The National Archives in Washington, DC offers many workshops throughout the summer of 2009.  These pertain to anything from military and land records to beginning research in the National Archives.  

Until the snow flies, these are some genealogy events you might want to consider attending.  

July 10-11  Lincoln, Nebraska  A Genealogy & Land Records Symposium; Homestead National Monument and Southeast Community College 

July 16-19  Lufkin, Texas  13th Annual Genealogy Conference; Steps to Success, sponsored by Angelina College 

July 17-18  Sheridan, Wyoming  Family History Expo (You Go Genealogy Girls will be attending; don't miss our blog!)  

July 18  Waltham, Massachusetts  The Massachusetts Genealogical Council's annual seminar 

July 18  Tucson, Arizona  one day seminar on locating immigrant ancestors; Arizona State Genealogical Society  

July 24-25  Milwaukee, Wisconsin  Annual Seminar of the Federation of East European Family History Societies and the Society for German Genealogy of Eastern Europe 

July 28-31  Provo, Utah  Conference on Family History and Genealogy sponsored by BYU; Strengthening Ties That Bind Families Together Forever

August 2-7  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  29th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy  sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia 

Aug 26-30  Orkney Springs, Virginia  Land Cruise sponsored by Wholly Genes, Inc.  

Aug 28-29  Sandy, Utah  Family History Expo

Sept 2-5  Little Rock, Arkansas  Federation of Genealogical Societies and Arkansas Genealogical Society; Passages Through Time 

Sept 11-13  Spokane, Washington  Washington State Genealogical Society Annual Conference

Sept 25-26  Springfield, Missouri  Ozarks Genealogical Society Annual Conference 

Sept 26  Bangor, Maine  Maine Genealogical Society Annual Conference

Sept 26  Naperville, Illinois  Fox Valley Genealogical Society Annual All-Day Conference "Colonial Connections"  

Sept 26  Tampa, Florida   Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa) Fall Seminar 

Oct 2-3  Neenah, Wisconsin  Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Annual Fall Seminar 

Oct 10  Winchester, Virginia  The Virginia Genealogical Society and The Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society Conference 

Oct 16-17  Redding, California  Family History Expo 

Oct 26-31  Salt Lake City, Utah  Family History Expos sponsored Family History Library Research Retreat

That's it folks.  The snow starts flying by the end of October here in Nebraska!  

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