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 7-8 Jefferson, Missouri Annual Conference of Missouri State Genealogical Society
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!