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2019 - 2020 Calendar of Events

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

2019 - 2020 Calendar of Events

This is a work in progress and will be updated as events are brought to my attention. This is a public calendar I created in Google, listing all the upcoming events that are genealogy related. All times are added in East Coast time, so convert accordingly.

I've added: FREE webinars, Conferences, and other Education opportunities

Single-day events are usually FREE
Conferences (multiday events) have registration fees and have "$$$" in front of the title.

Please send me an email/ IM on Facebook if you have an event you want me to add to the calendar or if you find a mistake. This is a free service, Please enjoy.

Calendar for virtual webinars and conferences in the Genealogy world

Due to COVID, many codes are not here as I find more and more opportunities daily.  If the code has a PL it is a Public Library.  If you want your society/library/event listed please drop me an email!

Organizational  codes: 

ACGSI - Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana
APG - Association of Professional Genealogists
BYU - Brigham Young University
FHL - Family History Library
FSGS - Florida State Genealogical Society
GAGS - Georgia Genealogical Society
GSBC - Genealogical Society of Broward County
ISGS - Illinois Genealogical Society
ISBGFH - International Society for British Genealogy and Family History
LFTW - Legacy Family Tree Webinar
MNGS - Minnesota Genealogical Society
NARA - National Archives USA
NA-UK - National Archives UK
NEGHS - New England Historic Genealogical Society
OGS - Ontario Genealogical Society
SBCGS - Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society
SCGS - Southern California genealogical society
SDGS - San Diego Genealogical Society
UGA- Utah Genealogical Association
USCIS - United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
WGS -  Wisconsin Genealogical Society

Library Events

ACPL- Allen County Public Library

Fee-Based Events

CGVRI - Canadian Genealogical Virtual Research Institute 
FGS - Federation of Genealogical Societies
GEN-FED - Genealogical Institute on Federal Records
GRIP - Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh
NERGC - New England Regional Genealogical Consortium
NGS - National Genealogical Society
SLIG -  Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
TIGR - Texas Institute of Genealogical Research
VIGR - Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research

The link to the google calendar is

You can also add the calendar to your google account (I cant live with out my google calendar n my phone)  heres a quick video how to

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Furthering Your Genealogical Education (Updated 11/19 - originally posted Dec 2017)

Online Genealogy Education

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Here's a short list of places to go on the internet for Genealogy Education.  This list is not the end all-be all list of offerings, however it does showcase the most popular places to get additional training.

National Institute of Genealogical studies

  • $2850 (2018 Prices-for a 40 course package) 40 courses beginner, intermediate and advanced courses after completion you are awarded Postnomial Designation PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies)
    • Multiple courses specializing in several countries
    •         • American Records
    •         • Australian Records
    •         • Canadian Records
    •         • English Records
    •         • German Records
    •         • Irish Records
    •         • Librarianship
    •         • Methodology
    •         • Professional Development
    •         • Scottish Records

NGS -yearly membership $70, some courses are offered to non members at a higher price, prices listed are for members

  •  Family History Skills 
    • free as a ngs member 

Boston University

  • $995     7 week course consisting of 4 modules.

  • $2695  15 week course consisting of 5 modules

Universal Class 

  • Genealogy 101--13 lessons 28 exams 9 hours of time .9 CEUs
    • $50 no certificate /
    • $75 with CEU certificate

Future Learn  offered by University of Strathclyde Glasgow

    • Free- no certificate  
    • $99 to upgrade for certificate

Ancestry Academy free classes with paid membership to ancestry

Family Tree Magazine

  • various classes range in price from $29.99-$199.99

Salt Lake City Community College  

  • 2015-2016 cost was $350, website hasn't been updated courses may not be available.

Brigham Young University - Idaho



DNA Central- online DNA learning

  • $9.99 a month
  • $99 a year

Genealogy Guys Learn online learning

  • $99 a year