Category Archive: Learning Opportunities

Jul 02

FamilySearch Kids Camp


FamilySearch is presenting an awesome opportunity for budding young genealogists, ages 10-14, at the FGS 2011 conference in Springfield, Illinois, Saturday, September 10 from 9am-12pm. Kids Camp is free, but pre-registration is required. In the words of FamilySearch, “The objective of FamilySearch Kids Camp is to help students gain an appreciation for their own family history and begin …

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Jun 25

So Much to Learn so Little Time!


  With every passing day, I find that there is so much I don’t know about genealogical research— particularly repositories and their records. I’m a firm believer in learning from others and I’m ever thankful for all fellow GeneaBloggers who share experiences and research with the rest of us. I try to find some time each day …

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Jun 15

2011 IGHR

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If you aren’t here at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR),  Samford University Library you are missing out on a marvelous learning experience. There are 40 states and Washington, D.C., represented as well as the province of Ontario in Canada. The published numbers: 36 from Alabama; 26 from Texas; 23 from Georgia; 14 …

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Jun 07

Trail of Tears Conference & Symposium

The 16th annual Trail of Tears Association Conference & Symposium will be held at Harrah’s Casino & Hotel, Cherokee, North Carolina, October 3-6, 2011. We are looking forward to the following presentations Creek Removal Chickasaw Removal Cherokee Removal & Those Who Stayed Behind The Cherokee and the Natchez Payne-Butrick Papers Cherokee Language Revival Moravian Archives

Jun 07

rootstech 2012


Something to look forward to.

May 28

2012 Legacy Genealogy Cruise


Note: Recent press release from Legacy Family Tree The 9th annual Legacy Genealogy Cruise, to be held May 12-21, 2012, starts and ends in Oslo, Norway, and visits the following ports: Le Havre (Paris), France; Cherbourg, France; Dublin, Ireland; Liverpool, England; and Edinburgh, Scotland. We will sail on Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas ship. Attend our …

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May 13

Birdie Monk Holsclaw IGHR Scholarship


Press Release by Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies at NGS 2011, Charleston SC In the summer of 2010 the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund Committee announced the establishment of the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Scholarship for IGHR. The scholarship is name for and in honor of Birdie Monk Holsclaw who for many years attended IGHR and …

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Apr 06

Press Release


  Dear Fellow Society Leaders: We are fast approaching another successful Genealogy Jamboree, and we are looking forward to working with you to make it the best event ever. This email contains several ways for your genealogical, historical or family heritage society to participate in Jamboree at little or no cost. Before we get into …

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Mar 17

RootsTech 2011 Online Presentations

FamilySearch Press Release Relive RootsTech 2011 March 11, 2011 Popular Conference Makes Select Presentations Available for Free Online SALT LAKE CITY—If you missed the popular inaugural RootsTech 2011 conference, you can now at least get a sampling of what all the excitement was about. The wildly popular new technology and family history conference held last …

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Mar 09

RIGS Alliance Scheduled for Fort Worth

Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance

Jasper, Georgia (9 March 2011)—The Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance) will present a week-long workshop at the National Archives at Fort Worth, Texas (26-30 September 2011). RIGS Alliance workshops are designed for genealogists, historians, and librarians with a general genealogical or historical grounding who want to learn skills and techniques for researching original …

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