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Thursday, February 25 through Saturday, February 27
RootsTech 2021 - Virtual Connections at Your Fingertips  (Conferences)
Online
Celebrate Your Family Story with RootsTech 2021
Virtual Connections at Your Fingertips
25-27 February, 2021 
 
For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Get ready to celebrate shared connections with people from around the world. Connect with friends, your family, your past, and your heritage and homelands—all from the comfort of your home and in your browser.
RootsTech Connect is different than any other virtual event—no boring speakers or falling asleep at your computer screen. Rather, enjoy dozens of inspirational learning sessions, uplifting messages from celebrity keynote speakers, and hands-on activities to help you celebrate your heritage all year long.
Grab your parents, siblings, or spouse, and enjoy RootsTech together. From classes to interactive cultural activities on demand, there’s enough fun here for an entire household!
 
With dozens of classes available live and on demand and the opportunity to chat with experts, you’ll find customized help at every click.
 



Wednesday, March 10
English Medieval-Early Modern Genealogy, Part 2  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm
ONLINE - Via ZOOM
We are pleased to welcome back Olde Meck member Gerald Montagna to present Part 2 of his Introduction to English Medieval - Early Modern Genealogy. In October of 2019 Gerald acquainted us with the basic structure of early British society and the terms associated with the records for the noble classes of that time. This is very useful for genealogists who are trying to track their early English ancestors and find virtually unintelligible records!
 
Gerald is now coming back to complete the presentation with the discussion of the lower classes of society, the types of records they left, and the terminology which genealogists must know to unravel the secrets of their lives.


Saturday, March 13
Charlotte Museum of History - Afternoon on the Grounds  (Local Events)
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Charlotte Museum of History - 3500 Shamrock Drive
On March 13th, the Charlotte Museum of History will open its 8-acre site for a self-guided, outdoor experience of Charlotte’s oldest home site. Guests can explore the Museum’s park-like setting, walk through the garden, and view the historic buildings.
Tickets are discounted to just $10 per vehicle and include a digital guidebook that tells the story of the people who lived and worked at the Rock House and includes videos and resources to dig deeper into Charlotte’s past. To support social distancing, tickets are limited.
More information and tickets can be found at https://charlottemuseum.org/tc-events/.


Thursday, March 18
Lunch & Learn: Revolution in the Backcountry  (Local Events)
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Charlotte Museum of History - 3500 Shamrock Drive
For the next installment of the Charlotte Museum of History Lunch & Learn series, long-time Charlotte Museum of History volunteer Tom Phlegar will take us on a journey through the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution and explore how the people of the Backcountry may have won the war.
This event is free on Zoom. For more information go to  https://charlottemuseum.org/tc-events/.



Wednesday, April 14
Facts, Photos and Fair Use: Copyright Law for Genealogists  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm
ONLINE - Via ZOOM
Understanding what is and isn't copyrighted and what genealogists can and can't use is the key to staying out of trouble and to protecting our own work. Learn about what copyright is, and what it isn't, and what we can use in crafting our family histories.
The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturerâ„ . Her award-winning blog is at https://www.legalgenealogist.com.


Saturday, April 17 through Sunday, April 18
Loch Norman Highland Games at Rural Hill  (Local Events)
Historic Rural Hill, Huntersville, NC
The Loch Norman Highland Games at Rural Hill is a family friendly event presented by Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville, NC. Come and experience all the fun with Highland Dancing, Bagpipe Bands, Highland Athletics, a Giant Kid's Zone, Scottish Merchants, Haggis, Celtic Rock and Traditional Performers, Historic Reenactments, Scottish Country Dancing, Sunday Church Service, Hearth Cooking, NC Beer and Wine, Whiskey Tastings, Kilted Running Events, Scottish Clan Societies, Shoot Long Bows and Blowguns, Throw a Battle Axe and so much more! Find more information at https://ruralhill.net/events/.
 



Wednesday, May 19 through Friday, May 21
NGS Family History Conference 2021  (Conferences)
Richmond, Virginia
Learn new techniques, resources, and strategies to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2021 Family History Conference.
The upcoming NGS 2021 Family History Conference will be held in Richmond, Virginia, and will offer the best and most expansive series of lectures to advance your research. Richmond is easily accessible and has several outstanding genealogical research facilities, including the Library of Virginia just a few blocks away.
The NGS Family History Conference, 19–22 May 2021, is your opportunity to choose from more than 175 lectures, presented by many nationally recognized speakers, explore an exhibit hall filled with a host of exhibitors, and network with fellow genealogists. Every NGS conference has a different theme with a new program top to bottom—so there is always more to learn and discover.
The hope is that COVID-19 will not be a factor in May 2021; however, contingency plans will be in place for any eventuality and to ensure the health and safety of registrants, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff. Organizers are confident that they will have a strong and enriching program for everyone interested in family history research.



Friday, June 11 through Saturday, June 12
Southern California Genealogy Jamboree  (Conferences)
Online
The 51st Southern California Genealogy Jamboree brings you nationally known speakers keeping you in touch with the latest developments in the field of genealogy. From coast to coast, from North to South, from our neighbors - Canada and Mexico - and from the Old World, our speakers can help you find your ancestors' lives and stories. You'll be able to learn from many tried and true speakers and get surprising insights from speakers that are new to Jamboree.