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Thursday, January 30 through Sunday, February 2
Growing Your Roots 2020: The Inaugural African American Genealogy Conference  (Conferences)
Austin, Texas

This free four-day conference is hosted by the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library’s African American Community Archives Program. The genealogy conference will feature a variety of speakers, panel sessions, workshops, exhibitions, tours, and networking opportunities for genealogy professionals, scholars, and novice enthusiasts.

You can read more in an article in the Corridor News web site at:

Wednesday, February 12
Conversation With Kenyatta D. Berry  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Asbury Care Center, Aldersgate
Help us celebrate Black History Month with a presentation by well-known professional genealogist, Kenyatta D. Berry. One of the hosts of the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow, Ms. Berry is also the author of The Family Tree Toolkit, A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy. She will sign copies of her book for sale after the event.

Thursday, February 20
Roots Tech 2020 Salt Lake City  (Conferences)
The fun continues at RootsTech Salt Lake City 2020, February 26 – 29 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. We’re celebrating family and family discovery the only way we know how – with fun, learning, activities for the whole family, inspiring keynote speakers, and so much more.

Saturday, February 22
Genealogy Software Expo  (Local Events)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road
Sponsored by the African American Heritage Ministry (AAHM), this event will allow participants to explore and compare software from various companies designed to help them document, store and write their family history.

Wednesday, March 11
Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Asbury Care Center, Aldersgate
Celebrate Women's History Month and the centennial of ratification of the 19th amendment with the tales of famous women from North Carolina's past. Randell Jones, award winning author and storyteller, will regale us with stories of many females who stood out at a time when it was not necessarily 'proper' to do so!
This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Wednesday, May 20 through Saturday, May 23
Echoes of Our Ancestors - 2020 National Family History Conference  (Conferences)
Salt Lake City

Learn new strategies, resources, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2020 Family History Conference.

Saturday, June 20
Beyond The Barriers, Sponsored by Olde Buncombe County Genealogical Society  (Workshops)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Reuter Center, UNC Asheville Campus
Presenter Dr. Thomas W. Jones, a board-certified genealogist, award-winning writer & recipient of awards from genealogical organizations, will offer 4 sessions designed to help both beginning & experienced researchers find paths around research barriers.
Topics include   1) “Building a Credible Lineage, Despite Missing information, Conflicting and Incorrect Records and Undocumented Publication,”  2) ”Finding ‘Unfindable’ Ancestors,” 3) “The Jones Jinx: Tracing Common Surnames,” and 4) “Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls.”
Registration information will be available in late March on Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society website,