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Saturday, August 4
A Summer of DNA eConference  (Conferences)
9:00 am

The "A Summer of DNA" eConference will begin at 9am Central Time on August 4th 

Speakers and topics will include:

Diahan Southard - Your Tree is Full, There is Still Room for DNA
Sam Williams - Ancestry DNA Tools
Michelle Leonard - Adoption and Unknown Parentage
Kitty Cooper - Segment Triangulation

Answers to common questions that people have asked us:

1. Yes the sessions are live. These are not pre-recorded, so if you have questions, then please ask them in the chat during any of the sessions and we'll get them answered.

2. Yes there are door prizes.

3. No you don't have to be logged on to the live session to win.

4. Yes recordings of the sessions will be available for 30 days after the eConference so even if you can't make the live session, register so that you can watch the recordings.

5. Yes we use our webcams. You don't have to watch slides all the time. You also get to see people. 

Register and get your questions answered by some of the most popular genetic genealogy educators! Price is only $19.99 until July 21st and then it will be $24.99.  

More information is available on the website:

Wednesday, August 8
Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Wednesday, August 22 through Saturday, August 25
Federation of Genealogical Societies 2018 Conference  (Conferences)
Grand Wayne Convention Center, Fort Wayne, IN
On The Three Rivers -- Past, Present, and Future

Join fellow genealogists and family historians for the FGS 2018 National Conference at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, August 22–August 25. Everyone is welcome!
The FGS 2018 conference features more than 100 sessions and workshops on topics ranging from DNA and technology to records and methodology. There are sessions geared for every experience level of genealogist. The conference is just steps away from the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library (with extended hours!) 

FGS 2018 is truly a unique opportunity to learn research methods and resources, put that new knowledge into action, and meet others who share your passion for family history.


Registration and details at

Wednesday, September 12
Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Friday, September 21
African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Reconstruction–World War I  (Workshops)
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Library of Virginia
African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Reconstruction–World War I
Place: Conference Rooms
Cost: $15 ($10 for Semper Virginia Society members)
Preregistration required:

This workshop provides an overview of records created during the Reconstruction era through World War I and explores how they relate to African American genealogy. Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs covers topics such as the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; population schedules from the federal census; newspapers; and records for elections, educational institutions, businesses, and organizations. For more information, contact or 804.692.3999.

Library of Virginia | 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 |

Wednesday, October 10
Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday, October 11 through Saturday, October 13
AAHGS Annual Conference  (Conferences)
Philadelphia, Valley Forge Casino Resort
The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) 39th Annual Conference in Philadelphia at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 1st Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 on October 11 – 13, 2018. Further information at

Sunday, October 14 through Friday, October 19
Tar Heel Discoveries  (Conferences)
Raleigh, North Carolina

Tar Heel Discoveries

14-19 October 2018
State Archives of North Carolina & Government and Heritage Library, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh, NC

Operated by Diane L. Richard and Vickie P. Young

Introducing: Tar Heel Discoveries - Guided North Carolina Genealogical Research

Diane L. Richard and Victoria P. Young announce the formation of their joint business venture offering individuals the opportunity to maximize results when researching their North Carolina ancestors.

Designed to accommodate genealogists with varying levels of research experience, Tar Heel Discoveries offers personalized, individualized support and instruction over five days at the North Carolina State Archives and Government & Heritage Library in Raleigh. Two week-long sessions (15-20 April and 14-19 October) are offered in 2018. Registration is now open!

Diane and Vickie have over 25 years combined experience as full-time professional genealogists specializing in North Carolina research and are members of a number of industry organizations, including the national and local chapters of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS), and the National Genealogical Society (NGS).

Have you ever been frustrated when visiting a new repository (or one you haven’t been to in a while) by not knowing how to efficiently utilize its holdings? Interested in learning from experts on North Carolina history and genealogical research topics? Have you come to a “brick wall” and don’t know which resources to consult? Want to touch original documents relating to your ancestors? Then consider joining us for a week of learning and new discoveries!

For program details (fees and what is included) and more information, visit or email us with questions at

Wednesday, November 14
Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, November 17
12th Annual Bucks County ANCESTRY FAIR  (Workshops)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Doylestown, PA

November 17, 2018 — Doylestown, PA

12th Annual Bucks County ANCESTRY FAIR

8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Delaware Valley University
700 East Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA

Hosted by the Bucks County Genealogical Society, the 2018 Bucks County Ancestry Fair will feature as our keynote speaker CeCe Moore, nationally known innovator in the use of DNA for genealogy. CeCe, who has been the genetic genealogy expert for the PBS Television documentary series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. since 2013, will also present several additional lecture sessions at the Fair.

As always, the Ancestry Fair will present a great lineup of speakers on a variety of genealogical topics, exhibitors representing genealogical and historical organizations, businesses, and government agencies with products and services of interest to the genealogical community, and an exciting array of door prizes.

Visit or for more information

Wednesday, December 12
Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm