The genealogy conferences I've gone to were within driving distance, or a train ride away. But they were still a hassle. I had to book a hotel room, pay for travelling, and eat at restaurants. Now we're all realizing how much we can do virtually.
Let's take a look at a few of the upcoming, virtual genealogy conferences you may want to experience. These are roughly in chronological order.
|Mark your calendar and register now for any or all of these virtual genealogy conferences. Some of them are free!|
21st Century Italian Genealogy with a New Jersey Focus
I'm attending this February 22, 2021, conference because I'm familiar with the presenter, Michael Cassara. Michael will give an Italian genealogy overview. He'll also talk about some resources that may be new to you. Register for free online.
In the past, RootsTech has streamed many of its lectures and seminars for free. This year, the entire conference is virtual and completely free.
From their website: "RootsTech Connect will be live during February 25–27, 2021, at rootstech.org. All of the content will then be available following the live event for at least 12 months."
If you haven't registered, take a moment to do so right now.
Be sure to mark your calendar for February 25. It's almost here!
Family Tree University
Family Tree Magazine is hosting this conference from March 12–14, 2021, so you'll need to enroll soon. For your enrollment fee, you get unlimited access to 15 video classes on these topics:
- using DNA to track down ancestors
- the latest tools and technology to benefit your research
- strategies and resources for finding your ancestors
- genealogy organization tips and preservation strategies
The list above comes directly from their website at https://university.familytreemagazine.com/courses/winter-2021-virtual-genealogy-conference.
IGGP German Genealogy Conference
The International German Genealogy Partnership is holding a virtual conference from July 17–24, 2021. But they're offering earlybird pricing through March 31. Go to https://iggpartner.org to see which registration package is best for you.
New England Regional Genealogical Consortium Conference
The NERGC is having their first-ever virtual conference that will last 2 full months, from April 1–May 31, 2021. For full details go to the conference website and click Fees, Agenda, and Featured Speakers at the top of the page.
To find more virtual genealogy conferences, go to https://conferencekeeper.org/conferences. If you're on Facebook, go to the Events section and enter "genealogy" in the search box. I think you'll be surprised.