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Wednesday, February 26 through Saturday, February 29
RootsTech 2020  (Conferences)
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Save the date and plan to join us at RootsTech in Salt Lake City, February 26–29, 2020, as we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the conference and all the incredible people who are part of the RootsTech family. More information: https://www.rootstech.org/salt-lake.


Saturday, February 29
Free Genealogy Training Lecture Series  (Training)
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2702 S. College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
2 Saturdays (February 29th and March 14th); Given by Sharon Keys & Judy Lohavanijaya (DAR, Tempe Chapter). For experience-beginner & intermediate genealogist.
Seven genealogy topics (different topics each Saturday):
  • Online Searches ... Ancestry, FamilySearch & More
  • Milestones: Birth, Marriage & Death ... Traditional & Not-so-traditional Sources
  • The Censuses ... A Treasure Trove for You
  • Making Your Google Searches More Effective
  • That Elusive Maiden Name
  • The Free DAR Database May Help Your Family Research ... Yes, event for men!
  • Location, Location, Location. Land ... Fulfilling the American Dream
To reserve your spot: Call Sharon Keys at 480-404-6965 by Feb. 24, 2020 (to allow for room set-up); handouts for $5 must be ordered in advance (if desired). Lunch on your own. Bottle water only and No Smoking on church property.



Saturday, March 14
Free Genealogy Training Lecture Series  (Training)
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
The Church of Jesus christ of Latter-day Saints, 2702 S. College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
2 Saturdays (February 29th and March 14th); Given by Sharon Keys & Judy Lohavanijaya (DAR, Tempe Chapter). For experience-beginner & intermediate genealogist.
Seven genealogy topics (different topics each Saturday):
  • Online Searches ... Ancestry, FamilySearch & More
  • Milestones: Birth, Marriage & Death ... Traditional & Not-so-traditional Sources
  • The Censuses ... A Treasure Trove for You
  • Making Your Google Searches More Effective
  • That Elusive Maiden Name
  • The Free DAR Database May Help Your Family Research ... Yes, event for men!
  • Location, Location, Location. Land ... Fulfilling the American Dream
To reserve your spot: Call Sharon Keys at 480-404-6965 by Feb. 24, 2020 (to allow for room set-up); handouts for $5 must be ordered in advance (if desired). Lunch on your own. Bottle water only and No Smoking on church property.


Saturday, March 14
AzGAB Board of Directors Meeting  (Member Society)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Mesa InterStake Center, 830 E 2nd Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204
The meeting will start at 1:30pm. You will need to enter the building via the north doors, the building faces south for those of you directionally challenged. Information, contact Secretary Linda McCleary, information@azgab.org
 


Friday, March 20 through Saturday, March 21
Family History Society of Arizona Genealogical Seminar and Annual Meeting  (Member Society)
LDS Inter-Stake Center, 830 E. 2nd Avenue, Mesa, Arizona 85204

Maureen Taylor is an internationally recognized expert on historic photograph identification, photo preservation and family history research. Sought out by clients all over the world from as far away as New Zealand, her pioneering work in historic photo research is unprecedented, evidenced by her success in solving photo mysteries. The author of several books, scholarly articles and online columns, she appeared on The View and The Today Show for completing Meredith Viera"s family tree. She has been featured in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Better Homes and Gardens, and was dubbed "the nation's foremost historical photo detective" by The Wall Street Journal.

Her focus is on helping people rediscover their family history one picture at a time and is passionate about getting folks to dig deep into their family history to tell the story of their ancestors. For more than a decade, she"s searched for images of individuals who lived during the Revolutionary War but also lived into the age of photography. It"s currently a two-volume set titled, The Last Muster, and a series of three films, A Revolutionary Trio. https://maureentaylor.com/a-revolutionary-trio/ The quest for more photographs is ongoing.




Saturday, May 9
AzGAB Board of Directors Meeting  (Member Society)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Mesa InterStake Center, 830 E 2nd Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204
The meeting will start at 1:30pm. You will need to enter the building via the north doors, the building faces south for those of you directionally challenged. Information, contact Secretary Linda McCleary, information@azgab.org
 


Wednesday, May 20 through Saturday, May 23
NGS Family History Conference  (Conferences)
Salt Lake City, Utah
National Genealogical Society's Annual Family History Conference, Echoes of Our Ancestors. For details: https://www.ngsgenealogy.org.
 
AzGAB is sponsoring a luncheon with speaker Bonnie Belza.



Sunday, June 21 through Friday, June 26
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)  (Conferences)
LaRoche University, 9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Genealogists of all levels will find our week-long courses of interest whether novice, intermediate, advanced, or professional. In 2020, we will offer 20 courses in three separate week-long learning opportunities at La Roche University in Pittsburgh, PA Some popular courses are back and some will be brand new in 2020. To see details of the 18 sessions in each course click here for descriptions. On-campus housing descriptions, photos, and travel advice are under the “Location” menu.
Registration is now open. For information: http://www.gripitt.org.



Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)  (Conferences)
LaRoche University, 9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Genealogists of all levels will find our week-long courses of interest whether novice, intermediate, advanced, or professional. In 2020, we will offer 20 courses in three separate week-long learning opportunities at La Roche University in Pittsburgh, PA Some popular courses are back and some will be brand new in 2020. To see details of the 18 sessions in each course click here for descriptions. On-campus housing descriptions, photos, and travel advice are under the “Location” menu.
Registration is now open. For information: http://www.gripitt.org.


Saturday, July 11
AzGAB Board of Directors Meeting  (Member Society)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Mesa InterStake Center, 830 E 2nd Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204
The meeting will start at 1:30pm. You will need to enter the building via the north doors, the building faces south for those of you directionally challenged. Information, contact Secretary Linda McCleary, information@azgab.org
 


Sunday, July 12 through Friday, July 17
Gen-Fed 2020 (Genealogical Institute on Federal Records)  (Conferences)
Washington, DC with an optional trip to the DAR Library
The Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed) is a one week program offering in-depth study of material held by the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and College Park, Maryland. Saturday, July 18, 2020 is an optional trip to the DAR Library. 
 
Check the website for upcoming information: http://www.gen-fed.org/.


Sunday, July 19 through Friday, July 24
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)  (Conferences)
LaRoche University, 9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Genealogists of all levels will find our week-long courses of interest whether novice, intermediate, advanced, or professional. In 2020, we will offer 20 courses in three separate week-long learning opportunities at La Roche University in Pittsburgh, PA Some popular courses are back and some will be brand new in 2020. To see details of the 18 sessions in each course click here for descriptions. On-campus housing descriptions, photos, and travel advice are under the “Location” menu.
Registration is now open. For information: http://www.gripitt.org.


Sunday, July 26 through Friday, July 31
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)  (Conferences)
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, Athens, GA
The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) hosted by the Georgia Genealogy Society provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators, Students choose one course that lasts throughout the week. Topics range from a course for beginners to a variety of courses on specialized topics. For more information: http://ighr.gagensociety.org/


Friday, July 31 through Saturday, August 1
Celtic Connections Conference "Pathways To Our Past"  (Conferences)
Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090
Registration for this – our 4th – Conference “Journey Home” is now open.   The two-day conference features a variety of International and U.S. genealogy experts providing valuable guidance related to Irish, Scots-Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestry. 

Pre-Conference Activities – Thursday, July 30, 2020: You’ll want to consider the appealing pre-conference activities planned for Thursday, July 30:
The Newberry Library Tour
Basic-level DNA Workshops
The "Welcome!" Dessert Reception

Note: All pre-conference “extras” require payment of separate fees and can be purchased independent from regular conference registration. Please register early for the tour and the workshops - space is limited.

The Conference is being held at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel (601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, Illinois) on July 31-August 1, 2020.   We arranged for an excellent room rate of $129/night (before taxes).  Please see the Lodging page for details, and plan to add an extra night or two at the Westin to enjoy Pre-Conference activities. For further information and registration see: http://www.celtic-connections.org




Wednesday, September 2 through Saturday, September 5
The Federation of Genealogical Societies 42nd Annual Conference  (Conferences)
Kansas City, Missouri
FGS 2020 National Conference — More than 30 years after the last FGS conference held in Kansas City, FGS returns to the home of the Mid-Continent Library. For Information and Registration: www.fgs.org
 


Saturday, September 12
AzGAB Board of Directors Meeting  (Member Society)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Mesa InterStake Center, 830 E 2nd Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204
The meeting will start at 1:30pm. You will need to enter the building via the north doors, the building faces south for those of you directionally challenged. Information, contact Secretary Linda McCleary, information@azgab.org
 



Thursday, October 15 through Saturday, October 17
APG's Professional Management Conference  (Conferences)
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 9000 SW Washington Square Road, Tigard, OR
The Professional Management Conference is the one conference dedicated to the needs of professional genealogist, providing education on business topics, advanced genealogical education on unique records, sets, etc.
 


Sunday, October 25 through Monday, October 26
MyHeritage LIVE 2020  (Conferences)
Hilton Tel Aviv, 205 HaYarkon St, Independence Park. Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Our third annual MyHeritage LIVE conference will bring together MyHeritage staff, internationally renowned genealogy and DNA experts and speakers, along with hundreds of genealogy enthusiasts and MyHeritage users from around the world for a weekend of illuminating genealogy and DNA lecture tracks and hands-on workshops.

We'd be delighted if you would share this announcement with your followers and let them know they can register NOW. Early Bird pricing is $100. For more information, please see the MyHeritage LIVE website and our official blog post.




Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 15
TxSGS Family History Conference - Call for Presentations  (Conferences)
Omni Mandalay Hotel Las Colinas, 221 Las Colinas Blvd, Dallas TX 75039
The Texas State Genealogical Society announces a Call for Presentations for our 2020 Family History Conference. The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2020. http://www.txsgs.org/2020-conference/call-for-presentations


Saturday, November 14
AzGAB Board of Directors Meeting  (Member Society)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Mesa InterStake Center, 830 E 2nd Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204
The meeting will start at 1:30pm. You will need to enter the building via the north doors, the building faces south for those of you directionally challenged. Information, contact Secretary Linda McCleary, information@azgab.org