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Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29
20th Anniversary Convention: Hands-On Genealogy  (SGGEE- Ger. Gen. in E. Europe)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe is presenting their 20th anniversary convention! Their chosen theme is "Hands-On Genealogy."  They will be having workshops and programs for researching German ancestors in Poland and Volhynia.
Location: Coast Plaza Hotel, 1316 33 St NE, Calgary, AB T2A 6B6
Visit their website: or Facebook page: SGGEE - German Genealogy in Eastern Europe

Conference of German-Australian History and Heritage
Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19
Conference of German-Australian History and Heritage  (German-Australian G/H Alliance)
Adelaide, Australia
Australisches Deutschtum: Reconnections-Recollections-Resilience
Adelaide, Australia

It’s a long way to Australia.  Our ancestors knew it (that’s why so many chose North America instead).  Which makes attending the German-Australian Genealogy and History Alliance 2018 conference challenging.  GAGHA understands this and has a perfect solution.  You can attend the conference virtually, either in real time or via video on demand.   Every session from the two main days will be streamed and recorded for your viewing pleasure and will be available for 12 months.   Topics include:
    • German heritage language and music
    • Person and object biographies
    • Family history stories
    • Research methods

For those who live stream, you will be able to participate in questions and answer sessions. 
posted by RH 6 Jul 2018

Friday, October 12
Analyzing Documents : A Hands-on Workshop  (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Angela Packer McGhie, CG
Are you getting the most information out of the genealogical documents you locate? Do you consider how reliable they may be and compare the information to other documents? Do you search for clues in each record?
Taking the time to analyze documents for reliability, context and information can provide useful clues, and using these clues to map out a research plan can advance your research.
This presentation will:
  • Discuss why we analyze documents
  • Show when in the research process this analysis happens
  • Demonstrate how to analyze a variety of documents
  • Provide a set of questions for you to use in your own analysis
  • Give hands-on practice with the analysis techniques presented

Saturday, October 13
Mid-Atlantic History & Resources (Conference)  (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society)
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
History of Baltimore Immigration
Presented by Nicholas Fessenden
European and particularly German immigrants arrived in Maryland and Pennsylvania and had a significant impact on Baltimore’s history. Find out what happened to these immigrants, trace their footsteps, and their influence on Maryland’s largest city.
Sister Ports: Philadelphia & Baltimore
Presented by Debra A. Hoffman
Philadelphia and Baltimore were major entry points for immigrants to America. Learn about the history and the sources available to document individuals who arrived through these ports.
Columbia Institution: Its History & Records
Presented by Debra A. Hoffman
In 1857, Congress passed legislation that founded the Columbia Institute for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, which was located in Washington, DC. Learn about the history and records of this iconic institution that attracted students from across the United States as well as the world.
History & Records of the German Aid Societies (NY, PA, MD, SC)
Presented by Debra A. Hoffman
German Aid societies helped German-speaking immigrants address grievances and acclimate to their new home in the United States. Learn about the history of the four major societies and the types of records available for researchers.

STRIKE IT RICH! with Connections 2 Discoveries!
Saturday, June 15, 2019 through Monday, June 17, 2019
STRIKE IT RICH! with Connections 2 Discoveries!  (IGGP)
Our conference will be held June 15-17, 2019 in sunny Sacramento, California. Exhibitor and vendor set-up at the hotel will be June 14.  See the Conference page for more information as it becomes available