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Friday, April 19 through Saturday, April 20
Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist's DNA Seminar and Workshop  (GIG- Rogue Valley Gen. Society)
Medford, Oregon
Friday, April 19, 1:30-3:30pm * Workshop Fee: Non-Members - $45; Members - $35
Saturday, April 20, 2019 * Seminar Fee: Non-Members - $60; Members - $50
Registration: 8:30 am; Program: 9am-4pm
Ø Using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry
Ø Using GEDmatch and DNAPainter to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA
Ø Advanced Third-Party Tools
Ø The Danger of Distant Matches
See flyer for registration and additional details

Friday, April 26
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
What You Will Learn  
This workshop will walk you through the quirky filing  schemes the Office of  the  Secretary of  the Interior used to organize pensions. It will identify key series and how those  records are arranged. It will help you understand  how to navigate among numerous records series to find  a  pensioner's complete story. There will be extensive  attendee participation, during which  attendees  will  examine samples of  records,  catalog  descriptions  of  records series, and discuss  how to  develop  research  strategies. The session will also include an overview of  how archivists are beginning to use technology to help  solve some of  these  problems, such as scanning records  to facilitate remote access and creating databases to find  records.
Who Should Attend
Anyone who had an ancestor who served in the  American military and received a pension for service in  the Revolutionary, War of 1812, Mexican War, or Civil  War will benefit from attending this workshop.  

Expand Your Knowledge about Your German Ancestors
Saturday, April 27
Expand Your Knowledge about Your German Ancestors  (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
Featured speaker is Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG, who will cover topics including "He Took Her Name: Understanding German Farm Names" and "Boost Your Germanic Research: Understand Historical Jurisdictions." Conference flyer. Register.

Spring 2019 Conference
Saturday, April 27
Spring 2019 Conference  (PALAM - New York Chapter)
8:30 am to 3:15 pm
Rochester, N.Y.
Featured speaker is James Beidler, BA., an internationally known genealogist with an expertise in German and Pennsylvania genealogy.  He'll speak on German Immigrant Waves, Your Immigrants’ Germany: Microstates and Microbreweries, Online German Registers, and Borders, Maps and Gazetteers for German Genealogists.Register by April 6. Details & registration.

STRIKE IT RICH! with Connections 2 Discoveries!
Saturday, June 15 through Monday, June 17
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

Sunday, June 30
Pommerntag  (Pommerscher Verein Freistadt)
12:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Rotary Park, 4100 Highland Rd., Mequon, WI
Pommerntag means Pomeranian Day and is a one-day celebration of all things Pomeranian. This year is the 44th annual celebration with free admission and parking. Entertainment includes Pomeranian dance groups and a Pomeranian band. The cultural building has displays, free access to the Pedigree Database of over 172,000 names, and genealogical research help. And of course there will be Pomeranian food and drink.
For more information please visit their website.

Grow Your Family Tree (annual convention)
Thursday, August 15 through Sunday, August 18
Grow Your Family Tree (annual convention)  (SGGEE- Ger. Gen. in E. Europe)
Winnipeg, Canada
Programs and activities for those with German ancestors who lived in Poland and Ukraine (Volhynia). Research room and assistance available. Banquet. Hotel reservations are now open. For room reservation details, see the SGGEE website or private Facebook group. Updates  about the program and registration will be posted when available.