Free Genealogy Events in January

field notesAttending a genealogy class, conference, workshop, or meeting doesn’t always have to cost a small fortune. There are plenty that are offered free of charge. One big difference between these type of genealogy events, and genealogy webinars that you get to meet face to face with other genealogists at the events. Here are some that will take place in the last few weeks of January of 2013.

January 17: Overton County Historical Society Genealogy Day
This event will start at 9:00 in the morning and end at 2:00 in the afternoon. It will take place at the Overton County Veteran’s Building, in Livingston, Tennessee. Learn how and where to find information, and get some help with solving your genealogy questions. There will be genealogy forms available.

January 18: Martin County Genealogical Society Open House
The Martin County Genealogical Society is located in Stewart, Florida. Their Open House will begin at 1:00 P.M., at the Morgade Library. There will be a program called “Stuart’s Early Pioneers” which will be presented by Alice Luckhardt, historian and MCGS member. Guests are welcome to attend for free.

January 21: Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut January Program
At 1:30 P.M., Beth Mariotti will begin a presentation at the Godfrey Memorial Library. She will discuss materials such as newspapers, city directories, state and local histories, and funeral and cemetery records that the library has. She will also discuss the Family History Center. The JGSCT library collection will be open to the public for research after the program ends. The program is free and open to the public.

January 21: Introduction to Genealogy Software and Using Dropbox
This class will run from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. It will take place at the Cedar Falls Public Library, which is located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Bring a laptop with you if you have one. Learn about the various genealogy programs that are available. You will need to register if you want to attend this class.

January 23: Cranberry Genealogy Club
Starting at 6:30 P.M., the Cranberry Genealogy Club will have an online tutorial on military records. It will take place at the Cranberry Township Public Library Conference Room, which is located in Cranberry Township in Pennsylvania.

January 26: Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society monthly meeting
At 9:00 A.M., there will be a JewishGen special interest group meeting. At 9:30 A.M., the special interest groups: Beginning Genealogy, German Ancestry, and Computer Genealogy will meet. At 10:30 A.M., the featured speaker, Mary Mitchell, will start a presentation. She is the author of a book about her grandparents who helped settle Santa Barbara at the end of the 1800’s. You do not need to be a member of the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society in order to attend.

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