Monday, November 8, 2021

Virtual Genealogical Association Annual Conference is Saturday, 13 November 2021

 I received this information in email today from VGA:

You can register at

Conference Cost:

$59 US Dollars for VGA Members – REGISTER HERE
$79 US Dollars for Non-VGA Members – REGISTER HERE

Included in your conference registration:

  • 15 Pre-recorded Presentations
  • 6 Live Presentations on Saturday, November 13th
    • 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm
      ALL Times listed in US Eastern
  • Conference Syllabus
  • Attendees-only Facebook Group and Relative Finder
  • Door Prizes
  • All Recordings are available for 6-months after the conference
  • Learning and Fun!

Conference Presentations:


  • Using TweetDeck to Manage Twitter for Genealogy Chats by Olivia Dorsey Peacock
  • Finding Family in Eastern Europe: Getting Creative When Records are Scarce by Lara Diamond
  • The Real Tommy Atkins (British Soldiers) by Paul Nixon
  • Get Ready for the 1950 US Census — A Treasure Trove of Family History by Marian Burk Wood
  • The Australian Gold Rushes: A Magnet for Miners Around the World by Shauna Hicks
  • Townlands, Parishes & Baronies – Understanding Land Administrative Divisions in Ireland by Natalie Bodle
  • Exploring Global History in British Newspapers by Jen Baldwin
  • Not Who He Once Was: Tips for Finding Your Name-Changer by Mary Kircher Roddy
  • The Black Homesteaders by Bernice Bennett
  • Bringing the Ancestral Tree to Life with Personal and Family Stories by Laura Hedgecock
  • Why did the Welsh leave Wales in the 1800s? by Penny Walters
  • Case Study: Revisiting Sources to Blast a Brick Wall by James Beidler
  • Reclaiming the Ignorant & Profane People of this Parish: Scottish Kirk Session Records by Alison Spring
  • Mexican Research – Knowing Your Neighbors by Nefi Arenas Salazar
  • Shame, Secrets, and Scandal: Our Family Stories by Miya Jensen

Live Sessions on November 13th:

  • TBD
  • New York State Censuses: You Won’t Believe What’s Hiding in There by Jeanette Sheliga
  • 5 Elements for Sound Research: A Guide to Applying the GPS by Cheri Hudson Passey
  • 10 Things To Do Before Leaving a Library or Archives by Melissa Barker
  • African American Genealogy Research Challenges by Shelley Murphy
  • Going Wayback: Using the Internet Archive in Your Research by Dan Earl

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