International German Genealogy Partnership Conference June 9-11, 2023

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2023 German genealogy conference
Registration for the hybrid International German Genealogy Partnership conference June 9-11, 2023, is off to a great start. Save money by registering to attend virtually or in-person through March 3, when the fees will increase.

Although our name is “German genealogy,” it’s not just about Germany. German-speakers leaving Europe went east, west, north and south, and their descendants live on just about every continent today. Then there were those ancestors who stayed in Europe and lived through the changing borders of what we call Germany. Our speakers and other activities try to reflect that diversity of experience. For example, we’ll have a traveling exhibit on 1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-Speaking Lands from the Leo Baeck Institute.

The full list of speakers and topics will be announced well before early-bird registration ends. Don’t forget our Connection sessions, where you can talk directly with other attendees on specific topics such as regional research in Germany, DNA, and locating records. And Whova, our conference app, will allow you to find and connect on your own with attendees who share your interests.

This is just to say … wherever your ancestors lived, we welcome you to attend the 2023 conference!

While you’re registering, you might want to buy the USB drive where all the available recorded presentations will be preserved for your personal use. Only attendees can buy it and only until the conference ends.
Register here

Clallam County Genealogical Society Finding Elusive Female Ancestors

The Clallam County Genealogical Society invites you to hear Lisa Alzo, the featured speaker at the March 11th Spring Seminar.  This well known genealogist will present the following topics:

1. Silent Voices: Telling the Stories of Your Female Immigrant Ancestors

2. Finding Your Femme Fatales

3. Chasing Genealogy clues to Find Elusive Female Ancestors

The conference will be by Zoom.  All are welcome to watch the program at the CCGS Research Center located at 403 E. 8th Street in Port Angeles, WA, or you  can Zoom it at your home. 

The  cost for the seminar will be $50 for non-members of CCGS, $40 for members.  Registration at the door will be $50.  Checks should be made out to CCGS.  Credit Cards can use the “Paypal” app available on the CCGS website up until March 6th.  The web-address is

The Zoom meeting number and passcodes will be sent out via e-mail upon receipt of funds.

For more information about this program, consult the website or phone the Center Tues-Friday 10am – 4pm or Saturdays noon – 4pm: 


Lisa Alzo, MFA, is the author of several genealogy books, and hundreds of magazine articles.   She is a contributing editor of Family Tree Magazine and her pieces appear in other genealogical magazines as well.  She has shared her expertise at national and international conferences, webinars, and historical and genealogical societies.  An avid genealogist for more than 30 years, she specializes in Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family story, and in using history to trace immigrant and female ancestors.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this outstanding genealogist and speaker.

Ulster Historical Foundation in Post Falls Idaho March 9th

It’s my pleasure to share with you a day immersed in Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy research topics with Ulster Historical Foundation Director Fintan Mullan, and Chief Researcher Gillian Hunt in Post Falls, Idaho, Thursday, March 9th, 2023.

The Ulster Historical Foundation is a long-established, highly reputable research and publishing agency based in Newtownards, N Ireland. It offers its extensive knowledge to help on the sources available to discover Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors.

An educational non-profit organization, their aim is to . . .  strengthen the links between Ireland and those of Ulster descent; broaden access to historical documents and records for Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy; and to inspire pride in Irish and Ulster heritage and culture.

I have attended their programs in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and hosted them in Coeur d’Alene in 2019… HIGHLY recommend attending this interesting, entertaining, and educational day of lecture if you’ve an interest in any sort of Irish/Scots-Irish ancestry, no matter what level of research you feel you’re at.  

Attached is a poster describing this unique opportunity.  Would you be willing to please share with your membership and contacts lists, newsletter readers, Facebook followers …. anyone who might be interested and benefit from their knowledge?  

Here is the link to go directly to sign up:

Thank you so much for your help in getting the word out!!

International German Genealogy Partnership 2023

Registration opens Jan. 3 for IGGP 2023!The year-end issue of the Partner Zeitung is now available for download from the IGGP website.
Our main story is that registration for the IGGP 2023 hybrid conference opens Jan. 3 with “early-bird” pricing. Don’t miss this chance to save on tickets, whether you attend in-person or virtually.You’ll also get a peek at some of the speakers you will be hearing. And an update on the first IGGP Librarians Day, offered with the help of our friends at the Allen County Public Library and its Genealogy Center.Questions may be sent to, we continue to welcome sponsors and exhibitors who wish to reach our German genealogy-passionate audience.
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International German Genealogy Partnership 2023 Conference

INTERNATIONAL GERMAN GENEALOGY PARTNERSHIPANNOUNCES 2023 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEESThe International German Genealogy Partnership has announced registration fees for its 2023 hybrid conference, to be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 9-11 next year.
You will have access to more than 100 presentations. Almost 70 presentations are expected to be given live on-site and/or virtually, along with a large number of on-demand, recorded programs.
Participants also can attend IGGP Connection Sessions, where individuals can talk with and learn from other attendees interested in shared topics. And Whova, the conference app, offers a multitude of ways for individual participants to make their own connections.
In addition, you will be able to visit our sponsors and exhibitors both on-site and virtually.
A reminder that hotel information is posted on the IGGP website. We’ve added to the number of rooms available at a conference rate, so take a look.
Registration for the conference will open in early January with an “early-bird” discount period. Fees will increase after that ends. So it’s worthwhile to register early.
Here is the list of registration options.
Early-bird in person = $250 (for the person traveling to Fort Wayne)● Early-bird virtual = $225● Normal pricing in-person = $325 (after the early-bird period closes)● Normal pricing virtual = $300 (after the early-bird period closes)● USB conference works = $50 (buy as an add-on to your registration)
The USB conference works will have all the available recorded presentations. NOTE: This USB will be sold ONLY to those who register and pay for the conference. It will not be sold as a separate option to attendees or the general public after the conference ends.
In addition to the general IGGP conference, June 9-11, there are two special events being held on Thursday, June 8.
IGGP Librarians Day is being hosted by the Allen County Public Library for librarians, archivists and others who assist patrons with genealogy research questions. The speakers will provide advice on how to assist patrons in their German research specifically. The programs will be available for those who attend in person or virtually. Registration costs $10 and is separate from the general conference.
IGGP Leadership Day is for representatives and other leaders of the societies that are partners in the IGGP. These activities are available for those who attend in-person as well as virtually. Registration costs $25 if attending in-person to cover the cost of catering. Virtual participants may attend at no cost. Again, this registration is separate from the general conference.
Attendees will register through Whova, using a debit or credit card, when the early-bird period opens. As part of registration, you will set up your Whova account. When the conference goes live, you’ll be able to follow announcements, meet fellow attendees and set up your personal schedule of activities in Whova – whether you are coming in person or through cyberspace.
We believe we are providing a unique conference experience that is accessible to the greatest number of attendees. But some people may look at the fees and find them too high for comfort. So let’s take a minute to explain what your registration is paying for:
● The largest portion of your fee covers the cost of putting together a team of highly qualified, experienced speakers. The range of topics is tremendous, and we are proud to offer presentations in languages other than English. The cost of bringing you these speakers is the same whether you attend in-person or virtually.
● If you attend in-person, the remainder of your fee covers the cost of the facilities in which we will meet and the staff to make sure things run smoothly.
● If you attend virtually, the remainder of your fee pays for the technology and staff to get you connected and ensure you can participate.
As many societies, small and large, are discovering … hybrid is not easy or cheap. We all sort of know how to put on an in-person conference and have done it with the help of hundreds of volunteers. But when you bring virtual into the picture, you hire people with the expertise and experience to ensure success.
When you break down the cost vs. benefit, we hope you will agree that registration for the 2023 IGGP conference is a bargain! So stay tuned for the announcement that registration is open and get in early. Questions may be emailed to

NGS 2023 Conference Richmond Virginia

Save the Dates: 31 May – 3 June
NGS 2023 Family History Conference
Richmond, Virginia

Dear Charles,
Mark your calendars for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2023 Family History Conference, 31 May – 3 June, in Richmond, Virginia. The theme is Virginia: Deep Roots of a Nation.

Thanks to the more than 885 NGS members who answered our conference survey, the NGS Family History Conference promises to deliver the programming you’re looking for in 2023.

Pre-Conference Events and Official Opening: Wednesday, 31 May

Local Tours
Delegate Council Meeting
New Focus Program for Societies, Libraries, and Archives, including a luncheon and “Shout Out”
SLAM! Idea Showcase Reception
Official Start of Conference with Expo Hall Opening

Conference Program: 1 June – 3 June (Thursday through Saturday)
The program will include

BCG Skill Building
Virginia Track
Latest DNA Tools
African American Research
Native Peoples Research
Jewish records, and more.

Special Bonus
The Library of Virginia has confirmed that it will extend its research hours from
9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday,1 June, and from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
on Saturday for its Archives Research Room. You may also want to visit Richmond’s other outstanding genealogical research facilities. Take advantage of NGS’s discounted hotel rates three days before and three days after the conference to research your Virginia ancestors.

The 2023 Family History Conference program will be available online approximately two weeks before we open conference registration. Check your email or the NGS Conference website for announcements about the program and registration. We will open hotel registrations at three downtown hotels—Richmond Marriott, Hilton, and Omni—after conference registration opens.

See You in Richmond!

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VGA is looking for 2023 Speakers

VGA is looking for 2023 Speakers!Deadline is October 31st, 2022.Easy application via Google Form!
Speakers Apply Here!
Our 2022 VGA Conference is coming up November 11th-13th and it is FREE to VGA Members! Click the Conference Photo to see the schedule, sessions, and speakers!
Join or Renew VGA for only $20 USD for an Annual Membership and participate in all of our upcoming events!
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Seattle Genealogical Society Tip of the Week Sign Up for RootsTech 2023


Registration is already open for FamilySearch’s yearly conference, RootsTech. RootsTech 2023 takes place March 2-4, 2023, in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as virtually online. You have your choice: do you want to be there in-person or would you rather attend online? Which ever you choose, you’ll have 180+ class sessions at your disposal.  

For more information, visit: