Upcoming Genealogy Events Around Florida

and the United States


Check out the Central Florida Genealogy Events calendar also.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Genealogy Fair

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Genealogy Fair

Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County

Main Library, Summit Ave.

♦ Visit different exhibits to help you with your genealogical
♦ Get information about lineage societies (Daughters
of the American Revolution, Mayflower Society, Society
of Colonial Wars)
♦ Watch demonstrations of scanning and recording
equipment to help preserve your family history
♦ Take a tour of the Genealogical Society’s library
♦ Bring a friend or two who are interested in finding
out more about researching their families
♦ Free raffle for some fabulous genealogy prizes at the
end of the evening
♦ Refreshments provided



October 28, 2017

Palm Harbor, FL

Suncoast Genealogy Society
Mini-Seminar featuring Graeme Mackenzie

1:00-4:00 PM
Palm Harbor Library
2330 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor, FL 34683

Seminar topics:
-How to Research Your Ancestors in Scotland
-Clans, Septs and Surnames in the Highlands of Scotland

$35 Registration at-the-door.
$25 SGS member, $30 non-member – registrations must be postmarked by October 16, 2017
Refreshments provided between topics.
Early registration encouraged.

For more info, call Marianne Bradley at (727) 784-0420 or e-mail bradleym@tampabay.rr.com



November 4, 2017

Family History Conference

Olympia High School

4301 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32835

21st Annual Central Florida Family History Conference


November 7, 2017

 Making sense of DNA for the genealogist

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Program

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(6:30pm for networking and mavens)

Jewish Community Center of Greater in Maitland

ADMISSION: open to public; $5 for nonmembers; Free for CFGS members. Can apply to membership dues

LOCATION: Roth Jewish Community Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751



November 11-12, 2017

26th Annual Pioneer Day Festival

Osceola County

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek

2491 Babb Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34746

CFGS will have a booth at this event! 



November 17-18, 2017

Florida State Genealogy Society

2017 Fall Virtual Conference

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Join us for our Fall Virtual Conference – a way for you to renew your genealogy research skills without having to leave home. The conference will be presented via GoToWebinar. Attendees will be able to attend the “live” presentation or listen to the recorded video which will be available to registered attendees only, for a period of 3 weeks after the conference.
What you will get:
  • 8 hours of lectures by noted genealogy presenters – over 2 days.
  • Viewing “live” or attend via recording up to 3 weeks after the conference.
  • Door Prizes throughout both days.
  • Handouts will be available for each session.
  • For more info and to register: https://flsgs.org/


January 21-26, 2018

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

Hilton SLC Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

LEARN:  from the field’s top educators
OBTAIN:  in-depth instruction
NETWORK:  with respected experts
CONSULT:  with successful researchers
RESEARCH:  at the Family History Library

14 Courses



January 27, 2018

Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach

Topics: Beginning a search for Pennsylvania roots

Exploring Pennsylvania’s state archives and state library

German research online

Germany to America: 18th Century odyssey

Prior to Dec. 2, 2017: $40; Non-members: $60  * Price includes lunch

Price after Dec. 2, 2017: Members: $40; non-members: $70

Must register by Jan. 22, 2018

Pre-register with payment to: Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, P. O. Box 17617, West Palm Beach, FL 33416

Memo line of your check should say: “Winter Program” or pay via Paypal at www.gensocofpbc.org


February 11-18, 2018

Caribbean Cruise with The Genealogy Guys on Celebrity Cruises

Sailing out of Fort Lauderdale

Puerto Rico – St. Thomas – St. Maarten

Inaugural genealogy Caribbean cruise!



February 16, 2018 

The Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society Seminar

“Bringing Back Our Past:
A Tenth Anniversary Celebration” 
Special presentation by Baerbel Johnson



Baerbel Johnson was our very first seminar speaker, Saturday, February 28, 2009. For our 2018, Baerbel is
returning for our 10th Anniversary Celebration seminar.  We are pleased and proud to welcome her to SWFLGG!
Baerbel K. Johnson, AG®, is a professional genealogist and works for FamilySearch as a European research specialist. She has worked at the Family History Library in International Reference for over twenty years. She holds degrees in Family and Local History Studies and Sociology from BYU, and has more than thirty years of extensive experience in European family history research with emphasis on Germany.  






February 28 – March 3, 2018

RootsTech 2018

Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 Similar to past years, they will stream several sessions of the conference live on their website. Once the conference is over, recordings of these sessions will be posted on their website for a limited time (generally until the next RootsTech RootsTech Pass Comparison: https://www.rootstech.org/pass-comparison

Register at: https://blog.eogn.com/2017/09/19/rootstech-2018-now-open-for-registration/

FamilySearch International is the hosting organization of RootsTech


March 24, 2018

Ohio Genealogical Society Florida Chapter presents their 2018 Annual Conference



May 2-5, 2018

National Genealogical Society 2018 Family History Conference

Grand Rapid, Michigan



August 22 – 25, 2018

Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference

Fort Wayne, Indiana

FGS 2018 National Conference — FGS returns to the Hoosier State in 2018 providing attendees convenient access to Allen County Public Library which houses one of the largest genealogical research collections available with records from around the world.