Genealogy events around Florida and the USA 



October 6, 2018

Florida Genealogical Society Tampa

8:30 – 5:30

Robert W. Saunders, Jr. Public Library

1505 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL

D. Joshua Taylor Sessions

New Tools and Ideas in Research

The Web, the World and YOU

Family History: What the Future Holds

CeCe Moore Sessions 

The Power of DNA: Genetic Genealogy Basic

I have my results, Now What?

Where will Genetic Genealogy Take Us

A Question & Answer session will take place after the above Sessions

Registration form:




October 14-19, 2018

Tar Heel Discoveries

State Archives of North Carolina & Government and Heritage Library, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh, NC


Operated by Diane L. Richard and Vickie P. Young

Introducing: Tar Heel Discoveries – Guided North Carolina Genealogical Research

Diane L. Richard and Victoria P. Young announce the formation of their joint business venture offering individuals the opportunity to maximize results when researching their North Carolina ancestors.

Designed to accommodate genealogists with varying levels of research experience, Tar Heel Discoveries offers personalized, individualized support and instruction over five days at the North Carolina State Archives and Government & Heritage Library in Raleigh. Two week-long sessions (15-20 April and 14-19 October) are offered in 2018. Registration is now open!

Diane and Vickie have over 25 years combined experience as full-time professional genealogists specializing in North Carolina research and are members of a number of industry organizations, including the national and local chapters of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS), and the National Genealogical Society (NGS).

Have you ever been frustrated when visiting a new repository (or one you haven’t been to in a while) by not knowing how to efficiently utilize its holdings? Interested in learning from experts on North Carolina history and genealogical research topics? Have you come to a “brick wall” and don’t know which resources to consult? Want to touch original documents relating to your ancestors? Then consider joining us for a week of learning and new discoveries!

For program details (fees and what is included) and more information, visit or email us with questions at


Ulster Historical Foundation 
Telling the story of the people of Ulster

October 15-19, 2018

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah

The Foundation’s staff, Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt, have been invited to deliver a week-long course entitled, Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors at the 2018 British Institute in Salt Lake City, UT from 15 to 19 October 2018.
The course is an in-depth programme designed to give the interested genealogist maximum benefit from the knowledge and skills of the presenters. It is suitable for both the beginner and those more experienced.
The British Institute is a prestigious event hosted annually by the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. For further information and to register go to ISBGFH.




Saturday, October 20, 2018 

St. Louis Genealogical Society Family History Conference

Orlando Gardens, 2050 Dorsett Village, St Louis, MO, 63043

Google Tips for Genealogy 
Lisa Louise Cooke
Registration in July. Details will follow soon.



Saturday, November 10, 2018

22nd Annual Family History Conference

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Olympia High School, 4301 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32835

List of classes and speakers and registration form here:


Monday, November 19th

Before You Test: DNA Basics You Need to Know

Speaker: Drew Smith

10-11:30 a.m.

 Master the Possibilities Lifelong Learning Center, located in Circle Square Commons at: 8415 SW 80th  St. Suite 2, Ocala, FL 34481

Avoid wasting time and money by learning how DNA is inherited, which type of DNA test to take, and exactly what you can expect to get as a result.

This presentation is in partnership with the OTOW Genealogical Society.

Course Fee- Members: $8; Non-Members: $13 

About the Speaker:

Drew Smith has been an academic librarian at the University of South Florida for the past 11 years.  His current focus is genealogy.  He has been writing and speaking on various genealogy topics since the mid-1990s and has authored or co-authored 3 books.

 Click here to register: or call our 24-hour registration hotline at (352) 854-3699.



Roots Tech 2019

Feb. 27–Mar. 2, 2019


May 8-11, 2019

National Genealogical Society

2019 Family History Conference

St. Charles, Missouri


August 21-24, 2019

Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference

Washington, D. C.