Genealogy Conferences 2013

Posted January 3, 2013 by Amanda | 8 Comments

Now that it’s the start of a new year, we’re putting together a helpful list of genealogy conferences for 2013! Check out the list of upcoming conferences below and we’ll continue to update it as more dates become available. If you know of a conference that’s not on the list, please let us know in the comments below. Which conferences will you be attending?












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  • Judie Rawlin

    Houston Family Search Genealogy Conference (Friendswood, Texas) April 26-27 2013

    • geniblog

      Thanks! I’ve added it to the list.

  • Marian Viney

    Excitement is building for “Looking for a Home,” the first annual African-American Genealogy Conference cohosted by the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Madison African-American Genealogy Writing Group, which will be held June 21-22, 2013, at the Pyle Center in Madison.

    “This conference will provide a scholarly blend of speakers headlined by Tony Burroughs, with a broad range of topics that will capture all researchers’ interests,” says Lori Bessler, one of conference organizers and a Society Genealogy Reference Librarian who teaches genealogy classes.

    Tony Burroughs is an internationally known genealogist, author, and lecturer, who taught genealogy at Chicago State University for 15 years. He lectures
    throughout the USA and Canada, having delivered more than 80 lectures at
    national conferences. His book, Black Roots: A Beginner’s Guide to Tracing
    the African American Family Tree was number one on Essence magazine’s Best Seller List.

    Other speakers include Walter T. McDonald, coauthor of Finding Freedom: The Untold Story of Joshua Glover, Runaway Slave; and Crystal Moten, from the Department of History, University of Wisconsin Madison. Moten will talk about Finding and Telling Their Stories: Black Women’s Lives and Experiences in the Historical Record; James Hansen, Society Genealogy Reference Librarian, will discuss African-American Newspapers and Periodicals; and Lori Bessler will discuss Navigating Ancestry and FamilySearch.

    For additional information or a registration form for the conference, please visit Space is limited, please register early.

  • Alec Tritton

    The Halsted Trust will be hosting an International Family History
    Conference titled Exodus: Movement of the People, on the theme of
    migration to, from and within the British isles. It will be held at
    Hinckley, Leicestershire from 6th to 8th September. See website for
    further details

  • Sue Greatbanks

    Hi, since it’s now July, when are you going to update for the rest of the year. Or are there no genealogy conferences after September 2013?

    • geniblog

      Hi Sue, most of the major genealogy conferences occur in the first half of the year. I updated a couple more conferences in September and added one in October.

  • Bridget Bray

    The Genealogy Event, taking place Saturday November 2nd 2013 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC. The Metropolitan Pavilion is located at 125 West 18th Street, NY, NY 10011.

    • geniblog

      Thanks! I’ve updated the list.