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Friday, April 3, 2020

Spoilt for choice: Free webinars this week

Friday, April 10th 10AM PDT

This FREE online webinar is brought to you by the Doughboy Foundation, building the National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. which will honor the 4.7 million veterans of WWI for generations to come. Learn more at: Each participant will receive a free copy of the 100-page "WWI Genealogy Research Guide", in digital form, featuring hundreds of references and live links to other resources for your research. Though these are difficult times, with literally tens of millions sheltering in place, it is also an opportunity to get to some of "those" projects you have been too busy to get around to. Here is your chance to get the tools, resources and know-how to get started. You'll receive amazing advice, tips and tricks from Debra Dudek who is expert on finding WWI family heritage. You'll not only enjoy the hour with the very energetic and dynamic Ms. Dudek, but with what you take away, you can create a project that reaches across family units, geography and generations.
To register, go to
Thursday, April 9th, 10AM California Genealogical Society

blog post imageCGS is joining the online learning community with our first class: "Blogging to share family history" with Chris Pattillo on Thursday, April 9. This presentation is free to all.
Chris, who blogs about her family at Pattillo Thornally Ancestors, will talk about using the easy platform and offer tips and tricks for tackling family stories and putting them into words. The presentation starts at 10 am. If you join, please sign in by 9:45 to make sure you are able to see the program. We will send you a link the night before the class, which will get you right into our class.

To register and for more details, go to our EventBrite listing

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From Dick Eastman's blog

Series starting April 3rd.
Vivid-Pix, announced today the Vivid-Pix “Round Tuit!” (Get Around to It!) Online Education Program at that helps people during quarantine with classes priced for free or $1.99 to organize family photos and learn about their family history with the help of the world’s most respected historians, genealogists, and educators. The series is hosted by Daniel Earl and will be broadcast live each Tuesday and Friday evening, starting April 3rd, and available to view on demand at

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