Calls for Papers and Contest deadlines

November seems to be full of new genealogy calls for papers and contest deadlines.  Be sure to check our website for huge number of RootsTech 2018 pass giveaways ending this month. RootsTech Ambassadors are each given one pass to giveaway and are asked to complete their contests by the end of November, hence the big numbers of giveaways!

Also on the website, if you’re a genealogy speaker, you’ll find several current Calls for Papers/Presentations for several venues – a conference in France, a couple of webinar proposal requests, and a couple of very excellent conference speaker requests.

November is also a month know for gratitude, so I’ll take this opportunity to thank all of you who have liked and shared our social media posts, and those that have told their friends and others about our website. We’re coming to the end of our second year of service to the genealogy community, and truly appreciate the support of our friends! And speaking of support, if you’re ever overcome with gratitude, there is a Donate button on the website. Donations are used entirely to help maintain the website.

We hope that you find useful in keeping you informed of upcoming genealogy events, and invite your feedback, comments, and suggestions to


Got 5 minutes? Check out these cool genealogy volunteer opportunities

We’ve re-vamped our Genealogy Volunteer Opportunities page! In the process, I was reminded just how interesting some of the projects listed are.  We’ve only got the transcription & indexing opportunities section updated so far, but I really think you’ll like how the page looks now.  It’s easier to see and navigate to the different projects and where they are from. There are all sorts of transcription and indexing projects, like the Smithsonian collections indexing, or the 19th and 20th century diaries transcription project from the Newberry Library.

5 minutes or 5 hours

Most of the projects listed will allow you to slip in and out, five minutes here and there. You can decide how much time you want to spend, without making a commitment. This makes it easy to help the genealogy community as a whole by donating a little bit of your time, whenever you can.

Great for all ages

The projects are perfect for people of all ages.  Don’t you think it would be a great way to get younger kids interested in history — and family history — by having them help decipher and transcribe Civil War era diaries, or military telegraph messages? Check them all out on our Genealogy Volunteer Opportunities page.

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