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Monday, July 30 through Wednesday, August 1
2018 Family Reunion, Rathbun-Rathbone-Rathburn International Family Association  (Other Organization Events)
Rathbun-Rathbone-Rathburn International Family Association
2018 Family Reunion
30 July – 1 August 2018

 

            The 2018 reunion of the Rathbun-Rathbone-Rathburn families will take place July30-August 1, 2018, in Newport, Rhode Island, at the Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center. These families descend from John and Margaret (Acres) Rathbone who were among the original settlers of Block Island, RI, in the late 1600s. Activities will include a tour of Block Island guided by Pamela Littlefield Gasner, one of many Rathbun descendants still living there, a visit to the Rathbone grave site, a tour of Newport and the Vanderbilts' summer home, The Breakers, visits to sites where early Rathbuns lived, worked, and died, and lunch at the famed Atlantic Resort. Family members are encouraged to bring memorabilia, family trees, pictures, and genealogical records for sharing. For further information on meeting your cousins and to register, go to the Rathbun Rathbone Rathburn International Family Association Reunion event page at 

Eventbrite https://bit.ly/2Eozp9M. Registration closes June 15, 2018. Questions: John D Bowen, 301-384-6533, johndbowen@earthlink.net or 301-384-6533




Saturday, August 4
A Summer of DNA eConference  (Conferences)
This is an online event
From an announcement sent to RIGS:
 
If any members of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society are looking for an opportunity to learn more about using your DNA testing for genealogy research, Family History Fanatics will be producing _"A Summer of DNA" eConference on August 4th.  Speakers and topics will include:
 
DIAHAN SOUTHARD - _Your Tree is Full, There is Still Room for DNA_
SAM WILLIAMS - _Ancestry DNA Tools_
MICHELLE LEONARD - _Adoption and Unknown Parentage_
KITTY COOPER - _Segment Triangulation_

The online sessions will begin at 9AM CENTRAL TIME ON AUGUST 4TH. A final panel discussion will end the day.  All registrants will be able to view the conference for 30 days.  Register [1] and get your questions answered by some of the most popular genetic genealogy educators!

Presentations are live, not pre-recorded, and you can ask questions throughout.

Price is $19.99 until July 21st and then it will be $24.99.  Also, we will be having DNA kits and other stuff as door prizes that will be given away.  You don't have to be present to win, but you do have to register.

More information is available on the website:
http://www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/summerdna



Saturday, September 29
2018 Family History Workshop Series  (Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Free Public Library
(see multiple listings for this series)
2018 Family History Workshop Series
PPL’s Rhode Island Collection is excited to present an ongoing series of genealogy learning events in collaboration with the Rhode Island Historical Society. With offerings for both the novice and experienced genealogy researcher, these events are designed to encourage you to research your own genealogy and to document your family stories. You are welcome to sign up for any of the 2018 planned workshops and events below. Please contact Kate Wells at kwells@provlib.org with any questions.
Intro to Genealogy What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? In this workshop, you’ll learn basic research methods and work with free websites (or paper if you prefer!) to create your own family tree. You’ll learn about resources in your community, how to search several free genealogical databases, and how to use what you find to document your family history. Basic comfort using a computer for online research is required. This workshop is offered as follows:
Saturday, April 21: 10 am - 12 pm Providence Public Library
Saturday, May 5: 1 - 3 pm Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, Johnston
Saturday, June 16: 10 am - 12 pm North Kingstown Free Library
Saturday, September 29: 10 am - 12 pm Portsmouth Free Public Library
Genealogy Marketplace Saturday, October 20, 10 am - 12 pm , RI Historical Society, Aldrich House, “Shop” many of Rhode Island’s historical societies, public libraries, and other cultural heritage institutions. Explore the state’s rich genealogical resources and learn how to access the extensive genealogical resources provided. Representatives from several repositories will be present to answer questions and provide brochures and other guides to learn more about their genealogical resources.



Saturday, October 20
2018 Family History Workshop Series  (Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
RI Historical Society, Aldrich House,
(see multiple listings for this series)
2018 Family History Workshop Series
PPL’s Rhode Island Collection is excited to present an ongoing series of genealogy learning events in collaboration with the Rhode Island Historical Society. With offerings for both the novice and experienced genealogy researcher, these events are designed to encourage you to research your own genealogy and to document your family stories. You are welcome to sign up for any of the 2018 planned workshops and events below. Please contact Kate Wells at kwells@provlib.org with any questions.
Intro to Genealogy What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? In this workshop, you’ll learn basic research methods and work with free websites (or paper if you prefer!) to create your own family tree. You’ll learn about resources in your community, how to search several free genealogical databases, and how to use what you find to document your family history. Basic comfort using a computer for online research is required. This workshop is offered as follows:
Saturday, April 21: 10 am - 12 pm Providence Public Library
Saturday, May 5: 1 - 3 pm Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, Johnston
Saturday, June 16: 10 am - 12 pm North Kingstown Free Library
Saturday, September 29: 10 am - 12 pm Portsmouth Free Public Library
Genealogy Marketplace Saturday, October 20, 10 am - 12 pm , RI Historical Society, Aldrich House, “Shop” many of Rhode Island’s historical societies, public libraries, and other cultural heritage institutions. Explore the state’s rich genealogical resources and learn how to access the extensive genealogical resources provided. Representatives from several repositories will be present to answer questions and provide brochures and other guides to learn more about their genealogical resources.



Wednesday, April 3, 2019 through Saturday, April 6, 2019
2019 NERGC Conference  (Conferences)
Manchester, NH
The 2019 New England Regional Genealogical Conference will be April 3-6, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire. Anyone thinking they might like to attend and would like to share a ride or a hotel room get in touch with Helen Smith, 530 West Reach Drive, Jamestown, RI 02835, 401- 423-0442, HHSCTC@aol.com, and she will try to match people up.
Visit www.nergc.org/2019-conference/ for more information about the conference.



Saturday, June 15, 2019 through Wednesday, June 19, 2019
2019 German Genealogy Conference  (Conferences)
Sacramento CA
Scheduled for June, 2019.
The International German Genealogy
Partnership, which seeks to facilitate
German genealogy research globally, is
pleased to announce that hotel reservations
for its 2019 conference are open as
of March 1, 2018. The IGGP requests your
assistance in sharing this information
with your organizations.
The partnership will offer three days
of German-centric presentations in
multiple tracks during its international
conference in Sacramento, Calif., in June
2019. The theme, STRIKE IT RICH! with
Connections 2 Discoveries, follows on the
Connections theme of the IGGP’s 2017
inaugural conference. For further details
on the conference visit: iggpartner.org.