Non-Chapter Activities and Events

RootsTech 2019
February 27-March 2, 2019
Register for RootsTech 2019 Today! Registration for RootsTech 2019 is now open! Take advantage of exclusive early bird pricing, and purchase your full conference pass for only $189! Regularly priced at $299, that's over $100 in savings! Can't attend the full conference? 1-day passes are only $99. Register today! Don't wait. Prices increase to $209 on October 12. Register here.

"The Journeys of the Volga Germans"
As part of the celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the Volga German colonies in Russia, the Volga German Institute at Fairfield University is hosting a seminar series entitled "The Journeys of the Volga Germans" at the Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth, Washington, April 24-25, 2019.

Speakers for the event include Dr. Richard Scheuerman, Dr. Brent Mai, and Mr. Mike Lust.

Assistance with genealogical research will be available on Wednesday, April 24, followed by a welcome banquet that evening featuring a traditional German menu and entertaining speaker Mike Lust. Thursday will feature several sessions by Dr. Mai that focus on the "globetrotting" adventures of the Volga Germans through the past 250 years. The closing banquet will again feature German cuisine and the always-popular Dr. Richard Scheuerman as speaker.

For details about the event, including registration and hotel information, please visit the Volga German Institute Events website here.

2019 AGS Conference "Images Through Time"
26-28 April 2019 - Edmonton, Alberta
Set aside your weekend of 26-28 April 2019, as the Alberta Genealogical Society (AGS) will host another provincial conference celebrating the human story - Images Through Time. Every person has a unique narrative built on experiences that shaped who they are. Come join us and enjoy an exhilarating three-days with our lineup of speakers and more instill the ability within us to reminisce, discover lost lives and preserve forgotten histories. Topics will include Canadian, French-Canadian, Irish, English, Welsh, Scottish, Chinese, organizing and general research, writing and publishing, DNA testing, technology, social media and more. Venue to be at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta.
Conferences are a great place to meet and mingle with the people who "speak your language" and face the same challenges. View the marketplace: the exhibits, the products and services that could make your research so much easier. You will go away with experiences of real lessons learned, dozens of ideas, and innovative solutions that you can use immediately.
Early-bird Special Register Now. (15 March 2019 (midnight)-Early-bird Registration closes)
Learn more about the 2019 AGS Conference Images Through Time here.

Salt Lake City Adventure - May 5 - 12, 2019
Salt Lake City Adventure
We will depart from Medicine Hat by motorcoach with Carefree Express (1 day travel each way) to the five-story Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Upon our arrival, we will have 6 full days to research millions of free-to-access materials, and our accommodations will be right next door at the Salt Lake Plaza. Hope you will join us!
Cost is $900 per person (based on double occupancy) OR $1250 for single.
Price covers motorcoach, hotel room & taxes, a seminar & library orientation; non-researching spouses & partners welcome. Meals not included.)
*Registration is Limited, so reserve your place now with a $100 deposit made payable to Medicine Hat & District Genealogical Society (due prior to *February 28, 2019, but first come, first served).
For information, or to register, contact Deb Wickham: phone: (403)952-7843 email:

Tours to the German Colonies along the Volga River - 2019
Register before 1 October 2018 Save $100(discount will be applied to balance due. Deposit remains at $650)

To celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the first German colonies along the Volga River in Russia, Volga German Tours is offering four tours to the Volga German colonies in 2019!

Tour A: June 7-17
Colonies:* Anton, Balzer, Beideck, Donhof, Franzosen, Huck, Kutter, Messer, Moor, Norka, & Schilling

Tour B: June 12-22
Colonies:* Bangert, Dinkel, Dobrinka, Dreispitz, Jost, Holstein, Kraft, Kukkus, Laub, Lauwe, Shcherbakovka, Stahl am Tarlyk, Straub, & Warenburg

Tour C: August 2-12
Colonies:* Brabander, Dehler, Gobel, Herzog, Hildmann, Kamenka, Katharinenstadt, Leichtling, Louis, Mariental, Ober-Monjou, Pfeifer, Semenovka, & Wittmann

Tour D: August 7-17
Colonies:* Bauer, Dietel, Frank, Grimm, Hussenbach, Kautz, Kolb, Kratzke, Merkel, & Walter

*Consult with Dr. Mai about the possibility of adding additional colonies to any of the tours.
All tours are open to the public and will be led by Drs. Brent Mai and Mila Koretnikov.
Only 30 people will be taken on each tour.

Questions about the tours should be directed to Brent Mai at: or 971.322.8124
More information can be found here

2019 German Genealogy Conference
Conference will be held June 15-17, 2019 in Sacramento, California.
See Conference page to view our press release for additional details.