Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Conquering the Paper Monster with Elyse Doerflinger


Conquering the Paper Monster

Join us for a Webinar on March 31


Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar Seat Now at:
http://www.relativeroots.net/webinars/

In this easy to follow, step-by-step presentation, attendees will learn how to find their organizational style and create a uniquely customized system for organizing their genealogy papers.

Guest Speaker:
Elyse Doerflinger is a young genealogist with a passion for writing and lecturing on genealogy and technology related topics. She also authors Elyse's Genealogy Blog, where she shares the stories of her ancestors.


Title: Conquering the Paper Monster
Date:
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Time:
11:00am Pacific (U.S.)
12:00pm Mountain (U.S.)
1:00pm Central (U.S.)
2:00pm Eastern (U.S.)
6:00pm GMT
8:00pm Israel
Cost:
Just $5 with coupon code RRW5CPM331GW

Monday, March 28, 2011

Building a Research Toolbox with Thomas MacEntee

Are you overwhelmed with the number of online resources for genealogical research? Are you constantly working with unorganized bookmarks or favorites? Printing out lists of websites you use most? Learn how to build a research toolbox that is organized, easy-to-use, and can be accessed from almost anywhere.

Join webinar host Geoff Rasmussen and speaker Thomas MacEntee (author of Google for Genealogists and Backing Up Your Genealogy Data) for this 90-minute free webinar, Building a Research Toolbox. Participants will learn not only some of the most important online resources for genealogical research, but also how to organize these resources into an easy-to-access and portable virtual toolbox.
The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, 2011, so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free.
Registerbut

About the presenter
ThomasMacentee-small Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. Utilizing over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, Thomas writes and lectures on the many ways in which blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience. As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com he has organized and engaged a community of over 1,800 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

Webinar time
The webinar will be live on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at:
  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific/Arizona
  • 6pm GMT
Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:
  1. Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email during the week prior to the webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  6. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.
We look forward to seeing you all there!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Backing Up Your Genealogy Data with Thomas MacEntee - webinar recording now online

Anyone with a computer needs to watch the recording of Thomas MacEntee's webinar, Backing Up Your Genealogy Data. One of our viewers described it perfectly when she said, "Even if you think you know everything about backups, I'd recommend watching the video. He brings up things that we don't always think about." This is how I would describe it as well.

Viewing the recording
If you could not make it to the live event earlier today, the 1 hour 31 minute recording of Backing Up Your Genealogy Data is now available in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch. The free recording will be available until April 4, 2011.

Pre-order the webinar-on-CD - includes 6 pages of handouts
BackingUp-web Own your own copy of Backing Up Your Genealogy Data by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the recording of the class (1 hour 31 minutes), the complete Q/A session, and six pages of handouts. Click here for more information or to purchase.

Special Discount Coupon
The special discount coupon of Backup that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Monday, March 28, 2011.

Viewers' comments
  • Excellent. I thought I knew lots about backing up, but I learned so much. Thanks for providing these seminars.
  • Thomas gave so many tips and suggestions for backing up programs..need to get started....will buy the CD.
  • Easy to understand presentation, so much information packed into an hour, motivational, look forward to future webinars.
  • An extremely enjoyable, well-paced, informative webinar. This was my first webinar - what an exciting way to learn. Thanks so much for making these available.
  • I found Thomas' explanations both thorough and clear....helpful for those of us who are novices.
  • Thank you so much for the comparison of different online backup programs.  Nice to know about the different elements within each program and that there is no "one size fits all."
  • Greatly enjoyed the presentation. Good information for practical use which if I apply it, may keep me from losing much valuable data.
  • You provide an excellent, well organized, understandable presentation. Your answers were thoughtful and direct. Felt like you were sitting here next to me walking thru your slides. I would love to attend more webinars with you instructing!
  • Very good presentation. Easy to understand, especially for someone who belongs to the "older generation".
  • You answered so many questions that I have had about Backing up my Genealogy. Thanks so much.
  • Always learn something from Thomas! Thank you so much for the wonderful webinar Legacy and Thomas!
  • I couldn't imagine all the data I've been neglecting to backup! What an eyeopener. Thank you so much for this great webinar.
  • Excellent speaker for a great topic. Will change the way I do backup!
  • I found this session very good both in terms of new information and reinforcement of the basics that I already was aware of but do not consistently act on. The presenter was very knowledgeable and spoke in an easy to understand fashion.
  • This was my first webinar ever, and I was particularly impressed with how clear and organized it was. Excellent pacing, slides, information and interaction between the presenter and the mediator.
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • Building a Research Toolbox, with Thomas MacEntee - Wednesday, April 6, 2011
  • Dropbox for Genealogists, with Thomas MacEntee - Thursday, April 21, 2011
  • Preserving Family Photographs: 1839 to the Present - Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  • Further Your Research and Unify Your Family Reunion with Beautiful Genealogy Charts with Janet Hovorka - Wednesday, May 11, 2011
  • Ready, Set, Write! Share Your Family's Story with Lisa Alzo - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
  • The Power of DNA in Unlocking Family Relationships with Ugo Perego - Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Click here to register.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

DearMYRTLE’s Twitter/TweetDeck Workshop Webinar©


Confused by Twitter, but want to know more? This live demo takes you through setting up a Twitter account, and setting up your Twitter page and learning about hashtags. Switch gears and explore the advantages of TweetDeck for easily managing your Twitter feeds.

30 March 2011
2:00 PM Eastern (U.S.)
1:00 PM Central
12:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM Pacific
7:00 PM GMT
The workshop is free, but attendance is limited to the first 100 who log in for the event on the 30th.
Register for the workshop now:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/515258592

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Free Webinar- Ancestry Member Trees & Newbies

Member Trees & Newbies

Join us for a Webinar on March 19


Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/551436406

A webinar to aid new members of Ancestry.com in preparing an Online Member Tree.

Title: Member Trees & Newbies

Date:
Saturday, March 19, 2011

Time:
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer




Member Trees & Newbies at Ancestry.com, with Andrew Hatchett FREE

If you are curious about how to begin using Member Tree at Ancestry.com, this webinar is for you!

Title:  Member Trees & Newbies
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

Space is limited.

REGISTER NOW
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/551436406

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

FamilyInsight for Beginners

Presenter: Cina Johnson

Do you know how FamilyInsight can help? Are you a new user of FamilyInsight? Do you know what we mean by file clean up? Have you only used FamilyInsight to find records on the new FamilySearch? Join us to learn how to use the other features that FamilyInsight has to offer. Find out if you have unlinked people or pedigrees, or duplicate records for some individuals, in your file. Learn how you can improve your file by correcting your place names so they are consistent and recognized by the new FamilySearch. See how simple it is to merge people and much more! FamilyInsight is a powerful but often underutilized tool.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM MDT


What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'?

A free webinar by Michael Hait:



What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'?


Thursday, March 17, 2011


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT



The first tenet of the Genealogical Proof Standard is to "complete a reasonably exhaustive search" for all relevant records related to your research objective. This presentation discusses what a "reasonably exhaustive search" entails, why this is necessary, and how to conduct a search. A case study explores how failing to identify all relevant records can lead to missing information and forming inaccurate conclusions about your ancestors' lives.



Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now!



To register:




Newspapers: Bring your Ancestors to Life

Guest Presenter: Thomas J Kemp- Director of Genealogy Products - NewsBank, inc.

Discover how GenealogyBank can help you tap into a wealth of information about your ancestors from first-hand accounts in historical newspapers - material that simply can't be found in other sources. You'll be fascinated by the stories, names, dates, places and events that have played a role in your family's history. Learn what to look for in historical newspapers and how GenealogyBank.com can help you.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM MDT


African-American Genealogy: Tearing Down the Brickwalls





Free webinar presented by Michael Hait:



African-American Genealogy: Tearing Down the Brickwalls

Saturday, March 19, 2011

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT


Brickwalls in African-American genealogy can be caused by lack of records or improper research habits. Learning to research effectively can help to avoid these brickwalls.


Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now!

Increasing Productivity on the FamilySearch Website


Presenter: Andrea Schnakenburg

Learn how to increase your productivity using SharingTime TM. a new tool that integrates into the FamilySearchTM website. Quickly link to and auto-search dozens of internet resources, e-mail collaborators in seconds, and focus your research on ancestors that are closest to being ready for temple work.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM MDT


Friday, March 11, 2011

Your Civil War Ancestors: A Guide to Research



Your Civil War Ancestors: A Guide to Research 
Saturday, March 12, 2011
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
Click here to register

Learn how to identify your Civil War ancestors, and what information can be found in the Civil War records. Both Union and Confederate ancestors are covered. (Beginner/Intermediate)

What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'?



What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'?
Saturday, March 12, 2011
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Click here to register

The first step of the Genealogical Proof Standard is to "complete a reasonably exhaustive search for all relevant records" related to your research objective. This presentation discusses what a "reasonably exhaustive search" constitutes, why this is necessary, and how to conduct a search. A case study explores how failing to identify all relevant records can lead to missing information and forming inaccurate conclusions about your ancestors' lives.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Life in Civil War America - FREE WEBINAR

As we mark the 150th anniversary of the war between the states, learn what life was really like during that era—for the soliders who fought and died in the conflict, as well as the civilians they left behind at home. Take a virtual trip back to the 1860s with the author of the new book Life in Civil War America to discover what your ancestors wore, said, ate, earned, did for fun and more!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
2:00pm Eastern, 1:00pm Central, 12:00pm Mountain, 11:00am Pacific

What you’ll learn:

* How soldiers passed time off the battlefield
* What songs and clothing were popular during the era
* How shortages affected prices and availability of goods
* And many more intriguing facts!

Who should attend:

* History buffs curious about Civil War life beyond the battlefield
* People tracing Civil War ancestors
* Teachers seeking social history knowledge to supplement Civil War curriculum
* Anyone interested in learning about this important era in American history

Registration for the live session includes:

* Participation in the live presentation and Q&A session
* Access to the webinar recording to view again as many times as you like
* PDF of the presentation slides for future reference
* Coupon for purchase of Life in Civil War America or 2011 Civil War desk calendar

SIGN UP TODAY!

** By signing up for this Family Tree University Webinar, you will automatically be signed up to receive Family Tree Magazine & Family Tree University's email newsletter, plus updates and special offers from Family Tree Magazine and carefully selected partners.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Next on Myrt's Docket: Blog Tweaking Workshop Webinar

Would you like Ol' Myrt to help tweak your new blog? Freshen up an older blog? If you use Blogger.com, then have I got a deal for you!

Hot on the heels of yesterday's webinar, Ol' Myrt will present a free small-group workshop webinar on March 15th to help three bloggers tweak their Blogger.com genealogy blogs. Everyone else can watch the process. Hopefully, I'll cover some of the very blog tweaks you've been wondering about lately.

Ol' Myrt will teak one of her own blogs LIVE, and then open the mic three additional bloggers who submit their blog in advance for Myrt's review. (I've got one panelist, but need two more.)

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR BLOG FOR TWEAKING(You'll become a panelist on the webinar, but Ol' Myrt will do the typing and tweaking.)

1. Register for the webinar.
2. Send Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com an email with the following:
  • Your name
  • Name of your blog
  • URL of your blog
  • Goals you have in mind to improve the look and feel of your blog
(Please note that Ol' Myrt here can only accept two additional panelists. I plan to make my selection based on the tweaks you wish to make. The goal is to provide a variety of real-time tweaks to benefit the greatest number of webinar attendees.)

3. You will receive an invitation to attend the seminar as a "Panelist" with unique login info.

4. You'll also receive an email from Myrt personally detailing how the workshop webinar will work.

5. To participate LIVE you must have a headset, or call-in on your phone so other participants can hear you during your segment of the workshop.

REGISTRATION INFO

DearMYRTLE’s Blog Tweaking Workshop Webinar (c)
 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
2:00 PM Eastern (U.S.)
1:00 PM Central
12:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM Pacific
7:00 PM GMT


Caveat: If this turns out to be very popular, attendees may find it hard to "get in the door" on the day of the workshop. Panelists will have special reserved access. "Regular" attendees should plan to arrive about 10-15 minutes early to be sure you have a seat. Remember this room maxes out at 100 attendees. (It is what this non-corporate-sponsored Ol' Myrt here can afford.)

Looking forward to meeting with 100 of my dearest friends on the 15th at the LIVE DearMYRTLE Workshop Webinar (c).

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.




Now online - MORE Blogging for Beginners

DearMYRTLE's More Blogging for Beginners webinar is now available in our webinar archives. Anyone with an interest in blogging will not want to miss this. One of our viewers commented, "I was too intimidated to blog because I didn't understand how to do it. Now because of DearMYRTLE's webinars I am starting a blog today! Thank you for the opportunity to learn." A special thanks to Myrt of DearMYRTLE.com!

Viewing the recording

If you could not make it to the live event, the 1 hour 28 minute recording is now available in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch. The free recording will be available until April 2, 2011.


Special 10% off coupon ends Monday, March 7, 2011

Remember that the 10% off coupon of Blogging expires Monday, March 7, 2011. It is valid for anything in our online store.


Pre-order the webinar-on-CD
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Own your own copy of More Blogging for Beginners by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95 It includes the recording of the class (1 hour 28 minutes), the complete Q/A session, and the handouts.

Better yet - order DearMYRTLE's Blogging Bundle:
  • Blogging for Beginners (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • MORE Blogging for Beginners (1 hour 28 minutes)
for just $17.90.

Even better...order the brand new Webinar-on-CD Bundle, Volume 1 and save. This includes all five webinar-on-CD titles:
  • Google for Genealogists (1 hour 28 minutes, includes handouts)
  • Sharing Genealogy Electronically (1 hour 49 minutes, includes handouts)
  • Chasing Women: Finding Your Female Ancestors (1 hour 21 minutes, includes handouts)
  • Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE (1 hour 30 minutes, includes handouts)
  • MORE Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE (1 hour 28 minutes, includes handouts)
for just $44.95 - a savings of $4.80.


Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • Backing up your genealogy data, with Thomas MacEntee - Wednesday, March 23, 2011
  • Building a Research Toolbox, with Thomas MacEntee - Wednesday, April 6, 2011
  • Dropbox for Genealogists, with Thomas MacEntee - Thursday, April 21, 2011
  • Preserving Family Photographs: 1839 to the Present - Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Click here to register.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dropbox for Genealogists


Are you familiar with Dropbox – a program that provides 2 gigabytes of online storage for free? Learn how to sign up for Dropbox, install the program and get started ensuring the safety and security of your genealogy research data. Seems too good to be true, right? Two gigabytes of online storage for free? And storage that can synchronize files across your computer, your laptop and even your mobile device? It is true, and you can learn how to leverage the power of Dropbox – a free online program to back up your genealogy data and even share files with friends and family.

The live webinar is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2011, so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free.

Registerbut
About the presenter
ThomasMacentee-small Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. Utilizing over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, Thomas writes and lectures on the many ways in which blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience. As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com he has organized and engaged a community of over 1,700 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

Webinar time
The webinar will be live on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at:
  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain/Arizona
  • 11am Pacific
  • 6pm GMT
Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:
  1. Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email during the week prior to the webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  6. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.
We look forward to seeing you all there!

Other upcoming webinars
Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Backing Up Your Genealogy Data with Thomas MacEntee. Register here.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Building a Research Toolbox with Thomas MacEntee. Register here.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Preserving Family Photographs: 1839 to the Present with Maureen Taylor. Register here.


View past webinars
Our webinars are available in the archives at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp for at least 30 days. Select webinars are now available to purchase on CD:

Last minute info about TODAY's MORE Blogging for Beginners Webinar

Our friends at Legacy Family Tree Webinars are hosting DearMYRTLE's MORE Blogging for Beginners webinar in just a few  hours. It's free! We did a quick run-though yesterday to be sure all systems are go! 
Here's the DETAILED scoop of topics Ol' Myrt here will discuss during the webinar:


  • Adding followers
  • Adding a graphic on the side bar
  • Adding the Google Search Box
  • Template Designer – colors, backgrounds
  • Template Designer – layout width adjustments
  • Monetize – Amazon Associates
  • Add Page (like a tab) on your blog for disclosure statement.
  • Backing up your blog 
  • Adding a printing option to your blog
  • Hide (effectively remove) the Blogger Nav Bar across the top
  • Where to go for help
The webinar will be held live on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in these time zones.
2:00 PM Eastern (U.S.)
1:00 PM Central
12:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM Pacific
7:00 PM GMT

Register for this webinar at http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/Webinars.asp  
The first 1,000 to arrive will get a seat for this event.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Madness for Genealogists: Join me for Free Webinars!

March 1, 2011

Author, Instructor, and Lecturer, Lisa A. Alzo is offering a series of free genealogy Webinars during the month of March in a series "March Madness for Genealogists."


Space is limited to the first 100 attendees. Reserve your spot now!


Saturday, March 12, 2011
1:00 PM Eastern Time
Getting Started in Genealogy: The Basics

Saturday, March 19, 2011
1:00 PM Eastern Time
Silent Voices: Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors

Saturday, March 26, 2011
1:00 PM Eastern Time
Life Stories: How to Write a Compelling Family History Narrative

While others are watching basketball, join Lisa for some genealogy learning and fun!

Cold Cases: Genealogists, Coroners & the FBI by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak

March 28, 2011 - Stromsburg, NE (delivered live via Skype) - Stromsburg Library - "Cold Cases: Genealogists, Coroners & the FBI" - 7:00-8:30 p.m. (please contact the library for more information)

With over a decade's experience working forensics cases for the U.S. Army, Megan realized that "reverse genealogy" techniques could be used to help others seeking to find living people associated with past events or deceased individuals. This provoked her to cold-call several coroners' offices to volunteer her services. Come hear how her individual efforts eventually snowballed into the creation of Unclaimed Persons, a virtual, worldwide group of genealogists who have cracked over 230 cases to date. Peek behind the scenes at a couple of her most challenging cases — and into her latest initiative, helping the FBI with Civil Rights cold cases.