Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Free webinar. "Preserving those fun Autumn memories". Thursday September 29th, 7pm. MST

Come join us for an evening of fun as we learn how to create this fun Family History harvest page using Heritage Collector Storybook!


This adorable kit will be your FREE gift just for attending the webinar!
                                                              
                                                              Sign up for the free webinar here!

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Few Good Sites Workshop Webinar TONIGHT

Join Myrt tonight as we discuss BEGINNING GENEALOGY TOPICS to include an overview demo of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch including wiki and records, Ancestry.com, USGenWeb and GenealogyBank for a basic understanding of the Internet availability of :

  • how-to help
  • indexes
  • original documents

My goal is to avoid overwhelming attendees with the plethora of online trees, freebie and subscription websites. We'll just discuss these a few to keep things simple.

To calculate the time in your area, see the Time Zone Converter at:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

9pm Eastern US
8pm Central US
7pm Mountain US
6pm Pacific US

Remember the first 100 people in the room at the time of the event are permitted to attend. Arrive 15 minutes early for the "pre-webinar warm-up".

Title: DearMYRTLE's A FEW GOOD SITES Workshop Webinar   
Date: Monday, September 26, 2011  
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time 

 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 10.5 or newer    


REGISTRATION
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/944789017

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

Friday, September 23, 2011

Seeing the Patterns-Organizing Your Information with Michael John Neill

On 25 September at 3:00 pm. central time, Michael John Neill of Casefile Clues will present a webinar on "Seeing the Patterns-Organizing Your Information." 

This hour-long webinar will discuss a variety of ways to organize information you already have with an emphasis on problem-solving and sound methodology. A PDF handout is included in the webinar registration fee.

More information, including registration details are available on Michael's webinar schedule page. Registration is limited. 

Michael has lectured to groups across the United States on a variety of topics and has written over 1,000 genealogy how to columns covering research problems and strategies in the US and several foreign countries. 


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors by Marian Pierre-Louis - free webinar now online

Webinars like the one Marian Pierre-Louis presented today give me renewed hope that I can find my ancestors! Marian presented Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors to a live webinar audience today. Its recording is now available in our webinar archives.

Anyone with Connecticut ancestry should watch this recording. Marian taught about the importance of geography, boundaries, and borders in the region. She also introduced us to many records that we often overlook, such as the 1798 Direct Tax lists, the 1917 military census, and all the state-wide indexes produced by the Connecticut State Library. Finally, she taught where the best records can be located - both online and in person.

I cannot wait for her November 2 webinar....counting the days, hours, and minutes....

View the recording
If you could not make it to the live event, the 1 hour 29 minute recording of Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors is now available to view in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch. It is available for free until October 3, 2011.
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Pre-order the webinar-on-CD (includes 4 pages of handouts with clickable links)
Own your own copy of Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the recording of the class, the complete Question/Answer session, and the 4-page handout with all the clickable links. Click here for more information or to purchase.

Special discount coupon
The special discount coupon of marian that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Monday, September 26, 2011.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • Uncovering Your Irish Family History with Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman, October 19.
  • Let Your Voice be Heard in the Digital Conversation with Drusilla Pair, October 26.
  • Cracking the Case of Nathan Brown's Parents with Marian Pierre-Louis, November 2.
  • FamilyRoots Organizer System with Mary Hill, November 4.
  • It Is Well With My Soul: Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune with Thomas MacEntee, November 9.
  • Creating a Shareable CD with Legacy and Passage Express software with Jefferson Shupe, November 16.
  • Celebrate the Holidays and Share Family History with Heritage Collector software with Kathleen Bitter, November 18.
  • A Closer Look at Google+ with Dan Lynch, November 30.
  • Tracing Immigrant Ancestors with Lisa Alzo, December 7.
  • "Is My Pet Frog Part of My Family?" Children and Genealogy in the Classroom with Maureen Taylor, December 14.
Click here to register.
See you online!

Monday, September 19, 2011

DearMYRTLE's IT'S NOT ALL ON THE NET Workshop Webinar TONIGHT

DearREADERS,
These are the links to two documents we'll use during tonight's DearMYRTLE's IT ISN'T ALL ON THE 'NET Workshop Webinar. There are still a few spots left in this small webinar room. 

SAMPLE STUDY pages in .PDF format:


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SAMPLE TRANSCRIPTION FORM (blank) in .docx format.



Join Ol' Myrt here as we discuss BEGINNING GENEALOGY TOPICS to include an overview of collecting family docs, with a workshop component to analyze info in a birth and in a death certificate. 

Participants will receive a transcription form to use with each document we will analyze. You'll also receive copies of the original documents we'll transcribe, for later reference. We will consider the reliability of each tidbit of information provided in each document. To calculate the time in your area, see the Time Zone Converter at: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html 

9pm Eastern US 
8pm Central US 
7pm Mountain US 
6pm Pacific US 

Remember the first 100 people in the room at the time of the event are permitted to attend. Arrive 15 minutes early for the "pre-webinar warm-up". 

Title: DearMYRTLE's IT ISN'T ALL ON THE NET Workshop Webinar 
Date: Monday, September 19, 2011 
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific

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


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


Happy

Happy family tree climbing!"

Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors with Marian Pierre-Louis

I cannot wait for this webinar. New England research specialist, Marian Pierre-Louis, will be presenting Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in a free webinar. You all have Connecticut ancestors - at least if you have "adopted" my Asa Clark Brown family as your own. I'm looking forward to learning from Marian's expertise as she helps us discover what records are available, where they are located, and how to put them to the best use.

The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 2PM Eastern U.S., so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day.

Registerbut

About the presenter
Marian Pierre-Louis, a native of Connecticut, grew up in a picturesque colonial town surrounded by historic houses and an ancient burial ground. During her childhood she was nurtured into the ways of genealogy by a mother who had spent a better part of every Saturday during the 1960s at the Connecticut State Library. A poster calendar on the kitchen wall recorded five generations of ancestors’ birthdays for every day celebration. Now Marian is a House Historian and Genealogical Lecturer who specializes in southern New England (CT, RI, MA) research. She frequently speaks on New England topics including house history research, social media, African American research and a broad range of genealogical topics. She is the author of several blogs including The New England House Historian and Marian's Roots & Rambles.

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Webinar time
The webinar will be live on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at:
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  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific/Arizona
  • 6pm GMT
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  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!

"Preserving those fun Autumn Memories".

 


Autumn is just around the corner. With the crisp air outside, the beautiful fall colors and fun festivities, this is a wonderful time of year that special memories are created. Join our free webinar and we will show you how to create a fun digital scrapbook page and a fun Halloween party flyer using Heritage Collector Storybook.

Free Gift For all who attend!

Mark Your Calendar! Date: Thursday, September 29th
Time: 7:00 - 8:00PM MST





Click here to sign up for our free September Webinar.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Barbara’s Beaus and Gesche’s Girls-with Michael John Neill



This webinar on 18 September 2011 (3 PM CST) will look at two 19th century female German immigrants to the Midwest. Along the way we'll see how a variety of records were used to track these two females for whom name variants, name changes, and language challenges worked to make research even more difficult.

Not just about Germans, this lecture also touches on inheritance, female property ownership, and court and probate records.

We'll also track through Barbara's husbands--2, 3, or 4--depending upon how you count.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Exploring FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com - free webinar now online

One of the genealogy industry giants - Paul Allen - just gave a terrific presentation on using WorldVitalRecords.com. WorldVitalRecords.com is a membership website with nearly 5 billion names in more than 50,000 databases. Its recording is now in our webinar archives.

I wanted to have Paul speak to us today because you hear a lot about different subscription sites and you never really know which ones are worth subscribing to. Paul gave an overview of everything you'd want to know about their site so you can decide it it will be of value to have in your personal genealogy toolbox. Their map collection alone is certainly worth adding to my list of resources. So if you've been on the fence about subscribing to WorldVitalRecords, take a look at Paul's presentation. Besides that, just listening to Paul's enthusiasm about genealogy makes it a good listen. Paul is the founder of Ancestry.com, FamilyLink.com, and WorldVitalRecords.com

View the Recording
If you could not make it to the live event, the 1 hour 15 minute recording is now available to view in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch.

Special Offer Ends September 30, 2011
Paul and his company have graciously offered Legacy webinar viewers a tremendous discount on their annual subscription. Normally priced at $149, you can purchase a year's subscription (plus 2 additional free months) for just $69.95. Visit http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/legacyoffer11 for the discount. The offer expires September 30, 2011.

Special discount coupon
The special discount coupon of paul that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Monday, September 19, 2011.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors with Marian Pierre-Louis, September 21.
  • Uncovering Your Irish Family History with Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman, October 19.
  • Let Your Voice be Heard in the Digital Conversation with Drusilla Pair, October 26.
  • FamilyRoots Organizer System with Mary Hill, November 4.
  • It Is Well With My Soul: Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune with Thomas MacEntee, November 9.
  • Creating a Shareable CD with Legacy and Passage Express software with Jefferson Shupe, November 16.
  • Celebrate the Holidays and Share Family History with Heritage Collector software with Kathleen Bitter, November 18.
  • A Closer Look at Google+ with Dan Lynch, November 30.
  • Tracing Immigrant Ancestors with Lisa Alzo, December 7.
  • "Is My Pet Frog Part of My Family?" Children and Genealogy in the Classroom with Maureen Taylor, December 14.
Click here to register.
See you online!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

UGA Virtual Chapter presents Mobile Apps for Genealogy


The Utah Genealogical Association Presents:
A.C. Ivory
Speaking On
Mobile Apps for Genealogy

There are many genealogy apps made for mobile devices these days that can help you organize, share and learn more about your ancestors. Whether it is an extension of your database software or it connects to an online database, mobile apps can now help you do genealogy research just about anywhere.

A.C. Ivory specializes in using Mac computers and mobile devices along with learning new technology and techniques to help further genealogical research and strives to help others learn how to use technology in their own family history. He has previously worked for Ancestry.com in the Document Preservation Services department and now currently works as a professional genealogist at Ancestry.com's official research firm, ProGenealogists. His research specialties include Southern States and New England.

September 15, 2011, 7:00 pm MDT @
virtual.ugagenealogy.org

The UGA Virtual Chapter meets online on the third Thursday of the month. These meetings are free to members of UGA. To join UGA visit our website at ugagenealogy.org. Membership is just $35.00 per year. Members can join the meeting by going to http://virtual.ugagenealogy.org, logging in using their username and password, and then proceeding directly to the "Member's Virtual Chapter Page." Click on the Virtual Chapter icon. When invited to join the meeting, sign in as a "guest."

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Facebook for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee - free webinar now online

Whether you are new to Facebook or have been using it for years, you need to watch the recording of today's webinar, Facebook for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee. One attendee commented, "as someone who has no experience with Facebook...your presentation was extremely clear and gives me confidence to begin." An experienced Facebook user wrote, "although I am a fairly knowledgeable user of Facebook, there were lots of tips and strategies that I could use in this webinar."

If you enjoy genealogy technology, you will enjoy listening to Thomas, as did this attendee:

"Tom is the premier Go-To-Guy for high tech genealogy. I was glad to see him in great form again."

View the recording
If you could not make it to the live event, the 1 hour 33 minute recording of Facebook for Genealogists is now available to view in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch. It is available for free until September 26, 2011.

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WBNDL4 Own your own copy of Facebook for Genealogists by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the recording of the class, the complete Question/Answer session, and the 3-page handout with all the step-by-step instructions. Click here for more information or to purchase. Or purchase the brand new Webinar-on-CD Bundle, Volume 3 for almost 8 hours of instruction and 34 pages of handouts. Includes:
  • Google Docs for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee
  • Google Forms for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee
  • Ready, Set, Write! Share Your Family's Story by Lisa Alzo
  • Google Images and Beyond by Maureen Taylor
  • Facebook for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee
Click here to purchase the bundle for $44.95 (sold separately: $49.75).

Special discount coupon
The special discount coupon of facebook that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Monday, September 19, 2011.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • Exploring FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com with Paul Allen, September 16.
  • Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors with Marian Pierre-Louis, September 21.
  • Uncovering Your Irish Family History with Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman, October 19.
  • Let Your Voice be Heard in the Digital Conversation with Drusilla Pair, October 26.
  • FamilyRoots Organizer System with Mary Hill, November 4.
  • It Is Well With My Soul: Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune with Thomas MacEntee, November 9.
  • Creating a Shareable CD with Legacy and Passage Express software with Jefferson Shupe, November 16.
  • A Closer Look at Google+ with Dan Lynch, November 30.
  • Tracing Immigrant Ancestors with Lisa Alzo, December 7.
  • "Is My Pet Frog Part of My Family?" Children and Genealogy in the Classroom with Maureen Taylor, December 14.
Click here to register.
See you online!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Relative Roots - Genetic Genealogy Webinars - September Schedule



Relative Roots Webinars
www.relativeroots.net/webinars


Relative Roots is pleased to announce our webinar schedule for September!

Note: All of our webinars are recorded, so if you can't attend on the scheduled days/times, be sure to check out our on-demand option below.

Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA
On-Demand Recording - View Anytime - FREE!
What is Genetic Genealogy? What tests are available and which one should I order? How much does a Genetic Genealogy test cost? Do I need to be a geneticist to understand my results?

If you're a complete beginner to Genetic Genealogy and want the answers to these questions and more, then this webinar is for you! Attendees will learn about the history of genetic genealogy, be introduced to DNA basics and inheritance paths, learn about the different types of DNA tests available for genealogy at Family Tree DNA, and learn about resources that will help you make the most of your Genetic Genealogy experience.

Genetic Genealogy Demystified: Reading and Understanding Your Family Tree DNA Results, Part 1: Y-DNA
Thursday, September 15
1pm Eastern (5pm GMT)
Join us for an information-packed webinar focusing on how to read and understand your Y-DNA results. Learn about your raw results & what they mean, how to analyze your Y-DNA matches, how your haplogroup relates to your deep ancestry, and much more!

Genetic Genealogy Demystified: Reading and Understanding Your Family Tree DNA Results, Part 2: mtDNA
Tuesday, September 20
1pm Eastern (5pm GMT)
Join us for an information-packed webinar focusing on how to read and understand your mtDNA results. Learn about your differences from the Cambridge Reference Sequence, how to analyze mtDNA matches, how your haplogroup relates to your deep ancestry, and much more!

Genetic Genealogy Demystified: Reading and Understanding Your Family Tree DNA Results, Part 3: Family Finder

Tuesday, September 27
1pm Eastern (5pm GMT)
Join us for an information-packed webinar focusing on how to read and understand your Family Finder results. Learn about autosomal DNA inheritance, how Family Finder determines your relationship with your matches, how to use the Chromosome Browser, and much more!

Starting and Managing a Family Tree DNA Project

On-Demand Recording - View Anytime!
Family Tree DNA hosts over 6,500 surname, geographical, heritage and haplogroup projects. All of these projects are run by volunteers who have a passion for genetic genealogy. Join us to learn about starting and managing a Family Tree DNA Project. We'll go over the Group Administrator Page (GAP), tools that are available for project administrators, and issues such as member recruitment.


ON-DEMAND RECORDINGS AVAILABLE!

Unable to attend the webinars live during the scheduled times? No problem! Relative Roots webinars are recorded and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience. Recordings become available within 24 hours after each live webinar and remain online for at least 7 days.

There are two ways to register for on-demand access to our webinar recordings:

1) On-Demand Pre-Registration. This option will register you as though you were going to attend the live webinar. You may receive some reminder emails for the live webinar, which you can safely ignore. Then within 24 hours after the live webinar ends, you'll receive an email containing the link to the recording

2) On-Demand Post-Registration: Visit the Relative Roots website at least 24 hours after the live webinar to register for on-demand access.


REGISTRATION
To register for any of these webinars, either live or on-demand, please visit Relative Roots at:
http://www.relativeroots.net/webinars/

COST
Introduction to Genetic Genealogy - FREE
Genetic Genealogy Demystified - $10 each, or all 3 for $25
Starting and Managing a Family Tree DNA Project - $10

SPECIAL OFFER FROM FAMILY TREE DNA
Attendees of Relative Roots' genetic genealogy webinars receive an
exclusive, limited-time discount on select new tests and upgrades from Family Tree DNA! Complete details are provided at the end of each webinar.

For further information about Relative Roots webinars, to register, and to subscribe to the Relative Roots Webinars Announcements list, please visit Relative Roots at:

http://www.relativeroots.net/webinars/


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Everything You Need to Know About Fold3



The Georgia Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that Peter Drinkwater, Director of Product Management. Many of you would recognize Fold3.com as Footnote.com


We hope you will register for "Everything You Need to Know About Fold 3." The live webinar is scheduled for Monday, September 19th, 2011 at 8pm Easter U.S. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join the event.



Exploring FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com - Friday, September 16

WorldVitalRecords.com recently celebrated its 5th anniversary. Founder Paul Allen and his team of genealogy developers have been building a "one-stop-shop" for genealogy records and family history information by aggregating records from numerous sources. Today, WVR has nearly 5 billion names in more than 50,000 databases from nearly 50 content partners around the world.

This webinar is for 1) those who want an overview and comparison of these services without having to buy anything and 2) current subscribers to WorldVitalRecords.com or FamilyLink.com who want to learn more about the resources already at their fingertips. Of course, no purchase is necessary to learn about these services, but if you've been considering new ways of finding your ancestors, this webinar is for you. Paul Allen is the founder of both FamilyLink.com and Ancestry.com, and has quickly become known as the unofficial Google+ Statistician.

The live webinar is scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2011 at 2PM Eastern U.S., so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day.

Registerbut

About the presenter
Paul Allen is the Founder of FamilyLink.com and Ancestry.com and has quickly become known as the unofficial Google+ Statistician. His expert use of posting in Google+ features, stats and using his own insider tricks have helped to make a huge impact on the initial success of Google+. Those who are part of Paul's Circles have already benefited from his expertise.

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Webinar time
The webinar will be live on Friday, September 16, 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!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Facebook for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee

Afraid to make the jump into Facebook? Wondering what all the fuss is about or how Facebook can work to the genealogist's advantage? Come along for a journey through this exciting social media application. If you've decided to set up a Facebook account not only to stay in touch with family but to expand your genealogy experience, you will learn the basics of the program including how to protect your privacy, how to make friends on Facebook, and how to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Join webinar host Geoff Rasmussen and speaker Thomas MacEntee (author of Google for Genealogists, Backing Up Your Genealogy Data, Building a Research Toolbox, Dropbox for Genealogists, and Google Docs for Genealogists and Google Forms for Genealogists) for this 90-minute free webinar, Facebook for Genealogists.

The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 2PM Eastern U.S., so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day.

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.

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Webinar time
The webinar will be live on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at:
  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific/Arizona
  • 7pm London (GST)
  • 4am (September 15) Sydney
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!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

"Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Census Record" - recording now online

Yesterday's webinar, Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Census Record, presented by Legacy's Geoff Rasmussen (...that's me...) is now available in our webinar archives. The webinar ended up being much more than simply learning how to add a census record in Legacy. It included guidance on using the source clipboard, custom events, chronologies, historical timelines, radius searches, Research Guidance, To Do Lists, the Geo Location database, plus lots of little tips and tricks along the way. One attendee commented, "I learned so much tonight and I've been researching for 35+ years!" Another wrote, "I learned WHY I should be doing this as well as how to do it."

View the recording
If you could not make it to the live event, the 1 hour 41 minute recording of Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Census Record is now available to view in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch. It is available for free until September 19, 2011.

Pre-order the webinar-on-CD
WBNDL3Own your own copy of Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Census Record by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the recording of the class, the complete Question/Answer session, and the 1-page handout with all the step-by-step instructions. Click here for more information or to purchase.Or purchase the brand new Watch Geoff Live Bundle for over 6 1/2 hours of Legacy instruction. Includes:
  • Adding a Death Certificate
  • Adding a Marriage Record
  • Adding an Obituary
  • Adding a Census Record
Click here to purchase the bundle for $34.95 (sold separately: $39.80).

Special discount coupon
The special discount coupon of census that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Monday, September 12, 2011.

Viewers' comments
  • Again, a wonderful webinar. I don't care how many times I go through the training videos, I still seem to learn at least one new thing every time I attend a webinar. Keep up the good work.
  • Another excellent presentation by Geoff. My comfort level in using Legacy soars after each webinar.
    Fantastic as always. I think these "Watch Geoff" webinars are the best way to learn to use Legacy to its fullest.
  • Geoff Rasmussen is by far the best -he makes the process of entering data almost human.  Not anything to be fearful of. Thank you.
  • Geoff's comment about "this is not just about adding a census record" is bang on.
  • Geoff's webinars are the most helpful sources offered by Legacy.  He discusses so many Legacy resources - like the importance of timelines - that I never realized the value of before.
  • Getting the census details onto the chronology report was great! I had not known how to accomplish that. That was one of many new things I learned tonight.
  • I consider myself to be a proficient Legacy user, but learned several new tips! Thanks!
  • I had been struggling in finding a consistant  way of sourcing census records, and now I have an easy way of doing a census source. Thank you for your lesson and time.
  • I had no clue what that clipboard was all about until today. So glad I tuned in! Thanks. I will definitely watch for more of interest.
  • I have always picked up at least one "little gem" during these watch geoff live webinars that gets me excited and wanting to go to work right away. Today was no exception.
  • I learned so much tonight and I've been researching for 35+ years! I can't say enough of how appreciative I am of your free webinars and the content in them. Keep up the good work!
  • It was another very informative seminar.  I always get new tips.  One of the most reasurring is that you don't always have to follow the rules for data entry.  Just make sense of what you enter and be consistent.
  • Now that was something I needed to know. I learned WHY I should be doing this as well as how to do it. OK, so now I have a lot of work to do but at least I know why and how. I can see where by doing so will make things so much easier for me in the future or anyone else working with my data. Great stuff and a great job teaching it. Thank you so much.
  • The information on using the Source Clipboard will prove to be most helpful.  A true gem for any researcher.
  • This webinar taught me more in an hour and a half than I ever could have taught myself in a day!! I love these types of webinars. I am becoming more of a Legacy "expert" every time I attend.
  • Today's webinar was enjoyable from beginning to end.  Most enjoyable were the many added tips given as shortcuts and helps.
  • As much as I love these webinars, I think the "little tips" are my favorite part! I've learned about so many useful things that I didn't even know existed as part of Legacy Family Tree.
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • Facebook for Genealogists with Thomas MacEntee, September 14
  • Exploring FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com with Paul Allen, September 16.
  • Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors with Marian Pierre-Louis, September 21.
  • Uncovering Your Irish Family History with Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman, October 19.
  • Let Your Voice be Heard in the Digital Conversation with Drusilla Pair, October 26.
  • FamilyRoots Organizer System with Mary Hill, November 4.
  • It Is Well With My Soul: Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune with Thomas MacEntee, November 9.
  • A Closer Look at Google+ with Dan Lynch, November 30.
  • Tracing Immigrant Ancestors with Lisa Alzo, December 7.
  • "Is My Pet Frog Part of My Family?" Children and Genealogy in the Classroom with Maureen Taylor, December 14.
Click here to register.
See you online!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Census Record" - a free webinar September 7, 2011

Join Legacy Family Tree's Geoff Rasmussen (that's me!) and take your genealogy and use of Legacy to the next level. In this special webinar edition, Geoff will go live and unscripted as he demonstrates how to properly analyze and record two different types of census records - a 1920 U.S. census record and a 1911 England census record - in his personal Legacy family file. And if it is anything like the previous three "Watch Geoff Live" episodes, you're sure to get a few additional tips and tricks along the way.

The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 9PM Eastern U.S., so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day.

In preparation for the webinar, download and print the census records here so you can follow along.

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Webinar time
The webinar will be live on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at:
  • 9pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 8pm Central
  • 7pm Mountain
  • 6pm Pacific/Arizona
  • 1am (Sep 8) 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!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Best Internet Resources for African American Genealogy - recording now available

If you do NOT have African American ancestry, you need to watch the recording of yesterday's webinar - that's how good it was. Angela Walton-Raji's enthusiasm and knowledge about the topic really brought it to life. One of our viewers (Judy) commented "after watching today, I sure wish I had African American genealogy to do - it was fantastic!" I completely agree.

The webinar was much more than a demonstration of the best websites. For someone who knows nothing about getting started, Angela also gave a quick review of the basic steps for African American genealogy.

View the recording
If you could not make it to the live event, the 1 hour 44 minute recording of Best Internet Resources for African American Genealogy is now available to view in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch. It will be available at no charge until September 12, 2011.

Pre-order the webinar-on-CD
2011-08-31-cdweb Own your own copy of Best Internet Resources for African American Genealogy by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the recording of the class, the complete Q/A session, and two pages of handouts with all of the links to the websites Angela mentioned. Click here for more information or to purchase.


Congrats to the door prize winners
Special discount coupon
The special discount coupon of angela that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Monday, September 5, 2011.

Register today for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Census Record - Wednesday, September 7, 2011
  • Facebook for Genealogists with Thomas MacEntee - Wednesday, September 14, 2011
  • Exploring FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com with Paul Allen - Friday, September 16, 2011
  • Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors with Marian Pierre-Louis - Wednesday, September 21, 2011
  • "Ah hold your whisht and tell me the true story": Uncovering your Irish Family History with Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman - October 19, 2011
  • Let Your Voice be Heard in the Digital Conversation with Drusilla Pair - Wednesday, October 26, 2011
  • FamilyRoots Organizer System with Mary Hill - Friday, November 4, 2011
  • It Is Well With My Soul: Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune with Thomas MacEntee - Wednesday, November 9, 2011
  • A Closer Look at Google+ with Dan Lynch - Wednesday, November 30, 2011
  • Tracing Immigrant Ancestors with Lisa Alzo - Wednesday, December 7, 2011
  • "Is My Pet Frog Part of My Family" Children and Genealogy in the Classroom with Maureen Taylor - Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Click here to register.