Friday, November 30, 2012

Digital Images for Genealogists - free webinar now online by Geoff Rasmussen


The recording of today's webinar, Digital Images for Genealogists is now available to view in our webinar archives for a limited time. Geoff Rasmussen (that's me!) showed how to digitize, edit, organize, share, and backup your personal and genealogy photos.
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 30 minute recording of Digital Images for Genealogists is now available to view in our webinar archives for a limited time. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch.
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B_DIGIMGOwn your own copy of Geoff's new book, Digital Imaging Essentials for just $13.95 (PDF edition, Christmas sale) or $17.95 (printed edition, comes with free PDF, Christmas sale). Click here to purchase.
Christmas Sale
Nearly everything in our online store has been discounted until December 31, 2012 - therefore there are no webinar coupon codes today.
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • Researching Your Irish Ancestors: Beyond the Basics with Judy Wight. December 5.
See you online!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources by Mary Hill - free webinar now in the archives


If you are a beginning U.S. researcher, or need a fantastic refresher course, Mary Hill's webinar today was one of the best to date! The recording of The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources is now available to view in our webinar archives. Mary covered census records, vital records, probate records, and land records.
    View the recording
    If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 30 minute recording of The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources is now available to view in our webinar archives for a limited time. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch.
    Pre-order the webinar-on-CD
    2012-11-28-cdOwn your own copy of The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the complete 1 hour 30 minute recording of the class, complete Question/Answer session, and 4 pages of handouts. Click here for more information or to purchase.
    Christmas Sale
    Nearly everything in our online store has been discounted until December 31, 2012 - therefore there are no webinar coupon codes today.
    Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
    • Digital Images for Genealogists and Technologists with Geoff Rasmussen. November 30.
    • Researching Your Irish Ancestors: Beyond the Basics with Judy Wight. December 5.
    See you online!

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources - free webinar November 28 with Mary Hill


    Join us this Wednesday for a free webinar, The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources presented by popular webinar speaker, Mary Hill. Research in the United States depends upon census, vital, land, and probate records, the bread and butter of American research. Get an overview of each type of record. Learn where to find them and how to use them effectively in your research.
    Join us for the live webinar on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.
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    About the presenter
    HillMaryMary E.V. Hill, MLS, AG (Southern States and Eastern States); reference librarian - BYU, 1989-1992; genealogy instructor BYU, 1992-1995; Family History Library US/Canada Reference consultant, 1995-2006. UGA Board of Directors 2006-2008; LDS missionary Family History Library 2006-2008. Author of Saga of a Southern Loyalist: William Riddle of Virginia and North Carolina; Angel Children; and Family Roots Organizer Video Series.  Lecturer with emphasis on U.S. research methods and genealogical organization; mother and grandmother. She is the author of the FamilyRoots Organizer System webinar-on-CD. 
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Upcoming ISGS Webinars - December 2012


    On Tuesday, December 11, at 8 PM Central, J. Mark Lowe, CG, will present, Ready-Set-Plan! Developing a Research Plan. In this webinar, you will learn how create a research plan to help you stay focused on your research tasks and better manage your research projects. To attend this webinar, register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/226300078.

    Last week's webinar, Sidestep Genealogy, presented by George G. Morgan, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

    Upcoming Webinars
    • January 8 – Beyond the Draft Cards: Additional Selective Service Records with Linda Woodward Geiger, CG, CGL
      Registration will be available in mid-December. At that time, you can register by going to the ISGS webinar page at our website at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.
    • February 12 – Best Genealogy Present You Can Give Yourself: Citing Your Sources with Harold Henderson, CG
      Registration will be available in mid-December. At that time, you can register by going to the ISGS webinar page at our website at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.
    For the complete list of upcoming webinars, including the entire 2013 schedule, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.

    And don't forget to spread the word by printing out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer can be accessed at http://ilgensoc.org/upload/menu/2013webinarbrochure.pdf.

    Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.

    Monday, November 19, 2012

    FREE Webinar: What's New in RootsMagic 6

    Join us for a tour of RootsMagic 6, the latest version of the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy and enjoyable. Learn about new features like Online Publishing, Find Everywhere, WebTags, CountyCheck Explorer, the new Editable Timeline View, and more!

    Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    Time: 7:00 PM MST See in Your Time Zone

    Space is limited to the first 1000 attendees. Reserve your spot today!

    FREE Webinar: Ten Reasons Why Your Ancestor Was in Canada by Kathryn Lake Hogan


     Ten Reasons Why Your Ancestor Was in Canada
    • Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
    • Time:
      • 2:00 pm Eastern
      • 1:00 pm Central
      • 12:00 noon Mountain
      • 11:00 am Pacific
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    • Presenter: Kathryn Lake Hogan of LOOKING4ANCESTORS
    • Duration: 60 minutes
    • Price: FREE 
    • Experience Level: Intermediate
        About the Webinar
        Kathryn will present ten reasons why you need to look at Canadian records when you have hit a brick wall in your research. This webinar will be of particular interest to those researching American ancestors. Canadian record sources and websites will be presented.

        What You'll Learn:
        • Reasons why your ancestors may have been in Canada before they came to the USA
        • Reasons why you should look at Canadian records even if you think your ancestor was never there.
        • The best online resources for Canadian research
        • Information to further your family history research

        Who Should Attend:
        • Anyone who is stuck in their American family history research.
        • Those researching British Isles, and European ancestors may benefit as well.


        Reserve your spot today! 



        Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details about joining the webinar.

        Please note space is limited to 100 attendees at the time of the webinar.

        Copyright  2012, Kathryn Lake Hogan


      Create a Beautiful Family History Christmas Calendar. Free online class!

      Create Beautiful Family History Christmas Calendars Free online class!   Learn how to use our newly released calendar quick pages!

      Calendars make wonderful unique gifts to share with your family and friends. Heritage Collector makes it possible for you to create any type of calendar. Join us for an evening of calendar making fun just in time for Christmas giving!

      Learn how to get Free Graphics and Templates at the webinar.

      Tuesday, November 20th
      Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm MST


      6-7:00 pm - Pacific
      7-8:00 pm - Mountain
      8-9:00 pm - Central
      9-10:00 pm - Eastern



      This is one of the most memorable times of the year for families. At this webinar we will be showing you how you can create an elegant scrapbook page and beautiful Christmas cards your family will love!

      

      Saturday, November 17, 2012

      Heritage Collector "Boot Camp" free webinar


      Heritage Collector "Boot Camp". No push ups or jogging will be required or permitted.
      Free 2013 photo calendar template for all attendees!
       

      Taught by Marlo Schuldt and Kathleen Bitter

       Learn what's new in version 7.3 (to be released Monday). Updates are free if you have version 7.0, 7.1 or 7.2. Come learn the basics if you are just getting started with your Heritage Collector or maybe you need a little refresher. Learn some new ways to share and get more help from your children and relatives. Get others started with our new free Standard version. Come with your questions. This webinar will be presented two times making it easier for you to attend.
        Monday November 19, 2012 11:00am -12:00pm and again at 7:00pm - 8:00pm. MST
      11-12:00 pm - Mountain
      12-1:00 pm - Central
      1-2:00 pm - Eastern

      •Get the free 7.3 update for 7.0 - 72 versions.
      •Easiest way to get started
      •Help for new users
      •Sharing with family and relatives
      •Getting help from others
      •The free Standard version - quick overview
      •Tip & Tricks (not in the manual)
      •Questions and answers


      Sign up for the class here

      Friday, November 16, 2012

      10 Ideas for Great Gifts Using Your Family Photos - free webinar now in the archives


      The recording of today's very fun webinar by Thomas MacEntee and Diane Miller, 10 Ideas for Great Gifts Using Your Family Photos, is now available to view in our webinar archives.They showed photo gift ideas about:
      • Calendars
      • Jewelry
      • Family Tree Bookmarks
      • Ornaments
      • Photo Books
      • Fabric & Quilts
      • Tech Gifts
      • T-shirts and sweatshirts
      • and lots of tips on using the Flip-Pal mobile scanner
      • and much more
      View the recording
      If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 17 minute recording of 10 Ideas for Great Gifts Using Your Family Photos is now available to view in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch.
      FP_305179-2TFlip-Pal mobile scanner
      Purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner by Tuesday, November 20, 2012 and get the brand new Cleaning Cloth for free! Click here to view the scanner or any of its accessories.
      Special discount coupon
      The special discount coupon of photo that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
      Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
      • The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources with Mary Hill. November 28.
      • Researching Your Irish Ancestors: Beyond the Basics with Judy Wight. December 5.
      See you online!

      Show Don't Tell: Creating Interactive Family Histories


      The Georgia Genealogical Society is pleased to sponsor the presentation Show Don't Tell: Creating Interactive Family Histories" with Lisa Alzo on November 19th, 2012.

      Summary: Learn how to bring your ancestors to life using online tools to create interactive families histories.
      Presenter: Lisa Alzo earned a B.S. at West Virginia Wesleyan College and a M.F.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Lisa began writing creatively in the fourth grade and continues to do so. She has authored nine books and has had articles published in a multitude of genealogical and historical periodicals.
        An avid genealogist for 22 years, Lisa currently teaches online genealogy courses for Family Tree University and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She is the recipient of the 2002 Mary Zirin Prize given by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies to recognize the achievements of independent scholars, and is a frequently invited speaker for national conferences, genealogical and historical societies.

      This presentation will be broadcast live on November 19th, 2012:
      ·            8:00 pm Eastern
      ·             7:00 pm Central
      ·             6:00 pm Mountain
      ·             5:00 pm Pacific

      After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information
      about joining the Webinar. You will use your unique URL in your confirmation email to logon to the live broadcast on the 19th of November.

      Thursday, November 15, 2012

      10 Ideas for Great Gifts Using Your Family Photos - free webinar Friday, Nov 16


      Join us this Friday for a free webinar, 10 Ideas for Great Gifts Using Your Family Photos presented by Thomas MacEntee and Flip-Pal's Diane Miller.
      Webinar Description. Once a precious family photo is scanned using the Flip- Pal mobile scanner (or any other scanner), you can do more than just send the image to friends & family and add to your family tree.

      We will quickly cover how to scan an original, then print for use in gift projects. A few of the ideas we will share using these prints: ornaments, sweat shirts, quilts, wall hangings, holiday decoration and more. This seminar will be packed with ideas and step by step how-to details from these two creative individuals.

      We’ll also cover how you can use various sites such as Zazzle, Café Press and even superstore sites such as Costco, Walmart, and Walgreens to create calendars and photo books as gifts. 
      Join us for the live webinar on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.
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      • 12pm Mountain/Arizona
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      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. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.com.
      6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here by clicking on the "Test Your GoToWebinar Connection" link.
      7. 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.
      8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.
      We look forward to seeing you all there!

      Wednesday, November 14, 2012

      Genealogy for Novices: Where Do We Begin? Free webinar now in the archives


      The recording of today's webinar, Genealogy for Novices: Where Do We Begin, by Linda Woodward Geiger, is now available to view in our webinar archives. Although intended for beginners, many commented that it was a terrific refresher course too. Linda covered:
      • Home sources
      • Being organized
      • Interviews
      • Writing about our families
      • Gathering knowledge
      • Documentation
      • Knowing the jurisdiction of records
      • Copyright issues
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      If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 24 minute recording of Genealogy for Novices: Where Do We Begin? is now available to view in our webinar archives for a limited time. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch.
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      2012-11-14-cdOwn your own copy of Genealogy for Novices: Where Do We Begin? by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the complete 1 hour 24 minute recording of the class, and 4 pages of handouts. Click here for more information or to purchase.
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      The special discount coupon of linda that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Monday, November 19, 2012.
      Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
      • 10 Ideas for Great Gifts Using Your Family Photos with Thomas MacEntee and Diane Miller. November 16.
      • The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources with Mary Hill. November 28.
      • Researching Your Irish Ancestors: Beyond the Basics with Judy Wight. December 5.
      See you online!

      Mondays with Myrt - Episode 5 Archived




      Free and in the archives now!

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      Episode 5 - 12 November 2012 

      HOST: DearMYRTLE
      CO-HOST: Russ Worthington


      Honoring servicemen and women this Veterans Day (Observed), including:

      • Russ Worthington 1967-1968 Viet Nam
      • Myrt’s  Uncle Jack Player US Navy WWII
      • Glen S. Player, MD US Army
      • Ole J. Sogge, Philippines Insurrection  
      Santa Barbara Genealogical Society http://sbgen.org . Web design made easy using www.EasyNetSites.com. County and state history books published the end of the 19th century into the early 20th century such as the one for Washington state Ol’ Myrt just discovered at WorldVitalRecords.com. Navigating scanned images of books includes all pages inside the cover, even if they are blank, so Myrt offers a tip for ease of navigation. Association of Professional Genealogists www.APGen.org, specifically the Second Life Chapter.  Ellen describes a problem with Legacy Family Tree on an iMac, later resolved and reported DearMYRTLE’s Blog post titled Legacy works fine on iMac with ParallelsLightening Round: What have you done to honor your family’s military servicemen and women?

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


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      Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
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      Second Life: Clarise Beaumont
      http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE 


      Mondays with Myrt - Episode 4 Archived





      Free and in the archives now!

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      EPISODE 4 - 5 November 2012  
      HOST: DearMYRTLECO-HOST: Russ Worthington

      TOPICS:  Twitter #DearMYRTLE for posting questions. Hurricane Sandy, The New York Times, American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Help, George Lucas sells Star Wars to Disney, then donates $4US billion to education. Russ Worthington’s Family Tree Maker User Blog http://ftmuser.blogspot.com answers Olive Tree Genealogy Lorine McGinnis Schulz’s YouYube video question about FTM 2012 using Google+ Hangout, so he could demo the solution to the problem Lorine was experiencing with her program. She couldn’t get out of “preview” mode, but Russ showed her the trick he demonstrated for us during the webinar. Cemetery transcriptions aggregated by Mac and PC team mates. The software Numbers on Mac can read Windows Excel files. Google Docs now called Google Drive permits online editing of a spreadsheet. Be sure to share viewing and or editing rights with other cemetery transcription workers. Bernice Bennett’s BlogTalk Radio show titled Research at the National Archives and Beyond, every Thursday at 8pm Central Time. BlogTalk automatically archives her radio show, so you may listen to any previous shows. Kenneth Marks show us his blog site www.braunhart.com


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


      Blog: http://blog.DearMYRTLE.com
      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
      Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
      G+: +Pat Richley-Erickson
      Second Life: Clarise Beaumont
      http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE 


      Tuesday, November 13, 2012

      Mondays with Myrt - Episode 3 Archived





      Free and in the archives now!

      Click here to view: 

      EPISODE 3 - 22 October 2012 Mondays with Myrt -
      HOST: DearMYRTLE
      CO-HOST: Russ Worthington


      TOPICS: Permira to purchase Ancestry.com for $1.6 billion. Russ goes cemetery stomping after a ten year quest, with new hints provided by Nacey, one of our SecondLife.com Just Genealogy friends. FindAGrave.com.  Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist’s post Cemetery Photos – Permission Required? Elizabeth Shown Mills’  Proving Identity post on the Evidence Explained Facebook Page linked to her Historical Biographers Research Process laminated QuickSheet. Guest Bill West of the West in New England Blog joined the webinar to discuss his series of posts on his War of 1812 pensioner ancestors. The Federation of Genealogical Society is raising $3.5 million dollars to digitize these textual files at National Archives I in Washington, DC. See Preserve the 1812 Pensions. Ancestry.com is matching donations dollar for dollar. Once digitized, the pensions are posted on free on Fold3 for surname letters A and B, they are currently working on C. We work through Bill’s ancestor’s file page by page. Lightening Round Topic: “What new use of your iPad, smart phone or tablet did you learn this week?” 

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


      Blog: http://blog.DearMYRTLE.com
      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
      Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
      G+: +Pat Richley-Erickson
      Second Life: Clarise Beaumont
      http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE