Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Register for 2 genealogy webinars this week - Newspapers (Tom Kemp) and New Jersey (Thomas MacEntee)

Join us this Wednesday AND Friday for two exciting genealogy webinars presented by two Toms - Tom Kemp and Thomas MacEntee. On Wednesday Tom Kemp will present "New Search Options Let You Target Obituaries, Photos, Passenger Lists, Births, Marriagse, and More" and on Friday Thomas MacEntee will present "Next Exit: Your New Jersey Ancestors."
Wednesday - New Search Options Let You Target Obituaries, Photos, Passenger Lists, Births, Marriagse, and More by Tom Kemp
Are you getting the most out of the old newspapers on GenealogyBank.com? GenBank has released a series of targeted search pages that let you focus your searches on the type of articles that you need - saving you time and improving your search results. For example, there are search pages just for Probate Records, Marriage Announcements or even photographs & images. See how these targeted searches let you cut through the more than 1.4 billion records to accurately pinpoint your searches to just the material you are looking for.
Friday - Next Exit: Your New Jersey Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee
Participants will learn the basics of researching their New Jersey ancestors starting with the early history as part of the New Netherlands colony to the present-day. Does the search for your New Jersey ancestors often take you to a dead end? What are the best strategies for Garden State research and which record sets are available? We’ll cover the history of New Jersey and review a variety of resources and strategies to get you on the route to success!
Webinar Reminder: Join us for the live webinars on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 and Friday, June 14, 2013 at 2pm Eastern U.S. 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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Webinar time
The webinars will be live on Wednesday, June 12 and Friday, June 14, 2013 at:
  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific
  • 6pm GMT
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Here's how to attend:
  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live 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.
  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!
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