Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Get Your Genealogy Groove Back Boot Camp - 25 January 2014

Get Your Genealogy Groove Back Boot Camp

Come join well-known genealogy educators Lisa Alzo and Thomas MacEntee as they team up to offer a unique education event: Get Your Genealogy Groove Back Boot Camp! On Saturday, January 25, 2014, you’ll be able to learn how to tackle the nagging issues that can suck all the fun out of family history research.
  • Do you always start the year off setting genealogy goals but you never seem to follow through?
  • Are you overwhelmed with the amount of data involved with genealogy research – to the point of walking away?
  • Want to develop better habits to manage genealogy projects and actually complete them?
While our focus will be on genealogy and family history projects, you may become so successful that you start using these techniques to manage areas of your work and life!

You’ll receive over 3 hours of educational content, handouts and freebies for the low price of $12.95! You’ll also receive access to the recorded versions of each webinar for up to one year!

Register by Monday, January 20, 2014 and receive $3 off the registration price for a low $9.95! Space is limited and if you register but can’t attend, you’ll still receive the handouts, the freebies and access to the recordings!

Space is limited and if you register but can’t attend, you’ll still receive the handouts, the freebies and access to the recordings!

Schedule

Saturday 25 January 2014
Duration: 3.5 hours (with a 30 minute break)

Note: If you attended the last Hack Genealogy Boot Camp in November, many participants asked for a later start time - we are starting one (1) hour later than last time.
  • 11:00 am EST /10:00 am CST
    Welcome / Meet & Greet
  • 11:15 am EST / 10:15 am CST
    Genealogy Goals:  How to Set Them, How to Keep Them
    Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.
  • 12:30 pm EST/11:30 am CST
    Break
  • 1:00 pm EST /12:00 pm CST
    Managing the Genealogy Data Monster
    Thomas MacEntee
  • 2:30 pm EST / 1:30 pm CST
    Closing and Thank You

Webinars

Genealogy Goals:  How to Set Them, How to Keep Them
Presented by:  Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.

Want to make 2014 your best genealogy year ever?  Whether you desire to improve your research skills, find new cousins, break through a brick wall, or finally write that family history, this session will show you effective ways to set realistic and attainable goals, and offer tips and tricks to help you achieve them.*

*    Attendees will also receive a free Ancestor Tracking Chart in downloadable PDF format.

Managing the Genealogy Data Monster
Presented by:  Thomas MacEntee

It is so easy to let the large amounts of data involved with genealogy overwhelm you – to the point that family history research is no longer fun! Learn how to tackle the three main problem areas of genealogy data: research data, project data and file data so you can put the fun back in your research!

We’ll cover the basics of working “smarter” instead of “harder” when it comes to managing genealogy data. Topics include setting up genealogy projects and tracking them to completion, using a research log to track research, and how to better manage your genealogy data files.*

*    Attendees will also receive free data management templates for genealogy projects and a genealogy research log.

Presenter Bios

Lisa Alzo

Lisa A. Alzo

Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer with over 20 years’ experience in the field of genealogy. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of nine books, including: Finding Your Slovak Ancestors, Writing Your Family History Book, and the award-winning Three Slovak Women. Lisa has written hundreds of articles and her work has appeared in Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, APG Quarterly, among others. An internationally recognized speaker, Lisa blogs as “The Accidental Genealogist” blog http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com. For more information see http://www.lisaalzo.com.

Thomas Mac Entee

Thomas Macentee

When he’s not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 3,000+ members of GeneaBloggers.com, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not easy, but he manages to get the inside track on emerging technologies and vendors as they relate to the genealogy industry. After being laid off from a 25-year career in the tech industry in 2008, Thomas has been able to “repurpose” his skill set for the genealogy community and loves to see other genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building their own careers in the field.

How To Register

Ready to join in this great educational event? Here are the details on the registration process:




  • Click the button above to go to PayPal and make payment or click here. You do not need a PayPal account to make payment.
  • Once payment is processed and received, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive links to register for each webinar. You must register for both webinars if you want to participate in both webinars.
  • Then you’ll be reminded via e-mail at least one day prior to Boot Camp.
  • Within 24 hours of the start of Boot Camp, you’ll receive the passwords for each webinar as well as links to all the handouts and freebies to you can review them before we start.
  • After the webinars, all registrants will have access to the recordings for personal use for a period of one (1) year. Recordings will be hosted on Vimeo and set to play only on a specific page here at Hack Genealogy. A password will be required to access the video pages.
Questions? Email us at hackgenealogy@gmail.com.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Register for Webinar Friday - What's New in Legacy Family Tree 8? by Geoff Rasmussen

Join us this Friday, January 3, for our first webinar of the year, "What's New in Legacy Family Tree 8?" presented by FamilyTreeWebinars.com host and Legacy developer, Geoff Rasmussen. You will get the insider's view of many of version 8's new features and will learn many new tips and tricks.
Join us for the live webinar Friday, January 3, 2014 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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Geoffmug3Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is a dynamic genealogy speaker on all forms of genealogy technology, and as host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series, has spoken virtually to nearly 100 different countries. He has authored books, videos, articles, and websites, and develops the Legacy Family Tree software program. On a personal note, Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello, basketball and bowling. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center.

He is the author of the recently-released, Legacy Family Tree, Unlocked! and the popular Digital Imaging Essentials book.
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    Monday, December 23, 2013

    GeneaWebinars Weekly Calendar



    Just what you need! A one-stop place with the schedule of online genealogy classes in webinar format. If you need a time zone converter see: www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html




    Most of these webinars are held using the services of GoToWebinar.com. You don't need to have an account since the webinar organizer has that. As an attendee, you merely need to register, then click on the link in your confirmation email at the time of the event to attend. Newbies will find these links useful:
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      Thursday, December 19, 2013

      Announcing SCGS Jamboree Extension Webinar Series for 2014



      The Southern California Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2014 Jamboree Extension Series of webinars.

      Since its inception in 2011, the SCGS Jamboree Extension Webinar Series has offered an outstanding educational opportunity to genealogists and family historians from around the globe. The 2014 series continues that tradition.

      Two sessions are held monthly. Webinars are presented on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month. Saturday presentations begin at 10:00 a.m.; Wednesday sessions begin at 6:00 p.m. All times are Pacific time. Typical sessions run 90 minutes, 60 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of Q&A.

      The initial webcast of the webinar is offered free to all participants. As a benefit of membership in SCGS, archived webinars may be accessed 24/7 from the members-only section of the SCGS website. At the present time, nearly 50 webinars are available for viewing. (Note: A webinar may be removed after a year at a speaker's request.) 

      Handouts are provided for each presentation at no charge. The handout is available for download on the day of the webinar, and copies are available for reference in the webinar archive.

      We encourage our audience members to invite their cousins, friends, and fellow society members. Newsletter editors, societies, libraries and others are welcome to publish the webinar schedule. A marketing handout is available for download.

      We are grateful for the participation of Citrix, our webinar sponsor. The webinars are funded through donations and memberships purchased by our audience members. As long as the webinar program remains self-sustaining, SCGS will continue to offer it as part of its mission to provide ongoing education for members and non-members alike.

      The list of 2014 webinars follows. For session descriptions and speaker biographies, see the SCGS website. Click on the link to register with GoToWebinar.

      Saturday,  January 4  - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
      Barbara M. Randall 
      Beyond the Passenger List

      Wednesday,  January 15 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
      Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG 
      Ticked Off! What Can the Pre-1850 Census Tell Me?

      Saturday,  February 1 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
      Dr. Michael D. Lacopo 
      Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-Evaluating the Evidence

      Wednesday, February 19 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
      Tammy Hepps 
      Timeline Creation Applications

      Saturday, March 1 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
      Lisa A. Alzo, MFA
      Time-saving Apps for Busy Genealogists

      Wednesday,  March 19 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
      Michael John Neill
      Organizing Database Searches

      Saturday, April 5 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
      Michael Brophy
      Descendancy Research

      Wednesday, April 16 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
      Denise Levenick
      Caring for Keepsakes: The Top 10 Family Treasures

      Saturday, May 3 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
      Ron Arons
      Nifty and Powerful Technologies for Genealogical Analysis and Documentation

      Wednesday, May 21 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
      Gena Philibert-Ortega
      Cost Cutting Measures to Help You Do More Genealogy

      Sunday, June 1  - 2:00  p.m. Pacific time
      Leo Myers, Paula Hinkel, Vicki Hilb 
      Everything You Want to Know about Jamboree 2014

      Wednesday, June 18 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
      Jay Fonkert, CG 
      Wooden Shoe Genealogy: Finding Dutch and Frisian Ancestors

      Saturday, July 5 -  No webinar. Enjoy the weekend!

      Wednesday, July 16 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
      Susan Kitchens
      How to Interview Family: Skills for your Ears, Eyes, Brain

      Saturday, August 2 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
      George L. Findlen, PhD, CG
      Crossing the Border: How to Backtrack an Ancestor into Qu├ębec from the US

      Wednesday,  August 20 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
      James M. Baker, PhD, CG
      Seven Strategies for Finding the Hard Ones

      Saturday, September 6 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
      Denise Spurlock
      Life on the Farm

      Wednesday, September 17- 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
      Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG 
      It’s NOT about Zombies: Doing Cemetery Research

      Saturday, October 4 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
      Hannah Z. Allan
      Where Have They Gone?  Researching Ancestors who Chased Gold

      Wednesday, October 15 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
      Janet Hovorka 
      Post It Forward: Archiving Lessons From My Great-Grandfather’s Records

      Saturday, November 1 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
      Pamela Weisberger
      Historical Newspaper Research for Genealogists

      Wednesday,  November 19 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
      Tim Pinnick
      The WWI Draft Card:  Don't Do Research Without It!

      Saturday, December 6 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
      Billie Fogarty 
      Bundling, Banns, and Bonds: Love & Marriage in Early America

      Wednesday, December 18, 2013

      Overcoming Lost Records Using Technology - free webinar by Karen Clifford now online for limited time

      The recording of our final webinar of 2013, "Overcoming Lost Records Using Technology" by Karen Clifford, is now online to view for free for a limited time. A few comments from our viewers:
      • It's incredible that one person has so much knowledge and then can teach it in such an organized, understandable way.
      • Great tips not only on lost records but on breaking through brickwalls.
      • Karen Clifford always gives a wonderful lecture. She is so organized and everything is so easy to understand. This was a huge subject to cover and she did it very well. Thank you.
      View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
      If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 41 minute recording of "Overcoming Lost Records Using Technology" is now available to view in our webinar archives for free. It is also available to our monthly or annual Webinar Members for the duration of your membership. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch. The 5 pages of handouts are also available for annual/monthly webinar subscribers.
      Special Discount Coupon
      The special discount coupon of lost that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com and www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Monday, December 23, 2013.
      Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions
      Webinar Members get:
      • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 208 hours of genealogy education)
      • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 547 pages)
      • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout, and yes, you can also use the 10% off webinar coupon above for a total of 15% off)
      • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
      • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
      Introductory pricing:
      • Annual membership: $49.95/year (that's about the cost of 5 webinar CDs)
      • Monthly membership: $9.95/month
      Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
      • What's New in Legacy Family Tree 8. January 3.
      • Are You a GOON? What is a One-Name Study and Why Do One? by Kirsty Gray. January 8.
      • Too Many with the Same Surname by Karen Clifford. January 15.
      • Irish Research 101: Learning the Research Process by Judy Wight. January 22.
      • Ten Reasons Your Ancestor Was in Canada by Kathryn Lake Hogan. January 29.
      • Family Stories: Using Newspapers to Reconnect with the Stories of Your Family's Past by Tom Kemp. February 12.
      • The Ties That Bond by Judy Russell. February 19.
      • Searching for Surnames: Challenges, Pitfalls and the Downright Ridiculous by Kirsty Gray. February 26.
      • Genealogy and Technology - State of the Union by Barbara Renick. March 1.
      • Using Google Earth for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke. March 5.
      • Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Powerful by Geoff Rasmussen. March 7.
      • Some Lesser Known Irish Resources by Judy Wight. March 12.
      • 50 Most Popular Genealogy Websites by Kory Meyerink. March 19.
      • 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee. April 2.
      • Get Organized Using the FamilyRoots Organizer Color-Coding System by Mary Hill. April 9.
      • Estate Records - More Than Just Wills by Linda Woodward Geiger. April 11.
      • Genealogy Evidence and Online Family Trees by Karen Clifford. April 16.
      • The Homestead Act of 1862 by Thomas MacEntee. April 23.
      • Google Glass and Family History by Devin Ashby. April 30.
      • Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. May 2.
      • 50 Year View - What I've Learned Climbing My Family Tree by Tom Kemp. May 7.
      • Photo Apps for Android, iPhones or iPads by Maureen Taylor. May 14.
      • I Had My DNA Tested - Now What? by Ugo Perego. May 21.
      • Using Tax Lists to Solve Genealogical Problems by Linda Woodward Geiger. May 28.
      • German Internet Research: A Launching Place for Your Research. June 11.
      • 10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Family History Narrative by Lisa Alzo. June 13.
      • Copyright Mythconceptions by Judy Russell. June 18.
      • Documenting Native American Families in 19th and 20th Century Records by Angela Walton-Raji. June 25.
      • Thinking About Becoming a Board-certified Genealogist? by Elissa Scalise Powell. July 9.
      • Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. July 11.
      • When Freedom Came - Documenting the Family's Freedom Story by Angela Walton-Raji. July 16.
      • Researching Your Illinois Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee. July 23.
      • Researching Your Tennessee Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. August 6.
      • Research Recharge - Turning Old Clues into New Leads by Lisa Alzo. August 8.
      • Find A Grave - The World's Largest Cemetery Database by Russ Worthington. August 20.
      • Researching Your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Merriman. August 27.
      • Researching Your Jewish Ancestors by Jennifer Alford. September 3.
      • Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. September 5.
      • Success with Manuscript Sources by Barbara Renick. September 10.
      • Evaluating Evidence and Resolving Discrepancies by Kory Meyerink. September 17.
      • A Library at Your Fingertips - the Internet Archive by Maureen Taylor. September 24.
      • The Fair Court: Records of Chancery Courts by Judy Russell. October 1.
      • Overcoming Destroyed or Missing Records by Karen Clifford. October 3.
      • Welcome to FamilySearch Indexing! by Devin Ashby. October 8.
      • Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor by Thomas MacEntee. October 15.
      • Tracking Migration Using the Draper Manuscripts by Mary Hill. October 22.
      • Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. November 14.
      • Using Evernote for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke. November 19.
      • Family History for Kids by Devin Ashby. December 3.
      • Look Ma, No Hands! Using Dragon Naturally Speaking for Your Genealogy by Ivan Baugh. December 5.
      • Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. December 10.
      • Bagging a Live One - Connecting with Cousins You Never Knew You Had by Mary Kircher Roddy. December 17.
      See you online!

      Upcoming ISGS Webinars


      Join us on Tuesday, January 14, at 8:00 PM Central, where Thomas MacEntee, will present, 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists.  To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5698954937817284354.

      Last week's webinar, Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees, presented by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom,is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).\

      Upcoming Webinars

      January 14 – 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists
      Presenter:  Thomas MacEntee
      Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5698954937817284354

      February 11 – Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies
      Presenter:  D. Joshua Taylor
      Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9213931983607980546

      March 11 – Going Nuclear: DNA Discoveries to Trace All Lines of Descent
      Presenter:  Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL
      Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5053293122685075970

      For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.

      And don't forget to spread the word!  Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings.  The flyer can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2014webinars.

      Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner.  To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345.

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


       
      The 2014 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).


      Monday, December 16, 2013

      Register for Webinar Wednesday - Overcoming Lost Records Using Technology by Karen Clifford

      Join us this Wednesday, December 18, for a free genealogy webinar presented by Karen Clifford, "Overcoming Lost Records Using Technology." Karen will demonstrate technological and genealogical techniques for finding, sorting, and grasping critical data elements from complex collections of information when essential primary sources have been destroyed or are missing.
      Join us for the live webinar Wednesday, December 18, 2013 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
      Presenter-6662Karen Clifford develops and teaches multiple online genealogy courses at colleges in California and Utah.  She is an Accredited Genealogist® Professional and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association. She has been President/CEO of Genealogy Research Associates, Incorporated since 1997. Her years of professional research work lead to authoring college textbooks and do-it-yourself guidebooks covering both traditional and electronic genealogy research including several books: Becoming an Accredited GenealogistThe Complete Beginners Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program (updated 2011), and Digging Deeper: Using Essential Pre-1850 Records (2011). She was the founding President of the Monterey County Genealogy Society, a Director of the Monterey California Family History Center, President of the Utah Genealogical Association, a Vice President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and a Vice Chair of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogist (ICAPGen) where she continues to oversee Test Development and Test Quality Control.
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      8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.
      We look forward to seeing you all there!

      GeneaWebinars Weekly Calendar



      Just what you need! A one-stop place with the schedule of online genealogy classes in webinar format. If you need a time zone converter see: www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html




      Most of these webinars are held using the services of GoToWebinar.com. You don't need to have an account since the webinar organizer has that. As an attendee, you merely need to register, then click on the link in your confirmation email at the time of the event to attend. Newbies will find these links useful:
        If your society's events would like to be added to the GeneaWebinar's calendar, contact Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com.



        Monday, December 9, 2013

        Create a Family History Calendar Free webinar.

        Come learn how to make a Family History Calendar. Just in time for Christmas!
        During the class you will learn how fun and easy it is to make a beautiful wall calendar.

        Our instructor will be Kathleen Bitter.

        Tuesday December 10th 10:00 MST

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        There will be a free 2014 calendar template given to all attendees!
         
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        December 2013 ISGS Webinar - Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees


         
        Using online family trees can help you with your genealogy research if you approach it in an effective manner.  On December 10, Jeanne Larzalere Bloom will show us how in her presentation Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees.  
         
        Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 8:00 pm Central  
         
        Description:  We want to build on the research of others but those online family trees often contain miracles, mysteries and mayhem. Does the tree need to be pruned? Learn effective techniques to determine if branches on a tree are diseased or if they are healthy. 


        Presenter: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom

        Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG is a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories. She conducts research projects for government agencies, attorneys, authors, newspapers, heir-search firms, professional genealogists, family researchers.  Jeanne writes articles for scholarly journals and society publications and is a frequent lecturer at conferences, workshops, and institutes.  Jeanne researched the ancestry of actor-comedian Jason Sudeikis, for the television series, Who Do You Think You Are?, and appeared in that episode that first aired in May 2012. In April 2012 she was interviewed by National Public Radio about the release of the 1940 U.S. census.  She is a trustee and treasurer of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

        Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8253902195291921152

        Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members:  For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on December 10, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at http://ilgensoc.org/members.php.  If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=8 for more information.

        Spread the Word:  Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings.  The flyer can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2014webinars.

        Make a Contribution:  Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner.  To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345

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        GeneaWebinars Weekly Calendar



        Just what you need! A one-stop place with the schedule of online genealogy classes in webinar format. If you need a time zone converter see: www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html




        Most of these webinars are held using the services of GoToWebinar.com. You don't need to have an account since the webinar organizer has that. As an attendee, you merely need to register, then click on the link in your confirmation email at the time of the event to attend. Newbies will find these links useful:
          If your society's events would like to be added to the GeneaWebinar's calendar, contact Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com.



          Friday, December 6, 2013

          Home for the Holidays - Tips for Collecting Family History - free webinar now online

          The recording of today's relaxing, entertaining, and educational webinar by the Flip-Pal mobile scanner team, "Home for the Holidays - Tips for Collecting Family History" is now online to view for free for a limited time. It provided fun gift ideas plus some additional tips for using the Flip-Pal mobile scanner. A few comments from our viewers:
          • EXCELLENT. Even held my husband's interest.
          • Fun ideas to use with my Flip-pal! Thanks for the extra tips. Looking forward to the resource tomorrow.
          • Very well presented, organized and helpful. Some great ideas I wouldn't have thought of for gifts and ways to use the flip-pal scanner. Well worth the time spent to attend.
          View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
          If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 18 minute recording of "Home for the Holidays - Tips for Collecting Family History" is now available to view in our webinar archives for free. It is also available to our monthly or annual Webinar Members for the duration of your membership. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch. The 4 pages of handouts will be available on the site tomorrow.
          Special Discount Coupon
          The special discount coupon of holiday13 that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com and www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
          Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions
          Webinar Members get:
          • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 206 hours of genealogy education)
          • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 537 pages)
          • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout, and yes, you can also use the 10% off webinar coupon above for a total of 15% off)
          • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
          • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
          Introductory pricing:
          • Annual membership: $49.95/year (that's about the cost of 5 webinar CDs)
          • Monthly membership: $9.95/month
          Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
          • Family Stories: Using Newspapers to Reconnect with the Stories of Your Family's Past by Tom Kemp. December 11.
          • Overcoming Lost Records Using Technology by Karen Clifford. December 18.
          • What's New in Legacy Family Tree 8. January 3.
          • Are You a GOON? What is a One-Name Study and Why Do One? by Kirsty Gray. January 8.
          • Too Many with the Same Surname by Karen Clifford. January 15.
          See you online!

          Wednesday, December 4, 2013

          How Computers & Gadgets are Changing Genealogy - free webinar by Barbara Renick now online for limited time

          The recording of today's webinar by Barbara Renick, "How Computers & Gadgets are Changing Genealogy" is now online to view for free for a limited time. It was a fun trip down computer memory lane. A few comments from our viewers:
          • I always learn new things in these webinars. This was a journey down memory lane as I have been using computers since 1981. I'm fascinated with all that we can do now in the digital age. I went to college before there were photocopy machines! All notes had to be handwritten. Now I learn that the schools aren't teaching cursive writing anymore...we better transcribe as many early records as we can or our descendents won't be able to read them.
          • It was an interesting review of how much this great endeavor has changed over time. ZRoots.com will no doubt tie up the rest of my afternoon!
          • Really appreciate seeing how had to do genealogy before the gadgets made it easier. Those ones where pioneers. I've only been doing this a few years.
          View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
          If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 29 minute recording of "How Computers & Gadgets are Changing Genealogy" is now available to view in our webinar archives for free through December 12, 2013. It is also available to our monthly or annual Webinar Members for the duration of your membership. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch. The 4 pages of handouts are also available for annual/monthly webinar subscribers.
          Special Discount Coupon
          The special discount coupon of barbara that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com and www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Monday, December 9, 2013.
          Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions
          Webinar Members get:
          • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 205 hours of genealogy education)
          • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 537 pages)
          • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout, and yes, you can also use the 10% off webinar coupon above for a total of 15% off)
          • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
          • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
          Introductory pricing:
          • Annual membership: $49.95/year (that's about the cost of 5 webinar CDs)
          • Monthly membership: $9.95/month
          Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
          • Home for the Holidays - Tips for Collecting Family History by Gordon Nuttall and Lisa Milner. December 6.
          • Family Stories: Using Newspapers to Reconnect with the Stories of Your Family's Past by Tom Kemp. December 11.
          • Overcoming Lost Records Using Technology by Karen Clifford. December 18.
          • What's New in Legacy Family Tree 8. January 3.
          • Are You a GOON? What is a One-Name Study and Why Do One? by Kirsty Gray. January 8.
          See you online!

          Book of Me Hangout - 10th December 2013


          The next Book of Me, Hangout is Scheduled for Tuesday 10th December at 10am London time.

          Please use a time converter to check times in your region (World Time Buddy)

          The Google Event can be found HERE.

          Note - This will be the last planned hangout for 2013.

          If you are new and wondering what the the Book of Me is all about you can see details via the following links

          Website
          Face Book Group
          Google+ Community

          Society for One-Place Studies Hangout - One-Place Studies: Choosing Your Place


          Society for One-Place StudiesThe Society for One-Place Studies has developed a community over at Google Plus (for members and non-members) to bring together family and local historians who want to learn more about one-place studies or want to meet up with others who are actively working on their one-place studies. 
          Joining the community will provide you with a further opportunity to share ideas, learn more about how a one-place study might progress and find out more about the Society.
          Google+Why not join the community and come along to our next Google+ hangout on air scheduled for Monday (9th December) at 3.30pm GMT? 
          The topic for discussion is One-Place Studies: Choosing Your Place
          We look forward to meeting you!
          Not sure what the time will be in your time zone? - have a look at World Time Buddy. The Society has a YouTube Channel where our Hangouts are archived.

          Monday, December 2, 2013

          Register for 2 genealogy webinars this week - Computers and Gadgets; Tips for Collecting Family History

          Join us this Wednesday AND Friday for two exciting genealogy webinars presented by Barbara RenickGordon Nuttall, and Lisa Milner. On Wednesday, Barbara will present "How Computers and Gadgets are Changing Genealogy" and on Friday Gordon and Lisa will present "Home for the Holidays - Tips for Collecting Family History."
          Wednesday - How Computers & Gadgets are Changing Genealogy by Barbara Renick
          Presenter-9417Things have changed radically in the genealogy community since the typewriter era. Some problems have been overcome, others have worsened. Meanwhile prognosticators predict technology users face three C’s in the future: greater Convergence, Convenience, and Connectivity which are already impacting how we do genealogy today and have even greater consequences for the future.
          Friday - Home for the Holidays - Tips for Collecting Family History by Gordon Nuttall and Lisa Milner
          ComboGet the family photos out of shoe boxes or from the back of the closet…it is a perfect time for grandparents to get the next generation involved. Start your children or grandchildren on a lifelong journey by telling your story and introducing them to family history. And don't forget you can easily add Aunt Betty’s recipes to the family cookbook. Students love these when they go off to college and they also make great wedding gifts. You will learn how to recognize and capture those great pieces from family history.
          Webinar Reminder: Join us for the live webinars Wednesday, December 4, 2013 and Friday, December 6, 2013 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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