Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Researching Your Illinois Ancestors - free webinar by Thomas MacEntee now online for limited time

Another stellar presentation from Thomas MacEntee! The recording of today's webinar, "Researching Your Illinois Ancestors" by Thomas MacEntee is now available to view atwww.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. A few comments from our viewers:
  • Yet another Webinar jam-packed with pertinent genealogy information...way to go Geoff and Thomas...
  • Yes I do have relatives in Illinois that I am researching...BUT even if I didn't, I would have still signed up for this webinar because it was given by Thomas McEntee...Why...because his webinars are very instructive in how to research....wherever or what ever you are looking for!!!
  • Thomas is a great presenter. Just love all of these webinars. Thanks so much for offering them AND the annual membership. I've just rernewed for my second year. It's the best value in genealogy!!!
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 31 minute recording of "Researching Your Illinois Ancestors" is now available to view in our webinar archives for free for a limited time. 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 supplemental syllabus materials are also available for annual/monthly webinar subscribers to download/print/save. Login or subscribe.
Illinois GenealogyLegacy QuickGuide: Illinois Genealogy - $2.95
Looking for those elusive Prairie State ancestors? The Illinois Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including a timeline of Illinois history events, tips on Illinois research strategy, outline of major immigrant groups, and more. Also included are links to websites and resources covering vital records, church records, census records, as well as general Illinois resources. This handy 7-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.
Special Discount Coupon
The special discount coupon of illinois that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com andwww.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Monday, July 28, 2014.
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Webinar Members get:
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  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • Debunking Misleading Records by Tom Jones. August 2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Click here to register. Or click here register for multiple webinars at the same time.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Upcoming ISGS Webinars

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Join us on Tuesday, August 12, at 8:00 PM Central, where Michael John Neill will present Land Records in Illinois. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7772534911757198337.

Our July webinar, Newspaper Research—More Than Obituaries, presented by Patricia Walls Stamm, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

August 12 – Land Records in Illinois

September 9 – Treasures and Hidden Secrets of the Illinois Regional Archives (IRAD)

October 14 – Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals

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).

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Make a talking photo book with video and sound files.

Come to a free class that will get you excited about a new way you can share your family history.

At this class, you will learn  how to add video and sound files to a photo book that can be easily accessed by a smart phone.

Imagine the excitement your children and grandchildren will feel as they view priceless video clips and photos from their childhood. All from the ease of their smart phones!

Younger children and grandchildren will get caught up in the fun too! Since younger children can't read, this will be the perfect way to get them engaged in family history at a very young age. All it takes is a smart phone and a QR code app. The phone will be used to scan over the QR code on the page. Then, a sound file or a video clip will play.

Adding QR codes to any picture is easy when you know how. A statement we share often. And, we will show you how!
 
 
This is an example of a basic page that was created in our program using the Storybook module.
 
It's since been printed off and bound in a book.  Now, it is in a book where it can be seen by my children at anytime. What is loved most about these books is the way it's communicated. Pictures, text, video and sound.

As you use your phone to access the QR code, you will see and hear my daughter at this very stage in her life. All with your phone.

If you aren't familiar with QR codes, that's okay. We will introduce
 you to them and how they work.

The class will be held Tuesday July 22, 2014  at 1:00 pm MST.
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Register for Webinar Wednesday - Researching Your Illinois Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee

While Illinois genealogy research is no easier or more difficult than other states, there are special resources with which many genealogists are unfamiliar. Learn about the history of the Prairie State and its migration patterns to understand how your ancestors lived and how to find them!
Join us for the live webinar Wednesday, July 23, 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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Presenter-4858When Thomas MacEntee is not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 2500+ members of GeneaBloggers, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not always easy, but Thomas 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.  You can reach Thomas at hidefgen@gmail.com or visit his site at High-Definition Genealogy.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

When Freedom Came - Documenting the Family's Freedom Story - free webinar by Angela Walton-Raji now online

You do not need any connection to the Civil War, African-American ancestors, or even to America to count today's webinar as one of the finest we have ever had! The recording of today's webinar, "When Freedom Came - Documenting the Family's Freedom Story" by Angela Walton-Raji is now available to view atwww.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. A few comments from our viewers:
  • Angela has a genuine gift to weave an engaging story and teach at the same time.
  • Angela's information was very useful, even though I don't have any African heritage, that I have found. Her compelling stories have made me more anxious to out more about my ancestor's lives, and to document our stories for the future generations.
  • So touching - all those stories. I am so impressed by Angela's commitment to excellence in turning over every stone (branch/root) that might uncover one of her missing ancestors. I try to do the same.
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 26 minute recording of "When Freedom Came - Documenting the Family's Freedom Story" is now available to view in our webinar archives for free for a limited time. It is also available to our monthly or annual Webinar Members for the duration of your membership. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch. The 6 pages of supplemental syllabus materials are also available for annual/monthly webinar subscribers to download/print/save. Login or subscribe.
Legacy QuickGuide: African-American Genealogy - $2.95
These standards apply to all genealogical research, whether shared privately or published. They also apply to personal research for clients, courts, and other employers. The standards address documentation; research planning and execution, including reasoning from evidence; compiling research results; genealogical education; and ongoing development of genealogical knowledge and skills.
Special Discount Coupon
The special discount coupon of freedom that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com and www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Monday, July 21, 2014.
Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions
Webinar Members get:
  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 257 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 699 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)
  • Researching Your Illinois Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee. July 23.
  • Debunking Misleading Records by Tom Jones. 8/2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Click here to register. Or click here register for multiple webinars at the same time.
See you online!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Register for Webinar Wednesday - When Freedom Came: Documenting the Family's Freedom Story by Angela Walton-Raji

Researching the history of African American families can be complicated. With families once enslaved, the task involves tracing the family back in public records, identifying the last known slave holder, and then researching the slaveholder’s history to continue to document the family. However, one major story is often overlooked. The story of how freedom came to the family is the one story untold. This webinar, presented by Angela Walton-Raji, will illustrate methods of discovering that missing story, and how to find clues when the ancestors left no stories behind.
Join us for the live webinar Wednesday, July 16, 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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About the presenter
Presenter-7988A founding member of AfriGeneas.com, Ms. Walton-Raji is also a genealogist specializing in information for beginners, via daily and weekly online genealogy chats on AfriGeneas. As host of a weekly genealogy podcast, a number of instructional videos and as an expert consultant on video documentaries, Ms. Walton-Raji combines her skills as a genealogist with a warm on camera personality that brings comfort to her viewers through and her instructional videos on YouTube, while providing them with useful information. She is a published author, host of 3 blogs, in addition to a 10-year ongoing message board, 3 websites, and The African Roots Podcast.
Angela's webinars in the archives:
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting webinar recording now online

The recording of today's Legacy Family Tree Virtual User's Group meeting is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free. We learned about dates, searching, and tagging. A few comments from our viewers:
  • My wife & I didn't really appreciate or understand tags before this seminar, but this has opened up a whole new set of tools for us. Thank you so much for this in-depth, practical hands-on demonstration. Masterfully done!
  • Fabulous!!! The information on tagging really helped me understand both how and why to use it.
  • Geoff, you convinced me. I have been avoiding searching and tagging but as of today, I will be using it. Thank you so much for these webinars on using Legacy.
  • It looks like before I get too far along I had better switch to Legacy. I sure like all you can do with it. You are making a believer out of me.
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 35 minute recording of "Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting" is now available to view in our webinar archives for free. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch. The 13 pages of supplemental syllabus materials are also available to download/print/save.
CoverartLegacy Family Tree - Unlocked! $19.95 (printed) or $14.95 (PDF)
These standards apply to all genealogical research, whether shared privately or published. They also apply to personal research for clients, courts, and other employers. The standards address documentation; research planning and execution, including reasoning from evidence; compiling research results; genealogical education; and ongoing development of genealogical knowledge and skills.
Special Discount Coupon
The special discount coupon of legacyweb2 that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com and www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions
Webinar Members get:
  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 256 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 694 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
Click here to subscribe.
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • When Freedom Came - Documenting the Family's Freedom Story by Angela Walton-Raji. July 16.
  • Researching Your Illinois Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee. July 23.
  • Debunking Misleading Records by Tom Jones. August 2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Click here to register. Or click here register for multiple webinars at the same time.
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See you online!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting this Friday, July 11 (Dates, Searching and Tagging)

Join us this Friday, July 11, 2014 for our next Legacy Family Tree Virtual User's Group Meeting. Learn tips, tricks, and best practices related to using Legacy. Beginning through advanced topics will be discussed - specifically dates, searching, and tagging. We'll also have time for questions and answers.
Join us for the live webinar Friday, July 11, 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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  6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
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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!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thinking About Becoming a Board-certified Genealogist? Free webinar by Elissa Scalise Powell now online

The recording of today's excellent webinar, "Thinking About Becoming a Board-certified Genealogist?" by Elissa Scalise Powell is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free. A few comments from our viewers:
  • Great! Have a whole new perspective on certification now. Very helpful!
  • Even though I've gone through CG website, I learned a lot from this webinar. Very clearly and logically presented. Though my original goal wasn't to become certified, but simply to improve my skills, I began to realize that one leads to the other-- and opens up new possibilities for me. I am excited about working with other folks to help them understand their family trees.
  • I've had friends and family members encouraging me to become certified. This definitely helped answer a lot of questions about the process for me. 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 30 minute recording of "Thinking About Becoming a Board-certified Genealogist?" is now available to view in our webinar archives for free. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch. The 4 pages of supplemental syllabus materials are also available to download/print/save.
STDTrans200Genealogy Standards - $12.95 (save $2)
These standards apply to all genealogical research, whether shared privately or published. They also apply to personal research for clients, courts, and other employers. The standards address documentation; research planning and execution, including reasoning from evidence; compiling research results; genealogical education; and ongoing development of genealogical knowledge and skills.
Special Discount Coupon
The special discount coupon of cert14 that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com and www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Monday, July 14, 2014.
Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions
Webinar Members get:
  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 254 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 690 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
Click here to subscribe.
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Register for Webinar Wednesday - Thinking About Becoming a Board-certified Genealogist? by Elissa Scalise Powell

Testing yourself against genealogical standards is one of the many reasons to seek credentials. This webinar, presented by the President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, Elissa Scalise Powell, will discuss who should go for credentials, what the testing procedure entails and how to prepare for it.
Join us for the live webinar Wednesday, July 9, 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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In preparation for the webinar, download Elissa's 4 pages of supplemental syllabus materials here.
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No worries. Its recording will be available for free indefinitely. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership.
About the presenter
Epowell-100Elissa Scalise Powell, Certified Genealogist, Certified Genealogical Lecturer, is a western Pennsylvania researcher and co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). She is the President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists; an instructor for the “Genealogy Profession” module of Boston University’s on campus and online Genealogical Research Certificate course; and coordinator of the “Professional Genealogy” course at the Samford University Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. She is a former director of the Association of Professional Genealogists and past president of two local genealogy societies. She is a co-editor of a cemetery book series and a regional and national speaker on methodology, Pennsylvania records, professional development, and society management.
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Webinar time
The webinar will be live on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 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!

Free UGA Webinar -- Donald. R. Snow - “Presenting & Preserving Your Family History: You Can't Take It With You, So How Do You Leave It?”

Our special guest speaker this month, 
on July 17th at 7:00 p.m. MDT, will be 


Donald R. Snow


Presenting & Preserving Your Family History:  You Can't Take It With You, So How Do You Leave It?

This class will discuss how presenting and preserving your family history are related and doing one helps with the other.  We will discuss ideas and free computer programs to help with both of these.  This will include backing up and storing your data, collaborating with others, and having your data so you and others can see later what you have done.  We will discuss scanning (digitizing) documents and naming the files so you can tell what's in them and how to find them.  We will also discuss ideas about identifying and presenting photos.  The goal is to have your family history organized, presentable, and in a format that will last longer than you do.  The notes with active URL's for this class are posted at  http://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/dons-classes.html.

UGA Virtual Chapter


Utah Genealogical Association's free monthly virtual chapter meeting.

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8578021743002264066

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration
with information you need to join the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet