Friday, March 6, 2015

Genealogy Serendipity - Listening For Our Ancestors - free webinar by Geoff Rasmussen now online

Wow, was that ever the most emotionally-draining, uplifting, challenging, and fun webinar I've ever been a part of! I guess talking about ancestors in the way we did today can really bring emotions to the surface. One viewer commented, "What an incredibly moving hour. I will never be the same."
Thanks everyone for the opportunity I had to share the stories of my ancestors today. I am truly humbled by your response to the webinar. It really felt like we were one big family today, didn't it?
I'm going to leave the recording of today's "Genealogy Serendipity: Listening for our Ancestors" webinar in the free part of our webinar website indefinitely. If you have someone - a family member or a friend - that you've been trying to motivate to catch the genealogy bug, please share the link of the recording with them. AND, I'd love to hear your serendipitous stories. Add them to the comments below or send me a personal email.
View the Recording at
If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 28 minute recording of "Genealogy Serendipity - Listening For Our Ancestors" is now available to view in our webinar library for free.
Coupon code
Use webinar coupon code - serendipity - for 10% off anything at or, valid through Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
VoicesKindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors 12.95
Whether you call it "serendipity" or simply "great-grandma’s guidance," if you’ve ever devoted time to researching your roots, you’ll understand the premise of Kindred Voices: Listening for Our Ancestors by Geoff Rasmussen. This touching book sums up one genealogist’s encounters with his ancestors, yet it speaks to all of us about the search for family connection.
Part travelogue, part auto-biography, yet all family history, Kindred Voices transports you on an amazing ancestral journey. Geoff shares not just the "how" of genealogy research, but also his intense connection with his forefathers. Many of us already obsessed with genealogy and family history will tell you that our ancestors do in fact talk to us and seem to guide us to resources and information.
As an added bonus, at the end of Kindred Voices, Geoff also shares his best advice on getting started with your own family history journey.
After you’ve finished Kindred Voices, you’ll want to dive into family history sleuthing and begin opening up a dialog with your own ancestors. - Thomas MacEntee, High-Definition Genealogy
Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions
Webinar Members get:
  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 215 classes, 316 hours of genealogy education)
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  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
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Introductory pricing:
  • Annual membership: $49.95/year (that's about the cost of 5 webinar CDs)
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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • Crafting Ancestor Profiles from Start to Finish by Lisa Alzo. March 11.
  • Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th Centuries by Judy Wight. March 18.
  • Where Does It Say That? Learning to Love Indirect Evidence by Chris Staats. March 25.
  • Genealogy 101, a 3-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy - Part 1 by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. April 1.
  • American Revolution Genealogy by Beth Foulk. April 8.
  • Hookers, Crooks, and Kooks - Aunt Merle Didn't Run a Boarding House by Jana Sloan Broglin. April 10.
  • Ten Genealogical Lessons I Learned the Hard Way by Warren Bittner. April 15.
  • D-I-V-O-R-C-E! by Judy Russell. April 22.
  • United States Colored Troops Civil War Widows' Pension Applications: Tell the Story by Bernice Alexander Bennett. April 24.
  • Using Legacy with Specialized Studies - Legacy is for more than your family history by Tessa Keough. April 29.
  • Genealogy 101, a 3-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy - Part 2 by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. May 6.
  • After You're Gone - Future-Proofing Your Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee (bonus webinar for annual/monthly webinar subscribers only). May 8.
  • GenealogyBank - The Power of Finding Our Ancestor's Stories by Tom Kemp. May 13.
  • Martha Benshura - Enemy Alien by Judy Russell. May 20.
  • Migration Patterns East of the Mississippi Prior to 1860 by Mary Hill. May 27.
  • Genealogy 101, a 3-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy - Part 3 by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. June 3.
  • Tips for Planning a Successful Seminar by Jana Sloan Broglin. June 10.
  • 10 Tips for Using Legacy with Specialized Studies by Tessa Keough. June 12.
  • The Secret Lives of Women - Researching Female Ancestors Using the Sources They Left Behind by Gena Philibert-Ortega. July 1.
  • Pinning Your Family History by Thomas MacEntee. July 8.
  • Making a Federal Case Out of It by Judy Russell (bonus webinar for annual/monthly webinar subscribers only). July 10.
  • Researching with Karen! by Karen Clifford. July 15.
  • Have Swedish Roots and Don't Know How to Get Started? by Kathy Meade. July 22.
  • Storyboard Your Family History by Lisa Alzo. July 29.
  • Mending Broken Ties: Reconstructing Family Trees Sawed by Slavery by Melvin J. Collier. July 31.
  • What's in a Name? Trouble! by Ron Arons. August 5.
  • Power Platting - Technology Tools to Create Pictures from Property Descriptions by Chris Staats. August 12.
  • Discovering Your Kentucky Ancestors by Mark Lowe. August 19.
  • Digital Family Reunions by Devin Ashby. August 21.
  • German Names and Naming Patterns by Jim Beidler. August 26.
  • Break Down Brick Walls in Eastern European Research - Tips, Tools and Tricks by Lisa Alzo. September 2.
  • Research Your Swedish Ancestors in Living Color Using ArkivDigital Online by Kathy Meade. September 9.
  • Technology and Techniques for Differentiating Two People with the Same Name by Geoff Rasmussen. September 11.
  • Researching Your Dutch Ancestors by Yvette Hoitink. September 16.
  • Researching Your Ancestors in England and Wales by Kirsty Gray. September 23.
  • Maps Tell Some of the Story for the African-Ancestored Genealogist by Angela Walton-Raji. September 25.
  • Using Periodicals to Find Your Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega. September 30.
  • Wearables and Genealogy - Wacky and Wild or Worth the Wait by Thomas MacEntee. October 7.
  • Colonial Immigration - The English Pioneers of Early America by Beth Foulk. October 14.
  • Billions of Records, Billions of Stories by Devin Ashby. October 16.
  • What Happened to the State of Frankland - Using Tennessee's Pre-Statehood Records by Mark Lowe. October 21.
  • Complex Evidence - What is It? How Does it Work? And Why Does it Matter? by Warren Bittner. October 28.
  • Researching with Karen! by Karen Clifford. November 4.
  • Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy by Diahan Southard. November 11.
  • Bringing it All Together and Leaving a Permanent Record by Tom Kemp. November 13.
  • Mapping Madness by Ron Arons. November 18.
  • Stories in Stone - Cemetery Research by Gail Blankenau. December 2.
  • Thinking about Becoming an Accredited Genealogist? by Apryl Cox and Kelly Summers. December 9.
  • Pointing Fingers at Ancestors' Siblings - Breaking Down Brick Walls with Collateral Research by Marian Pierre-Louis. December 16.
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