Saturday, June 11, 2016

Introduction to the Freedmen's Bureau - free webinar by Angela Walton-Raji now available for limited time


The recording of today's webinar, "Introduction to the Freedmen's Bureau" by Angela Walton-Raji is now available to view for free for a limited time at

Webinar Description

Newly freed slaves needed assistance with food, shelter, rations and work for pay. The Freedmen’s Bureau served that purpose providing such aid. This webinar will focus on the records from the Bureau, and how these records will open doors before 1870, for the African American family.

View the Recording at

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 29 minute recording of "Introduction to the Freedmen's Bureau" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. Or watch it at your convenience with an annual or monthly webinar membership.

Coupon code

Use webinar coupon code - freedmen - for 10% off anything at or, valid through Monday, June 13, 2016

African-American Genealogy Digital

Legacy QuickGuide: African American Genealogy - 2.95 each

There is no question that African American genealogy research has many challenges. Many families are rooted within the system of American Slavery that ended officially in 1865 presenting many hurdles for descendants of those enslaved families. Fortunately in recent years, the community of researchers has expanded and there are more resources for African Ancestored researchers than ever before. Whether your ancestors were enslaved, Free People of Color, or immigrants to this country, a handy set of tools and resources is needed. The African-American Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ guide will assist you, whether you are sitting at your computer looking for online resources, or trying to connect with other researchers. And as you plan your next research trip, this handy 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access to direct you to facilities with significant African American collections and will serve as a useful reference while on the road. 
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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • Introduction to the Freedmen's Bureau by Angela Walton-Raji. June 10.
  • Ticked Off! Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. June 15.
  • Digging Deeper in German Parish Records by Gail Blankenau. June 22.
  • Circles or Triangles? What Shape is Your DNA? by Diahan Southard. June 29.
  • Navigating Naturalization Records by Lisa Alzo. July 6.
  • A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry by Shannon Combs-Bennett. July 13.
  • Finding French Ancestors by Luana Darby. July 15.
  • Organize Your Online Life by Lisa Louise Cooke. July 20.
  • Researching Women - Community Cookbooks and What They Tell Us About Our Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega. July 27.
  • The Germanic French - Researching Alsatian and Lorrainian Families by John Philip Colletta. July 30.
  • Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records by Tom Jones. July 30.
  • Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint by Thomas MacEntee. August 3.
  • The Battle for Bounty Land - War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars by Beth Foulk. August 10.
  • Homestead Act of 1862 - Following the Witnesses by Bernice Bennett. August 12.
  • Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society by Amy Johnson Crow. August 17.
  • Using Findmypast to Unlock Your Irish Ancestry by Brian Donovan. August 24.
  • The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions by Judy Russell. September 14.
  • Clooz - A Document-Based Software Companion by Richard Thomas. September 16.
  • How to Use for Beginners by Devin Ashby. September 21.
  • Beginning Polish Genealogy by Lisa Alzo and Jonathan Shea. September 28.
  • AHA! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research by Ron Arons. October 5.
  • Time and Place - Using Genealogy's Cross-Hairs by Jim Beidler. October 12.
  • Finding Your Ancestors' German Hometown by Ursula Krause. October 14.
  • Social History Websites That Bring Your Ancestor's Story to Life by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 19.
  • Flip for Flickr - Share, Store and Save Your Family Photos by Maureen Taylor. October 26.
  • Analysis and Correlation - Two Keys to Sound Conclusions by Chris Staats. November 2.
  • Publishing a Genealogy E-Book by Thomas MacEntee. November 9.
  • Dating Family Photographs by Jane Neff Rollins. November 16.
  • Nature & Nurture - Family History for Adoptees by Janet Hovorka and Amy Slade. November 18.
  • Multi-Media Story Telling by Devin Ashby. November 30.
  • Becoming a Genealogy Detective by Sharon Atkins. December 7.
  • From the Heartland - Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research by Luana Darby. December 14.
  • Tracing Your European Ancestors by Julie Goucher. December 16.
  • An Introduction to BillionGraves by Garth Fitzner. December 21.
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