Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry - free webinar by Shannon Combs-Bennett now online for limited time

The recording of last night's webinar, "A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry" by Shannon Combs-Bennett is now available to view for free for a limited time at 
Webinar Description
Heraldry invokes images of noble ancestors from long ago, dashing knights and splendor but what is it really? In this presentation learn the basics of heraldry, its historical uses, who can display heraldic arms (as well as why many genealogists shouldn’t) and how it can help your research. Focus will be on English heraldry with other nationalities used for comparison.
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 26 minute recording of "A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry" 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 - heraldry - for 10% off anything at or, valid through Monday, July 11, 2016
2310The Manual of Heraldry by Sir Francis J. Grant - 19.95
This is a pocket-size book of reference which fully encompasses the entire range of heraldry. In addition to the outstanding dictionary of terms, it contains chapters on the origin of coat armor, the right to bear arms, differencing and marshalling of arms, and the order of precedence, the whole copiously illustrated with 350 text figures.
This manual will be of service to the student as well as the general reader who desires to acquire some knowledge of the subject which has been justly called "the shorthand of history."

142 pages | Published 1914, reprinted 1997| Printed Edition
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  • Organize Your Online Life by Lisa Louise Cooke. July 20.
  • Windows 10 Survival Guide for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee. July 22.
  • 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.
  • Finding French Ancestors by Luana Darby. August 26.
  • 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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