Thursday, October 19, 2017

 

Minnesota
Genealogical Society
 

2018 Webinars

Request for Presentation Proposals

  • Due:  November 15, 2017

The Minnesota Genealogical Society invites presentation proposals for its 2018 Genealogy Webinars series.
2018 Webinars are scheduled at 7 p.m. (Central Time) on:
Feb. 7; March 7; April 4; May 2; June 6; Aug. 1; Sep. 5; Oct. 3; Nov. 7; Dec. 5

The MGS Education Committee especially encourages proposals for presentations with content relating to Minnesota and Upper Midwest resources and important Upper Midwest ethnic groups including but not limited to Swedish, Norwegian, German, French Canadian, and Yankee.

The Committee invites proposals for any of three kinds of topics:
  • "How-to" lectures dealing with a variety of genealogical sources
  •  Webinars demonstrating emerging technology applications for genealogy
  • Lectures focusing on methodology and problem-solving case studies


For further information and a link to the submission form, see: https://mngs.org/cpage.php?pt=74 .


Questions:
Please direct questions about MGS webinars or this call for presentations to mgswebinars@gmail.com.



Visit the Minnesota Genealogical Society on the web at www.mngs.org.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy - free webinar by Gena Philibert-Ortega now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar "The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy” by Gena Philibert-Ortega is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
The Works Progress Administration left behind a legacy that is used by family historians today. In this presentation we will discuss The WPA, projects under the WPA relevant to genealogy, and how you can research some of those records today.
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 32 minute recording of "The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy” PLUS the after-webinar party 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
Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions
Webinar Members get:
  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 602 classes, 815 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 2,783 pages)
  • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
  • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features
Introductory pricing:
  • Annual membership: $49.95/year (currently 50% off until August 20, 2017)
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. October 25.
  • Filling in the In-Between of the Jewish BMD by Rose Feldman. October 29.
  • Introduction to the Use of Autosomal DNA Testing by Tim Janzen. October 29.
  • Google for Genealogy: Search Tricks to Tease Out Information by Jessica Taylor. October 29.
  • Discover Your Family History with MyHeritage's Unique Technologies by Daniel Horowitz. October 29.
  • How to Pass Your Ancestors' Legacy to Your Grandchildren by Jessica Taylor. October 29.
  • Advanced Autosomal DNA Techniques used in Genetic Genealogy by Tim Janzen. October 29.
  • Jewish Family Research Challenges by Garri Regev. October 29.
  • Is this the End? Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece by Luana Darby and Ursula C. Krause. November 1.
  • New York City Genealogical Research: Navigating Through The Five Boroughs by Michael L. Strauss, AG. November 8.
  • Using Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence by Jill Morelli. November 10.
  • British and Irish research: the differences by Brian Donovan. November 15.
  • Research in Federal Records: Some Assembly Required by Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG. November 21.
  • Understanding Alabama by Rorey Cathcart. November 29.
  • Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records by Lisa Toth Salinas. December 6.
  • I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes by James M. Baker, PhD, CG. December 13.
  • Finding Your Nordic Parish of Birth by Jill Morelli. December 15.
  • The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive (Re)Search by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. December 19.
  • Palmetto Pride - South Carolina for Genealogist by Rorey Cathcart. December 20.
  • Problems and Pitfalls of a Reasonably Shallow Search by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. December 27.
See you online!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard - free BCG webinar by David Ouimette, CG now online for limited time


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The recording of today's webinar "Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard” by David Ouimette, CG is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
With billions of indexed records available online, what methodologies should the researcher employ to best leverage these resources in keeping with genealogical standards?
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 17 minute recording of "Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard” 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
Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions
Webinar Members get:
  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 601 classes, 814 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 2,783 pages)
  • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
  • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features
Introductory pricing:
  • Annual membership: $49.95/year (currently 50% off until August 20, 2017)
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
  • The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 18.
  • Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. October 25.
  • Filling in the In-Between of the Jewish BMD by Rose Feldman. October 29.
  • Introduction to the Use of Autosomal DNA Testing by Tim Janzen. October 29.
  • Google for Genealogy: Search Tricks to Tease Out Information by Jessica Taylor. October 29.
  • Discover Your Family History with MyHeritage's Unique Technologies by Daniel Horowitz. October 29.
  • How to Pass Your Ancestors' Legacy to Your Grandchildren by Jessica Taylor. October 29.
  • Advanced Autosomal DNA Techniques used in Genetic Genealogy by Tim Janzen. October 29.
  • Jewish Family Research Challenges by Garri Regev. October 29.
  • Is this the End? Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece by Luana Darby and Ursula C. Krause. November 1.
  • New York City Genealogical Research: Navigating Through The Five Boroughs by Michael L. Strauss, AG. November 8.
  • Using Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence by Jill Morelli. November 10.
  • British and Irish research: the differences by Brian Donovan. November 15.
  • Research in Federal Records: Some Assembly Required by Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG. November 21.
  • Understanding Alabama by Rorey Cathcart. November 29.
  • Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records by Lisa Toth Salinas. December 6.
  • I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes by James M. Baker, PhD, CG. December 13.
  • Finding Your Nordic Parish of Birth by Jill Morelli. December 15.
  • The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive (Re)Search by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. December 19.
  • Palmetto Pride - South Carolina for Genealogist by Rorey Cathcart. December 20.
  • Problems and Pitfalls of a Reasonably Shallow Search by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. December 27.
See you online!

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – November 2017

Illinois Gold: Hard to Find But Valuable Prairie State Resources for Genealogical Research

Join us on Tuesday, November 14, at 8:00 PM Central, when Thomas MacEntee will present Illinois Gold: Hard to Find But Valuable Prairie State Resources for Genealogical Research. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5490586515192783362.

Last week's webinar, Funeral Homes and Family History: They're Dying to Meet You, presented by Daniel Earl, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

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

    Registration Procedure: There are only 500 available "seats" for each webinar and we have limited the number of registrations for each webinar to 650. Past experience has shown that approximately 30% of those who register don't attend a webinar. Recommendation: login to the webinar EARLY - access begins at 7:30 pm Central. Once the "room" fills up with 500 attendees, others attempting to join will receive a "room full" message.

    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/isgs2017webinarbrochure.

    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.

    Please direct any questions to the ISGS Webinar Committee at isgswebinar@ilgensoc.org.

    The 2017  ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

    Register for Webinar Wednesday - The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy by Gena Philibert-Ortega

    Register

    The Works Progress Administration left behind a legacy that is used by family historians today. In this presentation we will discuss The WPA, projects under the WPA relevant to genealogy, and how you can research some of those records today.

    Join us and Gena Philibert-Ortega for the live webinar Wednesday, October 18, 2017 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.

    Download the syllabus
    In preparation for the webinar, download the supplemental syllabus materials here

    Registerbut

    Or register for multiple webinars at once by clicking here.

    Not sure if you already registered?
    Login to view your registration status for this webinar (available for annual or monthly webinar subscribers).

    Test Your Webinar Connection
    To ensure that your webinar connection is ready to go, click here.

    Can't make it to the live event?
    No worries. Its recording will be available for a limited time. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership.

    About the presenter
    GenaOrtega-144x144Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master's degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women's studies, and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is the author of the books, From The Family Kitchen (F + WMedia, 2012), Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) and Putting the Pieces Together. Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association's journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include women's social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women's lives using material artifacts. Gena Philibert-Ortega is the author of IDG's monthly column, Remember the Ladies: Researching Your Female Ancestor. 
     
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    Webinar time
    The webinar will be live on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at:
    • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
    • 1pm Central
    • 12pm Mountain
    • 11am Pacific
    Or use this Time Zone Converter.

    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!

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Register for Tuesday's BCG Webinar: Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard by David Ouimette, CG


    Register-bcg
    With billions of indexed records available online, what methodologies should the researcher employ to best leverage these resources in keeping with genealogical standards?
    Join us, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and David Ouimette, CG for the live webinar Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 8pm 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. 
    Download the syllabus
    In preparation for the webinar, download the supplemental syllabus materials here.  
    Registerbut 
    Or register for multiple webinars at once by clicking here.
    Not sure if you already registered?
    Login to view your registration status for this webinar (available for annual or monthly webinar subscribers).
    Test Your Webinar Connection
    To ensure that your webinar connection is ready to go, click here.
    Can't make it to the live event?
    No worries. Its recording will be available for a limited time. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership.
    About the presenters
    DavidOuimette-144x144David Ouimette, CG, manages Content Strategy at FamilySearch, prioritizing the acquisition and online publication of records worldwide for family history research. He has conducted research and analyzed archival materials in dozens of countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. David regularly lectures at national genealogical conferences and institutes. He has contributed articles to many magazines and journals and authored Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide.
     
    Add it to your Google Calendar
    With our Google Calendar button, you will never forget our upcoming webinars. Simply click the button to add it to your calendar. You can then optionally embed the webinar events (and even turn them on and off) into your own personal calendar. If you have already added the calendar, you do not have to do it again - the new webinar events will automatically appear.
    Webinar time
    The webinar will be live on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at:
    • 8pm Eastern (U.S.)
    • 7pm Central
    • 6pm Mountain
    • 5pm Pacific
    Or use this Time Zone Converter.
    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!

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    DEADLINE TOMORROW

    The Ontario Genealogical Society's Call For Speakers for their 2018 Webinar Series end October 15th at noon.

    Submission Link: https://goo.gl/dRmA2R

    Online Genealogy Hangouts, Webinars and Chats - Week of 15 Oct 2017


    Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may register for these online classes and seminars coming up this week. Be sure to verify the time in your neck of the woods. If you need a time zone converter see: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

    This centralized calendar provides information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.

    Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts on Air, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Second Life, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

    There are currently over 40 hosts with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. 


    If your society would like to add virtual meeting announcements to this calendar, contact Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com with your society's Gmail account.

    AMAZING! 

    SEE ALSO
    Conference Keeper - the most complete calendar and collection of "in person" genealogy events.



    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Is Your Society Growing? Social Media may be your saving grace - free webinar by DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington now online for limited time


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    The recording of today's webinar "Is Your Society Growing? Social Media may be your saving grace” by DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
    Webinar Description
    It's all about selling the sizzle! Ask genealogists about the perceived value of joining a genealogy society, the will invariably say: networking with friends and colleagues great presenters access to "boots on the ground" experts This webinar discusses 10 ideas to pump new life into genealogy & historical societies and family associations. Based on this blog post: Do Conferences Need Bloggers http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2016/03/do-conferences-need-bloggers.html
    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 32 minute recording of "Is Your Society Growing? Social Media may be your saving grace” 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
    Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions
    Webinar Members get:
    • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 600 classes, 812 hours of genealogy education)
    • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 2,769 pages)
    • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
    • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
    • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
    • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
    • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
    • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
    • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features
    Introductory pricing:
    • Annual membership: $49.95/year (currently 50% off until August 20, 2017)
    • Monthly membership: $9.95/month
    Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
    • Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard by David Ouimette, CG. October 17.
    • The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 18.
    • Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. October 25.
    • Filling in the In-Between of the Jewish BMD by Rose Feldman. October 29.
    • Introduction to the Use of Autosomal DNA Testing by Tim Janzen. October 29.
    • Google for Genealogy: Search Tricks to Tease Out Information by Jessica Taylor. October 29.
    • Discover Your Family History with MyHeritage's Unique Technologies by Daniel Horowitz. October 29.
    • How to Pass Your Ancestors' Legacy to Your Grandchildren by Jessica Taylor. October 29.
    • Advanced Autosomal DNA Techniques used in Genetic Genealogy by Tim Janzen. October 29.
    • Jewish Family Research Challenges by Garri Regev. October 29.
    • Is this the End? Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece by Luana Darby and Ursula C. Krause. November 1.
    • New York City Genealogical Research: Navigating Through The Five Boroughs by Michael L. Strauss, AG. November 8.
    • Using Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence by Jill Morelli. November 10.
    • British and Irish research: the differences by Brian Donovan. November 15.
    • Research in Federal Records: Some Assembly Required by Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG. November 21.
    • Understanding Alabama by Rorey Cathcart. November 29.
    • Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records by Lisa Toth Salinas. December 6.
    • I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes by James M. Baker, PhD, CG. December 13.
    • Finding Your Nordic Parish of Birth by Jill Morelli. December 15.
    • The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive (Re)Search by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. December 19.
    • Palmetto Pride - South Carolina for Genealogist by Rorey Cathcart. December 20.
    • Problems and Pitfalls of a Reasonably Shallow Search by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. December 27.
    See you online!

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT!!
    Don't forget to send in your submissions for The Ontario Genealogical Society 2018 Call For Speakers. Deadline is October 15th 2017 at 12pm.
    Link for submissions: https://goo.gl/dRmA2R

    Southern States Migration Patterns - free webinar by Mary Hill, AG now online for limited time

      Southern States Migration Patterns - free webinar by Mary Hill, AG now online for limited time

    The recording of Wednesday's webinar "Southern States Migration Patterns” by Mary Hill, AG is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

    Webinar Description

    Why did people migrate from one location to another? What routes did they follow, and how can identifying migration trails help you find your ancestors? Learn from maps and historical details how to follow the trail of your ancestors into and out of the Southern states.

    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 "Southern States Migration Patterns” 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.

    Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

    Webinar Members get:
    • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 599 classes, 811 hours of genealogy education)
    • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 2,769 pages)
    • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
    • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
    • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
    • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
    • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
    • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
    • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features
    Introductory pricing:
    • Annual membership: $49.95/year (currently 50% off until August 20, 2017)
    • Monthly membership: $9.95/month
    Click here to subscribe.

    Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
    • Is Your Society Growing? Social Media may be your saving grace by Pat Richley. October 13.
    • Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard by David Ouimette, CG. October 17.
    • The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 18.
    • Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. October 25.
    • Filling in the In-Between of the Jewish BMD by Rose Feldman. October 29.
    • Introduction to the Use of Autosomal DNA Testing by Tim Janzen. October 29.
    • Google for Genealogy: Search Tricks to Tease Out Information by Jessica Taylor. October 29.
    • Discover Your Family History with MyHeritage's Unique Technologies by Daniel Horowitz. October 29.
    • How to Pass Your Ancestors' Legacy to Your Grandchildren by Jessica Taylor. October 29.
    • Advanced Autosomal DNA Techniques used in Genetic Genealogy by Tim Janzen. October 29.
    • Jewish Family Research Challenges by Garri Regev. October 29.
    • Is this the End? Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece by Luana Darby and Ursula C. Krause. November 1.
    • New York City Genealogical Research: Navigating Through The Five Boroughs by Michael L. Strauss, AG. November 8.
    • Using Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence by Jill Morelli. November 10.
    • British and Irish research: the differences by Brian Donovan. November 15.
    • Research in Federal Records: Some Assembly Required by Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG. November 21.
    • Understanding Alabama by Rorey Cathcart. November 29.
    • Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records by Lisa Toth Salinas. December 6.
    • I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes by James M. Baker, PhD, CG. December 13.
    • Finding Your Nordic Parish of Birth by Jill Morelli. December 15.
    • The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive (Re)Search by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. December 19.
    • Palmetto Pride - South Carolina for Genealogist by Rorey Cathcart. December 20.
    • Problems and Pitfalls of a Reasonably Shallow Search by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. December 27.
    Print the 2017 webinar brochure here.

    See you online!

    Register for Webinar Friday - Is Your Society Growing? Social Media may be your saving grace by DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington

    Register

    It's all about selling the sizzle! Ask genealogists about the perceived value of joining a genealogy society, the will invariably say: networking with friends and colleagues great presenters access to "boots on the ground" experts This webinar discusses 10 ideas to pump new life into genealogy & historical societies and family associations. Based on this blog post: Do Conferences Need Bloggers

    Join us, DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington for the live webinar Friday, October 13, 2017 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.

    Registerbut

    Or register for multiple webinars at once by clicking here.

    Not sure if you already registered?
    Login to view your registration status for this webinar (available for annual or monthly webinar subscribers).

    Test Your Webinar Connection
    To ensure that your webinar connection is ready to go, click here.

    Can't make it to the live event?
    No worries. Its recording will be available for a limited time. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership.

    About the presenters
    DearMyrtle-144x144DearMYRTLE is the nom de plume of Pat Richley-Erickson, author of the award-winning DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog, consistently among the top 5 family history blogs internationally, where the focus is beginning genealogy topics. DearMYRTLE hosts several weekly hangouts including Mondays with Myrt, Wacky Wednesday, and moderates more intense study groups including Beginning Genealogy, Mastering Genealogical Proof, The Written Conclusion, and Genealogy and the Law. Online since 1985 in membership development with Q-Link's Your Family Tree and later on the leadership team of AOL's Golden Gate Genealogy Forum, Pat is a retired post-secondary computer instructor. She and her husband live in Salt Lake City, Utah, just a stone's throw from the Family History Library. A speaker at regional and national conferences including several livestreamed videocasts at RootsTech 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2017. Ol' Myrt and her team presented two G+ Hangout on Air workshops at RootsTech. She has served RootsTech as an official blogger and ambassador (2011-2017). DearMYRTLE is a co-founder of the Genea-Quilters group on Facebook, and founder of www.GeneaWebinars.com, a centralized calendar and blog for all known genealogy webinar hosts and virtual presenters. She serves as admin for The Organized Genealogist Facebook Group together with her hangout co-host, her real-life Cousin Russ Worthington. Find out more at www.DearMYRTLE.com. (Yup! She’s a dot com!)
     
    RussWorthington-400x400Russ Worthington lives in the beautiful Northwest corner of New Jersey that most people don't know exists in his beautiful state (no exit numbers). He started "collecting his ancestors" about 15 years ago when his youngest daughter gave him a genealogy management software program as a gift to "give him something to do." Little did he know where this would lead him and the people he would meet. Russ enjoys helping others in their hunts and in building their family relationships.

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    Webinar time
    The webinar will be live on Friday, October 13, 2017 at:
    • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
    • 1pm Central
    • 12pm Mountain
    • 11am Pacific
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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!

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    BCG Quality Day of Education Webinars Now Available for a Limited Time

      BCG Quality Day of Education Webinars Now Available for a Limited Time

    The recordings of Friday's BCG Quality Day of Education are now available to view for free for a limited time at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/bcg.

    The Quality Day of Education was presented at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, October 6, 2017 and broadcast live internationally via Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Five renowned genealogical educators provided lessons on quality genealogy research. The speakers included Martha Garrett, CG; LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG; Jill Morelli, CG; Ann Staley, CG, CGL; Tom Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL.

    View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

    If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the recordings of all five classes are 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.

    The Classes

    The presentations include:
    The presentations will be available as free replays until Friday, October 13, 2016. After that date a monthly or annual membership in Legacy Family Trees Webinars will be required to view them.

    Register for Webinar Wednesday - Southern States Migration Patterns by Mary Hill, AG

    Register for Webinar Wednesday - Southern States Migration Patterns by Mary Hill, AG
    Why did people migrate from one location to another? What routes did they follow, and how can identifying migration trails help you find your ancestors? Learn from maps and historical details how to follow the trail of your ancestors into and out of the Southern states.
    Join us and Mary Hill, AG for the live webinar Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8pm 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
    MaryHill_144x144Mary E.V. Hill, MLS, AG® (Mid-Atlantic States); worked as reference librarian at BYU from 1989-1992, as genealogy instructor at BYU from 1992-1995, as Family History Library US/Canada Reference consultant from 1995-2006. She served on the UGA Board of Directors from 2006-2008 and as an LDS missionary at the Family History Library from 2006-2008. She is the author of Saga of a Southern Loyalist: William Riddle of Virginia and North Carolina, and Angel Children. She is a lecturer with emphasis on U.S. research methods and genealogical organization. Mary is a mother and grandmother.
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    Webinar time
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    • 7pm Central
    • 6pm Mountain
    • 5pm Pacific
    Or use this Time Zone Converter.
    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!

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Online Genealogy Hangouts, Webinars and Chats - Week of 8 Oct 2017


    Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may register for these online classes and seminars coming up this week. Be sure to verify the time in your neck of the woods. If you need a time zone converter see: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

    This centralized calendar provides information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.

    Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts on Air, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Second Life, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

    There are currently over 40 hosts with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. 


    If your society would like to add virtual meeting announcements to this calendar, contact Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com with your society's Gmail account.

    AMAZING! 

    SEE ALSO
    Conference Keeper - the most complete calendar and collection of "in person" genealogy events.



    Friday, October 6, 2017

    New "Member Friday" Webinar - Digitizing Awkward Artifacts from Artifact to Zombie by Denise Levenick

    New "Member Friday" Webinar - Digitizing Awkward Artifacts from Artifact to Zombie by Denise Levenick

    Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "How to Scan an Elephant: Digitizing Awkward Artifacts from Artifact to Zombie" by Denise May Levenick. If you're not a member,  remember the webinar previews are always free.

    How to Scan an Elephant: Digitizing Awkward Artifacts from Artifact to Zombie

    Go beyond the flatbed scanner to digitize awkward artifacts and oversize items. Discover apps, accessories, and expert tips to get better results from traditional scanners, digital cameras, and mobile devices. Full-size newspapers, 3-D objects, photos, and paperwork need different digitizing techniques. Know when to use a camera, scanner, or mobile device, and what settings, apps, and accessories will give the best results.

    How to Scan an Elephant: Digitizing Awkward Artifacts from Artifact to Zombie
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    About the Presenter

    Denise LevenickIn every family, someone ends up with "the stuff." Denise May Levenick is a writer, researcher, and speaker with a passion for preserving and sharing family treasures of all kinds. She is the creator of the award-winning family history blog, The Family Curator and author of two books on preserving family treasures, How to Archive Family Photos (Family Tree Books, 2015), and How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records, (Family Tree Books, 2012).
    Denise inherited her first family archive from her grandmother & a trunk filled with photos, letters, documents, and lots of "miscellaneous stuff" and is now the caretaker of several family collections. She has adapted professional archival techniques to the family archive situation and shares her experiences at her website, and in her books and articles.
     
    Denise is a frequent contributor to family history magazines and online publications, and presenter for webinars and workshops. She is a former high school English and Journalism teacher, and a holds a Master's Degree in English Literature.
     
    How to Archive Family Keepsakes helps family historians use professional archival techniques with their own family treasures.  Numerous charts and checklists and Denise's practical guidance offer step-by-step advice for organizing, preserving, and digitizing heirlooms, and genealogy research. 
     
    Denise is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Southern California Genealogical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and The Phi Beta Kappa Society. She heads the grant committee for the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant founded in 2010 to assist young genealogists seeking to advance their genealogical education. She lives in Pasadena, California.

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    Legacy Family Tree Webinars provides genealogy education where-you-are through live and recorded online webinars and videos. Learn from the best instructors in genealogy including Thomas MacEntee, Judy Russell, J. Mark Lowe, Lisa Louise Cooke, Megan Smolenyak, Tom Jones, and many more. Learn at your convenience. On-demand classes are available 24 hours a day! All you need is a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.
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    • All 592 classes in the library 804 hours of quality genealogy education)
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