Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Register for Webinar Wednesday: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes by James Baker, PhD, CG

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Case studies are presented to show how to avoid the biggest mistakes, including trusting family myths; believing that the posted family trees are accurate; connecting the wrong "same name" people; and believing that all original family records are accurate.
Join us and James Baker, PhD, CG, for the live webinar Wednesday, December 13, 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
JamesBaker_144x144Mr. Baker, an active genealogist for the past fifteen years, completed the requirements to become a BCG associate in 2011. He specializes in German, Midwest U.S., and early American research. He was an officer of the Sacramento German Genealogy Society (SGGS) and has contributed numerous articles to its quarterly, Der Blumenbaum. He also has written articles for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Magazine and the NGS Quarterly. He is a member of NGS and SGGS. For the past ten years, he has volunteered at the Sacramento FamilySearch Library. He has given more than 100 genealogy presentations during the past three years at local, regional, and national events.
 
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ready to Find Your Scottish Ancestors?


Join us for the Scottish ViC - the first virtual conference for Scottish genealogy. This will be a full day of learning. 

Researching Your Scottish Ancestors Pre Civil Registration: Chris Paton will be sharing the resources available for people looking for their ancestors who may have left Scotland prior to civil registration in 1855. Even ancestors who may have still been in Scotland but where you are seeking more information prior to what is available from 1855. Church records, court records, poor records, land records and so much more.

Seek and Ye Shall Find": Using the Kirk's Archival Legacy to Uncover the Lives of Your Scottish Ancestors: Margaret Fox will be sharing her vast knowledge of the Kirk's archives. Not just Kirk Session records but all of the various records held by the Kirk. Communion rolls, pew rents and everything in between.

Using NLS Maps for Family History Research: Craig Statham will be showing us the incredible resources available from the National Library's vast maps collection. These date back to the 1500s

Researching Your Highland Ancestors: Chris Halliday will be sharing his knowledge of the records that are available for researching your highland ancestors. He discusses the areas in Scotland where various surnames originated, clans and clan resources, local archives and online collections.

The Mass Exodus: From the Highlands and Islands to Canada: Christine Woodcock will be helping you to see where  your Highland ancestors may have come from prior to arriving in Canada (then migrating to the USA). We look at various resources including ships, ports of departure, ports of entry, land grants and more.

Apart from Christine's talk, you get to be immersed in Scottish accents all day while learning!

Speakers will be available to answer questions and handouts will be emailed to registrants ahead of the conference so you can formulate your questions.  

All of this for just $79.99 cdn ($63 usd/£46). Times are in Eastern but access for 72 hours after the conference allows researchers in other parts of the world to watch during waking hours.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Adding a Passenger Record to Legacy - free webinar by Geoff Rasmussen now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar "Adding a Passenger Record to Legacy” by Legacy's Geoff Rasmussen is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars..com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
In this webinar, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will demonstrate what to do with a passenger record as he adds the information to his real, personal Legacy family file. This class will be presented live and unscripted, giving attendees a first-hand look at how a professional genealogist analyzes and records information from a passenger record found at MyHeritage.com. You will learn the seven steps of  adding any kind of an online document to your Legacy software while also seeing an insider’s perspective of using the Source Clipboard, custom events, AKAs, the To Do List, timelines, and much more.
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Webinar Members get:
  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 630 classes, 847 hours of genealogy education)
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  • 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)
  • 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!

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Finding Dirk: Insanity in the 19th Century by Jill Morelli, CG

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Finding Dirk: Insanity in the 19th Century by Jill Morelli, CG

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Finding Dirk: Insanity in the 19th Century" by Jill Morelli, CG. If you're not a member,  remember the webinar previews are always free.

Finding Dirk: Insanity in the 19th Century

 

Do have an Aunt Mabel that disappears or who no one in the family talks about? Perhaps she was committed as insane. As the west was settled the disassociation of individuals from family members meant that home care for the insane was less of an option. The states assumed the responsibility of care, resulting in many state-run institutions established in the post-1850 era.   This presentation will explore the history of treatment of the “insane” and how it changed. Using Dirk Jans Bode as our case study, confined to an asylum for 27 years in Illinois, we will compare the physical conditions of the confinement and types of diagnoses and various treatments and how they changed into the 20th century. The wealth of documentation in the public records will be identified and information from public and restricted sources will be compared. The process of obtaining the mental health records through the courts will be outlined.

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About the Presenter
Jill Morelli, CG
Jill Morelli, CG is a "Roots" genealogist, becoming interested in family history in the 1970's with the Alex Haley show. At that time, she just collected "stuff." After a hiatus during which she had a family and volunteered in her community, Jill came back to genealogy with a vengeance in February 2002 and a total commitment to "doing it right." She attended conferences, institutes and read articles that would improve her skills as a genealogist. Jill started lecturing on genealogy topics in 2013; however, her background includes extensive lecturing associated with her vocation of architecture to large (300+) and small groups for 40+ years. Jill is a lecturer, writer and professional genealogist and has a blog at http://genealogycertification.wordpress.com about her experiences of being "on the clock," house histories and other topics of interest.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

FLASH WEBINAR FRIDAY! Adding a Passenger Record to Legacy by Geoff Rasmussen

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In this webinar, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will demonstrate what to do with a passenger record as he adds the information to his real, personal Legacy family file. This class will be presented live and unscripted, giving attendees a first-hand look at how a professional genealogist analyzes and records information from a passenger record found at MyHeritage.com. You will learn the seven steps of  adding any kind of an online document to your Legacy software while also seeing an insider’s perspective of using the Source Clipboard, custom events, AKAs, the To Do List, timelines, and much more.
Join Geoff Rasmussen for the live webinar Friday, December 8, 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. 
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Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is a dynamic genealogy speaker on all forms of genealogy technology, and as host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series, has spoken virtually to nearly 100 different countries. He has authored books, videos, articles, and websites, and develops the Legacy Family Tree software program. On a personal note, Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello, basketball and bowling. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center.
He is the author of the recently-released, Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors, and the popular books Legacy Family Tree, Unlocked!and Digital Imaging Essentials.
 
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We look forward to seeing you all there!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records - free webinar by Lisa Toth Salinas now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar "Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records” by Lisa Toth Salinas is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars..com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
Catholic genealogical research has a depth unequaled by any other record group. The documents of the Catholic Church chronicle important events in the lives of members and can provide the key to uncovering otherwise impenetrable family mysteries. Author of the Catholic Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ and contributor to The Catholic Gene blog, Lisa Toth Salinas will guide you into exploration of the lives of your ancestors through sacramental records, additional Church records, and other Catholic sources. Join Lisa for an introduction into Catholic genealogy, an overview of traditional and often-overlooked documents, and research strategies that will help you dig into your Catholic roots.
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 45 minute recording of "Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records” 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 628 classes, 844 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 2,873 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)
  • 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!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Register for Webinar Wednesday: Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records by Lisa Toth Salinas

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Catholic genealogical research has a depth unequaled by any other record group. The documents of the Catholic Church chronicle important events in the lives of members and can provide the key to uncovering otherwise impenetrable family mysteries. Author of the Catholic Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ and contributor to The Catholic Gene blog, Lisa Toth Salinas will guide you into exploration of the lives of your ancestors through sacramental records, additional Church records, and other Catholic sources. Join Lisa for an introduction into Catholic genealogy, an overview of traditional and often-overlooked documents, and research strategies that will help you dig into your Catholic roots.
Join us and Lisa Toth Salinas, for the live webinar Wednesday, December 6, 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. 
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About the presenter
LisaSalinas-144x144Lisa Toth Salinas is a freelance writer and genealogist with a focus on Catholic research and the immigrant origins of her Hungarian, Croatian & Irish ancestors and their roots in the Northeast (New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts). She is author of three Legacy Family Tree QuickGuides™: Catholic GenealogyHungarian Genealogy, and Croatian Genealogy. In addition to her other writing projects, Lisa is a contributing author for The Catholic Gene blog. She is active on Twitter as @smallestleaf and @catholicgene. Visit her website at http://smallestleaf.com.
 
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We look forward to seeing you all there!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Meet Scottish ViC Speaker Chris Paton


Ayrshire based genealogist Chris Paton is the author of several Scottish based research guide books, including Discover Scottish Land Records and Discover Scottish Church Records, available in North America from Global Genealogy (http://www.globalgenealogy.com/authors/paton-chris/chris-paton.htm). 

Chris currently carries out research in Scotland (https://scotlandsgreateststory.wordpress.com/) and writes the daily British GENES blog (http://britishgenes.blogspot.ca/).


Chris will be presenting a talk on researching Scottish ancestors before 1855 when civil registration started in Scotland. Chris' talk, Pre-Civil Registration Research will begin at 9 am (EST) on Saturday, January 27th, 2018, kicking off the Scottish ViC (virtual conference). 

For more information or to register:  https://www.genealogyvic.com/

Friday, December 1, 2017

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Clusters and Chains for Genealogical Success by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Clusters and Chains for Genealogical Success by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Clusters and Chains for Genealogical Success" by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG. If you're not a member,  remember the webinar previews are always free.

Clusters and Chains for Genealogical Success

Track neighbors and associates to find European hometowns. This lecture describes cluster genealogy and chain migration and demonstrates proven methods to find your ancestors’ origins.

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About the Presenter
Shellee Morehead
Shellee Morehead has a Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology and is an adjunct instructor of Biology at NEIT. She was certified by BCG in 2012, and researches, writes and lectures on family history. Her most recent article is "Thomas Hamilton -- Progenitor of a Colonial American Family: His Ulster Origins revealed using DNA" which appeared in the Directory of Irish Family History Research. Recent speaking events include NGS 2016, The Genealogy Event in New York, the Ukrainian Historical and Education Center in New Jersey, and NERGC 2015 in Providence. She was one of the program Tri-Chairs for NERGC 2015. In 2010, she appeared in an episode of Danish Television's "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Her specialties include Rhode Island, Italian, and French-Canadian research and genetic genealogy. She is an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), an active member of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, American-French Genealogical Society, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) New England Chapter. Visit her website at www.ShelleeMorehead.com.
 
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  • Additional 5% off anything at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
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It's just $49.95/year or $9.95/month.

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2017speakers

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