Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Using Maps in Genealogical Research - free BCG webinar by Sara A. Scribner, CG now online for limited time


Using Maps in Genealogical Research - free BCG webinar by Sara Scribner, CG now online for limited time
The recording of tonight's BCG webinar, "Using Maps in Genealogical Research” by Sara A. Scribner, CG is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
Every ancestor, at every moment, occupied a specific, physical location. Maps decode and amplify the significance of those locations by providing context and background information. This heavily illustrated lecture shows examples of the map types best-suited to genealogy, and the syllabus provides links to quality online sources for those maps.
Because maps are visual they can often make a  place more vivid and show our ancestors' lives in new ways. For example, maps show the land's fertility (soil map), the waterways (physical map), the closest courthouse (political map) and the neighboring farm's owner (cadastral map). Specialized maps can document battle history, locations of teen mothers, oceanic shipping routes, Chicago before and after the fire, and Africa's real size, to name only a few.
Maps, and other geographical tools, help with identify or relationship questions by augmenting or even starring in proof discussions. Proofs and case studies which relied on map evidence in rural and urban settings will be dissected and explained.
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 "Using Maps in Genealogical Research” 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 719 classes, 961 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 3,201 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
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
Lightroom or Photoshop? What should I use for my photo editing? 06/27/2018 Jared Hodges
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 4): Adding Estate/Probate Records 07/06/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
The Art of Negative-Space Research: Women 07/11/2018 Jeanne Bloom  CG
Freedmen's Bureau Records - Valuable to ALL Southern research 07/13/2018 Diane L.  Richard
Special Tools that can Take Your Research to the Next Level 07/17/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
It's a Numbers Game! Understanding Recognized Genealogical Formats 07/17/2018 Alice Hoyt Veen  CG
Trails of Daniel Boone and other Western Travelers 07/18/2018 J. Mark Lowe  CG  FUGA
Photoshop: What you need to know as a photographer 07/25/2018 Jared Hodges
An Overview of Important Historical Record Collections 07/31/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Jewish Genealogy for the Non-Jew: History  Migration  DNA  08/01/2018Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 5): Adding an Obituary 08/03/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
Genealogical Proof for the Novice Genealogist 08/08/2018 Annette Burke  Lyttle
50 Websites To Find Vital Records 08/10/2018 Gena Philibert-Ortega
Everything you need to know about Genealogical Charts and Reports 08/14/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Untangle the Web of Germanic Websites 08/15/2018 Teresa Steinkamp McMillin  CG
GPS: Finding Your Way Through Tough Research Problems 08/21/2018 James Ison  CG  AG
Researching Forces Ancestors (England and Wales) 08/22/2018 Kirsty Gray
How Photos Enhance Genealogical Research 08/28/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite 08/29/2018 Diahan Southard
What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Genealogy Research 09/05/2018 Thomas MacEntee
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 6): Adding a Death Certificate 09/07/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
Examining Migration & Researching Migrants in the British Isles 09/12/2018 Julie Goucher
Slave Narratives: Telling the Story of Slavery and Families 09/14/2018 Ann Staley  CG  CGL
Using Lists to Find Proof 09/18/2018 Cari Taplin  CG
25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know 09/19/2018 Lisa Alzo
Importance of Newspapers for family research 09/25/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Remote Research in the Databases of the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System 10/03/2018 Rick Sayre  CG  CGL  FUGA
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 7): Adding Email Correspondence 10/05/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy 10/09/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
In Search of My Brother's Mother - An Adoption Story 10/10/2018 Beth Foulk
Strategies for Using FamilySearch 10/12/2018 Shannon Combs-Bennett
Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research 10/16/2018 Julie P. Miller  CG  CGL
Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush 10/17/2018 Peggy Clemens Lauritzen  AG
True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy 10/23/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing 10/24/2018 Lisa Alzo
Researching your French and Indian War Ancestor 10/26/2018 Craig R. Scott  MA  CG  FUGA
Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees 10/31/2018 E. Randol Schoenberg
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 8): The Smoking Gun 11/02/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks 11/06/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor 11/07/2018 Melissa Barker
Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners 11/14/2018 Rorey Cathcart
Every Day Life of Our Ancestors 11/20/2018 Ann Staley  CG  CGL
Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking 11/28/2018 Paula Stuart-Warren  CG  FMGS  FUGA
Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records 12/05/2018 Mary Kircher Roddy
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database 12/07/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
101 Ways to Design a Genealogy Chart 12/12/2018 Janet Hovorka
Citation for beginners 12/14/2018 Shellee Morehead  PhD  CG
Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman's Family 12/18/2018 Nancy A. Peters  CG
That Splendid Little War: Researching Your Spanish American War Ancestors 12/19/2018 Michael L. Strauss  AG
See you online!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Maximizing Your Results with Online Genealogical Databases - free webinar by Mike Mansfield now online

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The recording of today's webinar, "You Need a Search Strategy: Maximizing Your Results with Online Genealogical Databases” by Mike Mansfield is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
In the past 20 years, online search systems, databases, and image collections have revolutionized family history and genealogical research making our work faster, easier, and more convenient. However, these databases are not without limitations and quirks. This webinar will discuss some limitations we face and present strategies for more effective searches across a spectrum of websites and online services.
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 22 minute recording of "You Need a Search Strategy: Maximizing Your Results with Online Genealogical Databases” 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 718 classes, 959 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 3,201 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
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
You Need a Search Strategy: Maximizing Your Results with Online Genealogical Databases 06/19/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Lightroom or Photoshop? What should I use for my photo editing? 06/27/2018 Jared Hodges
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 4): Adding Estate/Probate Records 07/06/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
The Art of Negative-Space Research: Women 07/11/2018 Jeanne Bloom  CG
Freedmen's Bureau Records - Valuable to ALL Southern research 07/13/2018 Diane L.  Richard
Special Tools that can Take Your Research to the Next Level 07/17/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
It's a Numbers Game! Understanding Recognized Genealogical Formats 07/17/2018 Alice Hoyt Veen  CG
Trails of Daniel Boone and other Western Travelers 07/18/2018 J. Mark Lowe  CG  FUGA
Photoshop: What you need to know as a photographer 07/25/2018 Jared Hodges
An Overview of Important Historical Record Collections 07/31/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Sharing The Joy: Projects That Will Captivate The Non-Genealogists In Your Life 08/01/2018 Lisa Louise Cooke
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 5): Adding an Obituary 08/03/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
Genealogical Proof for the Novice Genealogist 08/08/2018 Annette Burke  Lyttle
50 Websites To Find Vital Records 08/10/2018 Gena Philibert-Ortega
Everything you need to know about Genealogical Charts and Reports 08/14/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Untangle the Web of Germanic Websites 08/15/2018 Teresa Steinkamp McMillin  CG
GPS: Finding Your Way Through Tough Research Problems 08/21/2018 James Ison  CG  AG
Researching Forces Ancestors (England and Wales) 08/22/2018 Kirsty Gray
How Photos Enhance Genealogical Research 08/28/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite 08/29/2018 Diahan Southard
What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Genealogy Research 09/05/2018 Thomas MacEntee
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 6): Adding a Death Certificate 09/07/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
Examining Migration & Researching Migrants in the British Isles 09/12/2018 Julie Goucher
Slave Narratives: Telling the Story of Slavery and Families 09/14/2018 Ann Staley  CG  CGL
Using Lists to Find Proof 09/18/2018 Cari Taplin  CG
25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know 09/19/2018 Lisa Alzo
Importance of Newspapers for family research 09/25/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Remote Research in the Databases of the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System 10/03/2018 Rick Sayre  CG  CGL  FUGA
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 7): Adding Email Correspondence 10/05/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy 10/09/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
In Search of My Brother's Mother - An Adoption Story 10/10/2018 Beth Foulk
Strategies for Using FamilySearch 10/12/2018 Shannon Combs-Bennett
Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research 10/16/2018 Julie P. Miller  CG  CGL
Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush 10/17/2018 Peggy Clemens Lauritzen  AG
True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy 10/23/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing 10/24/2018 Lisa Alzo
Researching your French and Indian War Ancestor 10/26/2018 Craig R. Scott  MA  CG  FUGA
Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees 10/31/2018 E. Randol Schoenberg
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 8): The Smoking Gun 11/02/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks 11/06/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor 11/07/2018 Melissa Barker
Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners 11/14/2018 Rorey Cathcart
Every Day Life of Our Ancestors 11/20/2018 Ann Staley  CG  CGL
Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking 11/28/2018 Paula Stuart-Warren  CG  FMGS  FUGA
Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records 12/05/2018 Mary Kircher Roddy
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database 12/07/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
101 Ways to Design a Genealogy Chart 12/12/2018 Janet Hovorka
Citation for beginners 12/14/2018 Shellee Morehead  PhD  CG
Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman's Family 12/18/2018 Nancy A. Peters  CG
That Splendid Little War: Researching Your Spanish American War Ancestors 12/19/2018 Michael L. Strauss  AG

See you online!

Using Maps in Genealogical Research - register for Tuesday's BCG webinar by Sara A. Scribner, CG

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Every ancestor, at every moment, occupied a specific, physical location. Maps decode and amplify the significance of those locations by providing context and background information. This heavily illustrated lecture shows examples of the map types best-suited to genealogy, and the syllabus provides links to quality online sources for those maps.
 
Because maps are visual they can often make a  place more vivid and show our ancestors' lives in new ways. For example, maps show the land's fertility (soil map), the waterways (physical map), the closest courthouse (political map) and the neighboring farm's owner (cadastral map). Specialized maps can document battle history, locations of teen mothers, oceanic shipping routes, Chicago before and after the fire, and Africa's real size, to name only a few.
 
Maps, and other geographical tools, help with identify or relationship questions by augmenting or even starring in proof discussions. Proofs and case studies which relied on map evidence in rural and urban settings will be dissected and explained.

Join us, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and Sara A. Scribner, CG for the live webinar Tuesday, June 19, 2018 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. 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
SaraScribner-144x144Following a first career as a research librarian, manager and teacher, Sara A. Scribner, now owns Salt Lake-based Scribner Genealogy. Her articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. She has lectured on the local, regional and national level, most recently providing the 2017 Board for Certification of Genealogists' Education Fund Lecture "Make Your Case: Constructing and Writing Proof Discussions." She divides her own research activities between her mother's side, deep south Confederates and her father's long time New Brunswick descendants of Loyalists.

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We look forward to seeing you all there!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Maximizing Your Results with Online Genealogical Databases - register for Tuesday's MyHeritage webinar by Mike Mansfield

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In the past 20 years, online search systems, databases, and image collections have revolutionized family history and genealogical research making our work faster, easier, and more convenient. However, these databases are not without limitations and quirks. This webinar will discuss some limitations we face and present strategies for more effective searches across a spectrum of websites and online services.
Join us and Mike Mansfield for the live webinar Tuesday, June 19, 2018 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. 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
MikeMansfield-144x144Mike Mansfield is Director of Content Operations at MyHeritage since 2013. In this role he is responsible for defining the company's strategy for growing its collection of 8.4 billion historical records, and supervising all operations of content acquisition. Previously, Mike held a Senior Product Manager role at FamilySearch. Mike's professional career has been heavily focused in electronic publishing, search and retrieval, and content acquisition and strategy. After completing his B.S. in Computer Science at Brigham Young University in 1994 he worked for Folio Corporation, a Provo, Utah based technology company which developed cutting edge CD- ROM publication and search technology. Mike joined Ancestry in 1999 and held key rolls in its development of the search engine and publication platform still in use today. As the Senior Director of Search and Content he led the team that created the record Hinting system which helped to revolutionize the way in which users interact with online genealogical records. Mike continued to develop his expertise in his roles in FamilySearch and MyHeritage.
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  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.
We look forward to seeing you all there!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: A New Weekly Webinar Series - Genealogy with a Canadian Twist

*****PRESS RELEASE*****

This coming week, on Thursday, June 21, 2018, a new weekly webinar series is starting. It's called Genealogy with a Canadian Twist. Hosted and moderated by Kathryn Lake Hogan of Looking4Ancestors, it will focus not on only Canadian genealogy, but also genealogy from a Canadian perspective.


Kathryn Lake Hogan of Looking4Ancestors.
© Kathryn Hogan, 2018.

Genealogy with a Canadian Twist webinars will be featuring Canadian genealogists, educators, and historians. Says Hogan "It's time to show what Canada has to give to the genealogical community. Let's build a community of people who are interested in Canadian genealogy, and are supportive of Canadian genealogists, historians, educators, and family history researchers."

Click on the link to read more about this exciting new webinar series, and how to register: https://www.looking4ancestors.com/2018/06/genealogy-with-canadian-twist-weekly.html

Friday, June 15, 2018

Free June Webinar! Why Am I Stuck? 10 Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month?  Fountaindale Public Library's Genealogy Club June lecture is live and available for free through July 14, 2018.  The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/.

This month’s meeting “Why Am I Stuck? Ten Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls” is presented by Marsha Peterson-Maass.  Marsha is the author of the Fundamentals of Genealogy® series and the Director of Valor Research for Purple Hearts Reunited.

In this lecture, Marsha will walk you through the common mistakes in genealogical research, from making assumptions to underutilized record sets.  Always insightful and patient, Marsha is the perfect teacher to help you reexamine your research with a new mindset.

Check out our full schedule of free monthly programs and webinars on our events page: https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/events-schedule/

Recorded lectures from this year’s Genealogy Day are live and online!  This year’s theme “In Sickness, in Health, in Handwriting” provides information and insight on researching diseases, coroner records, as well as dissecting your ancestor’s psychological profile through penmanship.

This year's speaker schedule includes:
  • Dropsy, Quinsy, or Consumption: Just Exactly What Did My Ancestor Have? presented by Kimberly Nagy
  • Death Demystified: Understanding Coroner and Undertaker Records presented by Tina Beaird
  • Your Predecessor's Personality on Paper: Using Handwriting Analysis in Genealogical Research presented by Gina Pommier

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Finding Unique African American Collections in Large Databases by Angela Walton-Raji

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Finding Unique African Americans Collections in Large Databases by Angela Walton-Raji
Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them! This Friday enjoy "Finding Unique African Americans Collections in Large Databases" by Angela Walton-Raji. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Finding Unique African Americans Collections in Large Databases

This session will illustrate how one can find unique African American collections in large databases. These databases are not "African American" in focus, but they still hold thousands of records that can be useful when telling the African ancestored family story. 
New "Member Friday" Webinar - Finding Unique African Americans Collections in Large Databases by Angela Walton-Raji

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About the Presenter
Angela Walton-RajiA founding member of AfriGeneas.com, Ms. Walton-Raji is also a genealogist specializing in information for beginners, via daily and weekly online genealogy chats on AfriGeneas. As host of a weekly genealogy podcast, a number of instructional videos and as an expert consultant on video documentaries, Ms. Walton-Raji combines her skills as a genealogist with a warm on camera personality that brings comfort to her viewers through and her instructional videos on YouTube, while providing them with useful information. She is a published author, host of 3 blogs, in addition to a 10-year ongoing message board, 3 websites, and The African Roots Podcast.
See all the webinars by Angela Walton-Raji in the Legacy library.
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Easily Read Old Style American Handwriting - free webinar by Sharon Monson now online for limited time

Easily Read Old Style American Handwriting - free webinar by Sharon Monson now online for limited time
The recording of Wednesday's webinar, "Easily Read Old Style American Handwriting” by Sharon Monson is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
Genealogical researchers love old records, family bibles, baptismal certificates, and census pages. Transcribing a will or a deed can be a daunting task, especially when the writing instruments are pre-1800. Cursive handwriting from the 1600's up to the 1900's is often a challenge. Knowing a few tips to decipher names, a word that doesn't make sense, or a troublesome abbreviation makes reading old documents a lot easier.
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 31 minute recording of "Easily Read Old Style American Handwriting” 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 716 classes, 958 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 3,187 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
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
Using Maps in Genealogical Research 06/19/2018 Sara A. Scribner  CG
You Need a Search Strategy: Maximizing Your Results with Online Genealogical Databases 06/19/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Lightroom or Photoshop? What should I use for my photo editing? 06/27/2018 Jared Hodges
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 4): Adding Estate/Probate Records 07/06/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
The Art of Negative-Space Research: Women 07/11/2018 Jeanne Bloom  CG
Freedmen's Bureau Records - Valuable to ALL Southern research 07/13/2018 Diane L.  Richard
Special Tools that can Take Your Research to the Next Level 07/17/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
It's a Numbers Game! Understanding Recognized Genealogical Formats 07/17/2018 Alice Hoyt Veen  CG
Trails of Daniel Boone and other Western Travelers 07/18/2018 J. Mark Lowe  CG  FUGA
Photoshop: What you need to know as a photographer 07/25/2018 Jared Hodges
An Overview of Important Historical Record Collections 07/31/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Sharing The Joy: Projects That Will Captivate The Non-Genealogists In Your Life 08/01/2018 Lisa Louise Cooke
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 5): Adding an Obituary 08/03/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
Genealogical Proof for the Novice Genealogist 08/08/2018 Annette Burke  Lyttle
50 Websites To Find Vital Records 08/10/2018 Gena Philibert-Ortega
Everything you need to know about Genealogical Charts and Reports 08/14/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Untangle the Web of Germanic Websites 08/15/2018 Teresa Steinkamp McMillin  CG
GPS: Finding Your Way Through Tough Research Problems 08/21/2018 James Ison  CG  AG
Researching Forces Ancestors (England and Wales) 08/22/2018 Kirsty Gray
How Photos Enhance Genealogical Research 08/28/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite 08/29/2018 Diahan Southard
What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Genealogy Research 09/05/2018 Thomas MacEntee
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 6): Adding a Death Certificate 09/07/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
Examining Migration & Researching Migrants in the British Isles 09/12/2018 Julie Goucher
Slave Narratives: Telling the Story of Slavery and Families 09/14/2018 Ann Staley  CG  CGL
Using Lists to Find Proof 09/18/2018 Cari Taplin  CG
25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know 09/19/2018 Lisa Alzo
Importance of Newspapers for family research 09/25/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Remote Research in the Databases of the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System 10/03/2018 Rick Sayre  CG  CGL  FUGA
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 7): Adding Email Correspondence 10/05/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy 10/09/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
In Search of My Brother's Mother - An Adoption Story 10/10/2018 Beth Foulk
Strategies for Using FamilySearch 10/12/2018 Shannon Combs-Bennett
Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research 10/16/2018 Julie P. Miller  CG  CGL
Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush 10/17/2018 Peggy Clemens Lauritzen  AG
True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy 10/23/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing 10/24/2018 Lisa Alzo
Researching your French and Indian War Ancestor 10/26/2018 Craig R. Scott  MA  CG  FUGA
Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees 10/31/2018 E. Randol Schoenberg
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 8): The Smoking Gun 11/02/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks 11/06/2018 MyHeritage Webinars
Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor 11/07/2018 Melissa Barker
Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners 11/14/2018 Rorey Cathcart
Every Day Life of Our Ancestors 11/20/2018 Ann Staley  CG  CGL
Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking 11/28/2018 Paula Stuart-Warren  CG  FMGS  FUGA
Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records 12/05/2018 Mary Kircher Roddy
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database 12/07/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
101 Ways to Design a Genealogy Chart 12/12/2018 Janet Hovorka
Citation for beginners 12/14/2018 Shellee Morehead  PhD  CG
Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman's Family 12/18/2018 Nancy A. Peters  CG
That Splendid Little War: Researching Your Spanish American War Ancestors 12/19/2018 Michael L. Strauss  AG

See you online!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Secret Societies: Finding Your Ancestors in Fraternal Organizations

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society December webinar

December 2018
Secret Societies: Finding Your Ancestors in Fraternal OrganizationsMichael Strauss
  • Presenter: Michael Strauss
  • Date:  Tuesday, December 18, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: Were your ancestors Freemasons? Did you family have a connection with the I.O.O.F. or Daughters of Rebekah? Discover the rich history and genealogical material that await you with membership records, historical research, and photographs of your family who may have belonged to one or more of these secret societies or female auxiliaries.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4109215089190675203
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar. If you have problems connecting to the software, be sure to check that your browser software is running the most current version available.
Live webinars are free. Archived webinars are in the "members only" section of our website.

More than Just the Census: Federal Government Publications for Genealogical Research

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society November webinar

More than Just the Census: Federal Government Publications for Genealogical Research
  • Presenter: Anne KasuboskiAnne Kasuboski
  • Date:  Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: Most researchers know that the National Archives holds a wealth of original records valuable for family history. But the U.S. Government Printing Office is the largest publisher in the world, giving federal depository libraries in each Congressional District government published books full of personal information and history on our ancestors. This session will demonstrate the types of information to be found in books and databases as close as the nearest federal depository library in your Congressional District.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7343375765735486211
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar. If you have problems connecting to the software, be sure to check that your browser software is running the most current version available.
Live webinars are free. Archived webinars are in the "members only" section of our website.