Monday, November 12, 2018

Nov.15th 7pm MST, "Evernote: The Genealogist's Workhorse" - by Donald R. Snow, PhD

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

Join the UGA Virtual Chapter for its monthly webinar titled "Evernote:  The Genealogist's Workhorse" - by Donald R. Snow, PhD.  Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00pm MST.

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5669605714548765954

Evernote has free and paid versions and stores your notes, pdfs, webpages, images, audio clips, and more. It makes them available to you on each of your computers and devices. The free version has limitations, but is sufficient for many family history purposes. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate EVERNOTE and ways you can use it in genealogy. The notes, related articles, and links are available for download.


Don Snow is a Californian with Snow ancestors from Southern Utah. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in math and mechanical engineering with a PhD in math from Stanford University. He has taught and done math research at several universities, both in and out of the U.S. He has been interested in family history for many years and, after retiring from the BYU Math Dept, he and his now deceased wife Diane, served four Family History missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These included being Directors of the New York Family History Center in Manhattan, NY, serving in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission on a family history project, and serving in the London Family History Centre in England. Don is on the Board of Directors of the Utah Genealogical Association, is the Host of the online UGA Virtual Chapter Meetings, and has been a VP of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group since the early 1990's. He is a frequent speaker at FH venues and loves teaching and playing his accordion. More information about him is on his website http://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/dons-classes.html

UGA Virtual Chapter hosts monthly free webinars which are open to the public.  See https://ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11 for more information, or to access archived webinars with a UGA membership.  Yearly individual membership is $35.

Register for Webinar Wednesday - Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners by Rorey Cathcart

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Tracing your Louisiana ancestors can be challenging. Get off to a great start with a brief introduction to her varied legal history, important migration events and blended ethnic influences. Review repositories, unique record collections and vital records access requirement along with strategies for successful research.
Join us and Melissa Barker for the live webinar Wednesday, November 14, 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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RoreyCathcart-144x144Rorey Cathcart is a professional genealogist and owner of The Who Hunter LLC based in Charleston, South Carolina. She has spoken locally and nationally on topics of interest to genealogists and society leadership alike. In addition to serving individual and corporate clients, Rorey has researched for two seasons of the hit PBS series, Genealogy Roadshow and was a Senior Researcher for the show’s third season. Her research specialties include Southern States, Migratory Patterns, South Carolina and Irish heritage with a unique subspecialty emphasizing Irish Publicans of Philadelphia. She currently serves as President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
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Scottish ViC Keynote Speaker - Kevin James



The Scottish ViC is the only virtual conference dedicated to Scottish research. The conference takes place on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 beginning at 8 am eastern. You can access the presentations, handouts, and ask the questions of the presenters all from the comfort of home. No travel expenses, no accommodation costs, no time lost. 

Our keynote address will be given by Scottish History Professor Kevin James. Kevin is an incredibly dynamic speaker and his keynote address promises to get the virtual conference off to a great start.

Kevin James is Professor of History at the University of Guelph. His current research explores the history of tourism and travel, with a focus on hotels and inns in Scotland.  His genealogical and historical research have been featured on television in Canada and the UK, and he enjoys lecturing to students as well as to the wider community on subjects that range from Scottish migration history to the development of the Scottish inn.

The Highlander and the Lad O' Pairts: Patterns of Scottish Migration to Canada. Kevin will talk about the pull of new opportunities. 

Kevin's keynote address will be followed by 6 other presentations:

Dr Irene O'Brien - Glasgow Poor Law Records
Genealogist Emma Maxwell - Sheriff Court Records
Archivist Margaret Fox - High Court Records
David Nicholson - LivingDNA
Elaine Brown - National Library of Scotland Family History Resources
Christine Woodcock - Online Resources for Scottish Research           

Access to the presentations continues until midnight, Thursday, January 31, 2019 to allow for time zone challenges and scheduling conflicts. 



Friday, November 9, 2018

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Soldier Health on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Helen Smith

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Soldier Health on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Helen Smith
Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Soldier Health on the Western Front 1914-1918" by Helen Smith. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Soldier Health on the Western Front 1914-1918

The Western Front was the main theatre of war during World War One. A 400-plus mile stretch of land weaving through France and Belgium it became the place where the Allied armies battled under horrific conditions first the British from 1914 then joined by the Commonwealth countries then the USA in 1917. The conditions were horrendous. A truly industrialised war with shrapnel, gas and bombs. Disease was also an issue with specific diseases due to the trench conditions.
New "Member Friday" Webinar - Soldier Health on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Helen Smith
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Helen SmithHelen has been researching her family since 1986 with research in Australia, England, Wales and Ireland. She is the author of Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms and Google the Genealogist’s Friend and has written for a number of family history as well as scientific publications. Helen has a One Name Study on Quested. Helen has spoken to a wide variety of audiences nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Professionally, she is a Molecular Epidemiologist specializing in Public Health Microbiology and has a strong interest in infectious diseases and Public Health through the ages.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor - free webinar by Melissa Barker now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor” by Melissa Barker is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
Our ancestors voted in local, state and federal government elections. Many of our local, state and national archives, libraries and genealogical societies have election and voting records that could help genealogists find their ancestors. These records could include the polling places where your ancestor voted and even your ancestor's signature.
 
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 17 minute recording of "Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor” 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
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Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners 11/14/2018 Rorey Cathcart
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 7): Adding Email Correspondence 11/16/2018 Geoff Rasmussen
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
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 8): The Smoking Gun 11/30/2018Geoff Rasmussen
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
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Register for Webinar Wednesday - Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor by Melissa Barker

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Our ancestors voted in local, state and federal government elections. Many of our local, state and national archives, libraries and genealogical societies have election and voting records that could help genealogists find their ancestors. These records could include the polling places where your ancestor voted and even your ancestor's signature.
Join us and Melissa Barker for the live webinar Wednesday, November 7, 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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MelissaBarker-100x100Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. She is also a professional genealogist lecturing, teaching and writing about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual webinar presentations all across the United States for genealogical and historical societies. She writes a popular blog entitled “A Genealogist in the Archives”. She is the Reviews Editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) magazine FORUM. In 2016, she started a bi-weekly advice column entitled “The Archive Lady” that can be viewed at Abundant Genealogy. She has been researching her own family history for the past 28 years.
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Monday, November 5, 2018

Scottish Indexes at the Scottish ViC



The Scottish ViC is the only virtual conference dedicated to Scottish research. In addition to a full day of presentations, the ViC offers a virtual marketplace. 

This year, ScottishIndexes will be attending the ViC in both categories - Presenter and Vendor! Genealogist Emma Maxwell will be presenting a talk on Using Sheriff Court Records for Genealogy Research. ScottishIndexes JUST launched a new database of High Court Records. This is an incredible addition for anyone researching their Scottish Ancestry. 


As a vendor in the virtual marketplace, ScottishIndexes will be offering a special discount to registrants of the Scottish ViC. 

The ViC is scheduled for Saturday, January 26th, 2019, beginning at 8 am eastern. However, access to the presentations and to the virtual marketplace remains open until Thursday January 31st at midnight (eastern) 

For more information, or to register, visit the website: https://www.genealogyvic.com/

Friday, November 2, 2018

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Chasing Uncle William Through the Wilds of Cyberspace by Annette Burke Lyttle

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Chasing Uncle William Through the Wilds of Cyberspace by Annette Burke Lyttle
Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Chasing Uncle William Through the Wilds of Cyberspace" by Annette Burke Lyttle. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Chasing Uncle William Through the Wilds of Cyberspace

Follow the amazing life of William Crout - pioneer, Civil War veteran, hotel owner, rancher, and local character - and learn how it's possible to reconstruct life stories in surprising detail with genealogical resources available online.
Chasing Uncle William Through the Wilds of Cyberspace by Annette Burke Lyttle
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Annette Burke LyttleAnnette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, as well as a number of national, state, and local societies.
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