Sunday, December 9, 2018

Global Genealogy at the Scottish ViC


Global Genealogy will be returning to the Virtual Marketplace at this year's Scottish ViC. The Scottish ViC is the only virtual conference dedicated to Scottish research. Being virtual, it is accessible from anywhere in the world, making attendance easier for the diaspora researching their Scottish ancestors. 

Global will be offering a significant discount for those attending the ViC. Global offers international shipping. They have an extensive collection of resources relating to Scottish genealogy research, including two new resources, Swarm of Bees and Voyage to Quebec:


Swarm of Bees follows Lanark Society Settlers from Scotland to Ontario (Upper Canada), through Nauvoo Illinois, Council Bluffs Iowa and then along the Mormon Trail into Utah. There is a 32 page index of surnames as well as 50 family trees included within the book. 


Narrative of a Voyage to Quebec offers a first hand view of the emigration of Lanark Society Settlers who left Scotland and settled in Ontario, Canada. It gives terrific insight into some of the hardships encountered and shows the sheer stamina and determination of these early Scottish settlers. 

Global also has several books authored by Scottish genealogist Chris Paton.

Global is just one of the many vendors in the virtual marketplace at this year's Scottish ViC. 

To register for ViC or to learn more about the topics and speakers: https://www.genealogyvic.com/

Friday, December 7, 2018

Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database - free webinar by Geoff Rasmussen now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database” by Geoff Rasmussen is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
In this series, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will guide you through the step-by-steps of properly adding genealogy documents, citations, and digital media to your Legacy Family Tree 9 software. Each class is based on a different chapter in his popular book, Legacy 9 Unlocked: Techniques, Tips and Step-By-Steps for Using Legacy Family Tree to Record Your Genealogy. Watch them in order if you want to follow the mystery or jump around to capture the instructions.
 
In this class, “Adding an Entry from an Online Database,” you’ll learn the six steps of adding information from any online database to Legacy. You’ll also learn about the Find A Grave tool.
 
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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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New "Member Friday" Webinar - Wild, Wonderful West Virginia! by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

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Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Wild, Wonderful West Virginia!" by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia!

West Virginia has had more fun poked at it than nearly any other state. But, there are some vast resources there in the history of this, the “restored government of Virginia.” Having been part of Virginia since the beginning, the fifty counties of West Virginia elected to remain loyal to the Union. Its history is rich, as are the people who hail from this region of the Ohio River Valley.
New "Member Friday" Webinar - Wild, Wonderful West Virginia! by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

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About the Presenter
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love of her family's history has never left her. With her experience as a former Family History Director, she is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, workshops, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life. Some of those would include The Ohio Genealogical Society, The Ohio State University, Brigham Young University, and many other state and local genealogy societies. She has recently completed several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, which are also available on www.legacyfamilytree.com and www.amazon.com.  
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Register for Webinar Friday - Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database by Geoff Rasmussen

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In this series, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will guide you through the step-by-steps of properly adding genealogy documents, citations, and digital media to your Legacy Family Tree 9 software. Each class is based on a different chapter in his popular book, Legacy 9 Unlocked: Techniques, Tips and Step-By-Steps for Using Legacy Family Tree to Record Your Genealogy. Watch them in order if you want to follow the mystery or jump around to capture the instructions.
 
In this class, “Adding an Entry from an Online Database,” you’ll learn the six steps of adding information from any online database to Legacy. You’ll also learn about the Find A Grave tool.
Join us and Geoff Rasmussen for the live webinar Friday, December 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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GeoffRasmussen-144x144Geoffrey 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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FamilyTreeWebinars.com Adds Captioning to Hundreds of Genealogy and DNA Education Classes

Cc1Legacy Family Tree Webinars, the leading genealogy and DNA webinar platform, announced today the addition of closed captioning to its service. Implemented as a full human-curated transcription via synced subtitles, closed captioning is now available as an option for all live and members-only webinar recordings released since May 1, 2018. In addition, the most popular 50 webinars on the platform and all MyHeritage-specific webinars have been captioned. Legacy will add captioning to all new webinars going forward.
“We are committed to providing the best genealogy and DNA education for all, including people who are hard of hearing,” said Geoff Rasmussen, founder and host of Legacy Family Tree Webinars. “Captioning is an excellent way to make online education more accessible, and is also a benefit to non-native English speakers who struggle with spoken English but have an easier time with written English”.
Legacy has exciting plans for 2019, which include the hosting of webinars in non-English languages as well as the translation of English captions to select foreign languages.
“When we acquired Legacy last year, we promised to invest resources to improve the webinar platform and increase its reach, while maintaining its high quality and unique character”, said Gilad Japhet, founder and CEO of MyHeritage. “The addition of closed captioning makes good on this promise and, with translated captioning coming up soon, will help make the webinars accessible to millions of people in Europe and other countries, true to MyHeritage’s goal of making genealogy and DNA testing available to huge consumer audiences worldwide”.
To access closed captioning, webinar viewers may click on the blue CC icon in the lower right-hand side of the video interface. A list of the 207 webinars already available with captioning is available here (or see list below).
Access to captions requires the viewer to log in with their annual or monthly webinar membership. Information about subscribing is found here. Captioning is also available for free for select free webinars, such as all 24 lectures from MyHeritage’s recent LIVE 2018 conference which took place in Oslo, Norway.
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In addition to all webinars from May 1, 2018 onwards, the following popular webinars are also now available with closed captioning:
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DNA
FamilySearch
Google
Legacy Family Tree
Methodology
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records - free webinar by Mary Kircher Roddy now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records” by Mary Kircher Roddy is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
Indexes for county records are the key to finding deeds, probates and more. As FamilySearch digitizes more and more records, it's crucial to be familiar with different indexing systems and how to use them. The same skills are necessary for onsite courthouse and archive research. Learn about 15+ indexing systems discover strategies to use when you can't find the index or instructions to it.
 
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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 "Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records"  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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Webinar Members get:
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  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 3,552 pages)
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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
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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
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, December 4, 2018

Free Webinar! "Lineage Societies: What are they? Why Would I Join One? How Do I Join?" with Kimberly Nagy from 'What’s My Lineage'

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s newest Genealogy Club meeting is live and available for free through December 15, 2018.




This month’s meeting “Lineage Societies: What are they? Why Would I Join One? How Do I Join?" is presented by Kimberly Nagy from 'What's My Lineage?'.

Kimberly will help you navigate the requirements and application process for most of the major US lineage societies, as well as how these groups can assist you further your research.

Looking to heat up your research this winter?  Add our collection of free webinars to your genealogical 'to do' list!  And while you're visiting our site, don't forget to subscribe to our blog for interesting research articles, updates on future programs, webinar information, and other special projects.   For more details visit http://fountaindalegenealogy.org.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Register for Webinar Wednesday - Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records by Mary Kircher Roddy

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Indexes for county records are the key to finding deeds, probates and more. As FamilySearch digitizes more and more records, it's crucial to be familiar with different indexing systems and how to use them. The same skills are necessary for onsite courthouse and archive research. Learn about 15+ indexing systems discover strategies to use when you can't find the index or instructions to it.
Join us and Mary Kircher Roddy for the live webinar Wednesday, December 5, 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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MaryKircherRoddy144x144Mary Roddy, a Certified Public Accountant, has been a genealogist since 2000, becoming interested in the subject in anticipation of an extended trip to Ireland. She earned a certificate from the Genealogy and Family History program at the University of Washington in 2005. She lectures frequently on various genealogical topics in the Seattle area and at conferences across the country.  She has written a number of articles for Internet GenealogyFamily Chronicle (now Your Genealogy Today) as well as Speak! (the publication of the Genealogical Speakers Guild) and FGS Forum. Mary also writes a regular blog at www.mkrgenealogy.com/searching-for-stories-blog. She is a participant in ProGen 31.
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This month's Top 10 genealogy webinars

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for November 2018! Are your favorite topics or instructors among the list? Need something new to learn? Use the list to get inspired!
Each month thousands of Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers head for the library to learn new skills and techniques to help improve their genealogy research. Among the now-825 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of November 2018.  They aren't necessarily the newest classes but rather the topics that were sought out by our members.
Have you seen any of these classes? Are these among your favorites too? Some of these classes (and topics) might be new to you! Get inspired to learn more and make your genealogy journey more fun!
The Top 10 for November 2018
1. Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees by E. Randol Schoenberg
4. Every Day Life of Our Ancestors by Ann Staley, CG, CGL
8. Discover the new Legacy Family Tree 9 by Geoff Rasmussen
10. Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
The Runner-Ups
13. An Introduction to Geni by Mike Stangel
16. Researching your French and Indian War Ancestor by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA
17. Civil War Series: House Divided - Prelude to War by Michael L. Strauss, AG
20. The Five Best MyHeritage DNA Tools by Diahan Southard
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