Friday, September 20, 2019

1,000 Webinars: History, Bloopers, Inside the Tech, and what's next - free webinar by Geoff Rasmussen now online

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The recording of today's webinar, "1,000 Webinars: History, Bloopers, Inside the Tech, and what's next” by Geoff Rasmussen is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.
Webinar Description
Celebrate our 1,000th webinar together as we recall the history, relive the bloopers, remember the emotions, and view never-before-revealed insights of the behind-the-scenes of the webinar series that revolutionized genealogy education.
 
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 44 minute recording of "1,000 Webinars: History, Bloopers, Inside the Tech, and what's next" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. 
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Webinar Members get:
  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,001 classes, 1,280 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,473 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
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
MyHeritage ADN : les fonctionnalités avancées (French)9/23/2019
Marie Cappart
Unlocking English & Welsh Civil Registration Records9/24/2019
Mike Mansfield
Ahnenforschung für Beginner (German)9/25/2019
Andrea Bentschneider
Meaningful Tables and Graphs for Correlation in Family History9/25/2019
Ruth Wilson Craig, CG
The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro!9/27/2019
Melissa Barker
The Stories Behind the Segments10/1/2019
Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records10/15/2019
Claire Bettag, CG
Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure11/5/2019
Helen Smith
Native American Research: Things You May Not Know11/19/2019
Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest12/3/2019
Paul Milner
Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders12/17/2019
J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
See you online!

New "Member Friday" Webinar - From Venezia to Catania: the Basics of Italian Research by Melanie Holtz, CG

New "Member Friday" Webinar - From Venezia to Catania: the Basics of Italian Research by Melanie Holtz, CG
Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them! This Friday enjoy "From Venezia to Catania: the Basics of Italian Research" by Melanie Holtz, CG. 

From Venezia to Catania: the Basics of Italian Research

This webinar focuses on the reasons for researching your Italian ancestors, the historical background and political structures that affect what records were created and where they can be found, as well as the key record types and collections that can be used to research your Italian ancestors.
From Venezia to Catania: the Basics of Italian Research by Melanie Holtz, CG

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About the Presenter
Melanie HoltzMelanie D. Holtz, CG is a full-time professional genealogist, lecturer, and writer specializing in Italian genealogy and dual citizenship. She operates an international research firm that maintains offices in both the U.S. and Italy. Melanie is a board-certified genealogist who lectures and writes on Italian genealogy, professional development, and genealogical standards.
She is a former APG board member and chair of the Professional Development Committee, where she advocated for mentorship and expanded educational offerings within the organization. Melanie has published multiple Italian genealogy courses, as well as “The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Italy.”
 
See all the webinars by Melanie Holtz, CG in the Legacy library.
 
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

FREE Virtual Q&A: Your English Genealogy Research Questions, Answered!



 Do you have questions about tracing your British ancestors? 
Need answers for breaking down your English genealogy research "brick walls"?

Join us for a FREE Virtual Q&A!

Legacy Tree Genealogists is hosting a LIVE Q&A on their Facebookpage, broadcast live from their booth at the Family Roots Expo in Saint George. One of our English genealogy experts, Jacqueline Tritsch, will be answering YOUR questions about English genealogy research.

Friday, 27 September, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. MT 
(5 p.m. PT, 8 p.m. ET)

Submit your questions prior to the event at https://www.legacytree.com/live, then visit the Legacy Tree Genealogists Facebook page on Friday, 27 September at 6 p.m. MST for the answers! 


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We’ll also share the broadcast on our YouTube channel. Subscribe here.


Register for Webinar Wednesday: Research Latin America Genealogical Resources on the Internet by Daniel Horowitz

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This webinar will refer to many genealogical and general resources, computer databases, cemeteries, immigration, and citizenship records available in countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the Caribbean. Daniel will provide a brief overview of government records available online, how to access them or get in touch with organizations, schools, clubs, cemeteries, newspapers, genealogical societies, and more.
 
Join us and Daniel Horowitz for the live webinar Wednesday, September 18 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
Danielhorowitz-144x144Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing key contributions liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences around the world. Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, he was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for 15 years. Daniel is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and holds a board level position at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA).

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We look forward to seeing you all there!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar (live-only): Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy by Claire Bettag, CG

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(Live webinar only - no recording will be available.) Civil law - as opposed to common law - is a legal system that governs private relationships and interactions in most non-English speaking countries. Rooted in principles derived from ancient Roman law, it is the legal system that governs an estimated 60% of the world’s populations, including most European countries. Consequently, researchers tracing ancestral lines outside the United States frequently encounter records created in a civil law tradition. Proper interpretation of those records requires understanding the underlying civil law principles. In the United States only the state of Louisiana is today ruled by civil law, a legacy of the state’s unique colonial history under France and Spain. Colonial records created under civil law are also among the colonial records of California, parts of the Mississippi Valley, the Gulf Coast, and the American southwest. This presentation discusses major legal concepts that affect records and research in civil law societies.
 
Join us, the Board for Certification of Genealogy, and Claire Bettag, CG for the live webinar Tuesday, September 17 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. 

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ClaireBettag-144x144Claire Bettag, CG, FUGA, FNGS, is a professional genealogist in Washington D.C. focusing on Louisiana French and Acadian families. She has lectured nationally and was a contributing author to Professional Genealogy (ed. Elizabeth Shown Mills, 2001). She has published in the NGS Quarterly, APG Quarterly, and other publications. Currently she is writing a book about her paternal line for private publication. She has served as the director of NIGR (now Gen-Fed) and a ProGen mentor, and on the boards of NGS, APG, and BCG. She is on the NGSQ editorial board and volunteers at the National Archives.
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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!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Registration NOW Open for Scottish VIC 2020



Genealogy Tours of Scotland announces the third annual virtual conference on Scottish Genealogy Research. This is the only virtual conference dedicated to Scottish research topics.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25TH, 2020

The ViC (virtual conference) will launch on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at 8:30 am Eastern

The line-up of talks and speakers for the day:

Glasgow’s Role in the Slave Trade on Plantations in the West Indies presented by Stephen Mullen

Using Wills and Testaments for Scottish Genealogy Research presented by archivist Margaret Fox

Using Prison Records for Genealogy Research, presented by genealogist, Emma Maxwell

Using Asylum Records for Genealogy Research, presented by genealogist, Emma Maxwell

Using the Records Generated Upon Death for Genealogy Research, presented by archivist Irene O’Brien

Researching Your Scottish Ancestors in British Newspapers presented by Aoife O’Connor

Canada: Land and Opportunity presented by genealogy educator Christine Woodcock

Registration fee is just $99.99 (cad) and allows unlimited access to the talks, handouts and marketplace until midnight (eastern) on February 1st, 2020.

*** Virtual "Seats" are limited!*** For more information or to register: https://www.genealogyvic.com/page-1075191


All presentations are pre-recorded and released on a timed basis throughout the day, just like an in person conference. The live Q&A will only happen on January 25th when the presenters will be available following their presentation to answer any questions.

Friday, September 13, 2019

New "Member Friday" Webinar - How the Industrial Revolution Changed the World by Kirsty Gray

New "Member Friday" Webinar - How the Industrial Revolution Changed the World by Kirsty Gray
Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them! This Friday enjoy "How the Industrial Revolution Changed the World" by Kirsty Gray. 

How the Industrial Revolution Changed the World

Starting in Britain in the mid-eighteenth century, the Industrial Revolution transformed the world and the way in which millions of people lived. Its effects were more revolutionary than any other development in human history since the discovery of agriculture more than 5,000 years ago. The lives of ordinary workers and their families were radically changed as patterns of work and trade were transformed and goods came from farther afield. This webinar serves to ‘set the scene’, detailing the effects of industrialisation on people and cities in England.
How the Industrial Revolution Changed the World by Kirsty Gray

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About the Presenter
Kirsty is a professional genealogist and ‘people finder’ who runs her own research company Family Wise Limited. As a freelance author, she has published articles in family, local and Kirsty Graysocial history magazines and handbooks across the globe. She has been researching the story of her paternal West Country family for many years and, having realised in the late 1990s that her eccentric hobby was called a surname study, co-founded The Surname Society (registering the Sillifant surname) in 2014 to meet the needs of surname studiers in the 21st century. Kirsty published Tracing Your West Country Ancestors in 2013 and is a founder member and was initially Chair (now Secretary) of the Society for One-Place Studies, an international society for family and local historians.
 
Although a relative youngster in the field of genealogy, Kirsty has been involved in family history for over two decades and has lectured on various stages from local to international, on land and at sea. Kirsty has been featured on Qui-Etes Vous? (Who Do You Think You Are?) in Canada, researching the English roots of the opera singer, Marc Hervieux and in 2016, one of Kirsty’s successful adoption stories of 2015 featured on the second series of the BBC’s Family Finders. Having traded in her day job as a school teacher to follow her passion, Kirsty is widely sought after as a family history tutor, lecturer and motivational speaker around the world.
 
See all the webinars by Kirsty Gray in the Legacy library.
 
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Subscribe today and get access to this BONUS members-only webinar AND all of this:
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  • 4,456 pages of instructors' handouts
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Ontario Ancestors - 2020 Webinar Series Call For Speakers






















For further information visit the Ontario Ancestors website: ogs.on.ca or email Kim Barnsdale, Webinar Coordinator, webinar@ogs.on.ca

Family Tree Webinars celebrates 1,000th Webinar


CONGRATS to Geoff Rasmussen on his upcoming 1,000th Legacy Family Tree webinar. He's throwing a BIG party on Friday, September 20, 2019. 

He writes "Celebrate our 1,000th webinar together as we recall the history, relive the bloopers, remember the emotions, and view never-before-revealed insights of the behind-the-scenes of the webinar series that revolutionized genealogy education."

TIME
2:00pm Eastern
1:00pm Central
12:00pm Mountain
11:00am Pacific
6:00pm GMT


Cousin Russ and I wish you the very best! 

Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments - free webinar by Blaine Bettinger now online for limited time

Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments - free webinar by Blaine Bettinger now online for limited time
The recording of Wednesday's webinar, "Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments” by Blaine Bettinger is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
Phasing is a tool used to separate your DNA into the DNA you received from Mom and the DNA you received from Dad. It requires a tested child and at least one tested parent. The benefit of phasing is that it allows us to test smaller segments which are sometimes too risky to use. Learn how phasing and "Your Evil Twin" tools at GEDmatch can help you examine and test shared DNA segments!
 
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 25 minute recording of "Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. 
Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions
Webinar Members get:
  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 997 classes, 1,275 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,456 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
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy9/17/2019
Claire Bettag, CG
Research Latin America Genealogical Resources on the Internet9/18/2019
Daniel Horowitz
MyHeritage ADN : les fonctionnalités avancées (French)9/23/2019
Marie Cappart
Unlocking English & Welsh Civil Registration Records9/24/2019
Mike Mansfield
Ahnenforschung für Beginner (German)9/25/2019
Andrea Bentschneider
Meaningful Tables and Graphs for Correlation in Family History9/25/2019
Ruth Wilson Craig, CG
The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro!9/27/2019
Melissa Barker
The Stories Behind the Segments10/1/2019
Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records10/15/2019
Claire Bettag, CG
Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure11/5/2019
Helen Smith
Native American Research: Things You May Not Know11/19/2019
Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest12/3/2019
Paul Milner
Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders12/17/2019
J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
See you online!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

TRIBAL QUEST: The Latest Expedition - free webinar by Golan Levi now online

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The recording of today's webinar, "TRIBAL QUEST: The Latest Expedition” by Golan Levi is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.
Webinar Description
A team of MyHeritage employees ventured to Ecuador and Panama to document and preserve the family histories of tribal people as part of our pro bono project, Tribal Quest. Learn about the month they spent living among indigenous tribes and hear firsthand about the incredible family stories they recorded for future generations.
 
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 5 minute recording of "TRIBAL QUEST: The Latest Expedition" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. 
Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions
Webinar Members get:
  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 995 classes, 1,271 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,450 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
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
Come espandere la propria genealogia con il DNA (Italian)9/11/2019
Ugo Perego, PhD, MSc
Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments9/11/2019
Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy9/17/2019
Claire Bettag, CG
Research Latin America Genealogical Resources on the Internet9/18/2019
Daniel Horowitz
MyHeritage ADN : les fonctionnalités avancées (French)9/23/2019
Marie Cappart
Unlocking English & Welsh Civil Registration Records9/24/2019
Mike Mansfield
Ahnenforschung für Beginner (German)9/25/2019
Andrea Bentschneider
Meaningful Tables and Graphs for Correlation in Family History9/25/2019
Ruth Wilson Craig, CG
The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro!9/27/2019
Melissa Barker
The Stories Behind the Segments10/1/2019
Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records10/15/2019
Claire Bettag, CG
Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure11/5/2019
Helen Smith
Native American Research: Things You May Not Know11/19/2019
Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest12/3/2019
Paul Milner
Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders12/17/2019
J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
See you online!

Register for Webinar Wednesday - Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

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Phasing is a tool used to separate your DNA into the DNA you received from Mom and the DNA you received from Dad. It requires a tested child and at least one tested parent. The benefit of phasing is that it allows us to test smaller segments which are sometimes too risky to use. Learn how phasing and "Your Evil Twin" tools at GEDmatch can help you examine and test shared DNA segments!
 
Join us and Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. for the live webinar Wednesday, September 11 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
Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Dr. Bettinger has been interviewed and quoted on personal genomics topics in NewsweekNew ScientistWired, and others. He authored I Have the Results of My Genetic Genealogy Test, Now What? in 2008, which is distributed by Family Tree DNA to all of their new customers.

Blaine frequently authors articles and gives presentations to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. He is an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research, and Family Tree University. Blaine was also recently elected to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's Board of Trustees, and graduated from ProGen Study Group 21 in 2015.

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  • 7pm Central
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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!

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Call for Proposals


The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society invites proposals for our series of 2020 genealogy webinars.  The webinars are via the GoToWebinars.com software, and are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. central time.
The Society is particularly interested in proposals with content relating to Wisconsin and upper Midwest resources, including ethnic groups prominent in Wisconsin such as German, Polish, Scandinavian, French Canadians, Yankees, Czech, and Irish.
We encourage proposals on a wide range of topics in three broad types:
1.       “How-to” lectures dealing with types of genealogical sources, including:
a.       Land and tax records for Wisconsin/the Midwest
b.       Midwest church and cemetery records
c.       Court records
d.       Immigration and naturalization records
e.       Migration patterns
f.        Midwest Libraries and archives
g.       Church and cemetery records
h.       Maps and Midwest geography

2.       Webinars demonstrating current and emerging technology such as:
a.       DNA and apps for using DNA test results
b.       Software for organizing and analyzing genealogical information such as Evernote, Mind Maps, Evedentia
c.       Effective use of specific online sites such as FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, etc.
d.       Social media tools
3.       Lectures on methodology and problem-solving case studies, particularly with a Midwest/Wisconsin focus.
Audience:  Our audience includes genealogists of all skill levels.  Ideally presentations should include content for all levels.  Please indicate audience skill level in your proposal—B, B/I, I, I/A, A, or All
Format:  WSGS uses GoToMeeting for webinar delivery.  Webinars are scheduled for one hour.  The preferred format is a lecture of 45 to 50 minutes, with the remainder of the time for audience questions.  Lectures should be illustrated using PowerPoint or a similar compatible slide presentation program.  Live webinars are free and open to all.  Recorded webinars are archived in our members’ only section on our website.
Webinar dates for 2020 are:       January 21st         February 18th     March 17th          April 21st 
May 19th              June 16th              July 21st                 August 18th         September 15th
October 20th       Nov. 17th              December 15th
Handout:  Speakers will provide a 2-4 page PDF handout two weeks prior to the webinar.
Compensation:   WSGS offers a negotiable honorarium to presenters to be paid after completion of the webinar. Because we are a small non-profit striving to provide an array of quality webinars, any reduction in your normal charge is appreciated.
Submission Requirements:  Submit your proposals no later than October 9th, 2019 on the WSGS PDF speaker lecture proposal form available at:    https://wsgs.org/cpage.php?pt=282  If you have months you are not available, or a preference for months, please indicate.  Use a separate form for each lecture you submit.  After completing the form, save it FIRST with your name and lecture title and then e-mail it to the address below.  If you have trouble with the form or need a MS Word version, please contact Jonah at JonahJung3233@yahoo.com for assistance.  
Submit proposals to: Jonah Jung JonahJung3233@yahoo.com
Questions:
Please direct questions about the webinars or the call for papers to Jonah Jung at JonahJung3233@yahoo.com