Thursday, April 25, 2019

Register for Webinar Friday - How I Built My Own Brick Wall by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL

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We identify ways that researchers have built their own "brick wall" through inexperience, lack of organization, and incorrect assumptions. We discuss how to resolve these issues and the speaker will share her own growing pains as a budding genealogist.
 
Join us and Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL for the live webinar Friday, April 26, 2019. 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
Rebecca-Koford-144x144Rebecca Whitman Koford holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and as a Certified Genealogical LecturerSM. Her focuses are Maryland and military records at the National Archives, especially those of the War of 1812. Rebecca has been taking clients and lecturing since 2004. She has spoken for the National Genealogical Society Conference (NGS), Association of Professional Genealogists Conference (APG), RootsTech, webinars for Legacy and APG, the Maryland State Archives, and for groups in surrounding states. She has published articles in the NGS Magazine, APG Magazine, SAR Magazine, and the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal. Rebecca is also the Course I coordinator for The Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR). She is a former board member of the Maryland Genealogical Society. She is a graduate and former group coordinator and mentor of the ProGen Study Group, an online peer-led study program based on the book Professional Genealogy by Elizabeth Shown Mills; she was appointed ProGen Administrator in January 2015. She has recently been appointed as the Executive Director of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® in July 2018. Rebecca lives in Mount Airy and volunteers at the Family History Center in Frederick, Maryland.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage 2019 edition - free webinar by Sunny Morton now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage 2019 edition” by Sunny Morton is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
Should you use Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com or MyHeritage.com? Or should you be using more than one site to accomplish your family history goals? Learn how these genealogy giants compare in 2019 for historical records, online trees, DNA tools and access options. This overview of each site's strengths and weaknesses will help you know which to use now and which to keep in mind when your research interests or budget change.
 
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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
How I Built My Own Brick Wall4/26/2019
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG
English Parish Records: More than Hatch, Match and Dispatch4/30/2019
Helen Smith
Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking?5/21/2019
Jeanne Bloom, CG
They really didn't swim! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Shipping Records6/4/2019
Carol Baxter
Using Another Library Source: the Government Document Section6/18/2019
Patricia Stamm, CG, CGL
Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy7/2/2019
Cyndi Ingle
Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands7/16/2019
Yvette Hoitink, CG
Finding Families in New Zealand8/6/2019
Fiona Brooker
Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing8/20/2019
Harold Henderson, CG
Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research9/3/2019
Paul Milner
Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy9/17/2019
Claire Bettag, CG
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
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What You Need to Know About Census Collections and Genealogy - free webinar by Mike Mansfield now online

What You Need to Know About Census Collections and Genealogy - free webinar by Mike Mansfield now online
The recording of today's webinar, "Censuses Around the World: What You Need to Know About Census Collections and Genealogy” by Mike Mansfield is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
Explore the incredible census collections we have in the MyHeritage database (U.S., Canada, England, Wales, Ireland, Denmark, etc.) and how you can integrate them into your family history research.
 
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 "Censuses Around the World: What You Need to Know About Census Collections and Genealogy" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. 
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  • 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)
Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage 2019 edition4/24/2019
Sunny Morton
How I Built My Own Brick Wall4/26/2019
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG
English Parish Records: More than Hatch, Match and Dispatch4/30/2019
Helen Smith
Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking?5/21/2019
Jeanne Bloom, CG
They really didn't swim! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Shipping Records6/4/2019
Carol Baxter
Using Another Library Source: the Government Document Section6/18/2019
Patricia Stamm, CG, CGL
Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy7/2/2019
Cyndi Ingle
Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands7/16/2019
Yvette Hoitink, CG
Finding Families in New Zealand8/6/2019
Fiona Brooker
Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing8/20/2019
Harold Henderson, CG
Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research9/3/2019
Paul Milner
Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy9/17/2019
Claire Bettag, CG
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, April 23, 2019

Register for Webinar Wednesday - Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage 2019 edition by Sunny Morton

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Should you use Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com or MyHeritage.com? Or should you be using more than one site to accomplish your family history goals? Learn how these genealogy giants compare in 2019 for historical records, online trees, DNA tools and access options. This overview of each site's strengths and weaknesses will help you know which to use now and which to keep in mind when your research interests or budget change.
 
Join us and Sunny Morton for the live webinar Wednesday, April 24, 2019. 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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SunnyMorton-144x144Sunny Morton is a popular lecturer for the global genealogy community. As Contributing Editor at Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems, she shares research strategies and inspiration with audiences worldwide via podcast and blog. As a Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine, she writes frequently about up-to-date research resources and strategies for hobbyist audiences. She is the author of hundreds of articles and blog posts as well as "Genealogy Giants: Comparing the 4 Major Websites," "MyHeritage.com Quick Reference Guide," and "Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy."

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Censuses Around the World: What You Need to Know About Census Collections and Genealogy - register for Tuesday's MyHeritage webinar

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Explore the incredible census collections we have in the MyHeritage database (U.S., Canada, England, Wales, Ireland, Denmark, etc.) and how you can integrate them into your family history research.
 
Join us and MyHeritage's Mike Mansfield for the live webinar Tuesday, April 23, 2019. 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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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 9.5 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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Friday, April 19, 2019

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Organizing (or Reorganizing!) That Family Reunion by James Beidler

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Organizing (or Reorganizing!) That Family Reunion by James Beidler
Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Organizing (or Reorganizing!) That Family Reunion" by James Beidler. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Organizing (or Reorganizing!) That Family Reunion

There’s no place as good for a family’s history as a reunion, but the gatherings come and go – learn how to organize one that will last or reorganize one that’s fading.
Organizing (or Reorganizing!) That Family Reunion by James Beidler

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About the Presenter
James M. Beidler is the author of several commercially published books and writes “Roots & Branches,” an award-winning weekly newspaper column and blog (www.roots-branches.com)  on genealogy. He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and a research-reports editor for Legacy Tree Genealogists.  
James BeidlerBeidler is also frequent contributor to other periodicals ranging from scholarly journals such as The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine to popular-interest magazines such as Family Tree Magazine.He also wrote the chapter on genealogy for Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth, published jointly by the Penn State Press and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  
As a lecturer, he was a part of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council's acclaimed Commonwealth Speakers program from 2002 to 2009, and has been a presenter at numerous conferences. In addition to being a member of numerous genealogical, historical, and lineage societies, Beidler also sits on Pennsylvania's State Historic Records Advisory Board as well as the selection committee for the Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project.
Beidler was born in Reading, PA, and raised in nearby Berks County, where he currently resides and is an eighth-generation member of Bern Reformed United Church of Christ. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hofstra University in Long Island, NY, with a BA in Political Science in 1982.
See all the webinars by James Beidler in the Legacy library.
 
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Boost Your Germanic Research: Understand Historical Jurisdictions - free webinar by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Boost Your Germanic Research: Understand Historical Jurisdictions” by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
Meyer’s Gazetteer is great for determining jurisdictions as of 1912. Germany was not a country until 1871. In the centuries leading up to that, land areas were constantly changing hands. One must understand who controlled a given area in order to find all possible records. Topics included in this lecture are: Use of Meyer’s gazetteer and its impact on the Family History Library catalog, Macro jurisdictional changes in historical Germanic areas, Tactics for determining jurisdictions of a village or small land holding over time, Examples of changing jurisdictions for selected areas, Key German vocabulary will be included.
 
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 29 minute recording of "Boost Your Germanic Research: Understand Historical Jurisdictions" 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 890 classes, 1,153 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 3,862 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)
Censuses Around the World: What You Need to Know About Census Collections and Genealogy4/23/2019
Mike Mansfield
Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage 2019 edition4/24/2019
Sunny Morton
How I Built My Own Brick Wall4/26/2019
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
English Parish Records: More than Hatch, Match and Dispatch4/30/2019
Helen Smith
Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking?5/21/2019
Jeanne Bloom, CG
They really didn't swim! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Shipping Records6/4/2019
Carol Baxter
Using Another Library Source: the Government Document Section6/18/2019
Patricia Stamm, CG, CGL
Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy7/2/2019
Cyndi Ingle
Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands7/16/2019
Yvette Hoitink, CG
Finding Families in New Zealand8/6/2019
Fiona Brooker
Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing8/20/2019
Harold Henderson, CG
Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research9/3/2019
Paul Milner
Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy9/17/2019
Claire Bettag, CG
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, April 16, 2019

Transcribing Documents: There is More Than Meets the Eye! - free webinar by BCG and LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL now online for limited time

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The recording of tonight's webinar, "Transcribing Documents: There is More Than Meets the Eye!” by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
Genealogical proof requires the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research, preferably using original records. The emphasis on original sources means that the interpretation of handwritten records is an essential skill for genealogists. Using a variety of pre-20th century American documents, this webinar provides useful tips on the creation of a transcription--the first step in analyzing a handwritten document.
 
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 35 minute recording of "Transcribing Documents: There is More Than Meets the Eye!" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. 
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  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 3,857 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
Introductory pricing:
  • Annual membership: $49.95/year
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month
Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
Boost Your Germanic Research: Understand Historical4/17/2019
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
Censuses Around the World: What You Need to Know About Census Collections and Genealogy4/23/2019
Mike Mansfield
Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage 2019 edition4/24/2019
Sunny Morton
How I Built My Own Brick Wall4/26/2019
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
English Parish Records: More than Hatch, Match and Dispatch4/30/2019
Helen Smith
Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking?5/21/2019
Jeanne Bloom, CG
They really didn't swim! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Shipping Records6/4/2019
Carol Baxter
Using Another Library Source: the Government Document Section6/18/2019
Patricia Stamm, CG, CGL
Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy7/2/2019
Cyndi Ingle
Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands7/16/2019
Yvette Hoitink, CG
Finding Families in New Zealand8/6/2019
Fiona Brooker
Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing8/20/2019
Harold Henderson, CG
Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research9/3/2019
Paul Milner
Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy9/17/2019
Claire Bettag, CG
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 - Boost Your Germanic Research: Understand Historical Jurisdictions by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

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Meyer’s Gazetteer is great for determining jurisdictions as of 1912. Germany was not a country until 1871. In the centuries leading up to that, land areas were constantly changing hands. One must understand who controlled a given area in order to find all possible records. Topics included in this lecture are: Use of Meyer’s gazetteer and its impact on the Family History Library catalog, Macro jurisdictional changes in historical Germanic areas, Tactics for determining jurisdictions of a village or small land holding over time, Examples of changing jurisdictions for selected areas, Key German vocabulary will be included.
 
Join us and Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG for the live webinar Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 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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TeresaMcMillin-144x144Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Certified Genealogist®, author of the Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library, is the owner of Lind Street Research, a company dedicated to helping people discover their German ancestry. She is a popular speaker for national, regional, and local genealogical societies. Recently she created and recorded two courses for Ancestry Academy at Ancestry.com. She has taught at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). Reading German gothic script found in German records prior to the mid-1900s is second nature to her. Researching ancestors in Chicago and other areas of the Midwest is another of Teresa’s specialty areas. She is a multi-year attendee of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Teresa is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, as well as many German and local genealogical societies. Teresa chairs the committee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists monthly webinar series. She is the webmaster for the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society in Arlington Heights, Illinois and is a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar - Transcribing Documents: There is More Than Meets the Eye! by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL

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Genealogical proof requires the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research, preferably using original records. The emphasis on original sources means that the interpretation of handwritten records is an essential skill for genealogists. Using a variety of pre-20th century American documents, this webinar provides useful tips on the creation of a transcription--the first step in analyzing a handwritten document.
 
Join us, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL for the live webinar Tuesday, April 16, 2019. 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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LaBrendaGarrettNelson-144x144Board-certified since 2015, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson was elected as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) in 2016 and currently serves as the BCG Treasurer and the co-chair of the Intellectual Property Committee. She enjoyed a 35-year career as a tax lawyer before her 2013 retirement as a partner from the big four accounting firm of Ernst & Young. She is most proud of her service on the staff of the bipartisan, bicameral, Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress where she helped to craft the historical Tax Reform Act of 1986. LaBrenda is now a full-time genealogist focused on teaching and writing. Her research centers on African American families that survived American slavery, primarily in the Carolinas. LaBrenda has published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, among other publications, and in 2016 she published a guide for researching African Americans in her home county in South Carolina, a book that was hailed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s long-running genealogy column as an important model for all counties of South Carolina and other states. LaBrenda earned a BA from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and both a Law degree and a Master of Laws degree from New York University. She is a graduate of the Boston University Online Genealogical Program (OL5), and currently works as a facilitator on the faculty. In addition, LaBrenda is the Registrar General for the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage, a national lineage society that honors ancestors who were enslaved in the United States before 1870. She completed ProGen 13 and is currently serving as the mentor of ProGen 37. LaBrenda was the SLIG 2019 Course Coordinator for "1619-2019: Four Hundred Years of African American Genealogy."

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