Monday, August 10, 2020

Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage webinar: Working with Different Family Tree Views on MyHeritage by Daniel Horowitz and Uri Gonen

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The bigger your family tree grows, the more unwieldy it can be. MyHeritage offers several different family tree views to help you navigate your tree effectively. In this webinar, you'll the advantages of each and how to use them.

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About the presenters

Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy 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).

Uri Gonen has been working at MyHeritage since 2005 where he took on different challenges and roles in product development and product management. He has been part of the wild journey of MyHeritage from a small startup to a dominant company in the genealogy space. Among his involvement in key projects of the company, Uri was the original developer behind Family Tree Builder, and the product manager of MyHeritage's genealogy search engine. Recently, Uri was involved in several genealogical projects such as PedigreeMap, Pedigree View, Tree Consistency Checker and several integrations with FamilySearch. Before joining MyHeritage, Uri has worked in other software startups in Israel, the United States and Canada. He now lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Learn Legacy Software Live! City directories, obituaries and more - free webinar by Geoff Rasmussen now online for limited time

 

Learn Legacy Software Live! City directories, obituaries and more - free webinar by Geoff Rasmussen now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Geoff Rasmussen, "Learn Legacy Software Live! City directories, obituaries and more" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Learn the step-by-steps of downloading and adding a new genealogical document to your Legacy Family Tree software.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 14 minute recording of "Learn Legacy Software Live! City directories, obituaries and more" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
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  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
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New TechZone Video - Google Keep for Note Taking by Lisa Lisson

 

New TechZone Video - Google Keep for Note Taking by Lisa Lisson

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar members a new short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! This Friday enjoy "Google Keep for Note Taking" by Lisa Lisson.

Google Keep for Note Taking

Learn to use the free app Google Keep to record text or spoken word while out and about to help you stay focused.

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About the Presenter

Lisa LissonAs a genealogy researcher and creator of the Are You My Cousin? blog, Lisa Lisson takes the overwhelm out of genealogy research and keeps researchers moving forward finding their ancestors. Whether researching ancestors alongside clients or writing how-to articles and books, Lisa uses her 12 years of research experience to help others build a solid research plan, find the needed genealogy records, and get the most out of those resources. When not working with clients or writing genealogy articles, Lisa can be found pursuing her passion for  running, traveling with her husband or simply enjoying time with her two adult children. 

See all the webinars and videos by Lisa Lisson in the Legacy library.
 
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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Preparing a Portfolio: Applying to Become a Certified Genealogist® - free webinar now online

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The recording of tonight's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, "Preparing a Portfolio: Applying to Become a Certified Genealogist®" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

In this webinar, trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists will share various pathways to certification. They will discuss the process of becoming a board-certified genealogist, explain each element of an application portfolio, and answer questions from the participants.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 32 minute recording of "Preparing a Portfolio: Applying to Become a Certified Genealogist®" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,331 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,229 pages)
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  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
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  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
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Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries - free webinar by Michelle Leonard now online for limited time

Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries - free webinar by Michelle Leonard now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Michelle Leonard, "Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

There are some mysteries traditional research can never solve. DNA testing, however, has revolutionised the options available to adoptees and those with unknown parentage or other unknown ancestors. This webinar will explain how to use DNA results to solve these previously unsolvable mysteries. Michelle will illustrate the entire process from choosing the correct tests and testing companies through to making contact with newly identified relatives. She will outline how to use DNA cousin matching when you have no known family history to draw upon and give a practical demonstration of the most important techniques and best practices for successfully identifying birth parents or other unknown ancestors. Through the use of illustrative case studies and success stories Michelle will show how DNA testing used in conjunction with traditional research methods can provide much sought after answers for adoptees and anyone looking to solve an unknown ancestor mystery.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 13 minute recording of "Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,330 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,229 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

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Register for Thursday's webinar - Preparing a Portfolio: Applying to Become a Certified Genealogist®

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In this webinar, trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists will share various pathways to certification. They will discuss the process of becoming a board-certified genealogist, explain each element of an application portfolio, and answer questions from the participants.

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About the presenters

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, CG, CGL was elected as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) in 2016 and currently serves as President. She enjoyed a 35-year career as a tax lawyer before her 2013 retirement as a partner from the big four accounting firm of EY. 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. 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 served as the mentor of ProGen 37. LaBrenda was the SLIG Course Coordinator for the inaugural African American track, and is also on the faculty the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh, the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.

Angela Packer McGhie, CG is the coordinator for the Intermediate Genealogy course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and the coordinator of the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. She served as the administrator of the ProGen Study Program from 2008-2014 and is now on the board of directors. Angela is an instructor at the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the Virtual Institute on Genealogical Research. Angela has served on the education committee of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and is the past president of the National Capital Area Chapter of APG. She is a contributing author for the APG Quarterly and was honored with a formal certificate of appreciation from the Association of Professional Genealogists for her leadership and service.

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, is a long-time researcher and instructor in genealogical topics. Rick is also a retired colonel having served 31 years in the U.S. Army. Rick and his wife Pam coordinate the Advanced Land course and Researching in Washington, D.C., without Leaving Home offered by the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and the Advanced Land course at Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). Rick co-coordinates with Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL, the Law School for Genealogists at GRIP and the FHL Law Library course at SLIG. He also coordinates the Using Maps in Genealogy course at SLIG. Rick also instructs in the Advanced Methodology course offered by SLIG. He also lectures at national conferences and presents nationwide seminars. His areas of expertise encompass records of the National Archives, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, including military records, land records, using maps in genealogy, urban research, and government documents. Rick is experienced in the localities of western Pennsylvania and Ohio. Rick is also a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He is also the immediate past president of BCG.

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The webinar will be live on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at:
  • 8pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 7pm Central
  • 6pm Mountain
  • 5pm Pacific
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Here's how to attend:
  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live webinar.
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  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.com.
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  7. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tracing Australian and New Zealand World War One Ancestors - free webinar by Helen Smith now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Helen V. Smith, "Tracing Australian and New Zealand World War One Ancestors" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
The ANZACs were young men from Australia and New Zealand who answered the call in World War One. Using a variety of records, it is generally possible to trace their service and find out the answer to “What did you do in the war?”
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 9 minute recording of "Tracing Australian and New Zealand World War One Ancestors" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.
Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions
Webinar Members get:
  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,329 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,220 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

Monday, August 3, 2020

Register for Down Under webinar: Tracing Australian and New Zealand World War One Ancestors by Helen V. Smith

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The ANZACs were young men from Australia and New Zealand who answered the call in World War One. Using a variety of records, it is generally possible to trace their service and find out the answer to “What did you do in the war?”

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About the presenter
HelenSmith-144x144Helen 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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Webinar time
The webinar will be live on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at:
  • 10pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 9pm Central
  • 8pm Mountain
  • 7pm Pacific
which, in Sydney, is Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at:
  • 12pm
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Here's how to attend:
  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
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  6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  7. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 
We look forward to seeing you all there!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Top 10 genealogy webinars - July 2020

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for July 2020! 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-1,328 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of July 2020.  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 July 2020
1. 50 More Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega
2. Turning dry facts into exciting narrative by Carol Baxter
3. Finding a Father for Molly - Using DNA by Jill Morelli, CG
4. Foundations in DNA 1 of 5: Genealogy and DNA by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
5. Connecting the Dots – Introduction to Auto Clusters at MyHeritageDNA by Paul Woodbury
6. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl
7. 'What are the Odds?' An online tool that can help solve DNA puzzles by Jonny Perl
8. The 1939 Register for Family Historians by Fiona Brooker
9. Find Your Images Online with TinEye (TechZone) by Gena Philibert-Ortega
10. 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega

The Runner-Ups
11. Elusive Immigrant: The Search for Dora Lühr by Warren Bittner, CG
12. How to link Multiple Word Documents into One PDF (TechZone) by Amie Bowser Tennant
13. Foundations in DNA 2 of 5: DNA Overview by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
14. Get Organized Using Scrivener Printable Index Cards (TechZone) by Lisa Alzo
15. Getting Started in Family History - 1- Home Sources by Cheri Hudson Passey
16. Getting Started in Family History - 5 - Vital Records by Cheri Hudson Passey
17. Foundations in DNA 3 of 5: Y-DNA by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
18. Foundations in DNA 5 of 5: Autosomal DNA by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
19. Så jobbar du med triangulering (Swedish) by Peter Sjölund
20. How MyHeritage Enhances your Photos for Genealogical Research by Tal Erlichman

The 2nd Runner-Ups
21. Getting Started in Family History - 7 - Cemetery and Church Records by Cheri Hudson Passey
22. Utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library for Family History Research by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS
23. Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1840 by D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
24. Discover the new Legacy Family Tree 9 by Geoff Rasmussen
25. How to Search Genealogy on Pinterest by Lisa Lisson
26. On the Record Trail of My LDS Immigrant Ancestor by Sunny Morton
27. Foundations in DNA 4 of 5: Mitochondrial DNA by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
28. Genealogical Treasures in Irish Archives by David Ouimette, CG
29. Sanomalehtiarkisto sukututkijan apuna (Finnish) by Juha Vuorela
30. Getting Started in Family History - 8 - Online Research: Finding family on the Internet by Cheri Hudson Passey


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The Scottish ViC has Expanded


The annual Scottish ViC (virtual conference) has expanded! In response to a poll of past ViC attendees, the ViC will be divided into three separate one-day events. The first of these will take place on:

Saturday November 28, 2020:

HIGHLAND RESEARCH DAY 

  • Lorna Steele will present on the holdings of the Highland Archives
  • Alison Diamond will present on the records held by the Duke of Argyll at Inverary Archives
  • Karly Kehoe will present on the Highland Scots of Nova Scotia
  • Alexander Thomson will present on the Cromarty Emigrants and the Ships That Took Them
  • Paul Nixon will present on Scottish Regiments
  • Robert Howie will be giving a virtual tour of Edinburgh highlighting the places associated with the Jacobites 

Access to the recordings will remain open for 6 weeks following the day of presentations

Registration opens Saturday, August 1, 2020. Pre-Pandemic pricing of just $74cad ($55usd)