Monday, February 25, 2013

Register for Webinar Wednesday - A Case of Historical Identity Theft by Megan Smolenyak

One of genealogy's most well-known and favorite speakers, Megan Smolenyak, will be this Wednesday's webinar speaker. I have watched Megan present this session in person and I am certain you will enjoy it as much as I did. Be sure to arrive early (20-30 minutes) to ensure your virtual seat, as only the first 1,000 to join will be able to participate in the live session.
Webinar Description
An Irish lass, Annie Moore, tripped down a gangplank and into the pages of history in 1892 when she became the first immigrant to arrive at Ellis Island. But less than a century later, an Illinois-born Annie Moore had somehow taken her place and was celebrated in song, statue and literature. That all ended when some stubborn genealogists decided to use their sleuthing skills to seek out the right Annie. Join us to learn how she and her true descendants reclaimed their rightful place in history when their reunion was featured on the front page of the New York Times.
Join us for the live webinar on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 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. Before joining, please visit to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. 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.
Test Your Webinar Connection
To ensure that your webinar connection is ready to go, click here and then click on the "Test Your GoToWebinar Connection" link.
About the presenter 
Megan-100Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak (yes, that’s her real name) is an incurable genealogist and wears many hats in the family history world. A popular writer, speaker and TV guest, she does all she can to get the g-word out there and inspire others in their quest for roots. She enjoys solving mysteries, making unexpected discoveries and pushing the boundaries of conventional genealogy. She has consulted for and appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Early Show, CNN, BBC Breakfast, Who Do You Think You Are?, African American Lives, Ancestors, TimeWatch, They Came to America, Faces of America, NPR, and BBC Radio, and has spoken at numerous events across the U.S., England, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand. Megan’s books includeTrace Your Roots with DNAHonoring Our AncestorsIn Search of Our Ancestors, and They Came to America, Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing and Who Do You Think You Are: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History.
She is also the author of:
Megan will also be joining us on our 10th annual Legacy Genealogy Cruise (Eastbound Panama Canal) this September as one of our featured speakers.
Add it to your Google Calendar
With our Google Calendar button, you will never forget our upcoming webinars. Simply click the button to add it to your calendar. You can then optionally embed the webinar events (and even turn them on and off) into your own personal calendar. If you have already added the calendar, you do not have to do it again - the new webinar events will automatically appear.
Webinar time
The webinar will be live on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at:
  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain/Arizona
  • 11am Pacific
  • 7pm GMT
Or use this Time Zone Converter.
Here's how to attend:
  1. Register at today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email during the week prior to the webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at
  6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here by clicking on the "Test Your GoToWebinar Connection" link.
  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!

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