Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Last week's webinar, Without the Hint - There is No Story, presented by Bernice Alexander Bennett, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).
- January 10 - Finding Dirk: Records of Insane Asylums in Illinois Presenter: Jill Morelli Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1270444282472510721
- February 14 - Freedmen’s Bureau Records – Valuable to ALL Southern Research! Presenter: Diane Richard Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1351772958627269635
- March 14 - Nurse, Matrons, Laundresses & Cooks. Documenting Women in the Civil War Presenter: Angela Y. Walton-Raji Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8176273406953966595
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
BillionGraves.com strives to preserve precious records found in cemeteries throughout the world. Using modern technology to capture images of headstones with their GPS locations, the site provides access to these records. This webinar will discuss how to use the site, the technology, and how you can help.
Join us and Garth Fitzner for the live webinar Wednesday, December 21, 2016 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 www.java.com 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.
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About the presenter
Garth Fitzner works as a Family History Consultant in Alberta, Canada, and has served for more than 25 years in the scouting organization. He is the head of procurement for a North American industrial construction company.
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Monday, December 19, 2016
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
The recording of Wednesday's webinar, "From the Heartland - Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research" by Luana Darby is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
From Wisconsin to Missouri, many free online resources are available if you know where to look. This class will explore where to find and how to use these resources. Creative techniques for finding future sites will also be discussed.
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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)
- Tracing Your European Ancestors by Julie Goucher. December 16.
- No, no, Nanette! What negative evidence is... and isn't by Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL. December 20. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
- An Introduction to BillionGraves by Garth Fitzner. December 21.
- Strategies to Find the Most Challenging Ancestors with Autosomal DNA Data by James M. Baker, PhD, CG. January 4.
- Tips and Tricks to Organizing Your Genealogy by Shannon Combs-Bennett. January 11.
- Legacy Family Tree for Complete Beginners by Geoff Rasmussen. January 13.
- Writing Up Your Research by Michael J. Leclerc, CG. January 17.
- Create a Free Google Earth Historic Map Collection for Your Research by Lisa Louise Cooke. January 18.
- Playing Nice In The Genealogy Sandbox by Thomas MacEntee. January 25.
- Photography for Genealogy by Nicka Smith. February 1.
- The WHO of Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger. February 8.
- Deciphering German Script by Gail Blankenau. February 10.
- Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research by Cyndi Ingle. February 15.
- Weaving DNA Test Results into a Proof Argument by Karen Stanbary, CG. February 21.
- Finding Missing Persons With DNA Testing by Diahan Southard. February 22.
- Apprentices, Indentured Servants, and Redemptioners: White Slavery in America by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG. March 1.
- 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega. March 8.
- Home on the Range: Kansas Research Tips by Cari Taplin, CG. March 10.
- Why are Irish records so weird? by John Grenham. March 15.
- Are You My Grandpa? Men of the Same Name by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG. March 21.
- Picture This: Images You Can Freely Use by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. March 22.
- Introduction to Quaker Genealogy Research by Craig Scott, MA, CG, FUGA. March 29.
- Preserve, Share, and Search Your Digital Pictures with Google Photos by Geoff Rasmussen. April 5.
- Your Whiteboard in the Cloud: Trello for Genealogists by Lisa Alzo. April 12.
- Complete Photo Restoration in 4 Easy Steps by Eric Basir. April 14.
- The Genealogy in Government Documents by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. April 18.
- Neighborhood Reconstruction: Effective Use of Land Records by Mary Hill, AG. April 19.
- Finding and Using Land Ownership Maps by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. April 26.
- Researching Criminal Records by Ron Arons. April 28.
- Take Me Back to Where I Belong: Transportation Records of the Freedmen’s Bureau by Angela Walton-Raji. May 3.
- Beginning Danish Research by Charles Fritz Juengling, AG. May 10.
- New York City and State Governmental Vital Records by Jane Wilcox. May 12.
- MAXY DNA: Correlating mt-at-X-Y DNA with the GPS by Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL. May 16.
- Remember Me: Lifestreaming and the Modern Genealogist by Thomas MacEntee. May 17.
- WikiTree: Free for All without a Free-for-All by Eowyn Langholf. May 24.
- The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors by Michael L. Strauss, AG. May 31.
- Researching Your Minnesota Ancestors by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. June 7.
- How Harry Potter Can Teach You About DNA by Blaine Bettinger. June 14.
- What Now? Your Next Steps with Autosomal DNA Testing by Diahan Southard. June 16.
- Beating the Bushes: Using the GPS to Find Jacob Bush's Father by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. June 20.
- Virtual Family Reunions: Super Easy, Super Fun by Pat Richley and Russ Worthington. June 21.
- Canada's Top 10 by Kathryn Lake Hogan. June 28.
- Censational Census Strategies by Mary Kircher Roddy. July 5.
- Google Books: the tool you should use every day! by Lisa Louise Cooke. July 12.
- Tips for Snapping Pics: How to Take Perfect Family Photographs by Jared Hodges. July 14.
- Analyzing Documents Sparks Ideas for Further Research by Angela Packer McGhie, CG. July 18.
- The Firelands, The Connecticut Western Reserve, and the Ohio Territory by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG. July 19.
- Family History Adhesive: The Science of Why History Binds Families and the Simple Tech of How to Do It by Janet Hovorka. July 26.
- Tracing Your West Country Ancestors by Kirsty Gray. August 2.
- A Taxing Matter: Using Tax Lists in Genealogy by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. August 9.
- Using Pictures with Legacy Family Tree by Geoff Rasmussen. August 11.
- Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG. August 15.
- Finding Your Ancestors in German Directories by Ursula C. Krause. August 16.
- How to do Mexican Research and Be Successful by Jonathan Walker. August 23.
- Getting Started with Evidentia by Edward A. Thompson. August 30.
- Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist by Geoff Rasmussen. September 6.
- Finding Isaac Rogers by Nicka Smith. September 13.
- The ABCs and 123s of Researching Your Ancestor's School Records by Melissa Barker. September 15.
- When Does Newfound Evidence Overturn a Proved Conclusion? by Tom Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL. September 19.
- WolframAlpha for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee. September 20.
- Quick Guide to Texas Research by Deena Coutant. September 27.
- No Easy Button: Using “Immersion Genealogy” to Understand Your Ancestors by Lisa Alzo. October 4.
- Southern States Migration Patterns by Mary Hill, AG. October 11.
- Is Your Society Growing? Social Media may be your saving grace by Pat Richley. October 13.
- Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard by David Ouimette, CG. October 17.
- The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 18.
- Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. October 25.
- Is this the End? Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece by Luana Darby and Ursula C. Krause. November 1.
- New York City Genealogical Research: Navigating Through The Five Boroughs by Michael L. Strauss, AG. November 8.
- Using Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence by Jill Morelli. November 10.
- British and Irish research: the differences by Brian Donovan. November 15.
- Research in Federal Records: Some Assembly Required by Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG. November 21.
- Understanding Alabama by Rorey Cathcart. November 29.
- Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records by Lisa Toth Salinas. December 6.
- I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes by James M. Baker, PhD, CG. December 13.
- Finding Your Nordic Parish of Birth by Jill Morelli. December 15.
- The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive (Re)Search by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. December 19.
- Palmetto Pride - South Carolina for Genealogist by Rorey Cathcart. December 20.
- Problems and Pitfalls of a Reasonably Shallow Search by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. December 27.
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