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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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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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)


Friday, July 31, 2020

New TechZone Video - How to Set the Download Folder of Your Choice by Marian Pierre-Louis

New TechZone Video - How to Set the Download Folder of Your Choice by Marian Pierre-Louis

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 "How to Set the Download Folder of Your Choice" by Marian Pierre-Louis.

How to Set the Download Folder of Your Choice

Are you tired of your downloads automatically saving to the download folder? In this video you'll learn how to save downloads to the folder of your choice.

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About the Presenter

Marian Pierre-LouisMarian Pierre-Louis is a genealogy professional who specializes in educational outreach through webinars, internet broadcasts and video. Her areas of expertise include house history research, southern New England research and solving brick walls. Marian is the host of the Genealogy Profoessional Podcast. She has also produced and hosted 100 episodes of Fieldstone Common, a history podcast. Marian is the Online Education Producer for Legacy Family Tree Webinars where she produces online genealogy education classes. Once a month you'll find her as the evening host of Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

See all the webinars and videos by Marian Pierre-Louis in the Legacy library.
 
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

DNA VIRTUAL INSTITUTE IS 75% FULL

ISBGFH will host a 2 day, intermediate level virtual institute on DNA presented by Dr Maurice Gleeson. Dr Gleeson will cover the following topics: 

  • What is your goal?
  • Unleashing the power of “Ethnicity Estimates”
  • Maximising your exposure to the DNA databases
  • Privacy, Anonymity & Data Protection
  • Sorting your matches into Paternal & Maternal matches
  • Assigning matches to a particular ancestral line
  • Using “tools” to maximum effect
  • Combining DNA & paper record research
  • Hooking your matches & keeping them engaged
  • When to use Y, mitochondrial & X-DNA

Key Take-Home Messages will be illustrated by Case Studies throughout

This virtual institute will be LIVE. Registration will be limited so that everyone who registers can attend. Dr Gleeson will be scheduling one on one virtual consultations for those wishing his assistance with their DNA.

This will be held LIVE and as such registration is limited. We are now 75% full. Don’t wait to register or you may lose out on this wonderful opportunity. All sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be available to registrants for 6 weeks following the Virtual Institute. 

Register here: https://www.isbgfh.com/DNA-VIRTUAL-INSTITUTE



Researching a Loyalist Soldier - free webinar by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, "Researching a Loyalist Soldier" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
Approximately one-third of the people living in the Colonies at the time of the Revolution were loyal to the King. During the War some fought in Loyalist units. By the end of the war, most were forced to leave, either north to Canada or back across the ocean. Many filed claims with the British government for failing to protect them from the rebels. Learn about the records of their service and records of their times after the War.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Fabulous Photo Discoveries™ at MyHeritage - free webinar by Lisa Louise Cooke now online

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The recording of today's webinar by Lisa Louise Cooke, "Fabulous Photo Discoveries™ at MyHeritage" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.
Webinar Description
Lisa Louise Cooke will show you how to discover photographs of ancestors who currently don’t have photos in your tree using MyHeritage’s exciting Photo Discoveries™ technology. You’ll learn how to add your own photos, and then find and easily add the newly generated photo discoveries to your family tree.
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 3 minute recording of "Fabulous Photo Discoveries™ at MyHeritage" 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 1,325 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,212 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, July 27, 2020

Register for Webinar Wednesday: Researching a Loyalist Soldier by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

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Approximately one-third of the people living in the Colonies at the time of the Revolution were loyal to the King. During the War some fought in Loyalist units. By the end of the war, most were forced to leave, either north to Canada or back across the ocean. Many filed claims with the British government for failing to protect them from the rebels. Learn about the records of their service and records of their times after the War.

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CraigScott-144x144Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). His most recent work is Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers, 1818 – 1872, and the Payment Vouchers They Represent. He has authored seventeen books and several articles in the National Genealogical Society QuarterlyFamily Chronicle and other genealogical publications. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 8,500 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than thirty-three years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and is a former Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. A faculty member for several years of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He is the coordinator for the Annual Heritage Books Genealogical Conference and Cruises and has been the co-leader of the National Genealogical Society DC research trip. He was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award in 2008 and UGA Silver Tray Award in 2009. He became a Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association in 2014.  
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Friday, July 24, 2020

New TechZone Video - How to Search Genealogy on Pinterest by Lisa Lisson

New TechZone Video - How to Search Genealogy on Pinterest 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 "How to Search Genealogy on Pinterest" by Lisa Lisson.

How to Search Genealogy on Pinterest

Learn how to harness the power of the search and bookmarking site Pinterest to improve your genealogy research.
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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. 
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Back to Basics: Getting Started in Family History Webinar Weekend - July 24-26

Back to Basics: Getting Started in Family History Webinar Weekend - July 24-26
Our second webinar weekend in July starts this Friday with the Getting Started in Family History 12-class series by Cheri Hudson Passey. Six of these are existing classes from the library being made free for the entire weekend. And six of the classes are brand new being released for the first time. Each of these classes is 15-20 minutes long.

All the classes will be available from Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26, 2020 by going to FamilyTreeWebinars.com/beginners. This is your chance to learn how to uncover your family history! Already a genealogist? Share the link with your family and friends and help them catch the genealogy bug too!

Getting Started in Family History by Cheri Hudson Passey

Getting Started in Family History - 1 - Home Sources
The best way to get started in family history is to discover the items you already have in your house. This first class will teach you what to look for that you don't realize you already have.

Getting Started in Family History - 2 - Forms
Forms are one of the tools that help you keep track of your family information as your gather it. Learn what forms to use and best practices for filling them in.

Getting Started in Family History - 3 - Family Stories
One of the greatest sources of clues when getting started in family history is to draw on the stories passed down through your family. Learn how to find these stories and what to do with them.

Getting Started in Family History - 4 - Documents
In part 4 of our Getting Started in Family History series, we take a look at documents and how to find them.

Getting Started in Family History - 5 - Vital Records
In part 5 of our Getting Started in Family History series, we take a look at vital records and how to find them.

Getting Started in Family History - 6 - Census Records
In part 6 of our Getting Started in Family History series, we take a look at census records and how to use them.

Getting Started in Family History - 7 - Cemetery and Church Records
Learn how to make the most of church and cemetery records as you begin your genealogy search.

Getting Started in Family History - 8 - Online Research: Finding family on the Internet
Learn how to search digital records online to uncover your family history.

Getting Started in Family History - 9 - Researching On Location
Not everything is found online! Learn where to look for records that are kept locally or in special collections.

Getting Started in Family History - 10 - Research Plans and Logs
Learn what genealogy research plans and logs are and how they can help you keep track your research.

Getting Started in Family History - 11 - Staying Organized
The best way to ensure success in genealogy is to stay organized. Learn how to organize your paper files, computer files, books and much more!

Getting Started in Family History - 12 - Avoiding Mistakes
There are some common mistakes that beginners make when starting genealogy research. This webinar lists the most commone ones and how to overcome them.

View all of these classes July 24-26, 2020 for free at FamilyTreeWebinars.com/beginners.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

50 More Websites Every Genealogist Should Know - free webinar by Gena Philibert-Ortega now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Gena Philibert-Ortega, "50 More Websites Every Genealogist Should Know" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
We are so lucky to live at a time when we have a wealth of information at our fingertips. Previously Gena explored 50 websites you should know so now it’s time for 50 more! And these aren’t just the same old, same old websites. Let’s take our research around the world and explore more websites that are vital for the family historian.
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 24 minute recording of "50 More Websites Every Genealogist Should Know" 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 1,315 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,189 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
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Elusive Immigrant: The Search for Dora Lühr - free webinar by Warren Bittner, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and Warren Bittner, CG, "Elusive Immigrant: The Search for Dora Lühr" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Webinar Description
See the Genealogical Proof Standard applied to research on both sides of the Atlantic to prove the identity of an immigrant not found where she is supposed to be and whose name is anything but certain.
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 27 minute recording of "Elusive Immigrant: The Search for Dora Lühr" 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 1,314 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,186 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 Webinar Wednesday: 50 More Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega

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We are so lucky to live at a time when we have a wealth of information at our fingertips. Previously Gena explored 50 websites you should know so now it’s time for 50 more! And these aren’t just the same old, same old websites. Let’s take our research around the world and explore more websites that are vital for the family historian.

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About the presenter
GenaOrtega-144x144Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master's degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women's studies, and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is the author of the books, From The Family Kitchen (F + WMedia, 2012), Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) and Putting the Pieces Together. Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association's journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include women's social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women's lives using material artifacts. Gena Philibert-Ortega is the author of IDG's monthly column, Remember the Ladies: Researching Your Female Ancestor.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at:
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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!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar - Elusive Immigrant: The Search for Dora Lühr by Warren Bittner, CG

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See the Genealogical Proof Standard applied to research on both sides of the Atlantic to prove the identity of an immigrant not found where she is supposed to be and whose name is anything but certain.

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About the presenter
WarrenBittner-144x144F. Warren Bittner, CGSM, is a genealogical researcher and lecturer, with thirty years of research experience. He holds a Master of Science degree in history from Utah State University, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Business from Brigham Young University. His master's thesis looked at the social factors affecting illegitimacy in nineteenth-century Bavaria. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and in 1989-1990 he studied Chinese at a graduate level at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.  
He is the owner of Ancestors Lost and Found, a small genealogical research firm. For six years he was the German Collection Manager for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, where he coordinated contracts to microfilm and index records at 102 archives in seven countries and where he planned the German book acquisitions and internet publications. Before that he worked for four years in the extraction unit of the Family History Library, where he was coordinator of third-party indexing projects and where he developed and trained volunteers in Spanish indexing projects. He has also worked as a Reference Consultant at the Family History Library on both the U.S. and International reference counters. He has done research in more than fifty German archives and in more than forty U.S. archives and record repositories. 
 
In 2010 he was assistant director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and he is a former member of the board of directors for Utah Genealogical Association. He made several appearances on the PBS television series, Ancestors 2. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the National Genealogical Society, Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society, and the Palatines to America, Colorado Chapter, and the Sacrament German Society. He is married to Nancy Ruth Christensen and is the father of three children.
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