Friday, October 16, 2020

New TechZone Video - How to Convert % to cMs on 23andMe by Michelle Leonard

 

New TechZone Video - How to Convert % to cMs on 23andMe by Michelle Leonard

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 Convert % to cMs on 23andMe" by Michelle Leonard.

How to Convert % to cMs on 23andMe

The 23andMe website displays percentages rather centiMorgans unlike the other DNA websites. Learn how to easily convert the percentage number into centiMorgans.

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About the Presenter

Michelle Leonard is a Scottish professional genealogist, DNA detective, freelance researcher, speaker, author and historian. She runs her own genealogy and DNA consultancy business, Genes & Genealogy, and specialises in DNA Detective work particularly the solving of adoption, unknown parentage and all manner of unknown ancestor mysteries using a Michelle Leonardcombination of DNA expertise and conventional research methods.  She also undertakes traditional family history research, living relative tracing, historical and television research, media consultation, the creation of bespoke family history books, podcasts, article, blog and book writing, tutoring, lecturing, webinars and speaking engagements. She is a regular speaker at major genealogy events such as Rootstech, The Genealogy Show, Family Tree Live, Back To Our Past and Who Do You Think You Are? Live as well as a co-author of "Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide For Family Historians" which was published in June 2019.

Additionally Michelle is the official genetic genealogist of ancestryhour.co.uk and is one of the hosts of the hour itself: #AncestryHour takes place on Twitter each Tuesday evening from 7-8pm GMT and Michelle is usually on hand to answer any #DNA queries that arise. She also spent several years working on the ground-breaking Fromelles Genealogy Project tracking down appropriate DNA donors to identify WWI soldiers buried in a mass grave in France and served as the Genealogical Consultant on the official Fromelles documentary. She regularly works on new historic soldier cases when battlefield remains are found and DNA testing is conducted.

Michelle holds an M.A. in English and Modern History from the University of St Andrews and a PgCert in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Scottish Genealogy Network (SGN), the Society of Genealogists (SOG) and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG). You can find out more about Michelle on her Genes & Genealogy Facebook page and you can follow her on Twitter.

See all the webinars and videos by Michelle Leonard in the Legacy library.
 
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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Dealing with Endogamy - free webinar by Paul Woodbury now online for limited time

 

Dealing with Endogamy - free webinar by Paul Woodbury now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Paul Woodbury, "Dealing with Endogamy" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

General rules of DNA inheritance assume independent genealogical lines. However, cases of endogamy, pedigree collapse and multiple levels of relationship to any given genetic match merit additional considerations for analysis and interpretation. Explore strategies such as segment analysis, targeted testing, anchoring, and variable segment thresholds for overcoming the challenges of endogamy, pedigree collapse or multiple relationships in your DNA test results. Note: this is an advanced level webinar.

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 32 minute recording of "Dealing with Endogamy" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,373 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,344 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
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  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Use MyHeritage Records to Quickly Discover and Write the Story of Your Ancestors - free webinar by Devon Noel Lee now online

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The recording of today's webinar by Devon Noel Lee, "Use MyHeritage Records to Quickly Discover and Write the Story of Your Ancestors" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

By finding a wide range of genealogy records, you can discover the story that fills in the dash between birth and death dates. Then you can transform that information into an enjoyable story for your relatives to read.

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 4 minute recording of "Use MyHeritage Records to Quickly Discover and Write the Story of Your 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 1,372 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,331 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 our upcoming webinars (free)

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Register for Webinar Wednesday: Dealing with Endogamy by Paul Woodbury

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General rules of DNA inheritance assume independent genealogical lines. However, cases of endogamy, pedigree collapse and multiple levels of relationship to any given genetic match merit additional considerations for analysis and interpretation. Explore strategies such as segment analysis, targeted testing, anchoring, and variable segment thresholds for overcoming the challenges of endogamy, pedigree collapse or multiple relationships in your DNA test results.

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About the presenter

PaulWoodbury-144x144From a young age, Paul Woodbury fell in love with genealogy research. To pursue his passion for this field, he studied genetics and family history at Brigham Young University. To aid in his desire to share his knowledge with others, he has also received a masters degree in instructional design and educational technology from the University of Utah. Paul currently works as a DNA team lead at Legacy Tree Genealogists where he has helped to solve hundreds of genetic genealogy cases. In addition to genetic genealogy, Paul specializes in French, Spanish, and Scandinavian research and regularly presents on topics for these areas.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

New TechZone Video - Web Surfing? Turn on Incognito Mode for Privacy by Marian Pierre-Louis

 

New TechZone Video - Web Surfing? Turn on Incognito Mode for Privacy 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 "Web Surfing? Turn on Incognito Mode for Privacy" by Marian Pierre-Louis.

Web Surfing? Turn on Incognito Mode for Privacy

Learn how to use incognito mode to create a temprorary internet session that won't save your internet activity.

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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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Legacy Family Tree Webinars provides genealogy education where-you-are through live and recorded online webinars and videos. Learn from the best instructors in genealogy including Thomas MacEntee, Judy Russell, J. Mark Lowe, Lisa Louise Cooke, Tom Jones, and many more. Learn at your convenience. On-demand classes are available 24 hours a day! All you need is a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

Subscribe today and get access to this BONUS members-only webinar AND all of this:

  • All 1,370 classes in the library 
  • 5,325 pages of instructors' handouts
  • Chat logs from the live webinars
  • Additional 5% off anything at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Additional members-only webinars

It's just $49.95/year.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Wringing Every Drop out of Y DNA - free webinar by Roberta Estes now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Roberta Estes, "Wringing Every Drop out of Y DNA" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Step by step, how to utilize Y DNA testing at Family Tree DNA to get the most out of your results. We'll look at little known methods to obtain information, even if your match doesn't have a tree. Wonder about the Big Y test? We'll talk about why that's important and how to benefit from those results. Lastly, we'll discuss projects and using Y DNA in conjunction with autosomal for a slam-dunk.

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 30 minute recording of "Wringing Every Drop out of Y DNA" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. 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 1,366 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,312 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 our upcoming webinars (free)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Advanced DNA Techniques: Deductive Chromosome Mapping - free webinar by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., "Advanced DNA Techniques: Deductive Chromosome Mapping" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Chromosome mapping is typically achieved by mapping the segments of DNA we share with an identified match. In this lecture, learn how to map segments of DNA that you DO NOT share with a match! Using close relatives such as parents or siblings we can figure out where pieces of DNA came from based on lack of sharing.

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 11 minute recording of "Advanced DNA Techniques: Deductive Chromosome Mapping" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. 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 1,365 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,306 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 our upcoming webinars (free)

Print the 2020 webinar brochure here.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Registration for January Virtual Conference Now OPEN

Registration is now open for the January ViC. While there is a focus on Borders research  we also look at the Scottish Jewish Archives and the Scots in Ulster. Many of the Reiver families were sent to Ulster. We will look at Women's Sufferage and our treat is a virtual tour of the places associated with the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. 

  • Hannah Bell with present on the Borders Archive Services
  • Margaret Fox will present on Scottish Border Cases in the High Court
  • Andrew Armstrong will present on the Border Reivers
  • William Roulston will present on the Scots in Ulster
  • Harvey Kaplan will present on the Scottish Jewish Archives
  • Donna Moore will present on the Women's Suffrage Movement
  • Anne Daly will take us on a virtual tour of Mary Queen of Scot's life

Again I am thrilled with the level of new topics and the calibre of speakers for the ViC.

You can register for just the January ViC for $74cad or for both Nov AND January for $143. Look for the SAVE ON TWO registration to get the discount. 

Friday, October 2, 2020

New TechZone Video - Five Windows 10 Productivity Tips by Marian Pierre-Louis

 

New TechZone Video - Five Windows 10 Productivity Tips 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 "Five Windows 10 Productivity Tips" by Marian Pierre-Louis.

Five Windows 10 Productivity Tips

Learn five quick Windows 10 tips that will have you working more efficiently on your computer!

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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.
 
Not a member yet?

Legacy Family Tree Webinars provides genealogy education where-you-are through live and recorded online webinars and videos. Learn from the best instructors in genealogy including Thomas MacEntee, Judy Russell, J. Mark Lowe, Lisa Louise Cooke, Tom Jones, and many more. Learn at your convenience. On-demand classes are available 24 hours a day! All you need is a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

Subscribe today and get access to this BONUS members-only webinar AND all of this:

  • All 1,364 classes in the library 
  • 5,298 pages of instructors' handouts
  • Chat logs from the live webinars
  • Additional 5% off anything at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Additional members-only webinars

It's just $49.95/year.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Top 10 Genealogy Webinars - September 2020

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for September 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-1,363 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of September 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 September 2020

1. Using Chromosome Browsers, Segment Data and Triangulation by Michelle Leonard

2. Cyndi's List in Practice by Cyndi Ingle

3. Reconstructing the Murphy Family Using DNA & Documentary Evidence by Melissa Johnson, CG

4. Organizing Your DNA Results (updated!) by Diahan Southard

5. Mapping Software for Genealogists by Geoff Rasmussen

6. 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega

7. Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners by Marian Pierre-Louis

8. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl

9. Organizing for Success by Karen Clifford, AG

10. Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Powerful by Geoff Rasmussen

The Runner-Ups

11. Your DNA questions answered live with Diahan by Diahan Southard

12. Set up a Second Monitor on a PC (TechZone) by Marian Pierre-Louis

13. Case Studies in Gray: Identifying Shared Ancestries Through DNA and Genealogy by Nicka Smith

14. How to Use MyHeritage DNA Results to Enhance Your Family Tree by Michelle Leonard

15. Introduction to VPNs by Thomas MacEntee

16. Foundations in DNA 1 of 5: Genealogy and DNA by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

17. Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries by Michelle Leonard

18. Finding New Cousins and Building Your Family Tree with DNA by Anne Young

19. Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs, and To Do Lists: FamilySearch, Research Wiki, and Legacy Family Tree by Geoff Rasmussen

20. Genealogy 101, a 3-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy - Part 1 by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

The 2nd Runner-Ups

21. Quality, Time and Completion: Developing a Research Plan (Part One) by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

22. Discover More Records with FamilySearch Image Search (TechZone) by Lisa Alzo

23. New Searching Experience at MyHeritage by Dana Drutman

24. Willkommen in Australien! Researching German-Australian families by Benjamin Hollister

25. 'What are the Odds?' An online tool that can help solve DNA puzzles by Jonny Perl

26. How to Recalculate centiMorgan Totals at FamilyTreeDNA (Advanced) (TechZone) by Paul Woodbury

27. How to use Google Photos to Possibly Identify Ancestors in Old Photos (TechZone) by Lisa Louise Cooke

28. Discover the new Legacy Family Tree 9 by Geoff Rasmussen

29. DNA Testing of Hair for Genealogy? (TechZone) by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

30. Slack for Genealogy Projects by Thomas MacEntee

Access to classes in the Legacy Family Tree Webinar library are available with an webinar membership. Not a member? Become one! Or watch one of our free classes here.