Three free webinars to be offered this week

Three free webinars will be presented this week on a variety of topics.

The Illinois Genealogical Society will present “Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate” on Tuesday, August 9 at 9 p.m. Illegitimacy can be both a surprise and an embarrassment as we discover more and more about our family’s history. Treated with care and sensitivity, we can use many available resources to help us in our research.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1406973931847993857

Legacy Family Tree webinars will present “Battle for Bounty Land: War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars” on Wednesday, August 10 at 8 p.m. Land given as a “Bounty” for military service has been an American tradition from the Colonial Era up to the Civil War. The Spanish-American and Mexican-American Wars and the battle waged by the veterans for their bounty land tell the story of a nation and a military in transition. The webinar will explore both military pension and land-purchase records left behind to tell the story both nationally and personally.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4054394522052548610

:egacy Family Tree webinars will present “Homestead Act of 1862” on Friday, August 12 at 2 p.m. This webinar will trace the lives of four individuals that served as witnesses and also acquired land under the Homestead Act of 1862 in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. This case study will examine how the lives of these witnesses interconnected by reviewing their land entry papers.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7003334185422258178

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