Free webinars this week cover digital files, Freedmen’s Bureau Records

The Illinois State Genealogical Society will present “Freedmen’s Bureau Records” tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 9 p.m. The impact of the Civil War was keenly felt by most of those living from Delaware to Texas regardless of race or original circumstances. A common misunderstanding is that this record group only encompasses records of freed slaves. While it does contain records of freedmen, it includes a lot information about ALL impoverished North Carolinians, regardless of race. If a family tree contains confederate soldiers who were wounded or killed in action, their surviving parents, spouses or children might be found listed in these documents as they requested or received rations, were declared destitute, etc.

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The Southern California Genealogical Society will present “Seven Simple Steps to Manage Digital Image Files” on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. Learn how Digital Asset Management (DAM) can help you organize and manage digital photos and images across computers, cloud services, and mobile devices with practical strategies for backup, adding metadata, file naming, captioning, and sharing.

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Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Be Your Own Digital Archivist” on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. Are you doing everything you can to safeguard your genealogical research? Your documents? Your data? Your scanned images? This webinar will cover the importance of taking charge of your own materials and making sure they aren’t going to disappear.

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The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Slave Tags: Researching a Southern Legal System” on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. This webinar will discuss the southern 1767 to 1867 governmental system of mandating the licensing and labeling of humans.

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