Free webinars to cover land maps and criminal records

The Georgia Genealogical Society will present “Forget Me Not: Preserving Legacies with EPOCH” on Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. EPOCH (Electronically Preserving Obituaries as Cultural Heritage) is a website that allows anyone to create and publish a free obituary online. EPOCH was developed as a digital repository of user-contributed obituary information. Family and friends of the deceased can submit detailed obituaries as a tribute to their loved ones. This presentation will describe the history of EPOCH, demonstrate how to create a tribute, and share ideas on how it can be used with both historical and contemporary obituaries.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3480193276256710401

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Finding and Using Land Ownership Maps” on Wednesday, April 26 at 2 p.m. Land ownership maps in this country are generally focused on the county level. Produced largely in the nineteenth-century in single sheet or atlas format, they were sold by subscription and also developed to commemorate events such as the centennial of the American Revolution. Property owners can also be found on military maps and other government published maps. Land ownership and residence can often be determined by correlating city directories with fire insurance maps.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2644519357286258179

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Researching Criminal Records” on Friday, April 28 at 2 p.m. In this webinar, learn to research black sheep ancestors, those relatives who might be difficult to research for any one of a number of different reasons. The presenter will talk about using ‘standard’ genealogical records (census, vital records, city directories, etc.,) but also cover other specific records available only for those who broke the law or came close to doing so, e.g. prison records. Recommendations will be given regarding the methodology of researching such characters.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9184767462619383555

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