Several free webinars offered this week

Several free webinars will be offered this week covering government documents, the postal service, historic books and archiving your research.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Genealogy in Government Documents” on Tuesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. An often under used resource, evidence of kinship abounds in publication such as the Serial Set, American State Papers, and the Territorial Papers. This webinar will explore these publications and discover efficient ways to access them.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3315192862998203905

The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “Postmaster, Carriers and Railway Clerks: Genealogy Records of the USPS” on Tuesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. Was your ancestor a mail carrier? Did they serve as postmaster? The Postal Service was officially created in 1792, elevated to a cabinet department in 1872, and finally transformed in 1971 to an official government agency. Records of the United States Post Office are an overlooked genealogical pathway worth the effort to search. Learn to conduct primary research at the National Archives where most of these records are stored.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1157312233397517825

The Southern California Genealogy Society will present “So Many Historic Books: Where Can I Find My People?” on Wednesday, April 19 at 9 p.m. This webinar covers each major eBook repository: Google, Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, Family Search, and Ancestry.com. Examples are presented for the best finding strategies and sites: Google Books, Corpora, Mocavo, Linkpendium, World Cat, and US Gen Web. Case studies emphasize the use of free sites.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6697720539498258948

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Be Your Own Digital Archivist” on Thursday, April 20 at 8 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.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4600758352443333122

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