Free genealogy webinars cover research plans, DNA research

The Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “Looking for a Man Who Didn’t Want to be Found” on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. People sometimes disappear intentionally. Midwestern scofflaw and bigamist Robert Lee Chamberlain stole church funds and abandoned his family, then rattled around the Midwest and Pacific Northwest before dying in New Mexico. By following clues in the records it’s possible to track down even a 20th-century scofflaw.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8995103909792889602

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Tracing Your West Country Ancestors” on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. Introducing the identity of ‘The West Country’, its geography and history over the centuries, this webinar guides the family historian through the wealth of historical records available both online and in archives and libraries. Fascinating details can be uncovered about the places they lived, their occupations and the distinctive features, identity and character of the West Country. Case studies of some notable individuals are provided as well as some records of those individuals who never hit the headlines.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=551

The Ontario Genealogical Society will present “How Research Plans Can Up Your Genealogy Game” on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. Research is more effective and productive if we take a little time to make a plan before we dive in. Learn the steps and techniques of research planning that will save you time and frustration and can even help you break down brick walls.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3800185243776158721

The Southern California Genealogical Society will present “Using DNA to Verify and Expand Genealogy” on Sat. Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. Understand how autosomal DNA and the X-chromosome results verify and expands your lineage by proving or disproving family lore, break adoption walls, and explore how this test can determine what DNA segments came from which ancestors.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4213374016538628356

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