Three free webinars to cover Great Lakes, DNA testing and archiving your research

Three free webinars will be offered this week covering the topics of Great Lakes region, archiving your research and DNA testing.

The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “The Third Coast: How the Great Lakes Shaped America” on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. This program will examine the rich history of the Great Lakes region, particularly its role in U.S. expansion, through transportation, economic growth and defense. An examination of major ethnic groups that traveled through the region including immigrants from the British Isles, Germany, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and others. The session concludes with a survey of records useful for tracing Great Lakes ancestors from census, naturalization, homestead, passenger lists, border crossings, and other records.

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The Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Be Your Own Digital Archivist” on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. Are you doing everything you can to safeguard your genealogical research? Your documents? Your data? Your scanned images? We will talk about 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 “A Day Out with Your Genealogy” on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. While DNA testing for genealogy is no longer a new idea, many companies are offering a new way to look at your DNA. In this lecture we will cover the biggest and brightest options, and help you decide where you should take your DNA, and how to make the most of it.

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