Free genealogy webinars to discuss Nordic research, genealogy mistakes

Several genealogy societies will be presenting webinars this week with topics on Nordic research and ephemera.

Illinois Genealogical Society will present “Ephemera: Genealogy Gold” on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. Valuable clues are often found by locating different forms of ephemera as well as researching various categories of ephemera. Ephemera can provide a glimpse into the world of your ancestor; whether you find an old postcard, a newspaper article, a graduation program, or something as informative as a diary.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6337734935626870274

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes” on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. Case studies are presented to show how to avoid the biggest mistakes, including trusting family myths; believing that the posted family trees are accurate; connecting the wrong “same name” people; and believing that all original family records are accurate.

To register, for the webinar, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=562

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Finding Your Nordic Parish of Birth” on Friday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Is that parish of birth of your Nordic ancestor proving to be elusive? Often that parish is identified in the records located in the United States and research will reveal the name or at least narrow it down. This webinar will explore numerous U.S. record sets where the parish could be recorded and identify the international databases that can also assist in identification of the parish of birth.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=563

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