Three free webinars set for this week

Three free webinars this week will cover topics such as immigration, researching neighbors and using your digital camera for archival purposes.

The Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “We’re Here in America. Now What?” on Wednesday, June 6, at 8 p.m. Our immigrant ancestors came to America with their hopes and little money. Focusing on the largest European immigration period of 1880 to 1920, the webinar will cover procedures at places like Ellis Island, and travel modes and resources from immigrants’ ports of entry. Learn about how immigrant homes, tenements, unions, settlement houses, benevolent and fraternal societies, churches and synagogues helped guide immigrants to jobs, residences, and more. We’ll also discuss immigrant newspapers and their roles in strengthening immigrant communities.

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Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “What Your Ancestor’s Neighbors Can Tell You” on Wednesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. Our ancestors did not live in isolation, although we sometimes research them as if they did. They were part of a community of friends, neighbors, classmates and even co-workers. Whether they lived in big cities, small towns or rural farming communities, your ancestor’s neighbors could help you with your research.

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The Ontario Genealogical Society will present “Camera Scanning Your Photographic Archive” on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. The need to digitize photo collections is shared by families and companies alike. The webinar will discuss reasons why using your own digital camera is the fastest, easiest and most economical way to achieve a digital archive.

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