Four free webinars set for this week

Three free webinars will take place this week covering topics of Illinois research, Louisiana research and Evernote software.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society will present “The Prairie State: Over There” on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 9 p.m. During World War I, Illinois answered Uncle Sam’s call and men and women from across the Prairie State served both in Europe and on the home front. This webinar will highlight some of the ways the Great War changed Illinois and how to research your ancestors who may have served at home and abroad. In particular, utilizing social history resources to help enrich the story of Illinois’ war contributions will be discussed.

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Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Louisiana for Beginners” on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. Tracing your Louisiana ancestors can be challenging. Get off to a great start with a brief introduction to her varied legal history, important migration events and blended ethnic influences. Review repositories, unique record collections and vital records access requirement along with strategies for successful research.

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services History Office will present “Introduction to the Bureau of Naturalization Correspondence Files at the National Archives” on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. These files cover topics related to nationality and naturalization policy from 1906-1944. The webinar will include information on research aids and how to request files from the archives.

To attend the webinar, go to: and scroll down the page and select the appropriate date.

The Utah Genealogical Association will present “Evernote: The Genealogist’s Workhorse” on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. Evernote is a free program that stores your notes, pdfs, webpages, images, audio clips, and more, and makes them available to you on each of your computers and devices. The free version has limitations, but is still sufficient for many family history purposes. This presentation will demonstrate Evernote and some ways it is helpful in genealogy.

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