Three free webinars set for this week

Three free webinars will take place this week covering topics such as finding photos online, how to protect your research and Freeman’s Bureau Records.

The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “50+ Online and Offline Sources for Finding Photos of Your Ancestors” on Tuesday, June 19 at 8 p.m. If you haven’t inherited photos of your ancestors, learn about the 50+ potential sources that you may have overlooked, including printed media, organizations, digital sources and even distant relatives that you may not know about.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6089521292721167363

The Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Who Do You Trust with Your Trusted Research” on Wednesday, June 20, at 9 p.m. With technology today, it is easy to complete and build our family tree online or even on the computer. But what are you doing to protect your information? To protect all the hours of research you have done? What do you do with your hard copy paper file? What happens when I am gone to my research?

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4682316833685678850

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Freemen’s Bureau Records” on Thursday, June 21 at 8 p.m. The Freedmen’s Bureau records cover more than freed slaves – they include ex-soldiers, impoverished widows, small children, and destitute parents. They include ration, school, court, marriage, military, and more records, along with incredibly personal correspondence regarding loved ones.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2315885235210294785

Two free genealogy webinars to take place this week

Two free webinars will take place this week covering the topics of Ohio research and handwriting analysis.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society will present “Ohio and the Early Gathering of the LDS Church” on Tuesday, June 12, at 9 p.m. Ohio was the first gathering place of the LDS Church. Eventually, those who joined with the its membership eventually found themselves displaced into Missouri and Illinois before their trek to Utah. Note: This is not geared toward LDS members. The story of the LDS Church is a story of persecution. This lecture will focus on the members from both the United Kingdom and New England who were disowned from their families, and finished their lives in the western United States.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4880554381107385091

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Easily Read Old Style American Handwriting” on Wednesday, June 13, at 8 p.m. Genealogical researchers love old records – family bibles, baptismal certificates, and census pages. Transcribing a will or a deed can be a daunting task, especially when the writing instruments are pre-1800. Cursive handwriting from the 1600’s up to the 1900’s is often a challenge. Knowing a few tips to decipher names, a word that doesn’t make sense, or a troublesome abbreviation makes reading old documents a lot easier.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2101456278799192833

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.

To register for the program, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5223666881775170050

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.

To register for the program, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1419784358274481667

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.

To register for the program, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/335704376334740482

Family History Library offers free webinars in June

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City will be offering several free webinars for the month of June. All times listed are Eastern Time.

Thursday, June 7 – 3 p.m. – Using German Address Books to Locate Records

Thursday, June 14 – 3 p.m. – U.S. Research: Mountain West Region

Thursday, June 21 – 3 p.m. – Scottish Clans and Naming Patterns

Thursday, June 28 – 3 p.m. – Finding an Ancestor’s Place of Origin in Norway

To attend any of these webinars, go to: June webinar calendar

Free webinar to focus on Palatine immigration

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “The Palatine Immigrants: Tracing and Locating 18th Century German Immigrants Online” on Wednesday, May 30 at 2 p.m.

Discover how to track your Palatine ancestors who traveled from Germany to the colonies in the 1700s, using techniques that will assist you in determining their place of origin. Use migration patterns of their family and friends to help you in your research. Learn more about online sources of original records for this area that you can research from home.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8277103029757243393

Four free webinars to be offered this week

The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “Online Tools to Organize and Collaborate with Your Cousins” on Tuesday, May 15 at 8 p.m. Learn tips and techniques of online wikis, blogs, and collaborating tools to share your family history with your cousins, friends, and family. Topics covered include: The Hows and Whys of Collaboration, Blogs for Communication, Google Docs™, Shared Calendar (Google Calendar™, Outlook™) to Keep on Task, Wikis for Collaboration, Dropbox™, Mosey™, and Others for Backup and Sharing.

To register go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6551516287503128835

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “The First 5 Things You Should Do with Your New Test Results” on Wednesday, May 16 at 2 p.m. You’ve just received your test results, now what should you do? Learn some of the first things you should do with your new test results.

To register go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5028536551756487169

The Southern California Genealogy Society will present “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Truth About Family Histories” on Wednesday, May 16 at 9 p.m. Just because it was published does not make it correct. However, you can use many types of published sources as clues for further research. Learn how to vet information contained in published family history books to make your research that much better.

To register go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5030931288923174658

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Using Timelines to Organize, Analyze and Evaluate Evidence” on Thursday, May 17 at 8 p.m. So you’ve done all this research – now what? How do you figure out what you have and what to look for next? Learn how timelines enable you to organize your information, evaluate your evidence, analyze research results for accuracy, and identify next research steps.

To register go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4924344630713480961

Free webinars offered by the Family History Library in May

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City will present several free webinars in May. All times listed are Eastern Time.

Thursday, May 10 – 3 p.m. – U.S. Research – Mid-South Region

Saturday, May 19 – noon – England Church records: how to quick-find your ancestors online

Thursday, May 24 – 3 p.m. – Figure Out Place Names for Swedish Genealogy

Thursday, May 31 – 3 p.m. – OpenArch.nl website – Indexed Records for the Netherlands

To attend any of the webinars, go to: https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/d/d9/5-May_2018.pdf

Three free genealogy webinars to be offered

Three free genealogy webinars will be offered this week.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society will present “Resources for Applying to a Revolutionary War Lineage Society” on Tuesday, May 8 at 9 p.m. This webinar will introduce attendees to the basic requirements of joining a Revolutionary War lineage society and the sources that can be used to meet them. It will touch upon common sources, such as the census and vital records, as well as less common sources such as pension files, loyalty oaths, and more.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7567631057019748611

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper” on Wednesday, May 9 at 8 p.m. When Google and traditional search engines don’t return useful information, don’t stop there. This webinar will explore resources that are invisible to Google and hidden deep within web sites and proprietary databases. The “hidden web” lies buried within the collections for commercial web sites, libraries, archives, and museums. Also covered in the webinar will be indexes that deep-link into web sites online.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/994138118394683139

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will also present “A Checklist of African American Resources” on Friday, May 11 at 2 p.m. Beyond the usual databases for census and vital records, this webinar will outline critical collections to find African American families. Using resources from the Schomburg research center to the Smithsonian, this lecture will explore the unknown and lesser known resources for documenting African American families.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3867328028029321475

Three free genealogy webinars scheduled for this week

Three free genealogy webinars will be offered this week on topics such as DNA research and Revolutionary War ancestors.

The Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Genealogy Research” on Wednesday, May 2 at 8 p.m. Many of us as genealogists have inherited research from a relative and we are not always sure whether the content is reliable. Here’s a road map on the best way to handle “outside research” and benefit from it as you combine the content with your own research.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1085824195430784002

The Ontario Genealogical Society will present “Using AncestryDNA with Your Family History” on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Where do your deep roots came from? Perhaps you are just curious to know what the results might be? AncestryDNA can provide customers with a break-down of their genetic ethnicity, as well as find genetic living cousins, confirm existing research and relationships and overcome brick walls or dead-ends in their family history research.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8012915674420077058

The Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors” on Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. The War of Independence changed forever how England retained control over her upstart colonies. This webinar focuses on a variety of genealogical and historical records covering the war and for several years later. Some records examined include compiled military service records, pensions, and bounty land applications.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/784219359242962946

Several free genealogy webinars to be offered this week

There will be several free webinars offered this week on topics such as religion in the Great Lakes, Lincoln’s records of war and researching female ancestors.

The Wisconsin Genealogy Society will present “On a Mission: Religion in the Great Lakes Region” on Tuesday, April 17 at 8 p.m. The area around the Great Lakes was explored by Jesuits, Methodists, Moravians, Baptists, Anglicans, Quakers, Presbyterians and others. This webinar will focus on major religions in the Great Lakes region, a history and timeline of their arrival and expansion in specific areas, and a discussion on the main denominational repositories for research.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6940041915140711427

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Lincoln’s Laws and the Records of War” on Wednesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. President Lincoln’s General Order 100 – “Instructions for the Government of Armies … in the Field” – revolutionized the laws of war and created new records for genealogists to research.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6446463448402693891

Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Finding Females: Maiden Name Not Known” on Wednesday, April 18, at 9 p.m. Research is not complete without a maiden name. Usually a difficult problem if not immediately obvious. Learn how to deal with this problem.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6379278890738644481

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Naturalization Know How: The Laws and Records of U.S. Citizenship” on Thursday, April 19 at 8 p.m. Many records were created when immigrant ancestors became American citizens. Learn what they are and how to find them.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1722626144257627137