Two free genealogy webinars to be offered this week

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Formulating a DNA Testing Plan” on Wednesday, March 28, at 2 p.m. DNA testing can be expensive, but DNA evidence is a component of exhaustive research when it is available. Learn to identify some of the ways you can minimize costs while maximizing results by formulating a DNA testing plan early in your research.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=720

The Georgia Genealogical Society will present “Researching Colonial American Ancestors” on Wednesday, March 28, at 8 p.m. Did your ancestor live in one of the Original Thirteen Colonies? Were they here before the Revolutionary War? If so you possibly have Colonial American Ancestors. Each colonist came to the “new world” for different reasons and each colony was different. They come for both religious and economic opportunities. Find out what records are available and where they are so you can learn about your Colonial American ancestors.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8451820923208014082

Several free webinars offered this week

The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “Oy Vay! You Want to Research Jewish Ancestors?” on Tuesday, March 20 at 8 p.m. Whether you have a Jewish ancestor or are looking to assist others, this session will introduce you to the history of the Jewish people, immigration to the United State, and aspects of their lives.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1282768717209274113

The Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Applying Cluster Research Techniques” on Wednesday, March 21 at 9 p.m. Tracking one’s immigrant ancestors may test all one’s research acumen. Identifying a subject’s origins, parentage; tracking through time; and placing in social context is best approached by broadening research to include other family members, associates and neighbors.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4442554029597179137

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Introduction to DNA Testing in Genealogy and Family History” on Friday, March 23 at 2 p.m. DNA is an increasingly important tool that can help us discover amazing things about ourselves and our families. This webinar will provide a brief refresher of human genetics and review the different types of DNA tests available today with an in-depth discussion of autosomal DNA tests and how these tests can be used to solve genealogical problems where evidence from traditional records in scarce.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2553701904172473090

Several free genealogy webinars offered this week

The Illinois State Genealogy Society will present “Finding Clues for Your Immigrant Ancestors in Ethnic Newspapers and Publications” on Tuesday, March 13 at 9 p.m. Ethnic newspapers and publications can often provide biographical and genealogical clues about immigrant ancestors. This webinar will show you where to find these rich resources, how to access them and what details they contain to help with your research.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5780153904231740931

Legacy Family Tree Webinar will present “The Case of the Broken Link: Decoding the URL” on Wednesday, March 14, at 8 p.m. Web site addresses appear to be long, complicated, and mysterious. Navigating through the web leads you from link to link, web page to web page, site to site, and all in a matter of a few clicks. How can you sort out separate web sites? How can you track down a new URL for a broken link or a broken bookmark? What happens when your source citation for a web site contains a URL that suddenly disappears?

To register for the webinar, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=730

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Genetic Genealogy Advanced” on Thursday, March 15 at 8 p.m. Have you mastered the basics of autosomal DNA testing? There are several advanced tools that can help you glean more information from your DNA test.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5174221842265005569

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.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3501731608073294083

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.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/835729271592276484

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.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3061773026336147203

Webinar programs to discuss DNA research, German script

Two free webinars this week will focus on DNA research and German script handwriting.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “The WHO of Genetic Genealogy” on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. Genealogists are increasingly using autosomal DNA to find genetic cousins and examine specific genealogical questions. But knowing who to test is one of the biggest hurdles of autosomal DNA. Why are second cousins so great to test? Why should we test the oldest generation first? This webinar will answer these questions and help you formulate an optimal DNA testing plan.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2224599373903811075

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Deciphering German Script” on Friday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. German parish registers are an indispensable resource in German genealogy. Yet, many of us hesitate because of the difficulties in reading these rich mines of information. Despite these challenges, you can train yourself to read and interpret enough of the records to make substantial progress on your genealogy.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8082814918880496899

Free webinar to focus on DNA testing

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present a free webinar on Thursday, July 18, at 8 p.m. entitled “Using DNA to Explore Our Origins, Part 2.”

Autosomal DNA testing can be used in genealogy to help you understand information about your heritage on both your maternal and paternal side. What has attracted many genealogists and non-genealogists alike is a feature of the test that allows you to see what your ancestral origins are. These results can be both exciting and confusing. Learn more about how this kind of ethnicity testing is completed, about its accuracy and how it can impact your genealogy.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/974112689900964098