Several free genealogy webinars offered this week

Several free genealogy webinars will take place this week on such topics as Illinois law, genetic genealogy, newspaper research and work house records.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society will present “Revelers, Hogkillers and Disobedient Children: Early Illinois Laws” on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. The laws our ancestors lived by tell their own story of life in earlier times, and, from the very first territorial statutes, enacted in 1809, the choices made by legislators about what laws were needed give context to family history. Using early Illinois laws as genealogical resources, we are able to tell the stories of a time when the big concerns were Blue Laws, wild animals, and children needing humbling.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1580559354350300674

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Reconstructing Your Genetic Family Tree” on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. A genetic family tree is the list of genealogical ancestors from whom you inherited DNA. One of the goals of genetic genealogy is to recreate this genetic family tree through a process called “chromosome mapping.” Chromosome mapping uses cousin matches to identify which segments of DNA came from which ancestors. This webinar will look at the fundamentals of chromosome mapping and some tools you can use to begin to map your DNA.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/747919844440223564

Georgia Genealogy Society will present “Newspapers for Genealogical Research” on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. Discover the wide array of information about your ancestors that can be found in newspapers, and learn the best search strategies for finding and searching historic newspapers through a number of free and subscription-based websites.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2133790725348272643

International Society for British Genealogy and Family History will present “Using Work House Records for Genealogy Research” on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. Learn how this little used resource can assist researchers in researching your pauper ancestors.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1143521074688684801

Three free genealogy webinars scheduled for this week

There are three free genealogy webinars scheduled for this week covering the topics of Australian research, DNA and British Isles Research.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Six Feet Down Under – Cemetery Records in Australia”  today at 8 p.m. There will be a discussion of the history of burial practices in the colony of New South Wales as well as current legislation regulating burials and cremation and a look at current trends, practices and statistics for burials in Australia. The focus of the webinar will be on resources available for locating details of people who were buried or cremated in Australia since European settlement in 1788.  Discussed will be free and subscription print and online resources that provide these details.

To register, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=910

Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “DNA for Beginners” on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. Have you taken a DNA test and wonder “now what?” Curious about using DNA for genealogy research but don’t know where to begin? We will start at the beginning…the very beginning. Learn all about genetic genealogy, but without all the science. But just enough to build your understanding of what DNA is, types of DNA, how it is used in genealogy, how the different testing companies compare, and much more. We’ll also go over common genetic genealogy terminology and basic inheritance patterns.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6095900668093205260

International Society for British Genealogy and Family History will present “British Isles Research at the Family History Center” on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. In this webinar you will learn about the wealth of records available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8521246296088239874

 

 

Free genealogy webinar to discuss genetic genealogy

The Southern California Genealogical Association will present “Looks Like We’re Cousins – Tips for Genetic Genealogy Collaboration” on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.

Collaboration is a key principle of genetic genealogy analysis. In this session we will explore tips and tricks for successful collaboration with your genetic cousins. Identify useful information you can request from them. Put your skills to work as you draft and revise your own communications and tap into the full power of DNA test results by improving your correspondence with your genetic cousins.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9132235013125311491

Three free webinars set for this week

Three free webinars this week will cover the topics of Australian research, the ethics of DNA testing and researching the “black sheep” in your family.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Researching in Australian Archives” on Tuesday, January 1 at 8 p.m. There are many Australian archives for research. From local council, town, State, Commonwealth, religious, business, organizational and more. Jurisdictional responsibilities changed over time, so it is important to know when and where your ancestor was to determine which archive might contain the records you need.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2942273718618130957

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “DNA Rights and Wrongs: The Ethical Side of Testing” on Wednesday, January 2 at 2 p.m. Whose permission is needed to test a child or an adult unable to consent? Who owns our DNA? What can we disclose about a cousin who has tested? Learn the ethical rules that can guide us through many if not most of the situations in which we as genetic genealogists find ourselves.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3006918405355863809

Southern California Genealogical Society will present “Make Those Skeletons Dance: Exploring Your Family’s Dark Side” on Saturday, January 5 at 1 p.m. How well do you really know your ancestors? Most of us want to believe our ancestors were hard-working, noble, or “salt-of-the-earth” types. However, if we go back far enough, we all can dig up a few proverbial “skeletons in the closet.” This webinar will show you how to research and write about the black sheep in your family tree.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8656834772554802945

Two free webinars scheduled for Saturday

Two free webinars are scheduled for this Saturday, December 1.

The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History will present “Solving Adoption Mysteries in Your Family Tree Through DNA” at 11 a.m. Genetic genealogist Maurie Gleeson will show how DNA can be used to solve adoption mysteries in your family.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3005535218778015234

The Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Always Time for Timelines” at 1 p.m. Timelines illustrate your ancestor’s life and can do more than identify gaps in your research. The chronology in your genealogy program does not provide context. A variety of timelines can easily add context to your ancestor’s life and bring the past alive.

To register for the webinar, go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1629398554352199426

Several local genealogy groups to meet this week

Several local genealogy groups will be meeting this week.

The Connetquot Public Library will be having a presentation on “Italian Genealogy for Beginners” on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.

The library is located at 760 Ocean Avenue in Bohemia. For more information, call 631-567-5079.

The German Genealogy Group will be meeting on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the V.F.W. in Hicksville. Orientation begins at 7 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. This month’s program will be “St. Malachy’s Home and Orphanage” presented by Joseph Coen, archivist of the Diocese of Brooklyn. St. Malachy’s opened in Brooklyn in the 1870s and later moved to the Rockaways, where it was known as St. Malachy’s Ocean Home. It closed in 1943. His presentation will include information about what records are available and how to request them.

For more information, go to the club website at www.germangenealogygroup.com

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Sachem Public Library. This month’s program will be “DNA for Adoptees or How, Instead of a Bike, I Got a Sister for My Birthday” presented by Chuck Weinstein. Chuck was adopted at birth and using DNA, he has been able to unlock the history of his biological family and contact both cousins and a sister who were unaware of his existence. Chuck has been researching his family history for over 25 years and is Past President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island.

For more information, go to the club website at: http://dggli.org.

The Huntington Historical Society will meet on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at the South Huntington Public Library. This month’s program will be “National Archives and FamilySearch Strategies” presented by Dorothy Dougherty with the National Archives.

The library is located at 145 Pigeon Hill Road in Huntington Station. For more information, call 531-427-7045.

DNA genealogy group to meet September 1

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will have its first meeting at its new location on Saturday, September 1.

The group now will meet at the Sachem Public Library the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. This month’s program will be Ask the Experts. Do you have questions about genetic genealogy, a particular DNA testing company or a third party tool? Come ask our panel of seven experienced genealogists.

It’s always good to bring your laptop or mobile device and a multi-outlet surge protector.

For more informaion, go to the club website at: https://dggli.wordpress.com/

Free genealogy webinar to discuss YDNA testing

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite” on Wednesday, August 29 at 2 p.m.

The Y chromosome DNA, with its direct paternal line inheritance pattern, is a powerful tool for any genealogist, male or female, seeking to extend or verify a genealogical line. This webinar will cover basic and intermediate principles of using YDNA verify and extend your pedigree chart.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3718521223841750787

Cold Spring Harbor library to host DNA program

The Cold Spring Harbor Public Library will present “DNA Testing: What’s It All Aoubt” on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.

Patricia Ann Kellner, founder of the DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island, will discuss what you can learn from your DNA test results. DNA tests can be a great tool to use to find your family and your origins and can also give insight into your health.

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island meets from September through June on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Sachem Public Library.

For more information about the program, contact the library at 631-692-6820.

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