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

Two free webinars set for this Wednesday

Two free genealogy webinars will be presented this Wednesday, October 5.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research” at 2 p.m. This presentation will discuss the two main uses of handwriting analysis: 1) comparing signatures and handwriting in general to determine whether documents were written by the same person and 2) trying to understand the personality and behavior of a person by looking at the various traits of that person’s handwriting.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1408158106042326786

Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “Bring ‘Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile” at 8 p.m. Organizing information we collect into a chronological, biographical profile can help us more carefully analyze details and demolish brick walls. This timeline of evidence places our ancestor into geographical, historical, and social logical context. This webinar presents a methodology for organizing and analyzing evidence and producing timelines for research and writing family history.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6793581453403725313