Free webinars cover voting records, online mapping tools

Two free genealogy webinars are scheduled for this Wednesday, November 7.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor” at 2 p.m. Our ancestors voted in local, state and federal government elections. Many of our local, state and national archives, libraries and genealogical societies have election and voting records that could help genealogists find their ancestors. These records could include the polling places where your ancestor voted and even your ancestor’s signature.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8439544877642620161

Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “Using Free Online Services to Map Your Ancestors” at 8 p.m. See how to build interactive and attractive-looking maps of places our ancestors lived, which can provide additional insights about their lives. The webinar will introduce free, mostly online mapping services and show how to combine old maps from various timeframes, current maps, and location information (from gedcom files, grave databases, land owners registers, etc.).

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5411967044343401731

Three genealogy webinars set for Wednesday

Three genealogy webinars are scheduled for this Wednesday, April 20.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Fire Insurance Maps” at 2 p.m. Fire insurance maps were developed in the late 19th century to assist insurance companies in managing their risk of coverage in areas where they did not have a physical presence. Over 54,000 maps were created between 1895 and 1920. This webinar will explore the history of the maps, including the the Sanborn Map Company; identify where to access these maps and illustrate how maps can solve genealogical problems and add context to the lives of our ancestors.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3253241971633875201

The Georgia Genealogical Society will present “How to Use FamilySearch.org” at 8 p.m. FamilySearch.org has records, family trees and much more. Learn how to best search these databases and learn some tricks along the way.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8272425690856002050

Southern California Genealogical Society will present “The Peripatetic Germans – Emigration and Immigrations” at 8 p.m. This presentation describes the two significant waves of German emigration to the US, 1693-1790, and from the early 1800s to 1914. Departure and arrival ports and their data are spotlighted along with key online sites in both the US and Germany.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/638053565717815553

Free webinar to cover using maps for genealogy

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present a free webinar on Thurs. Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. entitled “Mapping Your Genealogy: From A to Z and In-Between.”

Maps have been around as long as man needed to remember specific locations. For genealogists, maps are more than just a statement of place: they contain valuable clues for research. Learn the basics of maps and the valuable information they contain for genealogy research. The webinar will also cover various resources for maps, both online and offline as well as how to incorporate maps in your research.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3449594950117831938