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

Two free genealogy webinars to be offered this week

Two free webinars will be offered this week on the topics of FamilySearch.org and newspaper research.

The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “FamilySearch: The Other 70%” on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. Did you know–if you do a surname search at FamilySearch.org you are only reaching 30% of the online documents that are available at that site? Maximize your “search power” by understanding how the image-only documents are arranged to find your ancestor’s record easier. We will cover three methods for accessing these image-only documents and describe the limitations of each. Also the organization of the image-only records will be covered and how to use that organization to your advantage. With FamilySearch digitizing their records and eliminating the film distribution in 2017, this topic is very timely.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/989876411730844418

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Read ‘Em or Weep: Promise and Pitfalls in Newspaper OCR” on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. Learn where to find free and pay newspaper sites online. Understand how to put OCR mistakes to work for you to increase search results. See a method to make sure you do thorough searching in every newspaper every time.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3928250867622537473

Free webinar to focus on newspaper research

The Ontario Genealogical Society will present “A Nose for News“ on Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m.

Newspaper research can help to further genealogy research in many ways. Existence of a name in a newspaper can pinpoint a location for an ancestor at a particular time. Mentions in the legal notices, property records or shipping notices can provide clues for additional research avenues such as court records, deeds and passenger manifests. This webinar includes nearly 20 top tips for getting the most out of newspaper research.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3705067592368832769