Three free webinars set for this week

There are several free webinars are scheduled for this week with topics including: the National Personnel Records Center, epidemics and preserving family heirlooms.

The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “Military and Civilian at the National Personnel Records Center” today at 8 p.m. The National Records Personnel Center in St. Louis has many records pertinent to your soldier’s service. OMPFs, Official Military Personnel Files, monthly regimental rolls, hospital records, military court-martials and graves registration service files all offer clues into your veteran’s military experience. NPRC also houses civilian and government employment files as well. Learn about the types of information that can be found in these records and how you can access them in person.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2598641151923744771

The Southern California Genealogical Society will present “Pandemics and Epidemics: Issues of Politics, Economy and Religion” on Wednesday, January 16 at 9 p.m. Epidemics and pandemics all affected our ancestors, either directly or indirectly. Lifestyles were altered by major illnesses. Politics, religion, and economics all played a part in eradicating these scourges from our predecessors’ lives. Funeral and cemetery records, as well as the ways of handling the dead, will also be discussed.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1949071672772523521

The New England Historical and Genealogical Society will present “Preserving Your Family Treasures” on Thursday, January 17 at 3 p.m. Many of us have books, photographs, Bibles, letters, and other paperbased objects relating to our families – some of which can be quite old and fragile. This webinar will present and discuss strategies and steps for preserving your individual cultural heritage, with a focus on ways to store your material to ensure long-term survival.

To register go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/342004586629417731?source=website

Free genealogy webinars to discuss FamilySearch and GEDMatch

Three free webinars will be offered this week with topics covering FamilySearch.org, organizing computer files and GEDMatch.

Illinois State Genealogical Society will present “Hidden Gems in the FamilySearch Wiki” on Tuesday, January 8, at 9 p.m. What is a wiki? It’s one of the best-kept secrets of FamilySearch. Let’s learn how this powerful and robust tool can bring the world to your fingertips.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2211404150786424322

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Maintaining an Organized Computer” on Wednesday, January 9 at 8 p.m.  Files here, programs there, lost bits and bytes everywhere. Are you tired of searching your computer fruitlessly? Frustrated when you can’t find the notes you created in your word processor? Learn how to set up a foolproof filing system and an electronic workbook to correspond with your offline research.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4817653527605444353

Georgia Genealogy Society will present “Find Genealogical Gems in Your Genes with GEDMatch” on Thursday, January 10 at 8 p.m. Learn how to navigate and manipulate this genetic genealogy toolbox to answer your genealogical questions. From real world cases, discover how to master GEDmatch’s utilities to find and analyze evidence in your DNA, construct and test hypotheses, demolish brick walls, and extend your family tree.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5018379272027333635

 

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 genealogy webinars to be offered this week

Two genealogy webinars will take place this week covering the topics of the Great Migration and citation techniques.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society will present “Finding Ancestors of the Great Migration” on Tuesday, December 11 at 9 p.m. Hundreds of thousands of families left the south in the 1900s, headed north. Their destinations were Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and beyond. This webinar looks at communities in the urban north and illustrates what can be learned about the county of origin in the south, by studying the communities where they arrived.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2762471676044596227

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Citation for Beginners” on Friday, December 14 at 2 p.m. Learning to write genealogical citations is part art, part science and potentially terrifying. Learn what important components to note while researching, and how to put them together while writing to produce quality work.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5539650030411078915

Free webinars focus on Scottish research and PERSI

Three free webinars will take place this week featuring topics on indexes, PERSI and Scottish research.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Ins and Outs of Indexes” on Wednesday, December 5 at 2 p.m. Indexes for county records are the key to finding deeds, probates and more. As FamilySearch digitizes more and more records, it’s crucial to be familiar with different indexing systems and how to use them. Learn about 15+ indexing systems discover strategies to use when you can’t find the index or instructions to it.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1544408504475919107

The Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “PERSIbilities: Better Research with ACPL’s Periodical Source Index” on Wednesday, December 5 at 8 p.m. This presentation will look into PERSI, discuss its partnership with FindMyPast and provide tips and techniques for getting the most out of this valuable genealogical resource. The presenter will demonstrate a variety of search tips, discuss how researchers can obtain copies of the journals they locate on PERSI, and report on ongoing digitization work.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6013117330248619267

The Ontario Genealogical Society will present “Scotland’s Resources” on Thursday, December 6 at 7 p.m. There are dozens of sites available to help you in your Scottish research once you are ready to move beyond Scotlandspeople. Sites like GENUKI, ScotlandsPlaces, SCAN and the National Library of Scotland are just a few of the free websites available to you from ‘across the pond.’

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/680274828444428035

Free webinars focus on government documents, ancestral villages

Two free genealogy webinars will take place this week.

Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “More Than Just the Census: Federal Government Publications for Genealogical Research” on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. The U.S. Government Printing Office is the largest publisher in the world, giving federal depository libraries in each Congressional District government published books full of personal information and history on our ancestors. This webinar will demonstrate the types of information to be found in books and databases as close as the nearest federal depository library in your Congressional District.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7343375765735486211

The Southern California Genealogical Society will present “You Located the Ancestral Village of Your Ancestor – Now What?” on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. Now that the ancestral village of your ancestor has been located, how do you find out more information? Explore the next steps overcoming barriers like language and an ocean. Topics will include resources for locating the ancestral village, problems encountered, resources other than archives, translation options, and what to expect in return and how to evaluate.

To register for this webinar go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4126659940891896066

Two free webinars to set for this week

Two free webinars will be offered this Wednesday, Oct. 24, on the topics of Eastern European research and slave research.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “10 Eastern European Resources You Might Be Missing” at 2 p.m. While church registers are the most popular and useful sources for tracing most Eastern European ancestors, and civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths provide even more details, there are other record groups to be searched that may prove useful, especially in the absence of church and vital records for your locality. This webinar will discuss available, census, tax lists, land, military, and other records and how to access them.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2466981222805236995

The Georgia Genealogy Society will present “Tracing the Descendants of a Slaveholding Ancestor” at 8 p.m. Descendants of former slaveholders come from all walks of life. In this webinar, learn how to confirm slaveholding ancestors and the tools needed to trace and identify living descendants of their formerly enslaved.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5991906651909042691

Two free genealogy webinars scheduled for Wednesday

Two free webinars will be offer this Wednesday, October 24. Topics willbe Eastern European research and slave research.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “10 Eastern European Resources You Might Be Missing” at 2 p.m. While church registers are the most popular and useful sources for tracing most Eastern European ancestors, and civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths provide even more details, there are other record groups to be searched that may prove useful, especially in the absence of church and vital records for your locality. This webinar will discuss available, census, tax lists, land, military, and other records and how to access them.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2466981222805236995

The Georgia Genealogy Society will present “Tracing the Descendants of a Slaveholding Ancestor” at
8 p.m. Descendants of former slaveholders come from all walks of life. In this webinar, learn how to confirm slaveholding ancestors and the tools needed to trace and identify living descendants of their formerly enslaved.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5991906651909042691

Board for Certification of Genealogists offers free webinars

The Board for Certification for Genealogists will be offering a day of free webinars on Friday, October 19 through Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

There will be five one hour sessions. If you are interested in watching any of the webinars, you must register for the sessions are you interested in. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

11 a.m. – Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’a Promise
12:30 p.m. – Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving
3 p.m. – John Jacob Kramer: Case Study of Mistaken Among Revolutionary War Soldiers
4:15 p.m. – Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events
5:30 p.m. – The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad

To register for any of these webinars, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/bcg

Several free webinars set for this week

Several free webinars are being offered this week covering topics of French research, Y-DNA, California research and vital records.

Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “Tips and Techniques for French Records” on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. What do you do when you want to research your French-Canadian ancestors and don’t speak or read French? This webinar will cover techniques for working through French language records, including typical formats, when to use a word list or dictionary, and when to spend the money on a translator.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6477944665954725635

The Southern California Genealogical Society will present “The Y-DNA Test Should Be Your Favorite” on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 9 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/8136806446297837058

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush” on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. Few events in America have had the impact of the California Gold Rush – an event that lasted seven short years. The Gold Rush swelled the population of California by the hundreds of thousands. People rushed in from all over the world. Did it beckon your ancestors, too?

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8445840681135423235

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will present “New Access to an Old Index: Good News for Immigration Research” on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. The webinar will provide an introduction to the Name Index from the 1890s to the 1930s, part of which is now available to researchers through the National Archives online catalog. The National Archives Staff has digitized the index and it is searchable by name. It includes investigation and deportation files.

To log on to the webinar, go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars and select the appropriate date.

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “The Anatomy of BMD: What You Don’t Know About Vital Records” on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. Everyone knows about vital records, right? This presentation looks at the history of vital records in the United States, variations of those records, and alternatives.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3265963337167037185