Three free webinars to be offered this week

Three free genealogy webinars will kick off the month of September.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Genealogy Research” on Wednesday, Sept 5 at 2 p.m. Whether you are new to genealogy or you’ve been working on your family history for years, incorporating the research of others can always be tricky. Here’s how to develop a proven strategy to benefit from the work of other genealogists.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5540295442766887171

The Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “Probate: Wills and a Whole Lot More” on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. Probate records can be some of the richest genealogical resources. Yes, they can contain wills, but often the best probate packets are for our ancestors who died intestate or who didn’t have to die at all to make an appearance in a probate action. The webinar will cover wills and the information they can contain, and also examine records generated by disposing of an estate without a will, as well as guardianships and competency determination.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8937252011644254211

The Ontario Genealogical Society will present “Navigating Online Sources for Irish Research” on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. The loss of records at the Public Records Office in the 1922 fire was devastating but many of the surviving records are now available online. The number of major records that have become available online in the past few years is amazing. Images of civil registration records now online as well as images of Roman Catholic records have revolutionized the way we research in Ireland. In addition, new records are becoming available almost weekly from multiple sources. When researching our Irish ancestors, since there are no complete record sets in Ireland prior to civil registration in 1864, it’s important to search any source that becomes available that covers the time and place where our ancestors lived.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2833254934433283329

Family History Library to offer several free webinars in September

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City will present several free webinars in September. All times listed are Eastern Time.

Thursday, Sept. 6 – 3 p.m. – German Civil Registration

Thursday, Sept. 13 – 3 p.m. – U.S. Research; Mid-Atlantic

Thursday, Sept. 20 – 3 p.m. – England and Wales Civil Registration

Friday, Sept. 21 – 1:30 p.m. – Finding Your Hispanic Ancestors on FamilySearch.org

To attend any of these webinars, go to: https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/a/aa/9-Sep_2018.pdf and click on the appropriate date.

Family History Library to offer free webinars in August

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City will present several free webinars in August.
All times listed are Eastern Time.

Thursday, August 2 – 3 p.m. – Calendar Changes in France, Germany, Switzerland and the Low Countries

Thursday, August 9 – 3 p.m. – U.S. Research: Midwest Region

Thursday, August 16 – 3 p.m. – England Non-Conformist Church Records

Thursday, August 23 – 3 p.m. – Swedish Moving Records

Thursday, August 30 – 3 p.m. – Genetic Genealogy: An Introduction to DNA

Thursday, August 30 – 4:15 p.m. – DNA: I’ve Tested, Now What?

To attend any of these webinars, go to: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars and click on the August calendar

Family History Library to offer free webinars in July

The Family History Center Library in Salt Lake City will be offering several free webinars in July. All webinars will take place at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

Thursday, July 5 – Lost Shoebox: Finding Your Eastern German Ancestors

Thursday, July 12 – U.S. Research: Gulf South Region

Thursday, July 19 – How Understanding Jurisdictions Can Help Your Irish Research

Thursday, July 26 – Finding an Ancestor’s Place of Origin in Norway: A Case Study

To attend any of these webinars, go to: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Two free genealogy webinars offered on Wednesday

Two genealogy programs will be offered on Wednesday, June 27, covering farming life and photo editing.

Georgia Genealogy Society will present “A Week in the Life of a Farm Family” at 8 p.m. What was daily life like for our farming ancestors? Learn how genealogical records and social history resources can help us answer that question in four different centuries of American history.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7118922563078619650

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “What Should I Use for My Photo Editing?” at 2 p.m. This program will explain Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Each program is designed with a different purpose in mind, and each offers a distinct post-production photography workflow. Learn why you should choose one over the other and why both of them are important to know and use.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=735

Three free webinars set for this week

Three free webinars will take place this week covering topics such as finding photos online, how to protect your research and Freeman’s Bureau Records.

The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “50+ Online and Offline Sources for Finding Photos of Your Ancestors” on Tuesday, June 19 at 8 p.m. If you haven’t inherited photos of your ancestors, learn about the 50+ potential sources that you may have overlooked, including printed media, organizations, digital sources and even distant relatives that you may not know about.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6089521292721167363

The Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Who Do You Trust with Your Trusted Research” on Wednesday, June 20, at 9 p.m. With technology today, it is easy to complete and build our family tree online or even on the computer. But what are you doing to protect your information? To protect all the hours of research you have done? What do you do with your hard copy paper file? What happens when I am gone to my research?

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4682316833685678850

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Freemen’s Bureau Records” on Thursday, June 21 at 8 p.m. The Freedmen’s Bureau records cover more than freed slaves – they include ex-soldiers, impoverished widows, small children, and destitute parents. They include ration, school, court, marriage, military, and more records, along with incredibly personal correspondence regarding loved ones.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2315885235210294785

Three free webinars set for this week

Three free webinars this week will cover topics such as immigration, researching neighbors and using your digital camera for archival purposes.

The Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “We’re Here in America. Now What?” on Wednesday, June 6, at 8 p.m. Our immigrant ancestors came to America with their hopes and little money. Focusing on the largest European immigration period of 1880 to 1920, the webinar will cover procedures at places like Ellis Island, and travel modes and resources from immigrants’ ports of entry. Learn about how immigrant homes, tenements, unions, settlement houses, benevolent and fraternal societies, churches and synagogues helped guide immigrants to jobs, residences, and more. We’ll also discuss immigrant newspapers and their roles in strengthening immigrant communities.

To register for the program, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5223666881775170050

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “What Your Ancestor’s Neighbors Can Tell You” on Wednesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. Our ancestors did not live in isolation, although we sometimes research them as if they did. They were part of a community of friends, neighbors, classmates and even co-workers. Whether they lived in big cities, small towns or rural farming communities, your ancestor’s neighbors could help you with your research.

To register for the program, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1419784358274481667

The Ontario Genealogical Society will present “Camera Scanning Your Photographic Archive” on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. The need to digitize photo collections is shared by families and companies alike. The webinar will discuss reasons why using your own digital camera is the fastest, easiest and most economical way to achieve a digital archive.

To register for the program, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/335704376334740482

Family History Library offers free webinars in June

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City will be offering several free webinars for the month of June. All times listed are Eastern Time.

Thursday, June 7 – 3 p.m. – Using German Address Books to Locate Records

Thursday, June 14 – 3 p.m. – U.S. Research: Mountain West Region

Thursday, June 21 – 3 p.m. – Scottish Clans and Naming Patterns

Thursday, June 28 – 3 p.m. – Finding an Ancestor’s Place of Origin in Norway

To attend any of these webinars, go to: June webinar calendar

Four free webinars to be offered this week

The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “Online Tools to Organize and Collaborate with Your Cousins” on Tuesday, May 15 at 8 p.m. Learn tips and techniques of online wikis, blogs, and collaborating tools to share your family history with your cousins, friends, and family. Topics covered include: The Hows and Whys of Collaboration, Blogs for Communication, Google Docs™, Shared Calendar (Google Calendar™, Outlook™) to Keep on Task, Wikis for Collaboration, Dropbox™, Mosey™, and Others for Backup and Sharing.

To register go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6551516287503128835

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “The First 5 Things You Should Do with Your New Test Results” on Wednesday, May 16 at 2 p.m. You’ve just received your test results, now what should you do? Learn some of the first things you should do with your new test results.

To register go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5028536551756487169

The Southern California Genealogy Society will present “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Truth About Family Histories” on Wednesday, May 16 at 9 p.m. Just because it was published does not make it correct. However, you can use many types of published sources as clues for further research. Learn how to vet information contained in published family history books to make your research that much better.

To register go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5030931288923174658

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Using Timelines to Organize, Analyze and Evaluate Evidence” on Thursday, May 17 at 8 p.m. So you’ve done all this research – now what? How do you figure out what you have and what to look for next? Learn how timelines enable you to organize your information, evaluate your evidence, analyze research results for accuracy, and identify next research steps.

To register go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4924344630713480961

Three free genealogy webinars to be offered

Three free genealogy webinars will be offered this week.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society will present “Resources for Applying to a Revolutionary War Lineage Society” on Tuesday, May 8 at 9 p.m. This webinar will introduce attendees to the basic requirements of joining a Revolutionary War lineage society and the sources that can be used to meet them. It will touch upon common sources, such as the census and vital records, as well as less common sources such as pension files, loyalty oaths, and more.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7567631057019748611

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper” on Wednesday, May 9 at 8 p.m. When Google and traditional search engines don’t return useful information, don’t stop there. This webinar will explore resources that are invisible to Google and hidden deep within web sites and proprietary databases. The “hidden web” lies buried within the collections for commercial web sites, libraries, archives, and museums. Also covered in the webinar will be indexes that deep-link into web sites online.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/994138118394683139

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will also present “A Checklist of African American Resources” on Friday, May 11 at 2 p.m. Beyond the usual databases for census and vital records, this webinar will outline critical collections to find African American families. Using resources from the Schomburg research center to the Smithsonian, this lecture will explore the unknown and lesser known resources for documenting African American families.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3867328028029321475