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

Three free genealogy webinars scheduled for this week

Three free genealogy webinars will be offered this week on topics such as DNA research and Revolutionary War ancestors.

The Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Genealogy Research” on Wednesday, May 2 at 8 p.m. Many of us as genealogists have inherited research from a relative and we are not always sure whether the content is reliable. Here’s a road map on the best way to handle “outside research” and benefit from it as you combine the content with your own research.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1085824195430784002

The Ontario Genealogical Society will present “Using AncestryDNA with Your Family History” on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Where do your deep roots came from? Perhaps you are just curious to know what the results might be? AncestryDNA can provide customers with a break-down of their genetic ethnicity, as well as find genetic living cousins, confirm existing research and relationships and overcome brick walls or dead-ends in their family history research.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8012915674420077058

The Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors” on Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. The War of Independence changed forever how England retained control over her upstart colonies. This webinar focuses on a variety of genealogical and historical records covering the war and for several years later. Some records examined include compiled military service records, pensions, and bounty land applications.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/784219359242962946

Three free webinars to take place on Wednesday

Three free webinars will be offered on Wednesday, April 25. Topics include naturalization records and fraternal organizations.

The USCIS will be offering a free webinar at 1 p.m. entitled “Asian Immigrant Soldiers and Naturalization During the First World War.

During the First World War, Congress passed an act that said any alien serving in the U.S. armed forces could become a citizen through an expedited naturalization process. U.S. naturalization laws, however, had long categorized Asian immigrants as racially ineligable for naturalization and many courts refused to make them citizens under the military naturalization law. For nearly two decades after the war, Asian immigrant soldiers fought to have their right to U.S. citizenship legally recognized.

This webinar will not be recorded.

To attend the webinar, go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars#Webinars%20Schedule and click on the link for April 25.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Verifying Information You Find Online” at 2 p.m. When we have brick walls and other challenging genealogical puzzles we search anywhere for clues that can help us. That can include online trees and other information with unknown sources. This webinar will demonstrate how to verify the information as true or not.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3551709916724456451

The Georgia Genealogy Society will present “Fraternally Yours: Finding Your Ancestors in American Fraternal Organizations” at 8 p.m. Was your ancestor a Freemason, an Odd Fellow, a Knight of Columbus, or a member of another fraternal organization? In this webinar, Rhonda R. McClure teaches you how to identify different fraternal organizations, provide valuable tools for locating a lodge and its records, and discuss how these records can enrich your family history research.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2147203660495220994

Several free genealogy webinars to be offered this week

There will be several free webinars offered this week on topics such as religion in the Great Lakes, Lincoln’s records of war and researching female ancestors.

The Wisconsin Genealogy Society will present “On a Mission: Religion in the Great Lakes Region” on Tuesday, April 17 at 8 p.m. The area around the Great Lakes was explored by Jesuits, Methodists, Moravians, Baptists, Anglicans, Quakers, Presbyterians and others. This webinar will focus on major religions in the Great Lakes region, a history and timeline of their arrival and expansion in specific areas, and a discussion on the main denominational repositories for research.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6940041915140711427

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Lincoln’s Laws and the Records of War” on Wednesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. President Lincoln’s General Order 100 – “Instructions for the Government of Armies … in the Field” – revolutionized the laws of war and created new records for genealogists to research.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6446463448402693891

Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Finding Females: Maiden Name Not Known” on Wednesday, April 18, at 9 p.m. Research is not complete without a maiden name. Usually a difficult problem if not immediately obvious. Learn how to deal with this problem.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6379278890738644481

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Naturalization Know How: The Laws and Records of U.S. Citizenship” on Thursday, April 19 at 8 p.m. Many records were created when immigrant ancestors became American citizens. Learn what they are and how to find them.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1722626144257627137

Free webinars focus on Oregon research and westward expansion

Two free genealogy webinars will be offered this week on the topics of Oregon research and westward expansion.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Georgia: Gateway to Westward Expansion” on Wednesday, April 11, at 8 p.m. Georgia holds a critical place in the history of the expansion of the United States west. Learn the common mistakes that can stall your Georgia research. Explore repositories, history and collections unique to the state.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3788357804369810433

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Researching Your Oregon Ancestors” on Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m. A dozen tips for researching your ancestors who made the 33rd State their home. A bit of history, the best websites, and the places to include if you plan a research trip to the Beaver State.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4869786863915867139

April genealogy webinars presented by Family History Library

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City will present several free webinars in April.

All times are Eastern Time.

Thursday, April 5 – 3 p.m. – Matricula Online; German and Austrian Catholic Records
Thursday, April 12 – 3 p.m. – U.S. Research: New England Region
Thursday, April 19 – 3 p.m. – Guided Research – New Tools to Simplify Genealogical Research
Tuesday, April 24 – noon – Starting Family Tree: Research Help and Searching Records
Thursday, April 26 – 3 p.m. – Calendars and Feast Days in Scandinavia

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

Two free genealogy webinars to be offered this week

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Formulating a DNA Testing Plan” on Wednesday, March 28, at 2 p.m. DNA testing can be expensive, but DNA evidence is a component of exhaustive research when it is available. Learn to identify some of the ways you can minimize costs while maximizing results by formulating a DNA testing plan early in your research.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=720

The Georgia Genealogical Society will present “Researching Colonial American Ancestors” on Wednesday, March 28, at 8 p.m. Did your ancestor live in one of the Original Thirteen Colonies? Were they here before the Revolutionary War? If so you possibly have Colonial American Ancestors. Each colonist came to the “new world” for different reasons and each colony was different. They come for both religious and economic opportunities. Find out what records are available and where they are so you can learn about your Colonial American ancestors.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8451820923208014082

Two webinars to cover German farms and U.S. post office records

Two free webinars will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Find Your Roots in German Farm Histories” at 2 p.m.

Until the early 1900s, the majority of the population in the Germanic states was engaged in agriculture. Thus, most of us with Germanic heritage will have at least some ancestors engaged in farming. German farm customs were different from those in America and German farmers were tied to their land in ways that American farmers were not.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=726

Georgia Genealogical Society will present “Carriers of News and Knowledge: Post Office Records,” at 8 p.m. Post Office Records are full of genealogical riches. This webinar will discuss Post Office records, their contents, and how to access these underutilized records.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3126676100745995267