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Bon Voyage - 10th Annual Legacy Genealogy Cruise begins

Tomorrow we leave to begin our 10th annual Legacy Genealogy Cruise, this year to the Panama Canal. About 300 of us will cruise together, departing from San Diego, California and visiting Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; the Panama Canal; Colon, Panama; Cartagena, Columbia; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We will sail on Celebrity's Millennium. We've also got 25 1/2 hours of personal Legacy and genealogy instruction from eight different instructors, including webinar speakers Megan Smolenyak, Barbara Renick, Karen Clifford and myself. I'm looking forward to the one-on-one and small group sessions we have planned also.

Just because I will be gone for 18 days enjoying the sun, the food (I promise to spend time in the gym), and time alone with my wife (oh how I will miss my four kiddos at home) doesn't mean I will forget about all of you. I hope to keep you updated - here on this blog (and probably over on our Facebook page too) - nearly every day, with pictures and play-by-play accounts of everything we're up to.

And by the way, even though we won't have our weekly webinars, I have unlocked three of our best recordings so you will have something to do on the next three Wednesdays. Read about it here. I also just had an idea. Why don't we issue a Bon Voyage 10% off-anything-in-the-store coupon code? Here's the code:

bonvoyage

It's good for 10% off anything in the online store through Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

Our sincere thanks go out to our entire technical support and sales staff who will continue to provide sales and support services while we are away. Thanks Jim, Sherry, Brian, Michele, Sarah and Leonard for keeping us afloat!

We'll either see you here, on Facebook, or on the ship! And maybe, just maybe, we'll be rested enough to launch Legacy 8 sometime after we return!


3 Webinars Unlocked for limited time - Finding the Living, Pre-1850 U.S. Research, and 5 C's for Success

Webinar Wednesdays have become so much a part of our lives that many of you have written to me, asking for suggestions on how to fill the void these next few weeks as our Legacy Genealogy Cruise will temporarily replace our weekly webinars. I, too, will miss hosting Webinar Wednesdays and I will try hard to find something to do in Puerto Vallarta and the Panama Canal with my wife and 300 other genealogists those days. :)

So although we will not have a live webinar on the next three Wednesdays, I've unlocked three of our very best webinar recordings for you to view instead. In fact, the presenters for these three webinars will also be with me on our 10th annual Legacy Genealogy Cruise.

Add these dates to your calendar and if you have not yet viewed them, you are in for a real treat! If you've already seen them, they will be great review! And if you are not yet a webinar subscriber, use this coupon code for 10% off a monthly or annual membership: bonvoyage. The code is valid through October 9. Membership brings these additional benefits:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 190 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 499 pages)
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout, and yes, you can also use the 10% off webinar coupon above for a total of 15% off)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar

Life is short, do genealogy first!


Free and Easy Ways to Share Your Audio Files - free webinar by Marian Pierre-Louis now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Marian Pierre-Louis, "Free and Easy Ways to Share Your Audio Files" is now online to view for free for a limited time. Marian had some excellent ideas for sharing our family history with others, including creating slide shows and movies. She also demonstrated how to add an audio file to Legacy Family Tree.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 27 minute recording of Free and Easy Ways to Share Your Audio Files is now available to view in our webinar archives for free through September 26, 2013. It is also available to our monthly or annual Webinar Members for the duration of your membership. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch.

Special Discount Coupon

The special discount coupon of audio that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com and www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Monday, September 23, 2013.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 190 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 499 pages)
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout, and yes, you can also use the 10% off webinar coupon above for a total of 15% off)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year (that's about the cost of 5 webinar CDs)
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month

Click here to subscribe.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • Using Church Records to Identify Ancestors by Mary Hill. October 23.
  • Using Court Records to tell the Story of our Ancestors' Lives by Judy Russell. October 30.
  • Ancestry Trees Can Jump Start Your Research by DearMYRTLE. November 1.
  • Researching with Marian! Creating a Research Plan with YOUR Research by Marian Pierre-Louis. November 6.
  • Using GPS Coordinates to Tag and Record Your Photos with Heritage Collector Software by Marlo Schuldt. November 8.
  • Researching Your Ohio Ancestors by Lisa Alzo. November 13.
  • Mind Mapping Your Research Plans and Results by Thomas MacEntee. November 20.
  • How Computers & Gadgets are Changing Genealogy by Barbara Renick. December 4.
  • Overcoming Lost Records Using Technology by Karen Clifford. December 18.

Click here to register.

See you online!


FamilySearch Records Update:More Than 2.7 Million New Indexed Records and Images for Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland

FamilySearch has recently added more than 2.7 million indexed records and images from Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland. Notable collection updates include the 1,459,211 indexed records and images from the England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538–1910, collection, the 534,245 indexed records and images from the new Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1859–1961, collection, and the 172,333 indexed records from the Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1865, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875–2012

0

83,191

Added images to an existing collection.

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538–1910

1,284,479

174,732

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Labes, Church Records, 1647–1764

0

639

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Mantova, Mantova, Civil Registration (Comune), 1714–1910

0

41,402

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Mantova, Mantova, Jewish Records, 1770–1899

0

304

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1865

172,333

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1859–1961

96,523

437,722

New indexed records and images collection.

Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records, 1605–1865

0

69,222

Added images to an existing collection.

Mexico, Tlaxcala, Civil Registration, 1639–1950

71,377

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939–1995

0

17,712

Added images to an existing collection.

Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903–1998

0

40,751

Added images to an existing collection.

Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874–1996

0

112,261

Added images to an existing collection.

Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533–1912

0

47,555

Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784–1951

0

127,127

Added images to an existing collection.

Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1831

0

959

New browsable image collection.

Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1836

0

2,382

New browsable image collection.


Back to School: Genealogy Style

Thanks to guest-blogger, Lisa Alzo, for this fun article.

It's hard to believe that we've unofficially said “So Long!” to summer now that Labor Day has come and gone. Students of all ages have settled into their routines of a new school year, and are now filling their days with classes, homework, and extracurricular activities. This time of year can be a great time for genealogists to learn something new as well. Whether you're looking to improve your research skills, prepare for certification, or get tips on how to use a new database or technology, there’s no better time to get into learning mode. Here are five suggestions.

1. Curriculum.

There’s no need to sit in a stuffy, or overcrowded classroom to get your genea-education fix, when you can learn online, at home, in your pajamas! Simply go to FamilyTreeWebinars.com to register for some fantastic free fall webinars, including: Using Newspapers, Using Court Records, Researching Ohio Ancestors, and many more! Click here to see the full list of upcoming webinars. And, when you sign up as a subscriber (now just $49.95 annually), you'll get on-demand access to the entire video archives, including webinars on specialized topics such as, The Genealogy of Your House, Ten Hidden Resources Every Genealogist Should Know, and You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools. There’s a total of 188 hours and 497 pages of instructor handouts. What a convenient way to get “genealogy education where you are!” It’s easy to enroll and you won’t have to commute long distances or wait for the bus!

2. Course Materials.

In addition to the great instructor handouts you get as a FamilyTreeWebinars subscriber, you can supplement your learning experience with Legacy QuickGuides™. Newly available topics include: Using Probate Records, Ukrainian Genealogy, Researching the Family Legend, and more! Don't forget old favorites too, such as Cemetery Research, Finding Your Female Ancestors, and Using U.S. Census Records, among others. Find the complete list here. If you’re new to Legacy Family Tree software, or want to learn about features in Legacy 8 you haven't tried, see Legacy 8 in action with Geoff Rasmussen’s new book, Legacy Family Tree – Unlocked! Get the PDF edition free when you purchase the 236-page paperback. Click here to buy your copy now.

3. Field Trips.

Apply the skills you learn from Legacy Webinars with some onsite research, or what I like to call "immersion genealogy." Visit the courthouse, a public, college, or university library, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, or one of its many FamilySearch Centers, or plan a trip to your ancestral town or village! Conferences and meetings are also a great way to get out and meet fellow genealogists and get even more education. Find a list of upcoming national, state, regional events at Conference Keepers. Also, it's not too early to make plans for 2014. First up is the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) to be held January 13-17, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel in Salt Lake City. While some of the more popular courses may already be filled, (check out specialized tracks, such as New York Research, Researching in Eastern Europe, Producing a Quality Family Narrative). Then, in February, is RootsTech 2014 also in Salt Lake City. And, if you’re registering for either of these events, why not plan to arrive early, or stay a few days after to research in the Family History Library and make it a combined field trip!

4. Recess.

Genealogy education should not be “all work and no play.” Share what you’ve learned with your family members and other researchers via a Blog (see the GeneaBloggers website for a list of more than 3,000 genealogy and family history blogs. Engage others through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or through Google Hangouts (such as Monday’s with Myrt (DearMyrtle), or the What’s Up Genealogy or GenChat.

5. Extra credit.

Students like extra credit or bonus points. You can do some “genealogy good” too. Mentor a young genealogist (perhaps you can purchase a “getting started” gift such as one of the Legacy QuickGuides™ to pass along to him or her). Tell a friend about Family Tree Webinars, or inquire about showing one of the webinars at your genealogy society’s next meeting.

Whatever your continuing education plans, don’t forget to keep an open mind and be willing to try something new. And remember: Be serious about your research, but have fun doing it!

Happy Learning!

Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer. She is a frequent presenter for Legacy Family Tree Webinars.


Register for Webinar Wednesday - Free and Easy Ways to Share Your Audio Files by Marian Pierre-Louis

LogowhiteYou've gone to all the trouble to record your family's oral history in audio. Don't banish those files to the dark corners of your computer or external hard drive. Bring them back to life by sharing them with your family, community or on your blog. Turn those audio files into sound bytes or fun multi-media projects. Marian Pierre-Louis will guide you through free and easy ways to edit and share your files.

Join us for the live webinar this Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

Registerbut

Test Your Webinar Connection

To ensure that your webinar connection is ready to go, click here.

Can't make it to the live event?

No worries. Its recording will be available for free for the first 7 days after the live event. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access for the duration of their membership.

About the presenter 

Presenter-5404Marian Pierre-Louis is a genealogical writer and speaker who specializes in southern New England research (Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts). Born and raised in Connecticut, she has lived in Massachusetts for almost 20 years. Marian has three generations of recent family ties to Rhode Island and also links to some very old Rhode Island lines. As a result, these three states have become the focus of her research activity. Unlike most genealogists, Marian is spoiled to spend most of her time working with original records. You will most often find her researching at a town hall, registry of deeds, probate court or the local cemetery. It’s a rare day that Marian has to sit in front of a microfilm reader. Marian is actively engaged in social media. You can find her starting conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. She frequently speaks on New England topics including house history research, social media, African American research and a broad range of genealogical topics. She is the author of several blogs including: Marian's Roots & Rambles and The New England House Historian. She is the host of the new Internet radio show, Fieldstone Common. Listen to her each Thursday at www.blogtalkradio.com/FieldstoneCommon. Her website is www.FieldstoneHistoricResearch.com.

Watch Marian's previous webinars here:

  • Captured For All Time: Recording Family Voices to Preserve and Pass Down
  • The Genealogy of Your House
  • In the Trenches: Successful On-site Research 
  • Ten Brick Wall Tips for Intermediate Researchers
  • Plan Your Way to Research Success
  • Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners
  • Pilgrims and Patriots: Discovering Your Massachusetts Ancestors
  • Brick Walls: Cracking the Case of Nathan Brown's Parents
  • Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors

Register for Marian's upcoming webinars here:

  • Researching with Marian! Creating a Research Plan with YOUR Research

Add it to your Google Calendar

With our Google Calendar button, you will never forget our upcoming webinars. Simply click the button to add it to your calendar. You can then optionally embed the webinar events (and even turn them on and off) into your own personal calendar. If you have already added the calendar, you do not have to do it again - the new webinar events will automatically appear.

Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific
  • 6pm GMT

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.com.
  6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  7. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools - free webinar by Thomas MacEntee online for limited time

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One of our best webinars ever!!

The recording of today's webinar by Thomas MacEntee, "You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools" is now online to view for free for a limited time. And a great comment from one of the live viewers:

"A well organized presentation is always appreciated. This one was excellent. Tom shares information so readily that it's clear he cares about getting the word out to as many people as possible. There's a need out here, and he is one of those who fills that need. As well, Legacy Family Tree Webinars provides the platform for meeting this need...I'm glad a friend pointed me in this direction."

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 36 minute recording of You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools is now available to view in our webinar archives for free through September 18, 2013. It is also available to our monthly or annual Webinar Members for the duration of your membership. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch.

Special Discount Coupon

The special discount coupon of thomas2 that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com and www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Monday, September 16, 2013.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 189 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 490 pages)
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout, and yes, you can also use the 10% off webinar coupon above for a total of 15% off)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year (that's about the cost of 5 webinar CDs)
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month

Click here to subscribe.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • Don't Be an Audio Hog: Free and Easy Ways to Share Your Audio Files by Marian Pierre-Louis. September 18.
  • Using GPS Coordinates to Tag and Record Your Photos with Heritage Collector Software by Marlo Schuldt. October 18.
  • Using Church Records to Identify Ancestors by Mary Hill. October 23.
  • Using Court Records to tell the Story of our Ancestors' Lives by Judy Russell. October 30.
  • Ancestry Trees Can Jump Start Your Research by DearMYRTLE. November 1.
  • Researching with Marian! Creating a Research Plan with YOUR Research by Marian Pierre-Louis. November 6.
  • Researching Your Ohio Ancestors by Lisa Alzo. November 13.
  • Mind Mapping Your Research Plans and Results by Thomas MacEntee. November 20.
  • How Computers & Gadgets are Changing Genealogy by Barbara Renick. December 4.
  • Overcoming Lost Records Using Technology by Karen Clifford. December 18.

Click here to register.

See you online!


New Legacy QuickGuides Now Available - Establishing Genealogical Proof, Kansas, Florida, and Researching the Family Legend

Legacy QuickGuidesTM have quickly become one of the more popular resources for genealogists. Each guide contains four (sometimes five, sometimes more) pages of valuable information covering a variety of genealogy research topics, dozens of clickable links, and are written by genealogists and family historians who are experts in the subject areas. Choose from 83.

Four new Legacy QuickGuides are now available: Kansas Genealogy, Florida Genealogy, Establishing Genealogical Proof, and Researching the Family Legend. Click on the links below for more information or to purchase. PDFs are $2.95 and printed/laminated copies are $7.95. Click here for instructions on using the PDF guides on your tablet or smartphone.

United States - State Guides

United States - other Guides

Canada

Europe

Religion

General


Legacy Family Tree webinar recordings - free through September 17

I want to personally thank each of you for making the release of my new book, Legacy Family Tree – Unlocked! the most successful product we have ever sold here at Legacy (except for, of course, our Legacy software…)! To show our thanks, we are offering three gifts/perks for everyone (even if you haven’t yet purchased the book):

Thank You Gift #1 - Free Access to all “Watch Geoff Live” webinars for one week

Since the book was patterned after the “Watch Geoff Live” webinars, I am opening access to all 7 recordings through Tuesday, September 17, 2013. These are usually restricted to our annual/monthly webinar subscribers. You will learn how to better use Legacy Family Tree:

  • Watch Geoff Live: Cemeteries
  • Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Census Record
  • Watch Geoff Live: Adding an Obituary
  • Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Marriage Record
  • Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Death Certificate
  • Researching with Geoff – LIVE!
  • Watch Geoff Live – Digital Images

Click here to watch.

Thank You Gift #2 - Get the PDF for free

I think part of what made the book launch so successful was the promotion we offered where you would get the PDF edition of the book for free when you purchased the printed book. It’s my new favorite way of selling a book. I wish all books I purchased would offer the same thing. We’re going to extend this promotion indefinitely, so if you haven’t ordered the printed book yet, you can still get the PDF edition for free when you do.

Click here to purchase the PDF alone for $14.95 $13.46 (w/coupon below).

Click here to purchase the printed book (and get the PDF for free) for just $19.95 $17.96 (w/coupon below).

Thank You Gift #3 - 10% off discount coupon

Through Tuesday, September 17, take an additional 10% off anything (including my new book or even a webinar subscription!) at BOTH www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com AND www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com with this coupon code: thanks

This limited time offer expires Monday, September 17, 2013, and is offered to you exclusively as a Legacy Family Tree user.

My best regards and kindest thanks,

Geoff Rasmussen, Legacy Family Tree


Register for Webinar Wednesday - You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools by Thomas MacEntee

LogowhiteHave you ever wondered if you’re missing out on how some genealogists are using tools such as Evernote, Microsoft Word or Excel, Google and more? In Wednesday's free webinar, presented by Thomas MacEntee, learn what’s hot in the world of apps and websites and how you can start using them! We’ll review a group of familiar apps and websites that are being used in creative ways by the genealogy community. You’ll also learn how to think “outside the margins” and start repurposing other apps and sites for your genealogy research.

Join us for the live webinar this Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

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Download the syllabus

Thomas' 1-page syllabus with all of the major website links is now available to download/save/print for webinar subscribers here.

Test Your Webinar Connection

To ensure that your webinar connection is ready to go, click here.

Can't make it to the live event?

No worries. Its recording will be available for free for the first 7 days after the live event. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access for the duration of their membership.

About the presenter 

Presenter-4858When Thomas MacEntee is not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 2500+ members of GeneaBloggers, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not always easy, but Thomas manages to get the inside track on emerging technologies and vendors as they relate to the genealogy industry. After being laid off from a 25-year career in the tech industry in 2008, Thomas has been able to “repurpose” his skill set for the genealogy community and loves to see other genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building their own careers in the field.  You can reach Thomas at hidefgen@gmail.com or visit his site at High-Definition Genealogy.

Watch Thomas' previous webinars here:

  • Next Exit: Your New Jersey Ancestors
  • Behind the Cheese Curtain: A Look at Wisconsin Genealogy Resources
  • 10 Ideas for Great Gifts Using Your Family Photos
  • Privacy and Our Ancestors
  • Wikis for Genealogists
  • The Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program Is Right For You?
  • Staying Safe with Social Media
  • Researching Your New York Ancestors
  • Navigating the 1940 U.S. census
  • It Is Well With My Soul: Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune
  • Facebook for Genealogists
  • Google Forms for Genealogists
  • Google Docs for Genealogists
  • Dropbox for Genealogists
  • Building a Research Toolbox
  • Backing up your genealogy data
  • Google for Genealogists

Register for Thomas' upcoming webinars here:

  • You Use WHAT for Genealogy: Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools
  • Mind Mapping Your Research Plans and Results

Add it to your Google Calendar

With our Google Calendar button, you will never forget our upcoming webinars. Simply click the button to add it to your calendar. You can then optionally embed the webinar events (and even turn them on and off) into your own personal calendar. If you have already added the calendar, you do not have to do it again - the new webinar events will automatically appear.

Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific
  • 6pm GMT

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.com.
  6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  7. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!