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Free Legacy Family Tree update now available (version 8.0.0.439)

We have another great new update for our Legacy Family Tree 8 users (free) for you to download. This update is mostly a maintenance update, addressing and adjusting minor issues you have reported to us.

See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.

What's Been Fixed

View the July 22 release notes here. 

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 8, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 8, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:

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If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to https://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.


Register for Webinar Saturday - Debunking Misleading Records by Tom Jones

LogowhiteGenealogical sources of all kinds contain errors, both accidental and intentional, that mislead. Standard tests expose the errors, helping researchers make correct conclusions. Join Tom Jones this Saturday for his webinar, "Debunking Misleading Records," being broadcast live from the "Summer Genealogy Fest" in Eugene, Oregon.

Join us for the live webinar Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 4:15pm 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.

Download the syllabus

In preparation for the webinar, download Tom's 4 pages of supplemental syllabus materials here. The syllabus is available for annual or monthly webinar subscribers. Log in here or subscribe here.

Registerbut

Or register for multiple webinars at once by clicking 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 a limited time. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership.

About the presenter

Presenter-7776Tom Jones is an award-winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator. He has co-edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly since 2002, and he is the author of the textbook Mastering Genealogical Proof. He has been certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 1994. A professor emeritus at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., Tom teaches genealogical research methods at Boston University and week-long genealogy institutes. He speaks at national, regional, and local seminars in the United States and internationally, and he writes frequently on genealogical evidence, proof, and problem solving.

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 Saturday, August 2, 2014 at:

  • 4:15pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 3:15pm Central
  • 2:15pm Mountain
  • 1:15pm Pacific
  • 8:15pm 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!


New Book - Crash Course in Family History, 5th Edition by Paul Larsen

CrashcourseCrash Course in Family History, 5th Edition is one of the most beautiful and resourceful genealogy books we've seen. We wholeheartedly endorse and support the author, Paul Larsen, in the latest edition of his award-winning book.

Purchase hard-bound book for $39.95.

Purchase PDF edition for $29.95.

HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR FAMILY TREE AND STORIES

Step-by-Step Illustrated Guidebook and Comprehensive Resource Directory

Features 3-Easy-Steps...
to trace your family roots and stories. Walks you through the fascinating family history journey hand-in-hand! It couldn't be easier!

Updated and Expanded
The new epic Fifth Edition has been updated and expanded with 100 more pages of the best essential resources.

Easier and Faster
Discovering your family roots and story can be a life-changing experience. Learning about your ancestors, and how they met life's challenges, can bring new perspective and understanding to your own life. Now its easier and faster with this epic new step-by-step guide from Paul Larsen.

Today's Technology
This dynamic new fifth edition - available in both hardcover and e-book- is an illustrated guidebook and comprehensive resource directory to help you discover your family tree and story better than ever before using today's technology.

Latest and Best Resources
Paul Larsen has done the legwork for you. He has scoured the Web and consumer reports to bring you the latest and best resources. This widely-acclaimed, best-selling guidebook has been updated and greatly expanded, and is the essential and perfect guide to discover your family roots and stories. It enables easier and faster ways of searching and organizing your family tree, collaborating with others, and connecting to your ancestors.

Discover Missing Information
It will help you discover missing information on your family tree, and add richness to your family story. And perhaps change your life!

LEARN ABOUT THE FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF HUNDREDS OF NEW WEBSITES AND RESOURCES
  • 10 Essential Websites to Search
  • 10 Things You Can Do to Get Started
  • 7 Steps to Find Your Ancestral Village
  • FREE Genealogy Records to Make Your Research Easier and Faster
  • FREE Genealogy Charts and Forms
  • FREE Genealogy Websites
  • How to Find Lost Living Relatives
  • How to Use Goggle Earth to Find Your Ancestral Home
  • How to Discover Your Family Stories
  • How to Find Your Ancestors in the Military
  • How to Find Your Birth Parents
  • How to Network with Others
The high-quality, illustrated, full-color hardcover book (an 8.5 x 11" large format) is an exceptional value. The PDF e-book can be easily viewed by Windows, Mac, iPad (all tablets), e-Readers and Smartphones. It contains "live" (hyperlinked) websites, linked tutorial videos, and much more in a user-friendly style.

Researching Your Illinois Ancestors - free webinar by Thomas MacEntee now online for limited time

LogowhiteAnother stellar presentation from Thomas MacEntee! The recording of today's webinar, "Researching Your Illinois Ancestors" by Thomas MacEntee is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. A few comments from our viewers:

  • Yet another Webinar jam-packed with pertinent genealogy information...way to go Geoff and Thomas...
  • Yes I do have relatives in Illinois that I am researching...BUT even if I didn't, I would have still signed up for this webinar because it was given by Thomas McEntee...Why...because his webinars are very instructive in how to research....wherever or what ever you are looking for!!!
  • Thomas is a great presenter. Just love all of these webinars. Thanks so much for offering them AND the annual membership. I've just rernewed for my second year. It's the best value in genealogy!!!

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 31 minute recording of "Researching Your Illinois Ancestors" is now available to view in our webinar archives for free for a limited time. It is also available to our monthly or annual Webinar Members for the duration of your membership. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch. The 4 pages of supplemental syllabus materials are also available for annual/monthly webinar subscribers to download/print/save. Login or subscribe.

Illinois GenealogyLegacy QuickGuide: Illinois Genealogy - $2.95

Looking for those elusive Prairie State ancestors? The Illinois Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including a timeline of Illinois history events, tips on Illinois research strategy, outline of major immigrant groups, and more. Also included are links to websites and resources covering vital records, church records, census records, as well as general Illinois resources. This handy 7-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.

Click here for more information or to purchase.

Special Discount Coupon

The special discount coupon of illinois that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com and www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Monday, July 28, 2014.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 259 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 707 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)

  • Debunking Misleading Records by Tom Jones. August 2.
  • Researching Your Tennessee Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. August 6.
  • Research Recharge - Turning Old Clues into New Leads by Lisa Alzo. August 8.
  • Find A Grave - The World's Largest Cemetery Database by Russ Worthington. August 20.
  • Researching Your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Merriman. August 27.
  • Researching Your Jewish Ancestors by Jennifer Alford. September 3.
  • Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. September 5.
  • Success with Manuscript Sources by Barbara Renick. September 10.
  • A Library at Your Fingertips - the Internet Archive by Maureen Taylor. September 24.
  • The Fair Court: Records of Chancery Courts by Judy Russell. October 1.
  • Overcoming Destroyed or Missing Records by Karen Clifford. October 3.
  • Welcome to FamilySearch Indexing! by Devin Ashby. October 8.
  • Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor by Thomas MacEntee. October 15.
  • Tracking Migration Using the Draper Manuscripts by Mary Hill. October 22.
  • Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. November 14.
  • Using Evernote for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke. November 19.
  • Family History for Kids by Devin Ashby. December 3.
  • Look Ma, No Hands! Using Dragon Naturally Speaking for Your Genealogy by Ivan Baugh. December 5.
  • Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. December 10.
  • Bagging a Live One - Connecting with Cousins You Never Knew You Had by Mary Kircher Roddy. December 17.

Click here to register. Or click here register for multiple webinars at the same time.

Print the 2014 webinar brochure here.

See you online!


Stuck in a Genealogy Rut? Three Ways to Bounce Back

Thanks to guest blogger, Lisa Alzo, for this great article.

Alzo_GenealogyRut_01Have you hit an impasse in your genealogy research? Do you keep searching the same databases only to get the same negative results? Has the paper trail back to your ancestors gone cold? At one time or another even the best researchers get stuck in a genealogy rut. Here are three ways you can bounce back and find new inspiration.

1. Review Your Research.

Many times our biggest research roadblocks result from missing important details or clues the first time around. Perhaps you did not listen carefully when you interviewed Aunt Betty, or somehow misunderstood the name of the ancestral village she mentioned. Or, maybe you were in a hurry when you photocopied a page from a book at the library or from the microfilm reel at your Family History Center, or when you rapidly downloaded records from an online database. A second look can give you insights into a missed maiden name, a questionable connection in a family line, or an incorrect source citation.

2. Read, Understand and Evaluate.

Be honest, how many times do you go to Google, or open an online database and just randomly type in the names you are researching? I do it too. In reality, your first step should be to read the directions! Look at the About section, the Help section, or the Frequently Asked Questions section so you know exactly what a collection contains and what is not included. Two of the biggest online content providers, FamilySearch (free) and subscription site, Ancestry.com both have detailed notes explaining their collections and tips for how to search them. Both sites also have free learning centers with videos and tutorials. Successful database searches depend upon creativity. Try different ways of searching and notice how the changes you’ve made are being interpreted by the search engine and then adapt your search criteria accordingly. Every search engine works a little differently. The search criteria that you use on one site may return entirely different results when used on a different site. Remember: Broad searching is NOT always the best approach. Look carefully at the search fields before you enter your terms. Understand what you are viewing (an index or abstract versus an actual scan of the original image). Evaluate each result and scroll down to the bottom to check the source citation for what you are viewing. Then, write down or save/print the instructions of where you will need to go next for more information. For example, if you see just an index of a marriage record, is there a notation stating where you can obtain the actual record through online ordering, mail request, or in person?

Alzo_GenealogyRut_023. Banish “Brick Wall” from your vocabulary. Genealogists like to use the metaphor “brick wall” to describe that seemingly unsolvable research problem, or a roadblock or impasse encountered when trying to get back further in time with one or more family lines. More often than not, we have just run out of resources, can’t easily locate information, haven’t looked beyond the obvious, or have unrealistic expectations. Make sure you have conducted a “reasonably exhaustive search” (Check out the webinar “What is a Reasonably Exhaustive Search” by Michael Hait from September 2012 to learn more about this process). Finally, consider the steps you need to take to look at additional resources and how to use new media solutions to connect with cousins, discover fresh leads, and crowd source your research problems.

Want even more tips on how to rescue your research? Sign up for the free Legacy Family Tree webinar I will be presenting on August 8, 2014: “Research Recharge Turning Old Clues into New Leads.” In this webinar you will learn fresh ways of looking at data you've already collected, strategies for smarter searching your favorite databases (and new ones) for clues, and tips for identifying what you may have missed the first time around.

Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer, and has been tracking her ancestors for 25 years. She is a frequent presenter for the Legacy Family Tree Webinars series and can be contacted via https://www.lisaalzo.com.


Register for Webinar Wednesday - Researching Your Illinois Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee

LogowhiteWhile Illinois genealogy research is no easier or more difficult than other states, there are special resources with which many genealogists are unfamiliar. Learn about the history of the Prairie State and its migration patterns to understand how your ancestors lived and how to find them!

Join us for the live webinar Wednesday, July 23, 2014 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

Or register for multiple webinars at once by clicking 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 a limited time. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings 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.

Click here to view Thomas' other webinars.

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, July 23, 2014 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!


When Freedom Came - Documenting the Family's Freedom Story - free webinar by Angela Walton-Raji now online

LogowhiteYou do not need any connection to the Civil War, African-American ancestors, or even to America to count today's webinar as one of the finest we have ever had! The recording of today's webinar, "When Freedom Came - Documenting the Family's Freedom Story" by Angela Walton-Raji is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. A few comments from our viewers:

  • Angela has a genuine gift to weave an engaging story and teach at the same time.
  • Angela's information was very useful, even though I don't have any African heritage, that I have found. Her compelling stories have made me more anxious to out more about my ancestor's lives, and to document our stories for the future generations.
  • So touching - all those stories. I am so impressed by Angela's commitment to excellence in turning over every stone (branch/root) that might uncover one of her missing ancestors. I try to do the same.

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 26 minute recording of "When Freedom Came - Documenting the Family's Freedom Story" is now available to view in our webinar archives for free for a limited time. It is also available to our monthly or annual Webinar Members for the duration of your membership. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch. The 6 pages of supplemental syllabus materials are also available for annual/monthly webinar subscribers to download/print/save. Login or subscribe.

Legacy QuickGuide: African-American Genealogy - $2.95

These standards apply to all genealogical research, whether shared privately or published. They also apply to personal research for clients, courts, and other employers. The standards address documentation; research planning and execution, including reasoning from evidence; compiling research results; genealogical education; and ongoing development of genealogical knowledge and skills.

Click here for more information or to purchase.

Special Discount Coupon

The special discount coupon of freedom that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com and www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Monday, July 21, 2014.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 257 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 699 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)

  • Researching Your Illinois Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee. July 23.
  • Debunking Misleading Records by Tom Jones. 8/2.
  • Researching Your Tennessee Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. August 6.
  • Research Recharge - Turning Old Clues into New Leads by Lisa Alzo. August 8.
  • Find A Grave - The World's Largest Cemetery Database by Russ Worthington. August 20.
  • Researching Your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Merriman. August 27.
  • Researching Your Jewish Ancestors by Jennifer Alford. September 3.
  • Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. September 5.
  • Success with Manuscript Sources by Barbara Renick. September 10.
  • A Library at Your Fingertips - the Internet Archive by Maureen Taylor. September 24.
  • The Fair Court: Records of Chancery Courts by Judy Russell. October 1.
  • Overcoming Destroyed or Missing Records by Karen Clifford. October 3.
  • Welcome to FamilySearch Indexing! by Devin Ashby. October 8.
  • Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor by Thomas MacEntee. October 15.
  • Tracking Migration Using the Draper Manuscripts by Mary Hill. October 22.
  • Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. November 14.
  • Using Evernote for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke. November 19.
  • Family History for Kids by Devin Ashby. December 3.
  • Look Ma, No Hands! Using Dragon Naturally Speaking for Your Genealogy by Ivan Baugh. December 5.
  • Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. December 10.
  • Bagging a Live One - Connecting with Cousins You Never Knew You Had by Mary Kircher Roddy. December 17.

Click here to register. Or click here register for multiple webinars at the same time.

Print the 2014 webinar brochure here.

See you online!


Tom Jones to present "Debunking Misleading Records" on Saturday, August 2, 2014 - register today!

TWJ200x200Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 2 at 4:15pm Eastern U.S. time. Get rid of doctor appointments, movie times, and anything else you have scheduled - this event will easily trump all of your existing plans.

Tom Jones, an award-winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator will be presenting "Debunking Misleading Records" to our live FamilyTreeWebinars.com audience. The class will be broadcast from the Genealogical Council of Oregon's "Summer Genealogy Fest" in Eugene, Oregon. Thanks to the council, the Oregon Association of Professional Genealogists, and to Tom Jones for making this happen!

How to attend the class:

  1. Register here (free) to attend from your computer via FamilyTreeWebinars.com.
  2. Register here to attend the Summer Genealogy Fest in Eugene, Oregon.

If you have attended one of Tom's classes, then you know that you should arrive to the webinar early as only the first 1,000 to join that day will be able to participate. If you have not had the pleasure to listen to Tom you're in for a real treat! See you online or in Eugene!


Register for Webinar Wednesday - When Freedom Came: Documenting the Family's Freedom Story by Angela Walton-Raji

LogowhiteResearching the history of African American families can be complicated. With families once enslaved, the task involves tracing the family back in public records, identifying the last known slave holder, and then researching the slaveholder’s history to continue to document the family. However, one major story is often overlooked. The story of how freedom came to the family is the one story untold. This webinar, presented by Angela Walton-Raji, will illustrate methods of discovering that missing story, and how to find clues when the ancestors left no stories behind.

Join us for the live webinar Wednesday, July 16, 2014 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.

Download the syllabus

In preparation for the webinar, download Angela's 6 pages of supplemental syllabus materials here. The syllabus is available for annual or monthly webinar subscribers. Log in here or subscribe here.

Registerbut

Or register for multiple webinars at once by clicking 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 a limited time. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership.

About the presenter

Presenter-7988A founding member of AfriGeneas.com, Ms. Walton-Raji is also a genealogist specializing in information for beginners, via daily and weekly online genealogy chats on AfriGeneas. As host of a weekly genealogy podcast, a number of instructional videos and as an expert consultant on video documentaries, Ms. Walton-Raji combines her skills as a genealogist with a warm on camera personality that brings comfort to her viewers through and her instructional videos on YouTube, while providing them with useful information. She is a published author, host of 3 blogs, in addition to a 10-year ongoing message board, 3 websites, and The African Roots Podcast.

Angela's webinars in the archives:

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, July 16, 2014 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!


Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting webinar recording now online

LogowhiteThe recording of today's Legacy Family Tree Virtual User's Group meeting is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free. We learned about dates, searching, and tagging. A few comments from our viewers:

  • My wife & I didn't really appreciate or understand tags before this seminar, but this has opened up a whole new set of tools for us. Thank you so much for this in-depth, practical hands-on demonstration. Masterfully done!
  • Fabulous!!! The information on tagging really helped me understand both how and why to use it.
  • Geoff, you convinced me. I have been avoiding searching and tagging but as of today, I will be using it. Thank you so much for these webinars on using Legacy.
  • It looks like before I get too far along I had better switch to Legacy. I sure like all you can do with it. You are making a believer out of me.

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 35 minute recording of "Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting" is now available to view in our webinar archives for free. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch. The 13 pages of supplemental syllabus materials are also available to download/print/save.

CoverartLegacy Family Tree - Unlocked! $19.95 (printed) or $14.95 (PDF)

These standards apply to all genealogical research, whether shared privately or published. They also apply to personal research for clients, courts, and other employers. The standards address documentation; research planning and execution, including reasoning from evidence; compiling research results; genealogical education; and ongoing development of genealogical knowledge and skills.

Click here for more information or to purchase.

Special Discount Coupon

The special discount coupon of legacyweb2 that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com and www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 256 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 694 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

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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • When Freedom Came - Documenting the Family's Freedom Story by Angela Walton-Raji. July 16.
  • Researching Your Illinois Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee. July 23.
  • Debunking Misleading Records by Tom Jones. August 2.
  • Researching Your Tennessee Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. August 6.
  • Research Recharge - Turning Old Clues into New Leads by Lisa Alzo. August 8.
  • Find A Grave - The World's Largest Cemetery Database by Russ Worthington. August 20.
  • Researching Your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Merriman. August 27.
  • Researching Your Jewish Ancestors by Jennifer Alford. September 3.
  • Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. September 5.
  • Success with Manuscript Sources by Barbara Renick. September 10.
  • A Library at Your Fingertips - the Internet Archive by Maureen Taylor. September 24.
  • The Fair Court: Records of Chancery Courts by Judy Russell. October 1.
  • Overcoming Destroyed or Missing Records by Karen Clifford. October 3.
  • Welcome to FamilySearch Indexing! by Devin Ashby. October 8.
  • Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor by Thomas MacEntee. October 15.
  • Tracking Migration Using the Draper Manuscripts by Mary Hill. October 22.
  • Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. November 14.
  • Using Evernote for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke. November 19.
  • Family History for Kids by Devin Ashby. December 3.
  • Look Ma, No Hands! Using Dragon Naturally Speaking for Your Genealogy by Ivan Baugh. December 5.
  • Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. December 10.
  • Bagging a Live One - Connecting with Cousins You Never Knew You Had by Mary Kircher Roddy. December 17.

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