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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

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Few events in America have had the impact of the California Gold Rush and the desire to have a better life; an event that lasted seven short years. The Gold Rush swelled the population of California by the hundreds of thousands. And, it was all for the little flecks of gold that shone so brightly. People rushed in from all over the world. Did it beckon your ancestors, too?

Join us and Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG for the live webinar Wednesday, October 17, 2018 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. 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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PeggyLauritzen-144-144Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love of her family's history has never left her. With her experience as a former Family History Director, she is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, workshops, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life. Some of those would include The Ohio Genealogical Society, The Ohio State University, Brigham Young University, and many other state and local genealogy societies. She has recently completed several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, which are also available on www.legacyfamilytree.com and www.amazon.com.

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Tuesday's Tip - The To-Do List Part II (Intermediate)

  The To-Do List Part II

Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.

The To-Do List Part II (Intermediate)

Previously: 

To-Do List Part I - How to access the To-Do List and general information

 

In Part II we will go through how to enter a task. I am going to go over every field/button on the entry screen.


To-Do Item entry screen

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When you are filling out these fields, think in terms of filtering.

1 - Category
This is where you enter what you are looking for. Here are some of my Categories:
Birth Record
Marriage Record
Death Record
Immigration Record
Tax Record
Probate Record
Cemetery Record
etc.

How you word this is up to you but be consistent. You don't want to have a Cemetery category, Cemeteries category, Cemetery Records category, and a Burial Location category. You want to have ONE category for this type of record or filtering will never work for you.

Once you enter a Category it will be on the list for you to pick from again. You can start typing and it will auto fill. When you click the drop down arrow to the right of this field you will be taken to the Master To-Do Category List. This works like any of the other Master Lists. You can add, edit, purge unused, combine etc. 

2 - Locality
This is for the location of where the event occurred and not for the repository for where the record might be found. This is an optional field but I use it. If I have a ton of things occurring in Lamar County, Mississippi I might want to concentrate my efforts in that county. I can consult my Locality Guide to see what resources are available and come up with a plan to knock out some of these tasks. This too has a Master List associated with it as described above.

You need to make a decision here. Do you want to format these locations the same way as how you format your Master Location List or not? I personally do not. I enter my locations like this:

Aiken County, SC
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
Lamar County, MS
Perry County, MS
Richmond County, GA

I normally look at my research based on which county events occurred and I want to use the auto fill to my advantage. Even if I am going to be searching at a state level (e.g. the Mississippi State Department of Health) I still put the location where the event occurred. For example, if I am looking for a death certificate for someone that died in Lamar County, MS I will put Lamar County, MS. The death certificates are kept at the Mississippi State Department of Health (state level) but I will enter that as a Repository. This gives me more filtering options. Even if I know the person died in Purvis (town) specifically, I keep this at the county level. I also do a lot of research in Germany. For those locations I DO drill down to the town because their jurisdictions and recordkeeping/storage is totally different. I need to see things attached to specific towns/cities. By the way, I like to see the word county spelled out but the state abbreviated. This is all personal preference.

Another decision you need to make, do you record the location as it was at the time of the event or what it is now? This is the one time that I record what it is now, specifically, where the record should be located. I can add notes to clarify anything that isn't clear such as, "The event occurred in Marion County but Lamar County holds the marriage records from the 2nd District of Marion County," or, "This event occurred in Marion County, but this section became Lamar County, in 1904." Most of this I have in my brain but you never know who might read your notes so it is always safer to spell things out.

3 - Task Needing to be Done
This is a free form field and there is no filtering associated with it so you can word this however you want. I just put a short synopsis of what I am looking for and many times this will be in the form of a question.

Harold was born in Lamar County, did he also marry there?
No probate found in Pearl River County, need to check in Stone.

I have tried to standardize my wording a bit but so far I haven't had much success with that. I just type what I am thinking at that moment. This field is what you will see on the actual To-Do List so I like to word it in a way that makes sense to me.

4 - Open Date, Reminder Date, Close Date, and the Open and Closed radio buttons
The Open Date will automatically default in when you begin a new task though you can change it. The Reminder Date field is optional but if you use it, you will see a list of tasks drawing close to that date on the Legacy Home tab. You can set how far in advance you want to be reminded by going to Options > Options > Reminder Options tab on the Legacy Home screen. I do use this and I will tell you why when I get down to number 7.

If you click the Closed radio button, today's date will automatically default in. If you manually input the date into the Close Date field the radio button will change automatically. If there is a date in the Close Date field and you click the Open radio button it will erase the date. Just little shortcuts so that you don't have to type and erase as much by hand.

5 - Type
This is one of the filtering categories. It is pretty self-explanatory. I use the Other category for some of the general To-Do tasks I have entered, but most of my tasks are split between Research and Correspondence

6 - Priority
This is a filtering category and I do use it. It helps me divide up my tasks in reasonable chunks so that I don't get overwhelmed. There are also some tasks that I need to do before others because the results of the first might affect the second.

7 - Tag
This one of the filtering categories and it is VERY important to me. If I am actively working on something, I tag it. I can filter so that I can see all of the tasks that are in progress. For example, if I have sent a request for a marriage record I need to see how much time has passed since I made the request. Some of my general To-Dos are things that will take several sessions and I need to keep track of where I am the process. I can also filter by Untagged to give me an overview of all the things I need to do that I haven't started on yet. This feature has been very useful to me. Tagging can be used however you want to use it. I just wanted to show you how I use it as an example.

8 - Sources
This source icon works exactly the same as the source icons located in other areas of Legacy. It is always important to create sources for everything you consult, even if the search had negative results. You can start creating the source at the time you create the task or you can wait until you have finished the task. It is perfectly okay to leave the source citation halfway complete if you want to get a head start. Once you have finished the task you can finish the citation. You can then copy this citation and paste it wherever you need it in Legacy. You can also attach multiple citations to a single task.This is written with the assumption that you already know how to work with sources. If not, you can watch Geoff's excellent webinar (free), Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Power

9 - File ID
If you use a File ID system for your physical files/items you have at home, you can continue to use this here and it works exactly like it does anywhere else. I do not use the File ID field but many Legacy users do and this gives them an extra layer or organization. For more information, click the little binoculars icon to the right of the field and then click the Help button on the File ID Assistant dialog box. If you go to Reports > Other Reports > File IDs to run customizable reports of your File IDs.

10a - Task Description
This is where you can write whatever you want and you have 1 million characters to do that. I usually expand the information that I put in the Task Needing to be Done field. I talk about what I am looking for and what I hope to find. I record some theories here. Any information that impacts this task, such as past negative searches, I record here. Notice that you have access to your Special Character ribbon. You can also use special formatting such as Bold, Italics, and Underline by using the standard Windows commands (CTRL-B, CTRL-I, CTRL-U). You will see the formatting codes in the dialog box but they will preview/print correctly. I personally do not add any special formatting. There is also a Strip HTML button that you can use to get rid of all of the hidden formatting codes that are embedded in text that you have copied and pasted from a web site. 

10b - Results
This one is important. When you close a task, you need to record your findings, both positive and negative. You don't want to forget about those negatives searches. When you go back to review everything that you have done to try and obtain a certain piece of evidence, you want to be able to see what all you have already done. This will keep you from repeating yourself and it will help you decide what your next move will be.  This dialog box is set up identically to the Task Description box and it has all of the same capabilities.

10c - Repository
This screen is set up differently. It is very important to add the repository because this is an important filter that you will use when you want to create a list of everything you need to do at a specific library, archive, courthouse, etc.

Repository tab
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You only need to add a repository once. You can then go to the Select button and you will be taken to the Master Repository List, the same list used by Master Sources, both SourceWriter and Basic. Once that Master Repository List is open, you have all the options available to you that you have on the other Master Lists. You can also add Media here but so far I haven't used this option.  You can also add a new repository and it will be added to the Master Repository List. Here is what it looks like once you have selected a repository. I have used one out of the Sample File because Geoff added a nice picture of the Family History Library.

Repository filled in
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11 - Copy, Paste, Load, and Save
These buttons should be familiar to you. You can Copy a To-Do Task to the To-Do Clipboard and then Paste it to another person which saves you typing when you are doing searches that apply to more than one person. This also helps you keep your entries uniform so that your filtering will effective. You can also Save up to 10 different To-Do Tasks and then Load them as needed. Again, this saves you time when you have some tasks that you do routinely and it keeps your tasks uniform. This works the same way as the Event clipboard.

 

Here is a task that has been completely filled out.

Completed Task Description
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I want to point out a couple of things. I consider this a Correspondence task and not a Research task. If I had gone to the courthouse in person I would have made this a Research task. At the time I thought this was a high priority. I don't remember why but I am guessing that the results of this search would impact something else. The task is not tagged because I only tag those tasks that I am actively working on. It was tagged when I sent the letter and stayed tagged until I received a response. 

I try to keep things short and sweet and I did in this case. I wrote a one liner description that shows what I was thinking. I also recorded that I had sent a letter. Notice that I actually opened this task an entire month before I sent the letter (so much for that high priority!). 

The source icon is colored in because I have attached my source citation. 

Here is the Results tab:

Results tab
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Again, short and sweet. How much I write has a lot to do with what sort of task it is. If this had been a negative search I would have written my thoughts on where I should go next and I would have created new tasks to follow through. I put the book and page number of the record as a quick reference but this is not my full citation. My full citation looks like this:

Marion County, Mississippi, Marriage Book D: 208, Simmons-Entrekin, 1880; Circuit Court, Columbia.

Here is the Repository tab:

Repository tab
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You will see that I have used privacy brackets in the name of the repository. I explain why in Tuesday's Tip - Working with Addresses Part III (Intermediate)

The To-Do List Part III will show you how to use sorting and filtering to your advantage.

 

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Michele Simmons Lewis, CG® is part of the Legacy Family Tree team at MyHeritage. She handles the enhancement suggestions that come in from our users as well as writing for Legacy News. You can usually find her hanging out on the Legacy User Group Facebook page answering questions and posting tips.

 


Did You See Gmail's Latest Addition?

You might remember that we talked about Gmail in my blog post, “What Else Can You Do With Your Email? Two Tips for Gmail. Google’s 20th birthday was September 27th and it seems fitting that we revisit this free Internet email program and check out two new enhancements that you may want to take advantage of.  

Smart Composing and Responding

The two new features are aimed at helping you answer emails quicker. We all could use time-saving help as we go about answering emails and Google has what they believe is part of the answer to your email routine. These two new features are Smart Compose and Smart Response.  

Smart Compose

Smart Compose might remind you of a Google search feature you’re probably already using. When you conduct a search on Google you may notice that Google tries to “guess” or anticipate what you want to search for. As you type, Google provides you a list of possibilities. This feature allows you to stop typing and simply click on the correct search term(s). This helps you to type less and get to searching quicker.

 

Google Search
Auto-fill as you type feature (click to enlarge)

The new Smart Compose feature in Gmail does something similar. According to Google's blog, The Keyword , Smart Compose is a "new machine learning-powered feature which suggests phrases to help you complete sentences in your emails so that you can draft them quicker."[1] So as you type, Gmail tries to anticipate what word or words you are going to type next. It shows the anticipated words in gray. If you want to accept what Gmail suggests, just click the Tab key. If you don’t want to use Google’s suggestions, just keep typing.

Smart Reply

Smart Reply also helps you to answer emails quicker by suggesting responses that you will find at the bottom of the email you are typing. This is a great feature when someone’s email just requires a quick reply such as “Thanks so much” or “That’s awesome.” If the appropriate response is suggested, simply click on the response you want and send your email. If you don’t like the suggestions, go ahead and reply as you normally would. 

Gmail responses
Sample Smart Replay Options in Gmail

It's important to note that these "canned" responses aren't available for every email reply you write. I'm sure as the technology is perfected we'll see more of these each time we reply to an email. 

Right now this technology doesn’t write your emails for you but with time it might provide you enough assistance that it can cut down on some of the repetitive responses you find yourself sending in emails.

 

[1] “5 ways the new Gmail can help you get more done,” The Keyword (https://www.blog.google/products/gmail/5-ways-new-gmail-can-help-you-get-more-done/: accessed 1 October 2018).

 

Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, instructor, and researcher. She blogs at Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. You can find her presentations on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website.

 


Register for Tuesday's BCG Webinar: Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research by Julie P. Miller, CG, CGL

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Have you ever wondered why your ancestor decided to emigrate, how they got there, or how they knew where to go? The answers to these questions could have come from an emigrant guide. Emigrant guides contain instructions and advice for those interested or planning to emigrate. They are useful for gaining insight into the whys and hows of an ancestor's preparation, journey, and settlement in a new land. Whether your ancestor sailed across the ocean or traveled across the country, they had questions about the trip and their future home which an emigrant guide often answered. These guides provided essential information and practical advice about travel, weather, geography, opportunities, and much more. They were aimed at people who were literate and had the means to travel to a new place in order to start a new life. The ideal guide had a table of contents, included maps, was cheap, and was compact for easy carrying. Emigrant guides provide a window into the lives of our ancestors. Learn how to locate the guides and how to use them to understand more about your ancestor's story.

Join us, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and Julie P. Miller, CG, CGL for the live webinar Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 8pm 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. 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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JulieMiller-144x144Julie Miller, CG, CGL, FNGS is a full-time professional researcher, speaker, and writer who lives in Colorado. She speaks on a wide variety of genealogy subjects both locally and nationally. Her articles have appeared in the NGSQ, NGS Magazine, and she was the genealogy columnist for her local newspaper, the Broomfield Enterprise, for ten years. Julie is chair of the NGS conference committee, served as conference chair of the 2010 and 2012 NGS conferences, and served on the NGS board from 2006-2014. She has also served on the boards of APG, ISFHWE, Colorado Genealogical Society, and the Colorado Chapter of APG. Julie is a fellow of the National Genealogical Society and was the winner of the 2013 NGS Shirley Langdon Wilcox Award for Exemplary Volunteerism. She has been a volunteer at NARA-Denver for nineteen years. 

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Strategies for Using FamilySearch - free webinar by Shannon Combs-Bennett now online for limited time

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The recording of Wednesday's webinar, "Strategies for Using FamilySearch” by Shannon Combs-Bennett is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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As one of the go-to resources for research Family Search is an amazing site that few take the time to explore. Learn how to get more information from this website through search techniques, wiki resources, and more.
 
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Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research  10/16/2018  Julie P. Miller  CG  CGL
Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush  10/17/2018  Peggy Clemens Lauritzen  AG
Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving     10/19/2018 Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
John Jacob Kramer: Case Study of Mistaken Identity among Revolutionary War Soldiers 10/19/2018 Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG   
Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events     10/19/2018 Tom Jones, PhD, CG, CGL
The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad 10/19/2018 Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise 10/19/2018 Jeanne Bloom, CG
True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy  10/23/2018  MyHeritage Webinars
10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing  10/24/2018  Lisa Alzo
Researching your French and Indian War Ancestor  10/26/2018  Craig R. Scott  MA  CG  FUGA
Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees  10/31/2018  E. Randol Schoenberg
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 8): The Smoking Gun  11/02/2018  Geoff Rasmussen
City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks  11/06/2018  MyHeritage Webinars
Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor  11/07/2018  Melissa Barker
Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners  11/14/2018  Rorey Cathcart
Every Day Life of Our Ancestors  11/20/2018  Ann Staley  CG  CGL
Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking  11/28/2018  Paula Stuart-Warren  CG  FMGS  FUGA
Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records  12/05/2018  Mary Kircher Roddy
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database  12/07/2018  Geoff Rasmussen
101 Ways to Design a Genealogy Chart  12/12/2018  Janet Hovorka
Citation for beginners  12/14/2018  Shellee Morehead  PhD  CG
Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman's Family  12/18/2018  Nancy A. Peters  CG
That Splendid Little War: Researching Your Spanish American War Ancestors  12/19/2018  Michael L. Strauss  AG


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New "Member Friday" Webinar - Rich Resources for Poor Ancestors by Gail Blankenau

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Rich Resources for Poor Ancestors by Gail Blankenau

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Rich Resources for Poor Ancestors" by Gail Blankenau. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Rich Resources for Poor Ancestors

One of the most difficult problems in genealogy is researching our more obscure families—the ones who didn’t hold office, avoided the city clerk and were generally so poor we assume they didn’t leave a paper trail. Yet, we can find a surprising amount of information on our less fortunate forebears. “The poor have always been with us…” and various entities throughout our history have provided relief to them. If we focus on records in a particular locality at a given time period, we may find the nugget that solves our research problem.

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Gail BlankenauGail Blankenau is an experienced genealogist, speaker and author. Her publications include articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register and The Genealogist. She is also a contributor to Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy magazines. Based in Nebraska, she specializes in Nebraska records, Midwestern roots, German genealogy, land records, 19th-Century photographs and tracing lineages. More than half her ancestors came from New England, but she has roots in almost every state east of the Mississippi.

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In Search of My Brother's Mother - free webinar by Beth Foulk now online for limited time

In Search of My Brother's Mother - free webinar by Beth Foulk now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar, "In Search of My Brother's Mother” by Beth Foulk is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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I always knew my brother was adopted. It wasn't a big deal within our little family. So when our Mother passed, and the adoption files were uncovered after more than 50 years in the back of a closet, I couldn't have imagined the journey we'd embark on. Pull up a chair. I'll tell you the story....genealogy research and all.
 
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Strategies for Using FamilySearch  10/12/2018  Shannon Combs-Bennett
Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research  10/16/2018  Julie P. Miller  CG  CGL
Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush  10/17/2018  Peggy Clemens Lauritzen  AG
Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving     10/19/2018 Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
John Jacob Kramer: Case Study of Mistaken Identity among Revolutionary War Soldiers 10/19/2018 Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG   
Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events     10/19/2018 Tom Jones, PhD, CG, CGL
The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad 10/19/2018 Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise 10/19/2018 Jeanne Bloom, CG
True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy  10/23/2018  MyHeritage Webinars
10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing  10/24/2018  Lisa Alzo
Researching your French and Indian War Ancestor  10/26/2018  Craig R. Scott  MA  CG  FUGA
Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees  10/31/2018  E. Randol Schoenberg
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 8): The Smoking Gun  11/02/2018  Geoff Rasmussen
City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks  11/06/2018  MyHeritage Webinars
Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor  11/07/2018  Melissa Barker
Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners  11/14/2018  Rorey Cathcart
Every Day Life of Our Ancestors  11/20/2018  Ann Staley  CG  CGL
Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking  11/28/2018  Paula Stuart-Warren  CG  FMGS  FUGA
Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records  12/05/2018  Mary Kircher Roddy
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database  12/07/2018  Geoff Rasmussen
101 Ways to Design a Genealogy Chart  12/12/2018  Janet Hovorka
Citation for beginners  12/14/2018  Shellee Morehead  PhD  CG
Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman's Family  12/18/2018  Nancy A. Peters  CG
That Splendid Little War: Researching Your Spanish American War Ancestors  12/19/2018  Michael L. Strauss  AG


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Register for Webinar Friday: Strategies for Using FamilySearch by Shannon Combs-Bennett

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As one of the go-to resources for research, Family Search is an amazing site that few take the time to explore. Learn how to get more information from this website through search techniques, wiki resources, and more.

Join us and Shannon Combs-Bennett for the live webinar Friday, October 12, 2018 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. 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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ShannonBennett-144x144Shannon Combs-Bennett, owner of T2 Family History, is a speaker and author based out of Virginia. She enjoys teaching about a wide range of topics from DNA to methodology. Currently Shannon is the Creative Director for The In-Depth Genealogist. You can learn more about her at http://t2familyhistory.com.

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On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy - free webinar by MyHeritage now online

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The recording of today's webinar, "On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy” by MyHeritage's Guy Tsype is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

In this webinar, you will learn how to use your mobile device to expand your family history research. From recording your family's story to sharing your discoveries, your mobile device has a wealth of tools that allow you to continue your research wherever you are.
 
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 29 minute recording of "On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy” is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. Or watch it at your convenience with an annual or monthly webinar membership

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In Search of My Brother's Mother - An Adoption Story  10/10/2018  Beth Foulk
Strategies for Using FamilySearch  10/12/2018  Shannon Combs-Bennett
Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research  10/16/2018  Julie P. Miller  CG  CGL
Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush  10/17/2018  Peggy Clemens Lauritzen  AG
Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving     10/19/2018 Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
John Jacob Kramer: Case Study of Mistaken Identity among Revolutionary War Soldiers 10/19/2018 Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG   
Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events     10/19/2018 Tom Jones, PhD, CG, CGL
The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad 10/19/2018 Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise 10/19/2018 Jeanne Bloom, CG
True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy  10/23/2018  MyHeritage Webinars
10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing  10/24/2018  Lisa Alzo
Researching your French and Indian War Ancestor  10/26/2018  Craig R. Scott  MA  CG  FUGA
Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees  10/31/2018  E. Randol Schoenberg
     
City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks  11/06/2018  MyHeritage Webinars
Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor  11/07/2018  Melissa Barker
Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners  11/14/2018  Rorey Cathcart
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 7): Adding Email Correspondence    11/17/2018  Geoff Rasmussen
Every Day Life of Our Ancestors  11/20/2018  Ann Staley  CG  CGL
Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking  11/28/2018  Paula Stuart-Warren  CG  FMGS  FUGA
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 8): The Smoking Gun  11/30/2018      Geoff Rasmussen
Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records  12/05/2018  Mary Kircher Roddy
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database  12/07/2018  Geoff Rasmussen
101 Ways to Design a Genealogy Chart  12/12/2018  Janet Hovorka
Citation for beginners  12/14/2018  Shellee Morehead  PhD  CG
Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman's Family  12/18/2018  Nancy A. Peters  CG
That Splendid Little War: Researching Your Spanish American War Ancestors  12/19/2018  Michael L. Strauss  AG


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Register for Webinar Wednesday - In Search of My Brother's Mother: An Adoption Story by Beth Foulk

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I always knew my brother was adopted. It wasn't a big deal within our little family.. So when our Mother passed, and the adoption files were uncovered after more than 50 years in the back of a closet, I couldn't have imagined the journey we'd embark on. Pull up a chair. I'll tell you the story....genealogy research and all.

Join us and Beth Foulk for the live webinar Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8pm 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. 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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  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!