Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist - free webinar by Geoff Rasmussen now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist" by Geoff Rasmussen is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Leave this class armed with a new collection of tools to make your genealogy time on the computer more efficient and fun.

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  • Finding Isaac Rogers by Nicka Smith. September 13.
  • The ABCs and 123s of Researching Your Ancestor's School Records by Melissa Barker. September 15.
  • When Does Newfound Evidence Overturn a Proved Conclusion? by Tom Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL. September 19.
  • WolframAlpha for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee. September 20.
  • Quick Guide to Texas Research by Deena Coutant. September 27.
  • No Easy Button: Using “Immersion Genealogy” to Understand Your Ancestors by Lisa Alzo. October 4.
  • Sweden's Multiple Naming Systems and How They Changed in the 1800s by Martha Garrett, CG. October 6.
  • Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise by Jeanne Bloom, CG. October 6.
  • Reasonably Exhaustive Research of African American Families That Came Out of Slavery by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG. October 6.
  • Using Timelines for Correlation and Analysis by Jill Morelli, CG. October 6.
  • Land, Licenses, Love Gone Wrong, and Other Assorted Courthouse Records by Ann Staley, CG, CGL. October 6.
  • Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls by Tom Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL. October 6.
  • Southern States Migration Patterns by Mary Hill, AG. October 11.
  • Is Your Society Growing? Social Media may be your saving grace by Pat Richley. October 13.
  • Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard by David Ouimette, CG. October 17.
  • The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 18.
  • Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. October 25.
  • Is this the End? Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece by Luana Darby and Ursula C. Krause. November 1.
  • New York City Genealogical Research: Navigating Through The Five Boroughs by Michael L. Strauss, AG. November 8.
  • Using Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence by Jill Morelli. November 10.
  • British and Irish research: the differences by Brian Donovan. November 15.
  • Research in Federal Records: Some Assembly Required by Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG. November 21.
  • Understanding Alabama by Rorey Cathcart. November 29.
  • Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records by Lisa Toth Salinas. December 6.
  • I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes by James M. Baker, PhD, CG. December 13.
  • Finding Your Nordic Parish of Birth by Jill Morelli. December 15.
  • The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive (Re)Search by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. December 19.
  • Palmetto Pride - South Carolina for Genealogist by Rorey Cathcart. December 20.
  • Problems and Pitfalls of a Reasonably Shallow Search by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. December 27.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist by Geoff Rasmussen

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Leave this class armed with a new collection of tools to make your genealogy time on the computer more efficient and fun.

Join us and Geoff Rasmussen for the live webinar Wednesday, September 6, 2017 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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About the presenter

GeoffRasmussen-144x144Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is a dynamic genealogy speaker on all forms of genealogy technology, and as host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series, has spoken virtually to nearly 100 different countries. He has authored books, videos, articles, and websites, and develops the Legacy Family Tree software program. On a personal note, Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello, basketball and bowling. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center.

He is the author of Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors, Legacy Family Tree, Unlocked! and Digital Imaging Essentials.

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Tuesday’s Tip – Using Uppercase Surnames (Beginner)

  Tuesday’s Tip – Using Uppercase Surnames (Beginner)

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

Using Uppercase Surnames

Uppercase surnames are no longer considered a genealogy standard so if you have your surnames in all caps it will trigger a Potential Problems warning. However, there are many people that still prefer their surnames in uppercase. This is very easy to do in the Legacy Family Tree software.

1) Go to Options > Customize > Data Format.  Scroll to Option 3.3 and make sure it is set to Uppercase.  Click the Apply button over on the right to make sure that all of your surnames are in uppercase. Now click Save at the bottom.

Click the Options Tab then Customize
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Option for uppercase surnames

2) Close the customization screens and go to Tools > Potential Problems.  Click the Standardization tab.  The very last entry is Surname Entered as All Caps.  Make sure this box is UNchecked. 

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Now you are good to go.

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Find tech tips every day in the Facebook Legacy User Group. The group is free and is available to anyone with a Facebook account.

For video tech tips check out the Legacy Quick Tips page.  These short videos will make it easy for you to learn all sort of fun and interesting ways to look at your genealogy research.

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.

Certified Genealogist is a registered trademark and the designation CG is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by Board certificants who meet competency standards.


New Bonus Webinar - How to Plan Your Digital Afterlife by Julie Potter Miller, CG, CGL

  New Bonus Webinar - How to Plan Your Digital Afterlife by Julie Potter Miller, CG, CGL

What will happen to all of your online accounts after you're gone? It's time to start thinking of it now to make it easier for your heirs. With a handy digital asset checklist and some great advice Julie Potter Miller will get your started!

We're working hard to give our webinar subscribers the educational classes they need to maximize their genealogical research! This new class is a bonus webinar for the webinar library. The webinar previews are always free.

How to Plan Your Digital Afterlife

Genealogists have embraced the technological advances that have allowed the study of family history to progress at lightning speed. As a result we have accumulated a large amount of digital assets and we are adding to it every single day. What will happen to these digital assets after you are gone? It is the responsibility of each one of us to take control of our own digital afterlife by identifying our digital assets and then planning what will happen to them once we are gone.

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About the Presenter

Julie Potter Miller
Julie Potter 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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New Bonus Webinar- Soldiers & Rebels: Tracing Your WW1 and Irish Revolutionary Ancestors by Brian Donovan

New Bonus Webinar- Soldiers & Rebels: Tracing Your WW1 and Irish Revolutionary Ancestors by Brian Donovan

Trace your Irish soldier ancestors in this new webinar by Brian Donovan. You'll learn about finding Irish soldiers records in World War I and well as their service in the Irish Rebellion.

We're working hard to give our webinar subscribers the educational classes they need to maximize their genealogical research! This new class is a bonus webinar for the webinar library. The webinar previews are always free.

Soldiers & Rebels: Tracing Your WW1 and Irish Revolutionary Ancestors

The years 1912-23 saw the deaths of over 75,000 from Ireland in armed conflict, from the fields of France to the streets of Dublin. Irish men and women took arms to fight for Irish freedom, to defend the Empire and to liberate Belgium. They joined the UVF, the ICA, the Volunteers, the IRB, the IRA and other radical organisation. Possibly half a million Irish born joined the British, American, Canadian and Australian armies. This lecture will untangle the complexities of the surviving records and what you are likely to find.

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About the Presenter

Brian Donovan
Maureen Taylor is an internationally recognized expert on the intersection of history, genealogy, and photography. She has been featured in top media outlets, including The View, Better Homes & Gardens, the Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, MSNBC, DIY: Scrapbooking, PBS Ancestors, Creative Memories' Lasting Moments, Dear Myrtle, and Satisfaction Magazine. Maureen is the author of a number of books and magazine articles, as well as a contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine. The Wall Street Journal calls Maureen "the nation's foremost historical photo detective." Before she was the Photo Detective, Maureen was known for her expertise researching families in her home state of Rhode Island.

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Subscribe today and get access to this BONUS members-only webinar AND all of this:

  • All 576 classes in the library (784 hours of quality genealogy education)
  • 2,646 pages of instructors' handouts
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  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
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New Bonus Webinar - 4 Things Genealogists Have to Know Before Posting Images Online by Maureen Taylor

  New Bonus Webinar - 4 Things Genealogists Have to Know Before Posting Images Online by Maureen Taylor

Can you use a photo you find online? What should you do to deter others from taking your photos? The Photo Detective Maureen Taylor will teach how to share responsibly and what you need to know before posting images online.

We're working hard to give our webinar subscribers the educational classes they need to maximize their genealogical research! This new class is a bonus webinar for the webinar library. The webinar previews are always free.

Share Responsibly: 4 Things Genealogists Have to Know Before Posting Images Online

It's so easy to click and post BUT before you do make sure you know these 4 things. 1) Watermarks--what they are and how to make them. It's easy. 2) Permissions--Understanding the rights and wrongs of sharing 3) Where to share 4) The right resolution--It matters. 

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About the Presenter

Maureen Taylor The Photo Detective
Maureen Taylor is an internationally recognized expert on the intersection of history, genealogy, and photography. She has been featured in top media outlets, including The View, Better Homes & Gardens, the Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, MSNBC, DIY: Scrapbooking, PBS Ancestors, Creative Memories' Lasting Moments, Dear Myrtle, and Satisfaction Magazine. Maureen is the author of a number of books and magazine articles, as well as a contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine. The Wall Street Journal calls Maureen "the nation's foremost historical photo detective." Before she was the Photo Detective, Maureen was known for her expertise researching families in her home state of Rhode Island.

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Legacy Family Tree Webinars provides genealogy education where-you-are through live and recorded online webinars and videos. Learn from the best instructors in genealogy including Thomas MacEntee, Judy Russell, J. Mark Lowe, Lisa Louise Cooke, Megan Smolenyak, Tom Jones, and many more. Learn at your convenience. On-demand classes are available 24 hours a day! All you need is a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

Subscribe today and get access to this BONUS members-only webinar AND all of this:

  • All 575 classes in the library (783 hours of quality genealogy education)
  • 2,646 pages of instructors' handouts
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Top 10 Genealogy Webinars for August 2017

We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for August 2017! Are your favorite topics or instructors among the list? Need something new to learn? Use the list to get inspired!

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Each month thousands of Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers head for the library to learn new skills and techniques to help improve their genealogy research. Among the now-574 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of August 2017.  They aren't necessarily the newest classes but rather the topics that were sought out by our members.

Have you seen any of these classes? Are these among your favorites too? Some of these classes (and topics) might be new to you! Get inspired to learn more and make your genealogy journey more fun!

The Top 10 for August 2017

1. Secrets and Clues Hidden in the 1790 - 1840 U.S. Censuses by Amie Bowser Tennant

2. Using Pictures with Legacy Family Tree by Geoff Rasmussen

3. Finding Your Ancestors in German Directories by Luana Darby, MLIS, AG

4. Discover the new Legacy Family Tree 9 by Geoff Rasmussen

5. A Taxing Matter: Using Tax Lists in Genealogy by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

6. Tracing Your West Country Ancestors by Kirsty Gray

7. 1850 – 1900 U.S. Federal Census Secrets Revealed by Amie Bowser Tennant

8. Scanning 101 by Eric Basir

9. Who Are You? Identifying Your Mysterious DNA Matches by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

10. 1910 – 1940 Federal Censuses & State Censuses to Fill in the Gaps by Amie Bowser Tennant

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11. Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG

12. Introduction to Gedmatch by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

13. Hassle Free Document Restoration by Eric Basir

14. Avoiding Genetic Genealogy Pitfalls by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

15. 25 Quick Photoshop Tips for Genealogists - Part one by Eric Basir

16. Revolutionary War Series 1 of 5: The Revolution - More than just the War by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

17. Using Manuscript Collections by Mary Hill, AG

18. Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Powerful by Geoff Rasmussen

19. Fundamentals of Researching Texas by Teri E. Flack

20. DNA Frequently Asked Questions by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Access to classes in the Legacy Family Tree Webinar library are available with an annual or monthly membership. Not a member? Become one! Or watch one of our free classes here.


3 New Rhode Island Bonus Webinars by Diane Boumenot

3 New Rhode Island Bonus Webinars by Diane Boumenot

Your Rhode Island ancestors are waiting to be discovered! In this series, Diane Boumenot shares her secrets for finding Rhode Island roots. You'll learn about the best genealogy destinations in Rhode Island, researching your 19th century ancestors and five methods for bringing down your brick walls. Add them to your Legacy playlist today!

We're working hard to give our webinar subscribers the educational classes they need to maximize their genealogical research! These new classes are bonus webinars for the webinar library. The webinar previews are always free.

Top Genealogy Destinations in Rhode Island

Given Rhode Island's unique and fascinating history, it's no surprise that today's repositories of records and artifacts are quite varied. Learn about the best sites for various record types, and how to navigate the sources of your family's story in person, near the beaches and seafood of Rhode Island.

Top Genealogy Destinations in Rhode Island

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From Farms to Mills: 19th Century Rhode Island Ancestors

Follow the journey of Rhode Islanders that did not head west and the lives of newly arrived Americans. What unique kinds of records were produced as the state watched its small farming communities become growing industrial centers? 

From Farms to Mills: 19th Century Rhode Island Ancestors

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Five Methods for Solving Your Rhode Island Brick Walls

What methods and best practices might work well for YOUR Rhode Island brick wall ancestor? Five stories of breaking through brick walls will help you find new strategies for your own research.  

Five Methods for Solving Your Rhode Island Brick Walls

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About the Presenter

Diane Boumenot on Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Diane MacLean Boumenot specializes in southern New England genealogy research, including work on her own ancestors, who were among the original settlers of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and never ventured farther west than Connecticut. She publishes her genealogy adventures on her website, One Rhode Island Family, which also contains helpful links to Rhode Island's digital record sets. She enjoys speaking about research strategies. Additionally, Diane has a long career in association management and believes strongly in the powerful combination of organizations and members pursuing their passion. A graduate of Wesleyan University with a degree in American History and English, Diane is a member of ProGen 28.

Also by Diane Boumenot:
 
Finding Your Colonial Rhode Island Ancestors


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  • 2,643 pages of instructors' handouts
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  • Additional 5% off anything at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
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New Legacy QuickGuide now available: Using Archives to Fill the Gaps in your Ancestor's Timeline

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. We've added another new Legacy QuickGuide: Using Archives to Fill the Gaps in Your Ancestor's Timeline by Melissa Barker. Now choose from 90 Legacy QuickGuides!

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Genealogists are always looking for more information about their ancestors. For many genealogists, only having the birth, marriage and death dates is just not enough to tell an ancestor’s story. Ancestor timelines have many gaps of missing information and finding the records needed to fill in those gaps is what this guide is all about.

The Using Archives to Fill the Gaps in Your Ancestor's Timeline Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including how to use timelines to determine gaps in your research. Also included are links to websites and resources covering the best record sets found at an archive or repository for filling in gaps and more. This handy 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.
 
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FREE DOWNLOAD: Disaster Planning for the Genealogist

Thanks to Thomas MacEntee and Melissa Barker for this article and offer:

Disaster planning for genealogy

Given this past week’s events in Texas related to Hurricane Harvey, and as the storm makes its way through the American South this weekend, it is easy to feel helpless if you and your family are not directly impacted. In speaking with genealogy friends and colleagues, I don’t think there is any degree of separation from this disaster: we likely all know at least one person who has lost their home, their business and their possessions.

Besides contributing to various charities, gathering relief supplies and volunteering, here is something you can do for yourself: put together a disaster plan related to your genealogy and family history research.

Disaster planning guideDownload this FREE GUIDE on Disaster Planning by Melissa Barker
Melissa Barker, aka The Archive Lady, knows all too well what can happen to important papers and artifacts as well as data when a disaster hits. Whether it is fire, flood or simply a computer failure, Melissa has created a guide at Legacy Family Tree entitled Disaster Planning for the Genealogist.

Through a special arrangement with our friends at Legacy Family Tree, Melissa wants to make sure that every genealogist has access to this important information. That is why Disaster Planning for the Genealogist is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD starting Thursday, August 31st through Sunday, September 3rd, 2017. Click HERE to get your PDF copy now!

Please take a minute not to just download the guide, but please read it and seriously consider what would happen if you lost treasured family heirlooms or research data related to your genealogy. You can at least minimize damage from various disasters, if not prevent such damage all together.

So this weekend as you keep others in Texas in your thoughts and prayers, take a minute to do your homework and put together a disaster plan for your genealogy.