The Top 10 Genealogy Classes of June 2016

We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for June 2016! 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-364 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of June 2016.  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 June 2016

1. Brand New Book Matching Technology at MyHeritage by Mike Mansfield

2. Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs, and To Do Lists: FamilySearch, Research Wiki and Legacy Family Tree by Geoff Rasmussen

3. Ticked Off! Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

4. Get the Most from AmericanAncestors.org by Claire Vail

5. Digging Deeper in German Parish Records by Gail Blankenau

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

7. Introduction to the Freedmen's Bureau by Angela Walton-Raji

8. Circles or Triangles? What Shape is Your DNA? by Diahan Southard

9. Watch Geoff Live: DNA by Geoff Rasmussen and Diahan Southard

10. Researching Your Washington State Ancestors by Mary Kircher Roddy

The Runner-Ups

11. Tracing Immigrant Ancestors in New York Passenger Lists by Lisa Alzo

12. Looking After the Poor: Finding Your Ancestors in New England Poverty Records by Marian Pierre-Louis

13. Tracing Immigrant Ancestors: the Other Ports by Lisa Alzo

14. The Genetic Ancestry of Native Americans by Ugo Perego

15. NEHGS: Who We Are, What We Do, and How We Can Help by Lindsay Fulton

16. Mining the Über-sites for German Ancestors by James M. Beidler

17. Tracing Immigrant Ancestors: Advanced Tips and Techniques by Lisa Alzo

18. Introduction to German Parish Records by Gail Blankenau

19. Google Drive for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee

20. Bringing it All Together and Leaving a Permanent Record by Tom Kemp

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.


Circles or Triangles? What Shape is Your DNA? Free webinar by Diahan Southard now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Circles or Triangles? What Shape is Your DNA?" by Diahan Southard, is now available to view for free for a limited time at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. 

Webinar Description

As we march forward into another year of genetic genealogy much is being discovered about the ways in which we can analyze our autosomal DNA data. There is a hot debate over two seemingly competing ideas: the DNA Circle, or the Triangulation method. The DNA Circle was pioneered by AncestryDNA and relies on small shared segments and complete family trees. The Triangulation method requires a chromosome browser and detailed calculations of shared amounts of DNA. We will cover questions like, Which is the best route to take? Do I need a chromosome browser? How can I use these methods in my own genealogy? Autosomal DNA is an ever changing field, this lecture will cover the latest methods of analysis and interpretation for the non-scientist genetic genealogist.

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 42 minute recording of "Circles or Triangles? What Shape is Your DNA?" PLUS the after-webinar party 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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Use webinar coupon code - dnacircle - for 10% off anything at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com or www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com, valid through Monday, July 4, 2016

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All seven DNA Reference Guides!
  • Getting Started: Genetics for the Genealogist
  • Y Chromosome DNA for the Genealogist
  • Mitochondrial DNA for the Genealogist
  • Autosomal DNA for the Genealogist
  • Understanding AncestryDNA
  • Understanding Family Tree DNA
  • Understanding 23andMe 

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 364 classes, 526 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 1,624 pages)
  • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
  • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month

Click here to subscribe.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • Navigating Naturalization Records by Lisa Alzo. July 6.
  • Watch Geoff Live: GEDmatch.com. July 8.
  • A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry by Shannon Combs-Bennett. July 13.
  • Finding French Ancestors by Luana Darby. July 15.
  • Organize Your Online Life by Lisa Louise Cooke. July 20.
  • Researching Women - Community Cookbooks and What They Tell Us About Our Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega. July 27.
  • The Germanic French - Researching Alsatian and Lorrainian Families by John Philip Colletta. July 30.
  • Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records by Tom Jones. July 30.
  • Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint by Thomas MacEntee. August 3.
  • The Battle for Bounty Land - War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars by Beth Foulk. August 10.
  • Homestead Act of 1862 - Following the Witnesses by Bernice Bennett. August 12.
  • Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society by Amy Johnson Crow. August 17.
  • Using Findmypast to Unlock Your Irish Ancestry by Brian Donovan. August 24.
  • The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions by Judy Russell. September 14.
  • Clooz - A Document-Based Software Companion by Richard Thomas. September 16.
  • How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners by Devin Ashby. September 21.
  • Beginning Polish Genealogy by Lisa Alzo and Jonathan Shea. September 28.
  • AHA! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research by Ron Arons. October 5.
  • Time and Place - Using Genealogy's Cross-Hairs by Jim Beidler. October 12.
  • Finding Your Ancestors' German Hometown by Ursula Krause. October 14.
  • Social History Websites That Bring Your Ancestor's Story to Life by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 19.
  • Flip for Flickr - Share, Store and Save Your Family Photos by Maureen Taylor. October 26.
  • Analysis and Correlation - Two Keys to Sound Conclusions by Chris Staats. November 2.
  • Publishing a Genealogy E-Book by Thomas MacEntee. November 9.
  • Dating Family Photographs by Jane Neff Rollins. November 16.
  • Nature & Nurture - Family History for Adoptees by Janet Hovorka and Amy Slade. November 18.
  • Multi-Media Story Telling by Devin Ashby. November 30.
  • Becoming a Genealogy Detective by Sharon Atkins. December 7.
  • From the Heartland - Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research by Luana Darby. December 14.
  • Tracing Your European Ancestors by Julie Goucher. December 16.
  • An Introduction to BillionGraves by Garth Fitzner. December 21.

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The 2016 Webinar Subscriber Summer Spectacular!

Get ready for the 2016 Webinar Subscriber Summer Spectacular!

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It's our way of saying thank you to our webinar subscribers!

This summer we will not only have new members-only content, we will also have full in-depth series to help you take your genealogy to a new level.

We'll be sharing with you five new members-only series, released every two weeks, throughout the summer of 2016.

Here's an overview of what you can expect:

Speaker

Series

Release Date

Melissa Barker

Researching in Archives (5 classes)

July 4th

John Grenham

Foundations of Irish Genealogy (6 classes)

July 18th

Thomas MacEntee

Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint (10 classes)

August 3rd

Blaine Bettinger

Foundations in DNA (5 classes)

August 15th

Gena Philibert-Ortega

Researching in California (4 classes)

August 29th

Researching in Archives (5 classes)

Archivist Melissa Barker is taking her professional expertise in the Houston County, Tennessee Archives and helping genealogists everywhere find hidden resources in archives, libraries and societies. 

Melissa's 5 classes include:

  • It's Not all Online - Tips from an Archivist
  • Vertical Files - What are they and How to use them
  • Researching in Libraries and Archives
  • Scrapbooks - A Genealogist's Gold Mine
  • Preserving Old Family Letters - Tips from an Archivist

Available to subscribers: July 4, 2016

Foundations of Irish Genealogy (6 classes)

Ireland's best-known genealogist, John Grenham, brings us the most comprehensive introduction to Irish research available online. John is the author of the genealogical standard Tracing Your Irish Ancestors. John gets you started with your Irish research in an approachable way that will take the mystery out of researching your Irish ancestors.

John's 6 classes include:

  • Foundations of Irish Genealogy 1: The Raw Materials of Irish Genealogy
  • Foundations of Irish Genealogy 2: The Major Records I - General Register Office
  • Foundations of Irish Genealogy 3: The Major Record II - Censuses
  • Foundations of Irish Genealogy 4: The Major Record III - Church Records
  • Foundations of Irish Genealogy 5: The Major Record - 19th Century Property Records
  • Foundations of Irish Genealogy 6: Bringing the Major Records Together

Available to subscribers: July 18, 2016

Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint

If you enjoyed Thomas MacEntee's Microsoft Word series, you will love his new PowerPoint series. Thomas will take you through the steps of learning to use and make use of PowerPoint the right way. After you take this series of 10 classes, PowerPoint will make sense and you will be comfortable using it.

Thomas' 11 classes include:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint (1 hour) - LIVE - August 3, 2016
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Slide Formatting and Design (1 hour)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Slide Animations, Transitions and Effects (1 hour)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Using Photos and Videos (30 minutes)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Using Views (30 minutes)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Using Drawing and Graphics (30 minutes)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Using the Grid and Grouping Items (30 minutes)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Using Slide Shows (1 hour)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Using the Slide Master (30 minutes) 
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Settings and Menus (30 minutes)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Tips and Tricks (30 minutes)

Available to subscribers: August 3, 2016

Foundations in DNA (5 classes)

DNA is a hot topic in genealogy right now but it can be a bit confusing to learn how it works. Unfamiliar with DNA? Not a problem! DNA expert Blaine Bettinger starts from the very beginning and helps give you an understanding of DNA so that you can apply it as a tool to your genealogy research. 

Blaine's 5 classes include:

  • Foundations in DNA 1: Genealogy and DNA
  • Foundations in DNA 2: DNA Overview
  • Foundations in DNA 3: Y-DNA
  • Foundations in DNA 4: Mitochondrial DNA
  • Foundations in DNA 5: Autosomal DNA 

Available to subscribers: August 15, 2016

Researching in California (4 classes)

Did your ancestors Go West? Learn how to research your California ancestors with California native, Gena Philibert-Ortega. You'll tackle the major record groups and be on your way to uncovering details about your ancestors' California lives!

Gena's 4 classes include:

  • Researching in California (available now)
  • Life and Death in California (available now)
  • Ho for California - Land and Maps
  • Counting California - Censuses, Directories, and Voter Records

Available to subscribers: August 29, 2016

Not a member yet?

You still have time to sign up before the Subscriber Summer Spectacular starts!

In addition to the new summer series, you'll have access to all 363 classes in the Legacy Webinar Library including all the handouts!

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 363 classes in the library (524 hours of quality genealogy education)
  • 1,624 pages of instructors' handouts
  • Chat logs from the live webinars
  • Additional 5% off anything at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Additional members-only webinars

It's just $49.95/year or $9.95/month.

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New - Register for Watch Geoff Live: GEDmatch.com

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After the incredible findings of my first encounter with genetic genealogy, I am ready to take my DNA research to the next level. I want YOU – the live webinar audience – to be there with me as I explore GEDmatch.com for the first time.

Since our Watch Geoff Live: DNA webinar in April, which some are saying was "the best overall DNA presentation [they've] ever caught..." I've tested the DNA of my father, his father, and my father-in-law. This really is the next big thing in genealogy! As has been suggested as the next logical step with genetic genealogy research, I've imported the data into GEDmatch.com, but am very unsure on how to interpret what it has found.

Once again, I've invited DNA expert, webinar presenter, and yourDNAguide.com's Diahan Southard to be on hand to guide, interpret and explain the findings. The result will be a live and unscripted session giving DNA neophyte researchers (like me) a first-hand look at what to expect from one of DNA’s key tools – GEDmatch.com. I'd love to share the experience with all of you (Friday, July 8, 2016) so please register for the live webinar here.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday - Circles or Triangles? What Shape is Your DNA? by Diahan Southard

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As we march forward into another year of genetic genealogy much is being discovered about the ways in which we can analyze our autosomal DNA data. There is a hot debate over two seemingly competing ideas: the DNA Circle, or the Triangulation method. The DNA Circle was pioneered by AncestryDNA and relies on small shared segments and complete family trees. The Triangulation method requires a chromosome browser and detailed calculations of shared amounts of DNA. We will cover questions like, Which is the best route to take? Do I need a chromosome browser? How can I use these methods in my own genealogy? Autosomal DNA is an ever changing field, this lecture will cover the latest methods of analysis and interpretation for the non-scientist genetic genealogist.

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Join us and Diahan Southard,  for the live webinar Wednesday, June 29, 2016 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

DiahanSouthard-144x144A microbiology graduate, Diahan Southard worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry lead her to her current position as Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information. Diahan's lectures are always fun, upbeat, and full of energy. She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.

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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!


Digging Deeper in German Parish Records - free webinar by Gail Blankenau now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Digging Deeper in German Parish Records" by Gail Blankenau, is now available to view for free for a limited time at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. 

Webinar Description

Continue your work in Germanic parish records, with examples and cases that will help you with an array of strategies and situations to help you learn how to bridge the gaps and build your Germanic lineage.

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 46 minute recording of "Digging Deeper in German Parish Records" PLUS the after-webinar party 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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Use webinar coupon code - digging - for 10% off anything at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com or www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com, valid through Monday, June 27, 2016

Deciphering Germainc ScriptLegacy QuickGuide: Deciphering Germanic Script: Common Words in Church Books - 2.95

Church books are the “heart and soul of German genealogy.” Learning to read them is an important step in your research. Because Germany was not a unified country until 1871, there are many dialect words in these records. The longer you work in your particular parish, the more familiar you will become with your area’s usage.
 
The Deciphering Germanic Script: Common Words in Church Books Legacy QuickGuide™ contains handwriting examples for some of the common words found in German records. This handy 5-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.
 

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 363 classes, 523 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 1,607 pages)
  • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
  • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month

Click here to subscribe.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • Circles or Triangles? What Shape is Your DNA? by Diahan Southard. June 29.
  • Navigating Naturalization Records by Lisa Alzo. July 6.
  • A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry by Shannon Combs-Bennett. July 13.
  • Finding French Ancestors by Luana Darby. July 15.
  • Organize Your Online Life by Lisa Louise Cooke. July 20.
  • Researching Women - Community Cookbooks and What They Tell Us About Our Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega. July 27.
  • The Germanic French - Researching Alsatian and Lorrainian Families by John Philip Colletta. July 30.
  • Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records by Tom Jones. July 30.
  • Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint by Thomas MacEntee. August 3.
  • The Battle for Bounty Land - War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars by Beth Foulk. August 10.
  • Homestead Act of 1862 - Following the Witnesses by Bernice Bennett. August 12.
  • Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society by Amy Johnson Crow. August 17.
  • Using Findmypast to Unlock Your Irish Ancestry by Brian Donovan. August 24.
  • The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions by Judy Russell. September 14.
  • Clooz - A Document-Based Software Companion by Richard Thomas. September 16.
  • How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners by Devin Ashby. September 21.
  • Beginning Polish Genealogy by Lisa Alzo and Jonathan Shea. September 28.
  • AHA! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research by Ron Arons. October 5.
  • Time and Place - Using Genealogy's Cross-Hairs by Jim Beidler. October 12.
  • Finding Your Ancestors' German Hometown by Ursula Krause. October 14.
  • Social History Websites That Bring Your Ancestor's Story to Life by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 19.
  • Flip for Flickr - Share, Store and Save Your Family Photos by Maureen Taylor. October 26.
  • Analysis and Correlation - Two Keys to Sound Conclusions by Chris Staats. November 2.
  • Publishing a Genealogy E-Book by Thomas MacEntee. November 9.
  • Dating Family Photographs by Jane Neff Rollins. November 16.
  • Nature & Nurture - Family History for Adoptees by Janet Hovorka and Amy Slade. November 18.
  • Multi-Media Story Telling by Devin Ashby. November 30.
  • Becoming a Genealogy Detective by Sharon Atkins. December 7.
  • From the Heartland - Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research by Luana Darby. December 14.
  • Tracing Your European Ancestors by Julie Goucher. December 16.
  • An Introduction to BillionGraves by Garth Fitzner. December 21.

Click here to register.

Print the 2016 webinar brochure here.

See you online!


Register for Webinar Wednesday - Digging Deeper in German Parish Records by Gail Blankenau

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Continue your work in Germanic parish records, with examples and cases that will help you with an array of strategies and situations to help you learn how to bridge the gaps and build your Germanic lineage.

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Join us and Gail Blankenau,  for the live webinar Wednesday, June 22, 2016 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 the supplemental syllabus materials here. The syllabus is available for annual or monthly webinar subscribers. Log in here or subscribe here.

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About the presenter

GailBlankenau-144x144Gail 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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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at:

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  • 1pm Central
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  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!


Got IMMIGRANT ancestors? New 3-part BONUS immigration webinar series by Lisa Alzo now available

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Got immigrant ancestors? We'll help you find them! Announcing a brand new 3-part Immigration Series:

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

New to webinars and online education? Learn more about the online genealogy education classes at Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

Tracing Immigrant Ancestors in New York Passenger Lists

The Port of New York was the largest and perhaps most famous port of arrival for many of our immigrant ancestors. In this webinar, you will learn where to find New York passenger lists, what genealogy information they will provide, and tips and tricks for searching online records in the Ellis Island Database, the Castle Garden and FamilySearch websites, Ancestry.com, and other resources.

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Tracing Immigrant Ancestors: the Other Ports

Can't find your ancestors in New York Passenger Lists? Perhaps your immigrant ancestor arrived at another location. In this webinar learn how to locate and search for passenger lists for Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia New Orleans, San Francisco, and Galveston, as well as other minor ports.

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Tracing Immigrant Ancestors: Advanced Tips and Techniques

Frustrated by the search for your immigrant ancestor's arrival record? In this webinar, learn some advanced tips and techniques for mining online passenger databases with tools such as Steve Morse's One-Step Web Pages, and how to find clues about an ancestor's immigration in other records such as censuses, port of departure lists, border crossing records, passport applications, newspapers, naturalization petitions, and more.

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Other Immigration Webinars

These new classes join 7 additional webinars on immigration research already in the Webinar Library:

 Not a member yet?

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 362 classes in the library (519 hours of quality genealogy education)
  • 1,593 pages of instructors' handouts
  • Chat logs from the live webinars
  • Additional 5% off anything at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Additional members-only webinars

It's just $49.95/year or $9.95/month.

Subscribe

Look at our lineup of speakers for 2016! All live webinars are free to watch.

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Ticked Off! Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks - free webinar by Peggy Lauritzen, AG now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Ticked Off! Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks" by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, is now available to view for free for a limited time at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. 

Webinar Description

It’s exciting when we are able to find our ancestors on every census they appeared on, until we reach 1840 and before. Those pesky tic marks seem to get in our way as we work to extend our pedigrees. Just what do they mean, and how can they help me? Are they throwing us into a dead end, or can they tell us more?

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US Federal Non-PopulationLegacy QuickGuide: U.S. Federal Non-population Census Records - 2.95

The U.S. government took special censuses, commonly referred to as “non-population” schedules, to count unique segments of the population or create snapshots of communities. Although lesser known and under used, these schedules are full of genealogically significant information, and should be utilized for the years and places where available. Not all special census records survived, and many aren’t yet available online—researching them can be challenging, but they are worth the effort.
 
The U.S. Federal Non-population Census Records Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including the different types of non-population schedules, access points for these records, and strategies for using each group of records. Also included are links to websites and resources covering agricultural schedules, mortality schedules, manufacturing schedules, “DDD” schedules and more. This handy 8-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.
 

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It’s exciting when we are able to find our ancestors on every census they appeared on, until we reach 1840 and before. Those pesky tic marks seem to get in our way as we work to extend our pedigrees. Just what do they mean, and how can they help me? Are they throwing us into a dead end, or can they tell us more?

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Join us and Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG,  for the live webinar Wednesday, June 15, 2016 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

PeggyLauritzen-144x144Peggy 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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