FLASH WEBINAR! Watch Geoff Live: Adding Online Records to Legacy by Geoff Rasmussen

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I cannot wait anymore...

My recent article, "Explain this - deceased husband serves as informant on his wife's death certificate" was one of the most-read articles in our Legacy News blog's 11-year history. In it, I wondered how Adelaide Brown's deceased husband could have been listed as the informant on her death certificate. Through the blog's comments, our Facebook page, and our Legacy User Group on Facebook you offered dozens of suggestions.

I think I've now found the answer in records I've found on FamilySearch, GenealogyBank, and Ancestry, and am eager to add the digital images and new information to my personal Legacy family file. Although it'd be fun to do this all alone, it'd be at least 1,000 times more fun to do it in front of a LIVE webinar audience! Join me Wednesday at 2pm eastern U.S. for the live and unscripted class, where you'll get a first-hand look at how I will analyze and record the new information. You will get the insider's perspective of using Legacy Family Tree for genealogy research and data entry.

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Join me for the live webinar Wednesday, July 13, 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

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 the recently-released, Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors, and the popular books Legacy Family Tree, Unlocked!and Digital Imaging Essentials.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
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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.
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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!


Register for Webinar Wednesday - A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry by Shannon Combs-Bennett

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Heraldry invokes images of noble ancestors from long ago, dashing knights and splendor but what is it really? In this presentation learn the basics of heraldry, its historical uses, who can display heraldic arms (as well as why many genealogists shouldn’t) and how it can help your research. Focus will be on English heraldry with other nationalities used for comparison.

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Join us and Shannon Combs-Bennett for the live webinar Wednesday, July 13, 2016 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. 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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ShannonBennett-144x144About the presenter

Shannon 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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  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Watch Geoff Live: GEDmatch.com - free webinar by Geoff Rasmussen and Diahan Southard now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Watch Geoff Live: GEDmatch.com" by Geoff Rasmussen and Diahan Southard, is now available to view for free for a limited time at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. 

Webinar Description

After the incredible findings of his first encounter with genetic genealogy, Geoff is ready to take his DNA research to the next level. He wants YOU – the live webinar audience – to be there with him as he explores GEDmatch.com for the first time.

On hand to guide, interpret and explain what Geoff discovers will be DNA expert, webinar presenter, and yourDNAguide.com’s Diahan Southard. The result will be a live and unscripted session giving DNA neophyte researchers (like Geoff) a first-hand look at what to expect from one of DNA’s key tools – GEDmatch.com.

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 33 minute recording of "Watch Geoff Live: GEDmatch.com" 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 - gedmatch - for 10% off anything at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com or www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com, valid through Monday, July 11, 2016

GedmatchGEDmatch - A Next Step for your Autosomal DNA Test Quick Reference PDF Guide - 5.95

Gedmatch is a third‐party tool for use by genetic genealogists seeking to advance their knowledge of their autosomal DNA test. You can upload your DNA results from any major genetic genealogy testing company into Gedmatch for free. Turn to this quick guide for answers to these common questions:
  • What is Gedmatch?
  • Who can participate?
  • What do I have to do to join?
  • What kinds of tools do they offer?
  • Can it help with my ethnicity results?
  • Will I find new matches?
  • Is this a necessary tool?
This guide will navigate through the myriad of options and point out only the best tools for your genetic genealogy research.
 

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  • 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

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  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month

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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • 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.
  • Windows 10 Survival Guide for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee. July 22.
  • 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.

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Register for Webinar Friday - Watch Geoff Live: GEDmatch.com by Geoff Rasmussen and Diahan Southard

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After the incredible findings of his first encounter with genetic genealogy, Geoff is ready to take his DNA research to the next level. He wants YOU – the live webinar audience – to be there with him as he explores GEDmatch.com for the first time.

On hand to guide, interpret and explain what Geoff discovers will be DNA expert, webinar presenter, and yourDNAguide.com’s Diahan Southard. The result will be a live and unscripted session giving DNA neophyte researchers (like Geoff) a first-hand look at what to expect from one of DNA’s key tools – GEDmatch.com.

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Join us, Geoff Rasmussen, and Diahan Southard,  for the live webinar Friday, July 8, 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.

Registerbut 

Or register for multiple webinars at once by clicking here.

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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 presenters

GeoffRasmussen-100x100Geoffrey 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 the recently-released, Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors, and the popular books Legacy Family Tree, Unlocked!and Digital Imaging Essentials.

DiahanSouthard-100x100A 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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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Friday, July 8, 2016 at:

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

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!


Navigating Naturalization Records - free webinar by Lisa Alzo now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Navigating Naturalization Records" by Lisa Alzo, is now available to view for free for a limited time at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. 

Webinar Description

First papers, petitions, certificates and registrations. These are some of the key documents for Naturalization--the process to apply to become a U.S. citizen. Due to changing laws and an evolving process over time, locating the appropriate official paperwork can often be a challenging task for family historians. In this webinar, learn how to navigate naturalization records and what information they contain about your ancestors.

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 29 minute recording of "Navigating Naturalization Records" 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 - naturalization - for 10% off anything at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com or www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com, valid through Monday, July 11, 2016

5177Guide to Naturalization Records in the United States - 20.95

Comparable in many ways to census records, naturalization records are a mine of priceless information and include such items as place and date of birth, foreign and current places of residence, marital status, names, ages and places of birth of other family members, occupation, port and date of entry into the U.S., and more. Since any court of record can process naturalization papers, records relating to naturalization can be found in a bewildering variety of courts; until the appearance of this guide, however, there was no practical means of locating these widely scattered records, nor any reference tool that even made an attempt at centralizing information.

State by state, county by county, city by city, the Guide to Naturalization Records identifies all repositories of naturalization records, systematically indicating the types of records held, their dates of coverage, and the location of original and microfilm records. The Guidealso pinpoints the whereabouts of federal court records in all National Archives facilities. But perhaps the most unique feature of the Guide to Naturalization Records is that it identifies every single piece of information on naturalizations that is available on microfilm through the National Archives or the Family History Library System, including the call numbers used by each institution. Records that are available on microfilm through other facilities have also been included.

Other special features of this work include an overview of the history of naturalization and citizenship, a special appendix on Native American tribal citizenship records, hard-to-find information on the records of Japanese and Chinese Americans, and records of internment of American citizens by the U.S. Government.

439 pages | Published 1997, reprinted 2004 | PDF Edition
 

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 370 classes, 527 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 1,634 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)

  • Watch Geoff Live: GEDmatch.com by Geoff Rasmussen and Diahan Southard. 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.

Click here to register.

Print the 2016 webinar brochure here.

See you online!


Researching in Archives - First Summer Spectacular Series Now Available

Researching in Archives - First Summer Spectacular Series Now Available
Archives are available locally, regionally and nationally. Are you taking advantage of them in your research? Archivist Melissa Barker of the Houston County, Tennessee Archives is going to make sure you get the most out of your visit in her new five-class series.

We're working hard to give our webinar subscribers the educational classes they need to maximize their genealogical research!

All five of these new classes are bonus classes in the webinar library. They kick off the Summer Spectacular webinar series just for members. The webinar previews are always free for non-members to watch.

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

Researching in Libraries and Archives: the Do's and Don'ts

Researching in archives, libraries, historical societies, genealogical societies, courthouses and other repositories can be intimidating to the genealogist. This webinar will instruct the genealogist on how to prepare to do research in any repository. Planning ahead and knowing what the repository offers will help the genealogist be more successful in their genealogy research.

Researching in Libraries and Archives: the Do's and Don'ts

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Vertical Files: What Are They and How to Use Them

Vertical Files, what are they and how can they benefit the genealogist? This webinar will help the researcher understand exactly what Vertical Files are and how to locate them at local repositories. This record source is “like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.”

Vertical Files: What Are They and How to Use Them

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It's Not All Online: Researching in Archives

This webinar will emphasis that there are less than 10% of the worlds’ genealogy records online and genealogists need to contact and visit archives to locate their ancestors records that are not online. This webinar will show the researcher the unique records housed in records repositories.

It's Not All Online: Researching in Archives

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Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips from an Archivist

Old family letters are a true treasure for any genealogist. This webinar will show you how to preserve and archive them so that they will last for generations to come. You will learn archival techniques and tips from a certified archivist to preserve your family letters.

Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips from an Archivist

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Scrapbooks: A Genealogist's Gold Mine

Scrapbooks come in different sizes, shapes and types. Researching in them is like traveling back through time or opening a time capsule. This webinar will highlight the benefits of accessing and researching in scrapbooks for your ancestors. There will also be tips about preserving scrapbooks that you own.

Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips from an Archivist

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Other Libraries and Archives Webinars

These new classes join 2 additional webinars on libraries and archives research already in the Webinar Library:

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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 369 classes in the library (526 hours of quality genealogy education)
  • 1,634 pages of instructors' handouts
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  • Additional members-only webinars

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

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Register for Webinar Wednesday - Navigating Naturalization Records by Lisa Alzo

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First papers, petitions, certificates and registrations. These are some of the key documents for Naturalization--the process to apply to become a U.S. citizen. Due to changing laws and an evolving process over time, locating the appropriate official paperwork can often be a challenging task for family historians. In this webinar, learn how to navigate naturalization records and what information they contain about your ancestors.

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Join us and Lisa Alzo,  for the live webinar Wednesday, July 6, 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.

Registerbut 

Or register for multiple webinars at once by clicking here.

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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

Alzolisa-144Lisa A.  Alzo. M.F.A. is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of nine books, including the award-winning Three Slovak Women, and hundreds of magazine articles, and writes the blog "The Accidental Genealogist."

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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 6, 2016 at:

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

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!


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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  • 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

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  • 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
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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.

Click here to register.

Print the 2016 webinar brochure here.

See you online!


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

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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

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