Compiling a Military Service Record - free webinar by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Compiling a Military Service Record” by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

By their nature a compiled military service record is incomplete. This lecture focuses on how to either add to a CMSR or create a service record in the absence of a CMSR.
 
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Tools for Translating and Transcribing Genealogy Records 5/29/2019

Thomas MacEntee

They really didn't swim! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Shipping Records 6/4/2019

Carol Baxter

Lessons in Jewish DNA: One Man's Successes and What He Learned On the Journey 6/5/2019

Israel Pickholtz

Foundations of Scottish Genealogy 7 of 12: Using ScotlandsPlaces for People in Land and Tax Records 6/7/2019

Dr. Bruce Durie

MyHeritage Mobile App: New Features 6/11/2019

Guy Tsype

Initiation à MyHeritage ADN (French) 6/12/2019

Marie Cappart

Tracking Your Digital Bread Crumbs: Bookmarks, Toolbars, Notes, and Other Applications 6/12/2019

Cyndi Ingle

Using Another Library Source: the Government Document Section 6/18/2019

Patricia Stamm, CG, CGL

Researching in New Mexico 6/19/2019

Henrietta Martinez Christmas

Hidden content treasures you might have missed at MyHeritage 6/25/2019

Mike Mansfield

A Month's Worth of Must-Have Tech Tips To Start Using Today 6/26/2019

Gena Philibert-Ortega

5 Steps to Becoming a Good Ancestor 6/28/2019

Marian Pierre-Louis

Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy 7/2/2019

Cyndi Ingle

Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands 7/16/2019

Yvette Hoitink, CG

Finding Families in New Zealand 8/6/2019

Fiona Brooker

Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing 8/20/2019

Harold Henderson, CG

Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research 9/3/2019

Paul Milner

Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

Helen Smith

Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest 12/3/2019

Paul Milner

Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders 12/17/2019

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

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New "Member Friday" Webinar - The Anatomy of BMD: What You Don’t Know About Vital Records by Gena Philibert-Ortega

New "Member Friday" Webinar - The Anatomy of BMD: What You Don’t Know About Vital Records by Gena Philibert-Ortega

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "The Anatomy of BMD: What You Don’t Know About Vital Records" by Gena Philibert-Ortega. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

The Anatomy of BMD: What You Don’t Know About Vital Records

Everyone knows about vital records, right? It’s one of the first record sets you look for in the hunt for your ancestors. But do you know everything about those records you seek? What do you do when no records exist? This presentation looks at the history of vital records in the United States, discusses analysis of those records, and vital record alternatives.

The Anatomy of BMD: What You Don’t Know About Vital Records


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About the Presenter

Gena Philibert-OrtegaGena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master's degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women's studies, and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is the author of the books, From The Family Kitchen (F + WMedia, 2012), Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) and Putting the Pieces Together. Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association's journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include women's social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women's lives using material artifacts. Gena Philibert-Ortega is the author of IDG's monthly column, Remember the Ladies: Researching Your Female Ancestor. 

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Research in Washington DC Series Now Available

Research in Washington DC Series Now Available

Legacy Family Tree Webinars, in partnership with the Federation of Genealogical Sociaties (FGS), is pleased to release a new Research in Washington DC series. This series is designed to help prepare researchers to explore the wonderful family history resources of our nation’s capitol, whether online from home or onsite in the city itself.

The series is comprised of thirteen webinars covering various aspects of Researching in Washington DC by leading experts in the field:

  1. African American Genealogy Resources at the Library of Congress by Ahmed Johnson
  2. Resources at the Library of Congress by James Sweany
  3. A Genealogical Gem in DC: The DAR Library by Pamela Loos-Noji
  4. What Would You Do If You Had Five Days in Washington, DC? by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA
  5. Land Records at the National Archives, Part I: Land Entry Papers and Tract Books by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
  6. Land Records at the National Archives, Part II: Federal Bounty Land by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
  7. Accessing National Archives Military Records from Start to Finish by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
  8. Mining Washington-area Map Repositories by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
  9. Finding What You Need at the National Archives, Part I: Navigating the NARA Website by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA
  10. Finding What You Need at the National Archives, Part II: Using NARA Finding Aids by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA
  11. Locating National Archives Resources with NARA’s Digitization Partners by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA
  12. Newspapers and Periodicals at the Library of Congress by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA
  13. Why Spend a Day at Archives II in College Park, Maryland? by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

The first eight webinars are available now for viewing. The remaining five webinars will be available by May 31, 2019.

We invite you to come to Washington, DC, 21-24 August 2019, to attend the full four-day Federation of Genealogical Societies annual family history conference. Come early or stay late to do some research at the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the DAR Library, or any number of area repositories. Come back to Legacy Family Tree webinars to learn about research in DC from this series of special FGS webinars.

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Register for Webinar Friday: Compiling a Military Service Record by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

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By their nature a compiled military service record is incomplete. This lecture focuses on how to either add to a CMSR or create a service record in the absence of a CMSR.
 
Join us and Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA for the live webinar Friday, May 24, 2019 . Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion. 

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About the presenter

CraigScott-144x144Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). His most recent work is Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers, 1818 – 1872, and the Payment Vouchers They Represent. He has authored seventeen books and several articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Family Chronicle and other genealogical publications. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 5,300 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than thirty years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and is a former Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. A faculty member for several years of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and recently the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh. He is the coordinator for the 3rd Annual Heritage Books Genealogical Conference and Cruise. He was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award in 2008 and UGA Silver Tray Award in 2009. He became a Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association in 2014.
 
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Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud - free webinar by DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud” by DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Never again suffer the heartache of a dead hard drive. Take advantage of 'found" research time when you keep research notes available anywhere with internet access.
 
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 27 minute recording of "Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. 

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  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
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  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

Compiling a Military Service Record 5/24/2019

Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

New Developments From MyHeritage DNA 5/28/2019

MyHeritage

Tools for Translating and Transcribing Genealogy Records 5/29/2019

Thomas MacEntee

They really didn't swim! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Shipping Records 6/4/2019

Carol Baxter

Using Another Library Source: the Government Document Section 6/18/2019

Patricia Stamm, CG, CGL

Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy 7/2/2019

Cyndi Ingle

Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands 7/16/2019

Yvette Hoitink, CG

Finding Families in New Zealand 8/6/2019

Fiona Brooker

Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing 8/20/2019

Harold Henderson, CG

Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research 9/3/2019

Paul Milner

Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

Helen Smith

Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest 12/3/2019

Paul Milner

Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders 12/17/2019

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

Print the 2019 webinar brochure here.

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  • Mining Washington-area Map Repositories
  • A Genealogical Gem in DC: The DAR Library
  • African American Genealogy Resources at the Library of Congress
  • Researching Your Orphaned Ancestors
  • Formatting Your Family History Book for Print
  • Foundations of Scottish Genealogy 1 of 12: The Top 3 Resources
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Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking? Free webinar by Jeanne Bloom, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of tonight's webinar of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, "Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking?” by Jeanne Bloom, CG is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The search for the deceased husband of Elizabeth Larzelere enumerated in 1820 with four young children leads to unexpected results and to new questions.
 
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 19 minute recording of "Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking?" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. 

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Webinar Members get:

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  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,054 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)

Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud 5/22/2019

DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington

Compiling a Military Service Record 5/24/2019

Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

New Developments From MyHeritage DNA 5/28/2019

MyHeritage

Tools for Translating and Transcribing Genealogy Records 5/29/2019

Thomas MacEntee

They really didn't swim! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Shipping Records 6/4/2019

Carol Baxter

Using Another Library Source: the Government Document Section 6/18/2019

Patricia Stamm, CG, CGL

Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy 7/2/2019

Cyndi Ingle

Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands 7/16/2019

Yvette Hoitink, CG

Finding Families in New Zealand 8/6/2019

Fiona Brooker

Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing 8/20/2019

Harold Henderson, CG

Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research 9/3/2019

Paul Milner

Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

Helen Smith

Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest 12/3/2019

Paul Milner

Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders 12/17/2019

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

Print the 2019 webinar brochure here.

See you online!


Register for Webinar Wednesday - Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud by DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington

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Never again suffer the heartache of a dead hard drive. Take advantage of 'found" research time when you keep research notes available anywhere with internet access.
 
Join us, DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington for the live webinar Wednesday, May 22, 2019 . Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion. 

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About the presenter

DearMyrtle-144x144DearMYRTLE is the nom de plume of Pat Richley-Erickson, author of the award-winning DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog, consistently among the top 5 family history blogs internationally, where the focus is beginning genealogy topics. DearMYRTLE hosts several weekly hangouts including Mondays with Myrt, Wacky Wednesday, and moderates more intense study groups including Beginning Genealogy, Mastering Genealogical Proof, The Written Conclusion, and Genealogy and the Law. Online since 1985 in membership development with Q-Link's Your Family Tree and later on the leadership team of AOL's Golden Gate Genealogy Forum, Pat is a retired post-secondary computer instructor. She and her husband live in Salt Lake City, Utah, just a stone's throw from the Family History Library. A speaker at regional and national conferences including several livestreamed videocasts at RootsTech 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2017. Ol' Myrt and her team presented two G+ Hangout on Air workshops at RootsTech. She has served RootsTech as an official blogger and ambassador (2011-2017). DearMYRTLE is a co-founder of the Genea-Quilters group on Facebook, and founder of www.GeneaWebinars.com, a centralized calendar and blog for all known genealogy webinar hosts and virtual presenters. She serves as admin for The Organized Genealogist Facebook Group together with her hangout co-host, her real-life Cousin Russ Worthington. Find out more at www.DearMYRTLE.com. (Yup! She’s a dot com!)
 
RussWorthington-144x144Russ Worthington lives in the beautiful Northwest corner of New Jersey that most people don't know exists in his beautiful state (no exit numbers). He started "collecting his ancestors" about 15 years ago when his youngest daughter gave him a genealogy management software program as a gift to "give him something to do." Little did he know where this would lead him and the people he would meet. Russ enjoys helping others in their hunts and in building their family relationships.
 
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  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.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!


Tuesday's Tip - The Source Clipboard Part II (Intermediate)

TT - The Source Clipboard Part II

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

The Source Clipboard Part II (Intermediate)

In The Source Clipboard Part I, I showed you the clipboard's basic functions. There are two additional things you can do with the Source Clipboard and some Legacy users get confused between the two so I am going to explain both.

You can have up to 5 different sources on the clipboard at the same time. Whenever you click the Paste icon ALL of the sources on the clipboard will be pasted at the same time. Open the Source Clipboard, click Options at the bottom, select Allow multiple sources on the clipboard.

Setting up multiple clipboards
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Click on each tab and load the Master Source and Detail just like you did in Part I. Now when you paste your citation ALL of the sources you have loaded will paste. This is very different than saving a citation for later use.

You can save up to 10 different clipboards. They can be single citations or up to 5 citations on a single clipboard. This is very handy if you have some favorites.

Start by loading a Master Source to the clipboard. You can even add the detail if the detail isn’t going to change or if the detail is easy to change. Now click Save Citations to Disk at the bottom of the screen.

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Now you can open the Source Clipboard and select Load Citations from Disk. You will see a quick pick list of your favorite citations. You simply choose the one you want to use and then click Load.

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The Source Clipboard will not only save you a ton of time, it will also make sure your citations are uniform when you are citing the exact same source.

 

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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.


Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar: Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking? by Jeanne Bloom, CG

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The search for the deceased husband of Elizabeth Larzelere enumerated in 1820 with four young children leads to unexpected results and to new questions.
 
Join us, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and Jeanne Bloom, CG for the live webinar Tuesday, May 21, 2019 . Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion. 

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JeanneBloom-144x144Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, is past president of BCG and a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County, Illinois, forensic genealogy, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a second-year certificate from the University of Chicago's publishing program. Her interest in genealogy began much earlier. Rather than having her grandmother read her a story before naptime, Jeanne would ask to hear a story about when she was a little girl.
 
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New "Member Friday" Webinar - Researching Your Orphaned Ancestors by Debra Smith Renard

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Researching Your Orphaned Ancestors by Debra Smith Renard

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Researching Your Orphaned Ancestors" by Debra Smith Renard. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Researching Your Orphaned Ancestors

Learn about the roots of orphanages abroad, the history of caring for orphans in America, and the institutions involved.   Covers the progression of adoptees' rights after a period of terrible abuses. Gives suggestions about where to look for the records you need.

Researching Your Orphaned Ancestors by Debra Smith Renard


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Debra RenardDebra Renard is a specialist in genetic genealogy for Legacy Tree Genealogists. She loves sharing that expertise with others, frequently speaking at the local, regional and national levels on the topic. Being a native of Ohio, as were many generations of her ancestors, Debra particularly enjoys research related to the Midwestern region. She also co-leads a DNA Special Interest Group in Louisville, KY, where she now lives. She is especially passionate about helping those with unknown birth family find their roots.

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MyHeritage Genealogy Seminar webinars now available online for free

MyHeritage Genealogy Seminar Webinars Now Available online for Free

The recordings of Wednesday's MyHeritage genealogy seminar are now available to view for free at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/mhseminar2019. 

The MyHeritage genealogy seminar was presented at the MyHeritage headquarters in Israel on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and broadcast live internationally via FamilyTreeWebinars.com. Three renowned genealogical educators provided a variety of classes on genealogy research. The speakers included Thomas MacEntee, Daniel Horowitz and Garri Regev.

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What’s New At Your Genealogy Society?

What’s New At Your Genealogy Society?

Genealogy societies are so important for family historians. The continuing education, research assistance, field trips, library collections, and other membership benefits make them a must-have resource. One of the things I love about traveling to societies to present is I get to see what they are doing to help their members. Societies are implementing some great ideas to help members and visitors learn more about their ancestors. The following are just a few of the ideas I’ve heard about recently. Maybe these will give you ideas about something new your society should try.

Virtual Meetings

It’s no surprise that attending meetings in person is difficult for some when you take into consideration your members' jobs, family obligations, and even health or mobility issues. In addition, your society membership should include not only those who live near your meeting place but also those who live far away but whose ancestors were from your hometown.

In order to accommodate everyone, more and more societies are adding a virtual option to their websites. These recordings are either live video recordings of meetings or archived recordings of only the speaker (make sure to ask the speaker’s permission before recording or uploading their presentation to your website). Either way, it’s a great member benefit and takes into consideration everyone’s needs. Platforms like Zoom, Go To Meeting,  YouTube, or just using a mobile device to record and post a mp4 file can make this a reality for your genealogy society.

A Meeting Before the Meeting

Increasingly, genealogy society meetings are becoming much more than just a short  business meeting with an educational presentation. Many societies provide time before the main meeting to network, socialize, and even hold mini-lessons or SIGs (Special Interest Groups). In the case with societies that have two presentations back-to-back, this arrangement provides some flexibility for the society to host a 2-hour workshop given by the same speaker or 2, 1-hour talks by different presenters. In the case of one society I presented to, they meet weekly. They hold one general meeting with a paid speaker and the other weeks are dedicated to helping members, having informal discussions and lessons.

Taking Your Genealogy to The Next Level

Have you considered offering a meeting where members study a genealogical book in depth? The Pima County Genealogy Society in Tucson, Arizona  did just that by offering a special class where members could participate in group study of the book Genetic Genealogy In Practice by Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne. The group, led by two instructors, studied each chapter together and were assigned homework. At the end of the nine weeks they participated in a “graduation” at their regular meeting. What a great idea for learning more as a group! This in-depth study provided members with an experience in addition to the DNA SIG most societies have.

Consider holding your own group study with other genealogical texts such as Val Greenwoods, The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy or Dr. Thomas Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Documentation or Mastering Genealogical Proof. If you need some ideas for how to hold such a group, check out the study groups genealogist Dear Myrtle  has conducted online using Mastering Genealogical Proof and The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy.

If a group study is too much for your society, you could always have a Book Club SIG where members read and discuss books that are genealogically relevant. These don’t have to be serious texts they, could involve memoirs, history, or even fiction. Some ideas include:

  • White Like Her: My Family's Story of Race and Racial Passing by Gail Lukasik;
  • Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro
  • Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind by Sarah Wildman
  • The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah;

Prepare Members for Success

Does your group take a field trip to a major genealogical library or archive like the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah or maybe the Allen County, Indiana Public Library’s Genealogy Center? Many societies near me are taking time six months or more ahead of the trip to prepare members for a successful research experience. They are meeting regularly to provide insight into research at the facility and everything the person needs to know to research there. They then have members pick projects to research and prepare by using the online catalog, preparing research logs and research plans so that they are ready to go as soon as they arrive. No wasted time and members feel like they aren’t lost.

What’s your society doing? Is it time for something new? Maybe your society has a great idea they should share with others? Please feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to hear about your society!

 

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

 


The 10 Most Useful Databases for Eastern European Research - free webinar by Lisa Alzo now online for limited time

The 10 Most Useful Databases for Eastern European Research - free webinar by Lisa Alzo now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar, "The 10 Most Useful Databases for Eastern European Research” by Lisa Alzo is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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With more information available online, it is often possible to find key records for your Eastern European ancestors in free and subscription databases. Learn about the various record sets available, how to access them, and how to overcome privacy and language issues and other research roadblocks.
 
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Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking? 5/21/2019

Jeanne Bloom, CG

Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud 5/22/2019

DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington

Compiling a Military Service Record 5/24/2019

Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

New Developments From MyHeritage DNA 5/28/2019

MyHeritage

Tools for Translating and Transcribing Genealogy Records 5/29/2019

Thomas MacEntee

They really didn't swim! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Shipping Records 6/4/2019

Carol Baxter

Using Another Library Source: the Government Document Section 6/18/2019

Patricia Stamm, CG, CGL

Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy 7/2/2019

Cyndi Ingle

Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands 7/16/2019

Yvette Hoitink, CG

Finding Families in New Zealand 8/6/2019

Fiona Brooker

Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing 8/20/2019

Harold Henderson, CG

Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research 9/3/2019

Paul Milner

Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

Helen Smith

Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest 12/3/2019

Paul Milner

Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders 12/17/2019

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

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Advanced Features on Geni.com - free webinar by Mike Stangel now online

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The recording of today's webinar, "Advanced Features on Geni.com” by Mike Stangel is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Take a deep dive into the Geni website and learn how you can manage individual profiles, upload images, take notes, and much more to further your genealogical research.
 
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MyHeritage Full Day Seminar 5/15/2019

Thomas MacEntee, Daniel Horowitz, Garri Regev

The 10 Most Useful Databases for Eastern European Research 5/15/2019

Lisa Alzo

Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking? 5/21/2019

Jeanne Bloom, CG

Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud 5/22/2019

DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington

Compiling a Military Service Record 5/24/2019

Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

New Developments From MyHeritage DNA 5/28/2019

MyHeritage

Tools for Translating and Transcribing Genealogy Records 5/29/2019

Thomas MacEntee

They really didn't swim! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Shipping Records 6/4/2019

Carol Baxter

Using Another Library Source: the Government Document Section 6/18/2019

Patricia Stamm, CG, CGL

Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy 7/2/2019

Cyndi Ingle

Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands 7/16/2019

Yvette Hoitink, CG

Finding Families in New Zealand 8/6/2019

Fiona Brooker

Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing 8/20/2019

Harold Henderson, CG

Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research 9/3/2019

Paul Milner

Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

Helen Smith

Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest 12/3/2019

Paul Milner

Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders 12/17/2019

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

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