Register for Webinar Wednesday: Newspapers for People of Color Genealogy Research by Nicka Smith

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Newspapers can be a goldmine for genealogy, especially in the case of records destruction or when all other avenues have failed to yield findings on an ancestor. In this session, we’ll discuss all you need to know to get the most out of using periodicals as genealogical resources for people of color communities.
 
Join us and Nicka Smith for the live webinar Wednesday, February 19, at 2pm eastern U.S. time. 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

NickaSmith-144x144Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, host, and documentarian with more than 20 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy, and family reunion planning and execution. She is also an expert in genealogical research in the Northeastern Louisiana area, sharing genealogy with youth, documenting the ancestral journey, and employing the use of new technology in genealogy and family history research.

Nicka has diverse and varied experience in communications, with a background in publications, editing, graphic design, radio, and video production. She has edited and designed several volumes of family history that include narratives, photos, and genealogical information and has also transferred these things to an online environment. She is the host of BlackProGen LIVE, an innovative web show focused on people of color genealogy and family history.

She is a past board member of the California Genealogical Society (CGS) and the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC), member of AAHGS Memphis/Mid South and the Southern California Genealogical Society, and former chair of the Outreach and Education Committee for AAGSNC, and former project manager for the Alameda County, CA Youth Ancestral Project where more than 325 youth were taught the value of family history.  Nicka is also the family historian and lead researcher for the Atlas family of Lake Providence, East Carroll, Louisiana.

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  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!


A Convincing Argument or a Convoluted Mess - free BCG webinar by Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS, FUGA now online for limited time

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The recording of Tuesday's webinar, "A Convincing Argument or a Convoluted Mess” by Barbar Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS, FUGA, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

You’ve done the research and have the strongest available evidence. Now you just need that soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion based on that evidence.
 
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 31 minute recording of "A Convincing Argument or a Convoluted Mess" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,168 classes, 1,416 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,745 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 tonight's BCG webinar - A Convincing Argument or a Convoluted Mess by Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS, FUGA

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You’ve done the research and have the strongest available evidence. Now you just need that soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion based on that evidence.
 
Join us, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS, FUGA for the live webinar Tuesday, February 18, at 8pm eastern U.S. time. 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

BarbaraVinesLittle-144x144Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS, is a professional genealogist whose primary interests are Virginia research and brick wall problems. A former president of both the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Virginia Genealogical Society, she coordinated the Virginia track for Samford University’s Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research from 2007–2012. She has served as editor of the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy since 1996. Winner of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly Award for excellence in 2001, she has also written for the NGS MagazineOnBoard: Newsletter of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. She currently edits NGS’s Research in the States series and authored the West Virginia volume. She has published three volumes of Virginia court records and edited others for publication. She has lectured for the past twenty-five years on research methodology, Virginia and West Virginia resources, and writing and publishing.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at:

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  • 1am GMT February 19

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  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!


Tuesday's Tip - Special Characters (Beginner)

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

Special Characters (Beginner)

Legacy has a Special Characters toolbar that you can load up with up to eight of your favorite characters such as German umlauts or French accented characters. You will see the toolbar on any screen where you can type in information. 

Character Toolbar
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To use a letter on the bar you simply click the letter you need when typing. To change the characters on the toolbar to what you need, RIGHT click the bar and you will get the edit screen. 

You can highlight and then delete the characters in the Characters to Return field at the top and then double click the characters you need at the bottom to add them. When you are done, click the Return Characters button.

Edit screen
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I write in German a lot so I have the Windows shortcuts for those letters memorized so I don't need them on this bar. The characters I need are the 1/4 and 1/2 symbols which I need for land descriptions, the pound and Euro symbols for European money references, and the copyright and registered trademark symbols that I need to show copyrighted information as well as to write my CG® appropriately. 

After editing
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This is a another tool to streamline your writing and save you a little time.

 

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

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

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

 

 


Black History Month - Week 3 Webinar

United States Colored Troops Civil War Widows' Pension Applications: Tell the Story by Bernice Bennett

In celebration of Black History Month, Legacy Family Tree Webinars will open one free webinar each week during February from our African American collection.

This week's feature is United States Colored Troops Civil War Widows' Pension Applications: Tell the Story by Bernice Bennett. The webinar will be free from Feb. 15-21, 2020.

Black History Month 2020 at Legacy - FREE webinars

The webinars are part of a group of twenty-one webinars in the African American collection at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Speakers in the collection include Angela Walton-Raji, Nicka Smith, Janice Lovelace, Ahmed Johnson, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Bernice Bennett, Melvin J. Collier, Judy Russell, J. Mark Lowe, Ann Staley and Ruby Coleman.

There will also be a free live broadcast on Wednesday, 19 February 2020 at 2:00pm Eastern - Newspapers for People of Color Genealogy Research by Nicka Smith. The webinar is free but registration is required in advance.

Join us in celebrating and learning about African American genealogy research during February 2020!


New TechZone Video - Pull Your Favorite Apps into Trello with Power-Ups by Lisa Alzo

New TechZone Video - Pull Your Favorite Apps into Trello with Power-Ups by Lisa Alzo

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! This Friday enjoy "Pull Your Favorite Apps into Trello with Power-Ups" by Lisa Alzo. 

Pull Your Favorite Apps into Trello with Power-Ups

Learn how to add your favorites apps to Trello for increased productivity and functionality.

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About the Presenter

Lisa AlzoLisa 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 ten books, including the award-winning Three Slovak Women, and hundreds of magazine articles, and writes the blog "The Accidental Genealogist."

See all the webinars and videos by Lisa Alzo in the Legacy library.
 
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Best Practices for Success in Facebook Groups for Genealogy - free webinar by Cyndi Ingle now online for limited time

Best Practices for Success in Facebook Groups for Genealogy - free webinar by Cyndi Ingle now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar, "Best Practices for Success in Facebook Groups for Genealogy” by Cyndi Ingle, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

With well over 12,000 Facebook groups for genealogy it's easy to get lost in the masses. We will discuss tips and tricks and help you develop successful strategies for getting the most out of these valuable sources for research help, education, and so much more.
 
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 "Best Practices for Success in Facebook Groups for Genealogy" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,167 classes, 1,415 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,741 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

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

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Your Black & White Photograph to Full Color in 1 Step

Brand new - use this incredible new tool to automatically colorize your black and white photographs. Watch how here:

 

 

At www.myheritage.com/incolor I uploaded some of my black and white photographs and let the tool do the rest. Take a look at the before and afters:

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Amazing, isn't it?

It's free for the first few photos, and unlimited if you have a MyHeritage Complete Plan membership. Give it a try at www.myheritage.com/incolor.


All Sources and Event Fields Are Now Available in Legacy/FamilySearch Interface

There is a new feature in Legacy FamilySearch that you are going to love! To see it, open the Legacy FamilySearch interface and click the Sources tab. 

Main Sources Screen
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On the left you will see all of your sources listed, not just the ones that are attached to the vital events. In this screenshot I have scrolled down so that you can see all of the custom events this man has and the sources attached to them. 

Here is where it gets even better. Click on one of the source arrows on the FamilySearch side of the screen (right side) to move it to Legacy. 

You can now copy the source to ANY event you have entered for that person!  You are no longer limited to the vital events.

Transferring sources
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This new feature was included in the update released on 22 January 2020. The developer snuck this one in without telling me so this was not included in the Release Notes. If you haven't updated yet, click the Legacy Home tab within the Legacy program itself and you will see the update on the right (if you are a Legacy Deluxe user). If you are using the free Standard version then you can update HERE.

If you need instructions on how to use the FamilySearch interface please read FamilySearch Training.

 

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

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

 

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

 


Tune Up Your Family Tree with the MyHeritage Consistency Checker - free webinar by James Tanner now online

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The recording of today's webinar, "Tune Up Your Family Tree with the MyHeritage Consistency Checker” by James Tanner, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

When selected, the MyHeritage Consistency Checker scans your family tree for inconsistencies and mistakes to enable you to do the necessary research to correct all of your entries. This webinar will focus on using the Consistency Checker’s 36 separate tools to dramatically increase your accuracy and consistency.
 
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 13 minute recording of "Tune Up Your Family Tree with the MyHeritage Consistency Checker" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,165 classes, 1,413 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,737 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

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

Print the 2020 webinar brochure here.


Register for Webinar Wednesday - Best Practices for Success in Facebook Groups for Genealogy by Cyndi Ingle

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With well over 12,000 Facebook groups for genealogy it's easy to get lost in the masses. We will discuss tips and tricks and help you develop successful strategies for getting the most out of these valuable sources for research help, education, and so much more.
 
Join us and Cyndi Ingle for the live webinar Wednesday, February 12, at 2pm eastern U.S. time. 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

CyndiIngle-144x144Cyndi Ingle is the creator and innovator behind the award-winning and globally recognized CyndisList.com, a free categorized list of more than 337,000 links for genealogical research. In its 23 years online Cyndi’s List has consistently remained in the top tiers for genealogical research tools online. It helps millions of visitors worldwide and has been featured in the media and diverse publications, including ABC News, NBC News, the BBC, National Public Radio, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Parade Magazine, People Magazine, Wired, Ancestry Magazine, Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, and Internet Genealogy magazines.

Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 39 years, has an expertise in using technology for genealogy. Additionally, her many active years in genealogy have also resulted in a specialty for research in the United States with particular focus on homesteaders, the Civil War, the Plains States, the Midwest, the Old Northwest, and beyond. Cyndi's favorite topics bring together traditional methodology with organization, computers, software, and the Internet. 

Cyndi is the recipient of the 2018 Society of Genealogists Prince Michael of Kent Award, the 2016 National Genealogical Society President's Citation, and many other awards and honors. During the past 25 years she has served in several capacities for local, national, and professional genealogical organizations including the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society. Cyndi is an internationally-known guest lecturer, speaking at more than 200 genealogical society meetings, conferences, seminars, and webinars (http://www.CyndisList.com/speaking-calendar/). She is the coordinator for the technology course at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). She has lectured for GRIP, SLIG, GENTECH, Brigham Young University, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, the American Library Association, and numerous state and local genealogical societies and libraries in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Cyndi has authored numerous articles and three books. She has attended dozens of conferences and institutes over the past 30 years including the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR), and she has completed the ProGen Study Group #24.

Cyndi is member of several genealogical organizations and she is a life member of the National Genealogical Society, the Virginia Genealogical Society, the Ohio Genealogical Society, and the Indiana Genealogical Society. Before her life on the Internet, Cyndi worked as an operations officer and an international banker specializing in foreign exchange and computer networks. Cyndi, her mother, and two Boston Terriers live in Edgewood, Washington.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at:

  • 8pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 7pm Central
  • 6pm Mountain
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  • 1am GMT February 13

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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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  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!


Tuesday's Tip - How to Print Landscape and Duplex (Intermediate)

TT - How to Print Landscape and Duplex

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

How to Print Landscape and Duplex (Intermediate)

There is a trick to printing a report in Landscape or in Duplex (double sided). You have to tell Legacy that's what you want AND you have to tell your printer. 

Open the Pedigree Chart Report. Notice on the right is a Printer Setup button.  Click that and you will see where to tell your printer to print Landscape.

Printer Setup 1
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To see the Duplex option click Properties on the above screen. What it will look like depends on your printer. You are seeing what my printer properties looks like.

Printer Setup 2
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You also have to tell Legacy. Go back to the main screen when you open the Pedigree Chart Report and click Report Options. Over on the right you will see Page Setup, Headers, Footers... Select that and make sure you are on the Page Setup tab and you will see this:

Page Setup
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For Duplex, the Vertical option produces a list-style report where the pages are flipped vertically (more often used with Portrait). The Horizontal option produces a book-style report (more often used with Landscape).

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 


Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Webinar: Tune Up Your Family Tree with the MyHeritage Consistency Checker by James Tanner

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When selected, the MyHeritage Consistency Checker scans your family tree for inconsistencies and mistakes to enable you to do the necessary research to correct all of your entries. This webinar will focus on using the Consistency Checker’s 36 separate tools to dramatically increase your accuracy and consistency.
 
Join us and James Tanner for the live webinar Tuesday, February 11, at 2pm eastern U.S. time. 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

JamesTanner-144x144James Tanner is a member of the FamilySearch Research Wiki Support Team and is a Moderator for Arizona and Utah. An Arizona trial attorney for 38 years, he has also owned an Apple Computer dealership. He volunteers at the Mesa FamilySearch Library. Selected by Family Tree Magazine as a Top-Forty Blogger for his blog, "Genealogy's Star," he was also a Blogger at RootsTech 2011, 2012 and will be again in 2013 He also writes for the FamilySearch Blog. He has been a partner in Tanner Digital Graphics, a graphics design business for 25 years. He owns PhotoArizona360, a photography company. He has over 30 years of genealogy experience. He has personally digitized tens of thousands of documents.

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific
  • 7pm GMT
  • 9pm IST

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!


2nd Black History Month Webinar Released

A Checklist of African American Resources by Angela Walton-Raji

In celebration of Black History Month, Legacy Family Tree Webinars will open one free webinar each week during February from our African American collection.

This week's feature is A Checklist of African American Resources by Angela Walton-Raji. The webinar will be free from Feb. 8-13, 2020.

Webinars for the remainder of the month include:

The webinars are part of a group of twenty-one webinars in the African American collection at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Speakers in the collection include Angela Walton-Raji, Nicka Smith, Janice Lovelace, Ahmed Johnson, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Bernice Bennett, Melvin J. Collier, Judy Russell, J. Mark Lowe, Ann Staley and Ruby Coleman.

There will also be a free live broadcast on Wednesday, 19 February 2020 at 2:00pm Eastern - Newspapers for People of Color Genealogy Research by Nicka Smith. The webinar is free but registration is required in advance.

Join us in celebrating and learning about African American genealogy research during February 2020!

 

 


Find Books More Easily by Setting Favorite WorldCat Libraries

WorldCatFavorites

Recently I recorded some Legacy TechZone videos about one of my favorite websites, WorldCat. I love recording these because WorldCat is an important resource for genealogical research and I want other family historians to learn how to use the website to find the resources they need.

WorldCat Favorite Libraries

A WorldCat feature that I love is the ability to designate Favorite Libraries. Let’s face it, you probably have a few favorite libraries so why not incorporate them into your WorldCat search? Why is this important? A Favorite Library will be the first library results you will see in an item’s card catalog view. You will also be able to see if an item is not found in one of your Favorite Libraries.

How can you use Favorite Libraries in your WorldCat search? Consider favoriting libraries that:

  • are within your preferred driving distance
  • you will be visiting during your next research trip
  • are where you have a friend or a researcher who can do look-ups for you
  • are genealogy libraries
  • are major repositories in your state
  • are academic libraries that you have borrowing privileges for (or your kids/grandkids attend)

Going to RootsTech? FamilySearch participates in WorldCat. So you can choose the Family History Library as one of your favorite libraries and then use WorldCat to locate items available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Then create a bibliography of these items to download or refer to online while you're at the conference (see my Tech Video Instant Bibliographies on WorldCat). 

WC account sign in

To use the Favorite Library feature you will need to sign up for a free WorldCat account. That requires your email address and a password. Once you have done this you can use the Find A Library feature from the WorldCat homepage or your profile page.

Find A Library

In the Find A Library search box you can “Enter a library name or part of a name, zip/postal code, state or province.” That search will provide you with a list of libraries that participate in WorldCat. Please note that not every library participates.

Find a library search

Library list

From that list you can “favorite” libraries. (Notice that the list allows you to refine your search by the type of library.) Favorited libraries will be displayed in your search results with a heart icon to indicate they are “favorites.”

Your libraries may be made private or public. Having your favorite libraries be public might be helpful if you are collaborating on projects or want to create lists that show books at a specific library.

Private and Public

And of course, you can remove any library from your Favorites. Libraries favorited for specific research trips can be removed once the trip is over.

Results list

Now when you search for an item you can see if it is housed at one of your favorite libraries. So, for example, conduct a search. Choose your item of interest.

Card Catalog view

 

On the card catalog page for that item, under the heading “Find a copy in a library” it will display libraries that own that item. If you have entered a zip code or postal address your results will either show that the item is at your favorite libraries or not.

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What’s Your Favorite Library?

For those who register for a free account, WorldCat has several tools that make finding resources easier. While you don’t need a free account to search WorldCat, there is definitely a benefit to doing so.

 

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.