La Madre Chiesa - Italian Catholic Parish Records - free webinar by Suzanne Russo Adams, AG now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Suzanne Russo Adams, AG, "La Madre Chiesa - Italian Catholic Parish Records" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The presentation will discuss researching in baptismal, marriage and burial records of the Catholic Church in Italy. Tips for reading Latin and a brief case study will also be presented. Understanding these principals for Italy can also help with Catholic Church research worldwide.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour and 26 minute recording of "La Madre Chiesa - Italian Catholic Parish Records" 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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  • 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
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British Genealogy Online: The Top English & Welsh Family History Websites - free webinar by Rick Crume now online for limited time

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The recording of last night's webinar by Rick Crume, "British Genealogy Online: The Top English & Welsh Family History Websites" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Researching your family history in England and Wales has never been easier. Many digitized church records, census records and wills are online. Now that newspapers dating back to the 1600s are online, you can search for a name and find it anywhere in millions of pages instantly. Rick will demonstrate some of the key sites for British genealogy, many of which are free.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour and 17 minute recording of "British Genealogy Online: The Top English & Welsh Family History Websites" 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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  • 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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Register for Webinar Wednesday - La Madre Chiesa - Italian Catholic Parish Records by Suzanne Russo Adams, AG

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The presentation will discuss researching in baptismal, marriage and burial records of the Catholic Church in Italy. Tips for reading Latin and a brief case study will also be presented. Understanding these principals for Italy can also help with Catholic Church research worldwide.

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SuzanneRusso-144x144Suzanne Russo Adams is an accredited genealogist in Italian research and has been researching Italian roots for more than 20 years. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a BS in sociology and a BA in family history/genealogy specializing in Southern European research, specifically Italy. She also has a Masters degree in European History (December 2008) from BYU. Her experience ranges from research to genealogy technology to conferences and speaking. Suzanne worked for Ancestry.com for 12 years in record strategy, acquisition and content digitization as well as PR, community relations and conferences. She is currently employed at FamilySearch.org as a Sr. Content Strategist with responsibilities for record acquisition strategy in the United States, Latin America, Southern Europe, Adriatic, Australia and the Pacific Isles. Suzanne has served as a board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) and as a commissioner for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). She was a lead researcher for NBC's U.S. season 1 of Who Do You Think You Are? and is credited for her work on the Susan Sarandon and Brooke Shields episodes. She is also the author of Finding Your Italian Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide (Ancestry, 2008).

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Top 10 genealogy webinars - February 2021

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for February 2021! Are your favorite topics or instructors among the list? Need something new to learn? Use the list to get inspired!

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-1,448 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of February 2021.  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 February 2021

1. Another 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega

2. Me and My 1000+ DNA Cousins by Diahan Southard

3. Genealogy Escape Room by Thomas MacEntee

4. Nurturing Your Family Trees: Online or On Your Device (or Both)? by Cyndi Ingle

5. Do You Have an Artificial Brick Wall? by Robyn Smith

6. Introducing Genetic Groups by Ran Snir

7. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl

8. Death and Burial Practices in World War I and WW II by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

9. Four ways DNA Painter can help with your family history research by Jonny Perl

10. Finding Answers in Naturalization Records by Amie Bowser Tennant

The Runner-Ups

11. Four ways DNA Painter can help with your family history research by Jonny Perl

12. How to locate an ancestor in Ontario, Canada West or Upper Canada (when you don’t know where they lived) by Janice Nickerson

13. Why are Parent/Sibling DNA Comparisons so Confusing? (TechZone) by Michelle Leonard

14. What You Need to Know to Buy a Monitor (TechZone) by Marian Pierre-Louis

15. Ten Databases You Need to Know About by Shannon Combs-Bennett

16. Making the most of MyHeritage resources with the Help Center, Knowledge Base, and site settings by Daniel Horowitz

17. From Grandmother to First European Landowner of Canada by Lianne Kruger

18. A Family for Suzanne by Ruth Randall, CG

19. Understanding Estimated Relationships at MyHeritage (TechZone) by Michelle Leonard

20. Researching Your Maine Ancestors by B.J. Jamieson

The 2nd Runner-Ups

21. Polish genealogy online - portals and databases by Kinga Urbańska

22. Shoot Like a Pro: How to Record Quality Videos Using Your Mobile Device by Elizabeth M. O'Neal

23. Understanding Predicted Relationships at Ancestry (TechZone) by Michelle Leonard

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

25. Where else to look? When matches don’t reply by Michelle Patient

26. Finding Indian Ancestors in African American Families by Angela Walton-Raji

27. Free Images from the LOC - What You Need to Know (TechZone) by Gena Philibert-Ortega

28. Let Windows 10 Magnify and Read Aloud for You! (TechZone) by Marian Pierre-Louis

29. Photo Features on the MyHeritage Mobile App by Masha Novak

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

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New "Bonus" Webinar - How Did My Pennsylvania Ancestor Get There?: Migration Trails West by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL

New "Bonus" Webinar - How Did My Pennsylvania Ancestor Get There?: Migration Trails West by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL

During 2021, on the last Friday of each month, we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This month enjoy "How Did My Pennsylvania Ancestor Get There?: Migration Trails West" by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. 

How Did My Pennsylvania Ancestor Get There?: Migration Trails West

Considering the trails and reasons why your ancestor left Pennsylvania will give you some clues as to where you might search for his origins there. This lecture helps the attendee give much thought to the five W’s and H of migration: • WHO and WHAT: How can you find your ancestors’ migration path? • WHEN and WHERE: migration routes leading out of Pennsylvania to points west using waterways and overland pathways and when they were used • WHY: Push and Pull Reasons for migrating: ethnic, religious, political, land, jobs, families, etc. Military service often led to settlement in areas where the soldier served, or where he settled due to bounty land grants. • HOW: trails, roads, railroads, rivers and canals Several case studies illustrate how awareness of migration paths can solve genealogical problems even from a several states away.

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About the Presenter

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, a western Pennsylvania researcher for over 30 years, is the co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and Genealogy as a Elissa Scalise PowellProfession course coordinator at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). She was an instructor and module creator for Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate program (2008-2016). She was the mentor for ProGen Study’s first and 25th groups and author of two chapters in the 2018 Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice and Standards book. She was the course co-coordinator of the AG/CG Preparation Course at the 2010 and 2013 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). She won the Association of Professional Genealogists 2017 Professional Achievement Award. She was honored in 2010 with the NGS President’s Citation in recognition of outstanding, continuing, or unusual contributions to the field of genealogy. She is a regional and national speaker on such topics as Pennsylvania records, methodology, professional development, and society management. 

She was a Trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists for nine years, their President (2012-2014), and past Outreach Committee Chairperson for eleven years. She was a Director for the Association of Professional Genealogists for six years; taught genealogy courses at the local community college for fourteen years; co-edited a cemetery book series, appeared on the PBS-TV show Ancestors2 cemetery episode and on the Travel Channel’s Dead Files in the 2015 “The Instigator” and the 2019 “Devil’s Advocate” episodes. She is a past-President of two local Pittsburgh area societies and a contributing author to many publications including the NGS Quarterly and the APG Quarterly.

An NSDAR member, she is also a lifetime member of the Ohio Genealogical Society; the Medina County Chapter, OGS; and the Baltzer Meyer Historical Society (Greensburg, PA) which was named for her ancestor.

See all the webinars and videos by Elissa Scalise Powell in the Legacy library.
 
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Subscribe today and get access to this BONUS members-only webinar AND all of this:

  • All 1,448 classes in the library 
  • 5,525 pages of instructors' handouts
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Your ancestors faces - animated!

Just when I thought MyHeritage had done it all with photo enhancement, they've now done something I've never dreamed of. With their brand new "deep nostalgia" technology, we can now see our ancestors faces - animated. My great-grandmother's photograph started out as blurry black and white. Now it's in full-color AND animated. Watch:

Here is the original photograph:

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Try it today at https://www.myheritage.com/deep-nostalgia

Pretty cool to be part of the MyHeritage family!


Polish Genealogy Online - portals and databases - free webinar by Kinga Urbańska now available for limited time

Polish Genealogy Online - portals and databases - free webinar by Kinga Urbańska now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Kinga Urbańska "Polish Genealogy Online - portals and databases" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The main aim of the presentation is not just showing you the Polish genealogy databases, but also insight on how to look for Polish ancestors. Step by step we will check the most useful websites in the context of Polish political and social history.

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 and 29 minute recording of "Polish Genealogy Online - portals and databases" 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 1,447 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,523 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
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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

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Bringing Your Family Photos to Life on MyHeritage by Keren Dotan now online for limited time

Bringing Your Family Photos to Life on MyHeritage by Keren Dotan now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Keren Dotan, "Bringing Your Family Photos to Life on MyHeritage" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

In the past year, MyHeritage's photo tools have taken the genealogy world by storm. In this webinar, Product Manager Keren Dotan will share the latest enhancements to MyHeritage In Color™ and show you some of the new ways to bring that "wow" effect to your cherished family photos.

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 23 minute recording of "Bringing Your Family Photos to Life on MyHeritage" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. 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 1,446 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,523 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

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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Polish genealogy online - portals and databases by Kinga Urbańska

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The main aim of the presentation is not just showing you the Polish genealogy databases, but also insight on how to look for Polish ancestors. Step by step we will check the most useful websites in the context of Polish political and social history.

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KingaUrbanska-144x144Kinga Urbańska is a genealogist, historian, archivist and the co-owner of Your Roots in Poland - the biggest genealogical company in Poland. She focuses on Eastern European research: Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Slovakia; specializes in probate cases too. She spreads the idea of genealogy importance through genealogy workshops. Kinga is also starring in TV programs - creates documentary series Ancestry Hunters for Canal +. More about her and her work at: www.yourrootsinpoland.com.

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How to locate an ancestor in Ontario - free webinar by Janice Nickerson now online for limited time

How to locate an ancestor in Ontario - free webinar by Janice Nickerson now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Janice Nickerson, "How to locate an ancestor in Ontario, Canada West or Upper Canada (when you don’t know where they lived)" is now available  to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

This webinar will provide strategies and resources to help you discover where your ancestor lived in Ontario, Canada West or Upper Canada, when you don’t have a specific place of origin. These include the types of records you should search in your ancestors’ place of later settlement, as well as records that are specific to Ontario (which, depending on the time period, might be called Ontario, Canada West or Upper Canada) research. As the focus here is on locating your ancestor, we will focus on province-wide records and indexes. We will not cover the many records and indexes that are useful to the genealogist once the place of residence is known. Handout materials will include references for specific publications and records.

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 26 minute recording of "How to locate an ancestor in Ontario, Canada West or Upper Canada (when you don’t know where they lived)" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,445 classes of genealogy education)
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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
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Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

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New TechZone Video - Why are Parent/Sibling DNA Comparisons so Confusing? by Michelle Leonard

New TechZone Video - Why are Parent/Sibling DNA Comparisons so Confusing? by Michelle Leonard

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar members a new, short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! This Friday enjoy "Why are Parent/Sibling DNA Comparisons so Confusing?" by Michelle Leonard.

Why are Parent/Sibling DNA Comparisons so Confusing?

If you share 50% of your DNA with both your parents and your siblings then why are the centiMorgans different on the various DNA testing sites? Michelle unravels the mystery in this video.

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About the Presenter

Michelle Leonard is a Scottish professional genealogist, DNA detective, freelance researcher, speaker, author and historian. She runs her own genealogy and DNA consultancy business, Genes & Genealogy, and specialises in DNA Detective work particularly the solving of adoption, unknown parentage and all manner of unknown ancestor mysteries using a   Michelle Leonardcombination of DNA expertise and conventional research methods.  She also undertakes traditional family history research, living relative tracing, historical and television research, media consultation, the creation of bespoke family history books, podcasts, article, blog and book writing, tutoring, lecturing, webinars and speaking engagements. She is a regular speaker at major genealogy events such as Rootstech, The Genealogy Show, Family Tree Live, Back To Our Past and Who Do You Think You Are? Live as well as a co-author of "Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide For Family Historians" which was published in June 2019.

Additionally Michelle is the official genetic genealogist of ancestryhour.co.uk and is one of the hosts of the hour itself: #AncestryHour takes place on Twitter each Tuesday evening from 7-8pm GMT and Michelle is usually on hand to answer any #DNA queries that arise. She also spent several years working on the ground-breaking Fromelles Genealogy Project tracking down appropriate DNA donors to identify WWI soldiers buried in a mass grave in France and served as the Genealogical Consultant on the official Fromelles documentary. She regularly works on new historic soldier cases when battlefield remains are found and DNA testing is conducted.

Michelle holds an M.A. in English and Modern History from the University of St Andrews and a PgCert in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Scottish Genealogy Network (SGN), the Society of Genealogists (SOG) and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG). You can find out more about Michelle on her Genes & Genealogy Facebook page and you can follow her on Twitter.

See all the webinars and videos by Michelle Leonard in the Legacy library.
 
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Subscribe today and get access to this BONUS members-only webinar AND all of this:

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It's just $49.95/year.


Register for Friday's 'O Canada series' webinar: How to locate an ancestor in Ontario, Canada West or Upper Canada (when you don’t know where they lived) by Janice Nickerson

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This webinar will provide strategies and resources to help you discover where your ancestor lived in Ontario, Canada West or Upper Canada, when you don’t have a specific place of origin. These include the types of records you should search in your ancestors’ place of later settlement, as well as records that are specific to Ontario (which, depending on the time period, might be called Ontario, Canada West or Upper Canada) research. As the focus here is on locating your ancestor, we will focus on province-wide records and indexes. We will not cover the many records and indexes that are useful to the genealogist once the place of residence is known. Handout materials will include references for specific publications and records.

Registerbut 

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About the presenter

JaniceNickerson-144x144Janice Nickerson is a professional genealogist with over 35 years of genealogical research experience. She got an early start in the field when she became an avid family historian as a teenager. Her ancestral connections to Prince Edward County and the Hudson's Bay fur trade inspired the topics of her academic theses, Women and Property in a Nineteenth Century Ontario County and Ethnic Identity Among the Nineteenth Century Descendants of Hudson's Bay Company Fur Traders. Her expertise includes Upper Canadian history, criminal justice records, turning bare bones genealogies into full-fledged family histories, and finding fun ways to share family history finds. In addition to helping her private clients discover the richness of their ancestral heritage, Janice does heir searching for provincial Public Trustees, writes and lectures on a variety of genealogical topics. Janice also did much of the genealogical research “behind the scenes” for the CBC’s television series, Who Do You Think You Are?, which aired from October 2007 to February 2008 and APTN's television series, All Our Relations, airing Fall 2013. Another notable research project involved working with the City of Toronto Museum Services to create a Book of Remembrance to commemorate the York militia men (and their families) who died in the War of 1812. Her books, Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada: A Researcher’s Guide (2010), and York’s Sacrifice: Militia Casualties of the War of 1812 (2012) were published by the joint imprint of the Ontario Genealogical Society and Dundurn Press. Janice is a proud 8th-generation Canadian, with English, German, Irish, Welsh and Aboriginal ancestry.

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Shoot Like a Pro: How to Record Quality Videos Using Your Mobile Device - free webinar by Elizabeth M. O'Neal now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by the Elizabeth M. O'Neal, "Shoot Like a Pro: How to Record Quality Videos Using Your Mobile Device" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

You don't need a fancy camera or expensive software to record amazing videos. In fact, professional photographers are shooting cinema-quality videos with just a smartphone… and you can do it, too! This class will feature the newest and most popular resources for recording professional-quality videos. Learn how to gain control of your mobile device's camera in ways you never thought possible and record beautiful videos that your family will want to watch.

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 and 7 minute recording of "Shoot Like a Pro: How to Record Quality Videos Using Your Mobile Device" 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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  • 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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You don't need a fancy camera or expensive software to record amazing videos. In fact, professional photographers are shooting cinema-quality videos with just a smartphone… and you can do it, too! This class will feature the newest and most popular resources for recording professional-quality videos. Learn how to gain control of your mobile device's camera in ways you never thought possible and record beautiful videos that your family will want to watch.

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About the presenter

ElizabethONeal-144x144Elizabeth O’Neal is a professional genealogist who writes, lectures, and consults on a variety of topics. Her passion is using technology and social media to enrich the experience of genealogy research and family history storytelling. A genealogist for more than 33 years, Elizabeth is the owner of Swan Genealogy Services and author of the family history blog Heart of the Family™. She is a regular contributor to online genealogy publications. Professional memberships include the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and she is an active member of the public speaking club Toastmasters International. Additionally, Elizabeth serves as the 1st Vice President, Programs, of the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society, Vice President of the GeneaBloggers Organization, and coordinator of the NGSQ Study Groups. She is a member of numerous lineage societies, including the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the National Society United States Daughters of 1812.

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A Family for Suzanne - free webinar by Ruth Randall, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of tonight's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and Ruth Randall, CG, "A Family for Suzanne" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

This webinar is based on the subject of the 2007 winner of the National Genealogical Society’s Family History Writing Contest, "A Family for Suzanne". The speaker will use historical documents to identify significant events in the life of an enslaved woman who was purchased by a man in Cape Girardeau, Missouri when she was three and a half or four years old.

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 and 7 minute recording of "A Family for Suzanne" 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 1,442 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,513 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 2021 webinar brochure here.