Register for Friday's "The Best of ESM" series members-only webinar — Genealogical Research & Writing: Are You a Saint, Sinner, or Bumfuzzled Soul? by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

Register for Friday's "The Best of ESM" series members-only webinar — Genealogical Research & Writing: Are You a Saint, Sinner, or Bumfuzzled Soul? by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

As researchers, family historians, compilers, bloggers, or writers of other ilk, genealogists face legal and ethical perils they often do not anticipate. This crash course offers practical guidance to enhance your skills and keep you safe as you explore history, reconstruct lives, and “write up” your findings. While the issues are serious—from the legal issue of copyright to the ethical issue of plagiarism—the lessons are taught with a light heart and humor.

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About the presenter

Across a long career, Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, has been an innovator of research methods and strategies. Published widely by academic and popular presses, she edited a national-level scholarly journal for 16 years, taught for 13 years at a National Archives-based institute on archival records and, for 25 years, headed a university-based program for advanced researchers. A past president of both the American Society of Genealogists and the Board for Certification of Genealogists, Elizabeth is the author, editor, and translator of 14 books and over 600 articles in the fields of genealogy, history, literature, and sociology. She has delivered over 1,000 lectures internationally, has appeared on radio and TV talk shows on three continents, and was featured in BBC’s 20th and 30th anniversary specials on the novel Roots.

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Researching Oregon Trail Ancestors—free replay of today's webinar by Dawn Carlile now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Dawn Carlile, "Researching Oregon Trail Ancestors” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The Oregon Trail extended approximately 2,000 miles from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon from 1840 to 1869. More than 50,000 people traveled to Oregon and a great number died on the journey. This talk will cover resources for conducting research on the people and their lives along the trail.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Researching Oregon Trail Ancestors by Dawn Carlile

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Researching Oregon Trail Ancestors by Dawn Carlile

The Oregon Trail extended approximately 2,000 miles from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon from 1840 to 1869. More than 50,000 people traveled to Oregon and a great number died on the journey. This talk will cover resources for conducting research on the people and their lives along the trail.

About the presenter

Dawn Carlile is a native Oregonian who grew up in Eugene and Springfield. She has been involved in genealogy research for more than 25 years, starting when her dad asked if she had thought about researching their family history. His mother was orphaned at the age of 12 and he knew very little about her family. Once Dawn started looking into the family she was hooked. She is now a professional genealogist, educator, and lecturer who began teaching classes in 2008 and lecturing at local libraries, societies, and cultural events. She enjoys teaching others about researching their families as much as she does the research so after many years of helping others with their research, she started Genealogy Roots and Branches in 2021.

She has taken twelve courses from the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records. Dawn is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists Genealogical Speakers Guild, National Genealogical Society, president of the Oregon Genealogical Society, and a member of several other genealogical and historical societies. Dawn is a graduate of Bushnell University with a B.A. in management.

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Putting Them in Their Place: Understanding Localities for Your Mexican & Colonial Spanish Ancestors—free replay of today's webinar now available for limited time

Putting Them in Their Place: Understanding Localities for Your Mexican & Colonial Spanish Ancestors—free replay of today's webinar now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, "Putting Them in Their Place: Understanding Localities for Your Mexican & Colonial Spanish Ancestors” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Familiarity with church and civil jurisdictions helps us make better sense of records we find for our Mexican ancestors, helps us know where to look for records that pertain to a particular place and time, and helps us trace evolving jurisdictional borders through time. Knowing where and how to find historical and background information about different Mexican localities helps you dig deeper into the lives of your ancestors. Learn about essential reference tools and strategies that will help you identify and learn more about the localities in which your ancestors lived and worked.

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New Webinar Short: Explore What’s Changed with HathiTrust by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

New Webinar Short: Explore What’s Changed with HathiTrust by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

Webinar Shorts are a bonus feature for members at Legacy Family Tree Webinars that provide you with genealogy classes in 20 minutes or less.  Enjoy this new Webinar Short "Explore What’s Changed with HathiTrust" by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS.

Webinar Short Description

The HathiTrust Digital Library has undergone some big design changes since Colleen’s 2020 webinar. Find out how to navigate these changes while taking a tour of more invaluable types of genealogical sources you can find there.

About the Presenter

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, is an academic librarian, college educator, and tech nerd who has been researching her family history since 1997. She is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at California State University, Fullerton, and also teaches an online graduate-level genealogical research methods course for San Jose State University. Colleen is a nationally recognized speaker and educator specializing in methodology, Mexican & Hispanic research, libraries and archives, and technology.

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Register for Friday's Mexico Research Series webinar — Putting Them in Their Place: Understanding Localities for Your Mexican & Colonial Spanish Ancestors by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

Register for Friday's Mexico Research Series webinar — Putting Them in Their Place: Understanding Localities for Your Mexican & Colonial Spanish Ancestors by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

Familiarity with church and civil jurisdictions helps us make better sense of records we find for our Mexican ancestors, helps us know where to look for records that pertain to a particular place and time, and helps us trace evolving jurisdictional borders through time. Knowing where and how to find historical and background information about different Mexican localities helps you dig deeper into the lives of your ancestors. Learn about essential reference tools and strategies that will help you identify and learn more about the localities in which your ancestors lived and worked.

About the presenter

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, is an academic librarian, college educator, and tech nerd who has been researching her family history since 1997. She is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at California State University, Fullerton, and also teaches an online graduate-level genealogical research methods course for San Jose State University. Colleen is a nationally recognized speaker and educator specializing in methodology, Mexican & Hispanic research, libraries and archives, and technology.

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Finding Your Ancestors at the National SAR Genealogical Research Library by Cheri Daniels, MSLS—free replay of today's webinar now available for limited time

Finding Your Ancestors at the National SAR Genealogical Research Library by Cheri Daniels, MSLS—free replay of today's webinar now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Cheri Daniels, MSLS, "Finding Your Ancestors at the National SAR Genealogical Research Library” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution has been collecting research material since its beginning in 1889. Not many people know that their national headquarters and award winning genealogical research library is located in Downtown Louisville Kentucky. Join us on a tour of the research facility and take a deep dive into the rare and expansive collection that awaits national researchers of all skill levels and timeline needs.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Finding Your Ancestors at the National SAR Genealogical Research Library by Cheri Daniels, MSLS

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Finding Your Ancestors at the National SAR Genealogical Research Library by Cheri Daniels, MSLS

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution has been collecting research material since its beginning in 1889. Not many people know that their national headquarters and award winning genealogical research library is located in Downtown Louisville Kentucky. Join us on a tour of the research facility and take a deep dive into the rare and expansive collection that awaits national researchers of all skill levels and timeline needs.

About the presenter

Cheri Daniels, MSLS, serves as Director of Library & Archives for the National SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) Genealogical Research Library located at the national SAR headquarters in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Spanning a career of over 25 years, Daniels has worked in various types of libraries and archives, with the most recent decade spent leading the library and archives department for the Kentucky Historical Society, editing their online genealogy publication, Kentucky Ancestors, and producing their statewide genealogy television program. When she is not writing, researching, and speaking on the national stage, she is producing and hosting her own podcast, BloodRoot, to share stories from her own genealogy journey. Daniels is also a contributing author to the book, Genealogy and the Librarian, published in 2018. You can learn more about her personal projects and upcoming speaking engagements at genealogyliteracy.com..

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Oral Genealogy in Asia-Pacific: The Essence of Personal Identity and Tribal Connections — free replay of today's BCG webinar by David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL now available for limited time

Oral Genealogy in Asia-Pacific: The Essence of Personal Identity and Tribal Connections — free replay of today's BCG webinar by David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL now available for limited time

The recording of today's BCG webinar by David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL, "Oral Genealogy in Asia-Pacific: The Essence of Personal Identity and Tribal Connections” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.

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Oral genealogies celebrate ancestral connections in indigenous cultures across Asia-Pacific. As one paramount chief in Samoa declared, “The most important thing for children to understand is their family connections. The knowledge of history is their treasure—not gold and silver, but genealogy.” Learn about the significance and richness of oral genealogies and current efforts to preserve them in Asia and the Pacific.

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Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar — Oral Genealogy in Asia-Pacific: The Essence of Personal Identity and Tribal Connections by David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL

Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar — Oral Genealogy in Asia-Pacific: The Essence of Personal Identity and Tribal Connections by David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL

Oral genealogies celebrate ancestral connections in indigenous cultures across Asia-Pacific. As one paramount chief in Samoa declared, “The most important thing for children to understand is their family connections. The knowledge of history is their treasure—not gold and silver, but genealogy.” Learn about the significance and richness of oral genealogies and current efforts to preserve them in Asia and the Pacific.

About the presenter

David Ouimette, Certified Genealogist®, Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠, manages Content Strategy for Asia and the Pacific at FamilySearch, prioritizing records of genealogical value for digital preservation and online publication. His team prioritizes camera placement and targets records for preservation in national, regional, and local archives. David has researched in several hundred archives in over sixty countries spanning all continents. Previously, David was product manager at Ancestry.com, responsible for family trees, United States records, DNA testing, and the search experience. David regularly lectures at national genealogical conferences and institutes. He serves as a Trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has served as Vice President of the Utah Genealogical Association and on the board of the National Genealogical Society. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from Brigham Young University, has contributed articles to many magazines and journals, and authored Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide. David and his wife, Deanna, live in Highland, Utah, are the parents of eight children, and have seven grandchildren.

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Researching Cornish Ancestors by Lesley Trotter, PhD—free replay of today's webinar now available for limited time

Researching Cornish Ancestors by Lesley Trotter, PhD—free replay of today's webinar now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Lesley Trotter, PhD, "Researching Cornish Ancestors” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Discover the key resources available for researching Cornish ancestry. Learn about the different archives in Cornwall, what they hold and how to access their collections. Find out which Cornish records are available online and where to find them. Hear about the finding aids and local groups that can help with your research, and get a better understanding of how key features of Cornish history like Methodism, mining and migration shaped Cornish family histories. Whether you are researching from afar or planning to visit Cornwall, this talk will help you with starting to research your Cornish ancestors. Please note that the talk assumes you have already watched ‘Introduction to County Research in England’.

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New TechZone Video - Demystifying Second Cousins Once Removed: Crack the Code of Kinship Terminology! by Dana Leeds

New TechZone Video - Demystifying Second Cousins Once Removed: Crack the Code of Kinship Terminology! by Dana Leeds

We're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar members a new, short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! Enjoy "Demystifying Second Cousins Once Removed: Crack the Code of Kinship Terminology!" by Dana Leeds.

Demystifying Second Cousins Once Removed: Crack the Code of Kinship Terminology!

Curious about the differences between a second cousin once removed and a first cousin twice removed? Join us for an engaging session where we’ll unravel the secrets of genealogical kinship terms. Discover practical tips and tricks to understand and remember these connections, empowering you to better understand and work with your DNA matches. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to crack the code of family relationship terminology and enhance your genealogical skills!

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Dana Leeds started researching her family tree in 1998. She bought her first DNA kit in 2016 and solved her first unknown parentage case in early 2018. While working on another case that year, she created the innovative genetic genealogy tool known as the Leeds Method. This method quickly sorts DNA matches into clusters allowing the user to see which matches belong together. Dana quickly became a nationally known genetic genealogy speaker, and she enjoys helping others to easily understand and work with their DNA results. In 2023, Dana embraced artificial intelligence (AI), eagerly exploring its potential to enhance genealogy research.

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Chinese Immigration in the South by Grant Din—free replay of today's webinar now available for limited time

Chinese Immigration in the South

The recording of today's webinar by Grant Din, "Chinese Immigration in the South” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

A little-known part of American history is the Asian immigrants who settled in the South in the 1800s and 1900s. Some were brought to work in agriculture, others established groceries and other businesses. Under Jim Crow segregation, they had different statuses as “Colored” or “White” depending on where they lived and the time.

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Register for Friday's England County Series Webinar — Researching Cornish Ancestors by Lesley Trotter, PhD

Register for Friday's England County Series Webinar — Researching Cornish Ancestors by Lesley Trotter, PhD

Discover the key resources available for researching Cornish ancestry. Learn about the different archives in Cornwall, what they hold and how to access their collections. Find out which Cornish records are available online and where to find them. Hear about the finding aids and local groups that can help with your research, and get a better understanding of how key features of Cornish history like Methodism, mining and migration shaped Cornish family histories. Whether you are researching from afar or planning to visit Cornwall, this talk will help you with starting to research your Cornish ancestors. Please note that the talk assumes you have already watched ‘Introduction to County Research in England’.

About the presenter

Dr Lesley Trotter is a social historian, professional genealogist and writer with a special interest in the history of Cornwall, where she is based. Lesley is an Associate of AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives) and an Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute of Cornish Studies at the University of Exeter. Her PhD focussed on on the experiences of wives ‘left behind’ by emigrating Cornish miners in the 19th century, and is published as The Married Widows of Cornwall. She recently edited Cornwall Herstory, a collection of essays from the Cornish Women’s History Conference that she organised in 2019. Lesley holds an Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Local History from the University of Oxford, is Vice-Chair of the Cornwall Association of Local Historians, and a member of the council of the Devon and Cornwall Record Society. She gives frequent talks to academic and public audiences, and works with arts groups on community history projects. More information can be found on her website: www.humblehistory.com.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Chinese Immigrants in the South by Grant Din

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Chinese Immigrants in the South by Grant Din

A little-known part of American history is the Asian immigrants who settled in the South in the 1800s and 1900s. Some were brought to work in agriculture, others established groceries and other businesses. Under Jim Crow segregation, they had different statuses as “Colored” or “White” depending on where they lived and the time.

About the presenter

Grant Din has conducted genealogical research for over thirty years and currently serves on the board of the California Genealogical Society. He served on the staff of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation for eight years and currently volunteers there to manage the Immigrant Voices website with over 220 stories of West Coast immigrants from throughout the world. Grant's interest in genealogy started at a wedding reception in his youth, where a relative showed him a page from a family tree showing he is in the 36th generation of the Gong family (he's also a 24th generation Owyang). He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, an M.A. in public policy analysis from Claremont Graduate University, and a B.A. in sociology with emphasis on urban studies from Yale University, and has traveled throughout the U.S., China, and Japan for his research. Recently, Grant was a part of the research team for The Six, an upcoming film about the Chinese who survived the Titanic. He has over thirty years of experience in the Bay Area non-profit sector and lives with his family in Oakland, CA.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at:

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