New TechZone Video - How to use Google Photos to Possibly Identify Ancestors in Old Photos by Lisa Louise Cooke

New TechZone Video - How to use Google Photos to Possibly Identify Ancestors in Old Photos by Lisa Louise Cooke

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 "How to use Google Photos to Possibly Identify Ancestors in Old Photos" by Lisa Louise Cooke.

How to use Google Photos to Possibly Identify Ancestors in Old Photos

Lisa Louise Cooke shows us how to use the group similar faces feature in Google Photos to help identify our ancestors in photos.

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About the Presenter

Lisa Louise CookeLisa Louise Cooke is the producer of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular and long-running genealogy podcast which has been downloaded over 3 million times! The podcast is available at www.GenealogyGems.com, the Genealogy Gems app and all major podcast streaming services. Lisa also hosts the YouTube Live video series Elevenses with Lisa at the award-winning Genealogy Gems YouTube channel. A sought after international and keynote genealogy speaker, she makes genealogy education fun and inspiring whether in person or online. Lisa is the author of four books: The Genealogist's Google Toolbox Third EditionMobile GenealogyHow to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, and Genealogy Gems. Other works include the popular Evernote for Genealogists quick reference guide, and the video tutorial series Google Earth for Genealogy. She also produces The Family Tree Magazine Podcast, writes the Lisa's Picks column for the magazine, and is an instructor and curriculum developer for Family Tree University.  

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Dissecting a Civil War Pension Packet--Union and Confederate - free webinar by Jill Morelli, CG now online for limited time

Dissecting a Civil War Pension Packet--Union and Confederate - free webinar by Jill Morelli, CG now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Jill Morelli, CG, "Dissecting a Civil War Pension Packet--Union and Confederate" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Have you identified a Union or Confederate Civil War soldier in your ancestry? Lucky you. These records are the most accessible of all military records. We will discuss the history of these records, who was included and excluded, and the changes in the law. Civil War Pension records contain a wealth of information. We will compare two pension packets, Confederate and Union--and how to acquire, use them and the stories they tell.

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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 "Dissecting a Civil War Pension Packet--Union and Confederate" 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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Working with Different Family Tree Views on MyHeritage - free webinar by Uri Gonen now online

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The recording of today's webinar by Uri Gonen, "Working with Different Family Tree Views on MyHeritage" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

The bigger your family tree grows, the more unweildy it can be. MyHeritage offers several different family tree views to help you navigate your tree effectively. In this webinar, you'll the advantages of each and how to use them.

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Free access to MyHeritage Photo Enhancer and MyHeritage In Color for one month

Got a black and white photo? Have a blurry mug shot? Now's your chance to have these photographs enhanced and colorized. MyHeritage's new technology is now unlocked and free for anyone to use from August 11 through September 10, 2020. From my personal experience, it is incredible! Give it a try for free. Below is the announcement written by MyHeritage.

Starting today we’re unlocking both our popular photo tools — MyHeritage Photo Enhancer and MyHeritage In Color™ — for a whole month, until September 10, 2020. Normally, these features can be used by non-subscribers on up to 10 photos each, while users with a Complete plan enjoy unlimited use. But now, for a whole month, anyone can enhance and colorize as many photos as they’d like for free!

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This continues our tradition of giving back to the community. With so many people currently confined to their home and doing their best to stay safe and healthy — we’re giving everyone a fun way to pass the time and enjoy genealogy!

Using these tools, you can get to know your ancestors in a whole new way. Your old, faded, black and white family photos will come to life, in full color and sharp focus — making them look almost as though they were taken yesterday.


Register for Webinar Wednesday: Dissecting a Civil War Pension Packet--Union and Confederate by Jill Morelli, CG

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Have you identified a Union or Confederate Civil War soldier in your ancestry? Lucky you. These records are the most accessible of all military records. We will discuss the history of these records, who was included and excluded, and the changes in the law. Civil War Pension records contain a wealth of information. We will compare two pension packets, Confederate and Union--and how to acquire, use them and the stories they tell.

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JillMorelli-144x144Jill Morelli, CG is a "Roots" genealogist, becoming interested in family history in the 1970's with the Alex Haley show. At that time, she just collected "stuff." After a hiatus during which she had a family and volunteered in her community, Jill came back to genealogy with a vengeance in February 2002 and a total commitment to "doing it right." She attended conferences, institutes and read articles that would improve her skills as a genealogist. Jill started lecturing on genealogy topics in 2013; however, her background includes extensive lecturing associated with her vocation of architecture to large (300+) and small groups for 40+ years. Jill is a lecturer, writer and professional genealogist and has a blog at http://genealogycertification.wordpress.com about her experiences of being "on the clock," house histories and other topics of interest.

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Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage webinar: Working with Different Family Tree Views on MyHeritage by Daniel Horowitz and Uri Gonen

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The bigger your family tree grows, the more unweildy it can be. MyHeritage offers several different family tree views to help you navigate your tree effectively. In this webinar, you'll the advantages of each and how to use them.

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Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing key contributions liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences around the world. Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, he was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for 15 years. Daniel is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and holds a board level position at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA).

Uri Gonen has been working at MyHeritage since 2005 where he took on different challenges and roles in product development and product management. He has been part of the wild journey of MyHeritage from a small startup to a dominant company in the genealogy space. Among his involvement in key projects of the company, Uri was the original developer behind Family Tree Builder, and the product manager of MyHeritage's genealogy search engine. Recently, Uri was involved in several genealogical projects such as PedigreeMap, Pedigree View, Tree Consistency Checker and several integrations with FamilySearch. Before joining MyHeritage, Uri has worked in other software startups in Israel, the United States and Canada. He now lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Learn Legacy Software Live! City directories, obituaries and more - free webinar by Geoff Rasmussen now online for limited time

Learn Legacy Software Live! City directories, obituaries and more - free webinar by Geoff Rasmussen now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Geoff Rasmussen, "Learn Legacy Software Live! City directories, obituaries and more" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Learn the step-by-steps of downloading and adding a new genealogical document to your Legacy Family Tree software.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 14 minute recording of "Learn Legacy Software Live! City directories, obituaries and more" 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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Picturing Your Ancestor’s Occupation

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Blacksmith. Railroad Engineer. Chef. Logger. Farmer.

What occupations did your ancestors have? What do you know about those occupations? You might have proof of their jobs from records such as the census, city directory, or a child’s vital record but what did that occupation “look like?”

My dad, and the men in my paternal line for 3 generations, worked for the railroad. I know what that looked like. I visited the railroad yard with my grandfather and sat in the seat he spent his days in as an locomotive engineer. In my mind, I can still see that day and that up close experience. But I need to use images to pass along that part of my paternal family history to my children.

But what about other ancestors? Details about their occupation fills in the holes of their life story. Learning more about their occupation, telling that story using records and illustrating it with images (whether they themselves are in the pictures or not) helps bring our family history to life.

Sea Sponges at market

I started wondering about occupational images when I recently bought some postcards that looked “interesting.” The postcards are part of a series depicting the sea sponges industry. Those images led me to additional research about the jobs involved in the procuring and selling of sea sponges. Lucky for me my son is a scuba instructor and he provided me information about the divers tasked with sponge collection and provided me reference materials.

All that because of a postcard.

What Images Exist of Your Ancestor’s Occupation?

What images can you find for the occupation your ancestor had? Occupational images might be found on:

  • Postcards
  • Stereographs
  • Lithographs
  • Paintings
  • Photographs
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Patents
  • Maps

What types of images are you looking for? Those depicting the actual job are an obvious choice but what about patent illustrations of a tool or device that had to with your ancestor’s job? What about the end result of their job (horseshoes for a blacksmith, planes for Rosie the Riveters)? How about a photo of where they worked?

Where can you find these? Start with digital collections. These can be through libraries and archives or separate digital collections. Some of my favorites include:

Don't forget to also search eBay. If you have an account, set up an alert for that occupation. That way you automate your search.

Illustrate Your Family Story

Everyone loves to look at images. Stories are more powerful when they are illustrated. Consider telling your ancestor’s occupation story with images.

 

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.


New TechZone Video - Google Keep for Note Taking by Lisa Lisson

New TechZone Video - Google Keep for Note Taking by Lisa Lisson

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 "Google Keep for Note Taking" by Lisa Lisson.

Google Keep for Note Taking

Learn to use the free app Google Keep to record text or spoken word while out and about to help you stay focused.

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About the Presenter

Lisa LissonAs a genealogy researcher and creator of the Are You My Cousin? blog, Lisa Lisson takes the overwhelm out of genealogy research and keeps researchers moving forward finding their ancestors. Whether researching ancestors alongside clients or writing how-to articles and books, Lisa uses her 12 years of research experience to help others build a solid research plan, find the needed genealogy records, and get the most out of those resources. When not working with clients or writing genealogy articles, Lisa can be found pursuing her passion for  running, traveling with her husband or simply enjoying time with her two adult children. 

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Preparing a Portfolio: Applying to Become a Certified Genealogist® - free webinar now online

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The recording of tonight's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, "Preparing a Portfolio: Applying to Become a Certified Genealogist®" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

In this webinar, trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists will share various pathways to certification. They will discuss the process of becoming a board-certified genealogist, explain each element of an application portfolio, and answer questions from the participants.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 32 minute recording of "Preparing a Portfolio: Applying to Become a Certified Genealogist®" 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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Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries - free webinar by Michelle Leonard now online for limited time

Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries - free webinar by Michelle Leonard now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Michelle Leonard, "Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

There are some mysteries traditional research can never solve. DNA testing, however, has revolutionised the options available to adoptees and those with unknown parentage or other unknown ancestors. This webinar will explain how to use DNA results to solve these previously unsolvable mysteries. Michelle will illustrate the entire process from choosing the correct tests and testing companies through to making contact with newly identified relatives. She will outline how to use DNA cousin matching when you have no known family history to draw upon and give a practical demonstration of the most important techniques and best practices for successfully identifying birth parents or other unknown ancestors. Through the use of illustrative case studies and success stories Michelle will show how DNA testing used in conjunction with traditional research methods can provide much sought after answers for adoptees and anyone looking to solve an unknown ancestor mystery.

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 "Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries" 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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Register for Friday's webinar - Learn Legacy Software Live! City directories, obituaries and more by Geoff Rasmussen

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Learn the step-by-steps of downloading and adding a new genealogical document to your Legacy Family Tree software.

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GeoffRasmussen-144x144Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is the founder and host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series and develops the Legacy Family Tree genealogy software. Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello, basketball and bowling. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center. He is the author of Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors, and the popular books Legacy Family Tree, Unlocked! and Digital Imaging Essentials.

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Register for Thursday's webinar - Preparing a Portfolio: Applying to Become a Certified Genealogist®

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In this webinar, trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists will share various pathways to certification. They will discuss the process of becoming a board-certified genealogist, explain each element of an application portfolio, and answer questions from the participants.

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LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, CG, CGL was elected as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) in 2016 and currently serves as President. She enjoyed a 35-year career as a tax lawyer before her 2013 retirement as a partner from the big four accounting firm of EY. She is most proud of her service on the staff of the bipartisan, bicameral, Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress where she helped to craft the historical Tax Reform Act of 1986. LaBrenda is now a full-time genealogist focused on teaching and writing. Her research centers on African American families that survived American slavery, primarily in the Carolinas. LaBrenda has published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, among other publications, and in 2016 she published a guide for researching African Americans in her home county in South Carolina, a book that was hailed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s long-running genealogy column as an important model for all counties of South Carolina and other states. LaBrenda earned a BA from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and both a Law degree and a Master of Laws degree from New York University. LaBrenda is the Registrar General for the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage, a national lineage society that honors ancestors who were enslaved in the United States before 1870. She completed ProGen 13 and served as the mentor of ProGen 37. LaBrenda was the SLIG Course Coordinator for the inaugural African American track, and is also on the faculty the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh, the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.

Angela Packer McGhie, CG is the coordinator for the Intermediate Genealogy course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and the coordinator of the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. She served as the administrator of the ProGen Study Program from 2008-2014 and is now on the board of directors. Angela is an instructor at the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the Virtual Institute on Genealogical Research. Angela has served on the education committee of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and is the past president of the National Capital Area Chapter of APG. She is a contributing author for the APG Quarterly and was honored with a formal certificate of appreciation from the Association of Professional Genealogists for her leadership and service.

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, is a long-time researcher and instructor in genealogical topics. Rick is also a retired colonel having served 31 years in the U.S. Army. Rick and his wife Pam coordinate the Advanced Land course and Researching in Washington, D.C., without Leaving Home offered by the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and the Advanced Land course at Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). Rick co-coordinates with Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL, the Law School for Genealogists at GRIP and the FHL Law Library course at SLIG. He also coordinates the Using Maps in Genealogy course at SLIG. Rick also instructs in the Advanced Methodology course offered by SLIG. He also lectures at national conferences and presents nationwide seminars. His areas of expertise encompass records of the National Archives, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, including military records, land records, using maps in genealogy, urban research, and government documents. Rick is experienced in the localities of western Pennsylvania and Ohio. Rick is also a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He is also the immediate past president of BCG.

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Tracing Australian and New Zealand World War One Ancestors - free webinar by Helen Smith now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Helen V. Smith, "Tracing Australian and New Zealand World War One Ancestors" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The ANZACs were young men from Australia and New Zealand who answered the call in World War One. Using a variety of records, it is generally possible to trace their service and find out the answer to “What did you do in the war?”

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries by Michelle Leonard

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There are some mysteries traditional research can never solve.  DNA testing, however, has revolutionised the options available to adoptees and those with unknown parentage or other unknown ancestors. This webinar will explain how to use DNA results to solve these previously unsolvable mysteries.  Michelle will illustrate the entire process from choosing the correct tests and testing companies through to making contact with newly identified relatives. She will outline how to use DNA cousin matching when you have no known family history to draw upon and give a practical demonstration of the most important techniques and best practices for successfully identifying birth parents or other unknown ancestors. Through the use of illustrative case studies and success stories Michelle will show how DNA testing used in conjunction with traditional research methods can provide much sought after answers for adoptees and anyone looking to solve an unknown ancestor mystery.

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About the presenter

MichelleLeonard-144x144Michelle 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 combination 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.

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