The Madness of ‘Mc’ Surnames - free webinar replay by Carol Baxter now available to view for limited time

The Madness of ‘Mc’ Surnames - free webinar replay by Carol Baxter now available to view for limited time

The recording of today's webinar, "The Madness of ‘Mc’ Surnames" by Carol Baxter is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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If you have already worked out that ‘Mc’ and ‘Mac’ surnames are the most complicated British surnames, you must listen to this webinar. And if you haven’t already worked this out, you must absolutely listen to this webinar. ‘Mc’ surnames are double the trouble because they can suffer distortions at the beginning, middle and end of the ‘Mc’ prefix as well as at the beginning, middle and end of the rest of the surname, the root word. Sound glides are a particular problem, in which the ‘k’ sound at the end of the ‘Mc’ prefix distorts the first letter of the root word (e.g. McCue/McKew/McHugh, McLachlan/McGloughlan). Transcription errors can also produce a non-‘Mc’ surname (e.g. Mackever/Markever) which can prove a trap for the unwary. This seminar will help you keep you sane when you encounter the complexities of these mad Scottish-origin surnames.

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Register for today's Down Under webinar: The Madness of ‘Mc’ Surnames by Carol Baxter

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If you have already worked out that ‘Mc’ and ‘Mac’ surnames are the most complicated British surnames, you must listen to this webinar. And if you haven’t already worked this out, you must absolutely listen to this webinar. ‘Mc’ surnames are double the trouble because they can suffer distortions at the beginning, middle and end of the ‘Mc’ prefix as well as at the beginning, middle and end of the rest of the surname, the root word. Sound glides are a particular problem, in which the ‘k’ sound at the end of the ‘Mc’ prefix distorts the first letter of the root word (e.g. McCue/McKew/McHugh, McLachlan/McGloughlan). Transcription errors can also produce a non-‘Mc’ surname (e.g. Mackever/Markever) which can prove a trap for the unwary. This seminar will help you keep you sane when you encounter the complexities of these mad Scottish-origin surnames.
 
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CarolBaxter-144x144Carol Baxter is an experienced and informed historian and genealogist, an internationally-acclaimed, award-winning author, and a dynamic, inspirational presenter.

Carol has been a genealogist for four decades having first become interested in family history research while still at high school. Her career as a professional genealogist began when she was appointed Project Officer of the Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record (ABGR). In that role she edited six volumes of early New South Wales muster returns (similar to census returns) and later the convict indents for 1788-1812. She edited many other record series when she became General Editor of the ABGR’s new incarnation, the Biographical Database of Australia. She is a Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists and an adjunct lecturer at the University of New England.

Her career took a different turn in 2004 when she began writing “popular history”. Her first manuscript was picked up by the first publisher she approached within a few weeks of submission. She is now the author of six “historical true-crime thrillers” of which An Irresistible Temptation (2006), Breaking the Bank (2008), Captain Thunderbolt and his Lady (2011) and Black Widow (2015) were published by Allen & Unwin to critical acclaim. Both Breaking the Bank and Captain Thunderbolt and His Lady received first prize in writing competitions. Captain Thunderbolt and his Lady is also being turned into a TV series while Black Widow has been turned into a computer game. Allen & Unwin also published The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller (2017). Publishers Weekly (USA) wrote that it’s a “thrilling biography”. It’s being turned into a big budget six-part TV series by the producers of the Academy Award nominated film Lion.

In 2013, Britain’s Oneworld published The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable. The Times (London) wrote that it is “as lively and readable as a crime novel” while Britain’s Independent newspaper praised it as “totally irresistible”.

‘How to’ genealogy books are among Carol’s other works. She published Writing Interesting Family Histories in 2009 and produced a third updated edition in 2016 along with a companion volume Writing and Publishing Gripping Family Histories.

She is eager to help researchers ensure that their evidence is accurate (having encountered much historical research that is inaccurate) so she published Help! Historical and Genealogical Truth: How do I separate fact from fiction? in 2016.

Her passion for surnames and given names and the knowledge she has acquired by virtue of her linguistics degree and her years working as a transcriber led her to write “Help: Why can’t I find my ancestor’s surname?” (2014) and “The Madness of Mac Surnames”, published by Unlock the Past in 2018. A series of handy guides on English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh given names was been published by Unlock the Past (2019). Unlock the Past also published her lively and humorous pre-beginners guide ‘To Trace or Not to Trace: a family history overview for the curious’ (2018).

Carol is also a sought-after speaker. She has been a presenter at four Unlock the Past genealogical conferences on international cruise ships, teaching researching and writing skills to family historians. She is also an enrichment speaker telling her true tales of murder, mystery and mayhem on international cruise ships. Prior to the pandemic, she told Mrs Miller’s tale as a three-part mini-series on the Crystal Serenity from Los Angeles to Auckland and was booked to speak on more cruises.

In all of her books and talks, her aim is to educate and to entertain her readers or audiences. She took this one step further in 2021 by launching the Writing Fabulous Family Histories website, which includes online courses teaching genealogists writing skills and researching skills. For further information: see www.writingfabulousfamilyhistories.com.

Carol can be contacted at carol@writingfabulousfamilyhistories.com.

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Using the Slave Owner’s Bible Records - free webinar by Char McCargo Bah now online to view for limited time

Using the Slave Owner’s Bible Records - free webinar by Char McCargo Bah now online to view for limited time

The recording of today's webinar, "Ole Master Record All Us In The Good Book – Using the Slave Owner’s Bible Records" by Char McCargo Bah is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Locating and using former slave owners’ bible records can reveal slave families as well as their birth, ages and deaths. These records are valuable and can predate statewide vital statistic records. In addition, these records can show enslaved persons were listed with their enslaved families.

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When is a book a genealogical source?

When is a book a genealogical source?

It’s an unassuming book. It looks more like a marketing piece. Wedding Embassy Yearbook by Macy’s California (a department store chain) is a 130-page hardback. It begins with a store directory for everything the bride needs for her wedding and her first home. After that, the book provides helpful wedding advice about the engagement announcement, the wedding party attire, and etiquette surrounding brides who are widows and “older” (yes, older in this context means 30 years of age. The book states, “The woman of thirty or thereabouts is still sufficiently youthful to wear the traditional wedding gown and veil (p. 111). But for those in their later 30s, you’re better off with a “handsome dress.”)

If you found this in your family library during a decluttering exercise, you might be tempted to throw it out. After all, what genealogical use is it? It might be something you read for nostalgia, but not much else. But if you continue paging through to the back, you find this…

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And this…

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It’s a genealogical source masking as a department store wedding planner. The name of the bride and groom and attendants are here. The list of everyone who gave a gift, several pages, is here. The only thing not here is the wedding date, though judging from the list of when the gifts were received, it was most likely an October wedding. The book lacks a year, and the bride wrote “4” for the year in her list of gifts received and acknowledged. My original guess was that it might be 1964. Further research showed a California marriage index and a newspaper announcement that verified an October 1964 wedding.

This book is a source of many genealogical facts, from the bride and groom to the family members who gave gifts. Combining this with the online newspaper wedding announcement and a state marriage index, one can piece together that moment in time. Other details like the type of gift given provide some social history clues on what young couples received as they started their life together.

Now here’s the sad part of this genealogical record. This isn’t my family. It was given to me by someone who picked it up at a book sale. Why it ended up at the book sale is unknown, but further research uncovered a 1968 divorce for the couple.

The lesson here is that as we declutter our own home or that of a deceased family member’s estate, we need to remember that not all genealogical sources look like genealogical sources. Some look like marketing pieces or plain books, but in reality, they can hold so much more. Be careful as you go through things. It’s a tremendous job, but it can lead to exciting discoveries.

 

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.


Top 10 genealogy webinars — June 2022

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for June 2022! 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-1,798 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of June 2022.  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 June 2022

1. Using DNA To Solve Interlinked Mysteries by Michelle Leonard

2. Documents + DNA + Method + a little bit of Luck: Combining Tools to Find Biological Family by Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG

3. Irish Emigration to North America: Before during and after Famine by Paul Milner

4. Negative Evidence: Making Something Out of Nothing by Denise E. Cross, MSLIS, CG

5. Identifying Common Ancestors with DNA by Shahar Tenenbaum

6. The Voyages of Our German Immigrants by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

7. Quickly Organize Your DNA Matches with the Leeds Method by Dana Leeds

8. Five Wives & A Feather Bed: Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Resolve Conflicting Claims by Mark A. Wentling, MLS, CG

9. Indirect Evidence - A Case Study by Pauline C. Merrick

10. A 19th Century Ontario Enigma – A Case Study by Janice Nickerson

The Runner-Ups

11. How I Debunked an Online Tree Hint by Geoff Rasmussen

12. Born to be Filed: Delayed Birth Records in the U.S. by Sunny Morton

13. Proving Parentage Two Centuries Later Using DNA Evidence by David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL

14. Seeking the Best Evidence: Targeted Testing for Genetic Genealogy Proof by Paul Woodbury

15. McMasters' Will: The Scheme That Made Us Virtually Free by Calvin Dark

16. Government Gazettes as a Genealogical Resource by Helen V. Smith

17. 50 Websites To Find Vital Records by Gena Philibert-Ortega

18. Advanced Lightroom Techniques for Photo Editing by Jared Hodges

19. Top 10 Secrets to Using MyHeritage by Daniel Horowitz

20. The Ties That Bond by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

The 2nd Runner-Ups

21. Wringing Every Drop out of Mitochondrial DNA by Roberta Estes

22. The Bones - New Zealand Civil Registration by Fiona Brooker

23. Studying Free People of Color in Apprentice Records by Ari Wilkins

24. Simply using timelines will make a difference in your research! by Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy

25. Proof Arguments - How to Write Them and Why They Matter by Warren Bittner, CG

26. Getting Started with Legacy 4 of 5 - Legacy's Ultimate Guide to Sources by Geoff Rasmussen

27. Using a Research Methodology for Family History by Phil Isherwood

28. Getting Started with Legacy 3 of 5 - Your 12-Step checklist to using Legacy Family Tree software by Geoff Rasmussen

29. Unlocking Stories of Our Female Ancestors through Effective Research Methodology by Denyce Porter Peyton

30. Drawing Insights from Your Family Photos: Using MyHeritage by Daniel Horowitz

Access to classes in the Legacy Family Tree Webinar library are available with an webinar membership. Not a member? Become one! Or watch one of our free classes here.


New tool — how to join a live webinar in progress WITHOUT looking for your registration link

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Webinar viewers will love this new tool! We've just created the Join Webinar in Progress button which lets you join a live webinar from the webinar home page at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com without having to look for the registration link in your email.

Why you might need this

Previously, to attend a live webinar, you would need to first register for the webinar, then wait for the confirmation/reminder email from GoToWebinar to arrive in your Inbox, then click on the Join Webinar link in the email. For some, this email ends up in their spam folder. For some, it arrives too late to join (for example - the person registers right before the live webinar begins and the email doesn't arrive for a while). And for others, the email never arrives for some reason. We've even had to tell some users to call GoToWebinar to ask if their email address is on GoToWebinar's 'bounce list' and ask for it to be removed.

Still, hundreds, even thousands of you make it to the live webinars with no problems. But for the smaller percentage of you that might experience one of the challenges above, this tool solves the problem. Yay! :)

How to use it

When the live webinar is scheduled to begin, simply visit the home page at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com and, when the countdown reaches zero, click on the orange Join webinar in progress button. 

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Fill in your name and email address, and in no time you'll be an attendee at the live webinar. That's it!

Time Zone

And if you ever wonder what the start time is in YOUR time zone, well, you never have to wonder because the time is always displayed in your local time (as long as your computer clock is set to the correct time zone).

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It worked!

We silently launched the new tool this week just before Tuesday's webinar. While Daniel was speaking I was monitoring it and noticed that it was working brilliantly! Folks who had not registered previously were joining the live webinar in progress. I asked one of them about their experience afterwards who replied:

"Hi Geoff, Yes, it went very smoothly, and I REALLY appreciate this new ability. In the past, if I was late joining I had to send you an E-Mail asking for the link, which was quite a nuisance.  This worked very well and, of course, Daniel (as always) gave a great presentation." - Murray

So a big thanks to the MyHeritage engineering and development teams for supporting our webinar series! To some, this might be a little thing, but it's the little things that I try to make perfect, for they make a BIG difference.


Register for Friday's African Diaspora Webinar Series webinar — Ole Master Record All Us In The Good Book – Using the Slave Owner’s Bible Records by Char McCargo Bah

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Locating and using former slave owners’ bible records can reveal slave families as well as their birth, ages and deaths. These records are valuable and can predate statewide vital statistic records. In addition, these records can show enslaved persons were listed with their enslaved families.
 
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About the presenter

CharBah-144x144Char McCargo Bah is the CEO/Owner of FindingThingsforU, LLC. She has undergrad degrees in Urban Studies and African-American Studies. She holds professional certificates in genealogy, publishing, investigation, research and paralegal. She has been a genealogist since 1981; appearing in numerous television interviews and documentaries. She is currently working on the Virginia Theological Seminary’s Reparation Project and the Alexandria, Virginia Public House Project in locating descendants. Char has received numerous awards including nominated in 2019 for Who Who’s in America. She will appear in the 2020 Who Who’s in America publication. In 2014, she became Alexandria, Virginia’s Living Legend. She is the author of two books including her recent book, “Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom.” She is a freelance writer on local history for her column, “The Other Alexandria,” in the Alexandria Gazette Newspaper. And, a member of several genealogical societies, National Genealogical Society, Virginia Genealogical Society, Fairfax Genealogical Society, Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society and numerous historical and writing societies and organizations.

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Top 10 Secrets to Using MyHeritage - free webinar by Daniel Horowitz now online to view

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The recording of today's webinar by MyHeritage's Daniel Horowitz, "Top 10 Secrets to Using MyHeritage" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

MyHeritage is one of the most popular online family history platforms in the world — but there’s so much more to it than meets the eye. Even if you’ve been using it for years, you may be surprised to discover that you’ve only scratched the surface of the useful features and capabilities of this site. Genealogy expert Daniel Horowitz will pull back the curtain on some of the lesser-known features and settings that will help you take your research up a level and help you make the most of the MyHeritage platform.

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 16 minute recording of "Top 10 Secrets to Using MyHeritage" is now available to view in our webinar library for free.

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Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage webinar: Top 10 Secrets to Using MyHeritage by Daniel Horowitz

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MyHeritage is one of the most popular online family history platforms in the world — but there’s so much more to it than meets the eye. Even if you’ve been using it for years, you may be surprised to discover that you’ve only scratched the surface of the useful features and capabilities of this site. Genealogy expert Daniel Horowitz will pull back the curtain on some of the lesser-known features and settings that will help you take your research up a level and help you make the most of the MyHeritage platform.
 
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Danielhorowitz-144x144Genealogy 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).

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Irish Emigration to North America: Before, during and after Famine - free webinar replay now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Paul Milner, "Irish Emigration to North America: Before, during and after Famine" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Identify push factors to emigration (internal issues influencing emigration): Identify pull factors to emigration (external forces encouraging emigration) • Discuss factors and resources for each time period • Emigration pre-1717 • Scots-Irish (1717 – 1783) • Revolutionary War to the Famine (1783-1845) • Famine years and after • How to use to find places of origin

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 33 minute recording of "Irish Emigration to North America: Before, during and after Famine" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Irish Emigration to North America: Before, during and after Famine by Paul Milner

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Identify push factors to emigration (internal issues influencing emigration): Identify pull factors to emigration (external forces encouraging emigration) • Discuss factors and resources for each time period • Emigration pre-1717 • Scots-Irish (1717 – 1783) • Revolutionary War to the Famine (1783-1845) • Famine years and after • How to use to find places of origin
 
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About the presenter

PaulMilner-144x144Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research.

Here’s the backstory about Paul:

Paul was raised on the West Coast of northern England. A mining engineer with a degree from the Cambourne School of Mines in Cornwall, England, he came to the U.S. in 1975 to get his graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin. He has been in the U.S. ever since, and in 2008 he became a dual citizen of both countries. In the intervening years, Paul received two graduate degrees and traveled widely throughout the world.

Paul has been designing genealogy workshops, writing books, and lecturing for over 35 years. He holds an advanced degree in Theology and is particularly knowledgeable about the church and its role in record keeping. As a genealogist he speaks on a variety of topics relating to research in the British Isles, migration to North America and research methodology.

He is the 2018 recipient of the Utah Genealogical Society Fellow Award.

He is currently the book review editor of the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois Newsletter (BIGWILL) and is the former book review editor of the FGS FORUM.

Paul is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois.

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Negative Evidence: Making Something Out of Nothing — free webinar by BCG and Denise E. Cross, MSLIS, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of tonight's webinar by The Board for Certification of Genealogists and Denise E. Cross, MSLIS, CG, "Negative Evidence: Making Something Out of Nothing" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

When is not finding a record nothing, and when does it signify something? Information that is not where you expect it to be may yield important evidence for your research question. Understanding the purpose of a source — who and what it records, and why — will help you determine if the missing person or event is negative evidence or merely a negative search. A series of examples demonstrate methodologies used to create something out of nothing.

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 19 minute recording of "Negative Evidence: Making Something Out of Nothing" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,793 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,632 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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Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar — Negative Evidence: Making Something Out of Nothing by Denise E. Cross, MSLIS, CG

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When is not finding a record nothing, and when does it signify something? Information that is not where you expect it to be may yield important evidence for your research question. Understanding the purpose of a source — who and what it records, and why — will help you determine if the missing person or event is negative evidence or merely a negative search. A series of examples demonstrate methodologies used to create something out of nothing.
 
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About the presenter

DeniseCross-144x144Denise Cross, MSLIS, CG, is a community college librarian who enjoys research, especially digging deep for an elusive answer. Researching her family since the 1990s, she began formalized education in genealogy with the Boston University Certificate Program in Genealogical Research in 2015. The course opened up the world of methodology to extract indirect evidence from records. Her focus is writing and she has published several articles since 2016. She is a winner of the 2020 AGS Scholar Award
and was granted the Certified Genealogist credential the same year.

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  7. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Treat Yourself to a Genealogy Conference this Saturday

Juneconference_1200x628Join us this Saturday at Legacy Family Tree Webinars for the next of our monthly online genealogy conferences in 2022. The theme for this Saturday is BMDs/Vital Records. Here’s the class lineup:

Speaker

Title

Sunny Morton

Born to be Filed: Delayed Birth Records in the U.S. (brand new!)

Gena Philibert-Ortega

50 Websites To Find Vital Records

Helen V. Smith

Civil Registration in Australia

Kathryn Lake Hogan

How to Find Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations in Canada

Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL

The Ties That Bond

 

About our online genealogy conferences

Each conference will include 5 pre-recorded classes (1 class is brand new, 4 classes are hand-selected and unlocked from the members-only webinar library).

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The cost to attend is, well, zero. Viewing all five classes is free. There’s no registration necessary. Just visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/Conference and start learning. Even the syllabus is free for the day.

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A 19th Century Ontario Enigma – A Case Study - free webinar by Janice Nickerson now online for limited time

A 19th Century Ontario Enigma – A Case Study - free webinar by Janice Nickerson now online for limited time

The recording of Friday's webinar by Janice Nickerson, "A 19th Century Ontario Enigma – A Case Study" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

This is a case study based on five years worth of research into the family of Lorenzo White of Pickering, Ontario. Janice will walk the audience step by step through a very difficult research project that ultimately revealed both a fascinating story and important lessons learned. Audience members will learn about a wide range of Ontario records and strategies for overcoming seemingly impossible research roadblocks.

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 5 minute recording of "A 19th Century Ontario Enigma – A Case Study" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,792 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,624 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 2022 webinar brochure here.