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.

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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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About the Presenter

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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10 Reasons Why MyHeritage is a Genealogist’s Best Friend—free replay of today's webinar by Melissa Barker now available for limited time

10 Reasons Why MyHeritage is a Genealogist’s Best Friend—free replay of today's webinar by Melissa Barker now available for limited time
The recording of today's webinar by Melissa Barker, "10 Reasons Why MyHeritage is a Genealogist’s Best Friend” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

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There are many genealogical research databases and resources out there, and we should be using everything we can to locate and document our ancestors. Learn from a professional genealogist and archivist why MyHeritage can be a genealogist’s best friend with the records available on their website.

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Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Series webinar — 10 Reasons Why MyHeritage is a Genealogist’s Best Friend by Melissa Barker

Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Webinar Series webinar — 10 Reasons Why MyHeritage is a Genealogist’s Best Friend by Melissa Barker

There are many genealogical research databases and resources out there, and we should be using everything we can to locate and document our ancestors. Learn from a professional genealogist and archivist why MyHeritage can be a genealogist’s best friend with the records available on their website.

About the presenter

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is affectionally known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches, and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual presentations across the United States and other countries for various genealogy groups and societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well-known published book reviewer. She has been a Professional Genealogist for the past 17 years with expertise in Tennessee records. She has been researching her own family history for the past 32 years.

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10 Unexpected Places to Find Ancestor Photos Online—free replay of today's webinar by Elizabeth Swanay O'Neal now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Elizabeth Swanay O'Neal, "10 Unexpected Places to Find Ancestor Photos Online” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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It is wonderful to uncover the facts of an ancestor’s life, but putting a face to a name is the most amazing discovery of all. Expand your search for your ancestor’s faces with these ten “unexpected” online resources!

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Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: 10 Unexpected Places to Find Ancestor Photos Online Family History by Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal

Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: 10 Unexpected Places to Find Ancestor Photos Online Family History by Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal

It is wonderful to uncover the facts of an ancestor’s life, but putting a face to a name is the most amazing discovery of all. Expand your search for your ancestor’s faces with these ten “unexpected” online resources!

About the presenter

Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal is a professional genealogist, writer, educator, and national genealogical speaker. Her specialties include methodology, technology, and online research resources. Since 1987, Elizabeth has made it her goal to research, share, and preserve her family stories. She is the author of the family history lifestyle website, Heart of the Family™ where her mission is to help others make the past part of their present.

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How to Find the Truth about a Family Story—replay of today's Best of ESM webinar by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL now available for webinar members

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The recording of today's webinar by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, "How to Find the Truth about a Family Story” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for webinar members.

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Oral history provides the foundation for all family research. Documentary evidence builds structure on that foundation. But documents often conflict with family traditions. How do we determine the core truths that are essential to understanding our own past? This class examines the causes of those conflicts and demonstrates how to peel away generations of confusion to find the real story that underpins family lore. Case studies include both Native American and African American traditions.

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Register for Friday's "The Best of ESM" series members-only webinar — How to Find the Truth about a Family Story by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

Register for Friday's "The Best of ESM" series members-only webinar — How to Find the Truth about a Family Story by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

Oral history provides the foundation for all family research. Documentary evidence builds structure on that foundation. But documents often conflict with family traditions. How do we determine the core truths that are essential to understanding our own past? This class examines the causes of those conflicts and demonstrates how to peel away generations of confusion to find the real story that underpins family lore. Case studies include both Native American and African American traditions.

*** This class requires an active webinar membership to attend. ***

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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Kentucky and Virginia Tax Lists – 5 ½ Strategies for Identifying That Elusive Early Southerner—free replay of today's webinar now available for limited time

Kentucky and Virginia Tax Lists – 5 ½ Strategies for Identifying That Elusive Early Southerner—free replay of today's webinar now available for limited time
The recording of today's webinar by Gail Jackson Miller, CG, "Kentucky and Virginia Tax Lists – 5 ½ Strategies for Identifying That Elusive Early Southerner” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Kentucky and Virginia have some of the most complete tax lists in the United States. Their value in research often goes unrecognized by even the experienced researcher. Tax lists can be a primary tool for solving difficult research problems and are invaluable when used with other records. Learn how to access original records, to best organize them for study, and to interpret their meaning. The lecture will use case studies to show their use in tracking individuals across time, estimating birth dates and death dates, separating individuals of the same name, determining the identity of other family members, and using them as substitutes for deeds, court records, and estate records in burned counties.

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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 25 minute recording of "Kentucky and Virginia Tax Lists – 5 ½ Strategies for Identifying That Elusive Early Southerner" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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