They Drew A Crooked Line and Formed a Border - free webinar by J. Mark Lowe, FUGA now online for limited time

They Drew A Crooked Line and Formed a Border - free webinar by J. Mark Lowe, FUGA now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by J. Mark Lowe, FUGA, "They Drew A Crooked Line and Formed a Border" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The border between Kentucky and Tennessee created some unusual situations. Learn more about the Walker’s Line controversy, and where to find the land grants & deeds that may lead to your ancestors.

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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 28 minute recording of "They Drew A Crooked Line and Formed a Border" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: They Drew A Crooked Line and Formed a Border by J. Mark Lowe, FUGA

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The border between Kentucky and Tennessee created some unusual situations. Learn more about the Walker’s Line controversy, and where to find the land grants & deeds that may lead to your ancestors.
 
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About the presenter

Lowemark-144J. Mark Lowe, FUGA is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer. While sharing personal experiences that help beginning and experienced researchers gain new skills and insights for research, he specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee that lies in northern Middle Tennessee along the Kentucky border.

Lowe also serves as the Course Coordinator for ‘Research in the South’ at IGHR (Samford University), for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and is Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance), learning sessions and hands-on research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at regional archives. Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are? and UnXplained Events.

Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers’ Guild SPEAK!, The Longhunter (So. Ky. Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly and other local society publications. His own publications include Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2 1859-1873. He formerly was the President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). He is the former President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society, and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood award by the Association of Professional Genealogists.

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Introducing DNA Labels - free webinar by MyHeritage's Ran Snir now online to view

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The recording of today's webinar by MyHeritage's Ran Snir, "DNA Labels" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

MyHeritage recently introduced labels for DNA Matches, a feature that allows you to organize your matches and gain new insights about them at a glance. Learn how you can use this feature to make your genetic genealogy research much more efficient and convenient.

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Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage webinar: DNA Labels by Ran Snir

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Ransnir-144x144Ran Snir, Director of Product Management, is responsible for MyHeritage DNA products. He leads a talented team of developers, QA engineers, and designers to create and optimize DNA users’ entire journey — from ordering a DNA kit, tracking the kit’s progress, receiving results, to leveraging a continually growing suite of features to make the most of the DNA results in genealogical research. Most recently, he led the development of the Chromosome browser for shared DNA segments feature, from concept through production and launch.

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Researching during the slave era (1817-1865) - free webinar by Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy, "Researching during the slave era (1817-1865)" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Dr. Shelley Murphy will present a case study reviewing the challenges & successes of researching the descendants of enslaved laborers who built the University of Virginia for Thomas Jefferson. Methods and strategies will be shared.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

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Your Genealogy Webinar Action Plan for 2022

Your Genealogy Webinar Action Plan for 2022

Happy New Year! In January, our thoughts turn to new beginnings and plans. Geoff Rasmussen recently announced the 2022 Legacy webinar schedule. That schedule always gets me thinking about all the education opportunities coming up for the year. So my question is, what do you plan to learn?

It’s easy to respond with an enthusiastic “Everything!” But you may want to take some time to plan out your webinar watching and come up with an action plan so that you can make the most of your webinar viewing. From my personal experiences teaching and watching webinars, I know there are some best practices to consider to get the most from your experience.

6 Best Practices

We are so lucky to live in a time where technology has brought us so much knowledge and information. I remember in college, I had an independent study class that consisted of recorded lectures on VHS tape, and I thought that was very high tech! That early version of the webinar did allow me some flexibility to listen to lectures on my schedule.

But easier access doesn’t always mean that we are doing what we need to, to get the most of the experience (remember my recorded college lectures? I tended to fall asleep due to a heavy work and school schedule).

What are some “best practices” to get the most of what you watch this year? Here are 6 I would suggest.

1. What is your goal?

What’s your reason for listening to that webinar? Do you have a specific research type or methodology you want to learn? Take time to write that goal down. When you find yourself not paying attention, you can remind yourself why you are there and what you want out of the next hour.

2. Focus on the Webinar.

No really. I know how it is. You have a webinar playing, and you're checking social media, and answering someone's email. Then you're ordering groceries to be delivered and wondering what you should make for dinner. No, don't do that. Give yourself the gift of focusing, totally being present only on the webinar. If you have to do a quick search of the website the speaker just mentioned, fine. But try to focus on what the presenter is saying. When we simply watch a presentation, we don't retain everything we hear, so imagine how much you retain when your mind is multitasking? According to author and TED Talk presenter Julian Treasure, we only retain only 25% of what we hear so imagine what you're missing in that other 75% [1]. 

3. Jot Down Questions.

Before you even watch the webinar, what do you want to get from it? What do you need to know for your research? Jot those down before the speaker even begins and if those questions aren't answered, consider asking in the chatbox.

4. Take Notes.

Do you take notes when you watch webinars? Note-taking helps you to retain information simply by the act of writing the information down. You can print the handout and annotate it so that it is more meaningful for your particular research.

5. Ask Questions.

Use the chat to ask questions. Your question may not be picked, but you have a better chance if you make sure to ask right away.

6. Summarize.

A TED talk by Julian Treasure (mentioned above) teaches an acronym to use when thinking about listening. That acronym is RASA which stands for Receive, Appreciate, Summarize, and Ask. Receive means to pay attention. Appreciate is one way you can show your listening to a person (using responses like oh, ok). The last two are probably obvious, Summarize what the speaker said back to them, and Ask questions.[2] Even though this is meant for 1:1 conversation, you could do the same thing when listening to a webinar. Remember those notes you were taking? You can note any follow-up actions like searching on a website or checking out a recommended book. After the webinar is over, take some time to jot down the three main points (or more) that are your take-aways from the webinar.

What do you do to prepare to learn from a webinar? What are your best practices? Let’s share ideas in the comments below.

See you at the next webinar!

 

[1] “5 Ways to Listen Better,” TED (https://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_5_ways_to_listen_better/transcript?language=en: accessed 5 January 2022).

[2] Ibid.

 

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 - Customize Your Google Chrome Homepage by Gena Philibert-Ortega

New TechZone Video - Customize Your Google Chrome Homepage by Gena Philibert-Ortega

We're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar members a new, short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! This week enjoy "Customize Your Google Chrome Homepage" by Gena Philibert-Ortega.

Customize Your Google Chrome Homepage

In this TechZone video learn how to customize your Google Chrome homepage to add a background image, add recipe cards or add shortcuts.

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About the Presenter

Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master's degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects      Gena Philibert-Ortegainvolving genealogy, women's studies, and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is the author of the books, From The Family Kitchen (F + WMedia, 2012), Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) and Putting the Pieces Together. Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association's journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include women's social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women's lives using material artifacts. Gena Philibert-Ortega is the author of IDG's monthly column, Remember the Ladies: Researching Your Female Ancestor. 

See all the webinars and videos by Gena Philibert-Ortega in the Legacy library.
 
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Register for Friday's African Diaspora Series webinar: Researching during the slave era (1817-1865) by Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy

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Dr. Shelley Murphy will present a case study reviewing the challenges & successes of researching the descendants of enslaved laborers who built the University of Virginia for Thomas Jefferson. Methods and strategies will be shared.
 
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ShelleyMurphy-144x144For some, the words “So What?” seem like a curt reply to a simple question. For Shelley Murphy, however, they are the driving force behind her genealogy research and her high-energy presentations. Known affectionately as “familytreegirl”.

More than thirty years later, Shelley has become a genealogy force to be reckoned with. She is a co-founder and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), past president of the AAHGS Chapter of Central Virginia, former vice president of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association (CVGA), and a proud daughter of the Jack Jouett and Walter Hines Page Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is active in her home state of Virginia serving on the Boards of the Library of Virginia, Albemarle-Charlottesville and Fluvanna Historical Societies. Dr. Murphy recently hired by the President’s Commission on Slavery at the University of Virginia to conduct research to locate descendants of enslaved and free laborers who helped build Thomas Jefferson’s University.

Conducts professional genealogical services and worked for local government and nonprofits. In her presentations she imparts to audiences the importance of “asking questions” at each discovery. She is known for her fresh approach to getting started in genealogy research, for her keen methods and strategies for analyzing documents, and for her common-sense approach to building timelines and research plans.

Shelley holds memberships in the National Genealogical Society (NGS), Association of Professional Genealogists (APG-NCAC), and various historical societies and genealogy groups throughout the United States. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor. She prides herself on being a problem solver and a teamplayer.

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The webinar will be live on Friday, January 7, 2022 at:

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  6. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  7. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


The Only Thing You Need to Know About DNA and Genealogy - free webinar by Diahan Southard now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Diahan Southard, "The Only Thing You Need to Know About DNA and Genealogy" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Often the more we learn about a topic the more we overcomplicate the application of that knowledge. Sometimes we need to step back and distill that knowledge down to just the essential parts to make it useful and actionable. Let’s try that with DNA.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour and 33 minute recording of "The Only Thing You Need to Know About DNA and Genealogy" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: The Only Thing You Need to Know About DNA and Genealogy by Diahan Southard

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Often the more we learn about a topic the more we overcomplicate the application of that knowledge. Sometimes we need to step back and distill that knowledge down to just the essential parts to make it useful and actionable. Let’s try that with DNA.
 
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DiahanSouthard-144x144-2018Diahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, consults with leading testing companies and forensics experts. Southard’s company, Your DNA Guide (YourDNAGuide.com), deploys a team of scientists who provide one-on-one genetic genealogy education and research services. She recently published Your DNA Guide-the Book, that takes you on a step-by-step journey with your DNA in order to find answers to your genealogy questions. You will walk away from an interaction with her enlightened and motivated as she has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.

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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!


3 Resources for Canadian Genealogy Research

3 Resources for Canadian Genealogy Research

Have Canadian ancestors? There are so many online resources for researching your Canadian ancestors, whether they are like mine and hail from Quebec or they were immigrants to Alberta. If you’re just getting started, consider using these finding aids to lead you to learning more about your family history.

1. CanGenealogy 

CanGenealogy by Dave Obee

CanGenealogy, compiled by Dave Obee, is a list of resources categorized by region or subject. I suggest starting with a search by region and then scrolling down to find links for various records such as census, birth, and land. Near the bottom of the page, you'll find links for genealogy societies. I highly recommend you click on those. Many of those societies will have online databases and membership privileges to benefit your research.

2. Library and Archives Canada – Genealogy Topics 

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If you've done any Canadian genealogy at all, you know Library and Archives Canada is a must. But beyond just searching for records or databases, have you looked at the educational information they provide? The Genealogy & Family History Topics page includes genealogical topics that can you learn more about such as a particular record set like Voter Lists, Maps, and the 1940 National Registration. You may also want to check out their Browse by Topic page for other genealogically related topics and resources. Don't forget to check their blog frequently to learn more about their collections.

3. Olive Tree Genealogy – Canadian Genealogy 

Olive Tree Genealogy – Canadian Genealogy 

Thank goodness for genealogists like Dave Obee (mentioned above) and Lorine McGinnis Schulze, the woman behind Olive Tree Genealogy. Her Canadian Genealogy page includes links for resources for each province and databases for immigrants arriving via ship before and after 1865. "Olive Tree Genealogy has more than 1,900 pages of free genealogy records to help you find your brick-wall ancestors and build your family tree." Make sure to take the time to click around various links to see all that the website has to offer your genealogy, including resources for Canadian and American family history, how-tos for the beginner, and links to other free websites.

Keep Looking for Canadian Resources

I only went over three websites you need to be well-acquainted with, but there are others including the more familiar, such as FamilySearch.

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The FamilySearch Research Wiki Canada Genealogy page is an excellent place to start, but don't forget to click on the map to go to a specific province. These pages provide essential tools for learning more about relevant record types and finding tools such as maps, gazetteers, and genealogy word lists (for those researching Quebec).

Using websites that provide links to other resources can help you ensure that you conduct an exhaustive online search before you make plans to write or research in person other repositories.

 

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 - Adding a Video to a Microsoft Word Document by Gena Philibert-Ortega

New TechZone Video - Adding a Video to a Microsoft Word Document by Gena Philibert-Ortega

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 "Adding a Video to a Microsoft Word Document" by Gena Philibert-Ortega.

Adding a Video to a Microsoft Word Document

Did you know you can add videos to your Microsoft Word documents? In this video Gena Philibert-Ortega will show you two ways to add videos - 1) from a video stored on your computer and 2) from a video that is found online.

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About the Presenter

Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master's degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects     Gena Philibert-Ortegainvolving genealogy, women's studies, and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is the author of the books, From The Family Kitchen (F + WMedia, 2012), Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) and Putting the Pieces Together. Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association's journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include women's social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women's lives using material artifacts. Gena Philibert-Ortega is the author of IDG's monthly column, Remember the Ladies: Researching Your Female Ancestor. 

See all the webinars and videos by Gena Philibert-Ortega in the Legacy library.
 
Not a member yet?

Legacy Family Tree Webinars provides genealogy education where-you-are through live and recorded online webinars and videos. Learn from the best instructors in genealogy including Thomas MacEntee, Judy Russell, J. Mark Lowe, Lisa Louise Cooke, Tom Jones, and many more. Learn at your convenience. On-demand classes are available 24 hours a day! All you need is a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

Subscribe today and get access to this members-only TechZone video AND all of this:

  • All 1,664 classes in the library 
  • 6,163 pages of instructors' handouts
  • Chat logs from the live webinars
  • Additional 5% off anything at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Additional members-only webinars

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Top 30 genealogy webinars of 2021

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In 2021 MyHeritage and Legacy Family Tree Webinars brought you 240 genealogy webinars. 240 ways of finding your ancestors. Wow! We hope you've been able to find an ancestor or two and that you've enjoyed our Webinar Wednesdays, our 2nd annual Genealogy Webinar Marathon, Webtember, TechZone videos, the Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series, the MyHeritage Webinars series, the African Diaspora series, the Board for Certification of Genealogists webinar series, and everything else we've brought you in 2021.

We also brought you the final lectures for three amazing educators: Elizabeth Shown Mills (retired from speaking), Pam Sayre (retired from speaking) and Debra Renard (passed away in December).

Thank you for being part of our webinar family. My family. While every single webinar was fantastic, here's the list of the top most-watched webinars in 2021.

The Top 10 for 2021

1. Navigating Your Way Through FamilySearch by Cyndi Ingle

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

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

4. 'What are the Odds?' An online tool that can help solve DNA puzzles by Jonny Perl

5. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl

6. Comparing the Genealogy Giants 2021: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and MyHeritage by Sunny Morton

7. Context: A Powerful Tool for Problem Solving by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

8. FamilySearch.org – 10 Links You Have to Try by Devin Ashby

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

10. Building Family Trees for Your DNA Matches by Mary Eberle, JD

The Runner-Ups

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

12. Genealogy Escape Room by Thomas MacEntee

13. Four Factors Influencing Your DNA Ethnicity Results by Diahan Southard

14. They Had Names: Identifying Children Represented by Tick Marks in Pre-1850 Censuses by Denise E. Cross, MSLIS, CG

15. Record As You Go, Cite As You Go, & File As You Go by Cyndi Ingle

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

17. Cluster Research: Using Groups of People to Find Your People by Robyn Smith

18. Fifty Overlooked Genealogical Resources in Fifty Minutes by Diane L. Richard

19. DNA Downer: Strategies for Dealing with DNA Fatigue by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

20. My ancestors were Irish – or were they? by Natalie Bodle

The 2nd Runner-Ups

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

22. Solving a Brick Wall with DNA – A Case Study by Larry W. Thomas

23. Tech with Thomas by Thomas MacEntee

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

25. Learning More about American Female Ancestors Prior to 1850 by Gena Philibert-Ortega

26. Uncovering the lives of your London (England) ancestors by Cathie Sherwood

27. Organization: The Key to Successful Research by Teri E. Flack, M.A. (Public History), M.B.A.

28. British Genealogy Online: The Top English & Welsh Family History Websites by Rick Crume

29. Investigative Genetic Genealogy – the Use of DNA for Law Enforcement by Diahan Southard

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

Geoff's Personal Favorites

Although I loved every ... single ... webinar this year, these six were my personal favorites:

Well, my "personal favorites" list started out as "Geoff's Top 3" and the more I review the catalog the longer the list is getting so I'd better stop. All 240 webinars in 2021 are certainly worth the replay.

Geoff's classes

They didn't make the top 30, but I really enjoyed presenting these classes this year:

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.

Here's to a fruitful 2022 - may we all make progress on our family trees!


2022 Legacy Family Tree Webinars series announced — adds monthly online conferences and Mexico series

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MyHeritage and FamilyTreeWebinars.com are pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2022 Legacy Family Tree Webinars series, now in its 13th year. Choose from 120 classes from genealogy's leading educators on topics ranging from the 1921 U.K. census to the 1950 U.S. census, from Greece and China to Prussia and Nova Scotia, from Backblaze and Instagram to Airtable, from organizing your papers to printing books on MyHeritage, and from organizing your DNA with the Leeds method to the madness of 'Mc' surnames. We are also introducing the brand new Mexico research series AND the brand new monthly online genealogy conferences.

Click here to register (free).

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Mexico series

The year 2022 brings the addition of the Mexico research series to our live broadcast lineup.

Mexicoseries The Mexico research series will broadcast live the third Friday, every other month, and will deliver educational webinars geared toward Mexican-ancestored people in the United States and around the world. Speakers for the 2022 series include Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS; Henrietta Christmas and Lisa Medina. Click here for the entire lineup.

Monthly Online Genealogy Conferences

Treat yourself to an online genealogy conference (all free!) nearly every month. Conference themes include Organization (January), African-American research (February), Ireland (March), 3rd annual genealogy webinar marathon (April), Germany (May), BMDs/vital records (June), Military (July), New England (August), 2nd annual Webtember event (September), Writing and Publishing (October), Census (December). Watch this blog for upcoming information.

In addition to our weekly Webinar Wednesdays, we will continue to offer other unique classes.

Bcglogo2019-68 We are proud to once again host the monthly webinar series for the Board for Certification of Genealogists where we will learn from board-certified genealogists Beth Stahr, Alice Hoyt Veen, David Rencher, David Ouimette, Mark Wentling, Denise E. Cross, Carolyn L. Whitton, Jennifer Zinck, Julie Miller, Pam Stone Eagleson, Nicole Gilkison LaRue and Anne Morddel. Click here for the entire lineup.
Mhwebinars And for the sixth year, we will be the host of the exclusive webinar series, MyHeritage Webinars, where we will learn about the brand new DNA labels, photo enhancing tools, recording memories in the mobile app, identifying common ancestors with DNA, learn about all the new historical records, and much more. Click here for the entire lineup.
Downunder-transparent-small The Down Under series continues into its fourth year! This series of webinars is designed for genealogists in Australia and New Zealand - at 12pm (noon) on the first Wednesday of each month (Sydney time). They'll have their very own Webinar Wednesday with convenient timing. Click here for the entire lineup.
Africa The African Diaspora series, in its second year, will broadcast live the first Friday of each month and will deliver educational webinars geared toward African-ancestored people in the United States and around the world. Speakers for the 2022 series include Shelley Murphy, Nicka Smith, Ari Wilkins, Renate Yarborough Sanders, Calvin Dark, Char McCargo Bah and Janice Lovelace. Click here for the entire lineup.
Canada The O Canada series, also in its second year, will broadcast live the third Friday of every other month and will present educational classes with a focus on the broad range of ancestries found in Canada. Speakers for the series include Dave Obee, Ann G. Lawthers, Janice Nickerson and Lianne Kruger. Click here for the entire lineup.

Closed Captioning

Every webinar recording will be captioned in English for the hearing impaired. We really are striving to serve the entire world!

How to register

Sign up (it's FREE!) for one or for all of them today and you will receive a reminder email both one day and two hours prior to the live event.

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FamilyTreeWebinars.com memberships

All live webinars are free and their recordings are free to watch for the first 7 days. With a webinar membership you get these additional benefits:

  • Access to 1) all the existing 1,600+ classes in the library, 2) plus the 180+ webinars that will be added during the 2022 season, 3) plus any additional bonus members-only webinars (hundreds of these so far) – all available for the duration of your membership
  • Access to all 6,100+ pages of instructors' handouts plus the new handouts of the 2022 season
  • Chat logs from the live webinars
  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Advanced navigation of videos with playlists and chapters
  • Exclusive section for all webinars you've registered for
  • Option to bookmark your favorites
  • Additional 5% off anything at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

It's just $49.95/year.

Learn more or join.

Nowhere else - on land, at sea, or online - will you find genealogy courses as comprehensive, diverse, or as numerous as you will find at FamilyTreeWebinars.com.

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2022 Speakers

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Lots of brand new speakers join many of your favorites for 2022. One of them may be the one to help you break down your genealogical brick wall. Don't miss even one week! We welcome these new speakers to our webinar series:

  • David Rencher, CG, AG, FUGA, FIGRS
  • Dana Leeds
  • Beth A. Stahr, CG
  • Gregory Kontos
  • Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D.
  • Andy Klein
  • Dave Obee
  • Ari Wilkins
  • Brenda Hudson, Ph.D.
  • Shauna Hicks
  • Anthony King
  • Denyce Porter Peyton
  • Calvin Dark
  • Irene Heffran Monley
  • Mark A. Wentling, CG
  • Seema Kenney
  • Janet Thomson, Ed.D.
  • Carolyn L. Whitton, CG
  • Jennifer Zinck, CG
  • Billie Fogarty
  • Sharon Batiste Gillins
  • Nicole Gilkison LaRue, CG
  • Francine Crowley Griffis, CG
  • Lisa Medina
  • Anne Morddel, CG

Click here to register.

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