New TechZone Video - Using Google Chrome's Reading List by Gena Philibert-Ortega

New TechZone Videos - Using Google Chrome's Reading List 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 "Using Google Chrome's Reading List" by Gena Philibert-Ortega.

Using Google Chrome's Reading List

Google Chrome has a reading list feature that is different from its bookmarks bar. Learn the benefits of the reading list and how to use it from Gena Philibert-Ortega.

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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. 

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Free Access to U.S. City Directories on MyHeritage

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City Directories have always been one of my personal favorite set of genealogical records. MyHeritage now has the best collection, and the best searching technology (ie: do an address search to see the history of everyone at the same address) for city directories.

I received exciting news just now that the entire collection will be free to access at from December 2-7, 2021.

Here's more about it from MyHeritage:

The U.S. City Directories collection contains over 561 million records in 26,000 public U.S. city directories published between 1860 and 1960. They typically include names, names of spouses, addresses, occupations, and workplaces, which makes them a rich source of information about family members in the United States — especially as an alternative to missing or destroyed census records. The MyHeritage collection is especially valuable because of its advanced indexing and multiple record consolidation, which make it much easier to find what you’re looking for and track your ancestors’ progress over time.

This is amazing news for anyone looking to dig deeper into their roots in the United States. You are welcome to search the collection now and check out the blog post to learn more.


Top 10 genealogy webinars — November 2021

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for November 2021! 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-1,653 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of November 2021.  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 November 2021

1. Navigating Your Way Through FamilySearch by Cyndi Ingle

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

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

4. Tech with Thomas by Thomas MacEntee

5. Planning Research by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG

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

7. Context: A Powerful Tool for Problem Solving (a 2021 Reisinger Lecture) by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

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

9. Reeling 'Em in with Cousin Bait—10 Ways to Connect with Family by Cheri Hudson Passey

10. My 20 Year Mystery – Finding family origins with Y-DNA by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG

The Runner-Ups

11. Organize Your Digital Files in 3 Easy Steps (TechZone) by Diane Boumenot

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

13. Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada by Christine Woodcock

14. What am I missing? Recognizing Research Holes in Available Sources (a 2021 Reisinger Lecture) by Patti Lee Hobbs, CG

15. An overview of the massive new record collection from France by Elisabeth Zetland

16. Using Mind Mapping as a Visual Research Plan (a 2021 Reisinger Lecture) by Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, CG, CGL

17. The Two Colonial Georgias by Larry W. Thomas

18. Preserving Your Ancestor's Textiles and Handmade Treasures by Melissa Barker

19. Say Amen: Going to Church with the Master – Finding the Mother Church by Char McCargo Bah

20. Finding the Elusive Maiden Name by Ann Lawthers

The 2nd Runner-Ups

21. Investigate the Neighborhood to Advance Your Research (a 2021 Reisinger Lecture) by Melinda Henningfield, CG, CGL

22. Inferred Mapping Explained by Michelle Leonard

23. Court Records for People of Color Family History Research by Nicka Smith

24. Sources and Citations Made Simple Standard and Powerful by Geoff Rasmussen

25. More Than Just Names: Advanced US Census Research by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

26. Seven Immigration Methodologies with Case Studies Across the Centuries (a 2021 Reisinger Lecture) by David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL

27. How to Use the "Connected DNA Matches" Tool to Link DNA Matches to Your Family Tree (TechZone) by Michelle Leonard

28. Maintaining an Organized Computer by Cyndi Ingle

29. Using Zotero to Organize and Annotate Your Family History Research by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

30. Getting the Most out of the Irish Census by Natalie Bodle

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Genealogy a la carte – Using Australian historical maps in your research - free webinar by Benjamin Hollister now online for limited time

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The recording of today's Down Under webinar by Benjamin Hollister, "Genealogy a la carte – Using Australian historical maps in your research" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

There is an abundance of Australian maps available online that help depict your family’s places of importance – and even more available in libraries and archives around the country.

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 14 minute recording of "Genealogy a la carte – Using Australian historical maps in your research" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,157 pages)
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  • 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
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  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

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Register for Down Under webinar: Genealogy a la carte – Using Australian historical maps in your research by Benjamin Hollister

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About the presenter

BenHollister-144x144Ben Hollister has been a professional genealogist since 2007, and a historical researcher since 1997. He currently owns and operates History Helper, a historical research business focussing on German-Australian and Australian indigenous research, and as well as offering a variety of support services to historical researchers.

Ben was the co-convenor of the Germanic & Continental European SIG of Genealogy SA from 2014 – 2019, founded the German-Australian Genealogy and History Alliance, a network of societies, archives and researchers, and served as Executive Officer, and was a director of the Association of Professional Genealogists from 2016-2020.

Ben is a Certified Professional with the Australian Library and Information Association and holds tertiary qualifications in information management, educational management, and applied history and speaks and teaches regularly about history and genealogy at a state, national and international level.

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  • 7pm Central
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  • 12pm

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Expand Your Research Options Using Catalog Subjects

Expand Your Research Options Using Catalog Subjects

The FamilySearch Catalog. Chances are you use it. But are you using all it offers? Case in point: subject headings.

Subject Headings are likely something you’ve encountered in other library catalogs. You will see subject headings in pretty much every library catalog you use, even the FamilySearch Catalog. So what are they? “Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is a list of words and phrases – called headings – that are used to indicate the topics of library resources. It is used by most academic and research libraries in the United States, as well as by many public and school libraries. It is also used by libraries throughout the world....LCSH brings consistency to library collections by categorizing topics into logical arrangements, and by controlling synonyms, variant spellings, and homographs.”[1] So in a nutshell, subject headings are a way that library materials are cataloged. 

What this means for you is the opportunity to find other works that are similar to your item of interest. This doesn’t always work to our advantage, sometimes there simply aren’t other similar resources in the catalog, but in some cases, you might uncover additional resources. I find this especially helpful in cases where I have conducted a keyword search.

November 2021 FamilySearch Catalog

So let’s look at two examples from the FamilySearch Catalog. In this first example, I did a Place search on Spain, Madrid and then chose the category Civil Registration. This is the card catalog entry for the single result in this category.

FamilySearch Catalog Madrid

Notice under Subjects it says Locality Subjects and provides two links:

Spain, Madrid - Census

Spain, Madrid - Civil registration

In this case, the civil registration link is for this entry and no others exist in this category. The census link includes two resources, this entry and another.

Now let’s look at a different example, this time I conducted a keyword search on the phrase “women newspaper.” This is an example where my keyword phrase probably isn't the best so I could benefit from other suggestions. One of my results was the book, Index of references to American women in colonial newspapers through 1800. Notice that in this case not only are there more links but they are divided by Locality Subjects and Library of Congress Subjects.

FamilySearch Catalo American Women

Notice that these include Locality Subjects for Genealogy and Newspaper Indexes for the United States as well as Library of Congress Subjects for Women and American Newspapers. In this case, the LOC subjects lead me to no other resources. However, the Locality Subjects lead me to over 100 additional resources. This can be beneficial in helping me locate additional items for my research.

The FamilySearch Catalog is a vital resource for your genealogy. Don't stop at entering a search. Study your results to get the most from your research. Learn more about using the Catalog so your research can benefit. To start, read the FamilySearch Wiki page “Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog.” 

 

[1] “Process for Adding and Revising Library of Congress Subject Headings,” Library of Congress (https://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/subject/lcsh-process.html: accessed 18 November 2021).

 

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 "Bonus" Webinar - I want my mummy: Researching Egyptian family history by Penny Walters, PhD

New "Bonus" Webinar - I want my mummy: Researching Egyptian family history by Penny Walters, PhD

On the last Friday of each month, we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This month enjoy "I want my mummy: Researching Egyptian family history" by Penny Walters, PhD. 

I want my mummy: Researching Egyptian family history

When we think of Egyptians, most of us would conjure up images of Tutankhamun and Cleopatra. The nine year old boy king Tutankhamun, who died as a teenager, ruled from 1333 to 1323 BC. The discovery of his largely intact tomb in 1922 is considered one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in the modern era, and the contents of his tomb are more significant than his short reign. Queen Cleopatra, born 69BC, who ruled Egypt from 51 to 30 BC, was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty. She is famous for her beauty and her love triangle with the Roman warlords Julius Caesar and Mark Antony (not her twenty year reign). ‘Cleopatra,’ played by the white, blue eyed, black haired Elizabeth Taylor, (not an African woman) is a 1963 five hour film, depicting Cleopatra\'s relationships with Caesar and Antony in an ill-fated attempt to save the Egyptian empire. However, this images are from ancient Egypt. Many children will have dressed up for the day in a bedsheet and a hair towel, when looking at Egypt in school. For many people, the first time they will see a dead body is when they visit a museum and see an Egyptian Mummy. However, these aren’t ‘mummies’ - they are people, whose bodies underwent a mummification process. And is it ok that these bodies have been removed from their burial places and unceremoniously placed in glass cabinets and exposed for all to see, very distant from their countries? So how do Egyptians today mark births, marriages and deaths? This session will look at how Egyptian people today register births, celebrate marriages and register and bury their dead. The roles of religion and bureaucracy will be explained. What are the traditional naming systems in place? Do women change their surname when they marry? Examples of Egyptian family trees will be given, which reveal that women aren’t placed on family trees. What do DNA testing companies reveal about Egyptian DNA?

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About the Presenter

Penny WaltersDr. Penny Walters has been a University lecturer for 30 years in Psychology and Business Studies. Penny’s interest in genealogy started after having her first child and then wondering about her biological parents, as she was adopted. DNA testing initially revealed 71% Irish heritage, which has been refined now to 94%. Having researched her 2 family trees for 30 years, Penny lectures internationally and writes articles about a variety of genealogy topics). Penny has authored the books: ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy,’ and ‘The Psychology of Searching.’ www.searchmypast.co.uk

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Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada - free webinar by Christine Woodcock now online for limited time

Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada - free webinar by Christine Woodcock now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Christine Woodcock, "Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Scots began coming to Canada in the mid 1600s, first as entrepreneurs – men on the make, and then as a means to an end – ways to enjoy a better life and to have the opportunity to own their own land. Others were sent to Canada in hopes of them having a better life than the one they left behind. In this presentation, we will cover Merchants to NFLD, HBC, Highland Scots to PEI and Nova Scotia, Selkirk Settlers, Huron Tract, CN/Northwest Settlements, British Home Children, Farm Boys, and various Settlement Schemes.

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 23 minute recording of "Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,644 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,133 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

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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

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New TechZone Video - How to Use the "Connected DNA Matches" Tool to Link DNA Matches to Your Family Tree by Michelle Leonard

New TechZone Video - How to Use the "Connected DNA Matches" Tool to Link DNA Matches to Your Family Tree by Michelle Leonard

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 the "Connected DNA Matches" Tool to Link DNA Matches to Your Family Tree" by Michelle Leonard.

How to Use the "Connected DNA Matches" Tool to Link DNA Matches to Your Family Tree

This short TechZone presentation will explain how to use Ancestry’s ‘Connected DNA Matches’ tool to link DNA matches to their entries on a linked tree. The tool can be used to attach DNA match icons to chosen DNA matches, produce an instant link to the pedigree of those matches as built into your own tree and it provides a useful additional organisational option for your Ancestry DNA matches.

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About the Presenter

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

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  • 6,133 pages of instructors' handouts
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Register for Friday's webinar: Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada by Christine Woodcock

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Scots began coming to Canada in the mid 1600s, first as entrepreneurs – men on the make, and then as a means to an end – ways to enjoy a better life and to have the opportunity to own their own land. Others were sent to Canada in hopes of them having a better life than the one they left behind. In this presentation, we will cover Merchants to NFLD, HBC, Highland Scots to PEI and Nova Scotia, Selkirk Settlers, Huron Tract, CN/Northwest Settlements, British Home Children, Farm Boys, and various Settlement Schemes.
 
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ChristineWoodcock-144x144Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator with an expertise in the Scottish records. She began researching her family history following the death of her mother and grandmother who were the storytellers of the family. Christine's mother was one of 21 children and although Christine and her parents emigrated to Canada when Christine was quite young, she grew up immersed in Scottish culture. When speaking to groups and societies about Scottish research, Christine recognized that a large percentage of the Scots Diaspora had never been to Scotland. To allow researchers the opportunity to research the records in their ancestral homeland, Christine began her business, Genealogy Tours of Scotland. Christine started the Scottish ViC in 2018, the only virtual conference dedicated to Scottish research, enlisting the assistance of her colleagues in Scotland. When not organizing genealogy research tours to Scotland, Christine lectures on Scottish genealogy, hosts webinars, authors blogs and articles. She is the webinar coordinator for the ISBGFH and has begun organizing their Virtual Institute. Christine is the editor for British Connections, a quarterly newsletter for the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. She authored Moorshead Magazine's Special, "Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry" Issue which was published in May 2017 and was a co-author for their Heritage Travel issue, released in September 2017. She is a frequent contributor to ‘Internet Genealogy’ and ‘Your Family History’ and their sister magazine ‘History Magazine’ Christine has also been published in History Scotland magazine.

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Reeling ‘Em in with Cousin Bait—10 Ways to Connect with Family - free webinar by Cheri Hudson Passey now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Cheri Hudson Passey, "Reeling ‘Em in with Cousin Bait—10 Ways to Connect with Family" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Cousin Bait helps connect with others who may have information about your family. Learn the best ways to share so others can find you.

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 16 minute recording of "Reeling ‘Em in with Cousin Bait—10 Ways to Connect with Family" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,642 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,133 pages)
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  • 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
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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Reeling ‘Em in with Cousin Bait—10 Ways to Connect with Family by Cheri Hudson Passey

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Cousin Bait helps connect with others who may have information about your family. Learn the best ways to share so others can find you.
 
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CheriPassey-144x144Cheri Hudson Passey is a Professional Genealogist, Instructor, Writer, and Speaker and the owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC. Cheri is the host of the genealogy chat show GenFriends and is a genealogical researcher, subcontracted by Eagle Investigative Services, Inc., for the US Army Past Conflict Repatriations Branch.

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Planning Research - free webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG, "Planning Research" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.

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Genealogical proof requires the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research. The thorough research required by the Genealogical Proof Standard should not be undertaken in a haphazard manner. This webinar provides useful tips on developing an effective research plan, including the importance of crafting a focused research question and prioritizing potentially relevant sources.

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About the presenter

LaBrendaGarrettNelson-160-154-2019LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson was elected as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) in 2016 and currently serves as President. She was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in October 2021. 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.

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Court Records for People of Color Family History Research by Nicka Smith now online to view for limited time

Court Records for People of Color Family History Research by Nicka Smith now online to view for limited time
The recording of today's webinar by Nicka Smith, "Court Records for People of Color Family History Research" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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What’s the difference between circuit and chancery court? Are probate and succession the same thing? Why bother looking at court records when it’s not involving slavery? Get the answers to these questions and more during this session, where we’ll cover court records from top to bottom, from the perspective of people of color.

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