Tuesday's Tip - Options: Locations (Beginner)

TT - Options - Locations

Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.

Options: Locations (Beginner)

Previous articles in this series:
Customize Legacy
Options: General Settings
Options: Data Entry
Options: Data Format
Options: Date Defaults
Options: Dates

The next section in the Customize Legacy menu is Options > Customize > 6> Locations

Option 6.1 Default location of family files (gbl)

Option 6.1
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You can see in this screenshot that I have my files in the default location but you don't have to. You can have your files anywhere you want on your hard drive but you need to tell Legacy where they are using this option. If you have more than one file, keep them in the same folder. If you click the Change button you will be presented with a Windows browse box and you can simply navigate to the correct folder. When you select that folder Legacy will insert the file path automatically into this field. If you click the Reset button it will put the file path back to the default.

 

Option 6.2 Default location of media files (ff)

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If you noticed, Option 6.1 is global but Option 6.2 is specific to each family file. It is set up this way so that you can keep all of the media for each family file separate, if you have more than one file. I do have more than one file but I keep all my media together in the default folder. You can Change and Reset this just like you can in Option 6.1.

If you select View Current List of Media Folder will see every folder on your computer that has linked media in it. In this screenshot you can see that I have a lot of subfolders within the default folder. This is a great way to check and see if you have media scattered across your hard drive.  This Master List works just like all of the others so I won't go over the options on this screen. You can also get to this screen by going to View > Master Lists > Media Folder List.

Master Media Folder List
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If you click Test All Media Folders under Option 6.2 you will see this.

Check All Media Locations
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There are three different tasks here.

1) Make a list of all missing media files which will simply generate a text file of your broken links with everything you need to know to be able to fix them.

2) Unlink unreferenced media folders will delete just the broken links. You will NOT be presented with a warning message so be careful that this is what you really want to do.

3) If you choose Unlink all media files you will get a very strongly worded warning message. Once you click Yes there is no turning back. If you change your mind you will have to restore your most recent backup. This only deletes the links, not the media itself.

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Option 6.3 Location of temporary files (gbl)

Option 6.3
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There really is no reason to change this from the default but you can if you want to. Legacy uses temporary files that it puts in this folder. When it is finished with them, they are automatically deleted.

 

This sections was short and sweet. Next time we will be looking at Options: Sources.

 

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Michele Simmons Lewis, CG® is part of the Legacy Family Tree team at MyHeritage. She handles the enhancement suggestions that come in from our users as well as writing for Legacy News. You can usually find her hanging out on the Legacy User Group Facebook page answering questions and posting tips.


Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar: Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands by Yvette Hoitink, CG

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The Netherlands has excellent records. Records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the civil registration since 1811 and by churches since the early 1600s. Genealogists who don’t look beyond these records may create trees that go back ten generations, but they can be bare or have mistakes. By expanding the research to lesser used sources, we can learn more about our ancestors’ lives and find evidence of family relationships to build reliable conclusions. Using examples from her own research, Yvette will demonstrate how to find and use court, notarial, military, and cadastral records, and other records you may not have used before. Find out if your Dutch ancestors owned property, what their occupations were, or even what they looked like. See them in the context of their families and associates, and understand their roles in the communities where they lived.
 
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3 Facts About Ice Cream on National Ice Cream Day

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Happy National Ice Cream Day!

Unless you’re lactose intolerant, there’s a good chance you enjoy ice cream for dessert. Ice cream is a favorite worldwide and according to IceCream.com, New Zealand, the United States, Australia, Finland, and Sweden eat the most ice cream. The website also claims that 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time. [1] That’s a lot of people eating ice cream! 

What do you know about the frozen dairy treat? Here are 3 facts that might surprise you.

The United States has Enjoyed Ice Cream for a Long Time

You need a freezer to enjoy ice cream, right? Well we depend on them in today's world but it’s said that the Ancient Romans enjoyed ice treats long before modern refrigeration. In the United States, early Americans  enjoyed ice cream too, they just had to be careful about how they prepared and briefly stored it. Blocks of ice were used to keep the dessert cool for our colonial ancestors. The problem of keeping it cold was solved by 1790 when New Yorkers enjoyed frozen scoops at the first ice cream parlor. [2]

Not Every Frozen Dessert is Ice Cream

Do you like frozen custard, gelato, or frozen yogurt? 

According to the website the Kitchn, ice cream’s ingredients of milk, sugar, cream, and egg yolks are cooked, then cooled down and finally churned at a high speed which incorporates air which also increases its volume. Gelato, on the other hand has more milk and less cream and eggs and it’s churned at a slower rate which affects the volume.[3]

Ice cream may not always incorporate eggs but frozen custard always includes egg yolks. Frozen yogurt uses cultured milk instead of cream and unlike ice cream it does not have  a minimum fat requirement.

Some Flavors are not so Sweet

Chances are if I asked you what your favorite flavor of ice cream was, it would be something sweet like chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla. But historically sweet flavored ice creams weren’t the only choices. 

Though possibly more mythology than fact, First Lady Dolly Madison is said to have enjoyed oyster ice cream. Whether she really did enjoy the savory dessert or not we do not know but the 1824 cookbook, The Virginia Housewife:, or Methodical Cook by Mrs. Mary Randolph  includes  a recipe for Oyster Cream that instructs the home cook to “make a rich soup…strain it from the oysters, and freeze it.” You can find this and other more familiar sweet ice cream recipes from this cookbook on Google Books. And you can read more about the historical Oyster Ice Cream controversy.

Whether oyster ice cream was a thing for our ancestors or not, we do know that other savory ice cream flavors have existed. Some of those savory flavors that you can enjoy today include ice creams that use vegetables, cheese, and even alcohol for flavor. One example can be found at the Gilroy Garlic Festival held every year in California. As you can imagine, it  is famous for its garlic ice cream. Curious what that might taste like? One taster describes it as vanilla ice cream with a heavy garlic taste. A mixture of sweet and savory that might not be everyone's cup of tea.

Whether you love chocolate or prefer to try something more savory, Happy National Ice Cream Month!

 

 

[1]”The Straight Scoop on Ice Cream,” IceCream.com (https://www.icecream.com/icecreaminfo: accessed 11 July 2019). 

[2]”Ice cream: An American Favorite Since the Founding Fathers,” PBS (http://www.pbs.org/food/features/ice-cream-founding-fathers/: accessed 11 July 2019). 

[3] “What the Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato?,” Kitchn (https://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-difference-between-ice-cream-and-gelato-word-of-mouth-119657: accessed 11 July 2019).

 

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.


French Ancestors? Learn about Bastille Day

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In some cases historical revolutions lead to yearly celebrations culminating in fireworks, parades, picnics, and other celebrations. The American Revolution led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In the United States we celebrate that event every  4th of July. The French Revolution also led to a holiday but in this case the holiday celebrates the heroics and the power of the people as they destroyed a symbol of France’s rulers. France’s  La Fete National or The National Holiday is known as Bastille Day in English speaking countries. This national holiday, celebrated on July 14th, commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789. Celebrations in  France include a military parade that has taken place since 1880. The largest military parade in Europe find French military personnel and the military participants from other countries marching along the Champs-Elysees. 

What was the French Bastille and why was it destroyed? Simply, it was a military fortress and a prison. Although Louis XV locked up those who disagreed or angered him in the Bastille but by the time of his grandson's reign in 1789 the prison only held a handful of prisoners. However, it  had something much more important to the revolutionaries who had just acquired guns. It stored  gunpowder.

The French Revolution was a time of economic depression suffered by France’s citizens with no relief from their  leaders, the privileged and out of touch Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Modern people wrongly ascribe the harsh, sentiment “let them eat cake” with France’s queen as proof of her cluelessness about the plight of ordinary citizens. Although she didn't actually utter that phrase, the actions of the monarchy negatively affected the citizens and the storming of the Bastille  led to the end of the Bourbon monarchy and the execution of the King and Queen which in turn ushered in the French Republic. The Bastille was destroyed and souvenirs of it were shown throughout France as a symbol of the destruction of the Bourbon monarchy.

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Interestingly enough, Bastille Day isn’t just a holiday celebrated in France. It’s also celebrated in other parts of the world including the United States who benefitted from France’s financial backing during it’s own fight for independence from Britain. In 2018, the bilingual website France-Amerique counted 150 events in the United States celebrating Bastille Day. These celebrations included food, music, and all things French. This Bastille Day I’ll be near San Francisco where they have been celebrating the holiday for 139 years and have a website dedicated to that yearly celebration.. This year’s festivities include French food, a car show, live music and events.

Take a few minutes to Google a major city near you and the phrase “Bastille Day.” Chances are you may find a celebration near you. If you'd rather celebrate from home, consider a family get-together that includes some French inspired Bastille Day recipes.

Learn more about your French ancestry in these Legacy genealogy classes.

 

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 "Member Friday" Webinar - Abstract versus Original, Do I need both? by Kelvin L. Meyers

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Abstract versus Original, Do I need both? by Kelvin L. Meyers

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Abstract versus Original, Do I need both?" by Kelvin L. Meyers. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Abstract versus Original, Do I need both?

You have found the abstracts of the deeds, court minutes or the probate records for your ancestor’s county at your local library. Is this good enough? This lecture will discuss why getting as close to the original record as possible is important. You will be given numerous examples of why you should use the original records and help the beginner/intermediate researcher understand the importance of using original documents.

Abstract versus Original, Do I need both? by Kelvin L. Meyers


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Kelvin MeyersA fifth-generation Texan and professional forensic genealogist since 1990, Kelvin is a frequent speaker to genealogical societies and family associations throughout the United States. As a graduate of Texas Tech University with a history major, Kelvin is an avid research-historian. After being employed for ten years in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library, Kelvin now has a solo practice as a forensic genealogist serving clients that include probate attorneys, trust department of banks, the US Immigration Service and energy companies. Kelvin is a 1989 and 1990 alumni of the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University and has returned to IGHR as lecturer. He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a past President of the Lone Star Chapter of APG, and a founding member for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy. Kelvin currently serves as the chairman of the history and archives committee for First United Methodist Church in Dallas.

 

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Prince Edward Island Repositories and Records - free webinar by Melanie McComb now online for limited time

Prince Edward Island Repositories and Records - free webinar by Melanie McComb now online for limited time

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We will review the different databases, repositories, and record collections for Prince Edward Island, Canada ancestors. This session will focus on Irish immigrants and the records they left behind.
 
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Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research 9/3/2019

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Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

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The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

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Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

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Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

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Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

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How to Better Manage Your MyHeritage Family Site - free webinar by Daniel Horowitz now online

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A thorough review of the nuts and bolts to manage your site on MyHeritage, among others: The new family site homepage, different views of your family tree, inbox, members management, photos & tree privacy and general settings.
 
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Prince Edward Island Repositories and Records 7/10/2019

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DNA, Genealogy, and Privacy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword 7/12/2019

Thomas MacEntee

Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands 7/16/2019

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Research Your Newfoundland Ancestors 7/17/2019

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Introducing the MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry Test 7/23/2019

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Finding Families in New Zealand 8/6/2019

Fiona Brooker

Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing 8/20/2019

Harold Henderson, CG

Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research 9/3/2019

Paul Milner

Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

Helen Smith

Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Prince Edward Island Repositories and Records by Melanie McComb

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We will review the different databases, repositories, and record collections for Prince Edward Island, Canada ancestors. This session will focus on Irish immigrants and the records they left behind.
 
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Tuesday's Tip - Options: Dates (Beginner)

TT - Options - Dates

Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.

Options: Dates (Beginner)

Previous articles in this series:
Customize Legacy
Options: General Settings
Options: Data Entry
Options: Data Format
Options: Date Defaults

The next section in the Customize Legacy menu is Options > Customize > 5. Dates

Option 5.1 Displayed As (ff)

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This section is pretty self explanatory. This is how you will see your dates on the various Legacy screens and in reports.

 

Option 5.2 Month Format (ff)

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Some countries do not capitalize the months of the year. Some people prefer the months in all caps so that they stand out. I have mine set to Initial Caps so that I can type faster. I can type the month in all lowercase and Legacy fixes it for me.

 

Option 5.3 Separators for numeric dates (ff)

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This is a stylistic choice. There are many countries that separate their numerical dates using periods. I personally prefer 11-30-1962. This will only go into effect if you have numerical dates chosen in Option 5.1.

 

Option 5.4 Double Date Cutoff (ff)

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Be careful with this one. If your file is mostly the UK and the English colonies then you can use double dating. Other countries switched calendars in completely different years. In my main file I have it turned off but I have a limited One Name Study that covers South Carolina pre-1820 so in that file I have it turned on. South Carolina was a British colony so double dating applies.

 

Option 5.5 Date Checking (gbl)

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I use all of Legacy's build in error checkers so I certainly have this one turned on. Typos make your work look amateurish Please don't go looking for typos in the blog because I am very capable of making mistakes and that is why this option is on.

 

Option 5.6 Preposition Before Full Dates on Reports (gbl)

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This is another stylistic choice. It is common to see this written as Mary Smith was born 12 March 1888 (no preposition) in journals.

 

Option 5.7 Prefixes (gbl)

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Most people will have abbreviations on the right side. I personally prefer all my words spelled out so there is no ambiguity. Because of this feature I can type a lot faster. I can type the abbreviation and Legacy spits out the entire word.

 

We have finished up Dates. Next time we will go over Options: Locations.

 

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A thorough review of the nuts and bolts to manage your site on MyHeritage, among others: The new family site homepage, different views of your family tree, inbox, members management, photos & tree privacy and general settings.
 
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Using Google Arts & Culture for Genealogy Inspiration

You’ve heard the familiar saying, “a photograph is worth a thousand words.” In my opinion this is especially true when we are discussing family history. Let’s face it, not everyone enjoys genealogy and your family may be  less than thrilled to hear about names, dates, and places or to see the latest addition to the 15 generation pedigree chart you’ve been updating for 20 years. But to show them images of historical events and explain how an ancestor was part of that event, that interests even the non-genealogist amongst us.

Not everyone inherits the ancestral family photos but that doesn’t mean we should automatically give up on using images. Consider historical images that depict a place or an event in place of a familial image. Historical image are also important to our family history because they provide much needed content to helping our present-day family understand our family’s historical lives. For those who enjoy posting a link to information for their family members to peruse, consider sending family members the link to Google Arts & Culture.

Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts Home

For many people, Google Arts and Culture is an unfamiliar product from the familiar search engine service. Their About web page states, “Explore collections from around the world with Google Arts & Culture, created by Google Cultural Institute.” That really doesn’t tell us much but Wikipedia provides more information about the 10 year old project, “...an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative's partner museums.[1] There’s much you can do on this website including taking a virtual tour of Machu Picchu or learning more about the British Museum  to exploring your favorite artist like Frieda Kahlo but for our purposes let’s focus on how we can use it for our genealogy.

Google Arts British Museum

If we are talking about genealogically significant images we are essentially talking about historical images. To find these on the Google Arts & Culture website go to the top left of the website and click on the three horizontal lines which will reveal a drop-down menu. Near the bottom of that menu is the link Historical Events, click on that link. Now you will be on the Historical Events page and at the top of that page, under the title is the option to view results three ways, All, A-Z, and Time. There are benefits to viewing the collection using any of these options, however the Time option places the results in chronological order using a timeline at the top of the page. I would suggest using this to easily find images for the time period you are looking for.

Google Arts Historical

Discovering History

 

Google Arts Historical Time

By clicking on the space between years you can move the timeline and see photos that correspond to that time period. For example, currently for the time period between 1850 and 1900 I can view images relating to the American Civil War, the Franco-Persian War, and the Second Boer War. Other historical events in this collection include the Dred Scott legal case, the Victorian era, and the Siege of Paris and many more.

Google Arts Boer

Clicking on the Second Boer War collection reveals a web page with the dates of the war and a description as well as a “story” and over 500 images. You can click on individual images to enlarge each image and view catalog information.

Google Arts DDay

June 6, 2019 marked  the 75th anniversary of D-Day and Google Arts and Culture has tens of thousands of images of World War II including D-Day. These images can help your descendants understand what their military ancestor faced during the war years.

Now, I know your question at this point is  “can I use these images in my family history book/website/blog/etc.?” Google Arts & Culture is not the copyright holder of these images. Each image contains information about the original contributor (library, museum, archive, etc.) and they are the copyright holder (or have obtained permission by the copyright holder). Make sure to consult the individual repository’s website about copyright and publishing permission. However, at the very least you can share links on social media to the Google Arts & Culture website collection with your family via email, social media,  or on your website.

Give it a Try

Should you use historical images? Yes! And historical images are just what you need to help your family better understand what life was like in a different era. Google Arts & Culture is one way to do that.

 

[1] “Google Arts & Culture,” Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Arts_%26_Culture: accessed 19 May 2019).


New "Member Friday" Webinar - Tracing a World War One Soldier from US to Europe and Back Again by Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Tracing a World War One Soldier from US to Europe and Back Again by Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Tracing a World War One Soldier from US to Europe and Back" by Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Tracing a World War One Soldier from US to Europe and Back Again

This lecture focuses on tracing an American soldier from recruit camp, his ship journey to England or France, his time in the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) and his return to America and demobilization. Using readily downloadable information from the publication offerings of the U.S. Army Military History Center and other works found on Google Books the research can trace their soldiers unit for before the war through the end of the war and occupation.

Tracing a World War One Soldier from US to Europe and Back Again by Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA


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About the Presenter

Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Craig Scott Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). His most recent work is Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers, 1818 – 1872, and the Payment Vouchers They Represent. He has authored seventeen books and several articles in the National Genealogical Society QuarterlyFamily Chronicle and other genealogical publications. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 6,500 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than thirty years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and is a former Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. A faculty member for several years of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He is the coordinator for the 3rd Annual Heritage Books Genealogical Conference and Cruise. He was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award in 2008 and UGA Silver Tray Award in 2009. He became a Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association in 2014.

 

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Evaluating Shared DNA - free webinar by Paul Woodbury now online for limited time

Evaluating Shared DNA - free webinar by Paul Woodbury now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar, "Evaluating Shared DNA” by Paul Woodbury is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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DNA testing companies estimate the nature of your genetic relationships to DNA cousins based on the types, amounts and locations of shared DNA. Nevertheless, their estimations are typically quite broad. In this webinar, learn to analyze the DNA you share with genetic cousins to better estimate the nature of your relationships. Explore probabilities of relationship based on total shared DNA, number of segments, types of shared DNA, and relationships to multiple individuals. Navigate genetically equivalent relationships. Interpret shared DNA within the context of other available evidence. Evaluate proposed relationships and guard against the possibility of misattributed parentage or half relationships. Learn to better utilize genetic evidence in the exploration of family trees.
 
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Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands 7/16/2019

Yvette Hoitink, CG

Finding Families in New Zealand 8/6/2019

Fiona Brooker

Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing 8/20/2019

Harold Henderson, CG

Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research 9/3/2019

Paul Milner

Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

Helen Smith

Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest 12/3/2019

Paul Milner

Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders 12/17/2019

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

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Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy - free webinar by Cyndi Ingle now online for limited time

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The recording of last night's webinar, "Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy” by Cyndi's is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Family trees and the information they contain are easily copied and re-published by others online. This means errors are duplicated many times over. We will discuss solutions for dealing with these issues.
 
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 14 minute recording of "Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. 

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Evaluating Shared DNA 7/3/2019

Paul Woodbury

Indische roots onderzoeken met behulp van MyHeritage DNA (Dutch) 7/10/2019

Maarten Fornerod

Prince Edward Island Repositories and Records 7/10/2019

Melanie McComb

DNA, Genealogy, and Privacy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword 7/12/2019

Thomas MacEntee

Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands 7/16/2019

Yvette Hoitink, CG

Research Your Newfoundland Ancestors 7/17/2019

Tessa Keough

Should You Take the Hint? Automatic Record Hinting on the Giant Genealogy 7/24/2019

Sunny Morton

Census Hurdles: How to Jump Over or Go Around 7/26/2019

Cari Taplin, CG

Google Photos: one photo app to rule them all 7/31/2019

Devin Ashby

Finding Families in New Zealand 8/6/2019

Fiona Brooker

Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing 8/20/2019

Harold Henderson, CG

Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research 9/3/2019

Paul Milner

Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

Helen Smith

Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest 12/3/2019

Paul Milner

Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders 12/17/2019

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

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DNA testing companies estimate the nature of your genetic relationships to DNA cousins based on the types, amounts and locations of shared DNA. Nevertheless, their estimations are typically quite broad. In this webinar, learn to analyze the DNA you share with genetic cousins to better estimate the nature of your relationships. Explore probabilities of relationship based on total shared DNA, number of segments, types of shared DNA, and relationships to multiple individuals. Navigate genetically equivalent relationships. Interpret shared DNA within the context of other available evidence. Evaluate proposed relationships and guard against the possibility of misattributed parentage or half relationships. Learn to better utilize genetic evidence in the exploration of family trees.
 
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PaulWoodbury-144x144From a young age, Paul Woodbury fell in love with genealogy research. To pursue his passion for this field, he studied genetics and family history at Brigham Young University. To aid in his desire to share his knowledge with others, he has also received a masters degree in instructional design and educational technology from the University of Utah. Paul currently works as a DNA team lead at Legacy Tree Genealogists where he has helped to solve hundreds of genetic genealogy cases. In addition to genetic genealogy, Paul specializes in French, Spanish, and Scandinavian research and regularly presents on topics for these areas.

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