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FamilySearch weekly update: 8.5 Million New Records from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States

FamilySearch added 8.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Included are 2,897,940 additional index records and images for the new New York State Census of 1855 collection, the 1,070,807 index records and images from the Texas Birth Certificates collection from 1903-1935, and the 554,541 images from the Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Caltagirone, Catholic Church Records collection from 1502-1942. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975

124,303

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961

0

11,466

Added images to an existing collection.

BillionGraves Index

179,075

179,075

Added index records and images to an existing collection.

Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1889-2012

0

120,720

Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Manitoba, Census Records, 1831-1870

0

30,729

Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900

0

520

Added images to an existing collection.

Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889

0

56,150

Added images to an existing collection.

Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010

0

140,707

Added images to an existing collection.

Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980

0

16,259

Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Benevento, Benevento, Civil Registration (Comune), 1861-1929

0

31,541

Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Caltagirone, Catholic Church Records, 1502-1942

0

554,541

Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Napoli, Barano d’Ischia, Parocchia de San Sebastiano Martire, Catholic Church Records, 1671-1929

0

3,182

Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Napoli, Panza, Parocchia di San Leonardo Abate, Catholic Church Records, 1670-1929

0

2,127

Added images to an existing collection.

Netherlands, Drenthe Province, Church Records, 1580-1911

0

21,918

Added images to an existing collection.

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Church Records, 1367-1911

0

724,788

Added images to an existing collection.

Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2009

0

392

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1855-1991

0

50,823

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Idaho, Butte County Records, 1882-1970

0

23,226

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Idaho, Twin Falls County Records, 1906-1988

0

89,528

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970

0

78,573

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920

0

5,485

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Maine, County Probate Records, 1760-1979

0

1,073

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Minnesota, Itasca County Land Records, 1872-1930

0

7,328

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010

0

55,148

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 1885-2011

0

28,481

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1924

0

496,052

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, State Census, 1855

2,818,214

49,726

New indexed records and images collection.

U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979

15,959

371,253

Added index records and images to an existing collection.

U.S., Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1852-1952

0

15,698

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1867-1955

0

22,826

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935

527,134

543,673

Added index records and images to an existing collection.

U.S., Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1977

187,126

73,546

New indexed records and images collection.

U.S., Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949

0

10,629

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Utah, Probate Records, 1851-1961

0

335,914

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Vermont, Franklin County Probate Records, 1796-1921

0

106,398

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Vermont, Orange County, Randolph District Probate Records, 1790-1935

0

65,929

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008

0

96,102

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1948

0

106,398

Added images to an existing collection.

United States, New England, Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1906

0

136,447

Added images to an existing collection.


Love and Marriage in Your Family History

Thanks to our guest blogger, Lisa Alzo, for this article.

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine! ~Thomas Hood

It’s February and romance is in the air! This is the month to celebrate love. With Valentine’s Day, many sweethearts exchange cards and gifts, some couples get engaged or married, and sales of flowers and chocolates skyrocket. February is also the perfect month to explore the stories of love and marriage in your family history. Here are five tips.

1. How They Met. Do you know how your parents met? Your grandparents? I always thought my paternal grandparents, John Alzo, and Elizabeth Fenscak, met at the boarding house managed by my grandmother’s sister. But when I traveled to Slovakia in 2010, I learned that my grandparents knew each other before they immigrated to America (they lived in neighboring villages and interacted at community events). My grandparents were married in 1915 in Duquesne, Pennsylvania.

Lisa12. Scan marriage photographs. There’s nothing more fascinating than seeing your ancestors’ wedding photographs, and scanning them is an excellent way to preserve and share them. My grandparents’ wedding photograph is one of my most treasured possessions because my grandfather died before I was born, and my grandmother died when I was two, so I don’t remember her. My cousin sent me a copy of the photograph, and I scanned it using my Flip-Pal mobile scanner. (Wedding photograph of John Alzo and Elizabeth Fenscak. January 1915, Duquesne, PA.)

3. Going to the Chapel. I inherited some family documents that included a copy of my grandparents’ marriage license and was able to use the certificate number to order a copy of the original application for the license. Check to see what marriage records are online at FamilySearch, or use Joe Beine’s Online Birth & Marriage Records Indexes for the USA. Also, don’t just stop your search there, but also check courts for bonds and affidavits, church books and banns (announcements of an intended marriage usually made in church on three successive Sundays). Finally, don’t forget to search for engagement announcements in newspapers. Use the Online Historical Newspapers Website, and watch the free Legacy Webinar “Marriages and Anniversaries: Mining Newspapers.”

4. Not So “Happily Ever After.” Not all marriages lasted. Prior to the 20th century, divorces were often difficult and expensive to obtain, especially for women. But contrary to assumptions, they did happen. To obtain a copy of a divorce decree in the U.S., contact the vital statistics office in the state where the event occurred. Remember to look for notices in newspapers, and documentation in court records.

5. Learn marriage rituals and customs. Every culture and ethnic group has its own rituals regarding courtship and marriage. For example, if your ancestors had an arranged marriage, investigate the “why” behind it. In addition, learn a little about wedding customs. Although my grandparents married in America, they observed many of the Slovak wedding traditions from their ancestral villages, and I especially enjoyed learning about how my grandmother’s veil and dress represented the folk dress found in her village of Posa.

Finally, for more tips, register for upcoming Legacy Webinars, including my “Ten Hidden Resources Every Genealogist Should Know” and “Get What You Came For: New Search Options Let You Target Obituaries, Photos, Passenger Lists, Births, Marriages, and More,” You can also purchase Geoff Rasmussen’s “Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Marriage Record” webinar on CD.

Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer. She is a frequent presenter for the Legacy Family Tree Webinars series.


Register for Webinar Wednesday - Pre-1850 U.S. Research Methodologies by Karen Clifford

LogowhiteAs researchers progress back in time tracing an elusive ancestor, fewer record sources seem to be available. Some sources known to be useful (such as census records) may appear to contain less vital data unless evaluated in different ways. And in some areas totally unique sources may be overlooked if not pointed out in advance by experienced researchers who have spent years using those sources. In this free webinar, Karen will demonstrate how to expand your personal research success into the past.

Join us for the live webinar on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

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About the presenter 

Karenpic-100Karen Clifford develops and teaches multiple online genealogy courses at colleges in California and Utah. She is an Accredited Genealogist® Professional and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association. She has been President/CEO of Genealogy Research Associates (a California corporation with offices in Utah) since 1997. Her years of professional research work lead to authoring college textbooks and do-it-yourself guidebooks covering both traditional and electronic genealogy research including several books: Becoming an Accredited Genealogist, The Complete Beginners Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program (updated 2011), and Digging Deeper: Using Essential Pre-1850 Records (2011). She was the founding President of the Monterey County Genealogy Society, a Director of the Monterey California Family History Center, President of the Utah Genealogical Association, a Vice President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and a Vice Chair of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogist (ICAPGen) where she continues to oversee Test Development and Test Quality Control.

She will also be presenting "Overcoming Lost Records Using Technology" in the December 18 webinar. She is the author of the Organizing for Success webinar CD.

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain/Arizona
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Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp today. It's free!
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  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


YouTube Your Family History, free webinar by Devin Ashby now online

LogowhiteIf you love technology, family, and genealogy, you will love today's webinar, YouTube Your Family History. FamilySearch's Devin Ashby gave a fantastic presentation about sharing and preserving our family history through the use of video, including publishing to and using YouTube. Its recording is now available to view in the webinar archives.

View the recording

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 30 minute recording of YouTube Your Family History is now available to view in our webinar archives indefiniately. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch. Click here to download the handouts.

Special discount coupon

The special discount coupon of youtube that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Monday, February 11, 2013.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • Pre-1850 U.S. Research Methodologies by Karen Clifford. February 13.
  • Making the Most of Canadian Census Records by Kathryn Lake Hogan. February 20.
  • Annie Moore of Ellis Island - A Case of Historical Identity Theft by Megan Smolenyak. February 27.
  • Behind the Cheese Curtain: A Look at Wisconsin Genealogy Resources by Thomas MacEntee. March 6.
  • Blogs: Easy-to-Make Web Pages by DearMYRTLE and Carrie Keele. March 8.
  • Breaking Down Your Irish and Scottish Brick Wall in the New Poor Law Records of Scotland by Judy Wight. March 13.
  • Evidence: Guidelines for Evaluating Genealogical Evidence by Linda Geiger. April 3.
  • That First Trip to the Courthouse by Judy Russell. April 10.
  • A Treasure Trove of Irish Websites by Judy Wight. April 17.
  • What's New at FamilySearch by Devin Ashby. April 24.
  • Researching your Roots in Rhode Island by Maureen Taylor. May 1.
  • Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE. May 3.
  • Land Records Solve Research Problems by Mary Hill. May 15.
  • Ten Hidden Resources Every Genealogist Should Know by Lisa Alzo. May 22.
  • The New Frontier in Genetic Genealogy: Autosomal DNA Testing by Ugo Perego. May 29.
  • The Genealogy of Your House by Marian Pierre-Louis. June 5.
  • Get What You Came For: New Search Options Let You Target Obituaries, Photos, Passenger Lists, Births, Marriages, and More by Tom Kemp. June 12.
  • Next Exit: Your New Jersey Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee. June 14.
  • How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists by Judy Russell. June 26.
  • Canadian Ports of Entry: Ship Passenger Lists, Immigration Records, and Border Crossing Records by Kathryn Lake Hogan. July 10.
  • Research in the Old Line State: An Overview of Maryland Genealogy by Michael Hait. July 17.
  • Top Ten Techniques for Finding More in Library Catalogs by Barbara Renick. July 19.
  • Top 21st Century Genealogy Resources - A Baker's Dozen by Tom Kemp. July 24.
  • Direct Your Research with City Directories by Maureen Taylor. July 31.
  • Captured For All Time: Recording Family Voices to Preserve and Pass Down by Marian Pierre-Louis. August 7.
  • Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs, and To Do Lists: FamilySearch, Research Wiki, and Legacy FamilyTree by Geoff Rasmussen. August 14.
  • Colonial Immigrants: Who They Were and Where They Came From by Mary Hill. August 28.
  • Getting the Most from Your Records: Putting Them Through the Wringer! by Linda Geiger. September 4.
  • More Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE. September 6.
  • You Use WHAT for Genealogy? by Thomas MacEntee. September 11.
  • Don't Be an Audio Hog: Free and Easy Ways to Share Your Audio Files by Marian Pierre-Louis. September 18.
  • Using Church Records to Identify Ancestors by Mary Hill. October 23.
  • Using Court Records to tell the Story of our Ancestors' Lives by Judy Russell. October 30.
  • Ancestry Trees Can Jump Start Your Research by DearMYRTLE. November 1.
  • Researching with Marian! Creating a Research Plan with YOUR Research by Marian Pierre-Louis. November 6.
  • Researching Your Ohio Ancestors by Lisa Alzo. November 13.
  • Mind Mapping Your Research Plans and Results by Thomas MacEntee. November 20.
  • How Computers & Gadgets are Changing Genealogy by Barbara Renick. December 4.
  • Overcoming Lost Records Using Technology by Karen Clifford. December 18.

Click here to register.

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Legacy Genealogy Cruise 2013 - 50 additional cabins now available

6a00d8341d219b53ef017c318e7e7d970bThanks to the popularity of this year's Legacy Genealogy Cruise destinations and speakers, we were able to reserve an additional 50 cabins for our group. So if you would like to spend time with 300 other genealogists and some of the best genealogy speakers in the industry, please consider joining us this September for our Eastbound Panama Canal cruise. Register by February 15 to enter our drawing for a luxurious bath robe from Celebrity Cruise Line.

Our 10th annual Legacy Genealogy Cruise will feature a Who's Who cast of genealogy speakers - Megan Smolenyak, Karen Clifford, Barbara Renick, Geoff Rasmussen, Randy Seaver, Steve Salisbury, Dave Berdan, Ken McGinnis, and Luc Comeau.

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Together they will present 25 hours of personalized genealogy education while at sea, along with some small group sessions. You will be able to meet with them during our group lunch and dinner meals, or catch up with them during the optional land excursions in:

  • San Diego, California
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Panama Canal (cruising)
  • Colon, Panama
  • Cartagena, Columbia
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Reservations or questions

Prices begin at $1,443 per person, based on double occupancy. The price includes:

  • Genealogy classes
  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Ocean transportation
  • Meals
  • Some beverages
  • Most onboard entertainment
  • Port charges

Airfare, gratuities, government fees/taxes, and optional tours are extra.

Click here to securely book your cruise online.

To reserve a cabin, or ask questions, contact our travel coordinator, Christy, at 1-888-505-6997 or send an email to info@trekalot.com.

More Information

For class descriptions, frequently asked questions, descriptions of the places we'll visit, or pictures of our past cruises, visit http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/CruiseInfo_2013.asp. Also watch our recorded webinar here.

 


FamilySearch Records Update: 1 million new records from Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Netherlands, and U.S.

FamilySearch added 1 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Included are 211,909 additional images for the United States Mexican War Index and Service Records collection, which includes a large portion of the war’s 78,718 American servicemen. Other notable additions include the 514,562 browsable images in the Netherlands, Groningen Province, Church Records collection from 1595-1864, and the 21,529 browsable images for the new United States Confederacy Navy and Marine Service Records collection from 1861-1865. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Canada, Upper Canada Census, 1842

20,851

852

Added index records and images to an existing collection.

Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889

0

74,046

Added images to an existing collection.

Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944

0

19,448

New browsable image collection.

Netherlands, Groningen Province, Church Records, 1595-1864

0

514,562

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959

35,492

0

New indexed record collection.

U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966

0

5,075

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970

0

96,868

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Oklahoma, Probate Records, 1887-2008

0

1,874

New browsable image collection.

United States, Confederate Navy and Marine Service Records, 1861-1865

0

21,529

New browsable image collection.

United States, Mexican War Index and Service Records, 1846-1848

0

211,909

Added images to an existing collection.


Webinar Wednesday - YouTube Your Family History by FamilySearch's Devin Ashby

LogowhiteIf a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a thousand pictures. Creating a video of your family history online is simple and can be an exciting project for your entire family. Join us this Wednesday for a free webinar by FamilySearch's Devin Ashby.

Join us for the live webinar on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

Registerbut

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About the presenter 

Ashby-100Devin Ashby is a Community Advocate for FamilySearch, the largest genealogical organization in the world. Devin has been involved in family history for years and in 2004 he received Bachelor degrees in History and Spanish and the following year earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

He will also be presenting "What's New at FamilySearch" in the April 24 webinar.

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  • 12pm Mountain/Arizona
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  • 7pm GMT

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Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp today. It's free!
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  3. You will receive a reminder email during the week prior to the webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.com.
  6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here by clicking on the "Test Your GoToWebinar Connection" link.
  7. 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.
  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Online Genealogy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, free webinar now online for limited time

LogowhiteThe recording of today's webinar, Online Genealogy: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, by Linda Woodward Geiger, is now available to view in our webinar archives for a limited time. Linda gave us a nice potpourri of genealogical sites and some excellent cautions and reminders about using and evaluating online sources.

View the recording

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 27 minute recording of Online Genealogy: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is now available to view in our webinar archives for a limited time. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch.

Pre-order the webinar-on-CD

2013-02-01-cdOwn your own copy of Online Genealogy: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the complete 1 hour 27 minute recording of the class, 3 pages of handouts, and complete Question/Answer session. Click here for more information or to purchase.

Special discount coupon

The special discount coupon of linda2 that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • YouTube Your Family History by Devin Ashby. February 6.
  • Pre-1850 U.S. Research Methodologies by Karen Clifford. February 13.
  • Making the Most of Canadian Census Records by Kathryn Lake Hogan. February 20.
  • Annie Moore of Ellis Island - A Case of Historical Identity Theft by Megan Smolenyak. February 27.
  • Behind the Cheese Curtain: A Look at Wisconsin Genealogy Resources by Thomas MacEntee. March 6.
  • Blogs: Easy-to-Make Web Pages by DearMYRTLE and Carrie Keele. March 8.
  • Breaking Down Your Irish and Scottish Brick Wall in the New Poor Law Records of Scotland by Judy Wight. March 13.
  • Evidence: Guidelines for Evaluating Genealogical Evidence by Linda Geiger. April 3.
  • That First Trip to the Courthouse by Judy Russell. April 10.
  • A Treasure Trove of Irish Websites by Judy Wight. April 17.
  • What's New at FamilySearch by Devin Ashby. April 24.
  • Researching your Roots in Rhode Island by Maureen Taylor. May 1.
  • Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE. May 3.
  • Land Records Solve Research Problems by Mary Hill. May 15.
  • Ten Hidden Resources Every Genealogist Should Know by Lisa Alzo. May 22.
  • The New Frontier in Genetic Genealogy: Autosomal DNA Testing by Ugo Perego. May 29.
  • The Genealogy of Your House by Marian Pierre-Louis. June 5.
  • Get What You Came For: New Search Options Let You Target Obituaries, Photos, Passenger Lists, Births, Marriages, and More by Tom Kemp. June 12.
  • Next Exit: Your New Jersey Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee. June 14.
  • How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists by Judy Russell. June 26.
  • Canadian Ports of Entry: Ship Passenger Lists, Immigration Records, and Border Crossing Records by Kathryn Lake Hogan. July 10.
  • Research in the Old Line State: An Overview of Maryland Genealogy by Michael Hait. July 17.
  • Top Ten Techniques for Finding More in Library Catalogs by Barbara Renick. July 19.
  • Top 21st Century Genealogy Resources - A Baker's Dozen by Tom Kemp. July 24.
  • Direct Your Research with City Directories by Maureen Taylor. July 31.
  • Captured For All Time: Recording Family Voices to Preserve and Pass Down by Marian Pierre-Louis. August 7.
  • Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs, and To Do Lists: FamilySearch, Research Wiki, and Legacy FamilyTree by Geoff Rasmussen. August 14.
  • Colonial Immigrants: Who They Were and Where They Came From by Mary Hill. August 28.
  • Getting the Most from Your Records: Putting Them Through the Wringer! by Linda Geiger. September 4.
  • More Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE. September 6.
  • You Use WHAT for Genealogy? by Thomas MacEntee. September 11.
  • Don't Be an Audio Hog: Free and Easy Ways to Share Your Audio Files by Marian Pierre-Louis. September 18.
  • Using Church Records to Identify Ancestors by Mary Hill. October 23.
  • Using Court Records to tell the Story of our Ancestors' Lives by Judy Russell. October 30.
  • Ancestry Trees Can Jump Start Your Research by DearMYRTLE. November 1.
  • Researching with Marian! Creating a Research Plan with YOUR Research by Marian Pierre-Louis. November 6.
  • Researching Your Ohio Ancestors by Lisa Alzo. November 13.
  • Mind Mapping Your Research Plans and Results by Thomas MacEntee. November 20.
  • How Computers & Gadgets are Changing Genealogy by Barbara Renick. December 4.
  • Overcoming Lost Records Using Technology by Karen Clifford. December 18.

Click here to register.

See you online!