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Webinar on Newspapers for Genealogists by Tom Kemp now online to view

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The recording of today's webinar, "Get What You Came For: New Search Options Let You Target Obituaries, Photos, Passenger Lists, Births, Marriages, and More" by GenealogyBank.com's Tom Kemp is now available to view in the webinar archives for a limited time. While Tom did his usual terrific presentation, the best part was the Question/Answer session when he fascinated us with various hidden hints and gems.

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 39 minute recording of Get What You Came For: New Search Options Let You Target Obituaries, Photos, Passenger Lists, Births, Marriages, and More is now available to view in our webinar archives for free indefinitely. It is also available to our monthly or annual Webinar Members for the duration of your membership. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch.

GenealogyBank.com offer

Thanks to GenealogyBank.com for offering our webinar viewers a 25% discount off a 1-year subscription. This special offer is valid through Friday, June 14, 2013. Click here for more information.

Special Discount Coupon

The special discount coupon of genbank2 that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com and www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Monday, June 17, 2013.

New - Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 167 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 443 pages)
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout, and yes, you can also use the 10% off webinar coupon above for a total of 15% off)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year (that's about the cost of 5 webinar CDs)
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month

Click here to subscribe.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • 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.
  • Do More with your Photos with Templates from Heritage Collector Software by Kathleen Bitter. August 21.
  • 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 GPS Coordinates to Tag and Record Your Photos with Heritage Collector Software by Marlo Schuldt. October 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!


Legacy class in Boise, Idaho this Saturday!

If you will be in the Boise, Idaho area this Saturday, June 15, please join me at the Idaho State Archives as I will present Organizing, Planning, and Sharing with Legacy Family Tree. The class is part of the "Dead Relative Collectors" meeting which will be held from 10:30-11:30am in the conference room at 2205 Old Penitentiary Road.

Funny story - we've lived in Middleton, Idaho (the new headquarters of our Legacy Family Tree Webinar series!) for nearly six months now so we're finally getting settled. This week I started looking for a local genealogy society meeting to attend. I contacted the President of the Idaho Genealogical Society who mentioned the "Dead Relative Collectors" group which meets the third Saturday of the month. They just happened to be looking for a speaker for this Saturday. So not only will I get to speak on my favorite topic, but I'll get to meet other Idahoan genealogists!

Hope to see some of you there!


Register for 2 genealogy webinars this week - Newspapers (Tom Kemp) and New Jersey (Thomas MacEntee)

LogowhiteJoin us this Wednesday AND Friday for two exciting genealogy webinars presented by two Toms - Tom Kemp and Thomas MacEntee. On Wednesday Tom Kemp will present "New Search Options Let You Target Obituaries, Photos, Passenger Lists, Births, Marriagse, and More" and on Friday Thomas MacEntee will present "Next Exit: Your New Jersey Ancestors."

Wednesday - New Search Options Let You Target Obituaries, Photos, Passenger Lists, Births, Marriagse, and More by Tom Kemp

Are you getting the most out of the old newspapers on GenealogyBank.com? GenBank has released a series of targeted search pages that let you focus your searches on the type of articles that you need - saving you time and improving your search results. For example, there are search pages just for Probate Records, Marriage Announcements or even photographs & images. See how these targeted searches let you cut through the more than 1.4 billion records to accurately pinpoint your searches to just the material you are looking for.

Click here to register.

Friday - Next Exit: Your New Jersey Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee

Participants will learn the basics of researching their New Jersey ancestors starting with the early history as part of the New Netherlands colony to the present-day. Does the search for your New Jersey ancestors often take you to a dead end? What are the best strategies for Garden State research and which record sets are available? We’ll cover the history of New Jersey and review a variety of resources and strategies to get you on the route to success!

Click here to register.

Webinar Reminder: Join us for the live webinars on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 and Friday, June 14, 2013 at 2pm Eastern U.S. 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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Webinar time

The webinars will be live on Wednesday, June 12 and Friday, June 14, 2013 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific
  • 6pm GMT

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live 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.
  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!


Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed

It's time to start unwrapping the newest edition of our Legacy Family Tree software - version 8 - but just a little at a time. This will be the first of many articles showing some of Legacy's coming features. I'll start with some of the smaller features and work my way up to revealing the really cool new stuff.

Today I'll begin by showing some of the main Legacy 8 screens, which have not changed a whole lot but when you see them, I am certain you will enjoy the refreshing look of the modern touches we have added.

Both the Family View and the Pedigree View have had a face-lift...

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...but we are still trying to decide which color scheme to go with. Which do you like, the "Vintage" color scheme above or the "Blues" color scheme below? Click here to cast your vote.

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New Ribbon

Did you notice the new Ribbon at the top? We "stole" it from our Legacy Charting software that you have enjoyed so much. Now it is easier to find the right tools for the job.

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Having the new Ribbon also gives you a lot more room on the screen. Collapsing it (by double-clicking on it) hides the buttons...

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...and really cleans up the interface.

Did you also notice the new "4" and "5" buttons in the upper left of the Pedigree View. Now it is easier to change between displaying 4 or 5 generations at a time.

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That is certainly not everything new in these views. Those with really good eyes probably noticed the __________, the new __________, the new __________, and the new __________. I'll write about them in the articles to come. What else did you notice?

So there you have it - some of the smaller of the new Legacy 8 features revealed. But to me, it's always been the small things in Legacy that have made me so happy.

When will Legacy 8 be released?

Since I've now opened the can of worms, I'll answer the most-anticipated question first. There's more than one truthful answer to this:

  • I'm not really sure, but probably before the end of the year, and hopefully way before then
  • When it has been thoroughly tested by our development team and beta testers

But if you are considering downloading either the free or deluxe editions of Legacy, don't wait! Any purchases of Legacy 7.5 from May 8, 2013 forward will receive the new Legacy 8 at no charge. And as always, anyone who has purchased Legacy Deluxe previously will qualify for special discounted upgrade pricing. Get started today - you won't have to relearn everything when Legacy 8 is ready, but you'll get some really nice new features when it is.


The Genealogy of Your House - free webinar by Marian Pierre-Louis now online for a limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "The Genealogy of Your House" by Marian Pierre-Louis is now available to view in the webinar archives for a limited time. I loved this comment from one viewer,

"Wow! Just when you think Marian can't get any better - just ask her about houses! Amazing! With her enthusiasm she really makes the time fly. I'm glad I have a membership so that I can go back and catch all of the details that I couldn't quite write down in time."

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 32 minute recording of The Genealogy of Your House is now available to view in our webinar archives for free for the next 7 days. It is also available to our monthly or annual Webinar Members for the duration of your membership. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch. Members also have access to the 6 pages of syllabus materials, including Marian's "Chaining a Deed" chart.

Special Discount Coupon

The special discount coupon of house that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything at both www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com and www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com through Monday, June 10, 2013.

New - Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 166 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 443 pages)
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout, and yes, you can also use the 10% off webinar coupon above for a total of 15% off)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year (that's about the cost of 5 webinar CDs)
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month

Click here to subscribe.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • 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.
  • Do More with your Photos with Templates from Heritage Collector Software by Kathleen Bitter. August 21.
  • 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 GPS Coordinates to Tag and Record Your Photos with Heritage Collector Software by Marlo Schuldt. October 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!


Register for Webinar Wednesday - The Genealogy of Your House by Marian Pierre-Louis

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You love researching your own family history but have you ever thought of researching the history of your house? Using the same skill set as genealogy you can discover the lives of the people who lived in your home before you. Learn to use the tools that will allow your "walls to speak" from house historian Marian Pierre-Louis.

Join us for the live webinar with this Wednesday, June 5, 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

Test Your Webinar Connection

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Can't make it to the live event?

No worries. Its recording will be available for free for the first 7 days after the live event. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access for the duration of their membership.

About the presenter 

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Marian Pierre-Louis is a genealogical writer and speaker who specializes in southern New England research (Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts). Born and raised in Connecticut, she has lived in Massachusetts for almost 20 years. Marian has three generations of recent family ties to Rhode Island and also links to some very old Rhode Island lines.  As a result, these three states have become the focus of her research activity. Unlike most genealogists, Marian is spoiled to spend most of her time working with original records.  You will most often find her researching at a town hall, registry of deeds, probate court or the local cemetery. It’s a rare day that Marian has to sit in front of a microfilm reader. 

Marian is actively engaged in social media.  You can find her starting conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. She frequently speaks on New England topics including house history research, social media, African American research and a broad range of genealogical topics. She is the author of several blogs including: Marian's Roots & Rambles and The New England House Historian. She is the host of the new Internet radio show, Fieldstone Common. Listen to her each Thursday atwww.blogtalkradio.com/FieldstoneCommon. Her website is www.FieldstoneHistoricResearch.com.

Watch Marian's previous webinars here:

  • Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors
  • Brick Walls: Cracking the Case of Nathan Brown's Parents
  • Pilgrims and Patriots: Discovering Your Massachusetts Ancestors
  • Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners
  • Plan Your Way to Research Success
  • Ten Brick Wall Tips for Intermediate Researchers
  • In the Trenches: Successful On-site Research

Add it to your Google Calendar

With our Google Calendar button, you will never forget our upcoming webinars. Simply click the button to add it to your calendar. You can then optionally embed the webinar events (and even turn them on and off) into your own personal calendar. If you have already added the calendar, you do not have to do it again - the new webinar events will automatically appear.

Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific
  • 6pm GMT

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live 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.
  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!