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Full-day genealogy technology seminar in Whittier, California, to feature Legacy's Geoff Rasmussen

LogonewtranIf you're in the Whittier, California area, I hope you'll join me and the Whittier Area Genealogical Society for a full-day seminar on genealogy technology. On Saturday, January 31, 2015, the society will host their 32nd annual seminar, and I'm honored to be their speaker for the day. I'll be presenting some brand new classes, as well as new twists on popular topics.

For more information, to download the flyer, and to register, click here.


2015 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series announced

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Millennia Corporation and FamilyTreeWebinars.com are pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2015 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series. Choose from 62 classes from genealogy's leading educators (approximately 93 hours of free genealogy education) on topics ranging from genealogy technology to in-depth research methodologies and evidence analysis. See the complete schedule below.

We've added several new features to our 2015 webinar series:

  • Evening webinars! For those who work during the day to support their genealogy habits, we have scheduled at least one evening webinar per month.
  • Popular speaker and writer, Marian Pierre-Louis, will guest-host our evening webinars.
  • Beginners series. Accredited Genealogist, Peggy Lauitzen, will present a three-class series designed especially for beginners.
  • Researching with Karen! series. Submit your research problem to Karen for a chance to have personalized recommendations explained during the live webinar.
  • Subscribers-only bonus webinars. Another new membership benefit for Annual and monthly webinar subscribers - private bonus webinars presented by Thomas MacEntee and Judy Russell.
  • See which webinars you have registered for (another perk for webinar subscribers). Just login and the green checkmarks appear!

Sign up for one or for all of them today (so you don't forget later) and you will receive a reminder email both one day and one hour prior to the live event.

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All live webinars are free (excluding the members-only bonus webinars), and their recordings are free to watch for the next 7 days. If you missed a previous webinar you can now have access to the entire archives (almost 200 classes) and instructors' handouts (more than 800 pages) through a monthly ($9.95/month) or annual webinar membership ($49.95/year). Click here for more information or to subscribe.

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2015 Speakers

Lots of brand new speakers join many of your favorites for 2015. One of them may be the one to help you break down your genealogical brick wall! Don't miss even one week!

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2015 Schedule

January 2015

  • Genealogy on the Go with iPads & Tablets by Lisa Louise Cooke. 1/7
  • Tracking Migration Using the Big 4 U.S. Record Sources by Mary Hill. 1/14
  • Expanding Your Research from a Single Fact by Marian Pierre-Louis. 1/16
  • My Genealogy DO-Over: A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes by Thomas MacEntee. 1/21
  • Getting Started in Scrapbooking by Susan Budge. 1/28

February 2015

  • Tracing the History of a Community by Kirsty Gray. 2/4
  • Step-by-Step: Finding Confederate Soldiers and Their Records by Mark Lowe. 2/6
  • Zigzagging through German Church Records by Jim Beidler. 2/11
  • Researching Your New Zealand Ancestors by Jan Gow. 2/18
  • Researching Ancestors in the Era of Freedom by Angela Walton-Raji. 2/20
  • Tap Into Your Inner Private Eye: 9 Strategies for Finding Living Relatives by Lisa Louise Cooke. 2/25

March 2015

  • Researching with Karen! by Karen Clifford. 3/4
  • Tools and Techniques for Differentiating Two People with the Same Name by Geoff Rasmussen. 3/6
  • Crafting Ancestor Profiles from Start to Finish by Lisa Alzo. 3/11
  • Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th centuries by Judy Wight. 3/18
  • Where Does It Say That? Learning to Love Indirect Evidence by Chris Staats. 3/25

April 2015

  • Genealogy 101, a 3-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy - Part 1 by Peggy Lauritzen. 4/1
  • American Revolution Genealogy by Beth Foulk. 4/8
  • Isn't That Special: Hookers, Crooks, and Kooks by Jana Sloan Broglin. 4/10
  • Ten Genealogical Lessons I Learned the Hard Way by Warren Bittner. 4/15
  • D-I-V-O-R-C-E! by Judy Russell. 4/22
  • United States Colored Troops Civil War Widows' Pension Applications: Tell the Story by Bernice Alexander Bennett. 4/24
  • Using Legacy with Specialized Studies - Legacy is for more than your family history by Tessa Keough. 4/29

May 2015

  • Genealogy 101: A Three-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy, Part 2 by Peggy Lauritzen. 5/6
  • After You're Gone: Future-Proofing Your Genealogy Research (subscribers-only bonus webinar) by Thomas MacEntee. 5/8
  • GenealogyBank: The Power of Finding Our Ancestor's Stories by Tom Kemp. 5/13
  • Martha Benshura: Enemy Alien by Judy Russell. 5/20
  • Migration Patterns East of the Mississippi Prior to 1860 by Mary Hill. 5/27

June 2015

  • Genealogy 101: A Three-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy, Part 3 by Peggy Lauritzen. 6/3
  • Tips for Planning a Successful Seminar by Jana Sloan Broglin. 6/10
  • 10 Tips for Using Legacy with Specialized Studies by Tessa Keough. 6/12

July 2015

  • The Secret Lives of Women: Research Female Ancestors Using the Sources They Left Behind by Gena Philibert-Ortega. 7/1
  • Pinning Your Family History by Thomas MacEntee. 7/8
  • Making a Federal Case Out of It (subscribers-only bonus webinar) by Judy Russell. 7/10
  • Researching with Karen! by Karen Clifford. 7/15
  • Have Swedish Roots and Don't Know How to Get Started? by Kathy Meade. 7/22
  • Storyboard Your Family History by Lisa Alzo. 7/29
  • Mending Broken Ties: Reconstructing Family Trees Sawed by Slavery by Melvin J. Collier. 7/31

August 2015

  • What's in a Name? Trouble! by Ron Arons. 8/5
  • Power Platting: Technology Tools to Create Pictures from Property Descriptions by Chris Staats. 8/12
  • Discovering Your Kentucky Ancestors by Mark Lowe. 8/19
  • Digital Family Reunions by Devin Ashby. 8/21
  • German Names and Naming Patterns by Jim Beidler. 8/26

September 2015

  • Break Down Brick Walls in Eastern European Research: Tips, Tools, and Tricks by Lisa Alzo. 9/2
  • Research Your Swedish Ancestors in Living Color Using ArkivDigital Online by Kathy Meade. 9/9
  • Genealogy Serendipity - Listening For Our Ancestors by Geoff Rasmussen. 9/11
  • Researching Your Dutch Ancestors by Yvette Hoitink. 9/16
  • Researching Your Ancestors in England and Wales by Kirsty Gray. 9/23
  • Maps Tell Some of the Story for the African-Ancestored Genealogist by Angela Walton-Raji. 9/25
  • Researching Your Ancestor in Periodicals by Gena Philibert-Ortega. 9/30

October 2015

  • Wearables and Genealogy: Wacky and Wild or Worth the Wait by Thomas MacEntee. 10/7
  • Colonial Immigration: The English Pioneers of Early America by Beth Foulk. 10/14
  • Billions of Records, Billions of Stories by Devin Ashby. 10/16
  • What Happened to the State of Frankland (Using Tennessee's Pre-Statehood Records) by Mark Lowe. 10/21
  • Complex Evidence: What Is It? How Does it Work? And Why Does it Matter? by Warren Bittner. 10/28

November 2015

  • Researching with Karen! by Karen Clifford. 11/4
  • Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy by Diahan Southard. 11/11
  • Bringing it All Together and Leaving a Permanent Record by Tom Kemp. 11/13
  • Mapping Madness by Ron Arons. 11/18

December 2015

  • Stories in Stone - Cemetery Research by Gail Blankenau. 12/2
  • Thinking about Becoming an Accredited Genealogist? by Apryl Cox and Kelly Summers. 12/9
  • Pointing Fingers at Your Siblings - Breaking Down Brick Walls with Collateral Research by Marian Pierre-Louis. 12/16

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Register for Webinar Wednesday - Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors by Mark Lowe

750px-Flag_of_North_Carolina.svgIf you have North Carolina ancestors, don't miss this week's free webinar with J. Mark Lowe, "Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors". If you don't have North Carolina Ancestors - you'll want to join us anyways, 1) it's Webinar Wednesday! and 2) it's Mark Lowe!

Webinar Description:

Understand the geographical and migration patterns that make NC hard to find. Learn which records will lead you to answers and how to find alternate records. Discover the records, repositories and the resources you need to find a tarheel ancestor.

Join us for the live webinar Wednesday, December 10, 2014 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

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

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

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

Click here to view Mark's webinars in the archives.

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Voice Recognition Software for Genealogists - free webinar by Luana Darby now online for limited time

LogowhiteThe recording of today's webinar, "Voice Recognition Software for Genealogists," by Luana Darby, is now available to view for free at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. This was another of my personal favorites - genealogy AND technology! Lots of great comments:

  • What a fantastic webinar!!! I have been waiting for this one and it was as good as I hoped it would be! What a great speaker! I learned more than I thought was possible. This will be so good for my Legacy Family Tree and now I know I can use it for the books I write!! Thank you so VERY much!!!!
  • This is so cool!! I have two boxes of letters from my great grandmother to my grandparents, plus diaries dating back to 1895, that I've been attempting to transcribe. I had basically given up because I didn't think I would live long enough to finish because it was taking so long. This will make it so much easier. Hopefully, I'll now be able to get them transcribed before I die. :-)
  • Luana's presentation was excellent - thorough, exhaustive and demonstrated an extensive knowledge of voice recognition software. Appreciated the live demonstration of Dragon Naturally Speaking with Legacy.

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 25 minute recording of "Family History for Kids" is now available to view in our webinar archives.

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Use webinar coupon code - kids14 - for 10% off an annual or month webinar membership, valid through Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

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Through December 31, 2014, take $10 off any new Legacy Family Tree software. Plus every Legacy QuickGuide and webinar CD have been discounted. No coupon required. Only at www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com.

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 196 classes, 287 hours of genealogy education)
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  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar

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  • Annual membership: $49.95/year (that's about the cost of 5 webinar CDs)
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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. December 10.
  • Bagging a Live One - Connecting with Cousins You Never Knew You Had by Mary Kircher Roddy. December 17.
  • Genealogy on the Go with iPads and Tablets by Lisa Louise Cooke. January 7.
  • Tracking Migration Using the Big 4 U.S. Record Sources by Mary Hill. January 14.
  • Expanding Your Research from a Single Fact by Marian Pierre-Louis. January 16.
  • My Genealogy DO-Over - A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes by Thomas MacEntee. January 21.
  • Getting Started in Scrapbooking by Susan Budge. January 28.

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Webinar: Can You Hear Me Now? Voice Recognition Software for Genealogists by Luana Darby

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Give your fingers a break. Learn how you can take advantage of voice recognition software to speed up your genealogical writing, enter information into your database, and convert those old personal interviews to words on a page. This webinar will teach you how to “talk” your way through writing that tough family history.

Luana will focus on the Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 software which comes in both a home version and a premium version.  The software is trained to learn your voice and improves its transcription capabilities the more you use it. Learn how you a tool like this will not only save you from typing but will also help in your genealogy research.

The webinar is Friday, 5 December 2014.

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Free Legacy Family Tree update now available (version 8.0.0.459)

We have another great new update for our Legacy Family Tree 8 users (free) for you to download. We've added 250 brand new Research Guidance suggestions. Maybe there's a new source or two for one of your ancestors! We also fixed some minor issues you have reported to us.

See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.

What's New

Legacy's exclusive, built-in Research Guidance, takes a look at what you already know about an ancestor, then gives you a prioritized list of research links and suggestions - all based on your ancestor's time period and location. Beginners love the guidance; experienced researchers love the checklist as a way to not overlook potential sources. Here's the list of new Research Guidance sources added in this update:

  • Wragge Labs (repository)
    Australian WWI Records Finder
    AIF Project (repository)
    Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918
    Discovering Anzacs (Boer Wars and World War I)
    Queensland Births, 1829-1914
    Queensland Deaths, 1829-1984
    Queensland Marriages, 1829-1939
    Chronological Register of Convicts, 1824-1839 (Queensland)
    St. Helena Prisoners, 1863-1936 (Queensland)
    Toowoomba Prisoners Indexes 1864-1906 (Queensland)
    Criminal depositions 1861-1885 (Queensland)
    Divorces 1861-1894 (Queensland)
    Equity files 1857-1895 (Queensland)
    Inquests 1859-1897 (Queensland)
    Instruments of renunciation 1915-1983 (Queensland)
    Justices of the Peace 1857-1922 (Queensland)
    Naturalisations 1851-1904 (Queensland)
    Trustees files 1889-1929 (Queensland)
    Wills 1857-1940 (Queensland)
    Brisbane Hospital admission registers 1872-1887
    Brisbane Hospital registers of deaths 1899-1913
    Brisbane Hospital registers of deaths 1933-1952
    Consumptive patients 1897-1902 (Queensland)
    Mackay Hospital admissions 1891-1908 (Queensland)
    Assistant Immigration Agent Maryborough 1875-1884 (Queensland)
    Assistant Immigration Agent Maryborough 1884-1907 (Queensland)
    Assisted Immigration 1848-1912 (Queensland)
    Card index to nominated immigrants 1908-1922 (Queensland)
    Immigration 1922-1940 (Queensland)
    Land orders 1861-1874 (Queensland)
    Oronsay immigration 1925-1972 (Queensland)
    Passage Certificates 1887-1906 (Queensland)
    Passport Register 1926-1939 (Queensland)
    Register of immigrants 1864-1878 (Queensland)
    Register of immigrants 1882-1938 (Queensland)
    Registers of immigrants, Brisbane 1885-1917 (Queensland)
    Colonial Secretary's Correspondence relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People 1859-1903 (Queensland)
    Correspondence relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1894-1915 – Deebing Creek (Queensland)
    Aboriginal War Census returns 1915 - 1916 (Queensland)
    Toowoomba Girls Reformatory Admissions 1881-1903 (Queensland)
    Toowoomba Girls Reformatory Discharges 1882-1903 (Queensland)
    Westbrook Reformatory Admission Registers 1871-1906 Queensland)
    Australian South Sea Islanders 1867-1908 (Queensland)
    Boer War (Queensland units)
    Australian Cemeteries Index
    Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957
    Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976
    Alabama Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872
    Alabama, Jefferson County Circuit Court Papers, 1870-1916
    Alabama, Sumter County Circuit Court Files, 1840-1950
    Arizona, Douglas, Arrival Manifests, 1906-1955
    Arizona, Maricopa County Probate Records, 1870-1930
    Arizona, Maricopa, Mesa City Cemetery Records, 1885-1960
    Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929
    Arkansas Deaths and Burials, 1882-1929; 1945-1963
    Arkansas Divorce Index, 1923-1939
    Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945
    Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979
    Arkansas, Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939
    Arkansas, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1864-1872
    Arkansas, Sebastian County Births, 1877-1963
    Arkansas, Sebastian County Deaths, 1877-1963
    Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records, 1867-2013 [Pulaski County)
    California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988
    California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960
    California, Collections of the California Genealogical Society, 1700-1942
    California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994
    California, County Marriages, 1850-1952
    California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
    California Great Registers [voting registers], 1866-1910
    California Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948
    California Marriages, 1850-1945
    California, Napa and Butte Counties, Obituaries, 1866-1992
    California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989
    California, Oakland, Alameda County, Obituary Card Files, 1985-2011
    California Probate Estate Files,1833-1991
    California, San Diego Naturalization Index, 1868-1958
    California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1979
    California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997
    California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953
    California, San Francisco Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving, 1954-1957
    California, San Francisco, Immigration Office Special Inquiry Records, 1910-1941
    California, San Francisco, World War I Enemy Alien Registration Affidavits, 1918
    California, San Joaquin, County Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991
    California, San Mateo County Records, 1851-1991
    California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899-2011
    California, San Pedro, Immigration Office Special Inquiry Records, 1930-1936
    California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-197
    Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939
    Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006
    Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995
    Colorado Denver County Probate Case Files, 1900-1925
    Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906
    Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934
    Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968-1997
    Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997
    Delaware Births and Christenings, 1710-1896
    Delaware Deaths and Burials, 1815-1955
    Delaware Marriages, 1713-1919
    Delaware Orphan Court Records, 1680-1978
    Delaware Vital Records, 1680-1971
    Delaware, County Naturalization Records, 1796-1958
    Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records (Births), 1847-1954
    Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records (Marriages), 1847-1954
    Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records (Deaths), 1847-1954
    District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964
    District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1959
    District of Columbia, Births and Christenings, 1830-1955
    District of Columbia, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1863-1872
    District of Columbia, Glenwood Cemetery Records, 1854-2013
    District of Columbia, Marriages, 1830-1921
    Florida Births and Christenings, 1880-1935
    Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955
    Florida Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921
    Florida Deaths, 1877-1939
    Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001
    Florida, Key West Passenger Lists, 1898-1945
    Florida Marriage Index, 1822-1875
    Florida Marriage Index, 1927-2001
    Florida Marriages, 1830-1993
    Florida Marriages, 1837-1974
    Florida Probate Records, 1784-1990
    Florida, Tampa, Passenger Lists, 1898-1945
    Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865
    Georgia Births and Christenings, 1754-1960
    Georgia Confederate Home Records, 1901-1930
    Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950
    Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998
    Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002
    Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1933
    Georgia, Hall County Marriages, 1950-2005
    Georgia Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909
    Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967
    Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990
    Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1897-1942
    Hawaii Births and Christenings, 1852-1933
    Hawaii Deaths and Burials, 1862-1919
    Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952
    Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953
    Hawaii Marriages, 1826-1922
    Idaho Births and Christenings, 1856-1965
    Idaho, Bonneville County Records, 1867-2012
    Idaho, Butte County Records, 1882-1970
    Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879-1989
    Idaho, Clark County Records, 1884-1998
    Idaho, County Birth Records, 1883-1929
    Idaho, County Death Records, 1883-1929
    Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950
    Idaho, County Naturalizations, 1861-1974
    Idaho Deaths and Burials, 1907-1965
    Idaho Divorce Index, 1947-1961
    Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956
    Idaho, Elmore County Records, 1889-1972
    Idaho, Gooding County Records, 1879-1962
    Idaho, Lemhi County Records, 1868-1964
    Idaho, Lincoln County Records, 1886-1972
    Idaho Marriage Index, 1947-1961
    Idaho Marriages, 1878-1898
    Idaho Marriages, 1903-1942
    Idaho, Minidoka County Records, 1913-1961
    Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007
    Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013
    Idaho, Teton County Records, 1900-1988
    Idaho, Twin Falls County Records, 1906-1988
    Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940
    Illinois Cemetery Transcriptions, 1853-2009
    Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
    Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935
    Illinois Probate Records, 1819-1988
    Illinois, Chicago, Catholic Church Records, 1833-1925
    Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1939
    Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1959-1995
    Illinois, Cook County, Maywood, Maywood Herald Obituary Card Index, 1885-2002
    Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934
    Illinois, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1962
    Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927
    Illinois, Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records, 1729-1956
    Illinois, Lee County Records, 1830-1954
    Illinois, Macon County, Decatur Public Library Collections, 1879-2007
    Illinois, Non-Population Census Schedules, 1850-1880
    Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926-1979
    Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950
    Illinois, Northern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1906-1991
    Illinois, Tazewell County, Obituary Card Index from the "Pekin Times", 1914-2007
    Indiana Births and Christenings, 1773-1933
    Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920
    Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992
    Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959
    Indiana Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1848-1992
    Indiana Ripley County, Osgood, Greendale Cemetery Records, 1861-2007
    Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950
    Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935
    Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992
    Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934
    Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990
    Iowa, Fayette County Probate Records, 1851-1928
    Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Iowa Non-Population Census Schedules, 1850-1880
    Iowa, Polk County Probate Records, 1914-1924
    Iowa, Poweshiek County Land Records, 1855-1934
    Iowa, Poweshiek County Probate Records, 1850-1954
    Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-1936
    Kansas, County Marriages, 1855-1911
    Kansas Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930
    Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935
    Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Arizona Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Florida Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Louisiana Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Maryland Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Mississippi Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Missouri Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    South Carolina Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Tennessee Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Texas Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Virginia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Dakota Territory, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Delaware Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Florida Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Louisiana Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Maryland Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Mississippi Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Missouri Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Nevada Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    New Mexico Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    New York Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    North Carolina Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Oregon Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Tennessee Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Texas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Utah Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960
    Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications, 1912-1950
    Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961
    Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970
    Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979
    Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990
    Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954

Learn more about Legacy's Research Guidance in this webinar (free): Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs, and To Do Lists by Geoff Rasmussen.

What's Been Fixed

View the December 5 release notes here. 

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 8, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 8, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:

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If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.


Family History for Kids - free webinar by Devin Ashby now online

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The recording of today's webinar, "Family History for Kids," by Devin Ashby, is now available to view for free at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. This was one of my personal favorites! You'll learn ideas about how to get your children and grandchildren involved in family history. Lots of great comments:

  • Great ideas for "kids" of all ages. Several relatively easy ideas to share limited information and stories with family members. Best way to get them interested without overwhelming them.
  • Devon is always a great presenter, and today was no exception. What great ideas he has...
  • Excellent with some new thoughts for interesting the grandchildren in genealogy.

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 26 minute recording of "Family History for Kids" is now available to view in our webinar archives.

Coupon code

Use webinar coupon code - kids14 - for 10% off an annual or month webinar membership, valid through Monday, December 8, 2014.

Holiday Sale

Through December 31, 2014, take $10 off any new Legacy Family Tree software. Plus every Legacy QuickGuide and webinar CD have been discounted. No coupon required. Only at www.LegacyFamilyTreeStore.com.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 195 classes, 285 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 803 pages)
  • 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

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)

  • Can You Hear Me Now? Voice Recognition Software for Genealogists by Luana Darby. December 5.
  • Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. December 10.
  • Bagging a Live One - Connecting with Cousins You Never Knew You Had by Mary Kircher Roddy. December 17.

Click here to register. Or click here register for multiple webinars at the same time.

Print the 2014 webinar brochure here.

See you online!


Save $10 on all Legacy software PLUS save on QuickGuides, Books, CDs, and more!

LegsantaJust in time for the holidays - all Legacy Family Tree software is $10 off until December 31, 2014.

We appreciate all of our Legacy users so much and we thank each of you for all of your support over the years. We would like to offer each of you a gift that we think your family and friends will really enjoy.

Through December 31st, we are offering three great ways to save:

  1. Save $10 off any new Legacy 8 software purchase for yourself.
  2. Save $10 off any new Legacy 8 software purchase for friends and family. There is no limit to the number of Legacys you can buy at this discount price.
  3. Save $2 on the companion book, Legacy Unlocked! Techniques, Tips and Step-by-Steps for Using Legacy to Record Your Genealogy by Geoff Rasmussen.

Click here to purchase.

Mailing Deadlines

Click here for the deadlines for on-time Christmas delivery.

Also save on Legacy add-ons, videos, webinar CDs, Legacy QuickGuides, and books

Nearly every Legacy add-on, webinar CD, training video set, and how-to book has been discounted for this holiday sale, including Paul Larsen's Crash Course in Family History book (25% off) our entire line of Legacy QuickGuides.

Browse add-on software

Browse webinar CDs and training videos

Browse books & software

Browse Legacy QuickGuides

Happy holidays to everyone from the Legacy Family Tree team!


Register for 2 genealogy webinars this week - Family History for Kids AND Voice Recognition Software for Genealogists

LogowhiteJoin us this Wednesday AND Friday for two exciting genealogy webinars presented by Devin Ashby (of FamilySearch) and Luana Darby. On Wednesday, Devin will present "Family History for Kids" and on Friday Luana will present "Can You Hear Me Now? Voice Recognition Software for Genealogists."

Wednesday - Family History for Kids by Devin Ashby

Are you trying to figure out how to get kids involved and engaged in their family history? Come learn about new products and initiatives that are making a difference for younger audiences. We’ll discuss how you can create a life map, build a story book, tag and index photos and documents online, make a family video, and much more.

Click here to register (free).

Can You Hear Me Now? Voice Recognition Software for Genealogists by Luana Darby

Ldarby-100Give your fingers a break. Learn how you can take advantage of voice recognition software to speed up your genealogical writing, enter information into your database, and convert those old personal interviews to words on a page. This webinar will teach you how to “talk” your way through writing that tough family history.

Click here to register (free).

Webinar Reminder: Join us for the live webinars Wednesday, December 3, 2014 and Friday, December 5, 2014, both at 2:00pm 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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Test Your Webinar Connection

To ensure that your webinar connection is ready to go, click here.

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.

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 webinars will be live on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 and Friday, December 5, 2014 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific
  • 7pm 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!


Deadlines for on-time Christmas delivery

LegacysantaWant to make sure your cards and packages arrive by December 25? See the post office's holiday deadlines to see when you need to drop your cheer in the mail.

Important

If you are purchasing Legacy or other products from our online store, please do so at least a few days before the below-published deadlines. One never knows how accurate the deadlines are from the postal service.

$10 off Legacy software

Give the gift of Legacy for the whole family. Until December 31, save $10 on new Legacy 8 software purchases.

Click here to purchase Legacy.

Deadlines

According to the United States Postal Service (as of November 28, 2014), these are the "last mailing dates to arrive by Christmas."

U.S. Destinations

  • Standard Post: December 15
  • First Class & Priority Mail: December 20
  • Priority Mail Express: December 23

International Destinations

Africa

  • First-class package international service, priority mail international: December 2
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 10
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 18

Asia/Pacific Rim

  • First-Class Package International Service®, Priority Mail International: December 9
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 17

Australia/New Zealand

  • First-Class Package International Service®, Priority Mail International: December 9
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 17

Canada

  • First-Class Package International Service: December 9
  • Priority Mail International: December 12
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 16
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 19

Caribbean

  • First-Class Package International Service: December 9
  • Priority Mail International: December 12
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 18

Central & South America

  • First-Class Package International Service®, Priority Mail International: December 2
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 12
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 18

Mexico

  • First-Class Package International Service®, Priority Mail International: December 9
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 19

Europe

  • First-Class Package International Service: December 9
  • Priority Mail International: December 12
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 18

Middle East

  • First-Class Package International Service: December 9
  • Priority Mail International: December 12
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 17