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Power Platting: Technology Tools to Create Pictures from Property Descriptions - free webinar by Chris Staats now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Power Platting: Technology Tools to Create Pictures from Property Descriptions" by Chris Staats PLUS the after-webinar party is now available to view for free at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for a limited time. Some great comments:

  • This webinar was fantastic. Who would have thought an old woman would ever be interested in plotting? But hey, now I KNOW I can do it! Love Webinar Wednesdays!
  • Metes and Bounds simplified. Amazing!
  • Excellent webinar. Nice to learn technical stuff at a layman's level. Thank you!

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 54 minute recording of "Power Platting: Technology Tools to Create Pictures from Property Descriptions" PLUS the after-webinar party is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. Or watch it at your convenience with an annual or monthly webinar membership.

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DmSpecial Offer on DeedMapper software

Through August 19, get the DeedMapper software for $20 off. Click here to purchase at full price, and the $20 will be refunded shortly thereafter. Must enter this code in the order notes: FTW3

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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • Discovering Your Kentucky Ancestors by Mark Lowe. August 19.
  • Digital Family Reunions by Devin Ashby. August 21.
  • German Names and Naming Patterns by Jim Beidler. August 26.
  • Break Down Brick Walls in Eastern European Research - Tips, Tools and Tricks by Lisa Alzo. September 2.
  • Research Your Swedish Ancestors in Living Color Using ArkivDigital Online by Kathy Meade. September 9.
  • Technology and Techniques for Differentiating Two People with the Same Name by Geoff Rasmussen. September 11.
  • Researching Your Dutch Ancestors by Yvette Hoitink. September 16.
  • Researching Your Ancestors in England and Wales by Kirsty Gray. September 23.
  • Maps Tell Some of the Story for the African-Ancestored Genealogist by Angela Walton-Raji. September 25.
  • Using Periodicals to Find Your Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega. September 30.
  • Wearables and Genealogy - Wacky and Wild or Worth the Wait by Thomas MacEntee. October 7.
  • Colonial Immigration - The English Pioneers of Early America by Beth Foulk. October 14.
  • Billions of Records, Billions of Stories by Devin Ashby. October 16.
  • What Happened to the State of Frankland - Using Tennessee's Pre-Statehood Records by Mark Lowe. October 21.
  • Complex Evidence - What is It? How Does it Work? And Why Does it Matter? by Warren Bittner. October 28.
  • Researching with Karen! by Karen Clifford. November 4.
  • Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy by Diahan Southard. November 11.
  • Bringing it All Together and Leaving a Permanent Record by Tom Kemp. November 13.
  • Mapping Madness by Ron Arons. November 18.
  • Stories in Stone - Cemetery Research by Gail Blankenau. December 2.
  • Thinking about Becoming an Accredited Genealogist? by Apryl Cox and Kelly Summers. December 9.
  • Pointing Fingers at Ancestors' Siblings - Breaking Down Brick Walls with Collateral Research by Marian Pierre-Louis. December 16.

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New FamilySearch Collections - records from Italy, Mexico, Philippines and the United States

This week millions of indexed birth, marriage, and death records from Italy and Mexico were published online. These free collections are the direct results of the online indexing volunteer community. Discover your ancestry reaching back as far as the 1500's in new collections such as the Italy Bari Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1908,  Mexico Distrito Federal Catholic Church Records 1514-1970, and Mexico Guanajuato Catholic Church Records 1519-1984. Explore the full list of new collections online below.

COLLECTION

INDEXED RECORDS

DIGITAL RECORDS

COMMENTS

Italy Bari Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1908

604,492

8,571

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Italy Caltanissetta Civil Registration (State Archive) 1820-1935

291,719

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy Genova Civil Registration (State Archive) 1796-1812 1838-1859 1866-1899

153,718

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy Mantova Civil Registration (State Archive) 1496-1906

170,486

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy Pesaro e Urbino Urbino Civil Registration (State Archive) 1866-1942

113,558

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy Pescara Civil Registration (State Archive) 1865-1929

179,661

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Massachusetts Marriages 1841-1915

0

5,711

Added images to an existing collection

Mexico Aguascalientes Catholic Church Records 1620-1962

135,095

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Baja California and Baja California Sur Catholic Church Records 1750- 1984

43,067

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Campeche Catholic Church Records 1638-1944

19,651

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Chihuahua Catholic Church Records 1632-1958

27,361

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Coahuila Catholic Church Records 1627-1978

191,492

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Colima Catholic Church Records 1707-1969

61,464

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Distrito Federal Catholic Church Records 1514-1970

1,688,909

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Durango Catholic Church Records 1604-1985

109,707

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Guanajuato Catholic Church Records 1519-1984

1,488,203

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Guerrero Catholic Church Records 1576-1979

16,290

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Hidalgo Catholic Church Records 1546-1971

1,619,767

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Jalisco Catholic Church Records 1590-1979

1,239,961

659

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Mexico México Catholic Church Records 1567-1970

1,035,414

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Michoacán Catholic Church Records 1555-1996

345,068

104

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Mexico Morelos Catholic Church Records 1598-1994

75,920

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Nayarit Catholic Church Records 1596-1967

9,863

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Nuevo León Catholic Church Records 1667-1981

33,747

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Oaxaca Catholic Church Records 1559-1988

1,279,525

916

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Mexico Puebla Catholic Church Records 1545-1977

1,799,313

322

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Mexico Querétaro Catholic Church Records 1590-1970

41,648

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico San Luis Potosí Catholic Church Records 1586-1977

396,924

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Sinaloa Catholic Church Records 1671-1968

50,792

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Sonora Catholic Church Records 1657-1994

148,741

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Tabasco Catholic Church Records 1803-1970

32,572

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Tamaulipas Catholic Church Records 1703-1964

109,933

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Tlaxcala Catholic Church Records 1576-1994

63,259

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Veracruz Catholic Church Records 1590-1978

44,289

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Yucatán Catholic Church Records 1543-1977

13,476

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Mexico Zacatecas Catholic Church Records 1605-1980

53,168

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Philippines Civil Registration (National) 1945-1984

0

4,527,083

Added images to an existing collection

United States Census 1810

1,240

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States Index to Alien Case Files 1940-2003

456,334

0

New indexed records collection

 

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My genealogy addiction - it's back

I am no longer sleeping very much. And if you've ever been hooked on genealogy, you know exactly what I am referring to.

Ever since Kathy Meade's webinar on beginning Swedish genealogy, I've gone to bed late and have woken up early. I've gone from not even knowing I had Swedish ancestors a month ago to learning a new language, discovering new records, and subscribing to ArkivDigital which has the best collection of genealogy records I have ever seen. I can't wait for today's work day to be done so I can get going on it again!

In my early efforts to learn how to do Swedish research I have stumbled. Trying to learn the language and analyze the different markings and abbreviations is challenging. When I've hit these roadblocks, I've turned to something I learned in Thomas MacEntee's new Facebook webinar. Thomas taught about new ways of searching Facebook, as well as the power of Facebook Groups. Using his techniques, I searched Facebook to see if there were any good groups on Swedish Genealogy.

I quickly found the Swedish Genealogy public group and submitted my request to join. Within minutes my request was approved. I noticed there were nearly 1,900 members in the group already, and the questions being asked and the answers that were given seemed to be very helpful. Being a "greenie" to Swedish genealogy and to the group, I was a little shy to ask my first question, but I'm glad I did. The question I posted was about a phrase that I wasn't yet familiar with. I posted it at 1:49pm and by 3:02 I had the first answer.

Today was even more amazing. I posted a question at 8:45am, and by 9:30 there were eight comments. My immediate problem was solved - in less than an hour!

Technology, and the wonderful community of genealogists is really shining!


Charting Companion 6 now available - 2 new dazzling charts!

It is a rare event when a new type of genealogy chart is introduced.
 
Progeny Genealogy, the makers of the popular Charting Companion software, is pleased to announce two new, unique, innovative ways of showing your family history: the Fractal Tree and the Dandelion Chart.
 

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Fractal Tree

The Fractal Tree is an entirely new way to display your Ancestors. The Fractal Tree is more compact than other charts. A fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. A fractal is a self-similar geometric shape; each part of the shape is the same as the whole. 

How the Fractal Tree works: Start with a subject, René A. Clouthier, and a 2-generation Fractal Tree. Two boxes sprout horizontally. His father (Raoul) is in a box to the left, his mother (Jeanne) is in a box to the right.

2-generation Fractal TreeA 2-generation Fractal Tree

Add a third generation, including the grand-parents. The new boxes now sprout vertically. On the paternal side, Raoul's parents (Calixte & Honorine) are displayed. On the maternal side, Jeanne's parents (Thomas & Amanda) are displayed.

3-generation Fractal TreeA 3-generation Fractal Tree

Add a fourth generation, including the great-grand-parents. The new boxes now revert to sprouting horizontally.

4-generation Fractal TreeA 4-generation Fractal Tree

Five generations takes us to 31 people.

5-generation Fractal TreeA 5-generation Fractal Tree

You can go as far as you want. Here is a 9-generation Fractal Tree.

9-generation Fractal Tree (click to to enlarge)A 9-generation Fractal Tree (click to to enlarge)

By tiling the pages, you can assemble a chart of unlimited size from standard paper or A4. You can create a PDF of a single large page (36" x 72") and take it to a print shop for printing on a large printer. 

Dazzle your friends & relatives today with the Fractal Tree!

Click here to purchase for 34.95.

Dandelion Chart

The Dandelion Chart is an entirely new way to display your Ancestors. The Dandelion Chart spreads out in all directions, and includes the ancestors of the spouses, which allows you to include everyone in the family.

How the Dandelion Chart works: from the Subject, John F Kennedy, extend lines to parents and children.

In a Dandelion Chart, the nodes (people) are scattered to minimize cross-over of lines. The Dandelion can show Ancestors as well as Descendants. The advantage of the Dandelion is that it can show the parents and siblings of spouses, who are not in the bloodline.

Each black circle corresponds to a family. The red lines link the parents to the family, the black lines link children. In the example below, John F. Kennedy is a child in the family where Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald are parents. JFK is a parent in the family that links to Jacqueline Bouvier (the other parent) and their children Caroline, John F. Jr. and Patrick.

Dandelion Chart

You can move the boxes around by clicking on them with the mouse, and dragging them

All the regular options are available: color by generation, lineage, gender, X-chromosome, bevel, gradient; font; event types, date format, etc.

Dandelion Chart

Animated Dandelion Chart

Click here to purchase for 34.95.


Register for Webinar Wednesday - Power Platting: Technology Tools to Create Pictures from Property Descriptions by Chris Staats

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Pictures are worth a thousand words, they say. Looking at the property descriptions in some deeds, that word count seems accurate! Certainly, a compass and graph paper still work fine. However, software tools add power and flexibility in the platting of property and creation of maps to aid in your research. Presented in plain English, this presentation focuses on a number of tools to help you plat property descriptions using both proprietary and open source software.

Join us and Chris Staats for the live webinar Wednesday, August 12, 2015 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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ChrisStaats-144x144Chris Staats is a Cleveland, Ohio-based professional genealogical researcher, presenter, and writer. He has written articles for Family Tree Magazine, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, and other publications. Chris has given presentations covering methodology, resources, technology, and other topics at genealogical societies and libraries across Ohio. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, chapter representative for the Great Lakes APG chapter, and Seminar Chairperson for the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Genealogical Committee.

View Chris' other webinars here.

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New! Facebook: A Tool for Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee

New Webinar in the Legacy Library!

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Go Beyond the Basics to Use Facebook as a Research Tool

While Facebook is the world’s largest online social network with more than 1.2 billion users, did you know that it can be leveraged as a genealogy research “work horse” to help find your ancestors?

Thomas MacEntee will teach you about:

  • Using the Search function to locate living relatives and others researching your same surnames.
  • Locating Facebook Groups and Pages related to your genealogy research, especially geographical locations and specific ethnic groups, as well as surname groups.
  • Creating a Facebook Group to facilitate collaboration and participant interaction around a specific genealogy topic such as a Surname Group or a One Place Study Group.
  • Creating a Facebook Page to advertise a genealogy society, an event and more.
  • Understanding the difference between a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group and why you might use one instead of the other as well as when it is best to use both.
  • Protecting your privacy and ensuring an enjoyable Facebook experience when researching genealogy.

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New Legacy QuickGuide Now Available - Polish Genealogy by Jonathan D. Shea

Legacy QuickGuidesTM have quickly become one of the more popular resources for genealogists. Each guide contains four (sometimes five, sometimes more) pages of valuable information covering a variety of genealogy research topics, dozens of clickable links, and are written by genealogists and family historians who are experts in the subject areas. We've added another brand new Legacy QuickGuides: Poland Genealogy by Jonathan D. Shea. Now choose from 87 Legacy QuickGuides!

Polish GenealogyPolish Genealogy by Jonathan D. Shea - $2.95

Once one of Europe's largest and more prosperous nations, Poland was eliminated from the map of Europe for the entire 19th century as its territory was occupied by the empires of Prussia, Russia and Austria. However, the language, customs and traditions of the people endured and flourished, both in the homeland and in communities founded by Polish immigrants the world over. Genealogical research can be challenging, but once records are located, efforts to document a family history can be productive due to many detailed documents in the nation's archives.

The Polish Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ contains valuable information so you can understand how to research your Polish family history. This handy 6-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.

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What's in a Name? Trouble! Free webinar by Ron Arons now online for limited time

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The recording of today's excellent webinar, "What's in a Name? Trouble!" by Ron Arons PLUS the after-webinar party is now available to view for free at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for a limited time. Some great comments:

  • Complex puzzle - excellent case for learning!
  • Excellent presentation about using Mind Mapping for Genealogy with solid examples of application! I am definitely going to utilize this approach to problem solving. Also, Geoff's After Webinar Party was awesome as usual! I always learn so much. :)
  • Ron is a marvellous presenter - humorous, detailed, organized, and a great example of what research truly is!! Learned a lot from this webinar, yet again!! Have made lists of what to check, what to do, and a "buy" list as well!! 

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 44 minute recording of "What's in a Name? Trouble!" PLUS the after-webinar party is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. Or watch it at your convenience with an annual or monthly webinar membership.

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 251 classes, 375 hours of genealogy education)
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  • Power Platting - Technology Tools to Create Pictures from Property Descriptions by Chris Staats. August 12.
  • Discovering Your Kentucky Ancestors by Mark Lowe. August 19.
  • Digital Family Reunions by Devin Ashby. August 21.
  • German Names and Naming Patterns by Jim Beidler. August 26.
  • Break Down Brick Walls in Eastern European Research - Tips, Tools and Tricks by Lisa Alzo. September 2.
  • Research Your Swedish Ancestors in Living Color Using ArkivDigital Online by Kathy Meade. September 9.
  • Technology and Techniques for Differentiating Two People with the Same Name by Geoff Rasmussen. September 11.
  • Researching Your Dutch Ancestors by Yvette Hoitink. September 16.
  • Researching Your Ancestors in England and Wales by Kirsty Gray. September 23.
  • Maps Tell Some of the Story for the African-Ancestored Genealogist by Angela Walton-Raji. September 25.
  • Using Periodicals to Find Your Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega. September 30.
  • Wearables and Genealogy - Wacky and Wild or Worth the Wait by Thomas MacEntee. October 7.
  • Colonial Immigration - The English Pioneers of Early America by Beth Foulk. October 14.
  • Billions of Records, Billions of Stories by Devin Ashby. October 16.
  • What Happened to the State of Frankland - Using Tennessee's Pre-Statehood Records by Mark Lowe. October 21.
  • Complex Evidence - What is It? How Does it Work? And Why Does it Matter? by Warren Bittner. October 28.
  • Researching with Karen! by Karen Clifford. November 4.
  • Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy by Diahan Southard. November 11.
  • Bringing it All Together and Leaving a Permanent Record by Tom Kemp. November 13.
  • Mapping Madness by Ron Arons. November 18.
  • Stories in Stone - Cemetery Research by Gail Blankenau. December 2.
  • Thinking about Becoming an Accredited Genealogist? by Apryl Cox and Kelly Summers. December 9.
  • Pointing Fingers at Ancestors' Siblings - Breaking Down Brick Walls with Collateral Research by Marian Pierre-Louis. December 16.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday - What's In A Name? Trouble! by Ron Arons

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For years Ron Arons researched the life of his great-grandfather, who served time in Sing Sing Prison and who committed other crimes. Through the years, Ron came across records for other people with the same first and last names, born in the same timeframe, who lived in the same places as his relative, and who, by some stroke of luck, also found trouble, either in business or with women. With such an uncommon name as Isaac Spier, this is rather remarkable.

  • In this talk you will see how the Genealogical Proof Standard was used to merge and separate many identities to determine exactly how many distinct individuals these documents represented. (The answer is truly remarkable!)
  • You will also learn about names, name changes, and the reasons behind those changes.
  • You will also learn about mind maps, a powerful technology and methodology for clearer thinking, data logging, and, most importantly, efficient and extraordinary data correlation. Specifically, many examples of mind maps created with FreeMind will be presented.

This entertaining excursion into the world of trouble makers offers methodologies for truly advanced research for very challenging problems.

Join us and Ron Arons for the live webinar Wednesday, August 5, 2015 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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For years Ron Arons has given presentations on genealogy across the country. In 2005, Ron won a NY State Archives grant for his historical criminal research. In 2008, Ron published The Jews of Sing Sing, about Jewish criminals who served time at the famous prison in New York. That same year, Ron appeared on the PBS TV special, The Jewish Americans, and talked about famous Jewish criminals of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In 2010, Ron published WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records, a reference book listing repositories across the country that maintain historical criminal records. 

These books and a line of 'Black Sheep of the Family' products are available on his website, www.ronarons.com. Ron studied at Princeton and the University of Chicago.

View Ron's other webinars here.

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  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!