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2016 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series announced


Millennia Corporation and are pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2016 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series. Choose from 62 classes from genealogy's leading educators on topics ranging from genealogy technology, to DNA, to in-depth research methodologies.

And not to name-drop, but our series will welcome for the first time genealogy celebrities like Cyndi Ingle of and John Philip Colletta of, major genealogy organizations like FindMyPast, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, and New England Historic Genealogical Society; and will explore for the first time countries such as Poland and France. Also learn about DNA, software, lineage societies, the Freedmen's Bureau, FANs, "dirty pictures", BillionGraves, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and so much more.

Sign up (it's FREE!) for one or for all of them today and you will receive a reminder email both one day and one hour prior to the live event.


Webinar Brochure

Print the webinar brochure to share with your friends, genealogy society, or Family History Center. memberships

All live webinars (register below) are free and their recordings are free to watch for the first 7 days. With a webinar subscription you also get all of this:

  • Access to 1) all the existing 284 classes in the library (428 hours of quality genealogy education), 2) plus the 61 webinars that will be added during the 2016 season, 3) plus any additional bonus subscribers-only webinars (30 of these so far in 2015) - all available for the duration of your membership
  • Access to all 1,260 pages of instructors' handouts plus the new handouts of the 2016 season
  • Chat logs from the live webinars
  • Additional 5% off anything at
  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Additional members-only BONUS webinars
  • Playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

It's just $49.95/year ($44.95 through 12/31/15).


Nowhere else - on land, at sea, or online - will you find genealogy courses as comprehensive, diverse, or as numerous as you will find at

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2016 Speakers

Lots of brand new speakers join many of your favorites for 2016. One of them may be the one to help you break down your genealogical brick wall! Don't miss even one week!


2016 Schedule

January 2016

  • Tap Into Your Inner Private Eye - 9 Strategies for Finding Living Relatives by Lisa Louise Cooke. 1/6
  • Technology and Techniques for Differentiating Two People with the Same Name by Geoff Rasmussen. 1/13
  • Snagit software for Genealogists by Michael Brophy. 1/15
  • The Basics of Virginia Research by Shannon Combs-Bennett. 1/20
  • The Paper-Less Genealogist by Denise Levenick. 1/27
  • MyHeritage - Technologies and Content to Bolster Your Research by MyHeritage. 1/29

February 2016

  • The Scots-Irish in America by Peggy Lauritzen. 2/10
  • Getting Started with Microsoft Word by Thomas MacEntee. 2/17
  • Problem Solving with FANs by Beth Foulk. 2/19
  • A Guided Tour of Cyndi's List 2.0 by Cyndi Ingle. 2/24

March 2016

  • The War of 1812 Records - Preserving the Pensions by Michael Hall. 3/2
  • Making YDNA and mtDNA Part of Your Family History by Diahan Southard. 3/4
  • How Do I Know That's My Ancestor? by Amy Johnson Crow. 3/9
  • The Private Laws of the Federal and State Governments by Judy Russell. 3/16
  • Introduction to German Parish Records by Gail Blankenau. 3/23
  • Proof Arguments - How to Write Them and Why They Matter by Warren Bittner. 3/30

April 2016

  • Getting to Know Findmypast - Your Source for British and Irish Genealogy by Jen Baldwin. 4/6
  • Confirming Enslaved Ancestors Utilizing DNA by Melvin Collier. 4/8
  • U.S. Land Records - State Land States by Mary Hill. 4/13
  • Fire Insurance Maps - The Google Maps of Their Day by Jill Morelli. 4/20
  • England and Wales - Rummaging in the Parish Chests by Kirsty Gray. 4/27

May 2016

  • Google Drive for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee. 5/4
  • Dirty Pictures - Save Your Family Photos from Ruin by Denise Levenick. 5/11
  • Messages from the Grave - Listening to Your Ancestor's Tombstone by Elissa Powell. 5/13
  • Mining the Über-sites for German Ancestors by Jim Beidler. 5/18
  • Discover American Ancestors (NEHGS) by Lindsay Fulton. 5/25

June 2016

  • Get the Most from by Claire Vail. 6/1
  • Researching Your Washington State Ancestors by Mary Roddy. 6/8
  • Introduction to the Freedmen's Bureau by Angela Walton-Raji. 6/10
  • Ticked Off! Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks by Peggy Lauritzen. 6/15
  • Digging Deeper in German Parish Records by Gail Blankenau. 6/22
  • Circles or Triangles? What Shape is Your DNA? by Diahan Southard. 6/29


July 2016

  • Navigating Naturalization Records by Lisa Alzo. 7/6
  • A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry by Shannon Combs-Bennett. 7/13
  • Finding French Ancestors by Luana Darby. 7/15
  • Organize Your Online Life by Lisa Louise Cooke. 7/20
  • Researching Women - Community Cookbooks and What They Tell Us About Our Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega. 7/27
  • Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records by Tom Jones. 7/30
  • The Germanic French - Researching Alsatian and Lorrainian Families by John Philip Colletta

August 2016

  • Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint by Thomas MacEntee. 8/3
  • The Battle for Bounty Land - War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars by Beth Foulk. 8/10
  • Homestead Act of 1862 - Following the Witnesses by Bernice Bennett. 8/12
  • Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society by Amy Johnson Crow. 8/17
  • Using Findmypast to Unlock Your Irish Ancestry by Brian Donovan. 8/24

September 2016

  • The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions by Judy Russell. 9/14
  • Clooz - A Document-Based Software Companion by Rich Thomas. 9/16
  • How to Use for Beginners by Devin Ashby. 9/21
  • Beginning Polish Genealogy by Lisa Alzo and Jonathan Shea. 9/28

October 2016

  • AHA! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research by Ron Arons. 10/5
  • Time and Place - Using Genealogy's Cross-Hairs by Jim Beidler. 10/12
  • Finding Your Ancestors' German Hometown by Ursula Krause. 10/14
  • Social History Websites That Bring Your Ancestor's Story to Life by Gena Philibert-Ortega. 10/19
  • Flip for Flickr - Share, Store and Save Your Family Photos by Maureen Taylor. 10/26

November 2016

  • Analysis and Correlation - Two Keys to Sound Conclusions by Chris Staats. 11/2
  • Publishing a Genealogy E-Book by Thomas MacEntee. 11/9
  • Dating Family Photographs by Jane Neff Rollins. 11/16
  • Nature & Nurture - Family History for Adoptees by Janet Hovorka and Amy Slade. 11/18
  • Multi-Media Story Telling by Devin Ashby. 11/30

December 2016

  • Becoming a Genealogy Detective by Sharon Atkins. 12/7
  • From the Heartland - Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research by Luana Darby. 12/14
  • Tracing Your European Ancestors by Julie Goucher. 12/16
  • An Introduction to BillionGraves by Garth Fitzner. 12/21



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