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Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece - free webinar by Luana Darby, MLIS, AG now online for limited time


The recording of today's webinar "Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece” by Luana Darby, MLIS, AG is now available to view at for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

What do you need to look for once you have reached your brick wall? What is available and how do you find it? Learn how to think like a German and understand how to assess the needs of your German research to get the most out of it, from both sides of the ocean. You will understand how a typical German lived and made decisions. Our case study will show you step by step how to overcome a typical brick wall.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 42 minute recording of "Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece” 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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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • New York City Genealogical Research: Navigating Through The Five Boroughs by Michael L. Strauss, AG. November 8.
  • Using Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence by Jill Morelli. November 10.
  • British and Irish research: the differences by Brian Donovan. November 15.
  • Research in Federal Records: Some Assembly Required by Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG. November 21.
  • Understanding Alabama by Rorey Cathcart. November 29.
  • Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records by Lisa Toth Salinas. December 6.
  • I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes by James M. Baker, PhD, CG. December 13.
  • Finding Your Nordic Parish of Birth by Jill Morelli. December 15.
  • The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive (Re)Search by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. December 19.
  • Palmetto Pride - South Carolina for Genealogist by Rorey Cathcart. December 20.
  • Problems and Pitfalls of a Reasonably Shallow Search by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. December 27.

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Top 10 Genealogy Webinars for October 2017

We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 classes for October 2017! Are your favorite topics or instructors among the list? Need something new to learn? Use the list to get inspired!


Each month thousands of Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers head for the library to learn new skills and techniques to help improve their genealogy research. Among the now-612 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of October 2017.  They aren't necessarily the newest classes but rather the topics that were sought out by our members.

Have you seen any of these classes? Are these among your favorites too? Some of these classes (and topics) might be new to you! Get inspired to learn more and make your genealogy journey more fun!

The Top 10 for October 2017

1. Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls by Tom Jones, PhD, CG, CGL

2. No Easy Button: Using "Immersion Genealogy" to Understand Your Ancestors by Lisa Alzo

3. Southern States Migration Patterns by Mary Hill, AG

4. Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard by David Ouimette, CG

5. Using Timelines for Correlation and Analysis by Jill Morelli, CG

6. The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy by Gena Philibert-Ortega

7. Is Your Society Growing? Social Media may be your saving grace by DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington

8. Discover the new Legacy Family Tree 9 by Geoff Rasmussen

9. Land, Licenses, Love Gone Wrong, and Other Assorted Courthouse Records by Ann Staley, CG, CGL

10. Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

The Runner-Ups

11. Sweden's Multiple Naming Systems and How They Changed in the 1800s by Martha Garrett, CG

12. Introduction to the Use of Autosomal DNA Testing by Tim Janzen

13. Burials and Burial Grounds of England and Wales by Kirsty Gray

14. How to Scan an Elephant: Digitizing Awkward Artifacts from Artifact to Zombie by Denise May Levenick

15. 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega

16. The American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress by Shannon Combs-Bennett

17. Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist by Geoff Rasmussen

18. Beyond the Docket Books: Digging for Gold in Probate Packets by Chris Staats

19. Tips and Tricks to Organizing Your Genealogy by Shannon Combs-Bennett

20. Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Powerful by Geoff Rasmussen

Access to classes in the Legacy Family Tree Webinar library are available with an annual or monthly membership. Not a member? Become one! Or watch one of our free classes here.