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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Using OneNote With Your Genealogy by Tessa Keough

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OneNote has been one of Microsoft's best kept secrets. Whether you use other software/applications in the Microsoft productivity family OR you want to use OneNote separately, it is a robust program to use in conjunction with your genealogy management software. Come learn how to get the most out of this great note-taking program.
 
Join us and Tessa Keough for the live webinar Wednesday, January 23, 2019 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. 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

TessaKeough-144x144Tessa Keough is a genealogist in transition (read – this is not her day job but she wishes it was!). She takes advantage of 21st century technology to work on her own family history as well as engage in specialized projects. These projects include a one-place study of her grandfather's native community of Plate Cove East, Newfoundland, and a one-name study of her Keough surname.

Seeing a need for an online users' group for her favorite genealogy software, Tessa set up the Legacy Virtual Users' Group Community on Google+. With three of her fellow genealogists, she co-hosts monthly hangouts-on-air presentations, provides tips, and moderates the member posts at the LVUG Community which boasts more than 900 members. For the past two years Tessa has served as the USA West Regional Representative for the Guild of One-Name Studies. In April 2014 she took on the post of USA National Representative for the Guild and serves as the Guild's delegate member to the Federated Genealogical Society (FGS). She moderates the Guild's Google+ Community and co-hosts the Guild's North American monthly hangouts-on-air. Tessa blogs on her personal blogs, is a contributing blogger to Worldwide Genealogy, and is part of the 5-member interview team for the May I Introduce To You feature at Geneabloggers. Tessa is doing her best to spread the word about surname and location studies as a fascinating and fun way to connect to your larger family history story, your extended relatives, and your fellow genealogists.

In case you did not notice, Tessa is a huge fan of Google+ and YouTube and an even bigger fan of giving back to the genealogy and family history community. Her volunteer efforts landed her on Lisa Louise Cooke's Social Media Mavericks: 40 to follow list in Family Tree Magazine's March/April 2014 edition for TessaWatch (her YouTube channel with 120 short and not-so-short video tutorials).

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Tuesday's Tip - Using the Soundex (Intermediate)

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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.

Using the Soundex (Intermediate)

Old school researchers will know what the Soundex is but you don't hear much about it anymore. Newer researchers are probably not familiar with it. The funny thing is, you are using it and you don't even know it. Back to that in a bit.

First some information on what the Soundex is. The Soundex was a project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). In the 1930s they came up with this indexing system for certain census records. It was a way to search for your ancestors even if the spelling of their name was off a bit. The censuses that have a Soundex Index are:

1880 - Only those families with children age 10 or younger
1890 - Very limited because of the fire that destroyed most of the 1890 census, Side note: HERE is an excellent history of the 1890 census from the National Archives
1900
1910 - Only for Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia
1920
1930
- Only for Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky (only counties of Bell, Floyd, Harlan, Kenton, Muhlenberg, Perry and Pike), Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia (only counties of Fayette, Harrison, Kanawha, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, and Raleigh)

You can see the rules for creating the Soundex Codes HERE. Back in the day you did this by hand using these rules. Now you don't have to. There are Soundex Calculators that will do this for you and of course Legacy has one of these calculators. Go to Tools > Soundex. Type in the surname you want to calculate and then click Calculate Soundex Code.

Soundex Calculator

Simmons is my maiden name and I still have that code memorized! When you first access this tool it will automatically calculate the Soundex code for the person you had highlighted on your screen. If you click Search Name List it will give you everyone in your file that has the same Soundex code.

The WPA created index cards grouping everyone by their Soundex code. This was a way you could try and find your ancestor if the regular index wasn't turning up anything. We used to use big index books for the census but if you couldn't find your ancestor there you would turn to the Soundex. To see what a Soundex index card looks like click HERE. You can see that there was quite a bit of information extracted from the census on these cards! They were invaluable. You can still access the old Soundex microfilms through FamilySearch. HERE is a list of the available microfilms (along with some print Soundex indexes). Some, not all, of these are available to browse online (not part of the regular FamilySearch online collections). You can see an example HERE.

The good news is, you don't have to do this anymore. Online indexes have Soundex options built in and that is what I meant when I said you were using the Soundex and you didn't even know it. Sometimes it is obvious but sometimes it isn't. For example, here is a screenshot from MyHeritage's Search page and you will see that the Soundex is an option. Notice that MyHeritage uses the "refined" Soundex. If a certain surname has an secondary "refined" value, Legacy will show you both when you use the built in calculator.

MyHeritage Search
 

Other search sites such as FamilySearch have the algorithm built into to their "fuzzy" search so you won't see a separate option for it. 

So if everything is automated, why do you need to know what the Soundex codes are and why do you need a Soundex code calculator? One thing that the Legacy calculator will do for you is generate a Search List of everyone with the same Soundex code which might help you find a duplicate that you didn't know you had. My One Name Study is for the surname Glaentzer. When I run the calculator using this surname I see all of the variations that I am accustomed to seeing in the records which solidifies the theory that these variations are in fact valid.

If you are doing a search on a website that doesn't specifically have a Soundex option you can check a potential match to see if they do have the same Soundex code which is additional evidence that you might be dealing with the same person.

Is the Soundex perfect? Of course not but it is another weapon in your genealogy arsenal. 

Easter Egg alert!  There is a bit of an Easter Egg on the Soundex Calculator screen. Did you notice the little globe icon? If you click that you will be taken to FamilySearch's Place Locator. This is a VERY useful tool. I am not sure how it ended up on this screen. I have asked the developers to consider moving this to a more conspicuous location. Until then, since you guys read my articles you will know where to find this.

 

Find tech tips every day in the Facebook Legacy User Group. The group is free and is available to anyone with a Facebook account.

For video tech tips check out the Legacy Quick Tips page.  These short videos will make it easy for you to learn all sort of fun and interesting ways to look at your genealogy research.

Michele Simmons Lewis, CG® is part of the Legacy Family Tree team at MyHeritage. She handles the enhancement suggestions that come in from our users as well as writing for Legacy News. You can usually find her hanging out on the Legacy User Group Facebook page answering questions and posting tips.


An Overlooked Source for Finding U.S. Records Online

Chances are when you started your family history journey you were helped by someone who was a volunteer. A genealogy society or Family History Center volunteer may have taught you how to start your research. There’s no doubt that we all  benefit from websites that offer free content transcribed, uploaded, or indexed by volunteers. Lucky for all of us, there are volunteers in the genealogy world that help others in our common quest to know our ancestors.

There are special people in the genealogy online world who have been helping researchers for decades to find the information they need. They create online link portals or genealogical finding aid websites. Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi’s List, Karen Isaacson and Brian (Wolf) Leverich of Linkpendium are the names behind two such popular websites. One other unsung hero of genealogy is Joe Beine. Joe’s websites help researchers find passenger lists, U.S. vital, immigration, military, and census records.

U.S. Vital Records

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Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records is one of my favorite websites for links to U.S. death record resources. Search by state and then county for links to both free and fee based websites for “death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, wills and probate records, and cemetery burials.” Big cities such as, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, New York and St Louis have their own Death Records web pages to peruse. Don’t forget to click on the link to the Obituaries Guide for obituary indexes and websites for religious groups, physicians, firefighters and police officers. The link for Genealogy Records & Resources found at the bottom of the website, next to the Obituaries Guide link, includes other website links and research guides that that can assist you in your research such as U.S. Census Records Mortality Schedules 1850-1880, Records of Deaths of U.S. Citizens in Foreign Countries and the Panama Canal Zone, and the Online Death Indexes and Records for Canada.

Online Birth & Marriage Records Indexes for the USA is a sister site to Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records except it largely focuses on statewide records and doesn't include the individual big city pages. This website  also includes links to divorce records.

Naturalizations and Passenger Lists

Ship Passenger Lists and Records Online features two web pages, Online USA Ship Passenger Lists and Online International Passenger Lists. This collection is part of the Emigration and Immigration Records and Resources web page by Beine. There you will find U.S. Passenger Arrival Records, Passenger Departure Records, and Naturalization Records and  records  for Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, the UK, and Canada.

U.S. Naturalization records are tricky. Anyone who has heard a presentation on the topic knows that the year 1906 is important, it signifies when naturalization began to be under Federal control. Prior to that, your ancestor could have been naturalized in any number of places, so finding those records can be difficult at best. Places to Find U.S. Naturalization Records and Indexes Online includes links to online indexes and and state records for naturalizations making it a bit easier to find  online records.

Military and Census Records

Online WWII

It's no surprise that Online Searchable Military Records & Databases and U.S. Census Records: Tips, Resources & Online Records have links to those records. However, don't just click on links you find, but instead really explore the websites. The link, Online World War Two Records, Indexes and Draft Records,  under the World War Two heading may seem to be a singular link to a website with records but instead it’s a portal to  everything from military records, draft registrations, cemeteries, causalities, and records by state. What I love about the Census page is that there is information about researching the census and what the census can tell us. It’s easy to assume that you know everything there is to know about the census, but these links to guides such as State Census Records Genealogy Research Guide can help you make sure you truly exhaust everything census-wise for your ancestor. While the Census page is focused on U.S. research, there are links to census records for Ireland and Canada.

German roots screen

If you have taken some time to explore the websites I’ve mentioned above you might notice that the root URL for all except Online Death Indexes is “germanroots.” Do you have German ancestors? Beine's German Roots is a an online German genealogy resource guide with links and help for searching your German ancestors.

Need to find genealogy on the Internet? Make sure to check out genealogy finding aids like Cyndi’s List, Linkpendium, and Joe Beine’s websites to find the links for the resources, indexes, and records you need.

 

Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, instructor, and researcher. She blogs at Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. You can find her presentations on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website.


Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Webinar: Integrating Old Photos into your Family History by Maureen Taylor

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Learn about the importance of photos in genealogy research. We'll show you how to analyze photos, upload to a personal MyHeritage website, and tag the people you'll want to stay connected to on MyHeritage.
 
Join us, MyHeritage, and Maureen Taylor for the live webinar Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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. 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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MaureenTaylor-144x144Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective is an internationally recognized expert on historic photograph identification and photo preservation. Sought out by clients all over the world from as far away as New Zealand, her pioneering work in historic photo research is unprecedented, evidenced by her success in solving photo mysteries.  The author of several books, scholarly articles and online columns, she has been featured in numerous publications including The Boston GlobeThe New York TimesBetter Homes and Gardens, and was dubbed “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective” by The Wall Street Journal

Her focus is on helping people rediscover their family history one picture at a time, and is passionate about getting folks to dig deep into their family history to tell the story of their ancestors.  For more than a decade, she’s searched for images of individuals who lived during the Revolutionary War but also lived into the age of photography.  It’s currently a two-volume set titled, The Last Muster, and the quest for more photographs is ongoing. There is now a set of films, A Revolutionary Trio.

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New "Member Friday" Webinar - Three DNA Tests = Three Times the Fun by Diahan Southard

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Three DNA Tests = Three Times the Fun by Diahan Southard

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Three DNA Tests = Three Times the Fun" by Diahan Southard. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Three DNA Tests = Three Times the Fun

Three kinds of DNA tests, five testing companies, and many different outcomes. Learn the basics and leave with confidence in this new area of research.

Three DNA Tests = Three Times the Fun


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About the Presenter

Diahan SouthardA microbiology graduate, Diahan Southard worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry lead her to her current position as Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information. Diahan's lectures are always fun, upbeat, and full of energy. She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.
 

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Free Legacy Family Tree update now available (version 9.0.0.279)

We have another great new update for our Legacy Family Tree 9 users (free) for you to download. It's mostly a maintenance update which provides fixes to minor issues you have reported to us. So download the update to get the best Legacy ever!

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

What's Been Fixed

View the January 11 release notes here. 

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 9, 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 9, 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.


New Historical Records Added in December 2018 at MyHeritage

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Those with ancestors in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York or California will be especially enthusiastic with these new records from MyHeritage.

We are excited to announce that we have recently added 22,718,797 new historical records to SuperSearch™ from four entirely new collections: Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974, New Jersey Marriage License Index, 1915-2016, New York State Death Index, 1880-1956, and the US Naturalization Records, Northern California, 1852-1989.

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What Would You Do If You Had Five Days in Washington, DC? - free webinar by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL now online for limited time

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The recording of last evening's webinar, "What Would You Do If You Had Five Days in Washington, DC?” by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

When you have mined web sources for records in Washington, DC, and your appetite has been whetted for a trip to see for yourself the vast array of repositories and sources available there, how will you plan your trip to make the most of the time available? This class presents a plan for an actual research trip to DC and suggestions about transportation, lodging, and other practical matters.
 
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Integrating old photos into your family history research 1/22/2019

Maureen Taylor

Using OneNote with your Genealogy 1/23/2019

Tessa Keough

Patriot or Not?: Using the Genealogical Proof Standard on a Closed DAR Line 1/25/2019

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL

You Can Do This: Photo Organization and Preservation 1/30/2019

Thomas MacEntee

Six Feet Under Down Under - Cemetery records in Australia 2/5/2019

Jill Ball

Applying Evidence to Genealogical Research Questions 2/19/2019

Melissa Johnson, CG

Polled! Finding your Ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Muster and Census Returns 3/5/2019

Carol Baxter

The Five-story Fall: Correlating Indirect and Direct Evidence to Extend the Pedigree 3/19/2019

Debra S. Mieszala, CG

One Touch Genealogy Research: How to Handle a Record Just Once 4/2/2019

Thomas MacEntee

Transcribing Documents: There is More Than Meets the Eye! 4/16/2019

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG

English Parish Records: More than Hatch, Match and Dispatch 4/30/2019

Helen Smith

Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking? 5/21/2019

Jeanne Bloom, CG

They really didn't swim! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Shipping Records 6/4/2019

Carol Baxter

Using Another Library Source: the Government Document Section 6/18/2019

Patricia Stamm, CG, CGL

Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy 7/2/2019

Cyndi Ingle

Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands 7/16/2019

Yvette Hoitink, CG

Finding Families in New Zealand 8/6/2019

Fiona Brooker

Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing 8/20/2019

Harold Henderson, CG

Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research 9/3/2019

Paul Milner

Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

Helen Smith

Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest 12/3/2019

Paul Milner

Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders 12/17/2019

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

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Visualizing Information for Genealogists - free webinar by BCG's Margaret R. Fortier, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of tonight's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, "Visualizing Information for Genealogists” and Margaret R. Fortier, CG is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

You have toiled over your client report. You have delved into the data, mined it for every iota of information, you have examined and evaluated your sources, analyzed and correlated your evidence, resolved any conflicts, and carefully crafted a narrative. Your report is accurate, but does your presentation compellingly tell the story? Does your work convincingly summarize the depth and breadth of your analysis? Are you using all the tools available to you to effectively communicate with your clients and engagingly present the story of their ancestors? This presentation will show how to use text and images effectively in client research and why it matters. Several examples will illustrate how to go from raw data to a polished, professional display of information.
 
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  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
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  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

What Would You Do If You Had Five Days in Washington DC? 1/16/2019

Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL

Integrating old photos into your family history research 1/22/2019

Maureen Taylor

Using OneNote with your Genealogy 1/23/2019

Tessa Keough

Patriot or Not?: Using the Genealogical Proof Standard on a Closed DAR Line 1/25/2019

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL

You Can Do This: Photo Organization and Preservation 1/30/2019

Thomas MacEntee

Six Feet Under Down Under - Cemetery records in Australia 2/5/2019

Jill Ball

Applying Evidence to Genealogical Research Questions 2/19/2019

Melissa Johnson, CG

Polled! Finding your Ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Muster and Census Returns 3/5/2019

Carol Baxter

The Five-story Fall: Correlating Indirect and Direct Evidence to Extend the Pedigree 3/19/2019

Debra S. Mieszala, CG

One Touch Genealogy Research: How to Handle a Record Just Once 4/2/2019

Thomas MacEntee

Transcribing Documents: There is More Than Meets the Eye! 4/16/2019

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG

English Parish Records: More than Hatch, Match and Dispatch 4/30/2019

Helen Smith

Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking? 5/21/2019

Jeanne Bloom, CG

They really didn't swim! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Shipping Records 6/4/2019

Carol Baxter

Using Another Library Source: the Government Document Section 6/18/2019

Patricia Stamm, CG, CGL

Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy 7/2/2019

Cyndi Ingle

Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands 7/16/2019

Yvette Hoitink, CG

Finding Families in New Zealand 8/6/2019

Fiona Brooker

Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing 8/20/2019

Harold Henderson, CG

Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research 9/3/2019

Paul Milner

Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

Helen Smith

Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest 12/3/2019

Paul Milner

Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders 12/17/2019

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: What Would You Do If You Had Five Days in Washington, DC? by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL

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When you have mined web sources for records in Washington, DC, and your appetite has been whetted for a trip to see for yourself the vast array of repositories and sources available there, how will you plan your trip to make the most of the time available? This class presents a plan for an actual research trip to DC and suggestions about transportation, lodging, and other practical matters.
 
Join us, the Chair of the 2019 FGS Conference, and Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL for the live webinar Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 8pm 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. 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

PamSayre-144x144Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, is a professional researcher, educator, author, and lecturer. She has developed, coordinated, and taught courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research since 2007. She co-coordinates and teaches in the Researching in Washington, DC, without Leaving Home and the advanced land course at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the advanced land course at Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She has taught in Boston University's Professional Certificate Program in Genealogy. Pam is former NGS director of education and publications, former board member of NGS and FGS, co-author of Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family's History and Heritage with the Power of the Internet (2003) and Research in Missouri (1999, 2007), former FGS FORUM Digitools columnist, and a former editor of APGQ. She is a popular seminar presenter who has spoken at genealogy conferences and seminars nationwide and on international cruises.

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We look forward to seeing you all there!