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New "Member Friday" Webinar - Working a Probate Case as a Forensic Genealogist by Kelvin L. Meyers

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Working a Probate Case as a Forensic Genealogist by Kelvin L. Meyers

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Working a Probate Case as a Forensic Genealogist" by Kelvin L. Meyers. 

Working a Probate Case as a Forensic Genealogist

This lecture will walk the attendee through a probate case from beginning to end. What is expected of the forensic genealogist, does the attorney want an affidavit or full report? Do I need charts or graphs? Does the report or affidavit need to be documented? These and many other questions will be answered.

Working a Probate Case as a Forensic Genealogist by Kelvin L. Meyers


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About the Presenter

Kelvin MeyersA fifth-generation Texan and professional forensic genealogist since 1990, Kelvin is a frequent speaker to genealogical societies and family associations throughout the United States. As a graduate of Texas Tech University with a history major, Kelvin is an avid research-historian. After being employed for ten years in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library, Kelvin now has a solo practice as a forensic genealogist serving clients that include probate attorneys, trust department of banks, the US Immigration Service and energy companies. Kelvin is a 1989 and 1990 alumnus of the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University and has returned to IGHR as lecturer. He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a past President of the Lone Star Chapter of APG, and a founding member for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy. Kelvin currently serves as the chairman of the history and archives committee for First United Methodist Church in Dallas.

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MyHeritage Adds French Record Collection: Nord Civil Marriage Records, 1792–1937

We're delighted to let you know that MyHeritage has released a fantastic French record collection — France, Nord Civil Marriages, 1792-1937 which includes 5.4 million civil records of marriages (1792-1937) for the French department of Nord that were collected by government authorities after the French Republic was proclaimed in 1792. The collection contains a detailed searchable index that details you won’t find on other websites. 

The collection is live in MyHeritage SuperSearch™ at: https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10726/france-nord-civil-marriages-1792-1937

In this collection, you’ll find rich details about the bride, groom, and their families, including the names of the bride and groom, their birth dates, birthplaces, marriage date and location, and the names of the bride’s and groom’s parents — including their mothers’ maiden surnames. Additional information about the death of one or more of the parents, along with witness names and details — often with recorded relationships to the bride and groom — can also be found.

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The index that we created for this collection is unique in that it lists information that isn’t available on any other website, such as the estimated birth years of the bride and groom, and the names of their parents.

The collection on MyHeritage also includes beautiful scanned images of every record in a higher resolution than can be seen on some other sources.

The collection is available for searching on SuperSearch™, and users will receive Record Matches from this collection, revealing new information about their ancestors who appear in the records.

The collections provide robust coverage of during a span of 145 years making them a treasure trove of valuable family history information. They are sure to provide insight for anyone with roots in that region. 

To learn more about finding your French ancestors, view our webinars at FamilyTreeWebinars.com.

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Register for Webinar Friday: Introduction to Forensic Genealogy by Kelvin L. Meyers

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This course will give the participant an overview of forensic genealogy and the role of the genealogist in these types of cases. We will discuss some of the major types of cases in which a forensic genealogist may be involved, such as guardianship, oil and gas, unidentified and unclaimed persons, and probate. The role of the forensic genealogist as an expert witness will also be discussed.
 
Join us and Kelvin L. Meyers for the live webinar Friday, August 23 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

KelvinMeyers-144x144A fifth-generation Texan and professional forensic genealogist since 1990, Kelvin is a frequent speaker to genealogical societies and family associations throughout the United States. As a graduate of Texas Tech University with a history major, Kelvin is an avid research-historian. After being employed for ten years in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library, Kelvin now has a solo practice as a forensic genealogist serving clients that include probate attorneys, trust department of banks, the US Immigration Service and energy companies. Kelvin is a 1989 and 1990 alumni of the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University and has returned to IGHR as lecturer. He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a past President of the Lone Star Chapter of APG, and a founding member for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy. Kelvin currently serves as the chairman of the history and archives committee for First United Methodist Church in Dallas.

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  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Bullet Journaling for Genealogy - free webinar by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Bullet Journaling for Genealogy” by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

There are so many wonderful technological tools for getting more out of your genealogical research time, but how do you choose which ones are going to work best for you? Are you struggling with making time for your research, staying on track for your projects, or just want to unplug and plan? If any of these situations sound like you, perhaps putting pen to paper might be the way to go. The bullet journal method is an excellent, analog way to organize your research plan, and stay on track towards your research goals.
 
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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)

Introduction to Forensic Genealogy 8/23/2019

Kelvin L. Meyers

Généalogie pour débutants : Commencez votre arbre... (French) 8/26/2019

Elisabeth Zetland

Using Teams with your Genealogy 8/28/2019

Tessa Keough

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

Print the 2019 webinar brochure here.

See you online!


Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing - free BCG webinar by Harold Henderson, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of tonight's BCG webinar, "Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing” by Harold Henderson, CG is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Genealogists love to research, but writing it up – not so much. First, we need to read good writing (any kind). Then, practice writing in two separate compartments: write as it comes, and return later to fix or edit. Don’t worry about beginnings or endings; they will emerge over time. Seek out helpful critics, never wait until the last minute, and be ready to learn from editors.
 
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 22 minute recording of "Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. 

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 976 classes, 1,251 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,360 pages)
  • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
  • 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
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
  • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year

Click here to subscribe.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

MyHeritage DNA - Ein Überblick (German) 8/21/2019

Silvia da Silva

Bullet Journaling for Genealogy 8/21/2019

Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG

Introduction to Forensic Genealogy 8/23/2019

Kelvin L. Meyers

Généalogie pour débutants : Commencez votre arbre... (French) 8/26/2019

Elisabeth Zetland

Using Teams with your Genealogy 8/28/2019

Tessa Keough

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

Print the 2019 webinar brochure here.

See you online!


Register for Webinar Wednesday - Bullet Journaling for Genealogy by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG

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There are so many wonderful technological tools for getting more out of your genealogical research time, but how do you choose which ones are going to work best for you? Are you struggling with making time for your research, staying on track for your projects, or just want to unplug and plan? If any of these situations sound like you, perhaps putting pen to paper might be the way to go. The bullet journal method is an excellent, analog way to organize your research plan, and stay on track towards your research goals.
 
Join us and Shellee Morehead, PHD, CG for the live webinar Wednesday, August 21 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

ShelleeMorehead-144x144Shellee Morehead has a Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology and is an adjunct instructor of Biology at NEIT. She was certified by BCG in 2012, and researches, writes and lectures on family history. Her most recent article is "Thomas Hamilton -- Progenitor of a Colonial American Family: His Ulster Origins revealed using DNA" which appeared in the Directory of Irish Family History Research. Recent speaking events include NGS 2016, The Genealogy Event in New York, the Ukrainian Historical and Education Center in New Jersey, and NERGC 2015 in Providence. She was one of the program Tri-Chairs for NERGC 2015. In 2010, she appeared in an episode of Danish Television's Who Do You Think You Are? Her specialties include Rhode Island, Italian, and French-Canadian research and genetic genealogy. She is an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), an active member of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, American-French Genealogical Society, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) New England Chapter.

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  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!


Tuesday's Tip - Options: Launch (Beginner)

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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.

Options: Launch (Beginner)

Previous articles in this series:
Customize Legacy 
Options: General Settings
Options: Data Entry
Options: Data Format
Options: Date Defaults
Options: Dates
Options: Locations
Options: Sources
Options: View
Options: Colors
Options: Fonts

The next section in the Customize Legacy menu is Options > Customize > 11. Launch

 

11.1 Alternate applications (gbl)

11.1 Alternate applications
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The only time you need to change anything here is if you want Legacy to use something other than what you have set in Windows as your default programs. When you leave these blank, Legacy will automatically use whichever program has been set as the default. For example, Windows uses Notepad as the default text editor but if you want everything to open up in MS Word then you would have to click the Change button, navigate to the Word.exe file, and then Legacy will fill the field in for you with that file path. 

 

Next time we will look at Options > Customize > 12. Other Settings

 

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.


Free Legacy Family Tree update now available (version 9.0.0.318)

We have another great new update for our Legacy Family Tree 9 users (free) 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 August 16 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.


Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar: Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing by Harold Henderson, CG

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Genealogists love to research, but writing it up – not so much. First, we need to read good writing (any kind). Then, practice writing in two separate compartments: write as it comes, and return later to fix or edit. Don’t worry about beginnings or endings; they will emerge over time. Seek out helpful critics, never wait until the last minute, and be ready to learn from editors.
 
Join us, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and Harold Henderson, CG for the live webinar Tuesday, August 20 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. 

Registerbut 

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About the presenter

Harold Henderson has been a professional writer since 1979, a professional genealogist since 2009, and a board-certified genealogist since 2012. His research focuses on the Midwest and its feeder states. He has served on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists and as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. With Kimberly Powell, he developed and taught the five-day institute course "From Confusion to Conclusion" on writing proof arguments. He has lectured nationally and published more than 100 genealogy articles (midwestroots.net/misc1). Family histories for portions of the Bassett, Berry, Mozley, Scholes, Ackerson, Lowe, Flint, Thrall, and James families are in varying stages of completion and publication...but at any given time he would probably rather be reading a grantor index.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at:

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  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!


Has it Happened to you? Genealogical Serendipity

Serendipity

Many years ago I was at a meeting for a lineage society I belonged to and one of my friends was telling the story of a research experience she had recently had.  She found herself  researching at a Family History Center about 7 hours from her home. The particular center had a large microfilm collection and my friend decided to take advantage of it since she was traveling through that city. At the center, she had been scrolling through microfilmed records all afternoon and  in a fit of frustration (these were the days of microfilm, afterall) she made a disgruntled sound. The researcher sitting next to her struck up a conversation and as they talked she asked my friend what surname she was researching.  My friend replied with  the name of the ancestor she was trying to find and that random stranger, in a city that she just happened to be traveling through, said to her.

“I’m related to that ancestor too.”

Now this wasn’t a famous ancestor or one with a multitude of descendants. It was just your normal, everyday, ancestor that was about three generations removed from my friend. This total random, happy finding has a name. Serendipity.

A definition of serendipity is “the fact of finding interesting or valuable things by chance.”[1] It's no surprise that genealogists have some interesting tales of serendipity. In fact they have so many that at least three books detail these stories. Psychic Roots: Serendipity and Intuition in Genealogy (Genealogical Publishing, 2002) and More Psychic Roots: Further Adventures in Serendipity and Intuition in Genealogy (Genealogical Publishing, 1997) by Henry Z Jones, Jr explores stories from genealogists worldwide who have had experiences that have helped them in their search for their ancestors.  Megan Smolenyak has also written about serendipity in family history research in her book titled, In Search of Our Ancestors: 101 Inspiring Stories of Serendipity and Connection. Her books is described as “over 100 true stories of the amazing luck, unexpected kindness, and unusual serendipity encountered by researchers as they explore their roots, In Search of Our Ancestors offers an inspirational look at the rewards of family history.”[2] And let's not forget Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors by Geoff Rasmussen.

Genealogists tell of times where they have spun the microfilm handle to have the microfilm stop at the exact page where their ancestor is listed. Or the book with the needed information falls from the library bookshelf right as they walk by. Researchers might tell you that they believe their ancestors want to be found and that they help to make sure that happens. You can read other researchers stories by perusing the books mentioned above and the Serendipity links on Cyndi’s List.

Have you had such an experience? I will admit I’ve only been lucky enough to experience these random research miracles a few times or so but I have been fortunate enough to  help others have a serendipitous moment in presentations such as the time  I provided an example using  a cigar factory in Evanston, Illinois and the women who worked there and found out that an audience member, who admitted my presentation wasn't her first choice,  had just helped a woman trace an ancestor who worked at that same cigar factory.

Serendipity and genealogy is out there. Whether you call it divine guidance, intuition, or just plan luck, that assistance can be  most welcome when researching difficult ancestors. August 18th is National Serendipity Day and  a good time to think about our research finds that were “happy accidents” and carve out some time to research in search of a few more lucky finds.

For some feel good viewing watch Genealogy Serendipity - Listening for Our Ancestors by Geoff Rasmussen.

 

[1] “Serendipity,” Cambridge Dictionary (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/serendipity: accessed 30 July 2019).

[2] “In Search of Our Ancestors: 101 Inspiring Stories of Serendipity and connection in Rediscovering our Family History,” Megan Smolenyak2 (https://www.megansmolenyak.com/in-search-of-our-ancestors/ accessed 30 July 2019).

 

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.