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Italian Civil Registration (Stato Civile): Going Beyond the Basics - free webinar by Melanie D. Holtz, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Italian Civil Registration (Stato Civile): Going Beyond the Basics” by Melanie D. Holtz, CG, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

This lecture discusses some of the more advanced records within Italian civil registration: Allegati [birth, death, and marriage supplements/attachments], Cittadinanza [citizenship records] and Atti Diversi [Diverse Acts]. Students will learn how these records can help to fill in the details of an Italian families’ history as well as track them across Italy. and around the world.
 
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 30 minute recording of "Italian Civil Registration (Stato Civile): Going Beyond the Basics" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

Privacy: How to Protect Your Information Online 10/22/2019

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Die MyHeritage Matching Technologien (German) 10/23/2019

Silvia da Silva

Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist: 2019 edition 10/23/2019

Geoff Rasmussen

Decoding Secret Societies: Finding Your Female Fraternal Ancestors 10/25/2019

Michael L. Strauss, AG

Comment mieux gérer votre site familial sur MyHeritage (French) 10/28/2019

Elisabeth Zetland

Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files 10/30/2019

Denise May Levenick

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!


Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records - free webinar by Claire Bettag, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of tonight's BCG webinar, "Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records” by Claire Bettag, CG, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Civil law notarial records are among the most valuable genealogical resources available. In civil law societies like France, Spain, Italy, (French) Canada, and many other countries, notaries function much like contract lawyers, creating legally binding "authentic acts" (also called contracts or protocols) that regulate private relationships among individuals. These are among the oldest extant types of records, dating in France, for one example, to the 16th century or earlier, and pre-dating church records in some places. They are also packed with information - explicitly stated family data as well as information that can help define an ancestor's family life, social standing, financial status, business and social relationships within a community. This presentation examines the value, content, and location of the most commonly used notarial records, and strategies for using them to further genealogical research.
 
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 10 minute recording of "Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.  It will be available to webinar members for the next 30 days.

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Webinar Members get:

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  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,520 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
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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

Italian Civil Registration (Stato Civile): Going Beyond the Basics 10/16/2019

Melanie D. Holtz, CG

Privacy: How to Protect Your Information Online 10/22/2019

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Die MyHeritage Matching Technologien (German) 10/23/2019

Silvia da Silva

Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist: 2019 edition 10/23/2019

Geoff Rasmussen

Decoding Secret Societies: Finding Your Female Fraternal Ancestors 10/25/2019

Michael L. Strauss, AG

Comment mieux gérer votre site familial sur MyHeritage (French) 10/28/2019

Elisabeth Zetland

Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files 10/30/2019

Denise May Levenick

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 - Italian Civil Registration (Stato Civile): Going Beyond the Basics by Melanie D. Holtz, CG

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This lecture discusses some of the more advanced records within Italian civil registration: Allegati [birth, death, and marriage supplements/attachments], Cittadinanza [citizenship records] and Atti Diversi [Diverse Acts]. Students will learn how these records can help to fill in the details of an Italian families’ history as well as track them across Italy. and around the world.
 
Join us and Melanie D. Holtz, CG for the live webinar Wednesday, October 16 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

MelanieHoltz-144x144Melanie D. Holtz, CG is a full-time professional genealogist, lecturer, and writer specializing in Italian genealogy and dual citizenship. She operates an international research firm that maintains offices in both the U.S. and Italy. Melanie is a board-certified genealogist who lectures and writes on Italian genealogy, professional development, and genealogical standards.

She is a former APG board member and chair of the Professional Development Committee, where she advocated for mentorship and expanded educational offerings within the organization. Melanie has published multiple Italian genealogy courses, as well as “The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Italy.”

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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!


Tuesday's Tip - View Toolbar (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.

View Toolbar (Beginner)

The View Toolbar has some very useful links. 

View Toolbar
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Make sure that you notice the down arrows next to the Master Lists, Spouse List, To-Do-List and Go-To which will open up more options. Just click directly on the down arrow to open up the additional menus. 

There is one link I want to specifically point out. This is such a fun one but for some reason users seem to overlook it. If you click the Ages icon you will see this: 

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James and Corrine are my great-grandparents. You can see their exact ages at the time of their vital events and how old they would be today if they were still alive. You can see how long they were married and what ended their marriage. You can even see what day of the week all of these events happened on. I just think these are fun stats. 

Next time we will look at the Reports Toolbar.

 

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.

 

 


Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar - Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records by Claire Bettag, CG

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Civil law notarial records are among the most valuable genealogical resources available. In civil law societies like France, Spain, Italy, (French) Canada, and many other countries, notaries function much like contract lawyers, creating legally binding "authentic acts" (also called contracts or protocols) that regulate private relationships among individuals. These are among the oldest extant types of records, dating in France, for one example, to the 16th century or earlier, and pre-dating church records in some places. They are also packed with information - explicitly stated family data as well as information that can help define an ancestor's family life, social standing, financial status, business and social relationships within a community. This presentation examines the value, content, and location of the most commonly used notarial records, and strategies for using them to further genealogical research.
 
Join us, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and Claire Bettag, CG for the live webinar Tuesday, October 15 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

ClaireBettag-144x144Claire Bettag, CG, FUGA, FNGS, is a professional genealogist in Washington D.C. focusing on Louisiana French and Acadian families. She has lectured nationally and was a contributing author to Professional Genealogy (ed. Elizabeth Shown Mills, 2001). She has published in the NGS Quarterly, APG Quarterly, and other publications. Currently she is writing a book about her paternal line for private publication. She has served as the director of NIGR (now Gen-Fed) and a ProGen mentor, and on the boards of NGS, APG, and BCG. She is on the NGSQ editorial board and volunteers at the National Archives.

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at:

  • 8pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 7pm Central
  • 6pm Mountain
  • 5pm Pacific

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
  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!


How Do You Feel About Sharing Photos of Your Ancestors?

Caroline Nunge
Caroline Nunge, great grandmother of Marian Pierre-Louis, born 1878 in what is now Baerenthal, Moselle, France

Most genealogists tend to have pretty strong feelings, especially when it comes to genealogy and their ancestors! One topic that brings up a lot of emotions is photographs of our ancestors. Some people have them and others don't. Some people are willing to share them and others won't.

I have to admit that I have done a complete flip in how I feel about owning and sharing ancestral photos.

When I started out in genealogy many years ago I didn't have a whole lot of ancestral photos. My mom had a portait of my great grandparesnts, Jesse Forest Silver and Margaret Jane George. But I never saw much on my paternal side except for my grandparents. My great grandparents remained faceless to me.

When I did find photos I had a tendency to covet them and secret them away. I made it a policy that I wouldn't share family photos online in my blog posts or social media. Part of how I felt was that I wanted to protect my ancestors from unethical commercial entities. Those groups that would steal photos online and then sell them as stock photography to be used as advertisements. I couldn't think of a worse thing happening to my ancestors.

But I also wasn't keen on sharing with distant cousins either. I kept thinking that I was going to write and publish a family history and I would save the photos for the book.

At some point things started to change. I started a website for my Edwards ancestors. I was touched at how distant cousins from far flung branches were willing to share photos for inclusion on the website. The next big change came after my Dad's brother died. During the process of downsizing, my aunt decided to pass on to us the boxes of family photos they had stored in their basement. I was visiting my Dad one weekend and he said "I have something to show you." He started pulling out photo after photo of his ancestors. I saw my great greandparents Seeber Edwards and Sarah Estella Gurney for the first time. I was dumbfounded. For the very first time I was looking at their faces. They were suddenly real people with real features and family resemblances.

More recently I have hit a milestone birthday. That has changed my perception of everything. Instead of wanting to keep everything to myself or to worry about that book that may never get published, I am suddently more concerned with making sure that everyone I am related to has access to our family history and all of our family photos. The way I see it now, our family history, memories and photos have a better chance of surviving, particularly in the digital age, if they are widely shared.

Another thing happened as well. I was on a large database site looking at family trees for my maternal line when I came across a tree that had a photo of our original immigrant ancestor who came over from the Czech Republic. I had never seen a photo of this ancestor before and never imagined that one had even existed. If this 3rd cousin of mine had not publicly shared the photo I would never have seen my ancestor. I am so grateful that he did.

It was a very special moment to see the face of my immigrant ancestor. It got me thinking that everyone who is a descendant of this person might feel the same way when seeing the photo. Everyone should have the same opportunity to get to know their ancestors. And it was at this point that I decided that photos of our ancestors need to be shared. 

There are perhaps some guidelines we can follow when sharing that will make things easier. When sharing online in public trees, blog posts or social media perhaps use a low resolution (such as 72dpi) so that photo thieves won't be able to make good quality copies. Even though I post lower resolution copies online, I like to make it known to distant cousins that I am willing to give them higher resolution copies. When sharing directly with close family, either via Dropbox or thumbdrive, I always provide the high resolution copy.

If someone has shared a family photo with you, it's always best to get permission before share it again yourself, particularly online. And always be sure to credit the person who owns the photo.

Beyond that I don't have too many rules.

How do you feel about sharing photos of your ancestors? Any guidelines that you find helpful? Let me know in the comments.

 

Marian Pierre-Louis is a genealogy professional who specializes in educational outreach through webinars, internet broadcasts and video. Her areas of expertise include house history research, southern New England research and solving brick walls. Marian is the Online Education Producer for Legacy Family Tree Webinars where she produces online genealogy education classes. Once a month you'll find her as the evening host of Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Check out her webinars in the Legacy library.

 


New "Member Friday" Webinar - Researching Canadians in the First World War by Michael L. Strauss, AG

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Researching Canadians in the First World War by Michael L. Strauss, AG

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them! This Friday enjoy "Over the Top: Researching Canadians in the First World War" by Michael L. Strauss, AG. 

Over the Top: Researching Canadians in the First World War

Canada would play a prominent role in the First World War, then a part of the British Empire in 1914. When Great Britain declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914 the war would automatically involve Canada the following day. This lecture focuses on records of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces; including the C.E.F. personal files, Commonwealth grave registry, Regimental Nominal Rolls, and American’s fighting for Canada during this conflict and other records of the Royal Navy and Marines.

Over the Top: Researching Canadians in the First World War by Michael L. Strauss, AG


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About the Presenter

Michael StraussMichael L. Strauss, AG, an Accredited Genealogist and forensic investigator, is a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah. He holds a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a licensed Private Investigator and qualified expert witness in Surrogate Court and Circuit Court in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. Michael is an approved genealogist with the United States Army to locate DNA qualified persons MIA from Korea, Vietnam, and World War II. He is a national genealogical lecturer and instructor for military courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), and Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research (VIGR). He was the film historian for the 2015 Academy Award nominated movie "Finding Vivian Maier".

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50 Records that Document Female Ancestors - free webinar by Gena Philibert-Ortega now online for limited time

50 Records that Document Female Ancestors - free webinar by Gena Philibert-Ortega now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar, "50 Records that Document Female Ancestors” by Gena Philibert-Ortega, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

“Women can’t be found in genealogical documents.” “They are difficult to research.” While these statements can be true, there are records out there that document their lives. We will explore 50 records to consider as you research female ancestors from the colonial period to the 20th century in the United States.
 
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  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
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  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

Hoe kan ik mijn MyHeritage familiestamboom beter beheren? (Dutch) 10/14/2019

Willeke Binnendijk

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

Claire Bettag, CG

Italian Civil Registration (Stato Civile): Going Beyond the Basics 10/16/2019

Melanie D. Holtz, CG

Privacy: How to Protect Your Information Online 10/22/2019

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Die MyHeritage Matching Technologien (German) 10/23/2019

Silvia da Silva

Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist: 2019 edition 10/23/2019

Geoff Rasmussen

Decoding Secret Societies: Finding Your Female Fraternal Ancestors 10/25/2019

Michael L. Strauss, AG

Comment mieux gérer votre site familial sur MyHeritage (French) 10/28/2019

Elisabeth Zetland

Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files 10/30/2019

Denise May Levenick

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!


Tuesday's Tip - Add Toolbar (Beginner)

TT - Add Toolbar

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

Add Toolbar (Beginner)

The Add Toolbar is used when you are going to add new data as opposed to editing existing data.

This toolbar will look different depending on what you have set in Options > Customize > View > 814 Prompt Style (gbl). If you have this set to Traditional, this is what you will see: 

Traditional
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If you have the option set to Gender-Neutral this is what you will see: 

Gender-Neutral
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Notice that Husband and Wife have been replaced with Left Spouse and Right Spouse.  

This toolbar is pretty self-explanatory but notice that the options under Add Parent and Add Siblings have drop down arrows for more options. 

Drop down menu
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Husband and Wife will change to Left Spouse and Right Spouse on these drop down menus as well if you are using Gender-Neutral.

Next time we will look at the View Toolbar.

 

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.


Register for Webinar Wednesday: 50 Records that Document Female Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega

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“Women can’t be found in genealogical documents.” “They are difficult to research.” While these statements can be true, there are records out there that document their lives. We will explore 50 records to consider as you research female ancestors from the colonial period to the 20th century in the United States.
 
Join us and Gena Philibert-Ortega for the live webinar Wednesday, October 9 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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Test Your Webinar Connection

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About the presenter

GenaOrtega-144x144Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master's degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women's studies, and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is the author of the books, From The Family Kitchen (F + WMedia, 2012), Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) and Putting the Pieces Together. Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association's journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include women's social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women's lives using material artifacts. Gena Philibert-Ortega is the author of IDG's monthly column, Remember the Ladies: Researching Your Female Ancestor. 

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, October 8, 2019 at:

  • 8pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 7pm Central
  • 6pm Mountain
  • 5pm Pacific

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
  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!