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Maryland State Archives Decoded - free BCG webinar by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL, "Maryland State Archives Decoded"  is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The Maryland State Archives has a rich collection of genealogical sources for the state. This talk will help you prepare for a trip to the archive and know what is available online.
 
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 and 15 minute recording of "‘Maryland State Archives Decoded" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,236 classes, 1,475 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,995 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

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

Print the 2020 webinar brochure here.


Register for Webinar Wednesday: Introduction to Vivid-Pix RESTORE by Rick Voight

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Learn about patented artificial intelligence software that improves faded photos and documents.
 
Join us and Rick Voight for the live webinar Wednesday, April 22, at 2pm eastern U.S. time. 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

RickVoight-144x144Rick’s a lifelong snapshooter, who’s been in the imaging business for a few decades. “Rick, Randy, and a few excellent people” created Vivid-Pix 8 years ago to make it fast, easy and affordable for customers to get and share better images. Vivid-Pix patented, AI software is enjoyed in over 100 countries and borrows from a slogan created a century ago – You click the mouse, We do the rest. A picture says a thousand words, video speaks volumes:  https://vivid-pix.com/news-blog/entry/learn-how-experts-describe-vivid-pix-restore.html. At HP, Rick helped create the Retail Publishing Solutions division – connecting home, store and online – delivering photos and gifts in minutes, in an hour, and in a few days. At Kodak, he enjoyed working with just about every class-of-trade, developed relations and promotions with local, regional, national, and international sporting teams, theme parks, and organizations; creating new technologies and revenues. His favorite personal achievements are raising a daughter (with his wife of over 30 years) who is a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and working as a volunteer and board member in multiple non-profit organizations.

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  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
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  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.com.
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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 - Working with a Search List (Intermediate)

Working With a Search List

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

Working with a Search List (Intermediate)

I did a survey on Facebook awhile back asking our users which view in Legacy they use most often. The Family View was number one by far (my preference) followed by the Index View. Because those were the top two I wanted to spend some time on my second favorite view, the Name List, or more specifically, the Search List. The Name List and any generated Search List work almost identically though the Search List has a couple of special features specifically related to your search.

I like working from a Search List because everyone on the list is nice and neat on my screen. Not only can I view them but I can do additions/deletions/edits. While I am doing these edits I can switch back and forth between people with a simple mouse click.

Search List
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Notice the six tabs to the right. It you see an * (asterisk) on a tab that means there is information entered there.  There is a Special Characters Ribbon on every tab (far right) which you can use when entering data. If you need to edit the ribbon just click the little blue square at the top.

The blue triangle at the upper left of the screen is how you access the Source Clipboard from here. 

At the bottom left you will see icons for AKAs, Media Gallery, To-Do List, and Stories. These pertain to the highlighted person. You should already be acquainted with the Options button from using the Name List. The Search button has some nifty shortcuts. You can get to the main Search page (Find) or you can switch over to the Name List. There are also options for the more common search types.

Search
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Detail Tab

Detail tab
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There are some features here that you might not know about. If you click on any of the labels you can Customize what you see. 

Customize

You can display up to 8 items.  If you are not familiar with how this screen works, please see Customize the Family View. Even though you are doing this on a Search List this will also affect the Name List.

You can click on any person that appears in the mini pedigree chart at the bottom and you will get this:

Add person
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This is one of the things that is specific to a Search List and isn't on the Name List. It is a nice shortcut if you are building your Search List.

If you hover over the little dark blue box to the left of Flemon's name on the little pedigree chart you will see what will happen if you click it. 

Move to preferred child
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If Flemon's preferred child is not in the Search List you will be asked if you want to add him.

The blank looking box at the bottom right under the mini pedigree chart is for the Ancestor Colors. Flemon is not in my direct line so there is no color there. If I had chosen Corrine Graham at the top of the Search List in the first screenshot then this box would have been blue because Corrine is my great-grandmother on my father's side. You can see that she is highlighted blue on the list itself.

 

Edit Tab

This is basically the person's Individual's Information screen. This screen is pretty self-explanatory. You just type right into the fields to make changes. You can see that I have Legacy set up so that if a field has a source the field name will be red. If you don't know how to do this, please see, Which Fields Have Sources? 

Edit tab
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I do want to point out one thing. If you remember on the Detail Tab there was a blue triangle in the upper left corner to access the Source Clipboard. Once you get to the Detail Tab you have some additional options in that upper left corner. 

Clipboard icons
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The blue triangle opens the Source Clipboard, the single blue line is the paste button to add a source to a field, the three blue lines will paste the source to all fields, and the blue square will add the source to the Unspecified field. These are the same icons used on the Individual's Information screen and they are basically in the same location though on the Individual's Information screen they are arranged vertically instead of in a box shape. I am only pointing this out because for some reason users seem to miss these. 

 

Events Tab

I don't think you will have any problems here. Highlight the event that you want to work with and then you can use the buttons at the bottom. 

Events tab
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Notes Tab

If there is an * (asterisk) next to the type of note that means you have information entered there. I switched over to Celia Simmons so that you can see that I have two different types of notes for her, Research and Medical. I have a source for her medical information so the field name is red.

Notes tab
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Family Tab

Family Tab
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You can do a lot here. You can edit any of the nuclear family members. If you double click anyone you will be able to add them to your current Search List. You can edit marriages and you can see the siblings on the Siblings List (Edit Children screen) where you can add a Child Status and Relationship to Father/Mother. If you click on a spouse and then the Spouse List you can work there as well.

 

Sources Tab

This one is also pretty self-explanatory. Don't forget your clipboard buttons in the upper left corner of this screen (not visible in this screenshot). The Source Clipboard Copy icon is at the bottom to the right of the Del button. 

Sources tab
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I hope this information has been useful and if you edit a Search List from these screens let me know how you like it in the comments. 

 

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: Maryland State Archives Decoded by Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL

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The Maryland State Archives has a rich collection of genealogical sources for the state. This talk will help you prepare for a trip to the archive and know what is available online.
 
Join us, The Board for Certification of Genealogists, and Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL for the live webinar Tuesday, April 21, at 8pm eastern U.S. time. 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

Rebecca-Koford-144x144Rebecca Whitman Koford holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and as a Certified Genealogical LecturerSM. Her focuses are Maryland and military records at the National Archives, especially those of the War of 1812. Rebecca has been taking clients and lecturing since 2004. She has spoken for the National Genealogical Society Conference (NGS), Association of Professional Genealogists Conference (APG), RootsTech, webinars for Legacy and APG, the Maryland State Archives, and for groups in surrounding states. She has published articles in the NGS MagazineAPG MagazineSAR Magazine, and the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal. Rebecca is also the Course I coordinator for The Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR). She is a former board member of the Maryland Genealogical Society. She is a graduate and former group coordinator and mentor of the ProGen Study Group, an online peer-led study program based on the book Professional Genealogy by Elizabeth Shown Mills; she was appointed ProGen Administrator in January 2015. She has recently been appointed as the Executive Director of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® in July 2018. Rebecca lives in Mount Airy and volunteers at the Family History Center in Frederick, Maryland.

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  • 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!


New TechZone Video - DNA Testing after a Bone Marrow Transplant? by Blaine Bettinger

New TechZone Video - DNA Testing after a Bone Marrow Transplant? by Blaine Bettinger

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! This Friday enjoy "DNA Testing after a Bone Marrow Transplant?" by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. 

DNA Testing after a Bone Marrow Transplant?

Is it possible to take a DNA test after having a bone marrow transplant? Discover everything you need to know to make the right decision.

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About the Presenter

Blaine Bettinger Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Dr. Bettinger has been interviewed and quoted on personal genomics topics in NewsweekNew ScientistWired, and others. He authored I Have the Results of My Genetic Genealogy Test, Now What? in 2008, which is distributed by Family Tree DNA to all of their new customers.

Blaine frequently authors articles and gives presentations to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. He is an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research, and Family Tree University. Blaine was also recently elected to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's Board of Trustees, and graduated from ProGen Study Group 21 in 2015.

 
See all the webinars and videos by Blaine Bettinger in the Legacy library.
 
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Watch Geoff Live: Adding a City Directory (among other things...) - free webinar by Geoff Rasmussen now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Geoff Rasmussen, "Watch Geoff Live: Adding a City Directory (among other things...)"  is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Geoff just discovered two incredible-to-him things about his great-grandfather – both from a city directory from MyHeritage’s new U.S. City Directories collection – and now he’s ready to add the new information to his personal tree in his Legacy Family Tree software. You’re invited to join Geoff as he does just this – live and unscripted. You’ll likely pick up a tip or two about using both Legacy and MyHeritage.
 
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 and 27 minute recording of "‘Watch Geoff Live: Adding a City Directory (among other things...)" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,234 classes, 1,473 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,995 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

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

Print the 2020 webinar brochure here.


Finding Grandma's Stuff

Finding Grandma's Stuff

Not everyone inherits the family “stuff.” Many of us with a real interest in our family’s genealogical treasures don’t own them for various reasons. This can be especially frustrating when genealogy experts suggest we look for home sources as we begin a research project.

But just because you didn’t inherit the family archive, doesn’t mean it can’t be found. It’s possible that someone else inherited it or that it even found its way out of the family and took up residence at the home of a collector, family friend or even a museum, library, or archive. So, if you wanted to find that letter grandma wrote or the family Bible, where would you go? While the following suggestions will not ensure success, they may help you discover more information about your family history.

eBay

eBay is a well-known auction website but genealogists should think of it as a finding aid. Sure, if you need toys for Christmas eBay has them. But what about your fourth great-grandmother’s letters to her husband serving in the Civil War? Consider searching eBay.

It’s important to remember that eBay includes sellers worldwide who attend yard sales, tag sales, and estate sales. They sell items that they purchase from these sales and even what they acquire from their own family. Once you have set up an eBay account you can save your searches which allows you to receive emailed alerts when an item is put up for sale using your search terms (to learn more about this see my Legacy TechZone Video Instant Ancestor Alerts from eBay). Take some time to save searches for a family surname, a specific ancestor, or even an ancestral location.

To find items pertinent to your family, I would suggest not only searching on a specific surname and a location but you may also consider searching on phrases that describe your ancestor's occupation, membership group, or religion.

Twitter (or other social media platforms)

How can a microblogging social network help you find home sources ? The benefit of Twitter (as well as other social media websites and the Internet) is the ability to connect researchers and family all around the world. By using a hashtag (#) or having a message retweeted (RT) on Twitter you can reach those outside of your immediate social circle. Twitter allows you to post messages, request assistance, provide research updates, and correspond with other researchers, libraries, archives, and groups.

Take some time to think about how Twitter can benefit your genealogy. Start following libraries, museums, and archives in the areas your ancestors lived. Don’t forget to seek out genealogists, archivists, librarians, and other researchers on Twitter.

Other People’s Home Sources

When we refer to a home source we automatically think of documents and items in our own homes. After all, a home source is something a person has in their home that can range from a document to a photograph or an heirloom.

Maybe you’re like me and lack many home sources. Don’t forget that a home source isn’t just something you find in your home. A home source is also something found in a family members’ or new-to-you cousins’ home. As you research, make sure to ask family members about what they own that has family significance. In addition, extend your inquiries to your website, blog, or social media account to possibly reach unknown-to-you cousins.

Don’t despair if you haven’t inherited many home sources. Use the above ideas to see what might exist that can shed light on your family history .

 

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.

 


Was Great Grandmother Really Native American? Free webinar by Janice Lovelace, PhD now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Janice Lovelace, PhD, "Was Great Grandmother Really Native American?"  is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Many families have the oral history that an ancestor was Native American. How does a family researcher begin to discover if this is true? What federal, state and tribal records are available?
 
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 and 19 minute recording of "‘Was Great Grandmother Really Native American?" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,233 classes, 1,472 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,995 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

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

Print the 2020 webinar brochure here.


Flash webinar - Thursday - Watch Geoff Live! Adding a City Directory

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Geoff just discovered two incredible-to-him things about his great-grandfather – both from a city directory from MyHeritage’s new U.S. City Directories collection – and now he’s ready to add the new information to his personal tree in his Legacy Family Tree software. You’re invited to join Geoff as he does just this – live and unscripted. You’ll likely pick up a tip or two about using both Legacy and MyHeritage.
 
Join us and Geoff Rasmussen for the live webinar Thursday, April 16, at 2pm eastern U.S. time. 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

GeoffRasmussen-144x144Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is the founder and host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series and develops the Legacy Family Tree genealogy software. Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello, basketball and bowling. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center. He is the author of Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors, and the popular books Legacy Family Tree, Unlocked! and Digital Imaging Essentials.

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  • 1pm Central
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Here's how to attend:

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


Register for Webinar Wednesday: Was Great Grandmother Really Native American? by Janice Lovelace

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Many families have the oral history that an ancestor was Native American. How does a family researcher begin to discover if this is true? What federal, state and tribal records are available?
 
Join us and Janice Lovelace, PhD for the live webinar Wednesday, April 15, at 2pm eastern U.S. time. 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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Can't make it to the live event?

No worries. Its recording will be available for a limited time. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership.

About the presenter

JaniceLovelace-144x144Janice Lovelace is a genealogical researcher, educator, author, and lecturer, with over thirty years of experience. She completed the Genealogy and Family History certificate at the University of Washington in 2012, the certificate program in genealogy at Boston University in 2013, and ProGen in 2014. Dr. Lovelace is a frequent speaker at international, national, and regional genealogy conferences as well as local societies on health and genetics, ethnic minority genealogy, and research methodology. She is an instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogical Institute (MAAGI). A retired college faculty member, Dr. Lovelace authored the National Genealogical Society’s online continuing education course African American Roots: A Historical Perspective. A freelance writer and photographer, she has a number of genealogy articles among her publications. A member of the Seattle Genealogical Society for many years, she has served in several board positions. She is also a member of Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Ohio Genealogical Society, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), and the National Genealogical Society (NGS).

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am 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!