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Death and Burial Practices in World War I and WW II - free webinar by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by the Board for Certification and Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, "Death and Burial Practices in World War I and WW II" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Much of this webinar focuses on the process of collecting, identifying, and burying the dead, and the resulting records, including their genealogical significance. In World War I (1917–1918) there were 53,402 battle deaths, while in World War II (1941–1945) battle deaths rose to 291,557. There are 124,905 American war dead interred overseas. This webinar also addresses how the United States honors and memorializes those killed in battle, including the role of the American Battle Monuments Commission, the American Gold Star Mothers program, and the operation of the Army’s Grave Registration Service.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 39 minute recording of "Death and Burial Practices in World War I and WW II" 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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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,427 classes of genealogy education)
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  • 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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From Grandmother to First European Landowner of Canada - free webinar by Lianne Kruger now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Lianne Kruger, "From Grandmother to First European Landowner of Canada" is now available  to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

In the 1980s, my grandmother gave me her parents’ names, their wedding date and the names of her 15 siblings. From that information I researched from the early 1900s in Northwest Ontario back to the first European landowner in Canada. I will explain each step I took along the way, how I did it then, and how to do it now. Although, the process is the same these steps are done so much easier and faster today with today’s technology and the internet.

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 19 minute recording of "From Grandmother to First European Landowner of Canada" 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.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,426 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,440 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 2021 webinar brochure here.


New TechZone Videos - Understanding Predicted DNA Relationships by Michelle Leonard

New TechZone Videos - Understanding Predicted DNA Relationships by Michelle Leonard

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar members a new, short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! This Friday enjoy three videos by Michelle Leonard to help you understand Predicted DNA Relationships.

Understanding Estimated Relationships at MyHeritage

You've gotten your results from MyHeritage and a DNA match is listed as a 3rd to 5th cousin. What exactly does that mean? This TechZone video will explain the possibilities of estimated relationships.

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Understanding Predicted Relationships at 23andMe

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Understanding Predicted Relationships at Ancestry

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About the Presenter

Michelle Leonard is a Scottish professional genealogist, DNA detective, freelance researcher, speaker, author and historian. She runs her own genealogy and DNA consultancy business, Genes & Genealogy, and specialises in DNA Detective work particularly the solving of adoption, unknown parentage and all manner of unknown ancestor mysteries using a   Michelle Leonardcombination of DNA expertise and conventional research methods.  She also undertakes traditional family history research, living relative tracing, historical and television research, media consultation, the creation of bespoke family history books, podcasts, article, blog and book writing, tutoring, lecturing, webinars and speaking engagements. She is a regular speaker at major genealogy events such as Rootstech, The Genealogy Show, Family Tree Live, Back To Our Past and Who Do You Think You Are? Live as well as a co-author of "Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide For Family Historians" which was published in June 2019.

Additionally Michelle is the official genetic genealogist of ancestryhour.co.uk and is one of the hosts of the hour itself: #AncestryHour takes place on Twitter each Tuesday evening from 7-8pm GMT and Michelle is usually on hand to answer any #DNA queries that arise. She also spent several years working on the ground-breaking Fromelles Genealogy Project tracking down appropriate DNA donors to identify WWI soldiers buried in a mass grave in France and served as the Genealogical Consultant on the official Fromelles documentary. She regularly works on new historic soldier cases when battlefield remains are found and DNA testing is conducted.

Michelle holds an M.A. in English and Modern History from the University of St Andrews and a PgCert in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Scottish Genealogy Network (SGN), the Society of Genealogists (SOG) and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG). You can find out more about Michelle on her Genes & Genealogy Facebook page and you can follow her on Twitter.

See all the webinars and videos by Michelle Leonard in the Legacy library.
 
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Subscribe today and get access to this BONUS members-only webinar AND all of this:

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  • 5,440 pages of instructors' handouts
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  • Additional members-only webinars

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Register for Friday's webinar: From Grandmother to First European Landowner of Canada by Lianne Kruger

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In the 1980s, my grandmother gave me her parents’ names, their wedding date and the names of her 15 siblings. From that information I researched from the early 1900s in Northwest Ontario back to the first European landowner in Canada. I will explain each step I took along the way, how I did it then, and how to do it now. Although, the process is the same these steps are done so much easier and faster today with today’s technology and the internet.

Registerbut 

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About the presenter

LianneKruger-144x144Lianne’s genealogy began at graves as a child then on microfilm with a list of names as a teenager to researching her paternal grandmother’s line back to the first European landowner of Canada. After earning a computer degree she has taught computer software courses since 1982. Lianne loves to share her knowledge, experience, and love for technology and genealogy. Her instruction helps genealogists to use technology with #NoTears. She has articles published in BYU Studies Quarterly, Red Deer Advocate, LDSTech (online) as well local and provincial newsletters such as Tree Climber and Relatively Speaking. She has her own blog and has been a guest blogger for Ancestry.ca, SK Translation and Peter’s Family History notes. She has spoken at conferences in England, Ontario and Saskatchewan, Canada, multiple locations in Alberta and Utah including RootsTech and FamilyRoots. She has done webinars for The Surname Society (2019 & 2020), Vivid-Pix, Seeking 4 Ancestors, Alberta Genealogical Society, Red Deer Family History Fair, National Genealogical Society, and British Isles Family History Society Great Ottawa. Her topics include Home Home on the Range: Homestead Records for Canada, Home Home on the Range: Homestead Records for United States; Keep Track of Every Note with EverNote; Share and Organize in EverNote, Store and Share Files and Photos with Google Drive, Google Maps and Satellite, Google Search, Research and Share with Social Media, Create Your Own YouTube Channel to Store and Share Family Videos, Treasurers and The Truth: Vlogging Family History, Using the Cloud to Organize, Preserve and Share Photos & Documents, Blogging using Blogger the How’s and Why’s, Top Ten Reasons to use FamilySearch, Beginning DNA: The What, Why, Where and How. Lianne volunteers with Alberta Genealogical Society as Webmaster and Social Media chairs. She was 1st VP for six years and Red Deer Branch President 2 years. She also volunteers as a member of Ancestry.ca’s Advisory board and mitoYDNA.org as Secretary and Communications Chair. Lianne’s social media presence are at the following: blog: iFamilyHistory.blogspot.ca, Twitter: @LianneKruger, Pinterest: www.pinterest.ca/ifamilyhistory, Facebook: www.facebook.com/Lianne.iFamilyHistory, Instagram: www.instagram.com/lianne.ifamilyhistory

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Friday, January 15, 2021 at:

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

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We look forward to seeing you all there!


Do You Have an Artificial Brick Wall? - free webinar by Robyn Smith now online for limited time

Do You Have an Artificial Brick Wall? - free webinar by Robyn Smith now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Robyn Smith, "Do You Have an Artificial Brick Wall?" is now available  to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Genealogists are famous for their brick walls. However, many of the things we call “brick walls” are more likely the result of some common errors, such as relying too heavily on the Internet, not reviewing original sources and focusing too closely on only the person or couple of interest. These create what Ms. Smith calls “artificial” brick walls and in this lecture, Ms. Smith describes these errors along with others. Developing better practices and learning new skills will go a long way towards solving many of our genealogical problems.

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 30 minute recording of "Do You Have an Artificial Brick Wall?" 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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Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,422 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,436 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)

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Teaching Kids Genealogy through Stamp Collecting

What were your childhood hobbies? Sure, some of you will answer “family history!” but for many of us, our hobbies included other pursuits like sports and music or collecting baseball cards. When I’ve asked my genealogy friends what they collected as children, oftentimes they mention postage stamps.

Genealogy and Stamp Collecting?

Is there any relation between stamp collecting and genealogy? Is stamp collecting an avenue to genealogy? I think it can be because of what it teaches. Lessons learned stamp collecting easily transfer to family history research.

What can stamps teach kids? Much of what good genealogists need to know, for example:

Geography: Depending on a person’s interest, stamp collections can include international stamps or concentrate on one country. Some stamps depict geography, showing maps or locations. Stamp collections can focus on the smallest country in the world, Vatican City (issuing stamps since 1920[1]) or the United Nations.

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Historical Events: Stamps are great for teaching history. They commemorate historical events, depict famous people, and honor organizations. I knew about the Grand Army of the Republic long before I was a genealogist because of the 3-cent postage stamp from 1949 commemorating the final national encampment of the GAR.

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Organization: If you have a stamp collection, you have to have an album to put them in. And most likely they will be organized in some way whether by country or state or topic. Genealogists tend to collect a lot of paper documents and so organization is key to keeping track of various family lines and good habits can start with stamp collecting. Just like with family history, paper and digital options exist.

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Searching and Researching: My love for research most likely stems from stamp collecting. My grandfather would buy me the annual stamp yearbooks from the United States Postal Service and I would read the story about each stamp as I filled the pages. As I got older, I read magazines and other publications about stamps.

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Today, researching a stamp is so much easier. Various websites could be used including the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, London’s Postal Museum, or even the Musée de La Poste in Paris, France. A list of other worldwide postal museums can be found on the Wikipedia page for Postal Museums.

Homeschooling children? Postage stamps can easily be integrated into your lesson plans and can help you teach everything from history to economics, to geography. You could even use them in a lesson on genealogy where you curate a collection of stamps that depict the places your ancestors were from, the historical events they were a part of, or even a job or other activity they took part in.

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Postage Stamps and Genealogy?! Yes!

Just like many genealogists, I collected stamps starting at about 7 years old. My paternal grandfather collected stamps and regularly gifted me stamps and commemorative stamp albums. My maternal grandmother gave envelopes from her correspondence (including one from an English genealogist who was writing her regarding a look-up). Even today, I can’t help but save stamps that have to do with women’s history, like the recent Suffrage centennial stamps.

Wish your descendants were interested in family history? Of course, you can introduce them to family history research but you might also want to consider getting them hooked on stamps collecting. Stamp collecting teaches geography, history, makes one aware of historical time periods, and requires you to organize, all great habits for budding genealogists.

 

[1] “Postage Stamps and postal history of Vatican City,” Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postage_stamps_and_postal_history_of_Vatican_City: accessed 23 July 2020).

 

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 Webinar Wednesday: Do You Have an Artificial Brick Wall? by Robyn Smith

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Genealogists are famous for their brick walls. However, many of the things we call “brick walls” are more likely the result of some common errors, such as relying too heavily on the Internet, not reviewing original sources and focusing too closely on only the person or couple of interest. These create what Ms. Smith calls “artificial” brick walls and in this lecture, Ms. Smith describes these errors along with others. Developing better practices and learning new skills will go a long way towards solving many of our genealogical problems.

Registerbut 

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About the presenter

RobynSmith-144x144Robyn Smith has been researching her family and others for over 20 years. An engineer by day, Robyn applies those research and problem-solving skills to the field of genealogy. She specializes in Maryland, African American, Slavery and Court Records research. From 2008-2015, Robyn taught an Advanced African American Genealogy class at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD. She is a Past Vice-President of the Central Maryland Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS). Ms. Smith also lectures and writes extensively about family history research. She is the author of numerous published genealogy articles and for over ten years has authored a genealogy teaching blog called Reclaiming Kin (www.reclaimingkin.com). In 2015, Ms. Smith published the book version of her blog, “The Best of Reclaiming Kin,” which was recommended in the syllabus at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. Robyn has lectured at Family History Center annual conferences, as well as national genealogical conferences. She has spoken at the Maryland State Archives Genealogy Conference and served as one of their volunteer genealogists in 2014 and 2015. She also lectured at the Reginald Lewis Museum in 2011. In 2017, Robyn was awarded the Paul Edward Sluby Sr. Jean Sampson-Scott Meritorious Achievement Award for Distinguished Performance in Support of African American History and Genealogy. In addition to writing and teaching, Robyn also has a special passion for documenting the histories of African American communities and promoting adherence to genealogical standards.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at:

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  • 7pm Central
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  6. 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.
  7. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Photo Features on the MyHeritage Mobile App by Masha Novak now online for limited time

Photo Features on the MyHeritage Mobile App by Masha Novak now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Masha Novak, "Photo Features on the MyHeritage Mobile App" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The MyHeritage Mobile App makes building your family tree easier and more portable than ever. Learn about the new features MyHeritage added to the app that enhance your genealogy research on the go.

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 "Photo Features on the MyHeritage Mobile App" 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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Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,422 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,436 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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  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year

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New TechZone Video - WordPress.com vs. Wordpress.org by Marc McDermott

New TechZone Video - WordPress.com vs. Wordpress.org by Marc Mcdermott

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar members a new, short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! This Friday enjoy "WordPress.com vs. Wordpress.org" by Marc McDermott.

WordPress.com vs. Wordpress.org

Wordpress is a free platform for hosting websites. But Wordpress can be very confusing because there are two versions - Wordpress.com and WordPress.org. Come find out the difference and which is best for you.

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About the Presenter

Marc McDermottMarc McDermott is a hobbyist genealogist and metal detectorist—two passions that speak to a love of uncovering things buried in the past. His third passion is sharing his hobbies with others and finding ways to break down beginner and advanced topics so that they are easy to understand and apply. He is the creator of Genealogy Explained, a website where he shares his love for genealogy with fellow hobbyists. A member of the National Genealogical Society and an annual attendee of RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Marc is always eager for opportunities to connect with genealogy experts and learn about the latest ideas in family history research and DNA. Marc lives in New Jersey with his wife Leigh and daughter Helen.

See all the webinars and videos by Marc McDermott in the Legacy library.
 
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Legacy Family Tree Webinars provides genealogy education where-you-are through live and recorded online webinars and videos. Learn from the best instructors in genealogy including Thomas MacEntee, Judy Russell, J. Mark Lowe, Lisa Louise Cooke, Tom Jones, and many more. Learn at your convenience. On-demand classes are available 24 hours a day! All you need is a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

Subscribe today and get access to this BONUS members-only webinar AND all of this:

  • All 1,421 classes in the library 
  • 5,435 pages of instructors' handouts
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  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Additional members-only webinars

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Genealogy Unplugged: When Offline Records Are the Best - free webinar by James M. Baker, PhD now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by James M. Baker, PhD, "Genealogy Unplugged: When Offline Records Are the Best" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

This class presents case studies to show the strategies to best use offline records to give a more effective balance to genealogy research. Offline records may include newspapers, books, property, church, government, and other records.

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 20 minute recording of "Genealogy Unplugged: When Offline Records Are the Best" 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.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,420 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,435 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 2021 webinar brochure here.