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March 2021

Register for Webinar Wednesday: Jewish Genealogy with JewishGen.org by Deborah J. Kroopkin

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Debbie Kroopkin will explain the structure and purpose of the many components of the website. She will address how to connect with other researchers, how to identify and learn about your town overseas, and how to search for ancestors. Her presentation will provide details that will help researchers glean as much information as possible from JewishGen.org.

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About the presenter

DeborahKroopkin-144x144Debbie Kroopkin is currently the President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. She has explored her family history for over two decades and now conducts research for others. She has discovered her family origins in Ukraine, Poland and Belarus. Debbie has traced her clients’ families to towns in these countries, as well as Lithuania, Moldova, and Romania. She loves the research hunt and connecting with new families – both in person and on paper.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at:

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The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon concludes - more than 30k registrants!

8681_genealogy_conference_post_1000_1000_biz2Our 2nd annual 24-hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon was a huge success. More than 30,000 genealogists (32,960 to be exact) from 70 countries registered for the live 26 hour event. Yep, we threw in 2 bonus hours for you as well. The 24 wonderful speakers from 7 countries helped all of us improve our genealogy skills, while even keeping some of our attendees awake for the entire marathon. Wow! :)

You've had so many wonderful things to say about the marathon. Here are just a few of our favorites:

"This has been the best 26 hours I have ever spent. So wonderful. It is like you all read my mind and put on the webinars I would be interested in." - Peggy in Washington

"It was like one big sleep over party. It was fun." - Colleen in Yukon, Canada

"We are all so fortunate that the world of genealogy has these wonderful speakers and Legacy/My Heritage bring them right into our homes to learn!" - Karen in Oregon

"Both Last Year and This years Marathon's Are Absolutely Fantastic! Thank you so Much Geoff, Daniel and Marian for all your hard work and your 8-9 hour shifts. I enjoyed all of you very much and all the hard work of all the presenters. Thank you Mahalo !!" - Roanna in Hawaii

Of the hundreds of hours that we at Legacy Family Tree Webinars, MyHeritage, and the speakers put into this event, we couldn't have been more pleased with the turnout, and with what seemed to be a flawless event. Thanks to Julie for agreeing!

"Best webinar ever - organized, glitch free, nice work everybody."

The Replays

If you missed a class or two or twenty-six, we're now hard at work processing and publishing the replays for you. They are found at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/24 and will be free for the first week.

The Syllabus

The 100+ pages of supplemental syllabus materials continue to be available as a benefit of having a webinar membership. Join today and you'll have immediate access to these, plus all 5,700 other pages, plus all 1,400+ plus replays in the library.

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The Speakers

The marathon's success was due to these wonderful speakers. Don't they just make you want to smile when you look at their faces? When you have a minute, please reach out to them on Facebook or elsewhere and tell them thanks.

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Thanks

Thanks again to everyone who attended. We sincerely hope it was educational, inspiring, and entertaining! Let's do this again!

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New TechZone Videos - The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine by Gena Philibert-Ortega

New TechZone Videos - The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine by Gena Philibert-Ortega

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 two videos - "Searching Internet Archive's Wayback Machine" and "Saving Websites to Internet Archive's Wayback Machine" by Gena Philibert-Ortega.

Searching Internet Archive's Wayback Machine

Has a genealogy website disappeared on you? Learn how to search the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine to find older versions of websites that have changed or disappeared.

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Saving Websites to Internet Archive's Wayback Machine

It's important to save all of your genealogy research - even the items that you post online. Learn how to save your website or blog to the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine so that it will be accessible for the future.

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About the Presenter

Gena 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  Gena Philibert-Ortegainvolving 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. 

See all the webinars and videos by Gena Philibert-Ortega in the Legacy library.
 
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DNA for Dog Lovers - free webinar by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG now online for limited time

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

Webinar Description

Do you love genetic genealogy? Do you love your dog? Are you curious about your pooch’s antecedents for training purposes or for a rescue pup? Get your doggy’s DNA tested and learn about the science behind both human and dog DNA testing, ethnicity and breed estimates, pedigree analysis and health markers. Learn to apply what you know about genetic genealogy to find your dog’s littermates, and close relatives. Using examples from dog and human DNA, get a better understanding of your dog, and your own genetic genealogy results with this introduction to genetic genealogy.

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 "DNA for Dog Lovers" 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 1,469 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,729 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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Four More Sources for New Zealand Family History - free webinar by Fiona Brooker now online for limited time

Four More Sources for New Zealand Family History - free webinar by Fiona Brooker now online for limited time

The recording of last night's webinar by Fiona Brooker, "Four More Sources for New Zealand Family History" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Add some more detail to your New Zealand Family History by checking four more sources for your research: Military records, NZ Electoral Rolls, The Suffrage Petition and the Cyclopedia of New Zealand.

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 17 minute recording of "Four More Sources for New Zealand Family History" 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 1,468 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,727 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

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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

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New "Bonus" Webinar - Digging for Surnames in Australian Archives by Shauna Hicks

New "Bonus" Webinar - Digging for Surnames in Australian Archives by Shauna Hicks

We're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   Watch and enjoy "Digging for Surnames in Australian Archives" by Shauna Hicks. 

Digging for Surnames in Australian Archives

This presentation was part Surname Society Annual Conference and broadcast live on March 20, 2021.

This presentation will demonstrate how to do surname searches effectively in the various Australian state and territory archives as well as the National Archives of Australia. The online catalogue platforms differ from archive to archive and not all indexes are incorporated into the catalogues. This means there may be two places to search. Digging for Surnames will highlight effective ways to search in the various archives.

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About the Presenter

Shauna HicksShauna Hicks has been tracing her own family history since 1977 and worked in government for over 35 years in Australian libraries and archives in Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne. Since retiring from full time work, she has written numerous family history guides and is a well known speaker at conferences, seminars and genealogy cruises. She now operates her own part time business at www.shaunahicks.com.au and is the author of the blog, Diary of an Australian Genealogist.

Shauna has tertiary qualifications from Queensland universities including a Master of Arts in Australian Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Library Science and a Diploma in Family Historical Studies from the Society of Australian Genealogists. She is a Fellow of the Queensland Family History Society; a recipient of the Australian Society of Archivists Distinguished Achievement Award and the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations’ Services to Family History Award. 

See all the webinars and videos by Shauna Hicks in the Legacy library.
 
Not a member yet?

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, Megan Smolenyak, 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 1,467 classes in the library 
  • 5,727 pages of instructors' handouts
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Register for Webinar Wednesday: DNA for Dog Lovers by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG

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Do you love genetic genealogy? Do you love your dog? Are you curious about your pooch’s antecedents for training purposes or for a rescue pup? Get your doggy’s DNA tested and learn about the science behind both human and dog DNA testing, ethnicity and breed estimates, pedigree analysis and health markers. Learn to apply what you know about genetic genealogy to find your dog’s littermates, and close relatives. Using examples from dog and human DNA, get a better understanding of your dog, and your own genetic genealogy results with this introduction to genetic genealogy.

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About the presenter

ShelleeMorehead-144x144Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG, has a Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology from the University of Utah and is an associate professor of Biology at the New England Institute of Technology. She was certified by BCG in 2012, and researches, writes and lectures on family history.

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), a member of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, American-French Genealogical Society, and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) New England Chapter.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at:

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  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific

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We look forward to seeing you all there!


Register for our next Down Under series webinar: Four More Sources for New Zealand Family History by Fiona Brooker

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Add some more detail to your New Zealand Family History by checking four more sources for your research: Military records, NZ Electoral Rolls, The Suffrage Petition and the Cyclopedia of New Zealand.

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About the presenter

FionaBrooker-144x144Fiona Brooker is a professional genealogist (Memories In Time) who has been actively researching her family history for over 30 years, inspired by two marriage certificates and a collection of family letters written from New Zealand back to her immigrant ancestor’s family in Devon. Whilst living and researching in the UK, she studied and gained a Higher Certificate in Genealogy from the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies. Fiona has served as both President and Treasurer of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG). She is currently part of a ProGen study group.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at:

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which, in Sydney, is Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at noon.

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

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Yes, Cookbooks are a Genealogy Source

Cookbook

Everyone who knows me knows that I love using cookbooks for genealogy. I know when you envision a cookbook your first thought isn’t that it’s a genealogy source. Obviously, not all cookbooks are genealogy sources. That latest cookbook from your favorite food celebrity is most likely not genealogically relevant. But that community cookbook definitely is.

What are genealogy sources? Genealogy sources have names, dates, and places. They help us either connect family members to each other or place a person in time and location. The latter is what community cookbooks do.

Community cookbooks or fundraising cookbooks are just one type of cookbook that has genealogical value. Another are the cookbooks published by newspapers that include reader recipes. These cookbooks are similar to community cookbooks in that they provide a name, date, and place. In some cases, the recipes may have originally appeared in the newspaper but then were combined together and published as a cookbook.

Rare Recipes and Budget Savers

I was reminded of what a rich resource newspaper cookbooks are when I was transcribing one from my collection for a new project by the Wichita Genealogical Society (Kansas). This project seeks to index Kansas cookbooks, allowing researchers to search for their female ancestors in a resource where her name and place can be found.*

I decided to transcribe my copy of Rare Recipes and Budget Savers (Volume 1) from The Wichita Eagle newspaper. First published in 1966, my copy is the seventeenth printing from October 1977.

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Rare Recipes and Budget Savers as compiled from the Columns of the Wichita Eagle's HomeTown News, Volume 1.

I LOVE this cookbook. It not only includes women’s names but also their residence, including a street address if they are in Wichita, and in some cases extra information about their family, their ancestors, and more.

Kansas cookbook grape dumplings

Consider just a few of this booklet’s entries. This one for Wild Grape Dumplings includes the recipe contributor’s name, the name of a Kiowa woman who gave the contributor the recipe and the city both women were from (pg. 8).

Kansas cookbook what to do and how to do it

This compilation of tips titled, What to Do and How to Do It (pg. 13) includes the contributor and her mother’s name and street address. (yes, the names used are their husband’s name as is often the case in older cookbooks).

Kansas cookbook cornbread dressing

You never know what a cookbook might reveal. Consider this recipe for Cornbread Dressing (pg.33). Not only is the name of the contributor and her street address in Wichita included but you know she was not always a Kansas resident because she provides the state she is originally from, Georgia.

Kansas cookbook lime pickles

In this recipe for Lime Pickles, the reader learns the name of the recipe contributor, Elizabeth Capps and her sister Mrs. W.B. Wallace, as well as their street address (pg. 37).

You get the idea. This cookbook includes women’s names (or their married name), addresses, and in some cases, familial relationships. This directory of women is an important genealogical source for those trying to place their female family members in time and place.**

What's a Genealogical Source?

Is this a genealogical source? Of course! It provides names, dates, and location. Although we don’t find other important genealogical information such as a vital record event, cookbooks help us locate women in a specific location in time.

 

 

*This index is for members only but you can see what they offer from their website.

** Yes, there are some recipes contributed by men in this cookbook, but just a few.

 

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.


In Their Own Words: Genealogy in the Slave Narratives - free webinar by Renate Yarborough Sanders now online for limited time

In Their Own Words: Genealogy in the Slave Narratives - free webinar by Renate Yarborough Sanders now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Renate Yarborough Sanders, "In Their Own Words: Genealogy in the Slave Narratives" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Uncovering the genealogy of the formerly enslaved can be challenging; but, sometimes, the information is left in first-hand accounts, commonly known as "Slave Narratives.” From books, to projects set up to learn about life during slavery, researchers can find an abundance of genealogical and other information about enslaved families, their owners, and their communities - straight from the mouths of the Ancestors.

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 7 minute recording of "In Their Own Words: Genealogy in the Slave Narratives" 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 1,466 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,689 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.