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Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts - free webinar by Bernice Alexander Bennett, now online for limited time

Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts - free webinar by Bernice Alexander Bennett, now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Bernice Alexander Bennett, "Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The Records of the Field Offices for the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 (RG 105) consist of an array of documents created after the Civil War. This session will focus specifically on the genealogical value of exploring freedmen’s labor contracts to include the location of the contract, plantation name and owner of the plantation, names of the laborer and his/her family, and  terms of the contract. Several examples will be discussed to show how the contract terms are written and monitored in several States and communities.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour and 11 minute recording of "Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts" 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 1,555 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
  • 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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New TechZone Video - Write Faster with Word Editing Tips by Diane Boumenot

New TechZone Video - Write Faster with Word Editing Tips by Diane Boumenot

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 "Write Faster with Word editing tips" by Diane Boumenot.

Write Faster with Word Editing Tips

Work faster and have more professional results with these Word Editing Tips!

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About the Presenter

Diane BoumenotDiane MacLean Boumenot specializes in southern New England genealogy research, including work on her own ancestors, who were among the original settlers of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She publishes her genealogy adventures on her website, One Rhode Island Family. In 2018 she co-authored, with Maureen Taylor, the National Genealogical Society's NGS Research in the States volume, Research in Rhode Island. Additionally, Diane has a long career in association management and believes strongly in the powerful combination of organizations and members pursuing their passion. She holds a B.A. in American History and English from Wesleyan University. Diane is also a graduate of ProGen 28.

See all the webinars and videos by Diane Boumenot in the Legacy library.
 
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Library Essentials: What Do You Take on a Research Trip?

Library Essentials: What do You Take on a Research Trip?

You’ve probably read my previous posts detailing my summer of library research thus far at the Family History Library and the Clayton Library. This summer I will have researched at genealogy libraries, public libraries, and academic libraries in four different states. That’s a lot of research. There are some mistakes I made along the way and things I forgot. My question for you is: what is a must-have for your library research trip?

Going to the local library is a lot different than heading to a neighboring state to research at a major genealogy library. The preparation is different and the things you need to pack and remember can be different. And that can also depend on what is available at that library. For example, I didn’t make one photocopy at the Family History Library but that’s because I used a flash drive and my cell phone camera. In years past I made enough photocopies to need extra room in my suitcase.

When I take a research trip, what I take depends on:

  • What is available (research and technology wise) at the library
  • What I’m researching
  • How I’m getting to the library and eventually returning home (that impacts how much I need to carry)
  • How many days I’ll be researching
  • How I will get there (driving, walking, public transit)
  • What I’m going to eat.

Yes, eating is important. Straying hydrated and eating somewhat regularly (more so if you have health issues) is important and in the case of my latest trip it was an issue since many nearby restaurants were closed (lesson learned, always have some sort of snack on you at all times).

So what did I take? It was interesting to watch other researchers and compare what they brought versus what I brought. Some rolled around small pieces of luggage with their information. Others had 3-ring binders. In my research bag I had:

  • A laptop and charger
  • My cell phone and charger
  • A flash drive
  • A notebook
  • Pens, pencils, and highlighters
  • Removable sticky notes and tags (for my notebook)
  • A list of what I was researching/Research Log

Research Trip Supplies

I also sent myself emails of information I thought I might need such as research logs, to-do lists, charts and GEDCOMs. I prioritized what was the most important and went from there. I assumed that “stuff” happens and there were certain items I may forget but I could purchase at a local office supply store. If my computer died or my research bag was stolen, I still had those emails I could access on my phone or on a computer at the library.

Every night in my hotel room, I went over what I knew, what I found, and where else I needed to look. Sometimes this differed depending on what new-to-me sources I found or a librarian suggested.

Now how did I prepare? Well, I spent time deciding what family lines I would research. I then went through the library catalogs to find items that were not found elsewhere and not online. I made that my priority to research those things. I also chose multiple projects knowing that sometimes things don’t work out. In one case, a microfiche was lost and so I was unable to use that much-needed resource. Always search the catalog before going to the library.

Now it’s your time. How do you prepare for a library research trip? What do you take with you? Has that changed over time? Please share your experience in the comments below.

 

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 Friday's African Diaspora Series webinar: Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts by Bernice Bennett

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The Records of the Field Offices for the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 (RG 105) consist of an array of documents created after the Civil War. This session will focus specifically on the genealogical value of exploring freedmen’s labor contracts to include the location of the contract, plantation name and owner of the plantation, names of the laborer and his/her family, and terms of the contract. Several examples will be discussed to show how the contract terms are written and monitored in several States and communities.
 
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About the presenter

BerniceBennett-2021-144x144Bernice Alexander Bennett is an award-winning author, genealogist, nationally recognized guest speaker, storyteller, and producer-host of the popular Research at the National Archives and Beyond BlogTalkRadio program. She is also the first recipient of the Ida B. Wells Service Award given by the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage for her dedication to broadcast stories about enslaved and indentured ancestors of African descent. She also received the Elizabeth Clark-Lewis Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Genealogy Award in 2019 for original research in support of African American Genealogy. Bennett is on the Board of Directors for the National Genealogical Society.

Bennett--a New Orleans native and current resident in Maryland--enjoyed a 35-year career in domestic and international public health. She received an undergraduate degree from Grambling State University and a graduate degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan.

Her genealogical research centers on Southeast Louisiana, and also Edgefield and Greenwood Counties, South Carolina. Her South Carolina journey is chronicled in Our Ancestors, Our Stories, which won the 2018 International AAHGS Book award for Non-Fiction Short Stories. Her second book Tracing Their Steps - A Memoir received the Phillis Wheatley Literary Award from the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage in 2019 and the International AAHGS Book Award in 2020 for Non-Fiction Short Story.

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Friday, August 6, 2021 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. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  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!


Burying the Body in England - free webinar by Helen V. Smith now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Helen V. Smith, "Burying the Body in England" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

In England no place of burial is given on the death certificate. This presentation will discuss ways of determining where a person might be buried.

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 13 minute recording of "Burying the Body in England" 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 1,553 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,924 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.


Register for this week's Down Under webinar: Burying the Body in England by Helen V. Smith

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In England no place of burial is given on the death certificate. This presentation will discuss ways of determining where a person might be buried.
 
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About the presenter

HelenSmith-144x144Helen has been researching her family since 1986 with research in Australia, England, Wales and Ireland. She is the author of Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms and Google the Genealogist’s Friend and has written for a number of family history as well as scientific publications. Helen has a One Name Study on Quested. Helen has spoken to a wide variety of audiences nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Professionally, she is a Molecular Epidemiologist specializing in Public Health Microbiology and has a strong interest in infectious diseases and Public Health through the ages.

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at:

  • 10pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 9pm Central
  • 8pm Mountain
  • 7pm Pacific

which, in Sydney, is Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at:

  • 12pm

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. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  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!


Top 10 genealogy webinars - July 2021

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for July 2021! Are your favorite topics or instructors among the list? Need something new to learn? Use the list to get inspired!

Each month thousands of Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers head for the library to learn new skills and techniques to help improve their genealogy research. Among the now-1,539 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of July 2021.  They aren't necessarily the newest classes but rather the topics that were sought out by our members.

Have you seen any of these classes? Are these among your favorites too? Some of these classes (and topics) might be new to you! Get inspired to learn more and make your genealogy journey more fun!

The Top 10 for July 2021

1. They Had Names: Identifying Children Represented by Tick Marks in Pre-1850 Censuses by Denise E. Cross, MSLIS, CG

2. Online Sources for Scottish Genealogy Research by Christine Woodcock

3. 1 Step to Faster Internet at Home (TechZone) by Geoff Rasmussen

4. The Time of Cholera: A Case Study about Historical Context by Alison Hare, CG

5. Grandpa’s Eyes and Grandma’s Hair: Tracing the Origin of Physical Traits with Genetic Genealogy by Paul Woodbury

6. 'What are the Odds?' An online tool that can help solve DNA puzzles by Jonny Perl

7. That Scoundrel George by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

8. Top tips for reviewing Smart Matches™ and Record Matches by Daniel Horowitz

9. Using Irish newspapers and other printed material by Natalie Bodle

10. Genealogy for Houses by Jeanie F Glaser

The Runner-Ups

11. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl

12. What do MyHeritage AutoClusters Tell Me? (TechZone) by Paul Woodbury

13. Convert Paper Files to Digital Using ScanSnap (TechZone) by Diane Boumenot

14. Become Symbol Savvy: 3 Easy Ways (TechZone) by Cheri Hudson Passey

15. Four ways DNA Painter can help with your family history research by Jonny Perl

16. Should I worry if I don't see my surname listed in my DNA matches? (TechZone) by Diahan Southard

17. Discover the new Legacy Family Tree 9 by Geoff Rasmussen

18. Death is not the end - litigation remains: Exploring Australian wills and probate by Cathie Sherwood

19. Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 2): Adding an Online Document by Geoff Rasmussen

20. 50 Records that Document Female Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega

The 2nd Runner-Ups

21. How to Record Virtual Presentations Via Zoom (TechZone) by Michelle Leonard

22. New England’s ‘Seventh State’: Life along the coast by B.J. Jamieson

23. Jewish Resources on the Genealogy Giants by Ellen Kowitt and Sunny Morton

24. DNA Downer: Strategies for Dealing with DNA Fatigue by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

25. New breakthroughs in MyHeritage's photo tools by Tal Erlichman

26. Angel Island's Immigrants from 80 Countries: Stories from the West Coast Counterpart to Ellis Island by Grant Din

27. FamilySearch.org - 10 Links You Have to Try by Devin Ashby

28. Notion for Genealogists by Lisa Alzo

29. Solving Family Mysteries with mtDNA Projects by Mags Gaulden

30. Key Online Record Collections for Researching Your Mexican Ancestors by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

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