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New TechZone Video: 3-2-1! Broadcasting Live from Facebook by Cheri Hudson Passey

New TechZone Video: 3-2-1! Broadcasting Live from Facebook by Cheri Hudson Passey

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 "3-2-1! Broadcasting Live from Facebook" by Cheri Hudson Passey.

3-2-1! Broadcasting Live from Facebook

Learn how to use the Facebook Live feature to broadcast to family, friends and colleagues.

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About the Presenter

Cheri Hudson PasseyCheri Hudson Passey is a Professional Genealogist, Instructor, Writer, and Speaker and the owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC. Cheri is the host of the genealogy chat show GenFriends and is a genealogical researcher, subcontracted by Eagle Investigative Services, Inc., for the US Army Past Conflict Repatriations Branch. 

See all the webinars and videos by Cheri Hudson Passey in the Legacy library.
 
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Tracing Your 20th Century English Ancestors - free webinar by Paul Milner now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Paul Milner, "Tracing Your 20th Century English Ancestors" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

20th Century research skills are needed for the new researchers in England seeking to get started, but also for those doing descendant research seeking to find DNA relatives to test. Research skills are needed to go back and in time and to come forward.

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 39 minute recording of "Tracing Your 20th Century English Ancestors" 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 1,576 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,864 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

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About the presenter

PaulMilner-144x144Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research.

Here’s the backstory about Paul: Paul was raised on the West Coast of northern England. A mining engineer with a degree from the Cambourne School of Mines in Cornwall, England, he came to the U.S. in 1975 to get his graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin. He has been in the U.S. ever since, and in 2008 he became a dual citizen of both countries. In the intervening years, Paul received two graduate degrees and traveled widely throughout the world. Paul has been designing genealogy workshops, writing books, and lecturing for over 35 years. He holds an advanced degree in Theology and is particularly knowledgeable about the church and its role in record keeping. As a genealogist he speaks on a variety of topics relating to research in the British Isles, migration to North America and research methodology. He is the 2018 recipient of the Utah Genealogical Society Fellow Award. He is currently the book review editor of the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois Newsletter (BIGWILL) and is the former book review editor of the FGS FORUM. Paul is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at:

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Webtember! Replays of today's 8 classes now online for limited time

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Our first day of Webtember is in the books, and what a marvelous day it was! More than 5,000 of you from 52 countries registered for the live event. Here's just a few of my favorite comments from viewers:

Fantastic to be able to have professional presenters right in my home! - Sherri

The speakers were wonderful and gave us so much information....most of which I didn't know before. I've never heard of the FAN system and can't wait to start using it. Roberta's DNA painting was awesome though something I am going to have to watch several times to get all that information and learn how to do it myself. Fascinating history also from Peggy on the modes of transportation our ancestors had to go through to get from place to place. The hardships they went through. WOW! - Debbie

What a way to kick off the month! A fantastic and informative line up this morning. Looking forward to exploring DNA Painter more and looking into the routes my ancestors took from New England to the Carolinas. And who knew there was even more to learn about using the FAN club. I love it when I find the little nuggets that make this even more fun. This is hands-down some of the best genealogy dollars I spend every year! - Laurel

Watch the Replays

The replays are available to view, for free, through the end of September. Webinar members also have access to today's 63 pages of supplemental syllabus materials.

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Here's the list of today's classes:

  • FAN Club in Action: a Simple Case Study by Geoff Rasmussen
  • Paint Your Way Up Yor Tree with MyHeritage and DNAPainter by Roberta Estes
  • America’s Turnpikes, Rivers, and Canals by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
  • Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color by Anita Wills
  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of German Military Records by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
  • Seventeen Secrets to Successful Scanning by Denise May Levenick
  • Finding Jane Graham’s Parents: Using Clusters and Records in Three Countries by Mary Kircher Roddy, CG
  • How Can I Get a Legal Coat of Arms in Scotland? by Dr. Bruce Durie

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Webtember schedule

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Learning More About Genealogy Sources via Historical Fiction

Learning More About Genealogy Sources via Historical Fiction

I am a big fan of historical fiction stories set in the 19th or 20th centuries. I think the way that the authors incorporate historical research with invented dialogue can teach us as family historians interesting ways to tell our ancestor’s stories.

These historical fiction accounts might also uncover genealogically rich sources that we hadn’t considered before. Most of these novels have been researched by using genealogical databases and historical newspapers. In some cases, they are inspired by a specific source. That’s the case with the book, The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate.

The inspiration for this novel comes from “lost friends” advertisements placed after the American Civil War. These advertisements were placed by the formerly enslaved who were looking for family members that they had been separated from, hoping to reunite their families.

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From https://www.hnoc.org/database/lost-friends/index.html

These advertisements appeared in various newspapers but The Book of Lost Friends is based on one newspaper, in particular, the Southwestern Christian Advocate. According to the book,

In their heyday, the Lost Friends ads, published in the Southwestern Christian Advocate, a Methodist newspaper, went out to nearly five hundred preachers, eight hundred post offices, and more than four thousand subscription holders [in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas]. The column header requested that pastors read the contents from their pulpits to spread the word of those seeking the missing.

The newspaper encouraged those that had found family via the advertisements to report back. As Lisa Wingate writes, these advertisements “were the equivalent of an ingenious nineteenth-century social media platform.”[1]

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The author was introduced to the Lost Friends ads via the Historic New Orleans Collection which hosts a searchable database of the ads with digitized copies courtesy of the Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University Libraries. The database introduction explains that it includes 2,500 advertisements that appeared in the newspaper between November 1879 to December 1900. Researchers can search the database (https://www.hnoc.org/database/lost-friends/search.php) by name, year, or location.

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For those interested in reading the Southwestern Christian Advocate, it can be found online via the institutional subscription newspaper databases offered by Gale. To learn more, see the Library of Congress Chronicling America’s newspaper directory.

 

[1] Wingate, Lisa. The Book of Lost Friends. (New York: Ballantine Books, 2021)p. 378. Additional information about subscribers comes from the database homepage at https://www.hnoc.org/database/lost-friends/index.html.

 

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.

 


Your DNA Questions Answered Live with Diahan - free webinar by Diahan Southard now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Diahan Southard, "Your DNA Questions Answered Live with Diahan" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Got a DNA question? Diahan Southard will be on hand to answer your questions – LIVE!

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 29 minute recording of "Your DNA Questions Answered Live with Diahan" 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 1,568 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,803 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.