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The perfect back up plan for you: Backblaze - free webinar by Andy Klein now online

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The recording of today's webinar by Andy Klein, "The perfect back up plan for you: Backblaze" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/bcg for free.

Webinar Description

Whether you use Backblaze today, are just thinking about it, or use something else to back up your PC or Mac, join us for a deep dive into Backblaze Computer Backup. You probably that know Backblaze is the easiest way to back up your computer, but do you know about the locate-my-computer feature, or that you can schedule your backups, or you can set your very own private encryption key? How about getting your data back, delivered to you by FedEx on a hard drive, for free. We’ll cover all that and more. We’ll even spend a few minutes on where and how your data is stored with Backblaze and how we keep it safe until you need it back. Join us.

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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 31 minute recording of "The perfect back up plan for you: Backblaze" is now available to view in our webinar library for free.

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,698 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
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It Goes with the Territory! Find Your Ancestors in Pre-statehood Records - free BCG webinar by Alice Hoyt Veen, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by The Board for Certification of Genealogists and Alice Hoyt Veen, CG, "It Goes with the Territory! Find Your Ancestors in Pre-statehood Records" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/bcg for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

From the Old Northwest to the Hawaiian Islands, the United States has acquired and settled new lands. If your ancestor pioneered pre-statehood territories, they may have left records valuable to documenting and understanding their lives. Discussion includes a timeline of territorial settlement and governance, and strategies for locating and using territorial 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 and 12 minute recording of "It Goes with the Territory! Find Your Ancestors in Pre-statehood Records" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,697 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,244 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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Register for Webinar Wednesday: The perfect back up plan for you: Backblaze by Andy Klein

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Whether you use Backblaze today, are just thinking about it, or use something else to back up your PC or Mac, join us for a deep dive into Backblaze Computer Backup. You probably that know Backblaze is the easiest way to back up your computer, but do you know about the locate-my-computer feature, or that you can schedule your backups, or you can set your very own private encryption key? How about getting your data back, delivered to you by FedEx on a hard drive, for free. We’ll cover all that and more. We’ll even spend a few minutes on where and how your data is stored with Backblaze and how we keep it safe until you need it back. Join us.
 
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About the presenter

AndyKlein-144x144Mr. Klein has over 25 years of experience in cloud backup, cloud storage, and computer security. Prior to Backblaze he worked at Symantec, Checkpoint, PGP, and PeopleSoft, as well as startups throughout Silicon Valley. During his career, he has shared his expertise at events, symposiums, and panels at RootsTech, FGS, RSA, MIT, the Federal Trade Commission, and many more. He currently writes and rants about drive stats, cloud backup, cloud storage, and so on.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at:

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We look forward to seeing you all there!


Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar: It Goes with the Territory! Find Your Ancestors in Pre-statehood Records by Alice Hoyt Veen, CG

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From the Old Northwest to the Hawaiian Islands, the United States has acquired and settled new lands. If your ancestor pioneered pre-statehood territories, they may have left records valuable to documenting and understanding their lives. Discussion includes a timeline of territorial settlement and governance, and strategies for locating and using territorial records.
 
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About the presenter

AliceVeen-144x144Alice Hoyt Veen, CG, is a board-certified genealogist and full-time professional researcher and educator. She is a sixth-generation Iowan whose genealogical specialties include Midwestern and territorial research, land records and military history. Alice serves as a trustee for the BCG Education Fund, an independent non-profit charitable trust, advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Her website, www.prairierootsresearch.com, features a blog dedicated to Iowa genealogical and historical topics.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at:

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We look forward to seeing you all there!


Periodical Source Index (PERSI) Available for Free at ACPL

Have you used PERSI? If you have been using PERSI over the years, you may have searched it from a genealogy subscription website, but it was recently announced that PERSI is going back to its home at the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library. You can now search PERSI from the Genealogy Center website for FREE.

Not sure what PERSI is? Let's start with an introduction.

The Periodical Source Index

The Genealogy Center explains that “PERSI is the premier subject index for genealogy and local history periodicals, and is produced by the staff of The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library (ACPL). Using this valuable resource provides citations to readily-available periodical sources.”

PERSI is a periodical index of history and genealogy magazines, newsletters, and journals that span the 1800s to the present day. The majority of the periodicals are US-based, but it also includes publications in Canada, the British Isles, and other countries. The periodicals in PERSI are in the collection of the Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, Indiana), and they index the materials. However, it is not an every-name index. Instead, it is a subject index and includes indexed words such as record types, location, surnames as subject, and how-to articles.

Why Use PERSI?

You might be thinking, "why should I use PERSI? After all, it's an index!" Indexes provide us with a unique finding aid. In this case, these periodicals have articles of use to our research including histories, images, and indexes of local records that genealogy societies, historical societies, and individuals have published in newsletters, magazines, and journals. These articles can provide an ancestor's name or context for researching your ancestor's time and place. And they can point the way to unique record collections you didn’t know existed. It's vital to seek out and identify materials located in the place your ancestor lived. These periodical articles can provide a glimpse of what is available.

Searching PERSI

PERSI Homepage

How do you search PERSI? ACPL has the PERSI search page broken down so that you can search:

  • Surnames
  • United States
  • Canada
  • British Isles
  • Other Counties
  • Research Techniques
  • Article Title Keyword.

This search page is different than previous versions of PERSI. In the past, various genealogy websites have licensed the PERSI content and created their own search for the materials. This new version is slightly different. Also, the previous license holder, FindMyPast, started digitizing articles found in PERSI. Those digitized copies do not exist in this edition. 

Although there is a surname search, please don’t limit yourself to just that search. Genealogists are accustomed to searching by name, date, place on genealogy websites, but that's not the best way to search PERSI. You would be better served by doing a location search and exhausting what articles have to do with your ancestor’s location. I'm not saying don't search by your ancestor's surname under any circumstances. What I am saying is don't stop there.

PERSI location search

For example, once you click on the country you're interested in, you will come to a page that asks for, in the case of the United States, state, and county. Once you click the search button, you’ll receive a results page that includes categories and how many articles match that category for your location.

PERSI Location Results

Once you click on the category of your interest, you can see a list of articles.

PERSI Cemetery Results

So now what? You can order photocopies of the article from ACPL. Click on the link for Article Fulfillment found on the Our Services page. Use the information found in PERSI to complete the form and the fee. You will receive an envelope and bill for the per-page copy charge of your ordered articles in about six weeks.

Do you have to order copies from ACPL? No, you could see if the periodicals are at your local library, or you might be able to find them online or through an interlibrary loan. If you're planning a research trip to ACPL, you might want to have a list ready so that you can copy the articles yourself.

To learn more about searching PERSI, see the Genealogy Center's webinar at https://youtu.be/RN7gUzHdZ4o.

What Will You Find?

I love PERSI because it's an easy way to find the information you may not be expecting. Some of my favorite finds have been articles with names from community cookbooks and signature quilts. Those articles had names I was researching but were not searchable by a name. Instead, I had to search by location. You don't know what you don't know, and PERSI is a great way to find treasures you aren't aware of.

 

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.

 


Researching in Colonial New England - free webinar by Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D., now online for limited time

Researching in Colonial New England - free webinar by Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D. now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D., "Researching in Colonial New England" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Researching ancestors who lived in colonial New England can be challenging. This webinar begins by tracing settlement patterns, setting the stage for understanding key records and where to find them. For the 17th century, many unique published resources exist to help the family researcher. During the colonial years, several conflicts such as King Philip’s War and the Seven Years War affected settlement and thus the surviving records. The 18th century culminated in the Revolutionary War, but also saw the continued growth of settlement and ultimately resources for the family historian.

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 31 minute recording of "Researching in Colonial New England" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,691 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,241 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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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Researching in Colonial New England by Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D.

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Researching ancestors who lived in colonial New England can be challenging. This webinar begins by tracing settlement patterns, setting the stage for understanding key records and where to find them. For the 17th century, many unique published resources exist to help the family researcher. During the colonial years, several conflicts such as King Philip’s War and the Seven Years War affected settlement and thus the surviving records. The 18th century culminated in the Revolutionary War, but also saw the continued growth of settlement and ultimately resources for the family historian.
 
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About the presenter

AnnLawthers-144x144Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D. is a Genealogist with the Brue Family Learning Center at the New England Historic Genealogical Society – American Ancestors. When at the Boston Research Center, she works with patrons to help them explore and expand their family history. She lectures regularly on behalf of American Ancestors at conferences, workshops and meetings. At American Ancestors she collaborates to prepare multi-week online courses, single day online conferences, and single session webinars. Ann focuses on New England and Mid-Atlantic research, and migration patterns. Secondary interests include the Southern Colonies and Atlantic Canada. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard School of Public Health with degrees in Health Policy.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at:

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Watch Geoff Live: MyHeritage Photos by Geoff Rasmussen - free webinar now online

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The recording of today's webinar by Geoff Rasmussen, "Watch Geoff Live: MyHeritage Photos" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

MyHeritage leads the world in AI technologies for working with historical photos, and is always innovating new ways to experience your family photos. Learn about the latest photo-feature-related developments at 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 3 minute recording of "TWatch Geoff Live: MyHeritage Photos" is now available to view in our webinar library for free.

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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
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Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Webinar: What’s New in the MyHeritage Photo World by Tal Erlichman

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MyHeritage leads the world in AI technologies for working with historical photos, and is always innovating new ways to experience your family photos. Learn about the latest photo-feature-related developments at MyHeritage.
 
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TalErlichman-144x144Tal is a Director of Product Management at MyHeritage and is responsible for MyHeritage's core genealogy service including the family tree, matching technologies and the historical records search engine. He leads a talented team of developers, QA engineers, product and project managers that work tirelessly to create the best family history research experience. From creating the best search tools, through publishing new historical record collections from all around the world, to building innovative features that create meaningful discoveries for our users on a daily basis. Tal is passionate about his family and family history in particular. He comes from a computer science background specializing in mobile security and was part of the LetMobile team acquired by Ivanti in 2012.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at:

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We look forward to seeing you all there!


The Trifecta: The Secret Sauce of Researching the Formerly Enslaved - free webinar by Nicka Smith now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Nicka Smith, "The Trifecta: The Secret Sauce of Researching the Formerly Enslaved" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Genealogists and family historians alike have spent decades looking for a tried and true method for unearthing slaveholders of those enslaved prior to 1865. Learn how three crucial record sets (Civil War Pensions, the Freedmen’s Bureau, and Probates/Successions) can become just the wrecking ball needed to obliterate brick walls related to slavery.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

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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
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