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Treat Yourself to an Irish Genealogy Conference this Saturday

Treat Yourself to an Irish Genealogy Conference this Saturday

Join us this Saturday at Legacy Family Tree Webinars for the next of our monthly online genealogy conferences in 2022. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the theme for this Saturday is Ireland. Here’s the class lineup:

Speaker

Title

Natalie Bodle

Finding your ancestors in Irish land valuation records (brand new!)

John Grenham

Foundations of Irish Genealogy 2: The Major Records I, General Register Office

John Grenham

Foundations of Irish Genealogy 4: The Major Records III, Church Records

Natalie Bodle

Using Irish newspapers and other printed material

David Ouimette

Genealogical Treasures in Irish Archives

 

About our online genealogy conferences

Each conference will include 5 pre-recorded classes (1 class is brand new, 4 classes are hand-selected and unlocked from the members-only webinar library).

How to Watch

The cost to attend is, well, zero. Viewing all five classes is free. There’s no registration necessary. Just visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/Conference and start learning. Even the syllabus is free for the day.

Get ready to find your Irish ancestors!

 

 


Mexican Catholic Parish Records, Part II: Pre-Marital Investigations, Marriages & Dispensations - free webinar by Henrietta Martinez Christmas now online for limited time

Mexican Catholic Parish Records, Part II: Pre-Marital Investigations, Marriages & Dispensations - free webinar by Henrietta Martinez Christmas now online for limited time

The recording of today's Mexico Research Series webinar by Henrietta Martinez Christmas, "Mexican Catholic Parish Records, Part II: Pre-Marital Investigations, Marriages & Dispensations" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Spanish colonial and Mexican Catholic marriage records are rich in genealogical information. This session will discuss the laws, customs, and significance of pre-marital investigations, dispensations, and marriage ceremony records, as well as where to find and how to analyze them.

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 21 minute recording of "Mexican Catholic Parish Records, Part II: Pre-Marital Investigations, Marriages & Dispensations" 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 1,721 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,336 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 2022 webinar brochure here.


A Virtual Museum Visit for Women’s History Month

Ready for a field trip? How about a virtual field trip focusing on Women's History Month and specifically thinking about writing or researching the women in your family tree?

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Consider checking out Google Arts and Culture. According to Google, this website is "a non-profit initiative. We work with cultural institutions and artists around the world. Together, our mission is to preserve and bring the world's art and culture online, so it's accessible to anyone, anywhere."

You can search, browse, bookmark, and view exhibits on your computer or mobile device via the Google Arts and Culture app. I find the app a great way to pass the time when I'm stuck waiting at an appointment.

A search on the phrase "Women's History" brings up 32 collections and 151 stories. Those virtual exhibits include:

I highly recommend browsing through the stories since some of the collections don't have obvious connections with women's history, but the stories do since they are individual online exhibits.

I'm always amazed at the items found on this website. While you might expect art from great museums worldwide (and you'd be right), there are also genealogically relevant materials like records, letters, and history. No, this isn't a website to research. Instead, it's a website to explore and better understand your ancestor's world.

There are several ways to search the website, but I'd recommend searching (click on the magnifying glass) using a topic, historical event, or place. If you want to search by a specific repository, click on the three lines in the top left of the website and then click on Collections and browse alphabetically or using a map. Besides museums, don't forget that you might find items from libraries and archives. As I browsed various archives, I found this exhibit from the Arkansas State Archive on Home Demonstration Clubs, something your female ancestor may have been involved in.

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Now you may be thinking, "that's nice, but what does this have to do with genealogy?" Museum exhibits are a visual representation of our family history. They provide a way to view a specific time, place, and event. And the museum exhibits may contain explanatory information that can help with our research. For example, consider the Library and Archives Canada exhibit on 19th-century marriage listed above. The exhibit focuses on courtship and marriage with a case study told via letters and documents. This allows the family historian to become more familiar with practices in this time period.

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Take a virtual field trip and see how it can inform your own family history research.

 

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 Mexico Research Series webinar: Mexican Catholic Parish Records, Part II: Pre-Marital Investigations, Marriages & Dispensations by Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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Spanish colonial and Mexican Catholic marriage records are rich in genealogical information. This session will discuss the laws, customs, and significance of pre-marital investigations, dispensations, and marriage ceremony records, as well as where to find and how to analyze them.
 
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About the presenter

HenriettaChristmas-144x144Henrietta Martinez Christmas, a native New Mexican, a well-known genealogical and historical researcher; she descends from eleven of the soldiers that came with Oñate in 1598. She has written several books which related to New Mexico’s small town and history and over 175 articles about New Mexico’s Colonial Families. She is a long-time member and the current President of New Mexico Genealogical Society. She has worked with the History Museum of New Mexico, The Albuquerque Museum, The El Camino Real Heritage site in preparing exhibits and researching historical data. She is a frequent contributor to author’s book in terms of researching biographies of individuals. She works with a group that honors historic women in New Mexico for their NM Historic Marker Program. Honored by the DAR for historic preservations, she has extracted and transcribed over 50 books which consist of hundreds of thousands of records.

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Friday, March 18, 2022 at:

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

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Here's how to attend:

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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!


Stump Craig! Free webinar by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, "‘Stump Craig!" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Take the opportunity to ask professional genealogist and publisher, Craig Scott, a question. See if his genealogical and historical knowledge can help you solve that brick wall problem. Submit your questions in advance to geoff at legacyfamilytree dot com.

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 28 minute recording of "‘Stump Craig!" 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 1,721 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,315 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 2022 webinar brochure here.


Identifying Unnamed Free Born African Americans – A DNA Case Study - free webinar by BCG and David Rencher, CG, AG, FUGA, FIGRS now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and David E. Rencher, CG, AG, FUGA, FIGRS, "‘Identifying Unnamed Free Born African Americans – A DNA Case Study" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/bcg for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Identifying unnamed individuals using a Research Plan incorporating genetic evidence takes creativity and patience. This session deconstructs a case study using Genealogy Standards to align and correlate DNA results and fragmentary records for African American families, beginning in 1812 in Virginia and North Carolina.

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 28 minute recording of "‘Identifying Unnamed Free Born African Americans – A DNA Case Study" 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 1,720 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,315 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 2022 webinar brochure here.


Register for Webinar Wednesday: Stump Craig! by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

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Take the opportunity to ask professional genealogist and publisher, Craig Scott, a question. See if his genealogical and historical knowledge can help you solve that brick wall problem. Submit your questions in advance to geoff at legacyfamilytree dot com.
 
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About the presenter

CraigScott-144x144Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). His most recent work is Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers, 1818 – 1872, and the Payment Vouchers They Represent. He has authored seventeen books and several articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy and other genealogical publications. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 8,500 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than thirty-five years, he specializes in military records, problem-solving, Quakers, and publishing. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians and on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. He is a former Treasurer and Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He was a faculty member for several years of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and once the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh. He is currently the Coordinator of the SLIG Consultation Track, helping students solved their brick wall problems. He is the coordinator for the Annual Heritage Books Genealogical Conference and Cruises. He is a recipient of the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award and UGA Silver Tray Award. He became a Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association in 2014.

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 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!


Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar: Identifying Unnamed Free Born African Americans – A DNA Case Study by David Rencher, CG, AG, FUGA, FIGRS

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Identifying unnamed individuals using a Research Plan incorporating genetic evidence takes creativity and patience. This session deconstructs a case study using Genealogy Standards to align and correlate DNA results and fragmentary records for African American families, beginning in 1812 in Virginia and North Carolina.
 
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About the presenter

DavidRencher-144x144David E. Rencher, AG®, CG®, FUGA, FIGRS, is employed as the Director, Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a B.A. in Family and Local History. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited Genealogist® with ICAPGen in Ireland research (1981) and Certified Genealogist® with the Board for Certification of Genealogists (2006). He serves as the Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the British Institute. He is a past president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Utah Genealogical Association. David is a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association and the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London. He serves as a director on the board of the National Genealogical Society.

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Webinar time

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

  • 8pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 7pm Central
  • 6pm Mountain
  • 5pm 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!


The Sound of Our English Ancestors

The Sound of Our English Ancestors

My ancestor, Leonora Quayle, was born in 1763 on the Isle of Man. She had moved to Liverpool by the age of 27 where she married and then ultimately died in 1850. I imagine she would have taken her Manx accent with her to Liverpool.

Have you ever wondered what your English ancestors sounded like when they talked? England has many regional accents. One hundred years ago there would have been even more. 

While it may not be possible to know exactly how your ancestor spoke there is a way that we can get an idea. The British Library has 287 sound recordings in a collection called "Survey of English Dialects." 

Survey of English Dialects

The recordings were created by the University of Leeds under the direction of Harold Orton between 1950 and 1961. The goal was to capture "folk-speech" from rural areas in order to preserve the sound of regional accents. The collection is sorted alphabetically by county. Under each county you may find multiple recordings for individual towns. The speakers are mostly men but there are some women too.

I found a recording from the Isle of Man. Here's an 1958 recording of "Amanda [who] expresses her dismay at the lack of discipline she sees in children." Perhaps she can give me a clue as to what my ancestor, Leonora, sounded like.

Perhaps your ancestors come from the south of England in Cornwall. In this audio clip from 1963 "William talks about his early working days on the farm and compares modern working conditions and food production with those of his younger days." To the non-British ear this recording is probably much easier to understand the first one.

Or maybe your ancestor came from Lancashire, home to the cities of both Liverpool and Manchester. Here "Three fisherman remember the fisherman's strike of 1926..." This recording was made in 1954.

Explore the recordings included in the Survey of English Dialects and discover how your ancestor might have spoken!

Need help tracing your English ancestors? Check out our many English genealogy webinars in the Legacy library!

 

Marian Pierre-Louis is a genealogy professional who specializes in educational outreach through webinars, internet broadcasts and video. Her areas of expertise include house history research, southern New England research and solving brick walls. Marian is the Online Education Producer for Legacy Family Tree Webinars where she produces online genealogy education classes. Check out her webinars in the Legacy library.

 


‘Hidden Treasures’: Discovering Local Sources in Your Irish Research - free webinar by David Ryan now online for limited time

‘Hidden Treasures’: Discovering Local Sources in Your Irish Research - free webinar by David Ryan now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by David Ryan, "‘Hidden Treasures’: Discovering Local Sources in Your Irish Research" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

When many start their Irish family history research they often head straight for the larger national repositories and their collections. Census records and parish registers are a great starting point for our research but don’t always help you in breaking through those brick walls. What many overlook when researching their Irish family history is the treasure trove of local repositories and the records they contain. These include street directories, cemetery registers, maps, school rolls, workhouse records and even personal family archives. The majority of Irish counties on both sides of the border have their own dedicated county library and archive which are run by local councils. This webinar will examine some of the records contained in local repositories and how best to use them for genealogical research.

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 25 minute recording of "‘Hidden Treasures’: Discovering Local Sources in Your Irish Research" 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 1,719 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,282 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 2022 webinar brochure here.