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Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Looking for ‘Aliens’ Down Under: A Guide to Australian Naturalisation Records by Kristy Love, PhD

Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Looking for ‘Aliens’ Down Under: A Guide to Australian Naturalisation Records by Kristy Love, PhD

Following the founding of the colony of Australia, individuals born in the British Empire were considered British subjects, irrespective of the nationality of their parents. Residents of Australia whose native place was outside of the British Empire were not afforded the same rights and privileges as British subjects. These rights, in particular the right to buy land and vote, could be conferred to an individual by a process known as naturalisation. This bureaucratic process generated multiple sets of records that contain a wealth of genealogical information. This talk will outline the complex history of naturalisation in Australia, the changing terminology used, how, when and why naturalisation records were created, and discuss the likely availability of records and for whom they may have been created.


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About the presenter

Kristy LoveKristy Love (formerly Davidson), Ph.D., is a professional family historian and founder of Family History Agency in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. In her former working life, she gained several decades of experience working in university research management. In 2021, Kristy completed the short course ‘Chinese Ancestry: Research Methods and Sources’ run by the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria (CAFHOV), where she volunteers. Kristy was part of the award-winning CAFHOV team behind the Victorian ‘Certificate Exempting from Dictation Test’ Index project. She has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing, an Honours Degree in Psychology, and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from the Society of Australian Genealogists. Kristy has a particular research interest in Australian women who, like her great-great-grandmother, were criminalised by poverty.

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Top 10 genealogy webinars PLUS the #1 rated — March 2023


We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 most-watched classes for March 2023! 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-1,936 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most watched during the month of March 2023.  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 March 2023

1. Margaret’s Baby’s Father & The Lessons He Taught Me by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

2. Smiths & Joneses: Success with Families of Common Name by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

3. PERSI 2.0: The New PERSI for Everyone by Sunny Morton

4. Exhausting Research to Find an Impossible Immigrant! by F. Warren Bittner, MS

5. Written in Stone: In-Depth Study of a Gravestone by Gena Philibert-Ortega

6. An Introduction to Using WordPress to Build a Blog or Website by Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal

7. Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research by Dana Palmer, CG, CGL

8. DNA Rights and Wrongs: The Ethical Side of Testing by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

9. Tips and Tools for Navigating the English Probate System by Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv

10. RootsTech Recap by Daniel Horowitz

The Runner-Ups

11. Trousers, Black Domestic, Tacks & Housekeeping Bills: Problem-Solving with “Trivial Details” by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

12. New Developments of MyHeritage DNA by Gal Zrihen

13. Using Mitochondrial DNA Testing for Genealogical Problem Solving by Michael D. Lacopo, DVM

14. Flying Under the Radar – Discovering Charles Olin’s Alias by Mary Kircher Roddy, CG

15. 6 Clues Revealed in Census Records by Tara Shymanski

16. The 5 steps to organizing your DNA in 2023 by Diahan Southard

17. Hints & Tips for Solving Irish Cases of Unknown Parentage Using DNA by Maurice Gleeson

18. Irish Emigration to North America: Before, during and after Famine by Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv

19. FAN + GPS + DNA: The Problem-Solver's Great Trifecta by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

20. Document Analysis: Digging into Details by Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA

The 2nd Runner-Ups

21. Context: A Powerful Tool for Problem Solving by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

22. Quickly Organize Your DNA Matches with the Leeds Method by Dana Leeds

23. Top 10 Tips for Genealogists on Social Media by Marie Cappart

24. Proving Identity: Not Matching Names by Robyn Smith

25. Crème de la crème: Targeted Autosomal DNA Testing to Isolate Pertinent Genetic Cousins by Paul Woodbury, MEd., AG

26. What’s That Name? Tips for Finding Nicknames, Spelling Variants and Mangled Surnames by Janice Nickerson

27. Creating a DNA plan for Geoff's brick wall by Diahan Southard and Geoff Rasmussen

28. Elizabeth Shown Mills reveals her secret to success in genealogy by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

29. Tracking Your Digital Breadcrumbs: Bookmarks, Toolbars, Notes, and Other Applications by Cyndi Ingle

30. Reasonably Exhaustive Research: The First Criteria for Genealogical Proof by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

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The #1 rated webinar in March 2023

After each live webinar, viewers rate the webinar on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the highest). This month's #1 rated webinar is:

Margaret’s Baby’s Father & The Lessons He Taught Me by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

Congrats to Elizabeth!