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Register for Friday's Mexico Research Series webinar — Tracing Ancestors through Revolutionary Mexico by Lisa Medina

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Listen to the story of Atala Apodaca Anaya and her achievements as a female revolutionary during the early 20th century, as well as those of other lesser-known figures from the Revolución Mexicana. Learn about sources and methodologies for tracing your own ancestors in revolutionary Mexico.
 
About the presenter

Lisa Medina is an enthusiastic and experienced lecturer who brings together the stories and methodologies of genealogy with the effective pedagogies of a teacher in her presentations. She has experience researching in several U.S. states, as well as in the Mexican states of Jalisco, Nuevo León, Chihuahua, Sonora and Sinaloa. When not researching, Lisa is a Director of Admissions and Registrar at a California State University.

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The webinar will be live on Friday, July 21, 2023 at:

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I Hate Conflict! Mediating Sources that Don’t Agree — free replay of today's webinar by Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by the Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG, "I Hate Conflict! Mediating Sources that Don’t Agree” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Sooner or later, every family researcher comes across information that conflicts with what was found earlier – a date, a name, a place. How can the conflict be resolved, and if it cannot, what to do?

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 4 minute recording of "I Hate Conflict! Mediating Sources that Don’t Agree" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — I Hate Conflict! Mediating Sources that Don’t Agree by Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG

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Sooner or later, every family researcher comes across information that conflicts with what was found earlier – a date, a name, a place. How can the conflict be resolved, and if it cannot, what to do?
 
About the presenter

Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG, is co-editor of the Minnesota Genealogist quarterly journal. She is immediate past president of the Association for Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter and has served three terms on the Minnesota Genealogical Society Board of Directors. She currently chairs two MGS committees and is a member of several national and ethnic genealogy societies. Liz has published two books: a collection of WWI letters and photographs titled With Love to All, and co-authored a guide called Husförhörslängder, Swedish Household Examination Records. She researches and lectures professionally as Red Bird Genealogy Services (www.RedBirdGen.com). In addition, Liz plays flute and piccolo professionally, holds a private pilot’s license, and is “Nana” to eleven grandchildren.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at:

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Andiamo! Finding Your Italian Family — free replay of tonight's BCG webinar by Margaret R. Fortier, CG now available for limited time

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The recording of tonight's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and Margaret R. Fortier, CG, "Andiamo! Finding Your Italian Family” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Why did your Italian ancestor have five cousins all named Joe? Why did married women travel under their maiden names? Was Sally really Serafina? This presentation explores the factors that pushed and pulled Italians to emigrate, what they found when they arrived, Italian naming patterns and name changes, and how to start your search. Knowing what their life was like in Italy helps us to understand their choices and behavior when they emigrated: why they were slow to naturalize, why the family was the most important institution, and why food was a source of celebration.

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Stretching Your Genealogy Research Knowledge in New Directions

Stretching Your Genealogy Research Knowledge in New Directions

This week I’ve been teaching at GRIP, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. I am coordinating a Social History course but other courses are available that range from  DNA, land records, forensic genealogy, and research methodology.

Students interested in taking institute courses devote an entire week, 4-5 lectures a day, to a specific focused genealogical topic. Obviously, as students choose what they will register for, they study the lists of courses and lectures to determine which one they will invest their time and money.

One of the speakers in my course mentioned that her research project has taken her in directions she never would have guessed. The means she has had to learn about genealogical research that is different than what she typically focuses on for her Jewish research. This made me think about the benefits of attending presentation topics that are not your research focus whether you are attending an hour lecture at a genealogy society, an online webinar, a conference, or an institute.

Should you attend presentations that appear to have no connection to your ancestors or the research you are currently conducting?

If a lecture focuses on American Quakers and your family isn’t Quaker, does it hold value for you? If it’s a course focusing on Eastern European research, and your family came from England, should you attend?

This question may seem to have an obvious answer but we really need to reconsider how we look at our genealogical education. One of the GRIP attendees I talked to attended a course about researching a country that none of his ancestors are from. So why was he in the course? The teacher is one of his favorites and he feels that there is value in being in the course because of that teacher.

Why else might you choose a lecture or course that seemingly has nothing to do with your research?

If you’re a professional or hoping to become a professional, your clients will present all kinds of research opportunities. Knowing about other types of research and resources can be of benefit. You might find that by learning more about a specific type of research, you can expand your work opportunities. Even if your intent is to help others through volunteering, learning more about a wide scope of research can be helpful.

Genealogists understand that researching an ancestor’s FAN Club can be crucial to understanding our family’s life. But we need to remember that those who make up our
ancestor’s FAN Club may be very different than our ancestors. Our ancestor’s FAN Club may include immigrants from a different country, members of a different church or religion, or part of a different occupation. Knowing more about other groups can benefit your overall research. I purposely choose to attend lectures on topics that are different from my research because listening to other research experiences and resources can ultimately benefit my own research and skills.

The Legacy Webinars library provides you with the same opportunity. You can focus on your specific research location or ethnicity but you also have access to everything else, including topics that might not seem directly relevant to you.

Do you choose educational opportunities that differ from your own familiar research? What are your reasons? How has that helped you with your genealogy? 

 

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 Tuesday's BCG webinar — Andiamo! Finding Your Italian Family by Margaret R. Fortier, CG

2023-07-18-register
 
Why did your Italian ancestor have five cousins all named Joe? Why did married women travel under their maiden names? Was Sally really Serafina? This presentation explores the factors that pushed and pulled Italians to emigrate, what they found when they arrived, Italian naming patterns and name changes, and how to start your search. Knowing what their life was like in Italy helps us to understand their choices and behavior when they emigrated: why they were slow to naturalize, why the family was the most important institution, and why food was a source of celebration.
 
About the presenter

Named for her grandmothers and inspired by her mother’s phenomenal memory, Margaret R. Fortier, CG, is a genealogical researcher, lecturer, and writer. Her research focuses on French-Canadian, Italian, and Portuguese immigrants. She is co-editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. She is a facilitator for the Certification Discussion Group and serves as a mentor for program alumni. She holds an MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University and serves on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at:

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Celebrating 2,000 Webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today - free replay of today's webinar now available

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The recording of today's webinar, "Celebrating 2,000 Webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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What began as an experiment has revolutionized genealogy education. Join us as we celebrate 2,000 webinars. We’ll look backwards and peek ahead, plus we’ll give you 10 actionable tips you can use today, taught by 10 different speakers.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 26 minute recording of "Celebrating 2,000 Webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Register for our 2000th Webinar Celebration — Plus 10 tips you can use today

Register for our 2000th Webinar Celebration — Plus 10 tips you can use today
 
What began as an experiment has revolutionized genealogy education. Join us as we celebrate 2,000 webinars. We’ll look backwards and peek ahead, plus we’ll give you 10 actionable tips, presented by 10 of our speakers, that you can use today.

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The webinar will be live on Friday, July 14, 2023 at:

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Indentured Servitude in the Mid-Atlantic States - free replay of today's webinar by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA now available for limited time

Indentured Servitude in the Mid-Atlantic States - free replay of today's webinar by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, "Indentured Servitude in the Mid-Atlantic States” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Examines the practice of indentured servitude in the Mid-Atlantic states prior to the Revolutionary War.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Indentured Servitude in the Mid-Atlantic States by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Indentured Servitude in the Mid-Atlantic States by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

Examines the practice of indentured servitude in the Mid-Atlantic states prior to the Revolutionary War.
 
About the presenter

Craig 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 and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and once at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh. He is currently the Coordinator of the SLIG Guidance and Consultation Track, helping students solved their brick wall problems. He is the host of the @JustGenealogy YouTube channel where he has recorded over 275 videos. 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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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at:

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