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New TechZone Video: Teach MS Word to Type for You by Seema-Jayne Kenney

New TechZone Video - Teach MS Word to Type for You by Seema-Jayne Kenney

We're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar members a new, short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! Enjoy "Teach MS Word to Type for You" by Seema-Jayne Kenney.

Teach MS Word to Type for You

We all spend a great deal of time using a word processor. Let me show you how AutoCorrect and AutoText in MS WORD can be used to speed up your typing!

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About the Presenter

Seema-Jayne KenneyA wife, mother of 3, and entrepreneur, Seema is an active member of several societies and part of the NERGC planning committee. Based on over 20 years of research, her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany, and Sweden. DNA research has now added The Netherlands to that list.

See all the webinars and videos by Seema-Jayne Kenney in the Legacy library.
 
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Register for Friday's O Canada Webinar Series webinar: Six Free Websites Every Ontario Genealogist Needs by Janice Nickerson

2023-08-18-register

If you watch TV, you might be forgiven for thinking that you need to pay hefty subscription fees to big genealogy companies to research your ancestors. But some of my most exciting finds were found on six free websites. In this webinar Janice Nickerson will introduce you to my favourite online sources for Ontario family history.

About the presenter

Professional genealogist Janice Nickerson loves a good challenge whether it’s identifying elusive ancestors, tracking disappearing descendants or telling richer family stories. In addition to helping her private clients discover the richness of their ancestral heritage, Janice does heir searching, writes and lectures on a variety of genealogical topics. Her specialties include early Ontario research, criminal justice records and using genealogy gifts and games to create a legacy. Her books, Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada: A Researcher’s Guide (2010), and York’s Sacrifice: Militia Casualties of the War of 1812 (2012) were both published by the joint imprint of the Ontario Genealogical Society and Dundurn Press. Janice is a proud 8th-generation Canadian, with English, German, Irish, Welsh and First Nations ancestry. Her company website is UpperCanadaGenealogy.com

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World War II “Internment Camps” and Mass Incarceration in the U.S. — free replay of today's webinar by Linda Harms Okazaki now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Linda Harms Okazaki , "World War II “Internment Camps” and Mass Incarceration in the U.S.” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

After Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, thousands of Japanese and Japanese Americans were incarcerated in “Internment Camps.” German, Italians, and Latin Americans were also interned. The various sites of confinement and the records created will be examined, covering the period of time immediately preceding World War II through resettlement and redress.

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 6 minute recording of "World War II “Internment Camps” and Mass Incarceration in the U.S." is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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What Happened to Uncle Walter? Evidence Analysis and Correlation Uncover a Man’s Dual Identities — free replay of tonight's BCG webinar by Sharon Hoyt, CG now available for limited time

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The recording of tonight's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and Sharon Hoyt, CG, "What Happened to Uncle Walter? Evidence Analysis and Correlation Uncover a Man’s Dual Identities” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Walter’s family lost touch with him after his 1920 arrest. Learn how collaboration, evidence correlation, and predictive research solved the mystery of Walter’s fate more than a century later.

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 "What Happened to Uncle Walter? Evidence Analysis and Correlation Uncover a Man’s Dual Identities" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 2,035 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 7,716 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 — World War II “Internment Camps” and Mass Incarceration in the U.S. by Linda Harms Okazaki

2023-08-16-register

After Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, thousands of Japanese and Japanese Americans were incarcerated in “Internment Camps.” German, Italians, and Latin Americans were also interned. The various sites of confinement and the records created will be examined, covering the period of time immediately preceding World War II through resettlement and redress.

About the presenter

Linda Harms Okazaki is a fourth-generation Californian, active in the genealogy and Japanese American communities in California and beyond. She is passionate about teaching people of all ages to research, document, and share their personal family history stories. Her research areas of interest include California, upstate New York, England, Australia, Japanese American incarceration, and the use of DNA in genealogy. A charter member of the Nikkei Genealogical Society, she is also a featured columnist for the Nichi Bei newspaper, where her column, Finding Your Nikkei Roots, is published bimonthly. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speaker’s Guild, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is a consultant for Densho and ancestryProGenealogists, and has presented at FGS, Jamboree, NYG&B, and SLIG. Ms. Okazaki holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and a Master of Arts degree in Education.

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Webtember 2023: All Genealogy. All September Long. Sign up today (free).

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Take your genealogy skills to the next level with this FREE online genealogy conference, held each Friday in September: 25 live webinars in all. Join live for all five Fridays or just one, and if you can't, we've got you covered! Enjoy the recordings at your convenience — they'll be free to view through the end of the month.

Register here to attend the live classes.

The Schedule

Friday, September 1, 2023

10:15 am eastern

Connecting Generations through Probate and Property

Teri E. Flack

11:30am

Capturing their Stories: Best Practices for Recording Family History Interviews

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

12:45pm

Case Study: Finding My 3rd Great Grandfather: How X-DNA Led the Way

Mary Eberle, JD

2:00pm

Following Oral History in search of William Davis but finding Mildred Brand: A Case Study

Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy

3:30pm

DNA Matchmaking Made Easy on MyHeritage

Shannon Combs-Bennett

Friday, September 8, 2023

10:15 am

3-2-1 data backup is great, but first you need to find all of your data

Thomas MacEntee

11:30am

Italian Local and Parish Censuses

Suzanne Russo Adams, AG

12:45pm

10 Places to Search for An Ancestor’s Death Date… Without a Death Certificate

Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal

2:00pm

Life Cycle of a Record: From Clerks and Clerics to You, The Digital User

Cyndi Ingle

3:30pm

Explore Your Ancestors’ Names in the ‘Newspaper Name Index’

James M. Beidler

Friday, September 15, 2023

10:15 am

Hidden Roots in Your DNA: Adoptee Success & Surprise Discoveries

Richard Hill

11:30am

So, You Think You Know All About City Directories?

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

12:45pm

Driven by Faith: The German Protestants in Ukraine

Dave Obee

2:00pm

Mexican Land Reform and the Ejido: History and Records

Lisa Medina

3:30pm

Diving into the Newly Released 1931 Canada Census

Mike Mansfield

Friday, September 22, 2023

10:15 am

10 More Things To Do Before Leaving a Library or Archives

Melissa Barker

11:30am

Hidden Treasure in New England Town Records

Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D.

12:45pm

Lighthouses and Their Keepers; For Those in Peril on the Sea

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

2:00pm

Finding John Lee

Nicka Smith

3:30pm

Using Negative Evidence: The Power of Silence in the Records

Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

Friday, September 29, 2023

10:15 am

50 Family History Writing Tips in 50 Minutes

Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.

11:30am

A Revolutionary War Case Study: Joseph L. Harper

Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

12:45pm

Mini Case Studies Demonstrate Finding a Town of Origin

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

2:00pm

Welsh Emigration to North America

Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv

3:30pm

Worth More than Gold or Silver – MyHeritage’s U.S. Naturalization Records, Northern California, 1852-1989 Collection

Sharon Monson

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Inherited Address Books

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I've been thinking about items that were commonplace 10+ years ago that are not so common now. These items will soon be considered antiques, worthy of nostalgia and collecting but not used in an ever-changing world.

You know these items and have used them, things like phone booths come to mind. Once in a while, I'll see one at a public place, but largely, depending on where you are, you might be hard-pressed to find one or one that works. In a world where the vast majority of people always have a phone with them, phone booths are a relic.

Another relic that is used by some but most likely not seen as a modern-day necessity is the personal address book. No, not the address book in your cell phone but the actual printed handwritten address book that we use to jot down our family and friends' contact information. These books have evolved with the times, such as including a space for a fax number or, later, an email address, but today they are not as convenient as information easily stored in an electronic mobile device. 

As these personal items, such as address books, disappear, it makes me consider their importance as a genealogist. Having inherited a few address books from family members that have passed, I can attest to their genealogical relevance. Still, these small personal books also may be one of those things that are quickly discarded. After all, you may have to choose what inherited items deserve space in an overcrowded house and which don't.

What makes a source have genealogical value? Many sources we use are "names lists," meaning they are a list of names, perhaps all names in a community or a select, curated list. Think of the census (which tracks almost everyone) or a tax list (which includes only those who pay taxes). From there, genealogical records can contain other biographical information, such as a residential address. It may collect information about an occupation, participation in an event (such as a school graduation), or religious affiliation, to name a few.

How is an address book a genealogically relevant record? What can an old address book hold, especially one that isn't yours? My mom has a fabulous address book given to her as a young bride. It includes family contact information and a place to mark who sent you a Christmas card. For a genealogist, this address book provides family member names that may include those she was in touch with but that I wasn't acquainted with. Notations about Christmas cards can include information about a death or a move. Address books are personal manuscripts. Although, like a form, it specifies what to add and where, owners may annotate other details such as relationship, marriage or death dates, and subsequent residential addresses. They are akin to a diary or journal in that the owner adds information that is relevant to them but, in turn, may have historical relevance to descendants.

As family historians, we need to consider the history we document or are curators of and the information we leave behind about ourselves and our immediate family. What can we add to our old written address books that might help the next generation of researchers? How can we annotate it to make it something that our children and family can read? As we inherit items such as the personal writings of family, we need to take a second look at what may seem like "trash" and see if, instead, they lead us to information not available elsewhere.

 

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 — What Happened to Uncle Walter? Evidence Analysis and Correlation Uncover a Man’s Dual Identities by Sharon Hoyt, CG

2023-08-15-register

Walter’s family lost touch with him after his 1920 arrest. Learn how collaboration, evidence correlation, and predictive research solved the mystery of Walter’s fate more than a century later.

About the presenter

Sharon Hoyt is a researcher, speaker, and author from California’s Silicon Valley. Her primary research areas include New England, New York, the Midwest, Canada, and England. She is happiest when on the trail of a family story, particularly when it involves the Civil War. Sharon’s research has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and Minnesota Genealogist. She is the winner of the National Genealogical Society’s 2017 Family History Writing Contest and the Minnesota Historical Society’s 2016 Michael Clark Family History Writing Award. She holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science.

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We look forward to seeing you all there!


Born on the Fourth of July: Case Study of War of 1812 Veteran Joseph King — free replay of today's webinar now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Michael L. Strauss, AG , "Born on the Fourth of July: Case Study of War of 1812 Veteran Joseph King” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Corporal Joseph King born on July 4 1776 served during the War of 1812. This cases study follows King before, during, and long after the war ends to his death in 1877.

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 38 minute recording of "Born on the Fourth of July: Case Study of War of 1812 Veteran Joseph King" 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 2,034 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
  • 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

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

Print the 2023 webinar brochure here.


Register for Webinar Friday — Born on the Fourth of July: Case Study of War of 1812 Veteran Joseph King by Michael L. Strauss, AG

2023-08-11-register

Corporal Joseph King born on July 4 1776 served during the War of 1812. This cases study follows King before, during, and long after the war ends to his death in 1877.

About the presenter

Michael L. Strauss, AG, an Accredited Genealogist and forensic investigator, is a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah. He holds a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a licensed Private Investigator and qualified expert witness in Surrogate Court and Circuit Court in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. Michael is an approved genealogist with the United States Army to locate DNA qualified persons MIA from Korea, Vietnam, and World War II. He is a national genealogical lecturer and instructor for military courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), and Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research (VIGR). He was the film historian for the 2015 Academy Award nominated movie “Finding Vivian Maier”.

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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!