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Register for Friday's Mexico Research Series webinar — Tío Juvenal: Putting the Records, Context & Strategies All Together by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

Register for Friday's Mexico Research Series webinar — Tío Juvenal: Putting the Records, Context & Strategies All Together by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

This 20th century Mexican and Mexican-American case study showcases and weaves together different types of records available online, as well as those that need to be viewed at or requested from physical archives, and family interviews. It demonstrates the essential role that understanding historical context and customs plays in analyzing sources and building out a more comprehensive family history.

About the presenter

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, is an academic librarian, college educator, and tech nerd who has been researching her family history since 1997. She is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at California State University, Fullerton, and also teaches an online graduate-level genealogical research methods course for San Jose State University. Colleen is a nationally recognized speaker and educator specializing in methodology, Mexican & Hispanic research, libraries and archives, and technology.

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Can mtDNA and XDNA help topple Geoff’s Brick Wall? — free replay of today's webinar by Diahan Southard now available for limited time

Can mtDNA and XDNA help topple Geoff’s Brick Wall? — free replay of today's webinar by Diahan Southard now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Diahan Southard "Can mtDNA and XDNA help topple Geoff’s Brick Wall?” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Join Geoff as he consults with DNA expert Diahan Southard to determine if mtDNA and/or XDNA can help him learn more about his 4X great grandmother.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 24 minute recording of "Can mtDNA and XDNA help topple Geoff’s Brick Wall?" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Can mtDNA and XDNA help topple Geoff’s Brick Wall? by Diahan Southard

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Can mtDNA and XDNA help topple Geoff’s Brick Wall? by Diahan Southard

Join Geoff as he consults with DNA expert Diahan Southard to determine if mtDNA and/or XDNA can help him learn more about his 2X great grandmother.

About the presenter

Diahan Southard knows firsthand what a difference it can make to know where you came from. What started off as an educational and career interest in genetic genealogy became deeply personal when she used DNA to discover her mom’s birth parents and connect with new relatives. Now she has 20+ years of genetic genealogy experience. She built her company, Your DNA Guide, to show that learning DNA doesn’t have to be intimidating, frustrating, or require a college degree in biology. Her goal is to teach you to “Do the DNA”–and feel confident and have fun in the process! Diahan teaches internationally, writes for popular magazines, authored Your DNA Guide–The Book, and produces Your DNA Guide–the Academy, an online learning experience.

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New Updates on Your MyHeritage Family Tree — free replay of today's webinar by Uri Gonen now available

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The recording of today's webinar by MyHeritage's Uri Gonen, "New Updates on Your MyHeritage Family Tree” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Discover the latest updates to the online family tree on MyHeritage that will help you gain clearer and better insight into the people that populate your tree. Uri Gonen, SVP Product Manager at MyHeritage, will tell you all about the tools and features that allow you to enrich your tree with details, photos, and source citations, and how all these can be added and viewed easily using the platform.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 3 minute recording of "New Updates on Your MyHeritage Family Tree" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Webinar Series webinar — New Updates on Your MyHeritage Family Tree by Uri Gonen

Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Webinar Series webinar — New Updates on Your MyHeritage Family Tree by Uri Gonen

Discover the latest updates to the online family tree on MyHeritage that will help you gain clearer and better insight into the people that populate your tree. Uri Gonen, SVP Product Manager at MyHeritage, will tell you all about the tools and features that allow you to enrich your tree with details, photos, and source citations, and how all these can be added and viewed easily using the platform.

About the presenter

Uri Gonen has been working at MyHeritage since 2005 where he took on different challenges and roles in product development and product management. He has been part of the wild journey of MyHeritage from a small startup to a dominant company in the genealogy space. Among his involvement in key projects of the company, Uri was the original developer behind Family Tree Builder, and the product manager of MyHeritage’s genealogy search engine. Recently, Uri was involved in several genealogical projects such as PedigreeMap, Pedigree View, Tree Consistency Checker and several integrations with FamilySearch. Before joining MyHeritage, Uri has worked in other software startups in Israel, the United States and Canada. He now lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at:

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New TechZone Video: Indexing with MS Word by Seema-Jayne Kenney

New TechZone Video: Indexing with MS Word 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 "Indexing with MS Word" by Seema-Jayne Kenney.

Indexing with MS Word

Learn how to create an index in MS Word for your family history documents or books.

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About the Presenter

A 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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Webinar Recording now available - Scottish Emigration to North America: Before, During and After the Rebellions by Paul Milner

Webinar Recording now available - Scottish Emigration to North America: Before, During and After the Rebellions by Paul Milner

The recording of today's webinar by Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv, "Scottish Emigration to North America: Before, During and After the Rebellions” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

We will examine the migration patterns from Scotland to the US and Canada, looking at the push and pull factors, relevant to individual migration time periods. References and guidance will be provided for multiple waves from 17th Century to the present.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 57 minute recording of "Scottish Emigration to North America: Before, During and After the Rebellions" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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3 Websites to Learn More About Preserving Your Family Records

3 Websites to Learn More About Preserving Your Family Records

Family historians research, but we also collect. We collect and inherit documents that tell the story of our ancestor’s lives. As the curator of these items, we are tasked with not only interpreting and sharing but ensuring their preservation for future generations. It’s a job that most of us have limited knowledge or experience with, but there are websites that can help.

The Library of Congress

The Preservation page at the Library of Congress offers resources for everything from getting preservation questions answered to learning more about preserving various types of items. Explore the menu found on the left-hand side to learn more about preservation. One of the topics in the menu, Resources, will help you to find educational materials that will be helpful for you, your family, and even any presentations you may provide. If you have items that need a professional to repair any damage, this website includes information on finding and hiring a conservator. For those in Canada, consult the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators website.

The National Archives (U.S.)

The U.S. National Archives has an illustrated brochure from a previous virtual Genealogy Fair that can help you know the basics of preserving your heirlooms. You’ll find it in the PDF at https://www.archives.gov/files/calendar/genealogy-fair/2017/1-smith-handout.pdf. The general information about handling, storing, and displaying are good reminders for everyone tasked with storing family heirlooms.The U.S. National Archives also has a webpage that explores how they preserve records and how you can preserve your family archive. Learn more about digitizing and storing paper documents and photographs. They even tackle the problem of paper items that hold mold or are infested with bugs. The Storing Family Papers and Photograph section discusses storing individual pages, albums, and rolled documents.

The Smithsonian

The Smithsonian has a blog post entitled Six Tips for Preserving Family Archives that includes tips by archive staff. One tip that would help future genealogists is to label photographs with not only the name of the person but also their birth/death dates. Doing so helps in clearly identifying people, especially those who share a name with someone in the previous or next generation. Clear identification is part of preserving items for the future.

It’s important that we keep our family heirlooms and documents in a way that preserves them for the future. Digitizing and archivally storing items can help. Sometimes, a conservator might be needed to repair damaged items; consult the websites above for an expert.

 

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 Webinar Wednesday — Scottish Emigration to North America: Before, During and After the Rebellions by Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Scottish Emigration to North America: Before, During and After the Rebellions by Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv

We will examine the migration patterns from Scotland to the US and Canada, looking at the push and pull factors, relevant to individual migration time periods. References and guidance will be provided for multiple waves from 17th Century to the present.

About the presenter

Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research.

Here’s the backstory about Paul:

Paul was raised on the West Coast of northern England. A mining engineer with a degree from the Cambourne School of Mines in Cornwall, England, he came to the U.S. in 1975 to get his graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin. He has been in the U.S. ever since, and in 2008 he became a dual citizen of both countries. In the intervening years, Paul received two graduate degrees and traveled widely throughout the world.

Paul has been designing genealogy workshops, writing books, and lecturing for over 35 years. He holds an advanced degree in Theology and is particularly knowledgeable about the church and its role in record keeping. As a genealogist he speaks on a variety of topics relating to research in the British Isles, migration to North America and research methodology.

He is the 2018 recipient of the Utah Genealogical Society Fellow Award.

He is currently the book review editor of the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois Newsletter (BIGWILL) and is the former book review editor of the FGS FORUM.
Paul is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois.

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Friends of Friends: Quakers and African American Communities — free replay of today's webinar by Ari Wilkins now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Ari Wilkins, "Friends of Friends: Quakers and African American Communities” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Well-known for their anti-slavery views, Quakers began to migrate to the slave-free territories in the 19th century. As they migrated out of the South, Quakers emancipated and traveled with their newly freed slaves. Once settled, the sect continued their abolitionist cause by supporting the Underground Railroad – transporting runaway slaves to free states. In turn, free blacks established their own settlements, while still maintaining ties with the Quaker community.

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