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Which Hans Jensen is Mine? Navigating Patronymics in Scandinavian Research — free replay of today's webinar by Jenny Hansen, AG, AGL now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Jenny Hansen, AG, AGL, "Which Hans Jensen is Mine? Navigating Patronymics in Scandinavian Research"  is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The majority of ancestral Scandinavians shared a small number of given names and surnames. Following ancestors without becoming mixed up in the patronymic pot can be a challenge. This webinar will provide guidance for focusing on your ancestor and eliminating other possible family lines. We will answer the most common questions regarding ancestral patronymics: what are they? why are they used? and how do I follow my family and not the neighbors?

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 14 minute recording of "Which Hans Jensen is Mine? Navigating Patronymics in Scandinavian Research" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Which Hans Jensen is Mine? Navigating Patronymics in Scandinavian Research by Jenny Hansen, AG, AGL

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Which Hans Jensen is Mine? Navigating Patronymics in Scandinavian Research by Jenny Hansen, AG, AGL

The majority of ancestral Scandinavians shared a small number of given names and surnames. Following ancestors without becoming mixed up in the patronymic pot can be a challenge. This webinar will provide guidance for focusing on your ancestor and eliminating other possible family lines. We will answer the most common questions regarding ancestral patronymics: what are they? why are they used? and how do I follow my family and not the neighbors?

About the presenter

Jenny Hansen holds a bachelor’s degree in Family History and Genealogy. She earned accreditation in Danish research in 1999. She is currently a free-lance researcher and instructor, specializing in all things Scandinavia. She also serves as a commissioner for The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). Her hobbies include reading, finding old churches and cemeteries, and doing anything outdoors with her family. She blogs at www.MyFavoriteAncestor.com.

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Government Money: MyHeritage’s U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936–2007— free replay of today's webinar by Sharon Monson now available

Government Money: MyHeritage’s U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936–2007— free replay of today's webinar by  Sharon Monson now available

The recording of today's webinar by Sharon Monson, "Government Money: MyHeritage’s U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936–2007” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

Following the money isn’t just for crimes — it solves genealogical research questions, too! The U.S. Social Security Claims and Applications Collection contains names of applicants, birth dates and places, and names of parents that include the mother’s maiden name. Need information? Find it here!

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour and 18 minute recording of "Government Money: MyHeritage’s U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936–2007" is now available to view in our webinar library for free.

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Announcing the 5th Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon — April 11-12, 2024 - Registration now open (and free)

Announcing the 5th Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon — April 11-12, 2024 - Registration now open (and free)

We're excited to announce The 5th Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon hosted by FamilyTreeWebinars.com and MyHeritage. The marathon will begin on Thursday, April 11 at 5pm eastern U.S. time (Friday, April 12 at 7am Sydney time) and end on Friday, April 12 at 5pm eastern U.S. time (Saturday, April 13 at 7am Sydney time).

Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/24 to register (free!)

You will learn how to trace your ancestors from the world's top genealogists and educators. From cemetery photography and artificial intelligence & family history, to clustering with MyHeritage labels and beginning your genealogy journey, to Germany, Greece and Australia to Austro-Hungarian geography and the Picture Bride Era, there's something for everyone...in every time zone. And thanks to FamilyTreeWebinars.com and MyHeritage, the entire event is free! Pop in for a session or two, or stick around for the full 24 hours — it's completely up to you. There will even be time for Q&A and door prizes.

How to Listen In

Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/24 (if joining via a mobile device, make sure to have the free GoTo app installed before joining). Live attendance for each session is limited to the first 3,000 attendees. If you can't join us in real time, we've got you covered: all recordings will be available afterwards absolutely free for a week. Beyond that, you can watch them anytime with a webinar membership to FamilyTreeWebinars.com.

The Lectures

Viewers will enjoy a wide variety of lectures of genealogy, DNA, and artificial intelligence. Each class will be 45 minutes long including time for questions at the end. The full schedule is shown below.

Title Speaker Sydney London / GMT Eastern U.S.
Silent Storytellers: A Genealogist’s Guide to Cemetery Photography Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL Fri Apr 12, 7am Thu Apr 11, 9pm Thu Apr 11, 5pm
Clustering with MyHeritage Labels Michelle Leonard  8am  10pm  6pm
Tracing Your Royal Navy Ancestors and the Ships on which they served Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv  9am  11pm  7pm
A primer on Austro-Hungarian geography Dave Obee  10am  Fri Apr 12, 12am  8pm
Artificial Intelligence & Family History: An introduction Andrew Redfern  11am  1am  9pm
The Picture Bride Era: The Gentlemen’s Agreement of 1907 between U.S. and Japan Linda Harms Okazaki  12pm  2am  10pm
Searching for Your Family in NYC? Resources and Techniques at MyHeritage and Beyond Mike Mansfield  1pm  3am  11pm
Why can’t I find it? Locating surnames in online databases Carol Baxter  2pm  4am  Fri Apr 12, 12am
Exciting Discoveries – Organising Your Family History Fiona Brooker  3pm  5am  1am
Common Challenges in Greek Genealogy Research Gregory Kontos  4pm  6am  2am
What’s New & Exciting in MyHeritage’s Historical Records Myko Clelland  5pm  7am  3am
My Top 5 Websites for Victorian research in Australia Shauna Hicks  6pm  8am  4am
The Wilson Collection for New Zealand Researchers Michelle Patient  7pm  9am  5am
How to successfully research at a German archive Andrea Bentschneider  8pm  10am  6am
Scottish Genealogy – Are we a Clan or a Family? And can we have a Chief? Dr. Bruce Durie  9pm  11am  7am
Moving, moving, moving! Migration Patterns within Germany Ursula C. Krause  10pm  12pm  8am
Can’t Find the Family Bible? 10 Places You May Not Have Looked Lisa Lisson 11pm  1pm  9am
Beginning Your Genealogy Journey: 8 Steps to Getting Started Cheri Hudson Passey Sat Apr 13, 12am  2pm  10am
Unlocking Birth Records: Exploring Birth Dates and Alternate Sources Lisa Lisson  1am  3pm  11am
6 Tips to Build a Family Tree for Busy People Tara Shymanski  2am  4pm  12pm
African American Research 101 – Reconstruction Era (Part 2 of 3) Ari Wilkins  3am  5pm  1pm
10 Ways AI Can Help You Find Your Elusive Ancestors Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.  4am  6pm  2pm
Using U.S. Church Records as a Brick Wall Strategy: Case Studies Sunny Morton  5am  7pm  3pm
What’s Your DNA Problem? Too Few Matches? Too Many? Diahan Southard  6am  8pm  4pm

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Looking forward to "seeing" you there!


Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Webinar Series webinar — Government Money: MyHeritage's U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936–2007 by Sharon Monson

Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Webinar Series webinar — Government Money: MyHeritage's U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936–2007 by Sharon Monson

Following the money isn’t just for crimes — it solves genealogical research questions, too! The U.S. Social Security Claims and Applications Collection contains names of applicants, birth dates and places, and names of parents that include the mother’s maiden name. Need information? Find it here!

About the presenter

Sharon D. Monson is a professional genealogist, creator of the Genealogy Kit, and author of Shortcut to Genealogy Sources. She is a frequent presenter at local, state and national conferences. Her extensive research experience in courthouses, repositories and the Family History Library spans 35+ years. Her blog at https://gensearchandmore.com features primary and secondary U. S. genealogical sources and skill-building research tips.

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Census Clues: Sweet Potato Simon, White Potato Willie, & Cows that Grow Wool — replay of today's members-only webinar by Elizabeth Shown Mills now available for members

Census Clues: Sweet Potato Simon, White Potato Willie, & Cows that Grow Wool — replay of today's members-only webinar by Elizabeth Shown Mills now available for members

The recording of today's webinar by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, "Census Clues: Sweet Potato Simon, White Potato Willie, & Cows that Grow Wool” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for webinar members.

Webinar Description

Census records are the most used—and yet the most underused—of all genealogical resources. Every major provider offers them, along with an index so we can easily find our people. Aside from a year here or there, when a pesky ancestor seems to have eluded the census taker, the use of censuses seems fairly straightforward: We use a search engine to find our person and we copy down the data. There, done!

No. Not at all! Censuses provide “facts,” but in between those “facts” there are a wealth of clues we can mine to solve our worst problems with identity, origin, and parentage. This session is for advanced researchers who think they “already know all about census records” and for newer researchers who want to avoid the mistakes most researchers make.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 19 minute recording of "Census Clues: Sweet Potato Simon, White Potato Willie, & Cows that Grow Wool" is now available to view in our webinar library.

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Register for Friday's "The Best of ESM" series members-only webinar — Census Clues: Sweet Potato Simon, White Potato Willie, & Cows that Grow Wool by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

Register for Friday's "The Best of ESM" series members-only webinar — Census Clues: Sweet Potato Simon, White Potato Willie, & Cows that Grow Wool by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

Census records are the most used—and yet the most underused—of all genealogical resources. Every major provider offers them, along with an index so we can easily find our people. Aside from a year here or there, when a pesky ancestor seems to have eluded the census taker, the use of censuses seems fairly straightforward: We use a search engine to find our person and we copy down the data. There, done!

No. Not at all! Censuses provide “facts,” but in between those “facts” there are a wealth of clues we can mine to solve our worst problems with identity, origin, and parentage. This session is for advanced researchers who think they “already know all about census records” and for newer researchers who want to avoid the mistakes most researchers make.

*** This class requires an active webinar membership to attend. ***

About the presenter

Across a long career, Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, has been an innovator of research methods and strategies. Published widely by academic and popular presses, she edited a national-level scholarly journal for 16 years, taught for 13 years at a National Archives-based institute on archival records and, for 25 years, headed a university-based program for advanced researchers. A past president of both the American Society of Genealogists and the Board for Certification of Genealogists, Elizabeth is the author, editor, and translator of 14 books and over 600 articles in the fields of genealogy, history, literature, and sociology. She has delivered over 1,000 lectures internationally, has appeared on radio and TV talk shows on three continents, and was featured in BBC’s 20th and 30th anniversary specials on the novel Roots.

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7 Tips for Using AI as Your Genealogy Assistant — free replay of today's webinar by Dana Leeds now available for limited time

7 Tips for Using AI as Your Genealogy Assistant — free replay of today's webinar by Dana Leeds now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Dana Leeds, "7 Tips for Using AI as Your Genealogy Assistant"  is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Genealogy often involves solitary research, diving into the past with dedicated focus. What if you could enhance this journey with a tireless, brilliant assistant available to help you 24/7? Imagine a smart, intuitive companion by your side, eager to transcribe records, extract vital information, and even visualize your ancestral stories. Whether you’re new to AI or already familiar with its capabilities, this talk is designed to highlight the incredible potential of AI in genealogy. From organizing vast amounts of data to offering creative research insights, AI is like a dedicated friend and employee, always ready to assist, teach, and inspire. Join us to discover how AI can transform your genealogical journey, making it more efficient, insightful, and collaborative.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 33 minute recording of "7 Tips for Using AI as Your Genealogy Assistant" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — 7 Tips for Using AI as Your Genealogy Assistant by Dana Leeds

Register for Webinar Wednesday — 7 Tips for Using AI as Your Genealogy Assistant by Dana Leeds

Genealogy often involves solitary research, diving into the past with dedicated focus. What if you could enhance this journey with a tireless, brilliant assistant available to help you 24/7? Imagine a smart, intuitive companion by your side, eager to transcribe records, extract vital information, and even visualize your ancestral stories. Whether you’re new to AI or already familiar with its capabilities, this talk is designed to highlight the incredible potential of AI in genealogy. From organizing vast amounts of data to offering creative research insights, AI is like a dedicated friend and employee, always ready to assist, teach, and inspire. Join us to discover how AI can transform your genealogical journey, making it more efficient, insightful, and collaborative.

About the presenter

Dana Leeds started researching her family tree in 1998. She bought her first DNA kit in 2016 and solved her first unknown parentage case in early 2018. While working on another case that year, she created the innovative genetic genealogy tool known as the Leeds Method. This method quickly sorts DNA matches into clusters allowing the user to see which matches belong together. Dana quickly became a nationally known genetic genealogy speaker, and she enjoys helping others to easily understand and work with their DNA results. In 2023, Dana embraced artificial intelligence (AI), eagerly exploring its potential to enhance genealogy research.

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Maternal Threads Unwoven: Identifying Margareta’s Mother in 18th Century Sweden — free replay of tonight's BCG webinar by Jill Morelli, CG, CGL, now available for limited time

Maternal Threads Unwoven: Identifying Margareta’s Mother in 18th Century Sweden — free replay of tonight's BCG webinar by Jill Morelli, CG, CGL, now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and Jill Morelli, CG, CGL, "Maternal Threads Unwoven: Identifying Margareta’s Mother in 18th Century Sweden" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

In spite of birth entries for Margareta’s five siblings in Hishult, there was no record of her birth in the parish. Tax records quickly identified the father, and revealed multiple moves within a narrow span of time; however, identification of the mother remained elusive. No witnesses to births of the children provided clues; no household examinations existed. Coupling the understanding of broad context (naming patterns, inheritance laws, the calendar shift, etc.) with mtDNA and documentary evidence, the mother was identified and the lack of a records was explained.

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