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New TechZone Video - Full, Half, and 3/4 Siblings by Paula Williams

New TechZone Video - Full, Half, and 3/4 Siblings by Paula Williams

We're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar members a new, short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! Enjoy "Full, Half, and 3/4 Siblings" by Paula Williams.

Full, Half, and 3/4 Siblings

Siblings are siblings, but when working with DNA, we need to know the difference. What do these terms mean?

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About the Presenter

Paula is a professional genealogist who has been researching for more than two decades in primarily southern US states and has been using DNA to solve problems for more than a decade. She has studied at IGHR, SLIG, GRIP, and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed). In addition, she’s a board member of the Virginia Genealogical Society and of the Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia (GRIVA) and is the facilitator for the latter’s DNA Special Interest Group. She also serves as an administrator for Blaine Bettinger’s “Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques” group on Facebook, helping to answer people’s questions about DNA testing and analysis tools. She has taught at the IGHR and GRIP institutes and has lectured for the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Jamboree and for the National Genealogical Society conference, among others.

 
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Capturing Their Stories, Part II: Next Steps with Your Family History Interviews — free replay of today's webinar by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, "Capturing Their Stories, Part II: Next Steps with Your Family History Interviews” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

You’ve recorded that video or audio interview, now what? This presentations builds on the best practices covered in Colleen’s part one webinar. We will explore ideas and tools for trimming out mistakes or sensitive content, and for adding a title screen and ending credits screen before sharing with others. We will also look at ways to enhance your recordings by weaving in relevant supporting visual imagery like photos, maps, and historical documents. Finally we will review options for generating full text transcriptions of your interviews.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 39 minute recording of "Capturing Their Stories, Part II: Next Steps with Your Family History Interviews" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Register for Friday's Mexico Research Series webinar — The Mexican National Archive (AGN): A Resource for Genealogists by Nefi Arenas Salazar, AG®

Register for Friday's Mexico Research Series webinar — The Mexican National Archive (AGN): A Resource for Genealogists by Nefi Arenas Salazar, AG®

Housed in an old prison, the Archivo General de la Nación (or AGN, General Archive of the Nation), is home for the historical memory of Mexico. Its origins date back to the late eighteenth century when a royal decree ordered the creation of an archive to preserve documentation from the Viceroyalty. Today, the documents at AGN are a genealogical treasure waiting to be discovered by a wider audience of researchers. In this presentation you will learn about how to navigate the archive, and some of the information you could find there.

About the presenter

Nefi Arenas graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho where he studied business management and also took many genealogy classes. He inherited a passion for genealogy from his grandmother, who for many years served as volunteer in a Family History Center. After years of research, Nefi has become a true expert in the genealogy of several towns in Central Mexico. He lives with his wife in Mexico City. He is bilingual (English/Spanish).

He is the founder and owner of Parentum Genealogy Services, a research agency that specializes in locating Sephardic Jewish ancestors in colonial Mexico and writing reports for Spanish and Portuguese citizenship applications. They also offer general genealogical research services.

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Forgotten Records: The Record and Pension Office — free replay of today's webinar by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, "Forgotten Records: The Record and Pension Office” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Military research is not complete without consulting the records of the R&PO, yet few do. They can be a goldmine of information, or not.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 17 minute recording of "Forgotten Records: The Record and Pension Office" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Forgotten Records: The Record and Pension Office by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Forgotten Records: The Record and Pension Office by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

Military research is not complete without consulting the records of the R&PO, yet few do. They can be a goldmine of information, or not.

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 10,00 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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Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Webinar Series webinar — A Closer Look at the 1850-1950 U.S. Census Records, with a Little Extra Help by Diane Henriks

Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Webinar Series webinar — A Closer Look at the 1850-1950 U.S. Census Records, with a Little Extra Help by Diane Henriks

Take a closer look at the 1850 to 1950 U.S. Census records as vital genealogy resources, while looking into details you may have missed, along with benefits to and tips in using these records and a little extra help from MyHeritage!

About the presenter

Diane Henriks, the “Descendant Detective” and Founder of Know Who Wears the Genes in Your Family, is a Los Angeles County-based professional genealogist, investigator, speaker, and author, specializing in descendancy and brick wall research, unknown parentage cases, and living people search. She has worked closely with private investigators to find living people, while also assisting in background investigations, in both civil and criminal cases. She is a proud member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the Southern California Genealogical Society. What started out as a small hobby over a decade ago, when a hand drawn family tree chart was given to her by her father, has since become a great obsession! She now helps others journey through their family histories and/or locate missing pieces, while stressing the importance of preserving family history for future generations and trying to get them all involved in their own family history. Family history isn’t just genealogy; it’s about connecting your past, present, and future, to give you a sense of who you are, while carrying on the memory of those that came before.

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New Webinar Short: Manage Your Genealogy Research with Smartsheet – Part 1 by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.

New Webinar Short: Manage Your Genealogy Research with Smartsheet – Part 1 by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.

Webinar Shorts are a bonus feature for members at Legacy Family Tree Webinars that provide you with genealogy classes in 20 minutes or less.  Enjoy this new Webinar Short "Manage Your Genealogy Research with Smartsheet – Part 1" by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A..

Webinar Short Description

Want to improve your genealogy workflow and easily track and share your research for collaboration? Learn how to use Smartsheet, a dynamic cloud-based program to manage your projects, programs, and processes – all in one place.

About the Presenter

Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer specializing in Eastern European research and nonfiction writing. She is the author of 11 books, including the award-winning Three Slovak Women, and hundreds of magazine articles. Lisa works as an online educator and writing coach. She has been inspiring others to research and write about their ancestors for over 20 years, and has presented more than 60 webinars for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Learn more at LisaAlzo.com.

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Finding the records for “impossible” genealogy – lessons learned from a Chinese genealogist — free replay of today's webinar by Linda Yip now available for limited time

Finding the records for “impossible” genealogy – lessons learned from a Chinese genealogist — free replay of today's webinar by Linda Yip now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Linda Yip, "Finding the records for “impossible” genealogy – lessons learned from a Chinese genealogist” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. 

Webinar Description

Even now, genealogy for underrepresented populations can be considered “impossible.” In this talk you’ll learn which populations are considered so, why that is, and techniques for expanding your genealogical skills. I use Chinese genealogy but the lessons are applicable for all underrepresented genealogical groups.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 22 minute recording of "Finding the records for “impossible” genealogy – lessons learned from a Chinese genealogist" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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BCG Announces 2024 Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series

We are pleased to once again host the Joy Reisinger Lecture Series for the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) on Friday, October 11, 2024. The five classes will be taught live at the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City and will be simultaneously broadcast via our webinar platform. See the full announcement and registration link below.

BCG Announces 2024 Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series

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11 October 2024 starting at 9:30 a.m. MDT (11:30 a.m. EDT, 4:30 p.m. GMT)


The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will host five lectures as this year’s Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series on 11 October 2024. The lecture series will be available in person and also as live-stream webinars in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars. To attend in person, all sessions will be held in Classroom B and C on the main floor of the FamilySearch Library on Friday, 11 October 2024. To view the full descriptions for all five sessions and to watch the live-stream webinar in October, register at https://familytreewebinars.com/Reisinger.

The hour-long webinars begin at 9:30 a.m. MDT (11:30 a.m. EDT and 4:30 p.m. GMT) and continue throughout the day. Five leading genealogists will speak on topics related to the Genealogical Proof Standard, resolving conflicting evidence, and analyzing data. .

The lecture series is presented annually in memory of BCG’s former trustee and vice president, Joy Reisinger, who began the series for Family History Library staff during BCG’s fall board meetings. Joy was an advocate for open records access, a lecturer on research methods, and an expert on Canadian resources, especially those of Quebec.

Speakers for the day will be:

9:30 a.m. MDT. “Rubik’s Cube Genealogy: A New Twist on Your Old Data,” Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, CGL℠.

10:45 a.m. MDT. “Probate Power: Parents for Charles, a Father for Phoebe,” Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG®.

1:30 p.m. MDT. “Evidence Mining & Context: Powerful Tools to Dig Deep,” Rebecca Koford, CG®, CGL℠.

2:45 p.m. MDT. “Strategies for Resolving Conflicting Evidence,” Angela Packer McGhie, CG®, FUGA.

4:00 p.m. MDT. “Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard to Researching Enslaved Families,” Michael G. Hait, Jr., CG®, AG®.

The words Certified Genealogist and letters CG are registered certification marks, and the designations Certified Genetic Genealogist or CGG, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer or CGL are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.

 

 


Register for Webinar Wednesday — Finding the records for “impossible” genealogy: lessons learned from a Chinese genealogist by Linda Yip

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Even now, genealogy for underrepresented populations can be considered “impossible.” In this talk you’ll learn which populations are considered so, why that is, and techniques for expanding your genealogical skills. I use Chinese genealogy but the lessons are applicable for all underrepresented genealogical groups.

About the presenter

Linda Yip is an author, researcher, and storyteller who has been invited to speak at businesses and non-profits, colleges and historical societies in Canada and the United States. In 2023, she attended the Senate Commemoration of the Centenary of the Chinese Exclusion Act in Ottawa, the opening of the national Chinese Canadian Museum in Vancouver, and appeared on a panel discussion hosted by the Chinese American Museum (D.C.) and Ancestry. She’s been featured in film, print, radio, and television. She is an entrepreneur with two businesses: THE ADMIN GAP®, creating process solutions for growing businesses; and as a professional genealogist and expert in Chinese Canadian genealogy. She is a member of the Ancestry® Advisory Board of Canadian Genealogists and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her Level One study of Canada’s first documented Chinese family has been approved by the International Commission for the Accreditation for Professional Genealogists. Her blog, Past-Presence.com, has become a trusted resource with a readership of over 260,000 people worldwide. She is the author of Getting Started in Chinese Genealogy: a family historian’s guide (even if you don’t speak or read Chinese). Linda is a fourth-generation Chinese Canadian descended from the Yip Sang (葉生) family of Vancouver. Yip Sang built the Wing Sang Company, now the home of the Chinese Canadian Museum.

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