Finding Unknown Descendants of a Freedmen Cemetery - free replay of today's webinar by Char McCargo Bah now available for limited time

Finding Unknown Descendants of a Freedmen Cemetery - free replay of today's webinar by Char McCargo Bah now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Char McCargo Bah, "Finding Unknown Descendants of a Freedmen Cemetery" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

This presentation discusses the methods Char Bah used to locate thousands of descendants of a Civil War Cemetery that had no headstones. This lecture will enhance your research skills in bringing the past to the present; and, your knowledge in the community that these individuals once lived in. The methods in this presentation can be used to locate anyone that you are researching especially deceased individuals of a cemetery.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 28 minute recording of "Finding Unknown Descendants of a Freedmen Cemetery" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Freedom Bound: Escaping Bondage for Life in the North - free replay of today's webinar by Renate Yarborough Sanders now available for limited time

Freedom Bound: Escaping Bondage for Life in the North - free replay of today's webinar by Renate Yarborough Sanders now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Renate Yarborough Sanders, "Freedom Bound: Escaping Bondage for Life in the North" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Before 1865, free blacks, as well as runaway and emancipated slaves, migrated or escaped to northern states (and Canada), hoping for a “better life” with more opportunities. In this presentation, we explore some of the reasons for this movement and review some of the many helpful records left by these antebellum northern migrants.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 51 minute recording of "Freedom Bound: Escaping Bondage for Life in the North" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Older Than Us: The Elders of the Trask 250 - free replay of today's webinar by Nicka Smith now available for limited time

Older Than Us: The Elders of the Trask 250 - free replay of today's webinar by Nicka Smith now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Nicka Smith, "Older Than Us: The Elders of the Trask 250" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

From Sago and Fatima, Randall and Esther, to Moosa and Katy, learn the ancestral story of the Trask 250 from the vantage point of their oldest traceable ancestors. These incredible individuals were born before the founding of the United States, survived the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and count more than 6,000 descendants between them.

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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 "Older Than Us: The Elders of the Trask 250" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Using the Slave Owner’s Bible Records - free webinar by Char McCargo Bah now online to view for limited time

Using the Slave Owner’s Bible Records - free webinar by Char McCargo Bah now online to view for limited time

The recording of today's webinar, "Ole Master Record All Us In The Good Book – Using the Slave Owner’s Bible Records" by Char McCargo Bah is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Locating and using former slave owners’ bible records can reveal slave families as well as their birth, ages and deaths. These records are valuable and can predate statewide vital statistic records. In addition, these records can show enslaved persons were listed with their enslaved families.

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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 12 minute recording of "Ole Master Record All Us In The Good Book – Using the Slave Owner’s Bible Records" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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"We Were Supposed To Be Neals:" Reconstructing an Enslaved Family Using DNA - Free webinar by Renate Yarborough Sanders now online for limited time

"We Were Supposed To Be Neals:" Reconstructing an Enslaved Family Using DNA - Free webinar by Renate Yarborough Sanders now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Renate Yarborough Sanders, ""We Were Supposed To Be Neals:" Reconstructing an Enslaved Family Using DNA" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Using DNA analysis, combined with documentary research and with only one hint of family lore, the presenter has found the family of her enslaved great-grandfather.

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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 30 minute recording of ""We Were Supposed To Be Neals:" Reconstructing an Enslaved Family Using DNA" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Register for Friday's African Diaspora webinar: Reconstructing an Enslaved Family Using DNA by Renate Yarborough Sanders

Register for Friday's African Diaspora webinar: Reconstructing an Enslaved Family Using DNA by Renate Yarborough Sanders

Using DNA analysis, combined with documentary research and with only one hint of family lore, the presenter has found the family of her enslaved great-grandfather.
 
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About the presenter

Renate Yarborough Sanders has been engaged in genealogy research for two decades. She is the descendant of formerly enslaved ancestors, as well as enslavers and free people of color. Renate is the author of two blogs: “Into the LIGHT”, which focuses on her own family history; and, “Genea-Related”, which is a platform for presenting a variety of information Renate Sandersof genealogical interest. Renate also produces a “(Mostly) African-American Funeral Programs” online database, in which she publishes vital data extracted from funeral programs. Renate is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the North Carolina Genealogical Society, the Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society (AAHGS), the Virtual Genealogical Association, and the Tyrrell County (NC) Genealogical and Historical Society. She is a panelist on BlackProGen LIVE and has recently partnered with Taneya Koonce to produce a summer series of webinars called “Let’s Talk North Carolina Genealogy!” She has published articles in genealogical newsletters, as well as in the Franklin County (NC) Heritage Book (Vol. 1) and is engaged in a number of volunteer activities in the genealogical community. Renate is the Newsletter Editor for the Hampton Roads Chapter of AAHGS, a member of the AAHGS National Editorial Board, and a volunteer photographer for Find-A-Grave. She retired in July 2017 from a 32-year career as elementary educator. Renate enjoys presenting genealogy lectures on a variety of topics but specializes in sharing knowledge and techniques for researching ancestors of color – both pre- and post- Emancipation: free people of color, or enslaved. When possible, presentations are fine-tuned to include information specific to the participants and/or location of her audiences.

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Documenting, Organizing, and Analyzing Plantation Slaves - free webinar by Ari Wilkins now online for limited time

Documenting, Organizing, and Analyzing Plantation Slaves - free webinar by Ari Wilkins now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Ari Wilkins, "Documenting, Organizing, and Analyzing Plantation Slaves" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Keeping track of hundreds of enslaved persons can be an overwhelming task. This lecture will offer suggestions for organizing and analyzing enslaved persons’ information using spreadsheets.

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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 29 minute recording of "Documenting, Organizing, and Analyzing Plantation Slaves" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Treat Yourself to a Genealogy Conference this Saturday

Treat Yourself to a Genealogy Conference this Saturday

Join us this Saturday at Legacy Family Tree Webinars for the second of our monthly online genealogy conferences in 2022. In honor of Black History Month the theme for this Saturday is African-American Research. Here’s the class lineup:

Speaker

Title

Nicka Smith

National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association (brand new)

Bernice Bennett

Freedmen’s Bureau Labor Contracts

Aaron Dorsey

Grandmama Said – Verifying Oral History

Nicka Smith

Court Records for People of Color Family History Research

Melvin J. Collier

The Second Middle Passage: Following the DNA Trails

 

About our online genealogy conferences

Each conference will include 5 pre-recorded classes (1 class is brand new, 4 classes are hand-selected and unlocked from the members-only webinar library).

How to Watch

The cost to attend is, well, zero. Viewing all five classes is free. There’s no registration necessary. Just visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/Conference and start learning. Even the syllabus is free for the day.

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Court Records for People of Color Family History Research by Nicka Smith now online to view for limited time

Court Records for People of Color Family History Research by Nicka Smith now online to view for limited time
The recording of today's webinar by Nicka Smith, "Court Records for People of Color Family History Research" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

What’s the difference between circuit and chancery court? Are probate and succession the same thing? Why bother looking at court records when it’s not involving slavery? Get the answers to these questions and more during this session, where we’ll cover court records from top to bottom, from the perspective of people of color.

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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 20 minute recording of "Court Records for People of Color Family History Research" 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 1,638 classes of genealogy education)
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Say Amen: Going to Church with the Master - Finding the Mother Church - free webinar by Char McCargo Bah now online for limited time

Say Amen: Going to Church with the Master - Finding the Mother Church - free webinar by Char McCargo Bah now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Char McCargo Bah, "Say Amen: Going to Church with the Master - Finding the Mother Church" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Pre-civil war churches show the relationship between Masters and their slaves. Enslaved people attended Church with their owners and they were recorded beside their owners. Some of the enslaved individuals even got married in their Master’s church. This lecture will show you how to identify the Mother’s church and to locate records that might include your ancestors.

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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 "Say Amen: Going to Church with the Master - Finding the Mother Church" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,633 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,115 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
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  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year

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