African American Genealogy Webinar Weekend - June 26-28

AfricanAmericanWeekend

Our free webinar weekends in June continues this Friday with the African American 6-class series. First join us for the live introductory webinar on Friday at 12pm eastern U.S. time. Then enjoy the following classes at your leisure (all free through Sunday evening).

African American Genealogy Challenges: What You Need to Know! by Dr. Shelley Murphy (NEW!)

Researchers all experience brick walls and they are expected and challenging. The goal is to learn how to combat the challenges. This presentation will walk through the challenges when researching African American ancestry. New methods and strategies will be shared such as how to analyze documents along with tips on organizing your research. (Available Friday morning at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/june)

Grandma Said: Verifying Oral History by Aaron Dorsey (NEW!)

This presentation will explain the critical role that oral history plays in genealogical research as well as the pitfalls of becoming wedded to it. Individuals will also learn strategies for verifying oral history. Case studies will be used to highlight the various strategies. (Available Friday morning at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/june)

The Second Middle Passage: Following the DNA Trails by Melvin Collier (NEW!)

With slave ancestral research, one is often faced with direct evidence vs. indirect evidence. Many forms of direct evidence that emphatically prove family relationships, birthplaces, and other happenings are often non-existent because enslaved people were merely considered “property.” Some researchers have been very fortunate to find rare pieces of direct evidence, in the form of old family letters, diaries, ledgers, Bibles, etc., to positively identify enslaved ancestors and family structures. Many researchers often rely on a preponderance of indirect evidence to confirm enslaved ancestors. Collier presents two cases where DNA was a valuable piece of evidence that identified and confirmed enslaved ancestors and how DNA research provided clues to determine the areas where two enslaved ancestors had likely been sold away from during the domestic slave trade (Second Middle Passage). (Available Friday morning at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/june)

Finding Calvin: Following My Enslaved Ancestor Through Multiple Owners - A Case Study by Renate Sanders (NEW!)

In this presentation, Renate models the research process of verifying that her great-grandfather was enslaved, and shares the methodology and documents used to document his owners during 25 years of enslavement. Presented as a case study. (Available Friday morning at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/june)

DNA Corroborates Oral Tradition About the Parents of a Freedman by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson (NEW!)

Learn about information needed to make sound decisions on when DNA tests can or should be used in genealogical research, and how to meet the new DNA-specific genealogy standards. (Available Friday morning at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/june)

African American Genealogy Resources at the Library of Congress by Ahmed Johnson (members-only webinar to be unlocked)

Explore the untold stories of generations past by searching through the records and online resources at the Library of Congress. African American history is recorded in multiple formats that document African Americans in America, including digitized oral histories, newspapers, maps, and photographs among others. This presentation provides an overview of the materials available that will help you reconstruct these wonderful stories. Included is a case study of a former slave and traces his life after emancipation. (Available Friday morning at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/june)


Newspapers for People of Color Genealogy Research - free webinar by Nicka Smith now online for limited time

Newspapers for People of Color Genealogy Research - free webinar by Nicka Smith now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar, "Newspapers for People of Color Genealogy Research” by Nicka Smith, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Newspapers can be a goldmine for genealogy, especially in the case of records destruction or when all other avenues have failed to yield findings on an ancestor. In this session, we’ll discuss all you need to know to get the most out of using periodicals as genealogical resources for people of color communities.
 
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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 "Newspapers for People of Color Genealogy Research" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. 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 1,169 classes, 1,418 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,745 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

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  • Annual membership: $49.95/year

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Black History Month - Week 3 Webinar

United States Colored Troops Civil War Widows' Pension Applications: Tell the Story by Bernice Bennett

In celebration of Black History Month, Legacy Family Tree Webinars will open one free webinar each week during February from our African American collection.

This week's feature is United States Colored Troops Civil War Widows' Pension Applications: Tell the Story by Bernice Bennett. The webinar will be free from Feb. 15-21, 2020.

Black History Month 2020 at Legacy - FREE webinars

The webinars are part of a group of twenty-one webinars in the African American collection at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Speakers in the collection include Angela Walton-Raji, Nicka Smith, Janice Lovelace, Ahmed Johnson, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Bernice Bennett, Melvin J. Collier, Judy Russell, J. Mark Lowe, Ann Staley and Ruby Coleman.

There will also be a free live broadcast on Wednesday, 19 February 2020 at 2:00pm Eastern - Newspapers for People of Color Genealogy Research by Nicka Smith. The webinar is free but registration is required in advance.

Join us in celebrating and learning about African American genealogy research during February 2020!


2nd Black History Month Webinar Released

A Checklist of African American Resources by Angela Walton-Raji

In celebration of Black History Month, Legacy Family Tree Webinars will open one free webinar each week during February from our African American collection.

This week's feature is A Checklist of African American Resources by Angela Walton-Raji. The webinar will be free from Feb. 8-13, 2020.

Webinars for the remainder of the month include:

The webinars are part of a group of twenty-one webinars in the African American collection at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Speakers in the collection include Angela Walton-Raji, Nicka Smith, Janice Lovelace, Ahmed Johnson, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Bernice Bennett, Melvin J. Collier, Judy Russell, J. Mark Lowe, Ann Staley and Ruby Coleman.

There will also be a free live broadcast on Wednesday, 19 February 2020 at 2:00pm Eastern - Newspapers for People of Color Genealogy Research by Nicka Smith. The webinar is free but registration is required in advance.

Join us in celebrating and learning about African American genealogy research during February 2020!

 

 


New "Member Friday" Webinars - Underground Railroad and Black Loyalists by Janice Lovelace

New "Member Friday" Webinars - Underground Railroad and Black Loyalists by Janice Lovelace

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them! This Friday enjoy two webinars "The (Underground) Railroad Runs Through Here" and "Researching Black Loyalist Communities in Canada" by Janice Lovelace, PhD. 

The (Underground) Railroad Runs Through Here

The Underground Railroad was a loosely organized way to assist people to leave enslavement in the South and find freedom in the Northern U.S. or in Canada. Do you have ancestors that might have been involved in the Underground Railroad? How do you find records of those who were involved?

The (Underground) Railroad Runs Through Here


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Researching Black Loyalist Communities in Canada

Thousands of Black people (primarily men) fought on both sides of the Revolutionary War – as Patriots and Loyalists – hoping that freedom from slavery would come with the end of the war. This session looks at those who fought with the British - Black Loyalists. Who were they and what happened to them after the war when they fled to Canada? Learn where to locate records to find out more about the people and their communities.

Researching Black Loyalist Communities in Canada


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About the Presenter

Janice Lovelace PhDJanice Lovelace is a genealogical researcher, educator, author, and lecturer, with over thirty years of experience. She completed the Genealogy and Family History certificate at the University of Washington in 2012, the certificate program in genealogy at Boston University in 2013, and ProGen in 2014. Dr. Lovelace is a frequent speaker at international, national, and regional genealogy conferences as well as local societies on health and genetics, ethnic minority genealogy, and research methodology. She is an instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogical Institute (MAAGI). A retired college faculty member, Dr. Lovelace authored the National Genealogical Society’s online continuing education course African American Roots: A Historical Perspective. A freelance writer and photographer, she has a number of genealogy articles among her publications. A member of the Seattle Genealogical Society for many years, she has served in several board positions. She is also a member of Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Ohio Genealogical Society, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), and the National Genealogical Society (NGS).

See all the webinars by Janice Lovelace in the Legacy library.
 
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New "Member Friday" Webinar - "Deemed a Runaway" - Black Laws of the North by Judy G. Russell, CG

New "Member Friday" Webinar - "Deemed a Runaway" - Black Laws of the North by Judy G. Russell, CG

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy ""Deemed a Runaway" - Black Laws of the North" by Judy G. Russell, CG. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Deemed a Runaway" - Black Laws of the North

Slavery's force was felt far north of the Mason-Dixon Line, and the Black Laws of northern states created valuable records for tracing African-American families. Learn how understanding this law and its records can be uniquely rewarding for descendants of slaves and slaveowners alike, and of those who were their neighbors and friends. 

"Deemed a Runaway" - Black Laws of the North by Judy G. Russell, CG


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About the Presenter


Judy RussellA genealogist with a law degree, Judy G. Russell is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand a wide variety of genealogical issues, including the interplay between genealogy and the law. She has a bachelor's degree in political science and journalism from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, and holds Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer credentials from the Board for Certification of Genealogists where she serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, trade association writer, legal investigator, defense attorney, federal prosecutor, law editor and, until recently Judy was an adjunct member of the faculty at Rutgers Law School. Judy is a Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother's side and entirely in Germany on her father's side. Visit her website at www.legalgenealogist.com.

See all the webinars by Judy Russell in the Legacy library.

 
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Legacy Family Tree Webinars provides genealogy education where-you-are through live and recorded online webinars and videos. Learn from the best instructors in genealogy including Thomas MacEntee, Judy Russell, J. Mark Lowe, Lisa Louise Cooke, Megan Smolenyak, Tom Jones, and many more. Learn at your convenience. On-demand classes are available 24 hours a day! All you need is a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

Subscribe today and get access to this BONUS members-only webinar AND all of this:

  • All 930 classes in the library (1,205 hours of quality genealogy education)
  • 4,147 pages of instructors' handouts
  • Chat logs from the live webinars
  • Additional 5% off anything at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Additional members-only webinars

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Look at our lineup of speakers for 2019! All live webinars are free to watch.

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