Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: From Trial to Transformation: Building a Convict’s Life through multiple records and data sets by Andrew Redfern

Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: AFrom Trial to Transformation: Building a Convict’s Life through multiple records and data sets by Andrew Redfern

Exploring the life of a convict ancestor can be exciting but also a daunting task. This webinar leads participants through a methodical examination of the records available at various stages of a convict’s life from trial through to freedom. After developing a framework for investigation, case studies are then used to demonstrate the various records available and where to find them, including both within Australia and overseas. Issues such as record conflicts and understanding the broader social context will also be explored to more fully understand changes in terminology and record types.

About the presenter

Andrew Redfern is a passionate family historian and accomplished speaker, having delivered presentations to various groups over many years. With backgrounds in education, technology and theatre, Andrew endeavours to engage his audience resulting in an informative and entertaining session. He often employs unique techniques to get the audience involved and strives to ensure questions are answered and concepts explored.

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A Military Heritage: Finding your British army lineage in pre-20th century records — free replay of today's Down Under webinar by Cathie Sherwood now available for limited time

A Military Heritage: Finding your British army lineage in pre-20th century records — free replay of today's Down Under webinar by Cathie Sherwood now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Cathie Sherwood, "A Military Heritage: Finding your British army lineage in pre-20th century records” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Many Australians will have a soldier or sailor somewhere in their family tree, particularly from the 20th century onwards. Finding those ancestors who served in Australian contingents during World War One or Two for example, is a relatively straightforward process, mainly because the records are mostly available in Australian archives. However, once the search moves back into the 19th or 18th century, then it can become a more complicated puzzle. This presentation provides an overview of the military history of Europe during the 19th and 18th centuries and outlines the range of records which are available, such as those at The National Archives (UK) in particular as well as Australian archives and military museums and an increasing number of online resources. The wealth of detail will help reveal the life of your military ancestor and may even be able to take your research back into the 18th century.

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Register for Wednesday's Down Under webinar: A military heritage: Finding your British army lineage in pre-20th century records by Cathie Sherwood

Register for Wednesday's Down Under webinar: A military heritage: Finding your British army lineage in pre-20th century records by Cathie Sherwood

Many Australians will have a soldier or sailor somewhere in their family tree, particularly from the 20th century onwards. Finding those ancestors who served in Australian contingents during World War One or Two for example, is a relatively straightforward process, mainly because the records are mostly available in Australian archives. However, once the search moves back into the 19th or 18th century, then it can become a more complicated puzzle. This presentation provides an overview of the military history of Europe during the 19th and 18th centuries and outlines the range of records which are available, such as those at The National Archives (UK) in particular as well as Australian archives and military museums and an increasing number of online resources. The wealth of detail will help reveal the life of your military ancestor and may even be able to take your research back into the 18th century.

About the presenter

Passionate about history and addicted to family history, Cathie has been researching her Irish, English and Scottish ancestors for over forty years. She was a university lecturer in digital technology and education, retiring as an Associate Professor. Cathie holds a Master’s degree in education, university qualifications in history and computer education, and has completed the Society of Australian Genealogist’s Diploma in Family Historical Studies and Certificate in Genealogical Research. Since her retirement, Cathie now utilises her computer and education knowledge and skills as a professional genealogist, educator and speaker.

As the principal and founder of Family History Academy, Cathie combines her love of family history with her technology skills. She coordinates innovative and interactive genealogy education opportunities in partnership with experienced and highly-respected lecturers.

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Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Can You Write a Wrong? Copyright in Australia by Cathie Sherwood

Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Can You Write a Wrong? Copyright in Australia by Cathie Sherwood

Knowing what we can freely use, without permission, in our family histories ensures that we are not infringing on the rights of others. For example, did you know that if you watch your grandmother make her secret pasta sauce, writing down the ingredients and methods she used, you have created your own ‘literary work’ which is now protected by copyright? (Just don’t tell Granny!) How then does copyright law apply to published and unpublished works? What is fair use and moral rights? Can a distant cousin use information in her family book that I have researched? This presentation will examine those aspects of Australia’s copyright law which apply to family historians and discusses ways we can comply with the law.

About the presenter

Passionate about history and addicted to family history, Cathie has been researching her Irish, English and Scottish ancestors for over forty years. She was a university lecturer in digital technology and education, retiring as an Associate Professor. Cathie holds a Master’s degree in education, university qualifications in history and computer education, and has completed the Society of Australian Genealogist’s Diploma in Family Historical Studies and Certificate in Genealogical Research. Since her retirement, Cathie now utilises her computer and education knowledge and skills as a professional genealogist, educator and speaker.

As the principal and founder of Family History Academy, Cathie combines her love of family history with her technology skills. She coordinates innovative and interactive genealogy education opportunities in partnership with experienced and highly-respected lecturers.

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Six Top Sites for Queensland Research - free replay of today's Down Under webinar by Helen V. Smith now available for limited time

Six Top Sites for Queensland Research - free replay of today's Down Under webinar by Helen V. Smith now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Helen V. Smith "Six Top Sites for Queensland Research” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Let’s dive into six Queensland, Australia sites for your genealogical research.

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Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Looking for ‘Aliens’ Down Under: A Guide to Australian Naturalisation Records by Kristy Love, PhD

Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Looking for ‘Aliens’ Down Under: A Guide to Australian Naturalisation Records by Kristy Love, PhD

Following the founding of the colony of Australia, individuals born in the British Empire were considered British subjects, irrespective of the nationality of their parents. Residents of Australia whose native place was outside of the British Empire were not afforded the same rights and privileges as British subjects. These rights, in particular the right to buy land and vote, could be conferred to an individual by a process known as naturalisation. This bureaucratic process generated multiple sets of records that contain a wealth of genealogical information. This talk will outline the complex history of naturalisation in Australia, the changing terminology used, how, when and why naturalisation records were created, and discuss the likely availability of records and for whom they may have been created.

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Kristy LoveKristy Love (formerly Davidson), Ph.D., is a professional family historian and founder of Family History Agency in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. In her former working life, she gained several decades of experience working in university research management. In 2021, Kristy completed the short course ‘Chinese Ancestry: Research Methods and Sources’ run by the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria (CAFHOV), where she volunteers. Kristy was part of the award-winning CAFHOV team behind the Victorian ‘Certificate Exempting from Dictation Test’ Index project. She has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing, an Honours Degree in Psychology, and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from the Society of Australian Genealogists. Kristy has a particular research interest in Australian women who, like her great-great-grandmother, were criminalised by poverty.

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Finding Mob: Researching Indigenous Australian Family History - free webinar replay by Benjamin Hollister now available to view for limited time

Finding Mob: Researching Indigenous Australian Family History - free webinar replay by Benjamin Hollister now available to view for limited time

The recording of today's webinar, "Finding Mob: Researching Indigenous Australian Family History" by Benjamin Hollister is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Government Policy in Australia, particularly from Federation until the 1980s, meant that many Australians with indigenous roots have lost connection with family and community. Between adoption, state foster care, missions, hiding ethnicity, and relocation, it is often difficult to know where to start and haw to analyse records. This webinar will present how to start your research, looking at repositories, institutions, and community records that will assist, both indigenous specific and general, in compiling a genealogy or family history.

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Education in Australia - free webinar by Cathie Sherwood now online for limited time

An Introduction to Education in Australia - free webinar by Cathie Sherwood now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Cathie Sherwood, "Education in Australia" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Tracking the movement of ancestors in Australia can be difficult without available census records. However, there are numerous record alternatives, one of which is school admission registers as children are recorded each year, with details including parent’s names and dates of entry and exit. Industrial or trade schools, universities, religious schools and others can also present information not found elsewhere.

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New "Bonus" Webinar - Digging for Surnames in Australian Archives by Shauna Hicks

New "Bonus" Webinar - Digging for Surnames in Australian Archives by Shauna Hicks

We're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   Watch and enjoy "Digging for Surnames in Australian Archives" by Shauna Hicks. 

Digging for Surnames in Australian Archives

This presentation was part Surname Society Annual Conference and broadcast live on March 20, 2021.

This presentation will demonstrate how to do surname searches effectively in the various Australian state and territory archives as well as the National Archives of Australia. The online catalogue platforms differ from archive to archive and not all indexes are incorporated into the catalogues. This means there may be two places to search. Digging for Surnames will highlight effective ways to search in the various archives.

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About the Presenter

Shauna HicksShauna Hicks has been tracing her own family history since 1977 and worked in government for over 35 years in Australian libraries and archives in Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne. Since retiring from full time work, she has written numerous family history guides and is a well known speaker at conferences, seminars and genealogy cruises. She now operates her own part time business at www.shaunahicks.com.au and is the author of the blog, Diary of an Australian Genealogist.

Shauna has tertiary qualifications from Queensland universities including a Master of Arts in Australian Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Library Science and a Diploma in Family Historical Studies from the Society of Australian Genealogists. She is a Fellow of the Queensland Family History Society; a recipient of the Australian Society of Archivists Distinguished Achievement Award and the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations’ Services to Family History Award. 

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Register for the Down Under webinar: Organizing Your DNA Results (updated!) by Diahan Southard

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Now that you have pages of matches and gobs of new information, how do you keep track of it all? We will spend time going over how to create and track correspondence, organization tools within each testing company, as well as strategies for tracking the genealogy information of your matches, including surnames, locations, and genetic relationships. You are bound to walk out of this lecture with a game plan that you can implement right away.
 
Join us and Diahan Southard for the live webinar Tuesday, February 4, at 8pm eastern U.S. time, which is 12pm Sydney time. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion. 

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DiahanSouthard-144x144-2018A microbiology graduate, Diahan Southard worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry lead her to her current position as Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information. Diahan's lectures are always fun, upbeat, and full of energy. She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.

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