Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: 10 Unexpected Places to Find Ancestor Photos Online Family History by Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal

Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: 10 Unexpected Places to Find Ancestor Photos Online Family History by Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal

It is wonderful to uncover the facts of an ancestor’s life, but putting a face to a name is the most amazing discovery of all. Expand your search for your ancestor’s faces with these ten “unexpected” online resources!

About the presenter

Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal is a professional genealogist, writer, educator, and national genealogical speaker. Her specialties include methodology, technology, and online research resources. Since 1987, Elizabeth has made it her goal to research, share, and preserve her family stories. She is the author of the family history lifestyle website, Heart of the Family™ where her mission is to help others make the past part of their present.

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Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Four Further Sources for New Zealand Family History by Fiona Brooker

Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Four Further Sources for New Zealand Family History by Fiona Brooker

Explore your New Zealand family history a little further and add to your family story.

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Fiona Brooker is a professional genealogist (Memories In Time) who has been actively researching her family history for over 35 years, inspired by two marriage certificates and a collection of family letters written from New Zealand back to her immigrant ancestor’s family in Devon. Whilst living and researching in the UK, she studied and gained a Higher Certificate in Genealogy from the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies and is a ProGen graduate. Fiona has served as both President and Treasurer of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG). She has organised family history conferences and expos in New Zealand. As well as helping people with their family history research, Fiona’s passion is to preserve today as much as the past and to get the research out of folders and the computer and into the hands of family members so that they can learn about their heritage.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at:

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Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Getting Out of the Archives and Into the Pubs to Trace Your Irish Ancestry by Eliza Watson

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This webinar demonstrates how Eliza Watson traced her Coffey ancestry line back eight generations from southwest Wisconsin to Ireland in 1705. An amazing feat due to the lack of Irish historical records. Her success was thanks to a newfound Irish Daly relation, extensive cemetery research, and a local historian. The webinar provides creative ways to break down an Irish research brick wall.

About the presenter

Eliza Watson is a USA Today bestselling author and genealogist. Her genealogy adventures have inspired a nonfiction book, Genealogy Tips & Quips, and two fiction series set in Ireland, Scotland, and England, including A Mags and Biddy Genealogy Mystery. Since 2007, she has researched hundreds of family lines in these countries, and has solved more than fifty unknown parentage cases. She has contributed articles to several prestigious publications, including Family Tree Magazine and a cover story in the Utah Genealogical Association’s publication, Crossroads. Eliza enjoys conducting author and ancestry presentations at cultural events. In 2013, she fulfilled her dream of owning a home in Ireland when she purchased a renovated 1887 schoolhouse in her Coffey ancestors’ town.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at:

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Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Non-Conformism in England and Wales by Jenny Joyce

Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Non-Conformism in England and Wales by Jenny Joyce

Do you know the difference between a Peculiar Baptist and an Anabaptist? What types of records the Quakers kept? What the Puritans believed? Understanding the background to and the beliefs of the multitude of non-conformist churches can give us an insight into our ancestors’ lives. Learning what records the various groups kept can give us a new lead for our research, or prevent us looking for records that never existed in the first place. This talk will not only tackle those questions, but also give a history of many of the non-conformist churches that existed in England and Wales.

About the presenter

Jenny has been researching her family history for more than 40 years, and for the past fifteen years has been a professional researcher, lecturer, teacher and writer. Jenny is involved with the family history group at her local historical society, and is a Past President of that Society. Jenny is the founder and owner of Cite-Builder, the Citation Generator for Genealogists. Together with core genealogy, Jenny has a deep interest in medieval English history and genealogy, Irish genealogy, paleography and historical photography.

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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.

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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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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at:

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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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