Register for Webinar Wednesday - Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

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Phasing is a tool used to separate your DNA into the DNA you received from Mom and the DNA you received from Dad. It requires a tested child and at least one tested parent. The benefit of phasing is that it allows us to test smaller segments which are sometimes too risky to use. Learn how phasing and "Your Evil Twin" tools at GEDmatch can help you examine and test shared DNA segments!
 
Join us and Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. for the live webinar Wednesday, September 11 at 8pm eastern U.S. 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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Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Dr. Bettinger has been interviewed and quoted on personal genomics topics in NewsweekNew ScientistWired, and others. He authored I Have the Results of My Genetic Genealogy Test, Now What? in 2008, which is distributed by Family Tree DNA to all of their new customers.

Blaine frequently authors articles and gives presentations to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. He is an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research, and Family Tree University. Blaine was also recently elected to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's Board of Trustees, and graduated from ProGen Study Group 21 in 2015.

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Tuesday's Tip - Children's List Icon (Beginner)

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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.

Children's List Icon (Beginner)

There is a shortcut icon to the Children's List (Edit Children) on the Family View that users can overlook.

Children's List Icon
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Click the icon and this is what you will see:

Children's List (Edit Children)
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Legacy usually has more than one way to do things.  I could have also used the Toolbar by going to Edit > Child Settings or I could have right clicked any child and selected Children's Settings. The icon saves you a few clicks.

 

Find tech tips every day in the Facebook Legacy User Group. The group is free and is available to anyone with a Facebook account.

For video tech tips check out the Legacy Quick Tips page.  These short videos will make it easy for you to learn all sort of fun and interesting ways to look at your genealogy research.

 

Michele Simmons Lewis, CG® is part of the Legacy Family Tree team at MyHeritage. She handles the enhancement suggestions that come in from our users as well as writing for Legacy News. You can usually find her hanging out on the Legacy User Group Facebook page answering questions and posting tips.


BCG's Reisinger Lecture Series now online for limited time

Bcg-logo-biggerThe recordings of the Reisinger Lecture series, a 6-class series taught by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and broadcast live last Friday from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, are now online at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG. Taught by genealogy's elite educators (Elizabeth Shown Mills, Martha Garrett, Judy Russell, Karen Stanbary, Melinda Henningfield and Rick Sayre), the classes are free to view through Friday, September 13 or available anytime with an annual webinar membership.

Reasonably Exhaustive Research: The First Criteria for Genealogical Proof  by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA

Tracking a project from start to finish, this session demonstrates the principles of reasonably exhaustive research and how much is required to prove identity and parentage.

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Finding Immigrants Who ‘Disappeared’: A Research Approach Based on Recognizing and Challenging Assumptions by Martha J. Garrett, PhD, CG

Many families have stories about relatives who disappeared. Typically, these relatives left their homes and immigrated to another country, but somewhere along the line they seemed to vanish. Although apparent disappearances can be caused by holes in the historical records, assumptions made by genealogical researchers are often the cause. Consequently, a research approach focused on recognizing and challenging these assumptions can lead to positive results. Specific examples in this presentation are taken primarily from an article series about disappearing Swedes being published in the Swedish American Genealogist, but the principles apply to all immigrant groups.

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Share and Share Alike: The Rules of Genealogical Privacy by Judy G. Russell, JD,CG, CGL

Genealogy by its very nature is collaborative-we need to work together and share information with others, both relatives and non-relatives if we're to succeed in filling out our family trees. But doing family research doesn't mean giving up all semblances of personal privacy, nor is it a license to invade the privacy of others-family or not. All researchers need to follow the rules, both legal and ethical, when we share genealogical information.

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Details of New and Modified DNA-Related Standards by Karen Stanbary, CG

Karen will summarize the process undertaken by BCG to create new and modified DNA-specific standards. She will provide an outline of the new standards with emphasis on how they help genealogists meet the Genealogical Proof Standard for conclusions about genetic relationships. The lecture will include some examples illustrating research and writing strategies she uses to meet the standards. 

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How to Write a Case Study that Meets the New Standards for DNA: As Codified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists by Melinda Henningfield, CG

Mary Jones was female, landless, illiterate, and poor in Arkansas in the mid-nineteenth century. Her husband left her for another woman, her parents and many of her siblings left her for California, and the local courthouse burned to the ground destroying most of the evidence of her life. Mitochondrial and autosomal DNA evidence supports Mary’s inferential connection to her parents and siblings. How then do we write a case study about Mary that meets the new DNA standards.

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Reconstructing an Entrepreneurial Woman’s Life: From Family Intrigue to Water Rents by Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

Appling the principles of reasonably exhaustive research, the project demonstrates both the process to document the life of a nineteenth century German immigrant from her ancestral village to Allegheny City, Pennsylvania and illustrates how this woman, who was a single parent most of her life, employed her strong entrepreneurial spirt to provide for her family. Both traditional and more obscure urban sources are employed.

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Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage webinar: TRIBAL QUEST: The Latest Expedition by Golan Levi

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A team of MyHeritage employees ventured to Ecuador and Panama to document and preserve the family histories of tribal people as part of our pro bono project, Tribal Quest. Learn about the month they spent living among indigenous tribes and hear firsthand about the incredible family stories they recorded for future generations.
 
Join us and MyHeritage's Golan Levi for the live webinar Tuesday, September 10 at 2pm eastern U.S. 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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GolanLevi-144x144Recently relocated to Melbourne, Golan is the UX Expert at MyHeritage, where he envisions new concepts of the company's products and applications. He has a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Design Management. Prior to his extensive practice in the field of user experience, among many other occupations, he lead large-scale land art projects around the world and worked as a zookeeper in the carnivores section. At MyHeritage he is also heading the Tribal Quest pro-bono initiative.

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Learn More, Ask Grandma or Grandpa!

Learn More, Ask Grandma or Grandpa!

Have you considered doing something to celebrate Grandparents Day?

National Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day and has three purposes:

  • “To honor grandparents.
  • To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children.
  • To help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.”[1]

 As family historians, it’s a great opportunity to learn more about our grandparent’s lives, interview our grandparents,  or even document our grandchildren’s grandparents! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

If You Have A Grandparent

Are you lucky enough to  have your grandparents around? Now is a good time to sit down with them and ask a few questions. Don’t feel overwhelmed by conducting a “formal” interview. Even a casual conversation where you ask about a time in their life, an event they experienced, or “where were you on” a specific day can lead to genealogical information. Use your cell phone to record their memories (with their permission of course). Really listen to what they say and then ask follow-up questions including whether they still have photos of that event or time. Don’t worry if you can’t travel to talk to them in person. Use email, Skype, FaceTime or other technologies to be with them virtually.

One of my favorite memories of my dad before he passed away was being at the hospital with my oldest son when my dad started telling  stories about his parents (my grandparents) that I had never heard. Lucky for me my son had thought to ask and audio record my dad telling those stories. While we didn’t aim to do an “interview” just a few questions led to him telling family stories.

If Your Grandparents Aren’t Around

If you’re like me, your grandparents may no longer be around to talk to  but this day is a good reminder to go over the genealogy you’ve already collected and see what else you can add. Do you have a copy of their marriage license? What about birth certificates? Have you checked digitized newspaper and book websites for mentions of their names, events they were a part of, or where they lived? Consider some time exploring an aspect of their life in more detail like their occupation or memberships. If you knew your grandparents, write down your memories so that the next generation can benefit from it.

If You Are A Grandparent

Now’s the time to tell your story! Don’t think for one minute that your life is not interesting enough or you have nothing to pass on to your grandchildren. How much would it mean to you to  have a letter, story, or diary from your grandparents? Even if your grandchildren are too young to appreciate that gift now, they will one day be grateful.

Don’t feel overwhelmed with the task of writing your story. Take one incident, event, or day in your life. Think about what your grandchildren will or are experiencing and write about how that same event  impacted you. Such experiences might include graduating from high school, going to college, getting married, or the birth of your first child.

Happy Grandparents Day!

 

[1] “The History of Grandparents Day,” Legacy (https://legacyproject.org/guides/gpdhistory.html: accessed 30 August 2019).

 

Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, instructor, and researcher. She blogs at Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. You can find her presentations on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website.

 


New "Member Friday" Webinar - Successful Collateral and Cluster Searches by Thomas MacEntee

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Successful Collateral and Cluster Searches by Thomas MacEntee

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them! This Friday enjoy "Successful Collateral and Cluster Searches" by Thomas MacEntee. 

Successful Collateral and Cluster Searches

While you may think you’ve hit a brick wall with your research, have you tried using cluster and collateral search strategies to look for an opening? Researching non-direct relations as well as those friends and neighbors in your ancestors’ network can pay off in ways you might not imagine. Learn why researching those in-laws, “shirt-tail cousins” and others who may not be a direct-line ancestor as well as “friends, neighbors and associates” can help you break down your genealogy research brick walls.

Successful Collateral and Cluster Searches by Thomas MacEntee


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About the Presenter

Thomas MacEntee What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more.
 
Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at Abundant Genealogy and also runs the popular Genealogy Bargains and DNA Bargains websites!
 
Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success. 
 
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Combining DNA and Traditional Research - In-Depth Case Studies - free webinar by Michelle Leonard now online for limited time

Combining DNA and Traditional Research - In-Depth Case Studies - free webinar by Michelle Leonard now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar, "Combining DNA and Traditional Research - In-Depth Case Studies” by Michelle Leonard is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

DNA testing has exploded onto the genealogy scene in recent years and is now one of the most important tools available to advance family tree research. In order to successfully use DNA testing for genealogy, however, it's essential to combine it with traditional research. This presentation will concentrate on several in-depth case studies that demonstrate what can be achieved when you combine long-established research methods with DNA test results. These case studies will cover verification of family tree lines, the breaking of brick walls, the testing of hypotheses and the solving of hitherto unfathomable mysteries.
 
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Reasonably Exhaustive Research: The First Criteria for Genealogical Proof 9/6/2019

Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

Finding Immigrants Who ‘Disappeared’: A Research Approach Based on Recognizing and Challenging Assumptions 9/6/2019

Martha Garrett, PhD, CG

Share and Share Alike: The Rules of Genealogical Privacy 9/6/2019

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Details of New and Modified DNA-Related Standards 9/6/2019

Karen Stanbary, CG

How to Write a Case Study that Meets the New Standards for DNA: As Codified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists 9/6/2019

Melinda Henningfield, CG

Reconstructing an Entrepreneurial Woman’s Life: From Family Intrigue to Water Rents 9/6/2019

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

TRIBAL QUEST: The Latest Expedition 9/10/2019

Golan Levi

MyHeritagen mätsäysteknologiat; Record Match- ja Smart... (Finnish) 9/10/2019

Juha Vuorela

Come espandere la propria genealogia con il DNA (Italian) 9/11/2019

Ugo Perego, PhD, MSc

Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments 9/11/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Research Latin America Genealogical Resources on the Internet 9/18/2019

Daniel Horowitz

MyHeritage ADN : les fonctionnalités avancées (French) 9/23/2019

Marie Cappart

Unlocking English & Welsh Civil Registration Records 9/24/2019

Mike Mansfield

Ahnenforschung für Beginner (German) 9/25/2019

Andrea Bentschneider

Meaningful Tables and Graphs for Correlation in Family History 9/25/2019

Ruth Wilson Craig, CG

The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro! 9/27/2019

Melissa Barker

The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

Helen Smith

Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest 12/3/2019

Paul Milner

Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders 12/17/2019

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

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MyHeritage LIVE to be live streamed! Begins this Saturday

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Great news! All 25 classes from this weekend's 2-day MyHeritage LIVE conference in Amsterdam will be live-streamed. You'll miss out on the canal tours, live entertainment, yummy meals and mingling with other genealogists, but you'll get to learn from the likes of Leah Larkin, Blaine Bettinger, Gilad Japhet, Roberta Estes, Cyndi Ingle, Yvette Hoitink, Lisa Alzo, James Tanner, Geoff Rasmussen and others from the comfort of your home.

The live stream will be available on the MyHeritage LIVE website and on the MyHeritage Facebook page, so please tune in from 9:00 a.m. Amsterdam time on September 7th. If you need help calculating the time difference to your local time zone, you can use https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/.

Make sure to visit the conference website to see the full schedule.


Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research - free webinar by Paul Milner now online for limited time

Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research - free webinar by Paul Milner now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar, "Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research” by Paul Milner is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Learn what maps, gazetteers and directories are available for researching your ancestors in the British Isles. Learn from examples how to make good use of these tools to find where your ancestors are, what they did, when, where, and why they may have moved.
 
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 30 minute recording of "Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. 

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  • 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

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Combining DNA and Traditional Research - In-Depth Case Studies 9/4/2019

Michelle Leonard

Reasonably Exhaustive Research: The First Criteria for Genealogical Proof 9/6/2019

Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

Finding Immigrants Who ‘Disappeared’: A Research Approach Based on Recognizing and Challenging Assumptions 9/6/2019

Martha Garrett, PhD, CG

Share and Share Alike: The Rules of Genealogical Privacy 9/6/2019

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Details of New and Modified DNA-Related Standards 9/6/2019

Karen Stanbary, CG

How to Write a Case Study that Meets the New Standards for DNA: As Codified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists 9/6/2019

Melinda Henningfield, CG

Reconstructing an Entrepreneurial Woman’s Life: From Family Intrigue to Water Rents 9/6/2019

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

TRIBAL QUEST: The Latest Expedition 9/10/2019

Golan Levi

MyHeritagen mätsäysteknologiat; Record Match- ja Smart... (Finnish) 9/10/2019

Juha Vuorela

Come espandere la propria genealogia con il DNA (Italian) 9/11/2019

Ugo Perego, PhD, MSc

Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments 9/11/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Research Latin America Genealogical Resources on the Internet 9/18/2019

Daniel Horowitz

MyHeritage ADN : les fonctionnalités avancées (French) 9/23/2019

Marie Cappart

Unlocking English & Welsh Civil Registration Records 9/24/2019

Mike Mansfield

Ahnenforschung für Beginner (German) 9/25/2019

Andrea Bentschneider

Meaningful Tables and Graphs for Correlation in Family History 9/25/2019

Ruth Wilson Craig, CG

The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro! 9/27/2019

Melissa Barker

The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

Helen Smith

Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest 12/3/2019

Paul Milner

Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders 12/17/2019

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

Print the 2019 webinar brochure here.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday - Combining DNA and Traditional Research: In-Depth Case Studies by Michelle Leonard

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DNA testing has exploded onto the genealogy scene in recent years and is now one of the most important tools available to advance family tree research. In order to successfully use DNA testing for genealogy, however, it's essential to combine it with traditional research. This presentation will concentrate on several in-depth case studies that demonstrate what can be achieved when you combine long-established research methods with DNA test results. These case studies will cover verification of family tree lines, the breaking of brick walls, the testing of hypotheses and the solving of hitherto unfathomable mysteries.
 
Join us and Michelle Leonard for the live webinar Wednesday, September 4 at 2pm eastern U.S. 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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MichelleLeonard-144x144Michelle Leonard is a Scottish professional genealogist, genetic genealogist, freelance researcher, speaker, author and historian. She runs her own genealogy business, Genes & Genealogy, and specialises in DNA Detective work solving adoption and all manner of unknown ancestor mysteries with the use of DNA testing. She also undertakes traditional family history research, living relative tracing, historical and television research, creating bespoke family history books. article and blog writing, tutoring, lecturing, webinars and speaking engagements. She is a regular speaker at major genealogy events such as Who Do You Think You Are? Live and Back To Our Past and is a co-author of "Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide For Family Historians" to be released in summer 2019.

Additionally Michelle is the official genetic genealogist of ancestryhour.co.uk and is one of the hosts of the hour itself: #AncestryHour takes place on Twitter each Tuesday evening from 7-8pm GMT and Michelle is usually on hand to answer any #DNA queries that arise. She also spent several years working on the ground-breaking Fromelles Genealogy Project tracking down appropriate DNA donors to identify WWI soldiers buried in a mass grave in France and served as the Genealogical Consultant on the official Fromelles documentary. She regularly works on new historic soldier cases when battlefield remains are found and DNA testing is conducted.

Michelle holds an M.A. in English and Modern History from the University of St Andrews and a PgCert in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Scottish Genealogy Network (SGN), the Society of Genealogists (SOG) and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG). You can find out more about Michelle on her Genes & Genealogy Facebook page and you can follow her on Twitter.

Add it to your Google Calendar

With our Google Calendar button, you will never forget our upcoming webinars. Simply click the button to add it to your calendar. You can then optionally embed the webinar events (and even turn them on and off) into your own personal calendar. If you have already added the calendar, you do not have to do it again - the new webinar events will automatically appear.

Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.com.
  6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  7. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!