Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Webinar: 10 Must-Have MyHeritage Databases by Gena Philibert-Ortega

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Looking for an ancestor? MyHeritage has many research options. However, there are 10 that are must-haves for any researcher. Join me as we explore what databases you need to know about and how to research them so you can find that ancestor.
 
Join us, MyHeritage, and Gena Philibert-Ortega for the live webinar Tuesday, January 14, at 2pm eastern U.S. 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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About the presenter

GenaOrtega-144x144Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master's degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women's studies, and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is the author of the books, From The Family Kitchen (F + WMedia, 2012), Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) and Putting the Pieces Together. Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association's journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include women's social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women's lives using material artifacts. Gena Philibert-Ortega is the author of IDG's monthly column, Remember the Ladies: Researching Your Female Ancestor. 

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New TechZone Video - The Best Built-in Windows 10 Storage Hack by Marian Pierre-Louis

New TechZone Video - The Best Built-in Windows 10 Storage Hack by Marian Pierre-Louis

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new short ten minute or less new TechZone video just for them! This Friday enjoy "The Best Built-in Windows 10 Storage Hack" by Marian Pierre-Louis. 

The Best Built-in Windows 10 Storage Hack

Learn how to use the built-in Windows 10 Storage Manager to determine how much space is being used on your computer and by what programs.

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Marian Pierre-LouisMarian Pierre-Louis is a genealogy professional who specializes in educational outreach through webinars, internet broadcasts and video. Her areas of expertise include house history research, southern New England research and solving brick walls. Since the rise in interest of genetic genealogy Marian has become addicted to using dna to help solve genealogy mysteries. Marian produced and hosted 100 episodes of Fieldstone Common, a history podcast, and 50 episodes of The Genealogy Professional podcast. Both of which are still available online. Marian is the Online Education Producer for Legacy Family Tree Webinars where she produces online genealogy education classes. Once a month you'll find her as the evening host of Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

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Mistakes I Have Made: Confessions of a Repentant Genealogist - free webinar by Cheri Passey now online for limited time

Mistakes I Have Made: Confessions of a Repentant Genealogist - free webinar by Cheri Passey

The recording of today's webinar by Cheri Hudson Passey, "Mistakes I Have Made: Confessions of a Repentant Genealogist” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Let's face it. We all make mistakes when we are doing something new. True confessions: as a beginning and not-so-beginning genealogist, I made them all. Still do if I am not careful. “Mistakes I Have Made: Confessions of a Repentant Genealogist” shares examples of the most common genealogy errors with examples from my own experiences. Learn what NOT to do and how to avoid making these mistakes with your research.
 
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Not Everything Is Found By Searching For a Name

Names

Name, date, place. That’s the way we learn to search websites for our ancestors. But is that always the best way?

If you’ve watched my Legacy Webinars you probably know that the answer to that question is no. Sometimes searching by a keyword is the best way to search. While the majority of content found on a genealogy website is found using a name, not all of the databases are indexed or searchable that way. Sometimes the content has to do with a place or event, for example image collections. There are other research techniques to help you  find what you need.

Here's one great example of why you need to expand your search beyond a name, date, and place.  

Browsing ArchiveGrid

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The other day I was looking at FamilySearch materials on ArchiveGrid. To do this,  I went to ArchiveGrid  and I clicked on Utah>FamilySearch-Family History Library. That presented me with a list of over 600 archival items held by FamilySearch. Now, you know that FamilySearch is not an archive, it’s a library. These items are manuscript items that were digitized and can be found in the FamilySearch Digital Library. One of the items that caught my eye was the birth register kept by Esther Sessions  (Esther Jane Tolman Sessions). Just looking at the title I knew this was most likely the record of a midwife and would include information that we family historians crave: names and dates.

Esther Sessions’ Birth Register

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What’s found and not found in the register is  interesting. The first page of the register documents a death, not a birth. The single entry documents the death of a 3-month-old infant of what appears to be “La grippe” or the flu. While the top of the page says January 1901, the day of death on this entry is 17 March 1901. But what a great entry it is; we learn this baby’s name, age, race, and residence. An important record for a state [Utah] that didn’t mandate vital record registration until 1905.

The remaining pages of this register reflect the ledger’s title - registers of birth. However, they do not include the name of the babies they document. Instead there is the birth date, sex, race, color, parent’s names (but not mother’s maiden name), and residence. In some cases there is a notation with a number of months by the city of residence, perhaps indicating the length of residence but that would need to be explored further. If this register was indexed, it would be searchable by the parent’s name, not the child’s which is something to remember when we encounter a brick wall searching one specific person.

Example page 3 of 22

Esther ends her ledger by stating “I haven’t recorded any babies delivered by me that have arrived before the Dr has arrived.” It appears she has written the date “Nov 1854” before that statement which most likely is an error since she herself was born after that date but she died in 1957, so perhaps she meant Nov 1954.

Subject headings

Now one last point. I found this by just being curious and reading through the list of manuscripts owned by FamilySearch, as found on ArchiveGrid. If I had known about Esther, I could have found her birth registers by searching on the keywords “Esther Sessions” on the FamilySearch Catalog. In addition, as I look through this register it’s important to check the subject headings. If I click on those, I can find even more related works that could help me in my research.

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There’s More to Research than Searching by Name

The lesson here? Go beyond that name search. Explore by conducting a Place Search, use Subject Headings to find additional materials. Be curious, and browse through collections for a library or archive of interest. There are wonderful sources out there but you have to go beyond that name date, and place search.

 

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.


Tuesday's Tips - Options and Toolbars (Beginner)

TT - Options and Toolbars

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

Options and Toolbars (Beginner)

Here is a quick list of all of the individual posts in the Options series and the Toolbars series.

Customize Legacy
Options: General Settings
Options: Data Entry
Options: Data Format
Options: Data Defaults
Options: Dates
Options: Locations
Options: Sources
Options: View
Options: Colors
Options: Fonts
Options: Launch
Options: Other Settings
Options: Message Boxes

System Toolbar
File Toolbar
Edit Toolbar
Add Toolbar
View Toolbar
Reports Toolbar
Tools Toolbar
Search Toolbar
Internet Toolbar
My Toolbar
Quick Access Toolbar
Help Toolbar
Design Menu
Three Custom Toolbars

 

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.

 

 


Register for Webinar Wednesday - Mistakes I Have Made: Confessions of a Repentant Genealogist by Cheri Hudson Passey

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Let's face it. We all make mistakes when we are doing something new. True confessions: as a beginning and not-so-beginning genealogist, I made them all. Still do if I am not careful. “Mistakes I Have Made: Confessions of a Repentant Genealogist” shares examples of the most common genealogy errors with examples from my own experiences. Learn what NOT to do and how to avoid making these mistakes with your research.
 
Join us and Cheri Hudson Passey for the live webinar Wednesday, January 8, at 8pm eastern U.S. 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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CheriPassey-144x144Cheri Hudson Passey is a Professional Genealogist, Instructor, Writer, and Speaker. She is the owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC which provides research services as well as instruction and coaching through her Genealogy 1-on-1 classes. She is a graduate of ProGen 25. Cheri writes the Modus Operandi column for Going In-Depth Magazine and is the host of the weekly genealogy chat show GenFriends.She also is an instructor with The In-depth Genealogist Academy. Cheri enjoys volunteering and serving the genealogy community. She is a former President of The Grand Strand Genealogy Club and currently serves as Program Chair. She also volunteers on committees for the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

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New TechZone Video - The Chatbooks App: What is it? by Amie Bowser Tennant

This Friday marks the first weekly release to Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers of the new TechZone video series. Each week Legacy will release a short ten minute or less  new bonus video just for them! This Friday enjoy "The Chatbooks App: What is it?" by Amie Bowser Tennant. 

The Chatbooks App: What is it?

Have you tried the Chatbooks app? Learn how this app can help you make quick and easy items to share photos with your family and beyond.

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About the Presenter


Amie Bowser TennantAmie Bowser Tennant has been passionate about genealogy and family history for the last 17 years. She was awarded the NGS Home Study Scholarship in 2011 and is currently "on the clock" for national certification. She has been very involved in the genealogical community over the years as she served as Recording Secretary for Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society [Miami, Ohio]; newsletter editor for Miami Meanderings; Lead Content Specialist at RootsBid.com; and a content creator for Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems. Today, Amie is The Genealogy Reporter teaching and reporting in the field of genealogy. Follow her blog at www.TheGenealogyReporter.com.

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Top 10 genealogy webinars of all time

Top10Heading into the 10th year of our webinar series, we're taking a look back to see which webinars have been the most popular of all time. But first, a few stats:

  • 1,129 classes
  • 10 languages
  • 256 Presenters
  • Presenters from 20 countries
  • 4,657 syllabus pages
  • 117 classes on DNA
  • 73 classes by the Board for Certification of Genealogists
  • 26 classes on Google
  • 227 classes on methodology and skills
  • 11 classes on organization
  • 116 classes on technology
  • 41 TechZone videos
  • 32 classes on writing and publishing
  • 429 BONUS (were never broadcast live) members-only classes

Top 10 Webinars (non-free)

  1. Get Organized Using the FamilyRoots Organizer Color-Coding System by Mary Hill
  2. Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage 2019 edition by Sunny Morton
  3. Case Studies in Gray: Identifying Shared Ancestries Through DNA and Genealogy by Nicka Smith
  4. Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files by Denise May Levenick
  5. Reasonably Exhaustive Research: The First Criteria for Genealogical Proof by Elizabeth Shown Mills
  6. A Month's Worth of Must-Have Tech Tips To Start Using Today by Gena Philibert-Ortega
  7. Reconstructing Your Genetic Family Tree by Blaine Bettinger, PhD., J.D.
  8. Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs, and To Do Lists: FamilySearch, Research Wiki, and Legacy Family Tree by Geoff Rasmussen
  9. My Genealogy DO-Over - A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes by Thomas MacEntee
  10. Foundations in DNA 1 of 5: Genealogy and DNA by Blaine Bettinger, PhD., J.D.

Top 10 DNA Webinars

  1. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl
  2. Case Studies in Gray: Identifying Shared Ancestries Through DNA and Genealogy by Nicka Smith
  3. Visualizing Ancestral Lines with DNA AutoClusters by Ran Snir
  4. Reconstructing Your Genetic Family Tree by Blaine Bettinger, PhD., J.D.
  5. Foundations in DNA 1 of 5: Genealogy and DNA by Blaine Bettinger, PhD., J.D.
  6. Combining DNA and Traditional Research - In-Depth Case Studies by Michelle Leonard
  7. Exploring AncestryDNA's New Genetic Communities by Blaine Bettinger, PhD., J.D.
  8. Understanding DNA Matching technology by Ran Snir
  9. Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy by Diahan Southard
  10. The Stories Behind the Segments by Blaine Bettinger, PhD., J.D.

Top Webinars by major countries

Top Webinars by Major Record Types

Top 10 BCG Webinars

  1. Reasonably Exhaustive Research: The First Criteria for Genealogical Proof by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL
  2. Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing by Harold Henderson, CG
  3. Transcribing Documents: There is More Than Meets the Eye! by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, CG, CGL
  4. Thinking About Becoming a Board-certified Genealogist? by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
  5. FAN + GPS + DNA: The Problem-Solver's Great Trifecta by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL
  6. Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking? by Jeanne Bloom, CG
  7. Kinship Determination: From Generation to Generation by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
  8. Writing Up Your Research by Michael J. Leclerc, CG
  9. The Five-story Fall: Correlating Indirect and Direct Evidence to Extend the Pedigree by Debra S. Mieszala, CG
  10. Are You My Grandpa? Men of the Same Name by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL

Top 10 Google Webinars

  1. Google Photos: one photo app to rule them all by Devin Ashby
  2. Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud by DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington
  3. You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools by Thomas MacEntee
  4. Using Google Earth for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke
  5. New and Must-Have Google Tips for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke
  6. Google Drive for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee
  7. Google Search Strategies for Common Surnames by Lisa Louise Cooke
  8. Organize Your Online Life by Lisa Louise Cooke
  9. Googling Around with Google and other Technology by Geoff Rasmussen
  10. Create a Free Google Earth Historic Map Collection for Your Research by Lisa Louise Cooke

Top 10 MyHeritage Webinars

  1. 7 Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries by Mike Mansfield
  2. Visualizing Ancestral Lines with DNA AutoClusters by Ran Snir
  3. Genealogy for Beginners: Start Your Online Family Tree by Daniel Horowitz
  4. Understanding DNA Matching technology by Ran Snir
  5. Everything you need to know about Genealogical Charts and Reports by Uri Gonen
  6. Hands-On with MyHeritage DNA by Geoff Rasmussen and Ran Snir
  7. Introducing the MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry Test by Ofer Karp
  8. Hidden content treasures you might have missed at MyHeritage by Mike Mansfield
  9. Special Appearance by the Founder and CEO of MyHeritage by Gilad Japhet
  10. Suggested Relationship Paths: An Inside Look at the Theory of Family Relativity by Ran Snir

Top 10 Legacy Family Tree software Webinars

  1. Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Powerful by Geoff Rasmussen
  2. Discover the new Legacy Family Tree 9
  3. Legacy Family Tree and FamilySearch Family Tree
  4. Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs, and To Do Lists
  5. Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Census Record
  6. Timelines and Chronologies - Secrets of Success
  7. Legacy Family Tree - Beyond the Basics
  8. What's New in Legacy Family Tree 8?
  9. Legacy Family Tree for Complete Beginners
  10. Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Death Certificate

Top 10 Free Webinars

  1. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl
  2. Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Powerful by Geoff Rasmussen
  3. Discover the new Legacy Family Tree 9 by Geoff Rasmussen
  4. Legacy Family Tree and FamilySearch Family Tree by Geoff Rasmussen
  5. 7 Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries at MyHeritage by Mike Mansfield
  6. Visualizing Ancestral Lines with DNA AutoClusters by Ran Snir
  7. Google Photos: one photo app to rule them all by Devin Ashby
  8. Genealogy for Beginners: Start Your Online Family Tree by Daniel Horowitz
  9. Microsoft Word Series - #1 Getting Started with Microsoft Word by Thomas MacEntee
  10. Find Your Immigrant Ancestors AND their Relatives in the New York Passenger Arrival Records by Mike Mansfield

There are many more lists we could create: top technology classes, top methodology classes, beginners, FamilySearch, organization, digital photos, software, technology, Watch Geoff Live, writing and publishing. If you're new to the webinar series, this should give you a good start.


The top 10 genealogy webinars of 2019

What a year it was for our webinar series! At the beginning of the year we promised to bring you 73 genealogy webinars. We miscalculated. We brought you 261 of them. 261 new ways to find your family history at FamilyTreeWebinars.com. We compiled the top 10 most-watched webinar recordings for you below.

Top 10 Overall

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Is your favorite among the top 10 in 2019?


Top 10 genealogy webinars - December 2019

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for December 2019! Are your favorite topics or instructors among the list? Need something new to learn? Use the list to get inspired!

Each month thousands of Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers head for the library to learn new skills and techniques to help improve their genealogy research. Among the now-1,129 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of December 2019.  They aren't necessarily the newest classes but rather the topics that were sought out by our members.

Have you seen any of these classes? Are these among your favorites too? Some of these classes (and topics) might be new to you! Get inspired to learn more and make your genealogy journey more fun!

The Top 10 for December 2019

1. Which Spot Does X Mark, Anyway? X-DNA Testing in Action by Debra Renard

2. How to trace your UK ancestry by Kirsty Gray

3. Discover the new Legacy Family Tree 9 by Geoff Rasmussen

4. Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

5. Grandma's Obituary Box: The Use of Obituaries in Genealogical Research and Their Role in American Culture by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG

6. 25 Uncommon Sources for Your Genealogy by Gena Philibert-Ortega

7. Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest by Paul Milner

8. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl

9. A Year in Review: New Records and Features in MyHeritage by Daniel Horowitz

10. Discovering Immigration Stories from Both Sides of the Pond by Lisa Alzo

The Runner-Ups

11. Dark as a Dungeon: Researching Mining Records by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

12. Virginia Road Orders: An Overlooked Genealogical Resource by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

13. I Received DNA Matches, Now What? by Daniel Horowitz

14. MyHeritage: les fonctionnalités à utiliser absolument (French) by Elisabeth Zetland

15. Quaker Migration in North America Prior to the American Revolution by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

16. Using Ethnic Newspapers and Publications in Your Genealogy Research by Lisa Alzo

17. A la Karte: Borders, Maps and Gazetteers for German Genealogists by James M. Beidler

18. Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 4): Adding Estate/Probate Records by Geoff Rasmussen

19. Letters, Ledgers, and Lodge Books: Finding Ancestors with Untapped Ethnic Resources by Lisa Alzo

20. Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files by Denise May Levenick

 

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