Treat Yourself to a Genealogy Conference this Saturday

Juneconference_1200x628Join us this Saturday at Legacy Family Tree Webinars for the next of our monthly online genealogy conferences in 2022. The theme for this Saturday is BMDs/Vital Records. Here’s the class lineup:



Sunny Morton

Born to be Filed: Delayed Birth Records in the U.S. (brand new!)

Gena Philibert-Ortega

50 Websites To Find Vital Records

Helen V. Smith

Civil Registration in Australia

Kathryn Lake Hogan

How to Find Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations in Canada

Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL

The Ties That Bond


About our online genealogy conferences

Each conference will include 5 pre-recorded classes (1 class is brand new, 4 classes are hand-selected and unlocked from the members-only webinar library).

How to Watch

The cost to attend is, well, zero. Viewing all five classes is free. There’s no registration necessary. Just visit and start learning. Even the syllabus is free for the day.

Get ready to find your ancestors!

New "Member Friday" Webinar - The Anatomy of BMD: What You Don’t Know About Vital Records by Gena Philibert-Ortega

New "Member Friday" Webinar - The Anatomy of BMD: What You Don’t Know About Vital Records by Gena Philibert-Ortega

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "The Anatomy of BMD: What You Don’t Know About Vital Records" by Gena Philibert-Ortega. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

The Anatomy of BMD: What You Don’t Know About Vital Records

Everyone knows about vital records, right? It’s one of the first record sets you look for in the hunt for your ancestors. But do you know everything about those records you seek? What do you do when no records exist? This presentation looks at the history of vital records in the United States, discusses analysis of those records, and vital record alternatives.

The Anatomy of BMD: What You Don’t Know About Vital Records



About the Presenter

Gena Philibert-OrtegaGena 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. 

See all the webinars by Gena Philibert-Ortega in the Legacy library.

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

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