Register for Webinar Wednesday: Documenting Families or Communities Lost in the Holocaust by Bullets by Ellen Kowitt

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English speakers can now learn details about what happened to relatives or a community in the Holocaust by Bullets. Review documentation from this important era including access to Russian Extraordinary Commission files; German Einsatzgruppen Reports; Yahad-In Unum eyewitness video; USC Shoah Foundation and other recorded survivor testimonies; Yizkor Books; Yad Vashem; USHMM; Center for Holocaust Studies in Ukraine; National Library of Israel; local community resources; and more.
 
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EllenKowitt-144x144Ellen Kowitt is National Vice Chair of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Jewish Task Force and member of the Lineage Committee Specialty Research Team. She serves as Director of JewishGen's US Research Division, is a former Director-at-Large of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, and is currently participating in ProGen Cohort #46.

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Top 10 genealogy webinars — November 2021

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for November 2021! 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-1,653 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of November 2021.  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 November 2021

1. Navigating Your Way Through FamilySearch by Cyndi Ingle

2. Investigative Genetic Genealogy – the Use of DNA for Law Enforcement by Diahan Southard

3. Building Family Trees for Your DNA Matches by Mary Eberle, JD

4. Tech with Thomas by Thomas MacEntee

5. Planning Research by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG

6. Comparing the Genealogy Giants 2021: Ancestry FamilySearch Findmypast and MyHeritage by Sunny Morton

7. Context: A Powerful Tool for Problem Solving (a 2021 Reisinger Lecture) by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

8. Uncovering the lives of your London (England) ancestors by Cathie Sherwood

9. Reeling 'Em in with Cousin Bait—10 Ways to Connect with Family by Cheri Hudson Passey

10. My 20 Year Mystery – Finding family origins with Y-DNA by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG

The Runner-Ups

11. Organize Your Digital Files in 3 Easy Steps (TechZone) by Diane Boumenot

12. My ancestors were Irish – or were they? by Natalie Bodle

13. Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada by Christine Woodcock

14. What am I missing? Recognizing Research Holes in Available Sources (a 2021 Reisinger Lecture) by Patti Lee Hobbs, CG

15. An overview of the massive new record collection from France by Elisabeth Zetland

16. Using Mind Mapping as a Visual Research Plan (a 2021 Reisinger Lecture) by Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, CG, CGL

17. The Two Colonial Georgias by Larry W. Thomas

18. Preserving Your Ancestor's Textiles and Handmade Treasures by Melissa Barker

19. Say Amen: Going to Church with the Master – Finding the Mother Church by Char McCargo Bah

20. Finding the Elusive Maiden Name by Ann Lawthers

The 2nd Runner-Ups

21. Investigate the Neighborhood to Advance Your Research (a 2021 Reisinger Lecture) by Melinda Henningfield, CG, CGL

22. Inferred Mapping Explained by Michelle Leonard

23. Court Records for People of Color Family History Research by Nicka Smith

24. Sources and Citations Made Simple Standard and Powerful by Geoff Rasmussen

25. More Than Just Names: Advanced US Census Research by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

26. Seven Immigration Methodologies with Case Studies Across the Centuries (a 2021 Reisinger Lecture) by David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL

27. How to Use the "Connected DNA Matches" Tool to Link DNA Matches to Your Family Tree (TechZone) by Michelle Leonard

28. Maintaining an Organized Computer by Cyndi Ingle

29. Using Zotero to Organize and Annotate Your Family History Research by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

30. Getting the Most out of the Irish Census by Natalie Bodle

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Genealogy a la carte – Using Australian historical maps in your research - free webinar by Benjamin Hollister now online for limited time

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The recording of today's Down Under webinar by Benjamin Hollister, "Genealogy a la carte – Using Australian historical maps in your research" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

There is an abundance of Australian maps available online that help depict your family’s places of importance – and even more available in libraries and archives around the country.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour and 14 minute recording of "Genealogy a la carte – Using Australian historical maps in your 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)
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Register for Down Under webinar: Genealogy a la carte – Using Australian historical maps in your research by Benjamin Hollister

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There is an abundance of Australian maps available online that help depict your family’s places of importance – and even more available in libraries and archives around the country.
 
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BenHollister-144x144Ben Hollister has been a professional genealogist since 2007, and a historical researcher since 1997. He currently owns and operates History Helper, a historical research business focussing on German-Australian and Australian indigenous research, and as well as offering a variety of support services to historical researchers.

Ben was the co-convenor of the Germanic & Continental European SIG of Genealogy SA from 2014 – 2019, founded the German-Australian Genealogy and History Alliance, a network of societies, archives and researchers, and served as Executive Officer, and was a director of the Association of Professional Genealogists from 2016-2020.

Ben is a Certified Professional with the Australian Library and Information Association and holds tertiary qualifications in information management, educational management, and applied history and speaks and teaches regularly about history and genealogy at a state, national and international level.

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Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada - free webinar by Christine Woodcock now online for limited time

Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada - free webinar by Christine Woodcock now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Christine Woodcock, "Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Scots began coming to Canada in the mid 1600s, first as entrepreneurs – men on the make, and then as a means to an end – ways to enjoy a better life and to have the opportunity to own their own land. Others were sent to Canada in hopes of them having a better life than the one they left behind. In this presentation, we will cover Merchants to NFLD, HBC, Highland Scots to PEI and Nova Scotia, Selkirk Settlers, Huron Tract, CN/Northwest Settlements, British Home Children, Farm Boys, and various Settlement Schemes.

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Register for Friday's webinar: Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada by Christine Woodcock

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Scots began coming to Canada in the mid 1600s, first as entrepreneurs – men on the make, and then as a means to an end – ways to enjoy a better life and to have the opportunity to own their own land. Others were sent to Canada in hopes of them having a better life than the one they left behind. In this presentation, we will cover Merchants to NFLD, HBC, Highland Scots to PEI and Nova Scotia, Selkirk Settlers, Huron Tract, CN/Northwest Settlements, British Home Children, Farm Boys, and various Settlement Schemes.
 
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ChristineWoodcock-144x144Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator with an expertise in the Scottish records. She began researching her family history following the death of her mother and grandmother who were the storytellers of the family. Christine's mother was one of 21 children and although Christine and her parents emigrated to Canada when Christine was quite young, she grew up immersed in Scottish culture. When speaking to groups and societies about Scottish research, Christine recognized that a large percentage of the Scots Diaspora had never been to Scotland. To allow researchers the opportunity to research the records in their ancestral homeland, Christine began her business, Genealogy Tours of Scotland. Christine started the Scottish ViC in 2018, the only virtual conference dedicated to Scottish research, enlisting the assistance of her colleagues in Scotland. When not organizing genealogy research tours to Scotland, Christine lectures on Scottish genealogy, hosts webinars, authors blogs and articles. She is the webinar coordinator for the ISBGFH and has begun organizing their Virtual Institute. Christine is the editor for British Connections, a quarterly newsletter for the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. She authored Moorshead Magazine's Special, "Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry" Issue which was published in May 2017 and was a co-author for their Heritage Travel issue, released in September 2017. She is a frequent contributor to ‘Internet Genealogy’ and ‘Your Family History’ and their sister magazine ‘History Magazine’ Christine has also been published in History Scotland magazine.

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Reeling ‘Em in with Cousin Bait—10 Ways to Connect with Family - free webinar by Cheri Hudson Passey now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Cheri Hudson Passey, "Reeling ‘Em in with Cousin Bait—10 Ways to Connect with Family" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Cousin Bait helps connect with others who may have information about your family. Learn the best ways to share so others can find you.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour and 16 minute recording of "Reeling ‘Em in with Cousin Bait—10 Ways to Connect with Family" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Reeling ‘Em in with Cousin Bait—10 Ways to Connect with Family by Cheri Hudson Passey

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Cousin Bait helps connect with others who may have information about your family. Learn the best ways to share so others can find you.
 
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CheriPassey-144x144Cheri Hudson Passey is a Professional Genealogist, Instructor, Writer, and Speaker and the owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC. Cheri is the host of the genealogy chat show GenFriends and is a genealogical researcher, subcontracted by Eagle Investigative Services, Inc., for the US Army Past Conflict Repatriations Branch.

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Planning Research - free webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG, "Planning Research" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Genealogical proof requires the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research. The thorough research required by the Genealogical Proof Standard should not be undertaken in a haphazard manner. This webinar provides useful tips on developing an effective research plan, including the importance of crafting a focused research question and prioritizing potentially relevant sources.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour and 13 minute recording of "Planning 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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Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar: Planning Research by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG

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Genealogical proof requires the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research. The thorough research required by the Genealogical Proof Standard should not be undertaken in a haphazard manner. This webinar provides useful tips on developing an effective research plan, including the importance of crafting a focused research question and prioritizing potentially relevant sources.
 
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LaBrendaGarrettNelson-160-154-2019LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson was elected as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) in 2016 and currently serves as President. She was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in October 2021. She enjoyed a 35-year career as a tax lawyer before her 2013 retirement as a partner from the big four accounting firm of EY. She is most proud of her service on the staff of the bipartisan, bicameral, Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress where she helped to craft the historical Tax Reform Act of 1986. LaBrenda is now a full-time genealogist focused on teaching and writing. Her research centers on African American families that survived American slavery, primarily in the Carolinas. LaBrenda has published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, among other publications, and in 2016 she published a guide for researching African Americans in her home county in South Carolina, a book that was hailed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s long-running genealogy column as an important model for all counties of South Carolina and other states. LaBrenda earned a BA from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and both a Law degree and a Master of Laws degree from New York University. LaBrenda is the Registrar General for the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage, a national lineage society that honors ancestors who were enslaved in the United States before 1870. She completed ProGen 13 and served as the mentor of ProGen 37. LaBrenda was the SLIG Course Coordinator for the inaugural African American track, and is also on the faculty the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh, the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.

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