Register for Webinar Wednesday: On the Record Trail of My LDS Immigrant Ancestor by Sunny Morton

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Explore unique and fascinating historical records about members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons or LDS) in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Using research on her own ancestor, Sunny Morton will share examples of–and tips for finding–congregational membership records; group immigration resources; missionary diaries; ward minutes, and local histories of areas settled by LDS pioneers.

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SunnyMorton-144x144Sunny Morton is a popular lecturer for the global genealogy community. She's a Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine and the author of hundreds of articles and blog posts, as well as the brand new book How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, co-authored with Harold Henderson; Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy, and the quick reference guide, "Genealogy Giants: Comparing the 4 Major Websites," She is an official FamilySearch blogger and past Contributing Editor at Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems Podcast.

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Turning Dry Facts into Exciting Narrative - free webinar by Carol Baxter now online for limited time

Turning Dry Facts into Exciting Narrative - free webinar by Carol Baxter now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Carol Baxter, "Turning Dry Facts into Exciting Narrative" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The literary world condemns most family histories as ‘fact-driven and tedious’ because they are usually little more than prose timelines. Yet the phrase ‘family history’ communicates the three ingredients needed to produce a piece of prose that is interesting to read: ‘family’ (the facts about the family), ‘history’ (the historical context) and ‘story’. This seminar focuses on the first two ingredients and shows how we can weave our facts together in such a way that the reader is keen to keep on reading.

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Webinar Weekends in July—Back to Basics

Webinar Weekends—Back to Basics

In July, we are taking you back to basics with two webinar weekends:

  • Foundations in DNA (5 full-length classes by Blaine Bettinger)
  • Family History: Getting Started (12 mini classes by Cheri Hudson Passey)

Whether you are new to DNA or genealogy, or would benefit from a refresher, both courses are designed to get you started in the right direction or will fill in the gaps in your knowledge.

Foundations in DNA (unlocked members-only content, July 10-12)

  • Genealogy and DNA
  • DNA Overview
  • Y-DNA
  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • Autosomal DNA

Getting Started in Family History (new AND unlocked members-only content, July 24-26)

  1. Home Sources
  2. Forms
  3. Family Stories
  4. Documents
  5. Vital Records
  6. Census Records
  7. Cemetery & Church Records (brand new!)
  8. Online Research: Finding Family on the Internet (brand new!)
  9. Researching on Location: It's Not All Online (brand new!)
  10. Research Plans and Logs (brand new!)
  11. Staying Organized - Your Secret Weapon (brand new!)
  12. Avoiding Mistakes: Common Stumbling Blocks (brand new!)

How to access

Visit www.familytreewebinars.com/beginners beginning both July 10 and July 24. The scheduled classes will be unlocked and free to the public each weekend. All classes are always available to webinar members. Click here for information about membership.


Register for Webinar Wednesday: Turning dry facts into exciting narrative by Carol Baxter

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The literary world condemns most family histories as ‘fact-driven and tedious’ because they are usually little more than prose timelines. Yet the phrase ‘family history’ communicates the three ingredients needed to produce a piece of prose that is interesting to read: ‘family’ (the facts about the family), ‘history’ (the historical context) and ‘story’. This seminar focuses on the first two ingredients and shows how we can weave our facts together in such a way that the reader is keen to keep on reading.

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About the presenter

CarolBaxter-144x144Carol Baxter is an experienced and informed historian and genealogist, an internationally-acclaimed, award-winning author and a dynamic, inspirational presenter.
 
Carol has been a genealogist for four decades having first become interested in family history research while still at school. Her career as a professional genealogist began when she was appointed Project Officer of the Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record (ABGR). In that role she edited six volumes of early New South Wales muster returns (similar to census returns) and later the convict indents for 1788-1812. She edited many other record series when she became General Editor of the ABGR’s new incarnation, the Biographical Database of Australia. She is a Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists and an adjunct lecturer at the University of New England.
 
Her career took a different turn in 2004 when she began writing ‘popular history’ and she had her first manuscript picked up by the first publisher she approached within a few weeks of submission. She is now the author of six ‘true-crime thrillers’ of which ‘An Irresistible Temptation’ (2006), ‘Breaking the Bank’ (2008), ‘Captain Thunderbolt and his Lady’ (2011) and ‘Black Widow’ (2015) were published by Allen & Unwin to critical acclaim. Both Breaking the Bank and Thunderbolt received first prize in writing competitions while Thunderbolt is being made into a feature film. Another of her books is being turned into a computer game. In 2013, Britain’s Oneworld published ‘The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable with ‘The Times’ (London) writing that it is ‘as lively and readable as a crime novel’ while Britain’s ‘Independent’ praised it as ‘totally irresistible’. Allen & Unwin also published ‘The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller’ (2017). Ross Fitzgerald, Emeritus Professor of History and Politics, wrote in ‘The Australian’ newspaper: ‘this spellbinding tale of an extraordinary woman is one of the best books I have read in years’. Mrs Miller is being turned into a big budget six-part TV series by the producers of the Academy Award nominated film Lion.
 
‘How to’ genealogy books are among Carol’s other works. She published ‘Writing Interesting Family Histories’ in 2009 and produced a third updated edition in 2016 along with a companion volume ‘Writing and Publishing Gripping Family Histories’. She is keen to help researchers ensure that their evidence is accurate (having encountered much historical research that is inaccurate) so she published ‘Help! Historical and Genealogical Truth: How do I separate fact from fiction?’ in 2016. Her passion for surnames and given names and the knowledge she has acquired by virtue of her linguistics degree and her years working as a transcriber led her to write ‘Help: Why can’t I find my ancestor’s surname?’ (2014) and ‘The Madness of Mac Surnames’, published by Unlock the Past in 2018. A series of handy guides on English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh given names is being published by Unlock the Past in 2019. Unlock the Past also published her lively and humorous pre-beginners guide ‘To Trace or Not to Trace: a family history overview for the curious’ (2018).
 
Carol is the author of the History Detective newsletter, a free email newsletter with tips on history, researching, writing and publishing along with information about her forthcoming publications (including pre-publication discount offers). You can subscribe to the newsletter and find out more about Carol and her books via her website: www.carolbaxter.com.
 
Carol is also a sought-after speaker. She has been a presenter at four Unlock the Past genealogical conferences on international cruise ships, teaching researching and writing skills to family historians. She is also an enrichment speaker telling her true tales of murder, mystery and mayhem on international cruise ships. She recently told Mrs Miller’s tale as a three-part mini-series on the Crystal Serenity from Los Angeles to Auckland and is booked to speak on more cruises. In all of her books and talks, her aim is to educate and to entertain her readers or audiences.
 
For further information: see www.carolbaxter.com

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, July 08, 2020 at:

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Finding a Father for Molly - Using DNA - free webinar by Jill Morelli, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Jill Morelli, CG, "Finding a Father for Molly - Using DNA" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Oral tradition told the story; DNA identified the father. The case study illustrates using matches on Ancestry and GEDmatch to narrow the number of candidates, developing and implementing a targeted testing plan, hypothesis development and using documentary evidence to support the conclusion---while complying with genetic standards. The use of the X-match, not often employed is utilized as well. It’s a simple case to illustrate basic principles without jargon.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 13 minute recording of "Finding a Father for Molly - Using DNA" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,304 classes, 1,539 hours of genealogy education)
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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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Top 10 genealogy webinars - June 2020

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for June 2020! 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-1,303 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of June 2020.  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 June 2020

1. 'What are the Odds?' An online tool that can help solve DNA puzzles by Jonny Perl

2. Genealogical Treasures in Irish Archives by David Ouimette, CG

3. Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1840 by D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS

4. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl

5. How MyHeritage Enhances your Photos for Genealogical Research by Tal Erlichman

6. Så jobbar du med triangulering (Swedish) by Peter Sjölund

7. Finding Your 18th Century Ancestors in England by Paul Milner

8. Utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library for Family History Research by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

9. Metadata for Digital Images by Thomas MacEntee

10. Using DNA to Answer Real Research Questions: Three Case Studies by Gail Blankenau

The Runner-Ups

11. MyHeritage's Photo Enhancer (TechZone) by Geoff Rasmussen

12. Why did the Welsh leave Wales? by Penny Walters

13. Organize Your Bookmarks in Google Chrome (TechZone) by Lisa Lisson

14. Finding Your 19th Century Ancestors in England by Paul Milner

15. The Second Middle Passage: Following the DNA Trails by Melvin Collier

16. Your DNA questions answered live with Diahan by Diahan Southard

17. Mistrust Transcriptions: And Here's Why by Dr. Bruce Durie

18. Find Records Faster with FamilySearch Clickable Maps (TechZone) by Lisa Alzo

19. Sources for Landed and Titled People in England and Wales by Paul Milner

20. African American Genealogy Challenges: What You Need to Know! by Shelley Viola Murphy

Access to classes in the Legacy Family Tree Webinar library are available with an webinar membership. Not a member? Become one! Or watch one of our free classes here.


Register for Webinar Wednesday: Finding a Father for Molly - Using DNA by Jill Morelli, CG

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Oral tradition told the story; DNA identified the father. The case study illustrates using matches on Ancestry and GEDmatch to narrow the number of candidates, developing and implementing a targeted testing plan, hypothesis development and using documentary evidence to support the conclusion---while complying with genetic standards. The use of the X-match, not often employed is utilized as well. It’s a simple case to illustrate basic principles without jargon.

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About the presenter

Jill MorelliJill Morelli, CG is a "Roots" genealogist, becoming interested in family history in the 1970's with the Alex Haley show. At that time, she just collected "stuff." After a hiatus during which she had a family and volunteered in her community, Jill came back to genealogy with a vengeance in February 2002 and a total commitment to "doing it right." She attended conferences, institutes and read articles that would improve her skills as a genealogist. Jill started lecturing on genealogy topics in 2013; however, her background includes extensive lecturing associated with her vocation of architecture to large (300+) and small groups for 40+ years. Jill is a lecturer, writer and professional genealogist and has a blog at http://genealogycertification.wordpress.com about her experiences of being "on the clock," house histories and other topics of interest.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, Jul1 01, 2020 at:

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We look forward to seeing you all there!


The 1939 Register for Family Historians - free webinar by Fiona Brooker now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Fiona Brooker, "The 1939 Register for Family Historians" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Following on from the declaration of War, on September 29th 1939, the details of the population of Great Britain and Northern Ireland were recorded and identity cards were issued. Findmypast has now published the registers for England and Wales. This talk will look at searching the 1939 Register and what to do with the information you find.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 59 minute recording of "The 1939 Register for Family Historians" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,302 classes, 1,538 hours of genealogy education)
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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 Down Under webinar: The 1939 Register for Family Historians by Fiona Brooker

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Following on from the declaration of War, on September 29th 1939, the details of the population of Great Britain and Northern Ireland were recorded and identity cards were issued. Findmypast has now published the registers for England and Wales. This talk will look at searching the 1939 Register and what to do with the information you find.

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About the presenter

FionaBrooker-144x144Fiona Brooker is a professional genealogist (Memories In Time) who has been actively researching her family history for over 30 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. Fiona has served as both President and Treasurer of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG). She is currently part of a ProGen study group.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at:

  • 10pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 9pm Central
  • 8pm Mountain
  • 7pm Pacific

which, in Sydney, is Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at:

  • 12pm

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  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library for Family History Research - free webinar by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, "Utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library for Family History Research" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

This robust digital repository, underutilized by many genealogists, is packed with digitized publications from academic and research institutions that are relevant to your family history. This lecture walks you through HathiTrust’s discovery and access tools, showcases U.S. and international collections that are particularly relevant to genealogists, and demonstrates search strategies to help you find those valuable sources.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 27 minute recording of "Utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library for Family History Research" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,291 classes, 1,531 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,134 pages)
  • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
  • 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
  • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

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