Betty Jeans Story - Forensic Genealogy, DNA and Adoption - free webinar by Mags Gaulden now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Mags Gaulden, "Betty Jeans Story - Forensic Genealogy, DNA and Adoption"  is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Betty Jean was abandoned in Asheville, NC in 1927. All her life Betty Jean wanted to know who her parents were, but her search ended abruptly in the 1950s when she was shown her very empty files by a clerk at the courthouse. Until her cousin contacts her asking about some family papers. "You know I am adopted?" and the cousin answered, "you know, helping adoptees find their families is one thing my business does?" Follow along as we work the history, we find connections and ultimately find Betty Jean’s Family.
 
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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 6 minute recording of "‘Betty Jeans Story - Forensic Genealogy, DNA and Adoption" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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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 - March 2020

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for March 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-1,220 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of March 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 March 2020

1. 3 Genealogy DNA Case Studies and How I Solved Them by Roberta Estes

2. LucidChart and Other Tools for Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

3. Mining the Newspaper Databases on MyHeritage for Your Family History by Janice M. Sellers

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

5. One Step to Remove that Photograph Scratch (TechZone) by Geoff Rasmussen

6. Organizing Your DNA Results (updated!) by Diahan Southard

7. City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks by Mike Mansfield

8. Using Snagit for Genealogy Visual Storytelling and Instruction by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

9. Documents of Death by Helen Smith

10. Using Fold3.com to Your Advantage by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

The Runner-Ups

11. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl

12. The Coded Census: Deciphering US Census by Thomas MacEntee

13. How Do I Know It’s Correct: Evidence and Proof by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL

14. Så jobbar du med din matchningslista och kromosomläsare (Swedish) by Peter Sjölund

15. Emigration via Hamburg by Andrea Bentschneider

16. Techniques for Integrating Documentary and Genetic Information in a Research Report by Karen Stanbary, CG

17. How Much is that Worth? The Historical Value of U.S. Currency (TechZone) by Thomas MacEntee

18. Advanced Googling for Your Grandma by Cyndi Ingle

19. Saving Digitized Books in Google Books MyLibrary by Gena Philibert-Ortega

20. Using Google Drive to Solve Research Challenges by DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington

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.


‘Stop Thief!’: British Crimes and Punishment - free webinar by Carol Baxter now online for limited time

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The recording of today's Down Under webinar by Carol Baxter, "‘Stop Thief!’: British Crimes and Punishment  is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

This seminar begins by discussing the big picture question of the British criminal justice system, including the contemporary attitudes to criminals and the policy of transporting them abroad. It then covers the types of records that deal with the crimes and punishments of British criminals.
 
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 and 11 minute recording of "‘Stop Thief!’: British Crimes and Punishment" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. 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 1,220 classes, 1,461 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,963 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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Register for Webinar Wednesday - Betty Jeans Story: Forensic Genealogy, DNA and Adoption by Mags Gaulden

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Betty Jean was abandoned in Asheville, NC in 1927. All her life Betty Jean wanted to know who her parents were, but her search ended abruptly in the 1950s when she was shown her very empty files by a clerk at the courthouse. Until her cousin contacts her asking about some family papers. "You know I am adopted?" and the cousin answered, "you know, helping adoptees find their families is one thing my business does?" Follow along as we work the history, we find connections and ultimately find Betty Jean’s Family.
 
Join us and Mags Gaulden for the live webinar Wednesday, April 1, 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

MagsGaulden-144x144Mags is a Professional Genealogist specializing in Genetic Genealogy as founder of Grandma’s Genes in Ottawa. Growing up in a family full of family historians, Mags was primed to become a Genealogist. After earning her Bachelors Degree from Columbia College, she began to work her own Genealogy as a "hobby". This 30-year "hobby" eventually led her to a Leader role with WikiTree, where she currently leads: The DNA Innovators Project, The United Empire Loyalist Project and the British Home Children Project. She also leads the Templeton and McElmoyle Name Studies and the McElmoyle DNA Project. Work with WikiTree led to Mags starting Grandma’s Genes in 2016. Mags is an international Genetic Genealogy Lecturer, Blogger and a Social Media Maven.  She serves as Admin for Facebook groups including the ISOGG Facebook Group. She is a former member of the Canadian Casualty Identification Team.

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  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.
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  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!


Register for this week's Down Under webinar - ‘Stop Thief!’: British Crimes and Punishment by Carol Baxter

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This seminar begins by discussing the big picture question of the British criminal justice system, including the contemporary attitudes to criminals and the policy of transporting them abroad. It then covers the types of records that deal with the crimes and punishments of British criminals.
 
Join us and Carol Baxter for the live webinar Tuesday, March 31, at 9pm eastern U.S. time (which is noon on Wednesday, April 1 Sydney 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

CarolBaxter-144x144Carol Baxter is an experienced and informed historian and genealogist, an internationally-acclaimed, award-winning author and a dynamic, inspirational presenter.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at:

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  • 6pm Pacific

which, in Sydney is:

  • 12pm on April 1, 2020

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  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!


City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks - free webinar by Mike Mansfield now online

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The recording of today's webinar by Mike Mansfield, "City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

Learn about the fascinating details which may be hiding in your ancestors' City Directories listings, such as addresses, names of neighbors, professions, and services provided. Advertisements from old City Directories will open the door to a wealth of information about how your ancestors lived. 
 
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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 7 minute recording of "City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,212 classes, 1,454 hours of genealogy education)
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  • 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
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  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Using Fold3.com to your advantage by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

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With every subscription service, there are nuances. What is free? What will you have to pay for? How can I best use this tool, efficiently, but effectively? Where are their mistakes? How can I find what I need, even when I cannot seem to find it? Come learn my tricks about Fold3.com.
 
Join us and Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA for the live webinar Wednesday, March 25, 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

CraigScott-144x144Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). His most recent work is Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers, 1818 – 1872, and the Payment Vouchers They Represent. He has authored seventeen books and several articles in the National Genealogical Society QuarterlyFamily Chronicle and other genealogical publications. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 8,500 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than thirty-three years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and is a former Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. A faculty member for several years of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He is the coordinator for the Annual Heritage Books Genealogical Conference and Cruises and has been the co-leader of the National Genealogical Society DC research trip. He was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award in 2008 and UGA Silver Tray Award in 2009. He became a Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association in 2014.  

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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!


Genealogy webinar marathon - all classes now available, FREE for 2 weeks

AfterSome called us crazy for attempting it. In the wee hours of the night we began to believe them. But it was so worth it! The 24-hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon was a huge success.

The recordings of the classes are now available at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/24. Normally, they'd be free for the first week, but we've extended this so all marathon classes are available for free for two full weeks (through April 6).

If you enjoy the classes and are hungry for more genealogy education, consider joining as a webinar member where you will have access to all 1,200+ classes and all 4,900+ pages of instructor handouts (including all 85 pages from the marathon). It's just $49.95 a year (which is a crazy 4 cents per class).

Click here to join.

We hope you find lots of ancestors!


Top 5 resources to expand your Spanish genealogical research - free webinar by Daniel Smith-Ramos now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Daniel Smith-Ramos, "Top 5 resources to expand your Spanish genealogical research” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Genealogical research in Spain can pose a number of challenges for any researcher: there's the linguistic barrier, the lack of centralised records in Spain, a lack of understanding of how Spanish resources are organised and how they can be accessed. This webinar will explore the top 5 resources which any researcher, amateur or professional, will find essential if they want to take their research further, and start knocking down those Spanish brick walls!
 
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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 32 minute recording of "Top 5 resources to expand your Spanish genealogical research" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. 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 1,188 classes, 1,436 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,886 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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Techniques for Integrating Documentary and Genetic Information in a Research Report - free BCG webinar by Karen Stanbary, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of Wednesday's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, "Techniques for Integrating Documentary and Genetic Information in a Research Report” by Karen Stanbary, CG, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

This lecture provides practical examples of reporting on, analyzing, correlating and integrating information from documentary and genetic sources in a Research Report. The focus will be on meeting Standards detailed in Genealogy Standards, 2nd edition.
 
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 and 32 minute recording of "Techniques for Integrating Documentary and Genetic Information in a Research Report" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. 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 1,186 classes, 1,433 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 4,882 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)

Print the 2020 webinar brochure here.