An African Canadian Family History Mystery - free webinar by Mags Gaulden now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Mags Gaulden, "An African Canadian Family History Mystery" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

A question about a family lore leads a scientist to question his surname. “Is my surname really my surname or is the lore correct, that my 2nd great grandfather was adopted?” Solving a 220 year old mystery using DNA, turns this family upside down and introduces them to each other and to a rich family history with connections to slavery.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 51 minute recording of "An African Canadian Family History Mystery" 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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Register for Friday's 'O Canada" series webinar: An African Canadian Family History Mystery by Mags Gaulden

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A question about a family lore leads a scientist to question his surname. “Is my surname really my surname or is the lore correct, that my 2nd great grandfather was adopted?” Solving a 220 year old mystery using DNA, turns this family upside down and introduces them to each other and to a rich family history with connections to slavery.

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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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Jewish Genealogy with JewishGen.org - free webinar by Deborah J. Kroopkin now online for limited time

Jewish Genealogy with JewishGen.org - free webinar by Deborah J. Kroopkin now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Deborah J. Kroopkin, "Jewish Genealogy with JewishGen.org" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Debbie Kroopkin will explain the structure and purpose of the many components of the website. She will address how to connect with other researchers, how to identify and learn about your town overseas, and how to search for ancestors. Her presentation will provide details that will help researchers glean as much information as possible from JewishGen.org.

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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 22 minute recording of "Jewish Genealogy with JewishGen.org" 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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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Jewish Genealogy with JewishGen.org by Deborah J. Kroopkin

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Debbie Kroopkin will explain the structure and purpose of the many components of the website. She will address how to connect with other researchers, how to identify and learn about your town overseas, and how to search for ancestors. Her presentation will provide details that will help researchers glean as much information as possible from JewishGen.org.

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DeborahKroopkin-144x144Debbie Kroopkin is currently the President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. She has explored her family history for over two decades and now conducts research for others. She has discovered her family origins in Ukraine, Poland and Belarus. Debbie has traced her clients’ families to towns in these countries, as well as Lithuania, Moldova, and Romania. She loves the research hunt and connecting with new families – both in person and on paper.

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The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon concludes - more than 30k registrants!

8681_genealogy_conference_post_1000_1000_biz2Our 2nd annual 24-hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon was a huge success. More than 30,000 genealogists (32,960 to be exact) from 70 countries registered for the live 26 hour event. Yep, we threw in 2 bonus hours for you as well. The 24 wonderful speakers from 7 countries helped all of us improve our genealogy skills, while even keeping some of our attendees awake for the entire marathon. Wow! :)

You've had so many wonderful things to say about the marathon. Here are just a few of our favorites:

"This has been the best 26 hours I have ever spent. So wonderful. It is like you all read my mind and put on the webinars I would be interested in." - Peggy in Washington

"It was like one big sleep over party. It was fun." - Colleen in Yukon, Canada

"We are all so fortunate that the world of genealogy has these wonderful speakers and Legacy/My Heritage bring them right into our homes to learn!" - Karen in Oregon

"Both Last Year and This years Marathon's Are Absolutely Fantastic! Thank you so Much Geoff, Daniel and Marian for all your hard work and your 8-9 hour shifts. I enjoyed all of you very much and all the hard work of all the presenters. Thank you Mahalo !!" - Roanna in Hawaii

Of the hundreds of hours that we at Legacy Family Tree Webinars, MyHeritage, and the speakers put into this event, we couldn't have been more pleased with the turnout, and with what seemed to be a flawless event. Thanks to Julie for agreeing!

"Best webinar ever - organized, glitch free, nice work everybody."

The Replays

If you missed a class or two or twenty-six, we're now hard at work processing and publishing the replays for you. They are found at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/24 and will be free for the first week.

The Syllabus

The 100+ pages of supplemental syllabus materials continue to be available as a benefit of having a webinar membership. Join today and you'll have immediate access to these, plus all 5,700 other pages, plus all 1,400+ plus replays in the library.

Click here for more information or to join.

The Speakers

The marathon's success was due to these wonderful speakers. Don't they just make you want to smile when you look at their faces? When you have a minute, please reach out to them on Facebook or elsewhere and tell them thanks.

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Thanks

Thanks again to everyone who attended. We sincerely hope it was educational, inspiring, and entertaining! Let's do this again!

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DNA for Dog Lovers - free webinar by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG, "DNA for Dog Lovers" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Do you love genetic genealogy? Do you love your dog? Are you curious about your pooch’s antecedents for training purposes or for a rescue pup? Get your doggy’s DNA tested and learn about the science behind both human and dog DNA testing, ethnicity and breed estimates, pedigree analysis and health markers. Learn to apply what you know about genetic genealogy to find your dog’s littermates, and close relatives. Using examples from dog and human DNA, get a better understanding of your dog, and your own genetic genealogy results with this introduction to genetic genealogy.

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 15 minute recording of "DNA for Dog Lovers" 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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Register for Webinar Wednesday: DNA for Dog Lovers by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG

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Do you love genetic genealogy? Do you love your dog? Are you curious about your pooch’s antecedents for training purposes or for a rescue pup? Get your doggy’s DNA tested and learn about the science behind both human and dog DNA testing, ethnicity and breed estimates, pedigree analysis and health markers. Learn to apply what you know about genetic genealogy to find your dog’s littermates, and close relatives. Using examples from dog and human DNA, get a better understanding of your dog, and your own genetic genealogy results with this introduction to genetic genealogy.

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About the presenter

ShelleeMorehead-144x144Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG, has a Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology from the University of Utah and is an associate professor of Biology at the New England Institute of Technology. She was certified by BCG in 2012, and researches, writes and lectures on family history.

Her specialties include Rhode Island, Italian, and French-Canadian research and genetic genealogy. She is an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), a member of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, American-French Genealogical Society, and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) New England Chapter.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at:

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Register for our next Down Under series webinar: Four More Sources for New Zealand Family History by Fiona Brooker

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Add some more detail to your New Zealand Family History by checking four more sources for your research: Military records, NZ Electoral Rolls, The Suffrage Petition and the Cyclopedia of New Zealand.

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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, April 6, 2021 at:

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which, in Sydney, is Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at noon.

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In Their Own Words: Genealogy in the Slave Narratives - free webinar by Renate Yarborough Sanders now online for limited time

In Their Own Words: Genealogy in the Slave Narratives - free webinar by Renate Yarborough Sanders now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Renate Yarborough Sanders, "In Their Own Words: Genealogy in the Slave Narratives" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Uncovering the genealogy of the formerly enslaved can be challenging; but, sometimes, the information is left in first-hand accounts, commonly known as "Slave Narratives.” From books, to projects set up to learn about life during slavery, researchers can find an abundance of genealogical and other information about enslaved families, their owners, and their communities - straight from the mouths of the Ancestors.

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 7 minute recording of "In Their Own Words: Genealogy in the Slave Narratives" 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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Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,466 classes 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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Introductory pricing:

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Top 10 genealogy webinars - March 2021

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for March 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-1,464 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of March 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 March 2021

1. FamilySearch.org - 10 Links You Have to Try by Devin Ashby

2. British Genealogy Online: The Top English & Welsh Family History Websites by Rick Crume

3. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl

4. Polish genealogy online - portals and databases by Kinga Urbańska

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

6. Why are Parent/Sibling DNA Comparisons so Confusing? (TechZone) by Michelle Leonard

7. How to locate an ancestor in Ontario, Canada West or Upper Canada (when you don’t know where they lived) by Janice Nickerson

8. Researching Ancestral Locations in Prussian Genealogy Records by Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS

9. Four ways DNA Painter can help with your family history research by Jonny Perl

10. Reporting on Research: Standards Encourage Better Communication by Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL

The Runner-Ups

11. How Did My Pennsylvania Ancestor Get There?: Migration Trails West by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL

12. Using different family tree views for your research by Uri Gonen

13. 3 Time Saving Tips for Gmail (TechZone) by Marian Pierre-Louis

14. A Family for Suzanne by Ruth Randall, CG

15. Another 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega

16. Me and My 1000+ DNA Cousins by Diahan Southard

17. Shoot Like a Pro: How to Record Quality Videos Using Your Mobile Device by Elizabeth O'Neal

18. Bringing your family photos to life on MyHeritage by Keren Dotan

19. The Ten Percent: Free People of Color by Nicka Smith

20. La Madre Chiesa - Italian Catholic Parish Records by Suzanne Russo Adams, AG

The 2nd Runner-Ups

21. Seeing the Patterns: Organize, Visualize, & Evaluate the Evidence by Teri E. Flack

22. Tracing Your War of 1812 British Soldier by Paul Milner

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

24. Genealogy Escape Room by Thomas MacEntee

25. From Cursor to Spotlight: How to Highlight for Clarity (TechZone) by Cheri Hudson Passey

26. Get Organized Using the FamilyRoots Organizer Color-Coding System by Mary Hill, AG

27. Making the most of MyHeritage resources with the Help Center, Knowledge Base, and site settings by Daniel Horowitz

28. How to share access to AncestryDNA test results (TechZone) by Paul Woodbury

29. Maintaining an Organized Computer by Cyndi Ingle

30. Do You Have an Artificial Brick Wall? by Robyn Smith

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