Willkommen in Australien! Researching German-Australian families - free webinar by Benjamin Hollister now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Benjamin Hollister, "Willkommen in Australien! Researching German-Australian families" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

With German speakers being the largest non-British group of migrants to Australia in the nineteenth century, many Australians find a German line that needs researching. Issues such as name changes, language barriers and identifying place of origin, however, hold some researchers back, but more often than not records exist online to help break through. Identifying the records that will help reveal correct forms of names, and places of origins, and analysing the credibility of the various sources and variations is critical. An introduction to a range of sources and source types to help researchers trace their German-Australian families both in Australia and overseas.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 8 minute recording of "Willkommen in Australien! Researching German-Australian families" 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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Top 10 genealogy webinars - August 2020

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for August 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-1,345 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of August 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 August 2020

1. Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries by Michelle Leonard

2. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl

3. The Advance of Research Habits over Recent Decades — And the Downside by Tom Jones, PhD, CG

4. Dissecting a Civil War Pension Packet--Union and Confederate by Jill Morelli, CG

5. How to use Google Photos to Possibly Identify Ancestors in Old Photos (TechZone) by Lisa Louise Cooke

6. Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 6): Adding a Death Certificate by Geoff Rasmussen

7. How to Use MyHeritage DNA Results to Enhance Your Family Tree by Michelle Leonard

8. Citation for Beginners by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG

9. Preparing a Portfolio: Applying to Become a Certified Genealogist® by Angela Packer McGhie, CG, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, CG, CGL, Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

10. Tracking Your Digital Breadcrumbs: Bookmarks, Toolbars, Notes, and Other Applications by Cyndi Ingle

The Runner-Ups

11. Working with Different Family Tree Views on MyHeritage by Uri Gonen

12. 10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing by Lisa Alzo

13. Fabulous Photo Discoveries™ at MyHeritage by Lisa Louise Cooke

14. 50 More Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega

15. Google Keep for Note Taking (TechZone) by Lisa Lisson

16. How to Set the Download Folder of Your Choice (TechZone) by Marian Pierre-Louis

17. Using Pictures with Legacy Family Tree by Geoff Rasmussen

18. DNA Testing of Hair for Genealogy? by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

19. Learn Legacy Software Live! City directories, obituaries and more by Geoff Rasmussen

20. Slack for Genealogy Projects by Thomas MacEntee

The 2nd Runner-Ups

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

22. Researching a Loyalist Soldier by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

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

24. Tap Into Your Inner Private Eye - 9 Strategies for Finding Living Relatives by Lisa Louise Cooke

25. Getting to Know Mexican Church & Civil Registration Records by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

26. How to Search Genealogy on Pinterest (TechZone) by Lisa Lisson

27. Tracing Australian and New Zealand World War One Ancestors by Helen V. Smith

28. Connecting the Dots – Introduction to Auto Clusters at MyHeritageDNA by Paul Woodbury

29. Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Powerful by Geoff Rasmussen

30. Turning dry facts into exciting narrative by Carol Baxter

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 Down Under webinar: Willkommen in Australien! Researching German-Australian families by Benjamin Hollister

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With German speakers being the largest non-British group of migrants to Australia in the nineteenth century, many Australians find a German line that needs researching. Issues such as name changes, language barriers and identifying place of origin, however, hold some researchers back, but more often than not records exist online to help break through. Identifying the records that will help reveal correct forms of names, and places of origins, and analysing the credibility of the various sources and variations is critical. An introduction to a range of sources and source types to help researchers trace their German-Australian families both in Australia and overseas.

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About the presenter

BenHollister-144x144Ben Hollister has been a professional genealogist since 2007, and a historical researcher since 1997. He currently owns and operates Roots and Branches Family History, a historical research business focussing on German-Australian research, and as well as offering a variety of support services to historical researchers via the History Helper service. Ben was the co-convenor of the Germanic & Continental European SIG of Genealogy SA from 2014 – 2019 and also founded the German-Australian Genealogy and History Alliance, a network of societies, archives and researchers, and served as Executive Officer. Ben is a Certified Professional with the Australian Library and Information Association and a director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He 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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  • 12pm on Wednesday, September 2

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Slack for Genealogy Projects - free webinar by Thomas MacEntee now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Thomas MacEntee, "Slack for Genealogy Projects" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Whether you’re a professional genealogist trying to manage multiple clients and projects or just trying to juggle your own personal research, you may need to move beyond your current management tools. Slack is a FREE online collaboration hub (web-based and app) that is used by major corporations as well as non-profit organizations and individuals to manage and improve workflow. Genealogists of every level can easily leverage this user-friendly platform to increase productivity as well as improve efficiency. Participants will learn how to install Slack and also delegate admin and other roles. Once installed, we’ll review sample projects as well as sample communications in REAL TIME during the lecture. Finally, we’ll review available options for project management and data successorship.

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 10 minute recording of "Slack for Genealogy Projects" 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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Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,342 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,250 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
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How to Use MyHeritage DNA Results to Enhance Your Family Tree - free webinar by Michelle Leonard now online

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The recording of today's webinar by Michelle Leonard, "How to Use MyHeritage DNA Results to Enhance Your Family Tree" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

This webinar will demonstrate how MyHeritage's DNA test can help confirm the accuracy of and solve mysteries in your family tree. Michelle will provide her top tips on using MyHeritage's DNA platform and tools and offer practical guidance on the best steps to take to succeed on your DNA journey.

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 22 minute recording of "How to Use MyHeritage DNA Results to Enhance Your Family Tree" 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 1,341 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,247 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.


Register for Webinar Wednesday: Slack for Genealogy Projects by Thomas MacEntee

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Whether you’re a professional genealogist trying to manage multiple clients and projects or just trying to juggle your own personal research, you may need to move beyond your current management tools. Slack is a FREE online collaboration hub (web-based and app) that is used by major corporations as well as non-profit organizations and individuals to manage and improve workflow. Genealogists of every level can easily leverage this user-friendly platform to increase productivity as well as improve efficiency. Participants will learn how to install Slack and also delegate admin and other roles. Once installed, we’ll review sample projects as well as sample communications in REAL TIME during the lecture. Finally, we’ll review available options for project management and data successorship.

Registerbut 

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About the presenter

ThomasMacEntee2018-144x144What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more.
 
Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at Abundant Genealogy and also runs the popular Genealogy Bargains and DNA Bargains websites!
 
Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success. 

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We look forward to seeing you all there!


Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage webinar: How to Use MyHeritage DNA Results to Enhance Your Family Tree by Michelle Leonard

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This webinar will demonstrate how MyHeritage's DNA test can help confirm the accuracy of and solve mysteries in your family tree. Michelle will provide her top tips on using MyHeritage's DNA platform and tools and offer practical guidance on the best steps to take to succeed on your DNA journey.

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MichelleLeonard-144x144Michelle Leonard is a Scottish professional genealogist, DNA detective, freelance researcher, speaker, author and historian. She runs her own genealogy and DNA consultancy business, Genes & Genealogy, and specialises in DNA Detective work particularly the solving of adoption, unknown parentage and all manner of unknown ancestor mysteries using a combination of DNA expertise and conventional research methods. She also undertakes traditional family history research, living relative tracing, historical and television research, media consultation, the creation of bespoke family history books, podcasts, article, blog and book writing, tutoring, lecturing, webinars and speaking engagements. She is a regular speaker at major genealogy events such as Rootstech, The Genealogy Show, Family Tree Live, Back To Our Past and Who Do You Think You Are? Live as well as a co-author of "Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide For Family Historians" which was published in June 2019.

Additionally Michelle is the official genetic genealogist of ancestryhour.co.uk and is one of the hosts of the hour itself: #AncestryHour takes place on Twitter each Tuesday evening from 7-8pm GMT and Michelle is usually on hand to answer any #DNA queries that arise. She also spent several years working on the ground-breaking Fromelles Genealogy Project tracking down appropriate DNA donors to identify WWI soldiers buried in a mass grave in France and served as the Genealogical Consultant on the official Fromelles documentary. She regularly works on new historic soldier cases when battlefield remains are found and DNA testing is conducted.

Michelle holds an M.A. in English and Modern History from the University of St Andrews and a PgCert in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Scottish Genealogy Network (SGN), the Society of Genealogists (SOG) and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG). You can find out more about Michelle on her Genes & Genealogy Facebook page and you can follow her on Twitter.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at:

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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!


Getting to Know Mexican Church & Civil Registration Records - 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, "Getting to Know Mexican Church & Civil Registration Records" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

These records are often described as the best family history records in the world due to the wealth of genealogical information typically included in these records. Learn how to find and analyze Mexico civil and church registration collections to build out your Mexican family history. Even a non-Spanish speaker can be successful at this research.

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 30 minute recording of "Getting to Know Mexican Church & Civil Registration Records" 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 1,339 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,247 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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The Advance of Research Habits over Recent Decades — And the Downside - free webinar by Tom Jones, PhD, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of tonight's BCG webinar by Tom Jones, PhD, CG, "The Advance of Research Habits over Recent Decades — And the Downside" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The Internet, other technological advances, indexing projects, and DNA testing have revolutionized how genealogists conduct research. Have they also have promoted counterproductive research habits?

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 22 minute recording of "Dissecting a Civil War Pension Packet--Union and Confederate" 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 1,338 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,247 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.


Register for Webinar Wednesday: Getting to Know Mexican Church & Civil Registration Records by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

Register
 
These records are often described as the best family history records in the world due to the wealth of genealogical information typically included in these records. Learn how to find and analyze Mexico civil and church registration collections to build out your Mexican family history. Even a non-Spanish speaker can be successful at this research.

Registerbut 

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About the presenter

ColleenGreene-144x144Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, is an academic librarian, college educator, and web developer who has been researching her family history since 1997. She is the Digital Literacy Librarian at California State University, and also teaches an online graduate-level genealogical research methods course for San Jose State University. Colleen is a nationally recognized speaker and educator specializing in methodology, Mexican & Hispanic research, libraries and archives, technology, and society communications.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at:

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  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
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Or use this Time Zone Converter.

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  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.com.
  6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  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!