Register for Webinar Wednesday: Utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library for Family History Research by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

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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.

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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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Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1840 - free webinar by D. Joshua Taylor now online for limited time

Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1840 - free webinar by D. Joshua Taylor now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by D. Joshua Taylor, "Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1840" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Have you lost an ancestor between 1780 and 1840? Often connecting our ancestors to colonists can be quite a task. Learn how to employ probate, land, census, tax, and other compiled records to help bridge the gap.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 28 minute recording of "Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1840" 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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Genealogical Treasures in Irish Archives - free BCG webinar by David Ouimette, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by David Ouimette, CG, "Genealogical Treasures in Irish Archives" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

An enormous variety of Irish manuscripts tell the stories of our ancestors. Parish registers, census returns, Griffith’s Valuation, and civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths provide a great beginning for Irish family history research. However, a careful search of record repositories in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom reveals many more Irish archives of great worth. These include collections of estate papers, tenement and townland valuations, valuation revision books, tithe applotments, poor law registers, vestry minutes, ordinance survey maps, deeds and memorials, National School registers, militia lists, electoral rolls, Petty Sessions court registers, Irish Reproductive Loan Fund records, outrage papers, and much more. This presentation highlights the value of these Irish records, where they are found, and fruitful research strategies.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 21 minute recording of "Genealogical Treasures in Irish Archives" 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 1,279 classes, 1,516 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
  • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

Introductory pricing:

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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

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Register for Webinar Wednesday - Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1840 by D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS

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Have you lost an ancestor between 1780 and 1840? Often connecting our ancestors to colonists can be quite a task. Learn how to employ probate, land, census, tax, and other compiled records to help bridge the gap.

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JoshTaylor-144x144For more than 20 years Joshua has been discovering – and sharing – the incredible connections that can be made through genealogy and family history. As host of the popular series Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) he crisscrosses the United States – solving longstanding family history mysteries and uncovering genealogical treasures at every turn. Since February 2016, Joshua has been the President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B), America’s second oldest genealogical organization, headquartered in New York City. An avid genealogist, Joshua has traced his own roots from Boston, Massachusetts to Bombay, India (and nearly everywhere in-between). He is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is past President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, an organization dedicated to supporting the needs of genealogical organizations throughout the United States. A popular speaker and author, Joshua frequently shares insights relating to family history and genealogy with audiences throughout the world. He believes family history and genealogy should be about more than just names, dates, and documents, but should instead tell the stories of our ancestors and the extraordinary lives they led.

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Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar: Genealogical Treasures in Irish Archives by David Ouimette, CG

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An enormous variety of Irish manuscripts tell the stories of our ancestors. Parish registers, census returns, Griffith’s Valuation, and civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths provide a great beginning for Irish family history research. However, a careful search of record repositories in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom reveals many more Irish archives of great worth. These include collections of estate papers, tenement and townland valuations, valuation revision books, tithe applotments, poor law registers, vestry minutes, ordinance survey maps, deeds and memorials, National School registers, militia lists, electoral rolls, Petty Sessions court registers, Irish Reproductive Loan Fund records, outrage papers, and much more. This presentation highlights the value of these Irish records, where they are found, and fruitful research strategies.

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DavidOuimette-144x144David Ouimette, CG, manages Content Strategy at FamilySearch, prioritizing records of genealogical value worldwide for digital preservation and online publication. David has researched in hundreds of archives in over sixty countries spanning all continents. A Trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists and former board member of the National Genealogical Society, he authored Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday - Using DNA to Answer Real Research Questions: Three Case Studies by Gail Blankenau

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DNA tests provide opportunities for researchers to solve specific research questions. Gail Shaffer Blankenau will demonstrate how to combine DNA results with traditional research methods to make those fascinating DNA results useful.

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GailBlankenau-144x144Gail Blankenau is an experienced genealogist, speaker and author. Her publications include articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register and The Genealogist. She is also a contributor to Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy magazines. Based in Nebraska, she specializes in Nebraska records, Midwestern roots, German genealogy, land records, 19th-Century photographs and tracing lineages. More than half her ancestors came from New England, but she has roots in almost every state east of the Mississippi.

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Free Webinar Weekends in June with FamilyTreeWebinars.com

 

Free Webinar Weekends in June with FamilyTreeWebinars.com

In June, treat yourself to our Free Webinar Weekends with FamilyTreewebinars.com. We are bringing you both 1) brand new webinars and 2) unlocked webinars from the members-only library. You will have free access to these throughout each weekend. They will then be available anytime to webinar members.

Each weekend we bring to you a different track of classes:

  • Technology, June 12-14, 6 classes
  • Great Britain, June 19-21, 6 classes
  • African American, June 26-28, 6 classes

To participate, register for the live introductory webinar at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/June which will give you instructions for viewing the classes.

Here are the classes that will be available:

Technology, June 12-14

  • Metadata for Digital Images by Thomas MacEntee (NEW!)
  • Tracking Your Digital Breadcrumbs: Bookmarks, Toolbars, Notes, and Other Applications by Cyndi Ingle (members-only webinar to be unlocked)
  • Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud by DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington (members-only webinar to be unlocked)
  • Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist by Geoff Rasmussen (members-only webinar to be unlocked)
  • Tech Savvy Scrapbooking & Journaling for Family History byAmie Bowser Tennant (members-only webinar to be unlocked)
  • Microsoft Word Series - #3 Formatting Tips and Tricks by Thomas MacEntee (members-only webinar to be unlocked)

Great Britain research, June 19-21

  • Finding Your 18th Century Ancestors in England by Paul Milner (NEW!)
  • Finding Your 19th Century Ancestors in England by Paul Milner (NEW!)
  • Why did the Welsh leave Wales? by Penny Walters (NEW!)
  • Black British Family History: Research and Identity by Penny Walters (NEW!)
  • Foundations of Scottish Genealogy 1 of 12: The Top 3 Resources by Bruce Durie (members-only webinar to be unlocked)
  • Foundations of Scottish Genealogy 2 of 12: Who Are The Scots? by Bruce Durie (members-only webinar to be unlocked)

African-American research, June 26-28

  • African American Genealogy Challenges: What You Need to Know! by Shelley Murphy (NEW!)
  • Grandma Said: Verifying Oral History by Aaron Dorsey (NEW)
  • The Second Middle Passage: Following the DNA Trails by Melvin Collier (NEW!)
  • Finding Calvin: Following My Enslaved Ancestor Through Multiple Owners - A Case Study by Renate Sanders (NEW!)
  • DNA Corroborates Oral Tradition About the Parents of a Freedman by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson (NEW!)
  • African American Genealogy Resources at the Library of Congress by Ahmed Johnson (members-only webinar to be unlocked)

To participate, register for the live introductory webinar at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/June which will give you instructions for viewing the classes.


"What are the Odds?" An online tool that can help solve DNA puzzles - free webinar by Jonny Perl now online

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The recording of today's webinar by Jonny Perl, ""What are the Odds?" An online tool that can help solve DNA puzzles" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

When working with DNA for family history research, there are many scenarios where a "mystery match" will emerge. This person will share DNA with several people within a known tree, while their genealogical connection to the tree is not known. They could be someone with unknown or mistaken parentage, or simply an uncommunicative match. This webinar will show how "What are the Odds?" (WATO) can guide you towards answers to puzzles like these.

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 "‘"What are the Odds?" An online tool that can help solve DNA puzzles" 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 1,269 classes, 1,508 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,079 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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Sources for Landed and Titled People in England and Wales - free webinar by Paul Milner now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Paul Milner, "Sources for Landed and Titled People in England and Wales" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Learn what original, published and internet sources are available for tracing your “upper crust” ancestors, those who are titled and/or owned land. Prove those connections to Royalty.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 28 minute recording of "‘Sources for Landed and Titled People in England and Wales" 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 1,268 classes, 1,506 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,072 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

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Register for this week's Down Under webinar: Sources for Landed and Titled People by Paul Milner

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Learn what original, published and internet sources are available for tracing your “upper crust” ancestors, those who are titled and/or owned land. Prove those connections to Royalty.

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About the presenter

PaulMilner-144x144Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research. Here’s the backstory about Paul: Paul was raised on the West Coast of northern England. A mining engineer with a degree from the Cambourne School of Mines in Cornwall, England, he came to the U.S. in 1975 to get his graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin. He has been in the U.S. ever since, and in 2008 he became a dual citizen of both countries. In the intervening years, Paul received two graduate degrees and traveled widely throughout the world. Paul has been designing genealogy workshops, writing books,  and lecturing for over 35 years. He holds an advanced degree in Theology and is particularly knowledgeable about the church and its role in record keeping. As a genealogist he speaks on a variety of topics relating to research in the British Isles, migration to North America and research methodology. He is the 2018 recipient of the Utah Genealogical Society Fellow Award. He is currently the book review editor of the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois Newsletter (BIGWILL) and is the former book review editor of the FGS FORUM. Paul is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at:

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which, in Sydney, Australia is Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at:

  • 12pm AEST

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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!