Researching Your Maine Ancestors - free webinar by B.J. Jamieson now online for limited time

Researching Your Maine Ancestors - free webinar by B.J. Jamieson now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by B.J. Jamieson, "Researching Your Maine Ancestors" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Even though Maine is a small, sparsely populated state in an out-of-the-way location, many genealogists find that they have ancestors who lived in Maine. There are resources available for tracing Maine ancestors, despite a late start to vital records registration. This presentation will cover the most commonly used resources for research in the Pine Tree State.

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 20 minute recording of "Researching Your Maine Ancestors" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,440 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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Chinese American Research: Challenges and Discoveries - free webinar by Grant Din now online for limited time

Chinese American Research: Challenges and Discoveries - free webinar by Grant Din now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Grant Din, "Chinese American Research: Challenges and Discoveries" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The Chinese Exclusion Act, in effect from 1882-1943, made it difficult for Chinese to immigrate to America but also created a myriad of documents, many stored in the National Archives, which help genealogists. Researchers often have to determine if family names are "real" or "paper" because of what people had to do to overcome discriminatory laws. The workshop will provide an introduction to these and many other resources, and offer suggestions on other available documents and organizations.

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 23 minute recording of "Chinese American Research: Challenges and Discoveries" 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 1,439 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,504 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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Making the most of MyHeritage resources with the Help Center, Knowledge Base, and site settings - free webinar by Daniel Horowitz now online

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The recording of today's webinar by Daniel Horowitz, "Making the most of MyHeritage resources with the Help Center, Knowledge Base, and site settings" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

Looking to learn more about a specific feature, or have general questions about genealogy? MyHeritage has the answers! Genealogy Expert Daniel Horowitz will walk you through the MyHeritage Help Center, Knowledge Base, and site settings to show you all the different ways you can use these resources to further your 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 and 4 minute recording of "Making the most of MyHeritage resources with the Help Center, Knowledge Base, and site settings" 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 1,438 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,500 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 2021 webinar brochure here.


Register for Webinar Wednesday - Researching Your Maine Ancestors by B.J. Jamieson

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Even though Maine is a small, sparsely populated state in an out-of-the-way location, many genealogists find that they have ancestors who lived in Maine. There are resources available for tracing Maine ancestors, despite a late start to vital records registration. This presentation will cover the most commonly used resources for research in the Pine Tree State.

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About the presenter

BJJamieson-144x144B.J. Jamieson is the genealogy reference specialist at the Maine State Library, as well as serving as the genealogy interest group chair for the Maine Library Association. She holds an M.S. in library science from Clarion University as well as a postgraduate certificate in genealogy from the University of Strathclyde.

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at:

  • 8pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 7pm Central
  • 6pm Mountain
  • 5pm Pacific

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Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
  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.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  6. 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.
  7. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Register for Webinar Wednesday - Chinese American Research: Challenges and Discoveries by Grant Din

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The Chinese Exclusion Act, in effect from 1882-1943, made it difficult for Chinese to immigrate to America but also created a myriad of documents, many stored in the National Archives, which help genealogists. Researchers often have to determine if family names are "real" or "paper" because of what people had to do to overcome discriminatory laws. The workshop will provide an introduction to these and many other resources, and offer suggestions on other available documents and organizations.

Registerbut 

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Can't make it to the live event?

No worries. Its recording will be available for a limited time. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership.

About the presenter

GrantDin-144x144Grant Din has conducted genealogical research for over thirty years and currently serves on the board of the California Genealogical Society. He served on the staff of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation for eight years and currently volunteers there to manage the Immigrant Voices website with over 220 stories of West Coast immigrants from throughout the world. Grant's interest in genealogy started at a wedding reception in his youth, where a relative showed him a page from a family tree showing he is in the 36th generation of the Gong family (he's also a 24th generation Owyang). He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, an M.A. in public policy analysis from Claremont Graduate University, and a B.A. in sociology with emphasis on urban studies from Yale University, and has traveled throughout the U.S., China, and Japan for his research. Recently, Grant was a part of the research team for The Six, an upcoming film about the Chinese who survived the Titanic. He has over thirty years of experience in the Bay Area non-profit sector and lives with his family in Oakland, CA.

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific

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Here's how to attend:

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  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  6. 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.
  7. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Finding Indian Ancestors in African American Families - free webinar by Angela Walton-Raji now online for limited time

Finding Indian Ancestors in African American Families - free webinar by Angela Walton-Raji now online for limited time
The recording of today's webinar by Angela Walton-Raji, "Finding Indian Ancestors in African American Families" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

This session will explore records that document blended families of African and Native American ancestry. The presentation will also point out places beyond the online databases that can be useful when documenting families of mixed heritage.

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 17 minute recording of "Finding Indian Ancestors in African American Families" 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 1,437 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,494 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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  • 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 Friday's African Diaspora series webinar: Finding Indian Ancestors in African American Families by Angela Walton-Raji

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This session will explore records that document blended families of African and Native American ancestry. The presentation will also point out places beyond the online databases that can be useful when documenting families of mixed heritage.

Registerbut 

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About the presenter

AngelaWalton-Raji144x144A founding member of AfriGeneas.com, Ms. Walton-Raji is also a genealogist specializing in information for beginners, via daily and weekly online genealogy chats on AfriGeneas. As host of a weekly genealogy podcast, a number of instructional videos and as an expert consultant on video documentaries, Ms. Walton-Raji combines her skills as a genealogist with a warm on camera personality that brings comfort to her viewers through and her instructional videos on YouTube, while providing them with useful information. She is a published author, host of 3 blogs, in addition to a 10-year ongoing message board, 3 websites, and The African Roots Podcast.

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Friday, February 5, 2021 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
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  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  6. 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.
  7. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Me and My 1000+ DNA Cousins - free webinar by Diahan Southard now online for limited time

Me and My 1000+ DNA Cousins - free webinar by Diahan Southard now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Diahan Southard, "Me and My 1000+ DNA Cousins" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

If you have seen the results from an autosomal DNA test you have likely seen a long long list of 4th cousins. Who are all of these people? Are all of them relevant to my family history research? How do I go about figuring that out? We will cover the tools available at your DNA testing company that will help you sort and filter your match list, to present you with only your Best Matches, those who are most able to help you with your genealogical questions. We will learn both analysis and organizational techniques that are sure to add another leaf to your dinner table.

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 30 minute recording of "Me and My 1000+ DNA Cousins" 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 1,435 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,485 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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Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

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Nurturing Your Family Trees: Online or On Your Device (or Both)? Free webinar by Cyndi Ingle now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Cyndi Ingle, "Nurturing Your Family Trees: Online or On Your Device (or Both)?" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

There's a lot to think to about when it comes to deciding how you will store your family tree database. Online? Offline? Both? We will discuss all the options for online trees, software, and apps. And we will go over what things you should be cautious about, including syncing, record storage and filing, privacy, and more.

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 21 minute recording of "Nurturing Your Family Trees: Online or On Your Device (or Both)?" 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 1,434 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,480 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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Top 10 genealogy webinars — January 2021

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for January 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-1,433 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of January 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 January 2021

1. Ten Databases You Need to Know About by Shannon Combs-Bennett

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

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

4. Where else to look? When matches don’t reply by Michelle Patient

5. Genealogy Unplugged: When Offline Records Are the Best by James M. Baker, PhD

6. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl

7. Death and Burial Practices in World War I and WW II by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

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

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

10. Let Windows 10 Magnify and Read Aloud for You! (TechZone) by Marian Pierre-Louis

The Runner-Ups

11. From Grandmother to First European Landowner of Canada by Lianne Kruger

12. 5 Chrome Extensions for Genealogists (TechZone) by Cheri Hudson Passey

13. Genealogy Escape Room by Thomas MacEntee

14. Introducing Genetic Groups by Ran Snir

15. Understanding Estimated Relationships at MyHeritage (TechZone) by Michelle Leonard

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

17. Understanding Predicted Relationships at Ancestry (TechZone) by Michelle Leonard

18. Photo Features on the MyHeritage Mobile App by Masha Novak

19. What You Need to Know to Buy a Monitor (TechZone) by Marian Pierre-Louis

20. 50 More Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega

The 2nd Runner-Ups

21. WordPress.com vs. Wordpress.org (TechZone) by Marc McDermott

22. Ten Best Sources for Determining Your Immigrant Ancestor's Town of Origin by Lisa Alzo

23. Finding Answers in Naturalization Records by Amie Bowser Tennant

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

25. Untangle the Web of German Websites by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

26. Bilan de l'année : les nouvelles fonctionnalités et collections de MyHeritage (French) by Elisabeth Zetland

27. Strategies to Find the Most Challenging Ancestors with Autosomal DNA Data by James M. Baker, PhD

28. Foundations in DNA 1 of 5: Genealogy and DNA by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

29. Understanding Predicted Relationships at 23andMe (TechZone) by Michelle Leonard

30. Dealing with Endogamy by Paul Woodbury

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.