Australian Census Substitutes - free webinar by Helen V. Smith now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Helen V. Smith, "Australian Census Substitutes" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Sadly, in Australia while censuses were taken, once the statistical data was extracted, most were destroyed. Apart from some early musters, researchers have to use other resources to try and fill in the gaps. These include electoral rolls, directories, gazettes, council rates, land records, civil registration and more. While not a perfect substitute these resources do help us put people in time and place.

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 9 minute recording of "Australian Census Substitutes" 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 1,385 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,374 pages)
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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

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: How to Connect with Your Pilgrim Ancestors to Join the Mayflower Society by Kate Eakman

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If you know or suspect you are descended from one of the original Pilgrims who arrived in Massachusetts on 9 November 1620 there is still time to join the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (more commonly known as the Mayflower Society) before the November 2020 celebration of the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower. Proving your connection to a Mayflower passenger can be challenging. Tracing your ancestry back four hundred years means researching 20 or more generations to provide the necessary documentation to verify the birth, marriage, and death of each generation. This presentation will provide steps to assist you in your quest to become a member of the Mayflower Society. In addition, we will discuss how you can use DNA to become a member of the Mayflower Society.

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About the presenter

KateEakman-144x144Kate Eakman holds an M.A in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has more than 20 years of genealogical experience as well as traditional historical research and writing. Today, Kate is a Senior Researcher and General Research Team Lead for Legacy Tree Genealogists. Her genealogical specialties include Civil War era, African-American, Native American, and general U.S. genealogy as well as Irish, Scottish, English, Canadian, and Italian genealogy. Kate loves the challenge of brick walls and excels at outside-the-box thinking for breaking them down. Kate lives with her husband and his horse in Portland, Oregon.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
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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. 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!


Register for Down Under webinar: Australian Census Substitutes by Helen V. Smith

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Sadly, in Australia while censuses were taken, once the statistical data was extracted, most were destroyed. Apart from some early musters, researchers have to use other resources to try and fill in the gaps. These include electoral rolls, directories, gazettes, council rates, land records, civil registration and more. While not a perfect substitute these resources do help us put people in time and place.

Registerbut 

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About the presenter

HelenSmith-144x144Helen has been researching her family since 1986 with research in Australia, England, Wales and Ireland. She is the author of Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms and Google the Genealogist’s Friend and has written for a number of family history as well as scientific publications. Helen has a One Name Study on Quested. Helen has spoken to a wide variety of audiences nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Professionally, she is a Molecular Epidemiologist specializing in Public Health Microbiology and has a strong interest in infectious diseases and Public Health through the ages.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at:

  • 8pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 7pm Central
  • 6pm Mountain
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which, in Sydney, is Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at:

  • 12pm

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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!


Top 10 genealogy webinars - October 2020

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for October 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-1,384 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of October 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 October 2020

1. Advanced DNA Techniques: Deductive Chromosome Mapping by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

2. Wringing Every Drop out of Y DNA by Roberta Estes

3. Using DNA Test Results to Confirm a Pedigree by Angela Packer McGhie, CG

4. Comparing the Genealogy Giants 2020: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and MyHeritage by Sunny Morton

5. Dealing with Endogamy by Paul Woodbury

6. Use MyHeritage Records to Quickly Discover and Write the Story of Your Ancestors by Devin Noel Lee

7. From Generation to Generation: An Updated Look at Kinship Determination by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

8. How Old Did He Have To Be…? by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

9. Johdonmukainen sukupuu (Finnish) by Juha Vuorela

10. Five Windows 10 Productivity Tips (TechZone) by Marian Pierre-Louis

The Runner-Ups

11. Geo-Genealogy as a Problem-Solving Tool: The Case of a 19th-Century Female Teenage Immigrant by J. H. (Jay) Fonkert, CG

12. 5 Ways to find your Family in Southern Manuscript Collections by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

13. Spanning 150 Years of Record Loss: A Methodological Approach to Identifying Parents in Sweden by Jill Morelli, CG

14. Web Surfing? Turn on Incognito Mode for Privacy (TechZone) by Marian Pierre-Louis

15. In Black and White: Finding Historical Newspapers From Around the World by Gena Philibert-Ortega

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

17. Finding New Cousins and Building Your Family Tree with DNA by Anne Young

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

19. Searching and Deleting Your Internet Browser History (TechZone) by Cheri Hudson Passey

20. 7 Easy Ideas for Better PowerPoint Design (TechZone) by Diane Boumenot

The 2nd Runner-Ups

21. Introduction to VPNs by Thomas MacEntee

22. Using Chromosome Browsers, Segment Data and Triangulation by Michelle Leonard

23. Jumpstart Your MyHeritage Family Tree with Instant Discoveries by James Tanner

24. Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files by Denise May Levenick

25. How to Convert % to cMs on 23andMe (TechZone) by Michelle Leonard

26. Reconstructing the Murphy Family Using DNA & Documentary Evidence by Melissa Johnson, CG

27. Cyndi's List in Practice by Cyndi Ingle

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

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

30. Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage 2019 edition by Sunny Morton

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.


In Black and White: Finding Historical Newspapers From Around the World - free webinar by Gena Philibert-Ortega now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Gena Philibert-Ortega, "In Black and White: Finding Historical Newspapers From Around the World" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Family historians know that newspapers are vital to research but it’s not always easy to find them. We’ll explore finding aids for historical newspapers around the globe to help you find what you need.

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 29 minute recording of "In Black and White: Finding Historical Newspapers From Around the World" 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 1,382 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,358 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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Jumpstart Your MyHeritage Family Tree with Instant Discoveries - free webinar by James Tanner now online

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The recording of today's webinar by James Tanner, "Jumpstart Your MyHeritage Family Tree with Instant Discoveries" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

Jump start your family tree by learning how to add and evaluate instant discoveries to your MyHeritage family tree. Each Instant Discovery™ is based on MyHeritage’s superior Smart Matching™ technology from other MyHeritage family trees and Record Matching technologies from other family tree collections with automatic elimination of incorrect matches.

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 15 minute recording of "Jumpstart Your MyHeritage Family Tree with Instant 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 1,381 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,354 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 Tuesday's MyHeritage webinar: Jumpstart Your MyHeritage Family Tree with Instant Discoveries by James Tanner

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Jump start your family tree by learning how to add and evaluate instant discoveries to your MyHeritage family tree. Each Instant Discovery™ is based on MyHeritage’s superior Smart Matching™ technology from other MyHeritage family trees and Record Matching technologies from other family tree collections with automatic elimination of incorrect matches.

Registerbut 

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About the presenter

JamesTanner-144x144James L. Tanner B.A. Degree; Spanish, M.A. Degree; Linguistics, University of Utah. J.D. Degree; Law, Arizona State University. 39 years Arizona trial attorney. Over 38 years in genealogical research. Avid Blogger of Genealogy’s Star and Rejoice, and be exceeding glad. 16 years as a Family History Volunteer. Presently serving at the BYU Family History Library. On the Board of Directors of The Family History Guide Association. Presenter at Expos and Conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Previously owner of a retail computer business and an Apple Macintosh software company. Professional photographer. Seven children and 34 grandchildren. Fluent in Spanish and has done extensive Spanish genealogical research

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at:

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  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
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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!


How Old Did He Have To Be…? Free webinar by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL now online for limited time

How Old Did He Have To Be…? Free webinar by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, "How Old Did He Have To Be…?" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Is this man John the father or John the son? Could that man be my ancestor who married in 1802? Knowing a person’s age is often the key to distinguishing between two people of the same name. But if no record gives a birthdate, how do you know how old someone was? The law can often give the answer.

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 19 minute recording of "How Old Did He Have To Be…?" 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 1,379 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,354 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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Comparing the Genealogy Giants 2020: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and MyHeritage - free webinar by Sunny Morton now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Sunny Morton, "Comparing the Genealogy Giants 2020: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and MyHeritage" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The 2020 "state of the sites" update will focus on the newest and most exciting developments at each of the major genealogy websites, with plenty of hasn’t-changed foundational description to help viewers know where they should be turning next for their genealogical research--and what sites and tools they should keep in mind for the future. This lecture has a global focus.

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 "Comparing the Genealogy Giants 2020: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and MyHeritage" 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 1,377 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,354 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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Using DNA Test Results to Confirm a Pedigree - free webinar by Angela Packer McGhie, CG now online for limited time

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The recording of tonight's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and Angela Packer McGhie, CG, "Using DNA Test Results to Confirm a Pedigree" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

This webinar will feature a demonstration of using DNA test results to confirm a documented ancestral line. We will walk step-by-step through the process using both traditional research and DNA evidence to meet standards.

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 "Using DNA Test Results to Confirm a Pedigree" 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 1,376 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,354 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.