African Americans in the Army: 1868-1948 — free replay of today's webinar by Janice Lovelace, PhD now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Janice Lovelace, PhD, "African Americans in the Army: 1868-1948” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Following the Civil War, when nearly 200,000 African American men served, the U.S. Army established 4 African American infantry (later modified to 2) and 2 cavalry regiments in 1868. They initially served in the West but fought in the Spanish American War and the two World Wars in segregated units. It was not until 1948 that Executive Order 9981 integrated the military. What was life like for these soldiers? Where do you find service and pension records?

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Register for Friday's African Diaspora Series webinar: African Americans in the Army: 1868-1948 by Janice Lovelace, PhD

Register for Friday's African Diaspora Series webinar: African Americans in the Army: 1868-1948 by Janice Lovelace, PhD

Following the Civil War, when nearly 200,000 African American men served, the U.S. Army established 4 African American infantry (later modified to 2) and 2 cavalry regiments in 1868. They initially served in the West but fought in the Spanish American War and the two World Wars in segregated units. It was not until 1948 that Executive Order 9981 integrated the military. What was life like for these soldiers? Where do you find service and pension records?

About the presenter

Janice Lovelace is a genealogical researcher, educator, author, and lecturer, with over thirty years of experience. She completed the Genealogy and Family History certificate at the University of Washington in 2012, the certificate program in genealogy at Boston University in 2013, and ProGen in 2014. Dr. Lovelace is a frequent speaker at international, national, and regional genealogy conferences as well as local societies on health and genetics, ethnic minority genealogy, and research methodology. She is an instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogical Institute (MAAGI). A retired college faculty member, Dr. Lovelace authored the National Genealogical Society’s online continuing education course African American Roots: A Historical Perspective. A freelance writer and photographer, she has a number of genealogy articles among her publications. A member of the Seattle Genealogical Society for many years, she has served in several board positions. She is also a member of Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Ohio Genealogical Society, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), and the National Genealogical Society (NGS).

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Anchors are the Way: Leveraging Multiple forms of DNA Evidence in your Research — free replay of today's webinar by Paul Woodbury now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Paul Woodbury, "Anchors are the Way: Leveraging Multiple forms of DNA Evidence in your Research” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Autosomal DNA, Y-DNA, X-DNA, and mtDNA testing and results all have their pros and cons for helping to solve a genealogy mystery. When used in tandem, the synergy of these various forms of DNA evidence aids in pinpointing (or ruling out) relationship scenarios and the source of shared DNA.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Anchors are the Way: Leveraging Multiple forms of DNA Evidence in your Research by Paul Woodbury, MEd., AG

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Anchors are the Way: Leveraging Multiple forms of DNA Evidence in your Research by Paul Woodbury, MEd., AG

Autosomal DNA, Y-DNA, X-DNA, and mtDNA testing and results all have their pros and cons for helping to solve a genealogy mystery. When used in tandem, the synergy of these various forms of DNA evidence aids in pinpointing (or ruling out) relationship scenarios and the source of shared DNA.

About the presenter

From a young age, Paul Woodbury fell in love with genealogy research. To pursue his passion for this field, he studied genetics and family history at Brigham Young University. To aid in his desire to share his knowledge with others, he has also received a masters degree in instructional design and educational technology from the University of Utah. Paul is an accredited genealogist in the France region through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. Paul currently works as a Research Team Manager at Legacy Tree Genealogists where he has helped to solve hundreds of genetic genealogy cases. In addition to genetic genealogy, Paul enjoys French research.

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From Trial to Transformation: Building a Convict’s Life through multiple records and data sets — free replay of today's webinar by Andrew Redfern now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Andrew Redfern, "From Trial to Transformation: Building a Convict’s Life through multiple records and data sets” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Exploring the life of a convict ancestor can be exciting but also a daunting task. This webinar leads participants through a methodical examination of the records available at various stages of a convict’s life from trial through to freedom. After developing a framework for investigation, case studies are then used to demonstrate the various records available and where to find them, including both within Australia and overseas. Issues such as record conflicts and understanding the broader social context will also be explored to more fully understand changes in terminology and record types.

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Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: From Trial to Transformation: Building a Convict’s Life through multiple records and data sets by Andrew Redfern

Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: AFrom Trial to Transformation: Building a Convict’s Life through multiple records and data sets by Andrew Redfern

Exploring the life of a convict ancestor can be exciting but also a daunting task. This webinar leads participants through a methodical examination of the records available at various stages of a convict’s life from trial through to freedom. After developing a framework for investigation, case studies are then used to demonstrate the various records available and where to find them, including both within Australia and overseas. Issues such as record conflicts and understanding the broader social context will also be explored to more fully understand changes in terminology and record types.

About the presenter

Andrew Redfern is a passionate family historian and accomplished speaker, having delivered presentations to various groups over many years. With backgrounds in education, technology and theatre, Andrew endeavours to engage his audience resulting in an informative and entertaining session. He often employs unique techniques to get the audience involved and strives to ensure questions are answered and concepts explored.

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African American Research 101 – Post-Civil War to the Present (Part 1 of 3) — free replay of today's webinar by Ari Wilkins now available for limited time

African American Research 101 – Post-Civil War to the Present (Part 1 of 3) — free replay of today's webinar by Ari Wilkins now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Ari Wilkins, "African American Research 101 – Post-Civil War to the Present (Part 1 of 3)” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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This lecture will discuss how to get started in African American research. The objective of this lecture is to demonstrate what comprehensive African American research looks like from 1870 to the present. It will discuss sources such as: census, vital, and military records; the WPA slave narratives; newspapers; and city directories. It will also cover basic genealogical methodology.

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Genealogy Institutes: A Deep Dive Into Dynamic Education — free replay of today's webinar by Cyndi Ingle now available

Genealogy Institutes: A Deep Dive Into Dynamic Education — free replay of today's webinar by Cyndi Ingle now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Cyndi Ingle, "Genealogy Institutes: A Deep Dive Into Dynamic Education” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

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Are you ready to attend a genealogy institute? Do you want to expand your genealogical knowledge? Are you committed to a rewarding deep dive in a specific research topic? How do you choose the right course for you? We will talk about all of this and the benefits of a truly helpful interactive venue for learning. Continuing education is a must for everyone researching their family tree. Directed in-depth education on unique subject matter at an institute can help you do more than just locate records. Learn what you need to get the most out of the repositories and sources we use to trace our ancestors.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Genealogy Institutes: A Deep Dive Into Dynamic Education by Cyndi Ingle

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Genealogy Institutes: A Deep Dive Into Dynamic Education by Cyndi Ingle

Are you ready to attend a genealogy institute? Do you want to expand your genealogical knowledge? Are you committed to a rewarding deep dive in a specific research topic? How do you choose the right course for you? We will talk about all of this and the benefits of a truly helpful interactive venue for learning. Continuing education is a must for everyone researching their family tree. Directed in-depth education on unique subject matter at an institute can help you do more than just locate records. Learn what you need to get the most out of the repositories and sources we use to trace our ancestors.

About the presenter

Cyndi Ingle is the creator and innovator behind the award-winning and globally recognized CyndisList.com, a free categorized list of more than 337,000 links for genealogical research. In its 23 years online Cyndi’s List has consistently remained in the top tiers for genealogical research tools online. It helps millions of visitors worldwide and has been featured in the media and diverse publications, including ABC News, NBC News, the BBC, National Public Radio, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Parade Magazine, People Magazine, Wired, Ancestry Magazine, Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, and Internet Genealogy magazines.

Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 39 years, has an expertise in using technology for genealogy. Additionally, her many active years in genealogy have also resulted in a specialty for research in the United States with particular focus on homesteaders, the Civil War, the Plains States, the Midwest, the Old Northwest, and beyond. Cyndi’s favorite topics bring together traditional methodology with organization, computers, software, and the Internet.

Cyndi is the recipient of the 2018 Society of Genealogists Prince Michael of Kent Award, the 2016 National Genealogical Society President’s Citation, and many other awards and honors. During the past 25 years she has served in several capacities for local, national, and professional genealogical organizations including the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society. Cyndi is an internationally-known guest lecturer, speaking at more than 200 genealogical society meetings, conferences, seminars, and webinars (http://www.CyndisList.com/speaking-calendar/). She is the coordinator for the technology course at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). She has lectured for GRIP, SLIG, GENTECH, Brigham Young University, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, the American Library Association, and numerous state and local genealogical societies and libraries in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Cyndi has authored numerous articles and three books. She has attended dozens of conferences and institutes over the past 30 years including the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR), and she has completed the ProGen Study Group #24.

Cyndi is member of several genealogical organizations and she is a life member of the National Genealogical Society, the Virginia Genealogical Society, the Ohio Genealogical Society, and the Indiana Genealogical Society. Before her life on the Internet, Cyndi worked as an operations officer and an international banker specializing in foreign exchange and computer networks. Cyndi, her mother, and two Boston Terriers live in Edgewood, Washington.

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Finding Fathers: Tracking Males Who “Disappeared” or “Just Showed Up” — replay of today's members-only webinar by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL now available

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The recording of today's webinar by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, "Finding Fathers: Tracking Males Who “Disappeared” or “Just Showed Up” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for webinar members.

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The legendary Choctaw Chief Pushmataha swore that he sprang full grown from Mother Earth. As genealogists, we sometimes wonder whether our ancestors did the same. Most elusive men do have traceable origins, once we learn to deal with the issues that thwart us—migration, high mortality rates, and illegitimacy being not the least of them. This hour offers practical suggestions and strategies for extending paternal lines, focusing upon the pre-1850 period when censuses don’t identify children in parental households.

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