Top 10 genealogy webinars — April 2022

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for April 2022! 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-1,765 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of April 2022.  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 April 2022

1. Proving Parentage Two Centuries Later Using DNA Evidence by David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL

2. Simply using timelines will make a difference in your research! by Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy

3. Family Stories in 30 Minutes or Less by Brenda Hudson, Ph.D.

4. Wringing Every Drop out of Mitochondrial DNA by Roberta Estes

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

6. Where Did That Come From?! Tracing the Origins of Unique Ethnicity Admixture by Paul Woodbury

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

8. The Beginner's Guide To DNA Testing For Genealogy by Michelle Leonard

9. From Piles to Files: Organize Your Genealogy by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

10. 'We Were Supposed To Be Neals:' Reconstructing an Enslaved Family Using DNA by Renate Yarborough Sanders

The Runner-Ups

11. Spinsters and Widows: Using Women to Reconstruct Families by Shannon Green, CG

12. Writing as You Go is the WAY to Go! by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG

13. Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians–Oh, My! by Sunny Morton

14. 3 Clues Found in Every Land Record by J. Mark Lowe, FUGA

15. Who were the Scots-Irish? by Natalie Bodle

16. The Lady of the Scrapbook: A Newspaper Case Study by Mary Kircher Roddy, CG

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

18. Doing Time – Prison Records as Genealogy Resources by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

19. Smarter Searching: Refining Search Parameters for Genealogists by Cyndi Ingle

20. Using WikiTree's DNA Features in Your Family History Research by Mags Gaulden

The 2nd Runner-Ups

21. Family Discoveries in Minutes by Devin Ashby

22. Supercharge your Research Spreadsheets with Airtable by Francine Crowley Griffis, CG

23. Expelled from Nova Scotia: Researching the Acadian Diaspora to the Colonies by Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D.

24. Everything You Need to Know About the 1950 Census by Lisa Louise Cooke

25. Hard drive and SSD drive failure rates and what to do by Andy Klein

26. Stump Craig! by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

27. My Top 20 Free Australian Genealogy Websites by Shauna Hicks

28. Identifying Unnamed Free Born African Americans - A DNA Case Study by David Rencher, CG, AG, FUGA, FIGRS

29. Finding your ancestors in Irish land valuation records by Natalie Bodle

30. The Geography of Genealogy in Europe by Dave Obee

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Wringing Every Drop out of Mitochondrial DNA - free webinar by Roberta Estes now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Roberta Estes, "Wringing Every Drop out of Mitochondrial DNA" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

We will learn step by step, how to utilize mitochondrial DNA testing at Family Tree DNA to get the most out of your results. We’ll look at little known methods to obtain information, even if your match doesn’t have a tree. We’ll talk about using resources such as Geni, WikiTree and others to break down mitochondrial brick walls. Lastly, we’ll discuss projects and using mitochondrial DNA in conjunction with autosomal for a slam-dunk.

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 14 minute recording of "Wringing Every Drop out of Mitochondrial DNA" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,765 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,532 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:

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Wringing Every Drop out of Mitochondrial DNA by Roberta Estes

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We will learn step by step, how to utilize mitochondrial DNA testing at Family Tree DNA to get the most out of your results. We’ll look at little known methods to obtain information, even if your match doesn’t have a tree. We’ll talk about using resources such as Geni, WikiTree and others to break down mitochondrial brick walls. Lastly, we’ll discuss projects and using mitochondrial DNA in conjunction with autosomal for a slam-dunk.
 
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About the presenter

RobertaEstes-144x144Roberta Estes has been a professional scientist and business owner for over 25 years, as well as an obsessed genealogist since 1978. In 2005, reflecting her interest and expertise in genetics for genealogy, she formed DNAeXplain, a company providing individual analysis of DNA results and genealogical assistance.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at:

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Different Ways to View Your Tree at MyHeritage - free webinar by MyHeritage's Uri Gonen now online

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The recording of today's webinar by Uri Gonen, "Different Ways to View Your Tree at MyHeritage" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

There are many ways to visualize your family tree, each with its own unique advantages. Learn about the different tree views on MyHeritage and how using them helps you paint a more complete picture of your family tree.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 5 minute recording of "Different Ways to View Your Tree at MyHeritage" is now available to view in our webinar library for free.

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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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Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage webinar: Different Ways to View Your Tree by Uri Gonen

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There are many ways to visualize your family tree, each with its own unique advantages. Learn about the different tree views on MyHeritage and how using them helps you paint a more complete picture of your family tree.
 
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About the presenter

Urigonen-144x144Uri Gonen has been working at MyHeritage since 2005 where he took on different challenges and roles in product development and product management. He has been part of the wild journey of MyHeritage from a small startup to a dominant company in the genealogy space. Among his involvement in key projects of the company, Uri was the original developer behind Family Tree Builder, and the product manager of MyHeritage’s genealogy search engine. Recently, Uri was involved in several genealogical projects such as PedigreeMap, Pedigree View, Tree Consistency Checker and several integrations with FamilySearch. Before joining MyHeritage, Uri has worked in other software startups in Israel, the United States and Canada. He now lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Unlocking Stories of Our Female Ancestors through Effective Research Methodology - free webinar by Denyce Porter Peyton now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Denyce Porter Peyton, "Unlocking Stories of Our Female Ancestors through Effective Research Methodology" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

We will explore how implementing standard research methodology may open up new avenues of discovery to unlock previously “hidden” evidence of female ancestors’ stories. Using reasonably exhaustive research, evidence correlation, analysis proof standard elements and cluster research methodology, we can uncover critical information to help us develop our female ancestors’ stories. Today’s discussion includes two case studies of females born in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. An exploration of sources, beyond census and marriage records, was required to enhance their life stories. One subject was born into an affluent family who settled in north central Tennessee, and the second was enslaved from birth until Emancipation in western Kentucky.

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,761 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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Introductory pricing:

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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Unlocking Stories of Our Female Ancestors through Effective Research Methodology by Denyce Porter Peyton

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We will explore how implementing standard research methodology may open up new avenues of discovery to unlock previously “hidden” evidence of female ancestors’ stories. Using reasonably exhaustive research, evidence correlation, analysis proof standard elements and cluster research methodology, we can uncover critical information to help us develop our female ancestors’ stories. Today’s discussion includes two case studies of females born in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. An exploration of sources, beyond census and marriage records, was required to enhance their life stories. One subject was born into an affluent family who settled in north central Tennessee, and the second was enslaved from birth until Emancipation in western Kentucky.
 
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DenycePeyton-144x144Denyce has been an avid genealogist for over 25 years, providing professional research since 2004. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society, Association for Professional Genealogists, Ohio Genealogical Society, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Genealogical Society, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Hamilton County Genealogical Society, African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky and the lineage society of Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage. Her research specialties focus on nineteenth and twentieth century Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Southeastern states, and African Americans in antebellum and post-Emancipation eras. She provides research services to a diverse client base. Denyce has participated and received completion certificates in “Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis” at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), University of Georgia (July 2017), the ProGen31 study group from June 2016-November 2017, and “Genealogy Writing from Planning to Publication” at the Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute, Fort Wayne, Indiana (July 2018). She researched and authored an investigative study, “African American Settlement in Allen County, Ohio – through Census Schedules”, published in Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly Vol. 52 No 3 Fall 2012, and provided independent research efforts for an episode of Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s “Finding Your Roots” on PBS.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at:

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Proving Parentage Two Centuries Later Using DNA Evidence - free webinar by BCG and David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL now online for limited time

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The recording of tonight's webinar by The Board for Certification of Genealogists and David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL, "Proving Parentage Two Centuries Later Using DNA Evidence" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Proving immigrant origins may seem daunting, especially when the family lived hundreds of years ago. This presentation shows how to navigate multiple border crossings, name changes, and cultural challenges and apply DNA techniques to trace a family of Canadian immigrants from town to town. The right combination of documentary evidence and biological evidence, coupled with sound methodology, reveals the origins of this family.

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  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,760 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 6,492 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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Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar: Proving Parentage Two Centuries Later Using DNA Evidence by David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL

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Proving immigrant origins may seem daunting, especially when the family lived hundreds of years ago. This presentation shows how to navigate multiple border crossings, name changes, and cultural challenges and apply DNA techniques to trace a family of Canadian immigrants from town to town. The right combination of documentary evidence and biological evidence, coupled with sound methodology, reveals the origins of this family.
 
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About the presenter

DavidOuimette-144x144David Ouimette, Certified Genealogist®, Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠, manages Content Strategy for Asia and the Pacific at FamilySearch, prioritizing records of genealogical value for digital preservation and online publication. His team prioritizes camera placement and targets records for preservation in national, regional, and local archives. David has researched in several hundred archives in over sixty countries spanning all continents. Previously, David was product manager at Ancestry.com, responsible for family trees, United States records, DNA testing, and the search experience. David regularly lectures at national genealogical conferences and institutes. He serves as a Trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has served as Vice President of the Utah Genealogical Association and on the board of the National Genealogical Society. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from Brigham Young University, has contributed articles to many magazines and journals, and authored Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide. David and his wife, Deanna, live in Highland, Utah, are the parents of eight children, and have seven grandchildren.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at:

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  7. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Register for Friday's 'O Canada' webinar - Expelled from Nova Scotia: Researching the Acadian Diaspora to the Colonies by Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D.

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In 1750 nearly 7000 Acadian settlers of Nova Scotia were summarily rounded up, boarded onto ships and sent southward to the American Colonies. The colonies to which they were sent had little or no warning of the refugees imminent arrival. This webinar reviews the unique political and social environments of each receiving colony, the fate of the Acadians once landed, and describes where the researcher can find clues about their ancestor in the records of each colony.
 
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About the presenter

AnnLawthers-144x144Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D. is a Genealogist with the Brue Family Learning Center at the New England Historic Genealogical Society – American Ancestors. When at the Boston Research Center, she works with patrons to help them explore and expand their family history. She lectures regularly on behalf of American Ancestors at conferences, workshops and meetings. At American Ancestors she collaborates to prepare multi-week online courses, single day online conferences, and single session webinars. Ann focuses on New England and Mid-Atlantic research, and migration patterns. Secondary interests include the Southern Colonies and Atlantic Canada. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard School of Public Health with degrees in Health Policy.

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The webinar will be live on Friday, April 15, 2022 at:

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  7. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!