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Wed, Apr 16 2014

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Genealogy Evidence and Online Family Trees
A person's identity is established through evidence. Usually that evidence comes from multiple record groups which when studied together either forges stronger links between family members, or weakens links (and confusion reigns.) Sometimes there are records about the same person which disagree. Become familiar with available tools from online family…

Karen Clifford
Wed, Apr 23 2014

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The Homestead Act of 1862
In this session you’ll learn how The Homestead Act of 1862 lured citizens of the United States to procure federal lands West of the Mississippi River. The application and qualification process, as burdensome as it was for our ancestors, produced a bumper crop of documents for use by genealogists and…

Thomas MacEntee
Wed, Apr 30 2014

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Google Glass and Family History
Google Glass is a new technology that has great application for family history. Learn about some potential spaces for app development like cemeteries, photos and stories, interviews, and video.

Devin Ashby
Fri, May 2 2014

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Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting
Learn tips, tricks, and best practices related to using the Legacy Family Tree software. Topics for beginners through advanced presented by the Legacy staff and other experts. We’ll also leave time for questions and answers. Have a favorite Legacy tip and want to share it? Send us an email, we’d...

Legacy Family Tree Panel
Wed, May 7 2014

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50 Year View - What I've Learned Climbing My Family Tree
Looking back at the last 50 years - Tom will present his key tips and techniques that he has learned over a life time of genealogical research. "If this was my last lecture - this is what I want you to know." Prepare to be informed and entertained in this…

Tom Kemp
Wed, May 14 2014

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Photo Apps for Android, iPhones or iPads
Whether you carry a smart phone or a tablet there are great apps out there to help you snap and edit pictures. Digital organization for all those photos is included. This covers taking contemporary family history photos to documenting a relative's collection.

Maureen Taylor
Wed, May 21 2014

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I Had My DNA Tested - Now What?
Hundreds of thousands of genetic profiles for family history and ancestral purposes have been generated by private laboratories, universities, and the National Geographic’s Genographic Project during the past fifteen years. However, many individuals that had their DNA tested were somewhat disappointed, as the information provided by many laboratories is often...

Ugo Perego
Wed, May 28 2014

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Using Tax Lists to Solve Genealogical Problems
Benjamin Franklin is said to have stated, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” Taxation can take (and has taken) many forms. The mission of this presentation is to discuss some of they ways in which our ancestors were taxed, the records that were created, and where…

Linda Woodward Geiger
Wed, Jun 11 2014

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German Internet Research: A Launching Place for Your Research
Internet research for German ancestors is not as fully developed as it is for North American or British ancestors, but don’t let that stop you! There is a significant subscription site, along with some important indexes, original and compiled, records online. Fortunately, the number of actual records online is growing…

James M. Beidler
Fri, Jun 13 2014

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10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Family History Narrative
If writing your family history narrative is one of those tasks on your "to-do" list that you just can't seem to start, this webinar will help you get there. Learn ten simple ways to get those creative juices flowing so you can stop procrastinating and start writing yours!

Lisa Alzo
Wed, Jun 25 2014

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Documenting Native American Families in 19th and 20th Century Records
Native American ancestry is often perceived as a lineage difficult to trace. There are a number of records from public resources that reflect Indian communities, both large and small. This workshop will illustrate the records found in both 19th and 20th century collections. To be discussed will be traditional census…

Angela Walton-Raji
Fri, Jun 27 2014

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Copyright Mythconceptions
What we don’t know about copyright law can hurt us – right in the pocketbook! Here’s a guide to the most common mistakes and misunderstandings about copyright and what we can and can’t do with materials created by others in our family research.

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Wed, Jul 9 2014

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Thinking About Becoming a Board-certified Genealogist?
Testing yourself against genealogical standards is one of the many reasons to seek credentials. This presentation will discuss who should go for credentials, what the testing procedure entails and how to prepare for it.

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
Fri, Jul 11 2014

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Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting
Learn tips, tricks, and best practices related to using the Legacy Family Tree software. Topics for beginners through advanced presented by the Legacy staff and other experts. We’ll also leave time for questions and answers. Have a favorite Legacy tip and want to share it? Send us an email, we’d...

Legacy Family Tree Panel
Wed, Jul 16 2014

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When Freedom Came - Documenting the Family's Freedom Story
Researching the history of African American families can be complicated. With families once enslaved, the task involves tracing the family back in public records, identifying the last known slave holder, and then researching the slaveholder’s history to continue to document the family. However, one major story is often overlooked. The…

Angela Walton-Raji
Wed, Jul 23 2014

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Researching Your Illinois Ancestors
While Illinois genealogy research is no easier or more difficult than other states, there are special resources with which many genealogists are unfamiliar. Learn about the history of the Prairie State and its migration patterns to understand how your ancestors lived and how to find them!

Thomas MacEntee
Wed, Aug 6 2014

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Researching Your Tennessee Ancestors
Learn about the valuable resources that describe the pioneers who crossed the mountains to Tennessee. Discover the hidden wonders that may help you resolve problem ancestors in the Volunteer State. Understand how records were created and where to find the ones you need.

J. Mark Lowe
Fri, Aug 8 2014

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Research Recharge - Turning Old Clues into New Leads
Have you hit an impasse in your research? Are you searching the same databases or record groups and getting the same old results? Learn fresh ways of looking at data you've already collected, strategies for smarter searching your favorite databases (and new ones) for clues, and tips for identifying what…

Lisa Alzo
Wed, Aug 20 2014

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Find A Grave - The World's Largest Cemetery Database
Explore Find-A-Grave, the largest cemetery database in the world and a must-have tool in your genealogy toolbox. Russ will share insights and methodologies into best using the site for family history research. He will also provide suggestions about contributing your own photographs.

Russ Worthington
Wed, Aug 27 2014

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Researching Your Italian Ancestors
Your Italian ancestors are just waiting to be discovered! The availability of Italian records has increased exponentially in the past few years, making research much easier than it has been. In this overview, we will discuss how to find the records you need (on film, on site and on line)…

Ruth Merriman
Wed, Sep 3 2014

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Researching Your Jewish Ancestors
Whether you have a Jewish ancestor or are looking to assist others, this webinar will step you through the recommended research process. Jennifer will present tips on unique aspects of Jewish life and guide viewers through the discovery of the hometown of her great-grandfather.

Jennifer Alford
Fri, Sep 5 2014

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Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting
Learn tips, tricks, and best practices related to using the Legacy Family Tree software. Topics for beginners through advanced presented by the Legacy staff and other experts. We’ll also leave time for questions and answers. Have a favorite Legacy tip and want to share it? Send us an email, we’d...

Legacy Family Tree Panel
Wed, Sep 10 2014

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Success with Manuscript Sources
Genealogists love manuscript sources because they are often primary sources. Because of this interest many genealogical, historical, patriotic, and lineage societies seek out and publish manuscript sources. Typically, these sources are also found in archives, libraries, and private collections. Today's Internet makes many important finding aids for manuscript collections available…

Barbara Renick
Wed, Sep 24 2014

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A Library at Your Fingertips - the Internet Archive
Genealogies, local histories, historic publications and more are available through the Internet Archive for FREE. This in-depth look at how to use this site covers publications, video and the WayBack machine. This is a live presentation with input from the audience.

Maureen Taylor
Wed, Oct 1 2014

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The Fair Court: Records of Chancery Courts
Only one court has ever had doing what’s fair as part of its official mission: the chancery court. With different names in different states (and countries), it was often the go-to court for cases of great genealogical value, including divorces, guardianships, real property partition and more.

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Fri, Oct 3 2014

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Overcoming Destroyed or Missing Records
Were you told that all the records in the courthouse were burned so you cannot go any further on your ancestor's line? Or have you searched many times at the local repositories only to discover that the records are missing for the years you need? This presentation will cover a…

Karen Clifford
Wed, Oct 8 2014

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Welcome to FamilySearch Indexing!
Indexes created at your fingertips! Be part of an international initiative to index the world’s largest collection of genealogical records. This class will give you indexing background and basics to help you understand where to begin, how to help, and what we can achieve.

Devin Ashby
Wed, Oct 15 2014

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Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor
The War of 1812, often called America’s Second Revolution, left behind a valuable set of records that have proven valuable for genealogical research. Many of these records can help solve the “pre-1850 census” issues when only the head of household was named in the US federal census. Participants will learn…

Thomas MacEntee
Wed, Oct 22 2014

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Tracking Migration Using the Draper Manuscripts
Learn about the manuscript collection of Lyman Draper which include gleanings from the Carolinas, Virginia, portions of Georgia, Alabama, the Ohio River valley, and parts of the Mississippi valley from about 1755 through 1870. Find out how to approach searching this vast collection and the hidden treasures that can be…

Mary Hill
Fri, Nov 14 2014

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Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting
Learn tips, tricks, and best practices related to using the Legacy Family Tree software. Topics for beginners through advanced presented by the Legacy staff and other experts. We’ll also leave time for questions and answers. Have a favorite Legacy tip and want to share it? Send us an email, we’d...

Legacy Family Tree Panel
Wed, Nov 19 2014

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Using Evernote for Genealogy
You can remember everything in your genealogy research with Evernote, because it puts all your notes at your fingertips. In addition to superfast and easy note taking and retrieval, you’ll learn how to clip items from the Internet (rather than saving bulky web pages!), use OCR technology to search your…

Lisa Louise Cooke
Wed, Dec 3 2014

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Family History for Kids
Are you trying to figure out how to get kids involved and engaged in their family history? Come learn about new products and initiatives that are making a difference for younger audiences. We’ll discuss how you can create a life map, build a story book, tag and index photos and…

Devin Ashby
Fri, Dec 5 2014

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Look Ma, No Hands! Using Dragon Naturally Speaking for Your Genealogy
How many of us can type as fast as we can talk? I know I can’t. Dragon Dictate Naturally Speaking offers us the opportunity to type as fast as we can talk. This webinar will demonstrate using Dragon Dictate Naturally Speaking with Legacy Family Tree.

Ivan Baugh
Wed, Dec 10 2014

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Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors
Understand the geographical and migration patterns that make NC hard to find. Learn which records will lead you to answers and how to find alternate records. Discover the records, repositories and the resources you need to find a tarheel ancestor.

J. Mark Lowe
Wed, Dec 17 2014

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Bagging a Live One - Connecting with Cousins You Never Knew You Had
Bagging a live one is often a bigger rush than finding the dead ones. Bagging a live one who knows something about family history is gold. In this webinar Mary will show how you can find distant relatives, perhaps ones you never knew existed. Rather than trolling surname or location…

Mary Kircher Roddy
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