Legacy Tip - How to Cite an Online Death Certificate

I get lots of emails asking which SourceWriter template I would use to cite certain kinds of documents. Today I received one asking about citing an online death certificate. Since I have a few minutes before the end of my "official" work day, I thought I'd add my response to a new blog post here.

After locating Carrie Brown's death certificate in the Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 database at Ancestry, I downloaded the image, moved it to the appropriate folder on my hard drive, and renamed it. Here's what the folder looks like now:

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Next, I set up Legacy's Source Clipboard with 1) the master source and 2) the source details.

To get started, I opened the Source Clipboard, clicked on the link for "Step 1", searched the Master Source List to see if I've previously created the master source for this collection, and then clicked on the Add button. Below is the specific source template I selected.

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Then I filled in the fields as follows:

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After clicking Save, I filled in the source details as follows:

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And then I gazed at the Output Preview on the right and felt so happy that my citations were automatically crafted for me by Legacy AND that they adhere to the standards as set in Elizabeth Shown Mills' Evidence Explained.

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I then analyzed the data on the certificate and pasted the citation from the clipboard to the relevant pieces of data.

Of course, there's much more to the research process than just adding data and citations. But for the purposes of answering the question of which SourceWriter template would I use for an online death certificate, I hope this will lead you in the right direction.

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LisaLouiseCooke-144x144Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company.  She is producer and host of theGenealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show as well as the Family History: Genealogy Made Easy podcast, both available at www.GenealogyGems.com, in iTunes, and through the Genealogy Gems app. Her podcast episodes bring genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists and have been downloaded over 1 million times.

Lisa is the author of a variety of multi-media materials available to Genealogy Gems Premium Members and the books: Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse, How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, and Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies, as well as producer of the video series Google Earth for Genealogy and over 60 videos at the Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel.

Lisa’s offerings are not limited to online.  She is a sought after international genealogy speaker having regularly appeared at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London, and webinar presenter.

Whether in person or online, Lisa strives to dig through the myriad of genealogy news, questions and resources and deliver the gems that can unlock each listeners own family history treasure trove!

Family is not just a priority professionally. Lisa is a doting wife to Bill, the proud mom of three daughters, and has added the role of Grandma to her resume.  She counts her blessings every day for the love, fulfillment and laughter that family brings to every aspect of her life.

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Foundations of Irish Genealogy by John Grenham Now Available

Foundations of Irish Genealogy by John Grenham Now Available

For the first time, a comprehensive beginning Irish genealogy course is available online, worldwide, from the foremost Irish genealogy authority, John Grenham. He is the author of the definitive Irish genealogy guide Tracing Your Irish Ancestors. The six-class series introduces you to Irish genealogy and then progressively takes you through the major Irish records sources. Taught with humor and an authentic Irish accent, Grenham brings together Irish research in a way only the most knowledgeable Irish researcher can.

John Grenham

John Grenham came to Irish professional genealogy in 1981, as one of the panel of Irish Genealogical Office researchers and later worked for Hibernian Research. As in-house researcher for the Genealogical Office in 1990-91, he was instrumental in setting up the GO Consultation Service, the forerunner of the current Advisory Services in the National Library of Ireland and National Archives of Ireland. Foundations of Irish Genealogy by John Grenham

He was Project Manager with the Irish Genealogical Project from 1991 to 1995 and later went on to develop and market his own genealogical software, 'Grenham’s Irish Recordfinder'.  He ran the Irish Times/Irish Ancestors website from 1998 to 2016. It now runs on his own site. In 2005, he was the first Genealogist-in-Residence at Dublin City Library and Archive. He is responsible for developing most of the heritage databases on databases.dublincity.ie.

He was awarded a fellowship of The Irish Genealogical Research Society in 2007 and of the Genealogical Society of Ireland in 2010. Among his publications are the standard guide to Irish genealogy, Tracing your Irish Ancestors (4th ed.2012), Clans and Families of Ireland (1995),Generations (1996), “The Genealogical Office and its Records” in The Genealogical Office (1999), Grenham’s Irish Surnames (CD-ROM, 2003),The Atlantic Coast of Ireland (2014) and numerous articles and columns in the UK magazine Your Family Tree. He wrote the “Irish Roots” column and blog in The Irish Times between 2009 and 2016. The blog is now at www.johngrenham.com/blog. In 2011 and 2014, he was co-presenter of the Irish television show “The Genealogy Roadshow“. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, he delivered a ten-week diploma in family history course at City Colleges in Dublin.

The 6-class series - Foundations of Irish Genealogy

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Foundations of Irish Genealogy 1 of 6: The Raw Materials of Irish Genealogy

The expectations and misconceptions that can be obstacles to Irish research are discussed and debunked. Surnames and place names, the most basic raw materials of genealogy, are both especially tricky in Ireland. The reasons are analysed and online tools for handling them are introduced.

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Foundations of Irish Genealogy 2 of 6: The Major Records I, General Register Office

All Irish births, deaths and marriages were registered by the state from 1864. At least in theory. This talk describes how the system worked, the nature of the records it produced and the many, often confusing ways those records are now available.

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Foundations of Irish Genealogy 3 of 6: The Major Records II, Censuses

This talk comprises a brief history of census-taking in Ireland. Research strategies are outlined for the earliest complete census records, 1901 and 1911, and for surviving earlier fragments. Often overlooked by the descendants of Irish emigrants because they are so late, 1901 and 1911 can provide wonderful information on collateral branches and often provide excellent clues that lead to living relatives.

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Foundations of Irish Genealogy 4 of 6: The Major Records III, Church Records

Before civil records started in 1864, Irish church records are often the only direct records of family events, and thus crucial to Irish genealogical research. This talk describes the locations and nature of the records, along with online and offline research strategies for the three major denominations, Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland and Presbyterian.

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Foundations of Irish Genealogy 5 of 6: The Major Records IV, Nineteenth-Century Property Records

Only two country-wide 19th-century census substitutes exist for Ireland, Griffith’s Valuation (1849-1864) and the Tithe Books (1823-1838). Here they are examined them in detail and research approaches are outlined.

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Foundations of Irish Genealogy 6 of 6: Bringing the Major Records Together

It is one thing to know what the records are. It is another thing entirely to know how to fit those records together to extract as much genealogical information as possible. This talk concentrates on showing how the major sources interact with each other and how each can be used to find out more in the others, with heavy use of examples and case studies.

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Learn about Heraldry - 3 heraldry books and 2 webinars now available

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2310The Manual of Heraldry by Sir Francis J. Grant - 19.95
This is a pocket-size book of reference which fully encompasses the entire range of heraldry. In addition to the outstanding dictionary of terms, it contains chapters on the origin of coat armor, the right to bear arms, differencing and marshalling of arms, and the order of precedence, the whole copiously illustrated with 350 text figures.

This manual will be of service to the student as well as the general reader who desires to acquire some knowledge of the subject which has been justly called "the shorthand of history."
 
142 pages | Published 1914, reprinted 1997| Printed Edition
 
 
 
1750Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 2 volumes - 99.95
Crests are the ornaments and devices attached to a helmet or coronet and pictured in a coat of arms. They are as distinctive to the bearer of arms as the shield itself and are generally representative of the person originally granted the arms. Throughout the centuries crests have evolved as an important element in heraldic art and are referred to today as a means of identifying families associated with their use, much as the shield itself is.
 
This present work is a register of all crests known to have been in use in Great Britain and Ireland. Long established as the definitive work in its field, it has passed through a number of editions since it first appeared in 1859. The edition offered here is a reprint of the fourth edition of 1905, the best and most complete edition ever published, used for years as a work of reference by genealogists, artists, engravers, and jewellers.
 
The main part of this encyclopedic work is an alphabetical list of about 50,000 names associated with various crests, with a full description of each crest and a reference to the plate in which it is illustrated. Following this is a section containing a list of 5,000 mottoes and the names of the families using them.
 
The illustrated portion of the book--its chief feature--consists of 314 full-page plates with beautiful engravings of about 5,000 crests. Beautifully executed, these illustrations form a timeless archive of family memorabilia. There is also a key to the plates, which cross-indexes the names of the families assigned to each crest, as well as a dictionary of terms which serves as a glossary.

2 vols, xiv, 612 & 148, 314 pp. | Published 1905, reprinted 2008 | Printed Edition
 
 
975Heraldic Design: A Handbook for Students by Heather Child - 28.00
This is a skillfully written book that describes the basic rules and grammar of heraldry observed in designing a heraldic device. As it is quite impossible for the genealogist to interpret a blazon or to design a coat of arms without full mastery of heraldic rules and grammar, this book provides all the information necessary for the prosecution of either task.
 
Carefully explaining the unique rules and language of heraldry, and illustrating each point with a remarkable series of pen drawings, the book aims to give the genealogist and the student of design sufficient information about the structure and detail of heraldic insignia to enable him to produce well-balanced designs of coats of arms.
 
In addition to its usefulness as a manual, this is the kind of book that many will enjoy for the color and romance of heraldic history; e.g., the stories behind the great symbols of chivalry and the explanation of the uses of heraldry in architecture and other forms of embellishment. It is an unquestionable necessity for anyone forming a heraldic library.
 
"Without a doubt this is the finest book to have been published for many years, and one which will become the vade mecum of anyone in any way connected with heraldry in its various forms." Museum News (Sept. 1967).

180 pages | Published 1966, reprinted 2008 | Printed Edition
 
 
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A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry - free webinar by Shannon Combs-Bennett now online for limited time

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The recording of last night's webinar, "A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry" by Shannon Combs-Bennett is now available to view for free for a limited time at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. 

Webinar Description

Heraldry invokes images of noble ancestors from long ago, dashing knights and splendor but what is it really? In this presentation learn the basics of heraldry, its historical uses, who can display heraldic arms (as well as why many genealogists shouldn’t) and how it can help your research. Focus will be on English heraldry with other nationalities used for comparison.

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2310The Manual of Heraldry by Sir Francis J. Grant - 19.95

This is a pocket-size book of reference which fully encompasses the entire range of heraldry. In addition to the outstanding dictionary of terms, it contains chapters on the origin of coat armor, the right to bear arms, differencing and marshalling of arms, and the order of precedence, the whole copiously illustrated with 350 text figures.
 
This manual will be of service to the student as well as the general reader who desires to acquire some knowledge of the subject which has been justly called "the shorthand of history."

142 pages | Published 1914, reprinted 1997| Printed Edition
 

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  • The Germanic French - Researching Alsatian and Lorrainian Families by John Philip Colletta. July 30.
  • Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records by Tom Jones. July 30.
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  • Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society by Amy Johnson Crow. August 17.
  • Using Findmypast to Unlock Your Irish Ancestry by Brian Donovan. August 24.
  • Finding French Ancestors by Luana Darby. August 26.
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  • Clooz - A Document-Based Software Companion by Richard Thomas. September 16.
  • How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners by Devin Ashby. September 21.
  • Beginning Polish Genealogy by Lisa Alzo and Jonathan Shea. September 28.
  • AHA! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research by Ron Arons. October 5.
  • Time and Place - Using Genealogy's Cross-Hairs by Jim Beidler. October 12.
  • Finding Your Ancestors' German Hometown by Ursula Krause. October 14.
  • Social History Websites That Bring Your Ancestor's Story to Life by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 19.
  • Flip for Flickr - Share, Store and Save Your Family Photos by Maureen Taylor. October 26.
  • Analysis and Correlation - Two Keys to Sound Conclusions by Chris Staats. November 2.
  • Publishing a Genealogy E-Book by Thomas MacEntee. November 9.
  • Dating Family Photographs by Jane Neff Rollins. November 16.
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  • Multi-Media Story Telling by Devin Ashby. November 30.
  • Becoming a Genealogy Detective by Sharon Atkins. December 7.
  • From the Heartland - Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research by Luana Darby. December 14.
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Watch Geoff Live: Adding Online Records to Legacy Family Tree - free webinar now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Watch Geoff Live: Adding Online Records to Legacy Family Tree" by Geoff Rasmussen is now available to view for free for a limited time at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. 

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In this webinar, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will demonstrate what to do with records from three different websites as he adds the information to his real, personal Legacy family file. This class will be presented live and unscripted, giving attendees a first-hand look at how a professional genealogist analyzes and records information from online sources. You will get the insider’s perspective of using the Source Clipboard, custom events, the media gallery, and much more.

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236 pages | Published Aug 2013 | PDF Edition
 
Anyone can use Legacy Family Tree. It is simple enough for the beginner and powerful enough for the experienced. Without this book, you will probably discover some of the more powerful Legacy tools on your own...eventually...but why wait? In Legacy Family Tree - Unlocked! Techniques, Tips and Step-by-Steps for Using Legacy Family Tree to Record Your Genealogy you will learn how to better utilize some of Legacy’s best features by shadowing the research process of professional genealogist and Legacy Family Tree developer, Geoff Rasmussen:
  • Shared Events
  • Sources, SourceWriter, and the Source Clipboard
  • To Do List
  • Custom Internet searches
  • Mapping
  • Chronology View
  • Soundex Calculator
  • Digital pictures and other media
  • Much more...
This book is for genealogists and Legacy Family Tree users of all expertise. All levels of genealogists benefit from learning about how others do research. Long time Legacy users will enjoy the insights into the advanced features (especially the Shared Events!) and little tips and tricks along the way. Beginning Legacy users will not only begin to grasp what is possible in Legacy but they will learn to “do it right the first time.”
 
Not only will you learn how to use Legacy, but you will learn how to use it in the context of real genealogical research situations.This book is based on the more-popular-than-he-ever-dreamed-of “Watch Geoff Live” webinar series, meaning, it was written live and unscripted. Geoff explained, “As I researched my ancestor, George Fieldsted, I wrote down every thought, decision and step-by-step procedure as I went. I included examples and screenshots of how I added:
  • Death certificates
  • Cemetery records
  • Obituaries
  • Marriage records
  • Census records
  • and Land records 
...to Legacy Family Tree. The instructions can serve as a template to guide genealogists and Legacy users through their own research and use of Legacy.”
 
As you contemplate, adapt, and apply the research and data entry procedures from this book, you will have more time to find your ancestors. With the new skills you gain about how to better use Legacy Family Tree, you will be more prepared, organized and better equipped to find those challenging ancestors.
 

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  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
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  • A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry by Shannon Combs-Bennett. July 13.
  • Finding French Ancestors by Luana Darby. July 15.
  • Organize Your Online Life by Lisa Louise Cooke. July 20.
  • Windows 10 Survival Guide for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee. July 22.
  • Researching Women - Community Cookbooks and What They Tell Us About Our Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega. July 27.
  • The Germanic French - Researching Alsatian and Lorrainian Families by John Philip Colletta. July 30.
  • Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records by Tom Jones. July 30.
  • Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint by Thomas MacEntee. August 3.
  • The Battle for Bounty Land - War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars by Beth Foulk. August 10.
  • Homestead Act of 1862 - Following the Witnesses by Bernice Bennett. August 12.
  • Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society by Amy Johnson Crow. August 17.
  • Using Findmypast to Unlock Your Irish Ancestry by Brian Donovan. August 24.
  • The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions by Judy Russell. September 14.
  • Clooz - A Document-Based Software Companion by Richard Thomas. September 16.
  • How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners by Devin Ashby. September 21.
  • Beginning Polish Genealogy by Lisa Alzo and Jonathan Shea. September 28.
  • AHA! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research by Ron Arons. October 5.
  • Time and Place - Using Genealogy's Cross-Hairs by Jim Beidler. October 12.
  • Finding Your Ancestors' German Hometown by Ursula Krause. October 14.
  • Social History Websites That Bring Your Ancestor's Story to Life by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 19.
  • Flip for Flickr - Share, Store and Save Your Family Photos by Maureen Taylor. October 26.
  • Analysis and Correlation - Two Keys to Sound Conclusions by Chris Staats. November 2.
  • Publishing a Genealogy E-Book by Thomas MacEntee. November 9.
  • Dating Family Photographs by Jane Neff Rollins. November 16.
  • Nature & Nurture - Family History for Adoptees by Janet Hovorka and Amy Slade. November 18.
  • Multi-Media Story Telling by Devin Ashby. November 30.
  • Becoming a Genealogy Detective by Sharon Atkins. December 7.
  • From the Heartland - Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research by Luana Darby. December 14.
  • Tracing Your European Ancestors by Julie Goucher. December 16.
  • An Introduction to BillionGraves by Garth Fitzner. December 21.

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FLASH WEBINAR! Watch Geoff Live: Adding Online Records to Legacy by Geoff Rasmussen

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I cannot wait anymore...

My recent article, "Explain this - deceased husband serves as informant on his wife's death certificate" was one of the most-read articles in our Legacy News blog's 11-year history. In it, I wondered how Adelaide Brown's deceased husband could have been listed as the informant on her death certificate. Through the blog's comments, our Facebook page, and our Legacy User Group on Facebook you offered dozens of suggestions.

I think I've now found the answer in records I've found on FamilySearch, GenealogyBank, and Ancestry, and am eager to add the digital images and new information to my personal Legacy family file. Although it'd be fun to do this all alone, it'd be at least 1,000 times more fun to do it in front of a LIVE webinar audience! Join me Wednesday at 2pm eastern U.S. for the live and unscripted class, where you'll get a first-hand look at how I will analyze and record the new information. You will get the insider's perspective of using Legacy Family Tree for genealogy research and data entry.

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About the presenter

GeoffRasmussen-144x144Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is a dynamic genealogy speaker on all forms of genealogy technology, and as host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series, has spoken virtually to nearly 100 different countries. He has authored books, videos, articles, and websites, and develops the Legacy Family Tree software program. On a personal note, Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello, basketball and bowling. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center.

He is the author of the recently-released, Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors, and the popular books Legacy Family Tree, Unlocked!and Digital Imaging Essentials.

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Tuesday's Tip - The Relationship Chart

  Tuesday's Tip - The Relationship Chart

 

Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.

My new favorite chart - the Relationship Chart

I have lots of favorite charts depending on what I am doing at any moment. 

I just looked on AncestryDNA and I have a brand new 2nd cousin match so I contacted her. This happens to be someone that is interested in her DNA and family history but isn't a genealogist so she was having a hard time visualizing our connection. As soon as she told me who her parents and grandparents were I knew where she belonged.

A picture is worth a thousand words so I added her and her parents (I already had her grandparents) to Legacy. I was then able to go to TOOLS > RELATIONSHIP and then I put myself in the left box and her in the right box. I finished the process by pressing PRINT.

I set up the report to look nice with minimal info so that it wouldn't be overwhelming and then I sent it to a PDF. I sent her the chart and she was so appreciative.  Not 15 minutes later someone contacted me about a match on Family Tree DNA. After a few questions back and forth he turned out to be a third cousin, once removed. Yup, I generated a chart for him and sent it to him.

I generated one for my dad and his first cousin Bobbie Joyce to give you an idea. The chart has the relationship between the two at the top and their grandparents are labeled as the "common ancestor." The direct line connection is in bold. This chart is so easy to understand even for the lay genealogist. 

Give it a try and share it with someone in your family!

 

Tuesday's Tip - The Relationship Chart

 

Find tech tips every day in the Facebook Legacy User Group. The group is free and is available to anyone with a Facebook account.

For video tech tips checkout the Legacy Quick Tips page.  These short videos will make it easy for you to learn all sort of fun and interesting ways to look at your genealogy research.

Michele Simmons Lewis is part of the technical support team at Millennia, the makers of the Legacy Family Tree software program. With over 20 years of research experience, Michele’s passion is helping new genealogists get started on the right foot through her writings, classes and lectures. She is the former staff genealogist and weekly columnist for the McDuffie Mirror and now authors Ancestoring, a blog geared toward the beginner/intermediate researcher.

 


Register for Webinar Wednesday - A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry by Shannon Combs-Bennett

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Heraldry invokes images of noble ancestors from long ago, dashing knights and splendor but what is it really? In this presentation learn the basics of heraldry, its historical uses, who can display heraldic arms (as well as why many genealogists shouldn’t) and how it can help your research. Focus will be on English heraldry with other nationalities used for comparison.

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Join us and Shannon Combs-Bennett for the live webinar Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 8pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

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ShannonBennett-144x144About the presenter

Shannon Combs-Bennett, owner of T2 Family History, is a speaker and author based out of Virginia. She enjoys teaching about a wide range of topics from DNA to methodology. Currently Shannon is the Creative Director for The In-Depth Genealogist. You can learn more about her at http://t2familyhistory.com.

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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!


Watch Geoff Live: GEDmatch.com - free webinar by Geoff Rasmussen and Diahan Southard now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Watch Geoff Live: GEDmatch.com" by Geoff Rasmussen and Diahan Southard, is now available to view for free for a limited time at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. 

Webinar Description

After the incredible findings of his first encounter with genetic genealogy, Geoff is ready to take his DNA research to the next level. He wants YOU – the live webinar audience – to be there with him as he explores GEDmatch.com for the first time.

On hand to guide, interpret and explain what Geoff discovers will be DNA expert, webinar presenter, and yourDNAguide.com’s Diahan Southard. The result will be a live and unscripted session giving DNA neophyte researchers (like Geoff) a first-hand look at what to expect from one of DNA’s key tools – GEDmatch.com.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 33 minute recording of "Watch Geoff Live: GEDmatch.com" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. Or watch it at your convenience with an annual or monthly webinar membership.

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GedmatchGEDmatch - A Next Step for your Autosomal DNA Test Quick Reference PDF Guide - 5.95

Gedmatch is a third‐party tool for use by genetic genealogists seeking to advance their knowledge of their autosomal DNA test. You can upload your DNA results from any major genetic genealogy testing company into Gedmatch for free. Turn to this quick guide for answers to these common questions:
  • What is Gedmatch?
  • Who can participate?
  • What do I have to do to join?
  • What kinds of tools do they offer?
  • Can it help with my ethnicity results?
  • Will I find new matches?
  • Is this a necessary tool?
This guide will navigate through the myriad of options and point out only the best tools for your genetic genealogy research.
 

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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry by Shannon Combs-Bennett. July 13.
  • Finding French Ancestors by Luana Darby. July 15.
  • Organize Your Online Life by Lisa Louise Cooke. July 20.
  • Windows 10 Survival Guide for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee. July 22.
  • Researching Women - Community Cookbooks and What They Tell Us About Our Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega. July 27.
  • The Germanic French - Researching Alsatian and Lorrainian Families by John Philip Colletta. July 30.
  • Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records by Tom Jones. July 30.
  • Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint by Thomas MacEntee. August 3.
  • The Battle for Bounty Land - War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars by Beth Foulk. August 10.
  • Homestead Act of 1862 - Following the Witnesses by Bernice Bennett. August 12.
  • Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society by Amy Johnson Crow. August 17.
  • Using Findmypast to Unlock Your Irish Ancestry by Brian Donovan. August 24.
  • The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions by Judy Russell. September 14.
  • Clooz - A Document-Based Software Companion by Richard Thomas. September 16.
  • How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners by Devin Ashby. September 21.
  • Beginning Polish Genealogy by Lisa Alzo and Jonathan Shea. September 28.
  • AHA! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research by Ron Arons. October 5.
  • Time and Place - Using Genealogy's Cross-Hairs by Jim Beidler. October 12.
  • Finding Your Ancestors' German Hometown by Ursula Krause. October 14.
  • Social History Websites That Bring Your Ancestor's Story to Life by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 19.
  • Flip for Flickr - Share, Store and Save Your Family Photos by Maureen Taylor. October 26.
  • Analysis and Correlation - Two Keys to Sound Conclusions by Chris Staats. November 2.
  • Publishing a Genealogy E-Book by Thomas MacEntee. November 9.
  • Dating Family Photographs by Jane Neff Rollins. November 16.
  • Nature & Nurture - Family History for Adoptees by Janet Hovorka and Amy Slade. November 18.
  • Multi-Media Story Telling by Devin Ashby. November 30.
  • Becoming a Genealogy Detective by Sharon Atkins. December 7.
  • From the Heartland - Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research by Luana Darby. December 14.
  • Tracing Your European Ancestors by Julie Goucher. December 16.
  • An Introduction to BillionGraves by Garth Fitzner. December 21.

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