New Legacy QuickTip Video - How to 'unlink' a child, parent, or spouse if needed

We have another great Legacy QuickTip Video for you today! Learn:

  • How to use unlink a child, parent, or spouse.

Sometimes we accidentally add a child to the incorrect set of parents, or we disprove a certain relationship. We do not want to delete the person, but rather link them to the correct relationship. This quicktip video will show you how.

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Caring for Keepsakes: The Top 10 Family Herilooms - brand new BONUS webinar for Webinar Subscribers

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There are some topics in genealogy that appeal only to a certain group - like ethnic or geographic research. Here's a topic that all Legacy Family Tree webinar subscribers can enjoy! "Caring for Keepsakes: The Top 10 Family Heirlooms" by Denise May Levenick has just been added to the Legacy webinar library.

This webinar is full of surprises! Denise surveyed genealogists to find out what their top family heirlooms were. The list will surprise and delight you. In this webinar, Denise will take you through the list of heirlooms and open your eyes to all the considerations needed to care for your keepsakes. She covers everything from storage to preservation and sharing. She also gives a list of what not to do to your items.

Interspersed with the education are great personal stories that will have you shaking your head in agreement or laughing from amusement. The presentation is visual eye candy as Denise takes us on a tour of her personal collection. Tying the webinar together is really sound advice.

"Caring for Keepsakes: The Top 10 Family Heirlooms" is an all-around hit. Let Denise take you on a wonderful hour long journey of nostalgia and learn how to care for your heirlooms at the same time.

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About the presenter

Levenick-100In every family, someone ends up with “the stuff.” Denise May Levenick is a writer, researcher, and speaker with a passion for preserving and sharing family treasures of all kinds. She is the creator of the award-winning family history blog, The Family Curator and author of two books on preserving family treasures, How to Archive Family Photos (Family Tree Books, 2015), and How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records, (Family Tree Books, 2012).

Denise inherited her first family archive from her grandmother – a trunk filled with photos, letters, documents, and lots of “miscellaneous stuff” and is now the caretaker of several family collections. She has adapted professional archival techniques to the family archive situation and shares her experiences at her website, and in her books and articles.

Denise is a frequent contributor to family history magazines and online publications, and presenter for webinars and workshops. She is a former high school English and Journalism teacher, and a holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature.

How to Archive Family Keepsakes helps family historians use professional archival techniques with their own family treasures. Numerous charts and checklists and Denise’s practical guidance offer step-by-step advice for organizing, preserving, and digitizing heirlooms, and genealogy research. 

Denise is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Southern California Genealogical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and The Phi Beta Kappa Society. She heads the grant committee for the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant founded in 2010 to assist young genealogists seeking to advance their genealogical education. She lives in Pasadena, California.


Register for Webinar Wednesday - Where Does It Say That? Learning to Love Indirect Evidence by Chris Staats

LogowhiteDirect evidence, the sort of evidence that completely answers a research question by itself, is often scarce. Without any documents telling us exactly what we want to know, how do we identify relationships that might not be stated explicitly, resolve conflicts between records, and arrive at sound genealogical conclusions? By collecting, analyzing, and correlating indirect evidence of course! The Henry McGinnis family of 19th century rural Pennsylvania provides a good example of using mostly indirect evidence to reconstruct a family which left precious little for descendants to work with.

Join us for the live webinar Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2pm 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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Staats-100Chris Staats is a Cleveland, Ohio-based professional genealogical researcher, presenter, and writer. He has written articles for Family Tree Magazine, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, and other publications. Chris has given presentations covering methodology, resources, technology, and other topics at genealogical societies and libraries across Ohio. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, chapter representative for the Great Lakes APG chapter, and Seminar Chairperson for the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Genealogical Committee.

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New Legacy QuickTip Video - Using the Origins Report, Searching, and Q/A

We have another great Legacy QuickTip Video for you today! Learn:

  • How to use Legacy's Origins report to see the graph of where your ancestors come from
  • How to use Legacy's Searching tools to create a report of everyone born in a certain country
  • About other Legacy tools in the Q/A session

These tips were presented live during the recent after-webinar party of Judy Wight's recent webinar, "Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th Centuries and compliment/reinforce what she taught.

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Paddy on the Net: Irish Genealogy Databases - brand new BONUS webinar for Webinar Subscribers

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If you are still hunting for those elusive Irish ancestors, look no further than the FamilyTreeWebinars.com Webinar Library! Between yesterday's webinar with Judy Wight and today's release of Michael Brophy's members-only webinar, "Paddy on the Net: Irish Genealogy Databases" you are certain to learn about new records, websites, and clues to help you in your quest. This brings the total number of Irish Genealogy webinars in the library to nine!

Webinar description for the new "Paddy on the Net":

Information about our Irish ancestors is exploding on the internet. The best websites for Irish research are explored and analyzed. Recent, landmark additions of vital records and census information are presented. Finding aids for further Irish research are assessed and critiqued in this exciting lecture on all that has happened with Irish resources in cyberspace.

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Brophym-100Michael Brophy is a nationally known, professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer from the Boston area. He has served as Program Director and Publicity Director for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council. He was the first Treasurer of the New England Association of Professional Genealogists. Mike earned an MBA degree from Suffolk University and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mike was featured on the Irish TV series Dead Money, a genealogy TV show about heir searchers. In 2010, Mr. Brophy was hired to conduct research for the NBC television program Who Do You Think You Are?, on an episode dedicated to the family history of actress Gwyneth Paltrow. He has lectured on a wide variety of genealogy subjects at the National Genealogy Society’s Annual Conference in 2014, 2012 and 2011. He specializes in New England and Irish genealogy subjects. His genealogy education includes seven certificates from the Institute of Genealogy and Historic Research (IGHR) and certificates in Private Investigation and Advanced Forensic Genealogy from Boston University.


A genealogy conversation with my teenager

I've been fortunate to have many terrific genealogy experiences and conversations with my teenager but this one yesterday was one that made me laugh.

Sitting at my computer I was modifying the title of our "next webinar" graphic when Evan looked over my shoulder.

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Evan - "That's the name of your next webinar?"

Me - "Yep."

Evan - "What's That?"

Me - I then explained to him what indirect evidence was and how we use it to find our ancestors.

Evan - "Oh, OK."

So, even though it's Spring Break next week (no school), I'm not sure if he'll tune in to the webinar or not (I think it'll be one of the best we've ever had...). But at the very least, isn't it great that he even asked "what's that"?


New England: Precarious Research at Best

by Marian Pierre-Louis

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When you think of genealogy research in the Northeast what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps it is Mayflower Pilgrims arriving in 1620. Or it might be Puritans arriving to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Most likely everyone thinks of old family pedigrees and extant records. Indeed, New England is a very good place to do genealogy research.

There's one thing, however, that people tend to forget - especially people from places like Florida, California or Arizona. In New England we have winter! While New England may have some of the richest sources of genealogical research it also has some of the most precarious!

Winter

It's normal when you are going about your daily business not to consider the weather in other parts of the country. For most of the year everyone in the United States is experiencing unencumbered mobility. While we are blessed with a long history in New England, we are also perhaps not so-blessed with long winters. The New England winter has very real considerations for genealogy both on-site and for those researching from a distance.

Cemeteries

Most folks think that snow is a beautiful distraction that we'd all like to have for Christmas. Snow in New England can be serious business. It can mean damage to your house, your car and a lack of ability to get around. One of the most common set-backs created by snow is the ability to take cemetery photos.

Consider this, it's February in Arizona and your research has just led you to discover your 4th great grandfather who lived in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Old Burial Hill in Marblehead dates to 1629. As a prominent citizen in town you think there's a pretty good chance your ancestor's gravestone may be found there. You're excited so you jump on FindAGrave.com and create a memorial for him. You then enter a photo request. A day goes by and nothing happens. Another day and nothing. Then a week. You're starting to get really frustrated because no one has answered your request.

On the flip side, here in Marblehead the local volunteers see the photo requests coming in. They shake their heads. They know that the cemetery is currently buried under 2-3 feet of snow.  If they're lucky they'll be able to access the gravestones in April.

Historic Houses

Have you ever wanted to take a photo of your ancestor's house? Here in New England we are blessed to have many historic homes still standing. It's not uncommon to find homes from the 1600s. And, yes, winter is probably the best time of year to take photos because foliage is not obscuring the view from the street.

This winter when snow levels broke all-time recorded levels it made photographing ancestral homes more of a challenge. It's not the houses so much that are a problem. Historic homes look beautiful against a snowy landscape. The problem arises in New England where there is so much snow there is very little place to put it. Snow banks four and five feet high border roads like a wall. Stopping to take a photo becomes nearly impossible because there is no place to park. And if you're lucky enough to find a spot, you're taking your life in your hands by walking on the now narrow roads because most sidewalks are not clear.

Archives

The Holy Grail of New England research is really getting out to town halls, archives and places like the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Believe it or not, our winter impacts them as well! Not only do we have parking issues as mentioned above but this year things have been so bad that they have impacted the train schedule.

During the worst of the storms, the subway and the local commuter rail were cancelled. No train service at all. I hate to think of how all the tourists in Boston were impacted. Getting into the city is difficult too. Here it  is the middle of March and the subway and commuter rail have not yet returned to a normal level of service.  That means fewer trains and more people riding them.

The Irony of New England

It's ironic that winter provides quiet time indoors for most people to work on their family history. It does here in New England too - especially if you can do online research. But if you need help from afar with a photograph or on-site research stop for a moment and check the weather report for the northeast.  

As the warmer days start to arrive and the sun shines longer, we have a glimpse of the springtime that is to come. In the meantime we still have a foot of snow on the ground in most places in eastern Massachusetts that won't melt before April and mountains of snow in parking lots that might take even longer.

The good news is your ancestors come from hardy stock. They've been through this weather before. They've been here for hundreds of years and they'll still be here when we finally dig out.

Marian Pierre-Louis is the Social Media Marketing Manager for Legacy Family Tree. She is also the host of The Genealogy Professional podcast. Check out her webinars in the Legacy library.


Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th Centuries - free webinar by Judy Wight now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar, "Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th Centuries" by Judy Wight is now available in the Webinar Library for free for a limited time. In her 8th webinar in our Irish Genealogy series, Judy taught about many new records for the first time. If your Irish brick wall hasn't fallen yet, this may be the webinar that gets you closer! Lots of great comments:

  • This webinar has given me the courage to start looking for my ancestors in Ireland.
  • Chock full of source info that was new. Plus, as an old time user of Legacy enjoyed Geoff's after party - especially how to use the name index.
  • Another superb high-quality webinar from Legacy, beautifully hosted by Geoff, and presented so knowledgeably by Judith Wight. Thank you once more. I'm thrilled to be a member of Legacy Webinars!

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 47 minute recording of "Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th Centuries" PLUS the after-webinar party 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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Irish GenealogyLegacy QuickGuide: Irish Genealogy - 2.95

The Irish diaspora (legally defined as people of Irish nationality who habitually reside outside of the island of Ireland) is far reaching. It has been estimated that over 100,000,000 people worldwide claim that they have ancestors from Ireland. The Irish Potato Famine of the mid to late 1840s is just one of many watershed events that precipitated emigration.

Looking to find those elusive Irish ancestors? The Irish Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide contains useful information including a timeline of Irish history events, tips on Irish genealogy research strategy, outline of major immigrant groups, and more. Also included are links to websites and resources covering vital records, church records, census records, as well as general Irish genealogy resources. This handy 5-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.

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  • Where Does It Say That? Learning to Love Indirect Evidence by Chris Staats. March 25.
  • Genealogy 101, a 3-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy - Part 1 by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. April 1.
  • American Revolution Genealogy by Beth Foulk. April 8.
  • Hookers, Crooks, and Kooks - Aunt Merle Didn't Run a Boarding House by Jana Sloan Broglin. April 10.
  • Ten Genealogical Lessons I Learned the Hard Way by Warren Bittner. April 15.
  • D-I-V-O-R-C-E! by Judy Russell. April 22.
  • United States Colored Troops Civil War Widows' Pension Applications: Tell the Story by Bernice Alexander Bennett. April 24.
  • Using Legacy with Specialized Studies - Legacy is for more than your family history by Tessa Keough. April 29.
  • Genealogy 101, a 3-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy - Part 2 by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. May 6.
  • After You're Gone - Future-Proofing Your Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee (bonus webinar for annual/monthly webinar subscribers only). May 8.
  • GenealogyBank - The Power of Finding Our Ancestor's Stories by Tom Kemp. May 13.
  • Martha Benshura - Enemy Alien by Judy Russell. May 20.
  • Migration Patterns East of the Mississippi Prior to 1860 by Mary Hill. May 27.
  • Genealogy 101, a 3-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy - Part 3 by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. June 3.
  • Tips for Planning a Successful Seminar by Jana Sloan Broglin. June 10.
  • 10 Tips for Using Legacy with Specialized Studies by Tessa Keough. June 12.
  • The Secret Lives of Women - Researching Female Ancestors Using the Sources They Left Behind by Gena Philibert-Ortega. July 1.
  • Pinning Your Family History by Thomas MacEntee. July 8.
  • Making a Federal Case Out of It by Judy Russell (bonus webinar for annual/monthly webinar subscribers only). July 10.
  • Researching with Karen! by Karen Clifford. July 15.
  • Have Swedish Roots and Don't Know How to Get Started? by Kathy Meade. July 22.
  • Storyboard Your Family History by Lisa Alzo. July 29.
  • Mending Broken Ties: Reconstructing Family Trees Sawed by Slavery by Melvin J. Collier. July 31.
  • What's in a Name? Trouble! by Ron Arons. August 5.
  • Power Platting - Technology Tools to Create Pictures from Property Descriptions by Chris Staats. August 12.
  • Discovering Your Kentucky Ancestors by Mark Lowe. August 19.
  • Digital Family Reunions by Devin Ashby. August 21.
  • German Names and Naming Patterns by Jim Beidler. August 26.
  • Break Down Brick Walls in Eastern European Research - Tips, Tools and Tricks by Lisa Alzo. September 2.
  • Research Your Swedish Ancestors in Living Color Using ArkivDigital Online by Kathy Meade. September 9.
  • Technology and Techniques for Differentiating Two People with the Same Name by Geoff Rasmussen. September 11.
  • Researching Your Dutch Ancestors by Yvette Hoitink. September 16.
  • Researching Your Ancestors in England and Wales by Kirsty Gray. September 23.
  • Maps Tell Some of the Story for the African-Ancestored Genealogist by Angela Walton-Raji. September 25.
  • Using Periodicals to Find Your Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega. September 30.
  • Wearables and Genealogy - Wacky and Wild or Worth the Wait by Thomas MacEntee. October 7.
  • Colonial Immigration - The English Pioneers of Early America by Beth Foulk. October 14.
  • Billions of Records, Billions of Stories by Devin Ashby. October 16.
  • What Happened to the State of Frankland - Using Tennessee's Pre-Statehood Records by Mark Lowe. October 21.
  • Complex Evidence - What is It? How Does it Work? And Why Does it Matter? by Warren Bittner. October 28.
  • Researching with Karen! by Karen Clifford. November 4.
  • Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy by Diahan Southard. November 11.
  • Bringing it All Together and Leaving a Permanent Record by Tom Kemp. November 13.
  • Mapping Madness by Ron Arons. November 18.
  • Stories in Stone - Cemetery Research by Gail Blankenau. December 2.
  • Thinking about Becoming an Accredited Genealogist? by Apryl Cox and Kelly Summers. December 9.
  • Pointing Fingers at Ancestors' Siblings - Breaking Down Brick Walls with Collateral Research by Marian Pierre-Louis. December 16.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday - Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th Centuries by Judy Wight

LogowhiteGot Irish Ancestors? I do! 17 ancestors on my direct line came from Ireland. I'm looking forward to this Wednesday's webinar presented by our Irish genealogy expert, Judith Eccles Wight. In "Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th Centuries" Judy will teach about 17th-19th century genealogy records using different case studies in this day-after-St. Patrick's Day webinar. 

Join us for the live webinar Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2pm 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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Presenter-5790Owner of Wight House Research, Judy has been an Accredited Genealogist specializing in Ireland (30+ years) and Scotland (10+ years).  She writes extensively for genealogical periodicals and is a popular teacher and lecturer at genealogical events.  She worked 10 years as a reference consultant at the Family History Library and has vast research experience in the British Isles, U.S., Canada, and Australia.

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Crafting Ancestor Profiles - free webinar by Lisa Alzo now online for limited time

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The recording of last Wednesday's webinar, "Crafting Ancestor Profiles from Start to Finish" by Lisa Alzo is now available in the Webinar Library for free for a limited time. Lots of great comments:

  • Excellent, knowledgeable speaker with a fine command of her subject. Great handout.
  • This sure encouraged me to write about some of my favorite ancestors. They meant so much to me, I would like to share.
  • Useful information presented so I can start applying it right away.

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Writing Your Family HistoryLegacy QuickGuide: Writing Your Family History - 2.95

If you’ve always wanted to write a family history, but don’t know where or how to begin, The Writing Your Family History Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including the tips, tools, and tricks you’ll need to get beyond the names, dates and places to bring your family tree to life. Also included are writing exercises, links to handy apps, and self-publishing resources, to help you craft and publish a “can’t put down” narrative. This handy 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.

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  • Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th Centuries by Judy Wight. March 18.
  • Where Does It Say That? Learning to Love Indirect Evidence by Chris Staats. March 25.
  • Genealogy 101, a 3-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy - Part 1 by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. April 1.
  • American Revolution Genealogy by Beth Foulk. April 8.
  • Hookers, Crooks, and Kooks - Aunt Merle Didn't Run a Boarding House by Jana Sloan Broglin. April 10.
  • Ten Genealogical Lessons I Learned the Hard Way by Warren Bittner. April 15.
  • D-I-V-O-R-C-E! by Judy Russell. April 22.
  • United States Colored Troops Civil War Widows' Pension Applications: Tell the Story by Bernice Alexander Bennett. April 24.
  • Using Legacy with Specialized Studies - Legacy is for more than your family history by Tessa Keough. April 29.
  • Genealogy 101, a 3-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy - Part 2 by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. May 6.
  • After You're Gone - Future-Proofing Your Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee (bonus webinar for annual/monthly webinar subscribers only). May 8.
  • GenealogyBank - The Power of Finding Our Ancestor's Stories by Tom Kemp. May 13.
  • Martha Benshura - Enemy Alien by Judy Russell. May 20.
  • Migration Patterns East of the Mississippi Prior to 1860 by Mary Hill. May 27.
  • Genealogy 101, a 3-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy - Part 3 by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. June 3.
  • Tips for Planning a Successful Seminar by Jana Sloan Broglin. June 10.
  • 10 Tips for Using Legacy with Specialized Studies by Tessa Keough. June 12.
  • The Secret Lives of Women - Researching Female Ancestors Using the Sources They Left Behind by Gena Philibert-Ortega. July 1.
  • Pinning Your Family History by Thomas MacEntee. July 8.
  • Making a Federal Case Out of It by Judy Russell (bonus webinar for annual/monthly webinar subscribers only). July 10.
  • Researching with Karen! by Karen Clifford. July 15.
  • Have Swedish Roots and Don't Know How to Get Started? by Kathy Meade. July 22.
  • Storyboard Your Family History by Lisa Alzo. July 29.
  • Mending Broken Ties: Reconstructing Family Trees Sawed by Slavery by Melvin J. Collier. July 31.
  • What's in a Name? Trouble! by Ron Arons. August 5.
  • Power Platting - Technology Tools to Create Pictures from Property Descriptions by Chris Staats. August 12.
  • Discovering Your Kentucky Ancestors by Mark Lowe. August 19.
  • Digital Family Reunions by Devin Ashby. August 21.
  • German Names and Naming Patterns by Jim Beidler. August 26.
  • Break Down Brick Walls in Eastern European Research - Tips, Tools and Tricks by Lisa Alzo. September 2.
  • Research Your Swedish Ancestors in Living Color Using ArkivDigital Online by Kathy Meade. September 9.
  • Technology and Techniques for Differentiating Two People with the Same Name by Geoff Rasmussen. September 11.
  • Researching Your Dutch Ancestors by Yvette Hoitink. September 16.
  • Researching Your Ancestors in England and Wales by Kirsty Gray. September 23.
  • Maps Tell Some of the Story for the African-Ancestored Genealogist by Angela Walton-Raji. September 25.
  • Using Periodicals to Find Your Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega. September 30.
  • Wearables and Genealogy - Wacky and Wild or Worth the Wait by Thomas MacEntee. October 7.
  • Colonial Immigration - The English Pioneers of Early America by Beth Foulk. October 14.
  • Billions of Records, Billions of Stories by Devin Ashby. October 16.
  • What Happened to the State of Frankland - Using Tennessee's Pre-Statehood Records by Mark Lowe. October 21.
  • Complex Evidence - What is It? How Does it Work? And Why Does it Matter? by Warren Bittner. October 28.
  • Researching with Karen! by Karen Clifford. November 4.
  • Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy by Diahan Southard. November 11.
  • Bringing it All Together and Leaving a Permanent Record by Tom Kemp. November 13.
  • Mapping Madness by Ron Arons. November 18.
  • Stories in Stone - Cemetery Research by Gail Blankenau. December 2.
  • Thinking about Becoming an Accredited Genealogist? by Apryl Cox and Kelly Summers. December 9.
  • Pointing Fingers at Ancestors' Siblings - Breaking Down Brick Walls with Collateral Research by Marian Pierre-Louis. December 16.

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