DNA Downer: Strategies for Dealing with DNA Fatigue - free webinar by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. now online

DNA Downer: Strategies for Dealing with DNA Fatigue - free webinar by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. now online

The recording of today's webinar by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., "DNA Downer: Strategies for Dealing with DNA Fatigue" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

Many genealogists have been working with their DNA results for several years, and it is natural to feel some fatigue. This is especially true since new matches are coming in at a slower rate. In this presentation we will explore some strategies to fight the fatigue and attack DNA results with renewed vigor!

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 and 17 minute recording of "DNA Downer: Strategies for Dealing with DNA Fatigue" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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Latest updates to MyHeritage Genetic Groups - free webinar by Daniel Horowitz now online

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The recording of today's webinar by Daniel Horowitz, "Latest updates to MyHeritage Genetic Groups" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

Genetic Groups provide exceptional depth and resolution to MyHeritage DNA ethnicity results by pinpointing your origins across 2100+ regions. Join Daniel Horowitz as he presents the latest updates to this fascinating feature and shows you the genealogical insights you can gain from your results.

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 and 1 minute recording of "Latest updates to MyHeritage Genetic Groups" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,512 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,783 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
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Register for Webinar Wednesday - DNA Downer: Strategies for Dealing with DNA Fatigue by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

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Many genealogists have been working with their DNA results for several years, and it is natural to feel some fatigue. This is especially true since new matches are coming in at a slower rate. In this presentation we will explore some strategies to fight the fatigue and attack DNA results with renewed vigor!

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About the presenter

BlaineBettinger-144x144Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Dr. Bettinger has been interviewed and quoted on personal genomics topics in Newsweek, New Scientist, Wired, and others. He authored I Have the Results of My Genetic Genealogy Test, Now What? in 2008, which is distributed by Family Tree DNA to all of their new customers.

Blaine frequently authors articles and gives presentations to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. He is an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research, and Family Tree University. Blaine was also recently elected to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's Board of Trustees, and graduated from ProGen Study Group 21 in 2015.

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Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage webinar: Latest updates to MyHeritage Genetic Groups by Daniel Horowitz

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Genetic Groups provide exceptional depth and resolution to MyHeritage DNA ethnicity results by pinpointing your origins across 2100+ regions. Join Daniel Horowitz as he presents the latest updates to this fascinating feature and shows you the genealogical insights you can gain from your results.

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Danielhorowitz-144x144Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing key contributions liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences around the world. Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, he was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for 15 years. Daniel is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and holds a board level position at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA).

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Researching the Descendants and Ancestors of the Weeping Time People - free webinar by Brian Sheffey now online for limited time

Researching the Descendants and Ancestors of the Weeping Time People - free webinar by Brian Sheffey now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Brian Sheffey, "Researching the Descendants and Ancestors of the Weeping Time People" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

1859 bore witness to the largest single sale of human beings in the United States' history. 440 people were sold over a 3 day period by Pierce Mease Butler to settle his enormous debts. This presentation covers the process in researching the descendants of the 400 souls who were sold, as well as the descendants of the 400+ enslaved people Pierce Mease Butler did not sell. Collectively, this research project traces the ancestry of both groups of enslaved people further in time to connect them with their captured African ancestors who were brought to Charleston, South Carolina. The presentation covers creating a robust and flexible research strategy and the extensive international archives and repositories that have been used in the course of this research project.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour and 29 minute recording of "Researching the Descendants and Ancestors of the Weeping Time People" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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New TechZone Video - Get it Together! 5 Tips to Make Google Calendar Work for You by Cheri Hudson Passey

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Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar members a new short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! This Friday enjoy "Get it Together! 5 Tips to Make Google Calendar Work for You" by Cheri Hudson Passey.

Get it Together! 5 Tips to Make Google Calendar Work for You

These 5 Google Calendar tips will have your calendar organized in no time!

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About the Presenter

Cheri Hudson PasseyCheri Hudson Passey is a Professional Genealogist, Instructor, Writer, and Speaker and the owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC. Cheri is the host of the genealogy chat show GenFriends and is a genealogical researcher, subcontracted by Eagle Investigative Services, Inc., for the US Army Past Conflict Repatriations Branch. 

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Subscribe today and get access to this BONUS members-only webinar AND all of this:

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Register for Friday's webinar: Researching the Descendants and Ancestors of the Weeping Time People by Brian Sheffey

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1859 bore witness to the largest single sale of human beings in the United States' history. 440 people were sold over a 3 day period by Pierce Mease Butler to settle his enormous debts. This presentation covers the process in researching the descendants of the 400 souls who were sold, as well as the descendants of the 400+ enslaved people Pierce Mease Butler did not sell. Collectively, this research project traces the ancestry of both groups of enslaved people further in time to connect them with their captured African ancestors who were brought to Charleston, South Carolina. The presentation covers creating a robust and flexible research strategy and the extensive international archives and repositories that have been used in the course of this research project.

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About the presenter

BrianSheffey-144x144An engaging and thought-provoking public speaker, Brian has expertise in DNA, mid-Atlantic & Southern research, with an emphasis on the intersection of white, black, and Native American genealogy. He has used his knowledge to solve cases of unknown parentage from Colonial America to the present day utilizing DNA and paper trail evidence. Brian has deep family roots in colonial Virginia and the Carolinas, the Powhatan, Choctaw, and Creek tribes, and the colonial Quaker ancestry in the mid-Atlantic region. He combines years of experience in marketing research and academia with a passion for genealogical research - and a unique ability to solve seemingly impossible cases. His primary research interests include cases of unknown parentage, such as identifying the white progenitors of mulatto family lines; and triangulating answers to tough genealogical questions using traditional records and genetic evidence. Behind his passion for research lies the belief that genealogy is an opportunity to connect with Americans from different backgrounds to enable them to connect with each other – and make connections around the globe.

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Solving a Brick Wall with DNA – A Case Study - free webinar by Larry W. Thomas now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Larry W. Thomas, "Solving a Brick Wall with DNA – A Case Study" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

How I used both Mitochondrial and Autosomal DNA to prove a great grandmother’s maternal line. When no paper trail gives answers, sometimes we can turn to DNA to provide the proof of the relationship and then introduce new documentary evidence to draw a valid conclusion. In this case, my father’s maternal grandmother’s parents were a complete mystery but I was able to conclude who her mother and grandparents were using DNA and documented evidence. Since her mother was not married and no evidence at this time, her father remains a mystery. For now.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour and 12 minute recording of "Solving a Brick Wall with DNA – A Case Study" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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Comparing Australian Content on the Giant Genealogy Websites - free webinar by Sunny Morton now online for limited time

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The recording of last night's webinar by Sunny Morton, "Comparing Australian Content on the Giant Genealogy Websites" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

What Australian records are available on different genealogy websites? See a comparative analysis of Australian historical record content and educational tools at MyHeritage, FamilySearch, Ancestry and Findmypast. You may discover records and other resources you didn’t even realize were out there!

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 and 5 minute recording of "Comparing Australian Content on the Giant Genealogy Websites" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,508 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,763 pages)
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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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Top 10 genealogy webinars - April 2021

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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for April 2021! 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-1,507 genealogy classes in the members-only library, these were the most frequently played during the month of April 2021.  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 2021

1. FamilySearch.org - 10 Links You Have to Try by Devin Ashby

2. Fifty Overlooked Genealogical Resources in Fifty Minutes by Diane L. Richard

3. Record As You Go, Cite As You Go, & File As You Go by Cyndi Ingle

4. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl

5. Reporting on Research: Standards Encourage Better Communication by Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL

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

7. Seeing the Patterns: Organize, Visualize, & Evaluate the Evidence by Teri E. Flack

8. Surname Slip-Ups: Baffling Beginnings by Carol Baxter

9. Four Factors Influencing Your DNA Ethnicity Results by Diahan Southard

10. Organization: The Key to Successful Research by Teri E. Flack

The Runner-Ups

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

12. Write As You Go! A Methodology for Efficient Report Writing by Jill Morelli, CG

13. 3 Ways to Advance Your Research with Correlation by Shannon Green, CG

14. Turning Raw Information into Evidence: Tips for Drawing and Explaining Conclusions by J. H. (Jay) Fonkert, CG

15. Leaving a paper trail - Other German sources besides church books and civil records by Andrea Bentschneider

16. Learning More about American Female Ancestors Prior to 1850 by Gena Philibert-Ortega

17. Townlands, Parishes and Baronies - understanding land administrative divisions in Ireland by Natalie Bodle

18. Researching Ancestral Locations in Prussian Genealogy Records by Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS

19. How to share access to AncestryDNA test results (TechZone) by Paul Woodbury

20. In Their Own Words: Genealogy in the Slave Narratives by Renate Yarborough Sanders

The 2nd Runner-Ups

21. Begotten by Fornication: Illegitimacy records in England and Wales by Helen V. Smith

22. Collaboration and Correspondence for DNA by Paul Woodbury

23. Maintaining an Organized Computer by Cyndi Ingle

24. Superb Seven: Fabulous Avenues for Finding Family in Manuscript Collections by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS

25. Add a Torn Edge to an Image (TechZone) by Diane Boumenot

26. See your ancestors like never before with MyHeritage's photo tools by Tal Erlichman

27. Searching Internet Archive's Wayback Machine (TechZone) by Gena Philibert-Ortega

28. Genealogy Gifts and Games by Janice Nickerson

29. How to Find Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations in Canada by Kathryn Lake Hogan

30. Using different family tree views for your research by Uri Gonen

Access to classes in the Legacy Family Tree Webinar library are available with an webinar membership. Not a member? Become one! Or watch one of our free classes here.


Register for Down Under webinar: Comparing Australian Content on the Giant Genealogy Websites by Sunny Morton

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What Australian records are available on different genealogy websites? See a comparative analysis of Australian historical record content and educational tools at MyHeritage, FamilySearch, Ancestry and Findmypast. You may discover records and other resources you didn’t even realize were out there!

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About the presenter

SunnyMorton-144x144Sunny Morton is a popular lecturer for the global genealogy community. She's a Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine and the author of hundreds of articles and blog posts, as well as the brand new book How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, co-authored with Harold Henderson; Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy, and the quick reference guide, "Genealogy Giants: Comparing the 4 Major Websites," She is an official FamilySearch blogger and past Contributing Editor at Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems Podcast.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at:

  • 10pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 9pm Central
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  • 7pm Pacific

which, in Sydney is Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at:

  • 12pm

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New "Bonus" Webinar - The National Road: America’s First Federal Highway by Annette Burke Lyttle

New "Bonus" Webinar - The National Road: America’s First Federal Highway by Annette Burke Lyttle

On the last Friday of each month, we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This month enjoy "The National Road: America’s First Federal Highway" by Annette Burke Lyttle. 

The National Road: America’s First Federal Highway

Built between 1811 and 1837, the National Road was the first federally-funded highway in America. Extending from Maryland to the frontier of Illinois, this migration route allowed thousands of people to settle in the Midwest.

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About the Presenter

AnnetteLyttle-144x144Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, as well as a number of national, state, and local societies.

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94% European and 6% Nigerian - Tracing My Missing Nigerian Ancestor - free webinar by Yetunde Moronke Abiola now online for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Yetunde Moronke Abiola, "94% European and 6% Nigerian - Tracing My Missing Nigerian Ancestor" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

You have discovered that you have 6% Nigerian ethnicity in your DNA or maybe a friend or client has asked about this. What does this mean? Who is this missing link and how do you find this ancestor? Many people have discovered that they have a percentage of African in their genetic makeup. So what next? How do you begin to find your Nigerian ancestor? What do you need to know about Africa, Nigeria, and Nigerian people? What part of Nigeria did your ancestor come from? In this session, as a black British-Nigerian person, I will show you how to start, focus and streamline your search, providing you with important facts and useful tips and resources to help you find your unknown ancestor and possibly, an extended family.

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 and 24 minute recording of "94% European and 6% Nigerian - Tracing My Missing Nigerian Ancestor" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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Webinar Members get:

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  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,751 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

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: 94% European and 6% Nigerian - Tracing My Missing Nigerian Ancestor by Yetunde Moronke Abiola

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You have discovered that you have 6% Nigerian ethnicity in your DNA or maybe a friend or client has asked about this. What does this mean? Who is this missing link and how do you find this ancestor? Many people have discovered that they have a percentage of African in their genetic makeup. So what next? How do you begin to find your Nigerian ancestor? What do you need to know about Africa, Nigeria, and Nigerian people? What part of Nigeria did your ancestor come from? In this session, as a black British-Nigerian person, I will show you how to start, focus and streamline your search, providing you with important facts and useful tips and resources to help you find your unknown ancestor and possibly, an extended family.

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About the presenter

YetundeAbiola-144x144Yetunde Abiola-Jacobs has been researching her family history for 8 years. As a Black British woman of Nigerian and Jamaican descent who has lived in Nigeria for 15 years, she knows all there is to know about Nigeria, its hospitable people and its vibrant culture, and is best placed to provide guidance on how to find your Nigerian Ancestor. She has also lived in Jamaica, Switzerland and Togo and travels extensively for family history research and networking and is conversant with the interplay of histories and politics in today’s multi-cultural world. She has also served as an Ambassador to RootsTech London 2019 and Salt Lake City 2020. Her areas of expertise include the impact of ancestor stories on the lives of future generations and, the complexities and intricacies of Caribbean, Diaspora and Colonial genealogies.

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Rediscovering the FamilySearch Research Wiki

As I prepared for my webinar presentation Learning More about American Female Ancestors Prior to 1850 for the marathon this month, I started looking at what resources I could pass along to the Legacy Webinars audience. One of my struggles as I work on a presentation is finding the “right” resources to help the audience. In some cases, I feel uncertain whether to even mention familiar resources since they are probably too “well-known” for the majority of family history researchers.

FamilySearch is a website that should be very familiar to researchers. Because it is so familiar, I think we sometimes take it for granted or assume it has nothing to offer our current genealogy research project. It’s no surprise that I recommend taking a look at the FamilySearch Research Wiki to learn more about a location, record or, resource. It's a resource we need to not take for granted.

Rediscovering the FamilySearch Research Wiki

As I considered American women’s lives prior to 1850 and the various states and eras webinar participants would be researching, I searched books, journal articles, websites, and documents. But one resource that I went back to time and time again was FamilySearch.

The Research Wiki has over 95,000 articles and growing. It’s a resource I always go to to learn more about a location and its records. If you haven’t used the Wiki before, it’s About page states,

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a free, online genealogical guide created and maintained by FamilySearch, a non-profit organization. It contains links to genealogy databases, websites, other resources, research strategies, and genealogical guidance to assist in the search for your  ancestors. Articles included are locality pages for countries around the world and topic pages that include pertinent genealogy record types explaining how to use the record, what it contains, and how to find it.[1]

Wiki US colonial

For my webinar, I found a great page about United States Colonial Records that included various states and the year of the earliest church, land, and court records. A great resource to orient you to the very earliest US records.

Wiki Table

My wiki “discovery” is a good example of how important it is to dive deep into a resource to make sure you truly glean everything you can from it. Each country and state page on the Research Wiki has a box with Wiki Topics. It’s a good idea to take your time and click on each link to see what it can teach you about that record type. But that’s not all the wiki provides, research guidance, tools such as maps, topics necessary to genealogy such as migration and handwriting. Clicking around that Wiki Topic box is a must for good research.

Wiki box

As we approach new research we are so excited to see what we can find by entering a name, date, and location in a website search engine that we don’t take the time to do some preliminary discovery of what is possible for that date and place. The FamilySearch Research Wiki helps you do better research. It’s important to take some time to explore the Wiki before you do that search. Educating yourself about research makes you a better (and more successful) researcher.

 

[1] “FamilySearch Wiki: FamilySearch Research Wiki,” FamilySearch Research Wiki (https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:FamilySearch_Research_Wiki: accessed 15 April 2021).

 

Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, instructor, and researcher. She blogs at Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. You can find her presentations on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website.