Register for Friday's Mexico Research Series webinar — The Mexican National Archive (AGN): A Resource for Genealogists by Nefi Arenas Salazar, AG®

Register for Friday's Mexico Research Series webinar — The Mexican National Archive (AGN): A Resource for Genealogists by Nefi Arenas Salazar, AG®

Housed in an old prison, the Archivo General de la Nación (or AGN, General Archive of the Nation), is home for the historical memory of Mexico. Its origins date back to the late eighteenth century when a royal decree ordered the creation of an archive to preserve documentation from the Viceroyalty. Today, the documents at AGN are a genealogical treasure waiting to be discovered by a wider audience of researchers. In this presentation you will learn about how to navigate the archive, and some of the information you could find there.

About the presenter

Nefi Arenas graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho where he studied business management and also took many genealogy classes. He inherited a passion for genealogy from his grandmother, who for many years served as volunteer in a Family History Center. After years of research, Nefi has become a true expert in the genealogy of several towns in Central Mexico. He lives with his wife in Mexico City. He is bilingual (English/Spanish).

He is the founder and owner of Parentum Genealogy Services, a research agency that specializes in locating Sephardic Jewish ancestors in colonial Mexico and writing reports for Spanish and Portuguese citizenship applications. They also offer general genealogical research services.

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Forgotten Records: The Record and Pension Office — free replay of today's webinar by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, "Forgotten Records: The Record and Pension Office” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Military research is not complete without consulting the records of the R&PO, yet few do. They can be a goldmine of information, or not.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Forgotten Records: The Record and Pension Office by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Forgotten Records: The Record and Pension Office by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

Military research is not complete without consulting the records of the R&PO, yet few do. They can be a goldmine of information, or not.

About the presenter

Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). His most recent work is Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers, 1818 – 1872, and the Payment Vouchers They Represent. He has authored seventeen books and several articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy and other genealogical publications. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 10,00 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than thirty-five years, he specializes in military records, problem-solving, Quakers, and publishing. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians and on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. He is a former Treasurer and Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He was a faculty member for several years of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and once at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh. He is currently the Coordinator of the SLIG Guidance and Consultation Track, helping students solved their brick wall problems. He is the host of the @JustGenealogy YouTube channel where he has recorded over 275 videos. He is a recipient of the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award and UGA Silver Tray Award. He became a Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association in 2014.

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Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Webinar Series webinar — A Closer Look at the 1850-1950 U.S. Census Records, with a Little Extra Help by Diane Henriks

Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage Webinar Series webinar — A Closer Look at the 1850-1950 U.S. Census Records, with a Little Extra Help by Diane Henriks

Take a closer look at the 1850 to 1950 U.S. Census records as vital genealogy resources, while looking into details you may have missed, along with benefits to and tips in using these records and a little extra help from MyHeritage!

About the presenter

Diane Henriks, the “Descendant Detective” and Founder of Know Who Wears the Genes in Your Family, is a Los Angeles County-based professional genealogist, investigator, speaker, and author, specializing in descendancy and brick wall research, unknown parentage cases, and living people search. She has worked closely with private investigators to find living people, while also assisting in background investigations, in both civil and criminal cases. She is a proud member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the Southern California Genealogical Society. What started out as a small hobby over a decade ago, when a hand drawn family tree chart was given to her by her father, has since become a great obsession! She now helps others journey through their family histories and/or locate missing pieces, while stressing the importance of preserving family history for future generations and trying to get them all involved in their own family history. Family history isn’t just genealogy; it’s about connecting your past, present, and future, to give you a sense of who you are, while carrying on the memory of those that came before.

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New Webinar Short: Manage Your Genealogy Research with Smartsheet – Part 1 by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.

New Webinar Short: Manage Your Genealogy Research with Smartsheet – Part 1 by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.

Webinar Shorts are a bonus feature for members at Legacy Family Tree Webinars that provide you with genealogy classes in 20 minutes or less.  Enjoy this new Webinar Short "Manage Your Genealogy Research with Smartsheet – Part 1" by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A..

Webinar Short Description

Want to improve your genealogy workflow and easily track and share your research for collaboration? Learn how to use Smartsheet, a dynamic cloud-based program to manage your projects, programs, and processes – all in one place.

About the Presenter

Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer specializing in Eastern European research and nonfiction writing. She is the author of 11 books, including the award-winning Three Slovak Women, and hundreds of magazine articles. Lisa works as an online educator and writing coach. She has been inspiring others to research and write about their ancestors for over 20 years, and has presented more than 60 webinars for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Learn more at LisaAlzo.com.

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Finding the records for “impossible” genealogy – lessons learned from a Chinese genealogist — free replay of today's webinar by Linda Yip now available for limited time

Finding the records for “impossible” genealogy – lessons learned from a Chinese genealogist — free replay of today's webinar by Linda Yip now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Linda Yip, "Finding the records for “impossible” genealogy – lessons learned from a Chinese genealogist” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. 

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Even now, genealogy for underrepresented populations can be considered “impossible.” In this talk you’ll learn which populations are considered so, why that is, and techniques for expanding your genealogical skills. I use Chinese genealogy but the lessons are applicable for all underrepresented genealogical groups.

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BCG Announces 2024 Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series

We are pleased to once again host the Joy Reisinger Lecture Series for the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) on Friday, October 11, 2024. The five classes will be taught live at the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City and will be simultaneously broadcast via our webinar platform. See the full announcement and registration link below.

BCG Announces 2024 Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series

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11 October 2024 starting at 9:30 a.m. MDT (11:30 a.m. EDT, 4:30 p.m. GMT)


The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will host five lectures as this year’s Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series on 11 October 2024. The lecture series will be available in person and also as live-stream webinars in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars. To attend in person, all sessions will be held in Classroom B and C on the main floor of the FamilySearch Library on Friday, 11 October 2024. To view the full descriptions for all five sessions and to watch the live-stream webinar in October, register at https://familytreewebinars.com/Reisinger.

The hour-long webinars begin at 9:30 a.m. MDT (11:30 a.m. EDT and 4:30 p.m. GMT) and continue throughout the day. Five leading genealogists will speak on topics related to the Genealogical Proof Standard, resolving conflicting evidence, and analyzing data. .

The lecture series is presented annually in memory of BCG’s former trustee and vice president, Joy Reisinger, who began the series for Family History Library staff during BCG’s fall board meetings. Joy was an advocate for open records access, a lecturer on research methods, and an expert on Canadian resources, especially those of Quebec.

Speakers for the day will be:

9:30 a.m. MDT. “Rubik’s Cube Genealogy: A New Twist on Your Old Data,” Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, CGL℠.

10:45 a.m. MDT. “Probate Power: Parents for Charles, a Father for Phoebe,” Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG®.

1:30 p.m. MDT. “Evidence Mining & Context: Powerful Tools to Dig Deep,” Rebecca Koford, CG®, CGL℠.

2:45 p.m. MDT. “Strategies for Resolving Conflicting Evidence,” Angela Packer McGhie, CG®, FUGA.

4:00 p.m. MDT. “Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard to Researching Enslaved Families,” Michael G. Hait, Jr., CG®, AG®.

The words Certified Genealogist and letters CG are registered certification marks, and the designations Certified Genetic Genealogist or CGG, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer or CGL are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.

 

 


Register for Webinar Wednesday — Finding the records for “impossible” genealogy: lessons learned from a Chinese genealogist by Linda Yip

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Even now, genealogy for underrepresented populations can be considered “impossible.” In this talk you’ll learn which populations are considered so, why that is, and techniques for expanding your genealogical skills. I use Chinese genealogy but the lessons are applicable for all underrepresented genealogical groups.

About the presenter

Linda Yip is an author, researcher, and storyteller who has been invited to speak at businesses and non-profits, colleges and historical societies in Canada and the United States. In 2023, she attended the Senate Commemoration of the Centenary of the Chinese Exclusion Act in Ottawa, the opening of the national Chinese Canadian Museum in Vancouver, and appeared on a panel discussion hosted by the Chinese American Museum (D.C.) and Ancestry. She’s been featured in film, print, radio, and television. She is an entrepreneur with two businesses: THE ADMIN GAP®, creating process solutions for growing businesses; and as a professional genealogist and expert in Chinese Canadian genealogy. She is a member of the Ancestry® Advisory Board of Canadian Genealogists and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her Level One study of Canada’s first documented Chinese family has been approved by the International Commission for the Accreditation for Professional Genealogists. Her blog, Past-Presence.com, has become a trusted resource with a readership of over 260,000 people worldwide. She is the author of Getting Started in Chinese Genealogy: a family historian’s guide (even if you don’t speak or read Chinese). Linda is a fourth-generation Chinese Canadian descended from the Yip Sang (葉生) family of Vancouver. Yip Sang built the Wing Sang Company, now the home of the Chinese Canadian Museum.

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Researching in Kent — free replay of today's webinar by Helen V. Smith now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Helen V. Smith, "Researching in Kent” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. 

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Kent, known as the Garden of England, has a wealth of genealogical records but locating those records can take some investigation, with records divided between at least three archives. Then, some parishes that were formally in Kent were absorbed into Greater London, adding another four archives into the mix. Genealogical research can be done knowing when and where the records can be accessed.

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Register for Friday's England County Series Webinar — Researching in Kent by Helen V. Smith

Register for Friday's England County Series Webinar — Researching in Kent by Helen V. Smith

Kent, known as the Garden of England, has a wealth of genealogical records but locating those records can take some investigation, with records divided between at least three archives. Then, some parishes that were formally in Kent were absorbed into Greater London, adding another four archives into the mix. Genealogical research can be done knowing when and where the records can be accessed. Note that the talk assumes you have already watched ‘Introduction to County Research in England’.

About the presenter

Helen has been researching her family since 1986 with research in Australia, England, Wales and Ireland. She is the author of Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms and Google the Genealogist’s Friend and has written for a number of family history as well as scientific publications. Helen has a One Name Study on Quested. Helen has spoken to a wide variety of audiences nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Professionally, she is a Molecular Epidemiologist specializing in Public Health Microbiology and has a strong interest in infectious diseases and Public Health through the ages.

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The One Thing You Are Missing at the FamilySearch Library

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days researching at the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. As with any research trip, I had spent time before I left home to list the books and films I wanted to look at. But whenever I am at the FamilySearch Library there is something I do first thing when I get there that has nothing to do with that list. It’s a resource that some staff members don't even know about.

FamilySearch Library Subscription Portal

If you research at a FamilySearch Center (formerly Family History Center), you might be aware of their subscription website portal, which provides you free access to various genealogy subscription websites. You can learn more about the subscription websites available from the FamilySearch Research Wiki article: FamilySearch Center Portal.

The FamilySearch Library has a very similar portal with subscription websites not available at Centers. The problem is it can be challenging to find this collection when you are at the FamilySearch Library, which is probably why it's one of their best-kept secrets.

How to Find the Portal

Finding these subscription websites can be a challenge. These instructions will help.

From a FamilySearch Library computer, you will see a Welcome screen that looks like this:

FamilySearch Library Welcome Screen

On the Quick Links bar at the far right, click on Americas at the very bottom. You will then see the Americas Quick Links page.

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Now click on the map of the United States and Canada.

Now, you will see a page that says "United States and Canada Quick Links."

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This is the first page of the subscription website portal. As you can see, it includes the following websites:

  • American Ancestors
  • MyHeritage
  • Findmypast
  • Ancestry
  • Online Maps
  • Genealogy Quebec
  • GenealogyBank
  • Newspaper Archive
  • National Archives
  • Library and Archives Canada
  • Fold3

Obviously, not all of these are subscription websites, such as the National Archives. But it's a quick way to access important websites. Remember that an institutional or library website subscription differs from an individual, or personal subscription. You will not be able to access everything those websites have to offer from the library subscription.

Now, at the bottom, there is a blue button that says See Additional Websites. Click that.

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You will now be at a web page titled: Additional United States and Canada Quick Links. These are more academic library subscription sites that you can access. Some of these websites are shared with BYU and the Church History Library. These websites include:

  • 19th Century US Newspapers[1]
  • JSTOR
  • Social and Cultural History (letters and diaries)
  • American: History and Life (1700 personal journals covering US and Canadian history)
  • American Civil War Letters and Diaries
  • Original Sources
  • Images of the American Civil War
  • Women and Social Movements in the US (1600-2000)
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Paper Trail (Overland pioneer names and documents

It is obvious why you might choose to search a genealogy subscription website for your research, but why would you use some of these more academic resources?

It depends on your research question, but for example, let's say you had a question about your ancestor's life in their location. Beyond newspapers, there may be few resources. A database with letters and diaries, especially with those from where your ancestors lived, can help you better understand what their life might have been like. Some of these databases provide historical context to understand your ancestor's time better. In the case of a friend who used these databases while we were at the Library, she found a diary for someone who emigrated at the same time and place as her ancestor and got answers about what that experience was like. Genealogy is more than just searching names and dates.

A Library is More Than Books

There’s no doubt that when I go to the FamilySearch Library I look at books but there in some cases there are genealogical gems that are hidden. Don’t forget to take advantage of what the FamilySearch Library computers offer. It’s another resource to help you better understand your ancestors lives.

[1] When I was at the library, this subscription was unavailable; however, other databases were available.

 

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.

 


Strategies to Analyze Endogamous DNA — free replay of today's webinar by Alec Ferretti now available for limited time

Strategies to Analyze Endogamous DNA — free replay of today's webinar by Alec Ferretti now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Alec Ferretti, "Strategies to Analyze Endogamous DNA” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. 

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This lecture will discuss how best to weed out false-positive DNA Matches that test-takers from endogamous groups face daily. After discussing how endogamous matches differ from typical DNA matches, chromosome mapping tools such as DNA painter will be demonstrated to help identify more likely matches. The strengths and weaknesses of every testing company will be considered, when specifically considering endogamy.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Strategies to Analyze Endogamous DNA by Alec Ferretti

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Strategies to Analyze Endogamous DNA by Alec Ferretti

This lecture will discuss how best to weed out false-positive DNA Matches that test-takers from endogamous groups face daily. After discussing how endogamous matches differ from typical DNA matches, chromosome mapping tools such as DNA painter will be demonstrated to help identify more likely matches. The strengths and weaknesses of every testing company will be considered, when specifically considering endogamy.

About the presenter

Alec Ferretti is a New-York-City-based professional genealogist, who has worked for the Wells Fargo Family & Business History Center, researching family histories for high net worth clients. Alec specializes in the genealogy of 20th century immigrants to the United States. He is a regular lecturer at genealogical societies and conferences. He serves as the President of the New York Genealogy & Technology Group, serves actively on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and on the Board of Reclaim the Records, a nonprofit dedicated to wrangling public records from obstinate government agencies.

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Getting Out of the Archives and Into the Pubs to Trace Your Irish Ancestry — free replay of today's webinar by Eliza Watson now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by Eliza Watson, "Getting Out of the Archives and Into the Pubs to Trace Your Irish Ancestry” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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This webinar demonstrates how Eliza Watson traced her Coffey ancestry line back eight generations from southwest Wisconsin to Ireland in 1705. An amazing feat due to the lack of Irish historical records. Her success was thanks to a newfound Irish Daly relation, extensive cemetery research, and a local historian. The webinar provides creative ways to break down an Irish research brick wall.

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Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Getting Out of the Archives and Into the Pubs to Trace Your Irish Ancestry by Eliza Watson

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This webinar demonstrates how Eliza Watson traced her Coffey ancestry line back eight generations from southwest Wisconsin to Ireland in 1705. An amazing feat due to the lack of Irish historical records. Her success was thanks to a newfound Irish Daly relation, extensive cemetery research, and a local historian. The webinar provides creative ways to break down an Irish research brick wall.

About the presenter

Eliza Watson is a USA Today bestselling author and genealogist. Her genealogy adventures have inspired a nonfiction book, Genealogy Tips & Quips, and two fiction series set in Ireland, Scotland, and England, including A Mags and Biddy Genealogy Mystery. Since 2007, she has researched hundreds of family lines in these countries, and has solved more than fifty unknown parentage cases. She has contributed articles to several prestigious publications, including Family Tree Magazine and a cover story in the Utah Genealogical Association’s publication, Crossroads. Eliza enjoys conducting author and ancestry presentations at cultural events. In 2013, she fulfilled her dream of owning a home in Ireland when she purchased a renovated 1887 schoolhouse in her Coffey ancestors’ town.

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

We look forward to seeing you all there!