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Part Number: W9FAMHLIB_

Price: $9.95
A lot of genealogists call the Family History Library in Salt Lake City their “Mecca,” and since it’s the world largest repository of genealogical materials, that designation is fitting. This presentation runs through the library’s history, its prime resources and how planning ahead can make your trip more rewarding.
53 minutes, plus 2 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9RECONTRE_

Price: $9.95
A genetic family tree is the list of genealogical ancestors from whom you inherited DNA. One of the goals of genetic genealogy is to recreate this genetic family tree through a process called “chromosome mapping.” Chromosome mapping uses cousin matches to identify which segments of DNA came from which ancestors, thus recreating your genetic family tree. We’ll look at the fundamentals of chromosome mapping and some tools you can use to begin to map your DNA.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on February 13, 2019. 1 hour 28 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9VIETNAMW_

Price: $9.95
The conflict of the Vietnam War sometime referred to as the Second Indochina War pit the communist supported area of North Vietnam against the United States backed region that would become South Vietnam. This conflict would follow the earlier First Indochina War that witnessed fighting between the French and their neighbors in North Vietnam. The Vietnam War is recognized as being waged in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia between 1955 and 1975 with the fall of Saigon and the United States officially removed from the fighting. This lecture focuses on genealogical and historical materials to finding ancestors who fought during this conflict.

1 hour 21 minutes, plus 7 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9KOREANWR_

Price: $9.95
Sometimes referred to as the twentieth centuries “Forgotten War” The Korea War has been overshadowed by the larger conflicts both before and afterwards-namely World War II and Vietnam. This lecture focuses on numerous genealogical records covering this military conflict including Official Military Personnel Files, Morning Reports, after action records, and records of casualties and prisoners of war. Although only lasting 3 years where communist and capitalistic democratic forces staged war against each other; this conflict would not be forgotten as it caused tensions between the participants for decades after the fighting stopped.

1 hour 12 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9DNAGPS_

Price: $9.95
Who was Capt Thomas Hamilton? Y-DNA solves a 300 year old mystery of his origins. Using the Genealogical Proof Standard as well as DNA evidence, Shellee describes solving a 300 year old mystery: Who was Captain Thomas Hamilton? This talk briefly describes the genealogical proof standard, the question relating to Hamiltons in Colonial New England, and describes another Irish Hamilton whose parentage is being addressed using DNA. We will cover targeted testing and how to get started using DNA to solve family mysteries.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on February 6, 2019. 1 hour 10 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9AUSCMTRY_

Price: $9.95
"At the establishment of the Colony for a long time no piece of ground was set apart for a Burial place. Persons buried their dead in one place and some in another... Prisoners who had no friends were buried without coffins” Rev. Samuel Marsden, letter to Archdeacon Scott, November 1827. After a discussion of the history of burial practices of indigenous and early European arrivals in the colony of New South Wales we will explore the development of cemeteries, crematoriums and memorial parks down under. We will discuss current legislation regulating burials and cremation and look at some current trends, practices and statistics for burials in Australia. The major focus of the webinar will be on resources available for locating details of people who were buried or cremated in Australia since European settlement in 1788. We will examine a range of free and subscription print and online resources that provide such details.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on February 5, 2019. 1 hour 22 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9MASSVITR_

Price: $9.95
Most people know that Massachusetts has rich vital records dating back to the 1600s. Making the most of Massachusetts vital records requires understanding the nuances of the records. We'll talk about original sources such as town records books as well as the many printed and database options. Learn how to use the "tan books," vital records from 1841 and all the other lesser known resources available.

1 hour 9 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9PHOTOS_

Price: $9.95
Are you sitting on a pile of old family photographs and wondering what is the best way to preserve them? What about boxes of family vacation slides, photo negatives or home movies? As more and more Baby Boomers take on the task of organizing family history materials, we’re uncertain about the best way to preserve these memories. And an over-abundance of technology doesn’t help! Participants will learn the best ways to organize and preserve family photos including outsourcing as well as the DIY approach. Starting with quick and easy inventory and organizing tips, we’ll move on to creating a strategic plan to finally get this photo project done!

This was presented to a live webinar audience on January 30, 2019. 1 hour 23 minutes, plus 13 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9GENPROOF_

Price: $9.95
The audience is introduced to the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) and then presented with four research questions concerning a man who is currently a patriot on a closed DAR line. The closed line needs more proof before descendants may claim his service. After going through the evidence, the audience will be asked to participate in the decision on whether the conclusion has been proven for each of four research questions. The Colglazier family was said to be of Pennsylvania, but were they? Following each step of the migration backward from where they settled in Indiana to the Military District of Ohio to their origins through land, probate, military, census, and tax lists, the questions are laid out and analyzed through several analysis techniques. This lecture discusses what constitutes an exhaustive search, proof, and conflicting evidence, as well as techniques (time lines, spreadsheets, and other analysis tools) that help us see the answers in the data.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on January 25, 2019. 1 hour 30 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9RESRCHTR_

Price: $9.95
Everyone will hit a wall in what they can obtain online for their family history project. Get practical tools, tips, and tricks for a successful genealogy research trip which can exponentially grow and develop your genealogy research.

1 hour 13 minutes, plus 2 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9ONENOTE_

Price: $9.95
OneNote has been one of Microsoft's best kept secrets. Whether you use other software/applications in the Microsoft productivity family OR you want to use OneNote separately, it is a robust program to use in conjunction with your genealogy management software. Come learn how to get the most out of this great note-taking program.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on January 23, 2019. 1 hour 26 minutes, plus 8 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9DNAFUN_

Price: $9.95
Three kinds of DNA tests, five testing companies, and many different outcomes. Learn the basics and leave with confidence in this new area of research.

55 minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W95DAYWADC_

Price: $9.95
When you have mined web sources for records in Washington, DC, and your appetite has been whetted for a trip to see for yourself the vast array of repositories and sources available there, how will you plan your trip to make the most of the time available? This class presents a plan for an actual research trip to DC and suggestions about transportation, lodging, and other practical matters.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on January 16, 2019. 1 hour 21 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9VISINFO_

Price: $9.95
You have toiled over your client report. You have delved into the data, mined it for every iota of information, you have examined and evaluated your sources, analyzed and correlated your evidence, resolved any conflicts, and carefully crafted a narrative. Your report is accurate, but does your presentation compellingly tell the story? Does your work convincingly summarize the depth and breadth of your analysis? Are you using all the tools available to you to effectively communicate with your clients and engagingly present the story of their ancestors? This presentation will show how to use text and images effectively in client research and why it matters. Several examples will illustrate how to go from raw data to a polished, professional display of information.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on January 15, 2019. 57 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9NEWSPAPR_

Price: $9.95
Newspaper research can help further genealogy research. A name in a newspaper can pinpoint a location for an ancestor at a particular time. Mentions in the legal notices, property records or shipping notices columns provide clues for additional research. Learn 20+ tips for getting the most out of newspaper research. And discover the one name you need to look for in every obituary!

1 hour 3 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9ORGANIZE_

Price: $9.95
Files here, programs there, lost bits and bytes everywhere. Are you tired of searching your computer fruitlessly? Frustrated when you can't find the notes you created in your word processor? Learn how to set up a foolproof filing system and an electronic workbook to correspond with your offline research.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on January 9, 2019. 1 hour 32 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9FOCUSED_

Price: $9.95
Overwhelmed by 3.45 million results of a Google Search? This webinar explains three proven methods for balancing 'staying on task' with serendipitous findings. No more falling down rabbit holes following those bright shiny objects.

1 hour 8 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9DNAETHIC_

Price: $9.95
Whose permission is needed to test a child or an adult unable to consent? Who owns our DNA? What can we disclose about a cousin who has tested? The rules of the road for the ethical challenges facing genealogists interested in using DNA evidence as part of their family history research. Learn the ethical rules that can guide us through many if not most of the situations in which we as genetic genealogists find ourselves.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on January 2, 2019. 1 hour 21 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9AUSARCHV_

Price: $9.95
There are many Australian archives for research. From local council, town, State, Commonwealth, religious, business, organisational and more. Jurisdictional responsibilities changed over time, so it is important to know when and where your ancestor was to determine which archive might contain the records you need.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on January 1, 2019. 1 hour 2 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8HOMESRCS_

Price: $9.95
The best way to get started in family history is to discover the items you already have in your house. This first class will teach you what to look for that you don't realize you already have.

21 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8FORMS_

Price: $9.95
Forms are one of the tools that help you keep track of your family information as your gather it. Learn what forms to use and best practices for filling them in.

15 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8FAMSTORY_

Price: $9.95
One of the greatest sources of clues when getting started in family history is to draw on the stories passed down through your family. Learn how to find these stories and what to do with them

19 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8HEADSTNE_

Price: $9.95
How many times have you transcribed a gravestone and then moved on to the next one? You could be walking away from valuable other clues. Learn how to interpret a gravestone for hints that will lead you to new record sources. Just as important as the text are clues such as location, type of stone, carver and symbols. This talk will take you through specific examples to get the most out interpreting gravestones.

1 hour 2 minutes, plus 2 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8SPNAMWAR_

Price: $9.95
The end of the nineteenth century witnessed the transformation of the United States from a developing nation into a global power. Discover your ancestors that served in the war with Spain along with records of the Boxer Rebellion (1900) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) in which United States troops participation on land and sea. This lecture focuses on the many records at the National Archives and other research facilities covering all three military conflicts.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on December 19, 2018. 1 hour 39 minutes, plus 8 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8FNDFREEDF_

Price: $9.95
Facing identity and kinship problems? Confused by multiple, same-named men? Learn how applying the Genealogical Proof Standard resolved similar challenges in the search for a freedman's family. A case example traces a South Carolina family of color, differentiates multiple men of similar profiles who lived in the same time and place, resolves conflicting evidence, identifies a freedman's last slave owner, and ultimately finds his enslaved birth family. The methodology and record types apply to reconstructing all families.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on December 18, 2018. 1 hour 11 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
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