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Part Number: W8SLAVNARR_

Price: $9.95
The WPA Federal Writers' Project (FWP) of the late 1930's provides us with more than 2,300 first person accounts of former slaves. The slave narratives, with their autobiographical accounts, can provide insight into the institution, rich context, and clues for family research. But how can we use this rich resource? Can they be relied upon? Some of the questions we will discuss are: What is the history of the slave narratives?Before, during, and after the Civil War. When were they taken? Who were the interviewers? What are the limitations of the narratives? Where can I find the narratives? Offline and Online. How can they be used for research? Names of family members, names of plantations, owners, and their family members; birth, marriage and death information for individuals; context for daily life in particular places.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on September 14, 2018. 1 hour 6 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8PATENTRC_

Price: $9.95
Americans have always been tinkerers and inventors. Records of the U.S. Patent Office can enrich any family's history. Where are they and what can they tell us?

1 hour 1 minute, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8BRITMIGR_

Price: $9.95
In this presentation we shall examine the reasons for migration and focus on the individual migration groups coming to the British Isles. The United Kingdom is in an interesting position in that it sits within Europe and yet also has been a focal point of Empire, some of which influenced migrants. We shall also explore some of the research opportunities for each of those migration groups.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on September 12, 2018. 1 hour 32 minutes, plus 7 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8TRCIRISH_

Price: $9.95
For many Irish-Americans, all they know is their ancestor “came from Ireland” but they have no further information than that. This talk gives an overview of the various techniques & records available in the US (and elsewhere) that can be used to help trace your ancestor back to where they came from in Ireland. These include shipping records, emigration records, but also surname dictionaries and distribution maps.

This was presented as part of the Unlock the Past - Seattle seminar on September 6, 2018.

1 hour and 1 minute. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8NVIRSHRC_

Price: $9.95
In the last year or so, many of the civil registration records are coming online. Most of these are available for free via www.irishgenealogy.ie and digital images of the original record can be downloaded. Civil registration started in 1864 for most records. Prior to this, one has to rely on church records for tracing further back and these can be very helpful indeed or not at all – coverage is patchy and most records peter out around 1800-1830. However, all of Ireland is covered by two websites and most of this research can be done from the comfort of your own home.

This was presented as part of the Unlock the Past - Seattle seminar on September 6, 2018.

59 minutes. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8GENICEAG_

Price: $9.95
As genealogists we seek information about our ancestors from as far back in time as possible. That being said, not all researchers may be familiar with the term, but some of the most important records we find were created during the time of the Little Ice Age.
The Little Ice Age was a climatic period that lasted from about AD 1300 to 1850, a time in history when, from a physical or environmental standpoint, in comparison to the warm periods that preceded and followed it, was characterized by:
  • substantially cooler temperatures around the globe
  • mostly unstable weather
  • more frequent and intense storms
  • especially challenging food production
  • harsh living conditions
All of these factors had enormous impact on the lives and livelihoods of people and contributed to famine, spread of disease, social unrest, injury to being and habitat, and, in some cases, migration.
Summarizing of vital data began in earnest during this time. Apart from purely religious reasons or to establish hereditary claims, it may have been instituted in response to the need for more accurate rolls for churches and governments in identifying individuals from whom they could raise funds to support expanded social programs – parish relief efforts, poor laws and workhouses – involving the care of their citizens, more of whom fell into dire straits as the Little Ice Age progressed.
Because the Little Ice Age is the time frame that most coincides with genealogical research, it is important to understand the physical conditions under which people lived in order to assemble the most complete histories of families.
This presentation will hopefully bring perspective to the study of the generations of families who lived through the time of the Little Ice Age.

This was presented as part of the Unlock the Past - Seattle seminar on September 6, 2018.

50 minutes. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8IRISHGEN_

Price: $9.95
Researching in Irish records can be challenging and brick walls tend to impede our progress beyond the 1800-1830 timepoint. However, DNA testing can be a useful tool to complement Irish research. This talk will explore how to use your DNA results to augment your use of Irish records.

This was presented as part of theUnlock the Past - Seattleseminar on September 6, 2018

51 minutes. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8NPGRVPRO_

Price: $9.95
This talk explores the wealth of genealogical material to be found in newspapers, cemeteries, probate, petty session court records, & dog licenses. We will also explore some of the resources that everyone should be using as a routine part of their ongoing Irish research.

This was presented as part of theUnlock the Past - Seattleseminar on September 6, 2018

50 minutes. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8LEG9UL6_

Price: $9.95
In this series, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will guide you through the step-by-steps of properly adding genealogy documents, citations, and digital media to your Legacy Family Tree 9 software. Each class is based on a different chapter in his popular book, Legacy 9 Unlocked: Techniques, Tips and Step-By-Steps for Using Legacy Family Tree to Record Your Genealogy. Watch them in order if you want to follow the mystery or jump around to capture the instructions.
In this class, “Adding a Death Certificate,” you will learn the seven steps of adding a death certificate to Legacy.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on September 7, 2018. 1 hour 31 minutes, plus 2 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8SOCMIGRN_

Price: $9.95
What pressures and enticements motivated people to migrate from one location to another? Learn about the social forces that stimulated migration to new areas: from the East coast westward, from farms to big cities, north into Canada, and into the Midwest.

1 hour and 8 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8BEENDONE_

Price: $9.95
Whether you are new to genealogy or you've been working on your family history for years, incorporating the research of others can always be tricky. Here's how to develop a proven strategy to benefit from the work of other genealogists.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on September 5, 2018. 1 hour 28 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8MOSETTLR_

Price: $9.95
If your ancestor showed up in Missouri prior to the Civil War, you may be wondering where he (or she) came from. Missouri was, after all, the Gateway to the West, and explorers and pioneers came through it. I'll show you the clues to their origins, why they came to Missouri, and how they got there.

45 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8YDNATEST_

Price: $9.95
The Y chromosome DNA, with its direct paternal line inheritance pattern, is a powerful tool for any genealogist, male or female, seeking to extend or verify a genealogical line. This lecture will cover basic and intermediate principles of using YDNA verify and extend your pedigree chart.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on August 29, 2018. 1 hour 30 minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8POLMIGRA_

Price: $9.95
In this session we will look at the earliest Polish Communities in Great Britain leading up to why and how these communities were developing. We then explore the expansion of such communities in the period leading up to the Second World War, Poles in Russia and Persia and subsequently leading to the Resettlement Act of 1947 and then settlement in Britain and beyond. This presentation is accompanied by a handout detailing genealogical avenues for research.

23 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8FORCANC_

Price: $9.95
Do you have a British ancestor who served as a soldier or sailor? This webinar will highlight the sources available over the last two centuries both online and offline, including researching at The National Archives (Kew), in local repositories and museums, to add flesh to the bones of your ancestor's service history.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on August 22, 2018. 1 hour 15 minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8GPSFINDG_

Price: $9.95
Life is good when records with direct evidence exist. Typically that doesn't last long. At some point, one finds only bits and pieces of indirect or conflicting evidence and progress often comes to a screeching halt. This class examines a case study prepared for application to the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) where direct evidence was non-existent in identifying the family of Jesse Roberts of Greenville County, South Carolina. Key strategies are presented to piece together strands and threads of evidence from disparate sources using the Genealogical Proof Standard.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on August 21, 2018. 1 hour 21 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8SPANAMWR_

Price: $9.95
Many researchers confuse the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection. Two different wars, connected, but different. This lecture examines the wars, the organizations, and the records created. Learn the proper research techniques for finding a soldier in these conflicts.

1 hour and 15minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: W8GERWEBST_

Price: $9.95
The internet is offering more and more quality information for Germanic researchers. This talk will focus on collections of free digitized German materials and indexes available on the internet. Most websites presented are based in Germany, so tips and tricks for navigating them will be included. This webinar will help you expand beyond church records for your German research.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on August 15, 2018. 1 hour 25 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W850VITRECS_

Price: $9.95
Where do you find vital records? That simple question doesn't always have an easy answer. In this presentation, we will explore online finding aids, indexes, vital record alternatives and digitized copies of vital records. This information is a must for anyone researching US ancestors.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on August 10, 2018. 1 hour 23 minutes, plus 7 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8LOGICDED_

Price: $9.95
Correlation of facts, along with explaining conflicting evidence is part of the genealogical proof standard. Learn tools and see examples of how to do it. Correlation and analysis, as well as explaining inconsistencies in our research, are critical in the application of the Genealogical Proof Standard. But how do we do it, and what sorts of tools can we use to make sure that our data is the best we can find? In this lecture, we will discuss the genealogical proof standard as well as delve into documentary evidence that needs to be explained. Using one 19th century example, I use time lines, associates, various vital records, and unpublished journals to correctly place individuals in to families. In a 20th century example, I show how only careful analysis of information, including oral family history, can identify the one official record among many that provides a woman’s true name. Different tools and explicit logic and deduction can help us arrive at solid genealogical conclusions regarding identity and relationship.

58minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: W8GENPRFNV_

Price: $9.95
How do you know if the facts you've uncovered are correct? How do you avoid attaching somebody else's ancestors to your family tree? This introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standard will get your research moving in the right direction from the beginning and help you avoid errors and frustration.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on August 8, 2018. 1 hour 31 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8LEG9UL5_

Price: $9.95
In this series, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will guide you through the step-by-steps of properly adding genealogy documents, citations, and digital media to your Legacy Family Tree 9 software. Each class is based on a different chapter in his popular book, Legacy 9 Unlocked: Techniques, Tips and Step-By-Steps for Using Legacy Family Tree to Record Your Genealogy. Watch them in order if you want to follow the mystery or jump around to capture the instructions.

In this class, “Adding an Obituary,” you will learn the six steps of adding an obituary to Legacy.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on August 3, 2018. 1 hour 7 minutes, plus 1 page of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8FOTOFILT_

Price: $9.95
Photoshopby itself is powerful, but when you add the possibilities offilters,pluginsandactions,Photoshopbecomes amazingly powerful. This webinar will cover the ins and outs of these added features and their potential to bring your images to life.

52minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: W8JEWGEN_

Price: $9.95
Most people do not know who they are more than a few generations back. Some do know, others suspect, but for the majority of genealogists, it is a surprise when they discover Jewish ancestors. Many of these initial discoveries come from having done a DNA test. What resources are available to those who wish to pursue research in this "new" field? What are the essentials that will help researchers understand their ancestors? What historical events have led to migrations and distance from Jewish ancestry? We will discuss history, migration, essential clues (customs, food, terminology, languages), and much more.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on August 1, 2018. 1 hour 34 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8PPRTRAIL_

Price: $9.95
Many of us have ancestors that seeming didn\'t leave much of a paper trail or no paper trail at all. Using the records found in archives of your ancestors friends, associates and neighbors (F.A.N. Club) can help you find your ancestors. Also learn how to leave your own paper trail so your descendants can find you!

1 hour and 6minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
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