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Part Number: W9FREUNION_

Price: $9.95
There’s no place as good for a family’s history as a reunion, but the gatherings come and go – learn how to organize one that will last or reorganize one that’s fading.

48 minutes, plus 2 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9GERRES_

Price: $9.95
Meyer’s Gazetteer is great for determining jurisdictions as of 1912. Germany was not a country until 1871. In the centuries leading up to that, land areas were constantly changing hands. One must understand who controlled a given area in order to find all possible records. Topics included in this lecture are: Use of Meyer’s gazetteer and its impact on the Family History Library catalog, Macro jurisdictional changes in historical Germanic areas, Tactics for determining jurisdictions of a village or small land holding over time, Examples of changing jurisdictions for selected areas, Key German vocabulary will be included.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on April 17, 2019. 1 hour 29 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9TRANSDOC_

Price: $9.95
Genealogical proof requires the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research, preferably using original records. The emphasis on original sources means that the interpretation of handwritten records is an essential skill for genealogists. Using a variety of pre-20th century American documents, this webinar provides useful tips on the creation of a transcription--the first step in analyzing a handwritten document.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on April 16, 2019. 1 hour 18 minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9BCENSUS_

Price: $9.95
In part 6 of our Getting Started in Family History series, we take a look at census records and how to use them.
 
29 minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9BVTLRECS_

Price: $9.95
In part 5 of our Getting Started in Family History series, we take a look at vital records and how to find them.
 
20 minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9BDOCS_

Price: $9.95

In part 4 of our Getting Started in Family History series, we take a look at documents and how to find them.

18 minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9GERTOWN_

Price: $9.95

Finding your ancestor’s town of origin can be exciting, indeed. Once this piece of information is found, you might be left wondering how you go about getting records from the other side of the ocean. This webinar focuses on getting records created in the areas that became part of the German Empire. Highlights include:

  • Verifying that you have a town that truly exists and where it is located
  • Strategies for identifying misspelled town names
  • Finding the historical governmental jurisdictions for that town
  • Finding the records for that town
  • Useful aids for reading these records will be discussed
  • Tips on hiring a professional in Germany, should that be necessary
1 hour 16 minutes, plus 7 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9AMSHMENN_

Price: $9.95
Amish and Mennonite families are often romanticized in modern literature and television series. However, their backgrounds, though similar, have beliefs that keep them separate. The Amish and the Mennonites are often grouped together. And, while they have some similarities, including their roots in religion, there are distinct differences.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on April 10, 2019. 1 hour 35 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9EPUBPDF_

Price: $9.95
Learn the step-by-step process to correctly format a family history eBook for EPUB and PDF distribution and the tips and tools to ensure successful self-publishing.

50 minutes, plus 10 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9RECONCE_

Price: $9.95
Do you get so excited when you find a new record for an ancestor that you forget to collect the information you need? Does that record shine and glitter so brightly that you are blinded to other vital clues you might need? Learn the “One Pass” approach to genealogy research and never get distracted again! Participants will learn the best way to extract as much information as possible from a genealogy record on the first pass! We’ll cover how to save and name record images, how to transcribe and extract information, how to create a quick source citation, and how to make sure you can find the record in the future.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on April 2, 2019. 1 hour 26 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9USAUSGEN_

Price: $9.95
In this lecture you’ll learn the basics of US genealogy including structure of governmental entities including US courts and the States. Understand the major US record collections you can access to find success. Find out the major migrations from the US to Australia and the record trail involved. Discover the best ways to access US records from Australia including online, ordering records from the US and even accessing records from Australian repositories.

42 minutes, plus 8 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9NEDSEASE_

Price: $9.95
Epidemics of smallpox, measles, yellow fever, diphtheria and other illnesses were common ailments in New England from colonial times up through the 19th century. Learn more about these diseases, why they were so greatly feared by your ancestors, and remedies they may have used.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on March 22, 2019. 1 hour 28 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9EBAYETSY_

Price: $9.95
Ever wonder how family heirlooms such as photos, certificates, letters, diaries and more end up at a garage sale or flea market? Have you located items online at Ebay, Etsy and other sites and wished you could reunite them with family descendants? Learn the best ways to locate orphaned family history items and how to make sure they endure as heirlooms. Participants will learn how to locate lost family heirlooms at in-person events like flea markets as well as at online websites. We’ll cover how to research the history of an item, how to work with the seller, how to contact possible family members related to the item and more.

42 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9MIGRSTRY_

Price: $9.95
African-Americans throughout the South moved to Midwestern cities in search of opportunities and work. Other family members and friends joined the first as stories were shared. Understand how to look in both places and at all connected families for clues.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on March 20, 2019. 1 hour 27 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9DIRINDIR_

Price: $9.95
Johanna (Daly) Mahoney plunged to her death taking her parents’ and siblings’ identities along. Extensive associate analysis and a sixteen-year post-mortem summons led to family.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on March 19, 2019. 1 hour 27 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9IRSHTRIP_

Price: $9.95
Have you dreamed of traveling to Ireland in order to research your Irish ancestry but don't know where to start? To those beginning research into their Irish origins and even many of those more experienced planning a research trip can seem daunting. Do you simply drive around the town your ancestors came from hoping to encounter a long lost relative or make an immediate beeline for a national repository? This presentation will provide an overview of the various Irish repositories and offer advice on just how how you can get the most out of them.
 
1 hour and 9 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9ILLNESS_

Price: $9.95
Have you ever wondered what British colonists in New England used for medicine? Learn about some of the popular theories of the causes of illness as well as some common illnesses and treatments, including the roles of food, herbs, bleeding, cupping, blistering, purging, religion, astrology and superstition. Examples of some of the treatments will be presented and their efficacy discussed. This talk will help genealogists place the role of health and medicine in their colonial ancestor’s life into perspective.

1 hour and 4 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9FLU1918_

Price: $9.95
The 1918 flu pandemic killed up to 100 million people worldwide in less than a year, disproportionately taking healthy young adults. The personal impact was devastating and wide-ranging, including immigration, families split apart, and openings for women in the workforce. This talk draws on stories and newspaper articles to explore the multi-faceted ways the 1918 flu epidemic impacted families, sometimes for generations.

60 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9DNATOOLS_

Price: $9.95
While all of the different testing companies boast helpful internal tools, it's important to familiarise yourself with the many excellent third party tools that can aid you on your DNA testing journey. This presentation will provide an overview of all the major and minor third party tools available and will include practical hints and tips on how to get the most out of them. These tools can help with understanding, interpreting and organising your DNA results and, ultimately, can contribute to how successful you are in identifying matches and making family history breakthroughs via DNA.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on March 6, 2019. 1 hour 31 minutes, plus 8 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9NSWRECS_

Price: $9.95
This seminar explains how to best use colonial muster and census returns, including later returns such as the 1841 and 1891 Australian Census returns, taking into consideration their many faults and foibles. Carol Baxter has an unparalleled knowledge of the NSW Colonial Muster and Census returns, having edited all the surviving General Musters from 1800 to 1825, examined smaller returns for the same period, and processed the raw data of the 1828 NSW Census/Household Returns and 1837 Convict Return.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on March 5, 2019. 1 hour 27 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9FRENCHG3_

Price: $9.95
French genealogy research benefits from some of the most complete, detailed, and well-preserved records in the world. Due to the digitization efforts of many French archives and societies, records commonly used for French genealogy are also among the most accessible. In the third part of this three-part series, explore notarial records, repertoires, records of the contrôle des actes, succession tables and records of the bureau of mortgages to obtain additional details and information on your ancestor’s life. 

1 hour and 9 minutes, plus 8 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9EXCEL401_

Price: $9.95
Take a trip with spreadsheets to the lands of your ancestors. Learn how spreadsheets can help as you learn to read foreign language newspapers. Use spreadsheets as a translation tool for your ancestors' vital and religious records. Create a spreadsheet to track your ancestors and those great ethnic or locality websites – when you find a new ancestor or a new website you’ll be ready to dive in. Create a spreadsheet to connect your DNA matches, and another to chart those matches for publication.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on February 27, 2019. 1 hour 34 minutes, plus 11 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9FRENCHG2_

Price: $9.95
French genealogy research benefits from some of the most complete, detailed, and well-preserved records in the world. Due to the digitization efforts of many French archives and societies, records commonly used for French genealogy are also among the most accessible. In the second part of this three-part series, explore French census records, military conscription records, maps, photographic collections and newspapers.

59 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9TIMELINE_

Price: $9.95
In-depth and difficult research tasks create large amounts of data to compare and analyze. Discover analysis methods using tables and timelines to solve problems.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on February 22, 2019. 1 hour 12 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9FRNCH1_

Price: $9.95
French genealogy research benefits from some of the most complete, detailed, and well-preserved records in the world. Due to the digitization efforts of many French archives and societies, records commonly used for French genealogy are also among the most accessible. In this three-part series, explore the record sets most commonly found online and the associated methodologies for applying them to your family history research. Join us as we uncover the archival wealth of France and her former colonies.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on February 20, 2019. 1 hour 28 minutes, plus 7 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
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