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Part Number: W9SHRCROP_

Price: $9.95
Since land is the key in many ancestral discoveries, tracking those individuals who did not own land often becomes a daunting task. Learn to use Trust Deed Chattels and Tax Release Books to help locate those individuals without deeds and estates. Locate sharecroppers and the land owners for whom they worked.

1 hour 8 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9BRDCRUMB_

Price: $9.95
Clicking links means you can start off on a web site for one specific topic and end up dozens of web sites away on many different topics. It’s easy to get lost and lose focus on what you were trying to find in the first place. And with so many web sites to use in your research, how do you keep track of them all? How do you organize what you use regularly? How can you get back to a site at some point in the future? We have several ways to help you gain control of your digital bread crumbs.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on June 12, 2019. 1 hour 28 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCTGEN12_

Price: $9.95
Many people overseas of Scots origin have a family story that involves a narrative of victimhood – “We were cleared off our land”’ “We were persecuted for our religion”; “We were transported as convicts and/or indentured servants”. But what was the reality? The vast majority of Scots were economic migrants who chose to leave. And most of them came, not from the Scottish Highlands and Islands or the Borders, but the Lowlands between. This was where the majority of Scots lived- speaking Scots rather than Gaelic – and which suffered greater depredations over a longer period than the Highlands. Who were these people – the destitute and distressed, or the educated and able? Where did they go, and why? What were the “Push” and “Pull” factors involved? What welcome did they receive? And why is it historically and culturally mistaken to call anyone “Scots-Irish”?

1 hour and 5 minutes, plus 10 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCTGEN11_

Price: $9.95
There are many myths, stories and pitfalls in Scottish Genealogy, and quite a few of them revolve around the distinctions between Clans and Families and the nonsense surrounding so-called Septs and Tartans. So what should you wear – indeed, what MAY you wear – at your next Scottish Games and Gathering?

60 minutes, plus 10 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCOTGEN7_

Price: $9.95
ScotlandsPlaces sounds like it is only about geography, right? In fact there is a great deal of information about people in this large, comprehensive and completely free-to-use resource. Tax and Land Records, Ordnance Survey Name Books, Reports, Publications and Burgh Records, Archaeological Records, Maps, Surveys, Plans, Drawings and Photographs and more.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on June 7, 2019. 1 hour 12 minutes, plus 10 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCTGEN10_

Price: $9.95
Almost every document ever produced in Scotland has been catalogued, if it has survived. Many of them are of genealogical significance. Here is how to find them, using the free resources of the National Records of Scotland (the equivalent of America’s NARA) and others.
 
24 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts, including exercises. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCOTGEN9_

Price: $9.95
Despite what you will see on the internet, there is NO SUCH THING as a Family Coat of Arms in Scotland, and nor is it called a Family Crest. There is only one way to get Arms in Scotland, and it is controlled by Scots Law dating back to the 1500s but still operated by the Lord Lyon King of Arms. So… How does Heraldry work? All those strange words – Sable, on a chevron Or betwixt three cross crosslets fitchée Argent as many roses Proper and a chief of the second – what do they mean? And can an American citizen get a legal Coat of Arms in Scotland? How’s your chance to find out!
 
55 minutes, plus 14 pages of handouts, including exercises. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCOTGEN8_

Price: $9.95
So you spend three bawbees on a chopin of ale and two ells of lawn on Michaelmas Day 1640. How much was that, what did you get for it, what was it worth in Sterling equivalent and when exactly did this take place? What date, exactly, was IV Kalends Februarii MDCVIII in Scotland and in England? And why do the Scots celebrate Hogmanay (New Year) more than Christmas? The answers are not obvious!
 
58 minutes, plus 13 pages of handouts, including exercises. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9BLACKLAW_

Price: $9.95
Slavery's force was felt far north of the Mason-Dixon Line, and the Black Laws of northern states created valuable records for tracing African-American families. Learn how understanding this law and its records can be uniquely rewarding for descendants ofslaves and slaveowners alike, and of those who were their neighbors and friends. 

58 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9JEWSHDNA_

Price: $9.95
The hottest topic in genealogy in recent years has been genetics and many thousands of genealogists have ordered DNA tests. Most of those haven't a clue what to do with their results. The situation is more complicated among Jews, who have married "within the tribe" for hundreds of years, thus ensuring that everyone is related to everyone else, multiple times. Marrying within a closed community - "endogamy" – has barely been addressed by the non-Jewish genetic genealogy community. This presentation – as in the speaker's book" ENDOGAMY: One Family, One People" – does not bring a "how to" approach, as every family is different. The speaker prefers a "how I did it" approach, demonstrating the successes he has had in his own families and the general lessons which are applicable to all genetic genealogy research. His goal is to inspire his listeners and readers to say "I can do this!"

This was presented to a live webinar audience on June 6, 2019. 1 hour 22 minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9NSWALES_

Price: $9.95
Four groups of people sailed to Australia in the eighteen and nineteenth centuries: convicts, free passengers, soldiers and sailors. This seminar focuses on the free passengers, those who paid their passages or received free passages under systems like the Bounty Immigrant scheme. These colonial shipping records are not only useful for researchers whose ancestors migrated to NSW. They are also useful for researchers whose ancestors did not. This is because they provide information about the migrants’ parents, grandparents, siblings or other relatives who lived or had died in their homeland.  For example, some records from the 1830s/1840s provide four generations of information, beginning with Irish residents who were born in the mid-1700s. Thus, NSW colonial passenger records can be a valuable source for Australian and non-Australian researchers alike.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on June 4, 2019. 1 hour 16 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9ANATBMD_

Price: $9.95
Everyone knows about vital records, right? It’s one of the  first record sets you look for in the hunt for your ancestors. But do you know everything about those records you seek? What do you do when no records exist? This  presentation looks at the history of vital records in the United States, discusses analysis of those records, and vital record alternatives. 

1 hour 7 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9ILLEGTMT_

Price: $9.95
Nearly all families have children with seemingly missing fathers. Yet, there may be clues and resources to help us determine their ancestry. Illegitimacy can be both a surprise and an embarrassment as we discover more and more about our family’s history. Treated with care and sensitivity, we can use many available resources to help us in our research.

48 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9TRANSLAT_

Price: $9.95
Documents – old and new – are a requisite resource for genealogy research. Learn the latest tools and programs available to translate foreign language documents as well as transcribe documents in order to extract needed information.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on May 29, 2019. 1 hour 17 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9MILSVS_

Price: $9.95
By their nature a compiled military service record is incomplete. This lecture focuses on how to either add to a CMSR or create a service record in the absence of a CMSR.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on May 24, 2019. 1 hour 29 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9GGLDRIVE_

Price: $9.95
Never again suffer the heartache of a dead hard drive. Take advantage of 'found" research time when you keep research notes available anywhere with internet access.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on May 22, 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: W9UNSOUND_

Price: $9.95
The search for the deceased husband of Elizabeth Larzelere enumerated in 1820 with four young children leads to unexpected results and to new questions.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on May 21, 2019. 1 hour 18 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9ORPHAN_

Price: $9.95
Learn about the roots of orphanages abroad, the history of caring for orphans in America, and the institutions involved.   Covers the progression of adoptees' rights after a period of terrible abuses. Gives suggestions about where to look for the records you need.
 
59 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9EEURRES_

Price: $9.95
With more information available online, it is often possible to find key records for your Eastern European ancestors in free and subscription databases. Learn about the various record sets available, how to access them, and how to overcome privacy and language issues and other research roadblocks.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on May 15, 2019. 1 hour 29 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9AARESLOC_

Price: $9.95
Explore the untold stories of generations past by searching through the records and online resources at the Library of Congress. African American history is recorded in multiple formats that document African Americans in America, including digitized oral histories, newspapers, maps, and photographs among others. This presentation provides an overview of the materials available that will help you reconstruct these wonderful stories. Included is a case study of a former slave and traces his life after emancipation.
 
52 minutes. The recording is also included as part of the annual membership.
Part Number: W9NATARCH_

Price: $9.95
Having learned about the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website and related finding aids (in webinars 2 and 3 of this series), viewers are ready to locate the abundance of military records held by NARA. This session focuses on finding records such as the Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR), pension files, accounting records, unit records, medical records, morning reports, and many more. Learn which records can be found in Archives I at Washington, DC, in Archives II at College Park, Maryland, and in the National Archives at St. Louis.

1 hour and 25 minute, plus 11 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the annual membership.
Part Number: W9MAPREPOS_

Price: $9.95
A survey of both online and physical map repositories located in the Washington, DC, area is presented in this webinar. The holdings of the Library of Congress, both digital and the 6 million maps onsite in the Madison Building, are illustrated in a genealogical context. Viewers learn how to access maps online or access and obtain copies of the myriad maps not available online, at repositories such as the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Society of the Cincinnati, the Bureau of Land Management, and more.

1 hour and 6 minute, plus 10 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the annual membership.
Part Number: W9DARLIBGM_

Price: $9.95
This webinar, A Genealogical Gem in DC: the DAR Library, will introduce you to the holdings of the collections, in print and in digital form, and orient you to their use. 

43 minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the annual membership.
Part Number: W9FEDBLND_

Price: $9.95
Bounty lands were awarded by the federal government from 1788 to 1855 to encourage and reward service in the military. The process resulted in two records: 1) the bounty land application file, part of Record Group 15, Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and 2) the land entry file, part of Record Group 49, Records of the General Land Office. Most of these records are not online but are held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, DC. Learn how to locate these records and come to NARA prepared to research.

1 hour and 28 minute, plus 10 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the annual membership.
Part Number: W9LANDENRT_

Price: $9.95
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) holds virtually all of the land entry files created from the purchase of public land. Most of these records are not online, yet they contain valuable genealogical information. Related to land entry files are tract books that recorded each transaction, complicated to use because some are found at NARA, some at the Bureau of Land Management, and some online. A strategy for locating federal land records and maximizing research time at NARA will be presented.

1 hour and 24 minute, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the annual membership.
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