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Part Number: W8FSSTRATS_

Price: $9.95
As one of the go-to resources for research Family Search is an amazing site that few take the time to explore. Learn how to get more information from this website through search techniques, wiki resources, and more.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on October 12, 2018. 1 hour 25 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8POORANC_

Price: $9.95
One of the most difficult problems in genealogy is researching our more obscure families—the ones who didn’t hold office, avoided the city clerk and were generally so poor we assume they didn’t leave a paper trail. Yet, we can find a surprising amount of information on our less fortunate forebears. “The poor have always been with us…” and various entities throughout our history have provided relief to them. If we focus on records in a particular locality at a given time period, we may find the nugget that solves our research problem.
59 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8BROMOTHR_

Price: $9.95
I always knew my brother was adopted. It wasn't a big deal within our little family.. So when our Mother passed, and the adoption files were uncovered after more than 50 years in the back of a closet, I couldn't have imagined the journey we'd embark on. Pull up a chair. I'll tell you the story....genealogy research and all.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on October 10, 2018. 1 hour 14 minutes. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8SEPHRDIC_

Price: $9.95
Just a few short years ago, those looking for accessible Sephardic resources were simply out of luck. However, thanks to the internet, there are specialized websites, new books, online archival resources, Facebook groups, dedicated conferences and much more. We will analyze archival documents, discuss many websites, educational resources and new research.

1 hour 20 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8DARRESRC_

Price: $9.95
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has been collecting genealogical information since 1890 to support both the application process for membership and to honor the service of Patriots. The Society operates a marvelous library in Washington, DC. Over the last few years they have scanned and provided public access to extensive online resources.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on October 3, 2018. 1 hour 28 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8LOSTCHIL_

Price: $9.95
As the views of society toward children evolved, the types of records and where these records might be located changed.

59 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8KYLNDGRT_

Price: $9.95
Discover the step-by-step process of grants, entrys, surveys, processions and deeds for Virginia and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Learn how and where to find these items to further your research, and how to find those missing pieces.

1 hour 2 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8RESSHCKS_

Price: $9.95
Whether you are searching online databases, trying to obtain information from an uncooperative cousin, or need to streamline your research workflow, this webinar will outline 25 simple hacks you can use to get more genealogy done in less time!

This was presented to a live webinar audience on September 19, 2018. 1 hour 29 minutes, plus 7 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8LISTPROF_

Price: $9.95
Genealogists examine lists nearly every time we conduct research, whether it be in the form of censuses, tax lists, directories, petitions, and hundreds of others. The Genealogical Proof Standard requires reasonably exhaustive research, analysis and corroboration of evidence. This presentation will demonstrate how lists can be used to meet those standards, and offers methods and tips for examining lists as a tool for proving the identity of our ancestors.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on September 18, 2018. 1 hour 8 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
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.
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