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Legacy QuickTip: How to make a list of ancestors in Legacy from ___________?
Join Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen as he uses the Legacy Family Tree software to demonstrate how to create a list of ancestors who lived in a certain place.
Join Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen as he uses the Legacy Family Tree software to demonstrate how to create a list of ancestors who lived in a certain place.
Tue, May 3 2022: 0:00 UTC
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1:14:04
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Learn Legacy Software Live! City directories, obituaries and more
Learn the step-by-steps of downloading and adding a new genealogical document to your Legacy Family Tree software.
Learn the step-by-steps of downloading and adding a new genealogical document to your Legacy Family Tree software.
Fri, August 7 2020: 0:00 UTC
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1:26:52
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Watch Geoff Live: Adding a City Directory (among other things…)
Geoff just discovered two incredible-to-him things about his great-grandfather – both from a city directory from MyHeritage’s new U.S. City Directories collection – and now he’s ready to add the new information to his personal tree in his Legacy Family Tree software. You’re invited to join Geoff as he does…
Geoff just discovered two incredible-to-him things about his great-grandfather – both from a city directory from MyHeritage’s new U.S. City Directories collection – and now he’s ready to add the new information to his personal tree in his Legacy Family Tree software. You’re invited to join Geoff as he does…
Thu, April 16 2020: 0:00 UTC
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1:27:38
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Ask the Legacy software Experts
Join the experts at Legacy Family Tree software for an informal session of questions/answers, and demonstration of some of our user's favorite tips.
Join the experts at Legacy Family Tree software for an informal session of questions/answers, and demonstration of some of our user's favorite tips.
Thu, April 9 2020: 0:00 UTC
1:13:07
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Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database
In this class, “Adding an Entry from an Online Database,” you’ll learn the six steps of adding information from any online database to Legacy. You’ll also learn about the Find A Grave tool.
In this class, “Adding an Entry from an Online Database,” you’ll learn the six steps of adding information from any online database to Legacy. You’ll also learn about the Find A Grave tool.
Fri, December 7 2018: 0:00 UTC
1:02:57
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Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 8): The Smoking Gun
In this class, “The Smoking Gun,” you’ll be stunned, as was Geoff, with the discovery. But you’ll also learn about some cool Legacy tips.
In this class, “The Smoking Gun,” you’ll be stunned, as was Geoff, with the discovery. But you’ll also learn about some cool Legacy tips.
Fri, November 30 2018: 0:00 UTC
1:15:16
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Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 7): Adding Email Correspondence
In this class, “Adding Email Correspondence,” you will learn the six steps of adding information from an email to Legacy.
In this class, “Adding Email Correspondence,” you will learn the six steps of adding information from an email to Legacy.
Fri, November 16 2018: 0:00 UTC
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1:31:18
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Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 6): Adding a Death Certificate
In this class, “Adding a Death Certificate,” you will learn the seven steps of adding a death certificate to Legacy.
In this class, “Adding a Death Certificate,” you will learn the seven steps of adding a death certificate to Legacy.
Fri, September 7 2018: 0:00 UTC
1:07:10
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Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 5): Adding an Obituary
In this class, “Adding an Obituary,” you will learn the six steps of adding an obituary to Legacy.
In this class, “Adding an Obituary,” you will learn the six steps of adding an obituary to Legacy.
Fri, August 3 2018: 0:00 UTC
1:24:44
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Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 4): Adding Estate/Probate Records
In this class, “Adding Estate/Probate Records,” you will learn the six steps of adding estate/probate records to Legacy.
In this class, “Adding Estate/Probate Records,” you will learn the six steps of adding estate/probate records to Legacy.
Fri, July 6 2018: 0:00 UTC
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1:44:57
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Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Will and a Tombstone to Legacy
He’s just found an 18th century will which appears to solve a decades-old genealogy brick wall, but it started when he took a second look at Samuel Miller Brown’s tombstone. In this live and unscripted webinar, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will demonstrate what to do from start to finish with both…
He’s just found an 18th century will which appears to solve a decades-old genealogy brick wall, but it started when he took a second look at Samuel Miller Brown’s tombstone. In this live and unscripted webinar, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will demonstrate what to do from start to finish with both…
Thu, July 5 2018: 0:00 UTC
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1:21:41
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Watch Geoff Live: Adding a World War I (and II) Draft Registration Card
It was Friday the 13th, and the presenter for the scheduled live webinar experienced a massive computer crash minutes before the webinar began. With less than ten minutes to come up with plan B, Geoff decided to research his Oregon-born ancestor – in front of the live webinar audience…
It was Friday the 13th, and the presenter for the scheduled live webinar experienced a massive computer crash minutes before the webinar began. With less than ten minutes to come up with plan B, Geoff decided to research his Oregon-born ancestor – in front of the live webinar audience…
Fri, April 13 2018: 0:00 UTC

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Wed, September 28 2022: 18:00 UTC
Start with You: Writing About Yourself
Wed, September 28 2022: 18:00 UTC
Genealogy best practice is to start with you, and who better to introduce yourself to future generations than YOU? In this webinar, we will go beyond factual information typically found in family trees to include the essence of who you are. Using easy and fun writing prompts, you will learn to create a unique and revealing written portrait of yourself. You can also share these prompts with other family members, adding their written portraits to your family tree. Your future generations will get to know you, and thank you!
Genealogy best practice is to start with you, and who better to introduce yourself to future generations than YOU? In this webinar, we will go beyond factual information typically found in family trees to include the essence of who you are. Using easy and fun writing prompts, you will learn to create a unique and revealing written portrait of yourself. You can also share these prompts with other family members, adding their written portraits to your family tree. Your future generations will get to know you, and thank you!
Wed, September 28 2022: 18:00 UTC
Fri, September 30 2022: 14:15 UTC
The Top Ten DNA Do’s and Don’ts!
Fri, September 30 2022: 14:15 UTC
In this presentation Michelle will outline her most important DNA tips with a list of her top ten things you should do if you want to make progress with DNA testing for family history as well as her top ten things you should avoid. These tips will help you be successful on your DNA journey and steer clear of common mistakes and pitfalls.
In this presentation Michelle will outline her most important DNA tips with a list of her top ten things you should do if you want to make progress with DNA testing for family history as well as her top ten things you should avoid. These tips will help you be successful on your DNA journey and steer clear of common mistakes and pitfalls.
Fri, September 30 2022: 14:15 UTC
Fri, September 30 2022: 15:30 UTC
Separate Even in Death – Black Funerals and Cemeteries
Fri, September 30 2022: 15:30 UTC
Segregation extended into death for African Americans, especially for those in the Southern United States. What led to the development of separate funeral homes and burial grounds? This presentation looks at burial practices for African-Americans from the 16th to the 20th century.
Segregation extended into death for African Americans, especially for those in the Southern United States. What led to the development of separate funeral homes and burial grounds? This presentation looks at burial practices for African-Americans from the 16th to the 20th century.
Fri, September 30 2022: 15:30 UTC
Fri, September 30 2022: 16:45 UTC
Indirect Evidence, A Case Study: The Parents of Elizabeth Wingate in Maryland (1795–1860)
Fri, September 30 2022: 16:45 UTC
We all have lost Elizabeths in our tree. This lecture will discuss how the understanding and application of indirect evidence is such a valuable instrument in your methodology tool-kit. This case study will examine methods and sources that contributed to finding the parents of Elizabeth Wingate (1795-1860) of Baltimore, Maryland.
We all have lost Elizabeths in our tree. This lecture will discuss how the understanding and application of indirect evidence is such a valuable instrument in your methodology tool-kit. This case study will examine methods and sources that contributed to finding the parents of Elizabeth Wingate (1795-1860) of Baltimore, Maryland.
Fri, September 30 2022: 16:45 UTC
Fri, September 30 2022: 18:00 UTC
50 Mostly “Hot off the Press” Net Sites You Want to Check Out!
Fri, September 30 2022: 18:00 UTC
Based on resources collected for the Net Notes Column of Internet Genealogy which I have authored since 2006. These will be not-yet-published resources from the US, Canada, UK, and from countries around the world. A real smorgasbord of topics, time periods, etc. A little bit of something for everyone.
Based on resources collected for the Net Notes Column of Internet Genealogy which I have authored since 2006. These will be not-yet-published resources from the US, Canada, UK, and from countries around the world. A real smorgasbord of topics, time periods, etc. A little bit of something for everyone.
Fri, September 30 2022: 18:00 UTC
Wed, October 5 2022: 1:00 UTC
Encounters – Our Immigrant Ancestors
Wed, October 5 2022: 1:00 UTC
Learn about 19th and 20th century sources for finding your ancestors’ arrival in New Zealand.
Learn about 19th and 20th century sources for finding your ancestors’ arrival in New Zealand.
Wed, October 5 2022: 1:00 UTC
Wed, October 5 2022: 18:00 UTC
One Man, Multiple Names: A DNA-Based Case Study
Wed, October 5 2022: 18:00 UTC
Sometimes our ancestors seem to have appeared out of nowhere. That was the case with William Emmitt Hunter whose life before his 1910 Oklahoma marriage was basically unknown. One record—his application for a Social Security account number—provided self-reported information about his birth in North Carolina and his parents’ names. But his alleged parents could not be found. Without DNA, this case would not have been solved. But DNA revealed that William was born as a Beddingfield, not a Hunter. Additional research identified his name at birth and traced him through multiple marriages, divorces, another alias, and indicated the possible reason why he changed his name and left behind his family and friends to start a new life in Oklahoma.
Sometimes our ancestors seem to have appeared out of nowhere. That was the case with William Emmitt Hunter whose life before his 1910 Oklahoma marriage was basically unknown. One record—his application for a Social Security account number—provided self-reported information about his birth in North Carolina and his parents’ names. But his alleged parents could not be found. Without DNA, this case would not have been solved. But DNA revealed that William was born as a Beddingfield, not a Hunter. Additional research identified his name at birth and traced him through multiple marriages, divorces, another alias, and indicated the possible reason why he changed his name and left behind his family and friends to start a new life in Oklahoma.
Wed, October 5 2022: 18:00 UTC
Fri, October 7 2022: 15:30 UTC
When Wrong is Actually Right: Constructing Proof Arguments for Counterintuitive Conflicts (a 2022 Reisinger lecture)
Fri, October 7 2022: 15:30 UTC
Name changes, enumerator errors, and terrible informants can combine to create major inconsistencies in documentation. Records that, at first glance, appear to be major mismatches can later turn out to be correct. Researching non-English-speaking immigrant families requires a comfort level with these layered conflicts-upon-conflicts. This session demonstrates how to use logic to confirm that a wrong-name, wrong-age, wrong-everything record can actually be right, with an emphasis on immigrant families. Participants will learn how to transfer that logic to a written proof argument.
Name changes, enumerator errors, and terrible informants can combine to create major inconsistencies in documentation. Records that, at first glance, appear to be major mismatches can later turn out to be correct. Researching non-English-speaking immigrant families requires a comfort level with these layered conflicts-upon-conflicts. This session demonstrates how to use logic to confirm that a wrong-name, wrong-age, wrong-everything record can actually be right, with an emphasis on immigrant families. Participants will learn how to transfer that logic to a written proof argument.
Fri, October 7 2022: 15:30 UTC
Fri, October 7 2022: 16:45 UTC
Peeling the Onion: Getting to the Original Sources (a 2022 Reisinger lecture)
Fri, October 7 2022: 16:45 UTC
Genealogy Standards 38 and 58 strongly express a preference for using original sources. Diligent researching and a few tricks of the trade enable genealogists to find original sources that underlie authored narratives and derivative sources.
Genealogy Standards 38 and 58 strongly express a preference for using original sources. Diligent researching and a few tricks of the trade enable genealogists to find original sources that underlie authored narratives and derivative sources.
Fri, October 7 2022: 16:45 UTC