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Puerto Rican Research
Researching Puerto Rican ancestors is a unique experience, requiring a knowledge of both Latin American and North American record types and strategies. We’ll talk basics about finding your hometown and what records can help you trace your ancestry on both sides of the sea.
Researching Puerto Rican ancestors is a unique experience, requiring a knowledge of both Latin American and North American record types and strategies. We’ll talk basics about finding your hometown and what records can help you trace your ancestry on both sides of the sea.
Thu, June 13 2024: 0:00 UTC
58:01
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Learn Genealogy 24/7 with Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Want to take your genealogy skills up a level, or dive deeper into your family history in a certain region? Whatever you’d like to learn, Legacy Family Tree Webinars probably has a live or pre-recorded webinar for it that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. In this session, Founder and Host Geoff Rasmussen will give you a tour of the platform and show you how to leverage it to expand your genealogy horizons.
Want to take your genealogy skills up a level, or dive deeper into your family history in a certain region? Whatever you’d like to learn, Legacy Family Tree Webinars probably has a live or pre-recorded webinar for it that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. In this session, Founder and Host Geoff Rasmussen will give you a tour of the platform and show you how to leverage it to expand your genealogy horizons.
Tue, June 11 2024: 18:00 UTC
1:10:03
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Hiding Out in the Open: Discovering LGBT Family History
You may have heard family stories about a relative who was “different” or perhaps you’ve discovered someone who simply “disappeared.” Have you considered the possibility that you could have a gay or lesbian relative in your family tree? LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered) people can be found when researching genealogy, but the search syntax, keywords and strategies are very different. By understanding the basics of “gay history” as well as how LGBT folk lived, worked and socialized, you’ll not only locate these relatives, but realize the importance of preserving their stories.
You may have heard family stories about a relative who was “different” or perhaps you’ve discovered someone who simply “disappeared.” Have you considered the possibility that you could have a gay or lesbian relative in your family tree? LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered) people can be found when researching genealogy, but the search syntax, keywords and strategies are very different. By understanding the basics of “gay history” as well as how LGBT folk lived, worked and socialized, you’ll not only locate these relatives, but realize the importance of preserving their stories.
Fri, June 7 2024: 18:00 UTC
1:26:17
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Bridging the Gaps: Using DNA to get results in Eastern Europe
Family historians researching in Poland and Ukraine have to deal with gaps in records that could make progress next to impossible. Thanks to genetic genealogy, we can bridge those gaps. Geographic clues from your matches might get you looking in the right direction. This session includes some DNA success stories, based on geography and backed by documented research. It also offers pointers on how to get more value from your tests.
Family historians researching in Poland and Ukraine have to deal with gaps in records that could make progress next to impossible. Thanks to genetic genealogy, we can bridge those gaps. Geographic clues from your matches might get you looking in the right direction. This session includes some DNA success stories, based on geography and backed by documented research. It also offers pointers on how to get more value from your tests.
Wed, June 5 2024: 18:00 UTC
1:07:18
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Four Further Sources for New Zealand Family History
Explore your New Zealand family history a little further and add to your family story.
Explore your New Zealand family history a little further and add to your family story.
Wed, June 5 2024: 2:00 UTC
6:44
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What’s New in Legacy Family Tree 10
In this quick video, you will be introduced to the new features in the recently-released Legacy Family Tree 10 software.
In this quick video, you will be introduced to the new features in the recently-released Legacy Family Tree 10 software.
Tue, June 4 2024: 0:00 UTC
8:59
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Full, Half, and 3/4 Siblings
Siblings are siblings, but when working with DNA, we need to know the difference. What do these terms mean?
Siblings are siblings, but when working with DNA, we need to know the difference. What do these terms mean?
Mon, June 3 2024: 14:00 UTC
1:07:45
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Trouvez vos ancêtres à l’étranger sur MyHeritage
Cette session, présentée par Elisabeth Zetland, membre de l’équipe de Recherche, vous montrera comment MyHeritage peut vous aider à trouver vos ancêtres et des parents à l’étranger grâce aux fonctionnalités et outils de l’arbre et de la recherche. Une sélection de collections internationales disponibles sera également fournie.
Cette session, présentée par Elisabeth Zetland, membre de l’équipe de Recherche, vous montrera comment MyHeritage peut vous aider à trouver vos ancêtres et des parents à l’étranger grâce aux fonctionnalités et outils de l’arbre et de la recherche. Une sélection de collections internationales disponibles sera également fournie.
Thu, May 30 2024: 12:00 UTC
1:39:05
Capturing Their Stories, Part II: Next Steps with Your Family History Interviews
You’ve recorded that video or audio interview, now what? This presentations builds on the best practices covered in Colleen’s part one webinar. We will explore ideas and tools for trimming out mistakes or sensitive content, and for adding a title screen and ending credits screen before sharing with others. We will also look at ways to enhance your recordings by weaving in relevant supporting visual imagery like photos, maps, and historical documents. Finally we will review options for generating full text transcriptions of your interviews.
You’ve recorded that video or audio interview, now what? This presentations builds on the best practices covered in Colleen’s part one webinar. We will explore ideas and tools for trimming out mistakes or sensitive content, and for adding a title screen and ending credits screen before sharing with others. We will also look at ways to enhance your recordings by weaving in relevant supporting visual imagery like photos, maps, and historical documents. Finally we will review options for generating full text transcriptions of your interviews.
Wed, May 29 2024: 18:00 UTC

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6:44
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What’s New in Legacy Family Tree 10
In this quick video, you will be introduced to the new features in the recently-released Legacy Family Tree 10 software.
In this quick video, you will be introduced to the new features in the recently-released Legacy Family Tree 10 software.
Tue, June 4 2024: 0:00 UTC
8:59
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Full, Half, and 3/4 Siblings
Siblings are siblings, but when working with DNA, we need to know the difference. What do these terms mean?
Siblings are siblings, but when working with DNA, we need to know the difference. What do these terms mean?
Mon, June 3 2024: 14:00 UTC
1:27
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Introducing the MyHeritage Wiki
Learn about the brand new MyHeritage Wiki.
Learn about the brand new MyHeritage Wiki.
Tue, May 7 2024: 14:00 UTC
7:37
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Full-Text Search: Genealogy Game Changer
Searching for your ancestor in unindexed records is now possible thanks to the new Full-Text Search. Join Geoff Rasmussen for a brief demo of what he found during his first uses of this new tool from FamilySearch Labs.
Searching for your ancestor in unindexed records is now possible thanks to the new Full-Text Search. Join Geoff Rasmussen for a brief demo of what he found during his first uses of this new tool from FamilySearch Labs.
Mon, March 11 2024: 0:00 UTC
10:40
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Checklist for Identifying and Dating Photos
Michelle will show us how to get the most from her free checklist for identifying and dating photographs. Find the checklist at http://bit.ly/PhotoChecklist
Michelle will show us how to get the most from her free checklist for identifying and dating photographs. Find the checklist at http://bit.ly/PhotoChecklist
Fri, February 9 2024: 9:00 UTC
8:45
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Use Two-Factor Authentication for Added Security
More and more genealogy apps and websites, like MyHeritage, 23andMe, and Ancestry, are moving to Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to prevent account hacking and secure user privacy. Some sites like 23andMe and MyHeritage utilize the Google Authenticator App in order to manage your 2FA account and generate the 6-digit code to gain access to your account. You’ll learn how the Two Factor Authentication concept works and see how you can enable it on your accounts to protect your privacy and data.
More and more genealogy apps and websites, like MyHeritage, 23andMe, and Ancestry, are moving to Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to prevent account hacking and secure user privacy. Some sites like 23andMe and MyHeritage utilize the Google Authenticator App in order to manage your 2FA account and generate the 6-digit code to gain access to your account. You’ll learn how the Two Factor Authentication concept works and see how you can enable it on your accounts to protect your privacy and data.
Mon, November 27 2023: 0:00 UTC
9:49
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Indexing with MS Word
Learn how to create an index in MS Word for your family history documents or books.
Learn how to create an index in MS Word for your family history documents or books.
Fri, November 10 2023: 7:00 UTC
8:58
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5 Ways to Use ChatGPT for Genealogy
Learn how to the new AI program, ChatGPT, to help you with your genealogy research.
Learn how to the new AI program, ChatGPT, to help you with your genealogy research.
Fri, November 3 2023: 14:00 UTC
8:16
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Teach MS Word to Type for You
We all spend a great deal of time using a word processor. Let me show you how AutoCorrect and AutoText in MS WORD can be used to speed up your typing!
We all spend a great deal of time using a word processor. Let me show you how AutoCorrect and AutoText in MS WORD can be used to speed up your typing!
Fri, August 18 2023: 12:00 UTC

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Manage Your Genealogy Research with Smartsheet – Part 2
Want to improve your genealogy workflow and easily track and share your research for collaboration? In this second SmartSheet Webinar Short you will learn about views such as card, Gantt and calendar view. You will also learn how to create a sheet with the import function. Lastly, you’ll learn how to customize your sheet.
Want to improve your genealogy workflow and easily track and share your research for collaboration? In this second SmartSheet Webinar Short you will learn about views such as card, Gantt and calendar view. You will also learn how to create a sheet with the import function. Lastly, you’ll learn how to customize your sheet.
Fri, May 17 2024: 14:00 UTC
19:19
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Manage Your Genealogy Research with Smartsheet – Part 1
Want to improve your genealogy workflow and easily track and share your research for collaboration? Learn how to use Smartsheet, a dynamic cloud-based program to manage your projects, programs, and processes – all in one place.
Want to improve your genealogy workflow and easily track and share your research for collaboration? Learn how to use Smartsheet, a dynamic cloud-based program to manage your projects, programs, and processes – all in one place.
Fri, May 10 2024: 14:00 UTC
18:11
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How to quickly learn everything there is to know about a very specific historical topic
What if I told you there was an easy way to identify every published book, article or essay, and every unpublished manuscript pertaining to your ancestor’s home town, or occupation, or religious group? Would you be interested? Of course you would. But very few genealogists ever use it. The answer: Academic Theses. This mini-class will show you how to find academic theses that will turbo-charge your family history research.
What if I told you there was an easy way to identify every published book, article or essay, and every unpublished manuscript pertaining to your ancestor’s home town, or occupation, or religious group? Would you be interested? Of course you would. But very few genealogists ever use it. The answer: Academic Theses. This mini-class will show you how to find academic theses that will turbo-charge your family history research.
Fri, March 8 2024: 9:00 UTC
13:19
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Genealogy’s Biggest Challenge: Identity!
Elizabeth Shown Mills and Geoff Rasmussen preview the second year of “The Best of Elizabeth Shown Mills: Genealogy Problem Solving” webinar series. Elizabeth discusses what she hopes genealogists will gain from the series, what brings her back for another year, and what advice she has for genealogists of all expertise levels. She also reveals genealogy’s biggest challenge—identity—and how we will overcome it through this year’s classes.
Elizabeth Shown Mills and Geoff Rasmussen preview the second year of “The Best of Elizabeth Shown Mills: Genealogy Problem Solving” webinar series. Elizabeth discusses what she hopes genealogists will gain from the series, what brings her back for another year, and what advice she has for genealogists of all expertise levels. She also reveals genealogy’s biggest challenge—identity—and how we will overcome it through this year’s classes.
Thu, January 18 2024: 0:00 UTC
12:47
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Filing – Unlocking Order in Chaos
Learn how to capture and organize your digital information better. We’ll talk about folders, downloading, the snipping tool, creating files and tags. But most importantly you need practice consistency across all these actions.
Learn how to capture and organize your digital information better. We’ll talk about folders, downloading, the snipping tool, creating files and tags. But most importantly you need practice consistency across all these actions.
Fri, January 12 2024: 14:00 UTC
20:53
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Cousin Connections-How to Find the Living
Learn tips to locate living relatives for collaboration, DNA testing, and more!
Learn tips to locate living relatives for collaboration, DNA testing, and more!
Fri, January 5 2024: 6:00 UTC
20:31
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Hudson’s Bay Company Archives Biographical Sheets
Did you know that the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives is the largest private archives in the world? Let me show you one very special resource this archive has made available online: the Biographical Information Sheet. These goldmines provide a window into the HBCA’s records pertaining to 1000s of historical employees.
Did you know that the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives is the largest private archives in the world? Let me show you one very special resource this archive has made available online: the Biographical Information Sheet. These goldmines provide a window into the HBCA’s records pertaining to 1000s of historical employees.
Fri, November 24 2023: 13:00 UTC
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Excel Tips for DNA Analysis: How to Make a DNA Citation Template
Learn how to automatically create citations for your DNA matches to help you in organizing your genetic genealogy research efforts.
Learn how to automatically create citations for your DNA matches to help you in organizing your genetic genealogy research efforts.
Thu, September 28 2023: 6:00 UTC
7:39
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Do We Ever Retire from Genealogy?
DearMYRTLE discusses the age-old question – do we ever retire from genealogy? This was part of the webinar, Celebrating 2,000 webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today.
DearMYRTLE discusses the age-old question – do we ever retire from genealogy? This was part of the webinar, Celebrating 2,000 webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today.
Fri, July 14 2023: 0:00 UTC

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