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Working More In-Depth with Mexican Civil Registrations
Mexico implemented federal registration of births, marriages, and deaths in the 1860s. These records are packed with genealogical information about your ancestors. This presentation will help you make the most of understanding and analyzing these records.
Mexico implemented federal registration of births, marriages, and deaths in the 1860s. These records are packed with genealogical information about your ancestors. This presentation will help you make the most of understanding and analyzing these records.
Fri, May 20 2022: 18:00 UTC
1:03:56
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Indirect Evidence – A Case Study
This Connecticut-based, indirect evidence case study will highlight techniques for researching a woman whose maiden name is known, but her parents are unknown due to deficiencies in the vital records. Techniques will be demonstrated that rely on forming hypotheses and gathering evidence to test those hypotheses. Thorough research of neighbors and associates (the FAN principle) will yield enough evidence to tie this woman back into her family. Records used include pre-1850 census records, deeds, probate, church, and court. Death records of family members provide the final clues that tie them all together.
This Connecticut-based, indirect evidence case study will highlight techniques for researching a woman whose maiden name is known, but her parents are unknown due to deficiencies in the vital records. Techniques will be demonstrated that rely on forming hypotheses and gathering evidence to test those hypotheses. Thorough research of neighbors and associates (the FAN principle) will yield enough evidence to tie this woman back into her family. Records used include pre-1850 census records, deeds, probate, church, and court. Death records of family members provide the final clues that tie them all together.
Wed, May 18 2022: 18:00 UTC
1:21:02
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Five Wives & A Feather Bed: Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Resolve Conflicting Claims
Genealogical scholars make conflicting claims about the number of wives, and the number and mothers of the children, of Joseph Brownell, a Mayflower descendant of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, born at Little Compton, Rhode Island, 16 February 1699, to Thomas Brownell and Esther Taber. These conflicting claims raise significant questions about the makeup of Joseph Brownell’s family. Did he have one, two or five wives? Did he have one, three or eight children? To which wife, or wives, were they born? The presenter will lead participants through reasonably exhaustive research and standards-based evaluation of indirect and negative evidence found in Quaker meeting records, and vital, land and probate records to demonstrate how proof can be constructed to answer these questions. Correlation of this evidence with the timespan of each marriage will then enable his children to be assigned to their correct mothers.
Genealogical scholars make conflicting claims about the number of wives, and the number and mothers of the children, of Joseph Brownell, a Mayflower descendant of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, born at Little Compton, Rhode Island, 16 February 1699, to Thomas Brownell and Esther Taber. These conflicting claims raise significant questions about the makeup of Joseph Brownell’s family. Did he have one, two or five wives? Did he have one, three or eight children? To which wife, or wives, were they born? The presenter will lead participants through reasonably exhaustive research and standards-based evaluation of indirect and negative evidence found in Quaker meeting records, and vital, land and probate records to demonstrate how proof can be constructed to answer these questions. Correlation of this evidence with the timespan of each marriage will then enable his children to be assigned to their correct mothers.
Wed, May 18 2022: 0:00 UTC
1:25:50
Finding Your Delaware Ancestors
Nestled along the Eastern seaboard of the US, Delaware has a long history. From Native Americans, arrival of Europeans in 1609, boundary disputes and immigration, to migration to near and distant locations, Delaware’s history affects how to find your ancestors. Learn when records became available and where to find them to research your roots in the First State.
Nestled along the Eastern seaboard of the US, Delaware has a long history. From Native Americans, arrival of Europeans in 1609, boundary disputes and immigration, to migration to near and distant locations, Delaware’s history affects how to find your ancestors. Learn when records became available and where to find them to research your roots in the First State.
Thu, May 12 2022: 0:00 UTC
1:14:41
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Drawing Insights from Your Family Photos: Using MyHeritage
Old family photos can give you so much more information than just what your ancestor looked like. Learn how to organize your photos and take advantage of the many photo tools that MyHeritage provides.
Old family photos can give you so much more information than just what your ancestor looked like. Learn how to organize your photos and take advantage of the many photo tools that MyHeritage provides.
Tue, May 10 2022: 18:00 UTC
1:20:49
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McMasters’ Will: The Scheme That Made Us Virtually Free
Calvin Dark presents the story of his Great-Great Grandfather, Aaron McMasters, born enslaved around 1814 in North Carolina. When he was 20 years old, he convinced his master and biological father, Simeon McMasters, to free him but North Carolina law wouldn’t allow it. This presentation will shed light on aspects of slavery (including manumission, emancipation, anti-slavery vs. abolitionist groups, Underground Railroad, Quakers, and Black Codes), Reconstruction, and African American history in North Carolina that are lesser-known and largely omitted from mainstream teaching and discourse about the period. The presentation will also provide tips and lessons learned for using genetic genealogy to uncover and discover valuable family history.
Calvin Dark presents the story of his Great-Great Grandfather, Aaron McMasters, born enslaved around 1814 in North Carolina. When he was 20 years old, he convinced his master and biological father, Simeon McMasters, to free him but North Carolina law wouldn’t allow it. This presentation will shed light on aspects of slavery (including manumission, emancipation, anti-slavery vs. abolitionist groups, Underground Railroad, Quakers, and Black Codes), Reconstruction, and African American history in North Carolina that are lesser-known and largely omitted from mainstream teaching and discourse about the period. The presentation will also provide tips and lessons learned for using genetic genealogy to uncover and discover valuable family history.
Fri, May 6 2022: 18:00 UTC
1:21:31
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Quickly Organize Your DNA Matches with the Leeds Method
When you take an autosomal DNA test, you get a list of people who share DNA with you because you share common ancestors. The Leeds Method uses Shared Matching to create colorful groups of these matches. Each group is likely related to you through one part of your family, and many people get four groups based on their four grandparent lines. This method is based on DNA, not trees, so it is also often effective in cases of unknown parentage. This presentation will help you create a Leeds Method chart, understand your results, and use that chart to learn more about your family tree.
When you take an autosomal DNA test, you get a list of people who share DNA with you because you share common ancestors. The Leeds Method uses Shared Matching to create colorful groups of these matches. Each group is likely related to you through one part of your family, and many people get four groups based on their four grandparent lines. This method is based on DNA, not trees, so it is also often effective in cases of unknown parentage. This presentation will help you create a Leeds Method chart, understand your results, and use that chart to learn more about your family tree.
Wed, May 4 2022: 18:00 UTC
5:27
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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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1:24:45
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Wringing Every Drop out of Mitochondrial DNA
We will learn step by step, how to utilize mitochondrial DNA testing at Family Tree DNA to get the most out of your results. We’ll look at little known methods to obtain information, even if your match doesn’t have a tree. We’ll talk about using resources such as Geni, WikiTree and others to break down mitochondrial brick walls. Lastly, we’ll discuss projects and using mitochondrial DNA in conjunction with autosomal for a slam-dunk.
We will learn step by step, how to utilize mitochondrial DNA testing at Family Tree DNA to get the most out of your results. We’ll look at little known methods to obtain information, even if your match doesn’t have a tree. We’ll talk about using resources such as Geni, WikiTree and others to break down mitochondrial brick walls. Lastly, we’ll discuss projects and using mitochondrial DNA in conjunction with autosomal for a slam-dunk.
Wed, April 27 2022: 18:00 UTC

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Customize Your Google Chrome Homepage
In this TechZone video learn how to customize your Google Chrome homepage to add a background image, add recipe cards or add shortcuts.
In this TechZone video learn how to customize your Google Chrome homepage to add a background image, add recipe cards or add shortcuts.
Fri, January 7 2022: 6:00 UTC
5:15
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Adding a Video to a Microsoft Word Document
Did you know you can add videos to your Microsoft Word documents? In this video Gena Philibert-Ortega will show you two ways to add videos – 1) from a video stored on your computer and 2) from a video that is found online.
Did you know you can add videos to your Microsoft Word documents? In this video Gena Philibert-Ortega will show you two ways to add videos – 1) from a video stored on your computer and 2) from a video that is found online.
Fri, December 31 2021: 6:00 UTC
5:50
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How to Download Raw DNA Data from MyHeritage
There are multiple reasons you might want to download your raw DNA file from MyHeritage. Paul Woodbury explains why and how to do it.
There are multiple reasons you might want to download your raw DNA file from MyHeritage. Paul Woodbury explains why and how to do it.
Fri, December 17 2021: 0:05 UTC
5:30
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How to Download Raw DNA Data from 23andMe
There are multiple reasons you might want to download your raw DNA file from 23andMe. Paul Woodbury explains why and how to do it.
There are multiple reasons you might want to download your raw DNA file from 23andMe. Paul Woodbury explains why and how to do it.
Fri, December 17 2021: 0:02 UTC
5:57
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How to Download Raw DNA Data from AncestryDNA
There are multiple reasons you might want to download your raw DNA file from AncestryDNA. Paul Woodbury explains why and how to do it.
There are multiple reasons you might want to download your raw DNA file from AncestryDNA. Paul Woodbury explains why and how to do it.
Fri, December 17 2021: 0:00 UTC
3:23
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How to Prevent Gmail from Going to Your Spam Folder
Sometimes a Gmail that you want to receive ends up in your spam folder. We can prevent that from happening by using filters. Marian Pierre-Louis shows you how to set up the filter for specific email addresses.
Sometimes a Gmail that you want to receive ends up in your spam folder. We can prevent that from happening by using filters. Marian Pierre-Louis shows you how to set up the filter for specific email addresses.
Fri, December 10 2021: 0:00 UTC
6:36
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Using Google Chrome’s Reading List
Google Chrome has a reading list feature that is different from its bookmarks bar. Learn the benefits of the reading list and how to use it from Gena Philibert-Ortega.
Google Chrome has a reading list feature that is different from its bookmarks bar. Learn the benefits of the reading list and how to use it from Gena Philibert-Ortega.
Fri, December 3 2021: 0:00 UTC
7:59
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How to Use the “Connected DNA Matches” Tool to Link DNA Matches to Your Family Tree
This short TechZone presentation will explain how to use Ancestry’s ‘Connected DNA Matches’ tool to link DNA matches to their entries on a linked tree. The tool can be used to attach DNA match icons to chosen DNA matches, produce an instant link to the pedigree of those matches as built into your own tree and it provides a useful additional organisational option for your Ancestry DNA matches.
This short TechZone presentation will explain how to use Ancestry’s ‘Connected DNA Matches’ tool to link DNA matches to their entries on a linked tree. The tool can be used to attach DNA match icons to chosen DNA matches, produce an instant link to the pedigree of those matches as built into your own tree and it provides a useful additional organisational option for your Ancestry DNA matches.
Fri, November 19 2021: 0:00 UTC
9:42
Managing Citations & Sources Lists in Zotero
Do you use Zotero as your research management system? This next-step video tutorial will explain and demonstrate three ways that Zotero can be used to craft, organize, and export your source citations and reference lists.
Do you use Zotero as your research management system? This next-step video tutorial will explain and demonstrate three ways that Zotero can be used to craft, organize, and export your source citations and reference lists.
Fri, November 12 2021: 0:00 UTC

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