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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also look at ways to enhance your recordings by weaving in relevant supporting visual imagery like photos, maps, and historical documents.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also look at ways to enhance your recordings by weaving in relevant supporting visual imagery like photos, maps, and historical documents.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
1:15:49
Identity Crises: Right Name, Wrong Man? Wrong Name, Right Man?
What do we do with ancestors whose names don’t “match” from one record to the next? Or those who pose the opposite problem: too many men or women of the same name? This session examines a litany of social customs and naming patterns that cause ancestors to be known by different names—then offers techniques and strategies by which we can establish that any two records do or do not apply to the same person. A variety of case studies demonstrate the problems and the methods we can use to overcome them.
What do we do with ancestors whose names don’t “match” from one record to the next? Or those who pose the opposite problem: too many men or women of the same name? This session examines a litany of social customs and naming patterns that cause ancestors to be known by different names—then offers techniques and strategies by which we can establish that any two records do or do not apply to the same person. A variety of case studies demonstrate the problems and the methods we can use to overcome them.
Fri, May 24 2024: 18:00 UTC
1:10:56
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A Tour of Goldie May’s Genealogy Power Tools
Come see a variety of tools available in genealogy research software Goldie May. Organize your research into projects, keep an automatic research log (seriously!), write citations easily, analyze your research, quickly navigate to relevant record collections, and untangle knots in your family tree. Keep the family tree software you already have and see how Goldie May can help you with organization, visualization, and quick navigation.
Come see a variety of tools available in genealogy research software Goldie May. Organize your research into projects, keep an automatic research log (seriously!), write citations easily, analyze your research, quickly navigate to relevant record collections, and untangle knots in your family tree. Keep the family tree software you already have and see how Goldie May can help you with organization, visualization, and quick navigation.
Wed, May 22 2024: 18:00 UTC
1:27:11
Editing Your Own Writing – Part 1
Genealogists write. Their written narratives include stories of ancestral families, biographies of individual ancestors, and explanations supporting genealogical proofs. For their writing to succeed, genealogists—like all effective writers—repeatedly self-edit everything they write. The process results in polished products that the genealogist’s readers will understand, enjoy, and cherish. Emphasizing genealogical narrative, these two webinars will addresses the self-editing process. Part 1 will focus on “big-picture” editing, including stages of self-editing; focus; keeping the writer out of the narrative; editing the writing’s overall structure, organization, and flow; and improving major and minor subdivisions of written genealogical narratives, including paragraphing. Part 2 will focus on “nitty-gritty” editing, including capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling, word choice, and reducing word count.
Genealogists write. Their written narratives include stories of ancestral families, biographies of individual ancestors, and explanations supporting genealogical proofs. For their writing to succeed, genealogists—like all effective writers—repeatedly self-edit everything they write. The process results in polished products that the genealogist’s readers will understand, enjoy, and cherish. Emphasizing genealogical narrative, these two webinars will addresses the self-editing process. Part 1 will focus on “big-picture” editing, including stages of self-editing; focus; keeping the writer out of the narrative; editing the writing’s overall structure, organization, and flow; and improving major and minor subdivisions of written genealogical narratives, including paragraphing. Part 2 will focus on “nitty-gritty” editing, including capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling, word choice, and reducing word count.
Wed, May 22 2024: 0:00 UTC
1:24:14
The Mexican National Archive (AGN): A Resource for Genealogists
Housed in an old prison, the Archivo General de la Nación (or AGN, General Archive of the Nation), is home for the historical memory of Mexico. Its origins date back to the late eighteenth century when a royal decree ordered the creation of an archive to preserve documentation from the Viceroyalty. Today, the documents at AGN are a genealogical treasure waiting to be discovered by a wider audience of researchers. In this presentation you will learn about how to navigate the archive, and some of the information you could find there.
Housed in an old prison, the Archivo General de la Nación (or AGN, General Archive of the Nation), is home for the historical memory of Mexico. Its origins date back to the late eighteenth century when a royal decree ordered the creation of an archive to preserve documentation from the Viceroyalty. Today, the documents at AGN are a genealogical treasure waiting to be discovered by a wider audience of researchers. In this presentation you will learn about how to navigate the archive, and some of the information you could find there.
Fri, May 17 2024: 18:00 UTC
16:16
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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
1:17:41
Forgotten Records: The Record and Pension Office
Military research is not complete without consulting the records of the R&PO, yet few do. They can be a goldmine of information, or not.
Military research is not complete without consulting the records of the R&PO, yet few do. They can be a goldmine of information, or not.
Wed, May 15 2024: 18:00 UTC
1:11:46
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A Closer Look at the 1850-1950 U.S. Census Records, with a Little Extra Help
Take a closer look at the 1850 to 1950 U.S. Census records as vital genealogy resources, while looking into details you may have missed, along with benefits to and tips in using these records and a little extra help from MyHeritage!
Take a closer look at the 1850 to 1950 U.S. Census records as vital genealogy resources, while looking into details you may have missed, along with benefits to and tips in using these records and a little extra help from MyHeritage!
Tue, May 14 2024: 18:00 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

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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
1.8K views
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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
6:13
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How to Create One Clear Ethnicity Estimate from 5
When you have five different ethnicity results from five different companies, how do you make sense of them all? This was part of the webinar, Celebrating 2,000 webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today.
When you have five different ethnicity results from five different companies, how do you make sense of them all? This was part of the webinar, Celebrating 2,000 webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today.
Fri, July 14 2023: 0:00 UTC
6:15
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A few education tips
Daniel Horowitz presents a few tips about using FamilyTreeWebinars.com and the MyHeritage Knowledge Base. This was part of the webinar, Celebrating 2,000 webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today.
Daniel Horowitz presents a few tips about using FamilyTreeWebinars.com and the MyHeritage Knowledge Base. This was part of the webinar, Celebrating 2,000 webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today.
Fri, July 14 2023: 0:00 UTC

Webinar Shorts

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16:16
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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
702 views
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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
694 views
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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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25:34
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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