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Hints & Tips for Solving Irish Cases of Unknown Parentage Using DNA
There are many examples of Unknown Parentage cases in Ireland – illegal adoptees, a foundling grandparent, or simply an Irish Brick Wall. This talk explores the approach to solving these cases, the challenges faced with Irish records, and some hints & tips to overcome them using DNA.
There are many examples of Unknown Parentage cases in Ireland – illegal adoptees, a foundling grandparent, or simply an Irish Brick Wall. This talk explores the approach to solving these cases, the challenges faced with Irish records, and some hints & tips to overcome them using DNA.
Wed, February 8 2023: 19:00 UTC
1:13:24
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Gradual Emancipation and Enslavement in the North
Slavery existed in some northern states well into the 19th century. Learn about the motives for gradual emancipation, how it affected enslaved African Americans and enslavers at this time, the state laws surrounding slavery, and the records that it created.
Slavery existed in some northern states well into the 19th century. Learn about the motives for gradual emancipation, how it affected enslaved African Americans and enslavers at this time, the state laws surrounding slavery, and the records that it created.
Fri, February 3 2023: 19:00 UTC
1:23:35
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Using Mitochondrial DNA Testing for Genealogical Problem Solving
Utilizing this form of DNA testing in genealogy garners a lot of negative advice. Learn how vitally important this kind of testing can be when you use DNA as an active tool in the genealogical toolbox. This case study will show you how pairing good research and DNA testing can be the perfect marriage.
Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
Utilizing this form of DNA testing in genealogy garners a lot of negative advice. Learn how vitally important this kind of testing can be when you use DNA as an active tool in the genealogical toolbox. This case study will show you how pairing good research and DNA testing can be the perfect marriage.
Wed, February 1 2023: 19:00 UTC
1:07:48
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Settlers, Squatters and Selectors: Land ownership in Australia, 1788-1900
Since the early days of British settlement in Australia, land has been considered to be one of its greatest assets. Until 1831, some settlers received large grants of land while others were entitled to only 30 acres, plus an additional 20 acres if married and 10 acres for each child. Over the next seventy years, the colonies developed their own land allocation schemes, each devised for a specific purpose. This presentation will highlight the records which relate to Crown Land, pastoral runs, land selection, occupation records, land orders and land ownership.
Since the early days of British settlement in Australia, land has been considered to be one of its greatest assets. Until 1831, some settlers received large grants of land while others were entitled to only 30 acres, plus an additional 20 acres if married and 10 acres for each child. Over the next seventy years, the colonies developed their own land allocation schemes, each devised for a specific purpose. This presentation will highlight the records which relate to Crown Land, pastoral runs, land selection, occupation records, land orders and land ownership.
Wed, February 1 2023: 1:00 UTC
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Trousers, Black Domestic, Tacks & Housekeeping Bills: Problem-Solving with “Trivial Details”
The records we use are filled with “trivia,” bits and pieces of information that seem to have no “genealogical” value—at least not until we become more innovative in our research and analysis. Each piece of trivia in every document is an opportunity waiting to be connected to something else. Our ability to resolve problems depends upon our ability to make those connections. This class explores eighteen types of records and the kind of hidden clues each offers to help us resolve problems of identity, kinship, and origin. *** This class requires an active webinar membership to attend. ***
The records we use are filled with “trivia,” bits and pieces of information that seem to have no “genealogical” value—at least not until we become more innovative in our research and analysis. Each piece of trivia in every document is an opportunity waiting to be connected to something else. Our ability to resolve problems depends upon our ability to make those connections. This class explores eighteen types of records and the kind of hidden clues each offers to help us resolve problems of identity, kinship, and origin. *** This class requires an active webinar membership to attend. ***
Fri, January 27 2023: 19:00 UTC
1:22:14
Trail of Tears to Indian Territory
Following the 1830 Indian Removal Act about 100,000 American Indians were forced from their homes to westward lands. Follow their story, their trails, and their records.
Following the 1830 Indian Removal Act about 100,000 American Indians were forced from their homes to westward lands. Follow their story, their trails, and their records.
Wed, January 25 2023: 19:00 UTC
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MyHeritage: Your Personal Genealogy Archive
Many of us are not able to travel to those places where our ancestors lived to do genealogy research. This should not deter us from finding information about our ancestors. MyHeritage can be your “home away from home” online archive to help you find information on your ancestors. Learn from a seasoned genealogist and archivist how to find archived records on MyHeritage from home.
Many of us are not able to travel to those places where our ancestors lived to do genealogy research. This should not deter us from finding information about our ancestors. MyHeritage can be your “home away from home” online archive to help you find information on your ancestors. Learn from a seasoned genealogist and archivist how to find archived records on MyHeritage from home.
Tue, January 24 2023: 19:00 UTC
1:30:37
Foundational Concepts & Reference Tools for Mexican Genealogy
We pour a lot of time, money, and soul into our family history research. So, we want to make sure we are tracing the right people and families in the right place at any given time, and that we glean all possible information and clues from the records. This presentation reviews social and cultural customs, and tools for learning about jurisdictions and key terminology. It is suitable for those still new to Mexican genealogy as well as more experienced researchers.
We pour a lot of time, money, and soul into our family history research. So, we want to make sure we are tracing the right people and families in the right place at any given time, and that we glean all possible information and clues from the records. This presentation reviews social and cultural customs, and tools for learning about jurisdictions and key terminology. It is suitable for those still new to Mexican genealogy as well as more experienced researchers.
Fri, January 20 2023: 19:00 UTC
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Elizabeth Shown Mills reveals her secret to success in genealogy
As the genealogy world anxiously awaits the January 27, 2023 return of Elizabeth Shown Mills, Geoff Rasmussen had the pleasure to interview Elizabeth about her new webinar series. She talks about why she’s returning from retirement, what the webinar series is all about, and gives advice for both beginning and experienced genealogists. She also reveals her secret to success in genealogy.
As the genealogy world anxiously awaits the January 27, 2023 return of Elizabeth Shown Mills, Geoff Rasmussen had the pleasure to interview Elizabeth about her new webinar series. She talks about why she’s returning from retirement, what the webinar series is all about, and gives advice for both beginning and experienced genealogists. She also reveals her secret to success in genealogy.
Fri, January 20 2023: 17:00 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Webinar Shorts

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Elizabeth Shown Mills reveals her secret to success in genealogy
As the genealogy world anxiously awaits the January 27, 2023 return of Elizabeth Shown Mills, Geoff Rasmussen had the pleasure to interview Elizabeth about her new webinar series. She talks about why she’s returning from retirement, what the webinar series is all about, and gives advice for both beginning and experienced genealogists. She also reveals her secret to success in genealogy.
As the genealogy world anxiously awaits the January 27, 2023 return of Elizabeth Shown Mills, Geoff Rasmussen had the pleasure to interview Elizabeth about her new webinar series. She talks about why she’s returning from retirement, what the webinar series is all about, and gives advice for both beginning and experienced genealogists. She also reveals her secret to success in genealogy.
Fri, January 20 2023: 17:00 UTC
5:08
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How I survived a genealogy emergency
Don’t let this happen to you. Join Geoff Rasmussen for a quick look at how he overcame this genealogy emergency.
Don’t let this happen to you. Join Geoff Rasmussen for a quick look at how he overcame this genealogy emergency.
Thu, July 21 2022: 0:00 UTC
8:00
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How a City Directory worked for me again
Following up on his recent case study webinar, “How I Debunked an Online Tree Hint”, Geoff Rasmussen shows how a city directory put a final nail in that hint’s coffin (not sure how great that analogy is, but hopefully you get the point…) and provided new clues to continue his research.
Following up on his recent case study webinar, “How I Debunked an Online Tree Hint”, Geoff Rasmussen shows how a city directory put a final nail in that hint’s coffin (not sure how great that analogy is, but hopefully you get the point…) and provided new clues to continue his research.
Thu, June 30 2022: 0:00 UTC
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How I Debunked an Online Tree Hint
Hints in online trees can provide genealogical treasures, but if you’re not careful they can lead to genealogical regret. In this quick video, Geoff Rasmussen shows why hints should be explored, scrutinized and evaluated.
Hints in online trees can provide genealogical treasures, but if you’re not careful they can lead to genealogical regret. In this quick video, Geoff Rasmussen shows why hints should be explored, scrutinized and evaluated.
Fri, June 10 2022: 0:00 UTC
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Getting Started in Family History – 7 – Cemetery and Church Records
Learn how to make the most of church and cemetery records as you begin your genealogy search.
Learn how to make the most of church and cemetery records as you begin your genealogy search.
Fri, July 24 2020: 0:00 UTC
15:36
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Getting Started in Family History – 8 – Online Research: Finding family on the Internet
Learn how to search digital records online to uncover your family history.
15:06
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Getting Started in Family History – 9 – Researching On Location
Not everything is found online! Learn where to look for records that are kept locally or in special collections.
Not everything is found online! Learn where to look for records that are kept locally or in special collections.
Fri, July 24 2020: 0:00 UTC
11:39
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Getting Started in Family History – 10 – Research Plans and Logs
Learn what genealogy research plans and logs are and how they can help you keep track your research.
Learn what genealogy research plans and logs are and how they can help you keep track your research.
Fri, July 24 2020: 0:00 UTC
18:48
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Getting Started in Family History – 11 – Staying Organized
The best way to ensure success in genealogy is to stay organized. Learn how to organize your paper files, computer files, books and much more!
The best way to ensure success in genealogy is to stay organized. Learn how to organize your paper files, computer files, books and much more!
Fri, July 24 2020: 0:00 UTC

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