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Finding Females: Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters & Paramours
One of the toughest challenges faced by genealogists is the difficulty of identifying and tracking females. Wives and mothers traditionally have been “supporting characters” to the roles played by their husbands and sons—bearing no known name other than that of the males they married or bore. Historically, social mores and law codes made them second-class citizens, without a legal identity of their own and few rights or opportunities to create the range of records that genealogists customarily use to trace males. This session presents an array of resources—and, more importantly, techniques and strategies backed by case studies—we can use to establish the identities of elusive females.
One of the toughest challenges faced by genealogists is the difficulty of identifying and tracking females. Wives and mothers traditionally have been “supporting characters” to the roles played by their husbands and sons—bearing no known name other than that of the males they married or bore. Historically, social mores and law codes made them second-class citizens, without a legal identity of their own and few rights or opportunities to create the range of records that genealogists customarily use to trace males. This session presents an array of resources—and, more importantly, techniques and strategies backed by case studies—we can use to establish the identities of elusive females.
Fri, February 23 2024: 19:00 UTC
1:23:02
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Genealogy Smart Start: Things I Wish I’d Known
Get some great tips from this genealogist who had to learn the basics the hard way, plus a few smart tricks she picked up from experts along the way. You can start smarter than I did!
Get some great tips from this genealogist who had to learn the basics the hard way, plus a few smart tricks she picked up from experts along the way. You can start smarter than I did!
Thu, February 22 2024: 1:00 UTC
1:22:32
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Metes & Bounds Land Plats Solve Genealogical Problems
This session provides a brief overview of metes and bounds land descriptions seen in deeds, mortgages, patents, grants, and other land documents. The land descriptions are an essential part of land research. This presentation discusses metes and bounds land descriptions and how the metes and bounds can solve genealogical problems.
This session provides a brief overview of metes and bounds land descriptions seen in deeds, mortgages, patents, grants, and other land documents. The land descriptions are an essential part of land research. This presentation discusses metes and bounds land descriptions and how the metes and bounds can solve genealogical problems.
Wed, February 21 2024: 1:00 UTC
1:26:52
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Introduction to County Research in England
Discover the building blocks for researching in the English counties. This talk provides an overview of the key facts you need to know to start researching your English ancestors. Unravel why counties have come and gone with changing boundaries and different types of administrative entities. By understanding which records are stored at national or county level and some of the laws that influenced their collation, you will then be able to effectively concentrate on looking at the specific counties your ancestors came from. Learn about the finding aids and helpful resources to ensure you are set up to take a journey through English research supported by our English Research Series.
Mia Bennett
Discover the building blocks for researching in the English counties. This talk provides an overview of the key facts you need to know to start researching your English ancestors. Unravel why counties have come and gone with changing boundaries and different types of administrative entities. By understanding which records are stored at national or county level and some of the laws that influenced their collation, you will then be able to effectively concentrate on looking at the specific counties your ancestors came from. Learn about the finding aids and helpful resources to ensure you are set up to take a journey through English research supported by our English Research Series.
Fri, February 16 2024: 19:00 UTC
1:21:31
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AI and Genealogy: Trouble Ahead?
While AI (artificial intelligence) might be the current “hot” buzz word, the fact is that many genealogy vendors and even genealogists have already been using this technology for years. The AI industry is at a cross-roads and within the next five years, it will permeate almost every aspect of business and society. Learn how AI is currently being used to improve the genealogy experience, and whether or not you should seek out other uses of artificial intelligence for your own genealogy research.
While AI (artificial intelligence) might be the current “hot” buzz word, the fact is that many genealogy vendors and even genealogists have already been using this technology for years. The AI industry is at a cross-roads and within the next five years, it will permeate almost every aspect of business and society. Learn how AI is currently being used to improve the genealogy experience, and whether or not you should seek out other uses of artificial intelligence for your own genealogy research.
Wed, February 14 2024: 19:00 UTC
1:07:25
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Introduction to the MyHeritage Knowledge Base and the MyHeritage Wiki
Come and learn about two valuable learning resources from MyHeritage.com: the MyHeritage Knowledge Base and the MyHeritage Wiki. Each of these websites has articles that will help start your genealogical experience or expand your current experience level into previously unfamiliar areas and enable you to master your skills and help you make the most of your research.
Come and learn about two valuable learning resources from MyHeritage.com: the MyHeritage Knowledge Base and the MyHeritage Wiki. Each of these websites has articles that will help start your genealogical experience or expand your current experience level into previously unfamiliar areas and enable you to master your skills and help you make the most of your research.
Tue, February 13 2024: 19:00 UTC
1:07:43
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African Americans in the Army: 1868-1948
Following the Civil War, when nearly 200,000 African American men served, the U.S. Army established 4 African American infantry (later modified to 2) and 2 cavalry regiments in 1868. They initially served in the West but fought in the Spanish American War and the two World Wars in segregated units. It was not until 1948 that Executive Order 9981 integrated the military. What was life like for these soldiers? Where do you find service and pension records?
Following the Civil War, when nearly 200,000 African American men served, the U.S. Army established 4 African American infantry (later modified to 2) and 2 cavalry regiments in 1868. They initially served in the West but fought in the Spanish American War and the two World Wars in segregated units. It was not until 1948 that Executive Order 9981 integrated the military. What was life like for these soldiers? Where do you find service and pension records?
Fri, February 9 2024: 19:00 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
1:30:31
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Anchors are the Way: Leveraging Multiple forms of DNA Evidence in your Research
Autosomal DNA, Y-DNA, X-DNA, and mtDNA testing and results all have their pros and cons for helping to solve a genealogy mystery. When used in tandem, the synergy of these various forms of DNA evidence aids in pinpointing (or ruling out) relationship scenarios and the source of shared DNA.
Autosomal DNA, Y-DNA, X-DNA, and mtDNA testing and results all have their pros and cons for helping to solve a genealogy mystery. When used in tandem, the synergy of these various forms of DNA evidence aids in pinpointing (or ruling out) relationship scenarios and the source of shared DNA.
Wed, February 7 2024: 19:00 UTC

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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
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
5:33
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Google Alerts: Make Google Work for You!
It isn’t always easy to determine new content that has been added to Google, especially if you are on the hunt for information posted by others about your ancestors. Learn how to harness the power of Google Alerts and get notified via e-mail or RSS feed when anything new pops up on Google that can help your genealogy research. This was part of the webinar, Celebrating 2,000 webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today.
It isn’t always easy to determine new content that has been added to Google, especially if you are on the hunt for information posted by others about your ancestors. Learn how to harness the power of Google Alerts and get notified via e-mail or RSS feed when anything new pops up on Google that can help your genealogy research. This was part of the webinar, Celebrating 2,000 webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today.
Fri, July 14 2023: 0:00 UTC
5:49
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One Link to Rule Them All – Using Link Aggregators
Are you on a lot of platforms? Do you want an easy way to promote things? Or maybe want to explore the best way to have all of your links in one place? Daniel Loftus will demonstrate how link aggregators work and how to set one up. This was part of the webinar, Celebrating 2,000 webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today.
Are you on a lot of platforms? Do you want an easy way to promote things? Or maybe want to explore the best way to have all of your links in one place? Daniel Loftus will demonstrate how link aggregators work and how to set one up. 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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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
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Best tip for finding the law: CHEAT!
When it comes to finding the law… cheat. (Using resources like Cyndi’s List!) This was part of the webinar, Celebrating 2,000 webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today.
When it comes to finding the law… cheat. (Using resources like Cyndi’s List!) This was part of the webinar, Celebrating 2,000 webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today.
Fri, July 14 2023: 0:00 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
17:12
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6 Clues Revealed in Census Records
Census records are notorious for having sketchy information, but they give clues that lead to more reliable records. Learn 6 things to look for in census records to find accurate facts about your ancestors.
Census records are notorious for having sketchy information, but they give clues that lead to more reliable records. Learn 6 things to look for in census records to find accurate facts about your ancestors.
Fri, March 24 2023: 14:00 UTC
14:41
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What’s That Name? Tips for Finding Nicknames, Spelling Variants and Mangled Surnames
Names are a genealogist’s bread and butter. But how do you find your ancestors when they didn’t “go by” their proper names, or clerks mangled their names in the records or the transcriber couldn’t read the enumerator’s handwriting? These tips might help!
Names are a genealogist’s bread and butter. But how do you find your ancestors when they didn’t “go by” their proper names, or clerks mangled their names in the records or the transcriber couldn’t read the enumerator’s handwriting? These tips might help!
Thu, February 23 2023: 17:00 UTC

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