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1:09:41
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Need help with grammar and punctuation? There’s a tool for that!
We all want our writing to be clear and concise and agonise over getting it just right. Is that the correct word? Have I put the comma in the right place? Should that be an em-dash or an en-dash? Sometimes we just need a tool to help us identify the typos and grammatical inconsistencies or highlight the punctuation errors. This session will demonstrate free tools to improve our writing and help us become better writers.
We all want our writing to be clear and concise and agonise over getting it just right. Is that the correct word? Have I put the comma in the right place? Should that be an em-dash or an en-dash? Sometimes we just need a tool to help us identify the typos and grammatical inconsistencies or highlight the punctuation errors. This session will demonstrate free tools to improve our writing and help us become better writers.
Thu, August 11 2022: 0:00 UTC
Advanced
1:18:22
3.5K views
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What’s New at DNA Painter
DNA Painter is a popular website for genealogists who want to explore their autosomal DNA test results. Join site creator Jonny Perl for this update on new features for tree visualizations and chromosome mapping, as well as other recent releases and tools.
DNA Painter is a popular website for genealogists who want to explore their autosomal DNA test results. Join site creator Jonny Perl for this update on new features for tree visualizations and chromosome mapping, as well as other recent releases and tools.
Wed, July 6 2022: 18:00 UTC
51:10
923 views
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Hard drive and SSD drive failure rates and what to do
Over the last 8 years, Backblaze has collected, analyzed, and reported on hard drive and SSD failure. Andy Klein has waded through 166 million records to learn all he can about drive failure and he’d like to share that with you. For example, do different drive models fail at different rates, do bigger drives fail more often, does temperature impact drive failure, and maybe most important – can you predict drive failure. We’ll also compare consumer versus enterprise drives and wrap up by comparing hard drives to SSDs. Join us for a class of what you can really learn from failure – drive failure that is.
Over the last 8 years, Backblaze has collected, analyzed, and reported on hard drive and SSD failure. Andy Klein has waded through 166 million records to learn all he can about drive failure and he’d like to share that with you. For example, do different drive models fail at different rates, do bigger drives fail more often, does temperature impact drive failure, and maybe most important – can you predict drive failure. We’ll also compare consumer versus enterprise drives and wrap up by comparing hard drives to SSDs. Join us for a class of what you can really learn from failure – drive failure that is.
Fri, April 8 2022: 18:00 UTC
47:53
738 views
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Using Macs and iPads for Genealogy
This webinar is filled with links, screenshots, and tips that will help you make the most of your Apple devices. Discover family tree, research, and productivity apps for iPads, plus photo-editing, backups, and how to share family tree information with Windows users. Mastering these great features translates to less time wrangling with your computer(s) and more time for researching your ancestors.
This webinar is filled with links, screenshots, and tips that will help you make the most of your Apple devices. Discover family tree, research, and productivity apps for iPads, plus photo-editing, backups, and how to share family tree information with Windows users. Mastering these great features translates to less time wrangling with your computer(s) and more time for researching your ancestors.
Fri, April 8 2022: 2:00 UTC
50:45
1.5K views
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Smarter Searching: Refining Search Parameters for Genealogists
Are you still using only the basic search options available on your favorite genealogical research sites? Do you get a lot of less-than-helpful search results? We will explore features and strategies you can use to tighten up the searches and make your online research more productive.
Are you still using only the basic search options available on your favorite genealogical research sites? Do you get a lot of less-than-helpful search results? We will explore features and strategies you can use to tighten up the searches and make your online research more productive.
Fri, April 8 2022: 0:00 UTC
1:24:09
Get ‘Grammin’! How to Instagram Your Family History
Instagram is a visual social media tool that allows users to share photos, videos, gifs, inspirational quotes, and more. Instagram is also a favorite platform among the younger generation, making it a vital tool for genealogists of all ages, as well as genealogical societies, to learn and embrace. As you get ‘grammin’ with Instagram, you will quickly see the benefits of sharing your family photos, your genealogy research, and your passion for family history with others. Plus, Instagram is fun to use! Learn how to get up and running with Instagram, and “Insta” your family history.
Instagram is a visual social media tool that allows users to share photos, videos, gifs, inspirational quotes, and more. Instagram is also a favorite platform among the younger generation, making it a vital tool for genealogists of all ages, as well as genealogical societies, to learn and embrace. As you get ‘grammin’ with Instagram, you will quickly see the benefits of sharing your family photos, your genealogy research, and your passion for family history with others. Plus, Instagram is fun to use! Learn how to get up and running with Instagram, and “Insta” your family history.
Wed, March 23 2022: 18:00 UTC
Advanced
1:29:24
1.2K views
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Using WikiTree’s DNA Features in Your Family History Research
WikiTree is one of the Global family Trees available online that works collaboratively to have an accurate, single family tree. You may have heard of WikiTree, but did you also know that WikiTree does DNA as well? WikiTree has very robust DNA features which can identify testers who may match you in the DNA connections section of an ancestor’s profile. We will work the features and show you how to further your family history research using WikiTree and its DNA features.
WikiTree is one of the Global family Trees available online that works collaboratively to have an accurate, single family tree. You may have heard of WikiTree, but did you also know that WikiTree does DNA as well? WikiTree has very robust DNA features which can identify testers who may match you in the DNA connections section of an ancestor’s profile. We will work the features and show you how to further your family history research using WikiTree and its DNA features.
Wed, March 2 2022: 19:00 UTC
1:35:06
1.1K views
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The perfect back up plan for you: Backblaze
Whether you use Backblaze today, are just thinking about it, or use something else to back up your PC or Mac, join us for a deep dive into Backblaze Computer Backup. You probably that know Backblaze is the easiest way to back up your computer, but do you know about the locate-my-computer feature, or that you can schedule your backups, or you can set your very own private encryption key? How about getting your data back, delivered to you by FedEx on a hard drive, for free. We’ll cover all that and more. We’ll even spend a few minutes on where and how your data is stored with Backblaze and how we keep it safe until you need it back. Join us.
Whether you use Backblaze today, are just thinking about it, or use something else to back up your PC or Mac, join us for a deep dive into Backblaze Computer Backup. You probably that know Backblaze is the easiest way to back up your computer, but do you know about the locate-my-computer feature, or that you can schedule your backups, or you can set your very own private encryption key? How about getting your data back, delivered to you by FedEx on a hard drive, for free. We’ll cover all that and more. We’ll even spend a few minutes on where and how your data is stored with Backblaze and how we keep it safe until you need it back. Join us.
Wed, February 16 2022: 19:00 UTC
1:22:29
2.9K views
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An Additional 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know
Gena comes back with an additional 50 websites you should know for your genealogy. She will explore websites with genealogy databases, technology how-to, images, finding aids, and more. No matter where your genealogy takes you, you’ll hear about a website that can be helpful. And don’t forget about the handout. The handout is a compilation of all the websites Gena’s previously talked about in her 50 Websites presentations.
Gena comes back with an additional 50 websites you should know for your genealogy. She will explore websites with genealogy databases, technology how-to, images, finding aids, and more. No matter where your genealogy takes you, you’ll hear about a website that can be helpful. And don’t forget about the handout. The handout is a compilation of all the websites Gena’s previously talked about in her 50 Websites presentations.
Wed, January 19 2022: 19:00 UTC