Webtember

Take your genealogy skills to the next level with this online genealogy conference, held each Friday in September: 30 live and pre-recorded webinars in all. Join live for all four Fridays or just one, and if you can’t, we’ve got you covered! Enjoy the recordings at your convenience below.

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Fri, September 2 2022: 14:15 UTC
10 Best Self-Publishing Tips for Family Historians
Fri, September 2 2022: 14:15 UTC
Online services such as Amazon, Lulu, offer a variety of options for self-publishing a family history book. But before you press “publish” there are some important things to know about the process. Learn the 10 best tips to optimize your self-publishing strategy.
Online services such as Amazon, Lulu, offer a variety of options for self-publishing a family history book. But before you press “publish” there are some important things to know about the process. Learn the 10 best tips to optimize your self-publishing strategy.
Fri, September 2 2022: 14:15 UTC
Fri, September 2 2022: 15:30 UTC
Changing Places, Changing Borders: Overcoming geographic challenges
Fri, September 2 2022: 15:30 UTC
Yes, it has been possible to be born in one country, get married in another, and die in a third — without ever leaving your home. The boundaries in Eastern Europe have been redrawn many times over the years, presenting challenges for modern-day genealogical researchers. But this phenomenon has not been confined to that area; even Canada has seen at least 50 boundary revisions between its provinces and territories. When jurisdictions have changed, it is especially important to learn how to interpret and record information.
Yes, it has been possible to be born in one country, get married in another, and die in a third — without ever leaving your home. The boundaries in Eastern Europe have been redrawn many times over the years, presenting challenges for modern-day genealogical researchers. But this phenomenon has not been confined to that area; even Canada has seen at least 50 boundary revisions between its provinces and territories. When jurisdictions have changed, it is especially important to learn how to interpret and record information.
Fri, September 2 2022: 15:30 UTC
Fri, September 2 2022: 18:00 UTC
Descendants of the Enslaved and Enslavers – Working Together to Discover Family
Fri, September 2 2022: 18:00 UTC
Sharon Batiste Gillins a descendant of enslaved ancestors and Cheri Hudson Passey a descendant of enslavers share how to overcome emotions and other obstacles to work together to connect families.
Sharon Batiste Gillins a descendant of enslaved ancestors and Cheri Hudson Passey a descendant of enslavers share how to overcome emotions and other obstacles to work together to connect families.
Fri, September 2 2022: 18:00 UTC
Fri, September 9 2022: 14:15 UTC
Delivering the Mail: Records of the United States Post Office
Fri, September 9 2022: 14:15 UTC
The United States Postal Service can trace its roots to 1775 to the Second Continental Congress; where Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General. Officially created in 1792; and elevated to a cabinet department in 1872; and changed in 1971 to an official Government agency. These records are an overlooked genealogical source to locate family members who may have worked with the postal system.
The United States Postal Service can trace its roots to 1775 to the Second Continental Congress; where Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General. Officially created in 1792; and elevated to a cabinet department in 1872; and changed in 1971 to an official Government agency. These records are an overlooked genealogical source to locate family members who may have worked with the postal system.
Fri, September 9 2022: 14:15 UTC
Fri, September 9 2022: 15:30 UTC
What’s Next When You Are Told Those Records Were “Burnt up”
Fri, September 9 2022: 15:30 UTC
Bad news about records can often be overcome with persistence and flexibility. Put on your own Discovery hat and create your treasure maps to lead you to the answers.
Bad news about records can often be overcome with persistence and flexibility. Put on your own Discovery hat and create your treasure maps to lead you to the answers.
Fri, September 9 2022: 15:30 UTC
Fri, September 9 2022: 18:00 UTC
Understanding and Using Scottish Kirk Session Records
Fri, September 9 2022: 18:00 UTC
Scottish Kirk Session records have recently come online at ScotlandsPeople. Learn what they represent within the Scottish court process, how they operated and what you will find in the records. Understand how to identify the records needed, how to search and where to go next.
Scottish Kirk Session records have recently come online at ScotlandsPeople. Learn what they represent within the Scottish court process, how they operated and what you will find in the records. Understand how to identify the records needed, how to search and where to go next.
Fri, September 9 2022: 18:00 UTC
Fri, September 16 2022: 14:15 UTC
Germany to Pennsylvania: 18th Century Odyssey
Fri, September 16 2022: 14:15 UTC
There are many stereotypes about the immigrants who came from German-speaking lands to America in the 1700s. This lecture uses the personal memoirs of the immigrants themselves to dispel the myths about why they came, what the voyage was like, and how they liked America.
There are many stereotypes about the immigrants who came from German-speaking lands to America in the 1700s. This lecture uses the personal memoirs of the immigrants themselves to dispel the myths about why they came, what the voyage was like, and how they liked America.
Fri, September 16 2022: 14:15 UTC
Fri, September 16 2022: 15:30 UTC
Using Google Books to Find the Law
Fri, September 16 2022: 15:30 UTC
Time and time again, we’re told to look at records in the context of the law at the time and in the place where the records were created. Easier said than done! With 50 states and the federal government all passing laws, how do we find the laws we need? One answer is Google Books—if we use it to full advantage.
Time and time again, we’re told to look at records in the context of the law at the time and in the place where the records were created. Easier said than done! With 50 states and the federal government all passing laws, how do we find the laws we need? One answer is Google Books—if we use it to full advantage.
Fri, September 16 2022: 15:30 UTC
Fri, September 23 2022: 14:15 UTC
Strategies to Jumpstart Your Research
Fri, September 23 2022: 14:15 UTC
Have you been researching for years and reached a brick wall? Have you just started and gathered all the easy information but aren’t sure where to go next? Discover new techniques and re-discover tried and true methods. Teri’s presentation takes a fresh look at research strategies that will get your research moving, whether you’ve been researching your family history for 30 years or 30 weeks.
Have you been researching for years and reached a brick wall? Have you just started and gathered all the easy information but aren’t sure where to go next? Discover new techniques and re-discover tried and true methods. Teri’s presentation takes a fresh look at research strategies that will get your research moving, whether you’ve been researching your family history for 30 years or 30 weeks.
Fri, September 23 2022: 14:15 UTC
Fri, September 23 2022: 18:00 UTC
Mastering Digital Filing for Genealogists
Fri, September 23 2022: 18:00 UTC
Every genealogist feels that digital filing is out of their control. It can be an overwhelming process to keep track of all of the documents, images, and files that end up on our computers and devices. How do we even start to tackle this virtual pile of filing? What tools and processes will work best for you? We will discuss all of this and how to maintain digital filing as we research.
Every genealogist feels that digital filing is out of their control. It can be an overwhelming process to keep track of all of the documents, images, and files that end up on our computers and devices. How do we even start to tackle this virtual pile of filing? What tools and processes will work best for you? We will discuss all of this and how to maintain digital filing as we research.
Fri, September 23 2022: 18:00 UTC
Fri, September 30 2022: 14:15 UTC
The Top Ten DNA Do’s and Don’ts!
Fri, September 30 2022: 14:15 UTC
In this presentation Michelle will outline her most important DNA tips with a list of her top ten things you should do if you want to make progress with DNA testing for family history as well as her top ten things you should avoid. These tips will help you be successful on your DNA journey and steer clear of common mistakes and pitfalls.
In this presentation Michelle will outline her most important DNA tips with a list of her top ten things you should do if you want to make progress with DNA testing for family history as well as her top ten things you should avoid. These tips will help you be successful on your DNA journey and steer clear of common mistakes and pitfalls.
Fri, September 30 2022: 14:15 UTC
Fri, September 30 2022: 15:30 UTC
Separate Even in Death – Black Funerals and Cemeteries
Fri, September 30 2022: 15:30 UTC
Segregation extended into death for African Americans, especially for those in the Southern United States. What led to the development of separate funeral homes and burial grounds? This presentation looks at burial practices for African-Americans from the 16th to the 20th century.
Segregation extended into death for African Americans, especially for those in the Southern United States. What led to the development of separate funeral homes and burial grounds? This presentation looks at burial practices for African-Americans from the 16th to the 20th century.
Fri, September 30 2022: 15:30 UTC

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Beginning Hungarian Genealogy
The search for Hungarian roots, though often made complex by various language and border changes, can be a greatly rewarding experience. The land has long been a crossroads, and Hungarian histories and records of genealogical interest are intertwined with neighboring countries and the empires and occupiers that ruled the area over the centuries. Lisa Toth Salinas, author of the Hungarian Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™, presents an overview of the history and geography of modern day Hungary and its former lands, the types and whereabouts of available records, an introduction to the many resources available, and research strategies to aid you in a search for your Magyar roots.
The search for Hungarian roots, though often made complex by various language and border changes, can be a greatly rewarding experience. The land has long been a crossroads, and Hungarian histories and records of genealogical interest are intertwined with neighboring countries and the empires and occupiers that ruled the area over the centuries. Lisa Toth Salinas, author of the Hungarian Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™, presents an overview of the history and geography of modern day Hungary and its former lands, the types and whereabouts of available records, an introduction to the many resources available, and research strategies to aid you in a search for your Magyar roots.
Fri, September 24 2021: 0:00 UTC
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One Family, Many Connections: Using the FAN club in one Australian locality
Family historians know only too well the importance of researching the family/friends, neighbours and associates (the FAN club) of direct line ancestors. Any information we find does not become truly valuable until placed into a community or cluster or network context. Harvesting the clues in the FAN club gives us the potential to further advance our research as well as provide pointers to other records or fragments. So, what genealogical details would be found if the FAN principle was applied to one family in a locality? This presentation will show how one such network or cluster evolved in the Hunter Valley region; one which was to be hugely influential in the growth years of the New South Wales colony and in the development of Australia as a nation.
Family historians know only too well the importance of researching the family/friends, neighbours and associates (the FAN club) of direct line ancestors. Any information we find does not become truly valuable until placed into a community or cluster or network context. Harvesting the clues in the FAN club gives us the potential to further advance our research as well as provide pointers to other records or fragments. So, what genealogical details would be found if the FAN principle was applied to one family in a locality? This presentation will show how one such network or cluster evolved in the Hunter Valley region; one which was to be hugely influential in the growth years of the New South Wales colony and in the development of Australia as a nation.
Fri, September 24 2021: 0:00 UTC
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Roosevelt’s Tree Army: Researching the Civilian Conservation Corps
Tens of thousands of young men came together to serve in the vanguard of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program. Discover some of your ancestors who may have worked and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1942. The New Deal era in American History has many great resources that have been untapped for years, and seldom used by genealogists and family historians.
Tens of thousands of young men came together to serve in the vanguard of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program. Discover some of your ancestors who may have worked and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1942. The New Deal era in American History has many great resources that have been untapped for years, and seldom used by genealogists and family historians.
Fri, September 24 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:11:12
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Inferred Mapping Explained
What is Inferred chromosome mapping and how can you use it to help narrow down DNA matches and assign DNA to ancestors? Inferred matching relies on DNA segment data so it\’s important to understand how it works before attempting to use it. This webinar will take a deep dive into this special DNA technique and demonstrate how to do it, how to get the most out of it and how to avoid common mistakes.
What is Inferred chromosome mapping and how can you use it to help narrow down DNA matches and assign DNA to ancestors? Inferred matching relies on DNA segment data so it\’s important to understand how it works before attempting to use it. This webinar will take a deep dive into this special DNA technique and demonstrate how to do it, how to get the most out of it and how to avoid common mistakes.
Fri, September 24 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:09:59
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The Mysterious Death of Anna T. McPhillips
Can a mysterious family photo with a cryptic message on the back lead you to an amazing story of love and loss? Starting with a family photo, learn how you can plan your genealogy research to find out more information about the photo’s subject including vital record information, newspaper articles, and even circumstances that you might not expect! You’ll also learn how to track your research and use solid research methodology to evaluate records.
Can a mysterious family photo with a cryptic message on the back lead you to an amazing story of love and loss? Starting with a family photo, learn how you can plan your genealogy research to find out more information about the photo’s subject including vital record information, newspaper articles, and even circumstances that you might not expect! You’ll also learn how to track your research and use solid research methodology to evaluate records.
Fri, September 24 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:15:43
“Twelve Good and Lawful Men”: Jury Lists in Genealogy
One of the most common experiences of our ancestors with the courts was the requirement of jury service. Learn to understand who could and couldn’t serve, how jurors were called, and how to use jury lists in family research.
One of the most common experiences of our ancestors with the courts was the requirement of jury service. Learn to understand who could and couldn’t serve, how jurors were called, and how to use jury lists in family research.
Fri, September 24 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:29:53
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Where Did That Come From?! Tracing the Origins of Unique Ethnicity Admixture
Genetic cousin match lists are the most useful element of genetic genealogy test results for family history research, but ethnicity admixture estimates can also provide important context, and clues to enhance your research. Learn to use ethnicity admixture estimates, genetic cousin match lists, and segment data in tandem to determine which branches of a family tree may be the source of an unexpected DNA estimate.
Genetic cousin match lists are the most useful element of genetic genealogy test results for family history research, but ethnicity admixture estimates can also provide important context, and clues to enhance your research. Learn to use ethnicity admixture estimates, genetic cousin match lists, and segment data in tandem to determine which branches of a family tree may be the source of an unexpected DNA estimate.
Fri, September 24 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:16:15
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A Toboggan Ride Through Canadian Records, eh!
This session will start with websites that are for all of Canada and then go from East to West on where to find records and resources in each province and territory.
This session will start with websites that are for all of Canada and then go from East to West on where to find records and resources in each province and territory.
Fri, September 17 2021: 18:00 UTC
1:03:54
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Researching Immigrants to New England in the Great Migration, 1620-1640
There are two mass movements called “Great Migrations” that affected the settlement that part of America known now as the United States. The earlier “Great Migration” refers to immigrants who came to America during the years from 1620 to 1633. The individual immigrants who arrived in America during this migration have been extensively documented by genealogist Robert Anderson working with The Great Migration Project. This webinar will explain this first Great Migration and highlight the work done by The Great Migration Project
There are two mass movements called “Great Migrations” that affected the settlement that part of America known now as the United States. The earlier “Great Migration” refers to immigrants who came to America during the years from 1620 to 1633. The individual immigrants who arrived in America during this migration have been extensively documented by genealogist Robert Anderson working with The Great Migration Project. This webinar will explain this first Great Migration and highlight the work done by The Great Migration Project
Fri, September 17 2021: 0:00 UTC