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Beginning Your Genealogy Journey: 8 Steps to Getting Started
The desire to discover our ancestors continues to grow in popularity with the addition of online trees, genealogy TV shows, and the popularity of DNA tests. In this presentation, we will look at how to begin to create a family tree, learn what documents may provide information, and how and where to find them. Using a research plan, organization, and avoiding mistakes are also important habits for every beginner to understand and implement from day one. This presentation will give beginners the confidence they need to begin and move forward with building a correct family tree.
The desire to discover our ancestors continues to grow in popularity with the addition of online trees, genealogy TV shows, and the popularity of DNA tests. In this presentation, we will look at how to begin to create a family tree, learn what documents may provide information, and how and where to find them. Using a research plan, organization, and avoiding mistakes are also important habits for every beginner to understand and implement from day one. This presentation will give beginners the confidence they need to begin and move forward with building a correct family tree.
Fri, April 12 2024: 14:00 UTC
1:23:02
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
16:42
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Getting Started in Family History – 12 – Avoiding Mistakes
There are some common mistakes that beginners make when starting genealogy research. This webinar lists the most commone ones and how to overcome them.
There are some common mistakes that beginners make when starting genealogy research. This webinar lists the most commone ones and how to overcome them.
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
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
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
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.
20:59
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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
1:29:28
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Mistakes I Have Made: Confessions of a Repentant Genealogist
Let's face it. We all make mistakes when we are doing something new. True confessions: as a beginning and not-so-beginning genealogist, I made them all. Still do if I am not careful. “Mistakes I Have Made: Confessions of a Repentant Genealogist” shares examples of the most common genealogy errors with…
Let's face it. We all make mistakes when we are doing something new. True confessions: as a beginning and not-so-beginning genealogist, I made them all. Still do if I am not careful. “Mistakes I Have Made: Confessions of a Repentant Genealogist” shares examples of the most common genealogy errors with…
Wed, January 8 2020: 0:00 UTC
29:15
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Getting Started in Family History – 6 – Census Records
In part 6 of our Getting Started in Family History series, we take a look at census records and how to use them.
In part 6 of our Getting Started in Family History series, we take a look at census records and how to use them.
Fri, April 12 2019: 0:00 UTC
20:19
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Getting Started in Family History – 5 – Vital Records
In part 5 of our Getting Started in Family History series, we take a look at vital records and how to find them.
In part 5 of our Getting Started in Family History series, we take a look at vital records and how to find them.
Fri, April 12 2019: 0:00 UTC
17:32
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Getting Started in Family History – 4 – Documents
In part 4 of our Getting Started in Family History series, we take a look at documents and how to find them.
In part 4 of our Getting Started in Family History series, we take a look at documents and how to find them.
Thu, April 11 2019: 0:00 UTC

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Finding Your Canadian Ancestors on MyHeritage
Tue, June 25 2024: 18:00 UTC
This session will show how MyHeritage can help you find your Canadian ancestors through filters while searching through the records. A list of which Canadian records are available will be provided.
This session will show how MyHeritage can help you find your Canadian ancestors through filters while searching through the records. A list of which Canadian records are available will be provided.
Tue, June 25 2024: 18:00 UTC
Wed, June 26 2024: 18:00 UTC
Kentucky and Virginia Tax Lists – 5 ½ Strategies for Identifying That Elusive Early Southerner
Wed, June 26 2024: 18:00 UTC
Kentucky and Virginia have some of the most complete tax lists in the United States. Their value in research often goes unrecognized by even the experienced researcher. Tax lists can be a primary tool for solving difficult research problems and are invaluable when used with other records. Learn how to access original records, to best organize them for study, and to interpret their meaning. The lecture will use case studies to show their use in tracking individuals across time, estimating birth dates and death dates, separating individuals of the same name, determining the identity of other family members, and using them as substitutes for deeds, court records, and estate records in burned counties.
Kentucky and Virginia have some of the most complete tax lists in the United States. Their value in research often goes unrecognized by even the experienced researcher. Tax lists can be a primary tool for solving difficult research problems and are invaluable when used with other records. Learn how to access original records, to best organize them for study, and to interpret their meaning. The lecture will use case studies to show their use in tracking individuals across time, estimating birth dates and death dates, separating individuals of the same name, determining the identity of other family members, and using them as substitutes for deeds, court records, and estate records in burned counties.
Wed, June 26 2024: 18:00 UTC
How to Find the Truth about a Family Story
Fri, June 28 2024: 18:00 UTC
Oral history provides the foundation for all family research. Documentary evidence builds structure on that foundation. But documents often conflict with family traditions. How do we determine the core truths that are essential to understanding our own past? This class examines the causes of those conflicts and demonstrates how to peel away generations of confusion to find the real story that underpins family lore. Case studies include both Native American and African American traditions.
Oral history provides the foundation for all family research. Documentary evidence builds structure on that foundation. But documents often conflict with family traditions. How do we determine the core truths that are essential to understanding our own past? This class examines the causes of those conflicts and demonstrates how to peel away generations of confusion to find the real story that underpins family lore. Case studies include both Native American and African American traditions.
Fri, June 28 2024: 18:00 UTC
Wed, July 3 2024: 2:00 UTC
10 Unexpected Places to Find Ancestor Photos Online
Wed, July 3 2024: 2:00 UTC
It is wonderful to uncover the facts of an ancestor’s life, but putting a face to a name is the most amazing discovery of all. Expand your search for your ancestor’s faces with these ten “unexpected” online resources!
It is wonderful to uncover the facts of an ancestor’s life, but putting a face to a name is the most amazing discovery of all. Expand your search for your ancestor’s faces with these ten “unexpected” online resources!
Wed, July 3 2024: 2:00 UTC
Tue, July 9 2024: 18:00 UTC
10 Reasons Why MyHeritage is a Genealogist’s Best Friend
Tue, July 9 2024: 18:00 UTC
There are many genealogical research databases and resources out there, and we should be using everything we can to locate and document our ancestors. Learn from a professional genealogist and archivist why MyHeritage can be a genealogist’s best friend with the records available on their website.
There are many genealogical research databases and resources out there, and we should be using everything we can to locate and document our ancestors. Learn from a professional genealogist and archivist why MyHeritage can be a genealogist’s best friend with the records available on their website.
Tue, July 9 2024: 18:00 UTC
Thu, July 11 2024: 0:00 UTC
Chinese Immigrants in the South
Thu, July 11 2024: 0:00 UTC
A little-known part of American history is the Asian immigrants who settled in the South in the 1800s and 1900s. Some were brought to work in agriculture, others established groceries and other businesses. Under Jim Crow segregation, they had different statuses as “Colored” or “White” depending on where they lived and the time.
A little-known part of American history is the Asian immigrants who settled in the South in the 1800s and 1900s. Some were brought to work in agriculture, others established groceries and other businesses. Under Jim Crow segregation, they had different statuses as “Colored” or “White” depending on where they lived and the time.
Thu, July 11 2024: 0:00 UTC
Fri, July 12 2024: 18:00 UTC
Researching Cornish Ancestors
Fri, July 12 2024: 18:00 UTC
Discover the key resources available for researching Cornish ancestry. Learn about the different archives in Cornwall, what they hold and how to access their collections. Find out which Cornish records are available online and where to find them. Hear about the finding aids and local groups that can help with your research, and get a better understanding of how key features of Cornish history like Methodism, mining and migration shaped Cornish family histories. Whether you are researching from afar or planning to visit Cornwall, this talk will help you with starting to research your Cornish ancestors. Please note that the talk assumes you have already watched ‘Introduction to County Research in England’.
Discover the key resources available for researching Cornish ancestry. Learn about the different archives in Cornwall, what they hold and how to access their collections. Find out which Cornish records are available online and where to find them. Hear about the finding aids and local groups that can help with your research, and get a better understanding of how key features of Cornish history like Methodism, mining and migration shaped Cornish family histories. Whether you are researching from afar or planning to visit Cornwall, this talk will help you with starting to research your Cornish ancestors. Please note that the talk assumes you have already watched ‘Introduction to County Research in England’.
Fri, July 12 2024: 18:00 UTC
Wed, July 17 2024: 0:00 UTC
Oral Genealogy in Asia-Pacific: The Essence of Personal Identity and Tribal Connections
Wed, July 17 2024: 0:00 UTC
Oral genealogies celebrate ancestral connections in indigenous cultures across Asia-Pacific. As one paramount chief in Samoa declared, “The most important thing for children to understand is their family connections. The knowledge of history is their treasure—not gold and silver, but genealogy.” Learn about the significance and richness of oral genealogies and current efforts to preserve them in Asia and the Pacific.
Oral genealogies celebrate ancestral connections in indigenous cultures across Asia-Pacific. As one paramount chief in Samoa declared, “The most important thing for children to understand is their family connections. The knowledge of history is their treasure—not gold and silver, but genealogy.” Learn about the significance and richness of oral genealogies and current efforts to preserve them in Asia and the Pacific.
Wed, July 17 2024: 0:00 UTC
Wed, July 17 2024: 18:00 UTC
Finding Your Ancestors at the National SAR Genealogical Research Library
Wed, July 17 2024: 18:00 UTC
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution has been collecting research material since its beginning in 1889. Not many people know that their national headquarters and award winning genealogical research library is located in Downtown Louisville Kentucky. Join us on a tour of the research facility and take a deep dive into the rare and expansive collection that awaits national researchers of all skill levels and timeline needs.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution has been collecting research material since its beginning in 1889. Not many people know that their national headquarters and award winning genealogical research library is located in Downtown Louisville Kentucky. Join us on a tour of the research facility and take a deep dive into the rare and expansive collection that awaits national researchers of all skill levels and timeline needs.
Wed, July 17 2024: 18:00 UTC