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Comparing the Genealogy Giants 2021: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and MyHeritage
The 2021 "state of the sites" update will focus on the newest and most exciting developments at each of the major genealogy websites, with plenty of hasn’t-changed foundational description to help viewers know where they should be turning next for their genealogical research–and what sites and tools they should…
The 2021 "state of the sites" update will focus on the newest and most exciting developments at each of the major genealogy websites, with plenty of hasn’t-changed foundational description to help viewers know where they should be turning next for their genealogical research–and what sites and tools they should…
Wed, October 20 2021: 18:00 UTC
1:32:32
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Navigating Your Way Through FamilySearch
FamilySearch is so much more than just a family tree hosting platform. FamilySearch is a massive web site that is made up of dozens and dozens of different research tools. The site includes tools for learning and for reference. It is home to the world's largest digitized collection of records…
FamilySearch is so much more than just a family tree hosting platform. FamilySearch is a massive web site that is made up of dozens and dozens of different research tools. The site includes tools for learning and for reference. It is home to the world's largest digitized collection of records…
Thu, October 14 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:29:24
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FamilySearch.org – 10 Links You Have to Try
FamilySearch.org is a big website with many different places to go. Have you ever wondered if you could browse recently captured images by locality? What about the best place to go to find hints to add people to the tree? What if you want to share an experience with a…
FamilySearch.org is a big website with many different places to go. Have you ever wondered if you could browse recently captured images by locality? What about the best place to go to find hints to add people to the tree? What if you want to share an experience with a…
Wed, March 17 2021: 18:00 UTC
1:24:50
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Comparing the Genealogy Giants 2020: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and MyHeritage
The 2020 "state of the sites" update will focus on the newest and most exciting developments at each of the major genealogy websites, with plenty of hasn’t-changed foundational description to help viewers know where they should be turning next for their genealogical research–and what sites and tools they should…
The 2020 "state of the sites" update will focus on the newest and most exciting developments at each of the major genealogy websites, with plenty of hasn’t-changed foundational description to help viewers know where they should be turning next for their genealogical research–and what sites and tools they should…
Wed, October 21 2020: 0:00 UTC
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Discover More Records with FamilySearch Image Search
Learn how to use the Image search to find records for your ancestors that haven't been indexed yet on FamilySearch.
Learn how to use the Image search to find records for your ancestors that haven't been indexed yet on FamilySearch.
Fri, September 11 2020: 0:00 UTC
1:08:15
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Should You Take the Hint? Automatic Record Hinting on the Giant Genealogy Websites
Become a more savvy user of automated record hinting technologies on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com and MyHeritage.com when you learn from an industry insider how these technologies work—and their limitations. See crucial differences between record hints and your own search results. Learn how accurate hints are and how to determine…
Become a more savvy user of automated record hinting technologies on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com and MyHeritage.com when you learn from an industry insider how these technologies work—and their limitations. See crucial differences between record hints and your own search results. Learn how accurate hints are and how to determine…
Wed, July 24 2019: 0:00 UTC
1:28:08
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Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage 2019 edition
Should you use Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com or MyHeritage.com? Or should you be using more than one site to accomplish your family history goals? Learn how these genealogy giants compare in 2019 for historical records, online trees, DNA tools and access options. This overview of each site's strengths and weaknesses will
Should you use Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com or MyHeritage.com? Or should you be using more than one site to accomplish your family history goals? Learn how these genealogy giants compare in 2019 for historical records, online trees, DNA tools and access options. This overview of each site's strengths and weaknesses will
Wed, April 24 2019: 0:00 UTC
1:24:52
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Strategies for Using FamilySearch
As one of the go-to resources for research Family Search is an amazing site that few take the time to explore. Learn how to get more information from this website through search techniques, wiki resources, and more.
As one of the go-to resources for research Family Search is an amazing site that few take the time to explore. Learn how to get more information from this website through search techniques, wiki resources, and more.
Fri, October 12 2018: 0:00 UTC
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Using FamilySearch Digital Microfilm to Find Genealogical Records
This presentation was part of the 2018 Surname Society annual seminar. Learn how to search digital microfilm on the FamilySearch website to find genealogical records.
This presentation was part of the 2018 Surname Society annual seminar. Learn how to search digital microfilm on the FamilySearch website to find genealogical records.
Fri, April 13 2018: 0:00 UTC
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It's All In There – Navigating the FamilySearch Catalog
Locating available books, microfilms, microfiche or maps for a certain place or subject depends on the depth of the catalog search criteria. The eight basic searches for Place, Surnames, Titles, Author, Subjects, Keywords and Call Number or Film/Fiche Number are demonstrated.
Locating available books, microfilms, microfiche or maps for a certain place or subject depends on the depth of the catalog search criteria. The eight basic searches for Place, Surnames, Titles, Author, Subjects, Keywords and Call Number or Film/Fiche Number are demonstrated.
Fri, March 9 2018: 0:00 UTC
1:31:15
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Digging for Historical Records on FamilySearch
FamilySearch is arguably the world’s biggest free online portal to genealogical records. However, it’s easy to miss some of its valuable content, so join this insider’s tour of five places to find records on and off the site. This beginner-friendly lecture also helps experienced researchers to understand why the site…
FamilySearch is arguably the world’s biggest free online portal to genealogical records. However, it’s easy to miss some of its valuable content, so join this insider’s tour of five places to find records on and off the site. This beginner-friendly lecture also helps experienced researchers to understand why the site…
Wed, February 7 2018: 0:00 UTC
1:33:35
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Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage
Should you use Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com or MyHeritage.com? Or should you be using more than one site to accomplish your family history goals? Learn how these genealogy giants compare for historical records, online trees, DNA tools and access options. This overview of each site's strengths and weaknesses will help you…
Should you use Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com or MyHeritage.com? Or should you be using more than one site to accomplish your family history goals? Learn how these genealogy giants compare for historical records, online trees, DNA tools and access options. This overview of each site's strengths and weaknesses will help you…
Wed, January 31 2018: 0:00 UTC

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Wed, August 17 2022: 18:00 UTC
FamilySearch.org – 5 More Links You Have to Try
Wed, August 17 2022: 18:00 UTC
FamilySearch.org is still a big website. Have you ever wondered if you could search multiple sections of the site at once? What about the best place to go to find hints to add people to the tree? What about experiences that don’t require an account? Come learn about 5 more links you have to try!
FamilySearch.org is still a big website. Have you ever wondered if you could search multiple sections of the site at once? What about the best place to go to find hints to add people to the tree? What about experiences that don’t require an account? Come learn about 5 more links you have to try!
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Mexican Catholic Parish Records, Part I: Baptisms, Confirmations & Burials
Fri, January 21 2022: 19:00 UTC
Spanish colonial and Mexican Catholic parish registers are rich in genealogical information. This session will discuss the laws, customs, and significance of these particular Catholic records that essentially “bookend” the life of your ancestors; as well as where to find and how to analyze them.
Spanish colonial and Mexican Catholic parish registers are rich in genealogical information. This session will discuss the laws, customs, and significance of these particular Catholic records that essentially “bookend” the life of your ancestors; as well as where to find and how to analyze them.
Fri, January 21 2022: 19:00 UTC
Tue, January 25 2022: 12:00 UTC
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Les nouvelles collections françaises sur MyHeritage
Tue, January 25 2022: 12:00 UTC
MyHeritage a publié des millions de documents historiques français répartis en diverses collections, notamment des actes de naissance, mariage, et décès, des recensements, des documents militaires et d’inhumation. Ces données, renforcée par notre technologie Record Matching, offrent de nouvelles perspectives et pistes de recherche à tous ceux qui ont des racines en France.
MyHeritage a publié des millions de documents historiques français répartis en diverses collections, notamment des actes de naissance, mariage, et décès, des recensements, des documents militaires et d’inhumation. Ces données, renforcée par notre technologie Record Matching, offrent de nouvelles perspectives et pistes de recherche à tous ceux qui ont des racines en France.
Tue, January 25 2022: 12:00 UTC
Tue, January 25 2022: 19:00 UTC
New Records on MyHeritage
Tue, January 25 2022: 19:00 UTC
Discover the exciting new collections recently added to MyHeritage’s vast and ever-growing database of historical records.
Discover the exciting new collections recently added to MyHeritage’s vast and ever-growing database of historical records.
Tue, January 25 2022: 19:00 UTC
Wed, January 26 2022: 19:00 UTC
An Introduction to Tracing your Greek Ancestry
Wed, January 26 2022: 19:00 UTC
You are Greek but it’s all Greek to you? This is an introduction to Greek genealogy research. How to prepare for your research? What do you need to know before turning to Greek records? What types of Greek records are useful and how can you access them? What do you need to know about DNA? Where can you find free additional help and resources? How can you participate in the latest developments in the field of Greek genealogy? Join this class and get ready for a unique research journey!
You are Greek but it’s all Greek to you? This is an introduction to Greek genealogy research. How to prepare for your research? What do you need to know before turning to Greek records? What types of Greek records are useful and how can you access them? What do you need to know about DNA? Where can you find free additional help and resources? How can you participate in the latest developments in the field of Greek genealogy? Join this class and get ready for a unique research journey!
Wed, January 26 2022: 19:00 UTC
Wed, February 2 2022: 1:00 UTC
Education in Australia
Wed, February 2 2022: 1:00 UTC
Tracking the movement of ancestors in Australia can be difficult without available census records. However, there are numerous record alternatives, one of which is school admission registers as children are recorded each year, with details including parent’s names and dates of entry and exit. Industrial or trade schools, universities, religious schools and others can also present information not found elsewhere.
Tracking the movement of ancestors in Australia can be difficult without available census records. However, there are numerous record alternatives, one of which is school admission registers as children are recorded each year, with details including parent’s names and dates of entry and exit. Industrial or trade schools, universities, religious schools and others can also present information not found elsewhere.
Wed, February 2 2022: 1:00 UTC
Wed, February 2 2022: 19:00 UTC
CensusGenie: Down to the Wire 1950 Census Prep
Wed, February 2 2022: 19:00 UTC
For over a year we’ve met monthly and are now ready to meet weekly in prep for the release of the 1950 US Federal Census. You can play catch up by joining Cousin Russ and Myrt and discover strategies for finding ancestors in an unindexed image collection.
For over a year we’ve met monthly and are now ready to meet weekly in prep for the release of the 1950 US Federal Census. You can play catch up by joining Cousin Russ and Myrt and discover strategies for finding ancestors in an unindexed image collection.
Wed, February 2 2022: 19:00 UTC
Fri, February 4 2022: 19:00 UTC
The Trifecta: The Secret Sauce of Researching the Formerly Enslaved
Fri, February 4 2022: 19:00 UTC
Genealogists and family historians alike have spent decades looking for a tried and true method for unearthing slaveholders of those enslaved prior to 1865. Learn how three crucial record sets (Civil War Pensions, the Freedmen’s Bureau, and Probates/Successions) can become just the wrecking ball needed to obliterate brick walls related to slavery.
Genealogists and family historians alike have spent decades looking for a tried and true method for unearthing slaveholders of those enslaved prior to 1865. Learn how three crucial record sets (Civil War Pensions, the Freedmen’s Bureau, and Probates/Successions) can become just the wrecking ball needed to obliterate brick walls related to slavery.
Fri, February 4 2022: 19:00 UTC
Tue, February 8 2022: 19:00 UTC
What’s New in the MyHeritage Photo World
Tue, February 8 2022: 19:00 UTC
MyHeritage leads the world in AI technologies for working with historical photos, and is always innovating new ways to experience your family photos. Learn about the latest photo-feature-related developments at MyHeritage.
MyHeritage leads the world in AI technologies for working with historical photos, and is always innovating new ways to experience your family photos. Learn about the latest photo-feature-related developments at MyHeritage.
Tue, February 8 2022: 19:00 UTC