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My Ancestors Survived the Johnstown Flood! How to Research Your Ancestors’ Amazing Stories
A heroic rescue, a love story and a 30-foot wall of water. That’s just part of my ancestors’ experience in the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889. Come learn how to reconstruct fascinating experiences from your own family history by combining clues from your family’s knowledge, documents from genealogy websites, good historical research and Googling to fill in the gaps. All while learning the riveting story of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.
A heroic rescue, a love story and a 30-foot wall of water. That’s just part of my ancestors’ experience in the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889. Come learn how to reconstruct fascinating experiences from your own family history by combining clues from your family’s knowledge, documents from genealogy websites, good historical research and Googling to fill in the gaps. All while learning the riveting story of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.
Sat, November 27 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:16:45
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Reeling ‘Em in with Cousin Bait—10 Ways to Connect with Family
Cousin Bait helps connect with others who may have information about your family. Learn the best ways to share so others can find you.
Cousin Bait helps connect with others who may have information about your family. Learn the best ways to share so others can find you.
Wed, November 17 2021: 19:00 UTC
1:08:37
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Preserving Your Ancestor’s Textiles and Handmade Treasures
Learn from an archivist the best practices to preserving your ancestor’s textiles and handmade items. Everything from Grandma’s quilt, that old Christening gown, your Dad’s letterman jacket and military uniforms. These textiles and handmade items need special care and consideration when it comes to preservation and storage.
Learn from an archivist the best practices to preserving your ancestor’s textiles and handmade items. Everything from Grandma’s quilt, that old Christening gown, your Dad’s letterman jacket and military uniforms. These textiles and handmade items need special care and consideration when it comes to preservation and storage.
Fri, October 29 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:05:08
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The new and improved Legacy Family Tree Webinars website
The genealogy webinar experience just got a whole lot better! Join Geoff Rasmussen as he guides you through the new look and layout of the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website. You'll enjoy the same exceptional content with a friendly new interface that's super easy to use.
The genealogy webinar experience just got a whole lot better! Join Geoff Rasmussen as he guides you through the new look and layout of the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website. You'll enjoy the same exceptional content with a friendly new interface that's super easy to use.
Tue, September 28 2021: 18:00 UTC
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Moravian Trails and Records
The Moravians in the 1700s not only settled Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, but their mission work took them to other areas to work with Native Americans. Moravian records include Community Diaries which were required to be kept by each settlement. They were a way for them to record not only ecclesiastical events but other events that affected their settlement such as their interactions with native populations and slaves as they went about doing their missionary work. The German heritage of the Moravians shows in the details of naming visitors (along with any aliases) and relationships among the individuals mentioned. The Moravian records are truly a treasure-trove for anyone whose ancestors were in the same vicinity or time.
The Moravians in the 1700s not only settled Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, but their mission work took them to other areas to work with Native Americans. Moravian records include Community Diaries which were required to be kept by each settlement. They were a way for them to record not only ecclesiastical events but other events that affected their settlement such as their interactions with native populations and slaves as they went about doing their missionary work. The German heritage of the Moravians shows in the details of naming visitors (along with any aliases) and relationships among the individuals mentioned. The Moravian records are truly a treasure-trove for anyone whose ancestors were in the same vicinity or time.
Fri, September 24 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:14:10
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NEVER GIVE UP: 5 Strategies for Overcoming Genealogical Angst
Sometimes we cannot see the forest for the trees. Let’s back up and look at the research question from a different perspective.
Sometimes we cannot see the forest for the trees. Let’s back up and look at the research question from a different perspective.
Fri, September 10 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:12:18
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Don’t Believe Everything You Read
In family history research, all documents, even “official” ones, should be viewed with a critical eye. In this lecture, Daniel will walk you through some of the documentation errors he’s found over the years while conducting his personal family history research. He’ll discuss the importance of historical documents in genealogy research, where and how to find them (online, at home, and through family members), possible mistakes, and how best to analyze them before extracting information, rather than trusting them blindly.
In family history research, all documents, even “official” ones, should be viewed with a critical eye. In this lecture, Daniel will walk you through some of the documentation errors he’s found over the years while conducting his personal family history research. He’ll discuss the importance of historical documents in genealogy research, where and how to find them (online, at home, and through family members), possible mistakes, and how best to analyze them before extracting information, rather than trusting them blindly.
Fri, September 10 2021: 0:00 UTC
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Three Letters From Sarah: A Case Study
The study of letters, documents, and artifacts often tell the deeper stories of our Ancestors and their neighbors. Finding the wonderful stories and information preserved in private letters and manuscripts is worth the extra effort.
The study of letters, documents, and artifacts often tell the deeper stories of our Ancestors and their neighbors. Finding the wonderful stories and information preserved in private letters and manuscripts is worth the extra effort.
Sat, August 28 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:13:42
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Specialized Lineage Societies – more than just DAR, Dames and Mayflower
There are over 200 lineage societies that exist today – more than the commonly known societies. Perhaps you have an ancestor that was accused of witchcraft? A founder of a town? A colonial tradesman? British royalty? There is a society for all of these and many more.
There are over 200 lineage societies that exist today – more than the commonly known societies. Perhaps you have an ancestor that was accused of witchcraft? A founder of a town? A colonial tradesman? British royalty? There is a society for all of these and many more.
Fri, July 30 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:14:42
That Scoundrel George
Tracking a rascally ancestor through the records can be great fun – and a great challenge. When every record he ever left appears to be a lie, where is the truth to be found?
Tracking a rascally ancestor through the records can be great fun – and a great challenge. When every record he ever left appears to be a lie, where is the truth to be found?
Wed, July 21 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:17:55
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Genealogy for Houses
Learn how to read the features of a building as a multi-layered story and interpret them in a historical and ethnocultural context. Discover documentation from a wide variety of sources that will bring life and identity to your understanding of your four (or more!) walls. Questions we’ll learn how to…
Learn how to read the features of a building as a multi-layered story and interpret them in a historical and ethnocultural context. Discover documentation from a wide variety of sources that will bring life and identity to your understanding of your four (or more!) walls. Questions we’ll learn how to…
Wed, June 30 2021: 0:00 UTC
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Expanding The Details From Published Local Histories
Using the basic tools of family history research, discover additional family information with these records and writings. Learn the importance of analyzing the information that you find and realizing how important collateral/cluster line research is in helping to move you toward success in the genealogical process.
Using the basic tools of family history research, discover additional family information with these records and writings. Learn the importance of analyzing the information that you find and realizing how important collateral/cluster line research is in helping to move you toward success in the genealogical process.
Fri, April 9 2021: 0:00 UTC

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Sun, November 28 2021: 13:00 UTC
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Comment suivre un ancêtre huguenot hors de France après 1685
Sun, November 28 2021: 13:00 UTC
Si vous avez des ancêtres protestants, vous devez déjà avoir eu bien des difficultés à retrouver les actes les concernant lors de la période dite du « Désert » après 1685. Mais avez-vous déjà cherché si un membre de la famille avait pris le chemin de l’exil et rejoint un…
Si vous avez des ancêtres protestants, vous devez déjà avoir eu bien des difficultés à retrouver les actes les concernant lors de la période dite du « Désert » après 1685. Mais avez-vous déjà cherché si un membre de la famille avait pris le chemin de l’exil et rejoint un…
Sun, November 28 2021: 13:00 UTC
Wed, December 1 2021: 1:00 UTC
Genealogy a la carte – Using Australian historical maps in your research
Wed, December 1 2021: 1:00 UTC
There is an abundance of Australian maps available online that help depict your family's places of importance – and even more available in libraries and archives around the country.
There is an abundance of Australian maps available online that help depict your family's places of importance – and even more available in libraries and archives around the country.
Wed, December 1 2021: 1:00 UTC
Wed, December 1 2021: 19:00 UTC
The Top Ten DNA Do's and Don'ts!
Wed, December 1 2021: 19:00 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…
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…
Wed, December 1 2021: 19:00 UTC
Thu, December 9 2021: 1:00 UTC
Documenting Families or Communities Lost in the Holocaust by Bullets
Thu, December 9 2021: 1:00 UTC
English speakers can now learn details about what happened to relatives or a community in the Holocaust by Bullets. Review documentation from this important era including access to Russian Extraordinary Commission files; German Einsatzgruppen Reports; Yahad-In Unum eyewitness video; USC Shoah Foundation and other recorded survivor testimonies; Yizkor Books; Yad…
English speakers can now learn details about what happened to relatives or a community in the Holocaust by Bullets. Review documentation from this important era including access to Russian Extraordinary Commission files; German Einsatzgruppen Reports; Yahad-In Unum eyewitness video; USC Shoah Foundation and other recorded survivor testimonies; Yizkor Books; Yad…
Thu, December 9 2021: 1:00 UTC
Tue, December 14 2021: 19:00 UTC
A MyHeritage Webinar Series webinar
Tue, December 14 2021: 19:00 UTC
This class presents case studies to show the strategies to best use offline records to give a more effective balance to genealogy research. Offline records may include newspapers, books, property, church, government, and other records.
This class presents case studies to show the strategies to best use offline records to give a more effective balance to genealogy research. Offline records may include newspapers, books, property, church, government, and other records.
Tue, December 14 2021: 19:00 UTC
Wed, December 15 2021: 19:00 UTC
Navigating the NARA Website
Wed, December 15 2021: 19:00 UTC
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website has a wealth of resources that can be used for genealogical research. Information about records located at NARA in Washington, DC, and the NARA regional branches is online and waiting for you to discover them. Some of the actual records are even…
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website has a wealth of resources that can be used for genealogical research. Information about records located at NARA in Washington, DC, and the NARA regional branches is online and waiting for you to discover them. Some of the actual records are even…
Wed, December 15 2021: 19:00 UTC
Fri, December 17 2021: 19:00 UTC
Effective Use of England’s National Archives Website
Fri, December 17 2021: 19:00 UTC
Learn how to effectively use the research tools, indexes and catalogs on this large website to find your ancestors and to put them into their correct historical context.
Learn how to effectively use the research tools, indexes and catalogs on this large website to find your ancestors and to put them into their correct historical context.
Fri, December 17 2021: 19:00 UTC
Tue, December 21 2021: 12:00 UTC
French
Les nouvelles collections françaises sur MyHeritage
Tue, December 21 2021: 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, December 21 2021: 12:00 UTC
Wed, December 22 2021: 1:00 UTC
Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research
Wed, December 22 2021: 1:00 UTC
Descendants of an early Ohio family had no idea of their origins. Following an associated family brought success, even after wading into foreign-language documents. This presentation shows what to do when traditional records fail to reveal an ancestor’s place of origin and how to use cluster research to break through…
Descendants of an early Ohio family had no idea of their origins. Following an associated family brought success, even after wading into foreign-language documents. This presentation shows what to do when traditional records fail to reveal an ancestor’s place of origin and how to use cluster research to break through…
Wed, December 22 2021: 1:00 UTC