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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 He’ll discuss the importance of historical documents in genealogy research, where and how to find them (online, at home, and through family members), possible mistakes, and how best to analyze them before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 He’ll discuss the importance of historical documents in genealogy research, where and how to find them (online, at home, and through family members), possible mistakes, and how best to analyze them before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
1:14:00
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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
1:14:00
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
1:17:00
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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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Street Names and Numbers: Grid Changes, Renaming, and More
Have you ever wondered if there was more to an ancestor’s home address or workplace address? Did you know that in the early 20th century many US cities reconfigured their “grid” resulting in new addresses? Do you know why certain streets simply seem to “disappear”? There’s more to street naming…
Have you ever wondered if there was more to an ancestor’s home address or workplace address? Did you know that in the early 20th century many US cities reconfigured their “grid” resulting in new addresses? Do you know why certain streets simply seem to “disappear”? There’s more to street naming…
Fri, April 9 2021: 0:00 UTC
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Surname Slip-Ups: Baffling Beginnings
It is a truth universally acknowledgement that if we can't find our ancestor's surname, our chances of tracing that ancestral line are pretty much zip, zero, zilch. But a known surname can also prove elusive because it is recorded in such a way that we cannot locate it. This too…
It is a truth universally acknowledgement that if we can't find our ancestor's surname, our chances of tracing that ancestral line are pretty much zip, zero, zilch. But a known surname can also prove elusive because it is recorded in such a way that we cannot locate it. This too…
Fri, April 9 2021: 0:00 UTC
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Genealogy Gifts and Games
Family historians love to share their research with their relatives, but what if your family doesn't read the book you spent years writing? You don't want all that effort to go to waste, do you? Over the last dozen years or so, I've developed lots of sneaky ways to make…
Family historians love to share their research with their relatives, but what if your family doesn't read the book you spent years writing? You don't want all that effort to go to waste, do you? Over the last dozen years or so, I've developed lots of sneaky ways to make…
Thu, April 8 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:26:00
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Fifty Overlooked Genealogical Resources in Fifty Minutes
Many valuable and overlooked databases don't make headline news. Every day new ones are being created. Let's explore some juicy gems.
Many valuable and overlooked databases don't make headline news. Every day new ones are being created. Let's explore some juicy gems.
Wed, March 31 2021: 18:00 UTC
55:00
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Genealogy Escape Room
Imagine you are trapped in an archive and the only way out is to solve a series of genealogy research puzzles. Are you up to the challenge? Are you ready for Genealogy Escape Room? Based on the popular escape room concept, Genealogy Escape Room turns the typical webinar format upside…
Imagine you are trapped in an archive and the only way out is to solve a series of genealogy research puzzles. Are you up to the challenge? Are you ready for Genealogy Escape Room? Based on the popular escape room concept, Genealogy Escape Room turns the typical webinar format upside…
Wed, January 27 2021: 19:00 UTC

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Tue, September 28 2021: 18:00 UTC
The new and improved Legacy Family Tree Webinars website
Tue, September 28 2021: 18:00 UTC
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
Wed, September 22 2021: 0:00 UTC
Federal Records Relating to Rivers and Canals
Wed, September 22 2021: 0:00 UTC
Many federal records pertain to the development and use of waterways in the United States. This lecture shows examples and explains the relevance of some of the applicable records found at the National Archives in Washington, DC, in its online holdings, and at its regional facilities like Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas…
Many federal records pertain to the development and use of waterways in the United States. This lecture shows examples and explains the relevance of some of the applicable records found at the National Archives in Washington, DC, in its online holdings, and at its regional facilities like Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas…
Wed, September 22 2021: 0:00 UTC
Thu, September 23 2021: 0:00 UTC
Cluster Research: Using Groups of People to Find Your People
Thu, September 23 2021: 0:00 UTC
Our ancestors did not live in a vacuum. They lived, worked, socialized, and married in the midst of a larger group of people. Those people included not just family members but friends, neighbors, employers and fellow employees, fellow churchgoers, and business associates. Genealogists often refers to this group with the…
Our ancestors did not live in a vacuum. They lived, worked, socialized, and married in the midst of a larger group of people. Those people included not just family members but friends, neighbors, employers and fellow employees, fellow churchgoers, and business associates. Genealogists often refers to this group with the…
Thu, September 23 2021: 0:00 UTC
Fri, September 24 2021: 12:00 UTC
Webtember: All Genealogy. All September Long.
Fri, September 24 2021: 12:00 UTC
Take your genealogy skills to the next level with this FREE 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…
Take your genealogy skills to the next level with this FREE 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…
Fri, September 24 2021: 12:00 UTC
Wed, September 29 2021: 18:00 UTC
Beginning Ukrainian Genealogy
Wed, September 29 2021: 18:00 UTC
Learn which records are available to assist you in determining your Eastern European ancestor's home village and their emigration to the United States. Discover the resources for Ukrainian genealogy using regional resources and online tools. Examples of many different types of records and their importance, both from North American and…
Learn which records are available to assist you in determining your Eastern European ancestor's home village and their emigration to the United States. Discover the resources for Ukrainian genealogy using regional resources and online tools. Examples of many different types of records and their importance, both from North American and…
Wed, September 29 2021: 18:00 UTC
Fri, October 1 2021: 18:00 UTC
Born a Slave: Rediscovering Arthur Jackson's African American Heritage
Fri, October 1 2021: 18:00 UTC
Using his book by the same title as a guide, family historian and preservationist David W. Jackson inspires genealogists to embark on a quest to rediscover their ancestors of African descent. Jackson reveals his forty year quest culminating in a research breakthrough of a mysterious black ancestor, his great great…
Using his book by the same title as a guide, family historian and preservationist David W. Jackson inspires genealogists to embark on a quest to rediscover their ancestors of African descent. Jackson reveals his forty year quest culminating in a research breakthrough of a mysterious black ancestor, his great great…
Fri, October 1 2021: 18:00 UTC
Wed, October 6 2021: 1:00 UTC
A Cargo of Criminals: Transportation to Australia
Wed, October 6 2021: 1:00 UTC
Over the 80 years of convict transportation, hundreds of ships transported convicts to the penal settlements of Australia. This seminar focuses on the ships, the voyages, and the records relating to transported convicts.
Over the 80 years of convict transportation, hundreds of ships transported convicts to the penal settlements of Australia. This seminar focuses on the ships, the voyages, and the records relating to transported convicts.
Wed, October 6 2021: 1:00 UTC
Wed, October 6 2021: 18:00 UTC
DNA Health Tests and Your Family Health History
Wed, October 6 2021: 18:00 UTC
Your family’s medical history might reveal a history of disease and even patterns relevant to your own health. In this class, you’ll learn why you need a family health history, where to find records that show causes of death and illness and how to organize your health history information. You’ll…
Your family’s medical history might reveal a history of disease and even patterns relevant to your own health. In this class, you’ll learn why you need a family health history, where to find records that show causes of death and illness and how to organize your health history information. You’ll…
Wed, October 6 2021: 18:00 UTC
Fri, October 8 2021: 15:00 UTC
Context: A Powerful Tool for Problem Solving
Fri, October 8 2021: 15:00 UTC
Raw facts do not tell a story. They may not even tell the truth about what they do relate. As researchers, we seek original documents that offer us "the facts." But facts are impish devils, and historical records do not speak for themselves. They cannot explain themselves. They are inert…
Raw facts do not tell a story. They may not even tell the truth about what they do relate. As researchers, we seek original documents that offer us "the facts." But facts are impish devils, and historical records do not speak for themselves. They cannot explain themselves. They are inert…
Fri, October 8 2021: 15:00 UTC