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Learn Genealogy 24/7 with Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Want to take your genealogy skills up a level, or dive deeper into your family history in a certain region? Whatever you’d like to learn, Legacy Family Tree Webinars probably has a live or pre-recorded webinar for it that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. In this session, Founder and Host Geoff Rasmussen will give you a tour of the platform and show you how to leverage it to expand your genealogy horizons.
Want to take your genealogy skills up a level, or dive deeper into your family history in a certain region? Whatever you’d like to learn, Legacy Family Tree Webinars probably has a live or pre-recorded webinar for it that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. In this session, Founder and Host Geoff Rasmussen will give you a tour of the platform and show you how to leverage it to expand your genealogy horizons.
Tue, June 11 2024: 18:00 UTC
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Hiding Out in the Open: Discovering LGBT Family History
You may have heard family stories about a relative who was “different” or perhaps you’ve discovered someone who simply “disappeared.” Have you considered the possibility that you could have a gay or lesbian relative in your family tree? LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered) people can be found when researching genealogy, but the search syntax, keywords and strategies are very different. By understanding the basics of “gay history” as well as how LGBT folk lived, worked and socialized, you’ll not only locate these relatives, but realize the importance of preserving their stories.
You may have heard family stories about a relative who was “different” or perhaps you’ve discovered someone who simply “disappeared.” Have you considered the possibility that you could have a gay or lesbian relative in your family tree? LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered) people can be found when researching genealogy, but the search syntax, keywords and strategies are very different. By understanding the basics of “gay history” as well as how LGBT folk lived, worked and socialized, you’ll not only locate these relatives, but realize the importance of preserving their stories.
Fri, June 7 2024: 18:00 UTC
1:39:05
Capturing Their Stories, Part II: Next Steps with Your Family History Interviews
You’ve recorded that video or audio interview, now what? This presentations builds on the best practices covered in Colleen’s part one webinar. We will explore ideas and tools for trimming out mistakes or sensitive content, and for adding a title screen and ending credits screen before sharing with others. We will also look at ways to enhance your recordings by weaving in relevant supporting visual imagery like photos, maps, and historical documents. Finally we will review options for generating full text transcriptions of your interviews.
You’ve recorded that video or audio interview, now what? This presentations builds on the best practices covered in Colleen’s part one webinar. We will explore ideas and tools for trimming out mistakes or sensitive content, and for adding a title screen and ending credits screen before sharing with others. We will also look at ways to enhance your recordings by weaving in relevant supporting visual imagery like photos, maps, and historical documents. Finally we will review options for generating full text transcriptions of your interviews.
Wed, May 29 2024: 18:00 UTC
1:19:51
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Where Fact Meets Fiction: behind the scenes of a genealogical crime mystery
This webinar by genealogical crime mystery author, Nathan Dylan Goodwin, will take a deep dive into one of his most popular books, The Sterling Affair, which set in the world of 1950s international affairs of state. The webinar will explore how real history, facts and people were incorporated into a fictional story using both traditional and genetic genealogy to solve the mystery at the heart of this story.
This webinar by genealogical crime mystery author, Nathan Dylan Goodwin, will take a deep dive into one of his most popular books, The Sterling Affair, which set in the world of 1950s international affairs of state. The webinar will explore how real history, facts and people were incorporated into a fictional story using both traditional and genetic genealogy to solve the mystery at the heart of this story.
Wed, April 24 2024: 18:00 UTC
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6 Tips to Build a Family Tree for Busy People
You want to research your family tree but just don’t have time. These 6 tips will help you stay organized and on track when you find time to research even if it’s only 15 to 30 minutes at a time.
You want to research your family tree but just don’t have time. These 6 tips will help you stay organized and on track when you find time to research even if it’s only 15 to 30 minutes at a time.
Fri, April 12 2024: 16:00 UTC
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How to quickly learn everything there is to know about a very specific historical topic
What if I told you there was an easy way to identify every published book, article or essay, and every unpublished manuscript pertaining to your ancestor’s home town, or occupation, or religious group? Would you be interested? Of course you would. But very few genealogists ever use it. The answer: Academic Theses. This mini-class will show you how to find academic theses that will turbo-charge your family history research.
What if I told you there was an easy way to identify every published book, article or essay, and every unpublished manuscript pertaining to your ancestor’s home town, or occupation, or religious group? Would you be interested? Of course you would. But very few genealogists ever use it. The answer: Academic Theses. This mini-class will show you how to find academic theses that will turbo-charge your family history research.
Fri, March 8 2024: 9:00 UTC
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Genealogy Institutes: A Deep Dive Into Dynamic Education
Are you ready to attend a genealogy institute? Do you want to expand your genealogical knowledge? Are you committed to a rewarding deep dive in a specific research topic? How do you choose the right course for you? We will talk about all of this and the benefits of a truly helpful interactive venue for learning. Continuing education is a must for everyone researching their family tree. Directed in-depth education on unique subject matter at an institute can help you do more than just locate records. Learn what you need to get the most out of the repositories and sources we use to trace our ancestors.
Are you ready to attend a genealogy institute? Do you want to expand your genealogical knowledge? Are you committed to a rewarding deep dive in a specific research topic? How do you choose the right course for you? We will talk about all of this and the benefits of a truly helpful interactive venue for learning. Continuing education is a must for everyone researching their family tree. Directed in-depth education on unique subject matter at an institute can help you do more than just locate records. Learn what you need to get the most out of the repositories and sources we use to trace our ancestors.
Wed, January 31 2024: 19:00 UTC
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Cousin Connections-How to Find the Living
Learn tips to locate living relatives for collaboration, DNA testing, and more!
Learn tips to locate living relatives for collaboration, DNA testing, and more!
Fri, January 5 2024: 6:00 UTC
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Lighthouses and Their Keepers; For Those in Peril on the Sea
As far back as 2,000 years ago there were lighthouses, with the earliest known in Egypt. As Europeans made their new homes in British America they also needed beacons to protect the craggy shores of this new land and the inland waters.
As far back as 2,000 years ago there were lighthouses, with the earliest known in Egypt. As Europeans made their new homes in British America they also needed beacons to protect the craggy shores of this new land and the inland waters.
Fri, September 22 2023: 16:45 UTC
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Genealogy Escape Room: The Case of the Only Name Change at Ellis Island
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 down! Each registrant will receive a Case Review File used to solve a series of online research tasks BEFORE the live webinar takes place. The webinar is the “reveal” where a step-by-step review of each puzzle, task, and clue all the way to the final “key” to open the door. Genealogy methodology concepts will be summarized before announcing who escaped first! The Case of Frank Woodhull: The Only Name Change at Ellis Island. You may have heard in a family story that a family’s surname or even a person’s given name was changed upon arrival in the United States at Ellis Island. This “urban legend” has been discussed and debunked for decades in the genealogy community. Since an immigrant’s name MUST match the ship’s manifesto, most name changes took place AFTER the person was successfully admitted. The change could have been done simply by adopting a new name or by selecting a new name during the citizenship process. But … there is ONE case of a name change of an immigrant at Ellis Island and that person is Frank Woodhull who arrived at New York City on October 4th, 1908. Follow an amazing research journey with twists and turns and you’ll find out how Woodhull lived under an assumed name in the United States for almost 15 years before his fateful return to the US from a holiday in England.
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 down! Each registrant will receive a Case Review File used to solve a series of online research tasks BEFORE the live webinar takes place. The webinar is the “reveal” where a step-by-step review of each puzzle, task, and clue all the way to the final “key” to open the door. Genealogy methodology concepts will be summarized before announcing who escaped first! The Case of Frank Woodhull: The Only Name Change at Ellis Island. You may have heard in a family story that a family’s surname or even a person’s given name was changed upon arrival in the United States at Ellis Island. This “urban legend” has been discussed and debunked for decades in the genealogy community. Since an immigrant’s name MUST match the ship’s manifesto, most name changes took place AFTER the person was successfully admitted. The change could have been done simply by adopting a new name or by selecting a new name during the citizenship process. But … there is ONE case of a name change of an immigrant at Ellis Island and that person is Frank Woodhull who arrived at New York City on October 4th, 1908. Follow an amazing research journey with twists and turns and you’ll find out how Woodhull lived under an assumed name in the United States for almost 15 years before his fateful return to the US from a holiday in England.
Wed, September 20 2023: 18:00 UTC
1:10:45
Setting Sail with Your Seafaring Ancestors
This lecture explores a variety of tools and resources for tracking sea faring ancestors along with examples from research, including: maritime primary sources and collections, vessel types, tracing captains and crews through newspaper reports, following their journeys by plotting ships logs’ latitude and longitude records, and adding context to their lives through historic events affecting mariners. The focus is on nineteenth century records and events.
This lecture explores a variety of tools and resources for tracking sea faring ancestors along with examples from research, including: maritime primary sources and collections, vessel types, tracing captains and crews through newspaper reports, following their journeys by plotting ships logs’ latitude and longitude records, and adding context to their lives through historic events affecting mariners. The focus is on nineteenth century records and events.
Thu, September 14 2023: 0:00 UTC
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Capturing their Stories: Best Practices for Recording Family History Interviews
Family history interviews are invaluable sources for our genealogy research that can also be converted into meaningful keepsake gifts for family. Explore tips and free or inexpensive tools to use with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to capture family interviews in-person or from afar via Zoom. Learn best practices for planning and directing your interviews.
Family history interviews are invaluable sources for our genealogy research that can also be converted into meaningful keepsake gifts for family. Explore tips and free or inexpensive tools to use with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to capture family interviews in-person or from afar via Zoom. Learn best practices for planning and directing your interviews.
Fri, September 1 2023: 15:30 UTC

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Wed, October 2 2024: 18:00 UTC
Let’s Continue With 50 More Overlooked Genealogical Resources
Wed, October 2 2024: 18:00 UTC
As with its predecessor webinars, which all focus on 50 “Hot off the Press” and “Overlooked” genealogically relevant websites from around the world, we’ll continue to explore new or recently stumbled across online resources genealogists WILL want to check out. Some of these weren’t even developed with genealogists in mind. With the explosion of online content from individuals, societies, and repositories from many diverse perspectives, it can be overwhelming to identify what websites are genealogically leverageable and which may just bust your “brick wall.” This webinar will help you focus on these off-the-beaten-track online platforms where many “names are named,” hopefully including those of your ancestors.
As with its predecessor webinars, which all focus on 50 “Hot off the Press” and “Overlooked” genealogically relevant websites from around the world, we’ll continue to explore new or recently stumbled across online resources genealogists WILL want to check out. Some of these weren’t even developed with genealogists in mind. With the explosion of online content from individuals, societies, and repositories from many diverse perspectives, it can be overwhelming to identify what websites are genealogically leverageable and which may just bust your “brick wall.” This webinar will help you focus on these off-the-beaten-track online platforms where many “names are named,” hopefully including those of your ancestors.
Wed, October 2 2024: 18:00 UTC
Thu, October 10 2024: 0:00 UTC
A History of Calendars for Genealogists
Thu, October 10 2024: 0:00 UTC
Have you ever wondered how a child, whose parents were married on 10 April 1603, could be baptized on 13 March 1603 and yet that child was born after his parents married? Or how someone who died 11 January 1740 had made a will on 28 December 1740? Understanding the complexities and quirks of the Julian and Gregorian Calendars will shed light on these things, and more. This talk will also delve into such things as Regnal Years, Dating by Saints Days, Quaker Dates, The Hebrew Calendar and French Republican Calendar. While researching your family history you might come across any of these forms of dates, and having watched this presentation you will be able to understand them and perhaps clear up a family mystery like the examples above.
Have you ever wondered how a child, whose parents were married on 10 April 1603, could be baptized on 13 March 1603 and yet that child was born after his parents married? Or how someone who died 11 January 1740 had made a will on 28 December 1740? Understanding the complexities and quirks of the Julian and Gregorian Calendars will shed light on these things, and more. This talk will also delve into such things as Regnal Years, Dating by Saints Days, Quaker Dates, The Hebrew Calendar and French Republican Calendar. While researching your family history you might come across any of these forms of dates, and having watched this presentation you will be able to understand them and perhaps clear up a family mystery like the examples above.
Thu, October 10 2024: 0:00 UTC
Fri, November 8 2024: 19:00 UTC
Stump Craig: Live and Unscripted
Fri, November 8 2024: 19:00 UTC
Take the opportunity to ask professional genealogist and publisher, Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA a question. See if his genealogical and historical knowledge about the United States can help you solve that brick wall problem you can’t seem to get your hands around.
Take the opportunity to ask professional genealogist and publisher, Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA a question. See if his genealogical and historical knowledge about the United States can help you solve that brick wall problem you can’t seem to get your hands around.
Fri, November 8 2024: 19:00 UTC
Tue, June 25 2024: 18:00 UTC
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