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Exciting Discoveries – Organising Your Family History
Are you wanting to get your family history research organised? Join Fiona as she takes you step by step the process of setting up a system that works for both physical and digital records including your DNA records. Explore other material that you may have also hoarded… whoops I mean collected… and get some tips on staying organised.
Are you wanting to get your family history research organised? Join Fiona as she takes you step by step the process of setting up a system that works for both physical and digital records including your DNA records. Explore other material that you may have also hoarded… whoops I mean collected… and get some tips on staying organised.
Fri, April 12 2024: 5:00 UTC
12:47
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Filing – Unlocking Order in Chaos
Learn how to capture and organize your digital information better. We’ll talk about folders, downloading, the snipping tool, creating files and tags. But most importantly you need practice consistency across all these actions.
Learn how to capture and organize your digital information better. We’ll talk about folders, downloading, the snipping tool, creating files and tags. But most importantly you need practice consistency across all these actions.
Fri, January 12 2024: 14:00 UTC
1:25:49
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Putting it All Together: Making Sense of All the Research You’ve Done
If you are like most genealogists, over the years you’ve amassed a mountain of documents, binders and files. You want to tell the story of your family, but don’t know where or how to begin. This lecture is for you. Robyn will share examples of the kinds of tables and tools she uses to organize, analyze and properly cite all those records you have collected. Get better organized. Understand what records you already have. Get rid of all those papers. Cite your sources with ease. Finally– put it all together!
If you are like most genealogists, over the years you’ve amassed a mountain of documents, binders and files. You want to tell the story of your family, but don’t know where or how to begin. This lecture is for you. Robyn will share examples of the kinds of tables and tools she uses to organize, analyze and properly cite all those records you have collected. Get better organized. Understand what records you already have. Get rid of all those papers. Cite your sources with ease. Finally– put it all together!
Thu, June 15 2023: 0:00 UTC
1:22:36
How Do I Keep All This Stuff Straight: Organizing Your Research
Don’t let the “stuff” of genealogy overwhelm your space or your computer files. Organized research can save you time and money and help guide you to the next big breakthrough!
Don’t let the “stuff” of genealogy overwhelm your space or your computer files. Organized research can save you time and money and help guide you to the next big breakthrough!
Wed, May 24 2023: 18:00 UTC
1:18:39
4.7K views
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The 5 steps to organizing your DNA in 2023
Staying organized in your genetic genealogy research could mean the difference between celebrating the toppling of a brick wall, and beating your head against that same brick wall. Let’s chat about how our DNA testing companies are making it even easier for you to keep your DNA organized in 2023.
Staying organized in your genetic genealogy research could mean the difference between celebrating the toppling of a brick wall, and beating your head against that same brick wall. Let’s chat about how our DNA testing companies are making it even easier for you to keep your DNA organized in 2023.
Wed, January 4 2023: 19:00 UTC
1:36:53
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Mastering Digital Filing for Genealogists
Every genealogist feels that digital filing is out of their control. It can be an overwhelming process to keep track of all of the documents, images, and files that end up on our computers and devices. How do we even start to tackle this virtual pile of filing? What tools and processes will work best for you? We will discuss all of this and how to maintain digital filing as we research.
Every genealogist feels that digital filing is out of their control. It can be an overwhelming process to keep track of all of the documents, images, and files that end up on our computers and devices. How do we even start to tackle this virtual pile of filing? What tools and processes will work best for you? We will discuss all of this and how to maintain digital filing as we research.
Fri, September 23 2022: 18:00 UTC
1:24:44
From Piles to Files: Organize Your Genealogy
Years of research can generate many documents. To keep track of all your valuable information, a workable organization plan is a must. Can you find the documents you have? When you receive a new document, do you know exactly where you’re going to put it so that you will find it easily? The lecture will discuss organization methods for paper and digital files.
Years of research can generate many documents. To keep track of all your valuable information, a workable organization plan is a must. Can you find the documents you have? When you receive a new document, do you know exactly where you’re going to put it so that you will find it easily? The lecture will discuss organization methods for paper and digital files.
Wed, February 23 2022: 19:00 UTC
1:00:06
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Organization: Create a Finding Aid to Locate Your Records
Organization: Create a Finding Aid to Locate Your Records
Organization: Create a Finding Aid to Locate Your Records
Sat, January 29 2022: 0:00 UTC
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Organize Your Digital Files in 3 Easy Steps
Diane Boumenot gives you tips for getting your files under control, creating a file structure and developing naming patterns.
Diane Boumenot gives you tips for getting your files under control, creating a file structure and developing naming patterns.
Fri, November 5 2021: 0:00 UTC
50:15
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Organization: The Key to Successful Research
The more we research, the more records, documents, photos, and other materials we acquire. And, to solve our thorniest problems we must research beyond our immediate family using the FAN principle; so, we collect records for people who are not related directly to the family. For our research to be…
The more we research, the more records, documents, photos, and other materials we acquire. And, to solve our thorniest problems we must research beyond our immediate family using the FAN principle; so, we collect records for people who are not related directly to the family. For our research to be…
Fri, April 9 2021: 0:00 UTC
51:39
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Record As You Go, Cite As You Go, & File As You Go
Genealogists tend to get very excited about new records and sources they come across in their research. So much so that they grab a quick copy, download it to default folders, and move on to the next item without thoroughly exploring the source first. All too often they don't take…
Genealogists tend to get very excited about new records and sources they come across in their research. So much so that they grab a quick copy, download it to default folders, and move on to the next item without thoroughly exploring the source first. All too often they don't take…
Thu, April 8 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:13:35
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Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files
Learn how Digital Asset Management (DAM) can help you organize and manage digital photos and images across computers, cloud services, and mobile devices with practical strategies for backup, adding metadata, filenaming, captioning, and sharing.
Learn how Digital Asset Management (DAM) can help you organize and manage digital photos and images across computers, cloud services, and mobile devices with practical strategies for backup, adding metadata, filenaming, captioning, and sharing.
Wed, October 30 2019: 0:00 UTC

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Wed, June 19 2024: 0:00 UTC
Editing Your Own Writing – Part 2
Wed, June 19 2024: 0:00 UTC
Genealogists write. Their written narratives include stories of ancestral families, biographies of individual ancestors, and explanations supporting genealogical proofs. For their writing to succeed, genealogists—like all effective writers—repeatedly self-edit everything they write. The process results in polished products that the genealogist’s readers will understand, enjoy, and cherish. Emphasizing genealogical narrative, these two webinars will address the self-editing process. Part 1 will focus on “big-picture” editing, including stages of self-editing; focus; keeping the writer out of the narrative; editing the writing’s overall structure, organization, and flow; and improving major and minor subdivisions of written genealogical narratives, including paragraphing. Part 2 will focus on “nitty-gritty” editing, including capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling, word choice, and reducing word count.
Genealogists write. Their written narratives include stories of ancestral families, biographies of individual ancestors, and explanations supporting genealogical proofs. For their writing to succeed, genealogists—like all effective writers—repeatedly self-edit everything they write. The process results in polished products that the genealogist’s readers will understand, enjoy, and cherish. Emphasizing genealogical narrative, these two webinars will address the self-editing process. Part 1 will focus on “big-picture” editing, including stages of self-editing; focus; keeping the writer out of the narrative; editing the writing’s overall structure, organization, and flow; and improving major and minor subdivisions of written genealogical narratives, including paragraphing. Part 2 will focus on “nitty-gritty” editing, including capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling, word choice, and reducing word count.
Wed, June 19 2024: 0:00 UTC
Wed, June 19 2024: 18:00 UTC
Juneteenth–How Emancipation Came to Texas and How We Celebrate
Wed, June 19 2024: 18:00 UTC
This lecture details the true story of how freedom finally came to Texas more than 2 years after the effective date of the Emancipation Proclamation. Common myths will be replaced with the truth of the events that occurred and the atmosphere of the surrounding Galveston community, including the presence of United States Colored Troops among the Union soldiers who arrived to enforce emancipation for over 300,000 enslaved people of Texas. Finally, it follows the evolution of celebrations of emancipation beginning with spontaneous celebrations that occurred in 1865 on the docks of the Galveston Wharf, to the first documented citywide celebration in Galveston, to today’s recognition of Juneteenth as an important historical event celebrated throughout the nation and even the world.
This lecture details the true story of how freedom finally came to Texas more than 2 years after the effective date of the Emancipation Proclamation. Common myths will be replaced with the truth of the events that occurred and the atmosphere of the surrounding Galveston community, including the presence of United States Colored Troops among the Union soldiers who arrived to enforce emancipation for over 300,000 enslaved people of Texas. Finally, it follows the evolution of celebrations of emancipation beginning with spontaneous celebrations that occurred in 1865 on the docks of the Galveston Wharf, to the first documented citywide celebration in Galveston, to today’s recognition of Juneteenth as an important historical event celebrated throughout the nation and even the world.
Wed, June 19 2024: 18:00 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
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