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Virginia Road Orders: An Overlooked Genealogical Resource
The establishment and maintenance of public roads in Virginia was one of the most important functions of the early colonial courts.
The establishment and maintenance of public roads in Virginia was one of the most important functions of the early colonial courts.
Fri, December 20 2019: 0:00 UTC
1:00:57
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Before Statehood: Virginia, Fincastle and Kentucky Records
Let’s discover what’s is available and where for this important Commonwealth. Record types, finding aids, locations, and examples will be discussed and presented.
Let’s discover what’s is available and where for this important Commonwealth. Record types, finding aids, locations, and examples will be discussed and presented.
Fri, October 4 2019: 0:00 UTC
1:28:44
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Trails of Daniel Boone and other Western Travelers
Learn about the historic trails and trailblazers that lead early settlers to and from Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and the West. Get specific clues to help you solve difficult research questions.
Learn about the historic trails and trailblazers that lead early settlers to and from Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and the West. Get specific clues to help you solve difficult research questions.
Wed, July 18 2018: 0:00 UTC
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Little Known Sources for Virginia Research
Taking your Virginia research to the next level may seem like a daunting task. Particularly when dealing with minorities or non-English settlers. In this presentation learn about unusual research sources which could break down your brick walls.
Taking your Virginia research to the next level may seem like a daunting task. Particularly when dealing with minorities or non-English settlers. In this presentation learn about unusual research sources which could break down your brick walls.
Fri, November 10 2017: 0:00 UTC
1:44:47
The Basics of Virginia Research
If you are new to Virginia research, or simply need a refresher of the Old Dominion State, this is the webinar for you. Learn about its history, records and repositories as well as learning some valuable tips for researching there. Yes, there will be suggestions on how to work around…
If you are new to Virginia research, or simply need a refresher of the Old Dominion State, this is the webinar for you. Learn about its history, records and repositories as well as learning some valuable tips for researching there. Yes, there will be suggestions on how to work around…
Wed, January 20 2016: 0:00 UTC
48:55
Online and Offline Resources for Virginia Genealogy (BONUS webinar for subscribers)
The Old Dominion state has many hidden gems for your research needs. Learn about a few of them and how they can aid in your ancestral quest.
The Old Dominion state has many hidden gems for your research needs. Learn about a few of them and how they can aid in your ancestral quest.
Tue, January 19 2016: 0:00 UTC
37:24
Tips and Tricks for Using the Library of Virginia Website (BONUS webinar for subscribers)
The Library of Virginia is an amazing resource for researches. Learn how to use the website, what it contains, and strategies for success.
The Library of Virginia is an amazing resource for researches. Learn how to use the website, what it contains, and strategies for success.
Tue, January 19 2016: 0:00 UTC

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Fri, August 19 2022: 18:00 UTC
Tracing Your Alberta Connections
Fri, August 19 2022: 18:00 UTC
Alberta is unique among the 10 Canadian provinces. It was the last of the three Prairie provinces to be opened to homesteading, which meant land in that province was available just as quality homesteading land dried up in the United States. That brought a rush from south of the border, and the American influence is still felt today. There has been another mass influx of people eager to work in the energy industry. Many of the key sources used in researching your ancestors or cousins in Alberta are also unique, so local knowledge is essential. This session identifies those sources for you, and will help you get results in your searches.
Alberta is unique among the 10 Canadian provinces. It was the last of the three Prairie provinces to be opened to homesteading, which meant land in that province was available just as quality homesteading land dried up in the United States. That brought a rush from south of the border, and the American influence is still felt today. There has been another mass influx of people eager to work in the energy industry. Many of the key sources used in researching your ancestors or cousins in Alberta are also unique, so local knowledge is essential. This session identifies those sources for you, and will help you get results in your searches.
Fri, August 19 2022: 18:00 UTC
Wed, August 24 2022: 18:00 UTC
Researching Oklahoma Roots
Wed, August 24 2022: 18:00 UTC
The 46th state has a much longer history and more available records than most people realize. You may have discovered a possible link to Oklahoma, a Choctaw word meaning “red people.” Or perhaps you want to search for an elusive ancestor who may have hidden in Indian Territory or Oklahoma Territory, the “Twin Territories” that combined to become Oklahoma. This introduction to Oklahoma genealogical research will highlight the unique records that were created due to our unusual and exciting history.
The 46th state has a much longer history and more available records than most people realize. You may have discovered a possible link to Oklahoma, a Choctaw word meaning “red people.” Or perhaps you want to search for an elusive ancestor who may have hidden in Indian Territory or Oklahoma Territory, the “Twin Territories” that combined to become Oklahoma. This introduction to Oklahoma genealogical research will highlight the unique records that were created due to our unusual and exciting history.
Wed, August 24 2022: 18:00 UTC
Fri, September 2 2022: 18:00 UTC
Descendants of the Enslaved and Enslavers – Working Together to Discover Family
Fri, September 2 2022: 18:00 UTC
Sharon Batiste Gillins a descendant of enslaved ancestors and Cheri Hudson Passey a descendant of enslavers share how to overcome emotions and other obstacles to work together to connect families.
Sharon Batiste Gillins a descendant of enslaved ancestors and Cheri Hudson Passey a descendant of enslavers share how to overcome emotions and other obstacles to work together to connect families.
Fri, September 2 2022: 18:00 UTC
Wed, September 7 2022: 2:00 UTC
Shackles, shekels and shrapnel: the exodus to the Southern seas
Wed, September 7 2022: 2:00 UTC
Changes in Britain post the 1776 War of Independence, along with Capt James Cook’s mapping of New Zealand (1769) and New South Wales (1770), led to convicts and marines being sent to Botany Bay in 1787. So began British migration to the Southern Seas. Factors driving various waves of migration (economic, political, family ties, adventure) will be discussed, along with the effects the British Diasporas had on the Aboriginal and Māori Communities and their environment. Tips on tracing those missing down-under branches of your tree will also be covered.
Changes in Britain post the 1776 War of Independence, along with Capt James Cook’s mapping of New Zealand (1769) and New South Wales (1770), led to convicts and marines being sent to Botany Bay in 1787. So began British migration to the Southern Seas. Factors driving various waves of migration (economic, political, family ties, adventure) will be discussed, along with the effects the British Diasporas had on the Aboriginal and Māori Communities and their environment. Tips on tracing those missing down-under branches of your tree will also be covered.
Wed, September 7 2022: 2:00 UTC
Fri, September 9 2022: 16:45 UTC
An introduction to Filae: the largest source of French archives
Fri, September 9 2022: 16:45 UTC
Emmanuel Commadine, COO of Filae, will introduce you to this extremely valuable resource for French genealogy that was acquired by MyHeritage last year. Learn how to leverage the Filae platform to discover your French ancestors and relatives.
Emmanuel Commadine, COO of Filae, will introduce you to this extremely valuable resource for French genealogy that was acquired by MyHeritage last year. Learn how to leverage the Filae platform to discover your French ancestors and relatives.
Fri, September 9 2022: 16:45 UTC
Fri, September 9 2022: 18:00 UTC
Understanding and Using Scottish Kirk Session Records
Fri, September 9 2022: 18:00 UTC
Scottish Kirk Session records have recently come online at ScotlandsPeople. Learn what they represent within the Scottish court process, how they operated and what you will find in the records. Understand how to identify the records needed, how to search and where to go next.
Scottish Kirk Session records have recently come online at ScotlandsPeople. Learn what they represent within the Scottish court process, how they operated and what you will find in the records. Understand how to identify the records needed, how to search and where to go next.
Fri, September 9 2022: 18:00 UTC
Thu, September 15 2022: 0:00 UTC
Michigan: An Upper Midwest Researchers Dream
Thu, September 15 2022: 0:00 UTC
Michigan is a state of many people: Native Americans, fur traders, French explorers, British military, and then settlers from all over the world including many from Canada and the Northeast U.S. The records and indexes are amazing as are the libraries, historical societies, archives, universities that are filled with resources. Online indexes and record images add to the dream. Learn about the people, resources, businesses, farms, military, and vital records.
Michigan is a state of many people: Native Americans, fur traders, French explorers, British military, and then settlers from all over the world including many from Canada and the Northeast U.S. The records and indexes are amazing as are the libraries, historical societies, archives, universities that are filled with resources. Online indexes and record images add to the dream. Learn about the people, resources, businesses, farms, military, and vital records.
Thu, September 15 2022: 0:00 UTC
Fri, September 16 2022: 14:15 UTC
Germany to Pennsylvania: 18th Century Odyssey
Fri, September 16 2022: 14:15 UTC
There are many stereotypes about the immigrants who came from German-speaking lands to America in the 1700s. This lecture uses the personal memoirs of the immigrants themselves to dispel the myths about why they came, what the voyage was like, and how they liked America.
There are many stereotypes about the immigrants who came from German-speaking lands to America in the 1700s. This lecture uses the personal memoirs of the immigrants themselves to dispel the myths about why they came, what the voyage was like, and how they liked America.
Fri, September 16 2022: 14:15 UTC
Fri, September 16 2022: 18:00 UTC
Essential Immigration Records for Researching Your Mexican Ancestors
Fri, September 16 2022: 18:00 UTC
Did your Mexican ancestors immigrate to the United States in the 20th century? This period of history witnessed significant waves of Mexican immigration to the U.S., both permanent and temporary. The types of immigration records introduced or refined during this era, provide a wealth of information.
Did your Mexican ancestors immigrate to the United States in the 20th century? This period of history witnessed significant waves of Mexican immigration to the U.S., both permanent and temporary. The types of immigration records introduced or refined during this era, provide a wealth of information.
Fri, September 16 2022: 18:00 UTC