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Documenting, Organizing, and Analyzing Plantation Enslaved Persons
Keeping track of hundreds of enslaved persons can be an overwhelming task. This lecture will offer suggestions for organizing and analyzing enslaved persons’ information using spreadsheets.
Keeping track of hundreds of enslaved persons can be an overwhelming task. This lecture will offer suggestions for organizing and analyzing enslaved persons’ information using spreadsheets.
Fri, March 4 2022: 19:00 UTC
2:34
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Microsoft Excel tip: Paste Special
Copying a table of numbers or text into a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet often has messy results. Understand how the Paste Special function can strip out unnecessary formatting saving you time and frustration!
Copying a table of numbers or text into a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet often has messy results. Understand how the Paste Special function can strip out unnecessary formatting saving you time and frustration!
Sun, December 29 2019: 0:00 UTC
2:06
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Microsoft Excel tip: Adding a Line Within a Cell
What happens when you hit “Enter” when typing within a cell in a spreadsheet? You end up in a new cell. So how do you create a new line within a cell? Learn the secret shortcut for a Line Break in Microsoft Excel!
What happens when you hit “Enter” when typing within a cell in a spreadsheet? You end up in a new cell. So how do you create a new line within a cell? Learn the secret shortcut for a Line Break in Microsoft Excel!
Sun, December 29 2019: 0:00 UTC
2:25
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Microsoft Excel tip: Linking Without Making a Mess
Sometimes you want to link to an Ancestry record or FamilySearch image within a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Often you end up with a long URL in a weird font. Learn how to create a link to an external file or website without creating a mess.
Sometimes you want to link to an Ancestry record or FamilySearch image within a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Often you end up with a long URL in a weird font. Learn how to create a link to an external file or website without creating a mess.
Sun, December 29 2019: 0:00 UTC
1:33:42
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Spreadsheets 401 : Excel-lent Inspiration
Take a trip with spreadsheets to the lands of your ancestors. Learn how spreadsheets can help as you learn to read foreign language newspapers. Use spreadsheets as a translation tool for your ancestors' vital and religious records. Create a spreadsheet to track your ancestors and those great ethnic or locality…
Take a trip with spreadsheets to the lands of your ancestors. Learn how spreadsheets can help as you learn to read foreign language newspapers. Use spreadsheets as a translation tool for your ancestors' vital and religious records. Create a spreadsheet to track your ancestors and those great ethnic or locality…
Wed, February 27 2019: 0:00 UTC
1:37:51
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Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy
In this one-of-a-kind lecture we will discuss various methods for keeping track of your DNA matches- especially your autosomal DNA matches. We will first discuss what kind of information you need to keep track of, and why. We will cover the basics of Excel, Word, email folders and correspondence. We…
In this one-of-a-kind lecture we will discuss various methods for keeping track of your DNA matches- especially your autosomal DNA matches. We will first discuss what kind of information you need to keep track of, and why. We will cover the basics of Excel, Word, email folders and correspondence. We…
Wed, November 11 2015: 0:00 UTC
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Spreadsheets 301 – un-Excel-ed Tips and Tricks (BONUS webinar for subscribers)
Learn new ways to make data entry faster and easier and a few things that will make your spreadsheets more attractive. See how quickly Magic Fill will help you complete a list and watch Mary turn a spreadsheet "on it's ear to filp rows and columns. Learn how to "add"…
Learn new ways to make data entry faster and easier and a few things that will make your spreadsheets more attractive. See how quickly Magic Fill will help you complete a list and watch Mary turn a spreadsheet "on it's ear to filp rows and columns. Learn how to "add"…
Thu, August 27 2015: 0:00 UTC
1:07:59
Spreadsheets 201 – Excel-lent Examples (BONUS webinar for subscribers)
Spreadsheets can help you analyze your genealogy data and keep track of your research. In this webinar, Mary Roddy teaches how to use this powerful tool to gain perspective and further your genealogy research. You'll also learn how to quickly take search results from Familysearch and…
Spreadsheets can help you analyze your genealogy data and keep track of your research. In this webinar, Mary Roddy teaches how to use this powerful tool to gain perspective and further your genealogy research. You'll also learn how to quickly take search results from Familysearch and…
Thu, April 16 2015: 0:00 UTC
1:13:25
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Spreadsheets 101 – Excel-lence in Genealogy (BONUS webinar for subscribers)
Are you afraid of spreadsheets because you don't know how or where to start? Or are you comfortable with spreadsheets but know there's a trick or two still to learn? In this webinar, Mary Kircher Roddy will get beginners up to speed, and share with experienced users tricks she's learned…
Are you afraid of spreadsheets because you don't know how or where to start? Or are you comfortable with spreadsheets but know there's a trick or two still to learn? In this webinar, Mary Kircher Roddy will get beginners up to speed, and share with experienced users tricks she's learned…
Tue, February 24 2015: 0:00 UTC

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Tue, July 23 2024: 18:00 UTC
Latest Updates to the MyHeritage Mobile App
Tue, July 23 2024: 18:00 UTC
More and more, people are preferring to use their mobile devices to access their favorite software and services — and genealogists shouldn’t be left behind. MyHeritage continues to improve the genealogy-on-the-go experience from the MyHeritage mobile app, making it easier than ever to manage your family tree and conduct research from the palm of your hand. In this session, Gilad Katz, Senior Product Manager at MyHeritage, will show you the latest developments in the mobile app.
More and more, people are preferring to use their mobile devices to access their favorite software and services — and genealogists shouldn’t be left behind. MyHeritage continues to improve the genealogy-on-the-go experience from the MyHeritage mobile app, making it easier than ever to manage your family tree and conduct research from the palm of your hand. In this session, Gilad Katz, Senior Product Manager at MyHeritage, will show you the latest developments in the mobile app.
Tue, July 23 2024: 18:00 UTC
Wed, May 22 2024: 0:00 UTC
Editing Your Own Writing – Part 1
Wed, May 22 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 addresses 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 addresses 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, May 22 2024: 0:00 UTC
Wed, May 22 2024: 18:00 UTC
A Tour of Goldie May’s Genealogy Power Tools
Wed, May 22 2024: 18:00 UTC
Come see a variety of tools available in genealogy research software Goldie May. Organize your research into projects, keep an automatic research log (seriously!), write citations easily, analyze your research, quickly navigate to relevant record collections, and untangle knots in your family tree. Keep the family tree software you already have and see how Goldie May can help you with organization, visualization, and quick navigation.
Come see a variety of tools available in genealogy research software Goldie May. Organize your research into projects, keep an automatic research log (seriously!), write citations easily, analyze your research, quickly navigate to relevant record collections, and untangle knots in your family tree. Keep the family tree software you already have and see how Goldie May can help you with organization, visualization, and quick navigation.
Wed, May 22 2024: 18:00 UTC
Identity Crises: Right Name, Wrong Man? Wrong Name, Right Man?
Fri, May 24 2024: 18:00 UTC
What do we do with ancestors whose names don’t “match” from one record to the next? Or those who pose the opposite problem: too many men or women of the same name? This session examines a litany of social customs and naming patterns that cause ancestors to be known by different names—then offers techniques and strategies by which we can establish that any two records do or do not apply to the same person. A variety of case studies demonstrate the problems and the methods we can use to overcome them.
What do we do with ancestors whose names don’t “match” from one record to the next? Or those who pose the opposite problem: too many men or women of the same name? This session examines a litany of social customs and naming patterns that cause ancestors to be known by different names—then offers techniques and strategies by which we can establish that any two records do or do not apply to the same person. A variety of case studies demonstrate the problems and the methods we can use to overcome them.
Fri, May 24 2024: 18:00 UTC
Tue, May 28 2024: 12:00 UTC
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Trouvez vos ancêtres à l’étranger sur MyHeritage
Tue, May 28 2024: 12:00 UTC
Cette session, présentée par Elisabeth Zetland, membre de l’équipe de Recherche, vous montrera comment MyHeritage peut vous aider à trouver vos ancêtres et des parents à l’étranger grâce aux fonctionnalités et outils de l’arbre et de la recherche. Une sélection de collections internationales disponibles sera également fournie.
Cette session, présentée par Elisabeth Zetland, membre de l’équipe de Recherche, vous montrera comment MyHeritage peut vous aider à trouver vos ancêtres et des parents à l’étranger grâce aux fonctionnalités et outils de l’arbre et de la recherche. Une sélection de collections internationales disponibles sera également fournie.
Tue, May 28 2024: 12:00 UTC
Wed, May 29 2024: 18:00 UTC
Capturing Their Stories, Part II: Next Steps with Your Family History Interviews
Wed, May 29 2024: 18:00 UTC
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
Wed, June 5 2024: 2:00 UTC
Four Further Sources for New Zealand Family History
Wed, June 5 2024: 2:00 UTC
Explore your New Zealand family history a little further and add to your family story.
Explore your New Zealand family history a little further and add to your family story.
Wed, June 5 2024: 2:00 UTC
Wed, June 5 2024: 18:00 UTC
Bridging the Gaps: Using DNA to get results in Eastern Europe
Wed, June 5 2024: 18:00 UTC
Family historians researching in Poland and Ukraine have to deal with gaps in records that could make progress next to impossible. Thanks to genetic genealogy, we can bridge those gaps. Geographic clues from your matches might get you looking in the right direction. This session includes some DNA success stories, based on geography and backed by documented research. It also offers pointers on how to get more value from your tests.
Family historians researching in Poland and Ukraine have to deal with gaps in records that could make progress next to impossible. Thanks to genetic genealogy, we can bridge those gaps. Geographic clues from your matches might get you looking in the right direction. This session includes some DNA success stories, based on geography and backed by documented research. It also offers pointers on how to get more value from your tests.
Wed, June 5 2024: 18:00 UTC
Fri, June 7 2024: 18:00 UTC
Hiding Out in the Open: Discovering LGBT Family History
Fri, June 7 2024: 18:00 UTC
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