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Using Google Books to Find the Law
Time and time again, we’re told to look at records in the context of the law at the time and in the place where the records were created. Easier said than done! With 50 states and the federal government all passing laws, how do we find the laws we need? One answer is Google Books—if we use it to full advantage.
Time and time again, we’re told to look at records in the context of the law at the time and in the place where the records were created. Easier said than done! With 50 states and the federal government all passing laws, how do we find the laws we need? One answer is Google Books—if we use it to full advantage.
Fri, September 16 2022: 15:30 UTC
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Google Books: the tool you should use every day!
25 million digitized and searchable free books are at your fingertips. Learn how to make the most of this goldmine chock full of historical data! You’ll discover the best techniques for finding fully digitized book FAST, and search secrets for locating genealogical data. Learn to capitalize on and translate the…
25 million digitized and searchable free books are at your fingertips. Learn how to make the most of this goldmine chock full of historical data! You’ll discover the best techniques for finding fully digitized book FAST, and search secrets for locating genealogical data. Learn to capitalize on and translate the…
Wed, July 12 2017: 0:00 UTC
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Digital Books and Sites for Genealogists
Learn how to take advantage of the online explosion of digitized books for genealogy. You will learn about sources for digitized books including the Internet Archive, Google Books, WorldCat, Library of Congress, and More. Tens of thousands of these digitized books are local and family histories, some of which have…
Learn how to take advantage of the online explosion of digitized books for genealogy. You will learn about sources for digitized books including the Internet Archive, Google Books, WorldCat, Library of Congress, and More. Tens of thousands of these digitized books are local and family histories, some of which have…
Wed, January 4 2012: 0:00 UTC

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Fri, March 10 2023: 19:00 UTC
Social Media in Genealogy: Keep Moving Forward!
Fri, March 10 2023: 19:00 UTC
There are three new social media tools that can help crowd-source, publicize your research and connect with others who are interested in genealogy – Mastodon, Post and Hive. Mastodon is an ever-growing social network that is becoming a new, popular and thriving place for genealogists of all ages to connect with each other. Post is a social network which has similar qualities to Facebook but could also double as a blog too. Hive is a microblogging platform with similarities to Twitter and Instagram. Join me as I introduce you to these three social networks and show you how to get started.
There are three new social media tools that can help crowd-source, publicize your research and connect with others who are interested in genealogy – Mastodon, Post and Hive. Mastodon is an ever-growing social network that is becoming a new, popular and thriving place for genealogists of all ages to connect with each other. Post is a social network which has similar qualities to Facebook but could also double as a blog too. Hive is a microblogging platform with similarities to Twitter and Instagram. Join me as I introduce you to these three social networks and show you how to get started.
Fri, March 10 2023: 19:00 UTC
Wed, March 29 2023: 18:00 UTC
3-2-1 data backup is great, but first you need to find all of you data
Wed, March 29 2023: 18:00 UTC
By now you’ve all heard about 3-2-1 computer backup. Having three copies of your data makes sense, but this relies on knowing where your data is in the first place. Is everything on your computer? What about the external drive in the closet? Or the SD cards in the drawer? Is some of your data in a cloud application, and what happens to that data if you forget to pay the subscription? I call this problem “Data Scatter” and it is the enemy of the 3-2-1 backup model. It’s hard to back up all your data if the primary copies are scattered everywhere. Let’s walk through the problem and we’ll propose a few things you can do to reign in your data and give the 3-2-1 backup model a fighting chance.
By now you’ve all heard about 3-2-1 computer backup. Having three copies of your data makes sense, but this relies on knowing where your data is in the first place. Is everything on your computer? What about the external drive in the closet? Or the SD cards in the drawer? Is some of your data in a cloud application, and what happens to that data if you forget to pay the subscription? I call this problem “Data Scatter” and it is the enemy of the 3-2-1 backup model. It’s hard to back up all your data if the primary copies are scattered everywhere. Let’s walk through the problem and we’ll propose a few things you can do to reign in your data and give the 3-2-1 backup model a fighting chance.
Wed, March 29 2023: 18:00 UTC
Fri, April 14 2023: 20:00 UTC
Off the Shelf: The Unexplored Potential for eBooks in Genealogy
Fri, April 14 2023: 20:00 UTC
There is a treasure trove of untapped research sources online: the electronic book or ebook. Repositories are digitizing publications and putting them online for us to use without having to leave the comfort of our homes. We will explore all the options that are out there to move your research forward.
There is a treasure trove of untapped research sources online: the electronic book or ebook. Repositories are digitizing publications and putting them online for us to use without having to leave the comfort of our homes. We will explore all the options that are out there to move your research forward.
Fri, April 14 2023: 20:00 UTC
Fri, September 8 2023: 14:15 UTC
Top 10 tips for genealogists on social media
Fri, September 8 2023: 14:15 UTC
Oh yes sure, you use social medias, don’t we all? But have you considered how social media – whether Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok – could help you? Find out in this fun and enhancing presentation of the top 10 tips for successful use of social media use for genealogy!
Oh yes sure, you use social medias, don’t we all? But have you considered how social media – whether Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok – could help you? Find out in this fun and enhancing presentation of the top 10 tips for successful use of social media use for genealogy!
Fri, September 8 2023: 14:15 UTC
Wed, September 27 2023: 18:00 UTC
Even More 50 Mostly “Hot off the Press” Net Sites You Want to Check Out
Wed, September 27 2023: 18:00 UTC
Continuation of: (1) Fifty Overlooked Genealogical Resources in Fifty Minutes (2) 50 Mostly “Hot off the Press” Net Sites You Want to Check Out! There are so many off-the-beaten-path websites to help genealogists, regardless of skill level and target location, that we still haven’t explored yet!
Continuation of: (1) Fifty Overlooked Genealogical Resources in Fifty Minutes (2) 50 Mostly “Hot off the Press” Net Sites You Want to Check Out! There are so many off-the-beaten-path websites to help genealogists, regardless of skill level and target location, that we still haven’t explored yet!
Wed, September 27 2023: 18:00 UTC
Wed, October 4 2023: 18:00 UTC
Beginning with DNA Painter
Wed, October 4 2023: 18:00 UTC
Learn how the DNA Painter website can help decode your matches. In this introductory webinar, Jonny will explain how and why you would use the site’s main features, as well as explaining what information is needed for each.
Learn how the DNA Painter website can help decode your matches. In this introductory webinar, Jonny will explain how and why you would use the site’s main features, as well as explaining what information is needed for each.
Wed, October 4 2023: 18:00 UTC
Fri, February 3 2023: 19:00 UTC
Gradual Emancipation and Enslavement in the North
Fri, February 3 2023: 19:00 UTC
Slavery existed in some northern states well into the 19th century. Learn about the motives for gradual emancipation, how it affected enslaved African Americans and enslavers at this time, the state laws surrounding slavery, and the records that it created.
Slavery existed in some northern states well into the 19th century. Learn about the motives for gradual emancipation, how it affected enslaved African Americans and enslavers at this time, the state laws surrounding slavery, and the records that it created.
Fri, February 3 2023: 19:00 UTC
Wed, February 8 2023: 19:00 UTC
Hints & Tips for solving Irish cases of Unknown Parentage
Wed, February 8 2023: 19:00 UTC
There are many examples of Unknown Parentage cases in Ireland – illegal adoptees, a foundling grandparent, or simply an Irish Brick Wall. This talk explores the approach to solving these cases, the challenges faced with Irish records, and some hints & tips to overcome them.
There are many examples of Unknown Parentage cases in Ireland – illegal adoptees, a foundling grandparent, or simply an Irish Brick Wall. This talk explores the approach to solving these cases, the challenges faced with Irish records, and some hints & tips to overcome them.
Wed, February 8 2023: 19:00 UTC
Thu, February 9 2023: 12:00 UTC
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Les derniers outils et ressources sur MyHeritage
Thu, February 9 2023: 12:00 UTC
Cette session offre un récapitulatif des outils et ressources généalogiques fournis par MyHeritage au cours des derniers mois. Que ce soit pour votre arbre généalogique, vos photos de famille ou vos recherches dans les documents d’archives, MyHeritage vous aide à découvrir et préserver votre histoire familiale en ajoutant constamment de nouvelles fonctionnalités et en agrandissant sa base de données.
Cette session offre un récapitulatif des outils et ressources généalogiques fournis par MyHeritage au cours des derniers mois. Que ce soit pour votre arbre généalogique, vos photos de famille ou vos recherches dans les documents d’archives, MyHeritage vous aide à découvrir et préserver votre histoire familiale en ajoutant constamment de nouvelles fonctionnalités et en agrandissant sa base de données.
Thu, February 9 2023: 12:00 UTC