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PERSI 2.0: The New PERSI for Everyone
You may be missing 30% of genealogy discoveries if you’re not digging into issues of old periodicals for biographical profiles, stories about ancestral churches or schools, how-to tips for researching a locale, indexes and transcripts of local records. Learn to find and access this content using PERSI, the Periodical Source Index, NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE on the Allen County Public Library website, and hear success stories that can inspire your own searches.
You may be missing 30% of genealogy discoveries if you’re not digging into issues of old periodicals for biographical profiles, stories about ancestral churches or schools, how-to tips for researching a locale, indexes and transcripts of local records. Learn to find and access this content using PERSI, the Periodical Source Index, NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE on the Allen County Public Library website, and hear success stories that can inspire your own searches.
Wed, March 22 2023: 18:00 UTC
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Getting to Know Findmypast – Your Source for British and Irish Genealogy
If your family has origins in the British Isles, Findmypast is a resource you should be utilizing! Learn about our incredible British and Irish collections, the advantages of using global newspapers, and get a glimpse of the new PERiodical Source Index (PERSI).
If your family has origins in the British Isles, Findmypast is a resource you should be utilizing! Learn about our incredible British and Irish collections, the advantages of using global newspapers, and get a glimpse of the new PERiodical Source Index (PERSI).
Wed, April 6 2016: 0:00 UTC
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Using Periodicals to Find Your Ancestors
Periodicals can fill in the pieces between the birth and death of your ancestor. Whether the information is biographical, a transcription, or reporting on an event, periodicals provide rich detail about your ancestor's life. In this lecture we will discuss the types of periodicals that exist and what indexes (JSTOR…
Periodicals can fill in the pieces between the birth and death of your ancestor. Whether the information is biographical, a transcription, or reporting on an event, periodicals provide rich detail about your ancestor's life. In this lecture we will discuss the types of periodicals that exist and what indexes (JSTOR…
Wed, September 30 2015: 0:00 UTC

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Wed, September 4 2024: 2:00 UTC
Efficient Genealogy: Streamline Your Research with TextExpander
Wed, September 4 2024: 2:00 UTC
Are you a dedicated genealogist seeking ways to optimize your research process? Join us for an enlightening webinar, “Efficient Genealogy: Streamline Your Research with TextExpander!” In this one-hour session, we’ll delve into the powerful capabilities of TextExpander and how it can revolutionize your genealogy workflow. Imagine effortlessly creating perfectly formatted citations, enhancing the quality of your research logs, and drastically reducing the time you spend typing. As a professional genealogist, Christine will guide you through hands-on demonstrations, showcasing how you can create citation templates and text snippets with TextExpander that can save you hours while improving the precision of your work. Whether you’re an experienced researcher or just starting your genealogy journey, this webinar is your gateway to a more efficient and rewarding genealogy experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to streamline your research process and make the most of your valuable time. Join us and discover how TextExpander can truly transform the way you approach genealogy!
Are you a dedicated genealogist seeking ways to optimize your research process? Join us for an enlightening webinar, “Efficient Genealogy: Streamline Your Research with TextExpander!” In this one-hour session, we’ll delve into the powerful capabilities of TextExpander and how it can revolutionize your genealogy workflow. Imagine effortlessly creating perfectly formatted citations, enhancing the quality of your research logs, and drastically reducing the time you spend typing. As a professional genealogist, Christine will guide you through hands-on demonstrations, showcasing how you can create citation templates and text snippets with TextExpander that can save you hours while improving the precision of your work. Whether you’re an experienced researcher or just starting your genealogy journey, this webinar is your gateway to a more efficient and rewarding genealogy experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to streamline your research process and make the most of your valuable time. Join us and discover how TextExpander can truly transform the way you approach genealogy!
Wed, September 4 2024: 2:00 UTC
Thu, September 12 2024: 0:00 UTC
AI and Family History: Extending Beyond the Basics
Thu, September 12 2024: 0:00 UTC
Continue to discover the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in unravelling your family’s history. This session will build upon concepts covered in the introductory session that explored the world of AI and genealogy. Topics and skills covered during the webinar will enable participants to: Learn the art of crafting exceptional prompts; Navigate the intricacies of bias in AI-generated responses; Develop strategies to ensure a fair and inclusive exploration of your heritage; Safeguard your privacy and security as we shed light on the best practices to protect your personal information; Investigate images and AI and their application in genealogical research; Examine alternative AI tools to ChatGPT; Develop strategies for assessing AI tools and their usefulness; Filled with many practical examples, using his own family history research and investigations, there will also be ample opportunities to ask questions and share your own experiences in using AI tools.
Continue to discover the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in unravelling your family’s history. This session will build upon concepts covered in the introductory session that explored the world of AI and genealogy. Topics and skills covered during the webinar will enable participants to: Learn the art of crafting exceptional prompts; Navigate the intricacies of bias in AI-generated responses; Develop strategies to ensure a fair and inclusive exploration of your heritage; Safeguard your privacy and security as we shed light on the best practices to protect your personal information; Investigate images and AI and their application in genealogical research; Examine alternative AI tools to ChatGPT; Develop strategies for assessing AI tools and their usefulness; Filled with many practical examples, using his own family history research and investigations, there will also be ample opportunities to ask questions and share your own experiences in using AI tools.
Thu, September 12 2024: 0:00 UTC
Wed, September 18 2024: 18:00 UTC
Practical chromosome mapping: gaining insights from segments of DNA
Wed, September 18 2024: 18:00 UTC
Chromosome mapping helps you understand how you inherited DNA from your ancestors and can be highly addictive. Join DNA Painter founder Jonny Perl as he explores hands-on examples demonstrating what you can learn from the segments you share with your matches.
Chromosome mapping helps you understand how you inherited DNA from your ancestors and can be highly addictive. Join DNA Painter founder Jonny Perl as he explores hands-on examples demonstrating what you can learn from the segments you share with your matches.
Wed, September 18 2024: 18:00 UTC
Tue, October 8 2024: 18:00 UTC
5 Ways to Use AI to Involve Children & Youth in Family History
Tue, October 8 2024: 18:00 UTC
What will happen to your family stories when you turn the corner from being a researcher to being an ancestor? Will the children and youth in your family love genealogy like you do? Will they help keep your family stories alive? Learn about 5 ways you can use artificial intelligence to get children and youth involved in family history: 1) MyHeritage AI Time Machine 2) BillionGraves AI Gravestone Transcriptions 3) AI-Generated Family Stories with Storied 4) Canva’s AI Storybook Illustrations 5) MyHeritage AI DeepStory Photos. Do the math: 5 ways to use AI + family History = children & youth having fun!
What will happen to your family stories when you turn the corner from being a researcher to being an ancestor? Will the children and youth in your family love genealogy like you do? Will they help keep your family stories alive? Learn about 5 ways you can use artificial intelligence to get children and youth involved in family history: 1) MyHeritage AI Time Machine 2) BillionGraves AI Gravestone Transcriptions 3) AI-Generated Family Stories with Storied 4) Canva’s AI Storybook Illustrations 5) MyHeritage AI DeepStory Photos. Do the math: 5 ways to use AI + family History = children & youth having fun!
Tue, October 8 2024: 18:00 UTC
Wed, November 20 2024: 19:00 UTC
Top Ten AI Genealogy Breakthroughs of 2024
Wed, November 20 2024: 19:00 UTC
This engaging webinar presents a countdown of the top ten breakthroughs in AI-assisted genealogy from 2024. We’ll highlight the most impressive and impactful instances where AI technology has significantly advanced genealogical research. From uncovering long-lost ancestral connections to solving complex genealogy puzzles, each item in our top ten list will showcase a unique success story. These examples not only celebrate the remarkable achievements of the past year but also offer insights and inspiration for applying AI in your own genealogical endeavors. Join us for a journey through 2024’s most notable AI milestones in genealogy.
This engaging webinar presents a countdown of the top ten breakthroughs in AI-assisted genealogy from 2024. We’ll highlight the most impressive and impactful instances where AI technology has significantly advanced genealogical research. From uncovering long-lost ancestral connections to solving complex genealogy puzzles, each item in our top ten list will showcase a unique success story. These examples not only celebrate the remarkable achievements of the past year but also offer insights and inspiration for applying AI in your own genealogical endeavors. Join us for a journey through 2024’s most notable AI milestones in genealogy.
Wed, November 20 2024: 19:00 UTC
Fri, December 13 2024: 19:00 UTC
Reflecting on AI in Genealogy: 2024’s Lessons and 2025’s Pathways
Fri, December 13 2024: 19:00 UTC
In this reflective session, we’ll look back at the pivotal lessons learned from integrating AI into genealogy throughout 2024. This webinar will delve into how AI has reshaped research practices, influenced data interpretation, and prompted new ethical and privacy considerations. We’ll analyze the successes and challenges faced over the year, extracting key insights that can inform future strategies. The discussion will also venture into anticipations and predictions for AI in genealogy in 2025, offering a forward-looking perspective on emerging trends and potential advancements. This webinar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the year in AI genealogy, setting the stage for continued innovation and exploration in the field.
In this reflective session, we’ll look back at the pivotal lessons learned from integrating AI into genealogy throughout 2024. This webinar will delve into how AI has reshaped research practices, influenced data interpretation, and prompted new ethical and privacy considerations. We’ll analyze the successes and challenges faced over the year, extracting key insights that can inform future strategies. The discussion will also venture into anticipations and predictions for AI in genealogy in 2025, offering a forward-looking perspective on emerging trends and potential advancements. This webinar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the year in AI genealogy, setting the stage for continued innovation and exploration in the field.
Fri, December 13 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