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Crowdsourcing with Social Media to Overcome Brick Walls in Genealogy Research
Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are not just for the teenagers anymore. These are just three of the many social media apps and websites that you need to utilize for your family history. Answers to brick walls are waiting! Using social media as a type of crowdsourcing tool will amaze you…
Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are not just for the teenagers anymore. These are just three of the many social media apps and websites that you need to utilize for your family history. Answers to brick walls are waiting! Using social media as a type of crowdsourcing tool will amaze you…
Fri, November 11 2016: 0:00 UTC

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Wed, February 16 2022: 19:00 UTC
The perfect back up plan for you: Backblaze
Wed, February 16 2022: 19:00 UTC
Whether you use Backblaze today, are just thinking about it, or use something else to back up your PC or Mac, join us for a deep dive into Backblaze Computer Backup. You probably that know Backblaze is the easiest way to back up your computer, but do you know about the locate-my-computer feature, or that you can schedule your backups, or you can set your very own private encryption key? How about getting your data back, delivered to you by FedEx on a hard drive, for free. We’ll cover all that and more. We’ll even spend a few minutes on where and how your data is stored with Backblaze and how we keep it safe until you need it back. Join us.
Whether you use Backblaze today, are just thinking about it, or use something else to back up your PC or Mac, join us for a deep dive into Backblaze Computer Backup. You probably that know Backblaze is the easiest way to back up your computer, but do you know about the locate-my-computer feature, or that you can schedule your backups, or you can set your very own private encryption key? How about getting your data back, delivered to you by FedEx on a hard drive, for free. We’ll cover all that and more. We’ll even spend a few minutes on where and how your data is stored with Backblaze and how we keep it safe until you need it back. Join us.
Wed, February 16 2022: 19:00 UTC
Wed, March 2 2022: 19:00 UTC
Using WikiTree’s DNA Features in Your Family History Research
Wed, March 2 2022: 19:00 UTC
WikiTree is one of the Global family Trees available online that works collaboratively to have an accurate, single family tree. You may have heard of WikiTree, but did you also know that WikiTree does DNA as well? WikiTree has very robust DNA features which can identify testers who may match you in the DNA connections section of an ancestor’s profile. We will work the features and show you how to further your family history research using WikiTree and its DNA features.
WikiTree is one of the Global family Trees available online that works collaboratively to have an accurate, single family tree. You may have heard of WikiTree, but did you also know that WikiTree does DNA as well? WikiTree has very robust DNA features which can identify testers who may match you in the DNA connections section of an ancestor’s profile. We will work the features and show you how to further your family history research using WikiTree and its DNA features.
Wed, March 2 2022: 19:00 UTC
Wed, March 23 2022: 18:00 UTC
Get ‘Grammin’! How to Instagram Your Family History
Wed, March 23 2022: 18:00 UTC
Instagram is a visual social media tool that allows users to share photos, videos, gifs, inspirational quotes, and more. Instagram is also a favorite platform among the younger generation, making it a vital tool for genealogists of all ages, as well as genealogical societies, to learn and embrace. As you get ‘grammin’ with Instagram, you will quickly see the benefits of sharing your family photos, your genealogy research, and your passion for family history with others. Plus, Instagram is fun to use! Learn how to get up and running with Instagram, and “Insta” your family history.
Instagram is a visual social media tool that allows users to share photos, videos, gifs, inspirational quotes, and more. Instagram is also a favorite platform among the younger generation, making it a vital tool for genealogists of all ages, as well as genealogical societies, to learn and embrace. As you get ‘grammin’ with Instagram, you will quickly see the benefits of sharing your family photos, your genealogy research, and your passion for family history with others. Plus, Instagram is fun to use! Learn how to get up and running with Instagram, and “Insta” your family history.
Wed, March 23 2022: 18:00 UTC
Wed, July 6 2022: 18:00 UTC
What’s New at DNAPainter
Wed, July 6 2022: 18:00 UTC
DNA Painter is a popular website for genealogists who want to explore their autosomal DNA test results. Join site creator Jonny Perl for this update on new features for tree visualizations and chromosome mapping, as well as other recent releases and tools.
DNA Painter is a popular website for genealogists who want to explore their autosomal DNA test results. Join site creator Jonny Perl for this update on new features for tree visualizations and chromosome mapping, as well as other recent releases and tools.
Wed, July 6 2022: 18:00 UTC
Thu, August 11 2022: 0:00 UTC
Need help with grammar and punctuation? There’s a tool for that!
Thu, August 11 2022: 0:00 UTC
We all want our writing to be clear and concise and agonise over getting it just right. Is that the correct word? Have I put the comma in the right place? Should that be an em-dash or an en-dash? Sometimes we just need a tool to help us identify the typos and grammatical inconsistencies or highlight the punctuation errors. This session will demonstrate free tools to improve our writing and help us become better writers.
We all want our writing to be clear and concise and agonise over getting it just right. Is that the correct word? Have I put the comma in the right place? Should that be an em-dash or an en-dash? Sometimes we just need a tool to help us identify the typos and grammatical inconsistencies or highlight the punctuation errors. This session will demonstrate free tools to improve our writing and help us become better writers.
Thu, August 11 2022: 0:00 UTC
Wed, September 21 2022: 18:00 UTC
Ransomware and your computer
Wed, September 21 2022: 18:00 UTC
Ransomware is a form of malware (malicious software) that encrypts a victim’s files so they cannot be accessed. The attacker then demands that the victim pay a ransom in order to have access to their files restored. Maybe, you’ve heard about ransomware in the news and thought it was a business problem, but in truth over 75% of ransomware attacks are aimed at individuals and small businesses. Why, because you are easy targets. Learn more about ransomware and what you can do about before it strikes, and if you are attacked how you can recover.
Ransomware is a form of malware (malicious software) that encrypts a victim’s files so they cannot be accessed. The attacker then demands that the victim pay a ransom in order to have access to their files restored. Maybe, you’ve heard about ransomware in the news and thought it was a business problem, but in truth over 75% of ransomware attacks are aimed at individuals and small businesses. Why, because you are easy targets. Learn more about ransomware and what you can do about before it strikes, and if you are attacked how you can recover.
Wed, September 21 2022: 18:00 UTC
Thu, October 13 2022: 0:00 UTC
Trendy Tech Tools for Your Research: Yay or Nay?
Thu, October 13 2022: 0:00 UTC
Everywhere we turn we hear from someone recommending the latest and greatest apps and tools to use in our research. But should we try to use all of them? Some of them? None of them? How do you choose what is best for you? We will go over the research process and help you decide which of your own activities need special tools and which work well with the standard tools we all should use.
Everywhere we turn we hear from someone recommending the latest and greatest apps and tools to use in our research. But should we try to use all of them? Some of them? None of them? How do you choose what is best for you? We will go over the research process and help you decide which of your own activities need special tools and which work well with the standard tools we all should use.
Thu, October 13 2022: 0:00 UTC
Wed, December 21 2022: 19:00 UTC
Designing with Canva for Your Genealogy, Society, or Business
Wed, December 21 2022: 19:00 UTC
Canva is a freemium model cloud-based graphic design app that allows even the most design-challenged genealogist to create attractive digital and print products. Colleen uses it frequently to create visuals for my blogs, social media posts, videos and reports, and for family celebrations. We will walk through navigating around the browser interface and features, review the various design libraries, and demonstrate some of her regular design use cases. We will also discuss free personal Canva, premium Canva Pro, and Canva’s Nonprofits program for your society.
Canva is a freemium model cloud-based graphic design app that allows even the most design-challenged genealogist to create attractive digital and print products. Colleen uses it frequently to create visuals for my blogs, social media posts, videos and reports, and for family celebrations. We will walk through navigating around the browser interface and features, review the various design libraries, and demonstrate some of her regular design use cases. We will also discuss free personal Canva, premium Canva Pro, and Canva’s Nonprofits program for your society.
Wed, December 21 2022: 19:00 UTC
Fri, January 21 2022: 19:00 UTC
Mexican Catholic Parish Records, Part I: Baptisms, Confirmations & Burials
Fri, January 21 2022: 19:00 UTC
Spanish colonial and Mexican Catholic parish registers are rich in genealogical information. This session will discuss the laws, customs, and significance of these particular Catholic records that essentially “bookend” the life of your ancestors; as well as where to find and how to analyze them.
Spanish colonial and Mexican Catholic parish registers are rich in genealogical information. This session will discuss the laws, customs, and significance of these particular Catholic records that essentially “bookend” the life of your ancestors; as well as where to find and how to analyze them.
Fri, January 21 2022: 19:00 UTC