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Write As You Go! A Methodology for Efficient Report Writing
Puzzled by your brick wall? Do your client reports take more time to write than research? Are you working on a Research Report or Case Study for your portfolio? Using the "Write As You Go" methodology can assist in arriving at a solution to these issues. This brief overview of…
Puzzled by your brick wall? Do your client reports take more time to write than research? Are you working on a Research Report or Case Study for your portfolio? Using the "Write As You Go" methodology can assist in arriving at a solution to these issues. This brief overview of…
Thu, April 8 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:28:37
7.9K views
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Reporting on Research: Standards Encourage Better Communication
Documenting and sharing are fundamental to a genealogist’s work. Learn guidelines for preparing more informative, accurate, and useful research reports for yourself and others. The webinar shows how observing genealogical standards can improve written communication of research notes and findings. Topics include ten essential characteristics of quality reports, optional report…
Documenting and sharing are fundamental to a genealogist’s work. Learn guidelines for preparing more informative, accurate, and useful research reports for yourself and others. The webinar shows how observing genealogical standards can improve written communication of research notes and findings. Topics include ten essential characteristics of quality reports, optional report…
Tue, March 16 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:32:16
7.0K views
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Once upon a time: It’s all about the story
‘Facts’ send people to sleep; ‘stories’ keep them awake and alert and eager to learn what happens next. In this seminar, Carol shows you how to tell a gripping story within a family history, and by extension, how to write a gripping a family history.
‘Facts’ send people to sleep; ‘stories’ keep them awake and alert and eager to learn what happens next. In this seminar, Carol shows you how to tell a gripping story within a family history, and by extension, how to write a gripping a family history.
Tue, December 1 2020: 0:00 UTC
1:31:20
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Turning dry facts into exciting narrative
The literary world condemns most family histories as ‘fact-driven and tedious’ because they are usually little more than prose timelines. Yet the phrase ‘family history’ communicates the three ingredients needed to produce a piece of prose that is interesting to read: ‘family’ (the facts about the family), ‘history’ (the…
The literary world condemns most family histories as ‘fact-driven and tedious’ because they are usually little more than prose timelines. Yet the phrase ‘family history’ communicates the three ingredients needed to produce a piece of prose that is interesting to read: ‘family’ (the facts about the family), ‘history’ (the…
Wed, July 8 2020: 0:00 UTC
1:22:31
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Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing
Genealogists love to research, but writing it up – not so much. First, we need to read good writing (any kind). Then, practice writing in two separate compartments: write as it comes, and return later to fix or edit. Don’t worry about beginnings or endings; they will emerge over time….
Genealogists love to research, but writing it up – not so much. First, we need to read good writing (any kind). Then, practice writing in two separate compartments: write as it comes, and return later to fix or edit. Don’t worry about beginnings or endings; they will emerge over time….
Tue, August 20 2019: 0:00 UTC
57:20
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Visualizing Information for Genealogists
You have toiled over your client report. You have delved into the data, mined it for every iota of information, you have examined and evaluated your sources, analyzed and correlated your evidence, resolved any conflicts, and carefully crafted a narrative. Your report is accurate, but does your presentation compellingly tell…
You have toiled over your client report. You have delved into the data, mined it for every iota of information, you have examined and evaluated your sources, analyzed and correlated your evidence, resolved any conflicts, and carefully crafted a narrative. Your report is accurate, but does your presentation compellingly tell…
Tue, January 15 2019: 0:00 UTC
51:18
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No More Blank Pages: 10 Simple Writing Tips for Family Historians
If you are struggling with a blank page, this webinar will provide ten simple tips to find your writing focus and let the words flow!
If you are struggling with a blank page, this webinar will provide ten simple tips to find your writing focus and let the words flow!
Fri, January 26 2018: 0:00 UTC
33:29
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Writing Up Your Research (without using genealogy software)
Learn how to write up your research using word processing, addressing conflicts and comparing sources, using breadcrumbs (AKA footnotes) to leave a trail of exploration for future researchers.
Learn how to write up your research using word processing, addressing conflicts and comparing sources, using breadcrumbs (AKA footnotes) to leave a trail of exploration for future researchers.
Wed, May 3 2017: 0:00 UTC
1:26:02
Writing Up Your Research
Writing up our research is the best way to preserve it. We will examine different ways of writing and publishing, from blogs to books.
Writing up our research is the best way to preserve it. We will examine different ways of writing and publishing, from blogs to books.
Tue, January 17 2017: 0:00 UTC
56:54
1.7K views
Enriching Your Family History through Pictures and Stories
Pictures and stories add that special piece of enriching detail to your family story. Learn where and how you might drag up old photos and stories about your ancestors. We will be discussing helpful websites, how to use social media as a tool, and specified search techniques to find these…
Pictures and stories add that special piece of enriching detail to your family story. Learn where and how you might drag up old photos and stories about your ancestors. We will be discussing helpful websites, how to use social media as a tool, and specified search techniques to find these…
Wed, November 9 2016: 0:00 UTC
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1:44:42
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Proof Arguments – How to Write Them and Why They Matter
See examples of analyzing and correlating evidence, and how to resolve conflicts in genealogical evidence to reach conclusions. The genealogist owes it to herself and future generations to write down the mental reasoning that leads to these conclusions. Learn how to write down the mental process of establishing genealogical proof.
See examples of analyzing and correlating evidence, and how to resolve conflicts in genealogical evidence to reach conclusions. The genealogist owes it to herself and future generations to write down the mental reasoning that leads to these conclusions. Learn how to write down the mental process of establishing genealogical proof.
Wed, March 30 2016: 0:00 UTC
1:35:47
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Storyboard Your Family History
Learn how the Scrivener software, a multifaceted word processor and project management tool, can help you plot, organize, and write your family history narrative, prepare research reports, and much more. (Attendees are encouraged to download the free trial (PC or Mac) prior to webinar to maximize the learning experience).
Learn how the Scrivener software, a multifaceted word processor and project management tool, can help you plot, organize, and write your family history narrative, prepare research reports, and much more. (Attendees are encouraged to download the free trial (PC or Mac) prior to webinar to maximize the learning experience).
Wed, July 29 2015: 0:00 UTC

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Tue, February 22 2022: 19:00 UTC
Printing Charts and Books on MyHeritage
Tue, February 22 2022: 19:00 UTC
You’ve invested so much effort in building and documenting your family tree — now it’s time to display the fruits of your labor! Learn how to create beautiful customized charts or a summary book of your family tree on MyHeritage that you can print at home, have professionally printed, or share digitally.
You’ve invested so much effort in building and documenting your family tree — now it’s time to display the fruits of your labor! Learn how to create beautiful customized charts or a summary book of your family tree on MyHeritage that you can print at home, have professionally printed, or share digitally.
Tue, February 22 2022: 19:00 UTC
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Family Stories in 30 Minutes or Less
Wed, March 30 2022: 18:00 UTC
Have you always wanted to write your family stories but have never gotten around to it or known where to begin? Perhaps you’ve started but are stuck or overwhelmed. Good news! Capturing your family stories can be easy and fun with Brenda Hudson’s “story project” technique. In this webinar, you will learn three different story projects, each resulting in a different kind of family story that takes less than 30 minutes. Use this technique to build your family legacy one story at a time, capturing as many stories as you like, knowing your stories will help your family connect with each other, now and in the future, by spurring conversations and strengthening family bonds across generations.
Have you always wanted to write your family stories but have never gotten around to it or known where to begin? Perhaps you’ve started but are stuck or overwhelmed. Good news! Capturing your family stories can be easy and fun with Brenda Hudson’s “story project” technique. In this webinar, you will learn three different story projects, each resulting in a different kind of family story that takes less than 30 minutes. Use this technique to build your family legacy one story at a time, capturing as many stories as you like, knowing your stories will help your family connect with each other, now and in the future, by spurring conversations and strengthening family bonds across generations.
Wed, March 30 2022: 18:00 UTC
Wed, September 28 2022: 18:00 UTC
Start with You: Writing About Yourself
Wed, September 28 2022: 18:00 UTC
Genealogy best practice is to start with you, and who better to introduce yourself to future generations than YOU? In this webinar, we will go beyond factual information typically found in family trees to include the essence of who you are. Using easy and fun writing prompts, you will learn to create a unique and revealing written portrait of yourself. You can also share these prompts with other family members, adding their written portraits to your family tree. Your future generations will get to know you, and thank you!
Genealogy best practice is to start with you, and who better to introduce yourself to future generations than YOU? In this webinar, we will go beyond factual information typically found in family trees to include the essence of who you are. Using easy and fun writing prompts, you will learn to create a unique and revealing written portrait of yourself. You can also share these prompts with other family members, adding their written portraits to your family tree. Your future generations will get to know you, and thank you!
Wed, September 28 2022: 18:00 UTC
Thu, October 27 2022: 0:00 UTC
Structuring a Family History – class 1 of 4
Thu, October 27 2022: 0:00 UTC
To write a family history, we must convert our ancestral information into paragraphs of prose. But how do we group the resulting paragraphs to produce a coherent structure? We start by asking ourselves what we wish to achieve. Are we writing a history that focuses on a surname line? Or one that covers all of our ancestors, or all of our descendants, or all of the ancestors and descendants of a particular person? And how do we craft an individual biography? Do we produce a family history that is a group of stand-alone biographies or one that has a narrative-style flow? These and other subjects are discussed in this simple guide to structuring a family history.
To write a family history, we must convert our ancestral information into paragraphs of prose. But how do we group the resulting paragraphs to produce a coherent structure? We start by asking ourselves what we wish to achieve. Are we writing a history that focuses on a surname line? Or one that covers all of our ancestors, or all of our descendants, or all of the ancestors and descendants of a particular person? And how do we craft an individual biography? Do we produce a family history that is a group of stand-alone biographies or one that has a narrative-style flow? These and other subjects are discussed in this simple guide to structuring a family history.
Thu, October 27 2022: 0:00 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
Tue, January 25 2022: 12:00 UTC
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Les nouvelles collections françaises sur MyHeritage
Tue, January 25 2022: 12:00 UTC
MyHeritage a publié des millions de documents historiques français répartis en diverses collections, notamment des actes de naissance, mariage, et décès, des recensements, des documents militaires et d’inhumation. Ces données, renforcée par notre technologie Record Matching, offrent de nouvelles perspectives et pistes de recherche à tous ceux qui ont des racines en France.
MyHeritage a publié des millions de documents historiques français répartis en diverses collections, notamment des actes de naissance, mariage, et décès, des recensements, des documents militaires et d’inhumation. Ces données, renforcée par notre technologie Record Matching, offrent de nouvelles perspectives et pistes de recherche à tous ceux qui ont des racines en France.
Tue, January 25 2022: 12:00 UTC
Tue, January 25 2022: 19:00 UTC
New Records on MyHeritage
Tue, January 25 2022: 19:00 UTC
Discover the exciting new collections recently added to MyHeritage’s vast and ever-growing database of historical records.
Discover the exciting new collections recently added to MyHeritage’s vast and ever-growing database of historical records.
Tue, January 25 2022: 19:00 UTC
Wed, January 26 2022: 19:00 UTC
An Introduction to Tracing your Greek Ancestry
Wed, January 26 2022: 19:00 UTC
You are Greek but it’s all Greek to you? This is an introduction to Greek genealogy research. How to prepare for your research? What do you need to know before turning to Greek records? What types of Greek records are useful and how can you access them? What do you need to know about DNA? Where can you find free additional help and resources? How can you participate in the latest developments in the field of Greek genealogy? Join this class and get ready for a unique research journey!
You are Greek but it’s all Greek to you? This is an introduction to Greek genealogy research. How to prepare for your research? What do you need to know before turning to Greek records? What types of Greek records are useful and how can you access them? What do you need to know about DNA? Where can you find free additional help and resources? How can you participate in the latest developments in the field of Greek genealogy? Join this class and get ready for a unique research journey!
Wed, January 26 2022: 19:00 UTC
Wed, February 2 2022: 1:00 UTC
Education in Australia
Wed, February 2 2022: 1:00 UTC
Tracking the movement of ancestors in Australia can be difficult without available census records. However, there are numerous record alternatives, one of which is school admission registers as children are recorded each year, with details including parent’s names and dates of entry and exit. Industrial or trade schools, universities, religious schools and others can also present information not found elsewhere.
Tracking the movement of ancestors in Australia can be difficult without available census records. However, there are numerous record alternatives, one of which is school admission registers as children are recorded each year, with details including parent’s names and dates of entry and exit. Industrial or trade schools, universities, religious schools and others can also present information not found elsewhere.
Wed, February 2 2022: 1:00 UTC