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Moravian Trails and Records
The Moravians in the 1700s not only settled Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, but their mission work took them to other areas to work with Native Americans. Moravian records include Community Diaries which were required to be kept by each settlement. They were a way for them to record not only ecclesiastical events but other events that affected their settlement such as their interactions with native populations and slaves as they went about doing their missionary work. The German heritage of the Moravians shows in the details of naming visitors (along with any aliases) and relationships among the individuals mentioned. The Moravian records are truly a treasure-trove for anyone whose ancestors were in the same vicinity or time.
The Moravians in the 1700s not only settled Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, but their mission work took them to other areas to work with Native Americans. Moravian records include Community Diaries which were required to be kept by each settlement. They were a way for them to record not only ecclesiastical events but other events that affected their settlement such as their interactions with native populations and slaves as they went about doing their missionary work. The German heritage of the Moravians shows in the details of naming visitors (along with any aliases) and relationships among the individuals mentioned. The Moravian records are truly a treasure-trove for anyone whose ancestors were in the same vicinity or time.
Fri, September 24 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:10:44
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Beginning Hungarian Genealogy
The search for Hungarian roots, though often made complex by various language and border changes, can be a greatly rewarding experience. The land has long been a crossroads, and Hungarian histories and records of genealogical interest are intertwined with neighboring countries and the empires and occupiers that ruled the area over the centuries. Lisa Toth Salinas, author of the Hungarian Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™, presents an overview of the history and geography of modern day Hungary and its former lands, the types and whereabouts of available records, an introduction to the many resources available, and research strategies to aid you in a search for your Magyar roots.
The search for Hungarian roots, though often made complex by various language and border changes, can be a greatly rewarding experience. The land has long been a crossroads, and Hungarian histories and records of genealogical interest are intertwined with neighboring countries and the empires and occupiers that ruled the area over the centuries. Lisa Toth Salinas, author of the Hungarian Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™, presents an overview of the history and geography of modern day Hungary and its former lands, the types and whereabouts of available records, an introduction to the many resources available, and research strategies to aid you in a search for your Magyar roots.
Fri, September 24 2021: 0:00 UTC
49:59
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One Family, Many Connections: Using the FAN club in one Australian locality
Family historians know only too well the importance of researching the family/friends, neighbours and associates (the FAN club) of direct line ancestors. Any information we find does not become truly valuable until placed into a community or cluster or network context. Harvesting the clues in the FAN club gives us the potential to further advance our research as well as provide pointers to other records or fragments. So, what genealogical details would be found if the FAN principle was applied to one family in a locality? This presentation will show how one such network or cluster evolved in the Hunter Valley region; one which was to be hugely influential in the growth years of the New South Wales colony and in the development of Australia as a nation.
Family historians know only too well the importance of researching the family/friends, neighbours and associates (the FAN club) of direct line ancestors. Any information we find does not become truly valuable until placed into a community or cluster or network context. Harvesting the clues in the FAN club gives us the potential to further advance our research as well as provide pointers to other records or fragments. So, what genealogical details would be found if the FAN principle was applied to one family in a locality? This presentation will show how one such network or cluster evolved in the Hunter Valley region; one which was to be hugely influential in the growth years of the New South Wales colony and in the development of Australia as a nation.
Fri, September 24 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:24:50
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Cluster Research: Using Groups of People to Find Your People
Our ancestors did not live in a vacuum. They lived, worked, socialized, and married in the midst of a larger group of people. Those people included not just family members but friends, neighbors, employers and fellow employees, fellow churchgoers, and business associates. Genealogists often refers to this group with the…
Our ancestors did not live in a vacuum. They lived, worked, socialized, and married in the midst of a larger group of people. Those people included not just family members but friends, neighbors, employers and fellow employees, fellow churchgoers, and business associates. Genealogists often refers to this group with the…
Thu, September 23 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:16:07
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Federal Records Relating to Rivers and Canals
Many federal records pertain to the development and use of waterways in the United States. This lecture shows examples and explains the relevance of some of the applicable records found at the National Archives in Washington, DC, in its online holdings, and at its regional facilities like Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas…
Many federal records pertain to the development and use of waterways in the United States. This lecture shows examples and explains the relevance of some of the applicable records found at the National Archives in Washington, DC, in its online holdings, and at its regional facilities like Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas…
Wed, September 22 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:16:15
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A Toboggan Ride Through Canadian Records, eh!
This session will start with websites that are for all of Canada and then go from East to West on where to find records and resources in each province and territory.
This session will start with websites that are for all of Canada and then go from East to West on where to find records and resources in each province and territory.
Fri, September 17 2021: 18:00 UTC
1:03:54
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Researching Immigrants to New England in the Great Migration, 1620-1640
There are two mass movements called \”Great Migrations\” that affected the settlement that part of America known now as the United States. The earlier \”Great Migration\” refers to immigrants who came to America during the years from 1620 to 1633. The individual immigrants who arrived in America during this migration have been extensively documented by genealogist Robert Anderson working with The Great Migration Project. This webinar will explain this first Great Migration and highlight the work done by The Great Migration Project
There are two mass movements called \”Great Migrations\” that affected the settlement that part of America known now as the United States. The earlier \”Great Migration\” refers to immigrants who came to America during the years from 1620 to 1633. The individual immigrants who arrived in America during this migration have been extensively documented by genealogist Robert Anderson working with The Great Migration Project. This webinar will explain this first Great Migration and highlight the work done by The Great Migration Project
Fri, September 17 2021: 0:00 UTC
57:13
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A Step Through Time(lines)
Timelines are a great tool for gathering together your research on an ancestor and their family. Learn tips and tricks on creating these and using them in your research and when you publish your family story.
Timelines are a great tool for gathering together your research on an ancestor and their family. Learn tips and tricks on creating these and using them in your research and when you publish your family story.
Fri, September 17 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:14:47
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Beneluxury Archives! How to get the best out of Belgian, Dutch and Lux archives online
Benelux ancestors? Be pampered with the Beneluxury lecture! Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, those countries so close on a map have common stories but their genealogical resources may differ How do you start a research there, especially if you’re living far away? How do you juggle with records from those neighbouring countries when they have so much History in common but also many differences? Follow the Beneluxury lecture, if you have ancestors in those areas, it’s going to be a real treat!
Benelux ancestors? Be pampered with the Beneluxury lecture! Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, those countries so close on a map have common stories but their genealogical resources may differ How do you start a research there, especially if you’re living far away? How do you juggle with records from those neighbouring countries when they have so much History in common but also many differences? Follow the Beneluxury lecture, if you have ancestors in those areas, it’s going to be a real treat!
Fri, September 17 2021: 0:00 UTC
54:09
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Out of the Ballot Box: Voter Registrations & Records
This lecture introduces a little-used record group that will open new research avenues into ancestors’ lives. Find how to use early voter registration records and where to find them. These records may make or break your family puzzle. Did your ancestor naturalize in the United States before 1906, but you can’t find the court his papers were filed at? Voter registrations are sometimes a valuable clue, they often ask about the court of naturalization.
This lecture introduces a little-used record group that will open new research avenues into ancestors’ lives. Find how to use early voter registration records and where to find them. These records may make or break your family puzzle. Did your ancestor naturalize in the United States before 1906, but you can’t find the court his papers were filed at? Voter registrations are sometimes a valuable clue, they often ask about the court of naturalization.
Fri, September 17 2021: 0:00 UTC
10:25
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Linking Family Trees to DNA Results
Learn how to link your family tree to your DNA results on Ancestry, MyHeritage, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.
Learn how to link your family tree to your DNA results on Ancestry, MyHeritage, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.
Fri, September 17 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:06:04
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Afro-LatinX in the Old West
The Spanish brought Africans to be enslaved in their colonies in the Caribbean and the Americas. What was life like for those of African descent during Spanish colonial time, Mexico and after the regions became the western U.S.? Was life significantly different from enslaved Africans brought to North America? What records exist to tell of their lives?
The Spanish brought Africans to be enslaved in their colonies in the Caribbean and the Americas. What was life like for those of African descent during Spanish colonial time, Mexico and after the regions became the western U.S.? Was life significantly different from enslaved Africans brought to North America? What records exist to tell of their lives?
Fri, September 17 2021: 0:00 UTC

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Tue, September 28 2021: 18:00 UTC
The new and improved Legacy Family Tree Webinars website
Tue, September 28 2021: 18:00 UTC
The genealogy webinar experience just got a whole lot better! Join Geoff Rasmussen as he guides you through the new look and layout of the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website. You'll enjoy the same exceptional content with a friendly new interface that's super easy to use.
The genealogy webinar experience just got a whole lot better! Join Geoff Rasmussen as he guides you through the new look and layout of the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website. You'll enjoy the same exceptional content with a friendly new interface that's super easy to use.
Tue, September 28 2021: 18:00 UTC
Wed, September 29 2021: 18:00 UTC
Beginning Ukrainian Genealogy
Wed, September 29 2021: 18:00 UTC
Learn which records are available to assist you in determining your Eastern European ancestor's home village and their emigration to the United States. Discover the resources for Ukrainian genealogy using regional resources and online tools. Examples of many different types of records and their importance, both from North American and…
Learn which records are available to assist you in determining your Eastern European ancestor's home village and their emigration to the United States. Discover the resources for Ukrainian genealogy using regional resources and online tools. Examples of many different types of records and their importance, both from North American and…
Wed, September 29 2021: 18:00 UTC
Fri, October 1 2021: 18:00 UTC
Born a Slave: Rediscovering Arthur Jackson's African American Heritage
Fri, October 1 2021: 18:00 UTC
Using his book by the same title as a guide, family historian and preservationist David W. Jackson inspires genealogists to embark on a quest to rediscover their ancestors of African descent. Jackson reveals his forty year quest culminating in a research breakthrough of a mysterious black ancestor, his great great…
Using his book by the same title as a guide, family historian and preservationist David W. Jackson inspires genealogists to embark on a quest to rediscover their ancestors of African descent. Jackson reveals his forty year quest culminating in a research breakthrough of a mysterious black ancestor, his great great…
Fri, October 1 2021: 18:00 UTC
Wed, October 6 2021: 1:00 UTC
A Cargo of Criminals: Transportation to Australia
Wed, October 6 2021: 1:00 UTC
Over the 80 years of convict transportation, hundreds of ships transported convicts to the penal settlements of Australia. This seminar focuses on the ships, the voyages, and the records relating to transported convicts.
Over the 80 years of convict transportation, hundreds of ships transported convicts to the penal settlements of Australia. This seminar focuses on the ships, the voyages, and the records relating to transported convicts.
Wed, October 6 2021: 1:00 UTC
Wed, October 6 2021: 18:00 UTC
DNA Health Tests and Your Family Health History
Wed, October 6 2021: 18:00 UTC
Your family’s medical history might reveal a history of disease and even patterns relevant to your own health. In this class, you’ll learn why you need a family health history, where to find records that show causes of death and illness and how to organize your health history information. You’ll…
Your family’s medical history might reveal a history of disease and even patterns relevant to your own health. In this class, you’ll learn why you need a family health history, where to find records that show causes of death and illness and how to organize your health history information. You’ll…
Wed, October 6 2021: 18:00 UTC
Fri, October 8 2021: 15:00 UTC
Context: A Powerful Tool for Problem Solving
Fri, October 8 2021: 15:00 UTC
Raw facts do not tell a story. They may not even tell the truth about what they do relate. As researchers, we seek original documents that offer us "the facts." But facts are impish devils, and historical records do not speak for themselves. They cannot explain themselves. They are inert…
Raw facts do not tell a story. They may not even tell the truth about what they do relate. As researchers, we seek original documents that offer us "the facts." But facts are impish devils, and historical records do not speak for themselves. They cannot explain themselves. They are inert…
Fri, October 8 2021: 15:00 UTC
Fri, October 8 2021: 16:15 UTC
Seven Immigration Methodologies, with Case Studies Across the Centuries
Fri, October 8 2021: 16:15 UTC
Family historians face significant challenges tracing immigrant ancestors. Changes in language, culture, family composition, given name, surname, country of residence, and occupation tend to obscure the origins of many immigrants. This presentation introduces seven methodologies to effectively trace immigrant origins, illustrated with examples from the early 1600s to the early…
Family historians face significant challenges tracing immigrant ancestors. Changes in language, culture, family composition, given name, surname, country of residence, and occupation tend to obscure the origins of many immigrants. This presentation introduces seven methodologies to effectively trace immigrant origins, illustrated with examples from the early 1600s to the early…
Fri, October 8 2021: 16:15 UTC
Fri, October 8 2021: 17:30 UTC
Investigate the Neighborhood to Advance Your Research
Fri, October 8 2021: 17:30 UTC
This lecture reveals the most powerful methodology available to genealogists. Family historians often begin their genealogical quest by researching only their direct ancestors. For many reasons the direct ancestor they search for may have left few records. The records that survive may not shed light on where the ancestor came…
This lecture reveals the most powerful methodology available to genealogists. Family historians often begin their genealogical quest by researching only their direct ancestors. For many reasons the direct ancestor they search for may have left few records. The records that survive may not shed light on where the ancestor came…
Fri, October 8 2021: 17:30 UTC
Fri, October 8 2021: 19:30 UTC
What am I missing? Recognizing Research Holes in Available Sources
Fri, October 8 2021: 19:30 UTC
Performing reasonably exhaustive research assumes researchers recognize the resources available to solve a research question. Genealogists must recognize pertinent resources available to solve a research question and understand the limits of each of those resources. This lecture helps to navigate the pitfalls.
Performing reasonably exhaustive research assumes researchers recognize the resources available to solve a research question. Genealogists must recognize pertinent resources available to solve a research question and understand the limits of each of those resources. This lecture helps to navigate the pitfalls.
Fri, October 8 2021: 19:30 UTC