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Louisville Genealogical Society
Tuesday, September 22
Louisville Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
10:00 am to 11:00 am

When Vital Records Are Missing - Bill and Susan Snyder

You have searched and cannot find your ancestor’s birth, death or marriage vital records. Are you just out of luck or are there other sources that might have the data you need? We’ll explore alternative documents that may help you discover this information.
To register for this workshop click on the link below:
formsmarts.com/form/24q6?mode=h5

See the website for more:  kylgs.org

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.



Dakota County (MN) Historical Society
Tuesday, September 22
Dakota County (MN) Historical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Finding Military Records and Fold 3 - Cathi Weber
The year 2020 will mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II. Do you know what types of military records are available and where you can access them? How are the records available useful to your genealogy quest? This presentation will explore Fold3.com and provide tips to assist you in locating you ancestor's military records.

Cathi Weber has been conducting genealogy research for more than 40 years and started NorthStar Genealogy to help others with their research and to teach classes. She is President of the Anoka County Genealogical Society and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists in addition to a genealogy instructor and researcher.

This presentation is offered free of charge, but encourage you to make a donation to the Dakota County Historical Society to offset the loss of revenue we are experiencing through cancelled events. Donations will allow us to continue operating at a high level and continue to provide these programs virtually in the future.

Registration is required to get the link and passcode to the event. The event will be held through Zoom, but no account is required to view.

Register at:

https://www.dakotahistory.org/events/782-sep-17-virtual-genealogy-presentation-finding-military-records-and-fold3

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, September 23
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Introduction to VPNs - Thomas MacEntee
You may have heard other genealogists talking about a VPN . . . so what is it, how does it work, and why should you be interested? VPN is a Virtual Private Network and allows you to keep all your Internet searching as well as data use from prying eyes. In addition, a VPN can help you gain access to content to which you might not normally have access. Participants will learn the basics of Virtual Private Networks as well how to install and use a VPN. We’ll discuss which VPN is right for you and your research as well as offer tips and tricks for getting the most out of VPNs.
 
Click on the link to register for this webinar:
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Germanic Genealogy Society
Thursday, September 24
Germanic Genealogy Society  (Webinar)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Prussian Place Name Research - Nancy Loe
Discover leading and lesser-known online resources to pinpoint geographic locations of German-speaking ancestors from Prussia(Brandenburg, East Prussia, Pomerania, Posen, Silesia, West Prussia).
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society
Saturday, September 26
Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Too Many Mary's:  Solving Identity and Same Name Conundrums - Jill Morelli, CG
Whether you are looking for a John Smith, a Mary Margaret Murphy or a Lars Larson, we all have genealogical “identity issues.” In this presentation, we will discuss the types of identity problems that are prevalent and show a methodology for a possible solution. Yes, it takes some work. Examples of common types of identity problems will illustrate the methodology and the tools that may lead to identification. We will use the "lens" of the Genealogical Proof Standard to guide our work and raise our confidence that we have the right person and we did not just “pick one that looked right.” Let’s tackle some of those identity issues!
 
Register at:
 
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts & Chicopee (MA) Public Library
Saturday, September 26
Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts & Chicopee (MA) Public Library  (Webinar)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Squeezing Every Drop Out of Polish Parish Registers
- David Ouimette, CG,CGL, BCG Trustee
Polish parish registers tell stories about individuals, families, and communities, revealing living conditions, lifestyles, relationships, traditions, religious practices, epidemics, successes, trials, and social history. Genealogists and historians should take time to study parish registers deeply to discover all these amazing records have to offer. Analytical tools and methodologies can help bring these records to life.

This presentation along with accompanying handout show how to mine Polish parish registers to uncover their enormous genealogical value. Examples are drawn from the records of Wόjtowa, a small farming village in Małopolska. We use original records, genealogical standards, proven research methodologies, and spreadsheet software to squeeze every drop out of Polish parish registers.

Details and registration link at:  pgsma.org/events--talks.html

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, September 30
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
5 Waya to Find Your Family in Southern Manuscript Collections
- J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGS
Early pioneers and settlers were a diverse group with family members across the country. Records about the families which moved and those individuals and neighbors back home are also often elusive, but may hold hidden treasure for the persistent researcher. Thousands of wonderful stories and records are preserved in the Southern states about these families, and may contain the answers for which we are searching.
 
Click on the link to register for this webinar:
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Boston Public Library
Wednesday, September 30
Boston Public Library  (Webinar)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
It's Not About the Stuff - Stories Revealed at the Intersection of Genealogy and Archaelogy
Join Boston's City Archaeologist, Joe Bagley, in a talk on recent discoveries from Boston's archaeological sites whose true meaning was revealed through genealogical research. The discussion will include important artifacts, features, and hidden histories from some of Boston's least recorded peoples.

Please note that we are requiring registration as this program is happening over Zoom, the details for which will be sent via email to registrants about an hour prior to class time.

Register at:  bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5eebcea4651c5f45004fd4a1

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.




Northwest Suburban (IL) Genealogy Society
Thursday, October 1
Northwest Suburban (IL) Genealogy Society  (Webinar)
8:00 am to 9:00 am

Researching at the Newberry Library - Becky Lowery

The Newberry Library is one of Chicago's genealogy research treasures. This one-hour session surveys the Newberry's genealogy collections, including city directories, military records, historical newspapers, electronic resources, passenger lists, maps, and special collections. Becky Lowery, Reference Librarian at the Newberry, demonstrates how to use the catalog and online finding aids in order to prepare for a visit to the library.

Becky Lowery, Reference Librarian at the Newberry, previously served as Map and Data Services Librarian
at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has a long-term interest in family history and has been working on genealogies of her extended family and friends’ families as well. She also has a life-long interest in how to display information in maps to maximize the access of information to users.

Register for the event at: zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwocu6uqTIsHtFQlrsecxWMsrfGbhld_JT5

Details also at:  nwsgenealogy.org/



Dallas (TX) Public Library
Thursday, October 1
Dallas (TX) Public Library  (Webinar)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Finding Your Ancestors in Mexico - Esther Camacho
Tracing your family history can be difficult, particularly when you don't know where to start! Esther Camacho, librarian and professional genealogist, will demonstrate the types of records used to trace ancestors from the United States into Mexico. Learn about the breadth of information available for genealogy researchers including census, border crossing records, immigration, civil records, and church records.

Esther Camacho has been active in genealogical research for over 35 years and is also a south Texas librarian and historical researcher. She holds a BA in English from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University.

Registration is limited. Full details and registration at
dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/events/dpl-home-finding-your-ancestors-mexico

The time listed for this webiar is Pacific time.



Omaha (NE) Public Library
Thursday, October 1
Omaha (NE) Public Library  (Webinar)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Finding Treasure in the Periodic Source Index - Martha Grenzeback

Kick off Family History Month with a virtual presentation on the Periodical Source Index, or PERSI, a tool we should all be using in our research! PERSI is the largest subject index to genealogy and local history periodical articles in the world, and your key to priceless genealogical information. Genealogy Librarian Martha Grenzeback will show you how to get the most out of it.

Registration is required. Access to the program will be emailed prior to the event.

Registration link at:
omaha.bibliocommons.com/events/5f29705452bb182400515b60

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


California Genealogical Society
Thursday, October 1
California Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Researching Mexican Land Grants in Alta California - Susan Skilton

Early California genealogy research pairs well with research of early history in the Golden State. Key to understanding California history prior to 1850 is the Mexican Land Grant system. This class will delve into the historical background and the documents involved, as well as where to find the documents. In addition, we will take a look at other types of genealogical records which are important to identifying the profiles of early Californians associated in some way with these land holdings, whether as family members associated with the property, lawyers, ranchers or residents on the land. Many useful records are available online. The territory covered by the land grants was huge, and the historical context is well worth investigating. All researchers are welcome to this introductory class. No knowledge of Spanish is required.
The event will take place via Zoom. If you join, please sign in early to make sure you are able to see the program. We will send you instructions the night before, and a reminder shortly before the event, which will give you access. Please note all times are Pacific Daylight Time.

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.
See you online!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
CGS Members and Non-Members enjoy FREE access.
Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early to confirm your spot.

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION:  
tinyurl.com/yxk5wgx7

 



Southern California Genealogical Society
Saturday, October 3
Southern California Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Manifest Destiny:  Researching Your Mexican War Ancestors
- Michael Strauss, AG®
The Mexican-American War of 1846 marked the first United States conflict mostly fought on foreign soil that served as a training ground for officers in the Civil War 15 years later. Military Background/U.S. Involvement; Compiled Military Service Records; Navy Rendezous Reports; Marine Corp & Regular Army Enlistments; Pension & Bounty Land; Cemetery Records; Veteran & Lineage Societies.
 
The initial broadcast of this webinar is free.  Click on the link to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7078458351059002882
The time listed for the webinar is Pacific time.


California Genealogical Society
Saturday, October 3
California Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
10:15 am to 12:15 pm

Introduction to Genealogy:  Using the Census

Not sure how to get started with your family research? Interested in refreshing your skills? Join us for a FREE Introduction to Genealogy class the FIRST SATURDAY of every month from 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

This is a four-session "Intro to Genealogy" class series. The first class offers an overview of genealogy research. Each of the next three sessions offers a more in-depth focus on the following topics: Census, Vital Records, and Organization. The classes may be taken in any order, and participation in one class is not required to attend others in the series. See below for dates and topics:

§ Oct 3 Using the Census

§ Nov 7 Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, and Death)

§ Dec 5 Organizing Your Family History Work

The event will take place via Zoom. If you join, please sign in early to make sure you are able to see the program. We will send you instructions the night before, and a reminder shortly before the event, which will give you access. Please note all times are Pacific Daylight Time.

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

If you have any problems ahead of time or when you're logging on, send email to remcom@californiaancestors.org

See you online!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
CGS Members and Non-Members enjoy free access.

Register at:

tinyurl.com/y5zgcdoo



FamilySearch Family History Library
Monday, October 5
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Using the FamilySearch Catalog
Webinars and handouts are completely free and open to the public. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are connected BEFORE you enter the webinar room. We recommend that you enter the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time. This will help ensure that your sound is working before the webinar begins. If you would like to download the Handout click on the word “Click Here” next to the title of the class.

The link to join each webinar can be found at:

www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Please note that the times listed above are Pacific time.  The times listed on the October 2020 Webinar Calendar are Mountain time.
 


FamilySearch Family History Library
Tuesday, October 6
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Adding Memories to Family Tree
Webinars and handouts are completely free and open to the public. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are connected BEFORE you enter the webinar room. We recommend that you enter the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time. This will help ensure that your sound is working before the webinar begins. If you would like to download the Handout click on the word “Click Here” next to the title of the class.

The link to join each webinar can be found at:

www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Please note that the times listed above are Pacific time.  The times listed on the October 2020 Webinar Calendar are Mountain time.
 


Chicago Public Library - Sulzer Regional Library
Tuesday, October 6
Chicago Public Library - Sulzer Regional Library  (Webinar)
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Mining the Census - Steve Szabados

Genealogist Steve Szabados will share search strategies on how you can get the most information out of Federal Census records to help you find your ancestors. This program is hosted by Sulzer Regional Library.

How to Attend
This event takes place on Zoom. Register by 10 a.m. Friday, October 2. You’ll receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meeting about 24 hours before the meeting. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the Library Use Guidelines.

Accessibility:  Need captioning for this event? Please call (312) 747-4015. Requests must be made at least 10 business days before the event.

Register at:  chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/5f22f7d96d55c15f0149e16f

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Georgia Genealogical Society
Thursday, October 8
Georgia Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Colonial Research in Maryland - Debra A. Hofman
A review of available colonial records of genealogical value will be provided, including where to access those records.

Specializing in Maryland and German research, Debra A. Hoffman is a professional genealogist and the owner of Hoffman Genealogical Services. She has a certificate in Family History from Brigham Young University. Debra is the Assistant Director for the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Omaha (NE) Public Library
Sunday, October 11
Omaha (NE) Public Library  (Webinar)
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

The Lost Family:  How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are - Libby Copeland

Libby Copeland, author of The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020), will speak about the many ways in which home DNA testing is redefining family history. Drawing on years of research for her book, which The Wall Street Journal calls “a fascinating account of lives dramatically altered by genetic sleuthing,” she will address how DNA testing informs who we are, and how the effects of this technology may ultimately move us toward a more inclusive definition of family and inspire us to become more openhearted about the different ways kinship is formed. With more than 35 million people having been tested, home DNA testing is proving pivotal in redefining how family history is understood.

Registration is required. An access link will be emailed to you before the event.
Registration link at:  
omaha.bibliocommons.com/events/5f2971b961c4983a0058e1cc

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Indian River Genealogical Society
Tuesday, October 13
Indian River Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
8:00 am to 9:30 am

Mayflower 400th:  The Voyage & First Year - A Perspective via Pilgrim Steven Hopkins

Kurt Bressner, Co-Historian for the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Florida and Historian for the Stephen Hopkins Colony in Vero Beach, will present "Mayflower 400th - The Voyage and First Year - A Perspective via Pilgrim Stephen Hopkins and Summary of Early Colonial Genealogical Resources."
To learn how to join this virtual event, visit 
www.irgs.org.

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society
Tuesday, October 13
Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Carriers of News and Knowledge:  Post Office Records - Julie Miller
This lecture will discuss Post Office records, their contents, and how to access these underutilized records.

Julie Miller, holds Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Speaker credentials and is a fellow of the National Genealogical Society. She is a full-time professional researcher, speaker, and writer who lives in Broomfield. Her articles have appeared in the NGSQ and NGS Magazine. Julie was the NGS interim Education Manager (2018), and is a member of the NGS conference committee. She was a volunteer at NARA-Denver for twenty-one years.
Registration opens Monday July 13:
  
www.crcgs.org/
 
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Schaumburg (IL) Township District Library
Tuesday, October 13
Schaumburg (IL) Township District Library  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Researching Your Chicago Ancestors - Steve Szabado

Guest speaker is Steve Szabados who will review what sources are available to help you research your Chicago ancestors. Databases discussed will include vital records, church records, state records, federal records, employment records, histories of the neighborhoods and much more. The sources that are reviewed will include online websites, genealogy collections held at the major libraries, collections at local libraries and collections compiled by area genealogical societies.

Steve Szabados is a genealogy speaker, author and columnist. He has been researching his ancestors for about fourteen years and has traced ancestors back to 1600s New England and 1730’s in Poland, Germany, Bohemia and Slovenia. He is a member of the Polish Genealogical Society of America, the Illinois State Genealogical Society and Northwest Suburban Genealogical Society. Steve is the author of six print books and five eBooks all about genealogy.

For further information contact Tony Kierna at akierna@stdl.org.

This program will take place online on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a link to the Zoom webinar at least one hour in advance of the program. Don't see the email? Make sure you check your spam folder!
schaumburg.libnet.info/event/4570678

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Chicago Public Library - Sulzer Regional Library
Tuesday, October 13
Chicago Public Library - Sulzer Regional Library  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Kickstart Your German Genealogy - Teresa Steinkamp McMillin

Board certified genealogist Teresa Steinkamp McMillin will provide you with historical background, naming patterns, and guidelines for German family history research. Discussion revolves around historical German geography, migration trends, and tips on using American sources to find an ancestor’s town of origin. This talk will get you started on the road to success. This program is hosted by Sulzer Regional Library.

How to Attend:  This event takes place on Zoom. Register by 10 a.m. Friday, October 9. You’ll receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meeting about 24 hours before the meeting. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the Library Use Guidelines.

Accessibility:  Need captioning for this event? Please call (312) 747-4015. Requests must be made at least 10 business days before the event.

Register at:  chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Florida State Genealogical Society
Wednesday, October 14
Florida State Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Great War:  Researching Your World War I Ancestor - Michael L. Strauss

Fought between 1914-1918 with the United States at the start of the war having officially declaring neutrality. Back home citizens got caught up with events unfolding on the world stage, with thousands of Americans crossed the border to fight for Canada, along with uneasy tensions with Mexico war became inevitable. On April 6, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany and to mobilize the resources of the United States. Many genealogical sources share the feeling, attitudes along with the reactions of our Government by searching for our ancestor’s connection to this war.

The live presentation is open to the public; the archived version is limited to members of FSGS. You must be an FSGS member in order to download the webinar handout.
Find the webinar registration link at:  
flsgs.org/cpage.php?pt=253

 
The times listed for this webinar are Pacific time.
 


Germanic Genealogy Society
Thursday, October 15
Germanic Genealogy Society  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Travel to Germany:  The Joys of Discovery - Dr. Wolgang Grams

During the past 25 years Dr. Grams has prepared and conducted many private excursions all over Germany to ancestral homes for groups or individuals. He presents the best of what has happened. Dr. Grams gives advice on how to prepare for a trip to Germany.

Dr. Wolfgang Grams lives in Oldenburg, Germany. He owns Routes to Roots which is a travel and genealogy research business. He will will present four webinars during fall 2020.

The live webinars are open to the public, however, attendance is limited. Be sure to sign into the Webinar early.
As a GGS Membership Benefit: Handouts and recorded videos will be accessible to signed-in GGS members under the Member Login. Join Now to gain access. Then click on "Webinar handout and archive".

Registration link at:  ggsmn.org/cpage.php?pt=94

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts & Chicopee (MA) Public Library
Thursday, October 15
Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts & Chicopee (MA) Public Library  (Webinar)
3:30 pm
Introduction to Probate & Family Court Records - Lori Landers-arvalho, Esq.
Our speaker will explain what probate records are, their types including wills, divorce, name changes, etc., and why these records are valuable for your genealogical research. She will also discuss who files probate records, how you go about getting probate records, statistics about the Hampden county records, and what records are impounded. She will bring probate hand-outs. There will be Q&A at the end of the talk.

To register: Email the library at cpl@chicopeepubliclibrary.org They will send you the zoom invitation the day before the program.

Details and registration link at:  pgsma.org/events--talks.html

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Utah Genealogical Association
Thursday, October 15
Utah Genealogical Association  (Webinar)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Dethorning Interviews, Cold Calls, and First Contact - Tammy Priolo
This lecture will demonstrate the tactful approach to interviewing individuals, making cold calls, and making first contact with individuals via emails and social media. Learn how to be comfortable gleaning oral family history stories from people you know and have never met before. Examples of these types of contact will be given.

Please register in advance of the night of the event, as registrations are close once the event starts. Availability is limited, and is based on first-come-first-server, so make sure you get there 5 minutes prior to start.

These live presentations are available, at no cost, to the public without the need of logging into the Member's Area. Past presentations are archived as they are completed and are available to UGA members only.

Full details and registration link at:   
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Saturday, October 17
Genealogical Forum of Oregon  (Webinar)
2:00 pm to 11:00 am

Official But Wrong:  Evaluating the Reliability of Records:  Jay Fonkert, CG

Don’t assume “official” government records are truthful. Learn how to seek corroborating evidence, evaluate conflicting evidence and examine motives of informants – in this case a single woman applying for a passport.

Jay Fonkert, C.G. is a Minnesota-based researcher and genealogy educator. His research and teaching articles have appeared in National Genealogical Society Quarterly, NGSMagazine, Family Chronicle, The Septs, and Minnesota Genealogist. He was an instructor in the Advanced Practicum course at the Salt Lake Institute for Genealogy (2013-2015), and has lectured at national and regional conferences throughout the U.S. When not researching his favorite English, Dutch or Midwest families, he keeps busy as co-managing editor of Minnesota Genealogist, and as a trustee of the BCG Education Fund. He is former director of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a former director and president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society.

This event is free to the public. Advance registration is required at: zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcOytpj4pGtYWWU5rMMoYOStw-AdMiIqG

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Omaha (NE) Public Library
Sunday, October 18
Omaha (NE) Public Library  (Webinar)
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Genealogy - Jeanette Sheliga

The Sanborn Map Company published many detailed maps of cities and towns around the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. Using them in conjunction with land records can help tell the stories of your ancestors and give you a picture of what their living conditions and communities were like.

Registration is required. Access to this program will be emailed prior to the event.

Registration link at:
omaha.bibliocommons.com/events/5f29746461c4983a0058e25e

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Association of Professional Genealogists
Sunday, October 18
Association of Professional Genealogists  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Chart Your Own Course:  Education Plans for Genealogists - Diane Maclean Boument 
Do you find you've become more of a genealogical teacher than learner? Have you been sharpening your skills in some areas but ignoring others? Nothing increases research quality and productivity more than thorough knowledge, and yet many accomplished genealogists worry about spending time and/or money on their own education. Exploring the wide range of today's new learning opportunities can not only help you broaden your own professional reach but also help you provide up-to-date educational advice for clients. If you are newer to genealogy, this is a great time to create the best education plan for you.

Registration required. See the website for full details and registration link:

https://www.apgen.org/events/webinar-chart-your-own-course-education-plans-for-genealogists

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.
 
 


Virtual Genealogical Society
Tuesday, October 20
Virtual Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Why , Where, When, What and How of Lineage & Hereditary Societies
- Christine Cohen
Note:  The times listed above are Pacific Time.
 
Have you ever thought of joining a Lineage or Hereditary Society?  Let's learn the Why, Where, When, What and How of Lineage or Hereditary Societies.  These societies are often involved in educational, cultural, and social programs to preserve their documents and memories.  Some even have libraries that can help you in your research.
 
You must be a paid member of the Virtual Genealogical Society to view this webinar online live.  Click here for more information about the Virtual Genealogical Association's programs:  https://virtualgenealogy.org/programs/
 
For more information about Christine Cohen, click on the Learn More button below.
 


Board for Certification of Genealogists
Tuesday, October 20
Board for Certification of Genealogists  (Webinar)
5:00 pm

Using DNA Tests to Confirm a Pedigree - Angela Packer McGhie

This webinar will feature a demonstration of using DNA test results to confirm a documented ancestral line. We will walk step-by-step through the process using both traditional research and DNA evidence to meet standards.

BCG’s webinars are normally held on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. Eastern time. In order to accommodate those who might have schedule conflicts, webinars may be accessed by the public at no charge for a week after each live broadcast. BCG webinars are always free to BCG-certified associates.

When you register before September 15 on our partner Legacy Family Tree Webinars website (https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=1284), you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Those with schedule conflicts may access the webinar at no charge for one week after the broadcast on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website.

Following the free period for this webinar, BCG receives a small commission if you pay for a download of this or any BCG webinar by clicking our affiliate link: legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=2619. For access to all BCG webinars, see the BCG Library at Legacy Family Tree Webinars (http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=2619).

Register at:  familytreewebinars.com/intermediate_page.php?diply_nm=BCG1

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
Tuesday, October 20
Wisconsin State Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Gravestones and Epitaphs of Our Ancestors

Locating the gravestones of our ancestors can solve mysteries that might otherwise remain hidden. This presentation focuses on the history of markers along with the materials used to construct them. Particular attention is given to symbols, markings, and tracing the carvers as a means to discover new information Discussion on how to preserve and read old tombstones using mirrors; along with epitaphs and other written personal messages that can bring us closer to our ancestors.

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Register for this webinar at:  
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6497454416669529099

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Southern California Genealogical Society
Wednesday, October 21
Southern California Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Researching California Mission Indians Using a Case Study
- Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD
Using genealogy methodology (with on-line and brick and mortar repositories) the mystery of a Mission Indian is solved through use of some unique sources. This lecture moves backwards from a death certificate to uncover someone who kept his tribal connections and name private. Mission Indian research is unique; information given here may be a gift to someone with that background.
 
The initial broadcast of this webinar is free.  Click on the link to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1226094406965486594
The time listed for the webinar is Pacific time.


Board for Certification of Genealogists
Friday, October 23
Board for Certification of Genealogists  (Webinar)
9:00 am

From Generation to Generation:  An Updated Look at Kinship Determination - Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Proving relationships between generations is an essential skill for genealogists, and one that has to be demonstrated for certification in the Kinship Determination Project. Get an updated review of this three-generation narrative linking family members from generation to generation. Presented as part of the Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series, and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Register at:  familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=1566

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Milwaukee County (WI) Genealogical Society
Friday, October 23
Milwaukee County (WI) Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
10:30 am

How Incorporating Pinterest Can Enhance Your Knowledge of Genealogy and Introduce You to Experts - Robin Foster

Robin Foster, owner of Genealogy Just Ask, social Media Maverick in genealogy, will discuss how incorporating Pinterest can enhance your knowledge of genealogy and introduce you to experts.
Send an email request to:  info@milwaukeegenealogy.org in order to receive an email with a link to the program.

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Milwaukee County (WI) Genealogical Society
Saturday, October 24
Milwaukee County (WI) Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
7:30 am to 9:30 am

More Than Just Names:  Census Records

Census records are more than just names.  Learn what other information you can obtain from these records in this online beginner's class.  Send an email to Lisa Christopherson at info@milwaukeegenealogy.org letting her know that you plan to attend so we can invite you to the class meeting. Please provide contact information: name, address, phone and email address. Handouts will be emailed to you prior to each online class. 
milwaukeegenealogy.org
 
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


FamilySearch Family History Library
Saturday, October 24
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Resources on FamilySearch for German Resources and Getting Help
Webinars and handouts are completely free and open to the public. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are connected BEFORE you enter the webinar room. We recommend that you enter the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time. This will help ensure that your sound is working before the webinar begins. If you would like to download the Handout click on the word “Click Here” next to the title of the class.

The link to join each webinar can be found at:

www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Please note that the times listed above are Pacific time.  The times listed on the October 2020 Webinar Calendar are Mountain time.
 


FamilySearch Family History Library
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
10:15 am to 11:15 am
Germany:  Historical Geography
Webinars and handouts are completely free and open to the public. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are connected BEFORE you enter the webinar room. We recommend that you enter the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time. This will help ensure that your sound is working before the webinar begins. If you would like to download the Handout click on the word “Click Here” next to the title of the class.

The link to join each webinar can be found at:

www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Please note that the times listed above are Pacific time.  The times listed on the October 2020 Webinar Calendar are Mountain time.
 


FamilySearch Family History Library
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
11:45 am to 12:45 am
Württemberg Family Books
Webinars and handouts are completely free and open to the public. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are connected BEFORE you enter the webinar room. We recommend that you enter the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time. This will help ensure that your sound is working before the webinar begins. If you would like to download the Handout click on the word “Click Here” next to the title of the class.

The link to join each webinar can be found at:

www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Please note that the times listed above are Pacific time.  The times listed on the October 2020 Webinar Calendar are Mountain time.
 


FamilySearch Family History Library
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Using Historical Newspapers to Learn More About Your German Ancestors

Webinars and handouts are completely free and open to the public. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are connected BEFORE you enter the webinar room. We recommend that you enter the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time. This will help ensure that your sound is working before the webinar begins. If you would like to download the Handout click on the word “Click Here” next to the title of the class.

The link to join each webinar can be found at:

www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Please note that the times listed above are Pacific time.  The times listed on the October 2020 Webinar Calendar are Mountain time.
 


FamilySearch Family History Library
Monday, October 26
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
8:00 am to 9:00 am
"Mournful Exodus""  Finding Your Irish Ancestor's Home
Webinars and handouts are completely free and open to the public. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are connected BEFORE you enter the webinar room. We recommend that you enter the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time. This will help ensure that your sound is working before the webinar begins. If you would like to download the Handout click on the word “Click Here” next to the title of the class.

The link to join each webinar can be found at:

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Please note that the times listed above are Pacific time.  The times listed on the October 2020 Webinar Calendar are Mountain time.
 


FamilySearch Family History Library
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
9:00 am to 10:00 am
German Handwriting Seminar, Day 1
Webinars and handouts are completely free and open to the public. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are connected BEFORE you enter the webinar room. We recommend that you enter the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time. This will help ensure that your sound is working before the webinar begins. If you would like to download the Handout click on the word “Click Here” next to the title of the class.

The link to join each webinar can be found at:

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Please note that the times listed above are Pacific time.  The times listed on the October 2020 Webinar Calendar are Mountain time.
 


FamilySearch Family History Library
Tuesday, October 27
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
9:00 am to 10:00 am
German Handwriting Seminar, Day 2

Webinars and handouts are completely free and open to the public. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are connected BEFORE you enter the webinar room. We recommend that you enter the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time. This will help ensure that your sound is working before the webinar begins. If you would like to download the Handout click on the word “Click Here” next to the title of the class.

The link to join each webinar can be found at:

www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Please note that the times listed above are Pacific time.  The times listed on the October 2020 Webinar Calendar are Mountain time.
 


Louisville Genealogical Society
Tuesday, October 27
Louisville Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
10:00 am to 11:00 am

DNA Methodology for Unknown Parentage Research - Debra Renard

Whether circumstances involve adoption, uncertain paternity, or a surprising test result, there is a methodology to follow when working with the seeker’s DNA test results.

Full details at
kylgs.org/eventListings.php?nm=34

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.



Boston Public Library
Tuesday, October 27
Boston Public Library  (Webinar)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
History of the Hub:  Resources for Local and Family History at the Boston City Archives - Marta Crilly

Are you a local historian? Neighborhood history enthusiast? Genealogist? Boston City Archives holds millions of public records, spanning over 300 years of city government, and documenting Boston’s residents, schools, parks, buildings, and governance. Archivist Marta Crilly will give an overview of the records available to researchers and offer tips on how to navigate the Archives’ vast collections.

Please note that we are requiring registration as this program is happening over Zoom, the details for which will be sent via email to registrants about an hour prior to class time.

Register at

bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5eebcef576fb0f2f00569e83

 

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.



FamilySearch Family History Library
Wednesday, October 28
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
9:00 am to 10:00 am
German Handwriting Seminar, Day 3
Webinars and handouts are completely free and open to the public. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are connected BEFORE you enter the webinar room. We recommend that you enter the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time. This will help ensure that your sound is working before the webinar begins. If you would like to download the Handout click on the word “Click Here” next to the title of the class.

The link to join each webinar can be found at:

www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Please note that the times listed above are Pacific time.  The times listed on the October 2020 Webinar Calendar are Mountain time.
 


FamilySearch Family History Library
Thursday, October 29
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
9:00 am to 10:00 am
German Handwriting Seminar, Day 4
Webinars and handouts are completely free and open to the public. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are connected BEFORE you enter the webinar room. We recommend that you enter the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time. This will help ensure that your sound is working before the webinar begins. If you would like to download the Handout click on the word “Click Here” next to the title of the class.

The link to join each webinar can be found at:

www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Please note that the times listed above are Pacific time.  The times listed on the October 2020 Webinar Calendar are Mountain time.
 


FamilySearch Family History Library
Friday, October 30
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
9:00 am to 10:00 am
German Handwriting Seminar, Day 5
Webinars and handouts are completely free and open to the public. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are connected BEFORE you enter the webinar room. We recommend that you enter the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time. This will help ensure that your sound is working before the webinar begins. If you would like to download the Handout click on the word “Click Here” next to the title of the class.

The link to join each webinar can be found at:

www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Please note that the times listed above are Pacific time.  The times listed on the October 2020 Webinar Calendar are Mountain time.
 



FamilySearch Family History Library
Monday, November 2
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Using the FamilySearch Catalog
Webinars and handouts are completely free and open to the public. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are connected BEFORE you enter the webinar room. We recommend that you enter the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time. This will help ensure that your sound is working before the webinar begins. If you would like to download the Handout click on the word “Click Here” next to the title of the class.

The link to join each webinar can be found at:

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Please note that the times listed above are Pacific time.  The times listed on the November 2020 Webinar Calendar are Mountain time.