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Solano County (CA) Genealogical Society
Saturday, December 2
Solano County (CA) Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
11:00 am
Marriage by Blacksmith:  Gretna Green Marriages - Madeline Yarrow
Madeline notes that In the world of romance, few places hold the allure of Gretna Green. Nestled in the heart of Scotland, this charming town has long been synonymous with elopements and whirlwind weddings. Literature and movies, immortalized the tales of star-crossed English lovers dashing across the Scottish border to escape the clutches of disapproving family members, have captivated the hearts of generations, but what lies behind this fascinating tradition? Instead of the conventional church weddings, the quaint town of Gretna Green bore witness to a unique tradition: blacksmiths forging bonds of matrimony over their anvils. What is the history that led to this intriguing custom? Were these marriages even
legally binding?

Join us on a journey that unravels the mysteries of Gretna Green. Did you know that the United States boasts its array of Gretna Greens, scattered across multiple states? While Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada may be familiar names in the world of quickie marriages, have you ever heard of Elton, Maryland, Crown Point, Indiana, Keokuk in Lee County, Iowa, or Tishomingo County, Mississippi? They too, were Gretna Greens at one point. Surprisingly, even New YorkCity and Chicago were once considered as Gretna Greens. These American counterparts may hold the key to your ancestor’s missing marriage records.
 
Guests are welcome. Non-members should send an email request to  scgs@scgsca.org  no later than 4 pm the day before the event.
 
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.
Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.


Allen County (IN) Public Library
Tuesday, December 5
Allen County (IN) Public Library  (Webinar)
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Demystifying DAR Applications:  Best Practices for Your Best Shot
Interested in connecting with your Revolutionary War ancestors? We will discuss specifics of connecting to existing patriots, establishing new ones, and strategies for overcoming the dreaded “red-lined” lineages. Whether you’re submitting a first-time application, or a "supplemental," join us to take notes on best practices and give your application its best shot.
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.
Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.


Indiana Genealogical Society
Tuesday, December 5
Indiana Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
3:30 pm
WikiTree:  Using Genealogy Globally - Eowyn Walker
Wondering what WikiTree is all about?  Eowyn Walker will take us on a journey through this remarkable community-driven genealogy platform. Learn how it fosters collaboration among genealogists worldwide to create a single, interconnected family tree.

Diving into Projects and Challenges: WikiTree is home to various fascinating genealogy projects and challenges. Discover how these initiatives offer incredible opportunities to delve deeper into your family history, contribute to global research, and connect with like-minded enthusiasts.

Finding Your Place in the WikiTree: Whether you're a seasoned genealogist or just starting, Eowyn will guide you on how to make the most of WikiTree's features, collaborate effectively, and become a valuable member of this growing community.

 Ask Your Questions Live: Get ready to engage with Eowyn during the live Q&A session!
 Embrace the power of collaborative genealogy with WikiTree! Set a reminder for December 5th at 6:30 PM, gather your fellow family history researchers, and let's uncover new horizons in the world of genealogical research together. See you there! 

For details see:
www.facebook.com/events/268897182427160/

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.


Utah Genealogical Association
Tuesday, December 5
Utah Genealogical Association  (Webinar)
5:00 pm
Setting Goals to Focus Your Genealogy - Cynthia K. Patton
Everyone has ideas for their genealogy projects: write a family history; join a lineage society; or scan boxes of family photos. How do you decide which to do? How do know how much time each project takes? Goal setting, time estimation, and backwards planning can help you regain control of your time and help you complete your genealogy projects.

SMART goal setting
Nesting your goals
Time estimation techniques
Prioritizing without emotion
Backwards planning
Re-evaluation and re-focusing
Visualization and capturing results

Register in advance.

For details see
ugagenealogy.org/eventListings.php?nm=626

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.
Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, December 6
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
5 Tips for Deciphering Handwritten Documents - Bryna O'Sullivan
Reading handwritten documents can be one of the most challenging aspects of genealogical research. This webinar will offer five tips from a genealogical translator to help you make those hard to read words understandable.


Library of Michigan
Thursday, December 7
Library of Michigan  (Webinar)
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Digitizing My Family tree:  Formats, Software, and Techniques
Explore the digital options for saving your family history research. Explore the variety of desktop and web-based applications researchers can use for organizing their data. Review best practices for both using these applications and uploading digital scans of records to the software.

Registration required
Register at

us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvf-itrT8sG9LQBPOq9GrwnjpZjKnilbLG

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.


Town & Country Library (Elburn, IL)
Thursday, December 7
Town & Country Library (Elburn, IL)  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Genealogy Seekers:  Research a Veteran
There is a strategy to correctly research 20th century military service, regardless of branch. In this session you will learn: 
- Where to begin your research at home.
- What questions to ask.
- The first part of the research strategy to learn any veteran's story from any 20th century war and and military branch.
- What records you need to establish the foundation and where to locate them.
- How to create a timeline of service.
- How to begin writing the story.

For details see

https://elburn.librarymarket.com/event/genealogy-seekers-research-veteran-27365
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.
 
Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.


Columbus (OH) Metropolitan Library
Thursday, December 7
Columbus (OH) Metropolitan Library  (Webinar)
5:00 pm
German Genealogy Research Online - James Beidler
James Beidler, Interim Executive Director for the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and noted German genealogist, will share about the many websites that can help you break down brick walls.

Searching for German-speaking ancestors is much easier thanks to online resources like Ancestry, FamilySearch, and European-based Compgen.de -- German church records are even being digitized! James Beidler, Interim Executive Director for the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and noted German genealogist, will share about the many websites that can help you break down brick walls and find the villages of origin for your ancestors!

For details see  

https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/8744596
 
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.
Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.


Pinellas (FL) Genealogy Society
Tuesday, December 12
Pinellas (FL) Genealogy Society  (Webinar)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
DNA for Adoptees:  Strategies to Find Birth Families - Susan Luce and Denise Manning
This class is for those that have taken the DNA Basic class and are ready to explore ways to use DNA to help find birth families.  You need to have a good understanding of general genealogical research strategies and databases such as Familysearch.org and Ancestry.com search engines and be familiar with your DNA testing company's products and tools. This class will be held online only via Zoom.

For details see us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpc-mvrTIvGtQpKYlVBoCRNy7X-tAC_oyO

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.


Wilmette (IL) Public Library
Wednesday, December 13
Wilmette (IL) Public Library  (Webinar)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
FindMyPast:  A Source for British and Irish Research - Jan Baldwin
A beginner’s guide to the FindMyPast website and historical records collection. Our newest features will always be included.

Presented by Jen Baldwin, research specialist and North American content manager at FindMyPast. 

Registration is required. 

For details see wilmette.libnet.info/event/9212743

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.



Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, December 13
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where Did Your U.S. Ancestors Go to Church?  5 Ways to Find Out - Sunny Morton
Finding a U.S. ancestor’s church affiliation is the first key step to discovering their stories in related records, but it isn’t usually easy. Learn 5 essential strategies, illustrated by inspiring examples. Viewers will come away with sensible, actionable steps they can apply to their own research.


Georgia Genealogical Society
Thursday, December 14
Georgia Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Getting the Most Out of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History - Wde Dorsey‚Äč
Are you researching South Carolina ancestors? The South Carolina Department of Archives and History should be one of your first stops, virtually or in-person. Wade Dorsey, Supervisor of Reference Services, will explain how to use the Archives and tell us more about the vast resources available at their facility or online.

For details and registration see
gagensociety.org/genealogy-events/getting-the-most-out-of-the-south-carolina-department-of-archives-and-history/

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.


Legacy Family Tree
Friday, December 15
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Landscape of Dreams:  Jewish Genealogy in Canada - Kaye Prince-Hollenberg
The landscape of Canada is extensive, and so are our genealogy resources! In this presentation we’ll take a look at accessing some of the most common Canadian genealogy documents available online including census, immigration, military, and vital records. We’ll also explore the abundant number of Canadian Jewish specific resources including archives and heritage organizations, newspapers, and digitized books.


Legacy Family Tree
Sunday, December 17
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
The Bengali and English Ancestry of Thomas Chapman:  A Case Study with DNA - Meryl Schumacker, CG
We often talk about historical context like a side dish: it adds color and life to our narratives and deepens the analysis in our client reports. Rarely, however, do we think of historical research as a main course, a proactive strategy. This case study demonstrates not only the potential of historical research as a tool, but how that tool can be effective in the most challenging cases.

Thomas Chapman wasn’t typical of New York City immigrants at the turn of the nineteenth century. His reported birthplace of Bengal prompted more questions than answers, and FAN searches in New York produced no leads. Ultimately, a combination of historical research, DNA evidence, and traditional genealogical methods across three continents revealed the identities of his parents.

https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar/the-bengali-and-english-ancestry-of-thomas-chapman-a-case-study-with-dna/

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific Time.



Legacy Family Tree
Tuesday, December 19
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Finding Sophia's Family:  A Case of Fratricide and Forgotten Identity - Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL
A quarrel between brothers turns into tragedy. The murdered man’s young widow and children leave their rural home for city life, never returning. Former family connections are forgotten in time. This webinar illustrates the case of finding the birth family of a mid-nineteenth-century South Carolina widow who left her family’s homeplace. No record provides an exact birthplace or fully identifies her parents. Learn how widow Sophia’s forgotten identity was reconstructed by understanding the era’s social context, creating and testing hypotheses, and conducting whole family research.


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, December 20
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Got Old Negatives?  Scan Them With Your Phone and These 5 (Mostly) Free Apps! - Elizabeth Swanay O'Neal
Are your old film negatives wasting away in a box in the closet? Let’s bring them to life so you can enjoy them! These days, it’s quick, easy, and inexpensive to scan film negatives with your smartphone. Find out how with these five apps and a few household items!


Genealogical Society of New Jersey
Wednesday, December 20
Genealogical Society of New Jersey  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
10 Common Lineage Society Application Mistakes:  And How to Avoid Them - Bryna O'Sullivan
Whether your grandmother was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution or you’re looking to document a new line to the Mayflower, some common issues can down the application process. This presentation will introduce the most common mistakes made by applicants and explain how to effectively avoid them.

The Your Roots Pursuits live virtual presentations are free and open to the public. Recordings of the presentations are available to members only for a limited time. Webinars are scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m. Eastern. GSNJ is pleased to announce that all 2023 webinars will have the ability for attendees to utilize Zoom’s Closed Captioning feature.

Register at us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1mSam9FcRVijSOp5ORAEQQ

Details and links for this and other webinars in this free series can be found at
www.gsnj.org/2023-webinar-series-your-roots-pursuits/

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.



Florida State Genealogical Society
Thursday, December 21
Florida State Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Researching in Federal Land Records
Over the history of the United States, almost 2 billion acres of land have been in Federal ownership at one time or another. Federal public land came into private ownership in a variety of ways, from cash sales to preemption to homesteading. Federal land was also granted to railroads and states, who then sold it to private individuals. We will look at how our ancestors acquired federal land and how to find the records of these transfers.
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.
Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.


Pinellas (FL) Genealogy Society
Thursday, December 28
Pinellas (FL) Genealogy Society  (Webinar)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Excel for Genealogy - Lori Coffey
You may know and use Excel to crunch your budget numbers, but have you thought about using it specifically for genealogy?  Even if you’re new to Excel, we will teach you the basics of building a database right, then we’ll cover how to think through your options to make the exact database that meets your specific needs. Then, as we show you ways to use Excel in genealogy, we’ll add tips to take your skills to the next level.

For details see us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclc-2pqj8sHNzRDDwHWblO1Oqwym3Qx8Oy

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.