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Legacy Family Tree
Tuesday, August 3
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Burying the Body in England - Helen V. Smith
In England no place of burial is given on the death certificate. This presentation will discuss ways of determining where a person might be buried.
 
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The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Town & Country Library (Elburn, IL)
Thursday, August 5
Town & Country Library (Elburn, IL)  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Back to School:  Making the Most of School Records
Join us on August 5th to learn about the many ways you can access cool details about your ancestors by using school records like yearbooks, school schedules, teacher’s registers, school newspapers, alumni directories and much more. This is one class you won’t want to ditch

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Legacy Family Tree
Friday, August 6
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts - Bernice Bennett
The Records of the Field Offices for the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 (RG 105) consist of an array of documents created after the Civil War. This session will focus specifically on genealogical value of exploring freedmen’s labor contracts to include the location of the contract, plantation name and owner of the plantation, names of the laborer and his/her family, and terms of the contract. Several examples will be discussed to show how the contracts terms are written and monitored in several States and communities.
 
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The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Southern California Genealogical Society
Saturday, August 7
Southern California Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Jurisdictions Explained:  Finding New Avenues of Research for You and Your Family - Diana Elder, AG®
Exploring each level of record-keeping for a locality can reveal additional records for a research subject. Learn about specific records kept on the town, city, county, state, regional, and federal levels and strategies to locate them. Discover how to create a personal locality guide for your research that will include each appropriate jurisdiction and links to the records and repositories.
 
Click on the link to register for this webinar:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4089132533299161615
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Louisville (KY) Genealogical Society
Tuesday, August 10
Louisville (KY) Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
10:00 am
Orphan Trains:  A Genealogical Challenge - Mel Arnold
In 1824 a young ministerial student, Charles Loring Brace, arrived in New York after studying theology at Yale. He quickly became appalled at the number of homeless youth roaming the streets, many securing their daily needs by criminal activity. He soon called a gathering that involved many rich and renowned citizens of the city. He proposed the creation of an organization to care for and educate these homeless young people.  However, the numbers were mind staggering; estimated by social workers in 1824 to be between 10,000 and 12,000. His new organization, Children’s Aid Society, did much good but it became apparent very early that CAS could not make the significant impact needed. A questionable solution was developed; send them out to the godly people of the Midwest who would provide decent homes away from the evil influences of the city. Thus, the movement which came to be known as “Orphan Trains” was born. A huge unanticipated result was the overwhelming genealogical conundrum created for hundreds of future family researchers.
 
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link below:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, August 11
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Introduction to Researching Your Mississippi Ancestors - Angela Walton-Raji
Mississippi, like many other states has rich genealogical data for African American research, most of which can be found in traditional places---census, vital records, local courthouse records. However, this state also offers some unique records from the period of the Civil War, the era of freedom and emancipation, and also  records reflecting families to ties with Native American communities. There were 31 branches of the Freedmen's Bureau throughout Mississippi. There were 11 regiments of the United States Colored troops representing over 10,000 men of African descent in the Union Army from the state. In addition to many of those collections, are resources from the Educable Children's list, Southern Claims Commission records of black homesteaders. This session will explore some of those rich resources and methods of finding them.
 
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The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Georgia Genealogical Society
Thursday, August 12
Georgia Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Florida Archives:  Using the State Library and Archives of Florid'as "Florida Memory" Website for Genealogy - Josh Goodman, PhD
The Florida Memory website provides digital access to select records from the collections of the State Archives of Florida and the special collections of the State Library of Florida. Many of the collections on Florida Memory have significant genealogical value, including some really unusual ones that you won’t find on the larger databases like Ancestry and FamilySearch. In this program, Archives Historian Dr. Josh Goodman will provide a virtual tour of the website, as well as a sneak peek at some of the collections that are slated to be added to Florida Memory in the near future. The tour will also point out some of the tools the Florida Memory staff have developed to help users navigate these collections and get the most out of them..
 
Full details and registration link at:
 
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.
Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.


McHenry County (IL) Genealogicasl Society
Thursday, August 12
McHenry County (IL) Genealogicasl Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm
The Happy Invention:  The History and Significance of Picture Postcards - Katherine Hamilton-Smith
The first picture postcards were published for the 1889 Paris Exposition, celebrating the completion of the Eiffel Tower. In America, the first such postcards were printed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. In 2016, the world’s largest public collection of postcards and related materials, the Curt Teich Postcard Archives, was given to the Newberry Library by the Lake County Forest Preserve District.

Katherine Hamilton-Smith, the founding curator of the Teich Archives, will present a look at the documentary power and significance of picture postcards. In addition to providing an overview of picture postcards and how they fit into Illinois history, Katherine will show examples of vintage McHenry County to illustrate points in her presentation.

Please register in advance at:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIscu2hqD4qHdIVYAHaZSXhNK6XZ_TmPJh9 

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Appleton (WI) Public Library
Saturday, August 14
Appleton (WI) Public Library  (Webinar)
12:00 pm
Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions:  The Family Black Sheep - Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Playing detective in court records can unmask those black sheep every family has – and it’s fun to chase the lawbreakers, philanderers and deadbeats through the records! Learn to understand the criminal process in both federal and state courts, and how to find all the other records that put meat on the bones of the skeletons in your family’s closet.
 
You must register in advance for this meeting by clicking the link below or copying the following address into your browser:
zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ebHImQETRc-8RqRumCY36Q

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Association of Professional Genealogists
Monday, August 16
Association of Professional Genealogists  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Records Not Revenue:  Genealogy and Public Policty - Rich Venezia

In November 2019, U. S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed a fee hike to historical documents held by their Genealogy Program. Records that once were free could now cost up to $625 to obtain. With quick thinking, an ad-hoc group of genealogists and records access advocates came together in a matter of days to create a campaign which garnered national media attention and Congressional intervention. Hear what this lecturer learned as the leader of this campaign about public policy, how proposed rules like this are published every day, and what we as a community can do about it.

Full details and Register at

www.apgen.org/events/webinar-rich-venezia-records-not-revenue-genealogy-and-public-policy

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


Mount Vernon (VA) Genealogical Society
Tuesday, August 17
Mount Vernon (VA) Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Facebook:  A Tool for Genealogical Research - Thomas MacEntee
While Facebook is the world’s largest online social network with more than 1.2 billion users, did you know that it can be leveraged as a genealogy research “work horse” to help find your ancestors? In this session you’ll go beyond the basics of setting up a Facebook account and simply posting status updates or playing games. The focus is on developing the following skill set for genealogy research:
Using the Search function to locate living relatives and others researching your same surnames.
Locating Facebook Groups and Pages related to your genealogy research, especially geographical locations and specific ethnic groups, as well as surname groups.
Creating a Facebook Group to facilitate collaboration and participant interaction around a specific genealogy topic such as a Surname Group or a One Place Study Group.
Creating a Facebook Page to advertise a genealogy society, an event and more.
Understanding the difference between a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group and why you might use one instead of the other as well as when it is best to use both.
Protecting your privacy and ensuring an enjoyable Facebook experience when researching genealogy.

Registration:
All active MVGS members will receive an email with Zoom registration instructions before the meeting.
Nonmembers may attend one meeting for free each year. Nonmembers find event registration and membership information at 
mvgenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=111
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.
Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.


Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
Tuesday, August 17
Wisconsin State Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Shaky Leaf Syndrome:  Using Web-Generated Hints More Effectively - Sara Cochran
Indexing, optical character recognition, and computer algorithms make finding obscure records about our families easier than ever! Unfortunately, computers can’t distinguish between people of the same name who lived in different places or in different times. Using real examples, we’ll practice evaluating hints and attaching the keepers to our trees.

Registration: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2781351413330828303

Live webinars are free for everyone. Become a member and view previous webinars!
More information and to register for a webinar go to:  
wsgs.org/

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Legacy Family Tree
Tuesday, August 17
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Standards for Genealogical Documentation - Tom Jones, PhD, CG
Genealogy Standards spells out eight documentation standards, which give genealogists guidance for documenting genealogical writing. They also provide guidance for citation content, while allowing flexibility in the sequencing and structuring of citations supporting genealogical statements. This presentation will review the standards and provide examples of applying their principles.
 
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The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, August 18
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Using Zotero to Organize and Annotate Your Family History - Colleen Robledo Green, MLIS
Keeping track of and organizing our research materials can be overwhelming. Genealogists use a wide variety of sources and reference tools to discover and dig deeper into our family history: historical records, books and periodicals, photos, maps, videos, articles and web pages, reports, databases, digital archives, etc. Zotero is a free research and citation management system heavily used in academia, but it can also be extremely valuable for genealogists whether for their family history research, or for professional publishing and presentations. It is available for both Mac and PC users. Zotero can integrate well with your existing research workflow and organization tools such Dropbox, Google Drive, and Evernote. What it excels at is letting you apply the same source item and notes to multiple people, families, and projects without having to duplicate those in multiple folders or notebooks.
 
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The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Southern California Genealogical Society
Wednesday, August 18
Southern California Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Profile of a Quaker:  Finding a Friend in Colonial America - Steven Morrison, MPA
The profile of a Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) can be as distinctive as a fingerprint. By the 1750s, Quakers were the 3rd largest religion in colonial America and kept excellent records. Learn key profiling techniques so you can spot the Quaker in your family tree,
 
Click on the link to register for this webinar:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2294249070187504655
The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Portsmouth (NH)  Public Library
Thursday, August 19
Portsmouth (NH) Public Library  (Webinar)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Digital Collections of the Library of Congress and National Archives - Bryna O'Sullivan
Whether you want to envision your hometown in the early 1900s or uncover an ancestor’s final pension payment voucher, the rich digital collections of the National Archives and the Library of Congress can help. Collections cover photographs, maps, military records, and much more. Join us for a presentation that will teach you how to navigate both sites and profile some of the collections most helpful for your genealogy research.

Registration required. Open to all levels. Register now! Zoom login information will be sent via email prior to the meeting.

portsmouthpl.librarycalendar.com/events/genealogy-digital

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Omaha (NE) Public Library
Thursday, August 19
Omaha (NE) Public Library  (Webinar)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Find Your Czech and Slovak Ancestors - 

Free but registration required. Space is limited.

Finding your Czech and Slovak ancestors can challenge your research skills. This presentation simplifies the confusing elements of finding European records. Steve Szabados, professional genealogist and author of several books on Eastern European genealogy research, will outline some simple steps to help you know where to look, and will review translating aids for reading the documents once you find them.

Register at

omaha.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=genealogy/event/60ba2b1890a4eb370071c90b

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, August 19
Florida State Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
US Passport Applications - Debra S, Mieszala, CG

US passport applications contain a wealth of information. Who, why, and when people applied for passports will be covered. Examples are shown.

Webinar Registration: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/367365938230748430

Webinar is open to all, but you must log into the FSGS website as an FSGS MEMBER in order to download the handouts.

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


Legacy Family Tree
Friday, August 20
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Early Ontario Research - Janice Nickerson
So you have traced your family's history back to an ancestor who lived in Ontario (or its predecessors, Canada West and Upper Canada) before civil registration. Now what? This lecture provides an overview of the six key record groups for pre-civil registration research (before 1869), what information you can expect to find, and where you'll find it.
 
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The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI)
Saturday, August 21
Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI)  (Webinar)
8:30 am to 10:30 am
What's New in ArkivDigital - Kathy Meade

ArkivDigital is an online service that provides access to newly photographed color images of Swedish historical records. Types of records include Swedish church books, military rolls, probate records, emigrations records and many more. The presentation will demonstrate the many new records and search tools that enable one to easily discover one’s rich Swedish heritage.

Zoom meeting info:

Link: us02web.zoom.us/j/85895968297?pwd=VEJmdm10UzkwVmMxa0VIcWYrY09SZz09

ID/Passcode: 858 9596 8297 / 278276

Attendees: When you join a Zoom meeting, please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function at the upper right of the window where your face (or name) appears or where your name appears in the participants list.
caggni.org/event-4043745

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


Genealogical Society of Bergen County (NJ)
Monday, August 23
Genealogical Society of Bergen County (NJ)  (Webinar)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Should You Believe Your Eyes?  Sizing Up Sources and Information
Should genealogists believe everything they see?  Effective analysis includes evaluation of reliability and credibility. Learn how to assess sources and information as you develop evidence.

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1466611487069045262

For more information on the GSBC, check our website, https://www.njgsbc.org

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Plainfield (IL) Public Library
Monday, August 23
Plainfield (IL) Public Library  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Supporting Younger Genealogy Researchers

Lauren Peightel, Manager of Engagement for the Indiana Historical Society, will be joining us virtually to discuss ways to bring the next generation(s) into genealogy research. She will share some fun and exciting trends and insights that these new genealogists are producing.

This is a virtual program, once registered you will receive an email with the link to join the webinar.

Registration required. Space is limited.

plainfieldpubliclibrary.librarymarket.com/events/virtual-supporting-younger-genealogy-researchers

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Louisville (KY) Genealogical Society
Tuesday, August 24
Louisville (KY) Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Gravestone Iconography:  Is There More to Learn After You Learn the Words?
Gravestone Iconography- Is there more to learn after you read the words?
Names, dates, and places are what most genealogists retrieve from a tombstone; but wait, there may be more information there. Have you ever looked at an icon or symbol that appears on a tombstone?  If so, do you know what it means?  Can it tell you something personal about the deceased?  In this workshop we will talk about some of the more common icons and symbols that you may encounter and their significance to your research. 
 
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link below:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time

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


Sacramento (CA) German Genealogical Society
Tuesday, August 24
Sacramento (CA) German Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
1:00 pm
Germans Migrated to Australia Too! - Eric Kopittke

Although far fewer Germans migrated to Australia than to America during the nineteenth century, their arrival and settlement helped shape Australia. Many of those who came to Australia had relatives who went to America. This presentation will provide an overview of the history of German migration to, and settlement in, Australia especially during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A list of useful resources for researching family in Australia will also be provided.

Details and registration at
sggs.us/eventListings.php?nm=54#er245

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


Glenview (IL) Public Library
Wednesday, August 25
Glenview (IL) Public Library  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Chicago and Cook County Records

Online via Zoom AND In-person (seating limited)

Use local sources to find your Chicago ancestors.

The virtual program presented virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar.  Register for the virtual event at

zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HJvwNYGlSpu_Z4UZjj2hqQ

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, August 25
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Fire, Water, and the 1890 Census:  Researching Beyond the Ashes and Mold - Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG
Most genealogists are aware the 1890 federal census was destroyed by fire in 1921. Learn the story behind this historical and genealogical tragedy and how to research around the loss of that precious record.
 
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The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.


Friday, August 27
Texas State Library and Archives Commission  (Webinar)
11:00 am
Introduction to the Texas State Archives 2:  Finding Materials

Learn how to use finding aids and the online catalog to discover archival materials at TSLAC.

Time and Registration link (available closer to the event date) and more information at
www.tsl.texas.gov/arc/workshops

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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