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East Cuyahoga County (OH) Genealogical Society
Monday, October 3
East Cuyahoga County (OH) Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
4:00 pm
How to Use Etsy, eBay, and Other Websites for Family History - Elizabeth Swanay O'Neal
Presented by the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, a Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
sites.rootsweb.com/~oheccgs/index.html
Email johntc@gmail.com for an invitation. 

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Oklahoma Genealogical Society
Monday, October 3
Oklahoma Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Disaster Proofing Your Research - Sara Cochran
Family historians spend years, sometimes decades gathering and compiling records, photographs, and family heirlooms to preserve the past and guide the future. Let’s talk about ways to ensure that all this hard work isn’t lost in any number of potential disasters.

For details and registration see
okgensoc.org/

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


FamilySearch Family History Library
Tuesday, October 4
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
9:00 am
Using the FamilySearch Family Tree App - Android
The fun and innovative applications for mobile devices sync with familysearch.org. Collect upload and share your family stories, photos and recordings right to your tree. Continual advancements are being made to provide nearly every function available on your desktop, now in the palm of your hand. Disclaimer: This class is for those with Android devices.
 
Webinars are currently being broadcast via Zoom. We do have a cap on our Zoom account, so space is limited. If you go to register for a class and it is closed, please note that you may be able to view that class via the Family History Library Facebook page: www.facebook.com/familyhistorylibrary.

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.

The link to register for each webinar, and handout links if available, can be found at www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Register for this webinar at https://churchofjesuschrist.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4N9nXFz4SRW4z26EPdHK-g

The time listed above for this event is Pacific time.  The times listed on the links may be Mountain time.



Oakland County (MI) Genealogical Society
Tuesday, October 4
Oakland County (MI) Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
4:00 pm
Story Telling Techniques to Improve Your Family Narrative - Laura Hedgecock
Storytelling techniques can enhance any type or length of story. Author Laura Hedgecock illustrates how family history storytellers can borrow concepts from creative nonfiction to empower their narratives to connect through generations.

We hope for a hybrid meeting, but the meeting may be virtual only, depending on restrictions. Please check back a week before the meeting for informality regarding location and registration for the virtual presentation.

Details at
ocgsmi.org/events/story-telling-techniques-to-improve-your-family-narrative/

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


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, October 5
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
One Man, Multiple Names:  A DNA-Based Case Study - Dana Leeds
Sometimes our ancestors seem to have appeared out of nowhere. That was the case with William Emmitt Hunter whose life before his 1910 Oklahoma marriage was basically unknown. One record—his application for a Social Security account number—provided self-reported information about his birth in North Carolina and his parents’ names. But his alleged parents could not be found. Without DNA, this case would not have been solved. But DNA revealed that William was born as a Beddingfield, not a Hunter. Additional research identified his name at birth and traced him through multiple marriages, divorces, another alias, and indicated the possible reason why he changed his name and left behind his family and friends to start a new life in Oklahoma.
 


FamilySearch Family History Library
Thursday, October 6
FamilySearch Family History Library  (Webinar)
9:00 am
The Bred, the Wed, and the Dead, Eh?:  An Introduction to Canadian Civil Registration
In Canada, researchers often start by searching for civil registration or records of births, marriages, and deaths. This class is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of Canada civil registration, including the various types of records, the civil jurisdictions that have responsibilities for the records, and the provincial differences in the availability of those records.
 
Webinars are currently being broadcast via Zoom. We do have a cap on our Zoom account, so space is limited. If you go to register for a class and it is closed, please note that you may be able to view that class via the Family History Library Facebook page: www.facebook.com/familyhistorylibrary.

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.

The link to register for each webinar, and handout links if available, can be found at www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Register for this webinar at https://churchofjesuschrist.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6S9pKGpmTjOFd96vde599g

The time listed above for this event is Pacific time.  The times listed on the links may be Mountain time.



BYU Family History Library
Thursday, October 6
BYU Family History Library  (Webinar)
4:00 pm
Copyright Law for Genealogists:  An Update - James Tanner
Free. No pre-registration required.

Click here at the time of the webinar to join it.

Password to Join the Meeting: byufhl

Past webinars may be found at
fh.lib.byu.edu/classes-and-webinars/online-webinars/

Details, links and upcoming webinars at -

fh.lib.byu.edu/classes-and-webinars/online-webinars/

Please note that the time listed above is Pacific time.   Times listed on the links may be Mountain time.



Legacy Family Tree
Friday, October 7
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
8:00 am
When Wrong Is Actually Right:  Constructing Proof Arguments for Counterintuitive Conflicts - Meryl Schumacher, AG
Name changes, enumerator errors, and terrible informants can combine to create major inconsistencies in documentation. Records that, at first glance, appear to be major mismatches can later turn out to be correct. Researching non-English-speaking immigrant families requires a comfort level with these layered conflicts-upon-conflicts. This session demonstrates how to use logic to confirm that a wrong-name, wrong-age, wrong-everything record can actually be right, with an emphasis on immigrant families. Participants will learn how to transfer that logic to a written proof argument.

Part of the Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series, held in person at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (and broadcast here).



Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
9:15 am
Peeling the Onion:  Getting to the Original Sources - Gary Ball-Kilbourne, PhD, CG
Genealogy Standards 38 and 58 strongly express a preference for using original sources. Diligent researching and a few tricks of the trade enable genealogists to find original sources that underlie authored narratives and derivative sources.
 


Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
10:30 am
The Hub of trhe Wheel:  How a Brother with No Children Connected Ten Siblings - Mary Kircher Roddy, CG
A family from Ireland emigrated in a chain migration scheme to western Pennsylvania between 1825 and 1845. See how using the standards for researching connected the siblings and their descendants and led to their origins in County Tyrone.
 


Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
12:30 pm
Consult via . . . Explore with . . .  Discover through . . . Literature Reviews - Jan M. Joyce, CG, CGL
What if you could consult with genealogical experts each time your work slows? Together you could explore options for new paths of discovery. The right approach to a literature review allows you to do that. Other experts have encountered the same challenges that you do, and they have written about them even if not overtly. These challenges could range from beginning work in a new geography to parrying with a difficult brick wall. Learn how to conduct a targeted literature review, cull the information you need, and advance your research. A case study on use of negative evidence will highlight the methodology.


Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
1:45 pm
Finding Henrietta:  Reconciling Conflicting Evidence to Reveal a Woman's Identity - Nicole Gilkison LaRue, CG
Henrietta Dixon was never enumerated with individuals identified as her parents in a federal census. Records revealing her family members, including her father, are often conflicting and open up new questions. Additionally, multiple marriages further obscure her identity. This case study uncovers Henrietta’s maiden name and emphasizes the importance of a focused research question when attempting to meet the Genealogical Proof Standard.


Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
3:00 pm
Hidden Stories:  Using Analysis to Explore the Unexpected in Family History - Jennifer Zinck, CG
Tales of illegitimacy, divorce, and desertion aren’t limited to soap operas and modern reality television. Discovering trails that lead to unanticipated events can be shocking, confusing, and exciting all at the same time. This session will explore how genealogists can utilize the law, conflict resolution, and tools like date calculators and timelines to help build a clearer understanding of some potentially challenging historical situations.


Sons of Norway Genealogy Club (CO)
Saturday, October 8
Sons of Norway Genealogy Club (CO)  (Webinar)
8:30 am to 9:30 am
Etymology of Norwegian Names
The Fjelldalen Slektforskningklubb - the Sons of Norway Genealogy Club - is involved with both Nordic and general genealogy and discusses how to find and use research tools while working on practical examples. Help sessions usually occur for the last half of each meeting.

All meetings are open to everyone who wants to attend!
Full details and Zoom link at

www.denverlibrary.org/event/son-entomology-norwegian-names

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society
Saturday, October 8
NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society  (Webinar)
9:30 am
"Deed" You Hear About These Under-Utilized Records? - Amie Tennant
Presented by the NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society, Inc. (NEOCAG)
(Free)

Emaijohntc@gmail.com for an invitation.
neocag.net

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


Livermore-Amador (CA) Genealogical Society
Monday, October 10
Livermore-Amador (CA) Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Discovering Your German Roots:  The Great Migration 1815-1914
Even today, after waves of later immigration, more than twenty percent of all Americans claim primarily German descent, and many more have at least one German ancestor. It continues to be among the largest ethnic components of the American population.

To the delight of their descendants, the documentary sources available in Germany, many of them now available in the U.S. online and on microfilm, facilitate the assembly of family trees of great age and depth, often back to the 1500s, even for simple peasant stock (which includes nearly all of us). It is not unusual for the documented family tree of one German immigrant to contain as many as 300 ancestors. Associated documents also permit reconstructing the circumstances of their lives in surprising detail.

So where do we start? You know that your ancestors came from Germany, but from where in that huge country? Until we know their specific village of origin, we can't trace their roots. In this presentation we'll discuss the challenging task of discovering the hometown of your German ancestors, even if they arrived 150 years ago and then did everything they could to conceal their origins from their descendants

Zoom registration will be available on the website. See the flyer at www.l-ags.org/flyers/flyer202210.pdf

For additional information contact:Tom Mathews, Program Chairperson,email: program@L-AGS.org

More about the society at
Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society.
www.l-ags.org/

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


Longmont (CO) Genealogical Society
Wednesday, October 12
Longmont (CO) Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
12:00 pm
Keep Calm and Cite Your Sources - Alice Hoyt Veen, CG
Source documentation and citations are important components of every successful family history project. Citing sources creates a permanent “breadcrumb trail” that others can follow and enhances the credibility of research findings. It takes self-discipline and thoughtfulness, but well-documented research stands the test of time. This presentation begins with the basics, then digs deeper into evolving standards for documenting 21st-century sources. Discussion includes practical examples and step-by-step practice.

Our meetings are currently via Zoom.
If you would like to receive an invitation to these meetings please subscribe to our guest mailing list at 
bit.ly/LGSGuest.

Those on the mail list will receive an e-mail invitation to all three of the monthly meetings a day or two before each meeting. You need to register only once to receive invitations for all future meetings.

For full program details and mailing list link, see
longmontgenealogicalsociety.org/UpcomingPrograms.html

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, October 12
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
5:00 pm
Trendy Tech Tools for Your Research:  Yay or Nay? - Cyndi Ingle
Everywhere we turn we hear from someone recommending the latest and greatest apps and tools to use in our research. But should we try to use all of them? Some of them? None of them? How do you choose what is best for you? We will go over the research process and help you decide which of your own activities need special tools and which work well with the standard tools we all should use.
 
 

The time listed for this seminar is Pacific Time.



Georgia Genealogical Society
Thursday, October 13
Georgia Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Forensic Genealogy:  The New Frontier - Christine Cochran‚Äč
Forensic genealogy is a new buzz-word these days. But what exactly is forensic genealogy? How is it applied? Who needs a forensic genealogist and why? This talk will address these questions and provide some real-world examples. Hold on to your hats because what you learn will open Pandora’s Box!

Register to Attendus06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElcu2vqDMqGteR4QjLK-ySZP3Tp49daSKP

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Details and registration link also at
gagensociety.org/genealogy-events/forensic-genealogy-the-new-frontier/

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


Kansas City (MO) Irish Center
Saturday, October 15
Kansas City (MO) Irish Center  (Webinar)
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Keeping Your Family Stores Alive
What are your family stories? And how do you preserve them for future generations? Tales about past family members usually last just three generations. After that, those stories are lost to history. Ancestry and other genealogical sites are great for basic facts about our ancestors, but those sites don't tell the stories that bring those ancestors to life. This session will help you find ways to tell those stories. You don't have to be a gifted writer. In fact, you can keep those family stories alive by just telling them to a computer program. We'll explore ways for preserving oral histories and tips on writing those stories at our October 15 meeting.

More about KCIC at irishcenterkc.org/

Register at Eventbrite at
www.eventbrite.com/e/kcic-october-genealogy-workshop-keeping-your-family-stories-alive-tickets-400338111067

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


Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Saturday, October 15
Genealogical Forum of Oregon  (Webinar)
2:30 pm
Meyers Gazetteer:  A Power Tool for German Research - Gina Palmer, AG
Join us in learning how to use the online Meyers Gazetteer to find information about places and their associated jurisdictions in the German Empire. This tool can help you know where to look for records in your German research.
gfo.org/learn/gen-talks.html

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Zion (IL) Genealogical Society
Monday, October 17
Zion (IL) Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Top Ten Genealogy Tips and Tricks - Jacquie Schattner
A review of the top genealogical websites and how to use them most efficiently. Tricks and tips on websites such as FamilySearch.org, ancestry.com and even Google. Many use these websites but do not know how to get the most out of them.

Send in an email your first and last name and inform whether you are a member or not, and your email address. Send that email registration to vam1488@gmail.com by the Sunday evening prior to the zoom meeting. You will receive an email back giving you the details to link in to the meeting on Monday. Make sure that you have installed the Free Zoom software before the event and you'll use that link to join the meeting when it begins.

sites.rootsweb.com/~ilzgs/

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


Broomfield (CO) Genealogy Society
Monday, October 17
Broomfield (CO) Genealogy Society  (Webinar)
5:30 pm
The Salem Witchcraft Hysteria - John E. Putnam
This program chronicles the causes, events, and aftermath of the Salem Witch incident in which the speaker’s ancestors played a part on both sides of the polarized villagers.

For guests and non-members, please complete "Contact Membership" at broomfieldgensoc.org/contact-membership/
and request Zoom meeting invitation several days ahead of any scheduled program meeting date.

For information on joining the society, see broomfieldgensoc.org/join-renew/

For details and links, please see
broomfieldgensoc.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, October 18
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
5:00 pm
Misled by Records:  Identifying Adam Cosner's Parentage - Pam Stone Eagleson, CG
Pennsylvania and Ohio records, correlated with those of a German immigrant who died in Virginia revealed Adam Cosner’s parents.


Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
Tuesday, October 18
Wisconsin State Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Women and Courthouse Records - Janice Lovelace
Until the 20th century, women were often “lost” in records. This presentation will explore what can be found in records often found at the courthouse – land records, court proceedings, probate documents and vital records.

Registration:
attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/13358386574677773

More about the society and other upcoming events at
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
Wednesday, October 19
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am
Colonial Migrations to 1770 - Ann G. Lawthers, ScD
Before the Revolutionary War, geography, topography and a strong indigenous people presence shaped migration patterns. This webinar covers the dominant push-pull forces and challenges for colonial migration. Using maps and other graphics, the major migration routes by region will be described: New England, mid-Atlantic and southward from Virginia. Famous paths such as the Kings Highway, the Great Valley Road, and the Fall Line Road as well as less well-known paths such as the Greenwood Path and the Forbidden Path will be covered. Using a set of case studies, the process of locating clues in local histories, land records, and vital records is unfolded.
 
 

The time listed for this seminar is Pacific Time.



Genealogical Society of New Jersey
Wednesday, October 19
Genealogical Society of New Jersey  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Finding American Ancestors in Canadian Land Records - Tary Shymanski
Did you have ancestors who lived in Canada? Land records contain valuable genealogy information but can be tricky to find. By examining actual land records, you’ll discover information of value to family historians. You’ll learn which websites and indexes contain these records and the intricacies in finding them.

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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



Elmhurst (IL) Public Library
Thursday, October 20
Elmhurst (IL) Public Library  (Webinar)
8:30 am to 9:30 am
Unusual Places to Find Births and Naturalizations - Debra Dudek
Widen your search for birth dates and locations, as well as naturalizations, from a variety of underutilized resources, including military rosters, consulate applications, voter registration, passports, and more. Learn about both digital and physical resources to help fill in gaps in your family tree.

Please register for either In-Person or Live on Zoom. A limited number of seats are available in-person at the library.

Details and registration for both in-person and virtual at
elmhurstpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=39550&lib=0

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Dayton (OH) Metro Library
Thursday, October 20
Dayton (OH) Metro Library  (Webinar)
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Preserving Your Personal Digital Collections
Do you have hundreds of photographs stored on your phone? What happens to your social media accounts when you die? Learn the steps that you can take to preserve your personal digital files and plan for your digital afterlife.
Thank you to conferencekeeper.org for providing information on this event.


Florida State Genealogical Society
Thursday, October 20
Florida State Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Google Translate and Genealogy:  What You Should Be Using Instead - KatherineSchrober
Google Translate is not always the most reliable tool to translate your genealogy documents. Discover the other options available and how to use them

Register at attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9218584086712225036

Details and registration link also at
flsgs.org/cpage.php?pt=253

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


Legacy Family Tree
Friday, October 21
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am
Researching at the Archives of Ontario:  Janice Nickerson
The Archives of Ontario (AO) is the foremost repository for Ontario records. It houses all non-active provincial-level government records, many municipal-level government records, and reams of corporate, organizational and private papers. If you haven’t spent many hours at the AO, you haven’t thoroughly researched your Ontario ancestor. This class will introduce you to the AO’s MVRs (most valuable records), and show you how to use the website of the AO to identify relevant records, research historical background and find maps and images for your family history.
 
 

The time listed for this seminar is Pacific Time.



Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, October 26
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am
Structuring a Family History:  Class 1 of 4 - Carol Baxter
To write a family history, we must convert our ancestral information into paragraphs of prose. But how do we group the resulting paragraphs to produce a coherent structure? We start by asking ourselves what we wish to achieve. Are we writing a history that focuses on a surname line? Or one that covers all of our ancestors, or all of our descendants, or all of the ancestors and descendants of a particular person? And how do we craft an individual biography? Do we produce a family history that is a group of stand-alone biographies or one that has a narrative-style flow? These and other subjects are discussed in this simple guide to structuring a family history.
 
 

The time listed for this seminar is Pacific Time.



New York Public Library
Wednesday, October 26
New York Public Library  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
An Introduction to NYC Land and Building Research
Are you curious about finding out about the neighborhood of your ancestors but don’t know where to begin? Does the cost of genealogy and other resngs Research and take advantage of world-class research tools at no cost to you!

This class will be a beginners level instruction in NYC Land and Buildings Research. The aim will be to highlight key document types when researching NYC Land and Buildings Research, as well as the sources of information, both online and offline, to conduct your research.

This is an online class. Registration is required.
For details and registration see
www.nypl.org/events/programs/2022/10/26/online-introduction-nyc-land-and-buildings-research

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records
Thursday, October 27
Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records  (Webinar)
11:00 am
Using Graveyard Research for Frightfully Good Results
Did you know that you can learn quite a bit about your ancestors from a visit to their memorial? Cemeteries and the records associated with the death and burial of the deceased are full of information that will help you on your genealogical journey.

Learn how to get the most out of your trip to the cemetery by learning about the types of records available to you, the types of memorials, and the types of cemeteries common in the United States. There is no better way to honor our ancestors than by remembering and preserving their life through our research today.

In this interactive and informative program, you will learn:
Types of death, funeral, and cemetery records and how to find them
How to use cemetery records to record facts about ancestors
The types of American cemeteries, monuments, and records that you will encounter
How to plan a cemetery visit and what to do during the visit
Resources for monument symbols

Registration required. Space is limited. For details and registration see
azsos.libcal.com/event/9382325

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Plano (TX) Public Library
Thursday, October 27
Plano (TX) Public Library  (Webinar)
5:00 pm
Land Records
What are they, where to find them, and how they help with family history research

For details and registration for attending online, see
plano.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5shdO7QoS-KUrTqmf_2Gcg

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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


Legacy Family Tree
Friday, October 28
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am
Older Than Us:  The Elders of the Trask 250 - Nicka Smith
From Sago and Fatima, Randall and Esther, to Moosa and Katy, learn the ancestral story of the Trask 250 from the vantage point of their oldest traceable ancestors. These incredible individuals were born before the founding of the United States, survived the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and count more than 6,000 descendants between them.
 
 

The time listed for this seminar is Pacific Time.



YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (NY)
Monday, October 31
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (NY)  (Webinar)
10:00 am
How to Do Research at YIVO:  Accessing Digitized Materials
The Archives and Library at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research represent the single largest and most comprehensive collection of materials on Eastern European Jewish civilization in the world. With some 23 million items in the YIVO Archives and nearly 400,000 volumes in all European languages in YIVO's Library, the possibilities for research are endless.

Join YIVO archivist Hallel Yadin for an overview of how to access YIVO’s digitized holdings. This program will go over the portals that contain digitized archival and library materials, as well as tips for navigating each portal effectively.

This event is open to anyone interested in doing online research at YIVO, or learning more about YIVO’s vast digitized collections.

Details and registration at
yivo.org/Research-Intro3

The time listed for this webinar is Pacific time.

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



Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, November 2
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Right Place, Right Time, Right Person:  Intersections of DNA Evidence and Document Evidence:  Paul Woodbury
While genetic evidence can aid in the resolution of research obstacles, at the end of the day, genetic genealogy is just genealogy and must be considered within the context of documentary evidence. Even so, the aims of documentary research to make sense of anomalies in genetic evidence often center around finding the right person in the right place at the right time to be an ancestor of a research subject. Learn how to creatively use documentary evidence to recognize and detect intersections of DNA and document evidence.


Legacy Family Tree
Friday, November 4
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Freedom Bound:  Escaping Bondage for Life in the North - Renate Yarborough Sanders
Before 1865, free blacks, as well as runaway and emancipated slaves, migrated or escaped to northern states (and Canada), hoping for a “better life” with more opportunities. In this presentation, we explore some of the reasons for this movement and review some of the many helpful records left by these antebellum northern migrants.


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, November 9
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Finding Prussian Ancestors in Online Archives - Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS
Discover online records for German-speaking ancestors from Brandenburg, East Prussia, Pomerania, Posen, Silesia, and West Prussia. Despite some record loss for these geographic areas, hundreds of years of church and civil records can be found in archives in Poland, Germany, and the US, using the search strategies in this presentation.
 
 

The time listed for this seminar is Pacific Time.



Legacy Family Tree
Tuesday, November 15
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Their Mark Here: Signatures and Marks as Identifying Tools - Nicole Gilkison LaRue, CG
Marks and signatures can be highly effective tools when researchers are attempting to untangle the identities of our forebears. But how do you know whether the signature in front of you is original? Can you still use it as evidence in your case even if it’s not? These questions and more are answered by looking at the fundamental concepts of source and evidence analysis. Once you know how to evaluate your sources, we’ll go over a few records to look at when searching for those marks and signatures in your own research. And finally, we’ll look at some examples of published articles which incorporate the use of marks and signatures.


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, November 16
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Ready or Not: Strategies to Discover Ancestors Playing Hide and Seek - Francine Crowley Griffis, CG
Successful researchers carefully mine sources, correlate, and analyze extracted information to solve research problems. Identifying a research subject that materializes or disappears from thin air is challenging, but careful attention to detail may help researchers overcome frustration. This lecture will use mini-case studies to outline strategies.