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Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, April 8
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Decoding Social Security: Providing Benefits to our Ancestors - Michael L. Strauss, A.G.
The passage of the Social Security Act of 1935 during the height the new deal era and the great depression would provide stability to our nation. By decoding the meaning of the series of numbers, ordering the applications of the social security cards, and understanding how delayed births played an important part in this act can help genealogists to find new information about their ancestors.
 
This webinar is free if you register in advance and attend it live.  The time listed is Pacific Time.


Legacy Family Tree
Friday, April 10
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
The General Land Office Website—A Genealogical Gem - Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
The GLO website provides access to over 8 million records, some dating back to the late 1700s. Thousands of records are still being added to this website to include patents, tract books, and maps. These records contain rich genealogical information. Also, the information on the website allows researchers to locate the original land entry papers held by the National Archives. Attendees will discover the scope and importance of records on the BLM website that document the first transfer of federal land and much more. Even if your ancestor did not live in one of the public land states, they could have applied for military bounty land. Examples will be presented using the website in a variety of roles such as locating land, discovering the FAN club, finding the information to order records, and much more. Also, other online resources related to this data such as HistoryGeo, a subscription website, that presents the GLO data in a manner friendly to genealogical research will be demonstrated.
 
This webinar is free if you register in advance and attend it live.  The time listed is Pacific Time.


Legacy Family Tree
Tuesday, April 14
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Jumpstart Your MyHeritage Family Tree with Instant Discoveries - James Tanner
Jump start your family tree by learning how to add and evaluate instant discoveries to your MyHeritage family tree. Each Instant Discovery™ is based on MyHeritage’s superior Smart Matching™ technology from other MyHeritage family trees and Record Matching technologies from other family tree collections with automatic elimination of incorrect matches.
 
 
This webinar is free if you register in advance and attend it live.  The time listed is Pacific Time.


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, April 15
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Was Great Grandmother Really Native American? - Janet Lovelace, PhD
Many families have the oral history that an ancestor was Native American. How does a family researcher begin to discover if this is true? What federal, state and tribal records are available?
 
This webinar is free if you register in advance and attend it live.  The time listed is Pacific Time.


Legacy Family Tree
Tuesday, April 21
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Maryland State Archives Decoded - Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
The Maryland State Archives has a rich collection of genealogical sources for the state. This talk will help you prepare for a trip to the archive and know what is available online.
 
This webinar is free if you register in advance and attend it live.  The time listed is Pacific Time.


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, April 22
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Introduction to Vivid-Pix RESTORE - Rick Voight
Learn about patented artificial intelligence software that improves faded photos and documents. 
 
This webinar is free if you register in advance and attend it live.  The time listed is Pacific Time.


Legacy Family Tree
Tuesday, April 28
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Working with DNA segments on MyHeritage- Presented by MyHeritage Webinars
Learn how the MyHeritage DNA test analyzes your DNA.
 
This webinar is free if you register in advance and attend it live.  The time listed is Pacific Time.


Legacy Family Tree
Wednesday, April 29
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Road Crews and Jury Selection: How Do Find Where Our Ancestor Lived and Their Neighbors - J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

 “…Ordered by the Court that Cullen E. Sugg oversee the road in the room of Josiah Lawrence and that he with the following hands to wit. Josiah Lawrence, Matthew Williams, Benjamin Batts, Jesse Herring, William Deloach, Sugg Fort, Elias Fort, Hardy Grisard, Elias Lawrence, William Watson, George James, Alexander Gooch and Jesse Andrews, James Lawrence and all other hands residing within the bounds of said road keep said road in repair according to law…”

[Robertson County Tennessee Minute Book 7, p 422]

What do these men have in common? Learning to recognize and understand information contained in county court minute books and order books along with other types of routine court records will require effort to determine the appropriate law regarding the entry and the prevailing tradition of the community. In order to have a better understanding of the laws in place regarding the construction and maintenance of roads, we should review the state laws in place at the time.

 
This webinar is free if you register in advance and attend it live.  The time listed is Pacific Time.



Legacy Family Tree
Friday, May 1
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Future is Still in the Past: An Introduction to Online Parish Clerks in the United Kingdom - Wayne Shepheard
England is divided into 40 administrative counties which traditionally were each comprised of various numbers of ecclesiastical parishes. Each parish had its own church that administered to both the spiritual and the secular needs of the community. In 1538, Thomas Cromwell, chief minister of Henry VIII, issued The Second Henrician Injucntions that mandated every parish to maintain registers in which to record all baptisms, marriages and burials. These documents are central to ancestral research in England but it is not always practical for researchers to inspect or study the original registers or the many additional documents that originated in the parishes. Some of the people offering assistance in sourcing and reviewing the parish information are those involved in the Online Parish Clerk (OPC) program. OPCs are not officially associated with parish councils, ministers or congregations, however, these groups are often helpful in sourcing information about past residents and constructing histories of the various parishes. The tasks of OPCs are primarily to compile reference material for their adopted parish or parishes in the form of transcripts, extracts, abstracts, indexes and copies of original records.
 
 
This webinar is free if you register in advance and attend it live.  The time listed is Pacific Time.


Legacy Family Tree
Tuesday, May 5
Legacy Family Tree  (Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Smarter Search Strategies for Genealogy - Thomas McEntee
The majority of genealogists begin their research online and often become frustrated with the lack of results. The cause might not be a lack of records at the specific site but the manner in which you’re performing the search! While basic search techniques work on all the major genealogy sites, you need to power up your search skills to get the most out of niche genealogy websites and uncover those hidden record sets! Participants will learn basic online searching for the major genealogy websites. We’ll progress to understanding specific search parameters for specific sites. Next, we’ll discuss whether it is worth the time to track searches as well as how to keep track of all the best ways of searching for a specific site. Finally, we’ll explore different wildcard characters and search methodology to get the most out of a website.
 
 
This webinar is free if you register in advance and attend it live.  The time listed is Pacific Time.


National Genealogical Society Family History Conference
Wednesday, May 20 through Saturday, May 23
National Genealogical Society Family History Conference  (National Conference)
Salt Lake City Utah
Echoes of Our Ancestors
The upcoming NGS 2020 Family History Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will offer the best and most expansive series of lectures to advance your research. Salt Lake City is easily accessible and has some of the best genealogical research resources in the US.

The NGS Family History Conference, 20–23 May 2020 is your opportunity to choose from more than 150 lectures presented by many nationally recognized speakers, explore an exhibit hall filled with more than 80 exhibitors, and network with more than 2,000 genealogists. Every NGS conference has a different theme with a new program top to bottom—so there is always more to learn and discover. Registration opens 2 December 2019.   Sign up for the NGS conference blog so you receive notification of new information as it is posted and Like NGS on Facebook!




FGS 2020 Family History Conference
Wednesday, September 2 through Saturday, September 5
FGS 2020 Family History Conference  (National Conference)
Kansas City, Missouri
Save the Date - Federation of Genealogical Societies - 2020 Family History Conference
 
More than 30 years after the last FGS conference held in Kansas City, FGS returns to the home of the Mid-Continent Library.



Virtual Genealogical Association
Tuesday, October 20
Virtual Genealogical Association  (Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Christine Cohen - The Why , Where, When, What and How of Lineage & Hereditary Societies
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.