2017 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series announced

Millennia Corporation and FamilyTreeWebinars.com are pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2017 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series.

[Editor’s Note: We just received this announcement from Legacy Family Tree Webinars about their 2017 webinar series – make sure you not only register for these great webinars, but remember to log in EARLY since each session fills up fast!]

Millennia Corporation and FamilyTreeWebinars.com are pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2017 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series. Choose from 76 classes from genealogy’s leading educators on topics ranging from genealogy technology, to DNA, to in-depth research methodologies.

And not to name-drop, but our live series will welcome for the first time genealogy celebrities like Blaine Bettinger of theGeneticGenealogist.com, Ireland’s John Grenham, and Craig Scott of HeritageBooks.com; major genealogy organizations like WikiTree, FamilySearch, and Evidentia; and will explore for the first time countries such as Mexico, Denmark and Norway. Also learn about DNA, software, photography, Quakers, virtual family reunions, the Genealogical Proof Standard and so much more.

We are also proud to once again host the monthly webinar series for the Board for Certification of Genealogists where we will learn from the likes of Tom Jones, David Ouimette, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson and nine other board-certified genealogists.

Sign up (it’s FREE!) for one or for all of them today and you will receive a reminder email both one day and one hour prior to the live event.

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Click here to register for multiple webinars at once.

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FamilyTreeWebinars.com memberships

All live webinars are free and their recordings are free to watch for the first 7 days. With a webinar subscription you also get all of this AND these additional benefits:

  • Access to 1) all the existing 445 classes in the library (620 hours of quality genealogy education), 2) plus the 76 webinars that will be added during the 2017 season, 3) plus any additional bonus subscribers-only webinars (107 of these so far) – all available for the duration of your membership
  • Access to all 2,036 pages of instructors’ handouts plus the new handouts of the 2017 season
  • Chat logs from the live webinars
  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Additional members-only BONUS webinars
  • Playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

It’s just $49.95/year ($44.95 through 12/31/16).

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Nowhere else – on land, at sea, or online – will you find genealogy courses as comprehensive, diverse, or as numerous as you will find at FamilyTreeWebinars.com.

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2017 Speakers

Lots of brand new speakers join many of your favorites for 2017. One of them may be the one to help you break down your genealogical brick wall! Don’t miss even one week!

Lots of brand new speakers join many of your favorites for 2017. One of them may be the one to help you break down your genealogical brick wall! Don't miss even one week!

2017 Schedule

January 2017

  • Strategies to Find the Most Challenging Ancestors with Autosomal DNA Data by James M. Baker, PhD, CG. 1/4
  • Tips and Tricks to Organizing Your Genealogy by Shannon Combs-Bennett . 1/11
  • Legacy Family Tree for Complete Beginners by Geoff Rasmussen. 1/13
  • Writing Up Your Research by Michael J. Leclerc, CG. 1/17 (BCG)
  • Create a Free Google Earth Historic Map Collection for Your Research by Lisa Louise Cooke. 1/18
  • Playing Nice In The Genealogy Sandbox by Thomas MacEntee. 1/25

February 2017

  • Photography for Genealogy by Nicka Smith. 2/1
  • The “WHO” of Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger. 2/8
  • Deciphering German Script by Gail Blankenau. 2/10
  • Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research by Cyndi Ingle. 2/15
  • Weaving DNA Test Results into a Proof Argument by Karen Stanbary, CG. 2/21 (BCG)
  • Finding Missing Persons With DNA Testing by Diahan Southard. 2/22

March 2017

  • Apprentices, Indentured Servants, and Redemptioners – White Slavery in America by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG. 3/1
  • 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega. 3/8
  • Home on the Range: Kansas Research Tips by Cari Taplin, CG. 3/10
  • Why are Irish records so weird? by John Grenham. 3/15
  • Are You My Grandpa? Men of the Same Name by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG. 3/21 (BCG)
  • Picture This: Images You Can Freely Use by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL . 3/22
  • Introduction to Quaker Genealogy Research by Craig Scott. 3/29

April 2017

  • Preserve, Share, and Search Your Digital Pictures with Google Photos by Geoff Rasmussen. 4/5
  • Your Whiteboard in the Cloud: Trello for Genealogists by Lisa Alzo. 4/12
  • Complete Photo Restoration in 4 Easy Steps by Eric Basir. 4/14
  • The Genealogy in Government Documents by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. 4/18 (BCG)
  • Neighborhood Reconstruction: Effective Use of Land Records by Mary Hill, AG . 4/19
  • Finding and Using Land Ownership Maps by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. 4/26
  • Researching Criminal Records by Ron Arons. 4/28

May 2017

  • Take Me Back to Where I Belong: Transportation Records of the Freedmen’s Bureau by Angela Walton-Raji. 5/3
  • Introduction to Danish Genealogy by Fritz Juengling. 5/10
  • New York City and State Governmental Vital Records by Jane Wilcox. 5/12
  • MAXY DNA: Correlating mt-at-X-Y DNA with the GPS by Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL. 5/16 (BCG)
  • Remember Me: Lifestreaming and the Modern Genealogist by Thomas MacEntee. 5/17
  • WikiTree: Free for All without a Free-for-All by Eowyn Langholf. 5/24
  • The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors by Michael L. Strauss, AG. 5/31

June 2017

  • Researching Your Minnesota Ancestors by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. 6/7
  • The Increasing Need for Foreign Language Indexing by Devin Ashby. 6/9
  • How Harry Potter Can Teach You About DNA by Blaine Bettinger. 6/14
  • What Now? Your Next Steps with Autosomal DNA Testing by Diahan Southard. 6/16
  • Beating the Bushes: Using the GPS to Find Jacob Bush’s Father by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. 6/20 (BCG)
  • Virtual Family Reunions: Super Easy, Super Fun by Pat Richley. 6/21
  • Canada’s Top 10 by Kathryn Lake Hogan. 6/28

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July 2017

  • Censational Census Strategies by Mary Roddy. 7/5
  • Google Books: the tool you should use every day! by Lisa Louise Cooke. 7/12
  • Tips for Snapping Pics: How to Take Perfect Family Photographs by Jared Hodges. 7/14
  • Analyzing Documents Sparks Ideas for Further Research by Angela Packer McGhie, CG. 7/18 (BCG)
  • The Firelands, The Connecticut Western Reserve, and the Ohio Territory by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG. 7/19
  • Family History Adhesive: The Science of Why History Binds Families and the Simple Tech of How to Do It by Janet Hovorka. 7/26

August 2017

  • Tracing Your West Country Ancestors by Kirsty Gray. 8/2
  • A Taxing Matter: Using Tax Lists in Genealogy by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. 8/9
  • Using Pictures with Legacy Family Tree by Geoff Rasmussen. 8/11
  • Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG. 8/15 (BCG)
  • Finding Your Ancestors in German Directories by Ursula Krause. 8/16
  • How to do Mexican Research and Be Successful by Jonathan Walker. 8/23
  • Getting Started with Evidentia by Ed Thompson. 8/30

September 2017

  • Top Tech Tips by Geoff Rasmussen. 9/6
  • Finding Isaac Rogers by Nicka Smith. 9/13
  • The ABCs and 123s of Researching Your Ancestor’s School Records by Melissa Barker. 9/15
  • When Does Newfound Evidence Overturn a Proved Conclusion? by Tom Jones. 9/19 (BCG)
  • Wolfram Alpha for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee. 9/20
  • Quick Guide to Texas Research by Deena Coutant. 9/27

October 2017

  • No Easy Button: Using “Immersion Genealogy” to Understand Your Ancestors by Lisa Alzo. 10/4
  • Southern States Migration Patterns by Mary Hill, AG. 10/11
  • Is Your Society Growing? Social Media may be your saving grace by Pat Richley. 10/13
  • Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard by David Ouimette, CG. 10/17 (BCG)
  • The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy by Gena Philibert-Ortega. 10/18
  • Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. 10/25

November 2017

  • Is this the End? Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece by Ursula Krause and Luana Darby. 11/1
  • New York City Genealogical Research: Navigating Through The Five Boroughs by Michael L. Strauss, AG. 11/8
  • Using Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence by Jill Morelli. 11/10
  • British and Irish research: the differences by Brian Donovan. 11/15
  • Research in Federal Records: Some Assembly Required by Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG. 11/21 (BCG)
  • Understanding Alabama by Rorey Cathcart. 11/29

December 2017

  • Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records by Lisa Salinas. 12/6
  • I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes by James M. Baker, PhD, CG. 12/13
  • Finding Your Nordic Parish of Birth by Jill Morelli. 12/15
  • The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive (Re)Search by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. 12/19 (BCG)
  • Palmetto Pride – South Carolina for Genealogist by Rorey Cathcart. 12/20
  • Problems and Pitfalls of a “Reasonably Shallow Search” by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. 12/27

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Genealogy Bargains for Thursday 8 December 2016

$25 off the Flip-Pal mobile scanner Holiday Value Pack plus FREE SHIPPING (within the continental US) - includes Flip-Pal mobile scanner, Flip-Pal deluxe carry case, and microfiber cleaning cloth - regularly $184.97, now just $159.97 - click here to shop - via Flip-Pal mobile scanner

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Thursday, December 8, 2016

Don’t forget that 5% of all revenue generated by Genealogy Bargains is given back to the genealogy community! Check out The Genealogy Fairy for more information!

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SNEAK PEEK: Shop Family Tree Season of Savings December 1-16

Shop Family Tree has announced an amazing sale over the next 16 days with special savings on specific items. Here’s what we know:

  • December 8-9: Flip-Pal Genealogy Value Pack
  • December 10: $20 off Organize Your Genealogy Collection
  • December 11: Free Shipping Storewide
  • December 12-13: 20% off RootsMagic
  • December 14-15: 50% off eBooks
  • December 16: 30% off Storewide

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NEW Genealogy Bargains

$25 off the Flip-Pal mobile scanner Holiday Value Pack plus FREE SHIPPING (within the continental US) - includes Flip-Pal mobile scanner, Flip-Pal deluxe carry case, and microfiber cleaning cloth - regularly $184.97, now just $159.97 - click here to shop - via Flip-Pal mobile scanner

  • $25 off the Flip-Pal mobile scanner Holiday Value Pack plus FREE SHIPPING (within the continental US) – includes Flip-Pal mobile scanner, Flip-Pal deluxe carry case, and microfiber cleaning cloth – regularly $184.97, now just $159.97 – click here to shop – via Flip-Pal mobile scanner

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Save 15% on Flip-Pal Genealogy Value Pack from Shop Family Tree - normally $239.95, now just $199.99! “Get high quality scans of genealogy documents, original photos, and more, even when you're on the go. With the Flip-Pal Genealogy Value Pack, you'll get a scanner and all the accessories in one. From scanning delicate family photos without removing them from their frames, to adding notes such as dates, times, and source citations to your documents, the flexibility and versatility of the Flip-Pal scanning system will let you preserve, capture, and organize all your family history documentation.” You get the Flip-Pal mobile scanner, Flip-Pal Deluxe Blue Carry Case, Flip-Pal Sketch Kit, Eneloop AA Batteries 4-Pack with AC Charger, and Flip-Pal Window Protector Sheets. Click here to shop - via Shop Family Tree

  • NEW! Save 15% on Flip-Pal Genealogy Value Pack from Shop Family Tree – normally $239.95, now just $199.99! “Get high quality scans of genealogy documents, original photos, and more, even when you’re on the go. With the Flip-Pal Genealogy Value Pack, you’ll get a scanner and all the accessories in one. From scanning delicate family photos without removing them from their frames, to adding notes such as dates, times, and source citations to your documents, the flexibility and versatility of the Flip-Pal scanning system will let you preserve, capture, and organize all your family history documentation.” You get the Flip-Pal mobile scanner, Flip-Pal Deluxe Blue Carry Case, Flip-Pal Sketch Kit, Eneloop AA Batteries 4-Pack with AC Charger, and Flip-Pal Window Protector Sheets. Click here to shop – via Shop Family Tree

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NEW! 62% Off Dragon Naturally Speaking Dictation Software! I use this product constantly when I am writing family history narratives, drafting outlines for presentations and more. Regularly $99.00, TODAY ONLY just $38.00! Click here to save - via Amazon

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Free Access to WWII Records at fold3 - during all of December you get FREE access to Submarine Patrol Reports, Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII "Old Man's Draft" Registration Cards, Draft Registration Cards and more! Click here to start searching - via fold3

  • NEW! Free Access to WWII Records at fold3 – during all of December you get FREE access to Submarine Patrol Reports, Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII “Old Man’s Draft” Registration Cards, Draft Registration Cards and more! Click here to start searching – via fold3  

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FREE Webinar Recording! Becoming a Genealogy Detective, presented by Sharon S. Atkins - “Chances are, if you have spent any time at all working to compile your family history, you have run into difficulty finding at least one elusive relative & maybe even several of them! Within the genealogy community this experience is commonly referred to as a "brick wall." Some of brick walls may seem impossible to solve, today. However, as my mother often told me, "Nothing in life is impossible, some things just take a little longer to accomplish than others." Learn how to approach and solve seemingly complex problems by becoming a "Genealogy Detective".” Click here to view for free through December 13th - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • FREE Webinar Recording! Becoming a Genealogy Detective, presented by Sharon S. Atkins – “Chances are, if you have spent any time at all working to compile your family history, you have run into difficulty finding at least one elusive relative & maybe even several of them! Within the genealogy community this experience is commonly referred to as a “brick wall.” Some of brick walls may seem impossible to solve, today. However, as my mother often told me, “Nothing in life is impossible, some things just take a little longer to accomplish than others.” Learn how to approach and solve seemingly complex problems by becoming a “Genealogy Detective”.” Click here to view for free through December 13th – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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ONGOING Genealogy Bargains

NEW! $20 Off a 1-Year Subscription at Storyworth - an amazing way to get your family members to preserve family stories - you get a weekly email story prompt AND a beautiful bound book for all the stories! Offer expires December 25th - click here to shop - via Storyworth

  • $20 Off a 1-Year Subscription at Storyworth – an amazing way to get your family members to preserve family stories – you get a weekly email story prompt AND a beautiful bound book for all the stories! Offer expires December 25th – click here to shop – via Storyworth

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Save 10% on Ancestry Gift Memberships! Give the gift of family history this holiday season and save 10%

Save 10% on Ancestry Gift Memberships! Give the gift of family history this holiday season and save 10%:

  • U.S. Discovery (access all U.S. records)
    12 months $189 now $169
    6 months was $99 now $89
  • World Explorer (access U.S. and international records)
    12 months was $299 now $269
    6 months was $149 now $134

Offer good through December 25th – click here to shop – via Ancestry

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23andme Introduces $99 Ancestry test - “Experience your ancestry in a new way! Get a breakdown of your global ancestry by percentages, connect with DNA relatives and more.” 23andme now offers a test kit at 50% off the price of its DNA + Health test kit. Click here for details - via 23andme

  • 23andme Introduces $99 Ancestry test – “Experience your ancestry in a new way! Get a breakdown of your global ancestry by percentages, connect with DNA relatives and more.”  23andme now offers a test kit at 50% off the price of its DNA + Health test kit. Click here for details – via 23andme

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10% off Ancestry DNA - get an additional 10% off the regular $99 price, now only $89. Offer good through December 14th - click here to save - via AncestryDNA

  • 10% off Ancestry DNA – get an additional 10% off the regular $99 price, now only $89. Offer good through December 14th – click here to save – via AncestryDNA

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$59 Family Tree DNA Holiday Sale! There has never been a lower price on DNA tests and what a way to kick off the holiday season! Also take a look at the savings on these other test packages!

  • $59 Family Tree DNA Holiday Sale! There has never been a lower price on DNA tests and what a way to kick off the holiday season! Also take a look at the savings on these other test packages:
    – Y37 (father’s line) – was $169, now just $139
    – mtDNA (mother’s line) – just $79
    – Comprehensive Genome – was $546, now just $457

There is no listed expiration date – this sale could end at any time! Click here to save – via Family Tree DNA

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Save $150 off every 40 hour+ genealogy research project at Legacy Tree Genealogists - use promo code SAVE150 - click here for more info - via Legacy Tree Genealogists

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NEW! MyHeritage DNA - $79 Introductory Price! “Facing a "brick wall" in your genealogy research? MyHeritage takes genealogy into the new millennium by offering a revolutionary strategy for advancing your genealogy research - DNA matching - at affordable prices! "Click here for more information - via MyHeritage

  • NEW! MyHeritage DNA – $79 Introductory Price! “Facing a “brick wall” in your genealogy research? MyHeritage takes genealogy into the new millennium by offering a revolutionary strategy for advancing your genealogy research – DNA matching – at affordable prices! ” Click here for more information – via MyHeritage

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NEW! Save on Holiday Bundles and FREE SHIPPING at NYGBS! The New York Genealogical Biographical Society has several bundles on sale plus FREE SHIPPING available! Offer good through December 31st - click here to shop - via NYGBS

Save on Holiday Bundles and FREE SHIPPING at NYGBS! The New York Genealogical Biographical Society has several bundles on sale plus FREE SHIPPING available! Offer good through December 31st – click here to shop – via NYGBS

  • The New York City Package:  Finding family in New York City can be challenging. Equip your researcher with the material they need to succeed. Perfect for both beginner and advanced genealogists, this bundle includes: 1) County guides for New York City, Brooklyn/Kings, Bronx, Manhattan/New York, Queens, Staten Island/Richmond and 2) New York City Municipal Archive: An Authorized Guide for Family Historians. Holiday discount price: $94 (retail value $114). Click here to shop.
  • The New York Researcher Package: Our society provides fantastic resources for finding family all throughout New York State. For those with family from all over the Empire State, this package will allow them to continue bringing their family history “Ever Upward”: 1) One year membership to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and 2) New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer. Holiday Discount Price: $120 (retail value $155). Click here to shop.

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Save up to 72% on special software/book bundles at RootsMagic - Bundle #1 - includes RootsMagic 7 Software, RootsMagic 7 eBook, Personal Historian 2 Software, and Personal Historian 2 eBook - regularly $89.90, now just $25 with NO SHIPPING - offer expires December 20th - click here to shop - via RootsMagic

  • Save up to 72% on special software/book bundles at RootsMagic – Bundle #1 – includes RootsMagic 7 Software, RootsMagic 7 eBook, Personal Historian 2 Software, and Personal Historian 2 eBook – regularly $89.90, now just $25 with NO SHIPPING – offer expires December 20th – click here to shop – via RootsMagic

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50% Off at Twile - "Twile is a timeline of everything that's ever happened in your family. Pull together all of your family's memories, photos and stories in the same place. Sign up now and get 50% off our annual subscription when you upgrade any time in the next 12 months." Click here to save - via Twile

  • 50% Off at Twile – “Twile is a timeline of everything that’s ever happened in your family. Pull together all of your family’s memories, photos and stories in the same place. Sign up now and get 50% off our annual subscription when you upgrade any time in the next 12 months.” Click here to save – via Twile

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FREE Ebook - The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee - “Researching your family history can be fun, but like many hobbies, it can turn into an obsession, and an expensive one at that. There are many ways to save money while you pursue the “hunt” for your roots: some are just common sense while others are, frankly, ingenious. Also keep in mind that it doesn’t pay to be so focused on “frugal” that in the long run you either lose money or that genealogy is no longer “fun.” Normally $2.99, now FREE through Friday, May 6th - click here to download - via Amazon

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 8 December 2016

Dec 8, 1980. On this date deranged gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.

Dec 8, 1980. On this date deranged gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.


Today is Thursday, 8 December 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Feast of the Immaculate Conception, John Lennon Shot – Anniversary, Soviet Union Dissolved – Anniversary, and US Enters World War II – Anniversary.

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