FREE European Family History Conference September 12-16, 2016

FamilySearch is offering a FREE European Family History Conference, in-person AND via webinar, September 12-16, 2016 - here's how you can attend!

Well, FamilySearch rocks it once again!  Last week we mentioned how they were sponsoring a FREE United States Research Seminar later this month . . . and now they are sponsoring a FREE European Family History conference that you can attend either in-person or via webinar!  There are over 20 classes to be held September 12-16, 2016 and most classes will be held at the Church History Museum Theater, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Learn how to effectively use historical records and how to do research in several European countries. Explore such topics as census, church, immigration, and vital records. Learn more about German, Swiss, Russian, and Polish research. Discover new techniques, strategies, and methodology to apply to your genealogical research problems.” Click here to read more at the FamilySearch Wiki!

Here is the official announcement below!

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The Family History Library and the research specialists of the European Reference team invite you to a free, never before offered, week-long conference focused exclusively on European research. The conference, which will be held September 12th-16th 2016, is perfect for beginning and intermediate genealogists interested in learning about records of European localities, and Family History Library collections.

Come and spend a week at the world renowned Family History Library learning from our expert staff of genealogists as well as experienced guest genealogists. Learn how to effectively use historical records and how to do research in several European countries. Explore such topics as census, church, immigration, and vital records. Learn more about German, Swiss, Russian, and Polish research. Discover new techniques, strategies, and methodology to apply to your genealogical research problems.

Most classes will be held at the Church History Museum Theater with the exception of the lab classes, which will be taught at the Family History Library in the B1 Lab. 

Seating in the Church History Museum Theater is limited to 190 participants, so be sure to register early to secure a spot. All classes will also be offered via webinar.     

  • Registration begins 1 Aug. 2016.To register for the free conference, visit the Eventbrite registration site at this link if you plan to personally attend in-house: http://bit.ly/29teGka.
  • For those attending by way of webinar, please use the following registration link. http://bit.ly/29vC93P. 500 spots are available.

26 seats will be available for in-person labs which will all be held in the Family History Library B1 LAB. 100 spots available for webinar labs.

A syllabus will be provided that can be downloaded from the FamilySearch Wiki.  Here is the Link: https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/2016_European_Family_History_Conference.

We hope this conference will not only be informative and instructive, but that it will also encourage and inspire you to continue your family history research. Perhaps this will be just what you need to break through that 20-year-old brick wall research problem. We look forward to working with you!

© 2016 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

FREE United States Research Seminar August 22-26, 2016

FamilySearch is offering a FREE United States Research Seminar, in-person AND via webinar, August 22=26, 2016 - here's how you can attend!

Now this is pretty amazing – a FREE genealogy week long seminar that you can attend either in-person or via webinar!  There are over 25 classes in the upcoming United States Research Seminar to be held August 22-26, 2016 at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Classes Include: New England, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South, Gulf South, Midwest, Great Plains, Pacific, and Mountain West Regions, U.S. Topics, FamilySearch classes and lunch time research activities.  Click here to download the PDF brochure and read below for the official announcement!

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The Family History Library’s Research Specialists invite you to their free week-long United States Seminar. The seminar, which will be held August 22nd – 26th, 2016, is perfect for beginning and intermediate genealogists interested in learning about U.S. regions and records, FamilySearch resources, and Family History Library collections.

Come and spend a week at the world renowned Family History Library learning from our expert staff genealogists on how to effectively use the FamilySearch Catalog, Historical Records, Research Wiki and more. This year various regions of the United States will be explored. Learn what records are unique and similar to each region. Discover new techniques, strategies, and methodology to apply to your genealogical research problems.

In house seating is limited to 120 attendees and this year all classes will be held as webinars except for the hands on activities. We ask that all participants register for the seminar.

If you are attending in person please visit the following link to register: http://bit.ly/29yftnL*

If you are attending by webinar please visit the follow-ing link to register: http://bit.ly/29SVbmz*

Each in house participant will be provided a free spiral-bound syllabus containing all of the class handouts and materials. Those attending by webinar will be able to print the handouts at their home.

We hope this seminar will not only be informative and instructive, but that it will also encourage and inspire you to continue your family history research. Perhaps this seminar will be just what you need to break through that 20 year old brick wall research problem. We look forward to working with you!

*We will use Eventbrite to process your registration. Your information will be processed in accordance with their privacy policy located at http://www.eventbrite.com/privacypolicy.

Windows XP Users Won’t Be Able to Login to Dropbox after August 29, 2016

Here's another reason to upgrade to Windows 10: Dropbox ends support for Windows XP users on August 29, 2016 - don't delay!

That’s right. If you are still running Windows XP and you use Dropbox, after August 29th, you won’t be able to run the Dropbox program on your computer. Here is the recent posting at Dropbox:

“On August 29, 2016, the Dropbox desktop app will no longer support Windows XP. On this date, you will be automatically signed out of any Dropbox accounts linked to a Windows XP computer. You can sign in again once you update to Windows Vista or a later version of Windows.

If you are signed out of your Dropbox account, please know that no changes will be made to your account. Your files and photos will be safe. You’ll still be able to access your account—or create a new account—on dropbox.com or on other compatible computers and mobile devices.”

Warning for Free Dropbox Users

Also, realize that for the FREE version of Dropbox, you need to log in – at least on the Dropbox website – at least once every 90 days or you risk having your data removed. This is part of the terms of service at Dropbox for free account holders.

What Windows XP Users Should Do

To be honest, there aren’t many choices for Windows XP Dropbox account holders. It is unlikely that you will be able to even upgrade to Windows 10.  What’s left?

  • Log in to Dropbox at least once every 90 days on the Dropbox website.
  • Install Dropbox on another device that has Windows Vista or higher.
  • Get a new computer that has Windows 10.

Attend My Windows 10 Webinar This Week

FREE Webinar - Windows 10 Survival Guide for Genealogists presented by Thomas MacEntee on Friday, July 22nd at 1pm CDT. Do you know that the deadline for upgrading to Windows 10 for FREE is July 29th? The Windows 10 operating system is not so much a choice as it is an inevitability. As Microsoft continues to remove support from Windows 8 and earlier versions, you should get on board the Windows 10 upgrade train now! Learn the new features of Windows 10, how it will impact how you research genealogy, and more. You’ll also learn which default Windows 10 settings to change as well as how to fix common “annoyances” experienced by most users. Click here to register - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

So here is another reason to finally get off of Windows XP!  Isn’t it time you learned about Windows 10?  Attend the FREE Webinar – Windows 10 Survival Guide for Genealogists presented by me, Thomas MacEntee, on Friday, July 22nd at 1pm CDT.

Do you know that the deadline for upgrading to Windows 10 for FREE is July 29th? The Windows 10 operating system is not so much a choice as it is an inevitability. As Microsoft continues to remove support from Windows 8 and earlier versions, you should get on board the Windows 10 upgrade train now! Learn the new features of Windows 10, how it will impact how you research genealogy, and more. You’ll also learn which default Windows 10 settings to change as well as how to fix common “annoyances” experienced by most users.

Click here to register – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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