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.

Click here to register.

Click here to register for multiple webinars at once.

Webinar Brochure

Print the webinar brochure to share with your friends, genealogy society, or Family History Center.

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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Is Scanning Enough? Introducing StoryScans™ Talking Images

Therese McGinnes Austin and John Ralph Austin, abt 1950

Therese McGinnes Austin and John Ralph Austin, abt 1950 – Click to listen to the story behind this photo!

Is Scanning Enough? Introducing StoryScans™ Talking Images

The photo above, of my great-grandparents Therese McGinnes Austin and John Ralph Austin is one of my favorites since it brings back so many memories and family stories. Not only did these two amazing people help raise me in upstate New York, but they encouraged me to trace my family history including records, photos and stories.

So what do you see above? A sunny summer day, an older couple enjoying each other’s company – perhaps taking a break from gardening or doing repair work at home?

What I know about this photo and you don’t, and only because I’ve preserved the family stories both in writing and in my memory, is this:

  • The house is their retirement home in Grahamsville, NY, about 100 miles north of Manhattan where they lived up until the late 1940s.
  • They helped raise 12 grandchildren, including my mother, at this summer place. My mother saw the house, which was built in 1840, and all its outbuildings as a refuge from the craziness of New York City.
  • There used to be a porch over that door in the background . . . until a large stampeding herd of dairy cows came running down the hill and tore it off one afternoon!

Have you ever wished that a photo – digital or print – could just start talking and tell stories? Well now you have that chance with StoryScans talking images with the Flip-Pal mobile scanner. Click the image above (or here) and you can listen to a short recorded narration about the photo.

Some StoryScans Talking Images Examples

What about a beloved family recipe written in your grandmother’s handwriting on a recipe card? You know there just has to be a story about the recipe . . . so why not record that story and include it with the scan ? (Click image to play)

StoryScans Recipe Example

“Granny Nina makes the best Cotechino in the world. One Sunday we went to her house for dinner and got there early enough to help her make it. Whenever we go see her, I always bring my Flip-Pal with me, just in case. The first thing I did was use my Flip-Pal to scan Grandma’s recipe. I then used my smart phone to record Grandma talking about her recipe. Whenever my family is in the mood for Italian food, I find Granny’s recipe on my tablet, play back the audio from that afternoon and just smile as I make it myself. It feels like she’s right there in my kitchen making it with me.”

Want to see StoryScans talking images in action? Click here for several examples of photos scanned using the Flip-Pal® mobile scanner using the StoryScans feature.

FREE StoryScans Webinar!

storyscans webinar

What sparked the idea for scanned images that talk? What are some examples? What are the nuts-and-bolts on how to create talking images, and what tools are available?  What should you buy for your particular type of computer or mobile device? Gordon Nuttall, the inventor of the Flip-Pal mobile scanner, discusses these questions and more in this 12 minute webinar. Click here to view!

SPECIAL DEAL Flip-Pal® mobile scanner! Get the Flip-Pal® mobile scanner, deluxe carrying case, and a Story Scans Activation Key PLUS a free PDF copy of Preserving Your Family’s Oral History and Stories by Thomas MacEntee, normally $199.97, now just $174.97 PLUS FREE SHIPPING in the continental US! Click here for more information - via Flip-Pal® mobile scanner.

SPECIAL DEAL Flip-Pal® mobile scanner PLUS FREE SHIPPING

Get the Flip-Pal® mobile scanner, deluxe carrying case, and a Story Scans Activation Key PLUS a free PDF copy of Preserving Your Family’s Oral History and Stories by Thomas MacEntee, normally $199.97, now just $174.97 PLUS FREE SHIPPING in the continental US! Click here for more information. OFFER EXPIRES October 31st!

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Genealogy and Coffee Equals a Happy Me!

I just can't do my genealogy research without a cup of coffee - no matter what time of day! Here's a great sale at Starbucks - 30% off PLUS FREE SHIPPING

I don’t know about you, but my coffee addiction is about as bad as my genealogy addiction. In the morning, a cup of java get me going and I’m off doing research online at Ancestry or one of the other genealogy sites. At mid-day I might be out at a local archive or library like The Newberry Library here in Chicago and I’ll need a pick-me-up espresso. And late at night, when the house is quiet, there’s nothing better than a smooth decaf and evidence evaluation.

Save 30% on Starbucks Coffee PLUS FREE SHIPPING -Don't coffee and genealogy just go together? Here is an amazing deal from Starbucks online . . . place your order and use promo code ENJOY30 for 30% off the all products . . .if your order is over $30, you also get FREE SHIPPING (expires Oct 10th) - click here to save - via Starbucks

Save 30% on Starbucks Coffee PLUS FREE SHIPPING Here is an amazing deal from Starbucks online . . . place your order and use promo code ENJOY30 for 30% off the all products . . .if your order is over $30, you also get FREE SHIPPING (expires October 10th) – click here to save – via Starbucks

And while you are shopping, why not click here and shop the Genealogy Gifts Store on Zazzle and get the nifty coffee mug shown above – use promo code VIPOFFER4YOU and save 30% (TODAY ONLY!)

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