Upcoming Webinars

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They didn’t always meet on the boat!

Before You Cross that 19th Century Pond

12 July 2017–7:00 pm central time

This session will focus on what needs to be done on your ancestor in the country where they settled before you try and research “across the pond.” We will look at ways to determine the village or area of origin when there’s not a record that clearly states it, a brief overview of naturalization and citizenship as it relates to determining origin, making use of the extended kin/social network, religious settlement patterns, and more. This session will not focus on records in Europe but is intended to build your skill set to help you locate your immigrant’s origins.


Beginning German Research

12 July 2017–8:30  pm central time [corrected]

This session will focus on starting your German research. The session will include an overview of German genealogical sources (both online and offline), naming patterns and concerns, maps and other geographic finding aids, basics of terminology and handwriting, and more. Intended for those who have not really started researching their German ancestors in Germany.




Using Fold.com

13 July 2017–7:00 pm central time

This session will provide a brief overview of the content on Fold3.com and will spend the bulk of the presentation time discussing how to determine what specific databases are on the site, how to effectively search for names and records, how to navigate search results, image navigation, manipulation and download, and questions from attendees.


Using Local United States Land Records

13 July 2017–8:30 pm central time

This presentation will provide an overview of local land records in the United States. Focus will be on records organization, search strategies, record interpretation, and problem-solving.


Citation Basics

16 July 2017–7:00 pm central time

Citation does not have to be intimidating or something to avoid. Our focus will be on citation for the non-professional who realizes that they need to cite but does not want to become obsessed with it. In this hour-long presentation we will see how to cite:

  • census records
  • wills
  • obituaries–both in the newspaper and one you found in Grandma’s old bible
  • photographs
  • tombstones
  • family items and heirlooms
  • vital records
  • more as time allows

Citation does not have to be a dreaded part of research. See how it can actually help and strengthen your research.

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