October 2018 Webinars

Getting More From Searching FamilySearch–Updated

  • date: 12 October 2018–to be rescheduled.
  • time: 1:30 pm central

What’s on FamilySearch is free, but navigating and refining search results is not always easy. In this presentation we will demonstrate how to construct searches, how to refine results, and how to determine if FamilySearch has online what you need and what you are looking for. See how to get more from FamilySearch and make better use of your online time spent there.

Organizing Online Searches–Updated

  • date: 12 October 2018–to be rescheduled.
  • time: 3:00 pm central

It is easy to go in circles searching for information from genealogical databases. That’s why the most effective searches are ones that are organized and structured. This allows the researcher to not overlook possible search options and see how to troubleshoot when the desired individuals are not located.

In this hour-long presentation, see practical and down-to-earth approaches to making better use of your online search time.  After discussing general strategies, we will look at two detailed examples which can then be modeled for your own problem ancestors.

Creating Families from pre-1850 Census Records-Updated

  • date: 5 October 2018.
  • time: 10 am central time

This presentation discusses how to analyze pre-1850 census records in order to determine the family structure that is suggested by those records. Enumerations for one household between 1810 and 1840 are analyzed in order to determine the number of children, ranges on their years of birth, and ranges on years of birth for the oldest male and oldest female in the household.