The most popular genealogy programs have tools to help you record your family history efficiently, plan your research and search online databases. But if you’re a typical genealogy software user, you don’t take advantage of all of those features.
You’ve probably mastered entering birth, marriage and death information in your genealogy software, but have you customized your program to fit your unique needs?
You’re doing better than most genealogists if you document your sources, but are you taking advantage of timesaving techniques for this crucial, but mundane, task? And are you exploiting your program’s tools for searching within your family file and in online databases?
In my class 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Genealogy Software, I’ll show you how to use these and other features in Family Tree Maker, Legacy Family Tree and RootsMagic.
I’m also teaching a class on Identifying Ancestors in Irish Census Records. Because so many Irish census records have been lost over the years, you might assume they’re of no use in your genealogy research. In fact, it’s well worth checking Irish censuses, especially now that most of the existing ones are online and easy to search.
Most 19th-century Irish census records have been lost, but the ones you need just could have survived. (Mine did!) And fortunately, the 1901 and 1911 censuses of Ireland survive and are easily accessible online for free. I’ll show you several tips for searching them and suggest how they can be useful to your research even if your ancestors left Ireland before 1901.
Family Tree University’s Winter 2013 Virtual Genealogy Conference, Feb. 22-24, gives you an all-access pass to 15 half-hour video classes, live chats with genealogy experts, and exclusive message board to network with instructors and attendees, and a Family Tree Shop swag bag of freebies. Click here for more details on the conference.
See these guest posts from other Winter 2013 Virtual Genealogy Conference instructors:
- Genealogical Cold Cases: A Step-by-Step Process with Lisa Louise Cooke
- Simple Tips for Solid Source Citations with Sunny Jane Morton
The Virtual Genealogy Conference is sponsored by