Using Social History to Tell Your Ancestor's Story
Explore what social history is and look at how you can use it in conjunction with your family history research.
How to Optimize Your AncestryDNA Results
Learn quick and easy tips and techniques to use your AncestryDNA results to discover new ancestors, connect with new genetic relatives, and grow your family tree.
Using and Analyzing U.S. Federal Census Records
Don’t miss the clues that can lead to other important records needed to complete your family history. To enhance your success in family history research, this session will help you become more expert in the use of the U.S. Federal Census records.
Civil Registration and Church Records in Ireland
The landscape of Irish research has changed drastically over the past few years with the digitization of the Roman Catholic Church records by the National Library followed the release of the images of birth, deaths and marriage (with restrictions) by IrishGenealogy.ie. It truly is a new world for Irish researchers!
Family History Writing with Scrivener
Scrivener is a multi-faceted writing project management tool popular with novelists and creative writers. Whether you’re a blogger, an aspiring author, or a genealogist looking to share your family history findings, this webinar will teach you how to use Scrivener to plot, organize, and publish your writing.
How to Find Old Family Photographs of Past Generations
Putting a face to an ancestor’s name is every genealogy researcher’s dream. Knowing where to potentially find an ancestor’s photograph can be challenging. This webinar includes a discussion of how and where to search for old family photographs. Participants will come away with practical steps to begin the search for their own search for their own ancestors’ photographs and start putting a face to a name.
Key Steps for Finding Your German Hometown
Because Germany has more localized records than the U.S., finding the specific village of origin for your German immigrant ancestor is essential to getting down to business and making significant progress deep into the Old Country. “Key Steps for Finding Your German Hometown” will arm you with the proper methodologies for finding that village … as well as dealing with the problems associated with garbled place names handed down or found in American records.
Exploring City Directories
City directories are indispensable locating tools for genealogists, but they go far beyond connecting an ancestor to a certain place in time. They lead to a multitude of sources, contain information of genealogical value beyond the individual listings, and present a fuller picture of ancestors’ lives. Access this on-demand webinar to learn more about using city directories to research your family history.
How to Organize and Label Your Digital Files
If you do much family history research, you’ve probably accumulated hundreds—maybe even thousands—of digital files, including historical records that you have found online, family photographs that you have scanned and pictures of gravestones made with a digital camera. Keeping all those files organized can become an almost overwhelming task. In on-demand webinar, you’ll learn how to use file names, metadata and visual labels to bring order to all the family history files and digital photos on your computer.
Online Tools to Connect with Cousins
Cousins can hold the key to missing information in your family tree. Discover new collaboration tools to make the most of your cousin network. Learn where to find more cousins. And when you do, learn tips and techniques of online wikis, blogs, and collaborating tools to share your family history with your cousins, friends, and family.