Two Free Week-Long Online Seminars Available Starting Monday From FamilySearch

The following announcement was received from Raymon Naisbitt, AG® at FamilySearch International:

The Family History Library is hosting two free week-long research seminars that will also be hosted live as free online webinars.

  • Next week, Aug 22nd-26th there will be 19 classes/webinars offered on United States Research
  • From Sept 12-16th there will be 24 classes/webinars offered on research in Europe.

Register for free at http://bit.ly/2blpozl
Or go to wiki.familysearch.org and type “classes and webinars.”

FamilyTreeWebinars.com Unveils the Next Generation of Online Genealogy Education

The following is from Legacy Family Tree:

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New mobile-responsive site with new playlist, searching, browsing, and indexed jump-to features now available for all 275 genealogy courses

SURPRISE, Arizona; October 27, 2015 — Millennia Corporation, a leader in family history software, today announced the release of a brand new responsive, mobile-friendly website for FamilyTreeWebinars.com, the leading source for online genealogy education. The new site makes it easy to find topics of interest among the now-275 courses in the library. Genealogists will now be able to watch courses on their smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices.

Visit http://familytreewebinars.com/video-detail.php?video_id=75 for a quick video tour.
Other new features include:
• A new search tool to easily find courses.
• Internal indexing of each individual course to allow easy access and jump to specific topics.
• A new resume watching feature that lets members pick up where they left off.
• A playlist to bookmark courses for future review.
• Presenter pages that feature the individual instructor’s courses and materials.

“We’re very excited to make learning more accessible to the genealogy community and our members,” explained Geoff Rasmussen, host of the webinar series. “Genealogists will be able to find what they need more quickly and watch on the platform of their choice. And they won’t have to worry about remembering where they left off. They can focus on increasing their genealogy skills and less on navigating the website.”

Rasmussen will demonstrate the enhancements and changes during upcoming free live webinars which are typically held at 2pm eastern every Wednesday. Website users will benefit from the changes immediately and will appreciate the upgrades that were made specifically with them in mind.

The new website can be found at www.familytreewebinars.com

About Millennia Corporation
Millennia Corporation is located in Surprise, Arizona. The company strives to provide top-quality genealogy software so people can record and track their family history. It is also the publisher of the award-winning FamilyTreeWebinars.com webinar series, now with 275 courses of quality genealogy education.

Two Excellent FREE Webinars From the North Carolina Genealogical Society Oct 3-5 & Dec 5-7

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The following is from Maryann Stockert Tuck with the NCGS Webinars. Note that NCGS members have free access to the live webinars, as well as the archived classes. Free webinars are limited to specific programs on specific dates.

October 3-5, 2014 Free three-day viewing of Mark Lowe’s “North Carolina Tax Lists: People, Time, and Delinquency” on www.ncgenealogy.org. This webinar was recorded on 19 September 2014.

New Webinar:

21 November 2014. The North Carolina Genealogical Society will present a live webinar featuring Craig R. Scott, CG, “Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestry”.

North Carolinians were active participants in the Revolutionary War, providing men, supplies, and support for the revolutionary cause. Records were created before, during, and after the war. There is more to research than complied military service records and pension application files, such as public claims, pension ledgers, and pension payment vouchers. Records are found in the National Archives, Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, the State Library and Archives, and in some unexpected places. Clues to information on ancestors and descendants can be found in the lineage application papers of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution.

See the NCGS website: www.ncgenealogy.org for more details and dates of free viewing of the recording of this webinar will occur 5-7 December 2014.

Researching Your: Connecticut Ancestors – Webinar on CD-ROM

Legacy Family Tree offers some of their popular webinars on CD. Their series of webinars, presented by professional genealogists, provide expert advice on areas from traditional genealogical research to make use of the latest technologies both for research and for the maintenance of critical family data. Here are some of the webinars on CD we have recently reviewed on this site:

This review looks at another webinar on CD, Researching Your: Connecticut Ancestors presented by Marian Pierre-Louis. From this presentation, the viewer will “learn how to research your Connecticut ancestors. Discover what records are available, where they are located and how to put them to the best use.”

Topics on this CD include:

  • Important archives
  • Major portals
  • Census records and substitutes
  • City directories
  • Vital records
  • Land records
  • Probate records
  • Military records
  • Cemetery records
  • Manuscript collections
  • Neighboring states and migration
  • African Americans

As I have previously mentioned in other reviews, web seminars, or “Webinars,” have quickly become one of the most popular ways for professionals and companies to share information with large groups of individuals from across the country, or even around the world, without the high cost of travel. Webinars are just like seminars. A large group of “attendees” can come and watch a presentation at a given time. Webinars are nice, since they are usually recorded and can be watched again at a later time. The only real downside to webinars is the video stream can be slow for some people. Depending in large part on the viewer’s own personal Internet connection speed, video may or may not play well. The age of a person’s computer may also contribute to slow playback. To counter these playback problems, some individuals and companies offer the option to buy their webinars on CD. CD’s offer the opportunity to play these webinars on almost any computer at anytime, without the worry of connection issues.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on September 21, 2011; including, the complete Question and Answer session. The class runs 1 hour 29 minutes, plus a link to download four pages of handouts.

Get your own copy of Researching Your: Connecticut Ancestors from Family Roots Publishing; Item #: LEGweb6, Price: $12.69. Enjoy the presentation again and again on your own computer.

Dropbox for Genealogists

legweb17“Are you familiar with Dropbox – a program that provides 2 gigabytes of online storage for free? Learn how to sign up for Dropbox, install the program and get started ensuring the safety and security of your genealogy research data. Seems too good to be true, right? Two gigabytes of online storage for free? And storage that can synchronize files across your computer, your laptop and even your mobile device? It is true, and you can learn how to leverage the power of Dropbox – a free online program to back up your genealogy data and even share files with friends and family.”

You can learn about the value and use of Dropbox for Genealogists in a webinar on CD. The presentation on this disk was originally given on April 21, 2011 by popular blogger and speaker Thomas MacEntee. Dropbox has changed little in that time period; except, to become even more popular. The webinar lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and comes with and 18 page handout.

Topics presented include:

  • What is Dropbox?
  • Setting up a Dropbox account
  • Using Dropbox on your computer for data storage
  • How “synching” works
  • Sharing Dropbox folders
  • Dropbox delete, undo, and undelete
  • Using the Dropbox website
  • Managing your Dropbox account
  • Legacy Family Tree data and Dropbox
  • Breaking the free 2GB barrier
  • Questions and answers from live attendees around the world
  • and other tips and tricks along the way

Web seminars, or “Webinars,” have quickly become one of the most popular ways for professionals and companies to share information with large groups of individuals from across the country, or even around the world, without the high cost of travel. Webinars are just like seminars. A large group of “attendees” can come and watch a presentation at a given time. Webinars are nice, since they are usually recorded and can be watched again at a later time. The only real downside to webinars is the video stream can be slow for some people. Depending in large part on the viewer’s own personal Internet connection speed, video may or may not play well. The age of a person’s computer may also contribute to slow playback. To counter these playback problems, some individuals and companies offer the option to buy their webinars on CD. CD’s offer the opportunity to play these webinars on almost any computer at anytime, without the worry of connection issues.

About the author:

Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. Utilizing over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, Thomas writes and lectures on the many ways in which blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience. As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com he has organized and engaged a community of over 1,800 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

 

Order a copy of  Dropbox for Genealogists on disc from Family Root Publishing.

Upcoming APG Webinars & New “Careers” Series!

The following is from the Association of Professional Genealogists. Note that the live-streaming webinars are FREE to anyone.:

Mark your calendars! APG has the following webinars and speakers planned for April and May, brought to you by the APG Professional Development Committee. Register soon to reserve your spot. The first webinar is this Thursday!

Careers in Genealogy: House Historian
Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Marian Pierre-Louis
Have you ever considered expanding your services by including House History research? It can be a great way to supplement your business. You might even discover you want to focus on house histories exclusively. In this talk we’ll cover the similarities and differences of house history research to genealogy. We’ll explore the educational background needed and the main records groups used. Finally, we’ll have a discussion of the many different types of clients and products that can be the source of your revenue. Come discover if house history research is in your future!
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/511679153

Careers in Genealogy: Forensic Genealogist
Monday, May 19, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Michael S. Ramage, J.D., CG
Are you curious about the fast-growing field of forensic genealogy? Forensic genealogist Michael S. Ramage, J.D., CG, will share what led him to specialize in the field of forensic genealogy, and review some of the different types of work which require the expertise of a forensic genealogist. The webinar will also review some of the items individuals need to consider before offering forensic services, including experience, education, credentials, skill sets, and marketing.
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/776089056

Where Genealogists Go Wrong on the Internet
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter Marian Pierre-Louis
There are some common mistakes that many genealogists make when developing on online presence whether through email, social media, a blog or their website. From lack of consistency in building a brand to using the wrong image size, Marian Pierre-Louis will help get you back on track. If you would like to have your online presence evaluated (and used in the presentation) send Marian an email. APG members can also submit specific questions on this topic to Marian in advance at rambles@fieldstonehistoricresearch.com.
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/722814729

These webinars are available and free for APG members and non-members to attend live. Webinars are also recorded, and the recordings made available to APG members on the Members Only section of our website for any member who is unable to attend the live session or just wants to review the material again. If you have any questions, or would like to suggest a topic and/or speaker you would like to see for future webinars, please feel free to email me anytime — Kimberly Powell (president@apgen.org)

Free Freedmen’s Bureau Records Webinar May 16, 2014

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A new NCGS Webinar has been scheduled for May 16th on www.ncgenealogy.org. The North Carolina Genealogical Society presents Diane L Richards speaking on Freedmen’s Bureau Records.

The following notice was sent to me by Maryann Tuck:

Are you seeking records for your southern ancestors in the immediate post Civil War time period (1865-1868)? Learn about this little known and used Federal record collection that is full of invaluable records for many ancestors, regardless of skin color or circumstances, who lived in North Carolina (or elsewhere from DE to TX). After the war many needed assistance, from maimed soldiers, to widows with children, to the aged and feeble, to ex-slaves and their former owners. Examples of records relating to rations, contracts and indentures, courts, abandoned land, schools, hospitals, and more are presented.

After 18 May, the video Freedmen’s Bureau Records will only be accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit. NCGS members and non-members may also purchase the webinar on a CD, which includes the handout, from the NCGS online bookstore.

Call for Papers for the Florida State Genealogical Society Webinar Series

The following was received from Ann Staley:

Webinar presentation proposals are welcome by 1 May 2014 for the Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS) 2015-2016 “Poolside Chats: A Genealogy Webinar Series“. The webinars are presented to the FSGS membership and to the public on a monthly basis.

Among the topics being considered are presentations on Computers/Technology, Beginning Genealogy, Research Sources, Immigration/migration, Florida Research (i.e., history, available records, repositories, ethnic and religious groups, etc.), Society Management and broader genealogical topics including methodology, problem solving, publishing, military records, land records, etc.

Compensation will be limited to $100 for selected presentations.

Proposals should include the following information:

  • Speaker’s Name, address, and telephone number
  • Speaker’s Email address and website URL
  • Title of the Presentation
  • Summary of the presentation
  • Detailed description of the presentation (not to exceed 1,000 words)
  • Audience skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced, etc.)
  • Biography of 150 words for publicity
  • Resume of previous (within the last 18 months) experience

Each presentation will be limited to a total of one hour (50 minute presentation and a brief five-minute question-and-answer period). Handout material will be required for each presentation and will be hosted on the FSGS website on the “Members [Only]” page.

Interested individuals should submit up to six proposals to the FSGS e-mail: Trustee3@flsgs.org

Email submissions on or before 1 May 2014 in a PDF file or an MS-Word Doc file.

Sharing Genealogy Electronically — Webinar

legweb15Sharing Genealogy Electronically is a webinar were you will learn about various methods of sharing your genealogy — printed books, print-on-demand publishing, websites, shareable CDs, and more. In this Legacy Family Tree presentation you will learn how to better use Legacy Family Tree for sharing your genealogy.

Web seminars, or “Webinars,” have quickly become one of the most popular ways for professionals and companies to share information with large groups of individuals from across the country, or even around the world, without the high cost of travel. Webinars are just like seminars and among genealogists, Geoff Rasmussen is quite popular. Geoff is the host and regular presenter at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Topics he has covered shows his wide and experienced knowledge base in genealogical research as well as Internet and digital tools valuable to genealogists.

Webinars are popular because a large group of “attendees” can come and watch a presentation at a given time. Webinars are nice, since they are usually recorded and can be watched again at a later time. The only real downside to webinars is the video stream can be slow for some people. Depending in large part on the viewer’s own personal Internet connection speed, video may or may not play well. The age of a person’s computer may also contribute to slow playback. To counter these playback problems, some individuals and companies offer the option to buy their webinars on CD. CD’s offer the opportunity to play these webinars on almost any computer at anytime, without the worry of connection issues.

Sharing Genealogy Electronically is a webinar present by Geoff, as originally presented to the West Valley Genealogical Society in Youngtown, Arizona and a live webinar audience. The session runs for 1 hour 49 minutes and comes with a 4 page handout.

Core topics covered in this webinar include the following:

  • Printed book
  • Print-on-demand publishing
  • Websites
  • Shareable CDs
  • GEDCOM
  • and More

About the Author

Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is a dynamic genealogy speaker on all forms of genealogy technology, and as host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series, has spoken virtually to nearly 100 different countries. He recently received the Distinguished Presenter Award at the prestigious RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City (2011). He has authored books, videos, articles, and websites, and develops the Legacy Family Tree software program. On a personal note, Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello and basketball. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center.

He is also the author of the popular Digital Imaging Essentials.

 

Get your own copy of Sharing Genealogy Electronically from Family Roots Publishing; Price: $12.69. Enjoy the presentation again and again on your own computer.

Mapping Software For Genealogists

legweb12Web seminars, or “Webinars,” have quickly become one of the most popular ways for professionals and companies to share information with large groups of individuals from across the country, or even around the world, without the high cost of travel. Webinars are just like seminars and among genealogists, Geoff Rasmussen is quite popular. Geoff is the host and regular presenter at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Topics he has covered shows his wide and experienced knowledge base in genealogical research as well as Internet and digital tools valuable to genealogists.

Webinars are popular because a large group of “attendees” can come and watch a presentation at a given time. Webinars are nice, since they are usually recorded and can be watched again at a later time. The only real downside to webinars is the video stream can be slow for some people. Depending in large part on the viewer’s own personal Internet connection speed, video may or may not play well. The age of a person’s computer may also contribute to slow playback. To counter these playback problems, some individuals and companies offer the option to buy their webinars on CD. CD’s offer the opportunity to play these webinars on almost any computer at anytime, without the worry of connection issues.

Mapping Software for Genealogist is a webinar present by Geoff, covering some of the best software tools for mapping your ancestors. Rasmussen’s class was originally presented as a live webinar. The session runs for 1 hour.

Core topics covered in this webinar include the following:

  1. AniMap software (U.S. & Canada): learn how to find the correct county for the time period, and perform radius searches (list all cemeteries/churches within 10 miles of a place). For 30 years a researcher looked in the records of Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut for their ancestor who was born there in 1720. AniMap easily shows that in 1720, Woodstock would have been in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Now we know the correct location to find the records for that time period. Brick wall problem solved.
  2. Centennia software (Europe and Middle East): Have you ever wondered about the changing country borders in Europe? Have ancestors in Germany, Poland, or Prussia? Which is it? The Centennia Historical Atlas software shows the changing country borders from the 11th century to the present in Europe and the Middle East.
  3. Map My Family Tree software (entire world): plot your ancestors on a map of the world, track family migrations, plot to Google Earth, use the time scroll bar to dynamically select which time period you want displayed on your map and more.
  4. Legacy Family Tree’s mapping tools
  5. And other tips and tricks along the way

 

About the Author

Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is a dynamic genealogy speaker on all forms of genealogy technology, and as host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series, has spoken virtually to nearly 100 different countries. He recently received the Distinguished Presenter Award at the prestigious RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City (2011). He has authored books, videos, articles, and websites, and develops the Legacy Family Tree software program. On a personal note, Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello and basketball. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center.

He is also the author of the popular Digital Imaging Essentials.

 

Get your own copy of Mapping Software for Genealogists from Family Roots Publishing; Price: $12.69. Enjoy the presentation again and again on your own computer.

Preserving Family Photographs

legweb16In another great webinar from Legacy Family Tree, Maureen Taylor, aka The Photo Detective, presented Preserving Family Photographs.

Originally presented on May 4, 2011, Taylor gave background on photography form daguerreotypes to digital imaging, dealing with common dilemmas and  covering “everything a family photographer needs to know about caring for photographs.” Coverage includes “printing and sharing digital images, and how to safely label grandparents’ pictures.”

Running 1 hour 27 minutes, topics covered include:

  • Four preservation mistakes
  • Cycle of damage: Physical, biological, and chemical damage; transference and water damage
  • The golden rule
  • Preservation steps
  • Identification tips
  • Labeling
  • Storage
  • Organization and digital organization
  • Sharing
  • Storage containers
  • Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, paper prints, and negatives
  • Albums, color images, instant photos, and slides
  • Digital dilemmas and 5 basic tips
  • Questions and answers from attendees from around the world
  • and other tips and tricks along the way

Web seminars, or “Webinars,” have quickly become one of the most popular ways for professionals and companies to share information with large groups of individuals from across the country, or even around the world, without the high cost of travel. Webinars are just like seminars. A large group of “attendees” can come and watch a presentation at a given time. Webinars are nice, since they are usually recorded and can be watched again at a later time. The only real downside to webinars is the video stream can be slow for some people. Depending in large part on the viewer’s own personal Internet connection speed, video may or may not play well. The age of a person’s computer may also contribute to slow playback. To counter these playback problems, some individuals and companies offer the option to buy their webinars on CD. CD’s offer the opportunity to play these webinars on almost any computer at anytime, without the worry of connection issues.

About the author:

Maureen Taylor is an internationally-recognized expert on the intersection of history, genealogy, and photography. She has been featured in tip media outlets, including The View, Better Homes & Gardens, the Boston Globe, Martha Steward Living, MSNBC, DIY: Scrapbooking, PBS Ancestors, Creative Memories’ Lasting Moments, Dear Myrtle, and Satisfaction Magazine. Maureen is the author of a number of books and magazine articles, as well as a contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine. The Wall Street Journal calls Maureen the nation’s foremost historical photo detective.

 

Find Preserving Family Photographs at Family Roots Publishing; Price: $12.69.

Your will also find these great Maureen Taylor books and guides at Family Roots Publishing:

Blogging and More Blogging For Beginners

legweb13Pat Richley-Erickson, better know by many as DearMyrtle, is a renowned blogger and popular genealogical speaker. She runs a respected genealogy centric blog, is the co-founder of Genea Quilters, and is involved in many other aspects of genealogy, especially on the Internet. Who better to turn to when Legacy Family Tree wanted to do a webinar on blogging.

DearMyrtle presented Blogging for Beginners on May 3, 2013, it ran for 1 hour 32 minutes and includes a 6 page handout.

She again gave a presentation, More Blogging for Beginners on September 6 of this year. The session ran 1 hour 41 minutes and has a 5 page handout.

In the first webinar, DearMyrtle presents step-by-step approach to creating a blog, and making postings using the free service at Blogger.com. A great way to share genealogy research, post your society’s newsletter, share info with extended family members. The webinar will also feature a survey of sample blogs, and links for additional help.

Topic Include:

  • What is a blog?
  • Creating a blog in three steps
  • Creating posts (articles)
  • Genealogy blogs
  • How does a blog work?
  • Reading blogs with Google Reader
  • Blogger’s dashboard
  • How to add an image
  • Schedule blog postings
  • Using draft mode
  • Advanced settings
  • How to get help
  • Advice for professionals

legweb14More Blogging for Beginners Continuing the discussion about free online software at Blogger.com to get your message out to the world. This session’s topics include adding gadgets such as links to other websites, adding book suggestions from Amazon.com, removing the blogger search bar and inserting a Google Search box to make it easier for your readers to find previous postings.

Topics in the second webinar include:

  • Disclosure statements: why you need one
  • How to add a page (tab)
  • Design and layout tips
  • Add a graphic
  • Add the Google Search box.
  • Add Amazon. Affiliate links within a blog.
  • Print-friendly buttons
  • Backing up your blog
  • Removing the Blogger navbar
  • Q & A

Web seminars, or “Webinars,” have quickly become one of the most popular ways for professionals and companies to share information with large groups of individuals from across the country, or even around the world, without the high cost of travel. Webinars are just like seminars. A large group of “attendees” can come and watch a presentation at a given time. Webinars are nice, since they are usually recorded and can be watched again at a later time. The only real downside to webinars is the video stream can be slow for some people. Depending in large part on the viewer’s own personal Internet connection speed, video may or may not play well. The age of a person’s computer may also contribute to slow playback. To counter these playback problems, some individuals and companies offer the option to buy their webinars on CD. CD’s offer the opportunity to play these webinars on almost any computer at anytime, without the worry of connection issues.

Ordered together or separately, both Blogging for Beginners and More Blogging for Beginners are available from Family Root Publishing.

Genealogy Writing Boot Camp – from Your Home! Saturday, November 23

The following was written by my friend, Thomas MacEntee. It sounds like a great educational opportunity!


Lisa Alzo and Thomas MacEntee Pool Their Talents In Offering a Unique Online Educational Event

14 November 2013 – Chicago, IL. Do you want to write your family history in a compelling format to share with family and friends, but having trouble getting started? Perhaps you need inspiration as to format or you just want to build your writing skills. And whatís up with Microsoft Word? Are you frustrated with getting Word to work with you instead of against you? Youíll learn tips, tricks, ideas as well as Word survival skills in the upcoming Genealogy Writing Boot Camp.

What Is Genealogy Writing Boot Camp?

Genealogy authors and educators Lisa A. Alzo and Thomas MacEntee team up to offer this unique online educational event on Saturday 23 November 2013. Classes include:

  • Back to Basics: Craft a Compelling Family History Narrative from Start to Finish presented by Lisa A. Alzo, a well-known genealogy educator and author with an M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing.
  • 10 Secrets You Should Know to Survive Microsoft Word presented by Thomas MacEntee, who taught Microsoft Office classes in the corporate world for over 10 years before bringing his teaching and technical skills to the genealogy industry.

Hack Genealogy Boot Camp – A Different Kind of Learning Experience

What will you find at a typical Hack Genealogy Boot Camp event?

  • Live webinars with extended Q&A periods.
  • Lunch period ìonline chatsî where participants can exchange ideas about what theyíve learned.
  • Easy-to-read handouts that are ready for you to use at home.
  • Freebies from presenters including cheat sheets and hand out extras!
  • Access to recordings for up to one (1) year!

Genealogy Education at a Great Price

There are many options when it comes to online genealogy and family history education. Free webinars are great, but some can have limitations when it comes to accessing recordings afterwards and require you to purchase a subscription or membership. Paid options exist but their pricing may be out of your reach.

Hack Genealogy Boot Camp events will always be reasonably priced: from $6.95 for a single webinar up to $29.95 for a full day online event. And there are often early bird coupons and discounts! Offerings are priced to secure the best instructors for the topic and allow them to be fairly compensated and you still get access to great content.

Get More Information about Hack Genealogy Boot Camp

The best way to stay in touch is to add the Hack Genealogy Blog to your RSS feed reader or save the link to your favorites. Also sign up for our periodical emails listing upcoming Boot Camp events as well as the latest tech news in the genealogy world! Click here to sign up now and you can unsubscribe at any time!

Also visit Hack Genealogy at http://www.hackgenealogy.com for more information or email hackgenealogy@gmail.com with your questions.

About Hack Genealogy

Hack Genealogy (http://hackgenealogy.com) is a technology resource for the genealogy community with a focus on ìrepurposing today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.î Thomas MacEntee is the driving force between Hack Genealogy whose goal is to provide information on emerging technology inside and outside the genealogy industry.

Follow Hack Genealogy on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/HackGenealogy), Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/hackgenealogy) and at http://hackgenealogy.com.

About Lisa A. Alzo

Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer with over 20 yearsí experience in the field of genealogy. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of nine books, including: Finding Your Slovak Ancestors, Writing Your Family History Book, and the award-winning Three Slovak Women. Lisa has written hundreds of articles and her work has appeared in Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, APG Quarterly, among others. An internationally recognized speaker, Lisa blogs as ìThe Accidental Genealogistî http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com. For more information see http://www.lisaalzo.com.

About Thomas MacEntee

Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogy research and as a way to connect with others in the family history community. When heís not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 3,000+ members of GeneaBloggers, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as ìgenealogy ninja.î Stealth is not easy, but he manages to get the inside track on emerging technologies and vendors as they relate to the genealogy industry. After being laid off from a 25-year career in the tech industry in 2008, Thomas has been able to ìrepurposeî his skill set for the genealogy community and loves to see other genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building their own careers in the field.

Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces Its 2014 Webinar Lineup

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The following excerpt is from the MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 Issue of Illinois State Genealogical Society Blog

Registration for the 2014 webinars is now open! You’ll find a fantastic lineup of presentations and speakers and we hope you will join us for a wonderful educational experience.

The ISGS webinars, which are live lectures/presentations that you can attend via a computer with an internet connection, are held as a live broadcast on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM Central. The live broadcast of our webinars are free to the public. ISGS members who are unable to attend the live broadcast are able to access recordings of all past webinars through the Members Section of the ISGS website, to watch at their convenience.

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RootsMagic Webinars on CD, Volume 4

rm15First there were two, now there are four. The folks at RootsMagic, one of the most popular genealogy programs on the market, use webinars to prove training and help for their user base. These webinars are available for free online. However, for those with slow or limited Internet connectivity, or who simply prefer to have a copy on hand, RootsMagic has provided a collection of their webinars on CD. There are now four volumes in the collection.

Webinars have become popular among many genealogists. Bloggers, software vendors, professional researchers, and others use webinars to communicate with the genealogy community. Webinars provide interaction with an audience in an engaging manner. One excellent use of such interaction is for training.

RootsMagic Webinars on CD Volume 4 includes the following episodes

  • New Media Tagging in RootsMagic 5
  • New Source and Citation Features in RootsMagic 5
  • New “Who was There” Report in RootsMagic 5
  • New Research Logs and Manager in RootsMagic 5
  • New Timeline View in RootsMagic 5
  • Installing and Upgrading to Personal Historian 2
  • New CountyCheck in RootsMagic 5
  • New Reports and Options in RootsMagic 5
  • Creating a 1940 U.S. Census Citation in RootsMagic 5
  • How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers with Lisa Louise Cooke

More than 6 hours of training recorded from live, online classes. These recordings are in standard .mp4 format, watchable on most Windows and Mac computers and portable devices. The CD opens with a browseable menu of classes with printable notes of topics covered in each webinar.

Each disk includes recordings in standard .mp4 format, watchable on most Windows and Mac computers and portable devices and a browseable menu of classes with printable notes of topics covered in each webinar. NO Internet Required!

Order a copy of RootsMagic Webinars on CD Volume 4 from Family Roots Publishing for $9.75.