We have your list of free genealogy webinars for May 2019 and we can’t wait to share! Tips and tricks to work with FamilySearch Family Tree, Mexican research and genealogy, Google Cloud, and determining valid assumptions in your genealogy research. Check out everything by reading below!
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Free Genealogy Webinars from the Family History Library in SLC
You don’t have to be in Utah to enjoy wonderful classes regarding genealogy and family history. The Family History Library in Salt Lake City offers numerous webinars each month. Their list is quite extensive and cover a wide variety of topics.
The image below contains just a sneak-peek at what’s coming up these next few weeks from the Family History Library’s webinar series. Check out the entire list by clicking on the image below.
Once on their web-page, if you see a class title you are interested in, click the hyperlink that says “webinar” about 15 minutes before the webinar is to begin. (Remember, Utah is on Mountain Standard Time.) You will be directed to enter your name to join in on the webinar. You may also need to download Adobe Connect or install Adobe Flash. Just follow the directions, they will let you know what (if anything) you need to download or install to be able to watch the webinar. Don’t worry, it’s really quite easy!
Free Genealogy Webinars from Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree Webinars also has free content each month. Though it is a subscription site, they offer free webinars several times a week to the public. If you miss a live webinar, you have a week to view it for free. Here’s a glance at a few of the upcoming, free genealogy webinars coming up at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Click on the titles below to see a description and register for free or click here to see all the free webinars for May.
May 15 – “The 10 Most Useful Databases for Eastern European Research,” presented by Lisa Alzo, 2 pm EST. With more information available online, it is often possible to find key records for your Eastern European ancestors in free and subscription databases. Learn about the various record sets available, how to access them, and how to overcome privacy and language issues and other research roadblocks.
May 21 – “Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking?“ presented by Jeanne Bloom, 8 pm EST. The search for the deceased husband of Elizabeth Larzelere enumerated in 1820 with four young children leads to unexpected results and to new questions.
May 22 – “Google Drive: An Office in the Cloud,” presented by Pat Richley-Erickson, 2 pm EST. Never again suffer the heartache of a dead hard drive. Take advantage of ‘found” research time when you keep research notes available anywhere with internet access.
State Societies Offer Free Genealogy Webinars, Too!
Free genealogy webinars are being offered from state genealogical societies, too. Be sure to check your own state society to see what is offered. Here is a short list of some of the webinars you might be interested in for the month of May. You do not need to be a member of these societies to enjoy the live webinar. Click on the hyperlinked society’s name and you will be directed to a page to register for the upcoming webinars.
15 May – “The Marriage of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest,” presented by Annette Burke Lyttle, 9 pm EST. The Erie Canal revolutionized 19th-century travel and offered our ancestors a high-speed route to the Midwest. It made settlement of the Old Northwest Territories economically possible by providing an efficient means of exporting agricultural products to the markets and ports of the east. But it was also one of the most challenging and fascinating projects ever undertaken in America.
Illinois Genealogical Society offers:
14 May – “An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors,” presented by Colleen Greene, 8 PM Central Time. This introductory lecture covers key U.S. records and strategies for identifying when and where your Mexican ancestors immigrated and for identifying their hometown in Mexico. It will also provide an overview of the main Mexican record types available online for tracing those family lines further back in Mexico. Learn how even a non-Spanish speaker can be successful at this research.
Wisconsin Genealogical Society offers:
21 May – “Southerners in the Northern Midwest,” presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, 7 pm CST. There were several young southern men, and even families who migrated to the north woods of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. What was the draw for these families who had lived in the south for generations?
16 May – “Abstract, Extracts, and Transcriptions – What’s the Difference?” presented by Diana Crisman Smith, 8 pm EST. There are essentially three ways to convert an original document by note-taking without photocopying: transcribing, abstracting, or extracting. Learn when and how to use each method.
Georgia Genealogical Society offers:
9 May – “Research Logs: The Key to Organizing Your Family History,” presented by Diana Elder, 8 pm EST. Do you sometimes feel like you have spent the last hour of research, mindlessly surfing the web looking for records of your family but you have no idea where you’ve been and what you’ve found? You might be ready to put some order into your research! Learn about the different kinds of research logs and get started using one.
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