Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Upcoming Legacy Webinars

We will be away from the computer for a couple of weeks: start checking the blog again May 1. In the meantime, here are the webinars scheduled for the rest of this month. Register or read more about them at www.familytreewebinars.com

Wednesday, April 15

Ten Genealogical Lessons I Learned the Hard Way: Warren Bittner will talk about the mistakes of a novice researcher.   (All levels of experience.)

Wednesday, April 22

DIVORCE: Judy Russell will discuss records created when ancestors divorced.  (Intermediate.)

Friday, April 24

U. S. Colored Troops Pension Applications   (Intermediate.)

Wednesday, April 29

Using Legacy with Specialized Studies: Tessa Keough, who has researched one town where her ancestors lived and her surname, will talk about using Legacy for this type of research. (Beginner and Intermediate.)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Genealogy Will

There has occasionally been discussion about what might happen to all of our papers when no one in the family has an interest or inclination to continue or even save all of our research. A friend sent this link to a site with a form that you can use to designate what should happen to your "stuff."

My Genealogy Will: A form to help you determine and designate who should inherit your genealogical research:


Monday, April 6, 2015

This Week's Legacy Webinars

Legacy is presenting two webinars this week. Anyone with ancestors who might have been involved in the American Revolution should mark their calendars for Wednesday, April 8. If you think there is a "black sheep" in your family history, Friday's webinar will be of interest. Find more information or register to watch at www.familytreewebinars.com. 

American Revolution Genealogy    April 8
"The War of Independence changed history; our history; our families’ history. It’s a story about which we want to know more. Did my ancestor help? …even a little? There’s much to be learned about our ancestors’ roles in this moment in history. In this class, we’ll discover where to start, what the best resources are, and how to tackle the research. So, let’s go in search of answers using the soldiers’ service and pension records and unit narratives."

Hookers, Crooks, and Kooks - Aunt Merle Didn't Run a Boarding House    April 10
"Each of us wants to ignore that scalawag, that counterfeiter, or that madam in our family, but the black sheep may prove the most interesting of all. Learn to examine clues in unusual and also common sources. Learn how they lead to locating more records."

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Conference Opportuniites - United States

April 9-11, 2015

The Ohio Genealogical Society's 54th annual conference, "Your Genealogical Cornerstone," will be held in Columbus this month, featuring 44 experts from across the country. Complete details can be found at www.ogs.org/conference2015.

April 15-18, 2015

The New England Regional Genealogical Conference, "Navigating the Past: Sailing Into the Future," will be held in Providence, Rhode Island. For conference information visit www.nergc.org.

April 25, 2015

The Ohio Chapter Palatines to America 2015 Spring Seminar will be held in Plain City, Ohio from 9-3:30 PM. For information visit www.oh-palam.org.

April 25, 2015

The Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society's Spring Seminar will take place in Tacoma, and this year's speaker is Connie Lenzen. For information regarding program and registration visit www.tpcgs.org/seminar.html.

May 13-16, 2015

The National Genealogy Society's Family History Conference will be held this year in St. Charles, Missouri. For registration information visit http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Conference Opportunities - Canada

May 29-31, 2015

The Ontario Genealogical Society will hold its annual conference at the Georgian College Campus in Barrie, ON. The theme is "Tracks Through Time" to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway. For information on this conference visit www.ogs.on.ca/conference.

June 19-21, 2015

The Quebec Family History Society will be hosting an international conference on family history research at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. Events will be open to the public and lectures will be presented in English. More details can be found at www.qfhs.ca.

July 17-19, 2015

The first ever National Genealogy Conference at Historic Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia will take place in July. For information and registration go to www.visiontravel.ca/heidiwilker. According to Wikipedia, Pier 21 was an ocean liner terminal and immigration shed from 1928 to 1971 in Halifax. Over one million immigrants came to Canada through Pier 21.

Nancy mentioned the Pier 21 conference at one of our workshops. If anyone is able to attend one of these events, send a report for the blog!