Monday, February 29, 2016

Legacy's March Webinars

Wednesday, March 2   "The War of 1812 Records, Preserving the Pensions"
       Michael Hall will discuss the various documents that might be found in the pension records of The War of 1812 veterans. The content is suggested for intermediate researchers.

Friday, March 4     "Making YDNA and mtDNA Part of Your Family History"

       Diahan Southard plans to cover the direct maternal line test, including its pros and cons, and the best time to use it. Similarly, we will talk about the power of YDNA testing for your direct paternal line. Diahan will share case studies for each kind of DNA to help you understand how others have used it to address their family history concerns. Come rejuvenate your family history research with these two DNA tests. This presentation is at a beginner level.

Wednesday, March 9    "How Do I Know That's My Ancestor?"

        Amy Johnson Crow will show how to examine information so you can tell if it's your ancestor and not just someone with the same name. This topic is for intermediate level researchers.

Wednesday, March 16   "The Private Laws of the Federal and State Governments"

        Judy Russell says, "Few researchers realize that many early federal and state laws were private laws -specifically for the benefit of individuals or families. The records can be fabulous for genealogists. Learn how to find these genealogical gems in federal and state collections." This is also at an intermediate level.

Wednesday, March 23    "Introduction to German Parish Records"

        Gail Shaffer Blankenau will introduce you to the gold mine of German genealogy--German church books, both in the United States and in the Germanic states. She discusses proven strategies to identify your ancestor’s home church and how to approach the records when you find them—even if you don’t speak German.  For beginning researchers.

Wednesday, March 30   "Proof Arguments--What They Are and Why They are Needed"

       Warren Bittner will teach how to write down the mental process of establishing genealogical proof, which will help to analyze evidence and resolve conflicts in your research. The presentation is geared toward intermediate and advanced researchers.

Go to  to register to watch in real time or to catch the presentation for a week after the broadcast.

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