Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Weekend Webinars

How many of you were able to find time to watch some of the free webinars on Legacy over the past weekend? "Are You My Grandpa? Men of the Same Name" was my first choice, and the suggestions provided for analyzing information to differentiate between those men were very helpful.

I also watched "Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners" and "Ten Brick Wall Tips for Intermediate Researchers," both presented by Marian Pierre-Louis. She was such an interesting speaker that I found another topic from her list called "Plan Your Way to Research Success." We haven't talked much about creating research plans, and they do help to focus your searches.

There are so many webinars available, and not all of them are free and easy to access. Geoff Rasmussen and Legacy are doing the genealogy world a wonderful service.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Free Legacy Webinars

Legacy reached the milestone of 500 webinars this week. To commemorate the achievement, they are providing free access to all 500 webinars during the coming weekend. Here's part of the announcement:

The free period starts on Friday and runs through Sunday evening. All Legacy asks in return: “Just visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com and browse or search for any topic or presenter and enjoy! Then, tell us about what you learned. And if you LOVE what you are learning, consider joining us for a month or for a year to enjoy the memberships even longer.”

I hope you all have some free time during the weekend to watch one or more of those excellent presentations.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Alberta Research

Our Canadian members know that vital records research in Alberta has been difficult. Nancy Archibald reports that this has recently changed. Her message follows:

The Alberta Provincial Archives has just released Birth, Death, and Marriage record Registries. They have not indexed individually, but they are searchable by alphabetical lists and year. Once you get the number from the list and know the year of the event you can order documents that show more detail from Alberta Provincial Archives. This is pretty clear on the website. (If the year is before about 1914 on the death records, there is a code with letters. There is a sheet that will let you know what letter represents what year.) If you make a mistake they will email you and let you know what you have done wrong. If you do a large number of requests in one day they will bunch them so you don't have to pay so much for shipping and handling. It is a good idea to call to make sure. It is $3.00 in Alberta and $0.35 per copy. The link to Alberta Provincial Archives is below.


Thanks for the information, Nancy!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April Webinars from Legacy

Visit www.familytreewebinars.com to register or read more about the following topics.

Wednesday, April 5 - "Preserve, Share, and Search Your Digital Pictures with Google Photos" by Geoff Rasmussen.  (Beginner & Intermediate)

Wednesday, April 12 - "Your Whiteboard in the Cloud: Trello for Genealogists" by Lisa Alzo. (Beginner)

Friday, April 14 - "Complete Photo Restoration in 4 Easy Steps" by Eric Basir. (Beginner)

Tuesday, April 18 - "The Genealogy in Government Documents" by Rick Sayre. (Intermediate & Advanced)

Wednesday, April 19 - "Neighborhood Reconstruction: Effective Use of Land Records" by Mary Hill. (Intermediate)

Wednesday, April 26 - "Finding and Using Land Ownership Maps" by Rick Sayre. (Intermediate)

Friday, April 28 - "Researching Criminal Records" by Ron Arons. (Beginner)