Wednesday, June 28, 2017

July Legacy Webinars

Legacy is producing another collection of varied webinars for your July viewing. Visit to read more or to register to watch in real time. Remember that these webinars are free with registration or for viewing at your leisure for a week or so after the initial presentation.

Wednesday, July 5 - "Censational Census Strategies" by Mary Roddy. (beginner, intermediate)

Wednesday, July 12 - "Google Books: the tool you should use every day!" by Lisa Louise Cooke. (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

Friday, July 14 - "Tips for Snapping Pics: How to Take Perfect Family Photographs" by Jared Hodges. (beginner, intermediate)

Tuesday, July 18 - "Analyzing Documents Sparks Ideas for Further Research" by Angela Packer McGhie.  (intermediate)

Wednesday, July 19 - "The Firelands, The Connecticut Western Reserve, and the Ohio Territory" by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen.  (intermediate, advanced)

Wednesday, July 26 - "Family History Adhesive: The Science of Why History Binds Families and the Simple Tech of How to Do It" by Janet Hovorka.  (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday's Thoughts

If it is raining wherever you are (as it has been in Wisconsin) and you need something to occupy your time, take a look at FindMyPast. The website is offering free access to its British and Irish records beginning today and lasting through June 26. Visit

Our travels north took us through the Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, Dinosaur National Monument and Flaming Gorge. Looking at all the ancient geological formations just reminded me that researching back 200-300 years is only a blip in the grand scheme of things.

This weekend we will arrive in Fort Wayne, IN with plans for research at the Allen County Library. We haven't been there for 10 years or so and are looking forward to finding new information.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2017

If it's raining in your part of the world, you might have time to watch a few of the streaming sessions from the recent Jamboree presented by the Southern California Genealogical Society. They will be free for viewing until July 10. The link below will take you to a page where you can register to watch.

Topics include township records, cluster research, decendancy research. documenting women, online research in Ireland and Scotland and Eastern European genealogy.