FamilySearch Records Update - new records for Australia and United States

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The Find A Grave Index continues to grow with a new addition of over 6 million indexed records. Also, find more indexed records from Australia and the United States Revolutionary War. See the interactive table below for these and more historic records added this week at FamilySearch.org. Join our online indexing volunteers anytime and help make more of these exciting collections discoverable to more people. Find out how at FamilySearch.org/Indexing

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Indexed Records

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United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers 1818-1872

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Added indexed records to an existing collection

Australia Tasmania Civil Registration of Births 1899-1912

69,290

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Added indexed records to an existing collection

Australia Cemetery Inscriptions 1802-2005

352,527

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Added indexed records to an existing collection

Find A Grave Index

6,298,610

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Added indexed records to an existing collection

 

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world's historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.

About FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Learn Legacy this Friday in a free webinar by Geoff Rasmussen

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“Honey, I’ve got the divorce papers” didn’t come out of Geoff’s mouth how he intended when he showed his wife the package he received in the mail. It was a divorce case from 1879 which, although heartbreaking, began to unlock the identities of the children of Marsden and Jane Brown.

In this webinar, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will begin to document and assemble the family using records he recently discovered (divorce papers, census records, obituaries, and marriage records). You are invited to watch live as he adds the information to his personal Legacy family file. In this live, unscripted session, Geoff will talk his way through setting up the source clipboard, adding custom events, utilizing the To Do List, stitching multiple pages into a combined digital file, and adding the new information he found. Viewers will learn data entry and analysis skills for most efficiently using Legacy Family Tree to assemble ancestral families.

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Join us and Geoff Rasmussen for the live webinar Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion. 

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GeoffRasmussen-144x144Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is a dynamic genealogy speaker on all forms of genealogy technology, and as host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series, has spoken virtually to nearly 100 different countries. He has authored books, videos, articles, and websites, and develops the Legacy Family Tree software program. On a personal note, Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello, basketball and bowling. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center.

He is the author of the recently-released, Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors, and the popular books Legacy Family Tree, Unlocked!and Digital Imaging Essentials.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday: Beginning Polish Genealogy by Jonathan Shea, AG

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Curious about your Polish roots but don't know where to begin? We will explore document sources in the US to help find your ancestral birthplace then we will take you across the ocean to search in the of archives of Poland, and much more.

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Join us and Jonathan Shea, AG for the live webinar Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

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Professor Jonathan D. Shea, AG is a professional genealogist, author, lecturer, foreign language educator and archivist. He is the founding President of the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc.

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Genealogy Squashes Dreams

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I usually enjoy dreaming at night about genealogy. I've had some good ones - discovering the family bible, hugging my great-grandfather, and Swedish estate papers morphing into English. But last night's genealogy dream went too far.

In the dream, my wife planned a surprise second honeymoon for us. It was just the two of us a luxurious hotel, and a romantic setting. She had also planned a bunch of fun activities. Just as I was relaxing and enjoying the time with her, the dream switched to a library, where me and hundreds of other genealogists were combing through the brand new 1950 U.S. census. I don't think this was one of the activities she planned for us, but if she did, she must really, really love me.

Then I woke up. Good thing that in real life I have a wife who loves me and a job I love!


2 New Legacy QuickGuides Now Available - Sweden and West Virginia

Legacy QuickGuidesTM have quickly become one of the more popular resources for genealogists. Each guide contains four (sometimes five, sometimes more) pages of valuable information covering a variety of genealogy research topics, dozens of clickable links, and are written by genealogists and family historians who are experts in the subject areas. We've added two brand new Legacy QuickGuides: Swedish Genealogy by Ralph Kjellgren and West Virginia Genealogy by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. Now choose from 96 Legacy QuickGuides!

Swedish GenealogySwedish Genealogy - 2.95  

The Swedish emigration to America started in the early 19th century. At the end of the 1860s, Sweden experienced bad harvests due to weather conditions. This, in combination with religious intolerance, calling ups for military services, high population growth and poverty, resulted in more than more than 1.5 million Swedes emigrating to America after the US Civil War.
 
In the US 1880 Census, the number of “svensk-amerikaner” (Americans of Swedish descent) was about 800,000. Around 1900 Chicago had the second largest Swedish population of any city in the world; only Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, had more.
 
The Swedish Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ contains valuable research strategy to help you find your Swedish ancestors. This handy 6-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.
 
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West VirginiaWest Virginia Genealogy - 2.95  

To be successful in your West Virginia research, you must first begin with the state of Virginia. West Virginia may be known as the northernmost southern state, or the southernmost northern state. With the land originally belonging to Virginia, heightened feelings during the American Civil War, along with the decision to not secede from the Union separated fifty counties from Virginia. The state of West Virginia was created 20 Jun 1863, and is known as “The Mountain State”, for good reason.

Looking to find those elusive Mountain State ancestors? The West Virginia Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including a timeline of West Virginia history events, tips on West Virginia research strategy, outline of major migration routes, and more. Also included are links to websites and resources covering vital records, church records, census records, as well as general West Virginia resources. This handy 8-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.
 
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Magnabrite Magnifiers are Back!

One of our hottest items is available again!

It's true at both in-person conferences and online - the Magnabrite Magnifiers sell out quickly. They've been out of stock for quite a while, but we think we have enough of them again to meet your requests.

What Are They?
Magnabrite is the original light gathering magnifier since 1950. This highly-crafted 4x magnifier is made of precision machined solid optical quality acrylic.
 
By gathering the available light, the magnifier makes the viewed item 4 times brighter than conventional magnifying glasses. Magnabrite is pre-focused, so it stays in focus at all times. To use, simply glide the Magnabrite over any surface - the focus is automatic and you can view subjects from almost any angle! The slightly concave bottom also reduces scratching to ensure years of use.
 
These Magnabrite Light Gathering Magnifiers are perfect for reading small print, maps, photographs, census records, wills, newspapers, and more!
 
2.5" Magnabrite Magnifier (64mm) with Round Wood Base
Comes with its own protective drawstring flannel bag. When an attractive wooden base is purchased, the reading magnifier globe fits into a lip in the base so you can move the base with the magnifier globe in it. The base has no bottom so you can view your subject through the globe. This keeps the magnifier globe smudge free and makes a very attractive desk accessory.
 
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2.5" Magnabrite Magnifier (64mm)
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  • I have used The Magnabrite for nearly six years and cannot function in my workplace without this. Prior to discovering this, I used a standard hand-held magnifer which was very limiting as I work with price lists and other documents while working on the computer. This allows me the freedom of not having to hold and focus a hand-held device while typing. I am interested in purchasing several and would like to know if these are available only on-line or if living and working very near to your location on W. State St. in Garland I might be able to purchase at your location. Thank you for your time and most of all for your product. S. H.
  • "I want to thank you for creating the wonderful Magnabrite Magnifier. It has helped me than I ever could have imagined. I can once again, see the dials on my household appliances, read restaurant menus and package labels. It is so convenient, I take it with me for shopping, and enjoy not having to ask for assistance. I can once again read labels. It may not sound like a big thinkg to you -- but it is to me. Thanks again for a wonderful product." -- L. C. C.
  • I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for the Magnibrite product. I am in my mid 50's and have experienced the inablity to read small print without using reading glasses of some kind. This convenient product has enabled me to at a moments notice, be able to read what I need to at work. I keep it right by my desk so it is always there when I need to use it. I never would have thought it would be so easy to see small type again. This is a great product and so easy to use. I just love my Magnabrite!
  • Just want to let you know I received the Magnabrite today. I took it to my Dad and he was thrilled and delighted!! He said it is Great!! Thank you for making this product!! It means a lot to me to be able to find such a wonderful aid that allows him to be able to read his newspaper. He has wet macular degeneration and only has partial vision in one eye. Thanks again. -- Renie

How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners - free webinar by FamilySearch's Devin Ashby now online

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The recording of today's webinar, "How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners" by FamilySearch's Devin Ashby is now available to view for free at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. 

Webinar Description

An introduction to FamilySearch.org (the tabs and how to use them) for first time users/beginners. We'll discuss Family Tree, Memories, Search, Indexing, and the “My Family” booklet.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 56 minute recording of "How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners" PLUS the after-webinar party is now available to view in our webinar library for free.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 414 classes, 581 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 1,867 pages)
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  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
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Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month

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Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • Beginning Polish Genealogy by Lisa Alzo and Jonathan Shea. September 28.
  • AHA! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research by Ron Arons. October 5.
  • Enough is Enough. Or Is It? by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists
  • Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections by Jeanne Bloom, CG. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • FAN + GPS + DNA: The Problem-Solver's Great Trifecta by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • Black Sheep Ancestors and Their Records by Ann Staley, CG, CGL. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • Time and Place - Using Genealogy's Cross-Hairs by Jim Beidler. October 12.
  • Finding Your Ancestors' German Hometown by Ursula Krause. October 14.
  • Educational Preparation for Certification: Many Paths to the Same Goal by Angela Packer McGhie, CG. October 18. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • Social History Websites That Bring Your Ancestor's Story to Life by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 19.
  • Flip for Flickr - Share, Store and Save Your Family Photos by Maureen Taylor. October 26.
  • Analysis and Correlation - Two Keys to Sound Conclusions by Chris Staats. November 2.
  • Publishing a Genealogy E-Book by Thomas MacEntee. November 9.
  • Dating Family Photographs by Jane Neff Rollins. November 16.
  • Nature & Nurture - Family History for Adoptees by Janet Hovorka and Amy Slade. November 18.
  • Multi-Media Story Telling by Devin Ashby. November 30.
  • Becoming a Genealogy Detective by Sharon Atkins. December 7.
  • From the Heartland - Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research by Luana Darby. December 14.
  • Tracing Your European Ancestors by Julie Goucher. December 16.
  • An Introduction to BillionGraves by Garth Fitzner. December 21.

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Brand New! Join our Legacy User Group for Danish users on Facebook

FB-fLogo-onlineThere's a new place for our Danish Legacy Family Tree users to hang out! Join our new Danish Legacy User Group on Facebook today to share ideas, ask questions, or just lurk. Or if you're thinking about using the Dansk edition of Legacy, come hang out in the group and see what others are saying.

How to join

Click here and then click on the green Join Group button. As it is a closed group (to prevent spam, etc.), your request to join will be reviewed by our administrators. This shouldn't take long though.

What's Next?

Look for the Legacy User Group - Danmark link in your Facebook "GROUPS" panel (it's on the left). Click on it and read what others have written, post a comment, or ask a question. 

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  • Here's our original Legacy User Group on Facebook. Join the more than 10,400 members there.
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  • There's also the Virtual Legacy User's Group on Google+ here.
  • Here's our Legacy Facebook page (where we post announcements, etc.).

Finding Evidence of Kinship in Military Records - free BCG webinar by Rick Sayre now online for limited time

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The recording of tonight's webinar, "Finding Evidence of Kinship in Military Records" by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA and the Board for Certification of Genealogists is now available to view for a limited time for free at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/bcg. 

Webinar Description

With the ever expanding digital resources available today we can find evidence of kinship in military records often neglected. Records such as pensions, service records, medical records, and even pension payment records are increasingly available. However, our need to ensure that we conduct “reasonably exhaustive research” required by the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) will often times require research in original textual records. This webinar will focus on finding kinship information in both online and textual military records.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 36 minute recording of "Finding Evidence of Kinship in Military Records" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. Or watch it at your convenience with an annual or monthly webinar membership.

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 413 classes, 579 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 1,867 pages)
  • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
  • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month

Click here to subscribe.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners by Devin Ashby. September 21.
  • Beginning Polish Genealogy by Lisa Alzo and Jonathan Shea. September 28.
  • AHA! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research by Ron Arons. October 5.
  • Enough is Enough. Or Is It? by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists
  • Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections by Jeanne Bloom, CG. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • FAN + GPS + DNA: The Problem-Solver's Great Trifecta by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • Black Sheep Ancestors and Their Records by Ann Staley, CG, CGL. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • Time and Place - Using Genealogy's Cross-Hairs by Jim Beidler. October 12.
  • Finding Your Ancestors' German Hometown by Ursula Krause. October 14.
  • Educational Preparation for Certification: Many Paths to the Same Goal by Angela Packer McGhie, CG. October 18. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • Social History Websites That Bring Your Ancestor's Story to Life by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 19.
  • Flip for Flickr - Share, Store and Save Your Family Photos by Maureen Taylor. October 26.
  • Analysis and Correlation - Two Keys to Sound Conclusions by Chris Staats. November 2.
  • Publishing a Genealogy E-Book by Thomas MacEntee. November 9.
  • Dating Family Photographs by Jane Neff Rollins. November 16.
  • Nature & Nurture - Family History for Adoptees by Janet Hovorka and Amy Slade. November 18.
  • Multi-Media Story Telling by Devin Ashby. November 30.
  • Becoming a Genealogy Detective by Sharon Atkins. December 7.
  • From the Heartland - Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research by Luana Darby. December 14.
  • Tracing Your European Ancestors by Julie Goucher. December 16.
  • An Introduction to BillionGraves by Garth Fitzner. December 21.

Click here to register.

Print the 2016 webinar brochure here.

See you online!


Register for Webinar Wednesday: How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners by Devin Ashby

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An introduction to FamilySearch.org (the tabs and how to use them) for first time users/beginners. We'll discuss Family Tree, Memories, Search, Indexing, and the “My Family” booklet.

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Join us and FamilySearch's Devin Ashby for the live webinar Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

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Devin Ashby is a Project Manager for FamilySearch, the largest genealogical organization in the world. Devin has been involved in family history for years and in 2004 he received Bachelor degrees in History and Spanish and the following year earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

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We look forward to seeing you all there!


To Be Broadcast Online - BCG's Free Day of Quality Genealogy Education October 7 in Salt Lake City

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image from familytreewebinars.comTop genealogists Pamela Boyer Sayre, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Ann Staley, Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, David McDonald, and Judy Russell will present six one-hour lectures held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Friday, 7 October 2016 between 9 AM and 5 PM mountain U.S. time. The lectures are free and open to the public (registration is not required), sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Most will also be broadcast online (free registration is required, see below). The board is an independent certifying body and author of the updated 2014 Genealogy Standards.

Times, topics, and speakers:

9:00 AM - "Enough is Enough. Or Is It?" Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL

10:15 AM - "FAN + GPS + DNA: The Problem-Solver's Great Trifecta." Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

11:30 AM - "Black Sheep Ancestors and Their Records." Ann Staley, CG, CGL

1:30 PM - "Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections." Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG

2:45 PM - "Document Transcription & Analysis: A Workshop." David McDonald, CG

4:00 PM - "When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicting Evidence." Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL

“Whether you stop in for the lectures or join online, you will learn more about how to apply good methodology to your family research,” said President Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG. “The Board for Certification of Genealogists strives to foster public confidence in genealogy by promoting an attainable, uniform standard of competence and ethics. Educating all family historians of every level is part of this mission.”

For questions or more information contact office@BCGcertification.org.

Register for the Online Broadcasts

Five of the six classes will be broadcast online by BCG's webinar partner, Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG to sign up individually (free), or click here to sign up for multiple classes at once.

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Register for BCG's Tuesday evening webinar: Finding Evidence of Kinship in Military Records by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

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BcglogoWith the ever expanding digital resources available today we can find evidence of kinship in military records often neglected. Records such as pensions, service records, medical records, and even pension payment records are increasingly available. However, our need to ensure that we conduct “reasonably exhaustive research” required by the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) will often times require research in original textual records. This webinar, presented by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA and hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists will focus on finding kinship information in both online and textual military records.

Learn about BCG's previous webinars at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/bcg.

Join us and Rick Sayre for the live webinar Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 8pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

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About the presenter

RickSayre-144x144Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, is a long-time researcher and instructor in genealogical topics. Rick is also a retired colonel having served 31 years in the U.S. Army. He coordinates the Using Maps in Genealogy course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and instructs in the Advanced Methodology, Techniques and Technology, and Advanced Military courses. Rick and his wife Pam coordinate the advanced land course and Researching in Washington, DC, without Leaving Home offered by the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and the advanced land course at Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). Rick co-coordinates with Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL, the Law School for Genealogists at GRIP and the FHL Law Library course at SLIG. He also lectures at national conferences and presents nationwide seminars. His areas of expertise encompass records of the National Archives, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, including military records, land records, using maps in genealogy, urban research, and government documents. Rick is experienced in the localities of western Pennsylvania and Ohio. Rick is also a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

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The webinar will be live on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at:

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Scrivener Software Series by Lisa Alzo Now Available

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Scrivener is a powerful word processing and project management tool that allows you flexibility when working on your family history writing projects. If you're frustrated by the strictly linear approach that most word processing programs take then you will enjoy the drag and drop approach of Scrivener. With this program you can re-arrange or move whole sections of your writing with a simple drag and drop. You can also view your project on a corkboard and as an outline. Veteran writer and genealogist Lisa Alzo takes us on a 5-class series to show us how to use Scrivener. Included in this course are 47 pages of accompanying handouts.

The 5-class series - Scrivener Software

We're working hard to give our webinar subscribers the educational classes they need to maximize their genealogical research!

All five of these new classes are bonus classes in the webinar library.  The webinar previews are always free for non-members to watch.

New to webinars and online education? Learn more about the online genealogy education classes at Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

The individual classes

Scrivener Software 1 of 5: Getting Started with Scrivener

Learn the basics of how to use Scrivener, the powerful word processing and project management tool by Literature and Latte to use for all your family history writing projects. In this beginning webinar, learn how to download Scrivener, set up a project, use the Scrivener templates, and get acquainted with the Scrivener interface (writing modes, commands, inspector, and toolbars).

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Plus 10 pages of supplemental syllabus materials.

Scrivener Software 2 of 5: Storyboarding and Editing with Scrivener

Learn how to use Scrivener’s corkboard to visually outline your writing project and how to quickly and easily edit your existing work.

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Plus 8 pages of supplemental syllabus materials.

Scrivener Software 3 of 5: Footnotes, Endnotes and Formatting in Scrivener

Learn how to incorporate footnotes, endnotes, comments, and other key formatting features in Scrivener.

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Plus 6 pages of supplemental syllabus materials.

Scrivener Software 4 of 5: Compiling and Publishing with Scrivener

Learn how to compile and export your writing projects for popular formats for print or electronic publishing. View a sample eBook produced with Scrivener.

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Plus 4 pages of supplemental syllabus materials.

Scrivener Software 5 of 5: Scrivener Ninja Tips and Tricks

Learn how to use Scrivener’s cool tools and features such as, Snapshots, Collections, ScratchPad, Customized icons, Import Webpages working with Templates, and more to power up your family history writing projects. Plus, as a bonus you will get a sneak peek at Scrivener for iOS (the app for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch).

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Plus 19 pages of supplemental syllabus materials.


Lisa Alzo - Scrivener SeriesLisa Alzo

Lisa A.  Alzo. M.F.A. is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of nine books, including the award-winning Three Slovak Women, and hundreds of magazine articles, and writes the blog "The Accidental Genealogist."

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Clooz: A Document-Based Software Companion - free webinar by Richard D. Thomas now online

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The recording of today's webinar, "Clooz: A Document-Based Software Companion" by Richard D. Thomas is now available to view for a limited time for free at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. 

Webinar Description

This presentation focuses on using the Clooz software to capture document information of interest, and then after performing the proper analysis of the data, transferring events extracted from that information into Legacy Family Tree. Census and vital document examples will be demonstrated. This approach would provide an alternate way of entering data into Legacy by essentially transcribing document information, and following a workflow in line with the Genealogical Proof Standard.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 36 minute recording of "Clooz: A Document-Based Software Companion" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. Or watch it at your convenience with an annual or monthly webinar membership.

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Clooz is a companion software program that helps to:
  • Organize and analyze your documents
  • Supplement Legacy Family Tree software with a true document-based research approach
  • See how documents combine to reveal connections between people in the "Composite View"
Features
  • Document templates provide structure for extracted data.
  • Link people or businesses to documents.
  • Merge people records when they are determined to represent the same person (method to separate as well).
  • Quick capture of source information and document text using drag/drop and copy/paste operations.
  • Variations in surnames are listed on the main display for easy identification.
  • Research log for planning and tracking work. Results can be instantly transformed into a document record.
  • Import people and sources from Legacy. Export to Legacy. Record ID numbers are maintained for cross-referencing.
  • Over 200 different report formats, which can be printed or exported as Adobe PDF, MS Excel, MS Word, rich text (rtf) or XML files.
  • Detailed user's manual (PDF), which also serves as the help file within the program. Free video training series.
  • Program software is updated automatically with fixes and enhancements.
  • Excellent support by email, response usually provided the same day.
Document Templates
  • Generic Censuses: head of household, every member
  • Canadian Censuses: 1851-1945, Agricultural 1861, 1871, + others
  • French Censuses: 1831-1901
  • German Census: 1819 Mecklenburg Schwerin
  • Irish Censuses: 1901-1911
  • Norwegian Censuses: 1801, 1865, 1875, 1900
  • UK Censuses: 1841-1911
  • US Censuses: 1790-1940, Mortality, Agricultural & Manufacture 1850-1885
  • Census Substitutes: Directories, Tax Record, Voter's List, Irish Valuation
  • Documents: Generic Document, Birth Record, Correspondence, Death Record, Deed, Funeral/Burial Record, Marriage Record, Naturalization, Passenger Lists, SSDI
Technical Specs
  • Windows 10, Windows 8 (no WinRT), Windows 7, SP1, Windows Vista, SP2, Windows XP SP3
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Mouse, keyboard
  • 300 MB disk space
Includes free updates / new versions for one year.
 

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Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 412 classes, 577 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 1,816 pages)
  • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
  • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month

Click here to subscribe.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • Finding Evidence of Kinship in Military Records by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. September 20. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners by Devin Ashby. September 21.
  • Beginning Polish Genealogy by Lisa Alzo and Jonathan Shea. September 28.
  • AHA! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research by Ron Arons. October 5.
  • Enough is Enough. Or Is It? by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists
  • Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections by Jeanne Bloom, CG. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • FAN + GPS + DNA: The Problem-Solver's Great Trifecta by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. October 7. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • Time and Place - Using Genealogy's Cross-Hairs by Jim Beidler. October 12.
  • Finding Your Ancestors' German Hometown by Ursula Krause. October 14.
  • Educational Preparation for Certification: Many Paths to the Same Goal by Angela Packer McGhie, CG. October 18. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • Social History Websites That Bring Your Ancestor's Story to Life by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 19.
  • Flip for Flickr - Share, Store and Save Your Family Photos by Maureen Taylor. October 26.
  • Analysis and Correlation - Two Keys to Sound Conclusions by Chris Staats. November 2.
  • Publishing a Genealogy E-Book by Thomas MacEntee. November 9.
  • Dating Family Photographs by Jane Neff Rollins. November 16.
  • Nature & Nurture - Family History for Adoptees by Janet Hovorka and Amy Slade. November 18.
  • Multi-Media Story Telling by Devin Ashby. November 30.
  • Becoming a Genealogy Detective by Sharon Atkins. December 7.
  • From the Heartland - Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research by Luana Darby. December 14.
  • Tracing Your European Ancestors by Julie Goucher. December 16.
  • An Introduction to BillionGraves by Garth Fitzner. December 21.

Click here to register.

Print the 2016 webinar brochure here.

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The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions - free webinar by Judy Russell now online for limited time

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The recording of Wednesday's webinar, "The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions" by Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL is now available to view for a limited time for free at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. 

Webinar Description

As colonists and as citizens of the new United States, Americans were fiercely protective of their right to petition their government. Whether the issue was forming new counties, building bridges and highways, or some matter of public concern, our ancestors made their voices heard in legislative petitions that are a treasure trove for genealogists.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 31 minute recording of "The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. Or watch it at your convenience with an annual or monthly webinar membership.


Black's Law Dictionary on CD - 29.95

A Dictionary of Law Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern (First Edition, 1891)
 
CD: 2,485 pages
 
Cd_blackBonus: Also includes a free copy of the Second Edition (1910) on the same CD.
 
Every genealogist, regardless of their time and place of interest, must have a copy of Black's Law Dictionary in their library. Legal terminology differs from place to place and time to time, and successful genealogical research depends on the clear understanding of this changing terminology.
 
The publishers of Black's Law Dictionary are now producing their eighth edition, and the newer editions have added information on the developments in the law in recent decades. But for genealogists the earlier editions retain their value, since they have a higher proportion of information on older law, especially the English feudal law, which is essential for the interpretation of documents from the American colonial period and from the England that the colonists left.
 
While these volumes contain just the sort of legal verbiage that one would expect, there are many other reasons for consulting these volumes. Terms from legal Latin and legal French are included, as well as words and phrases from Scottish and Welsh law. There are dozens of Latin and French terms of kinship, which appear in older wills and lawsuits. There are definitions from the lexicon of agriculture, such as "treet," meaning fine wheat, and "tremesium," meaning the season or time of sowing summer corn. And much more.
 
In the second edition, also included here, Black included more citations to law reports and case law, in support of his definitions, and also added many more terms of medical jurisprudence.
 
Summary by Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, for Archive CD Books USA:
 
This CD is fully searchable and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended) on any Windows, Macintosh, or Unix computer. The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.

4 pages | Published 2012 | PDF Edition
 
 

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Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 411 classes, 576 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 1,816 pages)
  • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
  • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month

Click here to subscribe.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • Clooz - A Document-Based Software Companion by Richard Thomas. September 16.
  • Finding Evidence of Kinship in Military Records by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. September 20. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners by Devin Ashby. September 21.
  • Beginning Polish Genealogy by Lisa Alzo and Jonathan Shea. September 28.
  • AHA! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research by Ron Arons. October 5.
  • Time and Place - Using Genealogy's Cross-Hairs by Jim Beidler. October 12.
  • Finding Your Ancestors' German Hometown by Ursula Krause. October 14.
  • Educational Preparation for Certification: Many Paths to the Same Goal by Angela Packer McGhie, CG. October 18. Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • Social History Websites That Bring Your Ancestor's Story to Life by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 19.
  • Flip for Flickr - Share, Store and Save Your Family Photos by Maureen Taylor. October 26.
  • Analysis and Correlation - Two Keys to Sound Conclusions by Chris Staats. November 2.
  • Publishing a Genealogy E-Book by Thomas MacEntee. November 9.
  • Dating Family Photographs by Jane Neff Rollins. November 16.
  • Nature & Nurture - Family History for Adoptees by Janet Hovorka and Amy Slade. November 18.
  • Multi-Media Story Telling by Devin Ashby. November 30.
  • Becoming a Genealogy Detective by Sharon Atkins. December 7.
  • From the Heartland - Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research by Luana Darby. December 14.
  • Tracing Your European Ancestors by Julie Goucher. December 16.
  • An Introduction to BillionGraves by Garth Fitzner. December 21.

Click here to register.

Print the 2016 webinar brochure here.

See you online!