Free NEHGS Webinar – 18 April 19

Researching Women in Archives

Live Broadcast: Thursday, 4/18, 3:00–4:00 PM EDT
Presented by NEHGS Archivist Judy Lucey
Cost: FREE
Women make up 50% of your ancestry, yet their lives, experiences, and even complete names are all too often forgotten by written history. Although often overlooked in official records, throughout time women have been the keepers of family and personal history. When items such as diaries, letters, account books, family Bibles, samplers, and organization records survive, they can reveal more about a woman’s daily life than any government record. Archivist Judy Lucey will discuss how these unique records and manuscripts can be used to piece together a family story and how digging in the archives can lead to hitting genealogical gold.

Free Webinar from NEHGS/American Ancestors – 21 March 2019

Using and Evaluating Published Genealogies

Thursday, March 21, 3:00–4:00 PM EDT
Presented by Alicia Crane Williams, FASG
FREE and open to the public

 

Following the advent of American genealogy in the early to mid-19th century, thousands of genealogies were published featuring families across the country. While largely uncited—and arguably biased—these early works continue to be an important resource for modern day family historians. Join Lead Genealogist of the Early New England Families Study Project and frequent contributor to the Vita Brevis blog, Alicia Crane Williams, to learn how you can access, evaluate, and utilize early published family histories in your research.

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LegacyFamilyTree Webinars

Did you know that for $49.95 for an entire year, or or $9.95 for a single month you can access LegacyFamilyTree.com’s entire catalog of instructional genealogy webinars?  Topics range from organizing your research to guides regarding specific research topics such as Australian vital records!  Also learn how to navigate genealogy programs and websites such as MyHeritage and FamilySearch.org.

Click HERE to learn more, and HERE to sign up for a membership

American Ancestors FREE Webinar

Introducing American AncesTREES

Thursday, February 14, 3:00–4:00 PM EST
Presented by Claire Vail, Director of Creative and Digital Strategy
FREE and open to the public

Welcome to American AncesTREES—a new, FREE online genealogy tree experience on AmericanAncestors.org! Centered around an evidence-based model, American AncesTREES offers several unique tools and solutions—including cutting-edge DNA tools—to help you research, grow, and share your family history. Join Director of Creative and Digital Strategy Claire Vail to learn how to start building your family tree today!

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Webinar: Database Volunteer Opportunities at AmericanAncestors.org

Thursday, October 24, 3:00–4:00 PM

Presented by Molly Rogers and Rachel Adams

FREE and open to the public

Volunteers are essential to the creation of databases at AmericanAncestors.org—from scanning and indexing parish records for the Historic Catholic Records Project to assisting in the creation of the Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880 database and other important collections. Learn about opportunities for helping the Database Team that you can participate in from home!

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Online Course from American Ancestors

Researching Irish Ancestors

Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4, 2018, 6:00–7:30 PM EST
Cost: $125
Today, more than 35 million Americans claim Irish ancestry—more than seven times the size of the population of Ireland itself! But tracing one’s Irish roots is not without its challenges. Common names, loss of records, and elusive parish origins are just some of the obstacles facing family historians. Led by the Irish experts at NEHGS, this five-week course will provide you with tips, tools, resources, and strategies for making progress in your research. Topics include: immigration and settlement patterns to the United States and Canada; identifying your ancestor’s exact origins; a survey of online, published, and original Irish records; planning a research trip to Ireland; and techniques for breaking down brick walls.
Can’t attend a live broadcast? You can still enroll! All sessions are recorded and posted to the course webpage. Participants have exclusive access to these recordings and other course materials for at least three months after the final class presentation.
Click HERE to register