Genealogy Webinars – December 2011

The Christmas Season is upon us and we’re all in the throws of finishing up our genealogical resolutions as well as trimming the tree and making last minute gift purchases.  However, there are some valuable webinars this month.  Perhaps you could pass on the details to a little “elf” who might be looking to get you an early Christmas present!  Or maybe you have a special Geni on your list that one of these would be perfect for.

  • 2 December 2011, 2:00pm EST, More Brick Walls from A to Z ($8.00)
    We will see an overview of genealogy research techniques and suggestions listed from “A to Z.”
  • 7 December 2011, 2:00pm EST, Tracing Immigrant Ancestors (FREE)
    America is a nation of immigrants, comprised of people who left home to find a better life for themselves and their families. Tracking down your immigrant ancestors can often be a daunting task. This session will show you tips and tricks for locating and searching passenger lists and other key immigration documents both on and offline to help you trace your roots.
  • 9 December 2011, 2:00pm EST, American Naturalization Records Before 1920 ($8.00)
    This lecture will provide an overview of the content and organization of naturalization records in the United States before 1920.Explanation through specific examples.
  • 11 December 2011, 3:00pm EST, Creating Families from pre-1850 Census Records ($8.00)
    Pre-1850 US Census records got you confused? We will see how to re-construct the family structure from 1790-1840 census records using several extended examples.
  • 12 December 2011, 7:00pm EST, Using the National Archives Website (FREE)
    The National Archives Website can be difficult to use. Mary Evelyn Tomlin will help us solve the mysteries navigating the site and show us effective search methods.
  • 14 December, 2011, 2:00pm EST, Children and Genealogy in the Classroom (FREE)
    Grab and hold the attention of kids with a series of multicultural genealogical activities developed for use in the classroom, but useful for kids in any setting. The material in this lecture is based on the presenter’s experience teaching school-age children about family and local history.
  • 15 December 2011, 8:00pm EST, Michigan Genealogy Crash Course: Find Your Great Lakes State Ancestors ($49.99, early bird price: $39.99)
    Michigan’s unique position as the Great Lakes state means that it has a long and colorful history. Whether your ancestors passed through Michigan or stayed for generations, this webinar will show you how to take advantage of the wealth of resources available for Michigan genealogical research. What you’ll learn: Essential Michigan history, Details on vital records and immigration in the state, What ethnicity-based records your ancestor may have left behind, The best websites for Michigan research.
  • 16 December 2011, 2:00pm EST, Sarah and Susannah: Two 18th Century Virginia Women and Their Property ($8.00)
    This lecture discusses the will and inheritance of on 18th century woman and the “moving the inheritance” of another. Concentrates on women and real property in Virginia through two examples.

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