It’s hard to believe that another year has passed by! Looks like January has some great Webinars to jump start your genealogy research this year. The Southern California Genealogical Society is once again hosting their Jamboree Extension series and January kicks off the first of their exciting Webinars, click here to see the entire schedule.
- 4 January 2012, 2:00pm, Digital Books and Sites for Genealogists
Learn how to take advantage of the online explosion of digitized books for genealogy. You will learn about sources for digitized books including the Internet Archive, Google Books, WorldCat, Library of Congress, and More. Tens of thousands of these digitized books are local and family histories, some of which have had limited or no distribution previously. There are sites, such as the Family History Archive that have thousands of ree genealogy-related books and are virtually unknown. Other well-known sites like Google Books contain a wealth of past issues of prominent genealogical publications such as the Ancestry Magazine and the Journal of American Ancestry.
- 6 January 2012, 1:00pm, Illinois Research
This session will discuss sources for genealogical information in Illinois, concentrating on state and local sources. For intermediate level researchers.
- 6 January 2012, 3:30pm, Using Archives.org
Learn how to access out of copyright published material and National Archives microfilm for free on Archive.org.
- 7 January 2012, 2:30pm, Me and My Laptop: Getting the Most out of your Laptop while Researching Onsite
You’ll learn tips for making onsite research more efficient and productive using DropBox (or similar cloud) in conjunction with spreadsheets, word processing programs, genealogy software, and more.
- 10 January 2012, 8:00pm, 10 Ways to Jump Start Your Genealogy in 2012
Whether you’ve been stuck in a rut with your genealogy research for the past year or you just want to expand the ways in which you pursue your family history, join ISGS for this fun and informative FREE webinar. Presented by nationally-known genealogist, educator and author Thomas MacEntee, you’ll find out how to energize your research and hit the ground running in 2012.
- 18 January 2012, 2:00pm, Pilgrims and Patriots: Discovering Your Massachusetts Ancestors
From the arrival of the Pilgrims in 1620, Massachusetts has maintained some of the best-kept records for genealogists. This abundance has made it easier to research in the state. Even so, it’s helpful to have a roadmap to cover almost 400 years of history. Join Marian Pierre-Louis as she provides an overview of researching in the Bay state and gets you on the right path to finding your Massachusetts ancestors.
- 18 January 2012, 9:00pm, The Two Sides of Interviewing
While most of us know the basics of interviewing, this presentation looks at it from a couple of different angles: from the fields of speech communication and folklore; more specifically, oral history gathering techniques. Also included is a discussion of the “other side” of interviewing: responding as the interviewee. Some suggestions for before, during, and after the interview, for those on both sides, are covered.
- 20 January 2012, 1:00pm, Newspaper Research
Learn search techniques for microfilmed and digitized newspapers, what to look for besides obituaries and effective search strategies. Advanced beginners or intermediate researchers.
- 20 January 2012, 3:30pm, Tips and Tricks for FamilySearch.org
Confused by FamilySearch? We will see how to search the various image and database indexes on FamilySearch.