Genealogy Webinars for May 2012

  • 2 May 2012, 2:00pm – Researching Your Pennsylvania Ancestors Pennsylvania has a plethora of archives, libraries, and repositories, where you’ll find a wealth of documents to help you unlock key details about your ancestors. Discover what records are available, where they are located and how to utilize them to trace your roots in the Keystone state.
  • 2 May 2012, 9:00pm – 1940 Census INDEXING Update
  • 3 May 2012, 1:00pm – Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA (FREE) What is Genetic Genealogy? What tests are available and which one should I order? How much does a Genetic Genealogy test cost? Do I need to be a geneticist to understand my results? If you’re a complete beginner to Genetic Genealogy and want the answers to these questions and more, then this webinar is for you! Attendees will learn about the history of genetic genealogy, be introduced to DNA basics and inheritance paths, learn about the different types of DNA tests available for genealogy, and learn about resources that will help you make the most of your Genetic Genealogy experience.Attendees will receive an exclusive discount on select tests from Family Tree DNA!
  • 4 May 2012, 10:00am – Proving Florence ($2.00) This is part of our “fundamentals” series—runs for 20 minutes and discusses how the proof of father was constructed for an mid-19th century Missouri birth with no record for a woman who “disappeared” about 1881. 
  • 4 May 2012, 12:00pm – GoogleDocs for Genealogists ($8.00) This will be an overview of what documents can be created in Google docs with an emphasis on ways a genealogist could use it to share with others directly or just allow others to view updated information. We will focus on spreadsheets and word processing documents.
  • 5 May 2012, 11:30am – What is Not Written ($8.00) What’s not on the record is as important as what is. Learn about ways to find out about law, culture, common practice and other “hidden” details that may help explain what is going on in a document. Presentation will include several specific examples as well as general approaches. Geared towards advanced beginner and intermediate level researchers. 
  • 5 May 2012, 1:30pm – Charts, Charts, and More Charts ($8.00) This lecture is not about pedigree charts or family group charts. Instead, we will look at a variety of genealogical problems where organizing data in chart form was keyto understanding the problem. Geared towards advanced beginner or intermediate researchers.
  • 8 May 2012, 9:00pm – Some Great, Seldom-Used Resources: A Genealogical Potpourri Genealogists are largely beholden to their peers for the introduction to marvelous resources that they may have otherwise missed.  During this presentation I share some of the unique and exciting resources I have come across with the potential to knock down one or more of the troublesome brick walls aggravating seasoned researchers. 
  • 15 May 2012, 1:00pm - Genetic Genealogy Demystified: Reading and Understanding Your Family Tree DNA Results Part 1: Y-DNA ($10, or $25 for all 3 Demystified webinars) Join us for an information-packed webinar focusing on how to read and understand your Y-DNA results. Learn about your raw results & what they mean, how to analyze your Y-DNA matches, how your haplogroup relates to your deep ancestry, and much more!
  • 22 May 2012, 1:00pm – Genetic Genealogy Demystified: Reading and Understanding Your Family Tree DNA Results Part 2: mtDNA ($10, or $25 for all 3 Demystified webinars) Join us for an information-packed webinar focusing on how to read and understand your mtDNA results. Learn about your differences from the Cambridge Reference Sequence, how to analyze mtDNA matches, how your haplogroup relates to your deep ancestry, and much more! 
  • 24 May 2012, 9:00pm – Fighting for the King! Researching Your American Revolutionary Loyalist Ancestor Those who fought for the king during the American Revolutionary War and fled to Canada were known as Loyalists. Learn how to determine if your Revolutionary ancestor was Loyalist, and how to prove it. Membership in United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada will be discussed. Level: Advanced.  
  • 29 May 2012, 1:00pm – Genetic Genealogy Demystified: Reading and Understanding Your Family Tree DNA Results Part 3: Family Finder ($10, or $25 for all 3 Demystified webinars) Join us for an information-packed webinar focusing on how to read and understand your Family Finder results. Learn about autosomal DNA inheritance, how Family Finder determines your relationship with your matches, how to use the Chromosome Browser, and much more!
  • 30 May 2012, 2:00pm – Tracing Your New York Ancestors While many of our ancestors may have come from New York, finding them and the records left behind is another story. New York research offers certain challenges and it helps to know the strategies needed to tackle those Empire State records. You’ll not only get a quick lesson in New York State history and understand why the different regions are important, you’ll also learn about special record sets and resources unique to New York. Whether your ancestor was a Knickerbocker or an immigrant, you’ll be in a “New York State of mind“ with these research tips, tricks and tools.

 

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