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Recently I wrote an article called Navigating Newspaper Research and one of our readers asked a really good question that needs to be explored. James Stevenson wrote: I have missed something along the way and came to a dead-end. I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Legacy News
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The National Home for Volunteer Soldiers, was established by an act of Congress in 1865. The purpose of the home system (initially called the National Asylum) was to provide for the care of the large number of wounded and disabled... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Legacy News
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Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them! This Friday enjoy "Famous DNA: Looking into the genetic history of Joseph Smith Jr., founder of Mormonism" by Ugo Perego, PhD. Famous... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Legacy News
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You know newspaper research is important to your family history. It can uncover everything from vital record information to the casual mention of your ancestor's daily life. So go research newspapers! But, is it really that easy? Which website should... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Legacy News
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The recording of today's webinar, "Understanding Ethnicity Estimates” by Mary Eberle, JD, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. Webinar Description Learn how and when ethnicity estimates can be useful. Several case studies where... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at Legacy News
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The recording of the Down Under webinar, "Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure” by Helen V. Smith, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. Webinar Description Australia (and the rest of the world)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at Legacy News
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Learn how and when ethnicity estimates can be useful. Several case studies where ethnicity estimates helped solve the genealogy mystery will be covered. This talk covers: 1. How ethnicity estimates are generated and the ancestral timeframe they reflect 2. Differences... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at Legacy News
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Australia (and the rest of the world), is very fortunate to have free access to Trove - a website of the National Library of Australia. Trove contains many digitised newspapers, some from all the Australian States and Territories up to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at Legacy News
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We have another great new update for our Legacy Family Tree 9 users (free) to download. It's mostly a maintenance update which provides fixes to minor issues you have reported to us. It is a mandatory update for those wanting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Legacy News
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Here are the answers (below the article) to last week's skill challenge. The following fun newspaper article appeared in the Providence Evening Press on 29 April 1870. Read the following story and see if you can answer the questions. You... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Legacy News
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We've tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for October 2019! Are your favorite topics or instructors among the list? Need something new to learn? Use the list to get inspired! Each month thousands... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Legacy News
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Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them! This Friday enjoy two webinars "The (Underground) Railroad Runs Through Here" and "Researching Black Loyalist Communities in Canada" by Janice Lovelace, PhD.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Legacy News
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The recording of today's webinar, "Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files” by Denise May Levenick, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. Webinar Description Learn how Digital Asset Management (DAM) can help you organize... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Legacy News
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Learn how Digital Asset Management (DAM) can help you organize and manage digital photos and images across computers, cloud services, and mobile devices with practical strategies for backup, adding metadata, filenaming, captioning, and sharing. Join us and Denise May Levenick... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Legacy News
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The recording of today's webinar, "Decoding Secret Societies: Finding Your Female Fraternal Ancestors” by Michael L. Strauss, AG, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. Webinar Description Do you have ancestry with membership in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Legacy News
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Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them! This Friday enjoy "Decoding Secret Societies: Finding Your Male Fraternal Ancestors" by Michael L. Strauss, AG. Decoding Secret Societies: Finding Your Male... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Legacy News
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The following fun newspaper article appeared in the Providence Evening Press on 29 April 1870. Read the following story and see if you can answer the questions. You will have to do some detective work (ie. research) to find out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Legacy News
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Do you have ancestry with membership in the Eastern Star? The Daughters of Rebekah? or another woman’s fraternal organization. This lecture focuses on those female fraternal auxiliaries and the rich genealogical material of family members who may have belonged to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at Legacy News
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This month Google celebrates 15 years of providing digitized books to the world by updating the Google Books website. If you’ve heard any presentation I’ve given you know that I believe Google Books is the best non-genealogy genealogy website there... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at Legacy News
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The recording of today's webinar, "Privacy: How to Protect Your Information Online” by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. Webinar Description Protecting privacy online is a continuing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2019 at Legacy News
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Protecting privacy online is a continuing concern. Family historians need to decide what personal and family history information we'd like to keep private while still sharing with cousins and other researchers. Learn more about what controls online privacy and what... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at Legacy News
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When we discuss records that document women such as the ones I discussed in my most recent Legacy webinar, 50 Records that Document Female Ancestor’s Lives, we tend to focus on those that name a specific ancestor or a close... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Legacy News
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Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them! This Friday enjoy "Long Distance Italian Genealogy Research" by Shellee Morehead, Phd, CG. Long Distance Italian Genealogy Research Learn how to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Legacy News
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The recording of today's webinar, "Italian Civil Registration (Stato Civile): Going Beyond the Basics” by Melanie D. Holtz, CG, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. Webinar Description This lecture discusses some of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2019 at Legacy News
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The recording of tonight's BCG webinar, "Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records” by Claire Bettag, CG, is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. Webinar Description Civil law notarial records are among the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2019 at Legacy News