Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday's Tip - Watch Legacy Family Tree Webinars

This week's Tuesday's Tip is:  Watch Legacy Family Tree Webinars at http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/Webinars.asp.

Legacy Family Tree (a genealogy software company) has a wealth of useful and entertaining webinars available on their website.  Viewers can sign up to watch them live and participate in them by answering poll questions and submitting questions for the speaker to answer.

The web page also lists past webinars, which are free to view for a week or two after the live event.  After the "free period," researchers can purchase a CDROM with the webinar and the syllabus.  Some past webinars are  free to view without buying a CDROM.

Two excellent webinars were presented during the past two weeks.  They were:

*  Reverse Genealogy: Finding the Living, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak.

*  Researching Your Pennsylvania Ancestors, by Lisa Alzo, MFA.

I always try to view these webinars before they go off the "free" status.  I have learned quite a bit from many of these webinars.  It's like seeing expert genealogy presentations for free without leaving the house.

If you purchase the webinar CDs, or can access them on the Internet, you can show them at a local genealogical society program, per Geoff Rasmussen at Legacy Family Tree.  I have shown several of them, from CDROMs, at the Research Group meetings of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society.

The next Legacy Family Tree webinar is on 30 May at 2 p.m. (EDT) and features Thomas MacEntee presenting:

Researching 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.

You can register to watch this webinar for free at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/820780934.  

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Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver


Celia Lewis said...

I agree whole-heartedly, Randy. They are excellent for beginners on up... good nuggets of gold in each one. Excellent presenters, well-presented information. Spread the word!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your post. I've been building my tree for a while now, but I've been blessed with much information and I'm just starting my own research. Perfect timing, too, because I'm just starting in New York

Geoff said...

Thanks for the shout-out Randy. One quick note: if you wish to show the class to a group, be sure to obtain permission from both Legacy and from the speaker.

Geoff said...

I meant to also mention that the speakers are usually happy to do this, but we've agreed with them to have others ask for their permission.

Jay said...

Thanks for yet more fantastic info, Randy.
I envy Americans the wonderful information on Ancestry.com in terms of webinars and videos, and have often wished that the UK site had similar stuff.