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Friday, May 24
Compiling a Military Service Record  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
By their nature a compiled military service record is incomplete. This lecture focuses on how to either add to a CMSR or create a service record in the absence of a CMSR.
 
This webinar is presented by Craig R. Scott for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!
 


Monday, May 27
No Purchase Necessary: Free Genealogy Tools for Your iPad/iPhone  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
There are several new applications and a few old ones which can help you capture, reference, and share your family history on the go. Come find out how to use the latest and greatest tools for your preferred Apple mobile device.
 
This webinar is presented by Devin Ashby for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, May 29
Tools for Translating and Transcribing Genealogy Records  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Documents – old and new – are a requisite resource for genealogy research. Learn the latest tools and programs available to translate foreign language documents as well as transcribe documents in order to extract needed information.
 
This webinar is presented by Thomas MacEntee for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!



Tuesday, June 4
They really didn't swim! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales colonial shipping records  (Webinars - Free)
10:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Four groups of people sailed to Australia in the eighteen and nineteenth centuries: convicts, free passengers, soldiers and sailors. This seminar focuses on the free passengers, those who paid their passages or received free passages under systems like the Bounty Immigrant scheme. These colonial shipping records are not only useful for researchers whose ancestors migrated to NSW. They are also useful for researchers whose ancestors did not. This is because they provide information about the migrants’ parents, grandparents, siblings or other relatives who lived or had died in their homeland.  For example, some records from the 1830s/1840s provide four generations of information, beginning with Irish residents who were born in the mid-1700s. Thus, NSW colonial passenger records can be a valuable source for Australian and non-Australian researchers alike.
 
This webinar is presented by Carol Baxter for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!
 


Wednesday, June 5
Lessons in Jewish DNA: One Man's Successes and What He Learned On the Journey  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
The hottest topic in genealogy in recent years has been genetics and many thousands of genealogists have ordered DNA tests. Most of those haven't a clue what to do with their results. The situation is more complicated among Jews, who have married "within the tribe" for hundreds of years, thus ensuring that everyone is related to everyone else, multiple times. Marrying within a closed community - "endogamy" – has barely been addressed by the non-Jewish genetic genealogy community. This presentation – as in the speaker's book" ENDOGAMY: One Family, One People" – does not bring a "how to" approach, as every family is different. The speaker prefers a "how I did it" approach, demonstrating the successes he has had in his own families and the general lessons which are applicable to all genetic genealogy research. His goal is to inspire his listeners and readers to say "I can do this!"
 
This webinar is presented by Isreal Pickhotlz for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, June 12
Tracking Your Digital Bread Crumbs: Bookmarks, Toolbars, Notes, and Other Applications  (Webinars - Free)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Clicking links means you can start off on a web site for one specific topic and end up dozens of web sites away on many different topics. It’s easy to get lost and lose focus on what you were trying to find in the first place. And with so many web sites to use in your research, how do you keep track of them all? How do you organize what you use regularly? How can you get back to a site at some point in the future? We have several ways to help you gain control of your digital bread crumbs.
 
This webinar is presented by Cyndi Ingle for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Tuesday, June 18
Using Another Library Source: the Government Document Section  (Webinars - Free)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
As family historians go through the library to their local genealogy department, many quickly bypass the library’s Government Document Section. All offices of our federal government compiled, printed, and disseminated an assortment of reports and maps. Over the years, the GPO sent these publications out to various regional and selective depository libraries. Many times these publications contain unusual and one of a kind information pertaining to people and their surroundings. Repeatedly these publications contain unusual and one of a kind information. This session demonstrates the type of information included in Government Documents, how to search, locate, and obtain these federal gems.
 
This webinar is presented by Patricia Stamm for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, June 19
Researching in New Mexico  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
The 47th State holds some of the oldest documents in the US. Written records that begin in 1598 to the current day, researchers will learn the record groups, how to use them, and where to find them. An abundance of sacramental records, Governor’s papers, censuses, wills and probates will be discussed.
 
This webinar is presented by Henrietta Martinez Christmas for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Thursday, June 20
GTAGS June Board Meeting  (Meetings - Board)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3746 Veterans Dr, Traverse City
Board meetings are open to all members.


Wednesday, June 26
Spreadsheets 401 : Excel-lent Inspiration  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Take a trip with spreadsheets to the lands of your ancestors. Learn how spreadsheets can help as you learn to read foreign language newspapers. Use spreadsheets as a translation tool for your ancestors' vital and religious records. Create a spreadsheet to track your ancestors and those great ethnic or locality websites – when you find a new ancestor or a new website you’ll be ready to dive in.
 
This webinar is presented by Mary Kicher Roddy for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Thursday, June 27
June Membership Meeting  (Meetings - Membership)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3746 Veterans Dr, Traverse City
Please join us for our June Membership Meeting. Please note the change in venue. This meeting will be a celebration of the 40 years that Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society has served the community's genealogical needs. There will be no speaker for this meeting. We will highlight the history and accomplishments of GTAGS as an organization and as individual genealogists.


Friday, June 28
5 Steps to Becoming a Good Ancestor  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Genealogists are very good at researching and learning about their ancestors' lives. But sometimes they forget that it is important to provide information about themselves for their own descendants. In this presentation we'll provide five ways to leave traces of yourself (and your research) for those who come after you.
 
This webinar is presented by Marian Pierre-Louis for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!



Tuesday, July 2
Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy  (Webinars - Free)
10:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Family trees and the information they contain are easily copied and re-published by others online. This means errors are duplicated many times over. We will discuss solutions for dealing with these issues.
 
This webinar is presented by Cyndi Ingle for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, July 3
Evaluating Shared DNA  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
DNA testing companies estimate the nature of your genetic relationships to DNA cousins based on the types, amounts and locations of shared DNA. Nevertheless, their estimations are typically quite broad. In this webinar, learn to analyze the DNA you share with genetic cousins to better estimate the nature of your relationships. Explore probabilities of relationship based on total shared DNA, number of segments, types of shared DNA, and relationships to multiple individuals. Navigate genetically equivalent relationships. Interpret shared DNA within the context of other available evidence. Evaluate proposed relationships and guard against the possibility of misattributed parentage or half relationships. Learn to better utilize genetic evidence in the exploration of family trees.
 
This webinar is presented by Paul Woodbury for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, July 10
Prince Edward Island Repositories and Records  (Webinars - Free)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
We will review the different databases, repositories, and record collections for Prince Edward Island, Canada ancestors. This session will focus on Irish immigrants and the records they left behind.
 
This webinar is presented by Melanie McComb for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Tuesday, July 16
Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
The Netherlands has excellent records. Records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the civil registration since 1811 and by churches since the early 1600s. Genealogists who don’t look beyond these records may create trees that go back ten generations, but they can be bare or have mistakes. By expanding the research to lesser used sources, we can learn more about our ancestors’ lives and find evidence of family relationships to build reliable conclusions. Using examples from her own research, Yvette will demonstrate how to find and use court, notarial, military, and cadastral records, and other records you may not have used before. Find out if your Dutch ancestors owned property, what their occupations were, or even what they looked like. See them in the context of their families and associates, and understand their roles in the communities where they lived.
 
This webinar is presented by Yvette Hoitink for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, July 17
Research Your Newfoundland Ancestors  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
It was visited by the Vikings, became a British colony, and ended up as a Canadian province. Along the way it has been home to British, Irish, Spanish, Portuguese and French settlers, some of whom moved on to other parts of Canada and the United States. A bit of history, suggestions for researching online, and tips for making that research trip to "The Rock" if you have ancestors from Newfoundland.
 
This webinar is presented by Tessa Keough for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Thursday, July 18
GTAGS July Board Meeting  (Meetings - Board)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3746 Veterans Dr, Traverse City
Board meetings are open to all members.


Wednesday, July 24
Should You Take the Hint? Automatic Record Hinting on the Giant Genealogy  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Become a more savvy user of automated record hinting technologies on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com and MyHeritage.com when you learn from an industry insider how these technologies work—and their limitations. See crucial differences between record hints and your own search results. Learn how accurate hints are and how to determine whether a particular hint is a match. Finally, what do you do when you run out of hints for your relative on your favorite genealogy website?
 
This webinar is presented by Sunny Morton for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Thursday, July 25
July Membership Meeting  (Meetings - Membership)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Traverse Area District Library - McGuire Room, 610 Woodmere Ave, Traverse City
Please join us for our July Membership Meeting. The speaker and topic will be announced at a later date. The public is welcome to attend our meetings. There is no charge.


Friday, July 26
Census Hurdles: How to Jump Over or Go Around  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
This program shares some tips and tricks for overcoming common and uncommon census research obstacles. Cari will cover topics such as language barriers, literacy, indexing errors, imaging errors, errors (accidental), and errors (intentional). Using examples, she will demonstrate each of these issues and suggest solutions for overcoming them.
 
This webinar is presented by Cari Taplin for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, July 31
Google Photos: One Photo App to Rule Them All  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
What if there was a photo app that could manage all your photos and give you unlimited backup space? There is one. It’s called Google Photos. Google’s facial recognition technology lets you create shared albums, collages, animations, movies, stories, and much more. It’s totally free and unlike any other photo app out there.
 
This webinar is presented by Devin Ashby for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!



Tuesday, August 6
Finding Families in New Zealand  (Webinars - Free)
10:00 pm to 11:30 pm
We don’t have any major collections of census records in New Zealand, so how else can you find families in New Zealand. Looking at the use of electoral rolls and school records to add to your family history.
 
This webinar is presented by Fiona Brooker for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, August 7
Case Studies in Gray: Identifying Shared Ancestries Through DNA and Genealogy  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
You’ve identified a group shared DNA matches, but your stumped on how you’re all related. Learn how to let DNA take the lead in determining who and where to search to uncover the group’s most recent common ancestor.
 
This webinar is presented by Nicka Smith for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, August 14
Basics of Land Platting - Part 1  (Webinars - Free)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Don't understand Metes and Bounds? This working session will help you learn how to plat a deed using the metes and bounds system. Discover new clues by understanding more about your ancestor's land.
 
This webinar is presented by J. Mark  for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Thursday, August 15
GTAGS August Board Meeting  (Meetings - Board)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3746 Veterans Dr, Traverse City
Board meetings are open to all members.


Tuesday, August 20
Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing  (Webinars - Free)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Genealogists love to research, but writing it up – not so much. First, we need to read good writing (any kind). Then, practice writing in two separate compartments: write as it comes, and return later to fix or edit. Don’t worry about beginnings or endings; they will emerge over time. Seek out helpful critics, never wait until the last minute, and be ready to learn from editors.
 
This webinar is presented by Harold Henderson for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, August 21
Bullet Journaling for Genealogy  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
There are so many wonderful technological tools for getting more out of your genealogical research time, but how do you choose which ones are going to work best for you? Are you struggling with making time for your research, staying on track for your projects, or just want to unplug and plan? If any of these situations sound like you, perhaps putting pen to paper might be the way to go. The bullet journal method is an excellent, analog way to organize your research plan, and stay on track towards your research goals.
 
This webinar is presented by Shellee Morehead for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Thursday, August 22
August Membership Meeting  (Meetings - Membership)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Traverse Area District Library - McGuire Room, 610 Woodmere Ave, Traverse City
Please join us for our August Membership Meeting. The speaker will be Karen Krugman. Her presentation will be "Internet Archive for Genealogy". The public is welcome to attend our meetings. There is no charge.


Friday, August 23
Introduction to Forensic Genealogy  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
This course will give the participant an overview of forensic genealogy and the role of the genealogist in these types of cases. We will discuss some of the major types of cases in which a forensic genealogist may be involved, such as guardianship, oil and gas, unidentified and unclaimed persons, and probate. The role of the forensic genealogist as an expert witness will also be discussed.
 
This webinar is presented by Kelvin L. Meyers for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, August 28
Using Teams with your Genealogy  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Have you heard of Microsoft Teams? Whether for an individual, your genealogy business, or any type of group effort (family history or specialized studies), Microsoft Teams might just be the communication and collaboration tool you have been looking for. Come learn how to use it with your genealogy.
 
This webinar is presented by Tessa Keough for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!



Tuesday, September 3
Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research  (Webinars - Free)
10:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Learn what maps, gazetteers and directories are available for researching your ancestors in the British Isles. Learn from examples how to make good use of these tools to find where your ancestors are, what they did, when, where, and why they may have moved.
 
This webinar is presented by Paul Milner for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, September 4
Combining DNA and Traditional Research - In-Depth Case Studies  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
DNA testing has exploded onto the genealogy scene in recent years and is now one of the most important tools available to advance family tree research. In order to successfully use DNA testing for genealogy, however, it's essential to combine it with traditional research. This presentation will concentrate on several in-depth case studies that demonstrate what can be achieved when you combine long-established research methods with DNA test results. These case studies will cover verification of family tree lines, the breaking of brick walls, the testing of hypotheses and the solving of hitherto unfathomable mysteries.
 
This webinar is presented by Michelle Leonard for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, September 11
Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments  (Webinars - Free)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Phasing is a tool used to separate your DNA into the DNA you received from Mom and the DNA you received from Dad. It requires a tested child and at least one tested parent. The benefit of phasing is that it allows us to test smaller segments which are sometimes too risky to use. Learn how phasing and "Your Evil Twin" tools at GEDmatch can help you examine and test shared DNA segments!
 
This webinar is presented by Blaine Bettinger for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Tuesday, September 17
Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy  (Webinars - Free)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
(Live webinar only - no recording will be available.) Civil law - as opposed to common law - is a legal system that governs private relationships and interactions in most non-English speaking countries. Rooted in principles derived from ancient Roman law, it is the legal system that governs an estimated 60% of the world’s populations, including most European countries. Consequently, researchers tracing ancestral lines outside the United States frequently encounter records created in a civil law tradition. Proper interpretation of those records requires understanding the underlying civil law principles. In the United States only the state of Louisiana is today ruled by civil law, a legacy of the state’s unique colonial history under France and Spain. Colonial records created under civil law are also among the colonial records of California, parts of the Mississippi Valley, the Gulf Coast, and the American southwest. This presentation discusses major legal concepts that affect records and research in civil law societies.
 
This webinar is presented by Claire Bettag for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, September 18
Research Latin America Genealogical Resources on the Internet  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
This webinar will refer to many genealogical and general resources, computer databases, cemeteries, immigration, and citizenship records available in countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the Caribbean. Daniel will provide a brief overview of government records available online, how to access them or get in touch with organizations, schools, clubs, cemeteries, newspapers, genealogical societies, and more.
 
This webinar is presented by Daniel Horowitz for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Thursday, September 19
GTAGS September Board Meeting  (Meetings - Board)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3746 Veterans Dr, Traverse City
Board meetings are open to all members.


Wednesday, September 25
Meaningful Tables and Graphs for Correlation in Family History  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
The objective of this webinar is to give viewers concrete examples of how tables and graphs can be used in family history reports and presentations.
 
This webinar is presented by Ruth Wilson Craig for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Thursday, September 26
September Membership Meeting  (Meetings - Membership)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Traverse Area District Library - McGuire Room, 610 Woodmere Ave, Traverse City
Please join us for our September Membership Meeting. The speaker and topic will be announced at a later date. The public is welcome to attend our meetings. There is no charge.


Friday, September 27
The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro!  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Learn from a professional archivist how to preserve, protect and archive family records, photographs and artifacts. Best practices for organization, purchasing archival materials and practical records preservation that any home archivist can achieve! Learn how to process your collection of genealogical records from start to finish. Learn the steps archivists use to process small and large records collections at the archives and how you can use these steps to get a handle on your family records collections!
This webinar is presented by Melissa Barker for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!



Tuesday, October 1
The Stories Behind the Segments  (Webinars - Free)
10:00 pm to 11:30 pm
DNA evidence helps us break through brick walls and confirm decades of research, while introducing an entirely new generation of people to genealogy. It also allows us to create maps linking specific segments of DNA to our ancestors. But how many of us stop to consider the story behind that mapped segment of DNA on chromosome 13? Or the miles and years traveled by the piece of DNA on chromosome 22? Join me as I examine some of the amazing stories in my chromosome map!
 
This webinar is presented by Blaine Bettinger for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, October 2
A Day Out With Your DNA  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
While DNA testing for genealogy is no longer a new idea, many companies are offering a new way to look at your DNA.  In this lecture we will cover the biggest and brightest options, and help you decide where you should take your DNA, and how to make the most of it.
 
This webinar is presented by Diahan Southard for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, October 9
50 Records that Document Female Ancestors  (Webinars - Free)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
“Women can’t be found in genealogical documents.” “They are difficult to research.” While these statements can be true, there are records out there that document their lives. We will explore 50 records to consider as you research female ancestors from the colonial period to the 20th century in the United States.
 
This webinar is presented by Gena Philibert-Orteega for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!
 


Tuesday, October 15
Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records  (Webinars - Free)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
(Live webinar only, will not be recorded.) Civil law notarial records are among the most valuable genealogical resources available. In civil law societies like France, Spain, Italy, (French) Canada, and many other countries, notaries function much like contract lawyers, creating legally binding "authentic acts" (also called contracts or protocols) that regulate private relationships among individuals. These are among the oldest extant types of records, dating in France, for one example, to the 16th century or earlier, and pre-dating church records in some places. They are also packed with information - explicitly stated family data as well as information that can help define an ancestor's family life, social standing, financial status, business and social relationships within a community. This presentation examines the value, content, and location of the most commonly used notarial records, and strategies for using them to further genealogical research.
 
This webinar is presented by Claire Bettag for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, October 16
Italian Civil Registration (Stato Civile): Going Beyond the Basics  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
This lecture discusses some of the more advanced records within Italian civil registration: Allegati [birth, death, and marriage supplements/attachments], Cittadinanza [citizenship records] and Atti Diversi [Diverse Acts]. Students will learn how these records can help to fill in the details of an Italian families’ history as well as track them across Italy. and around the world.
 
This webinar is presented by Melanie D. Holtz for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Thursday, October 17
GTAGS October Board Meeting  (Meetings - Board)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3746 Veterans Dr, Traverse City
Board meetings are open to all members.


Wednesday, October 23
Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist: 2019 edition  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Leave this class armed with a new collection of tools to make your genealogy time on the computer more efficient.
 
This webinar is presented by Geoff Rasmussen for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Thursday, October 24
October Membership Meeting  (Meetings - Membership)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Traverse Area District Library - McGuire Room, 610 Woodmere Ave, Traverse City
Please join us for our October Membership Meeting. The speaker will be William Ruddock. His presentation will be "New York Genealogy". The public is welcome to attend our meetings. There is no charge.


Friday, October 25
Decoding Secret Societies: Finding Your Female Fraternal Ancestors  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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 one or more of these secret societies.
 
This webinar is presented by Michael L. Strauss for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Wednesday, October 30
Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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.
 
This webinar is presented by Denise May Levenick for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Please register at:
When you register, you will receive an email notice 1-2 days before and another about 2 hours before the webinar to remind you. You can register for multiple webinars in advance. Don't forget to mark your calendar!