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Thursday, March 28
GTAGS Monthly 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 March Membership Meeting. It is the first meeting of 2019. The speaker will be Bonnie Scheele, the Grand Traverse County Clerk. The topic is Vital Records at the Grand Traverse County Clerk's Office. The public is welcome to attend our meetings. There is no charge.



Tuesday, April 2
One Touch Genealogy Research: How to Handle a Record Just Once  (Webinars - Free)
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Do you get so excited when you find a new record for an ancestor that you forget to collect the information you need? Does that record shine and glitter so brightly that you are blinded to other vital clues you might need? Learn the “One Pass” approach to genealogy research and never get distracted again! Participants will learn the best way to extract as much information as possible from a genealogy record on the first pass! We’ll cover how to save and name record images, how to transcribe and extract information, how to create a quick source citation, and how to make sure you can find the record in the future.
 
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!


Wednesday, April 3
An Introduction to DNA Painter  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
DNA Painter is a website that aims to help demystify your DNA matches. This talk will introduce the site's features and tools for chromosome mapping and relationship prediction. The concept of chromosome mapping will then be discussed, with detailed examples of how the site can be used to visualize your matches and help to identify how you are related to each match. This will cover both basic and advanced operations, revealing features and functionality you might not have noticed.
 
This webinar is presented by Jonny Perl 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, April 10
Plain Folk Researching Amish and Mennonite Families  (Webinars - Free)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Amish and Mennonite families are often romanticized in modern literature and television series. However, their backgrounds, though similar, have beliefs that keep them separate. The Amish and the Mennonites are often grouped together. And, while they have some similarities, including their roots in religion, there are distinct differences.
 
This webinar is presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen 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, April 16
Transcribing Documents: There is More Than Meets the Eye!  (Webinars - Free)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Genealogical proof requires the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research, preferably using original records. The emphasis on original sources means that the interpretation of handwritten records is an essential skill for genealogists. Using a variety of pre-20th century American documents, this webinar provides useful tips on the creation of a transcription--the first step in analyzing a handwritten document.
 
This webinar is presented by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson 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, April 17
Boost Your Germanic Research: Understand Historical Jurisdictions  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Meyer’s Gazetteer is great for determining jurisdictions as of 1912. Germany was not a country until 1871. In the centuries leading up to that, land areas were constantly changing hands. One must understand who controlled a given area in order to find all possible records. Topics included in this lecture are: Use of Meyer’s gazetteer and its impact on the Family History Library catalog, Macro jurisdictional changes in historical Germanic areas, Tactics for determining jurisdictions of a village or small land holding over time, Examples of changing jurisdictions for selected areas, Key German vocabulary will be included.
 
This webinar is presented by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin 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, April 18
GTAGS April 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, April 24
Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage 2019 edition  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Should you use Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com or MyHeritage.com? Or should you be using more than one site to accomplish your family history goals? Learn how these genealogy giants compare in 2019 for historical records, online trees, DNA tools and access options. This overview of each site's strengths and weaknesses will help you know which to use now and which to keep in mind when your research interests or budget change.
 
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, April 25
April 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 April Membership Meeting. Mardi Link will return to present another program. The topic this year is "Telling Your Genealogy Story - Capture the Facts and Make It Interesting". The public is welcome to attend our meetings. There is no charge.


Friday, April 26
How I Built My Own Brick Wall  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
We identify ways that researchers have built their own "brick wall" through inexperience, lack of organization, and incorrect assumptions. We discuss how to resolve these issues and the speaker will share her own growing pains as a budding genealogist.
 
This webinar is presented by Rebecca Whitman Koford 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, April 30
English Parish Records: More than Hatch, Match and Dispatch  (Webinars - Free)
10:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Most people are familiar with the baptism, marriage and burial records found in parish records but there are many other wonderful parish records that can help in genealogical research. These include Vestry minutes, Churchwarden Accounts, settlement certificates, examinations and removal orders, Parish poor rates and relief distribution, Parish apprenticeships, parish payments for work done within the parish, parish assisted emigration and more.
 
This webinar is presented by Helen 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, May 1
How to Use Autosomal DNA to Resolve Historical Paternity Cases  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
All of us are aware that DNA testing is a formidable tool to address paternity cases. However, when talking about paternity testing, the subjects tested are all alive and willing to provide a DNA sample. The normal procedure involves testing the alleged father, the mother and the child. However, what can be done if in our genealogical research we are presented with a similar instance, but that occurred 100-200 years in the past? What to do if the three candidates are now deceased? Is there a way to use DNA testing to confidently reach a conclusion regarding the suspected paternity? In this webinar, Ugo Perego will explain how to use Y chromosome and autosomal DNA testing as tools to unlock suspected biological relationships.
 
This webinar is presented by Ugo Perego 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 8
Surprise Webinar  (Webinars - Free)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
You're just going to have to attend this one to find out what it's all about...
 
This webinar is presented by Legacy Family Tree Panel 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 15
The 10 Most Useful Databases for Eastern European Research  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
With more information available online, it is often possible to find key records for your Eastern European ancestors in free and subscription databases. Learn about the various record sets available, how to access them, and how to overcome privacy and language issues and other research roadblocks.
 
This webinar is presented by Lisa Alzo 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, May 16
GTAGS May 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, May 21
Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking?  (Webinars - Free)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
The search for the deceased husband of Elizabeth Larzelere enumerated in 1820 with four young children leads to unexpected results and to new questions.
 
This webinar is presented by Jeanne Bloom 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 22
Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud  (Webinars - Free)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Never again suffer the heartache of a dead hard drive. Take advantage of 'found" research time when you keep research notes available anywhere with internet access.
 
This webinar is presented by Dear Myrtle 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, May 23
May 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 May 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, 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
Traverse Area District Library - McGuire Room, 610 Woodmere Ave, Traverse City
Please join us for our June Membership Meeting. 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. Details of the meeting to be announced at a later date.


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!