Webinars are a great way to educate yourself from the comfort of your own home. While some places might charge to participate, there are a several websites that have FREE webinars.
Legacy Family Tree has the following webinars:
- Evidence Analysis: Learn how to incorporate analysis of evidence through the entire research process. This class is being presented live at the ICAPGen (International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists) annual seminar in Salt Lake City, Utah. See www.icapgen.org. We invite you to join ICAPGen and Karen via this live webinar as she speaks both to her students AND to our online audience. Taught by Karen Clifford on Saturday, October 23, 2010
- New Family History Technology: There are so many new family history tools and web sites…it’s easy to feel somewhat overwhelmed. Here’s a colorful tour of much of the new stuff to make it easier, save you hundreds of hours, and have fun connecting to your ancestors. Learn about the best of the Internet, free websites, and unique resources. Join the author of the book Crash Course in Family History, Paul Larsen, and see what you’re missing! Taught by Paul Larsen on October 27, 2010
- Organize, Share, and Publish Your Digital Photos with Heritage Collector Suite: Learn about Heritage Collector Suite, the popular Legacy Family Tree add-on program that helps you organize, share, and publish your digital image collections. This 60 minute webinar, taught by the software's developer, Marlo E. Schuldt, will give you an overview of the software and how it can be used in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree. In addition to organizing your digital pictures and creating slideshows, Heritage Collector Suite will create family calendars, photo books, shareable DVDs and more. Taught by Marlo Schuldt on November 3, 2010.
- Share Your Family History with Legacy Charting: Learn how to share and publish your family history, so everyone in the family can enjoy it. In this webinar, you will learn tips and tricks to using Legacy Family Tree's charting tools to create beautiful wall charts (for the next reunion), smaller trees (to hang on the living room wall), and even family tree bookmarks (makes great gifts). You will also learn how to include photos of your family add use your own images for the chart's background. Legacy Family Tree's Geoff Rasmussen and Generation Maps' Janet Hovorka will be the presenters. Taught by Geoff Rasmussen & Janet Hovorka on December 1, 2010.
- Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE: Step-by-step approach to creating a blog, and making postings using the free service at Blogger.com. A great way to share genealogy research, post your society's newsletter, share info with extended family members. The webinar will also feature a survey of sample blogs, and links for additional help. Taught by DearMRYTLE (Pat Richley)
- Sharing Genealogy Electronically: Join Legacy Family Tree's Geoff Rasmussen as he presents a live workshop to both 1) the West Valley Genealogical Society in Youngtown, Arizona and 2) to a live webinar audience. The class will teach methods of sharing your genealogy in the form of a printed book, print-on-demand publishing, websites, and shareable CDs. The class, being taught live at the West Valley Genealogical Society's library, is part of a 4-week Advanced Legacy course. Teaching to both a live brick-and-mortar audience AND to a live online audience at the same time is something we have never tried before. Maybe it will work. Maybe it ... well ... we'll be positive here and hope for the best. Taught by Geoff Rasmussen
- Helping Unlock the World’s Records – An Insider’s Perspective on FamilySearch Indexing: Learn how the world’s records are made searchable and available online through FamilySearch indexing. This class will discuss the origins of FamilySearch indexing, the purpose this service fulfills, the benefits of becoming an indexing volunteer, and tips and tricks that will make the time you spend indexing more productive and fulfilling. More than 126 million records have been indexed in 2010, but it would take nearly 300 years to index all of the records available today at the current rate (not to mention the millions of additional records that become available every year). Learn how you can get involved in this monumental effort that helps others identify and document their ancestors. Taught by Jim Ericson
- Mapping Software for Genealogists: In this 30 minute webinar we will cover the following topics: 1) AniMap software (U.S. & Canada): learn how to find the correct county for the time period, and perform radius searches (list all cemeteries/churches within 10 miles of a place). For 30 years a researcher looked in the records of Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut for their ancestor who was born there in 1720. AniMap easily shows that in 1720, Woodstock would have been in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Now we know the correct location to find the records for that time period. Brick wall problem solved. 2) Centennia software (Europe and Middle East): Have you ever wondered about the changing country borders in Europe? Have ancestors in Germany, Poland, or Prussia? Which is it? The Centennia Historical Atlas software shows the changing country borders from the 11th century to the present in Europe and the Middle East. 3) Map My Family Tree software (entire world): plot your ancestors on a map of the world, track family migrations, plot to Google Earth, use the time scroll bar to dynamically select which time period you want displayed on your map and more. Taught by Geoff Rasmussen