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Winter Webinars

2024 Winter Webinars

We’re getting ready for the 2024 Winter Webinar series, which kicks off on November 2!

Here are a few of of the presenters in our exciting lineup:

  • Jen Baldwin, Find My Past
  • Paul Milner, MDiv, FUGA
  • Chris Paton, Scottish Genes, Scotland’s Greatest Story, and Pharos
  • Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt, Ulster Historical Foundation

Stay tuned for updates!

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Webinars are free to watch during the live presentation at 11a.m. Eastern Standard Time. (Attendees in the waiting room will be admitted by the host at 10:55 a.m.) Access to recordings is a member benefit. 

Handouts will be available to download on the Wednesday prior to the webinar.

2023 Winter Webinars

Members can access all the recordings and handouts until 1 August 2024 in the Members Only section of the website.

If you’re not a member and you would like to view these videos, join today!

DatePresenterPresentationEvent Information
4 November 2023J. Mark Lowe“Expanding the Details from Published Local Histories.” Using some of the basic tools of family history research, discover additional family information with these published records and local histories.  Learn the importance of analyzing the information that you find in an independent way and realizing how important collateral/cluster line research is in helping to move you toward success in the genealogical process. Recording available to members only.
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18 November 2023Jennifer Holik“Sacrifice & Remembrance: Genealogy and Commemoration in American and British Cemeteries & Memorials.” How does your family, community, or country honor and remember its war dead? In this program we will explore ways genealogical & military records can help us learn more about our honored war dead and the families left at home. Then discover how the Americans and British preserve the legacies of fallen soldiers and civilians in World War I & II cemeteries. Finally, you are invited to start writing the stories of your family’s veterans and war dead. Recording available to members only.Read more on event page
2 December 2023Jen Baldwin“From Ancestors to Characters: Bringing Social History to Life.” Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey of discovery and bridge the gap between generations. Social history methodology and resources can add a vibrancy to our genealogical research and help us generate a more comprehensive view of our ancestors’ very complex lives. Recording available to members only.
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16 December 2023Helen Smith“The Family Went Everywhere, Man – Sideways Research.” Between 1815 and 1914, around ten million people emigrated from Britain. About half went to the USA, then Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Many were single, particularly younger males, and nuclear families (Dad, Mum, children), all looking to improve their prospects. This often then led to chain migration. Often there was a “push” such as depressed economy and lack of work, which encouraged people to leave. The choice as to which place to go could depend on if there was any assistance for the passage being offered. This can mean it is not uncommon for members of the same family to emigrate to different countries. It can be very useful to the genealogist to research the different sibling/family destinations, particularly if your ancestor has gone to a country without early vital record registration. Recording available to members only.
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January 2024
Peggy Lauritzen“The Scots-Irish Migration Into North America.” Many Americans can trace their ancestry back to the British Isles. Some have even heard that their background was “Scotch-Irish”. We will focus on who these people were and where they came from in the British Isles. Recording available to members only.Read more on event page
January 2024
Nathan Dylan Goodwin“Finding Henry: The Search for the Father of an Illegitimate Wartime Child.” In 2015, having discovered that his grandmother’s secret wartime romance had led to the birth of an illegitimate baby girl, author, Nathan Dylan Goodwin met with his new half-aunt and agreed to try to track down her biological father using traditional records and DNA. Recording is available to members only.Read more on event page
February 2024
Annette Burke Lyttle“Genealogical Proof for the Everyday Genealogist.” How do we know if the facts we’ve uncovered about our ancestors are correct? How do we avoid attaching somebody else’s ancestors to our family tree? The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) is our guide to producing reliable research results. This introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standard will get your research moving in the right direction and help you avoid errors and frustration. Recording available to members only.Read more on event page
17 February 2024Steven Morrison“Quakers From Ireland and the British Isles to Colonial America.” Ancestry believes that the US population has a 50/50 chance of finding at least one Quaker hiding in their family tree, if they had an ancestor in the mid-Atlantic region before 1780. Nice Odds. So that English sounding surname, dead-end line may be a Friend (Quaker!) Learn about the Society of Friends and how they migrated to colonial America. Recording available to members only.Read more on event page
March 2024
Shelley Murphy“Across Generations and Borders: A Genealogical Expedition of the Borden Family’s Journey from England to America.” The purpose of this presentation is to share the remarkable journey of my family’s migration, highlighting the historical context, research methodology, and significant milestones along the way. By delving into the lives of your ancestors, the presentation aims to foster a deeper understanding of their motivations, challenges and contributions, ultimately providing a richer appreciation of your family’s heritage.
Recording available to members only.
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March 2024
Daniel Loftus“On the Record: Looking at Civil Registration in Ireland.” In this presentation, we will be: taking a look at civil registration, its history, each type of entry, what they comprise of, techniques to help find the one record you need and how you can utilise information on the entries to help you get further back. Recording available to members only.Read more on event page