Genealogy News Episode 89

Welcome to the Genealogy News from Geneatopia

I’m Patty Roy, also known as Dinah Larkham in Second Life.

Today is Wednesday September 7, 2016 and this is Episode 89.

FGS Conference

The Federation of Genealogical Societies recently held their conference in Springfield, Illinois. The big announcement at the conference was that they received a $500,000 anonymous contribution to the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions fundraising project.

This contribution came from outside of the genealogical community and it will be matched by This makes the total given to the project to be $1 million. With this latest contribution, there have been more than $3 million raised for the project. This was the amount that FGS set out to raise in 2010.

FGS has now announced the completion of the fundraising for “Preserve the Pensions.”

These records will be made freely available at Fold3.

Some awards were given out at the conference that are related to the Preserve the Pensions project. Judy Russell was presented the Directors Award for helping to raise awareness and funds for the project. Over the last three years over 4,000 individuals and 115 societies contributed to the project.

Another award went to Mike Hall. He received a Presidential Citation for creating limited edition figurines depicting soldiers and sailors of the War of 1812. These were given to those who made a donation of $100 or more.

Also at the conference it was announced that MyHeritage will be the Platinum Sponsor of FGS conferences for the next three years.

With Historic Gift and Community Support, the Fundraising for the Preserve the Pensions Is Officially Completed!

It’s already time to book your hotel room for the FGS 2017 conference. That conference will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 30 – September 2, 2017.

Reserve Your FGS 2017 Hotel Room Now

Rockstar Genealogist Voting

Rockstar Genealogist voting is now open. This is the 5th year that John D. Reid of Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections blog has asked the genealogy community to submit nominees for Rockstar Genealogists and then sets up voting for this event.

Rockstar genealogists are those who give “must attend” presentations at conferences or webinars or who write articles you read, write a blog you read, listen to podcast, or follow on Facebook or Twitter.

Get your vote counted. You can vote for more than one person.

Voting will end on Sunday, September 11, at 6PM Eastern. John will have a blog post with the winners divided by country and area of expertise.

Rockstar Genealogist(s) 2016 voting now open

WikiTree Source-a-Thon

WikiTree will be having a Source-a-Thon for three days, October 1 – 3, 2016. That would be over a weekend.

Citing sources is required on WikiTree but inexperienced genealogist don’t always record them The Source-a-Thon is way to confirm information in unsourced profiles and draw attention to the importance of using sources.

Live chats will be hosted every few hours to let participants cheer each other on. During the chats random winners will win a prize.

There will be over $3,000 in door prizes. The prizes include full memberships at MyHeritage, FindMyPast, Ancestry, Fold3,, and GenealogyBank. DNA tests from Family Tree DNA, conference passes for RootsTech, software, books, gift certificates, t-shirts, and research assistance.

To be eligible for the door prize, you must register in advance and get a “race number”.

WikiTree Announces Source-a-Thon

Double Match Triangulator DNA Tool

There’s a new DNA tool available, it’s called Double Match Triangulator. It was developed by Louis Kessler. He is a genealogist and a programmer and he wrote the program Behold.

Behold is a Windows program that displays all your data at once and allows you to organize families as you want.

His latest program is the Double Match Triangulator. It’s an autosomal DNA analysis tool where you combine results from FamilyTreeDNA and you can see double match and triangulation data that will help you determine genealogical relationships. The program finds every segment from every matching person that double matches and that triangulate with two specific people In other words, you download the chromosome browser match list for two people and then the program compares these two people to look for common matches between them.

It’s a free program that runs on Windows and produces an Excel file. The Excel file contains a map page with all the matching segments and a people page that lists all the people who match.

Double Match Triangulator

Book Genetic Genealogy in Practice Now Available

The National Genealogical Society has the book that they announced back in May ready for order. The book is Genetic Genealogy in Practice. It’s written by two well-known genetic genealogists who have taught many class on the subject. They are Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne.

It’s a workbook with exercises and answer keys for hands-on practice.

You can find out more about the book in a recent podcast episode of Jane Wilcox’s Forget-Me-Not Hour. Blaine and Debbie talked about how they wrote the book and what’s in it.

National Genealogical Society Publishes The First Workbook on Genetic Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy in Practice with Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne

MyHeritage DNA Matching Now Live

MyHeritage DNA matching is now live. Right now it is free to upload your DNA results from Family Tree DNA, 23andMe or AncestryDNA . Matching will remain free on MyHeritage if you upload now. No word of when or how much they plan to charge for this new feature.

DNA Matching compares your results to all the other results that have been uploaded to MyHeritage regardless of what company someone tested with. MyHeritage can compare results from all three testing companies. You can upload results from other family members that may not be MyHeritage members. That will increase your chance of finding DNA matches at MyHeritage.

DNA Matching Now Live

New Records at FamilySearch

More new records at FamilySearch

New indexed record collection
Namibia Dutch Reformed Church Records 1956-1984

New browsable image collections added include
California San Francisco Register of Chinese Immigrant Court Cases and Foreign Seamen Tax Cards 1883-1924
Maine & Massachusetts Case Files of Deceased and Deserted Seamen 1837- 1965
Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1835-1838
Massachusetts Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1805-1845
New Hampshire Revolutionary War Records 1675-1835
North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782

The following have new indexed records and images
Arizona Payson Obituaries 1948-2008
California Napa and Butte Counties Obituaries 1866-1992
Luxembourg Civil Registration 1662-1941
New Zealand Obituaries 1844-1963
Rhode Island Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1630-1945
United States Freedmen’s Bureau Labor Contracts Indenture and Apprenticeship Records 1865-1872

Next these collections have indexed records added to an existing collection
Australia Queensland Maryborough Public Records 1847-1989
Australia Tasmania Civil Registration 1803-1933
England Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004
Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications 1885-1955
Massachusetts Boston Passenger Lists Index 1899-1940
Netherlands Gelderland Province Civil Registration 1800-1952
New Hampshire Civil War Service and Pension Records 1861-1866
Paraguay Catholic Church Records 1754-2015
Spain Province of Jaén Municipal Records 1519-1941
Texas Matagorda County School Census Records 1923-1946

The next collection has had indexed records and images added to an existing collection
France Dordogne Censuses 1876
Iowa State Census 1905
Spain Diocese of Lugo Catholic Parish Records 1550-1966

These collections have added images to an existing collection
United States World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942

Collections Update: September 1, 2016

Guild of One-Name Studies Available at

The Guild of One-Name Studies is a charitable organization that promotes the studies of surnames. It’s based in the U.K. A One-Name study is a project researching all occurrences of a surname.

To join the Guild costs £28 for 23 months and if you would like to register a surname, the cost is £12.00.

FamilySearch has announced that the guild’s collection will be searchable at The partnership gives guild members another source where their work is available for more researches to find it. Guild members still have control of their data. They specify who may update, replace, or delete.

Surname studies can identify the actual geographic origin of a family surname. Some surnames based on occupation and patronymic surnames may not have a single place of origin.

There are almost 9,000 surname projects. You can search within these projects by hovering over Search at and selecting Genealogies. Then enter a last name in the last name text box and near the bottom of the page, click the down arrow for the box next to the search button to select the Guild of One-Name Studies. Then click the search button to see the results from the surname project.

Guild of One-Name Studies Is Now Available at

Ancestry Podcast “It’s About Time”

Ancestry has launched a new history podcast called “It’s About Time”. It’s narrated by Sir Tony Robinson, a well known English actor, and brings stories from the past to life in the present. The first three episodes are available.

The first episode is about the murder of 17-year-old Mary Ann Mason in the Victorian Dudley. Mary Ann was shot to death in a pub in the 1850s.

The second episode uses comedy and satire to bring to life the hardships of immigrants to America in the early 1900s.

The third episode is about the Pankhurst sisters. These sisters joined their mother’s fight for allowing women to vote in United Kingdom.

Sir Tony Robinson Tells Stories from the Past in New Podcast Series “It’s About Time”

New Records at Findmypast

Findmypast has added over 4 million new records to their collection of United States marriage records. Most of the records are from New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Arkansas. These records were released in partnership with FamilySearch.

Findmypast has added 140 publications about United States, Early American Families. They’ve added over 14,000 early American vital records. Over 18,000 vital records have been added from the Barbour Collection of Connecticut town records.

United States, Transatlantic Migration is a new collection at Findmypast. It contains information about ancestors from England, Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany and France. You can find details about their migration to Canada and United States from the late 1500s up to the early 1900s.

The British Army Casualty Lists 1939 – 1945 contains over 1.1 million war office records for officers and nurses and other ranks. These been released in association with the National Archives. You can now browse 102 volumes of casualty lists covering various World War II expeditionary forces.

The Britain, Enemy Aliens and Internees, First and Second World Wars collection contains over 139,000 records of foreign born men and women who investigated and interned in camps across the United Kingdom and Commonwealth during the first and second world wars.

The Britain, Children’s Employment Commission Part 2, 1842 contains documents about working conditions for children in various trades. Another collection called the Ireland, Children’s Employment Commission Part 2, 1842 describes working conditions for children in Ireland.

The Victoria Coastal Passenger Lists 1852 – 1924 have been added to Findmypast. These records were taken from the public record office in Victoria, Australia.

Findmypast has added lots of records to the New Zealand birth, marriage, death collections.

And Findmypast has added lots more images from 20 publications to PERSI.

Findmypast will be adding four new Irish record collections in September. It will be releasing the Valuation Office Field and House Books on September 15. These records go back one generation earlier than Griffith’s Valuation.

Another collection will be for the Merchant Marine Records. this collection will contain almost 1 million names about merchant marines from Ireland, Britain, continental Europe and America.

The other two Irish collections planned for release in September are Irish Wills 1858-1922 and Catholic Qualifications and Convert Rolls.

Findmypast Friday 26 August 2016

Findmypast Friday 2nd September 2016

Findmypast to release four Irish collections in September

The National Museum of African American History & Culture Passes

The National Museum of African American History & Culture will open on September 24th. This is a new Smithsonian Institution museum located in Washington, D.C..

If you are planning to visit the museum you will need to get a pass ahead of time. The museum is free but they are expecting so many people that they are issuing timed passes for entrance into the museum. This should alleviate long waiting times for entry. People will be allowed to enter the museum with a pass every 15 minutes. You can obtain a pass at the museum’s website and I’ll have a link in the show notes to the website.

If you are going and can’t get a pass to the museum you can attend many events that are going on during the three-day festival. These include musical performances, spoken word, oral history activities, evening concerts, a drum circle, storytelling and interactive workshops from artists.

Museum Opens September 24th

Ypsilanti Library Digitizing Oral Histories

The Ypsilanti Library in Michigan will be digitizing and placing online a collection of oral histories. This will take about nine months and when completed you will be able to listen to them at

These interviews were done about 40 years ago. The leaders of the Ypsilanti’s African American community told their stories and struggles about the Great Depression, World War II, and the civil rights movement.

The project is funded by a $25,000 grant through the Michigan Humanities Council’s Heritage Grant program.

Ypsilanti Library Launches African American Oral History Archive

More Indiana Newspapers Online

The Hoosier State Chronicles provides free online access to historical Indiana newspapers. The collection is maintained by the Indiana State Library. They recently added 11 more titles. This collection has almost 250 titles and has almost a million online pages.

Indiana’s Hoosier Chronicles Adds 17,500 More Online Historical Newspaper Issues

More Wisconsin Newspapers Online

The Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers has added 12 new titles totaling over 85,000 pages. You will need to be a Wisconsin resident in order to access this archive.

12 Historic Wisconsin Newspapers – 100K Pages Added Online

The Brunswick Beacon Newspaper (North Carolina) Online

DigitalNC has added its first newspaper that covers the southern North Carolina coast. The newspaper is The Brunswick Beacon. The dates for this paper range from 1985 to 1994.

Our 200th partner institution, the Rourk Branch Library, now has materials online

Newburyport Newspapers Coming Online

The Newburyport Public Library in Massachusetts has completed the first phase of digitizing microfilm of the library’s local historical newspapers. These newspapers include the Newburyport Daily Herald and other papers that date from 1799 to 1901. These newspapers are now available online from the library’s website found at

You can search these newspapers by year, title, or keyword search term.

The next phase of the project will be to digitize microfilm of local newspapers from the 1700s and early 1900s.

Library completes first phase of digitizing local newspapers

Eddyville Iowa Newspaper Now Online

There is a new digital newspaper archive for newspapers in Eddyville, Iowa. It’s called the “Eddyville Newspaper Archives: Opening the Digital Window to the Past.” The newspapers cover the time period between 1834 and 2003.

Access to the archives can be found at the Eddyville Public Library’s website.

Digital newspapers now available

More Editions of the Houston Herald Online

More than 83,000 pages of past issues of the Houston Herald are now available on the publications website. The issues expand the years from 1881 until today.

Previously the paper was available in a digital form from 1948 to the present. The latest edition fills in the gap between 1881 to 1948.

To access the archives at, it will cost $4.95 per month or $19.95 for six months. If you have a subscription to you will have access to the Houston Herald.

Paper’s archives now available to 1880s

App for Searching Newspapers at Chronicling America

There’s a new app out for searching newspapers at Chronicling America. Within the app you set a goal that specifies what you want to find including a date range and a geographic location. The app uses the goal to construct search suggestions.

You can also search by state or search by newspaper. And you can explore newspapers using a Google map. As you scroll the list of newspapers you can filter by state, title, or both.

Searches, images, and citations can be saved and shared.

It’s an Android app and it’s free to try. After two successful searches and file saves you will need to purchase the app for $2.99.

Can I Search Old Newspapers from My Smartphone? YES!!!

Chronicling America Adds the Gazette of the United States and the National Gazette

Chronicling America is adding newspapers that are in the public domain which means that they were published before 1923 or they are in the public domain and were published between 1923 in 1963.

They’ve recently added the Gazette of the United States (1789-1800) which advocated a strong monarchy presidency and loyalty to the federal government. And they have added the National Gazette (1791-1793). This paper was the voice for Republicans or Anti-Federalists and promoted a populist form of government. These two newspapers show opposing views during that time.
Another addition is The National Intelligencer (1800-1809). This was the first newspaper published in the city of Washington and the first to document the activities of Congress.

Headlines from America’s Earliest Days

Library of Congress Map Exhibition

The Library of Congress has a new exhibition at the library and online about maps. The title of the exhibition is Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood. The online part features many early maps from the United States. There are some detailed maps for the states of Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont and New Jersey. There are also maps for the railroad in the eastern United States and a map of the entire United States by Abel Buell. The map of the entire United States is considered to be the first map of the United States to be compiled, printed, and published in America by an American.

Library of Congress Exhibition: Mapping a Growing Nation

Adoptees in Missouri

Adoptees in Missouri can now get access their original birth certificates. Those who were born before January 1, 1941 can obtain their original birth certificate.

About a year and half from now on January 2, 2018 adoptees born after 1940 and who are at least 18 years old will be able to request their original birth certificates. Birthparents who want to remain anonymous may file a document so that their names are redacted on the certificates. If both the mother and father file this request the original birth certificate will remain sealed.

Birth certificates now unlock past for some Missouri adoptees

More New York Records Online

The German Genealogy Group of New York has a great web site with lots of free records to search. They have added more records to the web site.

Records were added to the “Bodies in Transit” collection at the New York City Municipal Archives. During the years from 1859 to 1894 all human remains entering or exiting the city of New York were required to be registered. These records contain information about the date, place of death, place of interment, age, and birthplace.

Another collection is the Federal Criminal Records (New York). This collection contains an index to criminal cases in the New York Federal District Court in 1831 – 1959.

They have a collection of “mug books” which contain biographies from the Suffolk County Historical Society. This includes residents all over Long Island which includes Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk.

They have a database for Richmond County Marriages, 1882 – 1897.

There are seven new databases in their new Federal Records section. Those databases are

Military Letters, 1863-1865
Navy Enlistments, 1864-1865
Lusitania Claims
Titanic Claims
Civil War Prize Case Files
War of 1812 Prize Case Files
Civil War Recruits Medical Exams

New Free NY Databases from the German Genealogy Group

Burbank Photos Digital Archive

The Burbank Public Library in California has created a digital archive of more than 800 photos. The archive is called Burbank in Focus and can be found at the library’s website.

The database of photos come from hundreds of photos from the library and the public as well as from the city’s clerk office.

‘Burbank in Focus’ database showcases archival photos of the city and its people

Burbank in Focus

Search Find-A-Grave for Canadian Headstones

There’s a new research tool for searching Find-A-Grave for Canadian burials.

You are presented with a map of Canada and you click the province or territory you are interested in. That brings up more maps for that area where you can click to further narrow down your search by cemetery or you can search Find-A-Grave for the chosen province or territory.

You can see list of cemeteries or you can bring up a map to see where the cemeteries are located for each county or division. And you can see where there are photo requests so if you live in the area you can contribute to Find-A-Grave.

This new tool was created by Bruce Gordon and you can find it at his website

A Second Way to Search for Canadian Burials and Cemeteries on Find-A-Grave!

Library and Archives Canada Website Unavailable

There is a planned shutdown of the Library and Archives Canada website scheduled starting at 11PM, Friday, September 9, until 12PM, Sunday, September 11.

During that time the website will be unavailable.

Major interruption of LAC computing services, September 9-11, 2016

Barnardo’s Homes Photo Archive

There’s a new photo archive of children in the UK of orphans and destitute children. These children were taken to Barnardo’s Homes and later found permanent homes in the countryside.

Dr Thomas Barnardo founded the charity in 1866 and these photographs are being released to mark the 150th anniversary of the charity.

The archive contains 500,000 images and 300 films of the visual history of the organization and include photos from Canada and Australia.

Barnardo’s Homes Photo Archives Opened

New ScotlandsPeople WebSite Not Coming Soon

The ScotlandsPeople website was scheduled to be down for a few days in September while they updated the site. That has now been postponed to some future date.

The website was created and maintained by Findmypast and that contract has expired.

CACI was contracted for the development and hosting of the ScotlandsPeople website. CACI is an international professional services and information technology company. According to the contract the new website was to be live on September 1, 2016.

New ScotlandsPeople website launch delayed?

GRO BMD Images Now Online

The General Register Office of Ireland’s historical civil registers of birth, marriage and death can now be found at the website That means the actual images.

Birth records must be over 100 years ago, marriage records are 75 years ago, and death records are over 50 years ago.

Images have been added to the index that has been available for these records. When you search and click to show the record, a PDF file will be loaded for the entire page where the record is found.

These records are all free to access.

Ireland’s historical registers of births, marriages and deaths are now online

Free Guide for Beginning Genealogy in Cork

The Local Studies team of Cork County Libraries in Ireland has published a 32-page booklet to help beginners looking for ancestors in that county. A free pdf copy can be download from the Cork County Library & Arts Service website.

The booklet is called Walking in the Footsteps of your Ancestors, A beginner’s guide to family history in Cork.

Ancestors from Cork? Free genealogy guide launched

Trove Adds Newspapers

A while back The National Library of Australia announced some budget cuts. Among those was further additions to their website Trove. Trove is where you can find online resources for Australia such as books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, and archives.

They have added new newspapers to the site and many more are planned. The site is still free.

Trove Newspapers: What’s New and What’s Coming

Registration for RootsTech 2017

RootsTech 2017 will be held February 8 through 11 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration will open on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Early bird discounts for RootsTech and RootsTech + Innovator Summit passes, will be available for $159 and $189 respectively.

You can book your room now. There are four hotels that are taking reservations for RootsTech 2017. The hotels are located near the Salt Palace Convention Center.

RootsTech 2017 Registration Opens September 15

APG Professional Management Conference 2017

The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) will be holding their 2017 Professional Management Conference (PMC) in Washington, D.C. from Friday, September 29, through Sunday, October 1, 2017.

This year’s PMC will be held September 22 through 24 at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Registration is still open for that conference.

APG Unveils Details for its 2017 Professional Management Conference

OGS Webinar Series 2017 Call for Presentations

The Ontario Genealogical Society is now accepting proposals for the OGS Monthly Webinar Series 2017. They are looking for a wide-range of topics. Each webinar lasts one hour. They are free for anyone to watch and OGS members may view the recording.

The deadline for submissions is October 2, 2016 and those who are selected will be contacted by October 10.

Call for Presentations: OGS Webinar Series 2017

Institute of Genetic Genealogy 2016

The Institute of Genetic Genealogy 2016 will be held Saturday October 22nd and Sunday the 23rd in San Diego, California. Speakers will be covering the basics of DNA testing for genealogy, using DNA for unknown parentage (adoption), and advanced topics in mtDNA, Y-DNA, and autosomal DNA testing.

The schedule has not been published yet. Some of the speakers will be CeCe Moore, Blaine Bettinger, Kitty Cooper, Carol Isbister Rolnick, Barbara Rae-Venter, Michelle Trostler, and Junel Davidsen.

Early bird registration will be $169 until September 22. Group rate for the hotel is available until October 4th.

Enjoy a weekend in San Diego, California, and learn about genetic genealogy.

BlackProGen LIVE New Features for 2017

BlackProGen has been having Google+ Hangouts this year that are recorded and they are planning some new segments for 2017. The Ask Mariah segment is where they will answer questions live during the show. This will be for every show.

AncestryMakers is where you can have your genealogy done in an extensive manner as you see on the genealogy TV shows. The BlackProGen panel will be doing this extensive research 4 times a year for some lucky people.

BlackProGen LIVE: New Segments Coming in 2017!‬

Family Tree Webinars Bonus Content

Family Tree Webinars have added some more bonus content. There are 5 new classes from Lisa Alzo about Scrivener. Scrivener is a Windows and Mac program and recently became available on iOS. It’s used by writers. It contains a word processor and let you organize your writing project. You can create outlines, take notes, keep your research in the program, compose pieces in context or isolation.

Family Tree Webinars has been adding lots of bonus content over the summer. The Scrivener classes were not announced when they announced all the bonus content that was coming.

FamilySearch European Family History Conference

Starting on September 12th will be the FamilySearch European Family History Conference. The will be some activities going on at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and there will be lots of webinars.

The webinars will be at 11, 12:15, 1:30, 4, and 5PM, all Eastern time. On Tuesday there will be an additional webinar at 3PM. The webinars are

Finding German Ancestors Online Resources and Records
Internet Sources for Locating Your 19th Century German Emigrant
Introduction to Swiss Research
German Research Strategies for Eastern Provinces
Research in German Archives

Old German Script Part 1 and Part 2
Extracting Information from German Church and Civil Records
Norwegian Emigration: The Experience
German Census Records, 1816-1916
German Historical Maps and Territories

Poland and Galicia Jewish Research: A Template for East European Research, Part 1 and Part 2
Discovering Polish Websites
Co Kraj to Obyczaj: Records of the Polish Partitions
Sources for Polish Research and Gazetteers

Research in the Czech Republic
Russian Alphabet, Language, and Handwriting Part 1 and Part 2
On Eagle’s Wings: Records of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Republic
Introduction to Russian Research

Bessarabia Then and Now: Researching Our Ancestors and Locating Helpful Resources
Russian Germans in the North Caucasus
The Volga German Settlements in Russia
Latin for Genealogists

FamilySearch European Family History Conference

Some other webinars going on are

Monday, September 12, 8PM Eastern
APG Webinar
Creating a Business Website with WordPress
presented by Carla S. Cegielski

Tuesday, September 13, 9PM Eastern
Illinois State Genealogical Society Webinar
Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records
presented by Amy Johnson Crow

Wednesday, September 14, 9PM Eastern
Legacy Webinar
The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions
presented by Judy G. Russell

Thursday, September 15, 8PM Eastern
Florida State Genealogical Society Poolside Chat
Desperation, Displacement, Determination and Deuteronomy: Colonial Germans and what we can learn about them
presented by Sharon Cook MacInnes

Thursday, September 15, 9PM Eastern
Utah Genealogical Association
Top 10 Genealogical Websites for 2016
presented by Sandra J. Crowley

Friday, September 16, 2PM Eastern
Legacy Webinar
Clooz – A Document-Based Software Companion
presented by Richard D Thomas

Friday, September 16, 3PM Easter
North Carolina Genealogical Society
Born NC and Living Elsewhere: Making the Connection Back
presented by Diane L. Richard

Saturday, September 17, 3PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Hispanic Research Methodology

Saturday, September 17, 4PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Crossing Fronteras (Borders)

Saturday, September 17, 5PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Recursos en línea para España (Online Resources for Spain)

Monday, September 19, 3PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Irish Census and Census Substitutes

Monday, September 19, 9PM Eastern
Southern California Genealogical Society Webinar
How Did My Pennsylvania Ancestor Get There?: Migration Trails West
presented by Elissa Scalise Powell

Tuesday, September 20, 3PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Scots-Irish Research

Tuesday, September 20, 5PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Exploring Probate Records in Norway

Tuesday, September 20, 8PM Eastern
Board for Certification of Genealogists and Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Finding Evidence of Kinship in Military Records
presented by Rick Sayre

Tuesday, September 20, 8pm eastern
Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Webinar
The ABC’s and 123’s of Researching Your Ancestor’s School Records
presented by Melissa Barker

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 2PM Eastern
Legacy Webinar
How to Use for Beginners
presented by Devin Ashby

Wednesday, September 21, 3PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Finding Needles in Haystacks: How to Trace England Ancestry in a Snap!

Wednesday, September 21, 8PM Eastern
Georgia Genealogical Society
Genetic Genealogy Education
presented by Blaine Bettinger

Thursday, September 22, 3PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
United States Research: Mountain West Region West Region

Thursday, September 22, 3PM Eastern
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Substitutes for pre-1880 New York Vital Records: Using New York State and Federal Censuses
presented by Lindsay Fulton

Friday, September 23, 3PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Finding and Understanding Irish Place Names

#genchat – Religious Focus: Protestants
Friday, September 23, 10PM Eastern

You can find all the webinars mentioned and more at the calendar at

And that’s it for this episode.

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You can find links to things mentioned in this show in the show notes at as well as a transcript. The transcript can also be found in the Geneatopia Flipboard magazine.

This is episode 89.

Thanks for listening.

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