• Webinars

    Webinar: Finding the Living (American Ancestors)

    Title: “Finding the Living: Doing Descendancy Research” Presenter: Hallie Borstel Date viewed: December 10, 2020 (1h) Permalink: (must have account) Summary: As family historians, we focus on tracing our ancestry further and further into the past, going back one generation at a time. There are, however, cases when we need to do the opposite and trace lines forward. In this webinar, Genealogist Hallie Borstel will discuss how descendancy research, i.e. tracing all descendants of an individual to the present, can help you further your research. Whether you are building out your ancestors’ network of extended family, hoping to understand DNA connections, working on a study project, creating a family…

  • Webinars

    Webinar: Using County Histories (LegacyFamilyTree)

    Title: “The Most Prominent Citizens: Using County Histories” Presenter: Cari Taplin, CG ( Date viewed: December 9, 2020 (1h15m) Permalink: Summary: County histories bring rich possibilities to our research through biographical and historical sketches. They provide an abundance of FAN Club members and research clues. We will examine county histories through the use of a case study. Beginning with a research questions, we will examine the methodology of the FAN Club and make some breakthroughs in the research using county history sketches. This program will also discuss where researchers can go to find county histories for their own research. Notes: This was a fun beginner’s webinar on a somewhat…