One-Week Workshop: How to Research Genealogy Records

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A genealogy class a day keeps the brick walls away! Take part in FamilyTree University’s weeklong summer workshop to get more research mileage out of essential genealogy records. The event includes eight pre-recorded video classes, plus message board discussions. Think of it like your genealogy summer “staycation”: You can study a different record group each day or focus on just a few over a long weekend, and immediately apply what you learn to your own genealogy. You make your own schedule, so you can log in and participate anytime that’s convenient to you!

lisa-alzoGenealogy Expert Lisa A. Alzo will be on hand during the workshop to answer questions and offer suggestions on your research—including two live Q&A/consultation sessions:

  • 11 am-3 pm EDT on Wednesday, 6/26
  • 6 pm-10 pm EDT on Thursday, 6/27

The How to Research Genealogy Records workshop features eight video classes, including encore presentations of some of our best sessions from Family Tree University Virtual Conferences. If you’ve attended one of our past Virtual Conferences, this event is a great way to catch up on great classes you missed—plus get involved with the chats and discussions happening over the course of the week.


FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Eight 30-minute video classes on how to research genealogy records for one low price (50% off the cost of purchasing the individual classes, plus the added benefit of the chats and discussions)
  • Unlimited viewing: Your all-access pass gets you into all eight classes all week —you can even download the videos to watch again later or view ones you missed!
  • Make your own schedule: Because the classes are pre-recorded, you don’t have to show up at a specific time to catch the ones you want—or choose between sessions you’re interested in.
  • Message board discussions: Ask questions and share ideas to apply the research strategies you learn.
  • Convenience: Log in anywhere you can connect to the internet, at whatever times work for you.

 

Tuition:

$129.99 ($94.99 w/ coupon WORKSHOPEARLY, which expires 6/7)

Dates:

June 21-28


The How to Research Genealogy Records workshop features eight video classes, including encore presentations of some of our best sessions from Family Tree University Virtual Conferences. If you’ve attended one of our past Virtual Conferences, this event is a great way to catch up on great classes you missed—plus get involved with the discussions happening over the course of the week.

Video Sessions

3 Cool Tools to Help With Your Newspaper Research
Host: Lisa Louise Cooke
You know that newspapers can reveal fascinating facts and details about your family, but how do you actually find those nuggets? This class gives you the scoop on tools that help you search papers of the past.

Finding Land Records Online
Host: Diana Crisman Smith
Ahoy ye web-lubbers: Lay anchor on the Bureau of Land Management’s General Land Office website to search a wealth of federal land patents. If your ancestor purchased a plot from the US government, this class will teach you tricks to locating your kin’s digitized land record.

City Directories: Key to Your Family’s Past
Host: Maureen A. Taylor
Unlock answers about your ancestors! This class shows how you can track your family year by year, explore their neighborhood and use the clues you find in city directories as a springboard to other genealogical sources.

Getting Creative with Death Records
Host: Diana Crisman Smith
When working with death records, many researchers stop at obituaries and death certificates. When those can’t be found or don’t provide enough information, where else can you look? Discover how using other records can help fill in the gaps.

Making Sense of Pre-1850 Censuses
Host: Maureen A. Taylor
Don’t get tripped up by tick marks—this class will teach you techniques to tease useful clues from the early US censuses where all residents names weren’t recorded.

Using Guardianship Records in Genealogical Research
Host: Marian Pierre-Louis
Answers about your brick wall ancestors may be hiding in guardianship records, generated in court cases involving orphaned children, inheritances, adoptions and other circumstances. Discover how tracking down these court records can pay off for your research.

Using Naturalization Records
Host: Lisa A. Alzo
Follow your ancestors’ path to citizenship toward new ancestral discoveries. This class walks you through how and where to find naturalizations, and how to use the records as a springboard to your ancestors’ life in the old country.

Using Criminal Court Records
Host: Judy Russell
The bountiful paper trail of a criminal court case can be a key resource in your genealogy research, whether your ancestor was a witness or felon, police officer or judge. Bail bonds—which guaranteed the appearance of an individual in court—could even provide the only proof that your ancestor was living in a specific area. The Legal Genealogist blogger Judy Russell will lay out essential strategies for Using Criminal Court Records. This webinar comes with a free PDF download: a copy of Family Tree Magazine’s guide to courthouse records.

DOWNLOAD FREE RECORDS FORMS HERE.

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