Tomorrow’s webinar: a full house

Come early!

It’s going to be a full house tomorrow for my Legacy Family Tree webinar, Building a Family from Circumstantial Evidence.

It seems that an awful lot of people share the kind of problems I have in my research: my pesky relatives tended to get themselves born without birth records, die without death records, and sometimes marry without leaving a trace. So we’re all looking for ways to recreate their families and their lives using bits and pieces of evidence from here and there.

So tomorrow’s webinar is going to be packed — and that means, seriously, some folks who’ve registered may not be able to get into the webinar if they don’t get there early.

If this happens to you, please don’t worry: you will be able to hear the whole presentation. Remember, the great thing about Legacy Family Tree webinars is that each one is available, free, for at least 10 days after the webinar, and the webinar host, Geoff Rasmussen, does a terrific job of getting the full recording of each webinar online within hours. And even after the 10-day period, each recording is then available for purchase so you can review it more slowly, in more depth, at your own pace.

I know I often can’t sit in on daytime webinars, but I’ve been able to take in terrific presentations anyway and they’re available for purchase now: Marion Pierre-Louis on Plan Your Way to Research Success; Claire V. Brisson-Banks on The Quest for your English Ancestors; Kory Meyerink on Researching Your German Ancestors; and Megan Smolenyak on Reverse Genealogy: Finding the Living, just to name a few.

If you do have time on Wednesday afternoons, there are more terrific webinars upcoming from Legacy Family Tree you might want to consider as well.

     • Next week, on September 5th, you can hear Lisa Alzo speak on Beyond the Arrival Date: Extracting More from Passenger Lists. Passenger lists provide key information about an ancestor’s arrival in the New World. But there are additional hidden clues you on them you might be missing. Learn how to really examine these lists to get more of the story! Register here.

     • And a week later, on September 12th, you can hear my friend and colleague Michael Hait speak on What is a ‘Reasonably Exhaustive Search’? The first step of the Genealogical Proof Standard is to “complete a reasonably exhaustive search for all relevant records” related to your research objective. This presentation discusses what a “reasonably exhaustive search” constitutes, why this is necessary, and how to conduct a search. A case study explores how failing to identify all relevant records can lead to missing information and forming inaccurate conclusions about your ancestors’ lives. Register here.

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13 Responses to Tomorrow’s webinar: a full house

  1. Jeff says:

    This isn’t Judy’s fault, but if you are a Mac user and don’t have Windows as an option make sure that you watch the webinar within the 10 day period. Otherwise you are SOL. If you are a Mac user, without Windows as a second OS option, it would be great if you purchase a CD and watch the Webinar. But you can’t.

  2. Jeff says:

    Thanks, Judy! As a Mac user in the world of genealogy, we are often ignored and treated like ugly stepchildren. There are a LOT of great genealogy software applications that Mac users would buy if they could. But they can’t because those products are Windows based only. With some of those products, it would be real easy to make them OS independent. But it is pure laziness that it doesn’t happen. Rant over. I return this blog back to Judy.

  3. Knock em dead Judy, as I know you will :) have an APG meeting this afternoon, but will definitely view the recording after the webinar is over! For my fellow Mac users…I’m not sure what format Legacy uses for their CDs, but assuming it is the standard Windows Media Player format produced by GoToWebinar, you might try a program called FlipforMac, although I haven’t tried this myself with the Legacy webinar recordings. Alternatively, try asking Legacy if maybe they wouldn’t mind producing a version that will work on a Mac.

  4. Since the video files are html based, they will also run on your Mac. However, you will need to open the CD’s contents and navigate to the Webinars > _WatchTheWebinar.html file and open it. It should work then. The “autorun” ability does not now work for the Mac but this workaround should let you view the webinar.

  5. Kaye Mushalik says:

    I use a Mac and have had no problem viewing the Legacy Family Tree CDs that I have purchased. I did use Geoff’s suggestion.

  6. Jana Last says:

    Judy, I watched your webinar and it was fantastic! Thanks for the wonderful presentation.

  7. Betty says:

    Thank you for your excellent webinar presentation today. The information applies to all levels of genealogy researchers. I’m looking forward seeing the handouts that are on the CD and your future presentations.

  8. Webinar was full by the time I tried to log on so I had to wait until it was over to watch it this evening. Great job. Took a look at your blog and absolutely love your sense of humor. Nice to see someone find the humor in our world of genealogy.

    • Judy G. Russell says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Shirley — and as for humor — we’re dealing with people. How can it be anything other than funny???

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