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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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