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The 2016 webinar series

Registration has opened for the 2016 Legacy Family Tree webinar series — 62 new webinars from top-notch presenters that anybody can sign up for and listen to in real-time, absolutely free.


Now… before we go any further, the truth in advertising part: The Legal Genealogist is a presenter for Legacy Family Tree webinars and, yep, I get paid for doing so. If you subscribe to the webinar series, if you watch one of my archived webinars, if you buy a recording of one, I benefit.1

So, with that out of the way, you really need to take a look at the line-up for 2016. Here are just some of the offerings for the next year:

• January 27: Denise May Levenick on The Paper-Less Genealogist

• February 24: Cyndi Ingle with A Guided Tour of Cyndi’s List 2.0

• March 9: Amy Johnson Crow on How Do I Know That’s My Ancestor?

• April 20: Jill Morelli on Fire Insurance Maps – The Google Maps of Their Day

• May 18: Jim Beidler on Mining the Über-sites for German Ancestors

• June 10: Angela Walton-Raji with an Introduction to the Freedmen’s Bureau

• July 30 — a double-header!: John Philip Colletta on The Germanic French – Researching Alsatian and Lorrainian Families and Thomas W. Jones on Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records

• August 12: Bernice Bennett on Homestead Act of 1862 – Following the Witnesses

• September 28: Lisa Alzo on Beginning Polish Genealogy

• October 14: Ursula Krause on Finding Your Ancestors’ German Hometown

• November 2: Chris Staats on Analysis and Correlation – Two Keys to Sound Conclusions

• December 14: Luana Darby on From the Heartland – Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research

And, of course, there’s even some Legal Genealogist type with The Private Laws of the Federal and State Governments on March 16, 2016, and The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions on September 14, 2016.

And, I repeat, that’s just some of these free webinars. Which, remember, require advance registration (and some of these will fill up really fast so don’t delay!).

But not everybody can listen in to all of these, especially the ones during the day. And we don’t always have time to get online within the few days afterwards while they’re still available free. What do we do then?

Well, remember I mentioned that subscripton bit… For an annual fee of $49.95 (and there’s an occasional sale… right now, and until December 31st, it’s $44.95), you get “1 year unlimited access to our recorded webinars at Also includes access to the instructors’ handouts, chat logs from live webinars, and 1 year of 5% off anything in the store (must be logged in at checkout), and a chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar.”

There’s also a monthly subscription at $9.95 that gets you the same access for one month.

The subscription page is here and you can see all the webinars available in the webinar archive by date here.

Right now, there are 284 archived webinars — 428 hours of instruction — and 1,260 pages of instructor handouts, and every bit of it is available to subscribers. That’s — oh — about 16 cents a webinar at the annual subscription rate.

Bottom line: these webinars offer a great chance to learn about a wide variety of topics, either completely free (in real time) or for a small cost (by subscription).


  1. Well, my cats do. The webinar series money goes directly into cat food and cat litter. Just sayin’. You don’t want my cats to starve, right?
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