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Using Google's My Maps as a Research and Analysis Tool
Wednesday, June 7
Using Google's My Maps as a Research and Analysis Tool
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Did you know you can create your own maps using Google's My Maps? Many of us use Google Maps for travel or locating a place. My Maps allows users to create custom maps which makes it a fantastic and easy-to-use research and analysis tool. Maps can be shared with others making it a great way to present your research to family and friends.
This webinar will give an overview of My Maps, examples for why and how it can be useful for genealogy, and will demonstrate how to create custom maps, including inserting lines, shapes, images, text, and more.
 
Presenter: Cari Taplin, CG is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least the stories her grandparents told her as a child said so. As a result, she has been working on finding her true heritage since the year 2000. She is a regional and national speaker. Cari is a native of Wood County, Ohio now living near Austin, Texas.
 
Cost: Free!
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Looking for a Man Who Didn’t Want to Be Found – Using Military, WPA Records & More
Wednesday, August 2
Looking for a Man Who Didn’t Want to Be Found – Using Military, WPA Records & More
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: People sometimes disappear intentionally. Midwestern scofflaw and bigamist Robert Lee Chamberlain stole church funds and abandoned his family, rattling around the Midwest and Pacific Northwest before dying in New Mexico. By following clues in the records it's possible to track down even a 20th-century scofflaw.
 
Presenter: Diane L. Richard is a professional researcher, lecturer, and author since 2004. She focuses on the south, African-American, lineage research, and genealogy tools. She has appeared on Who Do You Think You Are?; writes for Internet Genealogy, Upfront with NGS, etc., and edits two genealogy journals. She has emigrant landless peasant ancestry!
 
Cost: Free!
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Getting Started in Genealogy- What I Wish I Would Have Known When I Started
Wednesday, September 6
Getting Started in Genealogy- What I Wish I Would Have Known When I Started
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: How do you get started in genealogy? How do you organize what you know? Learn tools for success such as pedigree charts and family history software, where to go, and how to avoid common assumptions that can lead you astray.
 
Presenter: Kelli Bergheimer is a writer, teacher, and editor. Kelli holds a Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master’s in Business Management. Kelli runs three small businesses—Writers Etc., Geo-Centric Learning, and Mess on the Desk, a genealogical organization company.
 
Cost: Free!
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Get Your Story Out There!
Wednesday, October 4
Get Your Story Out There!
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Have you been writing your family’s history and wanted to share it with the world? Or perhaps you just want to give it as a gift to your grandchildren?  This presentation will cover the many options available for self-publishing. We’ll cover the latest online services that can get your work published electronically or in an actual book format. Whether you are publishing for yourself, your family, or ultimately for sale to the general public there are some important steps that you need to be aware of to protect your hard work. We’ll also cover the important topics of copyright, marketing, and selling your book.
 
Presenter: Jennifer Alford is a Professional Engineer by day and a genealogy professional by night. Her business, Jenealogy, creates engaging family history treasures. The highlight of her days is her work as Publisher of The In-Depth Genealogist’s magazine, Going In-Depth.
 
Cost: Free!
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The Holiday Talk: Get to Know Your Family's History
Wednesday, November 1
The Holiday Talk: Get to Know Your Family's History
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Each year as families gather for holiday dinners, the opportunity for discovering our own roots presents itself. Discover methods to learn about your family’s ancestral connections and traditions through family activities. Learn about the top 3 ways to share your family legacy -- pictures, stories, and documents -- with other family members and fellow researchers.
 
Presenter: Michelle Chubenko is a professional genealogist with paternal roots in colonial America and a maternal flair of Eastern European ancestry. In  2016, she joined Legacy Tree Genealogists as a Researcher specializing in Central and Eastern European challenging research problems and projects.
 
Cost: Free!
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