Webinars 2019

 

Join us the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm ET – Register below for the webinars of your choice. You will receive an e-mail confirmation with your own personal link to join the webinar. Automated reminder e-mails are set for 3 days prior, and 1 hour prior to the live presentation. The initial webinar presentation is free and open to all, however registration is limited and attendance is restricted to the first 500 persons signing in to the webinar presentation. Society members may view recordings of webinars after the presentation date by logging into the Society website, selecting the webinar tab for the relevant year under Education, selecting the presentation, and clicking on “Watch Recording”.

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MonthPlease Register Below for each Webinar
JANUARY | Thurs., January 3, 2019 - 7:00 PM ET
Presentation: Turning Genealogy Clues into Genealogy To Do's
Presenter: Thomas McEntee

Does your genealogy research get bogged down when you find new clues about an ancestor? Do you stop everything and chase after that BSO (“bright and shiny object”)? Learn how to increase your research efficiency and still remember that new information for later investigation.
FEBRUARY | Thurs., February 7, 2019 - 7:00 PM ET
Presentation: Tackling Research Challenges: The Genealogical Proof Standard In Practice
Presenter: Janice Nickerson

The Genealogical Proof Standard isn't just a way to measure the reliability of your research after the fact. It's actually a excellent way to help you work your way through tough research problems. In this lecture, I'll show you how to apply the GPS to a typical early Ontario research challenge, step by step.
MARCH | Thurs., March 7, 2019 - 7:00 PM ET
Presentation: Build A Custom Keyword List For Your Digital Genealogy Files
Presenter: Art Taylor



You may be familiar with the idea of using keywords with your digital images and other documents (WordPerfect documents; MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files; PDFs) so you can easily and quickly find one or more specific files when you need them. Is there a convenient existing list you can download and use? For some subjects, yes, there lists available. Some are free while others need to be bought. However, there’s no universally useful list for genealogy files. Why? Each genealogist has unique needs for his or her files. Is there a solution for this barrier? YES! Learn how you can easily build a keyword list for your specific needs, including the names of relevant people, places, and events. See the questions to ask yourself. The answers to those questions will help you build a custom keyword list specifically tailored for your collection. Your custom list can be shared with others researching your family, if you wish to do so.

APRIL | Thurs., April 4, 2019 - 7:00 PM ET
Presentation: Donkeys, Ships & Trains...One Italian Immigrant’s Journey to Ontario
Presenter: Tammy Tipler-Priolo

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This lecture traces the immigration path of one Italian Immigrant, from Southern Italy, to North America in the 1920s using documentation and family stories.
MAY | Thurs., May 2, 2019 - 7:00 PM ET
Presentation: Blogging Your Family History
Presenter: Laura Hedgecock

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Join the more than 3,300 genealogists already blogging their family history; it has never been easier to get started! The president of GeneaBloggersTRIBE discuss the most popular, free, and easy blogging platforms, as well as where to find writing promptsand inspiration. This session will cover • A basic overview of how blogs work • How family historians can use a blog to share family stories, engage the extended family, compile research findings, and even find a new (to you) cousins eager to collaborate • Blogging versus sharing on social media • Practical reasons to blog • Blogging versus other writing • The sharing options offered by blogs—from keeping stories in the immediate family to publicizing through social media.
JUNE | Thurs., June 6, 2019 - 7:00 PM ET
Presentation: DNA Painter
Presenter: Linda Reid

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DNA Painter is a wonderful tool for genetic genealogists. There are two different aspects to the site: tools and profiles. The tools section provides an interactive version of Blaine Bettinger’s Shared centiMorgan Project. The profiles section allows researchers to “paint” their chromosomes indicating which segments of DNA came from different ancestors. This can be done at different levels: just to grandparents or to all the ancestors whose genetic contributions can be identified. Many users choose to have more than one profile.
Burke LyttleJULY | Thurs., July 4, 2019 - 7:00 PM ET
Presentation: Digging Deeper Into The Ontario Collections on Ancestry
Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle

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Ancestry has 220 collections of Ontario records, but putting an ancestor’s name into a search form only skims the surface of these collections. Learn how to dig deeper into Ancestry’s resources to uncover genealogical gold mines.
AUGUST | Thurs., August 1, 2019 - 7:00 PM ET
Presentation: The Underground Railroad Ends Here: Canadian Freedom for Blacks in 19th Century
Presenter: Janice Lovelace

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The Underground Railroad brought tens of thousands of formerly enslaved men and women to eastern Canada in the 19th century. Do you have ancestors that might have been involved in the Underground Railroad as those escaping slavery or those helping assist?How do you find records of those who were involved? What was life like for those escaping slavery?
SEPTEMBER | Thurs., September 5, 2019 - 7:00 PM ET
Presentation: Introduction To Researching Your East European Ancestors
Presenter: Eva Kujawa

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In my presentation I will cover a historical overview of Eastern Europe, and how it morphed through divisions and border changes, from wars and battles into the countries that we have in today's world. I cover the majority of countries and will share the impacts of the various cultures that share the borders of this magnificent area. I will guide people through various research resources, how to plan research and address potential challenges and solutions for this type of genealogical research. I will look at topics like, what is in a name, naming traditions, languages, the various handwriting styles as well as the various types of records and that can be located. I will also supply a list of websites and databases that hold a huge amount of information for this region.
OCTOBER | Thurs., October 3, 2019 - 7:00 PM ET
Presentation: Digging Deeper with City Directories
Presenter: Michael Strauss

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City Directories have been published in both the United States and Canada for more than two centuries. An often overlooked resource and neglected source of genealogy information about our ancestors many types of directories can provide details that might otherwise remain hidden.
NOVEMBER | Thurs., November 7, 2019 - 7:00 PM ET
Presentation: TBA
Presenter: TBA

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DECEMBER | Thurs., December 5, 2019 - 7:00 PM ET
Presentation: Upper Canadian Justice
Presenter: Linda Corupe

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The records associated with the administration of justice in early Upper Canada are an often overlooked and misunderstood genealogical resource. This lecture will discuss the various types of court records available, the differences between them, how to access them, and what information can be obtained from each. Supplementary records such as jail registers and newspaper articles will also be discussed.