Family Tree Webinars

During the next week on Family Tree Webinars, the three classes available for free are:

The Basics of Land Platting, Pt.1, presented by: Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing, presented by Harold Henderson, CG


Bullet Journaling for Genealogy by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG

For more information and to register go to Family Tree Webinars website.


Free Beginning Genealogy Class

As part of the Northwest Genealogy Conference, there will be a FREE Beginning Genealogy Class offered on Wednesday, August 14 (tomorrow) from 1-4.  It is not too late to attend this class.  Just show up before 1 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center at the Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, WA and get signed in.  This is a great opportunity to explore the hobby of Family History Research.

Resources for New York Researchers

At the beginning of this year, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) received a large and valuable collection from Arthur and Nancy Kelly.  The couple is known for the care and precision in transcribing and indexing original church and other records predating 1880, when New York State began to require the recording of births, marriages and deaths.  The couple decided to donate their company, Kinship, in its entirety to the society.  This collection is of great value to genealogists researching ancestors in New York. Flynn Kennedy shared this article from the Poughkeepsie Journal with me and I suggest you follow the link and read the full article. It is a wonderful biography of the couple and what they accomplished in their many years of research and transcription.

Hiding the Past by Nathan Dylan Goodwin

Do you like a good mystery novel?  How about trying one with a forensic genealogist as the protagonist? I just finished reading Hiding the Past by Nathan Dylan Goodwin.  This book is the first in a trilogy of books that tell the story of Morton Farrier, Forensic Genealogist.  In this book he is hired by a man who is curious about his ancestry and this man ends up committing suicide, or so it seems.  The story is full of twists and turns and is very suspenseful. Morton uses many genealogical methods, some not so above board, to solve the mystery of his client’s ancestry. I love a good mystery and this was especially fun because it also involves genealogy.

Happy Reading!



Family Tree Webinars this week

This week Family Tree Webinars is offering webinars on Google Photos; DNA, Genealogy and Privacy; and Finding Families in New Zealand.  As usual, these webinars are offered live and then as a recording for a week and are free.  If you are a member of Family Tree Webinars, you can also download the syllabus for each class.  Visit the Family Tree Webinars website for more information and to register. I have watched several of the Family Tree Webinars and they have all been very well done.  Don’t miss this free educational opportunity.