Genealogy Webinars with Genealogist Michael John Neill

Author of Genealogy Tip of the Day & Casefile Clues

Nationally known Genealogist and Speaker

August 2013——special $5 rate!

(requirements below)

Attendees will be sent PDF handout before seminar and will receive reminders and instructions before the seminar begins. Those who cannot attend will be sent a download link to view the webinar after it has been recorded.

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All webinars are an hour long with 15 minutes for questions afterwards (if needed). Michael’s presentations are engaging and aimed to instruct and inform.

Registration is limited and will be closed when limit is reached. –Reserve your spot by registering below.

If you cannot attend, you will receive complimentary downloads of lectures (normally priced at $8.50).  Early registration helps us gauge interest and plan future offerings.  Registrations in the last few hours before the webinar are discouraged as even if there are spaces available, it is sometimes difficult to complete registration procedures that close to the session. If you have signed up and are unable to attend, a download link to a free copy of the presentation (and handout) will be sent.

Webinars:

Date

Time

Topic

Cost

Description

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6 August 2013

8:00 PM central

Using Google Books

$5

This presentation will discuss finding what materials are on Google Books, searching that material for specific individuals and items, and saving, using and interacting with that material.  You may be surprised at the vast amount of material on Google Books and how all sorts of people are included.

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7 August 2013

8:00 PM central

Using Your Flip Pal

$5

The Flip is not difficult to use, but we will demonstrate right side up and upside down scanning, scanning documents bigger than the scanner, stitching documents together, and more. Tips and tricks for using your Flip Pal effectively and efficiently will also be included.

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8 August 2013

8:00 PM central

Library of Congress Newspapers

$5

The Library of Congress digital newspaper collection contains images of many newspapers from 1836-1922, all free of charge. Learn how to navigate the viewing system, how to search effectively with their advanced search interface, and how to save and interact with images.

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10 August 2013

12Noon central

Analyzing Land Records

$5

This presentation will discuss 19th century deeds in federal land states, focusing on terminology, analysis, and interpretation. Also discussed will be determining a research strategy based upon what information the land record contains and what records and materials should be searched next.

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10 August 2013

2:30 PM central

Federal Land Strategies

$5

This presentation will provide an overview of federal land records, including cash sales, credit sales, military warrants, and homestead records. A significant number of 19th century land owners interacted with the federal government—learn how to access those records.

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11 August 2013

1:00 PM

Finding and Using City Directories

$5

City directories are one of the mainstays of urban research. Learn how to determine where these materials are and how to access them. Also discussed will be research strategies for searching these materials, organizing the information located in them, and using that information for further research.

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Questions? Email Michael at mjnrootdig@gmail.com

You need to make certain you have the system requirements to view and participate in the webinars for which you are registered. Having adequate equipment is your responsibility.

Requirements:

On a PC

·         Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)

·         Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

·         Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection

·         Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (recommended) (2 GB of RAM for Windows® Vista)

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)

On a Mac®

·         Safari 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)

·         Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer

·         Intel processor (512 MB of RAM or better recommended)

·         Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers (A USB headset is recommended).