Saturday, 26 April 2014

A-Z Challenge 2014: W is for Webinar
Have you heard of webinars?  They are definitely something you will want to look into in your journey of learning more about genealogy.  A webinar is like a seminar - only it's on the internet.  You sit in front of your monitor and watch as a guest presenter talks about a topic while you look at his/her powerpoint presentation. I'm going to take a Legacy webinar as my example, because the word 'free' occurs in many places...

You register for the webinar here.  Legacy's usually take place on a Wednesday, and because of the different time zones, although they hold them during the North American afternoon, that translates into 7pm for me.  They send you a special link, which you click on at the start time, and a webinar usually lasts about 1 1/2 hours.  It is in their (free) archive on the web and can be watched again and again as many times as you like FOR A WEEK.  Then it goes into their paid archive and you have to be a member of their special site at

Here are some of the topics in April:
7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists
by Thomas MacEntee. 4/2

Get Organized Using the FamilyRoots Organizer Color Coding System
by Mary Hill. 4/9

Using Probate Records to Solve Genealogical Problems
by Linda Geiger. 4/11

Genealogy Evidence and Online Family Trees
by Karen Clifford. 4/16

The Homestead Act of 1862
by Thomas MacEntee. 4/23

Google Glass and Family History
by Devin Ashby. 4/30

The ones in May:

50 Year View — What I’ve Learned Climbing My Family Tree
by Tom Kemp. 5/7

Photo Apps for Android, iPhones or iPads
by Maureen Taylor. 5/14

I Had My DNA Tested — Now What?
By Ugo Perego. 5/21

Using Tax Lists to Solve Genealogical Problems
by Linda Geiger. 5/28

and a link to a PDF which you can download which tells you all the Legacy webinars during the year: HERE


  1. Oh we have to take webinars but that is for our work so I know about them but didn't even think that there would be webinars for this and that sounds really interesting to check out. There is so much to check out!:)

    1. Do check them out. There are some fascinating topics. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Ah, but which North American afternoon? Usually that translates (for me) to New York time, which makes it too early for us west coasters. Sometimes.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

    1. They are usually 2.0 to 3.30 Eastern. BTW, just visited your blog as part of the A-Z Challenge.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thank you for your clear explanation about webinars. I have seen them mentioned without fully exploring what they offer and you have listed some interesting topics out there.

  4. I am glad you found the explanation useful. I would really get into them if I were you. They are free, and it is a lovely way of spending a Wednesday evening (often, up to 2000 people 'attend'). You pick up things you didn't know before, and it is just a nice feeling to know that there are people out there who have the same interests as you.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Visiting from A/Z; we have lots of webinars through work, but looks like a lot of good topics for someone interested in geneology!

    Only a few more letters to go for the challenge; hope you enjoyed participating in it!




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