While going through a recent newsletter of the Chicago Genealogical Society, I noticed that they had a page of links to various genealogical items of note. On that page was a highlight of a link to access a “free” online webinar titled “How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners”. Program was presented by Devin Ashby and was originally produced by Legacy Family Tree Webinars.
It is an almost 2 hour presentation that contains “chapters” within the webinar to get you to specific topics covered within the webinar that may be of interest to you regarding FamilySearch.
Don’t be misled by the title noting it is for “Beginners”. I believe any genealogist can and will benefit from learning more about using FamilySearch.org regardless of their skill level.
FamilySearch.org is a wonderful resource that contains far more than just searching for surnames within records. The fact that this is an almost 2 hour presentation speaks to how much there is at FamilySearch that the presenter makes us aware of.
You can get access to this free online webinar program at:
You can also visit the website for Legacy Family Tree Webinars at:
to see all that they have to offer and how to go about gaining access to the genealogy webinar programs they have to offer.
Their subscription information link notes the following:
“Learn genealogy at your own pace with a monthly or annual webinar membership. All live webinars are free to the public. With a webinar membership, you get on-demand access to our entire video archives, and access to the instructors’ handouts. Watch via your computer or mobile device. New videos are added monthly at no additional cost.”
Subscription costs to access all of these webinars is $49.95 for an annual subscription or $9.95 for a monthly subscription.
Spend some time exploring all of the webinars offered by Legacy Family Tree Webinars. While you can subscribe, there are also plenty of “free” webinars noted among a variety of genealogical topics.
Our library also recently had Dan Niemiec as a presenter on this very topic at our July 2016 genealogy program. We were able to record his program (“Tips and Tricks for Using FamilySearch”) and the program is now on a DVD in our collection that can be checked out of our library for viewing on your home or computer DVD player. The call number for our own DVD of this program is DVD 929.1072 Genealogy Tips. It is available on the 2nd floor of our library on the circulating shelves at the noted call number location.
The one thing I am not sure of this particular “free” webinar is whether it is “free” forever or for a limited time. I accessed it yesterday and was able to view it with no problem. Just don’t know if it will stay like that or revert back to being accessed only with a subscription to the webinars offered by Legacy Family Tree Webinars.
Check it out while you can see it. Learning about all of the functionality within FamilySearch can greatly assist your genealogy skills and allow you to more effectively do searching, create memories and upload family trees.
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