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The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bits of News -- Webinars, Past and Future

I originally posted this blog on January 2, 2011, since then, the Webinar lectures have been given, and many are archived for you to now listen to and watch for FREE. Now, another organization is also offering various genealogy webinars, so I decided to revise this post and bring you up-to-date.


Webinar:  "Web conferencing is used to conduct live meetings, training, or presentations via the Internet. In a web conference, each participant sits at his or her own computer and is connected to other participants via the internet. This can be either a downloaded application on each of the attendees' computers or a web-based application where the attendees access the meeting by clicking on a link distributed by e-mail (meeting invitation) to enter the conference." From Wikipedia.  Each session can hold about 1,000 attendees.


The links to all sites are below:


RootsMagic Inc.  The genealogy software company offers seven great sessions, and I have attended all because I am currently learning this program. Past lectures are archived.

Ancestry.com: Has two new seminars scheduled.  In addition they have archived sessions that go back to 2007.


Legacy Family Tree: Has quite a few lectures, various topics, being offered. In addition, there are many archived webinars for you to listen to and/or watch.


NEW: From the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) and Family Research Library, the Jamboree Extension Series.  There are about 12 new lectures as of February 23rd, with more to be announced.  Please visit SCGS to register.


A new blog site: GeneaWebinars will be posting new webinars with all information as soon as they are announced. Very nice to have a blog just for webinars. Thank you DearMYRTLE for setting this up.



Livermore, California -- Wordless Wednesday

We were visiting my mother's college roommate's family on this day, ca 1952.
Back of photo states Livermore, CA and the Quartermans.