My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

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. 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.