Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Family Tree University Courses Beginning

The following announcements was received from Family Tree University:

There are only a few days left to sign up for one of these great Family Tree University courses. REMEMBER: Register for any upcoming course by January 31st, and receive a FREE 2011 Family Tree Desk Calendar AND save 20% off your course registration!

Enter coupon code NEWYEAR1 when you register.

Courses Starting January 31:
  • Discover Your Family Tree
  • U.S. Vital Records
  • Land Records 101
  • Death Records 101
  • Creating a Family History Book
  • Organize Your Genealogy
  • Source Documentation 101
  • Trace Your Polish Roots
  • Discovering Your Czech and Slovak Roots
Other Courses Up February 14:
  • Build a Family Website
  • Exploring City Directories
  • Finding African-American Ancestors in Newspapers (sponsored by
  • Finding Ancestors in the U.S. Census
  • Digital Photography Essentials
  • Newspaper Research 101
  • Organize Your Photos

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

IGHR Registration Times Announced

I am excited to register for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) this month, and hope that many of you will consider this fabulous educational opportunity also. I have attended the institute for the last two years, and highly recommend it!

I received the following announcement from Beth Ashmore regarding IGHR registration:

As you likely know registration for this summer's Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) will open on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.

To prevent an overload of the online registration system, the opening of course registration will be staggered with different courses being opening at different times. Please see the schedule of times below. Once open, registration for each course will remain open until the course is full. All times are Central Standard Time.

Opening at 9:00 a.m. CST:
Course 1: Techniques and Technology
Course 4: Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis

Opening at 9:30 a.m. CST:
Course 3: German Genealogical Research
Course 5: Writing and Publishing for Genealogists

Opening at 10:00 a.m. CST:
Course 2: Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies
Course 8: Land Records: Using Maps
Course 9: Military Records Research II: Colonial Wars, French & Indian War, Revolutionary War & War of 1812

Opening at 10:30 a.m. CST:
Course 6: Genealogy as a Profession
Course 7: Virginia: Her Records & Her Laws
Course 10: Irish Genealogical Research

The Institute itself will take place on June 12-17, 2011.

For more information, including the courses being offered and how to register on the Jan. 18, visit the IGHR website at

We hope to see you this summer!

Monday, January 3, 2011

RootsMagic Webinars

The following is from the RootsMagic Newsletter.

Free Online RootsMagic Classes

Throughout the year we travel to various cities teaching RootsMagic classes.  We are always asked when we will be visiting different areas of the country (or world).  The simple answer is that we just haven't gotten the cloning process down well enough to do that yet.

So we're doing the next best thing.  We are now offering free online classes.  You will be able to sit at your computer and watch as we present classes on everything from getting started with RootsMagic to advanced features like creating custom reports, and everything in between.  We'll also be able to answer questions from attendees.  And classes won't be limited to just RootsMagic.  We will be offering classes on our other products as well: Personal Historian, Family Atlas, and Family Reunion Organizer.

Each class will be limited to the first 1000 people to sign up, but if you miss out or can't make it, don't worry because we will record the class for you to download and watch later.

To sign up for the free classes, visit us at:

Here are the first 5 classes we will be offering: 

Getting Started with RootsMagic 
Sat, Jan 8, 2011 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM MST 

Publishing a Family History with RootsMagic 
Tue, Jan 11, 2011 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM MST 

FamilySearch Made Easy with RootsMagic 
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MST 

RootsMagic To-Go: Running RootsMagic on a Flash Drive 
Mon, Jan 24, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM MST

Sources, Citations, and Documentation with RootsMagic 
Fri, Feb 4, 2011 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM MST

What Classes Do You Want Us to Teach?

We have put together the first month of classes, but we want to know what you want us to teach, and what days and times work the best.  We've set up a short survey so you can let us know your needs: