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February 2015 Webinar – Basic Scandinavian Research

Looking for ancestors in Denmark, Norway and Sweden? Then join us on February 3, when Diana Smith will share her secrets in her presentation Basic Scandinavian Research.Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2014, 8:00 pm Central Description: Researching the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Denmark, and Sweden) is very different from researching in the US. Learn about the patronymics, language, and more. Overview of the influence of history and geography Patronymics Alphabets of each language - extra letters and search techniques Use of dates and calendar basics Hints for keeping track and searching efficiently Resources for each countryPresenter: Diana Smith Diana Crisman Smith is Treasurer of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE), Treasurer, Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), Treasurer, Florida State Genealogical Society, and Past District Director of APG. She served more than 20 years as a lay librarian at Westlake (OH) Family History Center, and has written f…

January 2015 Webinar – Using Google Earth for Genealogy

Want to know how to travel virtually to where your ancestors lived? Then join us on January 13, when Lisa Louise Cooke will share her secrets in her presentation Using Google Earth for Genealogy. Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2014, 8:00 pm Central Description: In this extremely popular class Google Earth Guru Lisa Louise Cooke will teach you how to unlock mysteries in your research: from unidentified photographs, to how an ancestral location looked a hundred years ago or more, to plotting homesteads precisely using land patent legal descriptions. You'll learn how to interpret the genealogical records you already have in new and exciting ways, and be amazed to discover that Google Earth is one of the best free genealogical tools available! Presenter: Lisa Louise Cooke [Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a multi-media production company, and host of The Genealogy Gems Podcast at www.genealogygems.com. Her podcasts bring genealogy news, research strategies, expert int…