Monday, July 14, 2014

Webinar on African-American Research this Wednesday, July 16, 2014

At 2 p.m. E.D.T. this Wednesday, July 16th, Legacy Family Tree's Legacy Webinars is hosting Angela Walton-Raji who will be presenting a webinar titled, "When Freedom Came -- Documenting the Family's Freedom Story."

The webinar description says, "Researching the history of African American families can be complicated. With families once enslaved, the task involves tracing the family back in public records, identifying the last known slave holder, and then researching the slaveholder’s history to continue to document the family. However, one major story is often overlooked. The story of how freedom came to the family is the one story untold. This webinar will illustrate methods of discovering that missing story, and how to find clues when the ancestors left no stories behind."

To view this free webinar live on Wednesday, you must pre-register. Approximately 1,000 viewers can see the webinar live. Afterwards, the webinar will be free to view for non-subscription members for usually about 7 days. The organizers are good about posting the date for the last day for viewing.

Legacy Webinars is a subscription service (pay) which gives subscription members access to the archived webinars and their corresponding handouts 24 hours/7 days a week. Those who do not pay for a subscription can view the webinars live or for a short time (usually 7 days) after the live broadcast but non-subscribers do not have access to the handouts.

Online webinars are great learning tools for genealogists. If you have African-American ancestry, this sounds like a good webinar to attend either live or during the free-view period. If you are a genealogy volunteer or thinking about becoming a genealogy volunteer, this would be a good way to learn about a topic you may not be familiar with.

See you soon at the Mount Clemens Public Library!


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