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Finding Females: Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters & Paramours - Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Friday, February 23
Finding Females: Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters & Paramours - Legacy Family Tree Webinars  (Other Society/Organization)
1:00 pm
Virtual
One of the toughest challenges faced by genealogists is the difficulty of identifying and tracking females. Wives and mothers traditionally have been “supporting characters” to the roles played by their husbands and sons—bearing no known name other than that of the males they married or bore. Historically, social mores and law codes made them second-class citizens, without a legal identity of their own and few rights or opportunities to create the range of records that genealogists customarily use to trace males. This session presents an array of resources—and, more importantly, techniques and strategies backed by case studies—we can use to establish the identities of elusive females.
 
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FamilySearch Family Tree: Correcting Relationships
Tuesday, February 27
FamilySearch Family Tree: Correcting Relationships  (Other Society/Organization)
11:00 am
Virtual
Families with similar family names, including the names of children, can get placed in incorrect relationships resulting in mixed up families and family structures. Proper research and care must be taken to establish correct family connections. Techniques for correcting incorrect family, marriage, and individual relationships will be reviewed.
 
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Telling Your Family’s Story with MyHeritage’s AI Features
Friday, March 1
Telling Your Family’s Story with MyHeritage’s AI Features  (Other Society/Organization)
1:00 pm
Virtual
AI is all the rage in the tech world these days, but what can it do for a genealogist? A lot! Discover how MyHeritage’s AI features can transform the way you research and preserve your family history, from crafting detailed biographies to colorizing and animating photos.
 
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FamilySearch Family Tree: Record Hints and Sources
Tuesday, March 5
FamilySearch Family Tree: Record Hints and Sources  (Other Society/Organization)
11:00 am
Virtual
Photos, interviews, and stories are an important part of getting to know and remember your family. Learn how to upload pictures, recorded interviews, and stories. You will also see how to record stories about your ancestors for your family and future generations to share and enjoy.
 
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FamilySearch Family Tree: Adding Memories
Tuesday, March 12
FamilySearch Family Tree: Adding Memories  (Other Society/Organization)
11:00 am
Virtual
Photos, interviews, and stories are an important part of getting to know and remember your family. Learn how to upload pictures, recorded interviews, and stories. You will also see how to record stories about your ancestors for your family and future generations to share and enjoy.
 
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Getting the Scoop on Your Ancestors from Old Newspapers
Tuesday, March 12
Getting the Scoop on Your Ancestors from Old Newspapers  (Other Society/Organization)
1:00 pm
Virtual
Newspapers are treasure troves of historical and genealogical information. Moshe Etlis, Senior Product Manager at MyHeritage, will show you how MyHeritage’s technology has made it easier than ever to discover fascinating information and stories about your ancestors in old newspapers.
 
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The Lady in the Asylum: Bringing a Forgotten Ancestor into the Light by Nancy Gilbride Casey
Monday, March 18
The Lady in the Asylum: Bringing a Forgotten Ancestor into the Light by Nancy Gilbride Casey  (MCGS Monthly Meeting)
2:00 pm
Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, Texas 76021
The Lady in the Asylum: Bringing a Forgotten Ancestor into the Light: 
  • What can we learn from the shocking discovery that an ancestor was institutionalized?
  • What records can shed light on their fate?
Learn how I discovered details about the life and death of my second great-grandmother Catherine Ryan Gilbride (1855-1881), and how I sought to restore her to her rightful place in our family.

Genealogy researcher/writer Nancy Gilbride Casey has been exploring her family roots since the early 2000s. She delights in uncovering stories about her ancestors from Ireland, Slovakia, and Croatia, and about her husband’s deep American roots from the Mayflower to pre-statehood Texas. She began her blog Leaves on the Tree in 2018 to document discoveries and share stories. Her writing has been featured in genealogical publications in Denton, Erath County, Cleveland, Scranton, the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, and in Stirpes. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society, TxSGS, and state societies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. She is the editor of the Denton County Genealogical Society’s DCGS News, and a contributing editor for Stirpes. She lives in Tioga, Texas, with her husband.
 
If you are a member of MCGS, you will receive an email including details of the link to the meeting. If you are not a member and would like to attend Nancy Gilbride Casey's presentation "The Lady in the Asylum: Bringing a Forgotten Ancestor into the Light" 
 
 


Overview of FamilySearch
Tuesday, March 19
Overview of FamilySearch  (Other Society/Organization)
11:00 am
Virtual
This is a general overview of the FamilySearch.org website and its valuable resources and features. Learn to navigate each of the tabs: Family Tree, Search, Memories, Indexing, and Activities and their dropdown menus and functionalities. See how to create an account, where to find historical record collections, and how to get help. More details for each of these areas will be discussed in subsequent webinars.
 
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7 Tips for Using AI as Your Genealogy Assistant
Wednesday, March 20
7 Tips for Using AI as Your Genealogy Assistant  (Other Society/Organization)
1:00 pm
Virtual
Genealogy often involves solitary research, diving into the past with dedicated focus. What if you could enhance this journey with a tireless, brilliant assistant available to help you 24/7? Imagine a smart, intuitive companion by your side, eager to transcribe records, extract vital information, and even visualize your ancestral stories. Whether you’re new to AI or already familiar with its capabilities, this talk is designed to highlight the incredible potential of AI in genealogy. From organizing vast amounts of data to offering creative research insights, AI is like a dedicated friend and employee, always ready to assist, teach, and inspire. Join us to discover how AI can transform your genealogical journey, making it more efficient, insightful, and collaborative.
 
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Census Clues: Sweet Potato Simon, White Potato Willie, & Cows that Grow Wool
Friday, March 22
Census Clues: Sweet Potato Simon, White Potato Willie, & Cows that Grow Wool  (Other Society/Organization)
1:00 pm
Virtual
Census records are the most used—and yet the most underused—of all genealogical resources. Every major provider offers them, along with an index so we can easily find our people. Aside from a year here or there, when a pesky ancestor seems to have eluded the census taker, the use of censuses seems fairly straightforward: We use a search engine to find our person and we copy down the data. There, done!
 
No. Not at all! Censuses provide “facts,” but in between those “facts” there are a wealth of clues we can mine to solve our worst problems with identity, origin, and parentage. This session is for advanced researchers who think they “already know all about census records” and for newer researchers who want to avoid the mistakes most researchers make.
 
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