Legacy Family Tree “Free” Webinars

Legacy Family Tree genealogy software began offering free webinars last year. Even if you cannot attend “live”, you can view/listen for a certain period of time at your convenience after the webinar event; some are even free to view/listen for an unlimited period of time.

Current offerings includes:

Best Internet Resources for African-American Genealogy (free until Sept. 12)
Organizing for Success (Available indefinitely)
The Power of DNA for Unlocking Family Relationships

and many more…

http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp

BAAGSG Class — August 14, 2011 — Using Topographic Maps

The Birmingham African-American Genealogy Study Group (BAAGSG), a special interest group of the Birmingham Genealogical Society, meets the second Sunday of each month (ex. May and November) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are welcome!

Next meeting:  Sunday, August 14th at 3 p.m.

Meeting Room: Third Floor Auditorium (Arrington), Linn-Henley Building

Topic:  Using Topographic Maps

Speaker:  John Lanier

Items covered include:

  • A short introduction of the use of GPS (Global Position Satellite System) & how you can use this system for  locating  and documenting address in your research.
  • Using a GPS as a form for documenting research for your work.

PBS Series – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on “Black in Latin America”

Henry Louis Gates’ PBS TV Series Black in Latin America Runs April 19 to May 10, 2011

Henry Louis Gates’ PBS TV Series Black in Latin America

Runs April 19 to May 10, 2011

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/?gclid=CLyH4r6xqKgCFawQNAodQGn6lA

April 19, 2011-Black in Latin America | Haiti & The Dominican Republic: An Island Divided in the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed in a society whose people reflect centuries of inter-marriage, and how the country’s troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. In Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the enslaved people’s hard fought liberation over Napoleon Bonaparte’s French Empire became a double-edged sword.

Check your local PBS listings for series episodes and showtimes at:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/?gclid=CLyH4r6xqKgCFawQNAodQGn6lA

March 13, 2011 — BAAGSG Meeting — The Search for Information On Your Family

The Birmingham African-American Genealogy Study Group (BAAGSG), a special interest group of the Birmingham Genealogical Society, meets the second Sunday of each month (ex. May and November) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are welcome!

Next meeting: Sunday, March 13, 2011, 3 p.m.

Program Topic: The Search for Information On Your Family

Special Guest: Ms. Annette Lanier

Details: Josephine Martin (205-901-6387) or contact us via e-mail

The program will discuss some sources you many use when searching for information on your family of interest:

1.  Family Stories/Family Documents, etc.

2.  U.S. Census’

3.  State Census’

4.  City/County Census’ and Directories

5. Death Records

September 12, 2010 — BAAGSG Meeting — Correcting Incorrect Conclusions

The Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group (BAAGSG), a special interest group of the Birmingham Genealogical Society, meets the second Sunday of each month (ex. May and November) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are welcome!

Next meeting: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 3 p.m.

Program Topics: “Correcting Incorrect Conclusions” and “Methods of Informing Relatives of Incorrect History”

Details: Josephine Martin (205-901-6387) or contact us via e-mail

Save the date — More details to follow!