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The most popular genealogy programs have tools to help you record your family history
efficiently, plan your research and search online databases. But if you’re a typical
genealogy software user, you don’t take advantage of all of those features.
You’ve probably mastered entering birth, marriage and death information in your genealogy
software, but have you customized your program to fit your unique needs?
You’re doing better than most genealogists if you document your sources, but are you
taking advantage of timesaving techniques for this crucial, but mundane, task? And
are you exploiting your program’s tools for searching within your family file and
in online databases?
In my class 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Genealogy Software,
I’ll show you how to use these and other features in Family Tree Maker, Legacy Family
Tree and RootsMagic.
I’m also teaching a class on Identifying Ancestors in Irish Census Records.
Because so many Irish census records have been lost over the years, you might assume
they’re of no use in your genealogy research. In fact, it’s well worth checking Irish
censuses, especially now that most of the existing ones are online and easy to search.
Most 19th-century Irish census records have been lost, but the ones you need just
could have survived. (Mine did!) And fortunately, the 1901 and 1911 censuses of Ireland
survive and are easily accessible online for free. I’ll show you several tips for
searching them and suggest how they can be useful to your research even if your ancestors
left Ireland before 1901.
Family Tree University’s Winter
2013 Virtual Genealogy Conference, Feb. 22-24, gives you an all-access pass to
15 half-hour video classes, live chats with genealogy experts, and exclusive message
board to network with instructors and attendees, and a ShopFamilyTree.com swag
bag of freebies. Click
here for more details on the conference.
See these guest posts from other Winter 2013 Virtual Genealogy Conference instructors:
Cold Cases: A Step-by-Step Process with Lisa Louise Cooke
Tips for Solid Source Citations with Sunny Jane Morton
Genealogy Conference is sponsored by