Wednesday, January 30, 2013

LegacyFamilyTree: It's not just about software anymore

We've come to know and love Legacy Family Tree as a genealogy management system for Windows computers. But Geoff Rasmussen has taken that company to a whole new level -- educating genealogists about good research tools and methods through Legacy's popular webinars.

Here’s the info on  Legacy’s 2013 webinar series and links to other places Geoff will be posting reminders on these exciting events:

IMAGE: From the Legacy Webinar Brochure

Join Ol' Myrt for my Legacy webinars:

Blogs: Easy-to-Make Web Pages by DearMYRTLE and Carrie Keele. 3/8
Honor ancestors by creating blog posts -- a place on the web that anyone can find using simple search engine techniques. Learn how to cut costs of printing & snail-mailing your family newsletter, and find out how to reach beyond your current membership circle. Carrie demos setting up a blog in three easy steps. Myrt analyzes a printed newsletter and demos how to turn it into a blog. Includes info on setting up a Google Calendar that several members can update, and how to convert your blog into a genealogy book.

Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE. 5/3Step-by-step approach to creating a blog, and making postings using the free service at A great way to share genealogy research, post your society's newsletter, share info with extended family members. The webinar will also feature a survey of sample blogs, and links for additional help.

Topics include:
- What is a blog?
- Creating a blog in three steps
- Creating posts (articles)
- Genealogy blogs
- How does a blog work?
- Reading blogs with Google Reader
- Blogger's dashboard
- How to add an image
- Schedule blog postings
- Using draft mode
- Advanced settings
- How to get help
- Advice for professionals

More Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE. 9/6Continuing the discussion about free online software at to get your message out to the world. This sessions topics include adding gadgets such as links to other websites, adding book suggestions from, removing the blogger search bar and inserting a Google Search box to make it easier for your readers to find previous postings.

Topics include:
- Disclosure statements: why you need one
- How to add a page (tab)
- Design and layout tips
- Add a graphic
- Add the Google Search box.
- Add Amazon. Affiliate links within a blog.
- Print-friendly buttons
- Backing up your blog
- Removing the Blogger navbar
- Q & A

 Ancestry Trees Can Jump Start Your Research by DearMYRTLE. 11/1Find out why Ol' Myrt gave up the notion to avoid sharing her family tree online. Secret: It's all about collaboration. This webinar guides participants through the process of creating a GEDCOM file in the Legacy Family Tree software, uploading the file to, and looking for "reasonable" matches using Ancestry's shaking leaf. We then focus on deeper searches using  the "magnifying glass" and analysis of reliability of matches.

Topics include:
- GEDCOM - Privacy issues with living individuals
- Ancestry Member Trees privacy options
- Changing views
- Editing profiles
-'s shaky leaf
- Accepting an suggestion
- Reviewing another Ancestry Member Tree
- Communicating with other researchers

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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