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Using Periodicals to Find Your Ancestors - Digital Download



 
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Periodicals can fill in the pieces between the birth and death of your ancestor. Whether the information is biographical, a transcription, or reporting on an event, periodicals provide rich detail about your ancestorís life. In this lecture we will discuss the types of periodicals that exist and what indexes (JSTOR, PERSI and others) to use to find articles.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on September 30, 2015. 1 hour 38 minutes. Plus 5 pages of handouts.

Viewers' comments:
  • A ton of great information.
  • A tremendous amount of information!
  • Again, someone who knows her stuff so can lead us through the information without confusion
  • As usual, very good information supplied in an easy-to-understand format. Thanks.
  • Awesome webinar. I am going to have to rewatch it in the archives. There was so much useful information.
  • Awesome, as always!! I especially loved the "After-Webinar" Party. It's always a pleasure to learn from Geoff!!
  • Enthusiastic speaker! Lots of great information and presented so as not to "bore" the audience. Definitely added more resources for me to search, and will cost me a lot of time!
  • Excellent webinar. I especially liked her hint about creating a keyword list.
  • Extremely interesting and exciting as is Gena. So much info given well.
  • Gena always packs info into her presentation. Easy to follow and I appreciate the reasons why you like certain sites that you've recommended.
  • Gena gives a lot of information and ideas. WOW!!!
  • Gena is so knowledgeable and gave lots of great ideas for researching using periodicals. I would highly recommend this webinar.
  • good information to make us much better researchers
  • Great introduction to this topic. Many, many resources illustrated and discussed. Lots of new things to check out!
  • Great webinar! I've heard this presentation before, but Gena is so good about updating her talks that I always learn something new from her. I'm lucky enough to get to hear her in person sometimes too, since I live in southern Calif. Thanks for the great webinar series.
  • Great Webinar, I learned a LOT I didn't know today!
  • Great, as usual. Can't wait to start finding some information, off the beaten track, Thanks Legacy and Geoff.
  • I am all excited again about doing periodical research, which has always been one of my favorites kinds of research. Gina's style of ideapresentation is infectious. Lots of ideas, not just the where (much of which I know) but how to put it together to get meaningful info. I am used to going searching for location of material, it's the indexing and search hints I need! Raring to go.
  • I appreciated the content of the webinar. So much to find time to look into! I also appreciated the delivery, listeners questions and informative after webinar info. Thank you.
  • I enjoyed the updated information regarding buy-outs and joint ventures within the genealogical community. Looking forward to searching in MORE areas!
  • I gained a lot more insight on where to LOOK for Genealogy instead of the usual sources. Some are new and some I haven't visited in a while. Gena Did Awesome in her Presentation Webinar!
  • I have had some really wonderful successes with PERSI but I can see with this webinar, I have been missing some great opportunities. E-Bay, who knew!!!!!
  • I think this was one of the best webinars yet - very informative and very clear. Thank you so much!
  • I work with periodicals all the time and I thought this webinar was spot on! People really do overlook this resource. Great presentation. The after party was wonderful too!
  • I'm a long time genealogist, but the teacher told about things here that I had never heard of. Many thanks!
  • Just about the time I think I know a lot about researching, a Legacy Family Tree webinar comes along to show me how much I don't know. Since I do a lot of research at the places where my ancestors lived, this webinar gave me additional places to search. I thought I had exhausted places in Pittsburg, Kansas, for example -- but I didn't search at the local university, even though I know that many of my father's cousins went to college there. Thank you again, Legacy Family Tree.
  • Learned so much! I've used some of the sites and now I can use even more!! I didn't know how much could be found! Thanks for another great webinar!
  • Love getting this information as the Internet changes so rapidly. She did a great job of pointing us in the right directions. And love after webinar hints
  • Loved it. A lot of great information and resources were shared. One of the best webinars I've attended. Thanks for offering the live webinars and the first week for free.
  • One of the best! Great ideas and resources.
  • OUTSTANDING!!!! Gena is an excellent teacher, well organized, clear, thorough, and exceptionally well prepared. I will quite happily add her to my (short) list of presenters for whom I rearrange my schedule to make certain I don't miss their webinars no matter what the topic!
  • So many resources, especially from home. Saves searching in dead end places and gives you ammunition for your trip to a far away place.
  • Such valuable information! Thank you for the wonderful syllabus. I'll be listening to the presentation again, when I can explore the various sites mentioned. Thanks so much!
  • The only periodical search I'd used before now was PERSI. So many new sources for periodicals, ideas for keyword searches, etc. Excited to try them out! As usual, high fives for Legacy's webinar series.
  • This Webinar has me curious as to whether I might actually find family after all. Know what I'm doing for the rest of the afternoon. Thanks.
  • Totally fantastic! So much that was new to me, and which I can't wait to try! Thank you!
  • Webinar on periodical searches was FANTASTIC! Thanks so much! Also, loved the review for creating the birthday/anniversary calendars in Family Tree. Have to do this . . .

About the author:

Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Masterís degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Womenís Studies) and a Masterís degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, womenís studies, and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Genaís Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is the author of the books, From The Family Kitchen (F + WMedia, 2012), Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) and Putting the Pieces Together. Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Associationís journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include womenís social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching womenís lives using material artifacts. Gena Philibert-Ortega is the author of IDGís monthly column, Remember the Ladies: Researching Your Female Ancestor.


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