Friday, July 16, 2010

Elusive Immigrant Ancestors?

There's still time to sign up for my live online Webinar with Family Tree University - "Ellis Island: Find Your Ancestor in a Sea of Online Records" - Wednesday, July 21 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

Come learn how to track down your elusive immigrant ancestors. Best of all, you can do this from the comfort of your own home--even in your jammies!

From the Family Tree University Site:

Register today to attend this live webinar!
Session date:
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Starting time: 7 p.m. Eastern (6 Central/ 5 Mountain/ 4 Pacific)
Presenter: Lisa A. Alzo, frequent contributor to Family Tree Magazine
Duration: 60 minutes

About the Webinar:
Almost half of all Americans have a relative who immigrated through Ellis Island, making its passenger records a key source for linking your family tree to the old country. Online databases of the more than 22 million people on those lists are accessible to everyone if you know the secrets to finding your ancestor in the sea of records. This live webinar will show you how to identify your Ellis Island immigrant ancestors, take you around the EllisIsland.org website, and give you the tools to search efficiently.

What You'll Learn:

    • Tricks to searching the Ellis Island passenger list database
    • Secrets from a demo search of a hard-to-find immigrant
    • How to use Stephen P. Morse¹s search tools as a "back door" to locate elusive passengers
    • The differences between Ancestry.com and EllisIsland.org
Registration Includes:
    • Participation in the live presentation and Q&A session
    • Access to the webinar recording to view again as many times as you like
    • PDF of the presentation slides for future reference
    • Bonus handout

Who Should Attend?

    • Anyone with an immigrant ancestor who came through Ellis Island
    • Genealogists who need guidance on researching passenger lists
For more information, or to register, click here.

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