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New York genealogy society to host free webinars

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society will present three free webinars in April

Wednesday, April 7 – 5 p.m. – “Making the Most of Online Sources for Scottish Family History”

Learn how to get the most out of each resource and pick up lots of hints, tips and practical examples to help you explore the lives and times of your Scottish ancestors.  To register, go to: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/events/making-most-online-sources-scottish-family-history

Thursday, April 8 – 12 p.m. –  “An Introduction to ScotlandsPeople”

Learn about the wealth of documents searchable through ScotlandsPeople, including the kirk session and other church court records from the Church of Scotland, which are now available to view online for the first time.  To register, go  to: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/events/introduction-scotlandspeople

Thursday, April 22 – 7 p.m.  “Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers”

Newspapers contain everything from the mundane to the most sensational items for family researchers. The program will include an abbreviated history of American newspapers; a basic lesson in OCR (optical character recognition), and the best practices for research, via multiple databases.  To register, go to:  https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/events/rest-story-finding-your-family-online-newspapers

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