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FREE Webinar
Saturday, May 4 - 10am (PST)

British Genealogy Online:
The Top English & Welsh Family History Websites

by Rick Crume

Researching your family history in England and Wales has never been easier. Many digitized church records, census records and wills are online. Now that newspapers dating back to the 1600s are online, you can search for a name and find it anywhere in millions of pages instantly. Rick will demonstrate some of the key sites for British genealogy, many of which are free.

Rick Crume, a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, has written for Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, the NGS NewsMagazine and Welsh and Canadian genealogical journals. The author of Plugging Into Your Past: How to Find Real Family History Records Online, he specializes in online research and genealogy software.

Saturday, May 11 from 12 pm - 3:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Creason, LAPL Map Curator
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. - “Secrets of the Los Angeles Public Library Map Collection”
"The Map Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library is one of the largest in American public libraries. In this collection are 85,000 maps, some 2,000 atlases, over 1,000 gazetteers, some 20 serial titles and over one thousand books supporting the study of maps and mapping. The emphasis of this collection is on Los Angeles, Southern California and California but in many cases the scope extends to national and international coverage." This lecture will show you how to access this vast collection.

Glen Creason has been the map librarian for the Los Angeles Public Library for the past twenty-six years and a reference librarian in the History department since 1979. He was a co-curator of the landmark map exhibit "Los Angeles Unfolded". He has written about local history, maps and popular culture for many So Cal publications. He blogs weekly on maps for Los Angeles Magazine and is a contributor on research topics for the Huffington Post. He is a native Angeleno, and UCLA grad.

Presenter: George Mouchet
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. “Land Sakes! Discovering Your Family History Through Land Records”
In much of the Europe and Asia, land was owned by nobility and most people lived as tenants. In North America, the colonial governments granted land to people as a way to attract more colonists. Later, in the U.S., the government gave away land in order to establish settlements across the continent and to reward military veterans. Through the records generated by these activities, as well as subsequent deeds, you can learn a lot about your ancestors' stories. This presentation will focus on how to find and interpret land records.

George Mouchet maintains and develops web sites for a living. He is active in the Antelope Valley Genealogical Society, currently as vice president and formerly as president. He started tracing his family history in 1999 and he enjoys turning facts and information into the story of his ancestors. His roots are French, Irish, Scottish, English and German.

FREE Webinar
Wednesday, May 15 - 6pm (PST)

The Marriage of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest
by Annette Burke Lyttle

The Erie Canal revolutionized 19th-century travel and offered our ancestors a high-speed route to the Midwest. It made settlement of the Old Northwest Territories economically possible by providing an efficient means of exporting agricultural products to the markets and ports of the east. But it was also one of the most challenging and fascinating projects ever undertaken in America.

Annette Burke Lyttle is a professional genealogist specializing in online and repository research, and genealogical education and writing. She loves helping people find and tell their family stories.
FREE Program
Saturday, May 18 - 11-1pm (PST)

"Genealogy in our LAPL Rare Books Department"

Join us at the Los Angeles Public Library, on the third Saturday of each
month (except December), from 11 am-1 pm. Genealogy Garage workshops for family researchers at all levels of expertise will be held at the Central Library of the LAPL. Whether you are a beginner or
have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to "tune-up" your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.

RSVP: CALL Central Library Info: 213-228-7000, then ask for the History and Genealogy Dept. Tell them you are making a reservation for the Genealogy Garage workshop on [give the specific date]. Give them your name and an e-mail address or phone number so you can be notified in case the workshop is cancelled.

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For just $40 you can enjoy:
24/7 Member Access to archived Sessions & Webinars
24/7 Remote Access to MyHeritage Library Edition
Field Trips to area repositories
Guided research trips to Salt Lake City and Ft. Wayne
Interest groups for computer software users, writers, and ethnic geographic research.
Free in-Library use of valuable online resources
Substantial Discounts on research & subscriptions
Educational Opportunities: Monthly Lunch and Learn
Webinars, seminars, workshops.

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