ProQuest, the company that presents HeritageQuest and many historical newspaper databases online, also offers informational Webinars on how to utilize HeritageQuest (HQ) and Ancestry Library Edition. The Webinars are free (yay!) and are stored online for later viewing, also for free.
The current list of upcoming Webinars is available here. The list includes HQ Freedman's Bank and Serial Set records (coming this Monday, January 7, so register soon!), HQ Books and Revolutionary War records, Ancestry U.S. records, and Ancestry Canadian records. Some of the previously broadcast Webinars available are Ancestry U.K. and Ireland records; HQ Census, PERSI, and Serial Set records; and Ancestry 1940 census. You even have the option to download the recorded Webinars to your computer and view them at your leisure. They require a specific viewer, but even that is available for free.
Sounds like an all-around good deal to me! I'll be watching the Freedman's Bank/Serial Set Webinar on Monday for sure, and I've signed up for a couple more after that.
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Free Informational Webinars from ProQuest
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This is new-to-me. Thanks Janice!ReplyDelete
I have much more respect for the Serial Set after today's Webinar. Everyday people's names could show up for many reasons. I need to look for some of my family names now and see who might be there.ReplyDelete
One of the links given to attendees was a general guide to many ProQuest databases, http://proquest.libguides.com/. It seems to have lots of useful information.