The countdown to RootsTech 2019 is on, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever, with hundreds of classes to choose from and keynote speakers like Patricia Heaton and Saroo Brierley. Held in Salt Lake City, Utah, the conference will run from Wednesday, February 27th through Saturday, March 2nd. Legacy Tree Genealogists will be there in full-force–exhibiting in the Expo Hall, teaching classes and hosting Q&A sessions.Check out our schedule of events below, and be sure to stop by our booth (#1317) and say hello!Legacy Tree Genealogists RootsTech 2019 ScheduleWednesday, February 27th6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Expo Hall – Once again, the Expo Hall will be opening for a “sneak peek” on Wednesday evening! Stop by our booth (#1317) for one of our scheduled Q&As, and have your questions answered by one of our expert genealogists:Legacy Tree Genealogists Booth Q&A Sessions:6:30 p.m. – Using DNA to Solve Genealogy “Brick Walls”7:00 p.m. – …Read more
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Do your ancestors hail from the Netherlands? Learn more about Dutch family history resources!Dutch genealogy is fast becoming more convenient, but not necessarily easier. There are a number of excellent and comprehensive sites making Dutch genealogy and family history research more accessible, but taking the right steps in approaching this wealth of material is important. Keep reading to learn more about the vast Dutch family history resources that just might hold the key to unlock your family’s past.Going Dutch?Did Grandpa have an affinity for windmills, tulips, and chocolate? Did you find a pair of wooden shoes at the back of the closet and wonder why anyone would want to wear them? Or maybe your last name begins with “Van” and you’ve always imagined a romantic past filled with one-eared painters and dikes on the verge of disaster. If that’s you, it might be time to start finding out the real stories behind the myths and caricatures of the Dutch people. The potential for …Read more
Do you have Scottish ancestry? We share one of our favorite tools for Scottish family history research! One of the best resources for learning more about your Scottish ancestors’ day-to-day lives are the Statistical Accounts of Scotland. Written by Church of Scotland ministers in two different waves (the Old Statistical Account covers 1791-1799 and the New Statistical Account covers 1834-1845), these accounts are full of rich details about life in each parish including occupations, social customs, religion, trade, population, antiquities in the area and much more. Some ministers even included detailed maps, though they were not required.The Weavers and Fisherman of NewburghWhile researching a Scottish family history project for one of our clients, we came across something a bit unusual—the ancestor was recorded as a handloom weaver on all other records, but his death recorded him as a salmon fisher. This was a bit perplexing, but his wife’s name and his parents listed on the …Read more
Nestled in a wooded grove of land in Park Hill, Oklahoma, the Cherokee Heritage Center sits on the former site of the Cherokee Female Seminary, c. 1851, one of the first institutions of higher learning for women west of the Mississippi. The idea for a heritage center began in 1962 and culminated when Tsa-La-Gi opened to the public in 1967. Today, the center serves as a premier location for those wishing to learn about and experience Cherokee culture, and it offers ample opportunity to explore a fully interpretive site that offers live interactive exhibits.Cherokee National MuseumThe approach to the main entrance of the Cherokee National Museum is shrouded by the three columns that remain from the original Cherokee Female Seminary building, which burned in 1887. The impressive columns stand in memory of the Classical Revival architecture of the original building.The museum’s permanent exhibit on the Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokee people from the …Read more