July Livestreams: 5 New Free Topics

by Amy Johnson Crow

Posted on July 1, 2013

Summertime and the living is easy, so the song says. Summertime is also a relaxing time to learn about discovering your family tree! Grab an ice cold drink, take your laptop out to the hammock, and enjoy five new livestreams this month! Topics include:

July 3 - Patriots of Color: African-Americans in the Revolutionary War

African-Americans played an important role in the founding of the United States, but are often overlooked in Revolutionary War research. Learn about resources for researching these forgotten people.

July 10 - What Are You Missing in the 1900 and 1910 Censuses?

The 1900 and 1910 U.S. censuses contain a great deal of information -- so much so, that it's easy to miss some of it! Learn the ins and outs of these two valuable resources.

July 17 - Deciphering Chicken Scratch: Tips and Tricks for Reading Old Handwriting

Old handwriting can be beautiful until you start trying to read it! Learn some ways that you can decipher the writing on old documents.

July 24 - Where in the World? Finding Your Ancestors' Origins

It's a small world, except when you're trying to find where an ancestor came from! Learn about resources for finding an ancestor's origins.

July 31 - Forget Sibling Rivalry: Get Answers from Your Ancestor's Siblings

Sometimes the answers about an ancestor don't come from that person, but can come from one of his or her siblings. Learn ways to research the siblings to get more answers.

The Archives.com livestreams are free and held online on the Ancestry livestream channel on Wednesdays at 1:00pm Eastern/10:00am Pacific. Join host Amy Johnson Crow as she shares genealogy tips and tricks to help you discover your ancestors.

If you'd like email and Facebook reminders of the livestreams, go to the Archives.com Facebook events page and click "Join" on the livestreams you'd like to attend. When you're watching the livestream, be sure to check in so that you can participate in the chat room!

Can't make it on Wednesdays? No worries. Past livestreams are also available on the Archives.com YouTube channel.

So go pour some lemonade, get comfy on the back porch, and join us for the July livestreams!

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