August Livestream Videos: 4 Free Topics

by Amy Johnson Crow

Posted on August 5, 2013

Want to learn some helpful tips and tricks for learning about your family history? has some great opportunities for you this month. The free weekly livestreams will cover evaluating sources, census records, putting your ancestors in context, and moving your research to a new country. Here's the schedule:

August 7 - How Good Is That Record? Evaluating Sources

Not all records are created equal. Learn how to look at a source and evaluate how much credence to put in it.

August 14 - What Are You Missing in the 1850-1880 Censuses?

Beginning in 1850, the U.S. census began to list everyone in the household by name. However, there is a lot more to these censuses than just the names. Learn about some information that you might have overlooked.

August 21 - An Average Family? Putting Your Ancestors in Context

Whether your ancestors were trying to keep up with the Joneses or they were the Joneses everyone was trying to keep up with, learning about your ancestors' situation can shed a different light on them.

August 28 - Five Things to Do Before You Cross the Pond With Your Ancestors

It's natural to be eager to begin researching your ancestors in "the old country." Before you begin, make sure that you're well-prepared.

About the Livestreams
The 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 tips and tricks to help you discover your ancestors.

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

If you can't watch on Wednesdays, you can still watch the livestreams later on's YouTube channel. (Be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel so you can be notified every time a video is added!)

See you at the livestreams!

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