NAGC’s online seminars enhance the resources available to family history researchers. Many of these instructional courses will be based on classes developed and presented by Jerry Paulson, NAGC’s Naeseth Chair for Genealogical Research and Publication. Watch throughout the coming months as these helpful webinars are added; the online classes will be designed to assist and instruct all researchers, from beginning to advanced levels.
The webinars appear with the most recent at the top of the list. If you are a new visitor to our website and our webinars, we suggest you begin with Topic 1 and proceed in order. The How To webinars provide tips on using other websites, etc. All webinars are free. Please print the handouts for each webinar before you begin viewing the webinar.
The webinar project is made possible by the generous support of The Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc.
|Author:||Dana Kelly||•||Duration:||20 minutes||•||Date:||April, 24 2020|
Sometimes the paper trail is incomplete, inconclusive or non-existent. This webinar walks through the steps to connect a DNA match to your family tree and use that evidence to add ancestors to your pedigree.
|Author:||Dana Kelly||•||Duration:||20 minutes||•||Date:||April, 7 2020|
Spelling inconsistencies in Norwegian language records can be frustrating. The following webinar gives an explanation of why some of these spelling variations exist and some tips for navigating those differences.
|Author:||Jenna Schultz||•||Duration:||21 minutes||•||Date:||August, 15 2017|
|Author:||Jenna Schultz||•||Duration:||26 minutes 22 seconds||•||Date:||July, 17 2017|
The Norwegian Historical Data Centre (NHDC) is a national institution under the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Tromsø, The Arctic University of Norway. Their main goal is to computerize the Norwegian censuses 1865 onwards together with the parish registers and other sources from the 18th and 19th centuries.
|Author:||Jerry Paulson||•||Duration:||1 hour 9 minutes||•||Date:||February, 17 2017|
Please print handouts before viewing the webinar
|Author:||Jerry Paulson||•||Duration:||42 minutes||•||Date:||February, 1 2017|
|Author:||Jenna Schultz||•||Duration:||17 minutes 50 seconds||•||Date:||June, 23 2016|
|Author:||Jerry Paulson||•||Duration:||46 minutes 23 seconds||•||Date:||May, 26 2016|
|Author:||Jerry Paulson||•||Duration:||22 minutes 37 seconds||•||Date:||March, 16 2016|
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“Dear Jerry, We had a most wonderful trip to Norway. In Rosendal, we talked with a woman named Linda at the Municipal Building who had received my letter. She used the bygdebok to advise us and also gave us the name & address of a man located on the other side of the fjord-in the area our family is from. We were fortunate that he was home and his sister/cousin (can't remember) was visiting & she spoke English. He and his late wife had preserved a number of buildings from the old days that were filled with artifacts and he was happy to show us around. Thank you so much for your help. You opened our eyes to much information, and to how to use the bygdebok to learn more.”
- Sue (Virginia)