Historical society suggests research websites

Published 1:02 pm Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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By Cathy Roberts

President, Tyrrell County

Genealogical & Historical Society

Around the internet, several groups and companies are making things available for free to researchers and historians.

There are virtual tours of many historical areas and buildings now online, and doing a simple Google search for places of interest to you is easy. You could either search for the specific locations, or search under “free virtual tours of historic places”, or similar search phrases.

Legacy Family Tree (the company that makes the Legacy genealogy software program), has a webinar arm. While a person normally has to have a membership to view their webinars, they are making one topic-specific webinar for free during the month of April. The topic breakdown:

Sundays – Methodology

Mondays – DNA

Tuesdays – Ethnic Genealogy

Wednesdays – Technology

Thursdays – Around the Globe

Fridays – Beginners

Saturdays – TechZone

A complete list of what webinars are being offered and how to view them can be found at https://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2020/04/free-webinars-each-day-the-entire-month-of-april.html?fbclid=IwAR2HzW4TeXJtfLYW9vVRaqkcqaCGnKPk5lTTWSkk9YoolP-I7zicHy7F1eU

The decision about whether or not to have our annual November Group reception (usually in July for residents aged 85+) is up in the air at the moment.

I wish the best for all of you, and pray that you and your loved ones stay healthy.