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2018 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series announced


MyHeritage and are pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2018 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series. Choose from 106 classes from genealogy's leading educators on topics ranging from to Jamestown to England, from DNA to online privacy, and from Geni and MyHeritage to Legacy.

And not to name-drop, but our live series will feature genealogy celebrities like Blaine Bettinger of, Cyndi Ingle of, and Judy Russell of It will also feature the Presidents of genealogy's largest organizations - Rorey Cathcart of the Federation of Genealogical Societies; Rick Sayre of the Board for Certification of Genealogists; and Gilad Japhet of MyHeritage. Also learn about photo restoration, Jewish genealogy, handwriting, FamilySearch, Quakers and Palatines, the Genealogical Proof Standard and so much more.

We are also proud to once again host the monthly webinar series for the Board for Certification of Genealogists where we will learn from the likes of Paula Stuart-Warren, James Ison, Alice Hoyt Veen and nine other board-certified genealogists.

And for the first time - we will be the host of the brand new webinar series, MyHeritage Webinars, where we will learn about matching technology, get insights into DNA ethnicity, digital photos and much more.

In addition to the live webinar series, every Friday is "Member Friday" where subscribers will enjoy a bonus pre-recorded webinar!

Sign up (it's FREE!) for one or for all of them today and you will receive a reminder email both one day and two hours prior to the live event.

Click here to register.

Click here to register for multiple webinars at once.

Webinar Brochure

Print the webinar brochure to share with your friends, genealogy society, or Family History Center. memberships

All live webinars are free and their recordings are free to watch for the first 7 days. With a webinar subscription you get these additional benefits:

  • Access to 1) all the existing 637 classes in the library (856 hours of quality genealogy education), 2) plus the 106 webinars that will be added during the 2018 season, 3) plus any additional bonus subscribers-only webinars (171 of these so far) - all available for the duration of your membership
  • Access to all 2,910 pages of instructors' handouts plus the new handouts of the 2018 season
  • Chat logs from the live webinars
  • Additional 5% off anything at
  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Additional members-only BONUS webinars
  • Playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

It's just $49.95/year.


Nowhere else - on land, at sea, or online - will you find genealogy courses as comprehensive, diverse, or as numerous as you will find at

Add it to your Google Calendar

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2018 Speakers

Lots of brand new speakers join many of your favorites for 2018. One of them may be the one to help you break down your genealogical brick wall! Don't miss even one week!


2018 Schedule

January 2018

  • Did I Get Everything? Creating a Checklist for Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee. 1/3
  • Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 1): Your First Few Legacy Tips by Geoff Rasmussen. 1/5
  • Quality, Time and Completion: Developing a Research Plan (Part One) by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA. 1/10
  • Full Circle: Tracing the Descendants of a Slaveholding Ancestor by Nicka Smith. 1/12
  • MyHeritage Webinars: Genealogy for Beginners: Start Your Online Family Tree by Daniel Horowitz. 1/16
  • BCG Webinars: Finding Thomas' Father: an 18th Century Prince William County Virginia Case Study by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG. 1/16
  • Introducing the Geni World Family Tree by E. Randol Schoenberg. 1/17
  • Finding Jamestown Ancestors by KC Reid. 1/24
  • MyHeritage Webinars:  Understanding DNA Matching Technology. 1/30
  • Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage by Sunny Morton. 1/31

February 2018

  • Photo Restoration Roadshow by Eric Basir. 2/7
  • MyHeritage Webinars:  Have Nordic Ancestors? Count Yourself Lucky - Nordic Records are Amazing by Mike Mansfield. 2/13
  • BCG Webinars: Using Swedish Taxation Records to Solve Tough Genealogical Problems by Jill Morelli, CG. 2/20
  • Tribal Quest: a Special Project to Document the Family Histories of Tribal People by Golan Levi. 2/21
  • Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 2): Adding an Online Document by Geoff Rasmussen. 2/23
  • Find Your Roots in German Farm Histories by Gail Blankenau. 2/28

March 2018 

  • Overcoming Brick Walls Caused by Record Loss by Mary Hill, AG. 3/7
  • Secrets in the Attic: Break Down Brick Walls With Home Sources by Denise May Levenick. 3/9
  • MyHeritage Webinars: True Stories of Families Reunited Thanks to Genetic Genealogy. 3/13
  • The Case of the Broken Link: Decoding the URL by Cyndi Ingle. 3/14
  • BCG Webinars: From Baltimore to Burlington: Hazen P. Day's Neighbors Bring Him Home by Catherine B. Wiest Desmarais, CG. 3/20
  • Hands-On with MyHeritage DNA by Geoff Rasmussen and Yoav Naveh. 3/21
  • Introduction to DNA Testing in Genealogy and Family History by Mike Mansfield. 3/23
  • MyHeritage Webinars:  How DNA testing can reveal your ethnic roots. 3/27
  • Formulating a DNA Testing Plan by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. 3/28

April 2018

  • Jewish Genealogy for the Non-Jew: History, Migration, DNA by Schelly Talalay Dardashti. 4/4
  • Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 3): Adding a Census Record by Geoff Rasmussen. 4/6
  • MyHeritage Webinars: Genealogy for Advanced Users: Grow Your Family Tree Online. 4/10
  • Georgia: Gateway to Westward Expansion by Rorey Cathcart. 4/11
  • Researching Your Oregon Ancestors by Tessa Keough. 4/13
  • BCG Webinars: Better Together: Making Your Case with Documents and DNA by Patti Lee Hobbs, CG. 4/17
  • Lincoln's Laws and the Records of War by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. 4/18
  • MyHeritage Webinars: Get the Most from the MyHeritage Search Engine for Historical Records by Daniel Horowitz. 4/24
  • Verifying Information You Find Online by Marian Pierre-Louis. 4/25

May 2018

  • Special Appearance by the Founder and CEO of MyHeritage by Gilad Japhet. 5/2
  • MyHeritage Webinars: Discover Your Family in School Yearbooks by Mike Mansfield. 5/8
  • The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper by Cyndi Ingle. 5/9
  • A Checklist of African American Resources by Angela Walton-Raji. 5/11
  • BCG Webinars: Good Research Habits by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. 5/15
  • The First 5 Things to Do with Your New Test Results by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. 5/16
  • MyHeritage Webinars: How to Use the Smart Matches & Record Matches MyHeritage Technologies. 5/22
  • Quaker Migration into America by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG. 5/23
  • The Palatine Immigrants: Tracing and Locating 18th Century German Immigrants Online by Luana Darby, MLIS, AG. 5/30

June 2018

  • MyHeritage Webinars: Digital Gravestones. 6/5
  • What Your Ancestor's Neighbors Can Tell You by Melissa Barker. 6/6
  • The Family DNA Project by Nicka Smith. 6/8
  • Easily Read Old Style American Handwriting by Sharon Monson. 6/13
  • MyHeritage Webinars: You Need a Search Strategy: Maximizing Your Results with Online Genealogical Databases by Mike Mansfield. 6/19
  • BCG Webinars: Using Maps in Genealogical Research by Sara A. Scriber, CG. 6/19
  • Lightroom or Photoshop? What should I use for my photo editing? by Jared Hodges. 6/27

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July 2018

  • Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 4): Adding Estate/Probate Records by Geoff Rasmussen. 7/6
  • The Art of Negative-Space Research: Women by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG. 7/11
  • Freedmen's Bureau Records - Valuable to ALL Southern research by Diane L. Richard. 7/13
  • MyHeritage Webinars: Special Tools that can Take Your Research to the Next Level. 7/17
  • BCG Webinars: It's a Numbers Game! Understanding Recognized Genealogical Formats by Alice Hoyt Veen, CG. 7/17
  • Trails of Daniel Boone and other Western Travelers by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA. 7/18
  • Photoshop: What you need to know as a photographer by Jared Hodges. 7/25
  • MyHeritage Webinars: An Overview of Important Historical Record Collections. 7/31

August 2018

  • Sharing The Joy: Projects That Will Captivate The Non-Genealogists In Your Life by Lisa Louise Cooke. 8/1
  • Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 5): Adding an Obituary by Geoff Rasmussen. 8/3
  • Genealogical Proof for the Novice Genealogist by Annette Burke Lyttle. 8/8
  • 50 Websites To Find Vital Records by Gena Philibert-Ortega. 8/10
  • MyHeritage Webinars: Everything you need to know about Genealogical Charts and Reports. 8/14
  • Untangle the Web of Germanic Websites by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG. 8/15
  • BCG Webinars: GPS: Finding Your Way Through Tough Research Problems by James Ison, CG, AG. 8/21
  • Researching Forces Ancestors (England and Wales) by Kirsty Gray. 8/22
  • MyHeritage Webinars: How Photos Enhance Genealogical Research by Daniel Horowitz. 8/28
  • The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite by Diahan Southard. 8/29

September 2018 

  • What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Research by Thomas MacEntee. 9/5
  • Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 6): Adding a Death Certificate by Geoff Rasmussen. 9/7
  • Examining Migration & Researching Migrants in the British Isles by Julie Goucher. 9/12
  • Slave Narratives: Telling the Story of Slavery and Families by Ann Staley, CG, CGL. 9/14
  • BCG Webinars: Using Lists to Find Proof by Cari Taplin, CG. 9/18
  • 25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know by Lisa Alzo. 9/19
  • MyHeritage Webinars: Importance of Newspapers for family research by Daniel Horowitz. 9/25

 October 2018

  • Remote Research in the Databases of the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. 10/3
  • Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 7): Adding Email Correspondence by Geoff Rasmussen. 10/5
  • MyHeritage Webinars: On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy. 10/9
  • In Search of My Brother's Mother - An Adoption Story by Beth Foulk.10/10
  • Strategies for Using FamilySearch by Shannon Combs-Bennett. 10/12
  • BCG Webinars: Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research by Julie Miller, CG, CGL, FNGS. 10/16
  • Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG. 10/17
  • MyHeritage Webinars: True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy. 10/23
  • 10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing by Lisa Alzo. 10/24
  • Researching your French and Indian War Ancestor by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA. 10/26
  • Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees by E. Randol Schoenberg. 10/31

November 2018

  • Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 8): The Smoking Gun by Geoff Rasmussen. 11/2
  • MyHeritage Webinars: City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks by Mike Mansfield. 11/6
  • Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor by Melissa Barker. 11/7
  • Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners by Rorey Cathcart. 11/14
  • BCG Webinars: Every Day Life of Our Ancestors by Ann Staley, CG, CGL. 11/20
  • Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. 11/28

December 2018

  • Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records by Mary Roddy. 12/5
  • Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database by Geoff Rasmussen. 12/7
  • 101 Ways to Design a Genealogy Chart by Janet Hovorka. 12/12
  • Citation for beginners by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG. 12/14
  • BCG Webinars: Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman's Family by Nancy A. Peters, CG. 12/18
  • That Splendid Little War: Researching Your Spanish American War Ancestors by Michael L. Strauss, AG. 12/19

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