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2019 Legacy Family Tree Webinars Series Announced


MyHeritage and are pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2019 Legacy Family Tree Webinars series. Choose from 73 classes from genealogy's leading educators on topics ranging from Australia to New Mexico to France, from OneNote to Google Photos, from the DAR to Forensic Genealogy, and from DNA Painter to Reclaim the Records.

The 2019 series brings the addition of weekly themes. In addition to hosting the MyHeritage and BCG webinars series (to be announced separately), Legacy will now broadcast DNA webinars the first Wednesday of each month, a places/ethnicity topic the 3rd Wednesday of the month, technology topics on the 4th Wednesday and Methodology topics the last Friday of each month. These new themed webinars join the previously announced new Down Under series. There's surely something for everyone!


BCG webinar series

We are proud to once again host the monthly webinar series for the Board for Certification of Genealogists where we will learn from the likes of Claire Bettag, Debra Miezala, Harold Henderson, and nine other board-certified genealogists. See the press release here.

MyHeritage webinar series

And for the second year - we will be the host of the exclusive webinar series, MyHeritage Webinars, where we will learn about matching technology, and get insights into old photos, city directories and much more. Watch this blog for the announcement soon.

Down Under series

We are most proud to host the new Down Under series - webinars designed for genealogists in Australia and New Zealand - at 12pm (noon) on Wednesdays. They'll have their very own Webinar Wednesday with convenient timing. See

FGS series

We've partnered with the Federation of Genealogical Societies to help you prepare for their annual conference to be held August 21-24 in Washington DC. First, learn from conference Chair, Pamela Boyer Sayre, in her free webinar What Would You Do If You Had Five Days in Washington DC? Then in March, we will release a 13-class series to learn about the attendee's repository of interest - The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Library of Congress, or Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library. This will give conference goers the special knowledge they need to decide which pre-conference research opportunity they want. This bonus webinar series will be available to FGS registrants and webinar subscribers.

International Languages

For the first time, we will host live webinars in foreign languages: Swedish, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish. More information to come soon.

Closed Captioning

Every webinar recording will be captioned for the hearing impaired. We really are striving to serve the entire world!

BONUS webinars for subscribers

In addition to the live webinar series, every Friday is "Member Friday" where subscribers will enjoy a bonus pre-recorded webinar! Watch for the schedule of titles soon.

How to register

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.


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 833 classes in the library (1,082 hours of quality genealogy education), 2) plus the 116 webinars that will be added during the 2019 season, 3) plus any additional bonus subscribers-only webinars (hundreds of these so far) - all available for the duration of your membership
  • Access to all 3,582 pages of instructors' handouts plus the new handouts of the 2019 season
  • Access to all webinars and handouts from our new Down Under series
  • 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

Click here to add the Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series to your Google Calendar.


2019 Speakers

Lots of brand new speakers join many of your favorites for 2019. One of them may be the one to help you break down your genealogical brick wall! Don't miss even one week!


2019 Webinar Channels and Schedule

Down Under Channel (1st Wednesdays, 12pm Sydney time)

Webinar Title Presenter Date
Researching in Australian Archives Helen Smith January 2
Six Feet Under Down Under - Cemetery records in Australia Jill Ball February 6
Polled! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales colonial muster and census returns Carol Baxter March 6
One Touch Genealogy Research: How to Handle a Record Just Once Thomas MacEntee April 3
English Parish Records: More than Hatch, Match and Dispatch Helen Smith May 1
They really didn’t swim! Finding your ancestors in New South Wales colonial shipping records Carol Baxter June 5
Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy Cyndi Ingle July 3
Finding Families in New Zealand Fiona Brooker August 7
Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research Paul Milner September 4
The Stories Behind the Segments Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. October 2
Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure Helen Smith November 6
Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest Paul Milner December 4

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DNA Channel (1st Wednesdays, 2pm eastern U.S. time)

Webinar Title Presenter Date
DNA Rights and Wrongs: The Ethical Side of Testing Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL January 2
DNA and the GPS solves a mystery: Hamiltons in Colonial New England Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG February 6
A Guide to Third Party Tools For DNA Testing Michelle Leonard March 6
An Introduction to DNA Painter Jonny Perl April 3
How to use autosomal DNA to resolve historical paternity cases Ugo Perego May 1
Lessons in Jewish DNA Israel Pickholtz June 5
Evaluating Shared DNA Paul Woodbury July 3
Case Studies in Gray: Identifying Shared Ancestries Through DNA and Genealogy Nicka Smith August 7
Combining DNA and Traditional Research - In-Depth Case Studies Michelle Leonard September 4
A Day Out With Your DNA Diahan Southard October 2
Understanding Ethnicity Estimates Mary Eberle, JD November 6
Which Spot Does ‘X’ Mark, Anyway? X-DNA Testing in Action Debra Renard December 4
**other DNA webinars in Misc and MyHeritage Channels    

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MyHeritage Channel (2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 2pm eastern U.S. time)

Registration coming soon...

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Foreign Language Channel (2nd Wednesdays, 2pm eastern U.S. time)

Registration coming soon...

Misc Channel (2nd/5th Wednesdays, 8/2pm eastern U.S. time)

Webinar Title Presenter Date
Maintaining an Organized Computer Cyndi Ingle January 9
You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation Thomas MacEntee January 30
Reconstructing Your Genetic Family Tree Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. February 13
Reclaim The Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogy Brooke Ganz March 13
Plain Folk – Researching Amish and Mennonite Families Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG April 10
Surprise Webinar Surprise Guest May 8
Tools for Translating and Transcribing Genealogy Records Thomas MacEntee May 29
Tracking Your Digital Bread Crumbs: Bookmarks, Toolbars, Notes, and Other Applications Cyndi Ingle June 12
Google Photos: one photo app to rule them all Devin Ashby July 31
Basics of Land Platting - Part 1 J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA August 14
Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. September 11
50 Records that Document Female Ancestors Gena Philibert-Ortega October 9
Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files Denise May Levenick October 30
Soldier’s Homes (1865-1930) – Caring for our veterans Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA November 13
Grandma's Obituary Box: The Use of Obituaries in Genealogical Research and Their Role in American Culture Pam Stone Eagleson, CG December 11

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Board for Certification of Genealogists Channel (3rd Tuesdays, 8pm eastern U.S. time)

Webinar Title Presenter Date
Visualizing Information for Genealogists Margaret R. Fortier, CG January 15
Applying Evidence to Genealogical Research Questions Melissa Johnson, CG February 19
The Five-story Fall: Correlating Indirect and Direct Evidence to Extend the Pedigree Debra S. Mieszala, CG March 19
Transcribing Documents: There is More Than Meets the Eye! LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG April 16
Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking? Jeanne Bloom, CG May 21
Using Another Library Source: the Government Document Section Patricia Stamm, CG, CGL June 18
Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands Yvette Hoitink, CG July 16 *2pm start
Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing Harold Henderson, CG August 20
Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy Claire Bettag, CG September 17 *live only
Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records Claire Bettag, CG October 15 *live only
Native American Research: Things You May Not Know Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA November 19
Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA December 17

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Places/Ethnicity Channel (3rd Wednesdays, 2pm eastern U.S. time)

Webinar Title Presenter Date
What Would You Do If You Had Five Days in Washington, DC? Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA January 16
Online Resources for French Genealogy part I Paul Woodbury February 20
One African-American family’s story of Migration from the South: A Boarding House in Detroit… J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA March 20
Boost Your Germanic Research: Understand Historical Jurisdictions Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG April 17
The 10 Most Useful Databases for Eastern European Research Lisa Alzo May 15
Researching in New Mexico Henrietta Martinez Christmas June 19
Prince Edward Island Repositories and Records Melanie McComb July 10
Research Your Newfoundland Ancestors Tessa Keough July 17
Research Latin America Genealogical Resources on the Internet Daniel Horowitz September 18
Italian Civil Registration (Stato Civile): Going Beyond the Basics Melanie D. Holtz, CG October 16
A la Karte: Borders, Maps and Gazetteers for German Genealogists James M. Beidler November 20
How to trace your UK ancestry Kirsty Gray December 18

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Technology Channel (4th Wednesdays, 2pm eastern U.S. time)

Webinar Title Presenter Date
Using OneNote With Your Genealogy Tessa Keough January 23
A Month’s Worth of Must-Have Tech Tips To Start Using Today Gena Philibert-Ortega February 27
No Purchase Necessary: Free Genealogy Tools for Your iPad/iPhone Devin Ashby March 27
Comparing the Genealogy Giants:, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage – 2019 edition Sunny Morton April 24
Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington May 22
Spreadsheets 401 : Excel-lent Inspiration Mary Kircher Roddy June 26
Should You Take the Hint? Automatic Record Hinting on the Giant Genealogy Sunny Morton July 24
Bullet Journaling for Genealogy Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG August 21
Using Teams With Your Genealogy Tessa Keough August 28
Meaningful Tables and Graphs for Correlation in Family History Ruth Wilson Craig, CG September 25
Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist - 2019 edition Geoff Rasmussen October 23

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Methodology Channel (4th Fridays, 2pm eastern U.S. time)

Webinar Title Presenter Date
Patriot or Not?: Using the Genealogical Proof Standard on a Closed DAR Line Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL January 25
Using Timelines and Tables to Analyze Your Research Cari Taplin, CG February 22
A Terrible Malady: Disease and Epidemics in New England Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA March 22
How I Built My Own Brick Wall Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL April 26
Compiling a Military Service Record Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA May 24
5 Steps to Becoming a Good Ancestor Marian Pierre-Louis June 28
Census Hurdles: How to Jump Over or Go Around Cari Taplin, CG July 26
Introduction to Forensic Genealogy Kelvin L. Meyers August 23
The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro! Melissa Barker September 27
Decoding Secret Societies: Finding Your Female Fraternal Ancestors Michael L. Strauss, AG October 25
No Will? No Problem! Sharon Monson November 22

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What a great lineup! Another great year for genealogists... thanks.

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