The top 10 genealogy webinars of 2019
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Top 10 genealogy webinars of all time

Top10Heading into the 10th year of our webinar series, we're taking a look back to see which webinars have been the most popular of all time. But first, a few stats:

  • 1,129 classes
  • 10 languages
  • 256 Presenters
  • Presenters from 20 countries
  • 4,657 syllabus pages
  • 117 classes on DNA
  • 73 classes by the Board for Certification of Genealogists
  • 26 classes on Google
  • 227 classes on methodology and skills
  • 11 classes on organization
  • 116 classes on technology
  • 41 TechZone videos
  • 32 classes on writing and publishing
  • 429 BONUS (were never broadcast live) members-only classes

Top 10 Webinars (non-free)

  1. Get Organized Using the FamilyRoots Organizer Color-Coding System by Mary Hill
  2. Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage 2019 edition by Sunny Morton
  3. Case Studies in Gray: Identifying Shared Ancestries Through DNA and Genealogy by Nicka Smith
  4. Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files by Denise May Levenick
  5. Reasonably Exhaustive Research: The First Criteria for Genealogical Proof by Elizabeth Shown Mills
  6. A Month's Worth of Must-Have Tech Tips To Start Using Today by Gena Philibert-Ortega
  7. Reconstructing Your Genetic Family Tree by Blaine Bettinger, PhD., J.D.
  8. Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs, and To Do Lists: FamilySearch, Research Wiki, and Legacy Family Tree by Geoff Rasmussen
  9. My Genealogy DO-Over - A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes by Thomas MacEntee
  10. Foundations in DNA 1 of 5: Genealogy and DNA by Blaine Bettinger, PhD., J.D.

Top 10 DNA Webinars

  1. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl
  2. Case Studies in Gray: Identifying Shared Ancestries Through DNA and Genealogy by Nicka Smith
  3. Visualizing Ancestral Lines with DNA AutoClusters by Ran Snir
  4. Reconstructing Your Genetic Family Tree by Blaine Bettinger, PhD., J.D.
  5. Foundations in DNA 1 of 5: Genealogy and DNA by Blaine Bettinger, PhD., J.D.
  6. Combining DNA and Traditional Research - In-Depth Case Studies by Michelle Leonard
  7. Exploring AncestryDNA's New Genetic Communities by Blaine Bettinger, PhD., J.D.
  8. Understanding DNA Matching technology by Ran Snir
  9. Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy by Diahan Southard
  10. The Stories Behind the Segments by Blaine Bettinger, PhD., J.D.

Top Webinars by major countries

Top Webinars by Major Record Types

Top 10 BCG Webinars

  1. Reasonably Exhaustive Research: The First Criteria for Genealogical Proof by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL
  2. Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing by Harold Henderson, CG
  3. Transcribing Documents: There is More Than Meets the Eye! by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, CG, CGL
  4. Thinking About Becoming a Board-certified Genealogist? by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
  5. FAN + GPS + DNA: The Problem-Solver's Great Trifecta by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL
  6. Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking? by Jeanne Bloom, CG
  7. Kinship Determination: From Generation to Generation by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
  8. Writing Up Your Research by Michael J. Leclerc, CG
  9. The Five-story Fall: Correlating Indirect and Direct Evidence to Extend the Pedigree by Debra S. Mieszala, CG
  10. Are You My Grandpa? Men of the Same Name by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL

Top 10 Google Webinars

  1. Google Photos: one photo app to rule them all by Devin Ashby
  2. Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud by DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington
  3. You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools by Thomas MacEntee
  4. Using Google Earth for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke
  5. New and Must-Have Google Tips for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke
  6. Google Drive for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee
  7. Google Search Strategies for Common Surnames by Lisa Louise Cooke
  8. Organize Your Online Life by Lisa Louise Cooke
  9. Googling Around with Google and other Technology by Geoff Rasmussen
  10. Create a Free Google Earth Historic Map Collection for Your Research by Lisa Louise Cooke

Top 10 MyHeritage Webinars

  1. 7 Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries by Mike Mansfield
  2. Visualizing Ancestral Lines with DNA AutoClusters by Ran Snir
  3. Genealogy for Beginners: Start Your Online Family Tree by Daniel Horowitz
  4. Understanding DNA Matching technology by Ran Snir
  5. Everything you need to know about Genealogical Charts and Reports by Uri Gonen
  6. Hands-On with MyHeritage DNA by Geoff Rasmussen and Ran Snir
  7. Introducing the MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry Test by Ofer Karp
  8. Hidden content treasures you might have missed at MyHeritage by Mike Mansfield
  9. Special Appearance by the Founder and CEO of MyHeritage by Gilad Japhet
  10. Suggested Relationship Paths: An Inside Look at the Theory of Family Relativity by Ran Snir

Top 10 Legacy Family Tree software Webinars

  1. Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Powerful by Geoff Rasmussen
  2. Discover the new Legacy Family Tree 9
  3. Legacy Family Tree and FamilySearch Family Tree
  4. Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs, and To Do Lists
  5. Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Census Record
  6. Timelines and Chronologies - Secrets of Success
  7. Legacy Family Tree - Beyond the Basics
  8. What's New in Legacy Family Tree 8?
  9. Legacy Family Tree for Complete Beginners
  10. Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Death Certificate

Top 10 Free Webinars

  1. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl
  2. Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Powerful by Geoff Rasmussen
  3. Discover the new Legacy Family Tree 9 by Geoff Rasmussen
  4. Legacy Family Tree and FamilySearch Family Tree by Geoff Rasmussen
  5. 7 Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries at MyHeritage by Mike Mansfield
  6. Visualizing Ancestral Lines with DNA AutoClusters by Ran Snir
  7. Google Photos: one photo app to rule them all by Devin Ashby
  8. Genealogy for Beginners: Start Your Online Family Tree by Daniel Horowitz
  9. Microsoft Word Series - #1 Getting Started with Microsoft Word by Thomas MacEntee
  10. Find Your Immigrant Ancestors AND their Relatives in the New York Passenger Arrival Records by Mike Mansfield

There are many more lists we could create: top technology classes, top methodology classes, beginners, FamilySearch, organization, digital photos, software, technology, Watch Geoff Live, writing and publishing. If you're new to the webinar series, this should give you a good start.

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