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Top 30 genealogy webinars of 2021


In 2021 MyHeritage and Legacy Family Tree Webinars brought you 240 genealogy webinars. 240 ways of finding your ancestors. Wow! We hope you've been able to find an ancestor or two and that you've enjoyed our Webinar Wednesdays, our 2nd annual Genealogy Webinar Marathon, Webtember, TechZone videos, the Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series, the MyHeritage Webinars series, the African Diaspora series, the Board for Certification of Genealogists webinar series, and everything else we've brought you in 2021.

We also brought you the final lectures for three amazing educators: Elizabeth Shown Mills (retired from speaking), Pam Sayre (retired from speaking) and Debra Renard (passed away in December).

Thank you for being part of our webinar family. My family. While every single webinar was fantastic, here's the list of the top most-watched webinars in 2021.

The Top 10 for 2021

1. Navigating Your Way Through FamilySearch by Cyndi Ingle

2. Another 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega

3. Ten Databases You Need to Know About by Shannon Combs-Bennett

4. 'What are the Odds?' An online tool that can help solve DNA puzzles by Jonny Perl

5. An Introduction to DNA Painter by Jonny Perl

6. Comparing the Genealogy Giants 2021: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and MyHeritage by Sunny Morton

7. Context: A Powerful Tool for Problem Solving by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

8. FamilySearch.org – 10 Links You Have to Try by Devin Ashby

9. Four ways DNA Painter can help with your family history research by Jonny Perl

10. Building Family Trees for Your DNA Matches by Mary Eberle, JD

The Runner-Ups

11. Me and My 1000+ DNA Cousins by Diahan Southard

12. Genealogy Escape Room by Thomas MacEntee

13. Four Factors Influencing Your DNA Ethnicity Results by Diahan Southard

14. They Had Names: Identifying Children Represented by Tick Marks in Pre-1850 Censuses by Denise E. Cross, MSLIS, CG

15. Record As You Go, Cite As You Go, & File As You Go by Cyndi Ingle

16. Do You Have an Artificial Brick Wall? by Robyn Smith

17. Cluster Research: Using Groups of People to Find Your People by Robyn Smith

18. Fifty Overlooked Genealogical Resources in Fifty Minutes by Diane L. Richard

19. DNA Downer: Strategies for Dealing with DNA Fatigue by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

20. My ancestors were Irish – or were they? by Natalie Bodle

The 2nd Runner-Ups

21. Discover the new Legacy Family Tree 9 by Geoff Rasmussen

22. Solving a Brick Wall with DNA – A Case Study by Larry W. Thomas

23. Tech with Thomas by Thomas MacEntee

24. Nurturing Your Family Trees: Online or On Your Device (or Both)? by Cyndi Ingle

25. Learning More about American Female Ancestors Prior to 1850 by Gena Philibert-Ortega

26. Uncovering the lives of your London (England) ancestors by Cathie Sherwood

27. Organization: The Key to Successful Research by Teri E. Flack, M.A. (Public History), M.B.A.

28. British Genealogy Online: The Top English & Welsh Family History Websites by Rick Crume

29. Investigative Genetic Genealogy – the Use of DNA for Law Enforcement by Diahan Southard

30. Where else to look? When matches don’t reply by Michelle Patient

Geoff's Personal Favorites

Although I loved every ... single ... webinar this year, these six were my personal favorites:

Well, my "personal favorites" list started out as "Geoff's Top 3" and the more I review the catalog the longer the list is getting so I'd better stop. All 240 webinars in 2021 are certainly worth the replay.

Geoff's classes

They didn't make the top 30, but I really enjoyed presenting these classes this year:

Access to classes in the Legacy Family Tree Webinar library are available with an webinar membership. Not a member? Become one! Or watch one of our free classes here.

Here's to a fruitful 2022 - may we all make progress on our family trees!


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