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2023 Legacy Family Tree Webinars series announced — adds Webinar Shorts AND the new "Best of Elizabeth Shown Mills" series


MyHeritage and Legacy Family Tree Webinars are pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2023 Legacy Family Tree Webinars series, now in its 14th year. Choose from 177 classes from genealogy's leading educators on topics ranging from scanning old negatives to Microsoft PowerPoint, from the West Indies and Greece to Germany and Liverpool, from mtDNA and YDNA to the Erie Canal and the First Kansas/US Colored Troops 79th Regiment, from urban mapping tools to telling better family stories on MyHeritage, and from deciphering handwritten documents to turning witnesses into evidence. We are also introducing Webinar Shorts and bringing back genealogy's pioneer in problem-solving methodology, Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL for the brand new members-only series, "The Best of Elizabeth Shown Mills: Genealogy Problem Solving".

Click here to register (free).


The Best of Elizabeth Shown Mills: Genealogy Problem Solving

Esm-400x200After hanging up the speaking mic in October 2021, Elizabeth Shown Mills, genealogy’s pioneer in problem-solving methodology, returns in 2023 with Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Join us each month as Elizabeth encores her top-12 most beloved classes, teaching us how to break down our genealogy problems and create solutions with innovative strategies and sound methods. The classes are pre-recorded for the live watch parties.

This series is accessible only with a webinar membership. Webinar members have access to the live events, the class replays, and the class syllabus materials. Visit for the lineup. Must be signed in as a member to register and attend.

Webinar Shorts - new in 2023!

When you have just a few minutes, but want to learn genealogy, turn to our new Webinar Shorts. Each how-to video helps you sharpen your genealogy skills in 20 minutes or less. Visit, or access from the new Webinar Shorts section on the home page. New short videos will appear throughout the year. We've also added the ability to sort webinars in the library by length.

The 2,000th webinar

What began as an experiment has revolutionized genealogy education. Sometime this year we will reach our 2,000th webinar. We'll celebrate together in a one-of-a-kind webinar, Celebrating 2,000 Webinars! Plus 10 tips you can use today. Hope to see you there!

In addition to our weekly Webinar Wednesdays, we will continue to offer other unique classes.

Bcglogo2019-68 We are proud to once again host the monthly webinar series for the Board for Certification of Genealogists where we will learn from board-certified genealogists Angela Packer McGhie, Meryl Schumacker, Dana Palmer, Rick Sayre, Judy G. Russell, Amy Larner Giroux, Margaret R. Fortier, Sharon Hoyt, Karen Stanbary, Ann Staley, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson and Nancy A. Peters. Click here for the entire lineup.
Mhwebinars And for the seventh year, we will be the host of the exclusive webinar series, MyHeritage Webinars, where we will learn from both leading genealogists about how they use MyHeritage and from MyHeritage Product Managers about what's new at MyHeritage. Click here for the entire lineup.
Downunder-transparent-small The Down Under series continues into its fifth year! This series of webinars is designed for genealogists in Australia and New Zealand - at 12pm (noon) on the first Wednesday of each month (Sydney time). They'll have their very own Webinar Wednesday with convenient timing. Click here for the entire lineup.
Africa The African Diaspora series, in its third year, will broadcast live the first Friday of each month and will deliver educational webinars geared toward African-ancestored people in the United States and around the world. Speakers for the 2023 series include Melvin J. Collier, Bernice Bennett, Ari Wilkins, Renate Yarborough Sanders, Janice Lovelace, Nicka Smith, LaDonna Garner, Sharon Batiste Gillins, Shelley Viola Murphy, Diane Warmsley and Amy Bertsch. Click here for the entire lineup.
Canada The O Canada series, also in its third year, will broadcast live the third Friday of every other month and will present educational classes with a focus on the broad range of ancestries found in Canada. Speakers for the series include Dave Obee, Lianne Kruger, Tara Shymanski, Janice Nickerson and Kaye Prince-Hollenberg. Click here for the entire lineup.
Mexicoseries The Mexico research series, now in its second year, will broadcast live the third Friday, every other month, and will deliver educational webinars geared toward Mexican-ancestored people in the United States and around the world. Speakers for the 2023 series include Colleen Robledo Greene, Joy Oria and Lisa Medina. Click here for the entire lineup.
24 Our 4th annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon will be held April 13-14. More than 40,000 registered for last year's epic event. Click here for the entire lineup.

Closed Captioning

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

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. (*The "Best of Elizabeth Shown Mills" series is included free for webinar members.)


Webinar Brochure

Print the 2023 brochure to share with your friends, genealogy society, or Family History Center. memberships

All live webinars are free (except for the members-only "The Best of Elizabeth Shown Mills" series) and their recordings are free to watch for the first 7 days. With a webinar membership you get these additional benefits:

  • Access to 1) all the existing 1,900+ classes in the library, 2) plus the 180+ webinars that will be added during the 2023 season, 3) plus any additional bonus members-only webinars (hundreds of these so far) – all available for the duration of your membership
  • Access to all 7,100+ pages of instructors' handouts plus the new handouts of the 2023 season
  • Chat logs from the live webinars
  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Advanced navigation of videos with playlists and chapters
  • Exclusive section for all webinars you've registered for
  • Option to bookmark your favorites
  • Additional 5% off anything at

It's just $49.95/year.

Learn more or join.

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.


2023 Speakers


Lots of brand new speakers join many of your favorites for 2023. One of them may be the one to help you break down your genealogical brick wall. Don't miss even one week! We welcome these new speakers to our webinar series:

  • Amy Bertsch
  • Bryna O'Sullivan
  • Dana Palmer, CG, CGL
  • Daniel Loftus
  • David Dowell
  • Diane Henriks
  • Diane Warmsley
  • Fran Kitto
  • Gilad Katz
  • Joy Oria
  • Katharine Andrew
  • Katherine Schober, MA
  • Katie Gertz
  • Kaye Prince-Hollenberg
  • Kerry Farmer
  • Kristy Love, PhD
  • LaDonna Garner, M.A.
  • Mia Bennett
  • Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
  • Rhonda Lauritzen
  • Richard Hill
  • Sharon Hoyt, CG
  • Tara Shymanski
  • Zbigniew Stettner

Click here to register.



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