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Announcing the 4th Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon — April 13-14, 2023 - Registration now open (and free)


We're excited to announce The 4th Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon hosted by and MyHeritage. The marathon will begin on Thursday, April 13 at 5pm eastern U.S. time (Friday, April 14 at 7am Sydney time) and end on Friday, April 14 at 6pm eastern U.S. time (Saturday, April 9 at 8am Sydney time).

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You will learn how to trace your ancestors from the world's top genealogists and educators. From planning your research to DNA, from eBooks, German calendars and the FAN club, to Australia, Poland and Ireland, to the First Kansas/US Colored Troops 79th Regiment, there's something for everyone... in every time zone. And thanks to and MyHeritage, the entire event is free! Pop in for a session or two, or stick around for the full 24 hours — it's completely up to you. There will even be time for Q&A and door prizes.

Actually, it's 25 hours

Stick around for an extra hour at the very end as we feature Elizabeth Shown Mills and her class, "Elusive Ancestors: Never Too Poor To Trace". This is part of this year's members-only webinar series, "The Best of Elizabeth Shown Mills: Genealogy Problem Solving". All classes in this series require a webinar membership to attend EXCEPT for this one. If you've been thinking about becoming a webinar member to have access to the entire series, come see what it's all about.

How to Listen In

Register at Live attendance for each session is limited to the first 3,000 attendees. If you can't join us in real time, we've got you covered: all recordings will be available afterwards absolutely free for a week. Beyond that, you can watch them anytime with a webinar membership to

The Lectures

Viewers will enjoy a wide variety of lectures of genealogy and DNA. Each class will be 45 minutes long including time for questions at the end. The full schedule is shown below.

Title Speaker Sydney London / GMT Eastern U.S.
Solving Unknown Parentage Mysteries with MyHeritage DNA Michelle Leonard Fri Apr 14, 7am Thu Apr 13, 9pm Thu Apr 13, 5pm
Spanish & Latin American Records on MyHeritage Daniel Horowitz  8am  10pm  6pm
Liverpool: The Central Hub for Northern Europe’s 19th and 20th Century Emigration Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv  9am  11pm  7pm
The Secret to Finding Your Ancestors’ Stories Janice Nickerson  10am  Fri Apr 14, 12am  8pm
The FAN Club Methodology, DNA, and Genealogy Lead Back to Lunatic’s Plantation Melvin J. Collier  11pm  1am  9pm
Genealogy A to Z: A Trivia Adventure Thomas MacEntee  12pm  2am  10pm
Ancestral Ink: The Social History Behind a Tattoo Gena Philibert-Ortega  1pm  3am  11pm
We Remember: Researching, Remembering and Commemorating those who served Michelle Patient  2pm  4am  Fri Apr 14, 12am
Slow Down – Planning Your Research Fiona Brooker  3pm  5am  1am
Polish cemeteries online Kinga Urbańska  4pm  6am  2am
There is more at MyHeritage than family trees and photos Fran Kitto  5pm  7am  3am
To Have but No Longer to Hold: Divorce in Australia Helen V. Smith  6pm  8am  4am
Australian indexes online for family history research you might not know Shauna Hicks  7pm  9am  5am
Different calendars in German genealogy Andrea Bentschneider  8pm  10am  6am
Using MyHeritage to research Polish family history and to find living relatives in Poland Zbigniew Stettner  9pm  11am  7am
Unearthing the treasures in the Irish Registry of Deeds Natalie Bodle  10pm  12pm  8am
When Enough is Enough Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL 11pm  1pm  9am
Giving Them Their Glory: First Kansas/US Colored Troops 79th Regiment Nicka Smith Sat Apr 15, 12am  2pm  10am
Tell Better Family Stories with MyHeritage Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.  1am  3pm  11am
Time: Calendar Changes & Moveable Feast Days Explained Jill Morelli, CG  2am  4pm  12pm
An Introduction to Investigative Genetic Genealogy Ugo Perego, PhD, MSc  3am  5pm  1pm
The “Forgotten” Immigrants: The Swiss to America Michael D. Lacopo, DVM  4am  6pm  2pm
Finding the Original Record When the Index is Unclear J. Mark Lowe, FUGA  5am  7pm  3pm
Off the Shelf: The Unexplored Potential for eBooks in Genealogy Cyndi Ingle  6am  8pm  4pm
Elusive Ancestors: Never Too Poor to Trace Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL 7am 9pm 5pm

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Looking forward to "seeing" you there!


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Geoff, your computer graphic at top is a blast from the past for me as it looks like a late 90s era desktop and monitor. Windows 3.0 yes?

Definitely looking forward to this marathon. Thanks so much to your team and the presenters who make this possible.

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