MyHeritage LIVE live stream announced

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It's almost here. I get to personally rub shoulders with some of our industry's finest educators and mingle with many of the top minds at our new parent company, MyHeritage. I'll pack my winter coat, as the weather forecast looks a bit cold in Oslo, and if you're coming too, be sure you do the same.

If you won't be in there in person, you'll still get to be a part of MyHeritage LIVE 2018. I've just learned that both the genealogy and DNA tracks will be live streamed on the MyHeritage LIVE conference website, so please tune in from 9:00 a.m. Oslo time on November 3 (time zone calculator here). Here's the complete agenda: https://live2018.myheritage.com/#agenda


DNA Quest Reunion Featured on Good Morning America

Mitch Yurkovich, 37, from Bad Axe, Michigan, was adopted as a baby. Married with four children, he was always curious about his biological family and had searched for information over many years. It changed his life when he found his biological parents, who were still together, and who had married and had more children! It was made possible thanks to DNA Quest, MyHeritage’s pro bono initiative to help adoptees search for biological family members.

THANK YOU MyHeritage for starting the DNA Quest project.

I know my story is just one of MANY happy results from the program.

My life is changed (for the BETTER) because of this test. I cannot thank your team enough!

Mitch just met his family in person for the first time. His story was just featured on “Good Morning America”:

Click here for the rest of the story.

 

 

 

 

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Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage webinar: True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy by Roi Mandel

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MyHeritage has brought together many long lost relatives thanks to DNA Matching technology and a huge database of family trees and historical records. In this webinar, our research team will present a few of our favorite heartwarming reunions.

Join us and MyHeritage's Roi Mandel for the live webinar Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion. 

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Or register for multiple webinars at once by clicking here.

Not sure if you already registered?

Login to view your registration status for this webinar (available for annual or monthly webinar subscribers).

Test Your Webinar Connection

To ensure that your webinar connection is ready to go, click here.

Can't make it to the live event?

No worries. Its recording will be available for a limited time. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership. 

About the Presenter

RoiMandel-144x144With 15 years of experience in journalism as a news and magazine correspondent and a great love of history and human stories, Roi is responsible for finding and researching the amazing stories of MyHeritage users and reuniting families all over the world. He and his team are also using MyHeritage’s incredible database, every day, to shed light on historical figures and events. Married with two children, Roi was born in Israel and has a B.A. in Media Studies and History. He joined MyHeritage in 2015, immediately making his mark with the "Real Uncle Sam" story that was published in the New York Times, and an intensive historical research on the Jewish community in Corfu, Greece. In the past three years, he has facilitated many family reunions of MyHeritage users around the world.

Add it to your Google Calendar

With our Google Calendar button, you will never forget our upcoming webinars. Simply click the button to add it to your calendar. You can then optionally embed the webinar events (and even turn them on and off) into your own personal calendar. If you have already added the calendar, you do not have to do it again - the new webinar events will automatically appear.

Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.com.
  6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  7. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


DNA Quest Success: New Zealand Siblings Living Just Miles Apart Meet for the First Time!

I first told you about DNAQuest back in April - a pro bono initiative of MyHeritage to help adoptees and their birth families reunite through genetic testing. Since then, thousands of adoptees participated in the project and we're now beginning to learn of some of their amazing reunions. Just today, MyHeritage published the first heart-warming story. Watch the reunion below and read the entire story here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Register for Tuesday's MyHeritage webinar - On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy by Guy Tsype

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In this webinar, you will learn how to use your mobile device to expand your family history research. From recording your family's story to sharing your discoveries, your mobile device has a wealth of tools that allow you to continue your research wherever you are. 

Join us and MyHeritage's Guy Tsype for the live webinar Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion. 

Registerbut 

Or register for multiple webinars at once by clicking here.

Not sure if you already registered?

Login to view your registration status for this webinar (available for annual or monthly webinar subscribers).

Test Your Webinar Connection

To ensure that your webinar connection is ready to go, click here.

Can't make it to the live event?

No worries. Its recording will be available for a limited time. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership. 

Add it to your Google Calendar

With our Google Calendar button, you will never forget our upcoming webinars. Simply click the button to add it to your calendar. You can then optionally embed the webinar events (and even turn them on and off) into your own personal calendar. If you have already added the calendar, you do not have to do it again - the new webinar events will automatically appear.

Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.com.
  6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  7. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Join us at MyHeritage LIVE in Oslo

Still thinking about joining us at MyHeritage LIVE in Oslo this November? Here's a quick preview of some of the things I'll get to talk about at the conference. Also with me will be Dick Eastman, Thomas MacEntee, Lisa Louise Cooke, Diahan Southard, Daniel Horowitz and many others. Hope to see you there.

Here are 9 more reasons to join us in Oslo.

For more information, or to register, visit https://live2018.myheritage.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How Photos Enhance Genealogical Research - free webinar by Daniel Horowitz now online

How Photos Enhance Genealogical Research - free webinar by Daniel Horowitz now online

The recording of today's webinar, "How Photos Enhance Genealogical Research” by Daniel Horowitz is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free on-demand.

Webinar Description

Photographs are an important resource in genealogical research. They add faces to the names in your family tree and teach you about how your ancestors lived. In this webinar, you can learn about the value of photos in discovering and preserving your family history, connecting to the past and present, and sharing your story.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 14 minute recording of "How Photos Enhance Genealogical Research” is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. Or watch it at your convenience with an annual or monthly webinar membership

Webinar Memberships/Subscriptions

Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 747 classes, 995 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 3,322 pages)
  • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
  • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year
  • Monthly membership: $9.95/month

Click here to subscribe.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite  08/29/2018  Diahan Southard
What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Genealogy Research  09/05/2018  Thomas MacEntee
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 6): Adding a Death Certificate  09/07/2018  Geoff Rasmussen
Examining Migration & Researching Migrants in the British Isles  09/12/2018  Julie Goucher
Slave Narratives: Telling the Story of Slavery and Families  09/14/2018  Ann Staley  CG  CGL
Using Lists to Find Proof  09/18/2018  Cari Taplin  CG
25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know  09/19/2018  Lisa Alzo
Importance of Newspapers for family research  09/25/2018  MyHeritage Webinars
Remote Research in the Databases of the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System  10/03/2018  Rick Sayre  CG  CGL  FUGA
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 7): Adding Email Correspondence  10/05/2018  Geoff Rasmussen
On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy  10/09/2018  MyHeritage Webinars
In Search of My Brother's Mother - An Adoption Story  10/10/2018  Beth Foulk
Strategies for Using FamilySearch  10/12/2018  Shannon Combs-Bennett
Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research  10/16/2018  Julie P. Miller  CG  CGL
Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush  10/17/2018  Peggy Clemens Lauritzen  AG
True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy  10/23/2018  MyHeritage Webinars
10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing  10/24/2018  Lisa Alzo
Researching your French and Indian War Ancestor  10/26/2018  Craig R. Scott  MA  CG  FUGA
Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees  10/31/2018  E. Randol Schoenberg
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 8): The Smoking Gun  11/02/2018  Geoff Rasmussen
City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks  11/06/2018  MyHeritage Webinars
Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor  11/07/2018  Melissa Barker
Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners  11/14/2018  Rorey Cathcart
Every Day Life of Our Ancestors  11/20/2018  Ann Staley  CG  CGL
Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking  11/28/2018  Paula Stuart-Warren  CG  FMGS  FUGA
Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records  12/05/2018  Mary Kircher Roddy
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database  12/07/2018  Geoff Rasmussen
101 Ways to Design a Genealogy Chart  12/12/2018  Janet Hovorka
Citation for beginners  12/14/2018  Shellee Morehead  PhD  CG
Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman's Family  12/18/2018  Nancy A. Peters  CG
That Splendid Little War: Researching Your Spanish American War Ancestors  12/19/2018  Michael L. Strauss  AG


Print the 2018 webinar brochure here
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See you online!

 


Another Family Reunited thanks to DNA

I love these stories.

Just a few years ago, we never even considered that reunions like this could happen. Thanks to DNA testing (and specifically MyHeritageDNA) families are being made whole. Watch the brief video below for another successful reunion, but have tissue nearby in case your eyes develop allergies like mine did.

Read more about this reunion here.

Or watch our webinar, "True Stories of Families Reunited Thanks to Genetic Genealogy" for other amazing reunions.

 


Join me in Oslo, Norway for the first-ever MyHeritage LIVE genealogy conference

It's been really hard to keep this a secret, but now that it's LIVE and registration is open, I can finally go public with it!

I've been selected as one of the speakers for the first-ever MyHeritage LIVE conference which will be held in Oslo, Norway the weekend of November 2-4, 2018, and will be in the company of some of genealogy's finest educators including Dick Eastman, Thomas MacEntee, Lisa Louise Cooke and many others. The conference is open to anyone in the world who would like to learn genealogy, DNA, MyHeritage and more.

Click here to register or for more information.

Combine some sight-seeing with a genealogy conference and you've got a trip of a lifetime.  I snapped this pic from the tops of the fjords during our 2012 Legacy Genealogy Cruise and have looked forward to returning.

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Below is the official announcement. Hope to see some of you in Oslo!

You’re Invited to MyHeritage’s International User Conference!

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We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for MyHeritage LIVE — our first ever international user conference!

MyHeritage LIVE will take place on the weekend of 2–4 November 2018 in Oslo, Norway and we’d love for you to attend.

Register now. 

It’s open to anyone, from anywhere in the world, who would like to learn more about MyHeritage – including subscribers, DNA customers, those with free basic accounts, and those who haven’t used MyHeritage yet but would like to find out more.

The conference will feature a keynote speech from MyHeritage Founder and CEO, Gilad Japhet, international guest speakers and lectures from senior MyHeritage staff members. There will be three tracks: genealogy, DNA, and hands-on workshops, designed to suit all levels of experience, plus plenty of opportunities to ask questions and meet other MyHeritage users.

Tickets include entry to the Friday night reception, keynote speeches, and all conference sessions. They also include lunch and coffee breaks on Saturday and Sunday and entry to the exclusive MyHeritage LIVE party on Saturday night. Space is limited so please reserve your spot ASAP, before the Early Bird discount ends!

For a list of nearby hotels, details of how to get to the venue from Oslo airport and other information, please check the FAQs on the MyHeritage LIVE website.

We look forward to seeing you in Oslo!

The MyHeritage LIVE 2018 Conference Team