Do you need help with your family history research? Genealogy webinars are a great way for you to learn from the best, from the experts.
So, please read on as I share with you my top 7 genealogy webinars that I recommend that you should visit.
Where do you even look?
There is plenty of help out there. You just need to know where to look. And this is where this post comes in.
I will show you the top 7 genealogy webinars that you can turn to for help.
They are not ranked in any sort of order. I found that task quite impossible.
So, to make it easier for me, (and you), they are just listed alphabetically.
Genealogy webinars discussed in this post:
- Dear Myrtle
- Family Tree Magazine
- Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems
- Legacy Family Tree
- Relative Roots
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7 Genealogy Webinars You Need To Check Out!
Ancestry is the world’s largest genealogy company with millions of members and billions of records within their databases. You have also seen the many Ancestry DNA adverts on your television.
But did you know that they also have archived presentations and live webinars presented by many experts in the genealogy field?
No need to be a paid member!
The great thing about these webinars is that you DO NOT have to be an Ancestry member to view them.
They are available completely FREE!
The topics discussed range from how to share your family stories, how to access military records on Ancestry, how to interview your family, or how to trace your African American ancestry.
There are just too many topics that they cover to discuss here.
So, just check these FREE videos out.
What do you have to lose?
2. DearMYRTLE Hangouts
DearMyrtle has been helping people trace their family history for over 20 years. Myrtle’s real identity, Pat Richley-Erickson, brought her experience to the masses back in 1995 and hasn’t stopped.
She helps both the beginner and intermediate genealogists with her Mondays with Myrt (lasting 90mins) and Wacky Wednesdays (60mins).
You can register your interest via her social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
If you do not want to attend or you have missed a hangout then you can always check out DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel.
There are currently more than 780 videos on this channel so there will surely be something there to help you.
3. Family Tree Magazine
If you have been tracing your family history for a while you may be familiar with the Family Tree Magazine. This company also has a shop where you can buy books, ebooks, pdfs, and webinars as well.
These can be found within the Family History Books and Downloads section of the site.
Anyway back to the webinars!
Sometimes it’s worth paying the price!
They do range in price which is either $39.99 or $49.99 and last typically for an hour.
Yes, they are expensive but you get help from the experts that know what they are talking about.
If you are passionate about family history and want to learn all that you can about your ancestors then any extra help like this for me is greatly appreciated.
I like to know where I can find information, how to search for information, and all the included tips and tricks that I need to know.
And you get to learn all this to help you trace your family history. They cover a range of different topics, looking at every facet of genealogy.
Sample genealogy webinars:
- Applying Old Maps to Family History
- Boost Your Research Productivity
- DNA Triangulation: What It Is and How to Use It
- Genetic Testing: Tools to Analyze DNA Results
- How to Find Ancestor Military Records
GeneaWebinars provides you with a calendar of free webinars from many different genealogists, associations, and societies.
Here, you can check out what webinars are coming up and easily see what suits you.
To attend these webinars or hangouts is also really easy, as long as you have high-speed Internet service.
Before the event, the required software will be downloaded onto your computer and installed.
And that’s it.
5. Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems
Lisa not only provides webinars but there are presentations and seminars as well.
She conducts these presentations and seminars all over the States, and also all over the world.
She covers anything and everything when it comes to genealogy.
So, if you have hit a brick wall with your research then she will surely be able to help you.
6. Legacy Family Tree
Not only do Legacy Family Tree provide the world’s number genealogy software program, Legacy 9, but they have an impressive collection of 550 webinars.
These webinars, or classes as they call them, are presented by 147 different genealogy experts including Lisa Louise Cooke and Amy Johnson Crow.
When you subscribe to Legacy Family Tree Webinars you have access to over 755 hours worth of content.
The classes that you can watch are divided into 17 different categories including Beginners, DNA, Google, and Software.
When you initially sign up you have a 7-day free trial to try out the videos.
Choose your package!
After that, you can choose to either sign up for the annual membership, $49.95, or the monthly package, $9.95.
If you do decide to go with the monthly offer then just remember that at the end of every month your subscription is automatically renewed for the next month.
The great thing about signing up for these webinars is not only accessing great videos but also the instructors’ handouts and the chat logs from the webinars.
And as a bonus, there is a special prize to be won during every live webinar.
Please note: Webinars are free to access up to 1 week after their recording after that’s you will need to sign up to Legacy to view the webinar.
7. Relative Roots
Elise Friedman from Relative Roots presents these webinars that focus primarily on DNA and genetic genealogy. Although other topics will pop up from time to time.
Topics that are covered include:
- Beginning & General Topics
- Family Finder
- Y-Chromosome DNA
- Mitochondrial DNA
- Project Administration
- Traditional Genealogy
These webinars are now provided through Family Tree DNA for free. At present, there are no new upcoming webinars.
To watch these videos you can also head over to the Family Tree DNA YouTube Channel.
My Final Thoughts!
I hope that you check out the sites that I have shared in this post. They can give you the help that you need.
There is so much that you can learn from these webinars, from DNA testing to breaking down brick walls, to organize your research.
And they’re all geared towards either the beginner or intermediate genealogist.
If I had to recommend just one webinar series from this guide then it would have to be Legacy Family Tree.
They have quite an impressive collection of videos and are presented by experts.
And if you’re not quite sure about joining then there’s the 7-day free trial so you can check it out. You don’t have to worry about automatically being signed up once the trial ends.
I hate it whenever that happens, don’t you?
Well, you don’t have to worry about that With Legacy Family Tree.
So, to cap off if you do get stuck whilst tracing your family history then please check these webinars out.
They can help you break down that brick wall in your research.
What do you think?
If you decide to check out any of these webinars then please come back and let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.
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8 thoughts on “7 Genealogy Webinars You Need To Check Out!”
You forgot to add a very important element to the Legacy Family Tree webinars. You can sign on for free to attend live and/or view it for free for three succeeding days, without taking a monthly or yearly subscription. I have been doing this for a couple of years before I took a paid subscription, and I only did that because I wanted to dip into their library of 500+ past ones.
This is a much better deal than Family Tree Magazine where I think the $40-50 price is extremely high; I have found their titles not to be interesting enough to spend that kind of money.
Also, the free YouTube videos from Ancestry have been very helpful; their library is also extensive.
Thank you for your feedback. I was under the impression that you can access webinars up to one week after it has been recorded. I have mentioned this in my Full Legacy Family Tree Webinar Review. I will have to mention it here also.
The Family Tree Magazine webinars are pretty expensive as you say. Also they don’t have as many titles as Legacy offer so there will be more choice with them.
I like how Ancestry have offered their webinars for free on YouTube. This is great as you certainly do spend a lot on their site to access our ancestors records.
Wow! What a great article. It’s nice to know that there are resources available to use for free. Tracing your families history, to me, is both very exciting and very rewarding.
Most of these companies are new to me. I think pretty much everyone is familiar with Ancestry because they are very good at marketing and delivering results.
I like that these ones in particular are free so its gives us all the chance to take small steps in discovering our true origins and doing so with high efficiency.
I do have a question for you…. Where does someone begin? I’m the desire to learn is the key to starting but, should someone start with the webinars or do you have a preferred route that someone new to this could start with?
Thanks in advance!
Thanks for the comment. Actually not all of them are free. Both the Family Tree Magazine and Legacy Family Tree you will need to purchase them in order to view them. Even though you have to pay for these I still recommend that you check them out. They can help you out quite a lot.
To begin to trace your family history you need to start with yourself. Ask yourself what you already know, this will help you later to explore the branches of your tree.
After that you can then ask your relatives for help. This way is also free and will also save you a lot of invaluable time and money as you won’t have to get documents and information that you can get from them.
My recent post 10 Ways To Find Your Family History will show you exactly where to start.
All the best for your genealogy journey.
good post. I always wanted to know my family history and now after reading your post I am so tempted to do so. It sounds like fun.
I am glad that I have inspired you to trace your family history. There are just so many resources out there’s that can help you.
Please check out the rest of my site. I give plenty of guides and tips that will help you along your journey.
Very interesting, I had no idea there was such a market for genealogy. I have seen ads on TV for Ancestry, etc, but that is about it.
I think the Family Tree Magazine seminars sound great. I know they aren’t free, but it sounds like they have a lot of great resources to help you trace your family history.
As you mentioned, it’s hard to rank them in order, but do you have one that you would lean toward? Or is there one that is better for beginners?
Thank you for sharing your insight on genealogy, it’s been very informative.
Genealogy is a big subject Steve, it is the second most favorite hobby in the States behind gardening.
Sometimes we need to put our hands in our pockets and spend money on our hobby. By doing so we will do our research justice, knowing that we have gone out of our way to find out as much as we can about our ancestors.
The webinars are all unique in their own way, so yeah it is difficult to rank them.
Personally I would lean towards the alegacy Family Tree Webinars. There is so much content within their collection and there is something for everybody. They give classes for beginners, DNA, organizing your research, and more. So I would go for that.