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 read on as I share with you my top 7 genealogy webinars that I recommend that you should visit.
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 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
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 obviously 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.
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 is just too many topics that they cover to discuss here. So just check these FREE videos out. What do you have to lose.
DearMyrtle has been helping people trace their famiy 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’ll surely be something there to help you.
If you have been tracing your family history for a while you may be familiar with the Family Tree Magazine. This company also has its own 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!
They do range in price which are 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 include:
- 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 pretty easy, as long as you have high speed Internet service. Prior to the event the required software will be downloaded on to your computer and installed.
And that’s it. Simple right?!
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 help you.
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. After that you can choose to either sign up to 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 to these webinars is not only accessing great videos but also the instructors’ handouts and the chat logs from the webinars. And as an added 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 in order to view the webinar.
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 on Genealogy Webinars
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 organizing 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 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 be worried 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.
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