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Webinars are a fabulous way to learn, and the beauty of them is that you can do it from your own home, in your own time. Legacy Family Tree Webinars have just released their 2018 schedule, and registration is now open for all 106 classes.

The speakers they have is incredible, and will feature genealogy celebrities like Blaine Bettinger of, Cyndi Ingle of, and Judy Russell of It will also feature the Presidents of genealogy’s largest organisations – Rorey Cathcart of the Federation of Genealogical Societies; Rick Sayre of the Board for Certification of Genealogists; and Gilad Japhet of MyHeritage.

As always the range of topics of offer is huge: you’ll learn about photo restoration, Jewish genealogy, handwriting, FamilySearch, Quakers and Palatines, the Genealogical Proof Standard, DNA, genealogy technology, in-depth research methodologies, and more, there is a lot to be learnt from these classes.

So first up, here’s the schedule. And you can even print a copy of it out here, which is ideal to mark up all of those you’re interested in, or pin-up at your local society.

January 2018
3 – Did I Get Everything? Creating a Checklist for Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee.
5 – Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 1): Your First Few Legacy Tips by Geoff Rasmussen.
10 – Quality, Time and Completion: Developing a Research Plan (Part One) by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA.
12 – Full Circle: Tracing the Descendants of a Slaveholding Ancestor by Nicka Smith.
16 – MyHeritage Webinars: Genealogy for Beginners: Start Your Online Family Tree by Daniel Horowitz.
16 – BCG Webinars: Finding Thomas’ Father: an 18th Century Prince William County Virginia Case Study by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG.
17 – Introducing the Geni World Family Tree by E. Randol Schoenberg.
24 – Finding Jamestown Ancestors by KC Reid.
30 – MyHeritage Webinars: Understanding DNA Matching Technology.
31 – Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage by Sunny Morton.

February 2018
7 –
Photo Restoration Roadshow by Eric Basir.
13 – MyHeritage Webinars: Have Nordic Ancestors? Count Yourself Lucky – Nordic Records are Amazing by Mike Mansfield.
20 – BCG Webinars: Using Swedish Taxation Records to Solve Tough Genealogical Problems by Jill Morelli, CG.
21 – Tribal Quest: a Special Project to Document the Family Histories of Tribal People by Golan Levi.
23 – Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 2): Adding an Online Document by Geoff Rasmussen.
28 – Find Your Roots in German Farm Histories by Gail Blankenau.

March 2018
7 –
Overcoming Brick Walls Caused by Record Loss by Mary Hill, AG.
9 – Secrets in the Attic: Break Down Brick Walls With Home Sources by Denise May Levenick.
13 – MyHeritage Webinars: True Stories of Families Reunited Thanks to Genetic Genealogy.
14 – The Case of the Broken Link: Decoding the URL by Cyndi Ingle.
20 – BCG Webinars: From Baltimore to Burlington: Hazen P. Day’s Neighbors Bring Him Home by Catherine B. Wiest Desmarais, CG.
21 – Hands-On with MyHeritage DNA by Geoff Rasmussen and Yoav Naveh.
23 – Introduction to DNA Testing in Genealogy and Family History by Mike Mansfield.
27 – MyHeritage Webinars: How DNA testing can reveal your ethnic roots.
28 – Formulating a DNA Testing Plan by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

April 2018
4 –
Jewish Genealogy for the Non-Jew: History, Migration, DNA by Schelly Talalay Dardashti.
6 – Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 3): Adding a Census Record by Geoff Rasmussen.
10 – MyHeritage Webinars: Genealogy for Advanced Users: Grow Your Family Tree Online.
11 – Georgia: Gateway to Westward Expansion by Rorey Cathcart.
13 – Researching Your Oregon Ancestors by Tessa Keough.
17 – BCG Webinars: Better Together: Making Your Case with Documents and DNA by Patti Lee Hobbs, CG.
18 – Lincoln’s Laws and the Records of War by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL.
24 – MyHeritage Webinars: Get the Most from the MyHeritage Search Engine for Historical Records by Daniel Horowitz.
27 – Verifying Information You Find Online by Marian Pierre-Louis.

May 2018
2 –
Special Appearance by the Founder and CEO of MyHeritage by Gilad Japhet.
8 – MyHeritage Webinars: Discover Your Family in School Yearbooks by Mike Mansfield.
9 – The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper by Cyndi Ingle.
11 – A Checklist of African American Resources by Angela Walton-Raji.
15 – BCG Webinars: Good Research Habits by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.
16 – The First 5 Things to Do with Your New Test Results by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
22 – MyHeritage Webinars: How to Use the Smart Matches & Record Matches MyHeritage Technologies.
23 – Quaker Migration into America by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG.
30 – The Palatine Immigrants: Tracing and Locating 18th Century German Immigrants Online by Luana Darby, MLIS, AG.

June 2018
5 –
MyHeritage Webinars: Digital Gravestones.
6 – What Your Ancestor’s Neighbors Can Tell You by Melissa Barker.
8 – The Family DNA Project by Nicka Smith.
13 – Easily Read Old Style American Handwriting by Sharon Monson.
19 – MyHeritage Webinars: You Need a Search Strategy: Maximizing Your Results with Online Genealogical Databases by Mike Mansfield.
19 – BCG Webinars: Using Maps in Genealogical Research by Sara A. Scriber, CG.
27 – Lightroom or Photoshop? What should I use for my photo editing? by Jared Hodges.

July 2018
6 –
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 4): Adding Estate/Probate Records by Geoff Rasmussen.
11 – The Art of Negative-Space Research: Women by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG.
13 – Freedmen’s Bureau Records – Valuable to ALL Southern research by Diane L. Richard.
17 – MyHeritage Webinars: Special Tools that can Take Your Research to the Next Level.
17 – BCG Webinars: It’s a Numbers Game! Understanding Recognized Genealogical Formats by Alice Hoyt Veen, CG.
18 – Trails of Daniel Boone and other Western Travelers by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA.
25 – Photoshop: What you need to know as a photographer by Jared Hodges.
31 – MyHeritage Webinars: An Overview of Important Historical Record Collections.

August 2018
1 –
Sharing The Joy: Projects That Will Captivate The Non-Genealogists In Your Life by Lisa Louise Cooke.
3 – Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 5): Adding an Obituary by Geoff Rasmussen.
8 – Genealogical Proof for the Novice Genealogist by Annette Burke Lyttle.
10 – 50 Websites To Find Vital Records by Gena Philibert-Ortega.
14 – MyHeritage Webinars: Everything you need to know about Genealogical Charts and Reports.
15 – Untangle the Web of Germanic Websites by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG.
21 – BCG Webinars: GPS: Finding Your Way Through Tough Research Problems by James Ison, CG, AG.
22 – Researching Forces Ancestors (England and Wales) by Kirsty Gray.
28 – MyHeritage Webinars: How Photos Enhance Genealogical Research by Daniel Horowitz.
29 – The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite by Diahan Southard.

September 2018
5 –
What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Research by Thomas MacEntee.
7 – Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 6): Adding a Death Certificate by Geoff Rasmussen.
12 – Examining Migration & Researching Migrants in the British Isles by Julie Goucher.
14 – Slave Narratives: Telling the Story of Slavery and Families by Ann Staley, CG, CGL.
18 – BCG Webinars: Using Lists to Find Proof by Cari Taplin, CG.
19 – 25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know by Lisa Alzo.
25 – MyHeritage Webinars: Importance of Newspapers for family research by Daniel Horowitz.

October 2018
3 –
Remote Research in the Databases of the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. 10/3
5 – Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 7): Adding Email Correspondence by Geoff Rasmussen. 10/5
9 – MyHeritage Webinars: On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy. 10/9
10 – In Search of My Brother’s Mother – An Adoption Story by Beth Foulk.10/10
12 – Strategies for Using FamilySearch by Shannon Combs-Bennett. 10/12
16 – BCG Webinars: Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research by Julie Miller, CG, CGL, FNGS. 10/16
17 – Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG. 10/17
23 – MyHeritage Webinars: True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy. 10/23
24 – 10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing by Lisa Alzo. 10/24
26 – Researching your French and Indian War Ancestor by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA. 10/26
31 – Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees by E. Randol Schoenberg. 10/31

November 2018
2 –
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 8): The Smoking Gun by Geoff Rasmussen.
6 – MyHeritage Webinars: City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks by Mike Mansfield.
7 – Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor by Melissa Barker.
14 – Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners by Rorey Cathcart.
20 – BCG Webinars: Every Day Life of Our Ancestors by Ann Staley, CG, CGL.
28 – Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.

December 2018
5 –
Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records by Mary Roddy.
7 – Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database by Geoff Rasmussen.
12 – 101 Ways to Design a Genealogy Chart by Janet Hovorka.
14 – Citation for beginners by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG.
18 – BCG Webinars: Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman’s Family by Nancy A. Peters, CG.
19 – That Splendid Little War: Researching Your Spanish American War Ancestors by Michael L. Strauss, AG.

Well, you can sign up with them for a month or a year, and that gives you access to them for that time frame. Legacy Family Tree Webinars is a membership site, and it’s just US$9.95 for a month, or US$49.95 for a whole year. To put that into perspective, that works out to only US$0.47 per webinar, and that’s without even taking in the whole back catalogue which you can view as well. You cannot get any better than that!!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now …

And by the way, you don’t have to watch them ‘live’, as they are still viewable later. So you don’t have to worry about being up at the right time or day or night (whatever time it happens to be in your part of the world), so you won’t miss it.

Additional benefits to taking out a Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscription are

– Access to all the existing 637 classes in the library (856 hours of quality genealogy education
– Access to the 106 webinars that will be added during the 2018 season
– Plus any additional bonus subscribers-only webinars (171 of these so far) – all available for the duration of your membership
– Access to all 2,910 pages of instructors’ handouts plus the new handouts of the 2018 season
– Chat logs from the live webinars
– Additional 5% off anything at
– Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
– Playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

Make 2018 the year to expand your genealogical knowledge. Legacy Family Tree Webinars, can not only help you with that, you can do it from your own home, and in your own time.