2019 has arrived, and so has the new Legacy Family Tree Webinars schedule for the year.

And what an amazing year it will be. They have 85 webinars scheduled so far, which are being taken by a leading genealogy educators from around the world on topics ranging from Australia to New Mexico to France, from OneNote to Google Photos, from the DAR to Forensic Genealogy, and from DNA Painter to Reclaim the Records.

The 2019 series sees the introduction of a number of new features to their webinars. Closed captioning was a new addition at the end of 2018. This will be a feature on all Legacy Family Tree Webinars from now, making them available for the hearing impaired. For the first time they will host live webinars in foreign languages: Swedish, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish. More information on this is coming soon. They also have new “themes” In addition to hosting MyHeritage, BCG, and FGS webinars which are being announced later are not in the list below, there’s now a Down Under series, regular DNA webinars, a place or ethnicity topic, as well as technology and methodology topics.

Along with many favourites, there’s also lots of brand new speakers added to the 2019 webinar calendar. One of them may be the one to help you break down your genealogical brick wall!

1 JanuaryResearching in Australian ArchivesHelen Smith
2 JanuaryDNA Rights and Wrongs: The Ethical Side of TestingJudy G. Russell
9 JanuaryMaintaining an Organized ComputerCyndi Ingle
15 JanuaryVisualizing Information for GenealogistsMargaret R. Fortier
16 JanuaryWhat Would You Do if you Had Five Days in Washington DC?Pamela Boyer Sayre
23 JanuaryUsing OneNote with your GenealogyTessa Keough
25 JanuaryPatriot or Not? Using the Genealogical Proof Standard on a Closed DAR LineElissa Scalise Powell
30 JanuaryYou Can Do This: Photo Organization and PreservationThomas MacEntee
5 FebruarySix Feet Under Down Under: Cemetery Records in AustraliaJill Ball
6 FebruaryDNA and the GPS Solves a Mystery: Hamiltons in Colonial New EnglandShellee Morehead
13 FebruaryReconstructing Your Genetic Family TreeBlaine Bettinger
19 FebruaryApplying Evidence to Genealogical Research QuestionsMelissa Johnson
20 FebruaryOnline Resources for French Genealogy Part 1Paul Woodbury
22 FebruaryUsing Timelines and Tables to Analyze Your ResearchCari Taplin
27 FebruaryA Month's Worth of Must-Have Tech Tips to Start Using TodayGena Philibert-Ortega
5 MarchPolled! Finding Your Ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Muster and Census ReturnsCarol Baxter
6 MarchA Guide to Third Party Tools for DNA TestingMichelle Leonard
13 MarchReclaim the Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for GenealogyBrooke Ganz
19 MarchThe Five-story Fall: Correlating Indirect and Direct Evidence to Extend the PedigreeDebra S. Meiszala
20 MarchOne African-American family's story of migration from the South: A boarding house in DetroitJ. Mark Lowe
22 MarchA Terrible Malady: Disease and Epidemics in New EnglandLori Lyn Price
27 MarchNo Purchase Necessary: Free Genealogy Tools for Your iPad/iPhoneDevin Ashby
2 AprilOne Touch Genealogy Research: How to Handle a Record Just OnceThomas MacEntee
3 AprilAn Introduction to DNA PainterJonny Perl
10 April Plain Folk: Researching Amish and Mennonite FamiliesPeggy Clemens Lauritzen
16 AprilTranscribing Documents: There is More Meets the Eye!LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson
17 AprilBoost Your Germanic Research: Understand Historical JurisdictionsTeresa Steinkamp McMillin
24 AprilComparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage - 2019 editionSunny Morton
26 AprilHow I Built my Own Brick WallRebecca Whitman Koford
30 AprilEnglish Parish Records: More than Hatch, Match and DispatchHelen Smith
1 MayHow to Use Autosomal DNA to Resolve Historical Paternity CasesUgo A. Perego
8 MaySurprise Webinarby someone
15 MayThe 10 Most Useful Databases for Eastern European ResearchLisa Alzo
21 MayValid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She ThinkingJeanne Larzalere Bloom
22 MayGoogle Drive: An Office in the CloudDearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington
24 MayCompiling a Military Service RecordCraig R. Scott
29 MayTools for Translating and Transcribing Genealogy RecordsThomas MacEntee
4 JuneThey Really Didn't Swim! Finding Your Ancestors in New South Wales Colonial Shipping RecordsCarol Baxter
5 JuneLessons in Jewish DNA: One Man's Successes and What he Learned on the JourneyIsrael Pickholtz
12 JuneTracking Your Digital Breadcrumbs: Bookmarks, Toolbars, Notes and Other ApplicationsCyndi Ingle
18 JuneUsing Another Library Source: The Government Document SectionPatricia Walls Stamm
19 JuneResearching in New MexicoHenrietta Martinez Christmas
26 JuneSpreadsheets 401: Excel-lent InspirationMary Kircher Roddy
28 June5 Steps to Becoming a Good AncestorMarian Pierre-Louis
2 JulyRemedies for Copy and Paste GenealogyCyndi Ingle
3 JulyEvaluating Shared DNAPaul Woodbury
10 JulyPrince Edward Island Repositories and RecordsMelanie McComb
16 JulyLesser Used Records for Research in the NetherlandsYvette Hoitink
17 JulyResearch Your Newfoundland AncestorsTessa Keough
24 JulyShould You Take the Hint? Automatic Record Hinting on the Giant GenealogySunny Morton
26 JulyCensus Hurdles: How to Jump Over or Go AroundCari Taplin
31 JulyGoogle Photos: One Photo App the Rule them AllDevin Ashby
6 AugustFinding Families in New ZealandFiona Brooker
7 AugustCase Studies in Gray: Identifying Shared Ancestries Through DNA and GenealogyNicka Smith
14 AugustBasics of Land Platting - Part 1J. Mark Lowe
20 AugustTen Tools for Genealogical WritingHarold Henderson
21 AugustBullet Journaling for GenealogyShellee A. Morehead
23 AugustIntroduction to Forensic GenealogyKelvin L. Meyers
28 AugustUsing Teams with your GenealogyTessa Keough
3 SeptemberAre You Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles ResearchPaul Milner
4 SeptemberCombining DNA and Traditional Research: In-Depth Case StudiesMichelle Leonard
11 SeptemberAdvanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA SegmentsBlaine Bettinger
17 SeptemberCivil Law Concepts and GenealogyClaire Bettag
18 SeptemberResearch Latin America Genealogical Resources on the InternetDaniel Horowitz
25 SeptemberMeaningful Tables and Graphs for Correlation in Family HistoryRuth Wilson Craig
27 SeptemberThe Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro!Melissa Barker
1 OctoberThe Stories Behind the SegmentsBlaine Bettinger
2 OctoberA Day Out With Your DNADiahan Southard
9 October50 Records that Document Female AncestorsGena Philibert-Ortega
15 OctoberCivil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial RecordsClaire Bettag
16 OctoberItalian Civil Registration (Stato Civile): Going Beyond to BasicsMeanie D. Holtz
23 OctoberTop Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist: 2019 editionGeoff Rasmussen
25 OctoberDecoding Secret Societies: Finding Your Female Fraternal AncestorsMichael L. Strauss
30 OctoberSeven Steps to Manage Digital FilesDenise May Levenick
5 NovemberTrove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical TreasureHelen Smith
6 NovemberUnderstanding Ethnicity EstimatesMary Eberle
13 NovemberSoldier's Homes (1865-1930): Caring for our VeteransRick Sayre
19 NovemberNative American Research: Things You May Not KnowPaula Stuart-Warren
20 NovemberA la Karte: Borders, Maps and Gazetteers for German GenealogistsJames M. Beidler
22 NovemberNo Will? No Problem!Sharon Monson
3 DecemberBuried Treasures: What's in the English Parish ChestPaul Milner
4 DecemberWhich Spot Does 'X' Mark, Anyway? X-DNA Testing in ActionDebra Renard
11 DecemberGrandma's Obituary Box: The Use of Obituaries in Genealogical Research and Their Role in American CulturePam Stone Eagleson
17 DecemberMarriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and BordersJ. Mark Lowe
18 DecemberHow to Trace Your UK AncestryKirsty Gray


Sign up (it’s FREE!) for one or for all of them today and you will receive a reminder email both one day, and two hours prior to the live event. Remember to take note of what time the webinar is on, and in what timezone. Although if you do miss watching it live, you can watch it later. All webinars are free to watch for 7 days after they are recorded. After that you will need a subscription to watch them.

But it’s also worthwhile taking out a subscription, and here’s why:

– you get access to all the existing 833 classes in the library (1,082 hours of quality genealogy education)
– plus the 116 webinars that will be added during the 2019 season
– plus any additional bonus “subscribers-only” webinars (hundreds of these so far) – all available for the duration of your membership
– you also get access to all 3,582 pages of instructors’ handouts plus the new handouts of the 2019 season
– this includes access to all webinars and handouts for the new Down Under series
– chat logs from the live webinars
– subscribers get an additional 5% off anything at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
– and subscribers get a chance for a bonus “subscribers-only” door prize during each live webinar

Interested? You should be. This is is genealogy education at your fingertips, when it suit you from the world’s best presenters. Nothing can beat that for value.

1 month subscription to Legacy Family Tree Webinars – US$9.95
1 year subscription to Legacy Family Tree Webinars – US$49.95

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Do yourself a favour, and make 2019 the year to grow your genealogical knowledge. Afterall, the more you know, the better the researcher you’ll be.