MyHeritage Online Events for October

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We hope you have enjoyed our online offerings over September! We’re pleased to let you know that we have another month chock full of incredible online events in store for you.

Our free, live webinars feature top experts in genealogy, family history, and DNA speaking on a wide variety of useful and relevant topics. Thanks to the live format, you can ask questions and interact with the lecturers in real time. Even if you can’t make it to the live events, you can still enjoy all recorded FB Live sessions in the Videos section of the MyHeritage Facebook page, and many of the Ask the Expert sessions are later made available for free viewing on the MyHeritage Knowledge Base.

Facebook Live Sessions

No advance registration is required for these sessions: you can join them straight from our Facebook page. Simply visit the page when the session is scheduled to start, and look out for the live video broadcast at the top of the feed. You’ll be able to ask questions in the comments, and the speakers will respond to them live.


October 5, 2 P.M. EDT

Topic: Were Your Ancestors Passengers on the Mayflower?

Speaker: James Tanner

Description: Veteran genealogist and genealogy blogger James Tanner will show you how to find out if you are descended from the passengers of the Mayflower.


October 12, 4 P.M. AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Topic: Diving Deeper into Australian Records with MyHeritage

Speaker: Shauna Hicks

Description: Author and genealogist Shauna Hicks will provide a deeper look into the Australian resources available on MyHeritage.


October 14, 9 A.M. EDT

Topic: Passenger Lists: A Gateway to Foreign Lands and a Former Life

Speaker: Marissa Gardner

Description: Marissa Gardner of Legacy Tree Genealogists will explore the magic of passenger list records and show you what you can learn about your ancestors’ lives from them.


October 21, 2 P.M. EDT

Topic: How to use Autoclusters to analyze your DNA Matches

Speaker: Roberta Estes

Description: Roberta Estes of DNAeXplain will show you how MyHeritage’s AutoClusters tool along with the Theory of Family Relativity can help you solve DNA Match mysteries and break through brick walls. 

October 28, 3 P.M. EDT

Topic: Scantacular! Best Family Photo Scanning Tips LIVE and IN ACTION!

Speaker: Thomas MacEntee

Description: Genealogy technology expert Thomas MacEntee will give a hands-on demonstration of his best practices and tips for scanning old family photos.


Instagram Live!

That’s right, we’re finally bringing our live sessions to Instagram this month! Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems will be offering a general genealogy Q & A on MyHeritage’s Instagram profile on October 7 at 2 P.M. EDT.

To join, make sure you’re following MyHeritage’s account on Instagram. When it’s time for the session, just enter the app and you’ll see our logo at the top of your screen with a colorful ring around it and the word LIVE. Tap the photo to join.


Ask the Expert

The free Ask the Expert webinar series is hosted by our Genealogy Expert, Daniel Horowitz, and spans a wide variety of topics, from leveraging useful MyHeritage features to searching the historical record collections. To sign up to attend an Ask the Expert session, click on the registration link provided below.

October 1, 1 P.M. EDT

Topic: Analyzing Your DNA Matches

Description: Your DNA Matches can provide so much more information than is apparent at first glance. Learn how to analyze your matches thoroughly for maximum insight.

Click here to register for Analyzing Your DNA Matches.

October 8, 1 P.M. EDT

Topic: Importing a GEDCOM to MyHeritage

Description: There are so many reasons why it’s a good idea to have your family tree on MyHeritage. Learn how to add a tree built on another platform to MyHeritage using a GEDCOM file.

Click here to register for Importing a GEDCOM to MyHeritage.

October 15, 1 P.M. EDT

Topic: Using the MyHeritage Mobile App to Record Your Relatives

Description: The MyHeritage mobile app makes it easy to record important genealogical information on the go. Learn to add facts to your family tree using the app, and to use the audio recorder — a unique feature exclusive to the app — to record your relatives’ memories in their own voices.

Click here to register for Using the MyHeritage Mobile App to Record Your Relatives.

October 22, 1 P.M. EDT

Topic: Hidden Treasures on MyHeritage: City Directories

Description: MyHeritage’s U.S. City Directories collection is so much more than a supplement to missing U.S. census records. Learn how to leverage this powerful resource to gain insight into the lives of your ancestors.

Click here to register for Hidden Treasures on MyHeritage: City Directories.

October 29, 1 P.M. EDT

Topic: MyHeritage Success Stories — Case Study: Clare Reay

Description: Hear the incredible tale — featured on the TODAY show — of a mother and daughter separated at Auschwitz whose children managed to find each other 75 years later thanks to MyHeritage. Learn how the MyHeritage Research team managed to shed more light on the story.

Click here to register for MyHeritage Success Stories — Case Study: Clare Reay.

We look forward to having you join us!

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  • Bobby


    October 6, 2020

    Is the update to the ethnicity estimate coming this week?

    • Esther


      October 25, 2020

      We’re working on it. Stay tuned for announcements!

  • Joan Kemp


    October 21, 2020

    Please, please, please give webinar times at UTC as well as (obscure) local times, then it is possible to work out when they are going to be!