Join Us for the Second Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon

Join Us for the Second Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon

Last year, MyHeritage teamed up with Legacy Family Tree Webinars to make history: we hosted the first-ever 24-hour genealogy webinar marathon. The event, conceived toward the beginning of the pandemic-related shutdowns worldwide, was meant to provide a fully online learning experience bringing together genealogists from all across the globe to hear the latest news, ideas, and advice from the world’s top experts. It was such a success that we’re doing it again: on April 8–9, 2021, we’ll be hosting the second annual 24-hour genealogy webinar marathon!

Register for FREE to the 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon!

Just like last year, the entire event is free and open to all. You can pop in for just one or a few of the lectures that most interest you, or challenge yourself to stay tuned in to the entire event. Live Q&As will take place during the lectures and there will be door prizes available as well.

The Lectures

This year’s offerings are fascinating and varied and cover a wide range of topics in genealogy, family history research, and DNA. From genetic genealogy to building your own YouTube channel to share family videos, from Cherokee heritage to African American ancestors migrating to Canada, there is truly something for everyone — in every time zone — during this year’s marathon!

Below you’ll find all 26 lectures listed by hour according to EDT. You can use this time zone converter to find out the hour in your local time zone. Click the title of the lecture to see more details and register for each one.

Time (EDT)LectureSpeaker
5 P.M., April 8Four Factors Influencing Your DNA Ethnicity ResultsDiahan Southard
6 P.M., April 8Putting Down Roots for Future GenerationsTammy Priolo
7 P.M., April 8Learning More about American Female Ancestors Prior to 1850Gena Philibert-Ortega
8 P.M., April 8Create Your Own YouTube Channel and Share Family VideosLianne Kruger
9 P.M., April 8Genealogy Gifts and GamesJanice Nickerson
10 P.M., April 8Osiyo to Cherokee AncestryNicka Smith
11 P.M., April 8Record As You Go, Cite As You Go, & File As You GoCyndi Ingle
12 A.M., April 9Write As You Go! A Methodology for Efficient Report WritingJill Morelli, CG
1 A.M., April 9Surname Slip-Ups: Baffling BeginningsCarol Baxter
2 A.M., April 9Begotten by Fornication: Illegitimacy Records in England and WalesHelen V. Smith
3 A.M., April 9Finding Jewish Records in the MyHeritage Search EngineDaniel Horowitz
4 A.M., April 9Using MyHeritage Tools to Improve Your Family Tree DataMyHeritage Webinars
5 A.M., April 9Leaving a Paper Trail: Other German Sources Besides Church Books and Civil RecordsAndrea Bentschneider
6 A.M., April 9Tears of Joy: Families Reunited Through Genetic Genealogy and MyHeritage DNADaniel Horowitz
7 A.M., April 9Townlands, Parishes and Baronies: Understanding Land Administrative Divisions in IrelandNatalie Bodle
8 A.M., April 9Researching Your Ancestors in the City of PhiladelphiaMichael L. Strauss, AG
9 A.M., April 9African American Migration North to CanadaAngela Walton-Raji
10 A.M., April 9How to Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Registrations in CanadaKathryn Lake Hogan
11 A.M., April 9Street Names and Numbers: Grid Changes, Renaming, and MoreThomas MacEntee
12 P.M., April 9Expanding the Details from Published Local HistoriesJ. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
1 P.M., April 9Mother Nature’s Impact on Family Migration and RelocationWayne Shepheard
2 P.M., April 9Matrimonio a la Española: Spanish Marital Customs & Marriage RecordsDaniel Smith-Ramos
3 P.M., April 9Collaboration and Correspondence for DNAPaul Woodbury
4 P.M., April 9Tracing Your Pre-WWI British SoldierPaul Milner
5 P.M., April 9Organization: The Key to Successful ResearchTeri E. Flack
6 P.M., April 9Superb Seven: Fabulous Avenues for Finding Family in Manuscript CollectionsPaula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS

Can’t Join Us Live? You Can Catch Up Later

All the lectures will be available for free viewing on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website for a week after the event. Beyond that, you can watch them anytime with a webinar membership to — along with all of last year’s classes and many, many other excellent webinars.
Challenge yourself and give your genealogy know-how a 24-hour charge… or just join us for some valuable genealogy content whenever is most convenient for you. Either way, we can’t wait to see you there!


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  • Dorothy Egan

    March 26, 2021

    Sounds like a great selection of speakers. Thank you.

  • Rosa Zytner Tessler

    March 31, 2021

    I congratulate MyHeritage staff for the örganitation of the relevant event MyHeritage Second Annual 24-Houre Genealogy Webinar Marathon”. 
    I have a Congress in those days of April, but I´ll do my best to join the Webinar for some of the lectures.
    For me it´s wonderful to have them available for free viewing on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website for a week after the event.
    I live in Montevideo, Uruguay, so I need a reference to convert the hour, because I can´t use the time zone converter to find out the hour in my local time zone.
    Thank you for all!

  • Craig A. Emmick

    April 4, 2021



    April 7, 2021

    i,m the the end of the line of john arthur ball 1872 cardif his brothers and sister was of william ball london.

  • Richard Ibarra

    April 7, 2021

    Sounds fantastic!!!