A joyful spring to all, and happy holidays to those celebrating! Spring has always been a time of hope and new beginnings, and we hope that you are feeling that spirit wherever you are. As always, we have an exciting schedule of free online events lined up for you in the month of April: the usual Facebook Lives and Ask the Expert sessions as well as an Instagram Live family reunion and the “webinar of webinars”: the second annual 24-hour genealogy webinar marathon!
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.
But first, the most exciting online event for April:
April 8–9: The Second Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon
Last year, MyHeritage and Legacy Family Tree Webinars hosted the first-ever 24-hour genealogy webinar marathon, an unprecedented event that brought the latest and greatest in genealogy straight to the homes of users from every time zone. Following the success of that event, we’re excited to invite you to participate in the second annual 24-hour genealogy webinar marathon!
Click here to learn more details and to register.
Instagram Live Family Reunion
On April 18 at 4 P.M. EDT, we’re hosting a family reunion on Instagram Live!
Hope Fowler found her half-siblings Victoria and Carlos Belez and her first cousin Krystal Baez through MyHeritage DNA. Join us as they share their heartwarming story!
To join, visit the MyHeritage Instagram account on April 18 at 3 P.M. EDT and tap the live feed. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to get a notification when we go live!
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. We recommend following our Facebook page to get a notification when we go live. You’ll be able to ask questions in the comments, and the speakers will respond to them at the end of the session.
April 5, 2 P.M. EDT
Topic: Gettysburg in Color: Iconic Images Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Speaker: Timothy H. Smith, Sue Boardman & Garry Adelman
Description: Join Timothy H. Smith and Sue Boardman, historians at the Adams County Historical Society, and Garry Adelman, Director of History and Education at the American Battlefield Trust, and explore some of the most iconic images in American history in a whole new way. You’ll never look at American history the same way.
April 7, 9 A.M. EDT
Topic: Why MyHeritage DNA Ticks All the Boxes
Speaker: Dr. Maurice Gleeson
Description: Dr. Maurice Gleeson, director of Gleeson DNA Research, explains what makes MyHeritage DNA an ideal choice for genetic genealogists looking to research their family history through DNA.
April 12, 8 A.M. EDT
Topic: Are You Related to Royalty?
Speaker: Caroline Gurney
Description: Who doesn’t sometimes dream of being a prince or princess? Historical researcher Caroline Gurney will show you how to find out if royal blood actually does flow through your veins.
April 15, 9 A.M. EDT
Topic: Finding Ancestors on Ellis Island
Speaker: Thomas MacEntee
Description: In honor of National Ellis Island Family History Day, genealogy expert and educator Thomas MacEntee will show you how to research the ancestors in your family history who passed through Ellis Island.
April 21, 5 P.M. AEDT (2 A.M. EDT)
Topic: Remembering the ANZACs
Speaker: Shauna Hicks
Description: Family history researcher Shauna Hicks tunes in from Down Under to focus on how to research ancestors who fought in the Boer War and World War I in Australia and New Zealand.
April 26, 2 P.M. EDT
Topic: DNA Q&A for DNA Day
Speaker: Diahan Southard
Description: In honor of National DNA Day, Diahan Southard of Your DNA Guide is here to answer your DNA-related questions.
April 28, 7 A.M. EDT (7 P.M. AWDT)
Topic: Researching Your Jewish Family History
Speaker: Daniel Horowitz and Eli Rabinowitz
Description: MyHeritage’s Genealogy Expert Daniel Horowitz and genealogist Eli Rabinowitz will share their experiences tracing their Jewish ancestors’ footsteps across the continents, and provide resources and advice for those looking to do the same.
Ask the Expert
The free Ask the Expert webinar series is hosted by our Genealogy Expert, Daniel Horowitz, every Thursday at 1 P.M. Each week Daniel focuses on a different topic, from leveraging useful MyHeritage features to searching the historical record collections, and invites users to ask questions and consult with him. Click here to register for upcoming Ask the Expert sessions.
As always, we look forward to having you join us!
Source: My Heritage