We’re wrapping up another amazing year of free online events at MyHeritage — and getting ready to launch the new one! In December and January, our offerings will include a Q&A with our Genealogy Expert Daniel Horowitz, an overview of the exciting new collections MyHeritage has added recently, sessions highlighting incredible pro bono projects like the Photo Angel and the Eftychia Project, and much more. We can’t wait!
Here’s what’s coming up in December and January:
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.
Can’t make it to a live session? No worries — you can still enjoy all recorded FB Live sessions in the Videos section of the MyHeritage Facebook page.
Wednesday, December 22, 8 A.M. EST
Topic: Uncovering My Ancestors’ Secret Jewish Past
Speaker: Genie Milgrom
Description: Genie Milgrom is one of the stars in the new Heritage Travel Hub website we recently launched with Expedia. Hear firsthand how she uncovered the hidden Jewish past of her ancestors living in the shadow of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisition — and then stumbled upon the secrets of the community they came from in a small village on the border between Spain and Portugal.
Monday, December 27, 9 A.M. EST
Topic: Genealogy Goal Setting for the New Year
Speaker: Thomas Macentee
Description: With the coming of a new year, many of us reflect on the past year. What did you set out to accomplish with your genealogy research? Did you succeed? Did you come up short? Too often we wallow in our regrets and focus only on our failures. This coming year, why not set reasonable goals to advance and expand your family history research? Learn how to start and complete tasks in these key areas of genealogy research: organization, workflow, information, methodology, education, and legacy.
Wednesday, December 29, 1 P.M. EST
Topic: Who’s in That Photo? Solving Mysteries with the Photo Angel
Speaker: Kate Kelly
Description: Kate Kelly has an incredible hobby: she buys up old photographs and tracks down the families they originally belonged to. Known as the “Photo Angel,” she’s reunited more than 100 photos with their families. Hear her story and learn about her techniques for analyzing photos and figuring out who is featured in them.
Wednesday, January 5, 8 A.M. EST
Topic: Wills and How They Can Help Sort Out Family Relationships
Speaker: Glynn Burrows
Description: Join Glynn Burrows of Norfolk Tours for a deep dive into a lesser-known, but nonetheless valuable genealogical resource: wills. Learn how wills can help you figure out family relationships and gain new insights about your family history.
Wednesday, January 12, 1 P.M. EST
Topic: The Eftychia Project: Helping Greek Adoptees Find Their Birth Families
Speaker: Linda Carol Trotter
Description: When Linda Carol Trotter discovered that her Greek birth mother had been just one of many young women tricked into placing their babies for adoption, she was determined to right this historical wrong. Hear her incredible story and learn about her nonprofit organization that reunites Greek Adoptees with their birth families.
Monday, January 17, 2 P.M. EST
Topic: Being the Home Archivist
Speaker: Melissa Barker
Description: Melissa Barker is an archives manager and public historian — but like every genealogist, she is a home archivist, too. Come along as she explores how to preserve your precious family documents and keep them accessible and easy to find.
Monday, January 24, 9 A.M. EST
Topic: Getting the Most Out of a Census Record
Speaker: Thomas Macentee
Description: Census records are one of the most important types of genealogical records, containing a wealth of information you may not find in vital records and allowing you to track your ancestors’ progress over time. Join Thomas Macentee for a deep dive into census records and learn some tips and tricks for extracting as much information as possible from each record.
Monday, January 31, 9 A.M. EST
Topic: Using Mapping Tools to Research Your Ancestors
Speaker: Lisa Alzo
Description: Experienced genealogist and writer Lisa Alzo will help you get to know your family history from a geographic perspective using mapping tools, such as MyHeritage’s PedigreeMap.
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