In the past several months, we’ve been offering ongoing online events our users can enjoy while staying home, and they’ve been a resounding success! We’re pleased to present to you the schedule of fascinating and informative online sessions taking place during the remainder of June and the month of July.
If you’ve missed previous sessions, not to worry! You can find all recorded FB Live sessions in the Videos section of the MyHeritage Facebook page, and many of the webinars are available for free viewing on the MyHeritage Knowledge Base.
Facebook Live Sessions
You can participate in these sessions right from our Facebook page — no advanced registration required! Simply visit the Facebook 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.
June 24, 2 P.M. EDT
Topic: DNA Q&A
Speakers: Roberta Estes
Description: As the founder of DNAeXplain, Roberta Estes has extensive expertise in genetics for genealogy. Join her as she answers questions live about DNA results and genealogy.
June 28, 2 P.M. EDT
Topic: Overview of the Greek Historical Record Collections
Speakers: Gregory Kontos and Carol Kostakos Petranek
Description: Join our Product Manager and founder of Greek Ancestry, Gregory Kontos, and Hellenic ancestry researcher Carol Kostakos Petranek, on a tour of the brand-new collection of Greek historical records recently added to MyHeritage’s archives.
June 29, 2 P.M. EDT
Topic: Deciphering Old Handwriting: 10 Things You Need to Know
Speaker: James Tanner
Description: Veteran genealogist James Tanner will give you some expert advice on deciphering handwriting in old documents. If you’ve been scratching your head over the scribbles in an important document you found, this session is for you!
July 1, 2 P.M. EDT
Topic: Canada’s Top Resources on MyHeritage
Speaker: John Reid
Description: Ottawa-based family historian John Reid will introduce you to the top resources for Canadian heritage available on MyHeritage.
July 6, 8 A.M. EDT
Topic: Genealogy Q&A
Speaker: Daniel Horowitz
Description: Got any questions about genealogy? Our Genealogy Expert Daniel Horowitz will be at your service, answering your questions live.
July 8, 2 P.M. EDT
Topic: New Ways to See Your Photo Clues on MyHeritage
Speaker: Maureen Taylor
Description: Learn a whole new way of looking at historical photos using MyHeritage tools from genealogist Maureen Taylor — named by the The Wall Street Journal as the “nation’s foremost historical photo detective.”
July 13, 2 P.M. EDT
Topic: Diving Into Eastern European Historical Records on MyHeritage
Speaker: Michelle Chubenko
Description: Michelle Chubenko of Legacy Tree Genealogists will show you how to make the most of MyHeritage’s Eastern European historical record collections.
July 15, 2 P.M. EDT
Topic: The Missing Piece: The Story of Two Sisters, Reunited Thanks to MyHeritage DNA
Speaker: Christine Pennell and Kim Haelen
Description: Hear the moving story behind MyHeritage’s first-ever documentary film, The Missing Piece, from the stars themselves: Christine Pennell and Kim Haelen. Abandoned as infants and adopted by families across the world, these sisters’ lives changed forever thanks to a fateful DNA match on MyHeritage.
July 22, 2 P.M. EDT
Topic: Preserving Old Family Letters
Speaker: Melissa Barker
Description: Melissa Barker, a.k.a. The Archive Lady will show you how to preserve old family letters so they can be read and enjoyed by generations to come.
July 27, 2 P.M. EDT
Topic: DNA Q&A
Speaker: Diahan Southard
Description: Got any questions about MyHeritage DNA? Join Diahan Southard from Your DNA Guide, a leading voice for consumer DNA testing, in an open Q&A session where she will answer your questions live.
This month we will continue the free webinar series hosted by our Genealogy Expert, Daniel Horowitz — but this time we’ll be welcoming some guest speakers as well!
Ask the Expert sessions have been taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 P.M. EDT, but starting from July they will take place on Thursdays only. Below you’ll find the topics for upcoming sessions. Simply click the link and fill in the form to register.
Thursday, June 25, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: Family Tree Builder: Advanced Features
Description: Family Tree Builder is a robust software that can help you take your genealogy research to the next level. Learn about the advanced features of this powerful tool and how they can help you build an extremely detailed, accurate family tree.
Tuesday, June 30, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: New Greek Records on MyHeritage
Guest Speakers: Carol Kostakos Petranek and Gregory Kontos
Description: Gregory Kontos and Carol Kostakos Petranek will introduce you to an exciting new collection of Greek historical records now available on MyHeritage.
Thursday, July 2, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: Using a GEDCOM to Import, Export, and Manage Your Tree
Description: A GEDCOM is a standard format that allows you to transfer family tree information from one place to another. Learn how to work with GEDCOMs to import, export, and manage family trees across multiple platforms.
Thursday, July 9, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: Source Citations on the MyHeritage Website
Description: Adding source citations is key to maintaining an accurate, fully detailed family tree. Learn how to work with source citations on your online MyHeritage tree.
Thursday, July 16, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: Jewish Resources on MyHeritage
Guest Speaker: Ellen Kowitt
Description: Ellen Kowitt, veteran Jewish records researcher, will show you the best MyHeritage resources to focus on when searching for Jewish ancestors.
Thursday, July 23, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: Military Records on MyHeritage
Guest Speaker: David Lambert
Description: David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogy Society AmericanAncestors.org, will show you how to leverage MyHeritage’s collection of military records to make discoveries about your family history.
Thursday, July 30, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: MyHeritage Collection Catalog
Guest Speaker: Lisa Louise Cooke
Description: Lisa Louise Cooke of the Genealogy Gems Podcast will show you how to use the catalog of the MyHeritage historical record collections to find new information on your ancestors.
As always, we look forward to having you join us!
Source: My Heritage