This month marks one year since we began offering our free online Facebook Live and Ask the Expert sessions! While we wouldn’t have chosen the circumstances that inspired us to begin these sessions, we couldn’t be more grateful that we’ve been able to provide this valuable free content and bring the genealogy community together during this challenging year.
We’re roaring ahead with plenty of fantastic sessions for you this month!
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.
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.
March 1, 2 P.M. EST
Topic: Inheritance and Family Secrets
Speaker: Dani Shapiro
Description: We’re very excited to invite you to this special session with Dani Shapiro, author of the instant NYT bestselling memoir, Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love. Dani will speak about her fascinating book and the events that led her to write it.
March 3, 9 A.M. EST
Topic: Following Genealogy Clues to Learn Great-Grandma’s Story
Speaker: Lisa Alzo
Description: Genealogist and author Lisa Alzo will take us along on her journey to learn more about the lives of her Slovak ancestors.
March 8, 2 P.M. EST
Topic: Using the Gossip Columns in Newspapers to Document Your Ancestors
Speaker: Melissa Barker
Description: Learn how to find the juiciest details about your ancestors using the gossip columns of newspapers with Melissa Barker, public historian and archives manager.
March 17, 1 P.M. EST
Topic: Diving into My Irish Heritage
Speaker: James Tanner
Description: Join genealogist James Tanner for a special St. Patrick’s Day session on researching your Irish heritage.
March 22, 2 P.M. EST
Topic: Destination DNA: How a Woman Chose Her Travel Itinerary
Speaker: Rachel Decoste
Description: Join Black history expert and author Rachel Decoste as discusses her whirlwind heritage tour of 5 African countries, guided by the results of a DNA test.
March 24, 1 P.M. EST
Topic: Recording Family Stories
Speaker: Rhonda Lauritzen
Description: Rhonda Lauritzen, professional biographer and expert on preserving family stories, will share her tips and advice for recording the stories in your family in a way that is engaging, memorable, and will carry your family legacy forward for future generations.
March 29, 2 P.M. EST
Topic: Strategies for Finding Your Family in Newspapers at MyHeritage
Speaker: Lisa Louise Cooke
Description: Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems will share tips and best practices to help you find your family in MyHeritage’s newspaper collections.
March 29, 8 A.M. EST
Topic: Are You Related to Royalty?
Speaker: Caroline Gurney
Description: Historical researcher Caroline Gurney will show you how to find out whether you’re descended from a royal family.
We look forward to having you join us!
Source: My Heritage