Things may have come to a bit of a standstill across the globe lately, but there’s plenty happening here at MyHeritage! We’re pleased to bring you online webinars and Facebook Live sessions with top experts in the field of genealogy that can help you make progress in your research while at home.
Below is our schedule of online events planned for the upcoming month.
Facebook Live Sessions
Head over to the MyHeritage Facebook page to get in on the action! We’ve been hosting sessions from a variety of speakers on family history and DNA topics. Facebook Live sessions require no advance registration — just visit our page when the event is scheduled to start. You’ll spot the live video at the top of the feed. During the session, feel free to leave your questions in the comments so the speaker can respond to them live.
Below are the upcoming Facebook Live sessions from MyHeritage:
April 30, 2:30 P.M. EDT
Topic: MyHeritage Yearbook Collections and the New Colorization Tool
Speaker: Dana Drutman
Description: Dana Drutman, product manager at MyHeritage in charge of historical records, discusses the valuable MyHeritage U.S. yearbook collection and how MyHeritage has applied its cutting-edge In Color colorization technology to bring yearbook photos to life.
May 4, 2:00 P.M. EDT
Topic: Tribal Quest: Family History Lessons from Remote Tribes
Speaker: Shahar Bitton
Description: Join Shahar Bitton, product manager at MyHeritage, as he discusses MyHeritage trips to visit remote tribes in an effort to document and preserve the family histories of tribal people. Learn about the time MyHeritage employees spent living among indigenous tribes and hear firsthand about the incredible family stories they recorded for future generations.
May 6, 2:00 P.M. EDT
Topic: Family History Workshop for Kids and Parents
Speaker: Shenley Puterbaugh
Description: Join Shenley Puterbaugh, founder of Inspire Family History, as she dives into a workshop for parents and kids aged 6–12. In this session, parents and kids will explore their family history together and learn how genealogy can be a fun and rewarding activity.
May 11, 2:00 P.M. EDT
Topic: Canadian Records on MyHeritage
Speaker: Mike Mansfield
Description: MyHeritage’s Director of Content, Mike Mansfield, offers an introduction to the Canadian historical records available through MyHeritage and tips for those searching for their Canadian roots.
May 13, 2:00 P.M. EDT
Topic: Intro to MyHeritage DNA Health
Speaker: Ofer Karp
Description: Ofer is a Director of Product Management at MyHeritage who oversees the development and management of MyHeritage DNA products. In this session, he’ll give an overview of the MyHeritage DNA Health test and the insights that you can gain from the results.
May 18, 2:00 P.M. EDT
Topic: Jumpstart your Family Tree with Instant Discoveries
Speaker: James Tanner
Description: Join veteran genealogist James Tanner in a Facebook Live geared towards new users. Learn how to review and evaluate automatically generated discoveries and effectively use them to grow your family tree.
May 20, 2:00 P.M. EDT
Topic: Searching Military Records on MyHeritage
Speaker: Thomas MacEntee
Description: Genealogy technology expert and educator Thomas MacEntee shares how to leverage MyHeritage’s vast collection of military records to learn more about your family history.
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Ask the Expert Webinar Series
Our very own genealogy expert Daniel Horowitz has been hosting a series of free, highly informative webinars on a variety of topics every Tuesday and Thursday..
Aside from serving as the genealogy expert at MyHeritage, Daniel has been a genealogist since 1986, and served as the teacher and study guide editor of the family history project “Searching for My Roots” in Venezuela for 15 years. He is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and holds a board-level position at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA).
With his clear, light-hearted style, Daniel has taught countless classes both online and offline and helped many people achieve breakthroughs in their genealogy research.
Here are Daniel’s upcoming Ask the Expert sessions for the remainder of April and the month of May. Simply click the link and fill in the form to register.
Thursday, April 23, 2 P.M. EDT
Description: Locations are key in tracking your family. The MyHeritage PedigreeMap feature takes the information from your tree and plots it on a map of the world. Learn how to make the most of this feature and review all the information on ancestral places around the world.
Tuesday, April 28, 2 P.M. EDT
Topic: Theory of Family Relativity: Nailed It or Not?
Description: MyHeritage brings you Theories of Family Relativity to help you trace the relationship path between yourself and unknown DNA Matches. By corroborating tree and record data, Theories of Family Relativity provide plausible theories that may help you prove or further explore a possible relationship path.
Thursday, April 30, 2 P.M. EDT
Topic: Instant Discoveries
Description: MyHeritage gives new genealogists a jump-start by offering the option of adding a whole new branch of up to 50 people to your tree with one click. Learn what you need to do afterwards and how to take full advantage of this feature.
Tuesday, May 5, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: Profile Page: More than Just Names and Dates
Description: The profile page on MyHeritage allows to see not only all of an individual’s details, but also their close family, matches, and images as well as a summary of all the information you have on them. Learn how best to take advantage of this page.
Thursday, May 7, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: Sharing and Interacting with Others on MyHeritage
Description: Contacting other users can help you make new family connections and fill in gaps in your research. Learn to use the MyHeritage messaging system and to invite family members to view and collaborate with you on your family tree.
Tuesday, May 12, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: 5 Tips for Managing DNA Kits
Description: Learn how to navigate and organize your DNA Matches, use the Chromosome Browser to explore your connections, and manage multiple DNA kits on MyHeritage.
Thursday, May 14, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: Watch Webinars at Your Leisure with MyHeritage and Legacy
Description: Discover a world of knowledge and expertise that you can access at your leisure on MyHeritage and Legacy Tree Webinars.
Tuesday, May 19, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: Family Tree Builder: Free Software for Documenting Your Genealogy
Description: MyHeritage offers a free downloadable software that you can use to build your family tree offline, with unique features and capabilities. Learn to harness the power of Family Tree Builder.
Thursday, May 21, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: How to Manage Your Raw DNA Data from MyHeritage
Description: When you test with MyHeritage DNA, your data belongs to you. Learn to manage your raw DNA data so you can use it however you like.
Tuesday, May 26, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: Organizing Family Photos on MyHeritage
Description: Learn to upload and organize your photos on MyHeritage: utilize folders and albums, tag your family members, and share your photos with your loved ones.
Thursday, May 28, 1 P.M. EDT
Topic: Honing Your MyHeritage Skills with the Knowledge Base
Description: Every day is a new day to learn. Learn to leverage the wealth of articles, webinars, and how-to videos on the Knowledge Base to improve your knowledge about MyHeritage at your convenience.
We hope you enjoy these offerings and look forward to having you join us!
Source: My Heritage