About us

Legacy Family Tree Webinars is a world pioneer in online genealogy education. For more than a decade, we’ve been offering the best in online educational genealogy content with live and recorded webinars featuring top experts in family history research. We enable genealogists across the globe and of all skill levels to enrich their knowledge and skills with top-quality sessions they can access from the comfort of their homes. Our vision is to educate, entertain, and inspire genealogists everywhere to gain new insights, find new resources, and make new discoveries about their family history.

Our story

Legacy Family Tree Webinars was founded by professional genealogist Geoff Rasmussen in September 2010. Originally envisioned as a “once or twice a month” live webinar series, the service quickly grew into a full-fledged membership site offering hundreds of webinars. In 2017, Legacy Family Tree was acquired by the global genealogy company MyHeritage, and in April 2021, we hosted our 1,500th webinar.

What members are saying

“I have been researching family history for 50 years, but still learn something from every webinar!” — Sue Grable

“I just found my great-grandfather’s passage record on MyHeritage during this class. THANK YOU! You pointed the way. I have been looking for YEARS!” — Debra Koehler

“NEVER thought I’d get to the point where this stuff made sense…Realizing how much I’ve learned from this pioneering way you developed to teach genealogy, and the talented folks you bring in to share their knowledge and experience with us. Hard to believe how far I’ve come. And still learning. Thank you!” — Annie Delyth Stratton

“There are so many wonderful opportunities to learn… I really enjoy watching so many talented people further my education about DNA and family research.” — Beverly Fortney Leeming

“Field trips and expensive seminars are out of the question, so your webinars are a pot of gold for me. The quality is top drawer.” — Janis L.

Our team

Founder and host: Geoff Rasmussen
Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is the founder and host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series and develops the Legacy Family Tree genealogy software. Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello, basketball, and bowling. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center. He is the author of Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors, and the popular books Legacy Family Tree, Unlocked! and Digital Imaging Essentials.

Co-host: Marian Pierre-Louis
Marian Pierre-Louis is a genealogy professional who specializes in educational outreach through webinars, internet broadcasts and video. Her areas of expertise include house history research, southern New England research, and solving brick walls. Since the rise in interest of genetic genealogy, Marian has become addicted to using DNA to help solve genealogy mysteries. Marian is the host of the Genealogy Professional Podcast. She has also produced and hosted 100 episodes of Fieldstone Common, a history podcast. Marian is the Online Education Producer for Legacy Family Tree Webinars, and once a month you’ll find her as the evening host of Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

Support and customer service: Ron Cannon and Jairmie D. French
Ron Cannon has been working in the computer field for more than 30 years, and in genealogy customer support for the last 12. Happily married for 35 years now, he enjoys spending his free time with family and friends.

Jairmie D. French is the father of two boys. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Resource Technology from Emporia State University. He has worked in Support at Legacy for the past 8 years. In his free time Jairmie enjoys building and troubleshooting computers as well as playing video games with his boys.

The stars of the show: Our speakers
Legacy Family Tree Webinars boasts a world-class team of 325 speakers from 23 countries. View all our speakers.