24-Hour Webinar Marathon

Our 3rd annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon was held April 7-8, 2022. More than 40,000 registrants! Below are the replays from all 3 marathons. Enjoy 2022’s classes for free for the first week after they are published.

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Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians–Oh, My!
These 3 faiths dominated the 1800s religious scene in the United States. Learn a little of their intertwined history; explore a variety of sample records; and learn strategies for finding church records for Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians.
These 3 faiths dominated the 1800s religious scene in the United States. Learn a little of their intertwined history; explore a variety of sample records; and learn strategies for finding church records for Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians.
Fri, April 8 2022: 20:00 UTC
46:06
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Family Discoveries in Minutes
Are you trying to figure out ways to discover your family history in simple and short ways? Many people believe that family history has to take hours and only those who are retired can do it. Wrong! This class will show simple ways to discover surnames, to learn about yourself, and to create simple family activities in your home.
Are you trying to figure out ways to discover your family history in simple and short ways? Many people believe that family history has to take hours and only those who are retired can do it. Wrong! This class will show simple ways to discover surnames, to learn about yourself, and to create simple family activities in your home.
Fri, April 8 2022: 19:00 UTC
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Hard drive and SSD drive failure rates and what to do
Over the last 8 years, Backblaze has collected, analyzed, and reported on hard drive and SSD failure. Andy Klein has waded through 166 million records to learn all he can about drive failure and he’d like to share that with you. For example, do different drive models fail at different rates, do bigger drives fail more often, does temperature impact drive failure, and maybe most important – can you predict drive failure. We’ll also compare consumer versus enterprise drives and wrap up by comparing hard drives to SSDs. Join us for a class of what you can really learn from failure – drive failure that is.
Over the last 8 years, Backblaze has collected, analyzed, and reported on hard drive and SSD failure. Andy Klein has waded through 166 million records to learn all he can about drive failure and he’d like to share that with you. For example, do different drive models fail at different rates, do bigger drives fail more often, does temperature impact drive failure, and maybe most important – can you predict drive failure. We’ll also compare consumer versus enterprise drives and wrap up by comparing hard drives to SSDs. Join us for a class of what you can really learn from failure – drive failure that is.
Fri, April 8 2022: 18:00 UTC
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Doing Time – Prison Records as Genealogy Resources
The brickwalls of a family tree are no match for prison walls. From intake photo to receipts for cash and clothes when they were released, prisoners in jails and prisons were recorded and documented, often in stunning detail. Learn what records may exist – and where – about your family’s black sheep.
The brickwalls of a family tree are no match for prison walls. From intake photo to receipts for cash and clothes when they were released, prisoners in jails and prisons were recorded and documented, often in stunning detail. Learn what records may exist – and where – about your family’s black sheep.
Fri, April 8 2022: 17:00 UTC
50:20
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Spinsters and Widows: Using Women to Reconstruct Families
We frequently bemoan the dearth of records left by women, but records left by spinsters and widows can be particularly valuable for reconstructing families when properly analyzed. Many people neglect to research spinsters (women who never married) as they have no descendants, but to whom shall they leave their estates? Extended family! Tracing widows to see who they live with can reveal previously unknown family members. See examples where women’s records have illuminated familial relationships and learn strategies to apply to your own research.
We frequently bemoan the dearth of records left by women, but records left by spinsters and widows can be particularly valuable for reconstructing families when properly analyzed. Many people neglect to research spinsters (women who never married) as they have no descendants, but to whom shall they leave their estates? Extended family! Tracing widows to see who they live with can reveal previously unknown family members. See examples where women’s records have illuminated familial relationships and learn strategies to apply to your own research.
Fri, April 8 2022: 16:00 UTC
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Simply using timelines will make a difference in your research!
This session will walk attendees through the steps of using a timeline and building a research plan at the same time.
This session will walk attendees through the steps of using a timeline and building a research plan at the same time.
Fri, April 8 2022: 14:00 UTC
50:36
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The Lady of the Scrapbook: A Newspaper Case Study
Pasted front and center on page 1 of my great-grandmother’s scrapbook was an illustration of a strikingly beautiful woman in an ostrich-plumed hat. Who was she and why was she there? No name, no date, no newspaper. Tiny bits of the page not glued down enabled me to discover clues to the paper’s likely date and possible location and allowed me to discover the identity of my mystery woman. This case study illustrates what to do with an unknown, undated clipping and how to determine its origins.
Pasted front and center on page 1 of my great-grandmother’s scrapbook was an illustration of a strikingly beautiful woman in an ostrich-plumed hat. Who was she and why was she there? No name, no date, no newspaper. Tiny bits of the page not glued down enabled me to discover clues to the paper’s likely date and possible location and allowed me to discover the identity of my mystery woman. This case study illustrates what to do with an unknown, undated clipping and how to determine its origins.
Fri, April 8 2022: 13:00 UTC
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Sons of the Soil: researching our British agricultural labouring ancestors
Every family has them, ancestors who worked on the land. How can we find out more about them, the farms where they worked and the lives that they led? This session covers a range of sources, many of them under-used, which will help to shed light on the working lives of our rural British ancestors.
Every family has them, ancestors who worked on the land. How can we find out more about them, the farms where they worked and the lives that they led? This session covers a range of sources, many of them under-used, which will help to shed light on the working lives of our rural British ancestors.
Fri, April 8 2022: 12:00 UTC
40:12
456 views
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Searching for My Ancestors’ Records
Historical records help us confirm what we already know about our family’s past, debunk family myths, and learn new information that may lay beyond the reaches of living memory. Learn how to use the MyHeritage search engine to find records of your ancestors from all over the world.
Historical records help us confirm what we already know about our family’s past, debunk family myths, and learn new information that may lay beyond the reaches of living memory. Learn how to use the MyHeritage search engine to find records of your ancestors from all over the world.
Fri, April 8 2022: 11:00 UTC
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Introduction to Swedish Military Records
So, your research indicates that there was a Swedish soldier in your family. How do you find the records about him and his service? What will those records tell you? This session will show you the steps for locating your Swedish soldier’s military records and will include an update of the types of military records you will find in ArkivDigital, as well as military name search indexes.
So, your research indicates that there was a Swedish soldier in your family. How do you find the records about him and his service? What will those records tell you? This session will show you the steps for locating your Swedish soldier’s military records and will include an update of the types of military records you will find in ArkivDigital, as well as military name search indexes.
Fri, April 8 2022: 10:00 UTC
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Who were the Scots-Irish?
Known in their homeland as Ulster-Scots, these mainly Lowland Scots left their homeland and settled in Ulster during the Plantation, sometimes staying only for a few generations and then many made their way to the New World. Why did these Scots come to Ulster and why did they then subsequently leave? What were the push and pull factors? Why did Presbyterian ministers have such sway over these people? We will look at the perils they faced on their transatlantic journey and what they found when they arrived in the new world. We will examine the range of records and sources where you may find your Ulster-Scots ancestors and that can tell you more about this pioneering ethnic group that produced a number of US Presidents and millions of descendants worldwide today.
Known in their homeland as Ulster-Scots, these mainly Lowland Scots left their homeland and settled in Ulster during the Plantation, sometimes staying only for a few generations and then many made their way to the New World. Why did these Scots come to Ulster and why did they then subsequently leave? What were the push and pull factors? Why did Presbyterian ministers have such sway over these people? We will look at the perils they faced on their transatlantic journey and what they found when they arrived in the new world. We will examine the range of records and sources where you may find your Ulster-Scots ancestors and that can tell you more about this pioneering ethnic group that produced a number of US Presidents and millions of descendants worldwide today.
Fri, April 8 2022: 9:00 UTC
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Clans and Families in Scotland
Everyone from Scotland is in a Clan, right? Wrong. The Clan was a phenomenon of only certain parts of Scotland, and not the majority. Is your surname associated with a Highland or Borders Clan or a Lowlands Family? If so, what can you do about it?
Everyone from Scotland is in a Clan, right? Wrong. The Clan was a phenomenon of only certain parts of Scotland, and not the majority. Is your surname associated with a Highland or Borders Clan or a Lowlands Family? If so, what can you do about it?
Fri, April 8 2022: 8:00 UTC

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Wed, July 6 2022: 2:00 UTC
The Madness of ‘Mc’ Surnames
Wed, July 6 2022: 2:00 UTC
If you have already worked out that ‘Mc’ and ‘Mac’ surnames are the most complicated British surnames, you must listen to this webinar. And if you haven’t already worked this out, you must absolutely listen to this webinar. ‘Mc’ surnames are double the trouble because they can suffer distortions at the beginning, middle and end of the ‘Mc’ prefix as well as at the beginning, middle and end of the rest of the surname, the root word. Sound glides are a particular problem, in which the ‘k’ sound at the end of the ‘Mc’ prefix distorts the first letter of the root word (e.g. McCue/McKew/McHugh, McLachlan/McGloughlan). Transcription errors can also produce a non-‘Mc’ surname (e.g. Mackever/Markever) which can prove a trap for the unwary. This seminar will help you keep you sane when you encounter the complexities of these mad Scottish-origin surnames.
If you have already worked out that ‘Mc’ and ‘Mac’ surnames are the most complicated British surnames, you must listen to this webinar. And if you haven’t already worked this out, you must absolutely listen to this webinar. ‘Mc’ surnames are double the trouble because they can suffer distortions at the beginning, middle and end of the ‘Mc’ prefix as well as at the beginning, middle and end of the rest of the surname, the root word. Sound glides are a particular problem, in which the ‘k’ sound at the end of the ‘Mc’ prefix distorts the first letter of the root word (e.g. McCue/McKew/McHugh, McLachlan/McGloughlan). Transcription errors can also produce a non-‘Mc’ surname (e.g. Mackever/Markever) which can prove a trap for the unwary. This seminar will help you keep you sane when you encounter the complexities of these mad Scottish-origin surnames.
Wed, July 6 2022: 2:00 UTC
Wed, July 6 2022: 18:00 UTC
What’s New at DNA Painter
Wed, July 6 2022: 18:00 UTC
DNA Painter is a popular website for genealogists who want to explore their autosomal DNA test results. Join site creator Jonny Perl for this update on new features for tree visualizations and chromosome mapping, as well as other recent releases and tools.
DNA Painter is a popular website for genealogists who want to explore their autosomal DNA test results. Join site creator Jonny Perl for this update on new features for tree visualizations and chromosome mapping, as well as other recent releases and tools.
Wed, July 6 2022: 18:00 UTC
Tue, July 12 2022: 18:00 UTC
Exploring Your Ethnicities on MyHeritage
Tue, July 12 2022: 18:00 UTC
The MyHeritage DNA test offers the most detailed ethnicity report on the market, pinpointing your origins across thousands of genetic and geographic regions. Learn how to explore, analyze, and interpret your results to gain insights about where you come from.
The MyHeritage DNA test offers the most detailed ethnicity report on the market, pinpointing your origins across thousands of genetic and geographic regions. Learn how to explore, analyze, and interpret your results to gain insights about where you come from.
Tue, July 12 2022: 18:00 UTC
Thu, July 14 2022: 0:00 UTC
Montana Genealogy Treasures
Thu, July 14 2022: 0:00 UTC
Montana has 56 counties, and there’s a plethora of sources available across this 4th largest state. You’ll get a quick tour of Montana genealogy treasures online. Also, a tour of Montana sites and their specific genealogy databases available from archives and local history societies, along with a site-specific guide telling of the latest archives, museums, libraries and historical/genealogical societies open to aid in your search for ancestors, and ghost towns and mining camps, too! We’ll experience historical Montana maps available online, learn how to plan a specific trip to maximize the archives and local historical sites where other records (taxes, poll taxes, road taxes, poor taxes, boulevard districts, real estate additions, types of directories available per area, etc.), and note the specific genealogy and history societies/museums available to provide local helps. You’ll have access to a 30+ page (online) of the resources and references noted in the presentation.
Montana has 56 counties, and there’s a plethora of sources available across this 4th largest state. You’ll get a quick tour of Montana genealogy treasures online. Also, a tour of Montana sites and their specific genealogy databases available from archives and local history societies, along with a site-specific guide telling of the latest archives, museums, libraries and historical/genealogical societies open to aid in your search for ancestors, and ghost towns and mining camps, too! We’ll experience historical Montana maps available online, learn how to plan a specific trip to maximize the archives and local historical sites where other records (taxes, poll taxes, road taxes, poor taxes, boulevard districts, real estate additions, types of directories available per area, etc.), and note the specific genealogy and history societies/museums available to provide local helps. You’ll have access to a 30+ page (online) of the resources and references noted in the presentation.
Thu, July 14 2022: 0:00 UTC
Fri, July 15 2022: 18:00 UTC
Colonial Spanish & Mexican Censuses & Census Substitutes
Fri, July 15 2022: 18:00 UTC
Learn about the different types of census records and substitutes that can place your ancestors in New Spain or Mexico. This class will discuss why the records were created, where to find them, and what type of information they contain.
Learn about the different types of census records and substitutes that can place your ancestors in New Spain or Mexico. This class will discuss why the records were created, where to find them, and what type of information they contain.
Fri, July 15 2022: 18:00 UTC
Tue, July 19 2022: 12:00 UTC
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Les nouvelles collections belges sur MyHeritage
Tue, July 19 2022: 12:00 UTC
Que vous soyez en Belgique ou ailleurs, le 21 juillet, jour de la fête nationale belge, est l’occasion idéale pour partir à la recherche de vos ancêtres du plat pays. Que ce soit en Flandre, en Wallonie ou à Bruxelles, des ressources existent pour vous aider à les retrouver, spécialement dans les millions de nouvelles données disponibles dans les collections historiques de MyHeritage qui concernent la Belgique. Avec pédagogie, humour et didactique, Marie Cappart, Country Manager pour MyHeritage en Belgique, historienne de formation, généalogiste et autrice de ‘Le Guide de la Généalogie en Belgique’ vous oriente pas à pas dans les archives belges et vous montre comment retrouver vos ancêtres du plat pays à l’aide des collections belges de MyHeritage, l’État-Civil, les registres paroissiaux, et d’autres collections. Et si vous n’avez pas d’ancêtres belges, c’est que vous avez mal cherché !
Que vous soyez en Belgique ou ailleurs, le 21 juillet, jour de la fête nationale belge, est l’occasion idéale pour partir à la recherche de vos ancêtres du plat pays. Que ce soit en Flandre, en Wallonie ou à Bruxelles, des ressources existent pour vous aider à les retrouver, spécialement dans les millions de nouvelles données disponibles dans les collections historiques de MyHeritage qui concernent la Belgique. Avec pédagogie, humour et didactique, Marie Cappart, Country Manager pour MyHeritage en Belgique, historienne de formation, généalogiste et autrice de ‘Le Guide de la Généalogie en Belgique’ vous oriente pas à pas dans les archives belges et vous montre comment retrouver vos ancêtres du plat pays à l’aide des collections belges de MyHeritage, l’État-Civil, les registres paroissiaux, et d’autres collections. Et si vous n’avez pas d’ancêtres belges, c’est que vous avez mal cherché !
Tue, July 19 2022: 12:00 UTC
Wed, July 20 2022: 0:00 UTC
Ancestors’ Religions in the U.S.
Wed, July 20 2022: 0:00 UTC
Religious records are essential in genealogy research. Do you know all ancestors’ religions? Review the Protestant Reformation and religions in the U.S. Find your ancestor.
Religious records are essential in genealogy research. Do you know all ancestors’ religions? Review the Protestant Reformation and religions in the U.S. Find your ancestor.
Wed, July 20 2022: 0:00 UTC
Wed, July 20 2022: 18:00 UTC
One hour to master your camera settings
Wed, July 20 2022: 18:00 UTC
This webinar will cover the absolutes of shooting good pictures with any camera. It covers shutter speed, aperture and ISO at the intermediate and advanced levels.
This webinar will cover the absolutes of shooting good pictures with any camera. It covers shutter speed, aperture and ISO at the intermediate and advanced levels.
Wed, July 20 2022: 18:00 UTC
Tue, July 26 2022: 18:00 UTC
MyHeritage’s Latest Photo Innovations
Tue, July 26 2022: 18:00 UTC
MyHeritage never stops innovating, especially in the area of working with historical photos. Discover the latest and greatest photo innovations from MyHeritage.
MyHeritage never stops innovating, especially in the area of working with historical photos. Discover the latest and greatest photo innovations from MyHeritage.
Tue, July 26 2022: 18:00 UTC