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Using Irish newspapers and other printed material
Newspapers are a great source of information about our ancestors, but how do we know what Irish newspapers are available and how can we access them? This webinar will include finding aids for newspapers to track down our Irish ancestors including the major repositories where they may be found. We'll…
Newspapers are a great source of information about our ancestors, but how do we know what Irish newspapers are available and how can we access them? This webinar will include finding aids for newspapers to track down our Irish ancestors including the major repositories where they may be found. We'll…
Fri, July 16 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:07:37
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Why I Love — and How to Use — the Newspaper Collections at MyHeritage
MyHeritage is home to millions of digitized newspaper pages. Learn how the site's Record Matches technology helps you identify, review and extract information from obituaries, news articles and more right into your family tree. Learn tips to optimize newspaper discoveries, including a little-known trick for searching within specific newspaper titles.
MyHeritage is home to millions of digitized newspaper pages. Learn how the site's Record Matches technology helps you identify, review and extract information from obituaries, news articles and more right into your family tree. Learn tips to optimize newspaper discoveries, including a little-known trick for searching within specific newspaper titles.
Tue, November 10 2020: 0:00 UTC
1:29:11
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In Black and White: Finding Historical Newspapers From Around the World
Family historians know that newspapers are vital to research but it’s not always easy to find them. We’ll explore finding aids for historical newspapers around the globe to help you find what you need.
Family historians know that newspapers are vital to research but it’s not always easy to find them. We’ll explore finding aids for historical newspapers around the globe to help you find what you need.
Wed, October 28 2020: 0:00 UTC
49:34
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Mining the Newspaper Databases on MyHeritage for Your Family History
Newspapers can provide information about births, deaths, marriages, moves, business, naturalizations, court cases, and more. MyHeritage provides access to several newspaper databases. This class provides an overview of what is available and techniques to help improve your chances of finding information about your relatives.
Newspapers can provide information about births, deaths, marriages, moves, business, naturalizations, court cases, and more. MyHeritage provides access to several newspaper databases. This class provides an overview of what is available and techniques to help improve your chances of finding information about your relatives.
Tue, March 10 2020: 0:00 UTC
1:33:25
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Newspapers for People of Color Genealogy Research
Newspapers can be a goldmine for genealogy, especially in the case of records destruction or when all other avenues have failed to yield findings on an ancestor. In this session, we’ll discuss all you need to know to get the most out of using periodicals as genealogical resources for people…
Newspapers can be a goldmine for genealogy, especially in the case of records destruction or when all other avenues have failed to yield findings on an ancestor. In this session, we’ll discuss all you need to know to get the most out of using periodicals as genealogical resources for people…
Wed, February 19 2020: 0:00 UTC
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Searching the Chronicling America Newspaper Databases
Learn how to search and browse the online database of newspapers at Chronicling America.
Learn how to search and browse the online database of newspapers at Chronicling America.
Mon, December 30 2019: 0:00 UTC
4:22
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The Chronicling America US Newspaper Directory
In addition to its online database, the Chronicling America newspaper site maintains a national directory of newspapers. Learn how to search this directory to find the newspapers you need.
In addition to its online database, the Chronicling America newspaper site maintains a national directory of newspapers. Learn how to search this directory to find the newspapers you need.
Mon, December 30 2019: 0:00 UTC
55:39
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Using Ethnic Newspapers and Publications in Your Genealogy Research
Ethnic newspapers and publications can often provide biographical and genealogical clues about immigrant ancestors. Learn where to find these rich resources, how to access them, and what details they contain to help with your research.
Ethnic newspapers and publications can often provide biographical and genealogical clues about immigrant ancestors. Learn where to find these rich resources, how to access them, and what details they contain to help with your research.
Fri, December 13 2019: 0:00 UTC
1:18:53
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Grandma's Obituary Box: The Use of Obituaries in Genealogical Research and Their Role in American Culture
Obituaries are a genealogical resource that help document our ancestors and bring them to life. This lecture examines the clues and types of information found in obituaries as well as where and how to locate them. A discussion of obituaries through the past three centuries will show what values were…
Obituaries are a genealogical resource that help document our ancestors and bring them to life. This lecture examines the clues and types of information found in obituaries as well as where and how to locate them. A discussion of obituaries through the past three centuries will show what values were…
Wed, December 11 2019: 0:00 UTC
1:12:50
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Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure
Australia (and the rest of the world), is very fortunate to have free access to Trove – a website of the National Library of Australia. Trove contains many digitised newspapers, some from all the Australian States and Territories up to 1954. While not every paper ever printed has been…
Australia (and the rest of the world), is very fortunate to have free access to Trove – a website of the National Library of Australia. Trove contains many digitised newspapers, some from all the Australian States and Territories up to 1954. While not every paper ever printed has been…
Tue, November 5 2019: 0:00 UTC
52:10
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MyHeritage-palvelut; sukupuu, SuperSearch ja DNA
Perustietoa MyHeritagen palveluista ja niiden käytöstä
Perustietoa MyHeritagen palveluista ja niiden käytöstä
Wed, August 14 2019: 0:00 UTC
56:59
Get With the Times: German Newspaper Research
Germany does not have large subscription-based websites for accessing newspapers for genealogical research. In spite of that fact, there are thousands of digitized German newspapers available online. Many of them are free. Learn where they are and how to access them.
Germany does not have large subscription-based websites for accessing newspapers for genealogical research. In spite of that fact, there are thousands of digitized German newspapers available online. Many of them are free. Learn where they are and how to access them.
Fri, August 2 2019: 0:00 UTC

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Thu, December 9 2021: 1:00 UTC
Documenting Families or Communities Lost in the Holocaust by Bullets
Thu, December 9 2021: 1:00 UTC
English speakers can now learn details about what happened to relatives or a community in the Holocaust by Bullets. Review documentation from this important era including access to Russian Extraordinary Commission files; German Einsatzgruppen Reports; Yahad-In Unum eyewitness video; USC Shoah Foundation and other recorded survivor testimonies; Yizkor Books; Yad…
English speakers can now learn details about what happened to relatives or a community in the Holocaust by Bullets. Review documentation from this important era including access to Russian Extraordinary Commission files; German Einsatzgruppen Reports; Yahad-In Unum eyewitness video; USC Shoah Foundation and other recorded survivor testimonies; Yizkor Books; Yad…
Thu, December 9 2021: 1:00 UTC
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A MyHeritage Webinar Series webinar
Tue, December 14 2021: 19:00 UTC
This class presents case studies to show the strategies to best use offline records to give a more effective balance to genealogy research. Offline records may include newspapers, books, property, church, government, and other records.
This class presents case studies to show the strategies to best use offline records to give a more effective balance to genealogy research. Offline records may include newspapers, books, property, church, government, and other records.
Tue, December 14 2021: 19:00 UTC
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Navigating the NARA Website
Wed, December 15 2021: 19:00 UTC
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website has a wealth of resources that can be used for genealogical research. Information about records located at NARA in Washington, DC, and the NARA regional branches is online and waiting for you to discover them. Some of the actual records are even…
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website has a wealth of resources that can be used for genealogical research. Information about records located at NARA in Washington, DC, and the NARA regional branches is online and waiting for you to discover them. Some of the actual records are even…
Wed, December 15 2021: 19:00 UTC
Fri, December 17 2021: 19:00 UTC
Effective Use of England’s National Archives Website
Fri, December 17 2021: 19:00 UTC
Learn how to effectively use the research tools, indexes and catalogs on this large website to find your ancestors and to put them into their correct historical context.
Learn how to effectively use the research tools, indexes and catalogs on this large website to find your ancestors and to put them into their correct historical context.
Fri, December 17 2021: 19:00 UTC
Sun, December 19 2021: 13:00 UTC
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Comment suivre un ancêtre huguenot hors de France après 1685
Sun, December 19 2021: 13:00 UTC
Si vous avez des ancêtres protestants, vous devez déjà avoir eu bien des difficultés à retrouver les actes les concernant lors de la période dite du « Désert » après 1685. Mais avez-vous déjà cherché si un membre de la famille avait pris le chemin de l’exil et rejoint un…
Si vous avez des ancêtres protestants, vous devez déjà avoir eu bien des difficultés à retrouver les actes les concernant lors de la période dite du « Désert » après 1685. Mais avez-vous déjà cherché si un membre de la famille avait pris le chemin de l’exil et rejoint un…
Sun, December 19 2021: 13:00 UTC
Wed, December 22 2021: 1:00 UTC
Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research
Wed, December 22 2021: 1:00 UTC
Descendants of an early Ohio family had no idea of their origins. Following an associated family brought success, even after wading into foreign-language documents. This presentation shows what to do when traditional records fail to reveal an ancestor’s place of origin and how to use cluster research to break through…
Descendants of an early Ohio family had no idea of their origins. Following an associated family brought success, even after wading into foreign-language documents. This presentation shows what to do when traditional records fail to reveal an ancestor’s place of origin and how to use cluster research to break through…
Wed, December 22 2021: 1:00 UTC
Wed, December 22 2021: 19:00 UTC
Our Neanderthal Genetic Ancestry
Wed, December 22 2021: 19:00 UTC
From the former Genographic Project, to 23andMe, autosomal DNA testing companies have added a feature to the DNA results they provide to their customers: what percentage of Neanderthal DNA you carry. This might sound like science fiction to some. How do scientist know what Neanderthal DNA looks like? How are…
From the former Genographic Project, to 23andMe, autosomal DNA testing companies have added a feature to the DNA results they provide to their customers: what percentage of Neanderthal DNA you carry. This might sound like science fiction to some. How do scientist know what Neanderthal DNA looks like? How are…
Wed, December 22 2021: 19:00 UTC
Tue, January 25 2022: 12:00 UTC
French
Les nouvelles collections françaises sur MyHeritage
Tue, January 25 2022: 12:00 UTC
MyHeritage a publié des millions de documents historiques français répartis en diverses collections, notamment des actes de naissance, mariage, et décès, des recensements, des documents militaires et d’inhumation. Ces données, renforcée par notre technologie Record Matching, offrent de nouvelles perspectives et pistes de recherche à tous ceux qui ont des racines en France.
MyHeritage a publié des millions de documents historiques français répartis en diverses collections, notamment des actes de naissance, mariage, et décès, des recensements, des documents militaires et d’inhumation. Ces données, renforcée par notre technologie Record Matching, offrent de nouvelles perspectives et pistes de recherche à tous ceux qui ont des racines en France.
Tue, January 25 2022: 12:00 UTC