LegacyFamilyTree – 2nd Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon – April 8-9, 2021

LegacyFamilyTree announces their second annual 24-hour genealogy webinar marathon taking place April 8th and 9th, 2021.

It’s Free!!

The marathon will begin on Thursday, April 8 at 5pm eastern U.S. time and end on Friday, April 9 at 7pm eastern U.S. time.

You will learn how to trace your ancestors from the world’s top genealogists and educators. From creating your own YouTube channel to DNA, from Cherokee ancestry to Canada and England, there’s something for everyone… in every time zone. And thanks to FamilyTreeWebinars.com and MyHeritage, the entire event is free! Pop in for a session or two, or stick around for the full 24 hours — it’s completely up to you. (We couldn’t resist – there are actually 26 hours of classes!) There will even be time for Q&A and door prizes.

How to Listen In

Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/24. Live attendance for each session is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. If you can’t join us in real time, we’ve got you covered: all recordings will be available afterwards absolutely free for a week. Beyond that, you can watch them anytime with a webinar membership to FamilyTreeWebinars.com.

The Lectures

Viewers will enjoy a wide variety of lectures of genealogy and DNA. Each class will be 45 minutes long including time for questions at the end.

Cyndi’s List – Webinar Free Through September 16th.

Legacy Family Tree presented Cyndi Ingle discussing her website, Cyndi’s List, on September 9th and apologies for not getting it up before hand.  However you can watch the recorded version free from this link  https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=1223  until September 16.  If you are interested in learning about Cyndi’s List from the creator, be sure to check out this webinar.

Using Bank Records in Family History Research – FREE American Ancestors Webinar

Historical bank records are an overlooked resource for family historians. When they survive, these records can provide information about an ancestor’s residence, occupation, family relationships, and even immigrant origins. And don’t assume that your ancestor was too poor to have had a bank account! Savings banks were established with those very individuals in mind. In this webinar, Genealogist Eileen Pironti will present a brief history of savings banks in the United States, how to locate these records, and what information is provided. She will focus on examples from the Emigrant Savings Bank, Freedman’s Savings and Trust, and Provident Institution for Savings.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, October 15th, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm EDT and it’s free.

Click here to register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8410695914531162382?source=Website   You can register right up until October 15th, prior to the beginning of the broadcast.

Northern New England Resources at American Ancestors – FREE Webinar

In the 17th and early 18th centuries, Maine (then part of Massachusetts), New Hampshire, and Vermont were considered frontier lands for the early New England colonists. Whether you are researching these states during the colonial period or present day, there are certain record sets and go-to resources that you should be aware of. This session will review various study projects, databases, manuscript items, and other resources available through American Ancestors that can assist you in researching northern New England.

This webinar takes place on Thursday, September 17th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m EDT and it’s free.

Click here to register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/798555913119931919?source=website  You can register right up to September 17th, prior to the beginning of the broadcast

Using U.S. Vital Records Substitutes – American Ancestors Webinar

We normally don’t provide free advertising for American Ancestors’ paid webinars because they are expensive, but we’re making an exception for this one because of the content.  This three week course teaches you how to search for vital records in the U.S., and discusses a number of vital records substitutes that can be used if you can’t find the original vital records, they were destroyed, or never existed at all.  Given the fact that we are all confined to home online research at this point, this webinar may be worth the expense for some of you.  The cost is $85 for all three sessions.  The live sessions take place on September 16th, September 23rd and September 30th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT, but you can watch recorded versions through December 31th.  The training will be provided through the GoToTraining online application.

Click here for curriculum and to register:  https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/798919851470223361

Got some time on your hands?

It seems like we all do these days and if you are like us here at WMARE, you are always happy to discover something genealogy related to do.  If you’re interested in a little online genealogy training, check out the webinars available at Legacy Family Tree at the following link


Most are free for a limited period of time, and an annual membership of $49.95 provides access to their entire (and huge) on demand library of previously recorded webinars.

Be sure to check out their listing of upcoming webinars.  All are free to watch “live” and for several days following the broadcast.


Free Webinars from Legacy Family Tree

In case some of you missed this, all month long Legacy Family Tree is having a free genealogy related webinar each day.  Here is the full listing – many are still available.


And here are the ones still to come until April 30th.

April 24 – Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners by Marian Pierre-Louis

April 25 – Using Snag-It to Annotate a Screenshot by Cari Taplin

April 26 – The Five-story Fall: Correlating Indirect and Direct Evidence to Extend the Pedigree by Debra Mieszala

April 27 – Organizing Your DNA Results (updated!) by Diahan Southard

April 28 – An Introduction to Spanish Surnames by Daniel Smith-Ramos

April 29 – Photography for Genealogy by Nicka Smith

April 30 – Finding Your 17th Century Ancestors in England by Paul Milner

FREE American Ancestors Webinar

Creating a Research Plan for Cluster Research

Thursday, May 21, 3:00–4:00 PM (EDT)

Presented by: Lindsay Fulton, Director of NEHGS Research Services

Hit a brick wall in your research? Cluster research is a method that broadens the scope of your research to include your ancestor’s extended family, associates, and neighbors—all with the goal of solving a genealogical mystery. But by broadening the scope of your research, you’re also increasing your number of leads, records, and results. Join Director of Research Services Lindsay Fulton to learn how a solid research plan can help you stay on track, stay organized, and achieve your research goals effectively and efficiently.

Register for the free webinar at the link below:


FREE Online Author Event

The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are

Presented by the Author, Journalist Libby Copeland

May 20, 2020 – 6:00 pm EST

Guest Moderator: Amy Dockser Marcus, staff reporter, The Wall Street Journal

The Lost Family is a deeply reported look at the rise of home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on individual lives. Journalist Libby Copeland explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story.

Register for the virtual author event at the link below: