Master MyHeritage in 4 Weeks - September 2024

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In this 4-week course learn how to use MyHeritage, the popular genealogy website. You learn the best ways to search the site's 19.4-plus billion historical records and how to create and manage your online family tree.

DATE:  September 16, 2024 - October 13, 2024

This multilingual website and software have attracted genealogists all around the world. MyHeritage has over 19.4 billion historical records and 5 billion names in 88 million family trees. In addition to searching records and family trees, you can also take a MyHeritage DNA test to uncover family connections and possible health risks. Additional MyHeritage tools allow you to enhance and colorize family photos. 

In this course, you’ll learn:

  1. How to build an online family tree on and use it to automatically find matches in historical records, family trees and photos.
  2. How to use the new search features on to zero in on records pertaining to your ancestors.
  3. What a MyHeritage DNA kit might reveal about your ancestry, relatives and inherited traits.
  4. How to take advantage of family history tools from MyHeritage, such as Family Tree Builder software, MyHeritage In Color to colorize photos and MyHeritage Photo Enhancer.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started

  • Subscription Options
  • Managing Your Family Trees
    • Online Trees
    • Starting an Online Tree
    • Navigating Your Online Tree
  • Family View
    • Pedigree View
    • Fan View
    • List View
  • Adding People to Your Tree
  • Editing a Person’s Profile
  • Discoveries
    • Matches by People
    • Matches by Source
    • Instant Discoveries
  • Managing Your MyHeritage Family Site
  • Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Searching Records on MyHeritage

  • Four Ways to Search Historical Records on MyHeritage
    • From Your Online Tree
    • Global Search
    • Broad Category
    • Specific Record Collection
  • The New MyHeritage Search Form
    • Advanced Search Options
    • The Search Results Page
    • Modifying a Search
  • Record Categories
    • Birth, Marriage & Death
    • Census & Voter Lists
    • Family Trees
    • Photos
    • Military
    • Newspapers
    • Immigration Records
    • Books & Publications
    • Public Records
    • Schools & Universities
    • Directories, Guides & References
    • Histories, Memories & Biographies
    • Government, Land, Court & Wills
    • Maps
  • Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: DNA & Health

  • MyHeritage DNA
    • Why do a DNA Test with MyHeritage
    • Ethnicity Estimate
    • DNA Matches
    • DNA Tools
    • Uploading DNA Data
  • MyHeritage DNA Health
    • Genetic Health Risk Reports
    • Carrier Status Reports

Lesson 4: Taking Your Research to the Next Level

  • MyHeritage In Color
  • MyHeritage Photo Enhancer
  • PedigreeMap
  • MyHeritage Knowledge Base
  • Family Tree Builder
  • MyHeritage Mobile App

About the Instructor

A contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, Rick Crume has written for other genealogical journals in the United States, as well as Canada and Great Britain. Specializing in online research, genealogy software, DNA testing and British genealogy, he has spoken at genealogy conferences across North America and presented many webinars.


How do Family Tree University workshops work?

Take the course at your own pace! 

From the course start date, you’ll be able to log in to view and access your lessons and start interacting on the discussion boards. Your instructor will check in regularly to answer all of the questions and provide feedback. You will have access to your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone, and can study when it's most convenient for you.

After the course end date, the course will become read-only for one year. You will continue to have access through your dashboard to the materials, but the discussion boards will be closed. The materials are yours to keep. You can download them onto your desktop to access online or offline.

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