Free Online Webinars

Free Online Webinars

Compiled by Linda Thompson and Peter Bradish

Check out these links for “free” webinars and videos. Some are free for watching live and may be recorded for watching later. BUT, sometimes there is a time limit on how long the recorded videos will be available and the recorded ones may be available only for “paid” members.

Ancestry Academy
Several free videos.

Ancestry 5-Minute Finds Series (YouTube)
Thirty 5 minute how-to videos on a wide range of subjects.

FamilySearch Classes and Webinars

The best way to use this page is to click on the blue titles which are links or the [show] link following a title. When you see the page you’ll understand.

The List of Online Classes in the Learning Center has the “List of all Online Classes in the FamilySearch Learning Center” link below it. They have over 1200 of them.

Upcoming Webinars can be browsed by clicking on the [show] link following the title of interest.
Past Webinars & Handouts has two sections (click on the [show] link to see the list for each):
1. Classes in English are broken into General Classes and Classes by Region
2. Classes in Spanish are also broken into General Classes and Classes by Region

Florida State Genealogical Society

You can watch webinars “live” for free, see “Upcoming Webinars” link in the menu on the left below FSGS Webinars for the list. If you are a member ($25/individual, $35/family) you can watch “Archived Webinars” plus download the handout.

Genealogy Magazine Videos

Click on the red title of the video you wish to watch.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars

A blue button found in the upper left corner of each webinar with the word “Free” means there is no charge to view.


Click on the title below a category picture to see the video links. These are available from 2020 RootsTech back to 2015 including the 2019 RootsTech London.

Virtual Genealogical Association

Sign up for free “live” GoToWebinar webinars (max 1000). Recorded and available to members ($20/yr) for 6 months following “live” broadcast. Click “Programs” in the menu bar for past and scheduled webinars.

WWI Memorial

Finding Your WWI Ancestors (video)

Scroll down to just past the rotating view of the memorial to where the “2020 Webinar Series” switches between video windows of past webinars. When the one marked “Finding Your WWI Ancestors” appears, click in the middle to view. The play/pause toggle is in the lower left. Use the tools (volume, settings, full screen) in the lower right corner to adjust. Move the cursor to the upper left corner to click on the arrow pointing down to download.