MyHeritage Live 2018 in Oslo, Norway

In just a few days, MyHeritage will be hosting its first-ever user conference in Oslo, Norway, with talks and workshops on November 3rd and 4th, 2018.  If you, like me, couldn’t find room in your schedule or budget to attend in person, you’re in luck!  You’ll miss out on the gorgeous skyline of Oslo, but the event is being live streamed.

By Jørn Eriksson – Flickr, CC BY 2.0,

The conference has three tracks: Genealogy, DNA, and Workshops.  The first two will be live-streamed.  The talks will be ideal for people who are just getting started with MyHeritage or are hoping to improve their skill sets, either via the popular DNA test or as subscribers to MyHeritage’s research records.

The live-stream schedule is listed below, with time conversions for some of the major DNA testing markets.  An asterisk after the speaker’s name indicates that they work for MyHeritage or a subsidiary.  The live streams will be available on the conference website here.

Some talks will be recorded and made available later, great news for those of us in incompatible time zones!


MyHeritage LIVE 2018 Schedule
Genealogy Track  DNA Track 
Oslo New York Sydney Saturday
9:00 AM 3:00 AM 6:00 PM Keynote—Gilad Japhet*
10:30 AM 4:30 AM 7:30 PM Turning MyHeritage Clues Into Genealogy To Do’s—Thomas MacEntee MyHeritage DNA 101—Ran Snir*
11:30 AM 5:30 AM 8:30 PM How I Use MyHeritage—Vidar Øverlie MyHeritage DNA: Advanced Features—Ran Snir*
1:30 PM 7:30 AM 10:30 PM Researching with MyHeritage SuperSearch™—Daniel Horowitz* and Tal Erlichman* Success Stories: How MyHeritage DNA Brings Families Together—Roi Mandel*
2:30 PM 8:30 AM 11:30 PM A Guide to Scandinavian Records on MyHeritage—Mike Mansfield* The Five Best MyHeritage DNA Tools—Diahan Southard
3:30 PM 9:30 AM 12:30 AM How to Find Your Family in Newspapers with MyHeritage SuperSearch™—Lisa Louise Cooke PANEL: DNA, Genealogy, and Privacy—Thomas MacEntee, Dr Yaniv Erlich*, Roberta Estes
4:30 PM 10:30 AM 1:30 AM What’s Next: The MyHeritage Genealogy and DNA Roadmap—Maya Lerner*
Oslo New York Sydney Sunday
9:30 AM 3:30 AM 6:30 PM Newspaper Research Strategies Using MyHeritage—Thomas MacEntee Why Take a DNA Test for Genealogy Research?–Mike Mansfield*
10:30 AM 4:30 AM 7:30 PM Matching Technologies: How to Discover Relatives Without Searching—Mike Mansfield* Genetic Insights From a Huge Collaborative Family Tree—Prof. Yaniv Erlich*
11:30 AM 5:30 AM 8:30 PM An Introduction to Geni—Mike Stangel* MyHeritage’s Improved DNA Matching—Dr. Daphna Weissglas*
1:30 PM 7:30 AM 10:30 PM Using MyHeritage’s Unique Technologies & Learning Online with —Geoff Rasmussen Two Ways to Approach Your MyHeritage DNA Match List—Diahan Southard
2:30 PM 8:30 AM 11:30 PM An Overview of European Record Collections on MyHeritage—Mike Mansfield* How to Find Unknown Family with MyHeritage DNA—Christina Sagersten
3:30 PM 9:30 AM 12:30 AM The MyHeritage Mobile App: Exclusive Features—Guy Tsype* PANEL: What’s Next for Genetic Genealogy?—Dr Yaniv Erlich*, Roberta Estes, Dick Eastman
5:00 PM 11:00 AM 2:00 AM Closing Session


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