Thursday 11 March 2021

Legacy's 2nd Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon - April 8-9, 2021

 Join me as I and and host of others present a range of great talks.

Announcing the 2nd Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon - April 8-9, 2021 - Registration now open (and free)


We're excited to announce The 2nd Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon hosted by and MyHeritage. The marathon will begin on Thursday, April 8 at 5pm eastern U.S. time (Friday, April 9 at 7am Sydney time) and end on Friday, April 9 at 7pm eastern U.S. time (Saturday, April 10 at 9am Sydney time).

Visit to register (free!)

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 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 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

Monday 8 March 2021

Today I am remembering my big sister,

Five years ago, on 8 March 2016, we lost my big sister, Lynn.

She was a joyful person that we could have used this past year during the Covid-induced doldrums. Lynn was always upbeat, ever with a smile and constantly optimistic. There have been many times during the past twelve months when we could have used her encouraging words and big smile. She would never let anyone frown if she could help it.

The only time I ever saw her down was just before she received her mechanical heart. I wrote about that Medical Miracle in a blog post on 11 April 2017. The Heartmate II® gave her five years of active life for which we were all grateful. Once that procedure was accomplished, she went back to being her cheery self, pooh-poohing any negative thoughts of her own or those around her.

I am now the same age Lynn was when she died, so perhaps that has another special meaning for me. One never knows what time they have left and especially when a special person might be lost. We have our memories and, of course, all the pictures of that person to remind us of how we were blessed to have had them around.

I certainly have those fond memories of my big sister.