Many of these webinars are free to view live. If you want to watch one later it may require a membership fee. If you really like the webinars of a particular host or want to see an older, archived webinar the cost of membership is not very high for many of these webinar hosts.
Legacy Family Tree WebinarsLegacy Family Tree Webinars has released its 2017 webinar schedule. (The website looks/acts more like a tablet/smartphone app.) Click on the Upcoming Webinars to see the future webinars listed by month but you'll have to click on each webinar to learn more and to register. Or, click the Register for Multiple Webinars at Once to see the future webinars in one list. (Click the top check box to automatically check all webinars at one time.)
Legacy Family Tree webinars are mostly held at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays though there are a few Friday afternoon and Wednesday evening webinars. They are free to view live and for almost a week afterwards at which time they become accessible to webinar subscribers only. There are over 445 webinars archived for members to view. (Some archived webinars remain free for all to view.) Handouts are available only to webinar subscribers/members. Legacy webinar membership is currently $9.95/month or $49.95/year. (Note: If you view a webinar, there is often a discount code word which will get you 10 percent off items from the store, including webinar memberships.) Webinar members get an additional 5 percent off when signed-in.
Southern California Genealogical SocietyThe Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) has released its 2017 webinar schedule. The webinars, held the first Saturday and third Monday of the month, are free to live viewers and handouts are included. After the live webinar, only SCGS members can view the archived webinars. SCGS membership is $35/year and includes other benefits.
Illinois State Genealogical SocietyThe Illinois State Genealogical Society has released its 2017 webinar schedule. The webinars are held the second Tuesday of the month at 9 p.m. ET and are free to live viewers and handouts are included. After the live webinar, only ISGS members can view the archived webinars. ISGS membership is $35/year.
Wisconsin State Genealogical SocietyThe Wisconsin State Genealogical Society has released its 2017 webinar schedule. The webinars are held the third Tuesday of the month at 8 p.m. ET and are free to live viewers and handouts are included. After the live webinar, only WSGS members can view the archived webinars. WSGS membership is $35/year.
Minnesota Genealogical SocietyThe Minnesota Genealogical Society also has hosted webinars. The society lists its webinars on its Events page. The 2017 schedule has not been announced yet. The webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m. ET and are free to live viewers and handouts are included. After the live webinar, only MGS members can view the archived webinars. MGS membership is $35/year.
Florida State Genealogical SocietyThe Florida State Genealogical Society also hosts webinars. The society announces its webinars on its upcoming webinars page. So far the 2017 schedule has not been announced so check back in a week or two. The webinars are held the third Thursday of the month at 8 p.m. ET and are free to live viewers. Handouts are usually for members only. After the live webinar, only FSGS members can view the archived webinars. FSGS membership is $25/year.
FamilySearchThe Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah, began broadcasting the genealogy classes held in the library about two years ago. Information about these free webinars are located at the FHL's page on FamilySearch. Only classes through February 2017 have been listed so check back often. (There is a PDF list for January 2017 and February 2017 on that webpage. There are now webinars for December 2016.) Sometimes additional webinars are added to the current month. Most of these webinars include handouts. Previously recorded webinars are listed under Past Webinars. (Scroll down the page to see them.) You may find some archived in the FamilySearch Learning Center.
The societies and company listed above are not the only online webinar opportunities out there.
GeneaWebinars is a blog that hosts a calendar specializing in keeping track of the numerous genealogy webinars being held. About 35 organizers/hosts list their webinars in the calendar. Organizers/Hosts use a variety of webinar delivery systems from GoToWebinar to Google Hangouts to Twitter. Most entries have links taking you to the registration page for that webinar or the website of the host.
So if you want to learn something new or review a specific topic, there is likely a webinar out there for you or even a YouTube video. But you might have to find some patience if the webinar is not scheduled until later in the year.
Have fun learning.
See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!