Thursday, March 15, 2012

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy - Week 11 - Webinars

Webinars are the best thing to come along since sliced bread! The ability to attend quality genealogical programs at little or no cost—what could be better!

For those who want to learn more about genealogy, but who are unable to attend meetings or conferences because of time constraints or physical or financial limitations, webinars are surely a god-send. For the rest of us, it’s an easy way to feed our insatiable hunger for knowledge about all things genealogical.

I have participated in webinars made available by a variety of genealogical societies and vendors. All of them have been worthwhile.

Here are links to two of my favorite webinar providers:
  • Legacy Family Tree – webinars are free at time of live broadcast (usually during work hours in the U.S.) and for a limited time afterward (7-10 days); recorded broadcasts which include handouts are available for purchase [Note: I am a Legacy affiliate; if you click on links on my blog to go to their site and subsequently purchase something, I receive a small commission.]
  • Southern California Genealogical Society – webinars are free at time of live broadcast (Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings) and afterward are available to SCGS members on the society’s website. [Note: I am a dues-paying member of the SCGS and a volunteer on their Jamboree Committee. I am presenting a webinar in September for which I will be compensated.]

The only thing missing from webinars is the camaraderie and socialization with other like-minded individuals that one can only get in person!

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

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