Monday, March 19, 2012

Technology - 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy Week #11

Week 11 – Technology: Technology makes it possible for genealogy classroom learning to come to you. Webinars are now hosted by many instructors on a variety of family history subjects. Share with us a webinar or series of webinars that you appreciate.

I enjoyed the Irish, English, and German genealogy research webinar classes hosted by Ancestry.com from 2002-2005. These courses were four weeks each and included a couple of online sessions each week with the instructor and the class. The instructors were also available to answer individual questions via email. A huge benefit to the classes they offered then was that you received free access to Ancestry.com during the weeks that the course was in session. The courses were reasonably priced and there were lesson documents and other materials available to download each week. I noticed that Ancestry has quite a few one hour webinars available to watch for free now at: http://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/videos. This post has reminded me that I have these resources and I'm starting to go back through them now.

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.

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