Sunday, August 21, 2011

Free Lunch – it does exist

Genealogy involves a lot of research and one of the ways to improve your results is to improve your skills. One way to do that is to take classes from one of the genealogy schools both on campus or online. Another less expensive way to get started with online learning is to take some time watching an online seminar. These are called WEBINARS. Many webinars are for fee from places like http://www.familytreemagazine.com  or require membership.

The real treat is that many of the best webinars are totally FREE! Even some of the paid websites offer free webinars: http://www.americanancestors.org/online-seminars/ from NEHGS and http://learn.ancestry.com/LearnMore/Webinars.aspx  from Ancestry are notable entries in this category.

Another source for free, great webinars is the genealogy software manufacturing community. These webinars are not just sessions on how to use their specific software, although this topic is often covered in these webinars, too. I’ve included specific links to the webinar (online seminar) pages for some of the most common genealogy software sites:






Some of these webinars are given at specific times and permit the audience to ask (type) questions for the presenter to answer. Some of these webinars are only available for a short period of time. Some of these webinars are lengthy and some are only 15 or 20 minutes.

You will certainly learn something new to help you in your ancestor search FOR FREE!

Happy Hunting!

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