Remembering the Titanic 1

Recently I had the opportunity to be in Halifax, Nova Scotia to speak on Scottish genealogy. It was a great day. And an a great city. I was in awe of the history. One of the more moving experiences was going to the Fairview Lawn Cemetery to see the Titanic Grave Site.  The Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg off […]

How Do I Know What I Don’t Know? (Part 4: Online Educational Options)

Continuing the conversation about genealogy education (from previous posts here, here, and here), there are many options available online. Here are a couple: Webinars The most common option for online genealogy education is the webinar. Several genealogical societies offer webinars on a wide range of topics. There are some that require prepayment; however, most of them are free – at […]

How Do I Know What I Don’t Know? (Part 3: Genealogy Institutes) 2

Genealogy Institutes (as mentioned in previous posts here and here) are more intense and focused than genealogy conferences and usually last a week or more. The way most institutes work is that you select your course of study and each preselected class you take relates to that course. For example, if you attend the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) […]

Are You Ready to Learn?

The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH) is launching a winter webinar series. The presenters are experts in their respective topics on British Isles genealogy. Here’s the line-up: Saturday, October 1: Researching Your Irish Ancestors with Michael Brophy Saturday, November 12: DNA for Genealogy with Maurice Gleeson Saturday, December 10: Researching Ulster Ancestors with Fintan Mullan Saturday, […]

How Do I Know What I Don’t Know? (Part 2: Genealogy Conferences) 1

As I mentioned in the previous post genealogy conferences are relatively large compared to other educational options, usually last several days, and can be costly when you consider the admission fee and any travel and lodging expenses. If you are fortunate enough to live in an area where a national conference is being held, or if you have a friend who […]