This time of the year I like to plan for learning opportunities in genealogy. The landscape has changed to some degree with more opportunities to watch conferences online, join a class or watch classes on YouTube. Let’s look at a few learning opportunities for 2023.
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I’ve mentioned this one in January but now we are only a few weeks from the event on March 2-4. This year the conference will be available in person or virtual. While there is a charge for in-person attendance, virtual attendance is free for this conference. The on-demand courses will be available beyond the concerts. You do need to register for the event. If you have registered, you may want to go out and select the courses in which you are interested. Plus, note the schedule for the live streaming of the event. It does appear that recordings of the main stage speakers will be available later. However, it is fun to “watch live”.
NGS Family History Conference 2023
NGS Family History Conference | Registration and Information - NGS Family History Conference (ngsgenealogy.org)
May 31 to June 3, 2023
The National Genealogical Society is presenting this conference in person in Richmond, Virginia. However if you are unable to attend in person, there is an option for Virtual attendance on June 2 and 3rd. The link above gives you additional details regarding fees and registration. You can view the conference brochure with details about the schedule, classes and speakers here.
In addition to these major conferences, check out your local societies and international societies. Many are now having zoom presentations for free or for a minimal charge. It has been great to attend these presentations from locations that I would not travel to for a one-night presentation. Hearing tips from people who live in the area you are researching is invaluable.
I hope you take some time this week to figure out what you want to learn this year and choose either a major conference or several online presentations. Happy learning!
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.