With so many conferences postponed or cancelled and research centers closed, many organizations are providing new opportunities to research and learn. Let’s look.
One of the big events planned for May was the National Genealogical Society Conference in May. With the challenges at present, they have moved from an onsite conference to a virtual one. They will be holding an online conference on May 20th plus access to watch additional videos available in July. There are three price levels, depending on the access you’d like. You can learn more here. Registration ends on May 15th.
The National Genealogical Society also is making past NGS Monthly issues available to non-members. These issues are of interest to the professional and nonprofessional and cover a variety of topics. the National Genealogical Society (NGS) is offering non-members free access to five years of NGS Monthly. Starting immediately through 31 July 2020.
Legacy Family Tree has extended its free once a week webinar through the month of May. You can read more about this opportunity here.
If you have ancestors from Ontario, Ontario Ancestors, the Ontario Genealogy Society has free live webinars that you can watch on the scheduled time. If you’re a member, you have access to the recorded webinars.
The genealogy center at the Allen County Public Library at Fort Wayne, IN is offering free webinars to help you with your research. To learn more, check out their event calendar.
I’ve featured EPIC Museum in Ireland in a past blog. They typically are focused on Irish history and culture in the Museum. As a fun way to keep connected, they’ve provided free access to a Stay At Home Library. This library contains a collection of dramas, music videos, podcasts and much more. Everything is free to watch or listen to.
If you have ancestors from the UK, you may want to check out the National Archives UK. They are offering free access to digital records. They do require free registration.
I hope that these opportunities to learn more and have access to records will help as you spend time at home during this time. Take some time this month to invest in yourself and your family history.
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”
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