This time of the year triggers thoughts of school and learning, no matter how long it has been since I stepped foot in a classroom. While I’ve resisted the urge to stock up on pens, paper, and other school-related items, I have found myself searching for online opportunities to learn more about family history research and genealogy opportunities. I thought I’d share a few things I’ve discovered. Let’s look.
I will admit that I have good intentions to attend and watch more webinars than time and life allows. If you haven’t checked out Legacy Family Tree Webinars - live and recorded genealogy webinars, it is worth your time. For a nominal yearly fee, you can view unlimited webinars—records as well as live events. I’ve recently focused on webinars related to French research, including the French records from Filae that are now available on MyHeritage. I like the convenience of watching at my own convenience.
Of course, if you want to dive into unlimited videos about genealogy, you can search YouTube for genealogy videos: YouTube genealogy - Bing video The list appears to be endless. I filtered by Irish Genealogy and the videos were nicely filtered: Irish Genealogy - Bing video.
Or perhaps you want to watch other people learn about their family history. “Who Do You Think You Are” was a favorite of mine to watch but I haven’t seen on local networks in the last few years. A quick search for full episodes of the show resulted in video links to watch Who Do You Think You Are Episodes Online Free - Bing video
FamilySearch also offers free webinars over Zoom. Here’s a link to their upcoming webinars and classes: FamilySearch Library Classes and Webinars • FamilySearch. You also can view past events here: Classes in the Learning Center • FamilySearch.
It’s easy to spend all of our time researching for new tidbits and elusive relatives but it is important to pause and ‘sharpen our saw”, learning about new resources and ideas to help us write our family history and become better genealogists.
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.