Monday, January 9, 2012

State Genealogical Societies Sponsoring Webinars

There are several state genealogy societies that have begun hosting webinars that are open to the public. Most of them are free, and some charge a nominal fee (which I think it worth it for the caliber of speakers that are presenting these programs). I have listed several that I know about here and if you are aware of other state genealogical societies hosting webinars please comment below so we can let others know about these educational opportunities. 

Illinois State Genealogical Society
The ISGS is offer a new series of educational webinars on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. These webinars are free and open to the public when they are presented live, and archived for ISGS members. See the ISGS website to register. The first program will be tomorrow, January 10, 2012 on "10 Ways To Jump Start Your Genealogy In 2012" and will be presented by Thomas MacEntee. 

Utah Genealogical Association
The Utah Genealogical Association is hosting monthly Virtual Chapter meetings. These online seminars are free and open to the public when presented live, and archived for members of the association. Upcoming topics include:

January 19th --  "The FamilySearch Wiki:  Exploring Its Treasurers"  presented by Wilma Adkins
February 16th -- "US Immigration 1820 – 1954" presented by Beth Taylor
March 15th --  "Getting Started With Fold 3" presented by Peter Drinkwater

Southern California Genealogical Society
The society that sponsors the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree is hosting a Jamboree Extension Series . These webinars are free to the public. Upcoming topics include:

Wednesday, January 18th  --  "The Two Sides of Interviewing" with Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG 
Saturday, February 4th -- "Seeing the Patterns: Organizing Your Information" with Michael John Neill
Wednesday, February 15th -- "The Key to the Courthouse" with Jana Sloan Broglin, CG 

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
This society is hosting two webinars with two national speakers at each one. There is a fee of $15 for GSP members, and $20 for others who wish to attend. See the GSP website for details and registration information.

Thursday, January 26th -- "Research Strategies and Evaluating Evidence." J. Mark Lowe will discuss research strategies and how to break down complex research problems into manageable segments. Amy Johnson Crow explain how to analyze evidence so that you get the most accurate information and find new research leads. 

Thursday, February 16th -- "African American Genealogy: Migrations and Manuscripts." Jim Ison, AG, CG will present "Migration Patterns: An Alternative for Locating African Origins" and Deborah Abbott, Ph.D will discuss "Voices from the Past: Using Manuscripts in African American Research."

1 comment:

  1. Angela, thanks for mentioning ISGS's webinar series. As the ISGS Education Committee Chair, I'm very excited about this and hope the genealogy community benefits from our endeavor.