Last weekend was my first experience with genealogy based webinars. In the past I have reviewed podcasts from various sites, but this was an entirely different experience. There I was in my comfy clothing with my snacks at the ready to learn new and exciting information!
I became aware of the availability of these classes from a wonderful new site created by genealogy expert DearMYRTLE. On the GeneaWebinars site the stated purpose is to "provide a single place to find out about upcoming events." What a wonderful site to gain knowledge from many of the most respected genealogists!
The first class I attended this past weekend was called "Getting Started in Genealogy: the basics" with Lisa Alzo. At first I was not going to register since I have been actively researching for over three years. Then I decided a refresher for the first class would be appropriate. My goodness was this an excellent idea! Lisa had so many wonderful pointers, answered questions, and shared helpful search methodology.
The second class was by Michael Hait of Family History Research Services. This webinar was entitled "Your Civil War Ancestors: a Guide to Research." During this session Michael gave helpful tips to locating your Civil War descendants and shared stories that brought the time period to life.
Here are just a few of the upcoming webinars listed on the site:
Saturday, March 26 : "Stories: How to Write a Compelling Family History Narrative" with Lisa Alzo aka The Accidental Genealogist.
Wednesday, April 6 : "Building a Research Toolbox" with Thomas MacEntee of GenaBloggers fame.
Saturday, May 7 : "Getting Your Notes and Sources Right" with Janet Hovorka aka The Chart Chick.
Head on over to GeneaWebinars and browse the listing. I hope I will see you online soon!