Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Genealogical Education and So Much More

The March 8th show focused on where you can go to increase your genealogy know-how. Karen Clifford, our guest, discussed the many ways to continue learning about family history. She mentioned that genealogy conferences such as those sponsored by the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the National Genealogical Society (NGS) offer brief classes taught by experts in their fields. genealogy institutes are usually intense week long courses that focus on a specific area to help you solve a particular problem. Some colleges and universities offer genealogy courses through their departments for continuing education. Then of course, there are companies such as Karen’s own, GRA, which hosts on-line courses.

In answer to the listener question, we identified the three books Craig Scott mentioned in a previous show with which all genealogists should be familiar. The titles of those books are The Red Book and The Source, both published by Ancestry and The Handybook for Genealogists by Everton Publishers.

We also talked briefly about WorldVitalRecords.com and their new online collections, and spotlighted the Cleveland Necrology File website from the Genealogy Sleuth page. Don’t forget to take a look at these important websites!

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