Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Society Meetings: Use online training videos for workshops

In an email yesterday to Family History Consultants, our friends at announced the addition of several important free online training classes to an already noteworthy collection known as Research Series Classes Online:
  • Reading German Handwritten Records includes two lessons taught within a self-paced, interactive experience that includes narration and several learning and practice activities.
  • The Italy Research class introduces the major record types available for researching Italian ancestors, as well as how to find and use such records. It also addresses historical events that affected the record keeping practices in Italy.
  • The Principios básicos para la investigación genealógica en Hispanoamérica (México) series is given in Spanish and includes an introduction to the key sources for family history as well as instruction regarding Parish Registers and Civil Registration.
  • Russian History, Geography, Records and Resources is a great introduction to the peoples and events important to genealogists researching ancestors in Russia.
  • The U.S. Military Records classes cover the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and Pre-World War I Pension Applications. The first two classes introduce the many types of military records, their relevance to the particular war, and how to use and find them. The last class discusses the value of military pension records, the many records included in pension applications, and how to find or acquire pension applications.

Ol' Myrt here has a suggestion for genealogy society program chairs. Use a few of these training classes for your workshops and discussions during the next year. This will provide top-notch info for your membership at an affordable price. All you'll need is a computer, computer projector and internet access. Most public libraries have meeting rooms with such equipment.

Happy family tree climbing!

Myrt :)

Your friend in genealogy.

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