My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bits of News -- Webinars, Past and Future

I originally posted this blog on January 2, 2011, since then, the Webinar lectures have been given, and many are archived for you to now listen to and watch for FREE. Now, another organization is also offering various genealogy webinars, so I decided to revise this post and bring you up-to-date.


Webinar:  "Web conferencing is used to conduct live meetings, training, or presentations via the Internet. In a web conference, each participant sits at his or her own computer and is connected to other participants via the internet. This can be either a downloaded application on each of the attendees' computers or a web-based application where the attendees access the meeting by clicking on a link distributed by e-mail (meeting invitation) to enter the conference." From Wikipedia.  Each session can hold about 1,000 attendees.


The links to all sites are below:


RootsMagic Inc.  The genealogy software company offers seven great sessions, and I have attended all because I am currently learning this program. Past lectures are archived.

Ancestry.com: Has two new seminars scheduled.  In addition they have archived sessions that go back to 2007.


Legacy Family Tree: Has quite a few lectures, various topics, being offered. In addition, there are many archived webinars for you to listen to and/or watch.


NEW: From the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) and Family Research Library, the Jamboree Extension Series.  There are about 12 new lectures as of February 23rd, with more to be announced.  Please visit SCGS to register.


A new blog site: GeneaWebinars will be posting new webinars with all information as soon as they are announced. Very nice to have a blog just for webinars. Thank you DearMYRTLE for setting this up.



9 comments:

Thomas MacEntee said...

Barbara - thanks so much for the shout out! My Google for Genealogists webinar this Wednesday, January 5, 2011 should be fun - we have over 1,500 registrants from 31 countries so far. And there is room for more!

Heather Rojo said...

Thanks for these links. You wrote to me last month about some good webinars you had watched, and I see that you've kept up the good practice with lots more online education! I'm going to have to try some of these.

Barbara Poole said...

Thanks for the comments. Actually I did a blog post in Nov. I think. Should try and find it, and label both as "webinar" so it will be easy to locate on the tab.

Thomas, you are more than welcome.

Life Goes On said...

thanks for the tip. I have not watched any of these and free is great

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino said...

Thanks for posting this information. I look forward to Thomas'webinar this afternoon.

Lucie

Southwest Arkie said...

Thanks for the links, I'm going to try and catch a few of these!

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you all for your comments. I hope you got to hear Tom, and remember it can be heard for the next month.

Michelle Goodrum said...

I'm so glad you posted this. I keep coming back to it and have signed up for one of the RootsMagic webinars. I really wish I could have attended Thomas's but had a conflict. I heard it was excellent.

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you Michelle for your comment.