Hone Your Genealogy Skills with Free Summer Online Education Opportunities

Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are almost upon us, which means that hot weather will encourage indoor activities.

What better way to spend some free time than sharpening your genealogy research skills with some online education. Oh, did I mention free?

Many genealogy societies go on hiatus during the summer months, but that doesn’t mean there are no free educational opportunities to be found.

Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Check the Conference Keeper calendar, which is the #1 website to learn about upcoming genealogy webinars, both free and paid. There is an option box on the home page for Virtual Events Calendar.
  2. RootsTech – Whether or not you attended RootsTech in-person or virtually this year, summer is the perfect time to view all those great sessions that you missed. Didn’t go to RootsTech this year? No problem! Sign up for a free account, if you don’t already have one, and you can still access hundreds of recorded sessions from past RootsTech conferences.
  3. YouTube – Searching for “genealogy” brings up hundreds of videos. A few suggestions to narrow down the search – Family History Fanatics, Lisa Lisson – Are You My Cousin?, American Ancestors, Genealogy TV, Blaine Bettinger (for DNA)
  4. FamilySearch Library Classes and Webinars. There is a current calendar, but scroll to the bottom of the page for the link to past webinars.
  5. BYU Family History Webinars

There are enough webinar choices to fill every hour of every day this summer. . .and then some! Enjoy!

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