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Monday, May 5, 2014

Online Learning

Even the most experienced researchers need to continue their learning. We might be strong in one area and weak in another or perhaps we just want a refresher or a different perspective on a research topic. Whatever the reason, we can always find online learning to take our family history research to the next level.

Therefore, when I received an email from the New England Historic Genealogical Society (AmericanAncestors.org) that talked about what is NEW at the Online Learning Center, I thought I should share this with my genealogical society.

The library will be closing soon for summer, since many of us travel during the hot summer months of Arizona. Thus, our share sessions, general meetings and special interest groups will be halted too. But our learning doesn't have to stop just because the library will be closed.

Check out the following:

New at the Online Learning Center
Watch How-To Videos and Lectures 
Want to learn how to get the most from AmericanAncestors.org? How to write and publish your family history? Or how to find your early New England ancestors? Our video series, featuring NEHGS experts, can help! 

Archived Webinars 
Watch previously broadcast webinars on topics ranging from using AmericanAncestors.org to Irish research to writing and publishing your family history. (Videos range from 45 minutes to a little over an hour in length.)

Brief Video Lectures 
Get a quick introduction to best practices in genealogy, identifying Civil War ancestors, and more. Created in partnership with Family Search. (Videos are approximately 10 to 15 minutes long.)

How-To Videos 
Want to learn how to save searches on AmericanAncestors.org, or how numbering works inahnentafel or Register-style publications? Our short how-to videos can help! (Videos are approximately 2 to 3 minutes long.)

Our growing Online Learning Center contains subject guides on a variety of genealogical topics, informative videos, webinars, online courses, and more. If you have questions or feedback, contact Online Education Coordinator Ginevra Morse at gmorse@nehgs.org.

So whether you will be traveling or staying this summer, try to fit a little learning in each and every week. Life is short and before you know it, summer will be over and what will you have to show for it? Come back in the fall or next spring and share what you learned through online learning!