It was a big week for announcements of new online learning opportunities for the genealogy community, including a variety of instructive webinars and videos. The majority of these are free to boot! Those which require a fee for participation are noted.
- The U.S. National Archives & Records Administration has launched online videos of its most popular genealogy "how to" workshops, covering topics such as census, military and immigration records. These "Know Your Records" videos are available on the National Archives YouTube Channel for free viewing, with hopefully more to come. They are asking for help prioritizing from a list of 60 videos which include a number of interest to genealogists, so voice your opinion!
- The Association of Professional Genealogists announced a move into the genealogy webinar space, hosting a free webinar for both members and non-members this week titled "Tax Considerations for Your Genealogy Business," presented by Jim Beidler, a genealogy business owner and senior tax adviser for H&R Block. The webinar is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Pre-registration is recommended.
- Several U.S. state genealogical societies also have upcoming genealogy webinars, including free webinar series open to the public from the Illinois State Genealogical Society, the Utah Genealogical Society and the Southern California Genealogical Society. The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania will also be hosting two webinars - each featuring a well-known national speaker - for a nominal fee. Learn more in Angela Packer McGhie's blog Adventures in Genealogy Education.
Looking for even more genealogical education opportunities? Check out these Genealogy Webinars & Online Seminars and Online Genealogy Classes & Tutorials, plus 10 Educational Opportunities for Genealogists