Saturday, January 16, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - My 2016 Genealogy Education Plans

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your 2016 Genealogy Education Plans

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

1) What are your genealogy education plans for 2016?  Local society meetings or seminars?  Regional or national conferences?  Weeklong institutes?  Genealogy cruises?  Podcasts?  YouTube Videos?  Webinars or Hangouts On Air?  Magazines?  Websites?  Blogs?

2)  How much time do you invest in Genealogy Education?  Why do you do it?

3)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

My genealogy education plans for 2016 are as follows:

I am participating in the 2016 Genealogy Do Over led by Thomas MacEntee and beginning a new family tree evaluating and entering all sources as I enter each individual.  As part of the Do Over, I am also evaluating genealogy programs to decide which one I will choose to replace Family Tree Maker since support will end on 1 Jan 2017.  I still have my original research there but will try not to refer to it during the Do Over.

I am also participating in Dear Myrtle's Finally Getting Organized mission for this year.  I will be re-organizing my paper files as I work on the Do Over.

I will be watching webinars from Legacy Family Tree, Illinois State Genealogy Society, Southern California Genealogy Society, and others as I find them.

I am not attending RootsTech 2016 but I will be watching the live streamed lectures.  I attended FGS/RootsTech 2015 and it was amazing!  Everyone should attend something like this once in their lifetime.

I attend our monthly meetings of the Schertz Cibolo Valley Area Genealogists group and am happy to present a topic when asked.

I am not going to the SCGS Jamboree this year, but will be going to Salt Lake City with a local genealogy group in June so I hope that in the first half of the year I will have learned enough to take full advantage of the opportunity and solve some brickwalls.

I have taken 4 genealogy cruises in the past six years and they are wonderful occasions to learn and explore and may do one this year but haven't signed up for one yet.

Oh yes!  I for got to mention that I will participate in the Family History Writing Challenge sponsored by Lynn Palermo, the Armchair Genealogist! 

All of these goals should keep me busy in 2016!!

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