The advances that have been made in family history research in the past fifteen years have revolutionized the way we do research. New tools and technology continue to evolve at breakneck speed. Couple that with the fact that as our research progresses, we are faced with learning about the records of a new era, and often in a different location. There is a constant need to learn new skills and how to use new tools, making it challenging to keep up.
Fortunately there are also many new opportunities these days when it comes to learning. For those who can attend, family history conferences are a fantastic way to learn from professionals and from the companies who are developing the tools we use, and are a great way to connect with other researchers and exchange information.
Ancestry.com will be attending the following conferences in 2009:
- 28-29 February 2009, St. George, Utah
St. George Family History ExpoÂ
- 13-16 May 2009, Raleigh, North Carolina
NGS Conference in the StatesÂ
- 26-28 June 2009, Burbank, California
Southern California Genealogical Society JamboreeÂ
- 02-07 August 2009, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
- 28-29 August 2009, Sandy, Utah
Salt Lake City Family History Expo
- 02-05 September 2009, Little Rock, Arkansas
Thousands of users have now taken part in Ancestryâ€™s free webinars. They allow you to sit back and watch as professionals guide you through the tools Ancestry provides, and an international series covered the basics of Jewish, Polish, Irish, English, German, and Italian research. (Click here to view past webinars or sign up for future sessions.)