Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. Last week the mission was
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?
I didn’t write a post at the time, because I don’t have any plans for Genealogy Education in 2016. However, I’ve decided to give the reasons why I don’t have any Genealogy Education Plans.
I have never attended local society meetings or seminars, or regional or national conferences because as a single mother, between working and looking after my autistic daughter, I haven’t had the time. The only genealogy education I have used in the past is a few webinars, and blogs, and that has been mainly just in the last year and a half, since I started writing this blog. Before that, I did follow a few of the Legacy Family Tree webinars.
What I have learnt during my 25 years researching my family history has been largely self-taught. I think when I first started researching, I read one of the books written by Nick Vine Hall (probably Tracing your family history in Australia) on how to start researching in Australia. I think I also read another book at that time about starting my family history research, but I can’t remember the details (it was over 20 years ago and I didn’t keep any notes from either book).