Genealogy Learning Gap: What Topics Matter To You?

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For many of us, it can be overwhelming to try and stay on top of current educational topics in genealogy and to figure out where we need help. That’s why various forms of learning are popular with genealogists, including lectures at genealogy conferences, week-long institutes, webinars, and more.

What Is Your Genealogy Education Plan for 2015?

As we get nearer to the end of 2014, many of us are already focusing on 2015 and ways to improve our genealogy. Education is the key to getting the most out of the various genealogy resources available both online and by visiting archives and libraries.

Imagine you could simply “pick” from the genealogy tree of knowledge . . . what topic would you pick first? Evernote? Research logs? Research methodology? Think about the topics that matter to you, that could help improve your genealogy research and break through those brick walls.

Make a list and then make a commitment. Periodically “check in” – monthly is best – and re-evaluate your plan if necessary.

Tell Us Your Topics . . . And Get a $50 Amazon Gift Card

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For our upcoming Holiday Special Boot Camp (held in conjunction with Hack Genealogy), we’re looking for topics to feature during our 3 hour webinar. Let us know specific problems to solve or areas to cover including technology!

Visit and enter your topic along with your name and email. We’ll select the best topics for the webinar on Saturday 29 November (sign up here – it’s FREE) and on Monday 1 December, we’ll announce a winner selected at random from all the entries and send them a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 17 November 2014

Nov 17, 1869. Formal opening of the Suez Canal. It had taken 1.5 million men a decade to dig the 100-mile canal. It shortened the sea route from Europe to India by 6,000 miles. An Anglo-French commission ran the canal until 1956, when Egypt’s president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, seized it.
Today is Monday 17 November 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Homemade Bread Day, National Unfriend Day, and Suez Canal – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 16 November 2014

Nov 16, 1885. Born at St. Boniface, MB, Canada, Oct 23, 1844, Louis Riel, leader of the Metis (French/ Indian mixed ancestry), was elected to Canada’s House of Commons in 1873 and 1874 but never seated. Having been confined to asylums for madness (feigned or falsely charged, some said), Riel became a US citizen in 1883. In 1885 he returned to western Canada to lead the North West Rebellion. Defeated, he surrendered and was tried for treason, convicted and hanged, at Regina, SK, Canada. Seen as a patriot and protector of French culture in Canada, Riel became a legend and a symbol of the problems between French and English Canadians.
Today is Sunday 16 November 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Admission Day – Oklahoma and Louis Riel Hanging – Anniversary.

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