Well, if you've been around genealogical circles for any significant period of time, you will find educational opportunities; lots, and lots of them. Never before have we had so much! That's good, and could be bad. One could, if you had enough time, spend all of your free time - or time set aside for Genealogy - educating yourself. Society meetings, Seminars, Webinars, Blogs, YouTube, online resources (Ancestry, FamilySearch, etc. etc). Yes! You could spend all your available time having someone else tell you how to do this. Frankly, genealogy is big (BIG) business.
So how much of a good thing is too much?? If you are starting out, I would say about 25% of your
Here are some online resources I use on a frequent basis:
YouTube. A universe of opportunity. I don't miss anything from Ancestry, FamilySearch, BYU.
Webinars. Legacy Family Tree webinars, http://familytreewebinars.com/upcoming-webinars.php
BYU webinars, https://sites.lib.byu.edu/familyhistory/classes-and-webinars/online- webinars/
Webinars are my primary source for ongoing education. To a lessor degree I will attend local seminars (Societies, FamilySearch). Starting this year, I plan on attending one major conference a year. This year that was RootsTech 2016.
Beyond these, I carve out time to read Genealogical Journals. The National Genealogical Society, and the New England Historic and Genealogical Society are the best. The Utah Genealogical Association is good too.
Ancestry Academy. I visit here on an infrequent basis. Good stuff, some free. https://www.ancestry.com/academy/courses/recommended
Blogs? No so much. I like to visit them (there are zillions) when I'm looking for a specific topic.
Last, and by no means the least, The FamilySearch Wiki. I use the Wiki mainly for specific topics, but there are many, many, resources from beginning to advanced topics. https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page
So, remember...10 to 25%. The actual work is much more important.
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