Here’s another great resource for genealogists. The Florida State Genealogical Society has announced the lineup for its upcoming “Poolside Chat” monthly webinar series. The webinars are available live free of charge to non-members. FSGS members are able to download the handouts as well as view archived webinars. An individual membership to FSGS costs just $25 a year. I think FSGS is making an amazing contribution to the genealogy community through this series, which they’ve been presenting for some years.
I was excited when I saw the line up to see that Julie Potter Miller is speaking on the Anatomy of a Civil War Pension File. I took her class at the 2015 NGS conference and it inspired me to immediately order my three Union veteran ancestors’ pension files from the National Archives and it helped me figure out what the heck to do with them. Julie’s webinar will be on July 18.
Other topics and presenters include J. Mark Lowe on early census records, Bob Inhoff on organizing genealogy records using OneNote, and Victor Dunn on scrutinizing evidence. Go to this page to see the line up. They still have a few webinars to schedule.
I’m not sure I have the availability required for live viewing, so I think I might pop for the $25 membership to allow me to watch on my schedule (and get the handouts).
I’m very excited by this learning opportunity. Thank you FSGS!