Jun 04


Always eager to learn, I’m enamored with Webinars. A Webinar is the term used for a Web-based seminar, lecture, or presentation delivered via the Internet. Participants may register and attend (using their computer) from the comfort of their homes. No travel or lodging expenses incurred by participants or speakers.

The Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region, Inc., are pleased to announce that they now have the capability to offer Webinars to their membership and the general public thanks to the support of TechSoup and Citrix, Inc.

The Friends executive board are in the process of setting up a selection of webinars. To see notices of our virtual presentations (set up in progress), go to the Friends website , the Friends FaceBook page, or follow the Friends on Twitter.

During the past five or six months, I’ve had the pleasure of signing in to several webinars sponsored by Legacy Family Tree, Southern California Genealogy Jamboree Extension, and Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS).

In a similar vain, Online radio shows are taking off. Many of the radio shows are via Blog Talk Radio. Thomas MacEntee is the force behind GeneaBloggers Blogtalkradio. Typically the show airs Friday at 9:00 pm central time. Another show, “My Society”, is sponsored by FGS and frequently hosted by Thomas MacEntee. The show is aired on Saturday at 1:00 pm central time.

Podcasts are similar to the radio concept, but have been around for several years. The Genealogy Guys, Drew Smith and George Morgan have an active following of their podcasts which have been produced since 2005. Another dynamic podcaster is Lisa Louise Cooke who is the author/owner of Genealogy Gems Podcast – Your Family History Show.

We are so fortunate to be living in the age of technology. We’ve “come a long way baby” since I first began using computers in 1970 — Yikes, I’m older than dirt!

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