Genealogy education is everywhere these days. There are "how-to" books and websites on a wide variety of topics. Many societies have workshops and seminars throughout the year. There are on-line classes and webinars, regional and national conferences and even college classes. There is really no excuse for not becoming a better genealogist.
1. Attend at least six 2nd Saturday Family History Workshops.
The Kentucky Genealogical Society and Kentucky Historical jointly sponsor a monthly workshop held at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. There are 2 one-hour sessions each month. The Kentucky Technology in Genealogy Users Group also has a presentation each month following the 2nd session. I have been attending these sessions as often as possible for a few years and will continue to do so. (BTW, the workshops and technology group presentations are all free.)
2. Attend the Kentucky Genealogical Society Annual Seminar in August.
This one-day event usually features a nationally known speaker and is also held at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
3. Attend NGS 2011 Family History Conference May 11-14 in Charleston, SC.
This will be my 1st NGS conference.
4. Attend FGS Conference September 7-10 in Springfield, IL.
If there's a goal on this education list that I might not make, it's probably this one. Scheduling may be a problem but it's still on the table for now.
5. Attend Atlanta Family History Expo November 11-12.
I'm so glad that the 1st Expo in Atlanta last month was such a success that Family History Expos decided to return to Atlanta in 2011.
6. Start the NGS Home Study Course.
Now, just to be clear, I intentionally said "start" here. Completing the full course will almost certainly take more than a year and I'm not likely to even get started for several months. There really are some other project that I need to complete before starting this one so the goal is to get started before the end of 2011.
You may have noticed that I've become a conference junkie. I attended my first national conference just a few months ago (FGS in August) and now I want to go to every one that comes along. (I'm still bummed that I couldn't work in RootsTech coming up in February.)
Genealogy Goals for 2011 is a series. Other posts in the series are:
Genealogy Goals for 2011 - Overview
Genealogy Goals for 2011 - Research and Writing
Genealogy Goals for 2011 - Maintenance