Get an intensive dose of genealogy education (without having to pack up and hit the road) at Family Tree University’s Summer 2011 Virtual Conference. At this online weekend workshop, you’ll learn strategies and resources to boost your research.
From 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, you get a three-day all-access pass to watch 15 pre-recorded video classes and participate in live chats. We’ll also have a digital swag bag, ongoing message board discussions, an exhibit hall and opportunities for attendees to win prizes.
Because the conference is web-based, you can participate from anywhere there’s a computer with internet access. Join in every day or anytime during the weekend as your schedule allows.
Here’s a sampling of the video sessions:
- Google Surname Search Secrets with Genealogy Gems founder Lisa Louise Cooke
- Build Your Research Toolbox with GeneaBloggers and High-Definition Genealogy founder Thomas MacEntee
- City Directories: Key to Your Family’s Past with genealogist Maureen A. Taylor (aka the Photo Detective)
- Finding Your East European Ancestors’ Village with genealogist Lisa A. Alzo
MacEntee and FTU instructor Nancy Hendrickson will be conference supermoderators, joining in on message board discussions and live chats all weekend.
Tuition for the Virtual Conference is $199, but you can use promotion code VCS11 to get the early bird rate of $149 through this Friday, July 15.