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The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast

Oct 8, 2018

In today's podcast episode, Diana and I are talking about continuing education in genealogy. Benjamin Franklin said, "an investment in knowledge pays the best interest." We discuss accreditation, the importance of keeping up with new methodologies and developments in the field such as DNA, and how to go about improving your genealogy education. Learning about records, localities, and methodologies are a good place to start. We also talk about setting goals, creating an education plan, books, webinars, conferences, institutes, blog reading, and other types of educational experiences.


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ICAPGen - The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists

Guide to Applying for an Accredited Genealogist® Credential

Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills

The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy by Val Greenwood

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors: The Complete Guide by John Grenham


Board for Certification of Genealogists - Proposed DNA Standards

Record Types to Know by Region at ICAPGen

Legacy Family Tree Webinars

Cyndi's List of Online Courses or Webinars

ICAPGen Youtube Channel

Board for Certification of Genealogists Webinars

FamilySearch Learning Center

Mondays with Myrt

Conference Keeper - list of genealogy conferences and events

FGS Listings of Genealogy Societies

Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree

BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy


National Genealogical Society (NGS)

Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)

Genealogical Institute on Federal Records at the National Archives (Gen-Fed)

British Institute

Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research

Feedly - RSS reader for reading blog articles

Top Genealogy Blogs at Feedspot

Geneamusings by Randy Seaver

National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ)

NGS Magazine

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register

Utah Genealogical Association Publication - Crossroads

Research Like a Pro eCourse

Sign up for Research Like a Pro Study Group and e-Course Email List

Boston University Certification Program

BYU Idaho Online Family History Degree

BYU Family History Degree

Postgraduate studies in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at University of Strathclyde

Studying Genealogy: A Personalized Approach - Handout by Angela Packer McGhie, CGvia Utah Genealogical Association

Boost Your Genealogical Education with RootsTech 2019


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