Chapter 4

Genealogy Education

Alot of genealogy is learning by doing, but that’s no reason to reinvent the wheel. Workshops, seminars, reading, and courses can help you start climbing that family tree efficiently and effectively.

“I always stress education, especially for those who are new to genealogy and think that everything is on the Internet,” said Liz Kelley Kerstens, CG, CGL. She is the creator of the software program Clooz—the electronic filing cabinet for genealogical records, is managing editor of NGS Magazine, and authored the books Plymouth’s First Century: Innovators and Industry, a photo history of Plymouth, Michigan; and Plymouth in Vintage Postcards, a postcard history of twentieth-century Plymouth. She is the executive director ...

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