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Creating Your Personal Genealogy Continuing Education Plan

November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm EDT

FGS Meeting

Meeting is a hybrid meeting. It will be held in-person in the Beech Conference Room in the Florida History and Genealogy Library at the John F. Germany Public Library. Alternately, you can attend via Zoom webinar.

900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Genealogists who desire further education are faced with real constraints of time and budget while confusion abounds with so many choices now available. This lecture will present genealogical continuing education options and how to get the most from a personal education plan. From university courses to self-guided study, we will highlight the pros and cons of learning styles, price, availability, time commitment, and guidance. Attendees will achieve a better understanding of each program type and be able to evaluate which they want to pursue further by creating their own continuing education plan according to personal criteria and goals. Scholarship opportunities are also presented.


Below is the event itinerary (all times are Eastern timezone):

10:00 – 10:15 – Greetings and sign-in (in-person)

10:15 – 10:25 – Opening remarks and society news

10:25 – 10:50 – DNA Special Interest Group by Jean Sanner, FGS Tampa

10:50 – 10:55 – Break 

10:55 – 11:00 – Door prize, recap society news 

11:00 – 12:00 – Featured speaker

Our Speaker

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, a western Pennsylvania researcher for over 30 years, is the co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and “Genealogy as a Profession” course coordinator since 2007 at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). She was an instructor and module creator for Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate program (2008-2016). She …

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