“Learning Without $pending: …”, by Beth Benko

August 27 Topic:  “Learning Without $pending:  Free Resources for Genealogical Education, by Beth Benko

Genealogical research is not cheap and neither is genealogical education.  Education is essential to gain the competence necessary for successful research.  Many institutes, conferences and educational programs offer great opportunities to learn for varying sums of money.  There are also many FREE resources to help you improve your skills as a genealogist.  Explore websites, wikis, webinars and more in this presentation.  Live demos are included (subject to the availability of Internet connectivity).

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Beth Benko is a professional genealogist providing family history research for clients and lecturing to local organizations. Beth holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Computer Science.  She worked as a software developer and manager for 30 years before leaving the corporate world to pursue her interests in family history.  Beth is an officer and volunteer in several local genealogical societies, a volunteer at NARA and Denver Public Library, and a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists.