This weekend, we attended a genealogy workshop sponsored by the Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries, Inc. Held monthly, each program is full of good information and is an excellent opportunity to meet others who are researching their family trees.

The topic for Saturday was Wow, Whoa, Yikes! and dealt with internet research. Sandra Crowley put lots of personal examples into her presentation and provided handouts full of great websites to visit (available through the link above).

Since many of us spend more time in front of the computer than at a courthouse, digging through the attic or exploring cemeteries, we all thought this was a morning well spent. Now I’ll just have to remember to document every URL I go down because it’s so easy to get lost in cyberspace!

I’d like to know: have you found genealogical societies to be supportive and helpful in your family tree research?

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