The world is a connected place these days. We are able to keep in touch with family and friends in far away places. But look beyond that, and think of the whole internet as your learning place for genealogy.

Through social media, webinars and hangouts, these are tools that allow you to learn and interact with the best genealogy speakers around the world. And you can do this all from your own home.

Thomas MacEntee of GeneaBloggers and Hack Genealogy fame, has created Boot Camp!

He, along with Liza Alzo have run numerous Boot Camps already in the US which have been very well received. Now he’s teaming up with Michelle Patient in New Zealand, and they’re running one that is not only at a time suitable for Australians and New Zealanders to participate, but also one that has content relevant for us in the south as well.

Scheduled for Saturday, 31 January 2015 (Australian time), this special Boot Camp will teach you:
– Which online newspaper resources are available for Australia, New Zealand and beyond including the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
– How to get the most out of newspaper articles and use the extracted information for research breakthroughs.
– Which tools work best for capturing both newspaper images and text.
– How to find unusual sections of newspapers for clues in finding ancestors.

You’ll receive over 3 hours of educational content, handouts and freebies for the low price of $12.95 USD! You’ll also receive access to the recorded versions of each webinar for up to one year!

Register by Monday, 26 January 2015 and receive over 23% off the registration price for a low $9.95 USD!

Space is limited and if you register, but can’t attend, you’ll still receive the handouts, the freebies and access to the recordings!

For more information, and to register for Boot Camp click on this link.