I have a stack of handouts from different speakers I have seen over the years. Today I spent time to digitize these and keep them in my Genealogy Education folder.
Why? These handouts are full of amazing information. I can review them for the information I learned at lecture. Most of these handouts include additional articles and resources. The books and articles are a great way to increase my genealogy education.
The additional resources can be extremely helpful. Such as a speaker at my local genealogy society that included links where to find tax lists available online for many states. I once heard Judy Russell speak about “The Fair Courts.” Her handout included information about Chancery Courts in Virginia. Using that additional resource, I found a court case where my 3rd great aunts sued my 3rd great grandfather to stop dragging his feet and settle the estate of their father.
I know have all this information saved in my cloud so I can review it when I have time for some genealogy education.