A great way to begin 2010 is through home schooling. Teach yourself about genealogical techniques and successful research. Just relax at the computer, have another cup of coffee or tea and learn. You can even school yourself late at night in your pajamas.
FamilySearch is offering Research Series Classes online and they are free. They are provided by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Those currently available are:
England Beginning Research
Research Principles and Tools
There are lessons under each topic for watching the video, downloading the video and obtaining a PDF file of the class outline. Some do not have the exact same format. The largest lesson is the England Beginning Research Series which contains five lessons: Research Overview, Census Records, Civil Registration, Church Records, and Find Your Ancestors.
More online seminars and classes can be found at the link, Genealogical Presentations Online. These include the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) Certification Seminar and the Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference at Little Rock, Arkansas, 2 September 2009.
I encourage you to take advantage of these online resources to advance your research skills.