Yesterday I attended the 6th Annual Fall Conference of the NORTH HILLS GENEALOGIST. It was entitled "Discover Your Roots, Discover Yourself: Putting Your Roots Into Context" by F. Warren Bittner.
This was a great presentation and covered types of sources, historical content, history, how to use Family Search and a case study of his own on Finding an Impossible Ancestor. It was all extremely useful and thing that I can put to work immediately.
He also gave a great bibliography and I know the books on it will be difficult to find in Western Pennsylvania. North Hills Genealogist always great, interesting and extremely knowledgeable speakers who have a lot to teach the attendees.