Attend a Virtual Institute
Institutes are week-long educational opportunities, not to be missed by serious genealogists. I've attended several: Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. These tend to be expensive (for me, they're a business expense), entailing paying for registration, housing, meals, and airfare, usually totalling $1500 to $2000.
What I've Been Doing
This year, most institutes and conferences have gone virtual. The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is being held during two weeks in January, with 14 classes to choose from. Registration is August 8, and I already have my course picked out: Advanced Techniques for Mastering Online Searches and Uncovering Digital Records, taught by D. Joshua Taylor. This will be the easiest and least expensive institute I've ever attended - I won't have to pay for airfare, hotel or meals. Best of all, I can learn from home, and not have to contend with the altitude sickness I usually experience in Salt Lake.
Quarantine is the perfect time for learning at home!
* Joined the Utah Genealogical Association and began reading their journal Crossroads
* Began watching my chosen sessions of the National Genealogical Society's 2020 Virtual Conference (Irish research and DNA among them)
* Registered for one of the special workshops given by the conference: "Ireland: Discovering Where and How They Lived"
* Began working on another unknown parentage case, this one with roots in Grenada and Trinidad.
* Registered and ready to learn: How to be an anti-racist (July 20)
* Ordered a divorce record from Milwaukee
* Registered for one of the free evening sessions during GRIPP