It’s back to school time, and maybe you’re thinking you need to know more about genealogy techniques and methods. One way to learn about genealogy is to take an online course. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Introduction to Genealogy from National Genealogical Society (U.S.)->Click on Learning Center, then on Online Courses.
Most genealogists take this course first. It is very American-centric, but the techniques can be applied to any country’s vital statistics. There are more advance courses for specific regions and resources (e.g. wills). Introduction to Genealogy is an online course for those who have done little, if any, research on their families. It is open to anyone who wishes to enroll. Members of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) receive a tuition discount.
Family History Personal Enrichment Classes
Learn from Brigham Young University about research in the United States, France and Germany. These are non-credit courses, so there are no exams!
Certificate in Genealogical Studies
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has joined forces with the Professional Learning Centre, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto to provide web-based courses for both family historians and professional genealogists. Canadian-based.
Online classes in a variety of genealogical topics are conducted online by qualified, experienced instructors. Each four-week class includes a detailed course curriculum and online class meetings for $29.95.
A more comprehensive listing, along with seminars, workshops and classes, can be found in my book.