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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Furthering Your Genealogical Education



Online Genealogy Education




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Here's a short list of places to go on the internet for Genealogy Education.  This list is not the end all-be all list of offerings, however it does showcase the most popular places to get additional training.

    • $2850 (for a 40 course package) 40 courses beginner, intermediate and advanced courses after completion awarded Postnomial Designation PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies)
      • Multiple courses specializing in several countries
      •         • American Records
      •         • Australian Records
      •         • Canadian Records
      •         • English Records
      •         • German Records
      •         • Irish Records
      •         • Librarianship
      •         • Methodology
      •         • Professional Development
      •         • Scottish Records


  • NGS -yearly membership $70, some courses are offered to non members at a higher price, prices listed are for members

    •  Family History Skills 
      • free as a ngs member 
    •  These 2 courses can be bundled for $75, or purchased separately at $45 each
    • American Genealogical Studies: The Basics 
      • Getting Started
      • Create A Research Plan
      • Home Sources
      • Family Traditions and Connecting with Others 
    •  American Genealogical Studies: Guide to Documentation & Source Citation 
      • Introduction to Documentation
      • Basic Citation Principles
      • Applying Basic Citation Principles
    • American Genealogical Studies: Beyond the Basics $175
      • Module 1 – Evidence Analysis
      • Module 2 – The Library: A Research Repository
      • Module 3 – The Federal Population Schedules
      • Module 4 – FamilySearch.org
    •  American Genealogical Studies: Branching Out  $175
      • Module 6 – Cemeteries, Tombstones, and Funeral Homes
      • Module 7 – Religious Records
      • Module 8 – Newspaper Research
      • Module 9 – Research in the Courthouse-Probate Records
      • Module 10 – Research in the Courthouse-Deeds
    • Continuing Genealogical Studies $45 (*** is $60)
      • Effective Use of Deeds  
      • Genetic Genealogy, the Basics 
      • ***Genetic Genealogy: Autosomal DNA ***
      • Introduction to Civil War Research 
      • Researching 17th and 18th Century German Ancestors 
      • Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors 
      • Researching Your World War I Ancestors 

  • Boston University

    • Genealogy 101--13 lessons 28 exams 9 hours of time .9 CEUs
      • $50 no certificate /
      • $75 with CEU certificate

  • Future Learn  offered by University of Strathclyde Glasgow  


    • Free- no certificate  
    • $99 to upgrade for certificate

    • various classes range in price from $29.99-$199.99

    • 2015-2016 cost was $350, website hasn't been updated courses may not be available.