Free Genealogy Training ~ BYU Online

The popularity of genealogy is evidenced in the number of notes I receive asking “How Do I Start My Genealogy Research?” Fortunately, there are many resources available online that are […]

The popularity of genealogy is evidenced in the number of notes I receive asking “How Do I Start My Genealogy Research?”

Fortunately, there are many resources available online that are excellent.

I recommend the following free online training / education to folks who are just beginning in their genealogy quest or starting research in a newly discovered country in their ancestral tree.

                       BYU Independent Study

Family History/Genealogy – Introductory

FHGEN 070 — Introduction to Family History Research
FHGEN 075 — Writing Family History
FHGEN 080 — Helping Children Love Your Family History

Family History/Genealogy – Record Type

FHREC 071 — Family Records
FHREC 073 — Vital Records
FHREC 076 — Military Records

Family History/Genealogy – Regional and Ethnic

FHFRA 071 — French Research
FHGER 071 — German Research
FHHUG 071 — Huguenot Research
FHSCA 073 — Scandinavian Research

                     FamilySearch Learning

Another huge resource is the training found on FamilySearch / Learn.  The offerings are extensive.  I use the resources there constantly even though I’ve been a genealogy researcher for over half a century.

Research Wiki –  A fabulous collection of family history articles covering almost all genealogy topics across a large part of the world.

Learning Center – Research Courses Video training by professional genealogists.  They cover everything from reading old handwriting to mining the resources of libraries around the world.  I recently viewed the French research training after finding a French ancestral line in my lineage.  Excellent!

Getting Started  –  We all started in genealogy research at some point in time, but how many of us had someone sit down with us and teach us how and where to start our research?  FamilySearch fills that role with excellent training videos. 

You’ll quickly graduate from listening to doing using the vast resources on FamilySearch.

No matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned genealogy researcher, these training resources will have something for you.   Don’t hesitate to use them to increase your research effectiveness.

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Family history research is a favored avenue of relaxation. It is a Sherlock-like activity that can continue almost anywhere at any time. By leveraging a lifetime involvement in technology, my research efforts have resulted in terabytes of ancestral data, earning me the moniker of Lineagekeeper. And yes - We are all related to Royalty.