The popularity of genealogy is evidenced in the number of notes I receive asking “How Do I Start My Genealogy Research?”
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.
Family History/Genealogy – Introductory
Family History/Genealogy – Record Type
Family History/Genealogy – Regional and Ethnic
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.