Family History Research

More Educational Opportunities

on October 12, 2010

Continuing on the ProGen Study Group theme this month of Education, I want to tell you about a couple of other opportunities. The first is Family Tree University. They have a lot of paid courses and seem from time to time, to offer free classes. Because I am teaching a Beginning Genealogy class over the winter, and it has been years since I was a beginner, I wanted to see what others are teaching. I signed up for the FTU Discover Your Family Tree course. It began yesterday and runs until October 24. I will post next week about my thoughts on the course to that point.

The next opportunity that is absolutely on my list is the National Genealogical Society Home Study Course series. Let’s face it, with three kids in school, a part time job, my business, research, ProGen, and everything else I do, Home Study Courses are the way to go for me. I can learn at my own pace and fit it in around everything else.

Do you follow Nikki LaRue at Blog of a Genealogist in Training? She had a great post recently about finishing ProGen Study Group 3 and beginning the National Genealogical Society Home Study Course CD3. Nikki is a fellow Chicago area genealogy mom who is doing it all too! She has written many accounts of her experiences with the NGS HSC and ProGen. Reading her latest post makes me want to start the courses now, but I need to wait at least a month before diving into that. Too many other things to finish first.

And last, I will take the Boston University Certificate in Genealogy courses in 2011. Timeline TBD but it is absolutely on my MUST-DO list.

Have you taken some fantastic online classes you recommend? Please let me know your thoughts. I’m sure there are many others looking for the same thing.

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