Family History Research

Educational Opportunities

This month, as you may have read in one of my ProGen Update posts, I am supposed to create a Genealogical Education Plan for myself. I began listing classes and conferences I am attending over the next year; journals I read; and started listing areas in which I need to read up or gain more education through a class. I Googled Free Genealogy Classes and came up with the BYU Independent Study Website.  Below is a list of their free genealogy classes. All you have to do is register (for free) and then access the class. I decided to try it out and see what they were like so I went through the Military Records class.

First, let me say this class was very basic. If you are a beginning genealogist or just need the basics of Military Research, absolutely check this out. If you know a lot about Military Research, skip it. This class was laid out in 28 pages divided by Section Objectives and at the end of each Section was a short quiz of roughly five questions. There are many links to other websites such as National Archives, Family History Library, etc., and the course explains how to go about the research, where to write for records, what forms to fill out, who can obtain certain records, and more.

Check it out when you have some time. Let me know what you think of the other classes.

Family History/Genealogy – Introductory

FHGEN 69 — Providing Temple Ordinances for Your Ancestors

FHGEN 70 — Introduction to Family History Research

FHGEN 75 — Writing Family History

FHGEN 80 — Helping Children Love Your Family History

Family History/Genealogy – Record Type

FHREC 71 — Family Records

FHREC 73 — Vital Records

FHREC 76 — Military Records

Family History/Genealogy – Regional and Ethnic

FHFRA 71 — French Research

FHGER 71 — German Research

FHHUG 71 — Huguenot Research

FHSCA 73 — Scandinavian Resarch

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