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