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Course One — Methods and Sources Registration opens Wednesday, 10 March 2021 at 11:00am ET [Maximum: 25 students] Course Coordinator Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG®, CGLSM Description Learn or review the processes for researching family history, from the basic building blocks found in the census to using the modern science of DNA to solve relationship mysteries. (more…)
Course Two — Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies Registration opens Thursday, 11 March 2021 at 11:00am ET [Maximum: 30 students] Course Coordinator Debra A. Hoffman, PLCGS Description This course is designed to help intermediate genealogists expand their knowledge of genealogical records and techniques. Instruction includes an exploration of a variety of genealogical sources including land, (more…)
Course Three — Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis Registration opens Saturday, 13 March 2021 at 3:00pm ET [Maximum: 30 students] Course Coordinator Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGLSM Description Building on the basics taught in Course 1 (Methods and Sources) and Course 2 (Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies), Course 3 is designed to develop and (more…)
Course Four — Writing and Publishing for Genealogists Registration opens April 5 2021 at 11:00pm ET [Maximum: 30 students] Course Coordinator Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG®, FASG, FUGA, FNGS Description Students registering for this course should be experienced family historians who want to develop skills for preparing compiled genealogies, articles, books, and reports. In activity-based (more…)
Course Five — Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNA Registration opens Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 11:00am ET [Maximum: 40 students] Course Coordinator Patti Lee Hobbs, CG® Description This course covers all the types of DNA (Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, X-DNA, and autosomal DNA) needed to incorporate genetic evidence into a genealogical study. Sessions are organized around (more…)
Course Six — Military Records I: The Colonial Era to the Vietnam War Registration opens Thursday, 11 March 2021 at 11:00am ET [Maximum: 30 students] Course Coordinator Michael L. Strauss, AG® Description This course is designed to introduce students to military records covering multiple war periods. It is an in-depth assessment of numerous military records (more…)
Course Seven — Irish Genealogical Research and Methodology Registration opens Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 11:00am ET [Maximum: 35 students] Course Coordinator David E. Rencher, AG®, CG®, FIGRS, FUGA Description This course provides a foundation for sound genealogical research in Irish sources and methodologies and benefits anyone based on their previous genealogical skills or knowledge (more…)
Course Eight — Understanding Land Records Registration opens Friday, 12 March 2021 at 11:00am ET [Maximum: 30 students] Course Coordinator Angela Packer McGhie, CG®, FUGA Description Land was generally our ancestors’ most valuable asset. Locating and using land records can provide valuable information for genealogists. This course will cover both state land and federal land (more…)
Course Nine — Research in the South: Trans-Mississippi South Registration opens Tuesday, March 16 2021 at 11:00pm ET [Maximum: 50 students] Course Coordinator J. Mark Lowe, FUGA Description This course is designed for the intermediate to advanced researcher. A solid understanding of genealogy basics is required to make use of the materials and concepts presented. (more…)
Course Ten — Genealogy as a Profession Registration opens Saturday, 13 March 2021 at 3:00pm ET [Maximum: 30 students] Course Coordinator Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, CGLSM Description The aspiring or practicing professional genealogist will benefit from practical knowledge of three components that make for a successful career: management and growth of the business, client communications, (more…)
Course Eleven — Virginia: Her Records and Her Laws Registration opens Monday, March 15 2021 at 11:00pm ET [Maximum: 45 students] Course Coordinator Victor S. Dunn, CG® Description This course focuses on Virginia legal and manuscript sources available online, on microfilm, and in textual format. Colonial Virginia law through about 1850 will be covered. Students (more…)
Course Twelve — DNA as Genealogical Evidence (Advanced) Registration opens Saturday, Friday, 12 March 2021 at 11:00am ET [Maximum: 30 students] Course Coordinator Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG®, BCG Trustee Description This all-new course focuses on the creation of a convincing body of evidence to achieve proven genealogical conclusions. The Genealogical Proof Standard provides the (more…)
Course Thirteen — Fundamentals of Hispanic Genealogical Research Registration opens Wednesday, 10 March 2021 at 11:00am ET [Maximum: 30 students] Course Coordinator Lynn Turner, AG® Description The Spanish Empire covered areas of the world from as far East as the Philippines to North America and South America. This course will cover fundamental record types and (more…)