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Course One — Methods and Sources Registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021 [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. This (more…)

Course Two — Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies Registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021 [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, military, (more…)

Course Three — Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis Registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021 [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 foster (more…)

Course Four — Writing and Publishing for Genealogists Registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021 [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 Saturday, 6 March 2021 [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 the (more…)

Course Seven — Irish Genealogical Research and Methodology Registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021 [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 of (more…)

Course Eight — Understanding Land Records Registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021 [Maximum: 30 students] Course Coordinator Angela Packer McGhie, CG® 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 distribution as (more…)

Course Nine — Research in the South: Trans-Mississippi South Registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021 [Maximum: 50 students] Course Coordinator J. Mark Lowe, CG®, 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, 6 March 2021 [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, and (more…)

Course Eleven — Virginia: Her Records and Her Laws Registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021 [Maximum: 25 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 with (more…)

Course Twelve — DNA as Genealogical Evidence (Advanced) Registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021 [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 organizing principle. (more…)

Course Thirteen — Fundamentals of Hispanic Genealogical Research Registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021 [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 methodologies (more…)