More Free Genealogy Classes

Genealogy classes can be an invaluable tool to furthering your research into your family tree. These free genealogy resources range in subject from general how-tos to more advanced research techniques.

FamilySearch has a number of free genealogy classes available. These include the England Beginning Research Series, Germany Research, the Ireland Beginning Research Series, Italy Research, New Zealand Research, Poland Research, the Reading Handwritten Records Series, Research Principles and Tools, Russia Research, and United States of America Research. These courses cover everything from getting started to specialized research areas and everything in between.

They also have courses on accreditation, certification and professional presentations from the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) and the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen).

LearnWebSkills offers a free self-paced course called Researching Your Family Tree: An Introduction to Genealogy. Even if you're not a beginner, it's worth checking out for the section on citing sources, which includes several examples including citations for vital records, webpages, interviews and more.

Ancestry is well-known as a subscription site for genealogy research. But did you know that they also offer some freebies? Visitors to the site can view previously recorded webinars on a variety of topics. These include Coming to America: Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Avoid Traps in African American Genealogy, and European Research: Tips and Tools for Success, just to name a few.

What can you learn from these free genealogy resources?

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