Meet Your Ancestors: Bring Your Genealogy To Life
What you'll learn
- Look Beyond Names and Dates to Get to Know Your Ancestors
- Digital Libraries for Genealogy
- Local History and Your Family's Story
- Church History Books
- Historical Fiction and Nonfiction
- College and University Archives
- The start of a family tree
- Some background information on your ancestors
Names And Dates Are Only The Start Of Your Family Tree.
Branch Out And Truly Get To Know Your Ancestors.
Family is important. That's why you have so many questions. Especially as you get older, and the people who might have had some answers for you are no longer around.
You've put together a bit of a family tree. But the truth is, it's looking a bit sad. It's a winter tree at the moment. All branches, waiting to be fully realized.
Names and dates tell you the very basic story. They don't tell you about dreams and hopes and hobbies and careers. Your ancestors were much more than a name and collection of dates.
It's time to meet the real people that you came from. You've always wondered.
Growing Up On The Western Frontier.
Falling In Love During The Civil War.
Every Single Name On Your Family Tree Has As Many Stories To Tell As You Do.
When you look deeper and get to know the people behind the names, the real stories come out.
You'll find snippets of information that make you need to know more.
Take Your Research To The Next Level.
This course is designed to guide your research so you can find out the real stories that make up your past.
This course walks you through non-traditional genealogy sources, so you can refine your research skills and be sure that you are getting the full picture.
We’ll look at using Google Books to locate books on your ancestor's community. Locating County "Brag Books" and church books. Understanding how College and University Archives can be useful in your search. Utilizing historical fiction to better understand the world your ancestors lived in.
The full picture. Give life to your ancestors. Because they lived full lives.
What you need:
A computer with internet connection
Access to email
Ability to use a word processor (Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Google Documents, etc.)
What You Get:
This is a self-paced online course. You get access to required class materials and can work through at your own pace, in your own time. We recommend at least 2 weeks to complete, but there are no deadlines.
Access to articles and videos.
Assignments to put your skills into practice.
You will have the opportunity to discuss problems or ideas with other students and your instructor.
You have lifetime access to all course information. Across all of your devices.
If it’s not what you expected, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Your Ancestors Have Amazing Stories To Tell.
Are You Ready To Listen?
Who this course is for:
- Family Historians
I love genealogy I particularly love those moments that just feel like the last piece of the jigsaw slipping in to place. I always felt connected to the cutest small town in Iowa. Founded by Norwegian Immigrants, I instantly felt at home during my college years. Decades later when I started looking into my family history, I found my great-great-great grandparents had spent their lives in the exact same town. Suddenly, it all made sense. I made sense. I’ve been researching for about 10 years and have done my own family as well as research for friends and clients. I am a Professional Genealogist and have a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. I have also studied Adult and Community Education. This allows me to create the most comfortable and effective learning environment possible.