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Genealogy Education - Classes, Conferences & Tutorials

Advance your knowledge of genealogy research with these genealogy education opportunities including free online tutorials and lessons; genealogy classes, courses and lessons; national genealogy institutes and conferences; how to become a professional genealogist; and requirements for professional genealogy certification.
  1. Case Studies in Genealogy (13)
  2. Genealogy Conferences & Events (3)
  3. Online Classes - Free (5)
  4. Online Classes - Tuition (3)
  5. Family History in the Classroom (5)
  6. Genealogy Magazines (2)
  7. Planning a Research Trip (8)

10 Educational Opportunities for Genealogists
Whether you're just beginning to explore your own family tree, or are a professional genealogist looking for continuing education, a multitude of educational opportunities exist for students in the field of genealogy. Some options offer a broad education, while others invite you to focus on research in a specific geographical area or research...

Are You Taking Advantage? Free Online Genealogical Education, Part I

If genealogical institutes and other in-person education opportunities aren't physically or financially possible for you, don't miss these online webinars, video tutorials,  and even full-blown University courses with a certificate of completion for continuing your genealogical education.

Are You Taking Advantage? Free Online Genealogical Education, Part II

Explores a variety of free, online, self-paced and instructor-led courses, focused both on genealogy, and related fields such as writing, DNA, and history.

2014 Genealogy Conferences and Institutes
Mark your calendars now for the best of the genealogy conferences, institutes, cruises, and other educational and networking events for genealogists planned for 2014.


Genealogy Webinars & Online Seminars
Explore a wealth of genealogy webinars online, offered by individuals, genealogical societies, and other groups. Genealogy webinars are a great resource for online learning and education, especially for genealogists who find it difficult to make it to genealogy conferences and other live events.

Genealogical Scholarships, Competitions & Contests
A wide variety of genealogical scholarships and other prizes are awarded to genealogists each year. Are you taking advantage?

Scholarly Genealogical Journals
Whether you want to expand your genealogical knowledge, or are considering submitting as an author, these genealogical journals are known and respected for their high-quality genealogical content.

Introduction to Genealogy - A Free Online Course
A free, online interactive genealogy class guaranteed to teach you all the basics of genealogy! Family history lessons, optional homework assignments, and a forum for asking questions and getting feedback are all part of the fun and learning. Run by a professional genealogist.

Online Genealogy Classes, Lessons & Tutorials
Find both free and paid genealogy classes, tutorials and lessons online.

Favorite Genealogy Reference Books - Readers Choice Awards Winners 2013
What is the genealogy reference book that you pull off your shelf more than any other? What is the genealogy book that teaches you something new every time you open it? Readers nominated and voted for their favorites in the 2013 About.com Readers Choice Awards and the following winner and finalists came out on top.

Top 10 Essential Reference Books for Genealogists
Whether you are just beginning your genealogy research or have been researching genealogy professionally for years, these genealogy books are the essential references that no genealogist should be without.

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