From beginning family history lessons, to advanced methodology these self-paced genealogy lessons and classes provide the wonderful opportunity to learn from home.
Over 200 free research courses from expert genealogists around the world are available for free viewing and download on FamilySearch.org. This includes research, records and language courses geared toward genealogy research in a number of countries around the world, plus courses from a number of well known organizations such as the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists.
Explore several dozen free, self-paced genealogy courses offered online by Brigham Young University. Topics include introductory genealogy research topics, plus French, German, Hugenot and Scandinavian genealogy research.
Free lessons on beginning and Internet genealogy, and tracing immigrant origins, written bygenealogists Karen Clifford and Marthe Arends.
Fee per course
A wide variety of beginner to intermediate-level courses are presented in a virtual classroom by many of Family Tree Magazine's contributing authors. There is, however, a fee involved. Self-paced “offline” versions of the same online genealogy courses are also available for a decreased fee over the instructor-led versions. You receive the same curriculum and supplemental materials, but you do the work completely on your own at your own pace.
Fee per course, multiple course packages available
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies based in Toronto provides web-based courses for both family historians and professional genealogists. Classes are self-paced to a point, but each starts and ends on a specific date and includes written assignments as well as a final online multiple choice exam that needs to be completed by a certain date to receive credit for the course. Choose a single course or take a series of classes to fulfill the requirements for a genealogical certificate.
Free and fee-based
The U.S. National Genealogical Society offers a free introductory online genealogy course, as well as several fee-based, self-paced options on American genealogy topics such as deed research, census research, Civil War research, religious resources, etc.