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Free Online Genealogy Courses from Brigham Young University

As public relations chair for ICAPGen one of my responsibilities is to oversee the organization’s blog. I really enjoy this! It occurred to me that some of what I post to the ICAPGen blog—especially the genealogy education opportunities—is relevant to On Granny’s Trail readers. I’ll be reblogging them here once or twice a month. Here’s one about a free online learning opportunity I think you’ll like…


According to the ICAPGen Mission Statement, one of our organization’s central functions is, “recruiting, encouraging, mentoring, and educating genealogists.” Because of that, we are pleased to share links to quality educational opportunities for the genealogical community.

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One of the best opportunities around is the series of university courses offered by Brigham Young University. BYU has ten free online genealogy courses, and if you are looking to sharpen your research skills, prepare for accreditation, or just learn something new, it would be worth your time to check into these classes:

  1. Introduction to Family History Research
  2. Writing Family History
  3. Helping Children Love Your Family History
  4. Family Records
  5. Vital Records
  6. Military Records
  7. French Research
  8. Germany Research
  9. Huguenot Research
  10. Scandinavia Research

No university credit is offered for the free courses, but if you want to go the full university academic degree route, BYU does offer a (not free) bachelor degree in

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I am an Accredited Genealogist® professional living in California. I have been researching and teaching since 1988.

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