Here are some suggestions for building your family history research skills.
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY COURSES AND DEGREES
- Brigham Young University, Bachelor in Family History & Genealogy
- Brigham Young University Idaho, Associate of Applied Science in Family History Research
- Brigham Young University Idaho, Certificate in Family History Research
- Boston University Center for Professional Education
- Family Tree University (from the publishers of Family Tree Magazine)
- Brigham Young University’s Free Online Genealogy Courses
- Salt Lake Community College Genealogy Continuing Education
CONFERENCES AND INSTITUTES
- The annual Professional Management Conference sponsored by the Association of Professional Genealogists.
- Brigham Young University (BYU) Genealogy and Family History Conference, Provo, Utah, normally held in July or August.
- Family History Expos offers events in a variety of locations throughout the year.
- Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference, locations vary, normally held in August or September.
- Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, normally held in June.
- National Genealogical Society (NGS):
- National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR), National Archives in Washington, D.C. and College Park, Maryland, normally held in July.
- RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah, normally held in February.
- Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah, normally held in January. It is a week-long course sponsored by the Utah Genealogical Association.
- Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, Burbank, California, normally held in June.
- The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies
- Ancestry.com Learn Center
- Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter
- ICAPGen’s Videos & Webinars
- FamilySearch Learning Center
- Legacy Family Tree Webinars
- NGS Education/Learning Opportunities
- Paleography Classes (ICAPGen) offers help with reading and writing old documents for various languages.
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