Basics to Genealogy Research
Have you always wanted to improve your research skills when it comes to genealogy? Whether for your patrons or your personal queries, this course will help you locate historical finds and organize genealogy-related records. If you are just getting started or looking to take your research skills to the next level, get ready to explore the past in this four-week course. .
"I feel more confident about the subject matter after taking this course and can't wait to offer more detailed assistance to library patrons with their family tree research!"
- Nancy Larabee, Head of Senior Services, Elmsford, NY
Barbara Alvarez has partnered with professionals, organizations, and businesses to research their unique histories and share their powerful stories. She is skilled at conducting extensive genealogy research and has worked on historical projects in community, university, and corporate archives in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Kansas. Barbara's research findings have been published in newspapers, magazines, blogs, and corporate communications. She has also spoken at the University of Iowa, The Ohio State University, Geneva History Center, and libraries in Illinois and Wisconsin about genealogy and history research. Barbara has taught genealogy classes to the public for eight years. She received her M.S. in Library Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
"A lot of great information covered in a few short weeks!"
- Louis Muñoz Jr., Reference Librarian, Maplewood, NJ
Frequently Asked Questions
It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks.
Participants will spend approximately 2 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes, and completing discussion, reading, and written assignments.
It is recommended that you complete each week's work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.
1. View all lectures
2. Answer all quizzes
3. Complete all assignments .
You will receive your certificate approximately 2 weeks after the course ends.
*This course does not offer CEUs
1. Try enrolling with a different browser or with a different device (laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.)
2. Email us at [email protected] and request that we send you an invoice. You can pay through the link provided in the invoice.
"I learned more than I anticipated! Great tips, resources, practice exercises. The amount of homework and discussion was perfect - I could keep up while working full time."
- Julie Eseltine, Librarian, Pleasanton, California