Basics to Genealogy Research

4-week Course Starts NOV 27, 2023

Course Description:

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. .

Learning Objectives:

• Locate relevant genealogy databases, resources, archives, and history centers
• Facilitate search queries in both digital and physical resources
• Analyze and evaluate historical maps, deeds, and records
• Organize findings and information using appropriate documentation tools

Total Course Hours: 10 Hours/1 CEU

"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

Your Instructor

Barbara Alvarez
Barbara Alvarez

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 and is pursuing a PhD from UW-Madison.

"A lot of great information covered in a few short weeks!"

- Louis Muñoz Jr., Reference Librarian, Maplewood, NJ

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This course starts on NOV 27, 2023.
It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks.
Participants will spend approximately 2.5 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.
When is the last day for enrollment?
Friday, NOV 24, 2023
Will the instructor be available for feedback and questions?
Absolutely! Your instructor will provide feedback for each assignment and will be available via email for any questions you may have. A discussion area is also available where participants can post questions.
Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?
In order to receive a Certificate of Completion you must complete the following each week:
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
How long do I have access to the course material?
You will have unlimited access for three months from the start date of this course.
I am having trouble enrolling. Help!
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2. Email us at [email protected] and request that we send you an invoice. You can pay through the link provided in the invoice.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, Contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

"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

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