This is for those who have attended my presentation on expanding your genealogy knowledge.

This presentation covers free online/offline educational resources, as well as those that charge. It gives a rundown on some of the popular institutes and conferences as well as how to become a professional genealogist.

Here are the links from that presentation:

Free Online Tutorials and Lessons

Classes, Courses, and Lessons ($$)

Institutes and Conferences

Professional Genealogy

Journals and Books

  • National Genealogical Society Quarterly – NGSQ has many article study groups around the country
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register– By the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Record – The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s Journal published since 1870
  • The American Genealogist – called TAG and founded by Donald Lines Jacobus in 1922
  • The Genealogist – The American Society of Genealogists
  • Aulicino, Emily D. Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse, 2013.
  • Bettinger, Blaine T. The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy. Cincinnati, Ohio: Family Tree Books, 2016.
  • Board for Certification of Genealogists. Genealogy Standards, 50th anniversary edition. Nashville, Tennessee: Ancestry, 2014.
  • Eales, Anne Bruner, and Robert M. Kvasnicka, editors. Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives. 3rd Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2000.
  • Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. 3rd Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2000.
  • Jones, Thomas W. Mastering Genealogical Proof. Arlington, VA: National Genealogical Society, 2013.
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. 2nd Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2009.
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2001.