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
- Dear Myrtle: YouTube Channel and Website
- Geneabloggers – look for the Genealogy Bargains on the weekdays!
- Genealogy Gems: Beginning Genealogy
- FamilyTreeDNA Webinars and their YouTube Channel
- Ancestry.com Learning Center
- Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree – on FutureLearn and taught by the University of Strathclyde
- National Genealogical Society
- FamilySearch Learning Center
- Illinois State Genealogical Society Webinars
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- National Archives: Resources for Genealogists
- Legacy Family Tree Webinars (free section)
- BCG Webinars (not all are free)
- Katherine Willson’s Genealogy on Facebook list
- Cyndi’s List for Online Courses and Webinars
- Genealogy Podcasts – these are a good start but there are more out there:
- American Ancestors: Online Classes
Classes, Courses, and Lessons ($$)
- Geneabloggers/Hack Genealogy Boot Camps
- National Genealogical Society:
- Boston University
- Brigham Young University
- National Institute for Genealogical Studies
- ProGen Study Groups
- University of Strathclyde
Institutes and Conferences
- Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed)
- Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)
- Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)
- Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
- Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research (VIGR)
- International Society of British Genealogy and Family History
- Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference
- International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
- National Genealogical Society Conference
- RootsTech Conference
- Jamboree Conference (Southern California)
- Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies Calendar
- Genealogy Online Forums (Ancestry/Rootsweb)
- Association of Professional Genealogists
- Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)
- International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogist (ICAPGen)
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 (AmericanAncestors.org)
- 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.