Free Genealogy Education Resource List

Free ONLINE genealogy resources:


General Resources

Ancestry.com - Learning Center
Some resources focus on Ancestry.com-specific tools, but the majority cover general genealogy and family history topics. Includes valuable Research Guides for specific topics, ethnicities and geographic locations. 
http://www.ancestry.com/cs/HelpAndAdviceUS

Ancestry K12
As an educator, I have enjoyed these classroom genealogy resources for K12. They are free and I have even used some of these ideas with the grandkids.
http://ancestryK12.com

Board for Certification of Genealogists- Skillbuilding 
Although geared towards professional genealogists and certification candidates, this site provides valuable articles, information and lessons on genealogical research methodology. Great site for those who are looking to advance their skills. http://www.bcgcertification.org/skillbuilders/index.html 

DearMYRTLE 
This site is an invaluable resource offering something for genealogists from beginners to advanced. Resources include a webinar archive, live online events, and a DearMYRTLE You Tube channel for recordings of previous live events. 
http://blog.dearmyrtle.com

Evidence Explained 
This site has helped me tremendously. It is a companion site to the reference book Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, with “QuickLessons” and resource focused on historical analysis, citation, and source usage.
https://www.evidenceexplained.com/

FamilySearch Learning Center
Educational resources from the FamilySearch website.
https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html

National Archives and Records Administration – Resources for Genealogists 
A variety of resources for beginners interested in family history.
http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/index.html 



Blogs

Adventures in Genealogy Education
Resources for genealogical education conferences, institutes and workshops. http://genealogyeducation.blogspot.com/

Genealogy Tip of the Day
A daily helpful tip on genealogy research.
http://genealogytipoftheday.blogspot.com/

Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems
Free videos, webinars and articles on getting started. I enjoy listening to her podcasts!
http://lisalouisecooke.com/



Online Courses 

Brigham Young University Independent Study – Online Courses 
Free, self-paced, online courses including Introduction to Family History Research.
http://is.byu.edu/site/courses/free.cfm

 About.com – Genealogy: Introduction to Genealogy
Free, self-paced genealogy course for beginners complete with quizzes. http://genealogy.about.com/library/lessons/blintro.htm



Webinars

Ancestry.com Webinars
Ancestry.com offers live and archived webinars. Some are specific to Ancestry.com, but many others offer insights into genealogical research, looking for clues, and accessing records.
http://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/videos and more videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/AncestryCom

GeneaWebinars 
Lists upcoming webinars for the genealogy community. 
http://www.geneawebinars.com

FamilySearch – Family History Library Webinars 
Free genealogy webinars 
https://familysearch.org/blog/en/tag/webinars/

Legacy Family Tree Webinars 
This is a subscription-based education channel with over 200 recorded webinars and syllabi materials. It also offers free live webinars and recordings. 
http://www.familytreewebinars.com/

Southern California Genealogical Society Webinar Series 
Free genealogy webinars provided twice a week on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, open to the public; recordings available to society members only. http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html



Wikis


Ancestry.com Family History Wik
A wiki containing Ancestry.com content as well as content from The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy and Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

FamilySearch Research Wiki 
A Wikipedia-like resource which offers thousands of articles on genealogy and family history. 
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page