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Finding Your Family History on the Giant Genealogy Websites

Learn how to maximize your use of four of the world’s leading genealogy websites: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage.

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The Genealogical Proof Standard: A Guide for Your Genealogy Journey

Learn how to put the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) into practice to discover the correct path back to your ancestors.

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Vital Events 101: The What, Why, and How

Learn to use vital events to delve more deeply into the lives of the past. Individuals are more than just the dates on a headstone, so this course shows how to add more “behind the dash”.

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Beginning Genealogy: Starting Off Right

Learn the basics of beginning your genealogy journey to make sure you are starting off right. Learn how to start and find records.

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Using City Directories for Genealogical Research: Windows to the Past

Learn to use city (and other) directories to link a person to a place in time and get additional details.

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Crafting Your Memoir: Tell Your Own Story

Tap into your creative muse and walk step-by-step through the fun and exciting process of authoring your own life.

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Researching U.S. Government Records (101)

Learn how to mine the treasure trove of U.S. Government records for genealogy. 

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Popular Courses

The Write Stuff: Telling the Story

Mastering Scrivener (101) - Please check back for updates on this course

Finding Your Female Ancestors

The ABCs of DNA

Using Mirror Trees to Identify Ancestors 


Why You'll Love Our Courses


We offer self-paced, interactive courses designed to fit YOUR schedule. 

Expert Instructors

Our instructors have a passion for sharing their knowledge and expertise.

Focus on Education

Personalized attention and customer service. Education is our focus.

""Your Write Stuff Seminar empowered me to write my family history. Your gentle guidance and a supportive group helped me see that I am indeed a writer! I appreciated the prompts, and the opportunity to share my work with others. I loved exploring the variety of forms one’s family history might take. You inspired me to express myself and in so doing leave a family legacy. Thank you, Lisa.""

Kathy N.
The Write Stuff: Telling the Story Course

"Thank you for your Mastering Scrivener course. It was a great learning experience and now I am using Scrivener for a variety of writing projects."

Tina W.
Mastering Scrivener (101) Course

""Thank you for this wonderful course! I am so glad you did this course. It’s awesome! I love the platform.""

Vicki Hilb
U.S. Government Records (101) Course

"Recently I used some Cleveland city directories to find the basics I had been searching for -- names, occupation and addresses. But then I took Diana's course and realized how much I had missed by searching only the alphabetical section. I also learned how I could expand my knowledge of this branch of my family by answering the excellent questions Diana raised in Lesson 3; more efficiently organize my findings; and check/record related sources. It was definitely worth the time and effort I invested."

Kathy Bruns
Using City Directories Course

"“I highly recommend Lisa’s courses The Write Stuff: Telling the Story and The Write Stuff II: Advancing the Story. I took both courses, and I think that my writing has improved greatly. Although the class is self-paced, the private Facebook Group allows you to share your work with the teacher and other students. Each time that I posted work in the Facebook group, Lisa gave personalized feedback. Through revision and re-posting, I was able to improve my writing in each assignment based on the feedback. Receiving instructor feedback in a self-paced online course is rare; usually you must pay a lot of money for courses with instructor feedback. Lisa also gave final feedback on my revisions. I found the instructor comments to be very useful. Lisa gave one or two positive comments, then several suggestions for improvement. Lisa’s feedback showed me things that I was blind to that I was doing in my writing and showed me ways to improve.”"

Ann D. Watson, Vermont
The Write Stuff Courses I and II

Frequently Asked Questions

For most courses, there is no start or end date. Start your course any time that fits your schedule! Some instructors choose to run a course on a "drip" sequence and may designate specific start and end dates. Check the course page for details. 

Most courses are open-ended and don't have an expiry date. Please check the individual course pages for more information.

Course length and format will vary by instructor. Most courses have video lessons and text materials. Some courses have downloadable handouts  or worksheets and either quizzes, exercises or "do-it-yourself" assignments. Some courses included closed-captioning for videos. Consult the individual course sign-up page for specific details. 

Courses are priced based on content and length. Most courses are $99 or less; higher priced courses include instructor feedback or other special components. Check the individual course sign-up page for details.

We strive to provide a positive educational environment and your success is important to us. Refunds will only be issued at the discretion of instructor. Please contact us within 30 days if you are not 100% satisfied with a course. You may be asked to show that you have worked through at least the first lesson and assignment or quiz where applicable.


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