Learn from an internationally-known expert how to maximize your use of four of the world’s leading genealogy websites: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage.
There is no required start or end date. Simply log in and begin your course immediately! You can work through the materials, videos, and exercises at a pace that suits your schedule, experience, and individual learning style.
This workshop is designed for “advanced beginner” genealogists who have already learned basic skills, but it's also perfect for experienced researchers who may have logged lots of years in libraries but aren’t so confident online.
The written lessons are supplemented by [close-captioned] videos handouts exercises, thought questions, flash quizzes to help you track your progress. Interact with your instructor through a private Facebook group.
This course uses a combination of text instructions and [closed-captioned] video components.
Upon registering for the class, you will receive information about your options for accessing the subscription websites that are part of this class. Access to these websites is not provided with this class; you have to arrange for that yourself. The information you receive will suggest several different options for accessing these websites, as well as the suggested timing for activating any free trial periods.
Lesson 1: Introducing the Giant Genealogy Websites
Lesson 2: Searching Indexed Names and Catalogs: Ancestry.com and MyHeritage
Lesson 3: Findmypast and OCR searching
Lesson 4: FamilySearch, Family Trees and Hinting
About the Instructor
Sunny Jane Morton is an internationally-known genealogy educator and award-winning writer and editor. She is a longtime Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine; Contributing Editor and Content Manager for YourDNAGuide.com; frequent contributor to FamilySearch’s blog; and Editor of Ohio Genealogy News. Her books include How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, with Harold Henderson, CG, and Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy, now in its 2nd edition.