Irish Research 201: Using Irish Genealogical Records

This course is designed for researchers who want to dig deeper to find their Irish roots. You’ll learn about resources and techniques unique to research in Ireland, and find out what tools are available to build an effective research plan using Irish genealogical records. These four lessons, designed to allow you to collaborate with other students, will help you flesh out much more about your ancestors’ lives prior to leaving the Emerald Isle. Praise For This Course:  I’ve taken several courses through Family Tree University, … Learn More →


German Genealogy 201: Strategies and Skillbuilding

Building on our course Find Your German Roots: From America to Deutschland, this class focuses on skills German researchers need to dig deeper into their families’ pasts. You’ll learn tricks for reading German script and type, what the Family History Library system can contribute to your research, and how to track down German ancestors who lived outside of today’s Germany. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How to transcribe and translate German records Which map tools are most important and how to use them Where and how to … Learn More →


Finding African-American Ancestors in Newspapers: Research Strategies for Success

Conducting research on African-Americans ancestors is a challenging proposition and one must use all the available resources. Newspapers can provide a critical link to research success once the genealogist learns some important general knowledge along with a few essential skills. This course will equip you with key background information for newspaper research, expose myths pertaining to the use of white newspapers, give you the skill and confidence to seek out and utilize African-American newspapers, and furnish you with invaluable tips and strategies designed to optimize … Learn More →


German Genealogy 101: From America to Deutschland

Genealogists with German roots have a wealth of resources and a wide support network to help them discover their past. Germans have been meticulous record-keepers throughout their long history — beginning with the mostly tiny, independent German states that sprung up during the Middle Ages and continuing beyond their 1871 unification. To successfully trace your ancestors in the old country, you’ll need an understanding of Germany’s history, its records and your family’s path to America. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN History of German immigration How to decipher … Learn More →

First Steps

Discover Your Family Tree: Genealogy for the Absolute Beginner

When you’re a family history newbie, the prospect of diving into your roots research can seem overwhelming. This course will start you on the fun and rewarding journey of discovering your roots. Learn how to begin, where to look for information to extend your family tree, what to do with what you find and how to put it all together. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How to fill out a family tree chart How to record and organize information Where to find information to extend your family … Learn More →