If you prefer to learn on your own, Family Tree University independent study genealogy courses are perfect for you.
These courses are self-guided, “offline” versions of our online courses. You receive the same curriculum and supplemental materials, but you do the work completely on your own—making them an ideal choice for students who truly want to work at their own pace.
In contrast to our online courses, where class is “in session” for a specified four-week period, there’s no set time line for an independent study class—you could approach it as an intensive crash course, pick it up on weekends over several months, or whatever works best for you.
Independent study courses come in two formats. Choose a course on CD if you prefer to have the materials gathered in a physical package; opt for a digital download if you’d like instant access to download the materials to your computer.
Most of our online courses are available in independent study format—click here to view a complete list, and look for the independent study icon on individual course descriptions.
Why Choose an Independent Study Course
- You want a totally flexible time frame—the four-week format of the online courses is too structured for you.
- Your schedule is too busy at the moment to get the most out of an online course, but you want the benefit of step-by-step lessons and exercises to apply what you learn.
- Input from an instructor and interaction with other students isn’t important to you.
- You prefer to have the course in a physical format (CD).