I heard from a good friend, Barbara Benge about her new classes in Native American Research. For years she has taught at Ancestry.com, which has oddly enough decided to drop the popular classes.
HERE'S THE SCOOP:
GenClass - Online Genealogy Classes
HOW THE CLASSES WORKS:
Each class has its own web site.
After signing up and paying with a credit card, you will receive a password to access your class web site.
When the class starts you will find the first two lessons to download in the 'Digital Library' of your class web site.
The teacher will cover two lessons a week. You can work at your own pace, treating your class as an independent study course. Each week an additional two lessons will be made available for downloading.
There is NO SET TIME you need to be online, except for the chats. It is not even necessary to participate in the class chats as you can post questions to the teacher at any time regarding the lessons in the Bulletin Board section. The teacher will then respond as soon as possible.
If you would like to participate in the class chats, they are optional.
CLASS TOPICS INCLUDE:
-- Adoption Investigative Class: Detailed search advice and assistance for successfully locating and reuniting adoptees and birth families.
-- Family Tree Maker 16 - The Basics:
-- Jump Start your Genealogy!: Just where do you start if you are interested in your family tree? - detailed instructions.
-- Lost Friends and Family Investigative Class: Detailed search advice and assistance on the methods to use for successfully tracing "lost" relatives and friends.
-- Native American Genealogy: Learn how to start your research for your Native American Ancestors.
-- Northeastern United States Genealogy: Research in the NE states is fundamental to the trees of many Americans.
-- Eastern European Genealogy Research: Part 1 (Basic): Getting started with ancestors from Eastern Europe, - history, geography, languages.
-- Jewish Genealogy - Basic Introduction (Part 1): A step-by-step overview of what you need to know to track your family.
-- Organizing Your Family History: Learn the techniques to ensure efficient organization of your research.
-- Write Your Family History Step-by-Step: How to write your own family history, - a detailed and step-by-step guide.
NOTE FROM MYRT: Please note that GenClass.com instructors have worked for years through the Ancestry/MyFamily.com website, and so in addition to experience with their genealogy topics, they are adept at online class instruction. BRAVO! What a wonderful opportunity for you to learn from some of the most experienced instructors in the world of genealogy!
Happy family tree climbing!
DearMYRTLE, your friend in genealogy.
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