FamilySearch Offers Free Genealogy Classes Online

  • 11 May 2011 users can sharpen their genealogy skills with more than 100 free online courses, like this 30-minute “Genealogy Boot Camp” lesson.

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  • FamilySearch offers more than 140 genealogy classes online and free of charge.

As genealogy increases in popularity, the FamilySearch organization is offering a growing collection of free online classes to help people with their family history. currently offers 140 classes, with more being added every month. Course material ranges from beginning to expert skill level.

“The goal of the initiative is to educate more people worldwide about how to find their ancestors,” said Candace Turpin, FamilySearch instructional designer.

Classes include 30-minute filmed sessions—many of which are taught by experts at the world-famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA—and electronic handouts.

Browse FamilySearch's online classes.