FREE DOWNLOAD FRIDAYS: Free Online Genealogy Education Resources

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee has compiled a robust list of FREE online genealogy education resources - and it is FREE at Abundant Genealogy

Useful genealogy education resources – and they’re free!

This week Free Download Friday our focus is on FREE online resources for genealogy education. This list (also available as a PDF) covers various platforms including websites, wikis, online courses, blogs and even webinars.

Resource List

  • Ancestry.com – Learning Center
    Large collection of resources geared towards beginners; start with Getting Started section. Some resources focus on Ancestry.com-specific tools, but the majority cover general genealogy and family history topics. Includes valuable Research Guides for specific topics, ethnicities and geographic locations.
    https://support.ancestry.com/s/
  • com – Expert Series
    Although no longer updated, this “Learn from Experts” series of over 200 articles covers the gamut of genealogy topics from Getting Started to Research Methodology.
    http://www.archives.com/experts/
  • Board for Certification of Genealogists- Learning Center
    Although geared towards professional genealogists and certification candidates, this site provides valuable articles, information and lessons on genealogical research methodology.
    https://bcgcertification.org/learning/
  • DearMYRTLE
    “Your friend in genealogy,” DearMYRTLE offers many different learning channels for genealogists of all levels. Resources include a webinar archive, live online events such as Mondays with Myrt and Wacky Wednesdays, Also visit the DearMYRTLE You Tube channel for recordings of previous live events.
    http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/
  • The Genealogy Do-Over
    A free self-paced year-long program focused on sound genealogical research practices. Lots of tips, links to resources, and even a Facebook group with over 17,000 members.
    http://www.genealogydo-over.com

Canadian Resources

Online Courses

  • University of Strathclyde Glasgow – Free Online Genealogy Course
    Develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and communicate the results – in this free online course.
    https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/genealogy

Blogs

  • Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems
    Free videos, webinars and articles on getting started with genealogy and family history research.
    http://lisalouisecooke.com/

Wikis

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki
    A crowdsourced Wikipedia-like resource offering over 80,000 articles on genealogy and family history. Non-profit organizations including libraries can “adopt” a wiki page with a logo link back to their website.
    https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page

Webinars

  • GeneaWebinars
    A listing site of upcoming webinars for the genealogy community. Includes a Google-based calendar with upcoming webinars, both free and fee-based.
    http://www.geneawebinars.com
  • Florida State Genealogical Society – Poolside Chat Series
    Free monthly genealogy webinars on the third Thursday evening of each month, open to the public; recordings available to society members only.
    http://www.flsgs.org/cpage.php?pt=252
  • Georgia Genealogical Society Webinars
    Free monthly genealogy webinars on the third Wednesday evening of each month, open to the public; recordings available to society members only.
    https://www.gagensociety.org/events/webinars
  • Illinois State Genealogical Society Webinars
    Free monthly genealogy webinars on the second Tuesday evening of each month, open to the public; recordings available to society members only.
    http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=227
  • Legacy Family Tree Webinars
    Although a subscription-based education channel with over 200 recorded webinars and over 800 pages of syllabus materials, free live webinars and recordings are provided each week.
    http://www.familytreewebinars.com/
  • Minnesota Genealogy Society
    Free monthly genealogy webinars on the first Wednesday of each months, open to the public; recordings available to society members only.
    http://mngs.org/eventListings.php?nm=38
  • Southern California Genealogical Society Webinar Series
    Free genealogy webinars provided twice a week on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, open to the public; recordings available to society members only.
    http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html
  • Utah Genealogical Association – Virtual Chapter
    Free monthly genealogy webinars on the third Thursday evening of each month, open to the public; recordings available to society members only.
    http://www.infouga.org/cpage.php?pt=11
  • Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Webinars
    Free monthly genealogy webinars on the third Tuesday evening of each month, open to the public; recordings available to society members only.
    http://www.wsgs.org/cpage.php?pt=127

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Why is this FREE? What’s the Catch?

There really isn’t a catch.  I give away a lot of free content every year because I want fellow genealogists and family historians to have access to the best tools and information for their research. I also do this because I’m hoping you might be interested in my other contents and websites where I do make money:

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Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.