Start your family history quest or brush up on genealogy basics by reviewing our free online course for members of the National Genealogical Society. The course is designed so that you can take as much or as little at a time as you wish and return whenever you like for a refresher or continued learning. Each of the course's six sections covers multiple subtopics and includes a resource list, a lesson review where you can check your understanding, and review solutions. The major sections are as follows:
Lesson One: Genealogical Basics
Lesson Two: Family and Published Sources
Lesson Three: Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates
Lesson Four: Finding Death Information
Lesson Five: Finding Parents and Birth Information
Lesson Six: Marriage Records and Finding Wives
You may wish to try this shorter course first and then delve into some of the other NGS online courses or the in-depth Home Study Course. More information about NGS courses can be found at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org under the Educational Courses section.