Wouldn't you like an overview course if you're new to genealogy?

+14 votes
I just signed up for the FREE online course from University of Strathclyde via FutureLearn. It promises to be an overview of genealogical research.


Will I see you there?
in The Tree House by Anonymous W G2G6 Mach 6 (65.5k points)
edited by C S
Even if we think we know what we are doing, a reminder can help.  Also, things have been changing so rapidly in the genealogy world, a new perspective can be helpful.

I saw the syllabus for this free, online course and decided that my skills could be honed.  I signed up yesterday.  I hope others who want to extend their knowledge will give it a try.
When you make your profile for the course, you can say you're on Wikitree, state surnames, etc. Many people are already using the discussion board, where you can comment, like, and follow people.
Not new to genealogy I've also signed up. I'll have a look into putting wiki tree into the profile.(when I've found it)

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YES! I'm pretty new to this and would love a starter course. This looks delightful! Especially on reliability, sources, things like that. I feel like it's easy for those of us who aren't as experienced or practiced can be led down a dark road of sources that look great but are just replications of others or just clickbait pulling from other more reliable sources. Thanks for this!
by Rebecca Rothermich G2G Crew (620 points)
selected by Anonymous W
+6 votes
YES, I would love to see an Overview Course in Genealogy.  I am not "new" to genealogy, but I am new to WikiTree and have learned just recently that AGBI and Millennium File are not dependable sources.  I could learn much, I am sure, from a good Genealogy overview.  Thanks, Sandi.  I'm hoping you will proceed.

Cheryl Skordahl (Aldrich-908)
by Cheryl Skordahl G2G6 Pilot (237k points)
oops.  Sorry.  I should have read your question more carefully.
Wow - from my experience, AGBI entries have typically proved to be worth looking into.  I agree that you shouldn't take an AGBI entry as fact on its own, but the people who researched those queries often went to great lengths to answer the questions.  I always try and verify the facts with original records, but the AGBI entries have identified ancestors in probate records and deeds that I had not found on my own.
Thank you.  I will look at AGBI more closely.
Cheryl Skordahl
+4 votes
You'll see me there. I've been signed up for a month or so and am ready to start
by Debi Hoag G2G6 Pilot (337k points)

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