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Courses On Demand

Educational experiences by our experts, at your convenience

Whether you're just starting to explore your family history, or you're a seasoned researcher looking to gain new skills, American Ancestors offers a variety of online seminars in topics across the field of genealogy. Now, you can enjoy some of our most recent and popular courses at your convenience, including recorded lectures, handouts, activities, and more. Any course you purchase will be accessible through your American Ancestors account for the foreseeable future—course materials do not expire. Choose a course below and start learning today!

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On Demand: Building Your Genealogical Skills

Take your research skills to the next level! Whether you are new to genealogy, want to refresh your skills, or learn best practices, this course will help you get the most out of your family history research.

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On Demand: Law & Order: Using Court Records in Your Family History Research

Court records are an important, yet often overlooked, resource for family historians. No matter what side of the law your ancestor may have been on, court records can provide family relationships, places of residences, origins, occupations, and offer unique stories about your ancestors, sometimes in their own words! 

Available for purchase until:

February 29, 2024

The Brue Family Learning Center

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On Demand: The Society of Friends: Research in Quaker Records

If you have colonial ancestry in America, chances are there’s a Quaker in your family tree. Learn about the history of Quakerism in the US, UK, and Canada, and how to get started researching your Quaker ancestor.

 

Available for purchase until:

February 29, 2024

The Brue Family Learning Center

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On Demand: Beyond the Grave: Uncovering Life Stories from Death Records

As genealogists, we often talk about “filling in the dash” for our ancestors—moving beyond birth and death dates by uncovering stories that paint a more complete picture of our ancestors’ lives. Death records include important details and clues about our ancestors’ lives that reveal rich stories and help us better understand their experiences.

Available for purchase until:

March 31, 2024

The Brue Family Learning Center

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On Demand: Uncovering Wartime Stories, 1918-1945: Researching Veteran and Homefront Experiences of the World Wars

Many of us have not-so-distant ancestors who served in World War I and World War II—on battlefields, behind-the-scenes, or at home. Through a combination of videos, online resources, and an hour-long panel discussion, this conversation course will provide insight to help you research war-related family stories and gain a clearer picture of your family’s experience of the World Wars.

Available for purchase until:

March 31, 2024

The Brue Family Learning Center

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On Demand: Verifying Mayflower Lineage

Join experts from American Ancestors for a three-part online course that will explore the many resources, record collections, and research strategies for verifying your connection to the Mayflower. We will also include several case studies demonstrating ways to break down brick walls, including an examination of using DNA to confirm a hypothesis.

Available for purchase until:

April 30, 2024

The Brue Family Learning Center

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On Demand: Researching American Revolutionary War Patriots

Nearly 250 years ago, America declared its independence from the British Empire, changing the course of history. For those of us with American ancestry from that period, we want to know if—and how—our ancestor served the cause. This five-week online course will delve into the many primary and published records that exist to document your ancestors’ role in the American Revolution and their contributions to the cause for independence.

Available for purchase until:

July 31, 2024

The Brue Family Learning Center