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: Making the Most of the U.S. Federal Census

This course delves into the ins and outs of the US Federal Census, providing you with the full context of population and non-population schedules and helping you use census records more fully and more accurately. 

 

Available for purchase until:

December 31, 2022

The Brue Family Learning Center

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On Demand: Digitizing Your Family History Collections

Digitizing your family history papers and collections can help you in your ongoing research, prolong the life of these resources, and provide an accessible format that can be shared with generations to come. Our experts demonstrate best practices to plan, scan, and manage your digitization project at home.

 

Available for purchase until:

January 31, 2023

The Brue Family Learning Center

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On Demand: Researching Your French-Canadian Ancestors

Learn how to locate and use essential French-Canadian resources, analyze records, and maximize searches to discover your family’s past. This course focuses on resources pertaining to the province of Quebec.

 

Available for purchase until:

January 31, 2023

The Brue Family Learning Center

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On Demand: Tracing Ancestors on the Move in America

Our ancestors moved near and far seeking economic opportunities, religious freedoms, and closeness to family. This seminar will give you the context and motivations behind migrations across America from the 17th to 20th centuries and provide tools to help track your family on the move.

 

Available for purchase until:

February 28, 2023

The Brue Family Learning Center

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On Demand: Getting Organized: Research, Files, and Finding

Staying organized is an important part of the genealogical process. This seminar will provide you with tips, tools, and best practices for organizing your research and results at every step of your family history journey.

 

Available for purchase until:

April 30, 2023

The Brue Family Learning Center

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On Demand: Navigating Our Nation's Federal Records

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, DC is home to a genealogical goldmine of federal records kept since our nation’s founding. This seminar will introduce you to the many records available, discuss how to access them from home or in-person, and demonstrate how to leverage these resources in your family history research.

 

Available for purchase until:

April 30, 2023

The Brue Family Learning Center

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On Demand: Finding Origins: Cluster Research in Practice

One of the most common—and important—questions a family historian asks is “where did my ancestors come from?” Using several case studies, we will present a step-by-step approach to organizing, researching, and resolving your quest to find origins.

 

Available for purchase until:

May 31, 2023

The Brue Family Learning Center