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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Connecticut Research

This online course provides a century-by-century look at the records, resources, repositories, and research strategies that are essential to exploring your Connecticut roots. Available for purchase until 7/31/2022.

Using Microsoft Word to Write Your Family History

In this online seminar, our authors, genealogists, and publishing experts demonstrate how you can maximize Word’s existing functions to streamline your writing process, saving you time and resulting in a professional and easy-to-reference finished product. Available for purchase until 7/31/2022.

Researching Female Ancestors

Women make up 50% of your ancestry, yet their lives, experiences, and even complete names are all too often forgotten by written history. This course will provide resources and research tips to help you reclaim their stories. Available for purchase until 7/31/22.

Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy

Learning how to trace your Jewish ancestry is not without its challenges. This four-session online seminar will provide you with the key records, repositories, and strategies for making real headway in your family history research. Available for purchase until 8/31/22.

Finding Irish Origins

This online seminar will help you navigate the basics of Irish migrations to America and Canada, lead you to key records, provide strategies for finding origins when records fall short, and demonstrate how DNA can help. Available for purchase until 8/31/22.

Researching Scottish Ancestors

This five-session online seminar will provide you with key historical context, strategies, and resources setting you on the right path to trace your ancestry back several generations in Scotland. Available for purchase until 9/30/22.

Researching Loyalist Ancestors

Not all our early American ancestors were patriots fighting for independence—approximately one third of the population in the American colonies at the time of the Revolutionary War were loyal to the Crown. This three-week course will provide you with the historical context, records, and research strategies for identifying and learning more about your loyalist ancestors. Available for purchase until 10/30/22.