Become a FamilySearch Power User - August 2024

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August 5, 2024 - September 1, 2024

Course Summary:

Ever feel overwhelmed by the vast resources on FamilySearch? This 4-week online course will transform you from a casual searcher into a FamilySearch power user. Led by genealogy expert Rick Crume, you'll learn cutting-edge search strategies to target the most relevant records and collections for your family history research.

Go beyond basic searches and discover hidden gems: indexed and unindexed records, historical documents, and books relevant to your ancestors' lives. Learn how to navigate FamilySearch's powerful tools like the wiki, fan charts, and photo sections. This course will even show you how to access records not yet online and contribute to the genealogical community by indexing records yourself.

Register today and gain the confidence to navigate your genealogy research with newfound expertise!

Course Workload:

  • Approx. 8 hours to complete
  • 100% Online using our eLearning Platform
  • 4 lessons complete with skill-building exercises and quizzes

What You’ll Learn:

  • Essential and Advanced search strategies for to get the most relevant matches
  • In-depth information on available records, including images, transcriptions, databases, catalogs, and collections
  • How to navigate the features such as fan charts and photos
  • Differences between the site’s Family Tree and Genealogies
  • How to access records that aren’t online yet
  • How the site can help you learn how to research your family history

What’s Included:

  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Expert Support from Course Instructor
  • Video Presentations
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Student Discussion Board
  • Downloadable Course Materials
How FTU courses work:
  • Register for the course on this page
  • On the start date, log into our eLearning platform
  • Access to the course instructor runs until the course end date
  • After the course ends, you can read course materials for one year
  • Instructor and discussion board access will also end when the course concludes, so make sure you reach out and ask questions!

Instructor Bio:

Rick Crume is a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, Rick has written for other genealogical journals in the United States, as well as Canada and Great Britain. Specializing in online research, genealogy software, DNA testing and British genealogy, he has spoken at genealogy conferences across North American and presented many webinars.

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