Organize Your Genealogy Research - September 2024

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Don't let your genealogy research overwhelm you!

September 3, 2024 - September 30, 2024

Course Summary:

Is your genealogy research scattered in haphazard piles and various digital files on your desktop? We've all been there. Family historians often acquire numerous documents, files, and records without a system for keeping them in line.

Don't let your genealogy research overwhelm you! Join Gena Philabert-Ortega and learn the keys to managing your research with organization tips and techniques in this 4-week course.

Once you've restored order, you'll discover the benefits of managing your genealogy research, from re-discovering lost documents and search results to new clues to follow. This course will rescue you from unhelpful habits and get your workspace—virtual or physical—ready for research success.

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:

  • How to keep track of what you have
  • Strategies for organizing papers and photocopies
  • Methods for managing your digital genealogy materials
  • How to manage growth and keep your organizational strategy going
  • Video on Organizing in 5, 10 and 30 minute increments

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:

Gena Philabert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States and virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines and of several books, including From the Family Kitchen (F + W Media, 2012).



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