Welcome to Genealogy Professor

“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”  

~ Benjamin Franklin

Welcome to a new adventure in genealogy education. Benjamin Franklin was dedicated to knowledge and lifelong learning, and so are we. Genealogy Professor brings some of the most talented and experienced genealogists together to help you learn how to find and share the stories of your ancestors. 

We are passionate about genealogy, and even more passionate about teaching others. We share our knowledge and experiences gained over decades of working at genealogical research. In addition to these veterans, you will also find some of the most talented up-and-coming professionals.

What’s Different

There are many options out there for genealogy education, running the gamut from free webinars to months-long courses with college credit. What is different about Genealogy Professor? We provide different options for learning, tailored for your needs. 

Our GenealogyMasterclasses are high-touch experiential learning. They start with videos, reading, homework assignments, and tests. Then students participate in live online classrooms, where they can see and interact with professors and each other. Projects may be worked on individually or in small groups with other students. And each student gets one-on-one video sessions with their professor to talk about assignments and projects, providing overall feedback on the subject matter. Class sizes are small to promote a higher level of interaction that doesn’t occur in webinars or at conferences. 

Perhaps you have a hectic schedule that makes it difficult for you to participate in scheduled interactive courses. You may not know if you will be available for the entire length of a Masterclass. Check out our Self-Study courses. These sessions include video presentations where you can see your professor as well as a slideshow. Course also may include video interviews with knowledgeable individuals who will teach you more about your subjects. There will also be reading, tasks to perform, and tests with feedback on where to improve. While students don’t have the direct interaction with the professors, they do have the flexibility afforded by taking courses on their own schedule. 

New professors and courses will be made available on a regular basis, so check back often to see what more you can learn about finding your family!

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