Developed by Midge Frazel
You know you've been bitten by the genealogy bug when cemeteries cease to be creepy and turn into a place you can spend hours. Cemetery Research 101 will get you excited about exploring the final resting places of your ancestors and give you the knowledge you need to read tombstones, decipher plot maps and keep your research organized. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
- What a tombstone can tell you about your ancestor
- How to best prepare for a cemetery trip
- The best websites for cemetery research
- What to do when you can't locate the grave you're searching for
- How to keep track of your cemetery research
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: REQUIREMENTS & SUPPLIES
- Researchers new to cemeteries
- Genealogists planning a cemetery trip
- People who are stumped by the strange symbols they find on tombstones
Praise for this Class
- This course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy and have done some investigation into your family history. If you are a total beginner, consider taking the Discover Your Family Tree before enrolling in this class.
"I really enjoyed this class. I learned a great deal, picked up some much needed techniques and was able to apply the lessons in some real life research. I feel like I'm a step closer to becoming a good genealogist. I also sincerely appreciated Midge's interest, enthusiasm and contact." About FTU Independent Study Courses
If you prefer to learn on your own, Family Tree University independent study courses are perfect for you. These classes are self-guided, "offline" versions of our online courses. You receive the same curriculum and supplemental materials, but you do the work completely on your own‹making them an ideal choice for students who truly want to work at their own pace.
In contrast to our online courses, where class is "in session" for a specified four-week period, there's no set time line for an independent study class‹you could approach it as an intensive crash course, pick it up on weekends over several months, or whatever works best for you.
A digital download gives you instant access to the materials to your computer. After downloading a ZIP file of the materials, unzip it, and you'll be able to access all the course materials, which are in Word and PDF format.