If you prefer to learn on your own, Family Tree University independent study courses are perfect for you.
These courses 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.
Organize Your Genealogy: Get Your Research in Order (and Keep It That Way)
Developed by Nancy Hendrickson
A successful genealogist often ends up with an embarrassment of riches: too much information in too many places. Whether you work on paper or do everything online, getting your research organized is essential to keeping track of ancestors and making sure you know where to put new ones in your family tree. This course will rescue you from unhelpful habits and get your workspaceÑvirtual or physicalÑtidy again.
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
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
- paper genealogists who have run out of room in the filing cabinet
- people making the transition from paper to computer genealogy
- digital genealogists who need a better way to organize information on their computers
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: REQUIREMENTS & SUPPLIES
- a cluttered desk, an unmanageable genealogy, a disorganized computer or an overflowing attic