Genealogy Courses and Certificates (Tuition)

This list of Genealogy Courses & Certificates is by no means complete. If you know of certifications or courseware that you think should be on ManyRoads please use our contact page or email me directly. If you have comments to share on any of these they are also most appreciated.

NGS American Genealogy: Home Study Course

Have you always wanted to learn how to trace your family tree or solve a difficult brick-wall genealogy problem? Perhaps everyday commitments or the cost of attending an institute or conference get in the way of your dream of knowing your ancestors. Or maybe you prefer to work at your own pace, mostly in the comfort of your own home.

Boston University: Certificate in Genealogical Research

Developed in collaboration with nationally recognized experts, the Certificate in Genealogical Research is ideal for those who wish to develop the knowledge and skills essential to conducting quality genealogical assignments. The Center for Professional Education offers both classroom-based and online multi-week Genealogical Research Certificate Programs. The classroom program, offered on Saturdays at our Boston campus location, provides hands-on training in basic genealogical principles, techniques, and core competencies. The online program offers students both flexibility and easy access to Boston University’s genealogical research curriculum over multiple weeks. Both programs are completed in only 14 weeks of study and lead to a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University upon successful completion.

Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, offers a Certificate Program in Family History as an independent study course. College credit is granted for each course successfully completed within the certificate program; however, the certificate is not a college degree.

Certificate in Genealogy & Family History (University of Washington)

Developed in partnership with the UW History Department.
Learn to unearth new facts about your ancestors and view the information within the political, economic and social changes that shaped communities of that time. Focus in-depth on a selected project to better understand the course of your ancestors’ lives and the lives of the subsequent family members. Uncover fascinating stories not just about your past, but also about the forces and people behind societal transformations.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies (NIGS)

In affiliation with the Continuing Education, University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto NIGS provides web-based courses for both family historians and professional genealogists.

Society of Genealogists

Certificate of Family History Skills and Strategies (Intermediate).
The Society of Genealogists is delighted join forces with Pharos Teaching & Tutoring to offer the esteemed SoG courses and education programme to a wider audience than can attend the Society’s classes in London. Together we are introducing a new joint programme, the distance learning Certificate of Family History Skills and Strategies (Intermediate).

Virtual University

Everyone has ancestors and many of us can’t help but wonder about our roots. Who are our forgotten forebears and where did they live? This fascinating course helps budding genealogists unlock the hidden secrets that until now have been lost in time. Easy-to-follow lessons provide a gentle introduction to genealogy and reveal the who, what, where, why and how of this intriguing and enormously popular subject. The course will familiarize novices with the steps of scholarly genealogical research into their family history and explain how to tap online resources, locate and evaluate records, organize research materials, and how to share your findings with others in the genealogical community.