is a home study and online course offered by the National Genealogical Society
under Learn Center at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/.
As a genealogy library, you may want to join the Association for Professional
If you wish to pursue
your genealogy studies further, you may want to explore the certification
programs available to genealogists. The International
Commission on the Accreditation of Professional offers http://www.icapgen.org/
and the Board for Certification of Genealogists http://www.bcgcertification.org/.
America Library Association (ALA) has a Genealogy Committee under the History
Section of Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). They usually have
programs and meetings at ALA conferences.
of the best ways to learn more about genealogy is to attend the national,
regional, and local genealogy conferences. There are many but the three major
national conferences are
National Genealogical Society,
Federation of Genealogical Societies, and
Regional and local societies often time sponsor a national society conference in
their cities so these conferences appear all year long, in different parts of
to Cyndi’s List event calendar http://www.cyndislist.com/events.htm
for information on conferences.
institutes offer scholarships to librarians and genealogists.
Utah Genealogical Association (UGA)
holds its annual Salt Lake Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. It
is usually held in January of each year. Phone: (888) 463-6842; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
of Genealogy and Historical
Research (IGHR) at Samford
University in Alabama. This is an excellent annual institute usually held at
Genealogical Institute of Mid-America
holds an annual study program. For details, contact Gary Hargis: email@example.com;
or phone the Illinois State Genealogical Society: (217) 789-1698.
National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR) has been held for over
50- years. In Washington, D.C. the current institutes are held at the newly
renovated National Archives building in Washington, D.C. and in College Park,
Maryland. The program is geared to experienced researchers (genealogists,
historians, librarians, archivists). It is not an introductory course in
genealogy. Usually takes place at mid-year. http://www.rootsweb.com/~natgenin/
There are several
institutes in Canada. Do a Google search www.google.com.
and University Course
Young University holds its
annual Computerized Genealogy Conference at the BYU conference center in Provo,
Utah. For more information or to register, visit http://genealogyconferences.byu.edu
or phone (801) 378-8925.
(Salinas, California) and Monterey
Peninsula College in California offer a Library Science, associates degree
program in Genealogy and Computers.
and Local Conferences/Seminars/Workshops
There are many! Check
Cyndi’s List for descriptions and websites.
Tapes from National Conferences
next best thing to attending a conference is to buy, or borrow from a library, Conference Audio Tapes http://www.audiotapes.com/