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Intro to Genealogy and Family History Research is a Course

Intro to Genealogy and Family History Research

Ended Dec 31, 2018

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Full course description

Course Date:

Oct 22 - Dec 31, 2018


10 weeks


2-3 hrs/week



Course Type:





Whether you're completely new to genealogy research or you're a seasoned pro, there's always more to learn. In this class, we'll join the experts at the State Library of North Carolina. As they take us through some of the best sources and strategies for conducting an organized and efficient search for your family's history both online and in libraries and archives near you.

This course is for anyone who has an interest in telling their family's story. There is no experience necessary, no cost to participate, and no required textbook.

Course Schedule

  • Orientation Module - Begins October 22
  • Module 1: Getting Started - Begins October 29
  • Module 2: US Census - Begins November 5
  • Module 3: State & Local Resources - Begins November 12
  • Module 4: Online Sources & Strategies - Begins November 19

Materials and discussion boards will be available in Canvas through December 31, 2018.


The North Carolina Government & Heritage Library (GHL) provides access to resources and tools to research your unique questions about North Carolina. From rare books to online resources, historic newspapers to NC government documents—the GHL has the information you need! The GHL supports family history and genealogical research with a focus on North Carolina.


By participating in this course and engaging with the community, we hope you are able to:

  • Apply knowledge of basic tools, techniques, and resources to begin your genealogical research.
  • Recognize and apply best practices of genealogical research.
  • Identify and select relevant genealogical resources from repositories, collections, and knowledgeable individuals.
  • Evaluate and analyze genealogical evidence.

Target Audience: Lifelong learners, beginner genealogists, seasoned genealogists, librarians, EVERYONE!

Course is offered by State Library of North Carolina.

Course Instructors

Rebecca Hyman

Rebecca Hyman

Course Guide

Rebecca is the Educational Programs & Outreach Librarian from the North Carolina Government & Heritage Library.