FREE Introductory Course at Family Tree University ($19.99 Value!)

Get free registration in the two-week introductory course First Steps: Discover Your Family Tree: Genealogy for the Absolute Beginner OR save $19.99 on another course of your choice!  Just enter promo code DISCOVER12 when you enroll at Family Tree University.  Genealogy is my newest hobby, so I’m loving this deal — I registered for the April 2-15 beginner course!

Here is the course outline for the FREE beginner course (remember that you can apply the code toward another course if you are more advanced than this):

Course Outline


  • How to fill out a family tree chart
  • How to record and organize information
  • Where to find information to extend your family tree
  • How to search online and in repositories


  • Anyone new to genealogy and family history research
  • Genealogy “dabblers” who need additional direction in order to advance their research
  • Researchers who want a refresher course on core family history research principles
  • Library and archive staff who want to master basic genealogy principles in order to better assist patrons


  • Basic details about recent generations of your family (parents and grandparents’ names, etc.)
  • A computer printer (or access to one)
  • Word processing software
  • free Adobe Reader software for viewing PDFs (download it from Adobe)
  • three-ring binder with tabbed dividers and a hole punch

Family Tree University is an online education program from the publishers of Family Tree Magazine, America’s No. 1 family history magazine. For more than 10 years, the experts at Family Tree Magazine have been publishing magazines and books designed to help genealogists explore their family history. Now Family Tree University brings Family Tree Magazine’s friendly, accessible style of genealogy instruction to an online learning environment.

Our goal is to make genealogy education rewarding and fun for family history hobbyists of all experience and skill levels. Whether you’re a total newbie or you’ve been working on your family tree for years, you’ll find classes and seminars to help you with your research challenges.

Family Tree University offers genealogy education in a variety of formats, so you can choose what works best for you. Select an option below to find out more:

  • Online Courses: four-week, instructor-guided classes that “meet” on the web
  • Independent Study Courses: classes you complete on your own—and completely at your own pace
  • Webinars: live and recorded online seminars presented by genealogy experts

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