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Online Associate of Arts Degree and Certificate Programs for Genealogists


If you have been looking for an online degree or certificate program in genealogy or family history studies, both Monterey Peninsula College in California and Salt Lake Community College in Utah have something that will very likely interest you.  But hurry!  Registration deadlines are this week (August 18-19).

MPC offers both an online Associate of Arts Degree and an online Certificate in Family Research Studies, and SLCC offers a Certificate in Genealogy Research and Writing.  These programs are offered entirely online.  While genealogy certificates are not considered credentials, they provide an excellent foundation for researchers who wish to pursue accreditation through ICAPGen.

The registration deadline for MPC is Thursday, August 18th, with the semester starting on the 19th.  SLCC registration goes through Friday, August 19th, with the semester starting on August 24th.  At SLCC, those who do not wish to take courses for transferable credit actually have some flexibility with start dates, but semester courses must be completed by December 15th.


Free Online Genealogy Courses from Brigham Young University

According to the ICAPGen℠ Mission Statement, one of our organization’s central functions is, “recruiting, encouraging, mentoring, and educating genealogists.” Because of that, we are pleased to share links to quality educational opportunities for the genealogical community.

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One of the best opportunities around is the series of university courses offered by Brigham Young University. BYU has ten free online genealogy courses, and if you are looking to sharpen your research skills, prepare for accreditation, or just learn something new, it would be worth your time to check into these classes:

  1. Introduction to Family History Research
  2. Writing Family History
  3. Helping Children Love Your Family History
  4. Family Records
  5. Vital Records
  6. Military Records
  7. French Research
  8. Germany Research
  9. Huguenot Research
  10. Scandinavia Research

No university credit is offered for the free courses, but if you want to go the full university academic degree route, BYU does offer a (not free) bachelor degree in Family History – Genealogy, with 55-77 credit hours required.