08 October 2015

Your Genealogical Education

It is that time of year when I get that back-to-school frame of mind.  Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to think about all the opportunities that are out there for genealogists to get educated.  

This post will deal with opportunities that will cost some dollars but well worth the education you will receive.

The ProGen Study Groups are organized to encourage professional and aspiring genealogists to put into practice the principles found in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills.
18 month course
Cost:  $95

Offers a certificate of completion and the have an Associate of Arts Degree in Family History Studies.  Instructor is Karen Clifford, AG, FUGA.
Cost:  Currently $46 per unit, each course is 3 units

Held at LaRoche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 26th to July 1st 2016
July 17th to July 22nd 2016
Tuition is $450 for each week-long course

January 11-15, 2016 at the Hilton City Center in Salt Lake City, Utah
Tuition for week long course:  $485
As of  October 7th 11:00 pm Pacific Time here is the status of the course offerings for January 2016:
Course 1: Intermediate U.S. Records and Research, Part II - 12 seats open
Course 2: Researching New York: Resources and Strategies - 2 seats open
Course 3: Swing Across The South - course is full
Course 4: Corpus Juris: Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogy - course is full
Course 5: Early U.S. Church Records - 8 seats open
Course 6: Advanced Research Tools: Land Records - 6 seats open
Course 7: Beginning Genetic Genealogy - course is full
Course 8: Advanced DNA Analysis Techniques For Genealogical Research - course is full
Course 9: Solving Problems Like a Professional - 13 seats are open
Course 10: Advanced Genealogical Methods - course is full
Course 11: Writing A Quality Family Narrative - 10 seats open
Course 12: Problem Solving - 1 seat open
Course 13: Advanced Evidence Practicum - 4 seats open

March 10-12, 2016 at the Menger Hotel at the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas
Registration is $445

Certificate of Completion is offered.
American Genealogical Studies series - all prices are non-member prices.  Member prices are of course discounted.
The Basics - $65
Guide to Documentation and Source Citation - $65
Bundle of The Basics and Guide to Documentation - $100
Beyond the Basics - $200

They also offer courses that are more advanced in their Continuing Genealogical Studies series

15 week online course for $2695.00
Certificate is awarded upon successful completion
They also offer a 4 week online course - Genealogy Essentials for $775

Held at the National Archives in Washington, DC
The week-long course is usually held in July and tuition is around $450

Credential earned:  PLCGS - Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies
Works in affiliation with the Continuing Education Division of the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto, Canada
They offer certificates in American Records, Australian Records, Canadian Records, English Records, German Records, Scottish Records, Irish Records, Librarianship, Methodology, Professional Development
Average of 40 courses needed to obtain certificate
Average cost of 40 courses:  $3450.00

An assessed programme of ten online genealogy courses to be completed in 18 to 36 months.  Certificate awarded upon successful completion.
Cost per course:  around $70 for unassessed (not graded)and around $93 for assessed (graded)