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Course Description

Genealogical Principles online consists of the following topics:

Week One
How is your identity defined with information, sources, and evidence? Define genealogy and study elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).

Week Two

What data from popular websites should you trust? Recognize and analyze conflicting information. 

Week Three
Work with a published document and test it – does it meet the GPS? Correlate information to resolve identity problems.

Week Four

What elements make up a good proof argument? Examine a well-cited article that meets all standards.

Week Five

What can you learn from free and pay websites? Discuss an identity problem and its solution with records created by newly freed people after the Civil War.

Week Six

Develop timelines, design a research plan, and evaluate a written report to see if it meets standards.

Week Seven

Develop timelines, design a research plan, and evaluate a written report to see if it meets standards.
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Section Title
Genealogical Principles
Delivery Options
Cohort Online  
Course Fee(s)
OGEN Tuition non-credit $995.00
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