How to Make a Free Family Website Online Genealogy Course

Launch your family history website


Record your family tree, share old photos with living relatives, and track down missing ancestors online by creating your own free family website. This four-week online genealogy course will take you through four different platforms available, with a goal of creating and launching your new family website by the end of the course session.


Starts August 13th!

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Virtual Conference Fall 2018

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Build your family website while taking this class

Record your family tree, share old photos with living relatives, and track down missing ancestors online by creating your own free family website. In this four week course, you'll get step-by-step instructions for building your site on one of four different platforms, as well as ideas on what to include in your online genealogy, best practices for setting up and maintaining your site, and how to protect your work from privacy and copyright violations. By the end of the course, you'll be ready to launch your family website and share it with others. The course starts August 13th and runs through September 7th.

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What You'll Learn:

  • How to build a genealogy website on 4 free platforms
  • How to speak the language of the web
  • Best practices for a good family history website
  • Theme ideas for documenting your family history online
  • How to protect your privacy online

What You'll Get:

  • 4 weeks of planning and instruction for building your own free website to document your family history
  • Hands-on practice building free websites and blogs to showcase your family history
  • Video demonstrations showing how to create your website on different platforms
  • Downloadable handouts and lessons
  • Instructor access, so you can ask questions and get feedback on what you've done
  • Read-only access after the discussion boards close

Course Outline

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Module 1: Web-Building Basics

In this introductory lesson, you'll learn the advantages of building a free family history website, along with the essentials of a good website, web basics, how to guard your family's sensitive information and protect your work from copyright violations (and others stealing your work), along with some great samples of family websites.

Module 2: Building a Site on Blogger

In this lesson, you'll get the details on setting up and account and website using Blogger, which links directly with your Google account. You'll get an overview of the features of the site, plus step-by-step instructions for creating a free family website using the platform. By the end of this lesson, you should have built a practice blog on the platform and starting to get comfortable with the tools provided.

Module 3: Building a Site on WordPress

In this lesson, you'll gain an understanding of the features on WordPress.com and how to use it to set up a free website, and step-by-step instructions for building your own.

Module 4: Website Platforms: Google Sites and Weebly

In this lesson, you’re going to learn about the two remaining platforms covered in this course. Later in this lesson, you'll be ready to launch your "official" family website that you've spent the last four weeks practicing and planning.

Additional Info
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SKU R8327
Product Type Course
Author/Speaker/Editor Nancy Hendrickson
Skill Level Intermediate
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