How to Maximize Online Workshop

Workshop starts April 30th has over 37,700 record collections, and within many of those collections, there are millions of records, and it’s growing every day. With so many records, your searches should turn up tons of information about your ancestors, right? If your searches are leaving you frustrated, this workshop can help.
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If your searches keep turning up the same records, it’s time to take a different approach. In this week-long workshop, you’ll get the skills and know-how to search the site more creatively and turn up better results.

You’ll love How to Maximize Workshop if:

  • you are new to using to search for your family history
  • you’ve taken a DNA test and want to find the records that explain your results
  • you are tired of getting the same results over and over
  • want to get creative with some new, improved searches
  • you like learning about the specific collections

Over the course of the week, you’ll get 7 video presentations that will walk you through the website, from performing better searches and making the most of hints to digging into their international records and card catalog for targeted searching. Plus, instructor Nancy Hendrickson will be on hand to answer your questions and offer feedback to maximize your search results.

What past attendees have to say about the course:

”Learned a lot that will help me break down some brick walls. Thank you.” - Gloria Z.

”Wonderful course. I can't wait to start in with all these new ideas of how to find information. I am sure this will help with my difficult to track down ancestors.” - Deborah S.

”I enjoyed the course very much. The card catalog and the immigration were the most help for me. I would recommend this course.” - Darla S.

In this workshop, you’ll get presentations on:

  • essential search strategies
  • How to use’s hints
  • how to use’s Card Catalog to search specific collections
  • Specific collections, including’s census records, international record, and wills, probates, land, tax and criminal records
  • a glimpse at the DNA arm of and how those matches tie into your research

How it Works

Our week-long genealogy workshops don’t require you to log on at a certain time of day to access the materials. From the workshop start date, you’ll be able to log in to view and download your lessons and start interacting on the discussion boards. Your instructor, Nancy Hendrickson, will check in to answer all of the questions and provide feedback.

Meet Your Instructor

Nancy Hendrickson is a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine and has authored more than 300 newsletter and magazine articles, and numerous nonfiction books, including the Unofficial Guide to and Unofficial Workbook. Nancy's interest in preserving family history began in childhood, with family stories of wagon trains, Civil War battles, and Indians.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R8364
Product Type Course
Author/Speaker/Editor Nancy Hendrickson
Skill Level Beginner
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