As many of you who have been following this blog for awhile will know, I’ve occasionally run genealogy courses via email, so that more and more of you can learn how to do your research on your own. These have been really time-intensive, both for students and for me, so I’ve been looking for a better system on how to do it.
That system is now here! I’ve started using a course management platform, which means that these courses are now available for you to enroll in anytime, and they are self-paced, so you can go at your own speed. No need to get assignments in by a deadline, no need to rush at all, just work at the pace you’re comfortable at.
My first two courses are up and available now – Latvian Genealogy Boot Camp and Russian Handwriting for Genealogy – and more will be coming soon. Soon my regular Beginners’ Course, which is more involved than the Boot Camp, will also be available, and other courses will be too!
Latvian Genealogy Boot Camp is a four-module course that goes through just the basics that you need to know – how to understand names, places and keywords to be able to quickly find your ancestors in Lutheran records. it is available for $67 by clicking here.
Russian Handwriting for Genealogy introduces you to the Russian handwriting found in many 19th and early 20th century Latvian records. Lots of people find it intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! Here I break everything down letter by letter so that you learn to recognize what you need to know. This is the course that I offered for a limited time via email in May, but now it is available for ongoing signups, and has some bonus material that wasn’t in the email course – the keywords list has been expanded, and the final workbook has forty exercises to test your knowledge instead of ten. It is available for $19, though if you buy by the end of the month and use the coupon code RHLAUNCH2018 at checkout, then you can get it for half price! Click here to get Russian Handwriting for Genealogy!
Is there are a specific topic in Latvian genealogy that you would like to see a course for? Let me know!