I have so many people say to me, "I just don't know where to start." And they are frustrated and rightfully so. There are just so many things you can do with genealogy, so many records to decide to search in, so many websites to look at...it can be very overwhelming. So, if you're feeling like that, I hope to alleviate some of your stress.
Brigham Young University is the only school to offer a bachelor's degree in genealogy and as such, it has quite a large inventory of classes. If you are near BYU and want to get your degree in Family History, I highly suggest you do! :) But wait a minute, college is expensive, so how does this work out as a FREE Friday post? Well, the very fist Family History class, Introduction to Family History, has a set of six online lessons you can access absolutely free! Just go to http://261.byu.edu and you you have instant learning! They're designed to help you logically and step-by-step, with specific assignments to help reinforce what you have learned. They're also designed to be done in about an hour. Nice, huh?