If you are wanting to expand your genealogy knowledge, and to do it from home – there’s another option available to you now, and that is Ancestry Academy.

Ancestry Academy is an educational website that offers exclusive, high-quality video courses taught by genealogy and family history experts. The courses that Ancestry Academy offer cover a wide range of relevant family history topics and offer something for genealogists of all levels – and you can learn at your own pace.

Having launched only a few weeks ago, they already have 14 courses up, with 4 of those being free, with another 8 listed as coming soon.

Ancestry Academy homepage

Learn at your own pace
Ancestry Academy’s in-depth courses are broken into a series of short lessons that let you learn when you want and how you want. Watch a course all the way through or pick and choose the lessons most interesting to you.

Test your know-how
Try out your skills and take optional tests to make sure you’re getting the most out of every course.

Learn on-the-go (coming soon!)
Learn at home or on-the-go with the free Ancestry Academy app, available for iOS and Android devices an a couple of months.

New courses added monthly
Continue strengthening your family history expertise with new courses added every month.

Free courses
Some courses are offered for free. Simply log in with your Ancestry account or create a new account to start learning.

The cost
You can get unlimited access to all Ancestry Academy courses for just US$11.99/month, or US$99.99/year, or as part of your Ancestry World Explorer Plus subscription.

And much more
Ancestry Academy courses are loaded with other helpful tools like closed captions, digital handouts, course placeholders, and more.

Here’s a list of the courses that are currently available:
Finding Your Military Veterans on Fold3 Free
DNA 101: An Insider’s Scoop on AncestryDNA Testing
Getting the Most Out of Family Tree Maker
Digging for Answers with Find A Grave

Who is That Tick Mark? Using Early Census Records
Exploring Pension Application Files
Brother vs. Brother: Exploring Civil War Ancestors
Finding Ethnic Origins and Passenger Arrival Records

Public Libraries: Mining Untapped Genealogy Resources
Street Smarts: Finding Your Ancestor in the Big City
Cousin Bait: Make Social Media Work for You
Your Family History Online: Laying the Foundation

The Buckeye State: Researching Your Ohio Ancestors
Native American Ancestry? Steps to Learn More

Start learning now …