As BU faculty members and Editors of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly Melinde Lutz Byrne and Dr. Thomas W. Jones recently wrote in the September issue, “Humans prefer certainty to doubt, and family historians are no exception”. The remainder of the September issue explores the tension between proving absolute certainty and the ambiguity of not knowing.
- Do you understand where that balance is in your research and work?
- Do your methodology and proofs cull out the provable certainty from supposition?
The Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research will give you the skills, tools, methodology and practice to expertly use both certain facts and doubt appropriately.
The field of genealogy and genealogical research is becoming more and more popular. The importance of valid genealogical research is also increasing. Separate yourself from the crowd by getting the rigorous education that will give you the credentials and knowledge to do highest quality work.
This 15-week online, non-credit course is taught by an exceptional faculty who are world renown for their expertise and contributions to the field. The faculty members each teach different parts of the program so students will be exposed to the entire team. Student work will be reviewed and feedback and improvement suggestions will be provided. This intimate and supportive learning environment will give you a chance to grow and learn at a comfortable pace.
This program is perfect for those who want to:
- Want to develop their genealogical skill set for either personal or professional development
- Need to improve their job qualifications
- Would enjoy working with primary source material to provide sound genealogical conclusions
- Have a background in librarianship, archival management, teaching, historical research, law, medicine, biology, or other related fields
- Want the skills to find and evaluate information found online
The Boston University Online Certificate in Genealogical Research consists of five modules:
- Foundations of Genealogical Research
- Problem-Solving Techniques and Technology
- Evidence Evaluation and Documentation
- Forensic Genealogical Research
- The Professional Genealogist