University of Wisconsin–Madison

Genealogy Library Services

This course, aimed at library staff with little or no genealogy experience, provides you with a practical knowledge of genealogy, family histories, and important resources.

The course also explores reference, cataloging, collection development, outreach, and professional development as they relate to genealogy.

At a glance

When: Jun 15 – Jul 26, 2020

Where: Online

Cost: $250 (10% off when you register two weeks in advance)

CE Credit: 2.0 CEUs/20 LEUs

Program: #303421

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer

Register online

Register by phone: Pyle Center, (608) 262-2451

Register by mail: Print a registration form

Login information will be emailed to you a few days before the course begins.

Course details


  • Fundamentals of American Genealogical Research
  • Weaving History into Genealogy
  • Genealogy Library Services
  • Genealogy Collections, Programming, and Outreach


A pass/fail grade will be based on reading online material, participating in online discussions, completing several short assignments and a family portfolio.


Lisa Oberg began researching her family history at age 12 and is the associate director of Special Collections at the University of Washington Libraries. Emily Pearson is an instructional & research services librarian at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA.