Course Detail: WTGN001 - Intro to High-Tech Genealogy

This completely online 45-hour course is self-paced over an eight-week period. Most students spend 5 to 15 hours per week on mastering course content. At the end of this training students will be able to conduct genealogy research using the research cycle citing sources according to standard genealogical practice; apply basic methodology for US genealogical research from 1900 to present to provide evidence for genealogical conclusions; organize genealogical information in a genealogy data management program; search genealogical collections at a variety of online repositories.

Students will be given a student discount code to purchase RootsMagic, the required genealogy software for this course. You can purchase the full product with the discount code at this link RootsMagic Student

Students need access to one other genealogy computer program such as Ancestral Quest, Legacy Family Tree, Reunion, The Master Genealogist or Family Tree Maker which may include a fee.

Follow the prompts on the yellow buttons to complete the registration process

 Session Information: 24SU-WTGN001-01

Schedule: Course Dates: May 21, 2024 to July 19, 2024; DO NOT login to Canvas through MySLCC! The Canvas login is The course is 100% online, available every day, 24/7, and self-paced using Canvas. There are no required days or meeting times. Refer to Canvas and instructor's specified assignment due dates.
Times: 12:00am-12:00am MDT
Cost : $425.00


High Tech Gen 001: Students need access to RootsMagic Genealogy Software and can purchase the full product with a student discount that will be given to you by your instructor (2SLCC3). More information about the program and full-price copies of the software are available at Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide, 1st Edition by Diana Elder, AGŪ with Nicole Dyer (Family Locket Books,19 May 2018). ISBN: 978-1732188105. The Elements of Genealogical Style: A Simplified Style and Citation Manual for Writers of Genealogies and Family Histories, revised edition, by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, MFA, CG, (Salt Lake City: Scattered Leaves Press, 2020), which is available as a PDF that will be emailed to you for $10. Order from (links to an external site.)Access to (free account available at and (free access at FamilySearch Centers or subscription available at


Name Additional Resources
Julia Anderson
Mykel Severson

Class Location

SLCC Online
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Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge of 100.00% will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 2 days of the start of this session.