Family Tree University has just announced a free how-to course for beginning genealogists. Discover Your Family Tree: Genealogy for the Absolute Beginner will focus on "how to begin, where to look for information to extend your family tree, what to do with what you find and how to put it all together".
The course begins on October 11th and continues for two weeks. It is touted as providing self-paced lessons, quizzes or exercises to check your progress, and email feedback from an instructor as well as message board discussions with the instructor and other students in the class.
In addition to the on-line course, Family Tree University is offering a free webinar: 10 Steps to Discover Your Roots: How to Get Started in Genealogy. The webinar is targeted toward those who are completely new to genealogy as well as those that have dabbled a bit or need a "refresher".
The live webinar will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (don't forget to adjust your calendars for your local time). Pre-registration required.
Interested parties may register for both.