Course curriculum

    1. Meet Your Instructor & Introduce Yourself

    2. Course Access: May 20 - June 16, 2024

    3. Course Outline

    4. Learn To Use the Course Player

    5. Contact Us

    6. Before we begin ...

    1. What Are Source Citations?

    2. 5 Elements of a Source Citations

    3. Now What? Cite Seeing

    4. Simple Tips for Solid Source Citations

    5. Lesson 1 Quiz

    6. Ask a Question

    1. Types of Citations

    2. How to Create a Genealogy Source Citation

    3. Lesson 2 Quiz

    4. Ask a Question

    1. Creating Source Citations

    2. Practice Examples

    3. Easier Source Citation With Your Genealogy Software

    4. Lesson 3 Quiz

    5. Ask a Question

    1. Source Citation Workflow

    2. Creating Templates

    3. Last Tips

    4. Ask a Question

    1. Download the lesson text and a list of resources

    2. Please take our survey

About this course

  • $99.99
  • 1.5 hours of video content


Shannon Combs-Bennett, MSc, QG (Qualified Genealogist), PLCGS is an award-winning author and lecturer. She writes and speaks to groups across the US and internationally on a variety of topics, from genetic genealogy to methodology. Shannon earned her Bachelor of Science in biology with an emphasis in genetics from Indiana University and her Master of Science in Genealogic, Heraldic, and Paleographic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. She won the IBPA silver award for her book Genealogy Basics in 30 Minutes.

Shannon Combs-Bennett


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  • Instructor

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