Membership includes

Here are all the courses that are included in your bundle.

How Academy membership will help you?

become a skilled and confident family historian

Welcome to the Essential Genealogist's Journey Membership!

Are you just getting started with family history and looking for a complete and organized way to learn? Look no further! Our Essential Genealogist's Journey membership gives you access to a set of courses and resources that will help you become a confident family historian.

With this membership, you will have access to the following courses and resources:


Suite of courses and resources to guide your journey

  • 5-day Challenge: S.M.A.R.T. Genealogy Planner: the Essential Genealogist Quick Start Course

  • How to Build your Family Tree - the Essential Genealogist Family Tree building Course

  • How to Organise your Genealogy Research - the Essential Genealogist Organizing and Documenting Course

  • Coaching in Ancestral Storytelling - the Essential Genealogist Storytelling Course

  • Unlock Ancestral Storytelling - the Essential Genealogist Publishing Course

  • Creative Digital Storytelling - the Essential Genealogist Visual Story Course

  • Publish your Family History Book - the Essential Genealogist Printed Book Course

  • Monthly Q&A Webinars - join our monthly webinars and get your questions answered by experienced genealogists.

  • Private Facebook Group - connect with other members of the Essential Genealogist's Journey community and collaborate on your research.

  • eBooks: Storifying your Ancestors and the Devon Kin Keeper

Become an Essential Genealogist

12 steps in your journey

  • Planning

    Create a S.M.A.R.T. Genealogy Planner

  • Building

    Create a family tree using one of the Big Four: Ancestry, FindMyPast, MyHeritage or FamilySearch

  • Outlining

    Create a draft for your family history ebook

  • Blogging

    Create a family history blog

  • Organising

    Organising your family history research records

  • Writing

    Unlock your ancstral storytelling

  • Networking

    Expanding your Personal Genealogy Network

  • Digitising

    Plan your digital family history video

  • Interviewing

    Create digital visual and audio stories

  • Writing

    Writing your family history book in 30 days

  • Publishing

    Publish your family history book

  • Storytelling

    Plan, plot, write, share and publish ancestral stories

Essential Genealogist Journey

Your pathway to success

Follow the path from planning your research to writing your story.