Welcome to the Virtual Institute!

The Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research offers courses on a wide variety of genealogical subjects, providing vigorous year-round education for the genealogical community using a virtual platform.

The Virtual Institute provides the perfect opportunity for in-depth genealogical education without the expense of travel and lodging associated with other institutes.

Each institute course consists of:

  • six hours of instruction from a nationally recognized expert
  • extensive syllabus material
  • practical exercises

Courses will be presented in the form of four 90-minute lectures, two each on consecutive Saturday mornings. All paid registrants will receive a complimentary course recording, just in case you have to miss a lecture.

Limited class sizes of only 100 registrants per course allows for a higher level of class participation and instructor feedback than typically offered by genealogy webinars.

Click here to see the schedule of upcoming courses