Genealogy Course

A Complete Guide to U.S. Immigration & Naturalization

Discover the keys to tracing your lineage beyond American borders. This course equips you with vital techniques to pinpoint your ancestors' points of origin, paving the way for in-depth research in international archives and records.
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What's included?

  •  7 Modules
  • 28 Lessons
  • 11 Handouts
  • Practical Skills Applications
  • Professional Case Studies

Discover Your Ancestors' Places of Origin

You will learn how to identify your ancestors' place of origin prior to immigrating to the United States so that you can successfully expand your research in their mother land. Allowing you to expand your family tree further back in time and in exciting new locations.

Uncover Immigration To & Naturalization in the U.S.

 You will also how to identify when and where your ancestors immigrated to the United States and if they became naturalized U.S. citizens. Whether researching out of curiosity or as part of obtaining required documentation for dual citizenship, this course will provide you with the knowledge necessary to navigate the complex history of immigration and naturalization in the United States.

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Meet the instructors for the

A Complete Guide to U.S. Immigration & Naturalization course

Cyndi Harlin

A professional genealogist for almost two decades, Cyndi holds a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and is a graduate of ProGen. She is passionate about both history and genealogy, and finds assisting clients with their ancestral mysteries deeply rewarding. Cyndi’s areas of research are wide-ranging, but include the eras of the Civil War, Reconstruction and the ensuing westward migration leading up to Victorian America and the Great Depression.

Ericka Grizzard

Ericka is an educator, writer and professional genealogist with over 15 years research experience. She has a Master’s Degree in teaching with classroom experience in both history and science education. She conducts research throughout the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on modern military research, including World War I and World War II, and in 19th & 20th century immigration to the United States.

Our students love us

Outstanding courses!
These courses are very well written and extremely detailed. I look forward to being able to expand my knowledge in various other areas when they come out with new courses!
- E.W.
The course was very logical and one module definitely built on the next. I felt prepared to move on to more complex topics as we went. I'm very excited to use the taught methodologies combined with the worksheet tools given to us, to break down walls in my family genealogy!
- L.P.
LOVED this course. So glad that I signed up for it. Extremely useful and informative. I really appreciated all of the handouts and resources that were provided with each module. Instructions were clear and step-by-step application of research methods was appreciated.
- K.D.

Our motto is

Genealogy Education Done Better 

At Trace we are committed to providing accessible, engaging, and accurate educational resources that cater to both novice family historians and seasoned genealogists. We are dedicated to creating a comprehensive genealogy learning platform that bridges the gap between generations, cultures, and histories. Through a blend of innovative technology, expert insights, and a supportive learning environment, we aim to facilitate the unlocking of personal histories, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of our collective human story.