Were you not lucky enough to get into Barb’s Beginners Class this year? If not (or even if you did), you might want to try an online course being offered starting in March. It’s called RootsMOOC, where a MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course. As the course description says:
RootsMOOC is a friendly introduction to family history research in the United States using commonly available sources. The expert researchers at the State Library of North Carolina will help you learn about the most useful sources, tools, and techniques for getting your research off the ground and properly organized. By the time you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a good start on your own genealogy research and you will know how and where to keep digging.
The course runs from March 23rd to June 1st. It’s free, but enrollment is capped at 5,000.
More info: http://bit.ly/1DuXfZs
Registration page: http://bit.ly/RootsMOOC