FamilySearch Learning Center: 

There’s a reason FamilySearch tops nearly every list we create here on Family History Daily–they offer the most extensive free genealogy site in the world. Their learning center is no less impressive. With a massive selection of quality courses on nearly every topic and location imaginable, you’re certain to find something of interest.

UK National Archives Family History: 

Dozens of informative, family history related podcasts are available to download free and to listen from the UK National Archives, ranging from beginner topics such as Tracing Scottish Ancestors and What Can You Learn from a DNA Test? to interest-specific talks such as Records of Bankruptcies in the National Archives and Sources for Tracing Agricultural Labourers.

Ancestry.com Learning Center: 

Most of us think of Ancestry as a paid resource, but they do offer a variety of helpful freebies, including a vast learning center. Some (but not all) of the webinars and resources place a focus on finding records on Ancestry.com, but are still very helpful for general research.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars:

Legacy Family Tree offers anywhere from two to five free online webinars each month, with presentations from nationally known speakers including Megan Smolenyak, Maureen Taylor and many others. Topics range from genealogical case studies to DNA to using social networking tools such as Facebook and Google+ in your genealogy research. Archived webinars are available for 10 days if you can't make the live event. After that point you can purchase the archived webinar on CD.

SCGS Jamboree Extension Series:

Southern California Genealogical Society's popular Jamboree Extension Series provides free family history and genealogy educational webinar (web-based seminar) sessions for genealogists around the world. The live webinars are free to everyone; archived recordings are also available to members of SCGS.

BYU Family History Library - YouTube Videos:

A comprehensive list of free webinars and videos for genealogical education.

YouTube video can be a great source for genealogy ideas.  Here are some recommended videos.

Video Title Source Host Link
 Back to the Basics: Genealogy 101   Ancestry.com   Crista Cowan   https://youtu.be/Ct2bq6M7fNk 
 Tidying Up Your Genealogy | The Barefoot Genealogist   Ancestry.com  Crista Cowan   https://youtu.be/aPLZHjclcUc
       
       
       
       

Historical Societies are an often overlooked source for primary records. Here is a list of local Historical Society. Call or email them to discover what records they may have to assist in your research.

Evanston Historical Society

225 Greenwood St
Evanston, IL 60201
847-475-3401
www.evanstonhistorycenter.org

Glencoe Historical Society
377 Park Ave
Glencoe, IL 60022
847-835-0046
www.glencoehistoricalsociety.org

Glenview Historical Society

1121 Washington Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
847-724-2235
www.glenviewhistory.org

Kenilworth Historical Society

415 Kenilworth Ave.
Kenilworth, IL 60043
847-251-2656
www.kenilworthhistory.org

Morton Grove Historical Society

6420 Dempster St
Morton Grove, IL 60053
847-965-0203

Northbrook Historical Society

1812 Chapel Ct.
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-498-3404
www.northbrookhistory.org

Niles Historical Society

8970 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL 60714
847-390-0160

Skokie Historical Society

8031 Floral Ave
Skokie, IL 60077
847-673-1888
www.skokiehistory.org

Wilmette Historical Society
609 Ridge Rd
Wilmette, IL 60091
874-853-7666
www.wilmettehistory.org

Winnetka Historical Society
411 Linden St
Winnetka, IL 60093
847-446-0001
www.winnetkahistory.org