Class Proposals

The request for the Call for Proposals for the Applied Genealogy Institute (AppGen) for Spring 2024 will be open from 25 August 2023 – 17 September 2023. Please read the information on this page for more information. When you are ready, click here to submit your proposal.

Applied Genealogy Institute (AppGen) is a virtual institute, providing practicum-based genealogy education in small group settings. A variety of ethnic, methodology, unique record set, and topical research courses are presented twice a year by content experts. You can see our Fall 2021 – Fall 2023 offerings here.

The content of your course should appeal to intermediate to advanced learners. Each class is composed of four sessions, each approximately three hours long (12 hours of total class time). Classes are held once per week for four weeks for 15 students. The instruction may include presentations, in class exercises, and other activities. Challenging assignments will be provided to the students in the intervening weeks; each submission will receive instructor feedback. This out-of-class homework review time is not included in the 12 hours of in-class time.

Dates and times for the class are set by the instructor within a two to three month window. That means that you can choose to offer your class on any day and at time that is convenient for you, and also reasonable for students in Eastern and Pacific time zones.

We request interested parties to propose in a two-tier proposal process:

  1. Preliminary Proposal.
  2. Detailed Proposal.

Watch Jill, Mary and Lisa talk how to prepare a class for Applied Genealogy Institute.

Timeline for Spring 2024 Proposals

  • 17 September 2023: Preliminary Proposal submission deadline
  • by 20 September 2023: AppGen informs the candidates
  • 8 October 2023: Detailed Proposals due; final decisions within 2 weeks

Detailed Proposal Structure

You will be informed of the requirements should you be be selected to go to the next level of review.


  • Commensurate with other institutes.
  • Includes ability to listen to any recording of any other class in the library

We hope that AppGen will be your next fabulous teaching experience!

Do you have ideas for a class?

Are you interested in teaching a hands-on course through Applied Genealogy Institute? Do you know of someone who would be a great instructor in our practicum-based format? We are happy to work with potential teachers outside of our proposal submittal window. Contact us anytime with ideas of classes that you could teach or with suggestions of great teachers.