Genealogy 101 provides an introduction to American genealogy reference service. Utilizing case studies, the course outlines basic genealogy research sources and strategies. Topics covered include the U.S. census, vital records, immigration research, military research, and a variety of other basic genealogy sources. Students also receive instruction in reference desk strategies and tools for further professional development. The course covers archival material, print reference tools, and online sources. Designed for reference staff with little or no experience in genealogy, the course provides tools for assisting patrons with family history research, with the ultimate goal of giving students confidence and skill in assisting family history researchers.