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Research A-Z ~ DNA

As we continue our A-Z posts for the month of April, where we are highlighting some of the 225+ genealogy and research courses offered at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, we would like to focus on our DNA-related courses. These courses go beyond which tests to take, or comparing ethnicity percentages, to discover how to use your DNA tests results for deeper genealogical research analysis. 

D is for DNA

The use of DNA results, in combination with genealogical documentation, has expanded the field of genealogy research with many more options to explore. The National Institute for Genealogical Studies had developed a series of courses to assist you in understanding a variety of topics related to both DNA and genealogy. We are pleased to offered the following courses, packages and certificates, both for those new to DNA research and to genealogists who are looking to build their DNA expertise. 

DNA Courses

DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone  
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy 
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines 
DNA: Methodology and Analysis 
DNA: Reading & Understanding Articles for Genetic Genealogy 
DNA: Special Circumstances – Adoptees & Unknown Parentage  
DNA: Historical Studies 
Forensic Genealogy  
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards  
Genetics & Medical Family History 
Organizing a One-Name Study  
Organizing a One-Place Study 

DNA Packages 

The DNA courses above can be taken individually, or combined in a variety of packages.

DNA and Genetic Genealogy – Basic Level – 3 Courses 
DNA and Genetic Genealogy – Intermediate Level – 3 Courses 
DNA and Genetic Genealogy – Advanced Level – 6 Courses 

The DNA and Genetic Genealogy – 12 Courses  package includes all of the three levels of courses above.

The DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate – 15 Courses package includes the 12 courses above, plus 3 more courses: 
Methodology – Part 1: Getting Started 
Methodology – Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies 

DNA Certificates

The DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate courses can be viewed here.

These 15 DNA courses can also be added to existing certificate programs as electives to achieve two certificates at the same time.

DNA and American Certificate – 40 Courses
DNA and Australian Certificate – 40 Courses
DNA and Canadian Certificate – 41 Courses
DNA and Eastern European Certificate – 40 Courses
DNA and English Certificate – 40 Courses
DNA and German Certificate – 40 Courses
DNA and Irish Certificate – 40 Courses
DNA and Professional Development Certificate – 41 Courses

Additional Course Packages

Lastly, you can customize your own package of courses. This is especially helpful if you have already completed some of the DNA courses. Register for the balance of the courses needed to complete your desired certificate.

Course Package – 4 Courses 
Course Package – 7 Courses 
Course Package – 8 Courses 
Course Package – 10 Courses 
Course Package – 13 Courses

Research A-Z 

Historical and genealogically-related records are important for building our ancestors’ life stories, however, DNA adds another layer of analysis and can confirm our research. For family historians, DNA test results may identify lost cousins, or solve long-time genealogy brick walls. For professional genealogists, the use of DNA research continues to grow, and expertise in the field of DNA will surely be a beneficial asset to add to the services you are able to offer to your clients. Let us know how we can fulfill your DNA online educational needs.
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 225+ courses to choose from. Some of our courses are topic/country-specific, or provide insight into research methodology, while others are skill-building courses to maximize your research time. The first Monday of a new month means another rotation of courses will start. Most courses feature 6 modules over an 8-week period, easily adapted to most busy schedules. Many courses have been bundled into packages to provide discount options. Take a look at our course calendar and see which courses will accomplish your genealogical education goals. Register today! 
Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here. List of Packages available here.
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