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Research A-Z ~ German

For the month of April, we have highlighted some of the 225+ genealogy and research courses offered at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. There are a variety of themes and topics to choose from. Hopefully, we will feature some courses that you were not aware of and pique your interest to explore further.

G is for GERMAN

Continuing with another specific European focus, The National Institute offers German Records courses, packages, and certificates. Be sure to check out the certificate options with three combination certificates using German Records courses. If you have German roots, you will want to utilize these online education resources to build your German Research Toolbox. 

Looking for an overview? A good starting point to begin your German research is with this course:
Research: German Ancestors

German Records Courses

Basic Level 
German: Church Records 
German: Introduction to German Research 
German: Locating Places in Germany 
German: The Language

Intermediate Level 
German: Chronological Considerations 
German: Civil Registration Records 
German: Emigration Records 
German: Reading the Records 
German: Record Repositories

Advanced Level 
German: Compiled Sources 
German: Germans Outside of Germany 
German: Naming Practices 

German Records Packages
German Records – Basic Level – 4 Courses
German Records – Intermediate Level – 5 Courses
German Records – Advanced Level – 4 Courses
German Records – Complete – 13 Courses

German Records Certificates
The German Records Certificate courses can be viewed here.

German Certificate – Basic Level – 9 Courses
German Certificate – Intermediate Level – 9 Courses
German Certificate – Advanced Level – 9 Courses
German Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 Courses

German and DNA Certificate – 40 Courses
German and Librarianship Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 Courses
German and Professional Development Certificates – 46 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 German Record 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 

By focusing our research to one specific location, we begin to understand the records created and where to find them. Languages can be challenging, but tools are provided to recognize genealogical terms and use online tools. Naming patterns and practices unique to each region become easier to identify as we familiarize ourselves with all aspects of the research involved to accomplish our projects goals. Enjoy your German research journey!
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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