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Research A-Z ~ Librarianship

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.


What would we do without Libraries? They are not only a place to find books, but also many special collections, such as newspapers, maps, local authors, and much, much more. Thanks to the Internet, many libraries now have digital collections as well, which can be browsed through online catalogues. Libraries may have also created useful research guides and finding aids located on their websites. 

Don’t forget academic libraries, and also genealogy or historical societies, whose collections are often housed in a local library. State or provincial libraries may be the repository for large record collections. Be sure to check them all to identify what is available. Remember – if there was a boundary change, records may be held in the original location.

Library staff and volunteers, as well as researchers and historians, will all benefit from these National Institute courses.

Librarianship Courses
Basic Level 
Librarianship: Developing Successful Genealogy Collections 
Librarianship: Genealogy Reference Interview 
Librarianship: Specialized Genealogy Sources 
Librarianship: Twenty-First Century Genealogy Services

Intermediate Level 
Librarianship: Genealogy Record Types 
Librarianship: Handouts, Brochures and Online/Multi-Media Reference Tools 
Librarianship: Internet Genealogy Searches 
Librarianship: Programming and Marketing Your Services

Advanced Level 
Librarianship: Cooperative Ventures and Referrals 
Librarianship: Developing a Genealogy Website 

Additional Librarianship-related Courses 

Australian: Local History and Regional Sources 
Canadian: Local History & Special Collections 
Connecting Family: Online and Virtually 
Creating Genealogy Programs for Adults & the Younger Generation 
Electronic Resources: Using the Internet 
Forensic Genealogy 
Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines 
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards  
German: Record Repositories 
Google for the Wise Genealogist 
Irish: Archival Repositories 
Methodology – Part 1: Getting Started 
Methodology – Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies 
Methodology – Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording 
Methodology – Part 5: How to Prove It 
Methodology – Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice 
Organizing a One-Name Study  
Organizing a One-Place Study 
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 
Personal Historian: Beginning Genealogy 
Personal Historian: Oral History & Interviewing Techniques 
Personal Historian: Telling the Stories
Personal Historian: Video Techniques

Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various Projects 
Planning a Research Trip Including SLC (Updating)
Planning a Research Trip to Ireland 
Planning a Research Trip to Scotland 
Research: FamilySearch Resources – In Person and Online 
Research: Social History 
Research: The National Archives of England
Research: U.S. 20th Century Records, Including Adoption Records 
Research: U.S. Records Using Ancestry including DNA Strategies 
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting 
Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist 
Writing for Genealogy: Articles, Blogs, Research Reports and so much more  
Writing the Genealogist’s Memoir 
Writing Your Family History Book

The Librarianship Certificate courses can be viewed here.

Librarianship Certificate – Basic Level – 4 Courses 
Librarianship Certificate – Intermediate Level – 4 Courses 
Librarianship Certificate – Advanced Level – 2 Courses 
Librarianship Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 12 Courses

Librarianship and American Certificate – 40 Courses
Librarianship and Australian Certificate – 40 Courses
Librarianship and Canadian Certificate – 40 Courses
Librarianship and English Certificate – 40 Courses
Librarianship and German Certificate – 40 Courses
Librarianship and Irish Certificate – 40 Courses
Librarianship and Scottish Certificate – 40 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 Librarianship 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 

The libraries of today are not the same resources that we accessed in the past! Most libraries now offer online and onsite services, with items in many formats. You will be surprized at where you can apply for a library card for additional benefits, and what doors will open to you for your research projects.
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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