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.
P is for PROFESSIONAL
Many of our students have started to research their family histories before registering for our courses, and after completion, they are ready to explore what is required to continue their passion in a professional capacity, in order to assist others to discover their ancestry as well. Our Professional Development Certificate Program has been created to allow our students to achieve their dreams of working professionally.
As with other certificates, the elective courses can be fulfilled with courses specifically related to your genealogical research interests. You can add compulsory courses from another certificate, such as the DNA & Genetic Genealogy Certificate (see below), or explore the following courses as suggestions to consider when choosing your electives.
Professional Development Courses
Additional Professional Development Courses
English: Understanding Names in Genealogy
Preserve Your Family History Documents & Heirlooms
Research: FamilySearch Resources – In Person and Online
Research: Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters-Tracing Women
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
Our Professional Development Certificate courses:
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1
Business Skills: Business Administration
Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche-Part 1
Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche-Part 2
Business Skills: Creating a Business
Business Skills: Establishing & Promoting Your Website
Business Skills: Marketing Your Services & Products
Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2
Creating Genealogy Programs for Adults & the Younger Generation
Demystifying Culture & Folklore
Genealogy Society Creation & Management
Lecturing Skills Including Preparation
Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology – Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Methodology – Part 5: How to Prove It
Organising a One-Name Study
Organising a One-Place Study
Personal Historian: Telling the Stories
Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various Projects
Research: House & Farm Histories
Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies
Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research
Writing for Genealogy: Articles, Blogs, Research Reports and so much more
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3
Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards
Genetics & Medical Family History
Methodology – Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents
DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate
DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone
DNA: Historical Studies ***NEW***
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
DNA: Methodology and Analysis
DNA: Reading & Understanding Articles for Genetic Genealogy
DNA: Special Circumstances – Adoptees & Unknown Parentage
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines
Additional Course Packages
Lastly, you can customize your own package of courses. This is especially helpful if you have already completed some of the above courses. Register for the balance of the courses needed to complete your desired certificate.
Choosing to pursue a professional genealogical career will require education and experience in your chosen research field or niche. Our Professional Development Program will help you to reach your career goals. Your success is our goal.
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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