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Research A-Z ~ Questions

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.

Q is for QUESTIONS

What would Family History be without asking questions? That is where it all begins – asking the basic questions about our family members, their relationships, and their origins. This includes family interviews, checklists, oral histories, home sources, etc. Each new item we discover inspires more questions! 

Asking the right question to the right person may just topple that brick wall in your research. Asking from a different perspective may reveal new clues to follow up, or provide valuable context and social history. Never stop asking questions, even if one family member has given an answer – there may be more to the story! Siblings and cousins have different memories of family members and family events. Photographs are great memory joggers. Ask family members what they remember about the photo, or people in the photo.

We have courses that will help you to create the questions, and then how to conduct and record effective interviews. Those answers lead us to seek out the documentation to confirm the information we gathered. Ultimately, all genealogy research is going to ask questions, but here is a list of courses that specifically focus on questions and how to find the answers to add to our family’s heritage.

Question Courses 

Connecting Family: Online and Virtually 
Demystifying Culture & Folklore 
Discover Your Family History 
Forensic Genealogy  
Genetics & Medical Family History 
Google for the Wise Genealogist  
Life of Our Ancestors 
Organizing a One-Name Study  
Organizing a One-Place Study  
Personal Historian 
Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various Projects 
Preserve Your Family History Documents & Heirlooms 
Research: FamilySearch Resources – In Person and Online 
Research: Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters-Tracing Women 
Research: House & Farm Histories 
Research: Social History 
Research: The National Archives of England
Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls  
Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist 
Writing the Genealogist’s Memoir 
Writing Your Family History Book

Course Packages

You can customize your own package of courses. This is especially helpful if you have already completed some of the courses above. Register for the balance of the courses needed to complete your desired genealogy theme. 

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

Research A-Z 

Genealogy asks questions; our research gathers the answers. Questions are only the beginning, as those stories need to be documented and evaluated. Gather your family’s stories. Ask about the history behind family heirlooms and keepsakes. An item with sentimental value must have a great story about it. Keep asking questions!
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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! 
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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.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Research A-Z ~ Professional

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
Personal Historian 
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:

Basic Level 
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 
Intermediate Level 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 
Creating Genealogy Programs for Adults & the Younger Generation 
Demystifying Culture & Folklore 
Forensic Genealogy 
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
Advanced Level 
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 

Professional Development Certificate – 40 courses
Professional Development and DNA Certificate – 41 courses

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. 

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

Research A-Z 

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.
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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! 
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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.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

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.

L is for LIBRARIANSHIP 

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.
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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! 
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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.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

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!
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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! 
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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.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Research A-Z ~ European

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.

E is for EUROPEAN

Currently, there are 45 European countries. Although The National Institute does not have courses to cover all of those countries yet, we do offer quite a few with more planned for the future. Note: The English, Scottish, Irish, and related courses will be featured in future blog posts.

Our European Research courses include:
Research: Austro-Hungarian Ancestors
Research: Danish Ancestors
Research: Dutch Ancestors in the Netherlands
Research: Eastern European Ancestors
Research: Jewish Ancestors
Research: Polish Ancestors
Research: Scandinavian Ancestors
Research: Slovak Ancestors-Part 1
Research: Slovak Ancestors-Part 2
Research: South African Ancestors Including Military Records
Research: Ukrainian Ancestors

European Packages and Certificates

Eastern European Records Certificate (see more details below)
German Records Certificate (watch for an upcoming blog post on German courses)
Italian Records Certificate (watch for an upcoming blog post on Italian courses)

Eastern European Records Courses

Basic Level 
Eastern European: Introduction to Research for North Americans 
Eastern European: Languages & Alphabets 
Eastern European: Locating Places 
Eastern European: Understanding Migration Patterns

Intermediate Level 
Eastern European: Austrian-Hungarian, German & Russian Empires: Chronology 
Eastern European: Church Records 
Eastern European: Civil Registration Records 
Eastern European: Other Records…Including Census, Land, Military & Tax 
Eastern European: Record Repositories

Advanced Level 
Eastern European: Onsite Research in the Ancestral Homeland 
Eastern European: Problem Solving 

Eastern European Records Packages

Eastern European Records – Basic Level – 4 Courses
Eastern European Records – Intermediate Level – 5 Courses
Eastern European Records – Advanced Level – 2 Courses
Eastern European Records – Complete – 11 Courses

Eastern European Records Certificates
A list of the Eastern European Records Certificate courses can be viewed here.

Eastern European Certificate – Basic Level – 9 Courses
Eastern European Certificate – Intermediate Level – 9 Courses
Eastern European Certificate – Advanced Level – 7 Courses 
Eastern European Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 Courses
Eastern European and DNA Certificate – 40 Courses 
Eastern European and Professional Development Certificate – 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 Eastern European 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 

European Records cover a wide region, and represent ethnic origins of many ancestors as they migrated and emigrated or immigrated to various other regions for a variety of reasons. Identifying your ancestral homeland can potentially open a whole new area of research; Learn where to search and what records are available to assist you in documenting your family history.
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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! 
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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.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

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 
***NEW***
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.
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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! 
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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.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Research A-Z ~ Certificates

For the month of April, we will highlight some of the 225+ genealogy and research courses offered at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Single courses are available to enhance your knowledge, or you can register for a package of courses in a wide variety of combinations. Several packages can be applied to our Certificate Programs

C is for CERTIFICATES 

If you are planning to register for several courses, packages are the most practical way to go. Your education plan can truly be customized to your genealogy goals. Certificates have set compulsory courses, plus a balance of elective courses of your choice. Most certificates require 40 courses to be completed, but there are a few exceptions. Review our List of Packages to explore your options, including several combinations with specific certificate programs. 

Our Main CERTIFICATE Programs: 
American Records Certificate 
Australian Records Certificate 
Canadian Records Certificate 
DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate 
Eastern European Records Certificate 
English Records Certificate 
German Records Certificate 
Irish Records Certificate 
Italian Records Certificate 
Librarianship Certificate 
Methodology Certificate 
Professional Development Certificate 
Scottish Records Certificate 

Research A-Z 

Be sure to investigate how our certificate programs can benefit your genealogy-related goals. Packages of courses can always be added to certificates later, if you want to start slowly. Remember, the convenience of online education is that you set the timetable to complete your courses to accommodate your schedule. Need advice for setting up your education plan? Call the office at 1 (800) 580-0165 and talk to someone today.
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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! 
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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.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Genealogy in a Package

What’s on Your 2022 Wish List?

Tis the season for packages! Some are arriving at our door; some we are piling into our car at the mall; while others are safely hidden away until it’s time to wrap them for that special day. We all love to receive them and to open them. However, some package contents are better than others. Slippers and socks are fun (usually), and a gift card is fun to spend, but how much better if your package was genealogy-related? 

The holidays are a great time to gather with family members and reminisce about days gone by. Be sure to make the most of opportunities to share stories and browse through the old photo albums. (Psst – make note to scan any photos you didn’t know about!) Ask questions about your family history and watch them share their memories to the next generation. 

Do you have family members who are asking you what is on your Wish List? Have you been thinking about your genealogy wish list? Have you already drafted some 2022 research goals? It may be that you have dropped several hints, but what will you receive? If they need some suggestions, we have a solution! The National Institute for Genealogical Studies can make sure your package has just the right online courses for your 2022 genealogy education plan.

You can choose any of our 225+ courses individually, or one of our specific Course Packages listed below, but did you know that you can also create your own unique package? Choose 4, 7, 8, 10 or 13 courses and make your package with the exact courses needed for your own distinctive research project. See details for all Course Packages here.

Special Genealogy Course Packages

Business Skills Package
This package includes all the courses needed to give students a good understanding of how to start and manage a genealogical business, and what niche business opportunities are available to genealogists.
Business Skills Package: 18 Courses

Skill-Building Package
The four courses included in this package will help you expand your research skills. 
Skill-Building Package: 4 Courses

Professional Learning Certificates
At the heart of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies online education is our Certificate in Genealogical Studies program. Each certificate includes the study of specific topics and record groups relevant to certification. For most certificates, students are required to complete 40 courses, which includes specific compulsory courses and a choice of electives. 

The Methodology Certificate is at the core of our certificates. 

The Librarianship Certificate only requires 12 courses. There is an option to combine the Librarianship Certificate with a country-specific certificate as the elective portion.

NEW!! The DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate is our newest certificate, which includes 12 courses relevant to your understanding of DNA and how it can be used in your genealogical research.

The Professional Development Certificate program will benefit those who wish to pursue a career in genealogy, create a genealogy business or to augment their income potential by adding niche areas to their business plan. Skill-building courses are of high importance in this certificate to ensure quality results as a professional researcher.

American Certificate in Genealogical Studies 
Australian Certificate in Genealogical Studies 
Canadian Certificate in Genealogical Studies 
Eastern European Certificate in Genealogical Studies 
English Certificate in Genealogical Studies 
German Certificate in Genealogical Studies 
Irish Certificate in Genealogical Studies 
Italian Certificate in Genealogical Studies 
Scottish Certificate in Genealogical Studies 

Packages for Specific Countries 
If you are interested in just a few of the country-specific courses, but not a full certificate, you can choose a smaller All Countries Package of courses for the country of your choice, or a package for the records for these countries. 

American Records Packages
Australian Records Packages
Canadian Records Packages
Eastern European Records Packages
English Records Packages
German Records Packages
Irish Records Packages
Italian Records Packages
Scottish Records Packages

Lastly, be sure to check the Complete List of Courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, as there are several courses not included in the descriptions above that are eligible for packages. We hope that you will find the perfect package for your Genealogy Wish List… to sharpen your research skills, complete your family history projects, and accomplish your 2022 Genealogy Research Goals. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here
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1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
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LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Our Recent Professional Development Graduate

Our Final post for Congratulations to Our Recent Graduates 
**Please see previous blog post with a Message from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies to all recent graduates. 

What an impressive achievement! It took a lot of hard work, patience, and determination to reach your goal. It is time to celebrate the success of all our recent graduate. We are so very proud of you. 

Introducing our Graduate of the Professional Development Certificate between June 2019 and October 2021.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
Lynn Reesor, PLCGS

Warmest congratulations to our graduate, Lynn… 

Louise St Denis and our team at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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Our Graduate has completed all requirements for our Professional Development Certificate, which includes the following compulsory Professional Development courses: 

Basic Level
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  

Intermediate Level
Creating Genealogy Programs for Adults & the Younger Generation
Demystifying Culture & Folklore
Forensic Genealogy
Genealogy Society Creation & Management
Lecturing Skills Including Preparation 
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

Advanced Level
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards  

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To recognize all of our graduates throughout the years, please go to our website at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on the menu item INSTITUTE, and then GRADUATES. Be patient, the list is long and therefore takes time to display. 

For a full list of Certificates from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, please visit our website.
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Our Recent Canadian Records Graduates

Continuing to post Congratulations to Our Recent Graduates  
**Please see previous blog post with a Message from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies to all recent graduates. 

What an impressive achievement! It took a lot of hard work, patience, and determination to reach your goal. It is time to celebrate the success of all our recent graduates. We are so very proud of all of you. 

Introducing the Graduates of the Canadian Records Certificate between June 2019 and October 2021. 

CANADIAN CERTIFICATE
Thistle Anderson, PLCGS
Patricia Blackstock, PLCGS
Kathryn Blair Colbert, PLCGS
Allison Bourne-Bowers, PLCGS
Patricia Bramley, PLCGS
Sharon Bristow, PLCGS
Nancy Brown, PLCGS
Charles L. Buckley, PLCGS
Andre Celotto de Souza, PLCGS
Anna Dalea, PLCGS
David W Gray, PLCGS
Beatrice Hale, PLCGS
Karen Henkelman, PLCGS
Joyce Johnson, PLCGS
Michelle Jones, PLCGS
Rosemary Kopittke, PLCGS
Sherry Laderoute, PLCGS
Suzanne Lorico, PLCGS
Tammy Lough, PLCGS
Cara MacDonald, PLCGS
Peter MacDonald, PLCGS
Carol Mackay, PLCGS
Brian Maclachlan, PLCGS
David McConnell, PLCGS
Evelyn Page, PLCGS
Dahlia Petgrave, PLCGS
Kathryn Potter, PLCGS
Kathleen Provan, PLCGS
Ron Raymer, PLCGS
Lynn Reesor, PLCGS
Linda Ryall, PLCGS
Marilyn Simleness, PLCGS
Sandy Stockton, PLCGS
Heidi Strohschein, PLCGS
Carol Walsh, PLCGS
Jeannie Waters, PLCGS

Warmest congratulations to all our graduates… 

Louise St Denis and our team at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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Graduates have completed all requirements for our 40-course Canadian Records Certificate, which includes the following compulsory Canadian Records courses: 

Basic Level
Canadian: Census Records-Part 1 
Canadian: Land Records-Part 1
Canadian: Vital Statistics Records-Part 1
Canadian: Wills and Estate Records-Part 1

Intermediate Level
Canadian: Census Records-Part 2
Canadian: Land Records-Part 2
Canadian: Religious Records
Canadian: Vital Statistics Records-Part 2
Canadian: Wills and Estate Records-Part 2

Advanced Level
Canadian: Archival Centres
Canadian: Geography and Maps
Canadian: Immigration Records 
Canadian: Local History & Special Collections
Canadian: Migration Patterns
Canadian: Military Records
Canadian: Newspaper Records 
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To recognize all of our graduates throughout the years, please go to our website at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on the menu item INSTITUTE, and then GRADUATES. Be patient, the list is long and therefore takes time to display. 

For a full list of Certificates from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, please visit our website. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

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