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DNA Combination Certificates

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers 225+ online courses on a vast array of topics. Registration for our courses can be made individually, but bundling your courses with packages will give you a discount.

DNA PACKAGES 
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies Research Packages offer bundles of similarly themed courses at a discount. Our current DNA Research Packages include courses relevant to understanding DNA and how it can be used in genealogical research. 

DNA and Genetic Genealogy – Basic Level – 3 Courses 
DNA and Genetic Genealogy – Intermediate Level – 3 Courses 
DNA and Genetic Genealogy – Advanced Level – 6 Courses 
DNA and Genetic Genealogy – 12 Courses (includes all of the three levels of courses above)
DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate – 15 Courses (includes the 12 courses above, plus 3 more courses)

ADDITIONAL DNA CERTIFICATES 
Did you know that the DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate can be combined with another certificate? Using the DNA compulsory courses to fulfill the elective requirements for our certificate programs will result in the completion of two certificates.

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
At any time, 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

Take advantage of these DNA combination options and 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.
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*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. 

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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 

DNA Historical Studies Course Released

The wait is finally over! The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is pleased to announce the release of our newest online course AND the final compulsory course for our DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate. We have been anticipating the launch of DNA: Historical Studies as the 7th addition to our DNA courses. We promise that you will not be disappointed. 

OUR NEWEST ADVANCED DNA COURSE

Genetic genealogy is a topic of immense interest to family history researchers looking to find connections to ancestors when traditional research has failed to provide results. Utilizing both DNA testing and traditional research methods can mean the difference between an elusive ancestor and a documented ancestor. 

But DNA testing is not just for genealogists interested in family relationships and ethnicity estimates. DNA is well-known for solving cold cases for law enforcement. It has also been used to solve some of history’s biggest mysteries such as in the claims of historical identities. Cases explored in the course include Anna Anderson, the Titanic Baby, Jesse James, and the Golden State Killer. 

What can these seemingly non-genealogical cases teach us? Learning more about DNA as it relates to genealogical cases and non-genealogical cases helps to expand and enhance our DNA knowledge and provides insights as we solve research problems. Students are encouraged to explore these cases presented in this course further by seeking out scientific journals and popular media articles. 

Visit the DNA: Historical Studies page for more details. It is sure to inspire you to seek out current DNA projects, especially for events or mysteries related to your research projects. This course is scheduled to begin on the first Monday of every month. It is definitely a course to be added to your DNA Research education. Register today! 
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DNA COURSES 
Basic DNA courses
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy 
DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone  
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines 
Advanced DNA courses
DNA: Special Circumstances – Adoptees & Unknown Parentage  
DNA: Methodology and Analysis 
DNA: Reading & Understanding Articles for Genetic Genealogy 
DNA: Historical Studies ***NEW***

DNA PACKAGES 
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies research Packages offer bundles of similarly themed courses at a discount. Our current DNA Research Packages include courses relevant to understanding DNA and how it can be used in genealogical research. 

DNA and Genetic Genealogy – Basic Level – 3 Courses 
DNA and Genetic Genealogy – Intermediate Level – 3 Courses 
DNA and Genetic Genealogy – Advanced Level – 6 Courses 
DNA and Genetic Genealogy – 12 Courses (includes all of the three levels of courses above)
DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate – 15 Courses (includes the 12 courses above, plus 3 more courses) 

ADDITIONAL DNA CERTIFICATES 
The DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate can be combined with other certificates to fulfill their elective requirements.

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

DNA RELATED COURSES
Forensic Genealogy  
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards  
Genetics & Medical Family History 
Organizing a One-Name Study  
Organizing a One-Place Study  
Research: U.S. Records Using Ancestry including DNA Strategies 
Research: U.S. 20th Century Records, Including Adoption Records 

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

The DNA: Historical Studies course will be offered monthly and completes the courses required for the DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate. We are looking forward to watching our students complete this certificate. 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 ~ 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 

RootsTech 2022 Discount Codes

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies
Celebrates RootsTech 2022

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has provided online courses for both family historians and professional genealogists for over 20 years. We want to celebrate RootsTech 2022 by making our conference discounts available to everyone, whether you are attending the RootsTech 2022 conference or not. Therefore, ANYONE can register for these courses using the corresponding discount codes. All Discount Codes expire on March 7, 2022. Claim your discounts today!

RootsTech 2022 Discount Codes

1. FREE Course
As a regular conference special, we are offering YOUR CHOICE of ONE of the following four courses for FREE!

Google for the Wise Genealogist 
This course explores Google programs and how they can be used to research family history. Google is the best non-genealogy, genealogy website there is!

Social Media Tools for Genealogists 
By using social media tools, you can connect with researchers worldwide, find distant relations, curate content, and share your research. This course provides you with just some of the tools you will need to help you take advantage of various websites and demonstrates how social media is all about sharing, education, mobility and yes, networking.

Connecting Family Online & Virtually
Computers and the Internet have revolutionized the way families communicate. This course highlights specific ways to use your computer and the Internet to build and strengthen family ties while conducting your family research. By exploring various topics, participants will discover ways to find long lost cousins and stay in touch with distant relatives.

Life of Our Ancestors explores how to find and incorporate information about your ancestor’s life to write and publish your family history story – the very beginning steps to the final product.

Choose ONE course (Value $99 USD) from the four courses listed above for FREE
Use CODE: 2022free at the checkout to claim your FREE course.

2. ONE Discounted Course
We offer a wide variety of topics relevant to genealogical research with our 225+ online courses. You are sure to find something to benefit your research project.

Choose ONE course from our List of Courses at 50% off
Use CODE: 2022c50 at the checkout.

3. Package Discount
If you are planning on taking several courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, this section may be of interest to you. We have combined many courses into convenient themed packages. 

Choose any ONE package of courses from our List of Packages at 10% off: 
Use CODE: 2022p10 at the checkout.

4. DNA Package Discount
Interested in researching using #DNA results? The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers packages specifically for understanding #DNA research and matches. This discount includes the DNA Certificate packages.

Choose any package starting with DNA in our List of Packages at 20% off: 
Use CODE: DNA22RT at the checkout. 

5. Eastern European Records Package Discount
Interested in researching Eastern European Ancestors? This discount includes the Eastern European Records Certificate packages.   

Choose any Eastern European Records Package in our List of Packages at 20% off
Use CODE: RT22EE at the checkout.

Visit our Virtual Booth in the EXPO HALL

If we were at RootsTech in person this year, we would invite you to visit our booth. For 2022, we again have a virtual booth in the Expo Hall. We invite you to browse our brochures and handouts by downloading our pdf files, as if you were picking them up from our table. Then save them directly to your computer, instead of stashing them in your conference tote bag. Less to carry and easier to sort out at the end of the day.
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For more information about our RootsTech 2022 Discounts and more, check back to our Blog, and watch for social media posts on Facebook and Twitter, @GeneaStudies
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Mark your Calendar for RootsTech 2022 – A FREE virtual event coming on March 3-5. 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 

Virtual Meeting for 18 January 2022

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has a virtual meeting scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday, January 18th. Hope you can join us, if applicable to your studies and/or research. Details are outlined below.

You can enhance your learning experience by joining a virtual meeting regarding your studies and asking questions. Even if you don’t have questions, you are welcome to just listen, lurk and learn! We don’t mind in the least!

Remember, these Virtual Meetings are NOT mandatory. They are a fun and interactive way to ask questions about the courses and/or research at a relevant session. 

***HELP INFORMATION*** Adobe Connect instructions and TROUBLESHOOTING information are available on our website. If you are experiencing any issues when attending a virtual meeting, please obtain the INSTRUCTIONS document in PDF format near the top right of our Virtual Learning Room page on our website (you may have to scroll over to the right). The PDF document has Adobe Connect information, Troubleshooting steps, and Adobe Connect Technical Support contacts. 
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***CHECK SCHEDULED TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE***               
Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com             
In top menu bar, select Information.           
In the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.         
Click the virtual meeting name in list (a new window will open).           
Click on Check Time to see the time in your local time zone.           
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DNA Records courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Tuesday, January 18th at 7 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/dna/ 
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TO JOIN A VIRTUAL MEETING, simply click on the URL or enter the URL provided in your browser. Alternatively, you can download the Adobe Connect Desktop App (see instructions above) to attend the virtual meetings. When joining a session, a USERNAME or PASSWORD is NOT REQUIRED. Please type in your first name & surname initial, along with your geographical location; then click Enter as a Guest. 
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LISTEN ON THE GO 
Want to listen to the virtual meeting, but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the Apple App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad), or from the Google Play Store (for Android).  
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See the calendar of future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 

If you have any questions regarding the Virtual Meetings and/or the schedule, please send an email to degroot@genealogicalstudies.com

Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies  
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Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Announcing the DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate

The pursuit of genealogical evidence requires a combination of researching original records and other methodologies, including incorporating DNA to connect families and uncover ancestral lines. For that reason, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, is proud to announce our latest certificate program, DNA and Genetic Genealogy. We are very pleased that this program is under the guidance of genetic genealogist: Shannon Combs Bennett, MSc, QG, PLCGS.

Genealogists interested in DNA, and what it offers, need to be prepared to understand what DNA can reveal and how to interpret DNA test results. In addition, they need to be able to find and understand relevant matches. The DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate will help the genealogist not only better understand genetic genealogy, but also prepare them to successfully interpret results, assist in various situations, and continue learning about this field as new discoveries are made. In addition, a regular virtual meeting on the topic of DNA is facilitated by Shannon Combs Bennett. This meeting assists students with the course and DNA questions. 

The National Institute DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate 

Courses in this certificate include:

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 

Methodology – Part 1: Getting Started 
Methodology – Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies 
Organizing a One-Name Study  
Organizing a One-Place Study 
  

Students interested in this specialty certificate will only be required to take the 15 compulsory courses above.

Louise St Denis, Managing Director of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, said of the new certificate, “This is an opportunity for our students to enhance their knowledge of genetic genealogy, so they can incorporate it into their own research and their professional work. I want to thank both Shannon Combs Bennett and Gena Philibert-Ortega for their dedication in the preparation of the materials required for this new certificate.”

Enroll Now

NOTE: Many students have already taken some of the compulsory courses in this new certificate. For that reason, the DNA Complete, Basic, Intermediate or Advanced packages may not be appropriate for your needs. One of the ‘Choose your own courses’ type packages may work better for you. If you need help choosing the right package for you needs, please call 1-800-580-0165 ext 1. Louise will help you choose your best option. 

You may already know which package works for you. Here are some options to review.

DNA and Genetic Genealogy – Basic Level – 3 Courses
DNA and Genetic Genealogy – Intermediate Level – 3 Courses
DNA and Genetic Genealogy – Advanced Level – 6 Courses
DNA and Genetic Genealogy – Complete – 12 Courses
DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate – Complete – 15 Courses
Course Package – 4 Courses
Course Package – 7 Courses
Course Package – 8 Courses
Course Package – 10 Courses
Course Package – 13 Courses

About The National Institute for Genealogical Studies
The National Institute, leaders in online genealogy education, has been offering genealogy and history courses for over 23 years. Helping genealogists and family historians build a foundation for research excellence, The National Institute offers over 200 courses in genealogical studies to help enhance the researcher’s skills.

For those looking to acquire more formal educational training, The National Institute offers thirteen Certificate Programs in the records of Australia, Canada, Eastern Europe, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and the United States, as well as a General Methodology, Librarianship, Professional Development, and now, DNA and Genetic Genealogy.

For more information, please visit our website, or call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165, or email us.

Contact:
Louise St Denis
1-800-580-0165
admin@genealogicalstudies.com
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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 

Reading and Understanding Articles for Genetic Genealogy

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is pleased to announce the launch of our newest online course. 

DNA: Reading & Understanding Articles for Genetic Genealogy  

Course Description: Pursing genetic genealogy requires genealogists to keep abreast of the latest discoveries and tools in the field of DNA. DNA is an everchanging field with new tools and discoveries being made rapidly. While taking courses and attending lectures are a must for genetic genealogists, it is just a part of what is necessary to continue your education. In addition, the reading of information presented online, in popular magazines and in peer-reviewed journals, should be a part of your education plan. This course will present ways to better understand what you read about genetic genealogy and provide examples of various writings on the subject.

OUR NEWEST ADVANCED DNA COURSE

This advanced course demonstrates how to analyze DNA articles with ways to better understand what you read about genetic genealogy. Educational & Scientific Based DNA Articles are absolutely imperative as part of your continuing DNA educational plan. However, this course will examine how to study these articles versus merely passively reading them, and includes Tips to Reading for Retention to fully understand the information being presented. 

Types of articles for you to study include: Blogs, Genealogy Articles, Scientific Articles, Articles from both Popular and Professional Genealogy Magazines, Peer-Reviewed Journals, Register Style DNA Articles, and more. Course material will suggest where you can find such articles, as well as provide supplemental Readings. 

DNA Resources 

Students will learn to create a General Analysis Guide, along with their own DNA Lexicon and Genetic Genealogy Glossary. Working with the DNA Article Analysis Worksheet will reenforce the material covered. There are also suggestions for creating a DNA Reading Group to collaboratively study new genetic genealogy concepts.

This course is scheduled to begin on the first Monday of every month. It is sure to be one of those skill-building courses with multiple applications, and definitely a course to be added to your DNA Research Tool Box. Register today!

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BASIC DNA COURSES
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy 

DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone 
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines 

ADVANCED DNA COURSES
DNA: Special Circumstances-Adoptees & Unknown Parentage 

DNA: Methodology and Analysis
DNA: Reading & Understanding Articles for Genetic Genealogy 
DNA: (last course not scheduled yet)

DNA PACKAGES 
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’ Research Packages offer bundles of similarly themed courses at a discount. Our current DNA Research Packages include courses relevant to understanding DNA and how it can be used in genealogical research. 
DNA: Understanding Testing and Research Strategies (4 course package) 
DNA and Relevant Topics (8 course package) 

DNA CERTIFICATE
DNA & Genetic Genealogy Certificate (12 courses)

MORE DNA RELATED COURSES
Forensic Genealogy 
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards 
Genetics & Medical Family History
Organizing a One-Name Study 
Organizing a One-Place Study 
Research: U.S. Records Using Ancestry including DNA Strategies
Research: U.S. 20th Century Records, Including Adoption Record
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DNA: Methodology & Analysis

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is pleased to announce the launch of our newest online course.

OUR NEWEST ADVANCED DNA COURSE

DNA: Methodology & Analysis
This course covers advanced techniques associated with DNA methodology, analysis and strategies. Students should have a firm grasp of the understanding of autosomal, Y-chromosome, and mitochondrial DNA.

More information from the course description:
While advances in DNA testing are exciting and useful, there are real limitations. DNA does not hold all of the answers for everyone. Nevertheless, it plays an important role for many who are searching for family, or those simply hoping to learn more about themselves and their genetics. In some cases, DNA testing has helped people discover unknown medical risks, which is invaluable in situations where little or no family health history is available.
When incorporating DNA into a genealogical search, the chances of success depend on a variety of factors. At a basic level, people biologically related to you will have to take a DNA test and share the results on the same service or platform you choose to test. After that you will need to use the tools available for DNA analysis allowing you to understand the results to their fullest.

Each DNA testing company provides its own set of tools you can use for making sense of your DNA matches, and these tools change over time. Some are extensive, some may seem overly simplistic, and some seem like they are the same from one company to the next but have small differences that can make a difference to a search. This course will help you determine what tools are best for you and when to use them.

BASIC DNA COURSES

DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy covers the basics of DNA and genetic inheritance and is a comprehensive introduction to the three main test types: mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y chromosome DNA (YDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA). Explore how they relate to genealogy.

DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone examines what Autosomal or Admixture DNA (atDNA) is, how it is passed down, and what a genetic genealogy test will tell you. Discover how atDNA is a wonderful tool for unlocking your hidden past when combined with traditional paper genealogy.

DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines focuses on two types of DNA testing for genealogy: Y-Chromosome DNA (yDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing. Discover how to read and interrupt your testing results.

ADVANCED DNA COURSES

DNA: Special Circumstances – Adoptees & Unknown Parentage
This research course explores how to use genealogy and genetics to uncover genealogical roots, connect with biological family, and better understand medical history. The emphasis will be on adoptees and those helping adoptees with their DNA and genealogy.

DNA PACKAGES

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies DNA Research packages include courses relevant to understanding DNA and how it can be used in genealogical research. The first DNA Package includes the four DNA courses listed above. The second DNA package includes the above courses, plus the four DNA courses listed below.

DNA: Understanding Testing and Research Strategies (4 course package)
DNA and Relevant Topics (8 course package)

MORE DNA COURSES

Forensic Genealogy is a fast-growing field dealing with the genealogical research that might have legal implications. This course is designed to help forensic researchers identify and contact living people. Students will learn some of the basic skills necessary to get started and investigate specific career subsets in forensic work.

Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards examines various situations all researchers may encounter, exploring ethical considerations faced when sharing genealogy research. Whether you are a hobby genealogist, society member, serious researcher, or a professional genealogist, ethics affect your work and require the adherence to the standards of a Code of Ethics to make diverse ethical decisions.

Organizing a ONE NAME STUDY examines the art of researching a specific SURNAME. Course material will elaborate on the many different elements you should consider as you begin. Organizing your research, searching for primary sources around the world, analysing the data you acquire, publicising, publishing and preserving your work are topics to be thoroughly discussed along with tips and techniques in the field of One Name Studies.

Organizing a ONE PLACE STUDY studies the people in a community within the context of the place they live. A One Place Study brings family and local history together, reconstructing the community to gain insights into the lives of the people who have walked the streets, ploughed the fields, worked and worshipped in a place. Discover the sources of information available to researchers, how to access them and the fascinating details which can be uncovered.
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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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*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
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Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
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Discount Codes Extended

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies wants to thank everyone who visited our virtual booth in the Expo Hall at RootsTech 2021.

In case you missed the March 1st deadline to use our discount codes, we have extended the deadline until Friday, March 5th. RootsTech 2021 conference discounts are available to everyone who is at home, whether you attended RootsTech 2021 or not. Therefore, ANYONE can register for these courses using the following discount codes. All Discount Codes will now expire on March 5, 2021; however, you can choose the scheduled course dates that are most convenient for you when you register. Choose ONE offer per Discount Code. Reserve your discount today!

FREE Courses
As a conference special, we are offering YOUR CHOICE of ONE of the following four courses for FREE!
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Research Using Internet Tools courses provide resources and strategies to enhance your virtual research skills. These three Basic courses are foundational for anyone researching their family history online. We recommend you make these a part of your Research Tool Box.

Google for the Wise Genealogist
Social Media Tools for Genealogists
Connecting Family Online & Virtually

We are also offering an Intermediate course for those who may have already taken our Internet Tools courses.

Life of Our Ancestors explores how to find and incorporate information about your ancestor’s life to write and publish your family history story – the very beginning steps to the final product.
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Choose ONE course (Value $89 USD) from the four courses listed above for FREE! Use CODE: 2021free at checkout.

Discounted Course
Have you seen ONE of our online courses that will assist you in your family history research? Browse the list of over 200 courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Taken advantage of our featured RootsTech discount and register for an individual course. We are sure that everyone will find at least one that is applicable to their current research projects.

Choose ANY ONE course from over 200 courses at 50% off: Use CODE: 2021c50 at checkout.

Package Discount
If you are planning to take several courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, this section may be of interest to you. We have combined many courses into convenient themed packages. You can save by registering for a specific package rather than several individual courses. Choose your topic from groupings for Countries, Certificates, Records, Methodology, Skill Building, Librarianship, or Professional Development packages. We are confident there will be a package just right for you. If not, customize your own package relevant to your current research requirements.

Choose ANY ONE package of courses at 10% off: Use CODE: 2021c10 at checkout.

DNA Package Discount
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Interested in researching using DNA results? The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers two packages specifically for understanding DNA research and matches.

Our first package DNA: Understanding Testing and Research Strategies includes 4 DNA courses:
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy (BASIC)
DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone (BASIC)
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines (BASIC)
DNA: Special Circumstances-Adoptees & Unknown Parentage (ADVANCED)
Courses are scheduled to begin monthly. Register today!

Choose the 4-Course package of DNA courses at 20% off: Use CODE: 4dna20RT at checkout.

Our second package DNA and Relevant Topics includes the above 4 courses, plus 4 more for a total of 8 DNA courses:
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards (ADVANCED)
Forensic Genealogy (INTERMEDIATE)
Organizing a One-Name Study (INTERMEDIATE)
Organizing a One-Place Study (INTERMEDIATE)
Check the Course Calendar to see when these courses are scheduled to begin.

Choose the 8-Course package of DNA courses at 20% off: Use CODE: 8dna20RT at checkout.

Certificate Discount
EastEuro Certificate

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’ featured Certificate Program for RootsTech 2021 is the Eastern European Records Certificate, with compulsory courses written by Lisa Alzo. This 40-course program will cover the aspects necessary to succeed in Eastern European research. We are pleased to offer a discount for this certificate for RootsTech 2021!

Register for the Eastern European Records Certificate at 20% off: Use CODE: RT20EE at the checkout.

Entries for the Draw are now CLOSED.

Don’t forget to CLAIM your FREE COURSE!
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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 

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