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Transcription Tuesday – Practice with Projects

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies recommends transcribing all of the documents you discover in your research! Practicing on historical documents will hone your transcription skills. However, reading those old hand-written records in an unfamiliar script will pose a huge challenge. We offer online courses on a wide variety of topics, including transcription skills, for professional genealogists, as well as family historians. Our course materials include assignments where documents are examined and analyzed. One of the foundational basic level courses for every student is Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting 

Last week, we recommended participating in transcription projects. This week, we will look at a few more projects, where volunteers are working with military records. 

Canadian
Transcribe hand-written text in the Canadiana / Héritage collections. Current projects include WW1 War Diaries. This is an opportunity to not only practice your transcription skills with original documents, but you will become more familiar with these military records. The more you transcribe, the more you will recognize the information they contain. It is a great way to develop your research skills. After reading the Transcription Guidelines, Start by Choosing a Fonds or Series from their collections.
Transcribing Canada’s Documentary Heritage – Canadian Research Knowledge Network
Transcription Guidelines – CRKN

Fonds currently available for transcription: 
Diamond Jenness: diaries: 1 reel(s)
Fonds Louis-Honoré Fréchette: 4 reel(s)
War Diaries of the First World War: 9 reel(s)

American
Wanted: Volunteers who like history … and can read cursive! Several transcription projects for US Civil War records are listed in a blog post by Kelly D Mezurek on 9 May 2018. A few have been completed, but take a look and see if there is one that interests you. These transcription projects will familiarize you with Civil War records and how they were kept. Great for building your knowledge of military records. Be sure to read the transcription tips and guidelines on each website.
Citizen Archivists’ and Civil War Documents – Emerging Civil War

Australian
There are several Australian transcription projects through archives and other repositories. Here is just one example.
Transcribing the Library’s Collections – State Library New South Wales 
“How To” Guides

They also had World War 1 Diaries to be transcribed, however, it appears that the collection has been completed. New collections to transcribe can be found here

Look for transcription projects in the location area of your research interests. Familiarizing yourself with these types of records will make it much easier when you need to use them in pursuit of your own research project. Take note of any unique aspects as you work through them. This could include unusual letter formations, or military abbreviations for rank or activities. Creating a cheat sheet for yourself would be a valuable tool for future research.

Practice. Practice. Practice! Projects give us the opportunity to put the concepts taught in our course material to work. 
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As researchers, we have found that there are many skills we need to employ in order to achieve success in our future research projects. Transcription Tuesday will share guidelines and practical suggestions to help our readers to develop the skills for making effective transcriptions, abstracts, and extractions.

Transcription Tuesday previous blog post
Transcription Tuesday Index
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These three core courses demonstrate Transcription principles. They are offered monthly, beginning on the first Monday of every month: Register today!
Methodology-Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting 
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 
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LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Transcription Tuesday – Projects

Our students at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies register for our online courses for a wide variety of reasons. Many are seeking additional education to hone their research skills, and The Institute provides extensive genealogical education for professional genealogists, as well as those who are interested in beginning to research their family history.

Included in our Basic Level courses are the foundational research skills needed to develop solid research methodology practices. Creating Transcriptions is one of those essential skills, however, it does not come naturally for every researcher. For this reason, our Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting  Basic Level course has been designed to equip all of our certificate students with this vital ability. It is recommended for all family history researchers, no matter what their level of expertise, to strive to acquire this core skill. 

Once these skills are understood, reading and analyzing historical documents will become much easier. Assignments in the course material are designed to put into practice the concepts being taught. By accessing actual original documents, students will gain experience in reading historical handwriting, and they will become familiar with the types of records that were created in several time periods and for various purposes. Analyzing records is much more effective when these records are transcribed and abstracted. The skills learned in each course can then be applied to their own research, no matter where their research is focused. The principles and methodology will be the same, allowing researchers to develop specific research strategies for their regions. 

No matter which topic you study, it is important to put your new knowledge to work and practice your new skills. Experience comes with practice. The more you exercise your newly acquired skills, the more familiar they will become, and you will develop confidence in your abilities.

We encourage students to look beyond their own research. There are many opportunities to expand our research. Helping friends or extended family members with their research, exposes us to new records and unfamiliar regions. We learn to think beyond our familiar resources, and seek out new strategies as we develop research plans for their family histories. 

Finding research projects can help you to develop your skills. Put your transcription knowledge to the test. There are many local genealogy societies or historical groups, who have projects to process their local history needing volunteers. Look for projects in your area. Below are two examples of opportunities to practice your transcription skills.

Early Ontario Marriage Records 
The Kingston Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has been working in collaboration with the Queen’s University Archives(QUA) to digitize early Ontario marriage records at QUA for their 50th Anniversary. You can find the project here: Queen’s University Archives – Transcription Project Simply Create a Free Account. Read the General Transcription Tips. Click on Available Projectsand scroll down to the Marriage Records collection. Gain transcription experience and help future researchers.

Citizen Archivists at the National Archives (NARA)
You can also gain transcription experience with larger repositories. Become a Citizen Archivist at NARA. 
Register and Get Started
Get Started Transcribing
Transcription Tips 
Transcribing booklet 
Check out their Resources

Practicing your transcription skills by volunteering with transcription projects will benefit your own research. Find ways to transcribe all types of records, especially handwritten documents, wherever you can. Review your own research files and transcribe all of your documents. You are sure to discover new clues as you analyze them word by word!

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As researchers, we have found that there are many skills we need to employ in order to achieve success in our future research projects. Transcription Tuesday will share guidelines and practical suggestions to help our readers to develop the skills for making effective transcriptions, abstracts, and extractions.

Transcription Tuesday previous blog post
Transcription Tuesday Index
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These three core courses demonstrate Transcription principles. They are offered monthly, beginning on the first Monday of every month: Register today!
Methodology-Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting 
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 
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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
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LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Transcription Tuesday – German Handwriting

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies provides online genealogical education for those interested in a wide variety of topics, including those who are faced with reading records in a language that is unfamiliar to them. Whether you are just beginning to research your family history, or you are a professional genealogist, sooner or later, you will face this challenge. 

One of the foundational research skills to develop is Transcribing. However, it is difficult to transcript documents in other languages. Transcriptions still need to be created by family history researchers, and often in both languages. For this reason, we have created courses to address some of these challenges.

Reading German Records

There are two National Institute for Genealogical Studies courses from our German Records Certificate, which deal with German Handwriting and Transcribing Records written in the German language.

The first course is German: The LanguageThis National Institute for Genealogical Studies basic level course introduces the key information needed about the German language so researchers can be successful in reading German records. Read Course Description here

The second course is German: Reading the RecordsThis National Institute for Genealogical Studies intermediate level course provides a detailed discussion and explanation of the old style of German handwriting. Read Course Description here

This course requires the purchase of a Compulsory Textbook titled: Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents: Analyzing German, Latin, and French in Vital Records Written in German by Author: Roger P. Minert (2001, 182 pp). It includes a short history of handwriting styles in Germany, detailed separate methodologies for deciphering German, Latin and French vital records, computerized alphabet for old German characters representing the old Fraktur and Gothic handwriting alphabets, and more than 150 illustrations with 131 sample texts. Book is available in our online Genealogy Store

Both courses are part of our German Certificate Program. This can be purchased as a 40-course package, which includes all of the compulsory and elective courses required to complete the Certificate in Genealogical Studies for German Records.

Practical Resources for German Handwriting
Germany Handwriting – FamilySearch
Handwriting Guide: German Gothic – FamilySearch
List of Names in Old German Script – BYU Script Tutorial
A comprehensive list of German given names, written in old script, with possible variations.
Old German Script Transcriber – Deutsche Handschriften 
This is a very useful webpage. See how your family names were written in the script of their era. Type your name or other word into the font generator tool. Click on one of the 8 different fonts. You can save the image to your computer and use it as you work with old Germanic records. 

Handouts from FamilySearch
German Genealogical Word List
Kurrent Font – Letters Handout
Marriage Laws and Customs in Germany
Old German Script
Spelling Variations in German Given and Place Names
Fraktur Script

Tutorials and Classes
German Paleography Seminar: 10 Lessons – FamilySearch
Handwriting Practice for Kurrent (Old German Script) – FamilySearch
Introduction to German Script Tutorial – BYU Script Tutorial
Be sure to practice your recognition with these tests: Letters Test | Words Test | Passages Test
German Genealogical Word List – FamilySearch
This list contains German words with their English translations – a valuable resource.

German Records can be challenging, but with these tools and resources, you will be able to hone your transcription skills and begin to master German transcriptions.
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As researchers, we have found that there are many skills we need to employ in order to achieve success in our future research projects. Transcription Tuesday will share guidelines and practical suggestions to help our readers to develop the skills for making effective transcriptions, abstracts, and extractions, as well as highlighting our courses that were created to address these challenges.

Transcription Tuesday previous blog post
Transcription Tuesday Index
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These three core courses demonstrate Transcription principles. They are offered monthly, beginning on the first Monday of every month: Register today!
Methodology-Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting 
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 

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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.

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LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Transcription Tuesday Dutch Handwriting

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers 230+ online courses on a wide variety of topics, providing genealogical education for those interested in beginning to research their family history, as well as professional genealogists. 

As we continue to explore developing Transcription Skills, we realize that most researchers will eventually discover immigrant ancestors whose original language was not English. This can make transcribing their documents a challenge when the language is not familiar. Our Basic Level course: Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting was created to equip all of our students with this essential ability, but how can you start transcribing when you can’t even read the documents?

DUTCH Research 

Our course Research: Dutch Ancestors in the Netherlands is an excellent resource for those who discover that they have Dutch Ancestors. It will guide you through the records that contain details about your ancestors’ lives. But how can you overcome the language barrier? 

Here are a few resources to assist you with translating the documents in order to prepare them for transcriptions. The FamilySearch Research Wiki is always a good place to start.
FamilySearch – The Netherlands Genealogy
FamilySearch – The Netherlands Online Genealogy Records
FamilySearch – Netherlands Handwriting
FamilySearch – Learning to Read Dutch Handwriting
FamilySearch – Dutch Genealogical Word List

Look for websites that provide tips and tutorials, created by those with experience using these records. Webinars and special collections will provide useful information for your research.
BYU Script Tutorial – The Dutch Documents
The Warehouse – Handwriting: Dutch Old Alphabet
Dutch Genealogy – Quick tip – Mind the long S
Legacy Family Tree Webinars – Researching Your Dutch Ancestors
Library & Archives Canada – Immigration History: Ethno-Cultural Groups: Dutch
Ancestry – Netherlands Collections

Remember, the more you read through the documents, the more familiar you will become with the handwriting. Letters and words will become more easily recognizable. Practice transcribing small portions taken from a variety of documents. Create a “cheat sheet” document for yourself with screenshots of the most common letters or words found in the documents you are searching. This will make it easier to read similar documents when you come back later. It is recommended to always transcribe the documents for your ancestors when you find them, along with a complete citation.

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As researchers, we have found that there are many skills we need to employ in order to achieve success in our future research projects. Transcription Tuesday will share guidelines and practical suggestions to help our readers to develop the skills for making effective transcriptions, abstracts, and extractions.

Transcription Tuesday previous blog post
Transcription Tuesday Index
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These three core courses demonstrate Transcription principles. They are offered monthly, beginning on the first Monday of every month: Register today! 
Methodology-Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting  
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 
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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 

Last Chance

Did you take advantage of our Bonus Extension
See blog post here.

The 20% DISCOUNT CODE has EXPIRING. The NEW Registration Fee increases are being entered: first for the individual courses, and then for the packages. If you were planning to Register for courses – Check to see if the CODE still works before it is gone. 
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Need help? We are here to help you succeed and meet your genealogy education goals for 2022. Check your course list and make sure you have all of the courses and/or packages you need. 

Remember – Don’t hesitate to contact Louise at the office for your best options. There are multiple ways to contact us. Call 1-800-580-0165 ext 1, leave a message on the voice mail, click on the message button in the bottom right side on our website, or send an email to 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

Last Gift for 2021

Tis the season for even more gifts as the surprizes keep coming!

Did you take advantage of our 20% Discount Promotion? Or did the Deadline sneak past as you were busy preparing for the holidays? We have good news for you! We have just received a new message from Louise for a Bonus Extension.

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We need your help! Since last Thursday, I’ve been at the keyboard, and on the phone talking with students, and letting them know what they need, often to finish one or two, and sometimes three and four certificate programs. Lots of notes were created to process your registrations. 

Please check your Student Briefcase. Make sure that everything you wanted is indicated on your list. If not, please give me (Louise) a call at 1-800-580-0165 ext 1.

We decided to leave the 20% DISCOUNT CODE available for the next few days to make sure everyone, who wants registrations of courses or packages before the fees increase, has what they want or need. The Code has now expired.

The registration fee increases will start appearing next week – first with the individual courses, and then by the end of the week, for the packages.

Please read the original announcement here.

If you have any questions, there are multiple ways to contact us. Call 1-800-580-0165 ext 1, leave a message on the voice mail, click on the message button in the bottom right side on our website, or send an email.

Visit our website at https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/.

Don’t delay; it will cost you about 35% more next week……

We hope everyone has a safe and fun-filled holiday…

Louise St Denis, Managing Director 
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
1-800-580-0165 ext 1
admin@genealogicalstudies.com 
www.genealogicalstudies.com 
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We are here to help you succeed with your genealogy education goals. Check your course list and make sure you have all of the courses and/or packages you need. Double check your Wish List again for any courses for your elective courses. This is the opportunity to register with the 20% Discount and then schedule the courses for later in 2022. 

Remember – Don’t hesitate to contact Louise for your best options. 
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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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LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Transcription Tuesday – Colonial Records

One of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies courses that requires a good foundation of Transcription Skills, is our Research: US Colonial New England Ancestors course. The next course is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 3rd, 2022. To check for future start dates, look under the Register tab on the course web page, or check the Course Calendar here

Research: U.S. Colonial New England Ancestors
Course Description: This seven-module course will give the student a basic foundation to research using colonial records in New England. It focuses primarily on the most common records used for research. The student will learn about strategies for finding colonial New England records while incorporating colonial town records, colonial census records, colonial land records and maps, the colonial wars, religious records, and court documents. 

The student who undertakes this course should have familiarity with United States vital, religious, census, land and military records, as well as have a good knowledge of genealogical methodologies. 

Course Content
This course introduces you to Colonial New England research through websites and state resources. It will provide strategies for finding Colonial New England records during the time period leading up to the American Revolution. As you discover these valuable and genealogically-rich documents, you will be faced with the major challenge of deciphering Colonial Handwriting. It is recommended to transcribe these documents to glean all the information they contain and every clue they provide. Transcriptions of the original documents will make future references a lot easier. Making Abstracts will be useful for a summary of what each document contains.

To facilitate developing your Transcription Skills, we have two books to recommend:
Reading Early American Handwriting by Kip Sperry
Understanding Colonial Handwriting by Harriet Stryker-Rodda
Both of these books are available to order through our online Genealogy Store on our website.

Once you are ready to explore Colonial records, you should familiarize yourself with the area of your research. Build a timeline and record a brief history of the early settlement of the town. By building a location guide for each town, you will be able to gather information about which resources are available, including early genealogies that were created. 

Colonial Town Records are fascinating and include: Different Types of Colonial Town Records, Freemen and Inhabitancy, Town Officers, Town Business, Tax Records, Licenses, Ear Marks, Manumissions, School Records, and Poor Records; as well as Vital Records and Cemetery Records. There were Colonial Censuses taken. Some surviving records include:  Published Census, Reconstructed Census Lists, and Census Substitutes of the 17th and 18th centuries. 

This course will discuss Strategies for research, tracking Immigration, and look at Court Records. Land Records and Maps will be examined, through the Common Terminology used in this time period and will look at some Land Grants. Understanding your research location through Maps and Gazetteers will help you to determine where to look for records. It will conclude with Military Records, Religious Records, and Colonial Court Records. 

ALL of these records will require the ability to read and decipher Colonial Handwriting. By transcribing each document, you will become more familiar with how the letters are formed and the common language used in each type of record. 

Transcription Skills are developed with PRACTICE. The more original documents you can transcribe, the easier it will become. There are no shortcuts. It is a skill that is developed. Use the reference tools available to you. Study the scripts common to the time period and location of your research. Purpose to become an excellent Transcriber.
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As researchers, we have found that there are many skills we need to employ in order to achieve success in our future research projects. Transcription Tuesday will share guidelines and practical suggestions to help our readers to develop the skills for making effective transcriptions, abstracts, and extractions.

Transcription Tuesday previous blog post
Transcription Tuesday Index
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These three core courses demonstrate Transcription principles. They are offered monthly, beginning on the first Monday of every month: Register today!
Methodology-Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting 
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 
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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 

Final Countdown

The Final Countdown is on at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Don’t miss this opportunity! Time is running out to take advantage of our 20% Discount on ALL of our courses and packages, including our certificate programs. This promotion is valid until December 20th at midnight EST. 

For the details about creating a package on your wish list, please see blog post here. 

Register for your next courses before the Registration Fees increase. This offer allows you to register for a certificate program, create a package with just the right courses for your 2022 genealogy education plan to succeed, or order an individual course on the research topic you are most curious about. This also includes our newest DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate courses. Set your plan for success. 

Please contact us if you have any questions about our online genealogy courses, or our Professional Learning Certificate program. We are here to help you to succeed with your genealogy education goals in 2022!
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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. 

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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 230+ 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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Contact information:
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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  
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