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
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.”
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.
Louise St Denis
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