Have you found your German ancestors? Are you bewildered with the language, writing, and different records that are available for your research?
For the month of April, we have highlighted some of the 225+ genealogy and research courses offered at The International Institute of 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 in this course:
Research: German Ancestors
German Records Courses
German: Church Records
German: Introduction to German Research
German: Locating Places in Germany
German: The Language
German: Chronological Considerations
German: Civil Registration Records
German: Emigration Records
German: Reading the Records
German: Record Repositories
German: Compiled Sources
German: Germans Outside of Germany
German: Naming Practices
Additional Course Packages
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.
By focusing our research on 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 the goals of our project. Enjoy your German research journey!
The International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 240 courses. Our wide range of courses cover specific countries, enhance methodology research, build skills to maximize your research time, and all count toward the certification you choose.
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