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Research A-Z ~ Niche

For the month of April, we have highlighted some of the 225+ genealogy and research courses offered at The International 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.

Genealogical Research from A to Z

N is for NICHE

Creating a genealogical business requires many steps. First, there is self-analysis to determine who you are, what you are passionate about, what you want to research, and what kind of business you wish to start. In developing business skills for a genealogy research business, you will learn which skills you need in order to accomplish your business goals. As each new business opportunity presents itself, you will be faced with choices about which direction to take. 

These two courses will suggest several niche themes, and allow you the assess how feasible each one is for your research interests and expertise. Choosing a Niche narrows your focus, allowing you to take the time to develop the skills necessary to continue to grow in specific research aspects for your genealogy business. You may develop more than one niche – perhaps with a local expertise and a specific research theme. This can provide more than one income stream. 

The International Institute for Genealogical Studies Niche courses are scheduled to begin on the first Monday of every month. The suggested Niches covered are listed below.

Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche – Parts 1 explores:
Writing and Publishing
Forensic Genealogist
Family Archivist
Conference Organizer or Special Event Planner
House Historian

Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche – Part 2 explores:
Historian Career
Professional Organizer
Social Media Marketer
Book Dealer
Photograph Expert and Photographer

Additional Niche-related Courses

Demystifying Culture & Folklore 
Forensic Genealogy  
Google for the Wise Genealogist  
Lecturing Skills Including Preparation
Life of Our Ancestors 
Organizing a One-Name Study  
Organizing a One-Place Study 

Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 
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
Research: U.S. 20th Century Records, Including Adoption Records 
Research: U.S. Fraternal Organizations
Research: U.S. Records Using Ancestry including DNA Strategies 
Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research  
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

Course Packages

You can customize your own package of courses. Register for the balance of courses needed to complete your genealogy niche theme!

Have you defined the direction of your research and chosen a niche for your business?

Research A-Z 

Choosing your Niche and defining the direction your genealogy business will take are important decisions. No one can be an expert in all areas. Know your research skills. Define your expertise. Focus on developing your specific Niche. Set goals to achieve your business goals. Continue to grow a strong genealogy business!

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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