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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.


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.
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! 
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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