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Graduation – November 2022

Today, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies celebrated our students, who have completed their programs between May 1st and October 31st of 2022 to receive their certificates. What an impressive achievement! It took a lot of hard work, patience, and determination to reach their goals and work towards making their genealogical dreams come true. 

CONGRATULATIONS to our GRADUATES! 
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NOTE: Visit our YouTube channel to view a Recording of our Graduation for November 18, 2022.
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ROLL CALL of GRADUATES

Students who have earned their PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies) in the following programs: 

American Records Certificate 
Vera Battle, PLCGS
Claire Gene Esker, PLCGS
Laurie Kolstead, PLCGS
Susan Marvos, PLCGS
Barb Proctor, PLCGS
Michael Stout, PLCGS
Linda Vaise, PLCGS

Australian Records Certificate 
Kathleen Hawley, PLCGS

Canadian Records Certificate 
Ruth Campbell, PLCGS
Michelle Gélinas, PLCGS
Cathy Greig, PLCGS 
Lori Herman, PLCGS
Cathie McCabe, PLCGS 
Kathleen Rae, PLCGS
Louise Tremblay Etter, PLCGS
Drew von Hasselbach, PLCGS 
Debbie Watt, PLCGS
Debra Wickham, PLCGS

Eastern European Records Certificate 
Leah Sevigny, PLCGS

English Records Certificate 
Linda Vaise, PLCGS

German Records Certificate 
Ariana Cieslak, PLCGS
Christina Rainer, PLCGS
Kevin Spire, PLCGS

Irish Records Certificate 
Albert Baines, PLCGS
Lori Herman, PLCGS
Leah Sevigny, PLCGS

Librarianship Certificate 
Bobbie Fox, PLCGS 
Kaye Prince-Hollenberg, PLCGS 
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ROLL CALL of GRADUATES

Students who have completed the full program for the DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate.   

Nadine Ashcroft 
Margaret Baker
Vanessa Akridge Dorminey  
Janice Fritsch, PLCGS
Cheri Green, PLCGS
Cathy Greig, PLCGS   
Jennifer Johnson
Lynda Keenan
Joy Kestenbaum   
Rosemary Kopittke, PLCGS
Diann Lawton, PLCGS
Sarah J. Lee
Mariann Littell, PLCGS
Nancy Mackenzie  
Brian Maclachlan, PLCGS
Lilian Magill, PLCGS
David Nicholas
Lori Lee Sauber
Helen V. Smith, PLCGS   
Kevin Spire, PLCGS
Norman Wenger, PLCGS
Daphne Wetmore, PLCGS
Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS
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We are so very proud of all of our graduating students. We know you will continue to pursue your genealogical goals. Great research results will come to you for all the hard work you put into your studies to reach this worthwhile goal. We wish you every success in fulfilling your future genealogical endeavours and dreams! 

Angela Breidenbach, Executive Director, 
and our team at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies
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Please NOTE: Our next Graduation will be held in June 2023 for our students who have completed their certificate programs between November 1st and May 31st of 2023. 
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To recognize all of our Graduates throughout the years, please go to our website at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on the menu item INSTITUTE, and then GRADUATES. Be patient, the list is long and therefore takes time to display. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
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Contact information:
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LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Foundations: Methodology Certificate

Our students are enthusiastic about our online genealogical courses. However, many new students are unsure of where to begin. Which courses should they take first? Just as in planning to build a house, your genealogy education plan must begin with a strong foundation. Whether you are just beginning to research your family history, or you are an experienced researcher, it is recommended for all students to begin with understanding the methodology guidelines and standards used in all genealogy research. This is accomplished through our Methodology Certificate.

To receive your Methodology Certificate in Genealogical Studies, you must successfully complete the required 14 courses, which includes 5 compulsory courses at the Basic Level, 4 compulsory courses at the Intermediate Level, and 5 compulsory courses at the Advanced Level. You can take these courses individually, or along with your specific country-themed certificate courses at the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels. If you are considering any certificate, these are the first courses to work on as the Methodology Certificate courses are COMPULSORY for all of our Certificate Programs.

Methodology Certificate Package

Basic Level
Methodology – Part 1: Getting Started 
This course includes: basic charts & definitions, Home resources; types of sources; records & where to find them; and useful forms. 
Methodology – Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
This course includes: file storage; definitions for Transcribe/Abstract/Extract; using forms; citing your sources; Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS); Proof Arguments; and creating Research Plans. 
Electronic Resources: Using the Internet 
This course includes: computers/Internet basics; databases online; searching surnames; archives and libraries; Internet search tools; maps; and using social media. 
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting 
This course includes: definitions; word processing features; and exercises. 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 
The AS courses provide an overview of all of the material covered at each level. They include exercises, and the study of a peer-reviewed article with analysis discussions online in our virtual meetings. There will be two compulsory Consultation appointments with an instructor. These are the most interactive courses and must be completed for the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced certificates. This course should be completed before proceeding to the Intermediate level courses.

Intermediate Level
Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies 
This course includes: goals and objectives; organizing research; repositories; using Original Sources; and Strategies. 
Methodology – Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording 
This course includes: recording research; calendars and dates; charts; preserving your work; and Ethics.
Methodology – Part 5: How to Prove It 
This course includes: Proof and the GPS; linkages; Sources/Information/Evidence; pedigree analysis; and problem solving & pitfalls. 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 
This AS course provides an overview of all of the material covered at the Intermediate level. It includes exercises, and the study of another peer-reviewed article with analysis discussions online in our virtual meetings. There will be two compulsory Consultation appointments with an instructor. This course should be completed before proceeding to the Advanced level courses.

Advanced Level
Methodology – Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice 
This course includes: Professional requirements; business considerations; clients; Research Reports; and career options. 
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 
This course includes: scripts; handwriting; grammar; currency; calendars; weights and measures; Church/Manor/social life; surnames; occupations; Latin terminology. This course also includes a comprehensive workbook with many practical exercises.
Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines 
This course includes: copyright basics; fair use, Public Domain and seeking permission; work for hire; and contracts. Textbook is required: Carmack’s Guide to Copyright & Contracts: A Primer for Genealogists, Writers & Researchers by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack.
Genetics & Medical Family History 
This course includes: DNA and Genetics; Inheritance; Ethical pedigree; medical considerations; consent; and record clues. 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3  
This AS course provides an overview of all of the material covered at the Advanced level. It includes exercises, and the study of an additional peer-reviewed article with analysis discussions online in our virtual meetings. There will be two final compulsory Consultation appointments with an instructor. This should be the final course to complete after the Advanced level courses.

Our Methodology Certificate forms the basis for all of our Professional Learning Certificates. Build your genealogical research skills with these essential courses, recommended for both serious family historians and professional researchers. We can assist you in building your genealogical education plan. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your options to successfully reach your research goals. (See contact information below.)
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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. Another rotation of courses will start monthly. 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! 
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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. List of Packages available here. 
Follow us on Social Media: 
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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. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165 ext. 1
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Graduation June 2022

Today, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies celebrated our students, who have completed their programs between May 2020 and April 2022 to receive their certificates. What an impressive achievement! It took a lot of hard work, patience, and determination to reach their goals and work towards making their genealogical dreams come true. 

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES! 
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We are so very proud of all our graduating students. We know you will continue to pursue your genealogical goals. We wish you success in fulfilling your future genealogical endeavours and dreams!

Angela Breidenbach, Director, 
Louise St. Denis, Director Emeritus, 
and our team at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 

Please NOTE: Our next Graduation will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 6 pm Eastern for our students who have completed their certificate programs between April 30th and October 31st 2022.
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To recognize all of our graduates throughout the years, please go to our website at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on the menu item INSTITUTE, and then GRADUATES. Be patient, the list is long and therefore takes time to display.
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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. List of Packages available 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 ext. 1
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Librarianship Combination Certificates

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers 225+ online courses which can be registered individually, but bundling your courses with our packages will give you a nice discount.

LIBRARIANSHIP CERTIFICATE COURSES
Our Librarianship Certificate includes courses of benefit to those who have a basic understanding of genealogy and who are involved in the genealogical collection of their library. 

Librarianship: Cooperative Ventures and Referrals 
Librarianship: Developing a Genealogy Website 
Librarianship: Developing Successful Genealogy Collections 
Librarianship: Genealogy Record Types 
Librarianship: Genealogy Reference Interview 
Librarianship: Handouts, Brochures and Online/Multi-Media Reference Tools 
Librarianship: Internet Genealogy Searches 
Librarianship: Programming and Marketing Your Services

Librarianship: Specialized Genealogy Sources 
Librarianship: Twenty-First Century Genealogy Services

LIBRARIANSHIP PACKAGES 
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies research Packages offer bundles of similarly themed courses at a discount. Our current Librarianship Packages include:

Librarianship Certificate – Basic Level – 4 Courses
Librarianship Certificate – Intermediate Level – 4 Courses
Librarianship Certificate – Advanced Level – 2 courses
Librarianship Certificate – Complete – 12 Courses

ADDITIONAL LIBRARIANSHIP CERTIFICATES 
Did you know that the Librarianship Certificate can be combined with another certificate? Using the Librarianship compulsory courses to fulfill the elective requirements for our certificate programs will result in the completion of two certificates.

American and Librarianship Certificate – 40 Courses
Australian and Librarianship Certificate – 40 Courses 
Canadian and Librarianship Certificate – 40 Courses 
English and Librarianship Certificate – 40 Courses 
German and Librarianship Certificate – 40 Courses 
Irish and Librarianship Certificate – 40 Courses 

Additional Course Packages
At any time, you can customize your own package of courses. This is especially helpful if you have already completed some of the LIBRARIANSHIP 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

Take advantage of these Librarianship Certificate combination options or customize your own package. Register today! 
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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. List of Packages available 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 ext. 1
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Professional Development Combination Certificates

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers 225+ online courses which can be registered individually, but bundling your courses with our packages will give you a nice discount.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
This National Institute for Genealogical Studies 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. 

Our Professional Development Certificate includes the following 32 compulsory courses, plus 8 elective courses of your choice:

Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3  
Business Skills: Creating a Business
Business Skills: Business Administration
Business Skills: Establishing & Promoting Your Website
Business Skills: Marketing Your Services & Products

Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche – Part 1
Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche – Part 2

Creating Genealogy Programs for Adults & the Younger Generation 
Demystifying Culture & Folklore 
Forensic Genealogy  
Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines 
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards  
Genealogy Society Creation & Management 
Genetics & Medical Family History 
Lecturing Skills Including Preparation 
Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies 
Methodology – Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording 
Methodology – Part 5: How to Prove It 
Methodology – Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice 
Organizing a One-Name Study  
Organizing a One-Place Study  
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 
Personal Historian: Telling the Stories
Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various Projects 
Research: House & Farm Histories 
Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls  
Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies  
Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research  
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting 
Writing for Genealogy: Articles, Blogs, Research Reports and so much more  

ADDITIONAL COMBINATION CERTIFICATES 
Did you know that the Professional Development Certificate can be combined with another certificate? By using the compulsory courses from other certificates, you can easily fulfill the elective requirements and it will result in the completion of two certificates at once.

American and Professional Development Certificate – 40 Courses 
Australian and Professional Development Certificate – 46 Courses 
Canadian and Professional Development Certificate – 51 Courses 
DNA and Professional Development Certificate – 41 Courses
Eastern European and Professional Development Certificate – 46 Courses 
English and Professional Development Certificate – 48 Courses 
German and Professional Development Certificate – 46 Courses 
Irish and Professional Development Certificate – 49 Courses 

Additional Course Packages
At any time, you can customize your own package of courses. This is especially helpful if you have already completed some of the Professional Development courses. Register for the balance of the courses needed to complete your desired certificate or complete additional certificates.

Course Package – 4 Courses 
Course Package – 7 Courses 
Course Package – 8 Courses 
Course Package – 10 Courses 
Course Package – 13 Courses

Take advantage of these Professional Development combination certificate options or customize your own package. Register today! 
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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. List of Packages available 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 ext. 1
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

DNA Combination Certificates

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers 225+ online courses on a vast array of topics. Registration for our courses can be made individually, but bundling your courses with packages will give you a discount.

DNA PACKAGES 
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies Research Packages offer bundles of similarly themed courses at a discount. Our current DNA Research Packages include courses relevant to understanding DNA and how it can be used in genealogical research. 

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 – 12 Courses (includes all of the three levels of courses above)
DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate – 15 Courses (includes the 12 courses above, plus 3 more courses)

ADDITIONAL DNA CERTIFICATES 
Did you know that the DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate can be combined with another certificate? Using the DNA compulsory courses to fulfill the elective requirements for our certificate programs will result in the completion of two certificates.

DNA and American Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and Australian Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and Canadian Certificate – 41 Courses 
DNA and Eastern European Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and English Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and German Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and Irish Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and Professional Development Certificate – 41 Courses

Additional Course Packages
At any time, you can customize your own package of courses. This is especially helpful if you have already completed some of the DNA 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

Take advantage of these DNA combination options and Register today! 
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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. List of Packages available 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 

Research A-Z ~ United States

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.

U is for UNITED STATES

Do you have American research? Our American Records courses cover a vast number of topics. There are compulsory US courses required for the American Certificate, plus plenty of additional American courses to fulfill the elective requirements. Additional courses could be used to explore research projects with a US-focus. Any of these listed courses can be taken on their own or bundled in a package of courses.

There is also the option to combine American compulsory courses with the compulsory courses from another certificate to complete two certificates at once.

American Records Courses

American Records Package – 14 Courses: 
US: Cemetery and Mortuary Records 
US: Census Records 
US: Court Records 
US: Immigration & Naturalization Records 
US: Institutional Records 
US: Land Records 
US: Migration Patterns 
US: Military Records 
US: Newspaper Records 
US: Occupational Records 
US: Probate Records 
US: Religious Records-Part 1 
US: Religious Records-Part 2

US: Vital Records, Understanding and Using the Records

Additional American Courses 

Research: Mayflower Ancestors 
Research: U.S. 20th Century Records, Including Adoption Records 
Research: U.S. African American Ancestors 
Research: U.S. Colonial New England Ancestors 
Research: U.S. Fraternal Organizations 
Research: U.S. Great Lakes Area Ancestors 
Research: U.S. Midwestern States Ancestors 
Research: U.S. Records Using Ancestry including DNA Strategies 
Research: U.S. Western States Ancestors 
Research: U.S. World War II Ancestors – Part 1 
Research: U.S. World War II Ancestors – Part 2  

Additional Courses 

Connecting Family: Online and Virtually 
Demystifying Culture & Folklore 
Discover Your Family History 
Electronic Resources: Using the Internet 
Forensic Genealogy  
Google for the Wise Genealogist 
Life of Our Ancestors 
Personal Historian 
Research: FamilySearch Resources – In Person and Online 
Research: Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters-Tracing Women 
Research: House & Farm Histories 
Research: Social History 
Research: United Empire Loyalist Ancestors 
Writing Your Family History Book

American Records Packages

American Records – Basic Level – 4 Courses
American Records- Intermediate Level – 5 Courses
American Records-Advanced Level – 5 Courses

American Records Certificates

The American Records Certificate courses
American Certificate – Basic Level – 9 Courses
American Certificate – Intermediate Level – 9 Courses
American Certificate-Advanced Level – 11 Courses
American Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 Courses
American and DNA Certificate – 40 Courses
American and Librarianship Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 Courses
American and Professional Development Certificate – 49 Courses

Additional Course Packages

Lastly, you can customize your own package of courses. This is especially helpful if you have already completed some of the American Records 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 

Researching American Records, or the records for any specific country, requires the understanding of the foundational courses, plus the additional courses relating to your area of research. Create the education plan customized to your research needs. Need advice to choose your best options? Contact the office with your questions. We are here to help you succeed in realizing your genealogical education goals.
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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! 
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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. List of Packages available 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 

Research A-Z ~ Research

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.

R is for RESEARCH

Ultimately, all genealogy involves Research! The courses listed below will generally relate to any research project. They are the topics most recognized by genealogy enthusiasts and researchers. 

Research Courses
Demystifying Culture & Folklore 
Discover Your Family History 
Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines 
Google for the Wise Genealogist 
Life of Our Ancestors 
Organizing a One-Name Study  
Organizing a One-Place Study  
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 
Research: FamilySearch Resources – In Person and Online 
Research: The National Archives of England
Research: U.S. 20th Century Records, Including Adoption Records 
Research: U.S. Records Using Ancestry including DNA Strategies 
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting 

Research methodology is the basis of all that we do as family historians and genealogists. For that reason, we have six methodology courses, which will lead you step-by-step through recognized research practices and standards. The Methodology Certificate combines these six courses, along with the Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program and other essential courses, to form the foundation of our main certificate programs.

Methodology Courses
Basic Level
Methodology – Part 1: Getting Started 
Methodology – Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
Intermediate Level
Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies 
Methodology – Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording 
Methodology – Part 5: How to Prove It 
Advanced Level 
Methodology – Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice 

Methodology Certificate 

Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3  

The Skill-Building Package includes skills courses for more advanced researchers, who are looking to dig deeper and really analyze their discoveries. This includes getting organized by using tools like maps, name variation lists, research logs, timelines, using the FAN club, creating locality guides, and writing reports on our findings, complete with citations. Reports are not just for clients; they should be written by all researchers, as a record of what was found, or not found, in our searches. This an excellent package for every serious researcher.

Skill-Building Package
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards  
Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls  
Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies  
Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research  

Additional Course Packages

Lastly, you can customize your own package of courses. This is especially helpful if you have already completed some courses and need to register for the balance of courses required to complete your desired genealogical projects. 

Course Package – 4 Courses 
Course Package – 7 Courses 
Course Package – 8 Courses 
Course Package – 10 Courses 
Course Package – 13 Courses

Research A-Z 

Research is what we do! However, there are a variety of resources that you can add to your Research Toolbox to hone your research skills and enhance your research projects. Enriching your research knowledge with our online genealogical education, along with practical coursework on methodology and standard practices, will encourage you to become a more efficient researcher.
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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! 
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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. List of Packages available 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 

DNA Historical Studies Course Released

The wait is finally over! The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is pleased to announce the release of our newest online course AND the final compulsory course for our DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate. We have been anticipating the launch of DNA: Historical Studies as the 7th addition to our DNA courses. We promise that you will not be disappointed. 

OUR NEWEST ADVANCED DNA COURSE

Genetic genealogy is a topic of immense interest to family history researchers looking to find connections to ancestors when traditional research has failed to provide results. Utilizing both DNA testing and traditional research methods can mean the difference between an elusive ancestor and a documented ancestor. 

But DNA testing is not just for genealogists interested in family relationships and ethnicity estimates. DNA is well-known for solving cold cases for law enforcement. It has also been used to solve some of history’s biggest mysteries such as in the claims of historical identities. Cases explored in the course include Anna Anderson, the Titanic Baby, Jesse James, and the Golden State Killer. 

What can these seemingly non-genealogical cases teach us? Learning more about DNA as it relates to genealogical cases and non-genealogical cases helps to expand and enhance our DNA knowledge and provides insights as we solve research problems. Students are encouraged to explore these cases presented in this course further by seeking out scientific journals and popular media articles. 

Visit the DNA: Historical Studies page for more details. It is sure to inspire you to seek out current DNA projects, especially for events or mysteries related to your research projects. This course is scheduled to begin on the first Monday of every month. It is definitely a course to be added to your DNA Research education. Register today! 
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DNA COURSES 
Basic DNA courses
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy 
DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone  
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines 
Advanced DNA courses
DNA: Special Circumstances – Adoptees & Unknown Parentage  
DNA: Methodology and Analysis 
DNA: Reading & Understanding Articles for Genetic Genealogy 
DNA: Historical Studies ***NEW***

DNA PACKAGES 
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies research Packages offer bundles of similarly themed courses at a discount. Our current DNA Research Packages include courses relevant to understanding DNA and how it can be used in genealogical research. 

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 – 12 Courses (includes all of the three levels of courses above)
DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate – 15 Courses (includes the 12 courses above, plus 3 more courses) 

ADDITIONAL DNA CERTIFICATES 
The DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate can be combined with other certificates to fulfill their elective requirements.

DNA and American Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and Australian Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and Canadian Certificate – 41 Courses 
DNA and Eastern European Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and English Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and German Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and Irish Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and Professional Development Certificate – 41 Courses

DNA RELATED COURSES
Forensic Genealogy  
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards  
Genetics & Medical Family History 
Organizing a One-Name Study  
Organizing a One-Place Study  
Research: U.S. Records Using Ancestry including DNA Strategies 
Research: U.S. 20th Century Records, Including Adoption Records 

Additional Course Packages

Lastly, you can customize your own package of courses. This is especially helpful if you have already completed some of the DNA 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

The DNA: Historical Studies course will be offered monthly and completes the courses required for the DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate. We are looking forward to watching our students complete this certificate. Register today! 
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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. List of Packages available here.
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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.

P is for PROFESSIONAL 

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.
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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! 
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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. List of Packages available 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 

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