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Our Team is Growing

The International Institute of Genealogical Studies is pleased to introduce another addition to our Faculty Team. Jennifer Roodzant has joined us full-time as an adjunct professor focusing on DNA and American Records, particularly the Southern States. She will be hosting Virtual Meetings, as well as filling the role of Student Advisor.

Biography: Jennifer Roodzant is a professional genealogist and speaker specializing in DNA and southern United States research. She volunteers as secretary for the Napa Valley Genealogical Society. She is a certificate holder in Genealogical Research from Boston University and ProGen Study Groups. Jennifer applies the Genealogical Proof Standard to resolve complex research objectives. Her website is www.descendantgenealogy.com.

You may remember Jennifer as she was our special guest for the October 2022 Student Lounge when she presented Clustering DNA Matches with Gephi to Pinpoint Genetic Networks. The video replay is available on our YouTube Channel. Jennifer was also our host for the December DNA Virtual Meeting.

We are honored to welcome Jennifer as a valuable member of the Institute’s Faculty Team. We invite our students and followers to give her a hardy welcome!

Angela Breidenbach, Executive Director, 
and our team at International Institute of Genealogical Studies 
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The International Institute of 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 beginning 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 International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
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

DNA Certificate Course Order

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 the 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 Courses.

If you are considering our DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate – 15 Courses, you must successfully complete the 12 courses below, plus the Methodology Parts 1-3 courses. Our DNA and Genetic Genealogy – 12 Courses package includes 3 compulsory courses at the Basic Level, 3 compulsory courses at the Intermediate Level, and 6 compulsory courses at the Advanced Level. 

DNA and Genetic Genealogy – 12 Courses 

Basic Level
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy 
This course is a comprehensive introduction to genetic genealogy. The basics of DNA and genetic inheritance are explained in detail. The three main test types, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y chromosome DNA (YDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA) are explored as they relate to genealogy.
DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone 
This course examines what atDNA is, how it is passed down to you, and what a genetic genealogy test will tell you. You will discover that atDNA is a wonderful tool for unlocking your hidden past when combined with traditional paper genealogy.
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines 
This course focuses on two types of DNA testing for genealogy: Y-Chromosome DNA (yDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing.

Intermediate Level
Organizing a One-Name Study 
According to the Guild of One-Name Studies, the aim of the study “is to research the genealogy and family history of all persons with a given surname and its linked variants.” This course will begin by examining the art of a one-name study and elaborating on the many different elements you should consider.
Organizing a One-Place Study 
One-place studies are the study of the people in a community within the context of the place they live. Because a one-place study brings family and local history together, various analysis methods can be used to reconstruct the community and gain an insight into the lives of the people who have walked the streets, ploughed the fields, worked and worshipped in a place. This course will examine the sources of information available to researchers, how to access them (online and offline), and the fascinating details which can be uncovered.
Forensic Genealogy 
This course is designed to help forensic researchers identify and contact living people. It will also take students through genealogical sources and documents, but with a focus on identifying living people.

Advanced Level
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards 
Genealogists are faced with diverse ethical decisions in their research including black sheep ancestors, adoption, non-paternal events, and revealing family secrets. This course begins by looking at what is ethics in genealogy, the history of genealogical ethics, and continues by exploring ethical considerations when sharing your genealogy.
Genetics & Medical Family History 
This course is designed to introduce the genealogist to a different way of seeing family tree research—as a source of genetic information. Upon completing this course, the student should be able to gather and evaluate basic genealogical sources, have some knowledge of what traits are and how they are inherited, and draw a simple medical pedigree to show a physician.
DNA: Special Circumstances – Adoptees & Unknown Parentage 
This course explores how to use genealogy and genetics to uncover genealogical roots, connect with biological family, and better understand medical history. The emphasis is on adoptees and those helping adoptees with their DNA and genealogy.
DNA: Methodology and Analysis 
This course covers advanced techniques associated with DNA methodology, analysis and strategies. Students should have a firm grasp of the understanding of autosomal, Y-chromosome, and mitochondrial DNA.
DNA: Reading & Understanding Articles for Genetic Genealogy 
DNA is an everchanging field with new tools and discoveries being made rapidly. This course will present ways to better understand what you read about genetic genealogy and provide examples of various writings on the subject.
DNA: Historical Studies
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.

Combination Certificates 
Alternatively, you can use the DNA and Genetic Genealogy courses to complete TWO certificates for the cost of one. Your customized combo certificate could include the DNA courses as electives along with the compulsory courses for the Professional Development Certificate or our country-themed 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

Building your DNA and Genetic Genealogical research skills with these essential courses is for both serious family historians and professional researchers. We can assist you in building your genealogical education plan for your future DNA Research Projects. 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 International Institute of 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 beginning 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 International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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

Double-Header Today

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers FREE Virtual Meetings every month. We invite you to join us on Monday, December 12th for a Double-Header.

First at 1:30 pm Eastern, Claire Bradley will present “5 Things You Didn’t Know About Irish Research” in our December Student Lounge Virtual Meeting, followed by a time for Q&A. This will be a great opportunity to meet our new Director of Irish Studies! This session will be recorded and the replay will be available on our YouTube channel. 

Biography: Claire Bradley is a professional genealogist based in Dublin, Ireland. She holds a Certificate in Family History from University College Dublin and an MA in the History of the Family from the University of Limerick. As well as taking on research for clients, Claire teaches a bi-annual adult education course in researching family history in Dublin, and regularly gives lectures to family and local history societies. She is a former chairperson of the Ireland Branch of the Irish Genealogical Research Society and also helps run the popular Boards.ie genealogy forum. Her particular interests are genetic genealogy, Irish Quakers and Dublin records. Her website is www.cbgenealogy.ie   
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Students will then be given a time to chat and then disconnect before our next session begins. 
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At 3 pm Eastern, Jennifer Roodzant will be our host for the December DNA Virtual Meeting, when she will discuss “What’s New at AncestryDNA.” You may remember that Jennifer was our Student Lounge special guest when she presented: Clustering DNA Matches with Gephi to Pinpoint Genetic Networks” in October 2022. The video replay is available on our YouTube Channel.

Biography: Jennifer Roodzant is a professional genealogist and speaker specializing in DNA and southern United States research. She volunteers as secretary for the Napa Valley Genealogical Society. She is a certificate holder in Genealogical Research from Boston University and ProGen Study Groups. Jennifer applies the Genealogical Proof Standard to resolve complex research objectives. 

Plan now to join us for this Double-Header opportunity to learn tips and skills to help you in your genealogical research projects. 
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To attend a virtual meeting, go to www.genealogicalstudies.com 
In top menu bar, select Information. 
In the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room
Click the virtual meeting name in list (a new window will open). 
Click on Check Time to see the time in your local time zone. 
Then simply click on the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link at the scheduled time.
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The International Institute of 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 beginning 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 / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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

MyHeritage Black Friday Offer Expires Soon!

REMINDER! The Black Friday Offer from MyHeritage will expire on November 25, 2022. 60% OFF! Don’t miss MyHeritage DNA for the lowest price EVER! At just $36 USD each, MyHeritage DNA kits make the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays, whether for your loved ones or yourself. Explore your origins from across 2,114 geographic regions and find new relatives. You’ll even get a 30-day trial of MyHeritage Complete and enjoy access to 18.7 billion historical records, advanced matching and DNA tools, and much more — absolutely free!

Hurry and purchase your DNA kit before this deal expires!

ORDER HERE

Offer expires on November 25, 2022

Happy shopping! 
International Institute of Genealogical Studies 
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We have several DNA courses and packages encouraging our students to research their genetic family connections, including our DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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.  

MyHeritage Black Friday Offer

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies is pleased to share an Early Black Friday Offer from MyHeritage

Don’t miss out on this Black Friday deal: MyHeritage DNA for the lowest price EVER! At just $36 USD (or 36 Euro) each, MyHeritage DNA kits make the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays, whether for your loved ones or yourself. Explore your origins from across 2,114 geographic regions and find new relatives. You’ll even get a 30-day trial of MyHeritage Complete and enjoy access to 18.7 billion historical records, advanced matching and DNA tools, and much more — absolutely free!

Hurry and purchase your DNA kit before this deal expires!

ORDER HERE

Offer expires on November 25, 2022.

Happy shopping! 
International Institute of Genealogical Studies 
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We have several DNA courses and packages encouraging our students to research their genetic family connections, including our DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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 Discovery Using Gephi

Enjoy a special aspect of our Student Life here at the International Institute of Genealogical Studies by joining us over on our new YouTube channel with our featured speaker, Jennifer Roodzant of DescendantGenealogy.com, as she shares a brilliant way to sort and discover DNA matches quickly with graphing on Gephi.org. This session was hosted by Gena Philibert Ortega during our monthly Student Lounge event in October. Expect to see more of Jennifer at GenealogicalStudies.com in the future! 

Be sure to check out the DNA Discovery Using Gephi with Jennifer Roodzant video on our YouTube channel!

Presentation Title: Clustering DNA Matches with Gephi to Pinpoint Genetic Networks 

Presentation Description: Have you ever had difficulty uncovering shared match groups in your DNA results? Have you spent hours looking for connections between you and your matches? Gephi is a graph and visualization platform that quickly and efficiently clusters shared matches into genetic networks. Say goodbye to the long days of sorting matches! You will leave with a toolkit for rapidly clustering matches in Gephi to identify the shared most recent common ancestors.

Biography: Jennifer Roodzant is a professional genealogist and speaker specializing in DNA and southern United States research. She volunteers as secretary for the Napa Valley Genealogical Society. She is a certificate holder in Genealogical Research from Boston University and ProGen Study Groups. Jennifer applies the Genealogical Proof Standard to resolve complex research objectives. 
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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. 
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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

Student Lounge – October 2022

Calling all students! Each month, we set a time aside for our students to connect with their fellow classmates for an opportunity to discuss topics relevant to their online education goals. We are pleased to announce that we have just confirmed a special presentation for our October Student Lounge virtual meeting, which is scheduled for next week. Plan now to pull up a chair and join us for a short presentation by this month’s special guest, Jennifer Roodzant of Descendant Genealogy. 

Title: Clustering DNA Matches with Gephi to Pinpoint Genetic Networks 

Presentation Description: Have you ever had difficulty uncovering shared match groups in your DNA results? Have you spent hours looking for connections between you and your matches? Gephi is a graph and visualization platform that quickly and efficiently clusters shared matches into genetic networks. Say goodbye to the long days of sorting matches! You will leave with a toolkit for rapidly clustering matches in Gephi to identify the shared most recent common ancestors.

Biography: Jennifer Roodzant is a professional genealogist and speaker specializing in DNA and southern United States research. She volunteers as secretary for the Napa Valley Genealogical Society. She is a certificate holder in Genealogical Research from Boston University and ProGen Study Groups. Jennifer applies the Genealogical Proof Standard to resolve complex research objectives. 

Q&A time will be provided after this short presentation. Then join your fellow students to chat about DNA, courses, or family history! Be sure to grab a cuppa and join us when the STUDENT LOUNGE is open! 
Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 PM Eastern | Time Zone Convertor
ZOOM LOCATION 

This is a FREE session for current or past students to attend. 
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To see our Calendar of Virtual Meeting sessions, go to our website; in the top menu, choose INFORMATION; then choose VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 
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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 Studies. Check out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available. 
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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 

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.
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 ~ 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:
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