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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.  
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Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
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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 

RootsTech 2022 Discount Codes

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies
Celebrates RootsTech 2022

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has provided online courses for both family historians and professional genealogists for over 20 years. We want to celebrate RootsTech 2022 by making our conference discounts available to everyone, whether you are attending the RootsTech 2022 conference or not. Therefore, ANYONE can register for these courses using the corresponding discount codes. All Discount Codes expire on March 7, 2022. Claim your discounts today!

RootsTech 2022 Discount Codes

1. FREE Course
As a regular conference special, we are offering YOUR CHOICE of ONE of the following four courses for FREE!

Google for the Wise Genealogist 
This course explores Google programs and how they can be used to research family history. Google is the best non-genealogy, genealogy website there is!

Social Media Tools for Genealogists 
By using social media tools, you can connect with researchers worldwide, find distant relations, curate content, and share your research. This course provides you with just some of the tools you will need to help you take advantage of various websites and demonstrates how social media is all about sharing, education, mobility and yes, networking.

Connecting Family Online & Virtually
Computers and the Internet have revolutionized the way families communicate. This course highlights specific ways to use your computer and the Internet to build and strengthen family ties while conducting your family research. By exploring various topics, participants will discover ways to find long lost cousins and stay in touch with distant relatives.

Life of Our Ancestors explores how to find and incorporate information about your ancestor’s life to write and publish your family history story – the very beginning steps to the final product.

Choose ONE course (Value $99 USD) from the four courses listed above for FREE
Use CODE: 2022free at the checkout to claim your FREE course.

2. ONE Discounted Course
We offer a wide variety of topics relevant to genealogical research with our 225+ online courses. You are sure to find something to benefit your research project.

Choose ONE course from our List of Courses at 50% off
Use CODE: 2022c50 at the checkout.

3. Package Discount
If you are planning on taking several courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, this section may be of interest to you. We have combined many courses into convenient themed packages. 

Choose any ONE package of courses from our List of Packages at 10% off: 
Use CODE: 2022p10 at the checkout.

4. DNA Package Discount
Interested in researching using #DNA results? The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers packages specifically for understanding #DNA research and matches. This discount includes the DNA Certificate packages.

Choose any package starting with DNA in our List of Packages at 20% off: 
Use CODE: DNA22RT at the checkout. 

5. Eastern European Records Package Discount
Interested in researching Eastern European Ancestors? This discount includes the Eastern European Records Certificate packages.   

Choose any Eastern European Records Package in our List of Packages at 20% off
Use CODE: RT22EE at the checkout.

Visit our Virtual Booth in the EXPO HALL

If we were at RootsTech in person this year, we would invite you to visit our booth. For 2022, we again have a virtual booth in the Expo Hall. We invite you to browse our brochures and handouts by downloading our pdf files, as if you were picking them up from our table. Then save them directly to your computer, instead of stashing them in your conference tote bag. Less to carry and easier to sort out at the end of the day.
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For more information about our RootsTech 2022 Discounts and more, check back to our Blog, and watch for social media posts on Facebook and Twitter, @GeneaStudies
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Mark your Calendar for RootsTech 2022 – A FREE virtual event coming on March 3-5. 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 

Announcing the DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate

The pursuit of genealogical evidence requires a combination of researching original records and other methodologies, including incorporating DNA to connect families and uncover ancestral lines. For that reason, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, is proud to announce our latest certificate program, DNA and Genetic Genealogy. We are very pleased that this program is under the guidance of genetic genealogist: Shannon Combs Bennett, MSc, QG, PLCGS.

Genealogists interested in DNA, and what it offers, need to be prepared to understand what DNA can reveal and how to interpret DNA test results. In addition, they need to be able to find and understand relevant matches. The DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate will help the genealogist not only better understand genetic genealogy, but also prepare them to successfully interpret results, assist in various situations, and continue learning about this field as new discoveries are made. In addition, a regular virtual meeting on the topic of DNA is facilitated by Shannon Combs Bennett. This meeting assists students with the course and DNA questions. 

The National Institute DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate 

Courses in this certificate include:

DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone  
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy 
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines 
DNA: Methodology and Analysis 
DNA: Reading & Understanding Articles for Genetic Genealogy 
DNA: Special Circumstances – Adoptees & Unknown Parentage  
DNA: Historical Studies
Forensic Genealogy  
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards  
Genetics & Medical Family History 

Methodology – Part 1: Getting Started 
Methodology – Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies 
Organizing a One-Name Study  
Organizing a One-Place Study 
  

Students interested in this specialty certificate will only be required to take the 15 compulsory courses above.

Louise St Denis, Managing Director of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, said of the new certificate, “This is an opportunity for our students to enhance their knowledge of genetic genealogy, so they can incorporate it into their own research and their professional work. I want to thank both Shannon Combs Bennett and Gena Philibert-Ortega for their dedication in the preparation of the materials required for this new certificate.”

Enroll Now

NOTE: Many students have already taken some of the compulsory courses in this new certificate. For that reason, the DNA Complete, Basic, Intermediate or Advanced packages may not be appropriate for your needs. One of the ‘Choose your own courses’ type packages may work better for you. If you need help choosing the right package for you needs, please call 1-800-580-0165 ext 1. Louise will help you choose your best option. 

You may already know which package works for you. Here are some options to review.

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 – Complete – 12 Courses
DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate – Complete – 15 Courses
Course Package – 4 Courses
Course Package – 7 Courses
Course Package – 8 Courses
Course Package – 10 Courses
Course Package – 13 Courses

About The National Institute for Genealogical Studies
The National Institute, leaders in online genealogy education, has been offering genealogy and history courses for over 23 years. Helping genealogists and family historians build a foundation for research excellence, The National Institute offers over 200 courses in genealogical studies to help enhance the researcher’s skills.

For those looking to acquire more formal educational training, The National Institute offers thirteen Certificate Programs in the records of Australia, Canada, Eastern Europe, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and the United States, as well as a General Methodology, Librarianship, Professional Development, and now, DNA and Genetic Genealogy.

For more information, please visit our website, or call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165, or email us.

Contact:
Louise St Denis
1-800-580-0165
admin@genealogicalstudies.com
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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
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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