The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies - LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

A Sneak Peek

Take a sneak peek and be among the first to visit our brand-new Int’l Institute of Genealogical Studies YouTube ChannelBe sure to SUBSCRIBE to see more videos as they are added. 

Did you notice the name change? This was announced in the Student Orientation Fall sessions, along with some more exciting upcoming changes. The National Institute was founded in Canada, but we have students from around the world. With our new head office in Montana, the name highlights the fact that we cover across the border of both Canada and the United States. But this does not reflect our international students, so the name will be transitioning to the International Institute for Genealogical Studies. Our YouTube channel is the first to reflect our new name. Watch for more exciting news coming!

Our first uploaded video was our Back to School Orientation Fall 2022 recording of the evening session on August 30th. We hope it will help students who are a little overwhelmed as they begin their online education experience with The Institute. We have also added the last two Student Lounge presentations: Related Faces with Tina LaFreniere (July 2022) and MyHeritage DNA with Daniel Horowitz (August 2022). We will be adding more videos, so subscribe and check back frequently. 

September is a great month to reassess and pursue your genealogical education goals. Not sure where to start? We invite you to check out our list of courses, and the packages that we offer to enhance your genealogy skills. Are you considering a genealogy career? Our certificate programs will prepare you to launch into your genealogy business.

Need help to set up an education plan? Let us know how we can help you to successfully continue your genealogy education through our online courses. 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. 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: 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 

Course Date Changes

We hear you! Announcement for Course Date Changes 

Planning for 2023, and being aware of the difficulty opening and closing dates of courses can cause when they open and/or close on a holiday or holiday weekend, we are listening to our student feedback. Thank you for letting us know that we could improve your student experience by avoiding course start and end dates on a holiday or holiday weekend. 

Though we cannot avoid every single special day of the year for every single country (there just aren’t enough days in the year!), we are able to adjust for most of them. If you have noticed a date change on the first day or last day of your course, it is because we listened to you, our students, and moved the dates to lessen your stress.

We hope this raises your enjoyment of taking courses at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies AND we are hopeful it will lower your stress in completing your exams and courses into the future. We love our student genealogists! 

Angela Breidenbach, PLCGS
Executive Director
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
800.580.0165 x 1 
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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: 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 

Scheduled Website Maintenance

NOTICE:
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has scheduled a small website maintenance happening tomorrow morning (July 12th) from 6:30 am – 8 am. The website will be accessible, but some functions will not work (such as pay buttons) until the maintenance is complete. Expected completion is before 8 am Eastern.

Thank you for understanding. 

Angela Breidenbach 
Executive Director

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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 

Notice for Delays

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, a Derecho storm system passed through Eastern Ontario and into Western Quebec. This storm left a path of destruction with a loss of hydro, internet and cell service for many residents. Besides the property damage, there was also loss of life. Our thoughts and prayers are with these families through this difficult time. 

A Message from our Director: 
Due to the emergent situation from the storms on May 21st, our Canadian office is without power. All staff are safe. Shipping within Canada may be delayed until electricity is recovered and travel is safely restored. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for understanding. 

Angela Breidenbach 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers printed course notes for our online courses for students who prefer to have hands-on learning materials. These orders are processed and shipped promptly in order to reach our students before their courses begin. However, delays beyond our control may occur. In those times, we will process orders as soon as possible. 
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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 

Special Announcement

A Special Announcement from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies:

In December, we announced that our course fees hadn’t been adjusted since December 2007! Yes, you read that correctly, 14 years ago! Nearly two years ago, in March 2020, we were in the process of again starting the process and then… Covid hit. 

We did a very small raise in regular course fees in January but haven’t been able to finish the updates on the packages. The time has come for us to finish updating the course package fees. 

Tip: If you’d like to take advantage of the current prices, please place your order prior to May 15, 2022. You’ll save up to 20% before the course package and certification programs increase. Once the change occurs, the prices will be set.

If you have any questions, or you would like to know the most economical way of completing your program, please contact us:

  1. Send an email: admin@genealogicalstudies.com
  2. Call: 1-800-580-0165 ext 1

We are here to help you reach your genealogical goals…

Angela Breidenbach, PLCGS, Managing Director
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies
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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 ext 1
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 

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies Has Leadership Change

We have some BIG NEWS to share as a follow up to the Message from Louise St Denis posted last week on March 19th. We are looking forward to what the future holds for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Please see our official Press Release for 29 March 2022 below.

The Signing Ceremony:
Angela Breidenbach and Louise St Denis

Angela Breidenbach, PLCGS, Director
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
Angie@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. 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 for The National Institute:
Call: 1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Last Gift for 2021

Tis the season for even more gifts as the surprizes keep coming!

Did you take advantage of our 20% Discount Promotion? Or did the Deadline sneak past as you were busy preparing for the holidays? We have good news for you! We have just received a new message from Louise for a Bonus Extension.

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We need your help! Since last Thursday, I’ve been at the keyboard, and on the phone talking with students, and letting them know what they need, often to finish one or two, and sometimes three and four certificate programs. Lots of notes were created to process your registrations. 

Please check your Student Briefcase. Make sure that everything you wanted is indicated on your list. If not, please give me (Louise) a call at 1-800-580-0165 ext 1.

We decided to leave the 20% DISCOUNT CODE available for the next few days to make sure everyone, who wants registrations of courses or packages before the fees increase, has what they want or need. The Code has now expired.

The registration fee increases will start appearing next week – first with the individual courses, and then by the end of the week, for the packages.

Please read the original announcement here.

If you have any questions, there are multiple ways to contact us. Call 1-800-580-0165 ext 1, leave a message on the voice mail, click on the message button in the bottom right side on our website, or send an email.

Visit our website at https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/.

Don’t delay; it will cost you about 35% more next week……

We hope everyone has a safe and fun-filled holiday…

Louise St Denis, Managing Director 
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
1-800-580-0165 ext 1
admin@genealogicalstudies.com 
www.genealogicalstudies.com 
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We are here to help you succeed with your genealogy education goals. Check your course list and make sure you have all of the courses and/or packages you need. Double check your Wish List again for any courses for your elective courses. This is the opportunity to register with the 20% Discount and then schedule the courses for later in 2022. 

Remember – Don’t hesitate to contact Louise for your best options. 
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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

The Waiting is Finally Over

The hourglass has finally run its course leading up to our Second Announcement. Thank you for your patience. No more suspense, the details are now released. 

A Special Announcement from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies:

20% DISCOUNT – words you like to hear… 
REGISTRATION FEE INCREASE… words I am sure you don’t want to hear. 

December 2007 was the last time the registration fees were adjusted. Yes, you read that correctly, 14 years ago! Remember 2008? That’s when the economy was hit hard. We froze the fees in 2008, and although we have tried numerous times since to raise the fees, the timing simply was not right. Nearly two years ago, in March 2020, we were in the process of again starting the process and then… Covid hit. People were losing their jobs; again, we pulled back and left the fees where they were. 

The time has come; it must be done.

BUT it is not all bad news… 
We know that for some, this will be more difficult than for others. Here are some OPTIONS:

  1. 20% DISCOUNT on ALL registrations (includes individual courses and packages). Use CODE at checkout. (We had originally planned for a 10% discount, but it’s the time of the year to be jolly!) Note: CODE has now expired.
    Registrations must be received by midnight Eastern Time on Monday, December 20th.
  2. Register Packages to complete your program. Save substantially: the more courses in the package, the bigger the savings. (Not sure what you need to finish your program? Contact us.)
  3. Money is a little tight because of Christmas? Ask us to defer your payment.
  4. PAYMENT PLAN: We do not charge interest nor service fees, and we can spread the payments over several months. We know Christmas is just around the corner; if it helps, we can start your payments in January 2022.

If you have any questions, or you would like to know the most economical way of completing your program, please contact me:

  1. On our site: click on the button at the bottom of each page, leave us a message, we will contact you. Make sure to include your name, email address, and phone number if you would like us to call you.
  2. Send an email: admin@genealogicalstudies.com
  3. Call: 1-800-580-0165 ext 1

We are here to help you reach your genealogical goals…

Louise St Denis, Managing Director
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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

Countdown RESET

The hourglass has been RESET for another big announcement THIS WEEK by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. So, the countdown is on again. Tis the season for waiting for surprizes to be revealed! Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

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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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