National Genealogical Society

Educational Courses

Continuing Genealogical Studies

NGS offers Continuing Genealogical Studies. Each of these self-paced, independent learning courses focuses on subjects that help you further your research. Within each self-graded course are modules providing instruction, examples, web links, assignments, self-correcting quizzes, bibliographies, and glossaries.

In Continuing Genealogical Studies: Genetic Genealogy, the Basics, you are introduced to genetic genealogy. You receive an introduction to the DNA molecule, chromosomes, DNA markers, and the mitochondrial DNA molecule. It has six modules, each providing instruction, examples, self-correcting quizzes, a glossary, and a bibliography for future reference.

In Continuing Genealogical Studies: Introduction to Civil War Research, you are introduced to numerous records created for, during, and after the war. You receive strategies to identify and locate information on an ancestor living at the time of the Civil War.

In Continuing Genealogical Studies: Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors, you are introduced to numerous records created for, during, and after the war. You receive strategies to identify and locate information on an ancestor living at the time of the Revolutionary War.

In Continuing Genealogical Studies: Researching Your World War I Ancestors, you are introduced to numerous records created for, during, and after the war. You receive strategies to identify and locate information on an ancestor living at the time of the World War I.

Requirements

Since the courses under the Continuing Genealogical Studies: category are cloud-based, you need either a computer or tablet with an Internet connection to access the lessons, examples, exercises, and quizzes. No software or material is loaded onto your computer or tablet.

To optimize your online learning experience, the Canvas system uses the current version of a number of different browsers. To check for your browser compatibility, please see https://guides.instructure.com/m/4214/l/41056- which-browsers-does-canvas-support for further information and details.

All students work independently.

Fees

The Continuing Genealogical Studies series offers a variety of courses. See the individual courses for further information.

Continuing Genealogical Studies

Members

Non members

Genetic Genealogy, the Basics

$45

$70

Introduction to Civil War Research

$45

$70

Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors

$45

$70

Genetic Genealogy: Autosomal DNA

$60

$85

Researching Your World War I Ancestors

$45

$70

Special Federal Census Schedules (coming soon)

How Long Does It Take to Complete an Online Course?

Unlike continuing education courses, the Continuing Genealogical Studies series courses have no set time or date for attendance. These courses are geared toward individuals who have a variety of schedules. Upon registration, you have access to the course for six months from the date of registration. For those who need extra time, a one-time extension of three months is granted by contacting the NGS Course Administrator at courses@ngsgenealogy.org prior to the course expiration date.

See the individual courses for access and syllabus information.

Certificate of Completion

Continuing Genealogical Studies series are independent learning courses and not eligible for a certificate of completion.

Please note: The National Genealogical Society is not a licensing body, so no certification or accreditation is implied. For more information about certification or accreditation, please see Becoming a Professional Genealogist.

When Can I Start the Course?

Please allow three business days to receive an e-mail from NGS confirming registration and providing log in instructions. It is followed by a second e-mail from the NGS Education Department <notifications@instructure.com> linking you to the registration page.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All purchases of courses are final. No refunds or credits are available.

Questions?

Before you register for the course, please read the Continuing Genealogical Studies: FAQ. If you have further questions, please contact the NGS Course Administrator at courses@ngsgenealogy.org.



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