Genealogy Courses

NGS Genealogy Courses – Three Online Programs in Genealogy Research

Choose from our three genealogy programs that allow you to take online, cloud-based courses at your convenience. You decide how to personalize your learning schedule, anywhere, anytime. NGS offers many choices for skill-building, at every level of expertise, to help you enrich your family history.

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American Genealogical Studies (AGS)

A series of four courses designed to build on each other and teach key research skills, specific to American family history:

  • The Basics
  • Guide to Documentation and Source Citation
  • Beyond the Basics
  • Branching Out
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Continuing Genealogical Studies (CGS)

Twelve stand-alone courses on subjects and records important to developing your expertise building your genealogy:

  • Using DNA Test Results
  • Autosomal DNA
  • Federal Land Records
  • Revolutionary War
  • War of 1812 Records
  • Civil War
  • African American Roots
  • Transcribing, Extracting, and Abstracting Documents
  • NEW–Reading Old Handwriting
  • Effective Use of Deeds
  • World War I
  • 17th and 18th Century German Ancestors

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Family History Skills Course

*Exclusive for NGS Members
Free, six-lesson foundational course that is an excellent introductory or refresher course on researching your family tree.

Introduces the student to concepts such as

  • terminology;
  • relationships;
  • the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS);
  • recording names, dates, and sources;
  • and the most widely used charts and forms including the Pedigree chart and the Family Group Sheet.

NGS Education. Build Your Skills. Build Your Family History.