Genealogy Courses

NGS Genealogy Courses – Four 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. Our new Artificial Intelligence course is taught live via Zoom one day per week over four weeks. NGS offers many choices for skill-building, at every level of expertise to help you enrich your family history.


Foundations in Family History course

A detailed course in American genealogy designed to be progressive, building a solid foundation in genealogy research skills and records to develop a family tree generation by generation. Ideal for beginning to intermediate genealogists.

Advanced Skills in Genealogy course 

A comprehensive course tailored to provide intermediate to advanced students with an institute-level, standards-based program. This course prepares students to solve problems using key genealogical records and resources, as well as methodologies and strategies. The course covers:

  • sixteen major genealogical record groups
  • analysis and correlation of information
  • assignments to complete and earn a certificate
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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
  • Guide to Documentation & Source Citation
  • Federal Land Records
  • Revolutionary War
  • War of 1812 Records
  • Civil War
  • African American Roots
  • Transcribing, Extracting, and Abstracting Documents
  • Reading Old Handwriting
  • Effective Use of Deeds
  • World War I
  • 17th and 18th Century German Ancestors

Empowering Genealogists with Artificial Intelligence – Level One

This course uses live sessions via Zoom, and features “how to” instruction for using AI for genealogy, including the benefits and limitations of programs such as ChatGPT, Bard, and Claude. It will help genealogists enhance research efficiency and creativity by showing AI uses such as

  • OCR clean up
  • data extraction
  • narrative report improvement
  • translation of languages and old text.

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