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) 

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

  • African American
  • Deeds
  • Federal Lands
  • Autosomal DNA
  • German Ancestors
  • Revolutionary War
  • Civil War
  • World War I
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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.