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.


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


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