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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Coming Soon! A New Course From NGS

On January 27th, NGS will introduce a new, completely updated course to replace the American Genealogical Series. If you are interested in advancing your research skills to build your personal family tree, check back soon to learn more about our unique approach, designed to teach the most important research skills specific to American family history.

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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



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.