28 January 2022

Introducing a New Course: Foundations in Family History


National Genealogical Society Introduces New Course
Foundations in Family History

Today NGS launched Foundations in Family History, a new online course designed for genealogy hobbyists and intermediate researchers. This course was developed to give each family historian a solid foundation in the research skills needed to find and evaluate records for their family and to build their family tree—generation by generation.

The course consists of three parts with eighteen lessons which build on one another. Students will learn how to examine sources and develop a research plan. The course demonstrates how online resources and published family history sources can impact students’ research. Also featured are
  • a step-by-step process for using, locating, and evaluating genealogy records;
  • practical applications to apply lessons to personal family research;
  • case studies and citations that illustrate how to put lessons into action; and
  • complementary NGS Magazine articles and videos.

Foundations in Family History is the ideal course for the DNA test taker who wants to create a family tree to connect with matches; the genealogy enthusiast who wants to take their family history knowledge to the next level; or the librarian or archivist who wants to learn more to assist their patrons. This course, along with a new certificate course for more advanced researchers coming later in 2022, replaces American Genealogical Studies.

For more information and to enroll, visit NGS Foundations in Family History.

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