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Various types of courses are available at the Institute. Single courses are available to enhance your knowledge, or a formal education program can be registered. Some courses are credit courses towards Certificate Programs, whereas others are non-credit courses. Some courses have required assignments and exams, others don't. Lots of choice...

To help you meet your objectives, we have prepared several viewing methods. To see a complete list of all our courses, select Alphabetical View. Select Intensive Short Term courses to view courses that are usually 4 weeks in length, Instructor involvement by e-mail and where submitting assignments is optional. To view Certificate Compulsory Courses select the stream of interest.

To see the scheduled commencement date for individual courses, or a detailed description of the content of a specific course, click on the name of the course. You can also view the Course Calendar. And finally, you may wish to check our Packages for reduced pricing.
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Basic Level
 Analysis and Skills Mentoring-Part 1
 Canadian: Census Records-Part 1
 Canadian: Land Records-Part 1
 Canadian: Vital Statistics Records-Part 1
 Canadian: Wills and Estate Records-Part 1
 Electronic Resources: Using The Internet
 Methodology - Part 1: Getting Started
 Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
 Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting

Intermediate Level
 Analysis and Skills Mentoring-Part 2
 Canadian: Census Records-Part 2
 Canadian: Land Records-Part 2
 Canadian: Religious Records
 Canadian: Vital Statistics Records-Part 2
 Canadian: Wills and Estate Records-Part 2
 Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
 Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
 Methodology - Part 5: How To Prove It

Advanced Level
 Analysis and Skills Mentoring-Part 3
 Canadian: Archival Centres
 Canadian: Geography and Maps
 Canadian: Immigration Records
 Canadian: Local History & Special Collections
 Canadian: Migration Patterns
 Canadian: Military Records
 Canadian: Newspaper Records
 Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines
 Genetics & Medical Family History
 Methodology - Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice
 Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents

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   Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1
   Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2
   Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3
   Australian: Births, Deaths & Marriages
   Australian: Church Records
   Australian: Convict Records
   Australian: Education Records
   Australian: Health Records
   Australian: Immigration Records-Free Settlers
   Australian: Local History and Regional Sources
   Australian: Military Records
   Australian: Newspapers and Biographies
   Australian: Occupational Records
   Australian: Other Sources for Births, Deaths & Marriages
   Business Skills: Business Administration
   Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche-Part 1
   Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche-Part 2
   Business Skills: Creating a Business
   Business Skills: Establishing & Promoting Your Website
   Business Skills: Marketing Your Services & Products
   Connecting Family: Online and Virtually
   Creating Genealogy Programs for Adults & the Younger Generation
   Demystifying Culture & Folklore
   Discover Your Family History
   DNA: Autosomal DNA - Testing For Everyone
   DNA: Historical Studies
   DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
   DNA: Methodology and Analysis
   DNA: Reading & Understanding Articles for Genetic Genealogy
   DNA: Special Circumstances-Adoptees & Unknown Parentage
   DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines
   Eastern European: Austrian-Hungarian, German & Russian Empires: Chronology
   Eastern European: Church Records
   Eastern European: Civil Registration Records
   Eastern European: Introduction to Research for North Americans
   Eastern European: Languages & Alphabets
   Eastern European: Locating Places
   Eastern European: Onsite Research in the Ancestral Homeland
   Eastern European: Other Records...Including Census, Land, Military & Tax
   Eastern European: Problem Solving
   Eastern European: Record Repositories
   Eastern European: Understanding Migration Patterns
   Electronic Resources: Organize & Publish a Family Tree
   English/Scottish: Occupations - Military and Services
   English: Census Records Including Wales
   English: Civil Registration Records Including Wales
   English: Court Records-Criminal, Civil & Ecclesiastical
   English: Education, Health & Contemporary Documents
   English: Land and Property Records Including Manorial Documents and Maps
   English: Non-Anglican Church Records
   English: Occupations - Professions and Trades
   English: Parish Registers
   English: Poor Law and Parish Chest Records
   English: Probate Records
   English: Taxes, Lists, Business, Electoral and Insurance Records
   English: Understanding Names in Genealogy
   Forensic Genealogy
   Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards
   Genealogy Society Creation & Management
   German: Chronological Considerations
   German: Church Records
   German: Civil Registration Records
   German: Compiled Sources
   German: Emigration Records
   German: Germans Outside of Germany
   German: Introduction to German Research
   German: Locating Places in Germany
   German: Naming Practices
   German: Reading the Records
   German: Record Repositories
   German: The Language
   Google for the Wise Genealogist
   Heraldry: Understanding the Art & Science
   Irish: Archival Repositories
   Irish: Census and Census Substitute Records
   Irish: Civil Registration
   Irish: Conformist and Non-Conformist Church Records
   Irish: Court Records, State Papers, Parliamentary Documents
   Irish: Electoral & Taxation Records
   Irish: Estate, Plantation and Settlement Records
   Irish: Immigration, Naturalization and Emigration Records
   Irish: Land Administration Records
   Irish: Major Printed Sources
   Irish: Military, Naval and Pension Records
   Irish: Monumental (Gravestone) Inscriptions
   Irish: Testamentary Source Records
   Irish: Understanding Ireland, History and Source Records
   Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 1
   Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 2
   Italian: Census & Tax Records-Not Scheduled
   Italian: Civil Registration Records-Part 1
   Italian: Civil Registration Records-Part 2
   Italian: History, Geography...-Not Scheduled
   Italian: Introduction to Research Outside of Italy
   Italian: Language and Location
   Italian: Military & Conscription Records-Not Scheduled
   Italian: Notarial & Land Records-Not Scheduled
   Italian: Researching Ancestors Online-Not Scheduled
   Lecturing Skills Including Preparation
   Librarianship: Cooperative Ventures and Referrals
   Librarianship: Developing a Genealogy Website
   Librarianship: Developing Successful Genealogy Collections
   Librarianship: Genealogy Record Types
   Librarianship: Genealogy Reference Interview
   Librarianship: Handouts, Brochures and Online/Multi-Media Reference Tools
   Librarianship: Internet Genealogy Searches
   Librarianship: Programming and Marketing Your Services
   Librarianship: Specialized Genealogy Sources
   Librarianship: Twenty-First Century Genealogy Services
   Life of Our Ancestors
   Organising a One-Name Study
   Organising a One-Place Study
   Personal Historian: Beginning Genealogy
   Personal Historian: Oral History & Interviewing Techniques
   Personal Historian: Telling the Stories
   Personal Historian: Video Techniques
   Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various Projects
   Planning a Fabulous Family Reunion
   Planning a Research Trip Including SLC -Updating
   Planning a Research Trip to Ireland
   Planning a Research Trip to Scotland
   Preserve Your Family History Documents & Heirlooms
   Producing Your Family Video
   Research: Acadian Ancestors
   Research: Alberta Ancestors
   Research: Australian Ancestors
   Research: Austro-Hungarian Ancestors
   Research: British Columbia Ancestors
   Research: British India Ancestors
   Research: Canadian Ancestors
   Research: Child Migration from Britain
   Research: Danish Ancestors
   Research: Dutch Ancestors in the Netherlands
   Research: English & Welsh Ancestors
   Research: FamilySearch Resources - In Person and Online
   Research: French-Canadian Ancestors
   Research: German Ancestors
   Research: Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters-Tracing Women
   Research: House & Farm Histories
   Research: Irish Ancestors
   Research: Italian Ancestors
   Research: Jewish Ancestors
   Research: Manitoba Ancestors
   Research: Mayflower Ancestors
   Research: New Brunswick Ancestors
   Research: New Zealand Ancestors
   Research: Newfoundland & Labrador-Updating
   Research: Nova Scotia Ancestors
   Research: Ontario Ancestors
   Research: Polish Ancestors
   Research: Quebec Non-Francophone Ancestors
   Research: Saskatchewan Ancestors
   Research: Scandinavian Ancestors
   Research: Scottish Ancestors-Updating
   Research: Slovak Ancestors--Updating
   Research: Social History
   Research: South African Ancestors Including Military Records
   Research: The National Archives of England
   Research: U.S. 20th Century Records, Including Adoption Records
   Research: U.S. African American Ancestors
   Research: U.S. Colonial New England Ancestors
   Research: U.S. Fraternal Organizations
   Research: U.S. Great Lakes Area Ancestors
   Research: U.S. Midwestern States Ancestors
   Research: U.S. Records Using Ancestry including DNA Strategies
   Research: U.S. Western States Ancestors
   Research: U.S. World War II Ancestors-Part 1
   Research: U.S. World War II Ancestors-Part 2
   Research: Ukrainian Ancestors
   Research: United Empire Loyalist Ancestors
   Scottish/English: Occupations - Military and Services
   Scottish: Beyond the OPRs-Not Scheduled
   Scottish: Census Records
   Scottish: Court & Government Records-Not Scheduled
   Scottish: Criminals & Criminal Courts-Not Scheduled
   Scottish: Education, Occupations...-Not Scheduled
   Scottish: Emigration & Immigration-Not Scheduled
   Scottish: Land & Property Records
   Scottish: Old Parish Registers
   Scottish: Special Aspects of Scottish Research
   Scottish: Statutory Registration
   Scottish: Tax Records, Oaths & Rolls-Not Scheduled
   Scottish: The Poor & Poor Relief-Not Scheduled
   Scottish: Wills and Testaments
   Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls
   Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies
   Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research
   Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist
   US: Cemetery and Mortuary Records
   US: Census Records
   US: Court Records
   US: Immigration & Naturalization Records
   US: Institutional Records
   US: Land Records
   US: Migration Patterns
   US: Military Records
   US: Newspaper Records
   US: Occupational Records
   US: Probate Records
   US: Religious Records-Part 1
   US: Religious Records-Part 2
   US: Vital Records, Understanding and Using The Records
   Writing for Genealogy: Articles, Blogs, Research Reports and so much more
   Writing the Genealogistís Memoir
   Writing Your Family History Book
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1Elective courses can be chosen from any course listed in the elective section above. (If you are choosing your elective courses from a previously registered package, and you choose Librarianship courses, an additional registration fee will apply.)

Your total number of compulsory courses plus your total number of elective courses must equal 40 courses if you are in a Country Specific Certificate program. The total number of courses is 12 in the Librarianship Certificate. The number of elective courses may vary by area of studies but is approximately 13 courses. The Librarianship Certificate requires only 2 elective courses. Check in the description area of each certificate for the exact number of elective courses required.

You may choose elective courses from any level. Courses indicated as Basic are suitable for everyone. Courses indicated as Intermediate or Advanced are not suitable for beginners in genealogy. Please consider your personal level of experience when choosing elective courses.

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