Saturday, September 7, 2013

National Institute for Genealogical Studies (NIGS)--New Certificate Program

Recently the National Institute for Genealogical Studies (NIGS) announced the development of a new certificate program, the Professional Development Certificate. The certificate program will be overseen by Gina Philibert-Ortega, a noted genealogist, author, lecturer, with specialties in using social media in genealogy and researching women through genealogy, in addition to being one of the NIGS's many instructors.

Among the courses offered in this new certificate include Transcribing, Abstracting, & Extracting; Career Development: Choosing a Niche; Creating Programs for Adults & the Younger Generation; Organizing a One Name Study; Lecturing; Forensic Genealogy; Genealogy and Copyright; Palaeography;  Document Analysis; DNA; Marketing; House and Farm Histories and One Place Studies.

More information about the program can be found here:

More information about the NIGS can be found here:  All courses offered by the NIGS are 100% online courses.

On my own personal note: I am currently taking the Transcribing, Abstracting, & Extracting course, that's listed above. It is a challenge reading some of the handwriting in the documents that the course requires students to transcribe. Still, I find that practicing our skills via courses and workshops--no matter how long we have been researching our ancestors--is good exercise for us, don't you think?

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