Genealogy Education: Institutes and Degree & Certificate Programs
If you’re ready to get serious about your genealogy education, here are some programs to consider. Note that while some provide “Certificates,” and all are excellent genealogy education programs, they do not provide “Certification.” (Please see beneath the chart for information about Certification and Accreditation).
Also please note that due to the current worldwide pandemic, many In-Person venues may be changed to Online/Virtual. Please check with the individual program to verify all information and details. This list is just for general information.
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Genealogical Education Programs
|Program||Online or In-Person||Type of Program||Specific Dates or Self-Study||URL|
|BYU Pathway Worldwide||Online||Certificate||Specific Dates||https://www.byupathway.org/certificate/family-history-research|
|Salt Lake Community College||Online||Certificate||Specific Dates||http://www.slcc.edu/workforce-training/program/genealogy.aspx|
|International Institute of Genealogical Studies||Online||Certificate and or Individual Coursework||Specific Dates and Self Study||https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/|
|Boston University||Online||Certificate and or Individual Coursework||Specific Dates and|
|National Genealogical Society||Online||Coursework||Self Study||https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/genealogy-courses/|
|Brigham Young University||In Person||Degree||Specific Dates||https://history.byu.edu/family-history|
|University of Dundee||Online||Degree||Specific Dates||https://www.dundee.ac.uk/postgraduate/family-local-history|
|University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Centre for Lifelong Learning||Online and In-person||Degree and Certificate||Specific Dates and Self-Study||https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/centreforlifelonglearning/genealogy/|
|University of New Haven||Online||Graduate Certificate in Forensic Genetic Genealogy||Specific Dates||http://catalog.newhaven.edu/preview_program.php|
|Applied Genealogy Institute (AppGen)||Virtual||Institute||Specific Dates||https://appliedgen.institute/|
|British Institute||In Person||Institute||Specific Dates||https://www.isbgfh.com/BRITISH-INSTITUTE|
|Canadian Genealogical Virtual Research Institute||Online||Institute||Specific Dates||https://www.cgvri.com/|
|Genealogical Institute on Federal Records||In Person||Institute||Specific Dates||https://www.gen-fed.org/|
|Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)||In Person||Institute||Specific Dates||https://www.gripitt.org/|
|Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)||In Person||Institute||Specific Dates||https://ighr.gagensociety.org/|
|Mid-west African American Genealogical Institute (MAAGI)||In Person||Institute||Specific Dates||http://www.maagiinstitute.org/|
|Quaker Research Virtual Institute||In Person||Institute||Specific Dates||https://www.isbgfh.com/QUAKER-VIRTUAL-INSTITUTE|
|Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy||In Person||Institute||Specific Dates||https://slig.ugagenealogy.org/|
|Texas Institute of Genealogical Research (TIGR)||Virtual in 2023||Institute||Specific Dates||http://www.txsgs.org/|
|BOARDS FOR ACCREDITATION & CERTIFICATION|
|Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)||Virtual||Certification (CG, CGL)||Varies||https://bcgcertification.org/|
|International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen)||In-person testing||Accreditation||Specific Dates||https://www.icapgen.org/|
|Investigative Genetic Genealogy Certificate Program at Ramapo College of New Jersey||Virtual||Certificate||Specific Dates||https://www.ramapo.edu/igg/certificate-program|
|The Investigative Genetic Genealogy Accreditation Board (IGGAB)||Virtual||Accreditation||Varies||https://www.iggab.org/|
About Certification & Accreditation
The Board for Certification of Genealogists ® (BCG), based in the Washington, D.C., area bestows Certified Genealogist credentials on associates who meet its qualifications.
The International Commission for the Accreditation of Genealogists (ICAPGen(SM)), based in Orem, Utah, confers Accredited Genealogist® credentials on members who comply with its requirements.
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