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Germans Outside of Germany” is latest course offering in the German Certificate Program from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, and it explores German immigration and Germany ancestry worldwide while learning from the comfort of your own home.

Written by Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA, the Germans Outside of Germany course is an advanced level course in the German Certificate program.

Since the 19th century (or earlier), Germans have migrated to other countries to make their home. Whether they were evacuating for the sake of safety, moving into countries where other family members resided, or simply emigrating to remove themselves from the homeland, researching these individuals means considering various types of records found in the country they called home. This course explores the German migration out of Germany as late as the mid-20th century and includes settlements in some locations as early as pre-15th century. The countries addressed are those where significant populations of Germans have been or are still found, include the UK and Ireland; Oceania (Australia and New Zealand); North America (US, Canada, and Mexico); European countries where German is not an official language; Latin American countries (Central and South America and the Dominican Republic); Africa, Asia, and India. The course explores why Germans left Germany and where they went.

Germans Outside of Germany is a 9 week online course, and joins another new course in the certificate program, German: Compiled Sources. You can read more about these courses and the German Certificate at The National Institute website http://www.genealogicalstudies.com/ (just click on the courses tab).

The first offering of German: Germans Outside of Germany begins September 4, 2017, which obviously doesn’t give you much time to sign up. So you may wish to choose the October or December dates, or even sometime next year to start. You can choose.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies currently offers 9 certificates for students looking to specialize in or gain comprehensive knowledge in their genealogical pursuits. Certificates are a comprehensive 40-course program that provides students with a breadth and depth of genealogical education not found anywhere else. Over 200 courses authored by experts in their field are available from The National Institute.

Students enrolled in the German Certificate program build their expertise in genealogical research methodologies and the records of Germany. Courses that focus on researching German heritage include: German: Introduction to Research, German: Church Records,  German: Civil Registration Records, German: Emigration Records, German: Locating Places in Germany, German: Reading the Records and German: Record Repositories. Methodology and Analysis courses provide the student with instruction in proper genealogical methodology and analysis of records and evidence.

Heritage Productions and The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, are leaders in online genealogy education, and have offered genealogical and history materials for 25 years. Over 200 courses in genealogical studies are offered to help enhance researcher’s skills. For those looking to acquire more formal educational training, The National Institute offers Certificate Programs in the records of Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, and the United States, as well as a General Methodology, Professional Development and Librarianship Certificate Program.

For more information, visit their website www.genealogicalstudies.com, email admin@genealogicalstudies.com. or for those in North America the toll-free number is 1800-580-0165.