Two New CGS Courses Released

April 30th, 2018 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

NGS Announces Two New Online Courses: African American Roots: A Historical Perspective and Federal Land Records

African American Roots: A Historical Perspective introduces you to the uniqueness of searching for African American ancestors. A mixture of history and genealogy, it discusses the role Africans and African Americans played in the birth and growth of the United Sates from as early as the fifteenth century. Armed with this historical perspective, family historians learn where they might find information about African Americans in general and their own ancestors in particular.

Janice Lovelace, PhD (psychology) developed the course for NGS. Lovelace has more than thirty years of experience in genealogical research and has presented nationally on methodology, DNA, and ethnic minority genealogy.

Federal Land Records covers the different types of land entries including cash entries, donation land, homesteads, and military bounty land, and discusses how land ownership was transferred from the federal government to an individual or group. Land application files may contain valuable information for genealogists including details on family members, neighbors, citizenship status, and land improvements. This course teaches you how to access these federal land records.

Angela Packer McGhie, CG developed this course for NGS. McGhie is a professional researcher, lecturer, and instructor who has worked with federal records at the National Archives for the last decade.

These two courses are just two of a number of online NGS courses that offer the convenience of completing a genealogy course over a period of months at any location and at any time. They are available for $45.00 for members and $70.00 for nonmembers. For further information or to purchase the course, visit NGS Continuing Genealogical Studies or the NGS Store.

Special Note: Authors of each newly released course will be in the NGS Booth during Conference – the schedule will be available at the booth.