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Your past makes you and shapes you and your family. So have you ever been curious about your roots and where you came from? What your family did throughout history? If your family took part in any major historic events?

    You can unlock the door to your unique family story to find out the answers to all these and more when you study our DNA and Genealogy course. You’ll learn where to start digging to build the foundations of your family tree to properly understand your place in the world. 

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: What Is DNA?

    • DNA - the building blocks of life
    • What your DNA could say about you
    • What is DNA testing?
    • How to understand DNA test results to help your research
    • How DNA helps the professionals at work

    Module 2: What Can DNA Tell You?

    • Solving crimes with DNA
    • Using genetic genealogy to answer questions that records can’t
    • Tracing diseases and traits through DNA
    • Forensic Science, Anthropology and other DNA-based careers

    Module 3: What Is Genealogy?

    • Introduction to Genealogy
    • Why is genealogy important?
    • What can you do with genealogy
    • Genealogy in the world of work

    Module 4: Family Records

    • What can documents tell you about your roots?
    • How to interpret documents to build your family history
    • How to replace damaged or lost documents to see the complete picture
    • How to interview family members to get all the information you need

    Module 5: Church & Public Records

    • Search for documents online to save time
    • Where to look for records to find old relatives
    • How to use large online databases to find information easily
    • How far back can you go?

    Module 6: Creating Your Family Tree

    • Putting all the pieces of the puzzle together
    • Building your family tree so it makes sense
    • Best ways to share what you’ve created - and maybe learn more
    • Using the information to uncover medical conditions or trace your inheritance
    • Personalize historic events by knowing your family’s role in them

    Career

    Who is this course for

    Anyone who loves solving puzzles can learn to unravel the secrets locked in historic documents or the techniques to talk to relatives and get the facts about who they are and where they come from

    Career path

    After completing this course, you could:

    • Put together your family's history
    • Start a business putting together family trees and making genealogical searches for others
    • Delve further into genealogy
    • Awaken an interest in a career in DNA or Genealogy
    • Research and write history books, novels or movie scripts

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution

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    About

    Your past makes you and shapes you and your family. So have you ever been curious about your roots and where you came from? What your family did throughout history? If your family took part in any major historic events?

      You can unlock the door to your unique family story to find out the answers to all these and more when you study our DNA and Genealogy course. You’ll learn where to start digging to build the foundations of your family tree to properly understand your place in the world. 

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: What Is DNA?

      • DNA - the building blocks of life
      • What your DNA could say about you
      • What is DNA testing?
      • How to understand DNA test results to help your research
      • How DNA helps the professionals at work

      Module 2: What Can DNA Tell You?

      • Solving crimes with DNA
      • Using genetic genealogy to answer questions that records can’t
      • Tracing diseases and traits through DNA
      • Forensic Science, Anthropology and other DNA-based careers

      Module 3: What Is Genealogy?

      • Introduction to Genealogy
      • Why is genealogy important?
      • What can you do with genealogy
      • Genealogy in the world of work

      Module 4: Family Records

      • What can documents tell you about your roots?
      • How to interpret documents to build your family history
      • How to replace damaged or lost documents to see the complete picture
      • How to interview family members to get all the information you need

      Module 5: Church & Public Records

      • Search for documents online to save time
      • Where to look for records to find old relatives
      • How to use large online databases to find information easily
      • How far back can you go?

      Module 6: Creating Your Family Tree

      • Putting all the pieces of the puzzle together
      • Building your family tree so it makes sense
      • Best ways to share what you’ve created - and maybe learn more
      • Using the information to uncover medical conditions or trace your inheritance
      • Personalize historic events by knowing your family’s role in them

      Career

      Who is this course for

      Anyone who loves solving puzzles can learn to unravel the secrets locked in historic documents or the techniques to talk to relatives and get the facts about who they are and where they come from

      Career path

      After completing this course, you could:

      • Put together your family's history
      • Start a business putting together family trees and making genealogical searches for others
      • Delve further into genealogy
      • Awaken an interest in a career in DNA or Genealogy
      • Research and write history books, novels or movie scripts

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution

      6639 Students

      Guarantee

      Accredited

      Accredited