A Subsidary of The American College of Interdisciplinary Sciences
Specializing in Genetic Genealogy, Forensic Genealogy, History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Heraldry, Education, Sociology, DNA Studies, Photographic Genealogy, Microbiology and other Sciences
In the late 1800's and early 1900's genealogy was considered a science but only recently (last 100 years became more of a vocation similar to basketweaving and flower-arranging. This was because many potential genealogy researchers lacked the education or scholarship to enter the program at a higher level. It is the American College's intent to change this devolution in genealogical study. (Read White Paper) There is not only the Certification program, but a Licentiate Program, which is a high bachelor's or professional degree granted in genealogy, heraldry and documentary sciences. It is accredited internationally by the highly respected Royal College of Teachers in London England, which have a royal charter from HM Queen Elizabeth II..
This school is not only meant for training in technical skills, like some American endeavours which lead to CG and AG qualifications, but also focuses on the development of higher educational skills, research, interdisciplinary studies and scientific development.
This important new step in genealogical education began in 2009, when the President of the American School of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences and the Founder/President of the School of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences in Bologna, Italy met and decided to developing skills, tools, expertise and understanding on a much higher level where accredited degrees may be obtained. This study would include interdisciplinary scholarship, research, and scientific studies in higher education.
The above video is a special report of one of our students on her experience with the school.
British Natural Museum - Photo: Carl Edwin Lindgren
Thus, the future Chancellor, Dr. Pier Felice degli Uberti, and the President of the American School, Dr. Carl Edwin Lindgren, discussed the building of this American College for American and international students
Dr. LaWanna Lease Blount, living in Texas, after formerly teaching in Australia, Libya, Venezuela, moved to Como to take over the activities of Vice President and curriculum instruction design.
She worked with the President to develop its foundational curriculum and the school was born. A committed faculty has been formed to usher in this unique program in the United States. All faculty members possess accredited degrees (e.g. master degrees or doctorates) in history, pedagogic, curriculum and instruction, law and the social sciences (documentary sciences) as well as an extensive practical and theoretical background in genealogy, chivalry and heraldry.
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Photo: Carl Edwin Lindgren
WE WILL ASSIST ENROLLED STUDENTS AND FACULTY IN OBTAINING GRANTS.
We are currently engaged in writing several grant proposals and provide free services to individuals attempting to find professional genealogists, heralds and heraldic artists. The American School is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
Our program, educational training and research is geared toward the American student, but is taken by students internationally..Note our Center Accreditation website of the College of Teachers, UK. As a nonprofit academic and educational corporation, we also conduct research in genealogy, family history, heraldry and documentary sciences.
The founding Mission of the American School is to provide the opportunity for genealogists, family historians, archivists, librarians and teachers and other professionals to develop further and higher level knowledge and skills in the foundational structures of genealogical research and underlying theoretica historical andl anthropological kinship foundations in genealogy, history of heraldry, chivalry, ethnic culture, family, and in anthropological studies.
The School’s purpose is also to provide an array of certificates, diplomas and postgraduate diplomas relating to how pedagogy (the art, science, or profession of teaching) both practical and theory, relates to a better understanding of the aforementioned disciplines.
The underlying commitment of the founders is to provide an opportunity for the study of genealogy at a higher level of skills intended for increasing career opportunities in government, business, education and legal enterprises. It is understood that such will be a time consuming process as the field of professional genealogy has yet to secure the agreed upon professional standards which are necessary in any career profession.
Take our FREE Darkroom Black and White Photographic Course on Family History and Historical Landscape Changes. The course is 10 weeks long and the text book is FREE.- contact Prof Lindgren
25 % Scholarships and Fellowships on Certificate and Postgraduate programs.
The College also offers a COMPLETE Fellowship to Students wishing to translate syllabi and other documents into Spanish and Italian.
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Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.
President - Dr. Carl Edwin Lindgren - Skype (celindgren)
Vice President & Dir. of Academic Studies - Dr. LaWanna L. Blount
Senior Academic Officer and Chief Assessor - Dr. D. Edward Goff
Chair of Heraldic Studies- Mr. John James Tunesi of Liongam
Chair of Family History - Jane Tunesi of Liongam
Chair of the School of Law - Dr. Stephen P. Kerr
Contact Information - email@example.com
While we work on creating a fully accredited master's and doctoral degrees programs in interdisciplinary studies, we are increasing the number of courses a student may take. The following have just been added to our curriculum. They are just the beginning:
1. African-American Genealogy:
This course is designed to help students acquire an understanding of how to produce African-American genealogies using appropriate techniques, tools and available resources.
2. Teaching British and American Family History:
It has been noted that teaching skills are in many cases lacking and this course is designed to fill the vacuum and extablish greater teacher competence and professional development.
3. How to Become an Effective Expert Witness
The future of genealogy is more and more becoming a part of the legal system. This is a beginning course in this important field.
Two courses that are in the process of being created are:
4. The Advanced Course in being an Effective Expert Witness, and
5. A Practical Course in How to Effectively and Successfully Market a Genealogical Business in a very Competitive World
While in London, the College's President, Dr Carl Edwin Lindgren received a personal invitation and tour of the Society of Antiquaries (London), Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain, Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal College of Teachers, Royal Society of Arts, Royal Photographic Society and Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He was also accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Great Britain and had tea in the Fellow's Room of the Society of Antiquaries - London.