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November 2017 Virtual Meeting Schedule

Month by arztsamui/Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Month by arztsamui/Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

We have a great line up of virtual meetings for November. We hope you can join us for a session applicable to your studies and/or research!

Below is the virtual meetings schedule for the month of November.
NOTE: Times given are Eastern Standard Time.

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Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 PM EST – Methodology virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for ALL students no matter which country you are researching in. Join this session to ask questions about the courses or to discuss organizing, skill-building, strategies, effective searching and recording, proving it, transcribing, abstracting, extracting, copyright, and much more.

Time zones:
Tuesday, November 14th – 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England;
Wednesday, November 15th – 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Tuesday, November 14th at 9:00 PM EST – American Records virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

Time zones:
Tuesday, November 14th – 9:00 PM Eastern; 8:00 PM Central; 6:00 PM Pacific;
Wednesday, November 15th – 2:00 AM in London, England; 1:00 PM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 PM EST – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-GENERAL virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for students registered in the Analysis and Skills Mentoring courses. Students registered in the Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting, Extracting, Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls, Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies, and Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting are also welcome to join. Topics for discussion include course procedure, evidence analysis, Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS), citations, ethics, timelines, transcriptions, abstractions, extractions, proof summaries and more.

Time zones:
Wednesday, November 15th – 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England;
Thursday, November 16th – 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Wednesday, November 15th at 8:00 PM EST – Internet Tools virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This session is appropriate for students registered in/working on the Connecting Family: Online and Virtually, Google for the Wise Genealogist, and Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist courses, although all are welcome.

Time zones:
Wednesday, November 15th – 8:00 PM Eastern; 7:00 PM Central; 5:00 PM Pacific;
Thursday, November 16th – 1:00 AM in London, England; Noon in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Thursday, November 16th at 6:30 PM EST – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-Part 3 ARTICLE REVIEW virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article “Identification through Signatures: Using Complex Direct Evidence to Sort Colwills of Cornwall” by Ronald A. Hill (NGSQ Vol. 87, No. 3, September, 1999).

Time zones:
Thursday, November 16th – 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England;
Friday, November 17th – 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle3/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Thursday, November 16th at 8:00 PM EST – Canadian virtual meeting with Kathryn Lake Hogan

Time zones:
Thursday, November 16th – 8:00 PM Eastern; 7:00 PM Central; 5:00 PM Pacific; Friday, November 17th – 1:00 AM in London, England; Noon in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Saturday, November 18th at 10:00 AM EST – DNA virtual meeting with Shannon Combs-Bennett

This session is appropriate for students registered in/working on the DNA stream, Forensic Genealogy, Genetics & Medical Family History, Organising a One-Name Study, and Organising a One-Place Study courses, although all are welcome. The focus of this Virtual Meeting is the DNA testing process and how DNA can be use in genealogy research.

Time zones:
Saturday, November 18th – 10:00 AM Eastern; 9:00 AM Central; 7:00 AM Pacific; 3:00 PM in London, England;
Sunday, November 19th – 2:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/dna/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Sunday, November 19th at 2:30 PM EST – Scottish Records virtual meeting with Sheena Tait

Time zones:
Sunday, November 19th – 2:30 PM Eastern; 1:30 PM Central; 11:30 AM Pacific; 7:30 PM in London, England;
Monday, November 20th – 6:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/scottish/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Sunday, November 19th at 4:00 PM EST – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-Part 1 ARTICLE REVIEW virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article “Heritage Books and Family Lore: A Jackson Test in Missouri and Idaho” by Connie Lenzen (NGSQ Vol. 86, No. 1, March, 1998).

Time zones:
Sunday, November 19th – 4:00 PM Eastern; 3:00 PM Central; 1:00 PM Pacific; 9:00 PM in London, England;
Monday, November 20th – 8:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Monday, November 20th at 5:00 PM EST – Methodology virtual meeting with Brenda Wheeler

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for ALL students no matter which country you are researching in. Join this session to ask questions about the courses or to discuss organizing, skill-building, strategies, effective searching and recording, proving it, transcribing, abstracting, extracting, copyright, and much more.

Note: This session has been set up for the convenience of our students in Australia and New Zealand; however, all students are welcome to join in.

Time zones:
Monday, November 20th – 5:00 PM Eastern; 4:00 PM Central; 2:00 PM Pacific; 10:00 PM in London, England;
Tuesday, November 21st – 9:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Monday, November 20th at 6:30 PM EST – English Records virtual meeting with Brenda Wheeler

Time zones:
Monday, November 20th – 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England;
Tuesday, November 21st – 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Monday, November 20th at 9:00 PM EST – Irish Records virtual meeting with Brenda Wheeler

Time zones:
Monday, November 20th – 9:00 PM Eastern; 8:00 PM Central; 6:00 PM Pacific;
Tuesday, November 21st – 2:00 AM in London, England; 1:00 PM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/irish/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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LISTEN ON THE GO!
Want to listen to the student presentation but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the iTunes App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad), from the Google Play Store (for Androids), or from Blackberry World (for Blackberry).

Join us for Genealogy Education Opportunities in the Digital Age

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies course, Lecturing Skills Including Preparation, teaches the skills needed to present genealogical-related lectures. It is a “hands on” course where the student presents a lecture via our Virtual Learning Room. We invite you to participate and hear your fellow student. This is a 30-minute lecture, followed by a 10-minute Question & Answer period and a short poll to provide the student with feedback on her skills. Please come and support your fellow students!

This is an excellent learning experience for all involved–the student presenter and the audience! We all can learn new and interesting tidbits, even from topics that are not in our area of research.

Join us on November 10, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EST as  Doug Eborn presents:

Genealogy Education Opportunities in the Digital Age

Doug Eborn. Used with permission.

Doug Eborn. Used with permission.

SUMMARY/DESCRIPTION: Genealogists by nature are inquisitive people, learning all they can about research. This lecture will explore the many opportunities that are available to genealogists online and in person.

BIOGRAPHY: For forty years, Doug Eborn has been involved in genealogy. He has served as a FHC Director and Board Member of the Utah Genealogical Association.
MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lecturing/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

Presenter:

A special thanks to Kathy Holland for hosting this session.

From Hobbyist to Professional: Turning Retirement into Redirection

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies course, Lecturing Skills Including Preparation, teaches the skills needed to present genealogical-related lectures. It is a “hands on” course where the student presents a lecture via our Virtual Learning Room. We invite you to participate and hear your fellow student. This is a 30-minute lecture, followed by a 10-minute Question & Answer period and a short poll to provide the student with feedback on her skills. Please come and support your fellow students!

This is an excellent learning experience for all involved–the student presenter and the audience! We all can learn new and interesting tidbits, even from topics that are not in our area of research.

 

Used with permission of Marilyn Simleness

Used with permission of Marilyn Simleness

Join us on November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 PM EST as Marilyn Simleness presents:

From Hobbyist to Professional: Turning Retirement into Redirection

SUMMARY/DESCRIPTION: Is there life after retirement? Learn how one retired teacher turned her passion for genealogy into a new career path and began one of the greatest adventures of her life.

BIOGRAPHY: Marilyn Simleness is a transitional genealogist specializing in American Midwest and German, particularly Ostfriesland, research, in writing personal and family histories, and in educating youth.
MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lecturing/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

Presenter:

A special thanks to Kathy Holland for hosting this session.

Join Us For Student Presentations!

Image courtesy of jannoon028 at freedigitalphotos-net

Image courtesy of jannoon028 at freedigitalphotos-net

We have a couple of student presentations coming up. We hope you can join us to show your  support!

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies course, Lecturing Skills Including Preparation, teaches the skills needed to present genealogical-related lectures. It is a “hands on” course where the student presents a lecture via our Virtual Learning Room. We invite you to participate and hear your fellow student. This is a 30-minute lecture, followed by a 10-minute Question & Answer period and a short poll to provide the student with feedback on their skills. Please come and support your fellow students!

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Join us on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 PM EDT when Marilyn Simleness presents “From Hobbyist to Professional: Turning Retirement into Redirection

 

Used with permission of Marilyn Simleness

Used with permission of Marilyn Simleness

Presenter: Marilyn Simleness is a transitional genealogist specializing in American Midwest and German, particularly Ostfriesland, research, in writing personal and family histories, and in educating youth.

Presentation Description: Is there life after retirement? Learn how one retired teacher turned her passion for genealogy into a new career path and began one of the greatest adventures of her life.

Time zones:
Wednesday, November 8th – 7:00 PM Eastern; 6:00 PM Central; 4:00 PM Pacific;
Thursday, November 9th – midnight in London, England; 11:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lecturing/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Join us on Friday, November 10th at 2:00 PM EST when Doug Eborn presents “Genealogy Education Opportunities in the Digital Age.”

Doug Eborn. Used with permission.

Doug Eborn. Used with permission.

Presenter: For forty years, Doug Eborn has been involved in genealogy. He has served as a FHC Director and Board Member of the Utah Genealogical Association.

Presentation Description: Genealogists by nature are inquisitive people, learning all they can about research. This lecture will explore the many opportunities that are available to genealogists online and in person.

Time zones:
Friday, November 10th – 2:00 PM Eastern; 1:00 PM Central; 11:00 AM Pacific; 7:00 PM in London, England;
Saturday, November 11th – 6:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lecturing/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting these student presentation.

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Remember, to join a Virtual Meeting … anyone can participate. Hope to see you there!

To enter the Virtual Learning Room for a session you would like to attend, please click on the Location link or enter the Location URL into your browser. (No user name or password required; “Enter as a Guest”)

NOTE: Please sign in with your first AND last names when joining a Virtual Meeting. This will help everyone differentiate between individuals with the same name. (No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

Lisa Alzo Honored by the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International

Used with permission from Lisa Alzo

National Institute for Genealogical Studies course author Lisa Alzo,M.F.A. was honored by the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International  at their conference on October 21st in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award CGSI’s conference chair, Paul Makousky introduced the award with the following:

This 3rd ever recipient of the CGSI’s Distinguished Achievement Award has contributed in many ways to the education of people with Czech, Slovak and Rusyn ancestry. The recipient has authored over 20 articles for the CGSI’s quarterly publication Nase Rodina, has contributed as a speaker at CGSI Conferences and quarterly meetings, and served as a member of the CGSI Board of Directors.
Our recipient has been a frequent lecturer, book author, writing coach, and great resource for many genealogical societies throughout the country.

Our recipient’s history with the CGSI goes back to our 2001 Conference which was held in this same location at which time another fellow Slovak, Joseph Hornack of Cleveland, OH was named an awardee of our Distinguished Service Award. It was the recipient’s first time as a genealogical speaker.

The recipient I can say is a personal friend and very worthy of receiving this walnut plaque adding to a fine line of previous recipients including the late Margie Sobotka of Omaha, Nebraska and current attendee Leo Baca of Richardson, Texas.

I am very proud to award this plaque to none other than Lisa Alzo, of Ithaca, New York.

Congratulations to Lisa on receiving this honor. Lisa’s work is well-known and her expertise has been  key in helping many genealogists find their family history.

October 2017 Genealogy Virtual Meetings

Image courtesy of arztsamui at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of arztsamui at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

We have a great line up of virtual meetings for October. Hope you can join us for a session applicable to your studies and/or research!

Do you have any questions about your courses or research? Join us for a virtual meeting applicable to your question. Even if you don’t have questions you are welcome to just listen, lurk and learn! We don’t mind in the least.

 

Below is the virtual meetings schedule for the month of October. Mark your calendars for sessions applicable to your area of studies or research. NOTE: Times given are Eastern Daylight Time.

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Thursday, October 12th at 2:00 PM EDT – Methodology virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for ALL students no matter which country you are researching in. Join this session to ask questions about the courses or to discuss organizing, skill-building, strategies, effective searching and recording, proving it, transcribing, abstracting, extracting, copyright, and much more.

Time zones:
Thursday, October 12th – 2:00 PM Eastern; 1:00 PM Central; 11:00 AM Pacific; 7:00 PM in London, England;
Friday, October 13th – 5:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Thursday, October 12th at 3:30 PM EDT – American Records virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

Time zones:
Thursday, October 12th – 3:30 PM Eastern; 2:30 PM Central; 12:30 PM Pacific; 8:30 PM in London, England;
Friday, October 13th – 6:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30 PM EDT – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-Part 2 ARTICLE REVIEW virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article “Organizing Meager Evidence to Reveal Lineages: An Irish Example—Geddes of Tyrone” by Thomas W. Jones (NGSQ Vol. 89, No.2, June, 2001).

Time zones:
Tuesday, October 17th – 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England;
Wednesday, October 18th – 9:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle2/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Tuesday, October 17th at 8:00 PM EDT – Professional Development virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in the Professional Development courses, although serious-minded genealogist and those considering starting their own genealogy business are welcome. Discussions at this virtual meeting will be at the advanced level.

Time zones:
Tuesday, October 17th – 8:00 PM Eastern; 7:00 PM Central; 5:00 PM Pacific;
Wednesday, October 18th – 1:00 AM in London, England; 11:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/professional/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Thursday, October 19th at 1:00 PM EDT – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-GENERAL virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for students registered in the Analysis and Skills Mentoring courses. Students registered in the Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting, Extracting, Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls, Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies, and Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting are also welcome to join. Topics for discussion include course procedure, evidence analysis, Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS), citations, ethics, timelines, transcriptions, abstractions, extractions, proof summaries and more.

Time zones:
Thursday, October 19th – 1:00 PM Eastern; Noon Central; 10:00 AM Pacific; 6:00 PM in London, England;
Friday, October 20th – 4:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Thursday, October 19th at 2:30 PM EDT – Internet Tools virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This session is appropriate for students registered in/working on the Connecting Family: Online and Virtually, Google for the Wise Genealogist, and Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist courses, although all are welcome.

Time zones:
Thursday, October 19th – 2:30 PM Eastern; 1:30 PM Central; 11:30 AM Pacific; 7:30 PM in London, England;
Friday, October 20th – 5:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Friday, October 20th at 6:00 PM EDT – Australian Records virtual meeting with Kerry Farmer

Time zones:
Friday, October 20th – 6:00 PM Eastern; 5:00 PM Central; 3:00 PM Pacific; 11:00 PM in London, England;
Saturday, October 21st – 9:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/australian/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Saturday, October 21st at 4:00 PM EDT – Canadian virtual meeting with Kathryn Lake Hogan

Time zones:
Saturday, October 21st – 4:00 PM Eastern; 3:00 PM Central; 1:00 PM Pacific; 9:00 PM in London, England;
Sunday, October 22nd – 7:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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LISTEN ON THE GO!
Want to listen to the student presentation but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the iTunes App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad), from the Google Play Store (for Androids), or from Blackberry World (for Blackberry).

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See the calendar of future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; in the top menu choose INFORMATION and then VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu.

If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read the Instructions available at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf. If this URL does not open, please go to www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on Information in the top menu bar, and then Virtual Learning Room in the drop down menu. The link to the Instructions (in PDF format) will be at the top right of the page (you may need to scroll over to the right side of the page).

New Course: DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing For Everyone

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is proud to announce our latest DNA course, DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing For Everyone

 

Dna by dream designs Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Dna by dream designs Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Genetic genealogy is quickly becoming a handy tool in the savvy genealogist’s tool box. As a savvy genealogist you need to be aware of many things before you can wield it properly. There are ethical concerns at the foremost besides the scientific understanding. What test should you use when and why is the largest consideration. Not everything can be treated as a nail so understanding the field of genetic genealogy is the key to successfully choosing which tool is best.

There are three tests you can take for genetic genealogy. The most common is autosomal, that now includes X-Chromosome analysis. Next comes the test for paternal lineage (yDNA) and the test for maternal lineage (mtDNA). It is important to make sure you know which test you want to take and what that test can tell you before you proceed in testing.

Autosomal or Admixture DNA (atDNA) is the most frequently taken genetic genealogy test on the market. With one test you can learn about your paternal and maternal families as well as your combined ethnic origins. While amazing, there are a few caveats to this.

Mainly, it only tells you about the DNA that was passed down to you, which, with the way inheritance works in genetics, is less and less material each generation. This also applies to your ethnic background. You may know, on paper, your 2nd great-grandmother was German. Genetically however, you may be hard pressed to any trace of her large enough to show up through testing.

Through this course we are going to examine what atDNA is, how it is passed down to you, and what a genetic genealogy test will tell you. You will discover that atDNA is a wonderful tool for unlocking your hidden past when combined with traditional paper genealogy.

To learn more about this course authored by Shannon Combs Bennett or register, see our website.

 

 

 

September 2017 Virtual Meetings

Month by arztsamui/Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Month by arztsamui/Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Now that summer is pretty much over in the Northern Hemisphere, it is time to get back to a routine–schedule time for researching, studying, and virtual meetings. We have a great line up of virtual meetings for September. Hope you can join us!

Do you have any questions about your courses or research? Join us for a virtual meeting applicable to your question. Even if you don’t have questions you are welcome to just listen, lurk and learn! We don’t mind in the least.

Help us help you … we want your questions for the virtual meetings! Do you have a specific question about your course(s) and/or your genealogy research that you would like answered at a virtual meeting you plan to attend? By submitting your question ahead of the virtual meeting, the instructor can be better prepared.

Guidelines for submitting your questions:

1. Email: degroot@genealogicalstudies.com

2. Subject line: Virtual Meeting Question

3. Body of the email is to include:

a) State your question or problem. Be specific and short!

b) If your question pertains to a course, give the full title of the course. If your question is specific to course content, please include the module number and section name. (These details are important for the instructor to understand what you are asking.)

c) If your question pertains to researching a specific record group, include the location (i.e. country, state/province, county, and town/city) and time period.

Be aware, to have your questions answered at the next appropriate virtual meeting you will need to email us at least four days in advance of the virtual meeting. Keep in mind, depending on the number of questions submitted and discussion on hand they may be answered at the next scheduled virtual meeting.

Below is the virtual meetings schedule for the month of September. Mark your calendars for sessions applicable to your area of studies or research. NOTE: Times given are Eastern Daylight Time.

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Thursday, September 14th at 7:00 PM EDT – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-Part 1 ARTICLE REVIEW virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article “Heritage Books and Family Lore: A Jackson Test in Missouri and Idaho” by Connie Lenzen (NGSQ Vol. 86, No. 1, March, 1998).

Time zones:
Thursday, September 14th – 7:00 PM Eastern; 6:00 PM Central; 4:00 PM Pacific;
Friday, September 15th – midnight in London, England; 9:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Saturday, September 16th at 9:00 AM EDT – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-GENERAL virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for students registered in the Analysis and Skills Mentoring courses. Students registered in the Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting, Extracting, Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls, Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies, and Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting are also welcome to join. Topics for discussion include course procedure, evidence analysis, Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS), citations, ethics, timelines, transcriptions, abstractions, extractions, proof summaries and more.

Time zones:
Saturday, September 16th – 9:00 AM Eastern; 8:00 AM Central; 6:00 AM Pacific; 2:00 PM in London, England; 11:00 PM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Saturday, September 16th at 10:00 AM EDT – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-Part 3 ARTICLE REVIEW virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article “Identification through Signatures: Using Complex Direct Evidence to Sort Colwills of Cornwall” by Ronald A. Hill (NGSQ Vol. 87, No. 3, September, 1999).

Time zones:
Saturday, September 16th – 10:00 AM Eastern; 9:00 AM Central; 7:00 AM Pacific; 3:00 PM in London, England;
Sunday, September 17th – midnight in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle3/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Saturday, September 16th at 11:30 AM EDT – American Records virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

Time zones:
Saturday, September 16th – 11:30 AM Eastern; 10:30 AM Central; 8:30 AM Pacific; 4:30 PM in London, England;
Sunday, September 17th – 1:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Sunday, September 17th at 11:30 AM EDT – Internet Tools virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This session is appropriate for students registered in/working on the Connecting Family: Online and Virtually, Google for the Wise Genealogist, and Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist courses, although all are welcome.

Time zones:
Sunday, September 17th – 11:30 AM Eastern; 10:30 AM Central; 8:30 AM Pacific; 4:30 PM in London, England;
Monday, September 18th – 1:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Sunday, September 17th at 1:00 PM EDT – Methodology virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for ALL students no matter which country you are researching in. Join this session to ask questions about the courses or to discuss organizing, skill-building, strategies, effective searching and recording, proving it, transcribing, abstracting, extracting, copyright, and much more.

Time zones:
Sunday, September 17th – 1:00 PM Eastern; noon PM Central; 10:00 AM Pacific; 6:00 PM in London, England;
Monday, September 18th – 3:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Sunday, September 17th at 7:00 PM EDT – English Records virtual meeting with Brenda Wheeler

Time zones:
Sunday, September 17th – 7:00 PM Eastern; 6:00 PM Central; 4:00 PM Pacific;
Monday, September 18th – midnight in London, England; 9:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Sunday, September 17th at 8:30 PM EDT – Irish Records virtual meeting with Brenda Wheeler

Time zones:
Sunday, September 17th – 8:30 PM Eastern; 7:30 PM Central; 5:30 PM Pacific;
Monday, September 18th – 1:30 AM in London, England; 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/irish/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Monday, September 18th at 3:00 PM EDT – Canadian virtual meeting with Kathryn Lake Hogan

During this session, after questions are answered about the Canadian Records courses, Kathryn will discuss Canadian Newspapers with the session attendees.

Time zones:
Monday, September 18th – 3:00 PM Eastern; 2:00 PM Central; noon Pacific; 8:00 PM in London, England;
Tuesday, September 19th – 5:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Tuesday, September 19th at 5:00 AM EDT – Methodology virtual meeting with Brenda Wheeler

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for ALL students no matter which country you are researching in. Join this session to ask questions about the courses or to discuss organizing, skill-building, strategies, effective searching and recording, proving it, transcribing, abstracting, extracting, copyright, and much more.

NOTE: This session has been set up for the convenience of our students in Australasia.

Time zones:
Tuesday, September 19th – 5:00 AM Eastern; 4:00 AM Central; 2:00 AM Pacific; 10:00 AM in London, England; 7:00 PM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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LISTEN ON THE GO!
Want to listen to the student presentation but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the iTunes App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad), from the Google Play Store (for Androids), or from Blackberry World (for Blackberry).

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See the calendar of future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; in the top menu choose INFORMATION and then VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu.

If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read the Instructions available at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf. If this URL does not open, please go to www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on Information in the top menu bar, and then Virtual Learning Room in the drop down menu. The link to the Instructions (in PDF format) will be at the top right of the page (you may need to scroll over to the right side of the page).

 

Contacting The National Institute

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In the genealogy world we need to communicate with each other to keep abreast of the constantly evolving research methods and resources. The same is true within the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. As a student of the National Institute, there are various ways you can communicate with us and your fellow students.

#1 By email to the National Institute

When contacting us please include your first and last name and the course title, including the country the course applies to.

i) admin@genealogicalstudies.com – for general questions;

ii) alert@genealogicalstudies.com – to advise us of broken links in your course materials and assignments–please be specific as to where problem is;

iii) exam@genealogicalstudies.com – questions pertaining to your course exam.
#2 By email to a fellow student

When you view a fellow student’s public assignment SUBMISSION/ANSWER and you would like to contact them about something in their posting, simply click on the envelope icon to the right of the student’s name. A new window will open where you can type your message. For privacy reasons, you will not see the recipient’s email address and they have the option to reply or not.
#3 Attend a Virtual Meeting

VIRTUAL MEETINGS ARE THE BEST PLACE TO COMMUNICATE with an instructor and fellow students. Anyone can participate! You do not have to be registered in the course to attend. When attending virtual meetings, please bring questions applicable to the topic being discussed.

Watch for our emails outlining upcoming virtual meetings dates and times. Or visit our website at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on Information in the top menu bar, and then Virtual Learning Room for the full schedule.
#4 Follow the National Institute’s Blog

Go to http://blog.genealogicalstudies.com/ and scroll down. On the right hand side of the page you will see Subscribe to Blog via Email. In the text box, enter your email address and click on the Subscribe button. Once subscribed, you will receive an email each time we post an article. Each blog article includes a link to write a comment or share via social media. Look for these options at the end of each blog post.
#5 Follow us on Twitter

Once signed into your Twitter account, search for us on Twitter by our Twitter name @GeneaStudies. On our Twitter page, click on the Follow button to subscribe to our tweets. Not a member of Twitter? No problem, just go to Twitter www.twitter.com and join. Membership is free.
#6 Follow the National Institute on Facebook

To follow us on Facebook you must be a member. To join Facebook go to www.facebook.com and sign up. Find us on Facebook   and click on the Like button on the top right of our page.
#7 Join a GenealogyWise group to communicate with your fellow students

Go to www.genealogywise.com and Sign Up. There are groups set up for each of the National Institute’s country streams; i.e. American, Australian, Canadian, English, German, Irish, and Scottish, as well as Methodology, Librarianship, Alumni, and First Timer FAQs.
#8 Follow GenealogyWise on Facebook

To follow us on Facebook you must be a member. To join Facebook go to www.facebook.com and sign up. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GenealogyWise and click on the Like button on the top right of our page.
#9 Consultation with an instructor ($)

If you want to have a one-on-one consultation with an instructor this can be arranged. Please email admin@genealogicalstudies.com to request an appointment. When emailing please provide some information as to what course and some background details you would like to discuss so we can recommend a consultation with an appropriate instructor. The consultation with an instructor is available for a modest fee.

New German Certificate Course

Germans Outside of Germany is Latest Course Offering in the German Certificate Program from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

Explores German Immigration and Ancestry Worldwide

 

For Immediate Release

29 August 2017

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is proud to announce the release of the latest advanced course in the German Certificate program. German: Germans Outside of Germany explores researching German immigrants worldwide.

 

GERMANS OUTSIDE OF GERMANY COURSE

The latest offering from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, authored by Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA 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 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/. The first offering of German: Germans Outside of Germany begins September 4, 2017.

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.

 

ABOUT THE GERMAN CERTIFICATE

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.

 

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GENEALOGICAL STUDIES

Heritage Productions and The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, leaders in online genealogy education, 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 please call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165 or email us at admin@genealogicalstudies.com.

For more information:

Louise St Denis

www.genealogicalstudies.com

admin@genealogicalstudies.com

1-800-580-0165 (North American)

416-861-0165 (International)

Skype: louisestd

 

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