Join us for our 2014 graduation ceremony, on Friday the 2nd of May as we honor Graduates of the Certificate in Genealogical Studies program. This year, it will be held at St. Catharines, Ontario at the start of the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference between 3:30 and 5:30 pm (Eastern Daylight Savings Time).
Our students and graduates are from all around the world. Naturally, because of the far away distances, many graduates have difficulty attending this ceremony. For the last two years, through the use of our Virtual Meeting Room, we were able to reach a much greater number of students and graduates virtually. Again this year, we will use the Virtual Meeting Room for those who cannot attend locally.
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies invites you to come celebrate with us, our students, our graduates and our instructors. Everyone is invited.
May 2, 2014 at 3:30pm (EDT)
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, Ontario (90 minutes south-west of Toronto)
If you would like to attend virtually :
MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/graduation/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)
If you have never attended a Virtual Meeting, see the Instructions link on the right hand side of the Virtual Learning Room page.
Hope to see you online or in person on Friday, May 2nd.
Canada’s largest annual gathering of family historians, the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference will be held in St Catharines, Ontario from May 2nd to the 4th 2014.
This year’s theme, “Genealogy Without Borders,” is based on the simple idea that genealogical research can be done almost without ever having to leave your home. Whether you’re looking for a headstone picture in England or a 1921 Canadian Census data image, the Internet provides access to thousands of documents to thousands of people. More recently, there has been an explosion in the use of social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, to connect family researchers to both sources of information and family members – around the globe.
Hear some of The National Institute instructors ‘How can I Create an eBook to Share Family History in no Time’ with Luana Darby from Utah; or ‘Local History Online-Adding Social Context to your Family History’ with Marian Press from Toronto; Kirsty Gray, Director of the English Records program will present ‘Child Migration to Canada’ and Glenn Wright from Ottawa will discuss ‘Silence No More: Researching Canada’s War Dead’. And naturally, there will be many many more lectures on a variety of topics.
Come by and say hi to us at our booth and find out what’s new at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.