The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is looking for a course author to write a 6-8 week curriculum on researching New York Ancestors. This course should include, but not be limited to, the following topics:
- Generalized history of New York State with timeline.
- General discussion of record groups available for researching family history (church records, land, probate, vital records, cemetery, census, directories, newspapers, immigration/emigration, etc.).
- Repositories in New York, Canada and the United States for researching pertinent records.
- Internet sources for research.
This course will be for family historians beginning a search for their New York ancestors. The course content will include 2 assignments per week and a final exam consisting of 25-30 questions. The course should be completed and turned in no later than 6 months from date of contract.
The course author must have a comprehensive knowledge of the topic. All source citations for text and images must conform to the standards found in Evidence Explained. Course is to be submitted in Microsoft Word and be proofread. Formatting of the course will be done by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.
To submit an outline for consideration or to inquire about this opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The successful applicant will receive a retainer to write the course upon acceptance of course outline and then final payment within 30 days of completion and approval of the course.