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. Here are just a few:
#1. By email to the National Institute
When contacting us please provide your first and last name and the course title, including the country the course applies to.
i) email@example.com – for general questions;
ii) firstname.lastname@example.org – to advise us of broken links in your course materials and assignments–please be specific as to where problem is;
iii) email@example.com – questions pertaining to your course exam.
#2. 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.
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.
#3. Follow this Blog
On the right hand side of the blog 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.
#4. 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 and join. Membership is free.
#5. Follow the National Institute on Facebook
Find us on Facebook at and click on the Like button on the top right of our page.
#6. Join a GenealogyWise Group
Not a member of GenealogyWise, the social network of The National Institute? Just go to www.genealogywise.com and sign up. Here you will find groups 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.
#7. Consultation with an instructor ($)
If you want to have a one-on-one consultation with an instructor this can be arranged. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Good luck with your studies and research!