Do you have any questions about your courses or research? Attend an applicable virtual meeting for answers. Virtual Meetings provide a way to communicate with an instructor & your fellow students. They are NOT mandatory, but a fun and interactive way to connect.
Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of March 2021.
Note: To join a virtual meeting, simply enter the URL provided in your browser. When joining a session, NO USER NAME or PASSWORD required. Please type in your first name & surname initial, along with your geographical location; then click Enter as a Guest.
For Time Zone Convertor (see below)
DNA courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett, MSc, QG, PLCGS
Sunday, March 14th at 4 PM EDT
American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Sunday, March 14th at 7 PM EDT
Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Sunday, March 14th at 8:30 PM EDT
Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy, PLCGS
Monday, March 15th at 7 PM EDT
Pop into the Student Lounge for a genealogy coffee break with your fellow students.
Tuesday, March 16th at 4 PM EDT
Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. Please 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). Follow the directions found in your course material.
Tuesday, March 16th at 6 PM EDT
United Kingdom & Ireland Records (English, Welsh, Scottish & Irish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS
Sunday, March 21st at 7 PM EDT
Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS.
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).
Monday, March 22nd at 7 PM EDT
Eastern European Records courses with Lisa Alzo, MFA
Wednesday, March 24th at 7:30 PM EDT
Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION: Navigate Analysis & Skills Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of the course.
Saturday, March 27th at 10:30 AM EDT
Methodology: The “How To” Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Saturday, March 27th at 12 Noon EDT
Have a question about your course/research you want answered at a virtual meeting? Email us your question at least 4 days in advance of the session so the instructor can prepare.
Guidelines for submitting questions:
1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. SUBJECT LINE: Virtual Meeting Question
3. In the email body:
a) State the question. Be specific & short!
b) If the question pertains to a course, give full title. If specific to course content, include module number & section name (this helps to understand what you are asking).
c) If the question pertains to a record group, include location (i.e. country, state/province, county, town/city) & time period.
Send questions regarding Virtual Meetings or the schedule to:
Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read the Instructions at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf.
***CHECK SCHEDULED TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE***
Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com
In top menu bar select Information.
In the dropdown menu select Virtual Learning Room.
Click the virtual meeting name in list (a new window will open).
Click on Check Time to see the time in your local time zone.
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