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Family Lore: Fact or Fiction

We have a Student presentation scheduled for Thursday, May 20th. Please join us to show your fellow student 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.

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.

“Family Lore: Fact or Fiction?” presented by Lynn Reesor
Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 PM Eastern
Presentation Description: We’ve all heard family stories, but are they true? Using a personal case study involving Charles Dickens, learn how to evaluate family stories and develop strategies to determine their veracity.

Presenter: Lynn Reesor, specializes in British research, is a writer and broadcaster who has been researching and solving family history mysteries for over 25 years.
(Note: “Enter as a Guest”)
We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting these student presentations.
Go to
In the top menu bar, select Information.
Then in the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.
Click on the name of the session in the list of scheduled virtual meetings. (A new window will open.)
Click on Check Time and you will be provided with the time for the National Institute in Eastern Time as well as your local time.
***IMPORTANT*** New Adobe Connect information and instructions are available on our website. If you are experiencing any issues when attending a virtual meeting, please obtain the INSTRUCTIONS document in PDF format near the top right of our Virtual Learning Room page on our website.

Go to
In top menu bar, select Information.
In the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.
Click on Instructions near the top right (you may have to scroll over to the right).

The PDF document has Adobe Connect information, Troubleshooting steps, and Adobe Connect Technical Support contacts.
TO JOIN A VIRTUAL MEETING, simply click on the URL or enter the URL provided in your browser. Alternatively, you can download the Adobe Connect Desktop App (see instructions above) to attend the virtual meetings. When joining a session, a USERNAME or PASSWORD is NOT REQUIRED. Please type in your first name & surname initial, along with your geographical location; then click Enter as a Guest.
Want to listen to the virtual meeting but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the Apple App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad) or from the Google Play Store (for Android).
See the calendar for future Virtual Meetings sessions at; 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 If this URL does not open, please go to, 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).

If you have any questions regarding the Virtual Meetings and/or the schedule, please send an email to

Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
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