For the month of April, we have highlighted some of the 225+ genealogy and research courses offered at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. There are a variety of themes and topics to choose from. Hopefully, we will feature some courses that you were not aware of and pique your interest to explore further.
J is for JOURNEY
The story of our ancestors’ lives is a journey, often times quite literally. Many families have not stayed in the same location for hundreds of years. They emigrated, immigrated, migrated, or simply relocated. Their lives were a journey as circumstances prompted them to make changes, sometimes effecting the generations following. These changes make their stories interesting, but they may also create challenges. Following their migration routes gives us a glimpse into the transitions they faced, and helps us to understand their life experiences.
It is best to customize your research to the locations and countries where they travelled within their lifetime. In our country-specific record courses, you will explore many resources available for your research projects. These could include border crossings, passenger lists, immigration records, naturalization or citizenship records, and records of specific settlements with the founding families.
Your best resources will be maps and gazetteers. Learn all you can about each location and the transportation available for that time period, as well as the conditions they faced. Gather maps for every location in the timeframe relating to your ancestors’ journey. Also learn about specific groups of immigrants, who may be well-documented, and where to locate their records.
The following Courses may help you to discover your ancestors’ Journey:
Australian: Convict Records
Australian: Immigration Records-Free Settlers
Canadian: Geography and Maps
Canadian: Immigration Records
Canadian: Migration Patterns
Demystifying Culture & Folklore
Eastern European: Locating Places
Eastern European: Understanding Migration Patterns
German: Emigration Records
German: Germans Outside of Germany
German: Locating Places in Germany
Irish: Estate, Plantation and Settlement Records
Irish: Immigration, Naturalization and Emigration Records
Irish: Understanding Ireland, History and Source Records
Italian: Introduction to Research Outside of Italy
Life of Our Ancestors
Organizing a One-Place Study
Research: Child Migration from Britain
Research: FamilySearch Resources – In Person and Online
Research: Jewish Ancestors
Research: Mayflower Ancestors
Research: South African Ancestors Including Military Records
Research: The National Archives of England
Research: U.S. African American Ancestors
Research: U.S. Colonial New England Ancestors
Research: United Empire Loyalist Ancestors
Scottish: Emigration & Immigration (Not Scheduled)
Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls
US: Immigration & Naturalization Records
US: Migration Patterns
Writing for Genealogy: Articles, Blogs, Research Reports and so much more
You can customize your own package of courses. This is especially helpful since you will receive a discount when courses are bundled together. If you are working on a certificate, you can add any of these courses as electives. Contact us at the office if you need help to choose which courses you need to register in order to complete your desired genealogy theme.
Many researchers find themselves on a journey of discovery as they trace their ancestors’ lives. There are so many forgotten tales of adventure and bravery, transition and overcoming challenges. Their stories deserve to be documented, shared, and especially, remembered. Seek out the stories of your family, and just perhaps, you will walk where they walked one day, and as you do, you will remember the journey they took and honour them there.
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 225+ courses to choose from. Some of our courses are topic/country-specific, or provide insight into research methodology, while others are skill-building courses to maximize your research time. The first Monday of a new month means another rotation of courses will start. Most courses feature 6 modules over an 8-week period, easily adapted to most busy schedules. Many courses have been bundled into packages to provide discount options. Take a look at our course calendar and see which courses will accomplish your genealogical education goals. Register today!
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