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Student Presentation: Family Legends

This is just a reminder we have a Student presentation scheduled for Tuesday, May 31st. Please join us to show your fellow student support! 

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies courseLecturing 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 our student: Sheila Tully. Her 30-minute lecture will be followed by a 10-minute Question & Answer period, and a short poll to provide feedback on her 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 Legends: How Our Ancestors Influence Future Generations” 
presented by Sheila Tully on Tuesday, May 31st at 12 PM (Noon) Eastern. 

Presentation Description: Sheila will be discussing family legends and how their stories impact the generations that come after. She will explain what methods can be used to validate the legends talked about in this lecture.

Presenter: Sheila Tully is a genealogist who has been researching for approximately forty years. She loves to discuss and help others find the family research bug. 

(Note: “Enter as a Guest”)  
We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting this student presentation. 
Go to 
In top menu bar, select Information. 
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). 
Under When, 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 of future Virtual Meetings sessions at; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read these INSTRUCTIONS

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 
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers our 14-week Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course three times per year. If you choose to include this course in your genealogical education plan, you will find the course schedule under the Register tab.
Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here. List of Packages available here.
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