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December 2017 Virtual Meetings

Month by arztsamui/Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Month by arztsamui/Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

It is that busy time of the year! We hope you can find some time to join us for a virtual meeting in December.

Do you have any questions about your courses or research? Join us for a virtual meeting applicable to your question. Even if you don’t have questions you are welcome to just listen, lurk and learn! We don’t mind in the least.

Below is the virtual meetings schedule for the month of December. NOTE: Times given are Eastern Standard Time.

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Tuesday, December 12th at 10:00 AM EST – Canadian virtual meeting with Kathryn Lake Hogan

Time zones:
Tuesday, December 12th – 10:00 AM Eastern; 9:00 AM Central; 7:00 AM Pacific; 3:00 PM in London, England;
Wednesday, December 13th – 2:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Saturday, December 16th at 9:00 AM EST – Methodology virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for ALL students no matter which country you are researching in. Join this session to ask questions about the courses or to discuss organizing, skill-building, strategies, effective searching and recording, proving it, transcribing, abstracting, extracting, copyright, and much more.

Time zones:
Saturday, December 16th – 9:00 AM Eastern; 8:00 AM Central; 6:00 AM Pacific; 2:00 PM in London, England;
Sunday, December 17th – 1:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Saturday, December 16th at 10:30 AM EST – Internet Tools virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This session is appropriate for students registered in/working on the Connecting Family: Online and Virtually, Google for the Wise Genealogist, and Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist courses, although all are welcome.

Time zones:
Saturday, December 16th – 10:30 AM Eastern; 9:30 AM Central; 7:30 AM Pacific; 3:30 PM in London, England;
Sunday, December 17th – 2:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Saturday, December 16th at Noon EST – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-Part 2 ARTICLE REVIEW virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

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).

Time zones:
Saturday, December 16th – Noon Eastern; 11:00 AM Central; 9:00 AM Pacific; 5:00 PM in London, England;
Sunday, December 17th – 4:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle2/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Sunday, December 17th at 1:30 PM EST – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-GENERAL virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for students registered in the Analysis and Skills Mentoring courses. Students registered in the Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting, Extracting, Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls, Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies, and Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting are also welcome to join. Topics for discussion include course procedure, evidence analysis, Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS), citations, ethics, timelines, transcriptions, abstractions, extractions, proof summaries and more.

Time zones:
Sunday, December 17th – 1:30 PM Eastern; 12:30 PM Central; 10:30 AM Pacific; 6:30 PM in London, England;
Monday, December 18th – 5:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 PM EST – American Records virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

Time zones:
Sunday, December 17th – 3:00 PM Eastern; 2:00 PM Central; Noon Pacific; 8:00 PM in London, England;
Monday, December 18th – 7:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Sunday, December 17th at 4:30 PM EST – English Records virtual meeting with Brenda Wheeler

Time zones:
Sunday, December 17th – 4:30 PM Eastern; 3:30 PM Central; 1:30 PM Pacific; 9:30 PM in London, England;
Monday, December 18th – 8:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Sunday, December 17th at 6:00 PM EST – Methodology virtual meeting with Brenda Wheeler

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for ALL students no matter which country you are researching in. Join this session to ask questions about the courses or to discuss organizing, skill-building, strategies, effective searching and recording, proving it, transcribing, abstracting, extracting, copyright, and much more.

Note: This session has been set up for the convenience of our students in Australia and New Zealand; however, all students are welcome to join in.

Time zones:
Sunday, December 17th – 6:00 PM Eastern; 5:00 PM Central; 3:00 PM Pacific; 11:00 PM in London, England;
Monday, December 18th – 10:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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LISTEN ON THE GO!
Want to listen to the student presentation but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the iTunes App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad), from the Google Play Store (for Androids), or from Blackberry World (for Blackberry).

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See the calendar of future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; 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 www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf. If this URL does not open, please go to www.genealogicalstudies.com, 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).

Your Holiday Gift is Coming!!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Christmas Gift by thephotoholic/Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Christmas Gift by thephotoholic/Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

We have a surprise for you! Watch this space for the reveal  on December 13th.

We Want YOU! For The National Institute Blog

Uncle Sam

What’s your favorite National Institute course? What must-have resource did you read about in a course? Did you have an “a-ha” moment that has made all the difference in your research? What’s the one course that everyone should take?

We’re looking for students interested in writing a short article about a course for The National Institute’s Blog.

Your article should:

  • Be about 350-500 words
  • Include an image that helps to illustrate your post (we can help with that)
  • Provide information about the course and your thoughts

Students have written great blog posts for The National Institute. Some examples include:

 

If your blog post is used, you will receive 50% off your next course. That’s right, 50% off!

Interested? Let us know at media@genealogicalstudies.com .

 

November 2017 Virtual Meeting Schedule

Month by arztsamui/Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Month by arztsamui/Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

We have a great line up of virtual meetings for November. We hope you can join us for a session applicable to your studies and/or research!

Below is the virtual meetings schedule for the month of November.
NOTE: Times given are Eastern Standard Time.

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Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 PM EST – Methodology virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for ALL students no matter which country you are researching in. Join this session to ask questions about the courses or to discuss organizing, skill-building, strategies, effective searching and recording, proving it, transcribing, abstracting, extracting, copyright, and much more.

Time zones:
Tuesday, November 14th – 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England;
Wednesday, November 15th – 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Tuesday, November 14th at 9:00 PM EST – American Records virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

Time zones:
Tuesday, November 14th – 9:00 PM Eastern; 8:00 PM Central; 6:00 PM Pacific;
Wednesday, November 15th – 2:00 AM in London, England; 1:00 PM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 PM EST – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-GENERAL virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for students registered in the Analysis and Skills Mentoring courses. Students registered in the Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting, Extracting, Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls, Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies, and Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting are also welcome to join. Topics for discussion include course procedure, evidence analysis, Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS), citations, ethics, timelines, transcriptions, abstractions, extractions, proof summaries and more.

Time zones:
Wednesday, November 15th – 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England;
Thursday, November 16th – 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Wednesday, November 15th at 8:00 PM EST – Internet Tools virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This session is appropriate for students registered in/working on the Connecting Family: Online and Virtually, Google for the Wise Genealogist, and Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist courses, although all are welcome.

Time zones:
Wednesday, November 15th – 8:00 PM Eastern; 7:00 PM Central; 5:00 PM Pacific;
Thursday, November 16th – 1:00 AM in London, England; Noon in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Thursday, November 16th at 6:30 PM EST – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-Part 3 ARTICLE REVIEW virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

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 “Identification through Signatures: Using Complex Direct Evidence to Sort Colwills of Cornwall” by Ronald A. Hill (NGSQ Vol. 87, No. 3, September, 1999).

Time zones:
Thursday, November 16th – 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England;
Friday, November 17th – 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle3/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Thursday, November 16th at 8:00 PM EST – Canadian virtual meeting with Kathryn Lake Hogan

Time zones:
Thursday, November 16th – 8:00 PM Eastern; 7:00 PM Central; 5:00 PM Pacific; Friday, November 17th – 1:00 AM in London, England; Noon in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Saturday, November 18th at 10:00 AM EST – DNA virtual meeting with Shannon Combs-Bennett

This session is appropriate for students registered in/working on the DNA stream, Forensic Genealogy, Genetics & Medical Family History, Organising a One-Name Study, and Organising a One-Place Study courses, although all are welcome. The focus of this Virtual Meeting is the DNA testing process and how DNA can be use in genealogy research.

Time zones:
Saturday, November 18th – 10:00 AM Eastern; 9:00 AM Central; 7:00 AM Pacific; 3:00 PM in London, England;
Sunday, November 19th – 2:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/dna/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Sunday, November 19th at 2:30 PM EST – Scottish Records virtual meeting with Sheena Tait

Time zones:
Sunday, November 19th – 2:30 PM Eastern; 1:30 PM Central; 11:30 AM Pacific; 7:30 PM in London, England;
Monday, November 20th – 6:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/scottish/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Sunday, November 19th at 4:00 PM EST – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-Part 1 ARTICLE REVIEW virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

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 “Heritage Books and Family Lore: A Jackson Test in Missouri and Idaho” by Connie Lenzen (NGSQ Vol. 86, No. 1, March, 1998).

Time zones:
Sunday, November 19th – 4:00 PM Eastern; 3:00 PM Central; 1:00 PM Pacific; 9:00 PM in London, England;
Monday, November 20th – 8:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Monday, November 20th at 5:00 PM EST – Methodology virtual meeting with Brenda Wheeler

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for ALL students no matter which country you are researching in. Join this session to ask questions about the courses or to discuss organizing, skill-building, strategies, effective searching and recording, proving it, transcribing, abstracting, extracting, copyright, and much more.

Note: This session has been set up for the convenience of our students in Australia and New Zealand; however, all students are welcome to join in.

Time zones:
Monday, November 20th – 5:00 PM Eastern; 4:00 PM Central; 2:00 PM Pacific; 10:00 PM in London, England;
Tuesday, November 21st – 9:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Monday, November 20th at 6:30 PM EST – English Records virtual meeting with Brenda Wheeler

Time zones:
Monday, November 20th – 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England;
Tuesday, November 21st – 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Monday, November 20th at 9:00 PM EST – Irish Records virtual meeting with Brenda Wheeler

Time zones:
Monday, November 20th – 9:00 PM Eastern; 8:00 PM Central; 6:00 PM Pacific;
Tuesday, November 21st – 2:00 AM in London, England; 1:00 PM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/irish/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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LISTEN ON THE GO!
Want to listen to the student presentation but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the iTunes App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad), from the Google Play Store (for Androids), or from Blackberry World (for Blackberry).

Join us for Genealogy Education Opportunities in the Digital Age

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 her skills. Please come and support your fellow students!

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.

Join us on November 10, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EST as  Doug Eborn presents:

Genealogy Education Opportunities in the Digital Age

Doug Eborn. Used with permission.

Doug Eborn. Used with permission.

SUMMARY/DESCRIPTION: Genealogists by nature are inquisitive people, learning all they can about research. This lecture will explore the many opportunities that are available to genealogists online and in person.

BIOGRAPHY: For forty years, Doug Eborn has been involved in genealogy. He has served as a FHC Director and Board Member of the Utah Genealogical Association.
MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lecturing/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

Presenter:

A special thanks to Kathy Holland for hosting this session.

From Hobbyist to Professional: Turning Retirement into Redirection

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 her skills. Please come and support your fellow students!

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.

 

Used with permission of Marilyn Simleness

Used with permission of Marilyn Simleness

Join us on November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 PM EST as Marilyn Simleness presents:

From Hobbyist to Professional: Turning Retirement into Redirection

SUMMARY/DESCRIPTION: Is there life after retirement? Learn how one retired teacher turned her passion for genealogy into a new career path and began one of the greatest adventures of her life.

BIOGRAPHY: Marilyn Simleness is a transitional genealogist specializing in American Midwest and German, particularly Ostfriesland, research, in writing personal and family histories, and in educating youth.
MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lecturing/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

Presenter:

A special thanks to Kathy Holland for hosting this session.

Join Us For Student Presentations!

Image courtesy of jannoon028 at freedigitalphotos-net

Image courtesy of jannoon028 at freedigitalphotos-net

We have a couple of student presentations coming up. We hope you can join us to show your  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. Please come and support your fellow students!

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Join us on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 PM EDT when Marilyn Simleness presents “From Hobbyist to Professional: Turning Retirement into Redirection

 

Used with permission of Marilyn Simleness

Used with permission of Marilyn Simleness

Presenter: Marilyn Simleness is a transitional genealogist specializing in American Midwest and German, particularly Ostfriesland, research, in writing personal and family histories, and in educating youth.

Presentation Description: Is there life after retirement? Learn how one retired teacher turned her passion for genealogy into a new career path and began one of the greatest adventures of her life.

Time zones:
Wednesday, November 8th – 7:00 PM Eastern; 6:00 PM Central; 4:00 PM Pacific;
Thursday, November 9th – midnight in London, England; 11:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lecturing/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Join us on Friday, November 10th at 2:00 PM EST when Doug Eborn presents “Genealogy Education Opportunities in the Digital Age.”

Doug Eborn. Used with permission.

Doug Eborn. Used with permission.

Presenter: For forty years, Doug Eborn has been involved in genealogy. He has served as a FHC Director and Board Member of the Utah Genealogical Association.

Presentation Description: Genealogists by nature are inquisitive people, learning all they can about research. This lecture will explore the many opportunities that are available to genealogists online and in person.

Time zones:
Friday, November 10th – 2:00 PM Eastern; 1:00 PM Central; 11:00 AM Pacific; 7:00 PM in London, England;
Saturday, November 11th – 6:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lecturing/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting these student presentation.

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Remember, to join a Virtual Meeting … anyone can participate. Hope to see you there!

To enter the Virtual Learning Room for a session you would like to attend, please click on the Location link or enter the Location URL into your browser. (No user name or password required; “Enter as a Guest”)

NOTE: Please sign in with your first AND last names when joining a Virtual Meeting. This will help everyone differentiate between individuals with the same name. (No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

Lisa Alzo Honored by the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International

Used with permission from Lisa Alzo

National Institute for Genealogical Studies course author Lisa Alzo,M.F.A. was honored by the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International  at their conference on October 21st in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award CGSI’s conference chair, Paul Makousky introduced the award with the following:

This 3rd ever recipient of the CGSI’s Distinguished Achievement Award has contributed in many ways to the education of people with Czech, Slovak and Rusyn ancestry. The recipient has authored over 20 articles for the CGSI’s quarterly publication Nase Rodina, has contributed as a speaker at CGSI Conferences and quarterly meetings, and served as a member of the CGSI Board of Directors.
Our recipient has been a frequent lecturer, book author, writing coach, and great resource for many genealogical societies throughout the country.

Our recipient’s history with the CGSI goes back to our 2001 Conference which was held in this same location at which time another fellow Slovak, Joseph Hornack of Cleveland, OH was named an awardee of our Distinguished Service Award. It was the recipient’s first time as a genealogical speaker.

The recipient I can say is a personal friend and very worthy of receiving this walnut plaque adding to a fine line of previous recipients including the late Margie Sobotka of Omaha, Nebraska and current attendee Leo Baca of Richardson, Texas.

I am very proud to award this plaque to none other than Lisa Alzo, of Ithaca, New York.

Congratulations to Lisa on receiving this honor. Lisa’s work is well-known and her expertise has been  key in helping many genealogists find their family history.

October 2017 Genealogy Virtual Meetings

Image courtesy of arztsamui at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of arztsamui at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

We have a great line up of virtual meetings for October. Hope you can join us for a session applicable to your studies and/or research!

Do you have any questions about your courses or research? Join us for a virtual meeting applicable to your question. Even if you don’t have questions you are welcome to just listen, lurk and learn! We don’t mind in the least.

 

Below is the virtual meetings schedule for the month of October. Mark your calendars for sessions applicable to your area of studies or research. NOTE: Times given are Eastern Daylight Time.

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Thursday, October 12th at 2:00 PM EDT – Methodology virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for ALL students no matter which country you are researching in. Join this session to ask questions about the courses or to discuss organizing, skill-building, strategies, effective searching and recording, proving it, transcribing, abstracting, extracting, copyright, and much more.

Time zones:
Thursday, October 12th – 2:00 PM Eastern; 1:00 PM Central; 11:00 AM Pacific; 7:00 PM in London, England;
Friday, October 13th – 5:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Thursday, October 12th at 3:30 PM EDT – American Records virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

Time zones:
Thursday, October 12th – 3:30 PM Eastern; 2:30 PM Central; 12:30 PM Pacific; 8:30 PM in London, England;
Friday, October 13th – 6:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30 PM EDT – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-Part 2 ARTICLE REVIEW virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

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).

Time zones:
Tuesday, October 17th – 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England;
Wednesday, October 18th – 9:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle2/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Tuesday, October 17th at 8:00 PM EDT – Professional Development virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in the Professional Development courses, although serious-minded genealogist and those considering starting their own genealogy business are welcome. Discussions at this virtual meeting will be at the advanced level.

Time zones:
Tuesday, October 17th – 8:00 PM Eastern; 7:00 PM Central; 5:00 PM Pacific;
Wednesday, October 18th – 1:00 AM in London, England; 11:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/professional/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Thursday, October 19th at 1:00 PM EDT – Analysis & Skills Mentoring-GENERAL virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This Virtual Meeting is appropriate for students registered in the Analysis and Skills Mentoring courses. Students registered in the Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting, Extracting, Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls, Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies, and Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting are also welcome to join. Topics for discussion include course procedure, evidence analysis, Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS), citations, ethics, timelines, transcriptions, abstractions, extractions, proof summaries and more.

Time zones:
Thursday, October 19th – 1:00 PM Eastern; Noon Central; 10:00 AM Pacific; 6:00 PM in London, England;
Friday, October 20th – 4:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Thursday, October 19th at 2:30 PM EDT – Internet Tools virtual meeting with Gena Philibert-Ortega

This session is appropriate for students registered in/working on the Connecting Family: Online and Virtually, Google for the Wise Genealogist, and Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist courses, although all are welcome.

Time zones:
Thursday, October 19th – 2:30 PM Eastern; 1:30 PM Central; 11:30 AM Pacific; 7:30 PM in London, England;
Friday, October 20th – 5:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Friday, October 20th at 6:00 PM EDT – Australian Records virtual meeting with Kerry Farmer

Time zones:
Friday, October 20th – 6:00 PM Eastern; 5:00 PM Central; 3:00 PM Pacific; 11:00 PM in London, England;
Saturday, October 21st – 9:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/australian/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Saturday, October 21st at 4:00 PM EDT – Canadian virtual meeting with Kathryn Lake Hogan

Time zones:
Saturday, October 21st – 4:00 PM Eastern; 3:00 PM Central; 1:00 PM Pacific; 9:00 PM in London, England;
Sunday, October 22nd – 7:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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LISTEN ON THE GO!
Want to listen to the student presentation but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the iTunes App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad), from the Google Play Store (for Androids), or from Blackberry World (for Blackberry).

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See the calendar of future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; 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 www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf. If this URL does not open, please go to www.genealogicalstudies.com, 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).

New Course: DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing For Everyone

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is proud to announce our latest DNA course, DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing For Everyone

 

Dna by dream designs Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Dna by dream designs Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Genetic genealogy is quickly becoming a handy tool in the savvy genealogist’s tool box. As a savvy genealogist you need to be aware of many things before you can wield it properly. There are ethical concerns at the foremost besides the scientific understanding. What test should you use when and why is the largest consideration. Not everything can be treated as a nail so understanding the field of genetic genealogy is the key to successfully choosing which tool is best.

There are three tests you can take for genetic genealogy. The most common is autosomal, that now includes X-Chromosome analysis. Next comes the test for paternal lineage (yDNA) and the test for maternal lineage (mtDNA). It is important to make sure you know which test you want to take and what that test can tell you before you proceed in testing.

Autosomal or Admixture DNA (atDNA) is the most frequently taken genetic genealogy test on the market. With one test you can learn about your paternal and maternal families as well as your combined ethnic origins. While amazing, there are a few caveats to this.

Mainly, it only tells you about the DNA that was passed down to you, which, with the way inheritance works in genetics, is less and less material each generation. This also applies to your ethnic background. You may know, on paper, your 2nd great-grandmother was German. Genetically however, you may be hard pressed to any trace of her large enough to show up through testing.

Through this course we are going to examine what atDNA is, how it is passed down to you, and what a genetic genealogy test will tell you. You will discover that atDNA is a wonderful tool for unlocking your hidden past when combined with traditional paper genealogy.

To learn more about this course authored by Shannon Combs Bennett or register, see our website.

 

 

 

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