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Diocese and Archdiocese in Italian Records

Every country-specific certificate program at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies includes courses for Religious Records.

As we research our ancestors and their family members, we will undoubtedly be faced with the challenge of locating their religious records within the communities where they spent their lives. In small rural areas, it may be easy as we locate the only village parish. However, it is not always as simple as we may think.

As we continue in the course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 1, our next task will be to Understand Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions & Archives and how to access the Parish records in local archives. Let’s dig a little deeper.

Diocese & Archdiocese

Diocese, spelled the same in Italian and English, is a group of parishes within a particular ecclesiastical district. Each diocese has a diocesan archive, usually named Archivio Diocesano or Archivio Storico Diocesano.

An archdiocese is a group of dioceses within a particular region (regione ecclesiastica). Some larger cities may contain the seat of the archdiocese as well as one of the dioceses within their jurisdiction. In these cases, the main offices are usually combined and the Archivio Diocesano located in the same building. These archives are usually quite organized, but their hours of operation are few. Often there is only one archivist who is also a priest with all the duties that come with that position.

Many diocesan archives will have their own websites containing contact information, hours, and descriptions about their collection. Research in the diocese archive is usually by appointment only so please be sure to write ahead for permission several weeks in advance before leaving for Italy on a research trip. Additionally, you should verify that they have the type of records you seek. An archive’s contents, what records have survived, and the procedure to access the records can vary widely. It is advisable to leave at least 50 euros as a donation after being allowed to access these records.

Some diocesan archives have the parish records for all the parishes within their jurisdiction prior to 1900. Other dioceses have records conserved in each individual parish.

The types of records usually found in a diocesan archive may include:

  • Marriage supplements (which may contain a dispensation)
  • Baptismal and Marriage records after 1900 (second copy)
  • Records of Closed Parishes
  • Service Records for Priests and Nuns
  • The State of the Souls Records (stato delle anime)

These records will be invaluable to your Italian research.

Are you researching your Italian Catholic ancestors? Our course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 1 can help you to discover part of their stories through the records they left behind. Check the Course Calendar for the next time this course will be offered.

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Understanding Latin in Italian Records

Every country-specific certificate program at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies includes courses for Religious Records. In many cases, the religious beliefs of our ancestors became a vital part of their family story. We explore the records of baptisms, marriages and burials, along with other religious ceremonies relating to their beliefs and customs, to discover information not found in the civil records.

In the course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 1, we will examine these records, but one of the first challenges may be language. A useful resource is the Italian Genealogical Word List for translating Italian to English. However, Latin may be a bigger challenge. Here are some tips.

A Lesson in Latin: Understanding the Italian Records

Latin is an inflected language in which all verbs are conjugated, and all the nouns and adjectives use different cases. This means that words have different endings according to the function they play in a sentence, so it really does not matter in what order the words in a sentence are presented. This is different than the English language.

Names and words can be seen in the normative, genitive, ablative, and accusative forms. These are defined as:

  • “Nominative (nominativus): Subject of the sentence.
  • Genitive (genitivus): Generally translated by the English possessive, or by the objective with the preposition of.
  • Accusative (accusativus): Direct object of the verb and object with many prepositions.
  • Ablative (ablativus): Used to show means, manner, place, and other circumstances. Usually translated by the objective with the prepositions “from, by, with, in, at.””[1]

Some examples include:

Nominative Genitive (of) ex + Ablative (from) Accusative Italian
Antoni-us Antoni-i ex Antoni-o Antoni-um Antonio
Joseph-us Joseph-i ex Joseph-o Joseph-um Giuseppe
Anna-a Ann-ae ex Ann-a Ann-am Anna
Joann-es Joann-is ex Joan-e Joann-em Giovanni

Recurrent words have different endings:

Nominative Genitive Accusative English
Fili-us Fili-i Fili-um Son
Fili-a Fili-ae Fili-am Daughter
Infans Infant-is Infant-em Infant

Months are often abbreviated:

English Latin Abbreviation(s)
September septembris 7ber, 7bris, VIIber, VIIbris
October octobris 8ber, 8bris, VIIIber, VIIIbris
November Novembris 9ber, 9bris, IXber, IXbris
December Decembris 10ber, 10bris, Xber, Xbris

Are you researching your Italian Catholic ancestors? Our course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 1 can help you to discover part of their stories through the records they left behind. Check the Course Calendar for the next time this course will be offered.

[1] “The 6 Cases of Latin Nouns,” ThoughtCo. (https://www.thoughtco.com/cases-of-latin-nouns-117588 : accessed 16 September 2019).

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Virtual Meetings January 2021

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 January.

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.

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***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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Wednesday, January 13th – Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: 10:00 AM Eastern; 9:00 AM Central; 7:00 AM Pacific; 3:00 PM in London, England; Thursday, January 14th – 2:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

Wednesday, January 13th – Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: 11:30 AM Eastern; 10:30 AM Central; 8:30 AM Pacific; 4:30 PM in London, England; Thursday, January 14th – 3:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

Wednesday, January 13th – American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: 2:00 PM Eastern; 1:00 PM Central; 11:00 AM Pacific; 7:00 PM in London, England; Thursday, January 14th – 6:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

Friday, January 15th – Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler
Time zones: 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England; Saturday, January 16th – 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

Sunday, January 17th – Professional Development courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: 7:00 PM Eastern; 6:00 PM Central; 4:00 PM Pacific; Monday, January 18th – Midnight in London, England; 11:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/professional/

Tuesday, January 19th – Eastern European Records courses with Lisa Alzo
Time zones: 11:00 AM Eastern; 10:00 AM Central; 8:00 AM Pacific; 4:00 PM in London, England; Wednesday, January 20th – 3:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/easteuro/

Tuesday, January 19th – Australian Records courses with Kerry Farmer
Time zones: 6:00 PM Eastern; 5:00 PM Central; 3:00 PM Pacific; 11:00 PM in London, England; Wednesday, January 20th – 10:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/australian/

Tuesday, January 19th – DNA courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett
Time zones: 7:30 PM Eastern; 6:30 PM Central; 4:30 PM Pacific; Wednesday, January 20th – 12:30 AM in London, England; 11:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/dna/

Thursday, January 21st – Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: 11:00 AM Eastern; 10:00 AM Central; 8:00 AM Pacific; 4:00 PM in London, England; Friday, January 22nd – 3:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

Thursday, January 21st – Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Please follow directions found in your course material and read the article.
Time zones: 1:00 PM Eastern; Noon Central; 10:00 AM Pacific; 6:00 PM in London, England; Friday, January 22nd – 5:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/

Thursday, January 21st – STUDENT LOUNGE
Pop into the Student Lounge for a genealogy coffee break with your fellow students.
Time zones: 3:30 PM Eastern; 2:30 PM Central; 12:30 PM Pacific; 8:30 PM in London, England; Friday, January 22nd – 7:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

Thursday, January 21st – United Kingdom (English, Irish, and Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler
Time zones: 5:00 PM Eastern; 4:00 PM Central; 2:00 PM Pacific; 10:00 PM in London, England; Friday, January 22nd – 9:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/

Thursday, January 21st – Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler
Please follow directions found in your course material and read the article.
Time zones: 7:00 PM Eastern; 6:00 PM Central; 4:00 PM Pacific; Friday, January 22nd – Midnight in London, England; 11:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle2/

Saturday, January 23rd – Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy
Time zones: 10:00 AM Eastern; 9:00 AM Central; 7:00 AM Pacific; 3:00 PM in London, England; Sunday, January 24th – 2:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/

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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:

1. Email: degroot@genealogicalstudies.com
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.

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Calendar of Virtual Meetings is at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM.

Send questions regarding Virtual Meetings or the schedule to degroot@genealogicalstudies.com.

Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies

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New Year ~ New Goals

Happy New Year 2021! The holiday celebrations are coming to a close and most schedules are returning to a more regular routine. Hopefully, you were able to complete your 2020 projects. Perhaps you were fortunate enough to have opportunity to interview family members, or break through one of your break walls in 2020. Don’t forget to record any family stories you were able to discover over this holiday season, as well as recording your own 2020 memories. It certainly was a year to remember!

Now it is time to get ready for new genealogical opportunities for 2021! What will you discover? Instead of making “New Year’s Resolutions” that may or may not be attainable, make Realistic Genealogical Goals that will benefit your research, both in the short term, and with long lasting rewards. To begin, what do you want to accomplish? Make a plan! Do you need to get your files and documents organized? Implement a system that works for you. Have you lost where you left off in your research? Review the notes for your findings and make a proper research plan. Forgot where you found that information? Be sure to cite your sources! Review your work and make sure you will be able to find that source again. At a time when many repositories are closed to in-person visits, work on what you can achieve at home. Make a list of what has been left undone and needs follow-up. Then set your goals for how you will complete each research project. You have a brand-new open calendar before you, plan your time wisely.

Do you have education goals for 2021? Make a list of topics you want to pursue. How can you accomplish this goal? Is there a new book to read on the topic? Are there webinars to watch? Does the topic require more in-depth study? Is online education on your list of goals for 2021?

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 230+ 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 on January 4th. You can still join the class until this Friday. 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 and see which courses will accomplish your 2021 education goals and register today!

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Happy Holidays to All!

Tis the season for celebrations.
Whatever the holiday you are celebrating in December,

Whether you are celebrating the season with sleigh bells through the snow,
or a picnic on the beach, or somewhere in between,

From all of us at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies,
we would like to wish one and all –
a Happy and Safe Holiday Season,
and all the best for the coming year of 2021!

Note: Just a reminder to our current students, if you had a course completion date between December 13th to January 10th, your course completion date was extended until January 17, 2021. Enjoy the break!

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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
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Christmas Time

As December 2020 is winding down, and we are preparing for the holidays in unique and special ways, it is a time to reflect on which traditions we will be celebrating this year. Childhood memories are merged with current memories being created around the world – the old and the new unite. As family historians, we love to gather the stories of Christmas past. It truly is a time to reminisce and share family memories with our kinfolk over vintage photo albums and traditional meals. Don’t forget to record the stories! … and also, the special moments of this unique holiday season.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies appreciates the opportunities you have given us to be a part of your genealogical education journey as you work to refine your research skills. Through our various online courses, we have endeavoured to support the needs of both amateur family historians and aspiring professional genealogists with reliable and comprehensive education, providing instruction in general methodology, specialized research topics, and so much more. We will continue to offer valuable skill-building opportunities in the coming year.

Our family stories originate from so many unique backgrounds. Our heritage is truly woven from those threads – being combined through the centuries to form our own distinctive family history. Their stories become our inheritance – they are in our DNA. Gather those stories. Document the facts of the historical events that your ancestors participated in. History comes alive when we see our very own family members. Record their experiences and write about the legacy they have left for us to uncover.

How did they celebrate the holidays? What traditions did they bring from the old country? Which of those traditions are still observed each year? What new customs were adopted as family ethnicities were blended? Our holiday foundations originate somewhere – do you know the story? Make it your goal in 2021 to discover the origins AND to document it.

The list of National Institute courses is sure to feature one or more courses to help you to explore the lives of your ancestors. Here are a few suggestions:
Discover Your Family History
Life of Our Ancestors
Demystifying Culture & Folklore
Research: Social History
Writing Your Family History Book
Writing the Genealogist’s Memoir 

The year 2020 has certainly presented its challenges and unique opportunities. As we close out this last holiday season, take time to reflect on what can be added to your own family history, and what you want to pursue in the next. Make new memories as you retell your family’s stories to the next generation.

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Grandmothers, Mothers, and Daughters

Our female ancestors played significant roles in history. Yet, researching and writing about the women in our families can be a daunting task. If you have hit a brick wall in the quest to find information about your female ancestors, consider registering for our Research: Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters – Tracing Women course, which is just one of the online genealogy courses from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

This course is designed to guide you through the process of researching your family’s history by covering strategies and key sources you will need to access in order to overcome common challenges when tracing female ancestors. It will show you how to document “her” story and reveal the often-hidden aspects of their lives.

The untold journey of our Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters needs to be told and should not remain silenced any longer.

Check out course highlights in the following blog posts:
Part 1: Researching HER Story
Part 2: What’s in a Name?
Part 3: Digging Deeper into HER Story
Part 4: Timelines for the Ladies in our Tree

The Research: Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters – Tracing Women course description can be found here.

Check the Course Calendar schedule below to find the next start date for this course and register today!

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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
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Genealogy in a Package

What’s on Your 2021 Wish List?

Tis the season for packages! We all love to receive them and to open them. However, some package contents are better than others. We have made our genealogy wish lists and dropped several hints, but what will we receive? Slippers and socks are fun (usually), but how much better if your package was genealogy-related? The National Institute for Genealogical Studies can make sure your package has just the right courses for your 2021 genealogy education plan.

You can choose any of our 230+ courses individually, or one of our specific Course Packages listed below, but did you know that you can also create your own unique package? Choose 4, 7, 8, 10 or 13 courses and make your package with the exact courses needed for your own distinctive research project. See details for all Course Packages here.

Special Genealogy Course Packages

DNA Packages
These packages include courses relevant to your understanding of DNA and how it can be used in your genealogical research.
DNA and Relevant Topics: 8 Courses
DNA – Understanding Testing and Research Strategies: 4 Courses

Skill-Building Package
The four courses included in this package will help you expand your research skills.
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards
Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls
Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies
Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research

Business Skills Package
This package includes all the courses needed to give students a good understanding of how to start and manage a genealogical business, and what niche business opportunities are available to genealogists.
Business Skills Package: 18 Courses

Professional Learning Certificates

At the heart of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies online education is our Certificate in Genealogical Studies Program. Each certificate includes the study of specific topics and record groups relevant to certification. For all certificates, students are required to complete 40 courses, which includes specific compulsory courses and a choice of electives.

The Methodology Certificate is at the core of all of the certificates.

The exception is the Librarianship Certificate, which includes only 12 courses. There is an option to combine the Librarianship Certificate with a country-specific certificate as the elective portion.

The Professional Development Certificate program will benefit those who wish to pursue a career in genealogy, create a genealogy business or to augment their income potential by adding niche areas to their business plan. Skill-building courses are of high importance in this certificate to ensure quality results as a professional researcher.

American Certificate in Genealogical Studies
Australian Certificate in Genealogical Studies
Canadian Certificate in Genealogical Studies
Eastern European Certificate in Genealogical Studies

English Certificate in Genealogical Studies
German Certificate in Genealogical Studies
Irish Certificate in Genealogical Studies
Italian Certificate in Genealogical Studies
Scottish Certificate in Genealogical Studies

Packages for Specific Countries

If you are interested in just a few of the country-specific courses, but not a full certificate, you can choose a smaller All Countries Package of courses for the country of your choice, or a package for the records for these countries.
American Records Packages
Australian Records Packages
Canadian Records Packages
Eastern European Records Packages
English Records Packages
German Records Packages
Irish Records Packages
Italian Records Packages
Scottish Records Packages

Lastly, be sure to check the Complete List of Courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, as there are several courses not included in the descriptions above that are eligible for packages. We hope that you will find the perfect package for your Genealogy Wish List… to sharpen your research skills, complete your family history projects, and accomplish your 2021 Genealogy Research Goals.

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Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch…

Communication is so important in genealogy in order to keep abreast of constantly evolving information. The same is true within The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. As a student of The National Institute, there are various ways you can communicate with us and your fellow students (see below).

We want all of our students to enjoy their learning experience. Please do not worry or fret over your courses by yourself. We are here to help you!

**** NOTE: Our social media accounts are NOT monitored regularly. If you need an answer quickly, please do the old-fashion thing, pick up the phone. We can be reached at 1-800-580-0165, ext. #1 (North America) or 416-861-0165. Please leave a message if no one answers.

#1 By email to The National Institute

**** NOTE: When contacting us please INCLUDE your FIRST & LAST NAME and the COURSE TITLE including the COUNTRY, if a records course. It is also helpful if you include the module number and section title you are referring to. ****

i) admin@genealogicalstudies.com –  for general questions;

ii) alert@genealogicalstudies.com – to advise us of broken links in your course materials and assignments–please be specific as to where problem is;

iii) exam@genealogicalstudies.com – questions pertaining to your course
exam.

#2 By email to a fellow student

When you view a fellow student’s public assignment SUBMISSION/ANSWER and you would like to contact them about something in their posting, simply click on the envelope icon to the right of the student’s name. A new window will open where you can type your message. For privacy reasons, you will not see the recipient’s email address and they have the option to reply or not.

#3 Attend a Virtual Meeting

VIRTUAL MEETINGS ARE THE BEST PLACE TO COMMUNICATE with an instructor and fellow students. Anyone can participate! You do not have to be registered in the course to attend. When attending virtual meetings, please bring questions applicable to the topic being discussed.

Watch for our emails outlining upcoming virtual meetings dates and times. Or visit our website at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on Information in the top menu bar, and then Virtual Learning Room for the full schedule.

#4 Follow The National Institute’s Blog

Go to http://blog.genealogicalstudies.com/ and scroll down. On the right hand side of the page you will see Subscribe to Blog via Email. In the text box, enter your email address and click on the Subscribe button. Once subscribed, you will receive an email each time we post an article. Each blog article includes a link to write a comment or share via social media. Look for these options at the end of each blog post.

#5 Follow us on Twitter

Once signed into your Twitter account, search for us on Twitter by our Twitter name @GeneaStudies. On our Twitter page, click on the Follow button to subscribe to our tweets. Not a member of Twitter? No problem, just go to Twitter www.twitter.com and join. Membership is free.

#6 Follow The National Institute on Facebook

To follow us on Facebook you must be a member. To join Facebook go to www.facebook.com and sign up. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/geneastudies. Click on the Like button on the top right of our page.

#7 Follow us on Pinterest

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#8 Join a GenealogyWise group to communicate with your fellow students

Go to www.genealogywise.com/ and Sign Up. There are groups set up for each of The National Institute’s country streams; i.e. American, Australian, Canadian, Eastern European, English, German, Italian, Irish, and Scottish, as well as Methodology, DNA, Librarianship, Alumni, and First Timer FAQs.

#9 Follow GenealogyWise on Facebook

To follow us on Facebook you must be a member. To join Facebook go to
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#10 Follow GenealogyWise on Twitter

Once signed into your Twitter account, search for GenealogyWise on Twitter by our Twitter name @GenealogyWise. On our Twitter page, click on the Follow button to subscribe to our tweets. Not a member of Twitter? No problem, just go to Twitter www.twitter.com and join. Membership is free.

#11 Consultation with an instructor ($)

If you want to have a one-on-one consultation with an instructor this can be arranged. Please email admin@genealogicalstudies.com to request an appointment. When emailing please provide some information as to what course and some background details you would like to discuss so we can recommend a consultation with an appropriate instructor. The consultation with an instructor is available for a modest fee.

#12 Join your fellow students in the STUDENT LOUNGE Virtual Meeting

We have made a Virtual Meeting room available to our students once a month. Pop into the “Student Lounge” for a genealogy coffee break and talk family history with your fellow students. The time is yours to chat, ask questions, or just listen.

Watch for our emails outlining upcoming virtual meetings dates and times. Or visit our website at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on Information in the top menu bar, and then Virtual Learning Room for the full schedule.

Good luck with your studies and research!

Sincerely,

Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies

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Note: This message is for students and subscribers at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, leaders in genealogy education since 1997.

To Subscribe, send an email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com.

For more information on the over 230 courses, we offer our students, visit https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/courses.asp

Virtual Meetings December 2020

Virtual Meetings are a way for you to learn more about genealogy from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’ instructors. Everyone is welcome and the meetings are FREE. Join us!

Note: NO USER NAME or PASSWORD REQUIRED. After clicking on the meeting link, please type in your first name and surname initial, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest”.
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Methodology: The “How To” Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Saturday, December 12th – 9 AM EST; 8 AM CST; 6 AM PST; 2 PM in London, England; Sunday, December 13th – 1 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Saturday, December 12th – 10:30 AM EST; 9:30 AM CST; 7:30 AM PST; 3:30 PM in London, England; Sunday, December 13th – 2:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Saturday, December 12th – 12 Noon EST; 11 AM CST; 9 AM PST; 5 PM in London, England; Sunday, December 13th – 4 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION: Navigate Analysis & Skills Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Monday, December 14th
– 5 PM EST; 4 PM CST; 2 PM PST; 10 PM in London, England; Tuesday, December 15th – 9 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program Part 3 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article.
Monday, December 14th – 6:30 PM EST; 5:30 PM CST; 3:30 PM PST; 11:30 PM in London, England; Tuesday, December 15th – 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle3/

English & Welsh Record courses with Brenda Wheeler PLCGS
Tuesday, December 15th
– 4 PM EST; 3 PM CST; 1 PM PST; 9 PM in London, England; Wednesday, December 16th – 8 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy PLCGS
Tuesday, December 15th – 7 PM EST; 6 PM CST; 4 PM PST; Wednesday, December 16th – 12 Midnight in London, England; 11 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/

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To access the Calendar of Virtual Meetings:
Go to The National Institute for Genealogical Studies website.
In the top menu bar, select Information.
Then in the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.
***NEW*** CHECK SCHEDULED TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE:
Click on the name of the session in the list of scheduled virtual meetings.
(A new pop-up 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.

If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read the Instructions at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf.

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