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Virtual Meetings August 2022

We’ve got some great Virtual Meetings coming up in the month of August. We have a Lecturing Skills student presenting later in the month, as well as Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage joining us in the Student Lounge to talk about DNA Matching Technology on MyHeritage. Hope you can join us!

Enhance your education and attend virtual meetings! Each month, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies hosts several virtual meetings, giving the students the ability to ask questions about the courses or research they are working on. Join a session applicable to your area of study or research to find answers. We can all learn from each other! 

Virtual Meetings are a fun and interactive way to connect with an instructor and fellow students. They are NOT mandatory. If time permits, the host may provide a discussion or small presentation. 

Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of August. 
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IMPORTANT: We have changed the platform for our virtual meetings. We are now using Zoom for all of our sessions. Please note the NEW URLs for this month’s sessions as outlined below. 
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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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Australian Records courses with Kerry Farmer 
Friday, August 12th at 8 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp  

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Sunday, August 14th at 7:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp  

United Kingdom (English, Irish, & Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler 
Monday, August 15th at 5 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of these courses. 
Wednesday, August 17th at 7 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Wednesday, August 17th at 8:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy 
Thursday, August 18th at 4 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Internet Tools with Cheryl Levy 
Thursday, August 18th at 6 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

STUDENT LOUNGE is open! 
We will have a small presentation from guest speaker Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage. Daniel will show you how you can leverage the MyHeritage DNA test for your genealogy research. Afterwards, you can chat with your fellow students. 
Saturday, August 20th at 11:30 AM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp 

DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Tuesday, August 23rd at 10 AM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Lecturing Skills – Student Presentation with Kathy Holland 
“Leave No Clue Unresearched” 
Description: Lacey will show why to ensure every clue is explored. He will discuss a family-line, thought a brick-wall, and one clue opened it up by generations and another country.
Presenter: Lacey King has been involved in 4-H as a Genealogy project leader and as the Program Director for the South Bend Area Genealogical Society. 
Thursday, August 25th at 8 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Monday, August 29th at 7:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp
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See the calendar of Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 

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

Sincerely, 
Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information: 
1 (800) 580-0165 
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com 
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com 

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Keeping in Touch – August 2022

Do you have a question about your courses or your research? 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 are here to help! 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 and help you understand what is being taught.

**** NOTE: Our social media accounts are NOT monitored regularly. If you need an answer quickly, please call us on the telephone. We can be reached at 1-800-580-0165, ext. #1 (North America). Please leave a message if no one answers. We will call back.

#1 By email to The National Institute
**** NOTE: When contacting us, please INCLUDE your FIRST & LAST NAME, and the full COURSE TITLE, including the COUNTRY, if it is 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 GIVE SPECIFIC DETAILS; i.e., provide the COURSE NAME, MODULE NUMBER, WEBSITE NAME, and URL.
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. 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 for the full schedule. 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 our Blog website 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 and join. Membership is free. 

#6 Follow The National Institute on Facebook
To follow us on Facebook, you must be a member. To join, go to Facebook and sign up. Find us on Facebook and click on the Like button on the top right of our page. 

#7 Follow us on Pinterest
To follow us on Pinterest, you must be a member. To join, go to Pinterest and sign up. Find us on Pinterest here. Click on the Follow button to view our various boards. 

#8 Join a GenealogyWise group to communicate with your fellow students
Go to GenealogyWise 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, Irish, Italian, 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, go to Facebook and sign up. Find GenealogyWise on Facebook and click on the Like button on the top right of our page. 

#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 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 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.

#13 “Message us” via any page on our website
When you visit any webpage on our website, at the bottom right of the page is a link to “Message us.” You will be asked to provide your email address along with your question. Please remember to include the COURSE NAME, MODULE NUMBER, and SECTION/ASSIGNMENT NAME. You will either receive a response in the message area or in an email.   

Good luck with your studies and research!

Sincerely,

Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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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. List of Packages available here.
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*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Related Faces Featured in July Student Lounge

At The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, we enhance the online learning experience for our students by promoting #StudentLife opportunities. Every month, there is a Student Lounge virtual meeting scheduled for our students. Since we have migrated our meetings to the Zoom platform, we are now planning to offer special presentation sessions, beginning with our July Student Lounge. Watch for our next scheduled Student Lounge Virtual Meetings in our VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM.

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RELATED FACES

In July, we were pleased to offer a bonus to our regular Student Lounge session. We had a special presentation from guest speaker: Tina LaFreniere of Related Faces. Tina developed Related Faces to help identify people in antique photos. She shared this exciting new resource for identifying those unlabeled photos in our inherited family collections by pairing recognizable facial features of family members, even if they are different ages. This will definitely advance our family history storytelling by enabling us to visually display our past extended family members to the current generation who never knew them.

You can begin with a 14-Day FREE Trial to set up your profiles for each family member and their photos. Privacy is ensured for living people. Please follow Copyright restrictions, which means you should only use photos that you have, or have permission to use. Then upload your photos and start pairing. Related Faces will identify the same or similar faces in photos and allows you to organize your photos on your home page. You will be able to connect to other users to collaborate, and perhaps discover new family connections. Mobile uploads allow you to scan and add photos right from your mobile device. It also has a feature to compare your photos to the United States Library of Congress’ photo collection.

As a Thank You to The National Institute for Genealogical StudiesRelated Faces is offering a 25% Discount for a limited time to our students, and has graciously extended the invitation to our followers as well. 

Coupon Code: RFELWQPJ66. 
Please Note: This coupon will expire on 15 August 2022. 

We encourage our followers to take advantage of the 14-Day FREE Trial at Related Faces and explore what this website has to offer. You may solve a long-time family photo mystery, or even topple a brick wall by identifying that face beside your ancestor. 

NOTE: You can view a recording of the presentation that was given in this session here.
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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. List of Packages available here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165 ext. 1
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Student Lounge Virtual Meetings

At The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, we want to enhance the online learning experience for our students by promoting #StudentLife opportunities. Every month, there is a virtual meeting scheduled just for our students to connect and share. As genealogy is often a solitary endeavour, this is an opportunity to join others who are just as enthusiastic about family history and anxious to discuss research topics. Students can enquire about courses they are interested in registering for, or question students who have already completed them. Sharing their experiences with newer students is valuable! 

As an added bonus since mid-July, we have migrated our meetings to the Zoom platform, where students can now interact face-to-face and engage in verbal discussions rather than be limited to only typing in the chat box. They can now put a face to the names they have seen in the comments and discussions for their online assignments. #StudentLife is more than recognizing the names of their fellow students, it is getting to know them! After all, many of these students may become contacts in their future researcher networks. 

The schedule for all of our Virtual Meetings can be found on our website under VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM. Watch for our next Student Lounge when the monthly Virtual Meetings schedule is posted here to our blog.

Watch for upcoming Special Presentations in our Students Lounge sessions.
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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. List of Packages available here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165 ext. 1
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Virtual Meetings for End of July 2022

We have a number of Virtual Meetings scheduled for this week. Details are outlined below. Hope you can join us! Come with your course and/or research questions. 

IMPORTANT: We have changed the platform for our virtual meetings. Going forward, we are using Zoom for all of our sessions. You will now be able to verbally ask questions, in addition to using the text chat feature, and closed captioning is also available in Zoom.

You can enhance your education by joining a virtual meetings regarding your The National Institute for Genealogical Studies studies and to ask questions about the courses and/or research at a relevant session. Even if you don’t have any questions, you are welcome to just listen, lurk, and learn! We don’t mind.
Remember, Virtual Meetings are NOT mandatory. They are a fun and interactive way to connect with an instructor and fellow students. If time permits, the host may provide a discussion or small presentation. 

Below are the scheduled sessions for the last week of July. 
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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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Internet Tools with Cheryl Levy 
Monday, July 25th at 3:30 PM Eastern 
See Details: 
https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of these courses. 
Tuesday, July 26th at 10 AM Eastern 
See Details: 
https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Tuesday, July 26th at 11:30 AM Eastern 
See Details: 
https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Professional Development courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Wednesday, July 27th at 7 PM Eastern 
See Details: 
https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

STUDENT LOUNGE is open! 
We will have a small presentation from guest speaker Tina LaFreniere of Related Faces. Tina developed Related Faces to help identify people in antique photos. Afterwards, you can chat with your fellow students. 
Wednesday, July 27th at 8:30 PM Eastern 
See Details: 
https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp
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TO JOIN A VIRTUAL MEETING, simply click on the URL or enter the URL provided in your browser. Alternatively, you can download the Zoom Desktop App (https://zoom.us/download) to attend the virtual meetings. 
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See the calendar of future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 

If you have any questions regarding the Virtual Meetings and/or the schedule, please send an email to: degroot@genealogicalstudies.com

Sincerely, 
Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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To subscribe to email updates for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, send email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com. Enter SUBSCRIBE in the Subject. 
—————————————————- 
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. 
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information: 
1 (800) 580-0165 
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com 
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com 

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Virtual Meetings for Rest of July 2022

There are lots of great Virtual Meetings coming up for the rest of July (see details below). Hope you can join us! Come with your course and/or research questions.

Enhance your education and attend virtual meetings! Each month, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies hosts several virtual meetings, giving the students the ability to ask questions about the courses or research they are working on. Join a session applicable to your area of study or research to find answers. We can all learn from each other! 

Virtual Meetings are a fun and interactive way to connect with an instructor and fellow students. They are NOT mandatory. If time permits, the host may provide a discussion or small presentation. 

Below are the scheduled sessions for the rest of July. 
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NOTICE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to reschedule the US Colonial & Mayflower Records and DNA virtual meetings that were scheduled for Wednesday, July 13th to Tuesday, July 19th. We are very sorry for any inconvenience these changes may cause.

IMPORTANT: In addition to this schedule change, we have changed the platform for our virtual meetings. Going forward we are using Zoom for all of our sessions. Please note the NEW URLs for this month’s sessions as outlined below. 
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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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American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Tuesday, July 19th at 11 AM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89226487139?pwd=aVZ2eXVWVWRSYnRCSE1KRkVTYmlTZz09

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Tuesday, July 19th at 1 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89226487139?pwd=aVZ2eXVWVWRSYnRCSE1KRkVTYmlTZz09 

US Colonial & Mayflower Records courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Tuesday, July 19th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89226487139?pwd=aVZ2eXVWVWRSYnRCSE1KRkVTYmlTZz09 

DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Tuesday, July 19th at 8:00 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89226487139?pwd=aVZ2eXVWVWRSYnRCSE1KRkVTYmlTZz09 

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler 
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Wednesday, July 20th at 5 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89950055023?pwd=b1ErS3FTeW04M0NhMEJsdTNmejdvUT09 

United Kingdom (English, Irish, & Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler 
Wednesday, July 20th at 7 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89226487139?pwd=aVZ2eXVWVWRSYnRCSE1KRkVTYmlTZz09 

Eastern European Records courses with Lisa Alzo 
Saturday, July 23rd at 9 AM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89226487139?pwd=aVZ2eXVWVWRSYnRCSE1KRkVTYmlTZz09

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy 
Saturday, July 23rd at 10:30 AM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89226487139?pwd=aVZ2eXVWVWRSYnRCSE1KRkVTYmlTZz09 

Internet Tools with Cheryl Levy 
Monday, July 25th at 3:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89226487139?pwd=aVZ2eXVWVWRSYnRCSE1KRkVTYmlTZz09 

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of these courses. 
Tuesday, July 26th at 10 AM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89950055023?pwd=b1ErS3FTeW04M0NhMEJsdTNmejdvUT09 

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Tuesday, July 26th at 11:30 AM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89950055023?pwd=b1ErS3FTeW04M0NhMEJsdTNmejdvUT09

Professional Development courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Wednesday, July 27th at 7 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89226487139?pwd=aVZ2eXVWVWRSYnRCSE1KRkVTYmlTZz09

STUDENT LOUNGE is open! 
We will have a small presentation from guest speaker Tina LaFreniere of Related Faces. Tina developed Related Faces to help identify people in antique photos. Afterwards, you can chat with your fellow students. 
Wednesday, July 27th at 8:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81117651699?pwd=cnI0bWRsWGtpQjZhUWRpNGtFWWl4dz09 
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See the calendar of Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 

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

Sincerely, 
Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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To subscribe to email updates for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, send email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com. Enter SUBSCRIBE in the Subject. 
—————————————————- 
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. 
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information: 
1 (800) 580-0165 
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com 
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com 

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Scheduled Website Maintenance

NOTICE:
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has scheduled a small website maintenance happening tomorrow morning (July 12th) from 6:30 am – 8 am. The website will be accessible, but some functions will not work (such as pay buttons) until the maintenance is complete. Expected completion is before 8 am Eastern.

Thank you for understanding. 

Angela Breidenbach 
Executive Director

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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. List of Packages available here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165 ext. 1
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Virtual Meetings – First Half of July

Lots of great Virtual Meetings coming up for the first half of July. We have one session scheduled for this weekend (see details below). Hope you can join us! Come with your course and/or research questions.

Enhance your education and attend virtual meetings! Each month, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies hosts several virtual meetings, giving the students the ability to ask questions about the courses or research they are working on. Join a session applicable to your area of study or research to find answers. We can all learn from each other! 

Virtual Meetings are a fun and interactive way to connect with an instructor and fellow students. They are NOT mandatory. If time permits, the host may provide a discussion or small presentation. 

Below are the scheduled sessions for the first half of July. 

TO JOIN A VIRTUAL MEETING, see the Adobe Connect instructions available on our website (In the top menu > Information > Virtual Learning Room). Please obtain the INSTRUCTIONS document in PDF format near the top right of our Virtual Learning Room page. You may need to scroll to the right to see INSTRUCTIONS. The file also includes TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION. 
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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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Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS 
This session is for the convenience of our students in Australasia; however, all students are welcome. 
Saturday, July 9th at 7:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/ 

**NEW** US Colonial & Mayflower Records courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett, MSc, QG, PLCGS 
Wednesday, July 13th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/  

DNA courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett, MSc, QG, PLCGS 
Wednesday, July 13th at 8 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/dna/  
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See the calendar of Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 

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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American Colonial Courses

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers online genealogical education for family history enthusiasts, genealogists and historians. Our courses are offered in Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced levels. You can register for courses individually, or receive a discount by choosing from a variety of packages. These are bundled either by specific theme or can be customized to your own interests. Check out our full list of Packages.

Courses are usually scheduled to begin on the first Monday of the month, however, not all courses are available monthly. Be sure to check under the Register tab in the course description for the dates when the courses of your choice are scheduled to open again. You can check our current Course Calendar here to see which courses are scheduled to begin next.

In our list of online courses, there are four courses covering the colonial period of the Eastern United States, focusing on the original Thirteen Colonies. These are valuable resources for anyone researching in this region and timeframe. 

Research: Mayflower Ancestors 
This course studies some of the very first settlers of Massachusetts. Learn how to properly document a descendant line by utilizing New England original and derivative records, as well as sources specific to Mayflower research. Following their story, and tracing each consecutive generation, is a great way to recognize the 400+ years since their arrival in North America.
Course Description for Research: Mayflower Ancestors 

Research: US Colonial New England Ancestors 
This course explores strategies for finding Colonial New England records while incorporating colonial town records, colonial census records, colonial land records and maps, the colonial wars, religious records, and court documents. Note: This is an Intermediate course. Experience with transcribing Colonial Handwriting will be a benefit. 
Course Description for Research: US Colonial New England Ancestors

The American Revolutionary War was a major historical event which impacted many Colonial families. It is hard to imagine that any family was left unaffected. Many families were divided, with multiple factors leading to which side they eventually chose to pledge their loyalty to. If you reach a brick wall in your research during this time period, be sure to check both Loyalist and Patriot resources. Sometimes you will find family members on both sides as they navigated through this turbulent time in their lives. This was also a time of major migrations and relocations. 

Fortunately, there have been numerous records created and preserved during the colonial period. Thankfully, various organizations have worked to digitize as many of the surviving records as possible. We just need to know how to access them to document our family’s stories and discover the part they played in these historical events.

Research: United Empire Loyalist Ancestors 
This course describes what it meant to be a United Empire Loyalist in the context of the American Revolutionary War and how it affected their ensuing lives. This course will also discuss the membership and lineage requirements of the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada (UELAC.org). Records include: military service, petitions, claims, land, and other records that will assist with documenting your UEL ancestor. The British North American colonies where the Loyalists went for resettlement include Upper Canada (Ontario)—where the original U.E. (Unity of Empire) tradition really took hold—the Maritime provinces, and Lower Canada (Quebec).
Course Description for Research: United Empire Loyalist Ancestors 

US: Military Records (includes Revolutionary War)
This course includes records of conflicts in the United States and colonial America from the early colonial wars of the seventeenth century to the Revolutionary War, as well as the records of later conflicts to WW2. What is required for Military and Lineage Societies may be of particular interest as there is discussion of the various types of records created by military service, such as service records, muster rolls, pension records, and draft registration. Note: This is an advanced course.
Course Description for US: Military Records

American Colonial Ancestors
Registration for these four courses could be submitted at a discount by choosing: 
Course Package – 4 Courses 
Have you already taken one or more of these courses? No problem! Just choose any four courses of your choice to take advantage of the bundled package discount.  

***NEW*** Just announced in June! We have added another Virtual Meeting to our monthly chats. The US Colonial & Mayflower Records Virtual Meeting will be hosted by Shannon Combs – Bennett, MSc, QG, PLCGS beginning in July. Check out our schedule of FREE Virtual Meetings and add the meetings of interest to your calendar.
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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. List of Packages available here.
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Graduation June 2022

Today, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies celebrated our students, who have completed their programs between May 2020 and April 2022 to receive their certificates. What an impressive achievement! It took a lot of hard work, patience, and determination to reach their goals and work towards making their genealogical dreams come true. 

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES! 
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We are so very proud of all our graduating students. We know you will continue to pursue your genealogical goals. We wish you success in fulfilling your future genealogical endeavours and dreams!

Angela Breidenbach, Director, 
Louise St. Denis, Director Emeritus, 
and our team at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 

Please NOTE: Our next Graduation will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 6 pm Eastern for our students who have completed their certificate programs between April 30th and October 31st 2022.
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To recognize all of our graduates throughout the years, please go to our website at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on the menu item INSTITUTE, and then GRADUATES. Be patient, the list is long and therefore takes time to display.
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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. List of Packages available here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165 ext. 1
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
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LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

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