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MyHeritage Black Friday Offer Expires Soon!

REMINDER! The Black Friday Offer from MyHeritage will expire on November 25, 2022. 60% OFF! Don’t miss MyHeritage DNA for the lowest price EVER! At just $36 USD each, MyHeritage DNA kits make the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays, whether for your loved ones or yourself. Explore your origins from across 2,114 geographic regions and find new relatives. You’ll even get a 30-day trial of MyHeritage Complete and enjoy access to 18.7 billion historical records, advanced matching and DNA tools, and much more — absolutely free!

Hurry and purchase your DNA kit before this deal expires!

ORDER HERE

Offer expires on November 25, 2022

Happy shopping! 
International Institute of Genealogical Studies 
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We have several DNA courses and packages encouraging our students to research their genetic family connections, including our DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
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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:
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Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997.  

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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers 225+ online courses designed to assist family history researchers in all levels of genealogy education. Whether you are just beginning your research journey, or you are looking to build your skills at a professional level, you are sure to find a course of interest.

Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by the Institute. Check our Course Calendar here.

The Institute provides a variety of Packages, allowing students to customize their genealogy education plan. Our Certificate in Genealogical Studies Programs include courses for various Record Groups for a specific country. We currently offer 13 Certificate Programs. Visit our website for more information, or email the office directly. 
admin@GenealogicalStudies.com.  

Besides our Blog, the Institute provides various ways for you to stay in touch with us on Social Media platforms. You can Follow us on: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest, YouTube. *Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. 

Follow the Institute on Facebook
To follow us on Facebook, you must be a member. To join, go to Facebook and sign up for a free account. Find us on Facebook and click on the Like button to follow our page. You will find information about our upcoming courses, as well as our free monthly virtual meetings. 

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 yet? No problem, Membership is free. Our Tweets include information about future courses offered by The Institute. 

Follow us on Pinterest
Pinterest is NOT just for Recipes and decorating ideas. You can find many pins (digital bookmarks) to genealogy resources posted to researcher’s boards. To follow the Institute on Pinterest, you must be a member. To join, go to Pinterest and sign up for a free account. Find us on Pinterest here. Click on the Follow button to view our various boards. We have pins to courses, as well as blog posts of interest for each topic. You can follow all of our boards, or only boards of interest.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel
View our Int’l Institute of Genealogical Studies library of videos which includes Back to School Orientation, special Student Lounge presentations, and more. Just go to our YouTube channel and click Subscribe. Watch for more videos to be added!

So, we invite you to Follow us on these Social Media platforms, and keep up to date on what is happening at the Institute, especially as we post updates and online educational opportunities for your genealogical research projects. See you there!
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube. 
*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

MyHeritage Black Friday Offer

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies is pleased to share an Early Black Friday Offer from MyHeritage

Don’t miss out on this Black Friday deal: MyHeritage DNA for the lowest price EVER! At just $36 USD (or 36 Euro) each, MyHeritage DNA kits make the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays, whether for your loved ones or yourself. Explore your origins from across 2,114 geographic regions and find new relatives. You’ll even get a 30-day trial of MyHeritage Complete and enjoy access to 18.7 billion historical records, advanced matching and DNA tools, and much more — absolutely free!

Hurry and purchase your DNA kit before this deal expires!

ORDER HERE

Offer expires on November 25, 2022.

Happy shopping! 
International Institute of Genealogical Studies 
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We have several DNA courses and packages encouraging our students to research their genetic family connections, including our DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate 
—————————————————- 
Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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

Graduation – November 2022

Today, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies celebrated our students, who have completed their programs between May 1st and October 31st of 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 to our GRADUATES! 
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NOTE: Visit our YouTube channel to view a Recording of our Graduation for November 18, 2022.
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ROLL CALL of GRADUATES

Students who have earned their PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies) in the following programs: 

American Records Certificate 
Vera Battle, PLCGS
Claire Gene Esker, PLCGS
Laurie Kolstead, PLCGS
Susan Marvos, PLCGS
Barb Proctor, PLCGS
Michael Stout, PLCGS
Linda Vaise, PLCGS

Australian Records Certificate 
Kathleen Hawley, PLCGS

Canadian Records Certificate 
Ruth Campbell, PLCGS
Michelle Gélinas, PLCGS
Cathy Greig, PLCGS 
Lori Herman, PLCGS
Cathie McCabe, PLCGS 
Kathleen Rae, PLCGS
Louise Tremblay Etter, PLCGS
Drew von Hasselbach, PLCGS 
Debbie Watt, PLCGS
Debra Wickham, PLCGS

Eastern European Records Certificate 
Leah Sevigny, PLCGS

English Records Certificate 
Linda Vaise, PLCGS

German Records Certificate 
Ariana Cieslak, PLCGS
Christina Rainer, PLCGS
Kevin Spire, PLCGS

Irish Records Certificate 
Albert Baines, PLCGS
Lori Herman, PLCGS
Leah Sevigny, PLCGS

Librarianship Certificate 
Bobbie Fox, PLCGS 
Kaye Prince-Hollenberg, PLCGS 
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ROLL CALL of GRADUATES

Students who have completed the full program for the DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate.   

Nadine Ashcroft 
Margaret Baker
Vanessa Akridge Dorminey  
Janice Fritsch, PLCGS
Cheri Green, PLCGS
Cathy Greig, PLCGS   
Jennifer Johnson
Lynda Keenan
Joy Kestenbaum   
Rosemary Kopittke, PLCGS
Diann Lawton, PLCGS
Sarah J. Lee
Mariann Littell, PLCGS
Nancy Mackenzie  
Brian Maclachlan, PLCGS
Lilian Magill, PLCGS
David Nicholas
Lori Lee Sauber
Helen V. Smith, PLCGS   
Kevin Spire, PLCGS
Norman Wenger, PLCGS
Daphne Wetmore, PLCGS
Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS
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We are so very proud of all of our graduating students. We know you will continue to pursue your genealogical goals. Great research results will come to you for all the hard work you put into your studies to reach this worthwhile goal. We wish you every success in fulfilling your future genealogical endeavours and dreams! 

Angela Breidenbach, Executive Director, 
and our team at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies
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Please NOTE: Our next Graduation will be held in June 2023 for our students who have completed their certificate programs between November 1st and May 31st of 2023. 
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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 / International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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

Black Friday Offers All Around Us!

Black Friday is almost here! Every year, many shoppers anxiously wait for the day after the American Thanksgiving to discover what deals will be included in the Black Friday sales. Some sales will be just on that day, while others will extend throughout the weekend. Exclusive electronic and tech deals may be offered on the following Monday. Cyber Monday often offers its own exclusive deals. In recent years, many organizations are also offering Early Black Friday sales or Pre-Black Friday deals. Start watching for discounts and be sure to take note of the expiry dates. For many, Black Friday shopping has become a holiday tradition.

So, what does this have to do with genealogy? Black Friday sales are being offered by many genealogy and family history organizations right now. Be sure to check your favourite websites and their social media posts for exclusive offers. These discounts are frequently the lowest prices to be offered for the year. From DNA testing kits to memberships and subscriptions to software to various genealogy-related products, this is a great time to take advantage of Black Friday savings. 

What are your genealogical goals for 2023? Thinking about them now, while the sales and discounts are on, will give you the opportunity to save on your 2033 budget. Which memberships or subscriptions will you need? Do you know the supplies needed for your educational goals? Do you need to upgrade your technology equipment? Are you planning to do further DNA research that requires more DNA testing? Watch for your best economic opportunities. There will be a flurry of sales. Have your wish list ready! 

Have you shared your genealogy wish list with your holiday shoppers? Let your family and friends know about the sale items of interest to you and help them contribute to your genealogy research projects. Remember, Black Friday is November 25th. Don’t miss out on the savings!

Happy shopping! 
International Institute of Genealogical Studies 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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 Presentation Reminder

Just a reminder. International Institute of Genealogical Studies has a student presentation tomorrow. We hope you can join us to show support to your fellow student. 

Our 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! 

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. 
NOTE: This session is FREE and you do not have to be a current or past student to attend. 
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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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AN IRISH GENEALOGY SECRET presented by Ciara Chivers 
Thursday, November 17th at 2:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION  | Time Zone Convertor 

Description: Introduction to an under-used source for Irish genealogy: Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland / Journal of the Irish Memorials Association. 

Presenter: Ciara Chivers is a Qualified Genealogist based in Northern Ireland.  She runs Shamrock Roots and particularly enjoys research focused on Ireland and the Irish diaspora. 
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We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting our student presentations. 
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TO JOIN this Student Lecture, go to the VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM 
Click on Lecturing Skills – Student Lecture in list (a new window will open). 
Click on the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link. 
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To see our Calendar of Virtual Meeting sessions, go to our website; in the top menu, choose INFORMATION; then choose VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 
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The International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 225+ courses to choose from. Our 14-week Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course is scheduled three times per year. If you choose to include this course in your genealogical education plan, click the Register tab and you will find the upcoming scheduled start dates. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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 November 14-19

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies hosts several virtual meetings every month. We have a number scheduled for this week, as well as a Student Presentation and our Fall 2022 Graduation ceremony. Details are outlined below. Hope you can join us! Come with your course and/or research questions. 

IMPORTANT: We are now using Zoom for all of our sessions. Attendees can verbally ask questions and use the text chat. The closed captioning feature is also available. 

Students can enhance their learning experience by joining a virtual meeting regarding their studies and asking questions. However, you do not have to be a student in order to attend. Even if you don’t have any questions, you are welcome to just listen, lurk, and learn! We don’t mind. 

Remember, these Virtual Meetings are NOT mandatory for our students. They are a fun and interactive way to ask questions about the courses and/or research at a relevant session. We can all learn from each other! 

Below are the scheduled sessions for November 14th to 19th. 
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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. 

To join a virtual meeting, simply click on the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link at the scheduled time.
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American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Monday, November 14th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

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, November 15th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Tuesday, November 15th at 8 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

CANCELLED ~
DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Wednesday, November 16th at 4 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Student Presentation with host Kathy Holland 
An Irish Genealogy Secret by Student presenter: Ciara Chivers 
Description: An introduction to an under-used source for Irish genealogy: Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland / Journal of the Irish Memorials Association. 
Biography: Ciara Chivers is a Qualified Genealogist based in Northern Ireland. She runs Shamrock Roots and particularly enjoys research focused on Ireland and the Irish diaspora. 
Thursday, November 17th at 2:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Fall 2022 GRADUATION 
Friday, November 18th at 4:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Eastern European Records courses with Lisa Alzo 
Saturday, November 19th at 10 AM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler 
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Saturday, November 19th at 4:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule
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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. 

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

Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here. List of packages available here. 
Follow us on Social Media: 
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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 

Virtual Meetings for November 2022

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies will be hosting a few special virtual meetings coming up for the month of November, including a Guest Speaker in the Student Lounge, a Student Presentation, and our Fall 2022 Graduation ceremonies. Hope you can join us.

Do you have any questions about your courses or your research? Attend a virtual meeting applicable to your area of study or research. Virtual Meetings are a great way for you to communicate with an instructor. These are NOT mandatory for students, but are a fun and interactive way to ask questions about courses and/or research. We can all learn from each other! 

Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of November. 
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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. 

To join a virtual meeting, simply click on the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link at the scheduled time.
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STUDENT LOUNGE with Guest Speaker: Angela Breidenbach, Executive Director, of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Angie will be talking about the upcoming changes at the Institute and she will be answering questions. 
Saturday, November 12th at 11 AM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Saturday, November 12th at 1 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Monday, November 14th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

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, November 15th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Tuesday, November 15th at 8 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Wednesday, November 16th at 4 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Student Presentation with host Kathy Holland 
An Irish Genealogy Secret by Student presenter: Ciara Chivers 
Description: An introduction to an under-used source for Irish genealogy: Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland / Journal of the Irish Memorials Association. 
Biography: Ciara Chivers is a Qualified Genealogist based in Northern Ireland. She runs Shamrock Roots and particularly enjoys research focused on Ireland and the Irish diaspora. 
Thursday, November 17th at 2:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Fall 2022 GRADUATION
Friday, November 18th at 4:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Eastern European Records courses with Lisa Alzo 
Saturday, November 19th at 10 AM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler 
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Saturday, November 19th at 4:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy 
Tuesday, November 22nd at 2 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Internet Tools with Cheryl Levy 
Tuesday, November 22nd at 8 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

United Kingdom (English, Irish, & Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler 
Monday, November 28th at 4:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler
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.  
Monday, November 28th at 10:30 PM Eastern 

ZOOM Schedule
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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 / International Institute of Genealogical Studies 
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To subscribe to email updates, send email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com
Enter SUBSCRIBE in the Subject. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here. List of packages available here. 
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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 – November 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 / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. As a student at the Institute, there are several ways you can communicate with us and your fellow students (see below). We are also on YouTube now!

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 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 and questions pertaining to your course exam. 
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.

#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 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 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 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel 
(International Institute for Genealogical Studies) 
View our library of videos which includes “Back to School Orientation“, special Student Lounge presentations, and more. Just go to our YouTube channel and click Subscribe

#9 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 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. 

#10 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. 

#11 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. 

#12 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. 

#13 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. 

#14 “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 
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies
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Fall 2022 Graduation

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies have been making preparations to celebrate our next round of Graduates! We are very proud to congratulate our hard-working students who have successfully completed their full programs between May 1st and October 31st of 2022. 

Our Fall 2022 Graduation is scheduled to be held online via Zoom on Friday, November 18th at 4:30 pm Eastern. Check Time Zone for your location. Mark your calendars now and plan to show your support for our students! 

Please Note: Our Graduation ceremony is for students who have earned their PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies) in the following programs:
American Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 courses 
Australian Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 courses 
Canadian Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 courses 
Eastern European Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 courses 
English Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 courses 
German Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 courses 
Librarianship Certificate – 12 courses

and as well, for those who have completed the full program for the following: 
Professional Development Certificate – 40 courses 
DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate – 15 courses 

Join our Executive Director and host, Angela Breidenbach, PLCGS as we honour our graduates’ accomplishments, and encourage them to pursue their genealogical goals, whether for personal research, or launching into their genealogical business or career.

If you would like to attend, please send an email to admin@GenealogicalStudies.com to obtain the ZOOM link to our Graduation Ceremony.
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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

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