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Last Chance

Did you take advantage of our Bonus Extension
See blog post here.

The 20% DISCOUNT CODE has EXPIRING. The NEW Registration Fee increases are being entered: first for the individual courses, and then for the packages. If you were planning to Register for courses – Check to see if the CODE still works before it is gone. 
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Need help? We are here to help you succeed and meet your genealogy education goals for 2022. Check your course list and make sure you have all of the courses and/or packages you need. 

Remember – Don’t hesitate to contact Louise at the office for your best options. There are multiple ways to contact us. Call 1-800-580-0165 ext 1, leave a message on the voice mail, click on the message button in the bottom right side on our website, or send an email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com
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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
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

Transcription Tuesday – Happy Holidays

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies wants to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Transcription Tuesday will return next week. Check out our 230+ online courses on a wide variety of topics, as you prepare for your 2022 family history research projects.

Need to Practice Transcribing over the Holidays?

Study Guide Colonial American Handwriting
Overview: The Cultural Significance of Early American Handwriting
Early American Handwriting 
Study Guide Colonial American Handwriting – Abbreviations Game
Scottish Handwriting.com
The National Archives – Palaeography: reading old handwriting 1500 – 1800 (A practical online tutorial)
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As researchers, we have found that there are many skills we need to employ in order to achieve success in our future research projects. Transcription Tuesday will share guidelines and practical suggestions to help our readers to develop the skills for making effective transcriptions, abstracts, and extractions.
Transcription Tuesday previous blog post
Transcription Tuesday Index
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These three core courses demonstrate Transcription principles. They are offered monthly, beginning on the first Monday of every month: Register today!
Methodology-Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting 
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 
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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
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 

Genealogical Education Goals for 2022

Most of the major holiday celebrations are coming to a close. Perhaps you were fortunate enough to have opportunity to visit with family, and even to interview some of your family members, or browse through family photos. Be sure to record any family stories you were able to discover over this holiday season, as well as recording your own 2021 memories. It certainly was another year to remember!

Now it is time to get ready to plan for new genealogical adventures for 2022. What do you hope to discover? Do you have a research focus? Making Realistic Genealogical Goals is key to successful research, both in the short term, and with long lasting rewards. Knowing what you want to accomplish is not enough. You need to make definite plans. Are you planning to apply to a lineage society? 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 always cite your sources at the time of the discovery in order to review your work and make sure you will be able to find that source again. At a time when the accessibility of many repositories is uncertain, and possibly closed to in-person visits, work on what you can achieve at home and stay organized. Make a detailed list of what has been left undone and needs to have follow-up analysis. Then set your goals for how you will complete each task for each of your research projects. You have a brand-new open calendar before you – plan your time wisely.

Do you have education goals for 2022? Make a list of the 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 over a period of time? Is online education on your list of goals for 2022?

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. 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. Certificate Programs are focused on specific themes. Take a look and see which courses will accomplish your 2022 education goals 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
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

Last Gift for 2021

Tis the season for even more gifts as the surprizes keep coming!

Did you take advantage of our 20% Discount Promotion? Or did the Deadline sneak past as you were busy preparing for the holidays? We have good news for you! We have just received a new message from Louise for a Bonus Extension.

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We need your help! Since last Thursday, I’ve been at the keyboard, and on the phone talking with students, and letting them know what they need, often to finish one or two, and sometimes three and four certificate programs. Lots of notes were created to process your registrations. 

Please check your Student Briefcase. Make sure that everything you wanted is indicated on your list. If not, please give me (Louise) a call at 1-800-580-0165 ext 1.

We decided to leave the 20% DISCOUNT CODE available for the next few days to make sure everyone, who wants registrations of courses or packages before the fees increase, has what they want or need. The Code has now expired.

The registration fee increases will start appearing next week – first with the individual courses, and then by the end of the week, for the packages.

Please read the original announcement here.

If you have any questions, there are multiple ways to contact us. Call 1-800-580-0165 ext 1, leave a message on the voice mail, click on the message button in the bottom right side on our website, or send an email.

Visit our website at https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/.

Don’t delay; it will cost you about 35% more next week……

We hope everyone has a safe and fun-filled holiday…

Louise St Denis, Managing Director 
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
1-800-580-0165 ext 1
admin@genealogicalstudies.com 
www.genealogicalstudies.com 
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We are here to help you succeed with your genealogy education goals. Check your course list and make sure you have all of the courses and/or packages you need. Double check your Wish List again for any courses for your elective courses. This is the opportunity to register with the 20% Discount and then schedule the courses for later in 2022. 

Remember – Don’t hesitate to contact Louise for your best options. 
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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
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

Transcription Tuesday – Colonial Records

One of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies courses that requires a good foundation of Transcription Skills, is our Research: US Colonial New England Ancestors course. The next course is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 3rd, 2022. To check for future start dates, look under the Register tab on the course web page, or check the Course Calendar here

Research: U.S. Colonial New England Ancestors
Course Description: This seven-module course will give the student a basic foundation to research using colonial records in New England. It focuses primarily on the most common records used for research. The student will learn about 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. 

The student who undertakes this course should have familiarity with United States vital, religious, census, land and military records, as well as have a good knowledge of genealogical methodologies. 

Course Content
This course introduces you to Colonial New England research through websites and state resources. It will provide strategies for finding Colonial New England records during the time period leading up to the American Revolution. As you discover these valuable and genealogically-rich documents, you will be faced with the major challenge of deciphering Colonial Handwriting. It is recommended to transcribe these documents to glean all the information they contain and every clue they provide. Transcriptions of the original documents will make future references a lot easier. Making Abstracts will be useful for a summary of what each document contains.

To facilitate developing your Transcription Skills, we have two books to recommend:
Reading Early American Handwriting by Kip Sperry
Understanding Colonial Handwriting by Harriet Stryker-Rodda
Both of these books are available to order through our online Genealogy Store on our website.

Once you are ready to explore Colonial records, you should familiarize yourself with the area of your research. Build a timeline and record a brief history of the early settlement of the town. By building a location guide for each town, you will be able to gather information about which resources are available, including early genealogies that were created. 

Colonial Town Records are fascinating and include: Different Types of Colonial Town Records, Freemen and Inhabitancy, Town Officers, Town Business, Tax Records, Licenses, Ear Marks, Manumissions, School Records, and Poor Records; as well as Vital Records and Cemetery Records. There were Colonial Censuses taken. Some surviving records include:  Published Census, Reconstructed Census Lists, and Census Substitutes of the 17th and 18th centuries. 

This course will discuss Strategies for research, tracking Immigration, and look at Court Records. Land Records and Maps will be examined, through the Common Terminology used in this time period and will look at some Land Grants. Understanding your research location through Maps and Gazetteers will help you to determine where to look for records. It will conclude with Military Records, Religious Records, and Colonial Court Records. 

ALL of these records will require the ability to read and decipher Colonial Handwriting. By transcribing each document, you will become more familiar with how the letters are formed and the common language used in each type of record. 

Transcription Skills are developed with PRACTICE. The more original documents you can transcribe, the easier it will become. There are no shortcuts. It is a skill that is developed. Use the reference tools available to you. Study the scripts common to the time period and location of your research. Purpose to become an excellent Transcriber.
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As researchers, we have found that there are many skills we need to employ in order to achieve success in our future research projects. Transcription Tuesday will share guidelines and practical suggestions to help our readers to develop the skills for making effective transcriptions, abstracts, and extractions.

Transcription Tuesday previous blog post
Transcription Tuesday Index
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These three core courses demonstrate Transcription principles. They are offered monthly, beginning on the first Monday of every month: Register today!
Methodology-Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting 
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 
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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
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 

Final Countdown

The Final Countdown is on at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Don’t miss this opportunity! Time is running out to take advantage of our 20% Discount on ALL of our courses and packages, including our certificate programs. This promotion is valid until December 20th at midnight EST. 

For the details about creating a package on your wish list, please see blog post here. 

Register for your next courses before the Registration Fees increase. This offer allows you to register for a certificate program, create a package with just the right courses for your 2022 genealogy education plan to succeed, or order an individual course on the research topic you are most curious about. This also includes our newest DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate courses. Set your plan for success. 

Please contact us if you have any questions about our online genealogy courses, or our Professional Learning Certificate program. We are here to help you to succeed with your genealogy education goals in 2022!
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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
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  

Genealogy in a Package

What’s on Your 2022 Wish List?

Tis the season for packages! Some are arriving at our door; some we are piling into our car at the mall; while others are safely hidden away until it’s time to wrap them for that special day. We all love to receive them and to open them. However, some package contents are better than others. Slippers and socks are fun (usually), and a gift card is fun to spend, but how much better if your package was genealogy-related? 

The holidays are a great time to gather with family members and reminisce about days gone by. Be sure to make the most of opportunities to share stories and browse through the old photo albums. (Psst – make note to scan any photos you didn’t know about!) Ask questions about your family history and watch them share their memories to the next generation. 

Do you have family members who are asking you what is on your Wish List? Have you been thinking about your genealogy wish list? Have you already drafted some 2022 research goals? It may be that you have dropped several hints, but what will you receive? If they need some suggestions, we have a solution! The National Institute for Genealogical Studies can make sure your package has just the right online courses for your 2022 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

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

Skill-Building Package
The four courses included in this package will help you expand your research skills. 
Skill-Building Package: 4 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 most 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 our certificates. 

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

NEW!! The DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate is our newest certificate, which includes 12 courses relevant to your understanding of DNA and how it can be used in your genealogical research.

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 2022 Genealogy Research Goals. 
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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
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

A little gift from Santa…

Tis the season for gifts of all kinds. We wanted to give an extra gift to our current students.

Any course with a completion date from now until January 30th, Santa has given you more time to enjoy the holidays. All completion dates have been moved to January 30th.

Happy Holidays,

from Louise, Sue, Gena, Brenda, Cheryl, Laurette, Jith and all our authors and consultants at The 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
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

The Waiting is Finally Over

The hourglass has finally run its course leading up to our Second Announcement. Thank you for your patience. No more suspense, the details are now released. 

A Special Announcement from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies:

20% DISCOUNT – words you like to hear… 
REGISTRATION FEE INCREASE… words I am sure you don’t want to hear. 

December 2007 was the last time the registration fees were adjusted. Yes, you read that correctly, 14 years ago! Remember 2008? That’s when the economy was hit hard. We froze the fees in 2008, and although we have tried numerous times since to raise the fees, the timing simply was not right. Nearly two years ago, in March 2020, we were in the process of again starting the process and then… Covid hit. People were losing their jobs; again, we pulled back and left the fees where they were. 

The time has come; it must be done.

BUT it is not all bad news… 
We know that for some, this will be more difficult than for others. Here are some OPTIONS:

  1. 20% DISCOUNT on ALL registrations (includes individual courses and packages). Use CODE at checkout. (We had originally planned for a 10% discount, but it’s the time of the year to be jolly!) Note: CODE has now expired.
    Registrations must be received by midnight Eastern Time on Monday, December 20th.
  2. Register Packages to complete your program. Save substantially: the more courses in the package, the bigger the savings. (Not sure what you need to finish your program? Contact us.)
  3. Money is a little tight because of Christmas? Ask us to defer your payment.
  4. PAYMENT PLAN: We do not charge interest nor service fees, and we can spread the payments over several months. We know Christmas is just around the corner; if it helps, we can start your payments in January 2022.

If you have any questions, or you would like to know the most economical way of completing your program, please contact me:

  1. On our site: click on the button at the bottom of each page, leave us a message, we will contact you. Make sure to include your name, email address, and phone number if you would like us to call you.
  2. Send an email: admin@genealogicalstudies.com
  3. Call: 1-800-580-0165 ext 1

We are here to help you reach your genealogical goals…

Louise St Denis, Managing 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
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

Our Recent Professional Development Graduate

Our Final post for Congratulations to Our Recent Graduates 
**Please see previous blog post with a Message from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies to all recent graduates. 

What an impressive achievement! It took a lot of hard work, patience, and determination to reach your goal. It is time to celebrate the success of all our recent graduate. We are so very proud of you. 

Introducing our Graduate of the Professional Development Certificate between June 2019 and October 2021.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
Lynn Reesor, PLCGS

Warmest congratulations to our graduate, Lynn… 

Louise St Denis and our team at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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Our Graduate has completed all requirements for our Professional Development Certificate, which includes the following compulsory Professional Development courses: 

Basic Level
Business Skills: Business Administration
Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche-Part 1
Business Skills: Career Development: Choosing a Niche-Part 2
Business Skills: Creating a Business
Business Skills: Establishing & Promoting Your Website
Business Skills: Marketing Your Services & Products
Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls  

Intermediate Level
Creating Genealogy Programs for Adults & the Younger Generation
Demystifying Culture & Folklore
Forensic Genealogy
Genealogy Society Creation & Management
Lecturing Skills Including Preparation 
Organising a One-Name Study
Organising a One-Place Study 
Personal Historian: Telling the Stories
Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various Projects
Research: House & Farm Histories 
Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies  
Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research  
Writing for Genealogy: Articles, Blogs, Research Reports and so much more

Advanced Level
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards  

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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. 

For a full list of Certificates from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, please visit our website.
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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
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

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