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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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Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. For some, it is just another long weekend. As family historians, we need to dig deeper to learn the history behind it. Why does it merit a federal holiday and how does it relate to your family? If you have any connection to military personnel, you fully understand the significance of this day. It is to remember and honor those who have fallen while serving their country. 

But did you know that it is not a modern holiday? It was first celebrated on May 30, 1868 and was originally known as Decoration Day. Here are a few resources to explore:

Why is Memorial Day Important? – FamilySearch
Memorial Day: A Commemoration – National Archives (NARA)
Memorial Day – Public Domain Archive (NARA)
First Memorial Day 1868 – Library of Congress
Memorial Day – Wikipedia 
Memorial Day – National Day Calendar

Several of our courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies explore resources relevant to military service. Here are a few courses that may help you in your research of American military records.

Research: U.S. 20th Century Records, Including Adoption Records 
Research: U.S. Colonial New England Ancestors 
Research: U.S. Fraternal Organizations 
Research: U.S. Records Using Ancestry including DNA Strategies 
Research: U.S. World War II Ancestors – Part 1 
Research: U.S. World War II Ancestors – Part 2  
US: Military Records 

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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 225+ courses to choose from. Some of our courses are topic/country-specific, or provide insight into research methodology, while others are skill-building courses to maximize your research time. The first Monday of a new month means another rotation of courses will start. Most courses feature 6 modules over an 8-week period, easily adapted to most busy schedules. Many courses have been bundled into packages to provide discount options. Take a look at our course calendar and see which courses will accomplish your genealogical education goals. 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. 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. 

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Research A-Z ~ United States

For the month of April, we have highlighted some of the 225+ genealogy and research courses offered at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. There are a variety of themes and topics to choose from. Hopefully, we will feature some courses that you were not aware of and pique your interest to explore further.

U is for UNITED STATES

Do you have American research? Our American Records courses cover a vast number of topics. There are compulsory US courses required for the American Certificate, plus plenty of additional American courses to fulfill the elective requirements. Additional courses could be used to explore research projects with a US-focus. Any of these listed courses can be taken on their own or bundled in a package of courses.

There is also the option to combine American compulsory courses with the compulsory courses from another certificate to complete two certificates at once.

American Records Courses

American Records Package – 14 Courses: 
US: Cemetery and Mortuary Records 
US: Census Records 
US: Court Records 
US: Immigration & Naturalization Records 
US: Institutional Records 
US: Land Records 
US: Migration Patterns 
US: Military Records 
US: Newspaper Records 
US: Occupational Records 
US: Probate Records 
US: Religious Records-Part 1 
US: Religious Records-Part 2

US: Vital Records, Understanding and Using the Records

Additional American Courses 

Research: Mayflower Ancestors 
Research: U.S. 20th Century Records, Including Adoption Records 
Research: U.S. African American Ancestors 
Research: U.S. Colonial New England Ancestors 
Research: U.S. Fraternal Organizations 
Research: U.S. Great Lakes Area Ancestors 
Research: U.S. Midwestern States Ancestors 
Research: U.S. Records Using Ancestry including DNA Strategies 
Research: U.S. Western States Ancestors 
Research: U.S. World War II Ancestors – Part 1 
Research: U.S. World War II Ancestors – Part 2  

Additional Courses 

Connecting Family: Online and Virtually 
Demystifying Culture & Folklore 
Discover Your Family History 
Electronic Resources: Using the Internet 
Forensic Genealogy  
Google for the Wise Genealogist 
Life of Our Ancestors 
Personal Historian 
Research: FamilySearch Resources – In Person and Online 
Research: Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters-Tracing Women 
Research: House & Farm Histories 
Research: Social History 
Research: United Empire Loyalist Ancestors 
Writing Your Family History Book

American Records Packages

American Records – Basic Level – 4 Courses
American Records- Intermediate Level – 5 Courses
American Records-Advanced Level – 5 Courses

American Records Certificates

The American Records Certificate courses
American Certificate – Basic Level – 9 Courses
American Certificate – Intermediate Level – 9 Courses
American Certificate-Advanced Level – 11 Courses
American Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 Courses
American and DNA Certificate – 40 Courses
American and Librarianship Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 Courses
American and Professional Development Certificate – 49 Courses

Additional Course Packages

Lastly, you can customize your own package of courses. This is especially helpful if you have already completed some of the American Records courses. Register for the balance of the courses needed to complete your desired certificate.

Course Package – 4 Courses 
Course Package – 7 Courses 
Course Package – 8 Courses 
Course Package – 10 Courses 
Course Package – 13 Courses

Research A-Z 

Researching American Records, or the records for any specific country, requires the understanding of the foundational courses, plus the additional courses relating to your area of research. Create the education plan customized to your research needs. Need advice to choose your best options? Contact the office with your questions. We are here to help you succeed in realizing your genealogical education goals.
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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 225+ courses to choose from. Some of our courses are topic/country-specific, or provide insight into research methodology, while others are skill-building courses to maximize your research time. The first Monday of a new month means another rotation of courses will start. Most courses feature 6 modules over an 8-week period, easily adapted to most busy schedules. Many courses have been bundled into packages to provide discount options. Take a look at our course calendar and see which courses will accomplish your genealogical education goals. 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. 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 – 23 February 2022

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has a few virtual meetings scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 23rd. Hope you can join us, if applicable to your studies and/or research. Details are outlined below. 

You can enhance your learning experience by joining virtual meetings regarding your studies and asking questions. Even if you don’t have questions, you are welcome to just listen, lurk and learn! We don’t mind in the least! 

Remember, these Virtual Meetings are NOT mandatory. They are a fun and interactive way to ask questions about the courses and/or research at a relevant session. 

***HELP INFORMATION*** Adobe Connect instructions and TROUBLESHOOTING information are available on our website. If you are experiencing any issues when attending a virtual meeting, please obtain the INSTRUCTIONS document in PDF format near the top right of our Virtual Learning Room page on our website (you may have to scroll over to the right). The PDF document has Adobe Connect information, Troubleshooting steps, and Adobe Connect Technical Support contacts. 
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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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CANADIAN Records courses with Cheryl Levy 
Wednesday, February 23rd at 11 AM Eastern  
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/ 

METHODOLOGY courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Wednesday, February 23rd at 5 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/ 

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, February 23rd at 6:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/ 

AMERICAN Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Wednesday, February 23rd at 8 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/ 
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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 Adobe Connect Desktop App (see instructions above) to attend the virtual meetings. When joining a session, a USERNAME or PASSWORD is NOT REQUIRED. Please type in your first name & surname initial, along with your geographical location; then click Enter as a Guest. 
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LISTEN ON THE GO 
Want to listen to the virtual meeting, but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the Apple App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad), or from the Google Play Store (for Android).  
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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.  

Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies  
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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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Our Recent American Records Graduates

Continuing to post 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 graduates. We are so very proud of all of you. 

Introducing the Graduates of the American Records Certificate between June 2019 and October 2021.

AMERICAN CERTIFICATE
Bette Bohman, PLCGS  
Lynda Carter, PLCGS   
Linda Christensen, PLCGS
Amy Clounch, PLCGS   
Karin Coppernoll, PLCGS  
Sherrie Craun, PLCGS  
Stephanie Cutter, PLCGS 
Julie Eaklor, PLCGS  
Gaynol Fales, PLCGS  
Pamela Groth, PLCGS 
Laura Hall, PLCGS  
Kim Hanks, PLCGS  
Margaret Hodges, PLCGS  
Lynne Jakobowski, PLCGS  
Ruth Jolly, PLCGS  
Debra Kabinier, PLCGS  
Susan Kaplan, PLCGS 
Misti Layne, PLCGS   
Brian Maclachlan, PLCGS   
Sharon Marsh, PLCGS  
Lynne Moore McCreery, PLCGS   
Ginger Muenster, PLCGS  
Katie Myers, PLCGS  
Janet Neel, PLCGS   
Rebecca Novy, PLCGS   
Scott Roberts, PLCGS   
Jennifer Smith, PLCGS   
Christina Tracy, PLCGS 
Stephen Van Bibber, PLCGS  
Justina Vickerman, PLCGS   
Heather Weaver, PLCGS 

Warmest congratulations to all our graduates… 

Louise St Denis and our team at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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Graduates have completed all requirements for our 40-course American Records Certificate, which includes the following compulsory American Records courses: 

Basic Level 
US: Census Records
US: Land Records
US: Religious Records-Part 1
US: Vital Records, Understanding and Using the Records

Intermediate Level 
US: Cemetery and Mortuary Records
US: Immigration & Naturalization Records
US: Migration Patterns
US: Probate Records
US: Religious Records-Part 2

Advanced Level 
US: Court Records
US: Institutional Records
US: Military Records
US: Newspaper Records
US: Occupational Records
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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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Colonial Period 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 customized to your own interests.
See the Full List of Packages here. 

The Start Dates for courses are usually scheduled for the first Monday of the month, however, not all courses are available monthly. Be sure to check our Current Course Calendar for the dates when the courses of your choice are scheduled to open again.

In our list of 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.
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 were 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 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. We also discuss the membership and lineage requirements of the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada (UELAC.org). Records include: military, claims, land, and other records that will assist with documenting your UEL ancestor. 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

Course Packages
Registration for these four courses could be submitted at a discount by choosing:
Course Package – 4 Courses 

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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
www.GenealogicalStudies.com
blog.GenealogicalStudies.com
admin@GenealogicalStudies.com

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Virtual Meetings

We have Virtual Meetings scheduled on Wednesday, May 19th. Hope you will join us for a session, if applicable to your studies and/or research. Also, note three May virtual meetings have been postponed until Wednesday, May 26th. Details are outlined below.

You can enhance your learning experience by joining a virtual meeting regarding your studies and asking questions. Even if you don’t have questions, you are welcome to just listen, lurk and learn! We don’t mind in the least!

Remember, these Virtual Meetings are NOT mandatory. They are a fun and interactive way to ask questions about the courses and/or research at a relevant session.

***IMPORTANT*** New Adobe Connect information and instructions are available on our website. If you are experiencing any issues when attending a virtual meeting, please obtain the INSTRUCTIONS document in PDF format near the top right of our Virtual Learning Room page on our website.

Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com
In top menu bar, select Information.
In the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.
Click on Instructions near the top right (you may have to scroll over to the right).

The PDF document has Adobe Connect information, Troubleshooting steps, and Adobe Connect Technical Support contacts.
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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 Gena Philibert-Ortega
Wednesday, May 19th at 7:30 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in these courses. The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of these courses.
Wednesday, May 19th at 9:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/
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POSTPONED SESSIONS WITH NEW DATES:

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. Please read the article “Heritage Books and Family Lore: A Jackson Test in Missouri and Idaho” by Connie Lenzen (NGSQ Vol. 86, No. 1, March, 1998). Follow the directions found in your course material.
Wednesday, May 26th at 11:30 AM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Wednesday, May 26th at 5:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Wednesday, May 26th at 6:30 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/
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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 Adobe Connect Desktop App (see instructions above) to attend the virtual meetings. When joining a session, a USERNAME or PASSWORD is NOT REQUIRED. Please type in your first name & surname initial, along with your geographical location; then click Enter as a Guest.
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LISTEN ON THE GO
Want to listen to the virtual meeting, but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the Apple App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad) or from the Google Play Store (for Android).
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See the calendar of future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; in the top menu, choose INFORMATION, and then VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu.

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

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Register for July 2020 Courses

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers online genealogical education for family history enthusiasts, genealogy researchers and historians. These courses are rated in Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced levels. You can register for any course individually, or save by choosing from a variety of available packages. See Full List of Packages here: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/packages.asp 

The Start Dates for courses are usually scheduled for the first Monday of the month, however, not all courses are available monthly. Be sure to check our Current Course Calendar  for when the course of your choice is scheduled to be opened again.

In the list of courses scheduled for July 2020, there are four courses covering the Colonial period of the Eastern United States. These are valuable resources for anyone researching in this area and time frame.

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 generation is a great way to celebrate the 400th year anniversary of their arrival to North America.
Course Description: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/courses.asp?courseID=265 
Note: This course is currently being offered in our list of discounted courses. Receive 50% off by using the Code: ngs50. Code expires on 30 June 2020. See Discount details here: http://blog.genealogicalstudies.com/2020/05/discount-codes-for-may-and-june-2020/

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.
Course Description: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/courses.asp?courseID=503 

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 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. This was a time of major migrations and relocations. Fortunately, they left many records. We just need to document their stories.

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. We also discuss the membership and lineage requirements of the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada. Records include: military, claims, land, and other records that will assist with documenting your UEL ancestor. British North American colonies where the Loyalists came for resettlement include Upper Canada (Ontario)—where the original U.E. (Unity of Empire) tradition took hold—the Maritime provinces and Lower Canada (Quebec).
Course Description: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/courses.asp?courseID=315 

US: Military Records
This course covers conflicts of the United States and colonial America from the early colonial wars of the seventeenth century to the Second World War. The Revolutionary War records are included in Module 3. Note: This is an advanced course.
Course Description: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/courses.asp?courseID=215

Course Packages
Registration for these four courses could be submitted as Course Package – 4 Courses: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/packages.asp?packageID=40 
Note: Packages are currently being offered at a discount of 15% off by using the Code: ngs15. Code expires on 30 June 2020.
See Discount details here: http://blog.genealogicalstudies.com/2020/05/discount-codes-for-may-and-june-2020/

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New Course: Research US Midwestern States Ancestors

By Samuel Augustus Mitchell - Mitchell's new general atlas, containing maps of the various countries of the World, plans of cities, etc. (1867 edition) Wikimedia Commons by Geographicus Rare Antique Maps, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14621278

By Samuel Augustus Mitchell – Mitchell’s new general atlas, containing maps of the various countries of the World, plans of cities, etc. (1867 edition) Wikimedia Commons by Geographicus Rare Antique Maps, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14621278

 

We have a new course starting in May at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Written by Cari Taplin, CG, Research: U.S. Midwestern States Ancestors is designed to give students a basic understanding of some of the historical events that occurred in each state, especially events that shaped the state’s history, boundaries, laws, and records. The states included in this course were all part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803: Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Each state is unique in its geographical formation, social attitudes, political structure, ethnicity, industry and historical records. The modules included are aimed at giving researchers information to aid understanding of these states individually and to provide tools for researching family history, not only in terms of the individual, but also in their broader social context.

Professional genealogist and course author Cari Taplin, CG points out, “As the country expanded from east to west, our ancestors traveled through and sometimes stayed in the midwestern states. Researching in those states is vital to most family history research. The rich and unique history of each state is interesting and can be very rewarding. Learning about the nuances of the region will improve your research skills and bring life to your genealogy.”

To learn more about this course, see our website. Research: U.S. Midwestern States Ancestors starts May 2nd. Register today!

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