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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

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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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

November Courses

November is here! Only two more months left for 2022. How are you doing with your 2022 genealogy goals? There is still time to finish some research and prepare those genealogy projects for the coming holiday season. Make a list and create a schedule. You can do it!

Our November schedule includes two Virtual Presentations by students in our Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course. First up will be Beyond the Birth, Death, and Marriage Dates: The Story of Henry Beckendorf of Lehighton, Pennsylvania presented by Melissa Cantlin Bell on Thursday, November 3rd at 4 PM Eastern; and the second one will be An Irish Genealogy Secret presented by Ciara Chivers on Thursday, November 17th at 2:30 PM Eastern. More details here

We are also busy finalizing the plans for our Fall Graduation for 2022 on Friday, November 18th at 4:30 pm Eastern. Save the date and watch for more details coming soon. 

Our students at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies are eagerly looking forward to their November courses. Every month brings another rotation of courses with new strategies to apply to their research. Discovering new record types and websites to explore will motivate and inspire all researchers to dig deeper and refine their genealogical skills. Some students will be introduced to new concepts and proven methodology, while others will pursue advanced skills and continue working towards their PLCGS certification. 

You can register for courses individually or in convenient Packages. Choose courses to create a plan that will best accomplish your personal genealogical goals. Check out our List of Courses and you are sure to find several courses related to your research projects. Do you need help to customize your education plan? We can help! Our Contact information is listed below.

NOVEMBER COURSES

Many of our courses are offered monthly, like our ever-popular Forensic Genealogy and DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses, as well as our foundational Methodology courses. Other courses promote Skill-Building, such as Transcribing, Abstracting & ExtractingPalaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents, or Breaking Down Brick WallsOur course materials provide website URLs to explore and practical assignments in every module, which encourage you to apply your newly discovered concepts, and gain experience using various genealogical tools. Our country-themed certificate programs take you from the Basic introduction level to Advanced research strategies uniquely related to each specific country. Elective course requirements can be filled with our courses on specific research topics related to your particular research interests. 

November featured research courses include topics related to writing your family history stories or research findings such as: Genealogy and Copyright GuidelinesGenealogy Ethical Guidelines & StandardsLife of Our AncestorsNuts & Bolts of Reporting Research; and Writing for Genealogy: Articles, Blogs, Research Reports and so much more. Courses for special research projects include: Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various ProjectsResearch: House & Farm Histories; and Research: Social History.

Our online courses allow students to work towards their genealogical goals, either for their own personal family history research, or to acquire research skills and certification for their future professional aspirations. We have something for everyone! 
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We offer 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 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 / 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

Student Presentations: November 2022

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies has student presentations coming up. 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: These sessions are 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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Beyond the Birth Death, and Marriage Dates: The Story of Henry Beckendorf of Lehighton, Pennsylvania” presented by Melissa Cantlin Bell
Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 4 PM Eastern 
Click here for more details.

An Irish Genealogy Secret” presented by Ciara Chivers 
Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 2:30 PM Eastern 
Click here for more details.
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We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting the 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. 

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

Student Presentation: Beyond the Birth, Death, and Marriage Dates

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies has a student presentation coming up. 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. 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
***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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Beyond the Birth, Death, and Marriage Dates: The Story of Henry Beckendorf of Lehighton, Pennsylvania presented by Melissa Cantlin Bell 
Thursday, November 3rd at 4 PM Eastern
ZOOM LOCATION  | Time Zone Convertor 

Description: This presentation teaches you to ask questions and seek additional information to assist you with writing biographies that bring your ancestors to life.

Presenter: Missy is a professional genealogist with over thirty years of experience in genealogy research, a published author, and Vice Regent of a DAR Chapter. 
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We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting the 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. 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
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 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

Student Presentation: An Irish Genealogy Secret

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies has a student presentation coming up. 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.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
***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 – 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 the 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. 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
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 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

Lecturing Skills course

Are you interested in developing your genealogy Lecturing Skills? With the uncertainty of restrictions for in-person meetings, many societies and organizations have taken the plunge to host virtual or hybrid meetings, many for the first time. This has created an increased need for presentation lectures and speakers ready to present online. The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers many courses on specific topics, including our Lecturing Skills course. 

The Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course focuses on the skills needed to present genealogical-related lectures to a variety of audiences. It is a “hands-on” course where the student will develop all aspects of the lecturing process including: the proposal and biographical sketch; marketing; syllabus material; creating lecture slides; and much more. The step-by-step course material will guide you all the way, creating templates to use over and over, no matter what your topic may be.

Note: In order to complete this course, the student must develop and give a 30-minute lecture to an audience of students and/or genealogical society members virtually via our Virtual Learning Room. This very practical application of skills learned will launch them with confidence into becoming a valuable asset to any genealogical society or organization, or add an additional income stream to their genealogical business plan.
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Our 14-week Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course is currently 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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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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TO JOIN a 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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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

Foundations: Methodology Certificate

Our students are enthusiastic about our online genealogical courses. However, many new students are unsure of where to begin. Which courses should they take first? Just as in planning to build a house, your genealogy education plan must begin with a strong foundation. Whether you are just beginning to research your family history, or you are an experienced researcher, it is recommended for all students to begin with understanding the methodology guidelines and standards used in all genealogy research. This is accomplished through our Methodology Certificate.

To receive your Methodology Certificate in Genealogical Studies, you must successfully complete the required 14 courses, which includes 5 compulsory courses at the Basic Level, 4 compulsory courses at the Intermediate Level, and 5 compulsory courses at the Advanced Level. You can take these courses individually, or along with your specific country-themed certificate courses at the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels. If you are considering any certificate, these are the first courses to work on as the Methodology Certificate courses are COMPULSORY for all of our Certificate Programs.

Methodology Certificate Package

Basic Level
Methodology – Part 1: Getting Started 
This course includes: basic charts & definitions, Home resources; types of sources; records & where to find them; and useful forms. 
Methodology – Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
This course includes: file storage; definitions for Transcribe/Abstract/Extract; using forms; citing your sources; Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS); Proof Arguments; and creating Research Plans. 
Electronic Resources: Using the Internet 
This course includes: computers/Internet basics; databases online; searching surnames; archives and libraries; Internet search tools; maps; and using social media. 
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting 
This course includes: definitions; word processing features; and exercises. 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 
The AS courses provide an overview of all of the material covered at each level. They include exercises, and the study of a peer-reviewed article with analysis discussions online in our virtual meetings. There will be two compulsory Consultation appointments with an instructor. These are the most interactive courses and must be completed for the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced certificates. This course should be completed before proceeding to the Intermediate level courses.

Intermediate Level
Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies 
This course includes: goals and objectives; organizing research; repositories; using Original Sources; and Strategies. 
Methodology – Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording 
This course includes: recording research; calendars and dates; charts; preserving your work; and Ethics.
Methodology – Part 5: How to Prove It 
This course includes: Proof and the GPS; linkages; Sources/Information/Evidence; pedigree analysis; and problem solving & pitfalls. 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 
This AS course provides an overview of all of the material covered at the Intermediate level. It includes exercises, and the study of another peer-reviewed article with analysis discussions online in our virtual meetings. There will be two compulsory Consultation appointments with an instructor. This course should be completed before proceeding to the Advanced level courses.

Advanced Level
Methodology – Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice 
This course includes: Professional requirements; business considerations; clients; Research Reports; and career options. 
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 
This course includes: scripts; handwriting; grammar; currency; calendars; weights and measures; Church/Manor/social life; surnames; occupations; Latin terminology. This course also includes a comprehensive workbook with many practical exercises.
Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines 
This course includes: copyright basics; fair use, Public Domain and seeking permission; work for hire; and contracts. Textbook is required: Carmack’s Guide to Copyright & Contracts: A Primer for Genealogists, Writers & Researchers by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack.
Genetics & Medical Family History 
This course includes: DNA and Genetics; Inheritance; Ethical pedigree; medical considerations; consent; and record clues. 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3  
This AS course provides an overview of all of the material covered at the Advanced level. It includes exercises, and the study of an additional peer-reviewed article with analysis discussions online in our virtual meetings. There will be two final compulsory Consultation appointments with an instructor. This should be the final course to complete after the Advanced level courses.

Our Methodology Certificate forms the basis for all of our Professional Learning Certificates. Build your genealogical research skills with these essential courses, recommended for both serious family historians and professional researchers. We can assist you in building your genealogical education plan. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your options to successfully reach your research goals. (See contact information below.)
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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. Another rotation of courses will start monthly. 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: 
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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 ext. 1
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

October Courses

Our students at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies are opening their October courses. Every month brings another rotation with new strategies to apply to their research. Discovering new record types and websites to explore will motivate and inspire researchers to dig deeper and refine their genealogical skills. Some will be introduced to new concepts and proven methodology, while others will pursue advanced skills and continue working towards their PLCGS certification. 

We offer courses individually or in convenient Packages. Choose the plan that will best accomplish your genealogical goals. Check out our List of Courses and you are sure to find several related to your research projects. Do you need help to customize your education plan? We can help! Our Contact information is below.

OCTOBER COURSES

Many courses run monthly, like our ever-popular DNA courses and our foundational Methodology courses. Other courses promote Skill-Building, such as Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting; Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documentsor Breaking Down Brick WallsOur courses provide websites to explore and practical assignments in every module, which encourage you to apply your newly discovered concepts and gain experience using genealogical tools. Our country-themed certificate programs take you from the Basic introduction level to Advanced research strategies uniquely related to each specific country. Elective course requirements can be filled with our courses on specific research topics related to your research interests.

October Research courses include such topics as: Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters-Tracing Women; Child Migration from Britain; Dutch Ancestors in the Netherlands; Jewish Ancestors; U.S. Colonial New England Ancestorsand Mayflower AncestorsCourses for special research projects include: Organizing a One-Name StudyOrganizing a One-Place Study; Demystifying Culture & Folkloreor Genealogy Society Creation & Management. 

Our online courses allow students to work towards their genealogical goals, either for their own personal family history research, or to acquire research skills and certification for their future professional aspirations. We have something for everyone! 
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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. Another rotation of courses will start monthly. 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, 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

How to Change the Start Date for Your Course

When you register for a National Institute for Genealogical Studies course, you will choose a Start Date. As the day approaches, you may find that this date is no longer convenient. Changing the date your course opens is easy.

In your Student Briefcase, scroll down to Future Courses

#1. You will see a list of your registered courses with the dates they are scheduled to open. 

#2. To change your start date, click on the date (October 3, 2022). A new pop-up window will open.

#3. Click on the scheduled date. A drop-down menu will be displayed with additional start dates for this course. Choose a new start date (January 3, 2023).

Please Note: The scheduled date has NOT been changed yet!

#4. You must click the Change Date button to actually change the start date. Now you can close the pop-up window and your new start date will be displayed beside your course.

Be sure to check the start dates for your courses at the end of each month to ensure your courses will open when you are ready to work on them. 

Note: Open courses will always display their completion date. You will not be able to access the course materials past this date.
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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. Another rotation of courses will start monthly. 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, 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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