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Genealogical Goals for 2023

Most of the major holiday celebrations have come 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 take the time to record any family stories you were able to discover over this holiday season. Don’t neglect recording your own 2022 memories as well. It certainly was another year to remember!

Now it is time to get ready to plan for new genealogical adventures for 2023. What do you hope to discover? Do you have a specific 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. This gives opportunity for you to review your work and make sure you will be able to find that source again. When the accessibility of repositories is unavailable, or 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 2023? 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 2023?

Browse our Institute courses and packages to determine which courses will accomplish your 2023 education goals. Make a Wish List and check the Start Dates under the Register tab for each course. Register for your courses and schedule them according to the availability on your 2023 calendar. Don’t worry; you can reschedule the start date later, if needed.

Do you need help choosing the best plan to meet your goals? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you accomplish your goals! 
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The International Institute of 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 beginning 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: 
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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

Genealogy in a Package

Tis the season for packages! We all love to receive packages and we open them with enthusiasm. However, some package contents are better than others. Have you been thinking about your genealogy wish list? Have you already drafted some 2023 research goals? You made your genealogy wish list and dropped several hints, but what did you receive? Slippers and socks are fun (usually), but how much better if your packages were genealogy-related? The International Institute of Genealogical Studies can make sure you have the best package with just the right courses for your 2023 Genealogy Education Plan. Turn your Christmas cash into valuable, skill-building opportunities with our online genealogy courses. 

You can choose any of our 225+ courses individually, or register for one of our specific course Packages listed below, but did you know that you can also create your own unique package specifically geared to your 2023 education goals? Choose 4, 7, 8, 10 or 13 courses and make your customized package with the exact courses needed for your own distinctive research project. Check out the details for all of our course Packages.

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

Special Genealogy Course Packages

DNA Research Packages
Our DNA and Genetic Genealogy program includes courses relevant to your understanding of DNA testing and how it can be used in your genealogical research. 
DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate – 15 Courses 

Skill-Building Package
The four courses included in this package will expand your research skills. The Skill-Building Package includes these 4 courses:
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards  
Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls  
Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies  
Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research  

Business Skills Package

This package of 18 courses includes all the courses needed to give you a good understanding of how to start and manage a genealogical business, and examples of niche business opportunities available to genealogists.
Business Skills Package 

Professional Learning Certificates
At the heart of the International Institute of 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 all certificates, students are required to complete 40 courses, which includes specific compulsory courses and a choice of electives. 

The Methodology Package is at the core of all of the certificates. 

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

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. 

Country-Themed Certificates
American Records Certificate
Australian Records Certificate
Canadian Records Certificate 
Eastern European Records Certificate
English Records Certificate
German Records Certificate
Irish Records Certificate
Italian Records Certificate  
Scottish Records Certificate

Packages for Specific Themes
If you are interested in just a few of the country-specific courses, but not a full certificate, you can choose a smaller Packages of courses for the country of your choice, or a package for the records for these countries.

Lastly, be sure to check the complete list of online courses offered by the International Institute of Genealogical Studies, as there are several courses not included in the descriptions above that are eligible for custom 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 2023 Genealogy Research Goals.
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The International Institute of 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 beginning 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 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

Double-Header Today

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers FREE Virtual Meetings every month. We invite you to join us on Monday, December 12th for a Double-Header.

First at 1:30 pm Eastern, Claire Bradley will present “5 Things You Didn’t Know About Irish Research” in our December Student Lounge Virtual Meeting, followed by a time for Q&A. This will be a great opportunity to meet our new Director of Irish Studies! This session will be recorded and the replay will be available on our YouTube channel. 

Biography: Claire Bradley is a professional genealogist based in Dublin, Ireland. She holds a Certificate in Family History from University College Dublin and an MA in the History of the Family from the University of Limerick. As well as taking on research for clients, Claire teaches a bi-annual adult education course in researching family history in Dublin, and regularly gives lectures to family and local history societies. She is a former chairperson of the Ireland Branch of the Irish Genealogical Research Society and also helps run the popular Boards.ie genealogy forum. Her particular interests are genetic genealogy, Irish Quakers and Dublin records. Her website is www.cbgenealogy.ie   
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Students will then be given a time to chat and then disconnect before our next session begins. 
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At 3 pm Eastern, Jennifer Roodzant will be our host for the December DNA Virtual Meeting, when she will discuss “What’s New at AncestryDNA.” You may remember that Jennifer was our Student Lounge special guest when she presented: Clustering DNA Matches with Gephi to Pinpoint Genetic Networks” in October 2022. The video replay is available on our YouTube Channel.

Biography: Jennifer Roodzant is a professional genealogist and speaker specializing in DNA and southern United States research. She volunteers as secretary for the Napa Valley Genealogical Society. She is a certificate holder in Genealogical Research from Boston University and ProGen Study Groups. Jennifer applies the Genealogical Proof Standard to resolve complex research objectives. 

Plan now to join us for this Double-Header opportunity to learn tips and skills to help you in your genealogical research projects. 
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To attend a virtual meeting, 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. 
Then simply click on the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link at the scheduled time.
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The International Institute of 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 beginning 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

Our Team is Expanding

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies has some exciting announcements to share this month. Today, we are pleased to introduce the newest addition to our Faculty TeamClaire Bradley will be our new Director of Irish Studies, and will be working to update our Irish courses. As director, she will also be hosting the Irish Virtual Meetings starting in the new year. Claire will be our special guest speaker for the December Student Lounge.

Biography: Claire Bradley is a professional genealogist based in Dublin, Ireland. She holds a Certificate in Family History from University College Dublin and an MA in the History of the Family from the University of Limerick. As well as taking on research for clients, Claire teaches a bi-annual adult education course in researching family history in Dublin, and regularly gives lectures to family and local history societies. She is a former chairperson of the Ireland Branch of the Irish Genealogical Research Society and also helps run the popular Boards.ie genealogy forum. Her particular interests are genetic genealogy, Irish Quakers and Dublin records. Her website is www.cbgenealogy.ie

Claire will be available to assist our students as needed, as well as offering paid one-on-one mentoring consultation sessions. We are honored to welcome Claire as a valuable adjunct professor on the Institute’s Faculty Team. We invite our students and followers to join Geo in giving her a hardy welcome!

Angela Breidenbach, Executive Director, 
and our team at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies 
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The International Institute of 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 beginning 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

Keeping in Touch – December 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 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 would want to help you understand what is being taught in your courses. 

**** 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

December 2022

Our students at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies are preparing for the last month of courses for 2022. December is an extremely busy month for some students. Schedules and outside expectations compete for our attention and demand action. Be sure to plan your month very carefully. Self-paced education takes discipline, perseverance and focus. We are here to help you succeed in meeting your genealogical education goals. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a problem.

The Holiday season is upon us – filled with Family Time, Traditions and Memories. It is a time to gather with extended family members and share memories of years gone by. There will be well-known family traditions mixed in with new traditions – welcoming new family members to our celebrations. It’s a good time to take note of changes in our families over the past year of 2022. As family historians, we record the BMDs as we receive the news, but the holidays are usually a time to welcome those new cousins and in-laws into your family circle.

It’s a time for stories of, “Remember when….?” and photos! Take lots of photos, especially of family groups and elderly family members. And then there is the food! Traditional recipes with Grandma’s chocolate fudge – made only as she does, and Great-Aunt Mable’s dressing recipe. Be sure to record these. Find out why certain foods are served, and why these traditions were formed, and carried on year after year. Record them and preserve them as the treasures they truly are.

Make this December a month to remember! Prepare for Family Time, for sharing Memories, and for exploring your holiday Traditions. Record what you learn and document the new stories. The online education you are pursuing to preserve your family history will not only benefit your immediate family, but it will bring together extended family members as well. You may even discover some new cousins! 

DECEMBER COURSES
For those who have registered for December courses, if you have discovered that you will not be able to work on your courses this month after all, you can still easily change the start date. 

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 (December 5, 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 (February 6, 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.

Make preparations to enjoy your holiday season, and be purposeful in your visits with family members. Ask if anyone has taken a DNA test. Then work to preserve your family history by documenting your discoveries!
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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 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. 
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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

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