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Virtual Meetings September 2020

Virtual Meetings are a way for you to learn more about genealogy from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’ instructors. Everyone is welcome and the meetings are FREE. Join us!

Note: NO USER NAME or PASSWORD REQUIRED. After clicking on the meeting link, please type in your first name and surname initial, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest”.
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DNA courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett MSc, QG, PLCGS
Saturday, September 12th – 9 AM Eastern; 8 AM Central; 7 AM Mountain; 6 AM Pacific; 2 PM in London, England; 11 PM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/dna/

Irish Records courses with Brenda Wheeler PLCGS
Sunday, September 13th – 7 PM Eastern; 6 PM Central; 5 PM Mountain; 4 PM Pacific; Monday, September 14th – Midnight in London, England; 9 AM in Sydney, Australia.
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/irish/ 

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy PLCGS
Monday, September 14th – 7 PM Eastern; 6 PM Central; 5 PM Mountain; 4 PM Pacific; Tuesday, September 15th – Midnight in London, England; 9 AM in Sydney, Australia.
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/ 

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article.
Thursday, September 17th – 2 PM Eastern; 1 PM Central; 12 Noon Mountain; 11 AM Pacific; 7 PM in London, England; Friday, September 18th – 4 AM in Sydney, Australia.
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR

Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article.
Thursday, September 17th – 3:30 PM Eastern; 2:30 PM Central; 1:30 PM Mountain; 12:30 PM Pacific; 8:30 PM in London, England; Friday, September 18th –5:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle2/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION: Navigate Analysis & Skills Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Thursday, September 17th
– 7 PM Eastern; 6 PM Central; 5 PM Mountain; 4 PM Pacific; Friday, September 18th – Midnight in London, England; 9 AM in Sydney, Australia.
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

American Records
courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Saturday, September 19th – 9 AM Eastern; 8 AM Central; 7 AM Mountain; 6 AM Pacific; 2 PM in London, England; 11 PM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/ 

Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR.
Saturday, September 19th – 10:30 AM Eastern; 9:30 AM Central; 8:30 AM Mountain; 7:30 AM Pacific; 3:30 PM in London, England; Sunday, September 20th –12:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

Methodology:
The How To courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR.
Saturday, September 19th – 12 Noon Eastern; 11 AM Central; 10 AM Mountain; 9 AM Pacific; 5 PM in London, England; Sunday, September 20th – 2 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

STUDENT LOUNGE.
Pop into the Student Lounge for a genealogy coffee break with your fellow students.
Saturday, September 19th – 2 PM Eastern; 1 PM Central; 12 Noon Mountain; 11 AM Pacific; 7 PM in London, England; Sunday, September 20th – 4 AM in Sydney, Australia.
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

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Calendar of Virtual Meetings is at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM.

If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read the Instructions at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf.

Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
www.GenealogicalStudies.com
blog.GenealogicalStudies.com
admin@GenealogicalStudies.com

Follow us on Pinterest

Do you use Pinterest? It is a free social media website where you can create a collection of visual bookmarks on whatever topic you are interested in. This quickly became very popular, but…. Did you know that it is NOT just for Recipes and Crafts? You can actually use it for Genealogy! It can become a useful online tool. The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has a Pinterest account and you can follow us HERE.

As you are researching online, you visit many websites while working on your research projects – how can you organize and keep track of them? Where can you keep them all in one place and have access to them wherever you are? In our Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist course, you will learn that Pinterest is a visual bookmarking website. It allows you to create “Boards” for various topics, which are like Bulletin Boards. You can “Pin” various website bookmarks to the appropriate topical board to be referenced later. These pins capture an image from that webpage and display it inside the board, along with a short description. The URL is linked so that when the image is clicked, that website will open. Boards are created with a title, which reflects your research topics and are usually displayed alphabetically. Inside your board, choose one of the pins with an image that best expresses what that board is about and save it to be displayed as the “cover” of that board. This provides a quick visual prompt as to what each board is about and builds a virtual library of your bookmarks.

Pinterest Research Tips

1. When you pin all the websites you used for a specific genealogy project to one designated board, it is a great way to check back for all of the URL sources for your bibliography or reference materials. 

2. When discussing a genealogy topic and you want to share a great resource site or database, you can quickly access it through the Pinterest app and share it on the spot.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has created boards with links to many of our courses, packages and programs. For those who are visual learners, this is a way to quickly get an overview of what is being offered. New Boards and Pins will continue to be added until all of our courses are covered. Click on the course pins to access their course description.

The second way we are using our Pinterest account is to access our National Institute for Genealogical Studies Blog posts. We have many articles that have been written in reference to our course materials, but it can sometimes be a challenge to find a specific topic quickly. Our Blog Posts have been pinned to our Pinterest Boards under the appropriate course topics for easy access. Are you thinking about the next course you will choose? Check the Pinterest Board to see if there has been a blog post about it, and read a summary or highlights of other students’ experiences. Then click the course pin to read the course description on our website.

Be sure to follow The National Institute for Genealogical Studies on Social Media:

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/GeneaStudies/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geneastudies/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeneaStudies/ 

Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

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/

Full List of Packageshttps://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/packages.asp
Complete List of Courses: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/courses.asp

Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
www.GenealogicalStudies.com
blog.GenealogicalStudies.com
admin@GenealogicalStudies.com

 

Virtual Meetings June 2020

Virtual Meetings are a way for you to learn more about genealogy from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies‘ instructors. Everyone is welcome and the meetings are FREE. Join us!

Note: NO USER NAME or PASSWORD REQUIRED. After clicking on the meeting link, please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.

Saturday, June 6th – STUDENT LOUNGE
Pop into the Student Lounge for a genealogy coffee break with your fellow students.
Saturday, June 6th – 10 AM Eastern; 9 AM Central; 10 AM Mountain; 7 AM Pacific; 3 PM in London, England; Sunday, June 7th – Midnight in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

Wednesday, June 10th – Student Presentation with host Kathy Holland
Presenter: Norah Schneider; Topic: Finding German Jewish Family in the Sources During the Third Reich
Wednesday, June 10th – 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England; Thursday, June 11th – 8:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lecturing/

Thursday, June 11th – Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Thursday, June 11th – 6 PM Eastern; 5 PM Central; 4 PM Mountain; 3 PM Pacific; 11 PM in London, England; Friday, June 12th – 8 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

Thursday, June 11th – Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy
Thursday, June 11th – 7:30 PM Eastern; 6:30 PM Central; 5:30 PM Mountain; 4:30 PM Pacific; Friday, June 12th – 12:30 AM in London, England; 9:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/

Saturday, June 13th – American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Saturday, June 13th
– 10 AM Eastern; 9 AM Central; 8 AM Mountain; 7 AM Pacific; 3 PM in London, England; Sunday, June 14th – Midnight in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

Saturday, June 13th – Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Saturday, June 13th – 11:30 AM Eastern; 10:30 AM Central; 9:30 AM Mountain; 8:30 AM Pacific; 4:30 PM in London, England; Sunday, June 14th – 1:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

Saturday, June 13th – Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Saturday, June 13th
– 5 PM Eastern; 4 PM Central; 3 PM Mountain; 2 PM Pacific; 10 PM in London, England; Sunday, June 14th – 7 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

Monday, June 15th – Student Presentation with host Kathy Holland
Presenter: Jeannie Waters; Topic: DNA: The Gift That Keeps Giving!
Monday, June 15th
– 7 PM Eastern; 6 PM Central; 5 PM Mountain; 4 PM Pacific; Tuesday, June 16th – Midnight in London, England; 9:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lecturing/

Tuesday, June 16th – English Records courses with Brenda Wheeler
Tuesday, June 16th
– 4:30 PM Eastern; 3:30 PM Central; 2:30 PM Mountain; 1:30 PM Pacific; 9:30 PM in London, England; Wednesday, June 17th – 6:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/

Tuesday, June 16th – Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler.
Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article.
Tuesday, June 16th – 6 PM Eastern; 5 PM Central; 4 PM Mountain; 3 PM Pacific; 11 PM in London, England; Wednesday, June 17th – 8 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle3/

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Calendar of Virtual Meetings is at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM.
If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read the Instructions at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf.
For information on over 225 courses offered, visit https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/

All-Day Special Event

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’
20th Anniversary Year Event
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS and GRADUATION CEREMONY
——- $10,000 worth of prizes ——
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020 — From: 10 am to 9 pm EDT

Mark your Calendar and Save the DATE! You won’t want to miss it.

1. There will be DRAWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY FOR $10,000 WORTH OF PRIZES

You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be contacted by email. BUT… There will be ‘on-the-spot’ prizes too. Be alert!

To enter the draw, send an email to: admin@genealogicalstudies.com answering this question: HOW MANY ONLINE COURSES DOES THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OFFER?

Hint: All online courses are listed on our website.
Deadline to submit your answer for main draws is June 27th.
See more information about our Draws.

20th Anniversary Year – Discount Offers NOTE: These Codes will expire on 30 June 2020.

2. Choose ONE of three FREE courses: Use CODE: ngsFree at checkout
Google for the Wise Genealogist
Social Media Tools for Genealogists
Connecting Family Online & Virtually

3. Choose ONE of six courses at 50% off: Use CODE: ngs50 at checkout
Research US Records Using Ancestry.com including DNA Strategies
Research Mayflower Ancestors
Research Social History
Research US World War II Ancestors – Part 1
Research House & Farm Histories
Writing Your Family History Book 

4. Choose any ONE package of courses at 15% off: Use CODE: ngs15 at checkout
See more information about Discounts.

5. Join Gena Philibert-Ortega, Director, Genealogy Services at The National Institute for Three Special Virtual Presentations on Saturday, June 27, 2020:
Meeting room: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/ 
It Helps to Know: Better Ancestry.com Searches (10 am EDT)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/356394215324619/
A Genealogical Exploration: New to You Resources for Your Research (12 noon EDT)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/340642580239101/
10 Things I wish I Knew When I Started (2 pm EDT)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1084869268552206/
See more information about Special Virtual Meetings.

6. Join Gena Philibert-Ortega, Director, Genealogy Services and Susanna deGroot, Director, Student and Curriculum Administration at The National Institute for a Special Bonus Session on Saturday, June 27, 2020:
Genealogy Fun & Games — How much do you know?  (4 pm EDT) Win lots of prizes.
Meeting room:
http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/ 
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/691776961611113/
See more information about Bonus Session.

7. Join us for our Annual Graduation Ceremony (7 PM EDT) Honor our Hard-Working Students
Meeting room: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/graduation/ 
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/273133080534904/
There will be a Special Draw just for the Graduates. You MUST be present to win this prize.
See more information about Graduation.

For more information about this event and more, check back to our blog and watch for social media posts on Facebook and Twitter. @GeneaStudies

Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
www.GenealogicalStudies.com
blog.GenealogicalStudies.com
admin@GenealogicalStudies.com

Special Virtual Presentations

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’
20th Anniversary Year Event
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020 — From: 10 am to 5 pm EDT

Celebrating during our 20th Anniversary Year would not be complete without offering practical hands-on material and research strategies to our students and guests. Our all-day Special Event on Saturday, June 27, 2020 will feature Three Special Presentations by Gena Philibert-Ortega, Director of Genealogy Services at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Please check your time zone.

1. It Helps to Know: Better Ancestry.com Searches
Description coming soon.
June 27, 2020 – 10 AM Eastern; 9 AM Central; 8 AM Mountain; 7 AM Pacific; 3 PM in London, England; June 28, 2020 – Midnight in Sydney, Australia
Meeting room: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/356394215324619/

2. A Genealogical Exploration: New to You Resources for Your Research
Description coming soon.
June 27, 2020 – 12 Noon Eastern; 11 AM Central; 10 AM Mountain; 9 AM Pacific; 5 PM in London, England; June 28, 2020 – 2 AM in Sydney, Australia
Meeting room: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/ 
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/340642580239101/

3. 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started
Description coming soon.
June 27, 2020 – 2 PM Eastern; 1 PM Central; 12 Noon Mountain; 11 AM Pacific; 7 PM in London, England; June 28, 2020 – 4 AM in Sydney, Australia
Meeting room: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/ 
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1084869268552206/

These sessions are FREE. Anyone can join in! You do not have to be a current or past student to attend. Attendees do not need a user name or a password. At the scheduled time in your time zone, click the link provided. To enter join the virtual meeting, type in your first and last name, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest” to access the room.

BONUS SESSION

Celebrating needs to be FUN! Join Gena Philibert-Ortega and Susanna deGroot for a special bonus session with Genealogy Games. There will be draws and lots of prizes. More details here.

Genealogy Fun & Games – How Much Do You Know?
Join us to learn about some fun stuff you can do with your family history and genealogy games you can play with the family. Test your genealogy knowledge during our quiz … and there will be prizes for the winners of the games!
June 27, 2020 – 4 PM Eastern; 3 PM Central; 2 PM Mountain; 1 PM Pacific; 9 PM in London, England; June 28, 2020 – 6 AM in Sydney, Australia
Meeting room: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/273133080534904/

Mark your Calendar and Save the DATE! You won’t want to miss it.

Remember: There will be DRAWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY FOR $10,000 WORTH OF PRIZES
See more information about our Draws.

For more information about this all-day Special Event and more, check back to our blog and watch for social media posts on Facebook and Twitter. @GeneaStudies

Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
www.GenealogicalStudies.com
blog.GenealogicalStudies.com
admin@GenealogicalStudies.com

Graduation Ceremony 2019-2020

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’
GRADUATION CEREMONY 2019-2020
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020 — From: 7 pm to 9 pm EDT

Mark your Calendar and Save the DATE for our Annual Graduation Ceremony

We are pleased to feature our 2019-2020 Graduation as the finale to our all-day Special Event on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Plan to join us to honor our hard-working students and celebrate their accomplishments! We will post more specific details about this year’s graduation as we approach the date.

Graduation Ceremony – Help us Honor our Hard-Working Students
June 27, 2020 – 7 PM Eastern; 6 PM Central; 5 PM Mountain; 4 PM Pacific; Midnight in London, England; June 28, 2020 – 9 AM in Sydney, Australia
Meeting room: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/graduation/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/273133080534904/

There will be a Special Draw just for the Graduates. You MUST be present to win this prize.

Don’t Forget: There will be DRAWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY FOR $10,000 WORTH OF PRIZES
You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be contacted by email. BUT… There will be ‘on-the-spot’ prizes too. Be alert!

To enter the draw, send an email to: admin@genealogicalstudies.com answering this question: HOW MANY ONLINE COURSES DOES THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OFFER?

Hint: All online courses are listed on our website.
Deadline to submit your answer for the main draws is on June 27th.

For more information about our 2019-2020 Graduation and all of the activities for our all-day Special Event, check back to our blog and watch for social media posts on Facebook and Twitter. @GeneaStudies

Visit our website for a complete list of online courses and Professional Learning Certificate programs offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
www.GenealogicalStudies.com
blog.GenealogicalStudies.com
admin@GenealogicalStudies.com

Genealogy Fun and Games – Bonus Session

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’
20th Anniversary Year Event
GENEALOGY FUN & GAMES – Bonus Session
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020 — From: 4 pm to 5 pm EDT

Mark your Calendar and Save the DATE! You won’t want to miss it.

SPECIAL BONUS SESSION

Celebrating during our all-day Special Event needs to be FUN! Join Gena Philibert-Ortega, Director of Genealogy Servicesand Susanna deGroot, Director of Student and Curriculum Administration at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies for a special bonus session with some Genealogy Games. There will be draws and lots of prizes.

Genealogy Fun & Games – How Much Do You Know?
Join us to learn about some fun stuff you can do with your family history and genealogy games you can play with the family. Test your genealogy knowledge during our quiz … and there will be prizes for the winners of the games!
June 27, 2020 – 4 PM Eastern; 3 PM Central; 2 PM Mountain; 1 PM Pacific; 9 PM in London, England; June 28, 2020 – 6 AM in Sydney, Australia
Meeting room: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

This session is FREE. Anyone can join in! You do not have to be a current or past student to attend. Attendees do not need a user name or a password. At the scheduled time in your time zone, click the link provided. To enter join the virtual meeting, type in your first and last name, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest” to access the room.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/273133080534904/

Remember: There will be DRAWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY FOR $10,000 WORTH OF PRIZES

You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be contacted by email. BUT… There will be ‘on-the-spot’ prizes too. Be alert!

To enter the draw, send an email to: admin@genealogicalstudies.com answering this question: HOW MANY ONLINE COURSES DOES THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OFFER?
Hint: All online courses are listed on our website.
Deadline to submit your answer for main draws is June 27th.
See more information about our Draws.

For more information about this all-day Special Event and more, check back to our blog and watch for social media posts on Facebook and Twitter. @GeneaStudies

Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
www.GenealogicalStudies.com
blog.GenealogicalStudies.com
admin@GenealogicalStudies.com

Draws and Prizes – 27 June 2020

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’
20th Anniversary Year Event
DRAWS — $10,000 worth of prizes —
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020 — From: 10 am to 9 pm EDT

Mark your Calendar and Save the DATE! You won’t want to miss it.

Our all-day Special Event celebration will be filled with Draws and Prizes at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

There will be DRAWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY FOR $10,000 WORTH OF PRIZES
You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be contacted by email. BUT… There will be ‘on-the-spot’ prizes too. Be alert!

To enter the draw, send an email to: admin@genealogicalstudies.com answering this question: HOW MANY ONLINE COURSES DOES THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OFFER?

Hint: All online courses are listed on our website.
Deadline to submit your answer for main draws is June 27th.

SPECIAL BONUS SESSION

Join Gena Philibert-Ortega, Director, Genealogy Services and Susanna deGroot, Director, Student and Curriculum Administration at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies for a special bonus session with some Genealogy Games. There will be draws and lots of prizes.

Genealogy Fun & Games – How Much Do You Know?
Join us to learn about some fun stuff you can do with your family history and genealogy games you can play with the family. Test your genealogy knowledge during our quiz … and there will be prizes for the winners of the games!
June 27, 2020 – 4 PM Eastern; 3 PM Central; 2 PM Mountain; 1 PM Pacific; 9 PM in London, England; June 28, 2020 – 6 AM in Sydney, Australia
Meeting room: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/ 
See more information about the Genealogy Fun & Games session.

This session is FREE. Anyone can join in! You do not have to be a current or past student to attend. Attendees do not need a user name or a password. At the scheduled time in your time zone, click the link provided. To enter join the virtual meeting, type in your first and last name, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest” to access the room.

For more information about this all-day Special Event and more, check back to our blog and watch for social media posts on Facebook and Twitter. @GeneaStudies

Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
www.GenealogicalStudies.com
blog.GenealogicalStudies.com
admin@GenealogicalStudies.com

Discount Codes for May and June 2020

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’
20th Anniversary Year Event
DISCOUNT CODES for COURSES
Codes Expires on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at midnight

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is continuing to celebrate 20 years of providing online courses for both family historians and professional genealogists. As previously announced, we want to make our conference discounts available to everyone who has been affected by their regular genealogy events and conferences being cancelled. Therefore, ANYONE can register for these courses using the following discount codes. All Discount Codes will expire on June 30, 2020; however, you can choose the scheduled course dates that are most convenient for you when you register. Sign up today!


Research Using Internet Tools courses provide resources and strategies to enhance your virtual research skills. These three basic courses are foundational for anyone researching their family history online. We recommend you make these a part of your Research Tool Box.

1. Choose ONE of three FREE courses: Use CODE: ngsFree at checkout
Google for the Wise Genealogist
Social Media Tools for Genealogists
Connecting Family Online & Virtually

Discounted Courses
The following courses have been chosen as our featured discounted courses. We are sure that everyone will find at least one that is applicable to their current research projects.

2. Choose ONE of six courses at 50% off: Use CODE: ngs50 at checkout
Research US Records Using Ancestry.com including DNA Strategies
This course is an introduction to census, vital, military, newspaper and immigration records that are available on Ancestry. Note: You will need to have access to Ancestry to complete this course. Ancestry has many tools that will assist the researcher in developing and recording their family history. You should have a good understanding of the tools prior to starting this course.

Research Mayflower Ancestors
You have traced your genealogy back to New England and suspect you may have Mayflower ancestry. Or perhaps you have actually traced a family line back to a Mayflower passenger. This course will cover various aspects of conducting Mayflower research and how to properly document the line by utilizing New England original and derivative records as well as sources specific to Mayflower research.

Research Social History
This introduction to social history is intended to inspire your research into the lives of your people and the times and places they lived in. By researching the specifics of their lives, their communities, the world around them and the forces and influences that shaped their environment, you can begin to know who they were.

Research US World War II Ancestors – Part 1
Through this is course, you will learn how to research the service of your military ancestors through numerous sources and then write the story of your ancestor’s life.

Research House & Farm Histories
Conducting research on property can be as rewarding as conducting research on ancestors. The goal of this course is to understand the various documents and research necessary to develop and present a house and/or farm history.

Writing Your Family History Book
Recording interesting family stories is essential if you want future generations to read your family history book. This course will help you write the story of your life or of your ancestors’ lives.

Package Discount
If you are planning on taking several courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, this section may be of interest to you. We have combined many courses into convenient themed packages. You can save by registering for a specific package instead of several individual courses. Choose your topic from groupings for Countries, Certificates, Records, Methodology, Skill Building, Librarianship, Professional Development, and even two choices for our popular DNA-themed packages. We are confident there will be a package just right for you. If not, customize your own package relevant to your current research requirements.

3. Choose any ONE package of courses at 15% off: Use CODE: ngs15 at checkout.

Mark your Calendar and Save the DATE!

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting an all-day Special Event on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 10 am to 9 pm EDT as we continue to celebrate our 20th anniversary year throughout 2020. You won’t want to miss it.

Bonus: There will be DRAWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY FOR $10,000 WORTH OF PRIZES

For more information about this event and more, check back to our blog and watch for social media posts on Facebook and Twitter. @GeneaStudies

Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
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