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Celebrating Student Success

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies encourages family historians and researchers to expand their skills, not only for research, but in many areas. Our online courses cover a vast array of topics related to documenting our family history.

We strive to assist our students in the development of new skills, while providing the knowledge and practical application for the material covered in their selected studies. We love to celebrate the achievements of our students and share their successes.

Today, we want to share a testimonial from our student, Carol Walsh, in her own words as she shared her achievement with her fellow students:

I would like to share with you a great thing that comes from these courses. After attending the Roots Tech conference earlier this year, one of the presenters talked about writing stories to share genealogical events with our younger family members. Having completed a segment of work on my Grandfather, I did just that…started to write a book around this event. I am so excited to share that this book has been published. Thank you for all the lessons learned through my experience in this program.

This project all started from a couple of photographs, studying the elements in the photographs, investigative research, and bits of retained knowledge from family stories – put this all together. Not only does this book retain the story, but provides some insight into teamwork, dreams, boats, and dreams coming true. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the training we received through this program.

For Carol, a Dream turned into reality. It began as an Idea that became a Goal. It was then crafted into a Plan. She worked out the Process needed to accomplish her Objective – telling her grandfather’s story. She did her Research, sought out the required Knowledge, and developed the necessary Skills. She took Action, and Worked towards her goal, not giving up along the way. She overcame the Obstacles, and she achieved SUCCESS. This is the practical application of what she learned from her genealogical education. Congratulations Carol Walsh on the publication of your first book – We are proud of you!
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Jolly Boats on the River
By Carol Walsh – book published on 3 Sep 2021

Description from Amazon:
As Grandad and Lizzy are on an outing to the harbour park in Collingwood, Lizzy spots small boats on the water and pretends she is rowing along with them. She grabs her Grandad’s attention to what she is doing. He sees the boats and recalls his story about being on a rowing team in Scotland when he was a young boy. Read along to learn about jolly boats, castles, and champions.

You can find Carol’s book Jolly Boats on the River on Amazon.com; Amazon.ca; and Amazon.co.uk.

For more information about courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies related to writing your family history stories, check out our blog post: Writing Our Family Stories.
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LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Writing Our Family Stories

Our Family History is filled with names, dates, places, and the discoveries of our families’ involvement in historical events. Most importantly, it is filled with STORIES! Stories that need to be recorded and preserved, and then shared, not only with our own family members, but also with others who may have similar connections, or just want to learn the history of their communities. Many of our stories involve the social history of our ancestors. They tell of countless everyday lives and the activities that they participated in, as they interacted within their neighbourhoods and family relationships.

We uncover mysteries and heroism, courage and perseverance, tragedies and triumphs, love and loss – stories stranger than fiction, and stories we have never heard before, because they were never passed down. These stories are the real reason we continue researching – to find the why, and the where, and the how of our ancestors’ lives. We must find…. the rest of the story! We become the caretakers of those stories, and we have a responsibility to ensure they are preserved. They are our Heritage.

At The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, it is our goal to provide genealogical-related educational materials to assist family historians and researchers to expand their skills, not only for research, but in many areas. Methodology is foundational; and knowing where to locate essential documents is absolutely vital. However, our online courses cover a vast array of other topics related to documenting our family history.

One of those areas is Writing. It is so important to not only document our findings, but we must write them out as well. Otherwise, they may be lost again to the next generation. Our family stories must be thoroughly researched, verified, drafted into sharable narratives, and then written into a final project. This can be in the form of simple ancestor profiles, detailed research reports, family history books, or a variety of other formats. The choices will be as varied as the families they represent.

Family History Projects take on new life through the creative insights of their authors. Their only limitation is the necessary skills needed to take their idea and transform it into their vision for the final product. This is where The National Institute’s courses assist them in developing these skills to achieve their goals. Listed below are some of our courses dealing with the gathering those stories and the genealogical writing skills involved to preserve them.

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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers 230+ online courses on a wide variety of topics, providing genealogical education for those interested in beginning to research their family history, as well as professional genealogists.

These featured courses are related to this blog post:
Demystifying Culture & Folklore
Discover Your Family History
Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines
Life of Our Ancestors
Personal Historian: Telling the Stories
Research: Social History

Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research

Writing for Genealogy: Articles, Blogs, Research Reports and so much more

Writing the Genealogist’s Memoir

Writing Your Family History Book

A new rotation of courses begins on the first Monday of every month. Check our Course Calendar to discover which courses are scheduled to begin next month. To find out when a specific course begins, check under the Register tab for that course.
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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.
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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
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
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LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Keeping in Touch

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. As a student of The National Institute, there are various ways you can communicate with us and your fellow students (see below).

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!

**** NOTE: Our social media accounts are NOT monitored regularly. If you need an answer quickly, please call us on the phone. We can be reached at 1-800-580-0165, ext. #1 (North America) or 1-416-861-0165. Please leave a message. If no one answers, we will call you back.

#1 By email to The National 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 that title you are referring to. ****

  1. i) admin@genealogicalstudies.com–  for general questions;
    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.
    iii) exam@genealogicalstudies.com – questions pertaining to your course exam.

    #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.

#4 Follow The National Institute’s Blog
Scroll down. On the right-hand side of this 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 National 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 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 National 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.

#9 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.

#10 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.

#11 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.

#12 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.

Watch for our emails outlining upcoming virtual meetings dates and times. Or visit our website for the full schedule.

Good luck with your studies and research!

Sincerely,
Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

Transcription Tuesday

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers 230+ online courses on a wide variety of topics, providing genealogical education for those interested in beginning to research their family history, as well as professional genealogists.

One of the foundational research skills to develop is Transcribing. For this reason, we have created a compulsory Basic Level course to equip all of our certificate students with this vital ability. However, all family history researchers, no matter what their level of expertise, should strive to acquire this core skill.

Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting
This course teaches students the transcribing, abstracting and extracting skills to enhance their genealogy research. Practicing these skills form a large part of the course work, with examples and exercises to assist the development of these skills.

We have also created an Advanced Level course to cover the broader topic of Palaeography, where the primary goal involves transcribing the unfamiliar writing in old documents into easily readable transcriptions to use in our research.

Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents
Topics to explore include: Writing Materials, Handwriting Scripts, Roman Numerals, Currency, The Calendar, The Religious Calendar, The Church, The Manor & Social Life, Weights and Measures, Origin of Family Names, and an Introduction to Latin Terminology.

The course material includes a detailed workbook, designed to reinforce the material covered, with exercises to practise new transcription skills and gain experience with reading and interpreting a variety of types of documents.
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As researchers, we have found that there are many skills we need to employ in order to achieve success in our future research projects. Transcription Tuesday will share guidelines and practical suggestions to help our readers to develop the skills for making effective transcriptions, abstracts, and extractions.
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The courses Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting and Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents are offered monthly, beginning on the first Monday of every month. Register today!
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

New Seasons – New Opportunities

Our students at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies are preparing for a new season of learning and new opportunities to hone their genealogical research skills. The beginning of a new month brings another rotation of online courses starting on September 6th. Check our current Course Calendar here.

As we head into the last Quarter of 2021, it is time to look back to the goals we set in January 2021. At the beginning of a brand-new year, we are ready for new genealogical opportunities! We make a plan and step forward with confidence and optimism. What did you discover? Were your genealogical goals realistic? Which goals did you choose to work on this year? Have you accomplished some of them already? Have you forgotten some of them?

It is necessary to reassess your goals often and track your progress throughout the year. Make a list of which of your research objectives are still to be completed. Then set new revised goals for the remainder of this year. You still have opportunity to accomplish your objectives, but you must plan your time wisely.

Did you have educational goals for 2021? Have you covered the topics you wanted to pursue? Books and webinars are valuable resources to be educate and build your knowledge base. However, some topics require more in-depth study. Is online education required to reach that goal? Check our course list to find the courses covering that very specific topic. There is still time to register and complete your 2021 goals!

Remember, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 230+ courses to choose from. Some of our courses are topic/country-specific, or provide insight into research methodology, while others are skill-building courses to maximize your research time. The first Monday of a new month means another rotation of courses will start on September 6th. 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 2021 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.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

The National Institute on Social Media

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers over 230 online courses designed to assist family history researchers in all levels of genealogy education. Whether you are just beginning your research journey, or you are looking to build your skills at a professional level, you are sure to find a course of interest.

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

The National Institute provides a variety of Packages, allowing students to customize their genealogy education plan. Our Certificate in Genealogical Studies Programs include courses for various Record Groups for a specific country. We currently offer 12 Certificate Programs. Visit our website for more information, or email the office directly.

Besides our Blog, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies provides various ways for you to stay in touch with us on Social Media platforms. You can Follow us on: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest. *Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7.

Follow The National Institute on Facebook
To follow us on Facebook, you must be a member. To join, go to Facebook and sign up for a free account. Find us on Facebook and click on the Like button to follow our page. You will find information about our upcoming courses, as well as our free monthly virtual meetings.

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 yet? No problem, Membership is free. Our Tweets include information about future courses offered by The Institute.

Follow us on Pinterest
Pinterest is NOT just for Recipes and decorating ideas. You can find many pins (digital bookmarks) to genealogy resources posted to researcher’s boards. To follow The Institute on Pinterest, you must be a member. To join, go to Pinterest and sign up for a free account. Find us on Pinterest here. Click on the Follow button to view our various boards. We have boards with pins to courses, as well as blog posts of interest for each topic. You can follow all of our boards, or only boards of interest.

We invite you to Follow us on these Social Media platforms, and keep up to date on what is happening at The National Institute, especially as we add new genealogical research courses. See you there!

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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Virtual Meetings for August 2021

Students of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies: Have any questions about your courses or research? Attend an applicable virtual meeting for answers. Virtual Meetings provide a way to communicate with an instructor and your fellow students. They are NOT mandatory, but a fun and interactive way to connect.

Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of August 2021.

TO JOIN A VIRTUAL MEETING, see the Adobe Connect instructions available on our website (www.genealogicalstudies.com; in the top menu > Information > Virtual Learning Room). Please obtain the INSTRUCTIONS document in PDF format near the top right of our Virtual Learning Room page. You may need to scroll to the right to see INSTRUCTIONS. The PDF document has Adobe Connect information, Troubleshooting Steps, and Adobe Connect Technical Support contacts.
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***CHECK SCHEDULED TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE***
Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com
In top menu bar, select Information.
In the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.
Click the virtual meeting name in list (a new window will open).
Click on Check Time to see the time in your local time zone.
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Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article: “Organizing Meager Evidence to Reveal Lineages: An Irish Example—Geddes of Tyrone” by Thomas W. Jones (NGSQ Vol. 89, No.2, June, 2001).
Saturday, August 14th at 10:00 AM Eastern
LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle2/

STUDENT LOUNGE is open! Pop into the Student Lounge for a genealogy coffee break with your fellow students.
Saturday, August 14th at 11:30 AM Eastern
LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

United Kingdom (English, Irish, and Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler
Tuesday, August 17th at 7:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/

Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler
This session is for the convenience of our students in Australasia; however, all students are welcome.
Wednesday, August 18th at 6:00 AM Eastern
LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy
Thursday, August 19th at 3:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Monday, August 23rd at 4:30 PM Eastern
LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in these courses. The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of the courses.
Monday, August 23rd at 6:30 PM Eastern
LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Wednesday, August 25th at 6:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Wednesday, August 25th at 7:30 PM Eastern
LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/
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Calendar of Virtual Meetings is at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM.

Send questions regarding Virtual Meetings or the schedule to: degroot@genealogicalstudies.com.

Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
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To subscribe for notices of future Virtual Meetings at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, send an email to: admin@genealogicalstudies.com.

For more information on the 230+ courses that we offer to our students, visit: http://www.genealogicalstudies.com 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Focused for Success

August is upon us and our students at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies are preparing for the next round of courses beginning on August 2nd. You still have a few days to join them. Check out the complete list of our 230+ courses here. There is so much more to discover!

Registering for our online courses allows you to pursue your genealogical education in a format that is adaptable to your schedule and availability. Courses have a start date and a deadline for completion; however, you can set your own pace for coursework within that timeframe. Courses can be scheduled together or spaced apart. This allows you to complete courses individually or towards a certificate program based on the work load you can carry at that time. We have full-time students as well as students who are employed full-time and working on their courses at the same time. Most certificate programs require 40 courses to be completed – how long you take is up to you.

Focused for Success

Be aware that independent study takes discipline and focus! The definition of “Focused” (Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/focused. Accessed 01 Aug 2021) gives us some guidelines.

It requires us to have our mind fixed on our education goals and not scattered in many directions. When our efforts are concentrated on a specific research stream, we will gain a comprehensive and thorough overview of each topic through the course materials. In other words, we need to be actively engaged – the opposite of distracted and scattered. This may be a challenge in the current season, but pick a focus and then learn all you can about that topic. Organization is the key to developing our research strategies and education goals.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 230+ courses to choose from. Some of our courses are topic/country-specific, or provide insight into research methodology, while others are skill-building courses to maximize your research time. The first Monday of a new month means another rotation of courses will start on August 2nd. 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.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

July Virtual Meetings

We have the last of our July Virtual Meetings scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. We hope you will join us for a session, if it is applicable to your studies and/or research. Details are outlined below.

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

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

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

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

The PDF document has Adobe Connect information, Troubleshooting Steps, and Adobe Connect Technical Support contacts.
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***CHECK SCHEDULED TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE***
Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com
In top menu bar, select Information.
In the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.
Click the virtual meeting name in the list (a new window will open).
Click on Check Time to see the time in your local time zone.
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Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in these courses. The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of these courses.
Wednesday, July 28th at 11:30 AM Eastern     
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega   
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. BEFORE this session begins, please read the article “Heritage Books and Family Lore: A Jackson Test in Missouri and Idaho” by Connie Lenzen (NGSQ Vol. 86, No. 1, March, 1998). Follow the directions found in your course material.
Wednesday, July 28th at 1 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/

Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Wednesday, July 28th at 3 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Thursday, July 29th at 10:30 AM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Thursday, July 29th at 1 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

STUDENT LOUNGE is open! Pop into the Student Lounge for a genealogy coffee break with your fellow students.
Thursday, July 29th at 4 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

Professional Development courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Thursday, July 29th at 6 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/professional/
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TO JOIN A VIRTUAL MEETING, simply click on the URL, or enter the URL provided in your browser. Alternatively, you can download the Adobe Connect Desktop App (see instructions above) to attend the virtual meetings. When joining a session, a USERNAME or PASSWORD is NOT REQUIRED. Please type in your first name & surname initial, along with your geographical location; then click Enter as a Guest.
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LISTEN ON THE GO
Want to listen to the virtual meeting but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the Apple App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad) or from the Google Play Store (for Android).
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See the calendar of future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; in the top menu choose INFORMATION and then VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu.

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

Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
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LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

How Are Your 2021 Goals?

Can you believe that we are passed the halfway mark for 2021? The Winter Season will be settling in for those who are in the Southern Hemisphere. Summer Vacations and Lazy Days are ahead for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere – Except for some of our students at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies! They will be opening their July online genealogy courses to maximize their time and seize the opportunity to advance their genealogy educational prospects.

How are You Doing with Your 2021 Goals?

Remember those genealogy goals you made back in January 2021? It’s time to stop and look back over the last six months and see what you have accomplished. Have you completed some of them? Are some goals still “a work in progress”? Or maybe you looked at the list and were surprized by some goals that you had forgotten about.

Goals are important to keep us on task. They define our plan of action and help us to use our time efficiently. They must also be practical. Goals that are too big and require a long-term commitment should be broken down into doable chunks. This will give us a sense of accomplishment as we can cross them off our checklist!

Evaluate Your Education Plan

We must also take time to evaluate, not only what has been completed, but what is still incomplete. Make a plan for the second half of 2021: monthly, quarterly (3 months) and to the end of the year (6 months). Many researchers will make a master plan for the full year with checkpoints to show their progress in meeting their project goals. This keeps us organized and accountable to our goals.

Be sure to include theme-based education as it relates to your research goals. This may be in various formats. Books, websites, webinars, and courses are only a few of the options available to us, many easily available with a simple Internet connection. You have so many opportunities just waiting for you at the click of your mouse button.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 230+ courses to choose from. Some of our courses are topic/country-specific, or provide insight into research methodology, while others are skill-building courses to maximize your research time. The beginning of a new month means another rotation of courses have started on July 5th. 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.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

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