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Graduation June 2022

Today, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies celebrated our students, who have completed their programs between May 2020 and April 2022 to receive their certificates. What an impressive achievement! It took a lot of hard work, patience, and determination to reach their goals and work towards making their genealogical dreams come true. 

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES! 
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We are so very proud of all our graduating students. We know you will continue to pursue your genealogical goals. We wish you success in fulfilling your future genealogical endeavours and dreams!

Angela Breidenbach, Director, 
Louise St. Denis, Director Emeritus, 
and our team at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 

Please NOTE: Our next Graduation will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 6 pm Eastern for our students who have completed their certificate programs between April 30th and October 31st 2022.
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To recognize all of our graduates throughout the years, please go to our website at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on the menu item INSTITUTE, and then GRADUATES. Be patient, the list is long and therefore takes time to display.
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here. List of Packages available here.
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*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

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 

Virtual Meetings for Mid-June

Just a reminder that The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has a couple of virtual events and a regular virtual meeting scheduled. Hope you can join us! Details are outlined below. 

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

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

Below are the remaining scheduled sessions for the month of June. 

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

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

The PDF document has Adobe Connect information, Troubleshooting steps, and Adobe Connect Technical Support contacts. 
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***CHECK SCHEDULED TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE*** 
Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com 
In top menu bar, select Information. 
In the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room. 
Click the virtual meeting name in list (a new window will open). 
Click on Check Time to see the time in your local time zone. 
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GRADUATION CEREMONIES 
Everyone is welcome to join and celebrate our graduates! 
Saturday, June 18th at 4:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/graduation/

United Kingdom & Ireland (English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS 
Sunday, June 19th at 7 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/ 

Lecturing Skills – Student Presentation with Kathy Holland 
“Correlation of Mined Evidence to Advance Research Objectives” 
Description: When genealogists correlate mined evidence, they consider source independence, reliability, bias, and assumptions. See examples that identify a question of relationship and learn strategies to use in your own research. 
Presenter: Jennifer Roodzant is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA and the Southern U.S. She volunteers as Napa Valley Genealogical Society Board of Director’s secretary. 
Monday, June 20th at 8:00 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lecturing/  
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TO JOIN A VIRTUAL MEETING, simply click on the URL or enter the URL provided in your browser. Alternatively, you can download the Adobe Connect Desktop App (see instructions above) to attend the virtual meetings. When joining a session, a USERNAME or PASSWORD is NOT REQUIRED. Please type in your first name & surname initial, along with your geographical location; then click Enter as a Guest. 
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LISTEN ON THE GO 
Want to listen to the virtual meeting but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the Apple App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad) or from the Google Play Store (for Android). 
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See the calendar of future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 

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

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Calling All Graduates May 2020 – April 2022

Graduation plans are in full swing! Graduation ceremonies are being held virtually on Saturday, June 18th at 4:30 PM Eastern time. (Further details to be announced soon.)

Did you earn your PLCGS between May 2020 and April 30, 2022? (PLCGS is earned when compulsory and elective courses for a specific certificate have been successfully completed.) Will you be attending the graduation ceremonies and like to celebrate your achievement on June 18th at the virtual graduation? If yes, please send the following information to degroot@genealogicalstudies.com no later than June 1st:

Name: [First and Last]
Certificate: [Country]
Brief Bio: [NO MORE THAN 30 WORDS] [Example: Angela Breidenbach is the president of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She’s a bestselling author of historical fiction, professional genealogist, and speaker. She’s a passionate educator. Learn more at AngelaBreidenbach.com]

Do you plan to practice or already have a business in Professional Genealogy? Do you have a business website? If so…
Business Name:
Website:

Also, please attach to the email a head shot of yourself in JPEG format which is no more than 300 DPI.

Looking forward to celebrating your success!

Sincerely,

Sue de Groot
Director, Student & Curriculum Administration
GenealogicalStudies.com   

Phone: 1-800-580-0165, ext. #2 (in North America) 
Email: degroot@genealogicalstudies.com   
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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 225+ courses. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here. List of Packages available here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Congratulations To All Our Recent Graduates

What an impressive achievement! It took a lot of hard work, patience, and determination to reach your goal. For some, the goal is to break down a brick wall, for others, it is a new career. You all deserve to see your genealogical dreams come true. 

Our last graduation ceremony was in May 2019. We delayed the graduation ceremonies for May 2020 and May 2021 because of our respect for the many students who had planned on graduating, but were not able to complete their Certificate Programs. Many experienced delays, mainly involving Covid-19 issues. Our hearts went out to those who struggled through the difficult times we have lived through for nearly two years. 

It now is time to celebrate the success of all our graduates. We are so very proud of everyone. Over the next few days, we will introduce you to the graduates from June 2019 to October 2021. 

To recognize all of our graduates throughout the years, please go to our website at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on the menu item INSTITUTE, and then GRADUATES. Be patient, the list is long and therefore takes time to display.

For the first time in our 22-year history, during the first week of March, our graduation ceremony will be held entirely online. Watch for more information on this special ceremony posted later on. 

Warmest congratulations to all our graduates… 

Louise St Denis and our team at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

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We have graduates in the following CERTIFICATE programs:
Note: List will be updated as blog posts are published

American Records Certificate
Blog post for American Graduates

Australian Records Certificate
Blog post for Australian Graduates

Canadian Records Certificate
Blog post for Canadian Graduates

Eastern European Records Certificate
Blog post for Eastern European Graduates

English Records Certificate
Blog post for English Graduates

German Records Certificate
Blog post for German Graduates

Irish Records Certificate
Blog post for Irish Graduates

Librarianship Certificate
Blog post for Librarianship Gratuates

Professional Development Certificate
Blog post for Professional Development Graduates
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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

Congratulations to our Graduates

Congratulations to all our National Institute for Genealogical Studies graduates. We have issued and mailed approximately 200 completion certificates for students who have successfully finished the Basic, Intermediate or Advanced levels of our various Certificate Programs.

A special Congratulations to our Graduates of the Certificate in Genealogical Studies – Country Streams programs (40 courses). Celebrate the dedication you’ve shown on the way to this achievement. Great research results will come to you for all the hard work you put into your studies to reach this worthwhile goal.

Congratulations!!!
Louise St Denis, Managing Director,
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

ROLL CALL of GRADUATES:
Certificate In Genealogical Studies 

John Boeren, PLCGS: English Records
Anna Dalea, PLCGS: Canadian Records
Julie Eaklor, PLCGS: American Records
Gaynol Fales, PLCGS: American Records
Laura Hall, PLCGS: American Records
James Hill, PLCGS: English Records
James Hill, PLCGS: Australian Records
Carol Mackay, PLCGS: Canadian Records
Brian Maclachlan, PLCGS: Canadian Records
Ginger Muenster, PLCGS: American Records
Maria Murphy, PLCGS: Irish Records
Maria Murphy, PLCGS: Australian Records
Dahlia Petgrave, PLCGS: Canadian Records
Kathryn Potter, PLCGS: Canadian Records
Jeannie Waters, PLCGS: Canadian Records
Justina Vickerman, PLCGS: German Records

See a complete list of all Graduates:
https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/Graduates.asp
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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

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

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

2019 Ontario Genealogical Society Annual Conference

OGS Conference

Canada’s largest annual gathering of family historians, the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference, will be in London, Ontario from June 21st to the 23rd at the London Convention Center.

via Ontario Genealogical Society

So many activities are planned… Opening Ceremonies begin Friday evening, followed by a jam-packed program with lecture streams for Saturday and Sunday. Don’t forget about Marketplace, as it is a vital stop for attendees to network with OGS branches, OGS special interest groups, and vendors alike.

There’s something for everyone at this conference…

Do you have ancestors from England, Ireland, Scotland, The United States, Eastern Europe, The Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, or Southern America and naturally Canada?  There are lectures on each of these countries!

Do you know what treasures can be found at Library & Archives Canada or in the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, or how to plan a trip to your ancestral village? Yup! There will be lectures on these topics also.

Do you know how to share your family history findings through blogging, publishing or using YouTube, or what about holding a virtual family reunion? Lots of information about newspapers records, death & burial records, English asylum records & health records in Canada, WW1 and vets.

You are right, there will be sessions on each of these topics.

And naturally, no conference would be complete without figuring out what you need to know about Y-DNA, Y-Haplogroups, and DNA matches.

While at the conference, you might also meet many students from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’ program. Half of the presenters at this year’s conference are either students, past and current, graduates, consultants or authors for our course materials. You may have taken a course prepared by Ruth Blair PLCGS, Kirsty Gray, Marian Press, John Reid or Glenn Wright, or you may have attended our Canadian virtual meetings lead by Kathryn Lake Hogan PLCGS. John Boeren from The Netherlands is in our 2019 Graduation class! Others have taken courses in the past.

Drop by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’ booth in Marketplace to say hi, and meet the newest addition to our team, Angela Rodesky.

For more details: https://conference2019.ogs.on.ca/

2019 Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations Graduates!!!

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies invites you to come celebrate with us, with our students, our graduates and our instructors. Anyone can attend. Graduates: invite your family – everyone is welcome!

Join us for our 2019 graduation ceremony on Friday the 21st of June as we honor GRADUATES of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies’ Certificate in Genealogical Studies program. This year, it will be late in the afternoon (4:00pm), in London Ontario, at the start of the Ontario Genealogical Society’s annual conference.

Our students and graduates are from all around the world. Naturally, because of the far away distances, many graduates cannot attend in person. For the last many years, through the use of a Virtual Meeting Room, we were able to reach a much greater number of students and graduates. Again, this year, we will use a ‘virtual’ meeting room for those who cannot attend locally, and let’s hope, once again, the technology will co-operate! We will give you more details later as to how to connect.

ALL GRADUATES (in-person and virtually): it is very important that you let us know if you will be attending. Please send an e-mail to: degroot@genealogicalstudies.com with a copy to admin@genealogicalstudies.com indicating your intention to attend either in-person or virtually. You will receive a confirmation message indicating that we’ve received your email. Further information will be included. If you DO NOT receive this confirmation message from Sue, please call 1-800-580-0165 ext. 1 or 2 to let us know. If you cannot attend, please also let us know.

When you arrive, ask at the OGS registration desk for the room location.

If you would like to attend ‘virtually’ please watch our blog for detail to come later: blog.genealogicalstudies.com

If you plan on attending in person or virtually, please let us know at degroot@genealogicalstudies.com and admin@genealogicalstudies.com. We will send you by email the final details.

Hope to see you, online or in-person, on Friday, June 21st…

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