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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 

Virtual Meetings for 28 January 2022

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has a couple of virtual meetings scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, January 28th. We hope you will join us, if applicable to your studies and/or research. Details are outlined below.

You can 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 in the least!

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. 

***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 (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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Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler 
Friday, January 28th at 5:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/ 

United Kingdom (English, Irish, & Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler 
Friday, January 28th at 7 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/  
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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. 

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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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 

Transcription Tuesday – Scottish Handwriting

As you pursue your family history research, you will at some point, encounter difficult-to-read handwriting on a document of interest. Therefore, transcriptions should become a regular part of your research projects. Transcription Skills are developed by transcribing; there is no shortcut. Transcribing documents gives opportunity to make a clear and easy-to-read transcription for future reference and analysis. The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers a variety of course topics for developing these skills through record groups from various countries.

To become familiar with the handwriting of a certain time period, and in particular location, take some time to find out what script was being used. It may surprize some new researchers that not only were there different handwriting styles, but also scripts used only in certain settings. Finding these general rules will save a lot of time.

Our Basic Level course: Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting is a great place to start to develop your Transcribing Skills. As you go deeper and further back in time, you will encounter unfamiliar text and handwriting scripts. Our Advanced Level course: Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents will help you to meet these challenges and to eventually master the handwriting you will encounter in historical documents.

If you have Scottish Research, you will need to spend time exploring this website: Scottish Hanwriting.com, hosted by the National Records of Scotland (NRS). It is an online resource that provides tutorials for palaeography in the Scottish documents you will need to access. 

In our Scottish Records Certificate program, we have courses that will examine topics requiring you to develop solid transcription skills. Here are a few examples.

Scottish: Old Parish Registers – Handwriting in OPRs will challenge you!
Scottish: Wills and Testaments – Legal Terminology and Inventories
Scottish: Special Aspects of Scottish Research – It is recommended to complete the Palaeography course before registering for this course. 

Some helpful websites for Scottish Handwriting challenges:
ScotlandsPeople – Reading Older Handwriting (Palaeography)
Check out other Research Guides on the left-side menu of this page. 
ScotlandsPlaces – Learn about Old Handwriting
FamilySearch – Scotland Handwriting

Remember – there are no shortcuts. But the more you practice, the easier it will become. Transcription Skills are learned by practicing. Become familiar with the handwriting of the time period and location where you are researching. Take the time to develop your skills and then discover what is really in those 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.

Transcription Tuesday previous blog post
Transcription Tuesday Index
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These three core courses demonstrate Transcription principles. They are offered monthly, beginning on the first Monday of every month: Register today!
Methodology-Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building (Basic Level)
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting (Basic Level)
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents (Advanced)
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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

Call for Proposals: Scottish Research Courses

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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies  is looking for a course author to write a 6-8 week curriculum on Scottish Poor Relief. This intermediate level course should include, but not be limited to, the following topics:

  • Pre 1845 poor relief via churches
  • 1845 and after relief provided by the parochial boards and the Central Board for Supervision
  • Friendly societies
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Charities

This course will be for family historians searching for their Scottish ancestors. The course content will include 2 assignments per week and a final exam consisting of 25-30 questions. The course should be completed and turned in no later than 6 months from date of contract.

The course author must have a comprehensive knowledge of the topic. All source citations for text and images must conform to the standards found in Evidence Explained. Course is to be submitted in Microsoft Word and be proofread. Formatting of the course will be done by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

To submit an outline for consideration or to inquire about this opportunity, please email admin@genealogicalstudies.com. The successful applicant will receive a retainer to write the course upon acceptance of course outline and then final payment within 30 days of completion and approval of the course. We are also interested in proposals for other Scottish genealogy courses to include Church Records, Court Records, Occupations, Immigration, and Tax Records.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GENEALOGICAL STUDIES

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, leaders in online genealogy education, has been offering genealogy and history courses for over 19 years. We offer over 200 courses in genealogical studies to help enhance researcher’s skills.

For those looking to acquire more formal educational training, The National Institute offers Certificate Programs in the records of Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and the United States, as well as a General Methodology, Professional Development and Librarianship Certificate Program.  For more information please call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165 or email us at admin@genealogicalstudies.com.

Call for Proposals: Scottish Research Courses

 

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies  is looking for a course author to write a 6-8 week curriculum on Scottish Land Records. This course should include, but not be limited to, the following topics:

  • Transfer and inheritance of land and property
  • Deeds and registers of deeds
  • Notarial Protocol Books
  • Valuation Rolls
  • Internet sources for research

This course will be for family historians searching for their Scottish ancestors. The course content will include 2 assignments per week and a final exam consisting of 25-30 questions. The course should be completed and turned in no later than 6 months from date of contract.

The course author must have a comprehensive knowledge of the topic. All source citations for text and images must conform to the standards found in Evidence Explained. Course is to be submitted in Microsoft Word and be proofread. Formatting of the course will be done by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

To submit an outline for consideration or to inquire about this opportunity, please email admin@genealogicalstudies.com. The successful applicant will receive a retainer to write the course upon acceptance of course outline and then final payment within 30 days of completion and approval of the course. We are also interested in proposals for other Scottish genealogy courses to include Poor Relief, Court Records, Occupations, Immigration, and Tax Records.

 

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GENEALOGICAL STUDIES

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, leaders in online genealogy education, has been offering genealogy and history courses for over 17 years. We now offer over 200 courses in genealogical studies to help enhance researcher’s skills.

For those looking to acquire more formal educational training, The National Institute offers Certificate Programs in the records of Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and the United States, as well as a General Methodology, Professional Development and Librarianship Certificate Program.  For more information please call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165 or email us at admin@genealogicalstudies.com.

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