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Research A-Z ~ Journey

For the month of April, we have highlighted some of the 225+ genealogy and research courses offered at The International Institute for Genealogical Studies. There are a variety of themes and topics to choose from. Hopefully, we will feature some courses that you were not aware of and pique your interest to explore further.

Genealogical Research from A to Z

J is for JOURNEY

The story of our ancestors’ lives is a journey, oftentimes quite literally. Many families have not stayed in the same location for hundreds of years. They emigrated, immigrated, migrated, or simply relocated. Their lives were a journey as circumstances prompted them to make changes, sometimes affecting the generations following. These changes make their stories interesting, but they may also create challenges. Following their migration routes gives us a glimpse into the transitions they faced, and helps us to understand their life experiences.

It is best to customize your research to the locations and countries where they travelled within their lifetime. In our country-specific record courses, you will explore many resources available for your research projects. These could include border crossings, passenger lists, immigration records, naturalization or citizenship records, and records of specific settlements with the founding families. 

Your best resources will be maps and gazetteers. Learn all you can about each location and the transportation available for that time period, as well as the conditions they faced. Gather maps for every location in the timeframe relating to your ancestors’ journey. Also learn about specific groups of immigrants, who may be well-documented, and where to locate their records. 

The following Courses may help you to discover your ancestors’ Journey:

Australian: Convict Records 
Australian: Immigration Records-Free Settlers 
Canadian: Geography and Maps 
Canadian: Immigration Records 
Canadian: Migration Patterns 
Eastern European: Locating Places  
Eastern European: Understanding Migration Patterns
German: Emigration Records 
German: Germans Outside of Germany 
German: Locating Places in Germany 
Irish: Estate, Plantation and Settlement Records
Irish: Immigration, Naturalization and Emigration Records 
Irish: Understanding Ireland, History and Source Records
Italian: Introduction to Research Outside of Italy 
Life of Our Ancestors 
Organizing a One-Place Study 
Research: Child Migration from Britain
Research: FamilySearch Resources – In Person and Online 
Research: Jewish Ancestors 
Research: Mayflower Ancestors
Research: South African Ancestors Including Military Records 
Research: The National Archives of England
Research: U.S. African American Ancestors 
Research: U.S. Colonial New England Ancestors 
Research: United Empire Loyalist Ancestors 
Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls  
US: Immigration & Naturalization Records 
US: Migration Patterns 

Course Packages

You can customize your own package of courses. Contact us at the office if you need help choosing which courses you need to register for in order to complete your desired genealogy theme.

Researching our ancestors is the beginning of a fascinating journey to your family’s past

Research A-Z 

Many researchers find themselves on a journey of discovery as they trace their ancestors’ lives. There are so many forgotten tales of adventure and bravery, transition and overcoming challenges. Their stories deserve to be documented, shared, and especially, remembered. Seek out the stories of your family, and just perhaps, you will walk where they walked one day, and as you do, you will remember the journey they took and honour them there.

The International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 240 courses. Our wide range of courses cover specific countries, enhance methodology research, build skills to maximize your research time, and all count toward the certification you choose. 

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