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Lecturing Skills – Student Presentations

The International Institute for Genealogical Studies course, Lecturing Skills Including Preparation, teaches the skills needed to present genealogical-related lectures. It is a “hands-on” course where the student presents a lecture via our VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM

Our Lecturing Skills students will share their presentations this month

We invite you to participate and hear your fellow student. This is a 30-minute lecture, followed by a 10-minute Question & Answer period and a short poll to provide the student with feedback on their skills. Please come and support your fellow students! 

This is an excellent learning experience for all involved – the student presenter and the audience! We all can learn new and interesting tidbits, even from topics that are not in our area of research. 

“Family Legends: How Our Ancestors Influence Future Generations” 
presented by Sheila Tully on Tuesday, May 31st at 12 PM (Noon) Eastern. 
Presentation Description: Sheila will be discussing family legends and how their stories impact the generations that come after. She will explain what methods can be used to validate the legends talked about in this lecture. 
Presenter: Sheila Tully is a genealogist who has been researching for approximately forty years. She loves to discuss and help others find the family research bug. 

“Money Talks: Translating old prices over time” 
presented by Drew von Hasselbach on Tuesday, June 14th at 8:30 PM Eastern. 
Presentation Description: Business journalist Drew von Hasselbach shows how online “inflation calculators” can reveal the present-day value of the prices in your old family documents. And without the math! 
Presenter: Journalist and lawyer Drew von Hasselbach has pursued genealogy for 30+ years. He has experience with records from Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Germany and Eastern Europe. 

“Correlation of Mined Evidence to Advance Research Objectives” 
presented by Jennifer Roodzant on Monday, June 20th at 8 PM Eastern. 
Presentation 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. 

We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting the student presentations. 

If you have any questions regarding the Virtual Meetings and/or the schedule, please send an email to

Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
International Institute for Genealogical Studies 
The International Institute for Genealogical Studies offers our 14-week Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course three times per year. If you choose to include this course in your genealogical education plan, you will find the course schedule under the Register tab.

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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