The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies - LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

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 pick up the phone. We can be reached at 1-800-580-0165, ext. #1 (North America) or 416-861-0165. Please leave a message if no one answers. We will call 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 a records course. It is also helpful if you include the module number and section title you are referring to. ****
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 and 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 at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on Information in the top menu bar, and then Virtual Learning Room for the full schedule.

#4 Follow The National Institute’s Blog 
Go to http://blog.genealogicalstudies.com/ and scroll down. On the right-hand side of the 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 www.twitter.com and join. Membership is free.

#6 Follow The National Institute on Facebook 
To follow us on Facebook you must be a member. To join Facebook, go to www.facebook.com and sign up. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/geneastudies 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 Pinterest, go to www.pinterest.ca and sign up. Find us on Pinterest at www.pinterest.ca/GeneaStudies/boards/. Click on the Follow button to view our various boards.

#8 Join a GenealogyWise group to communicate with your fellow students 
Go to www.genealogywise.com/ 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 Facebook, go to www.facebook.com and sign up. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GenealogyWise 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 www.twitter.com 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 admin@genealogicalstudies.com 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 at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on Information in the top menu bar, and then Virtual Learning Room for the full schedule.

Good luck with your studies and research!

Sincerely,

Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies,
leaders in genealogy education since 1997.

To subscribe, send email to admin@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

Working with Italian State of the Souls Records

Our Religious Records courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies are compulsory for every country-specific certificate program. They provide unique insight into our ancestors lives and produce valuable clues for continuing our research, especially when the next generation can be seen through the recording of parent’s names or extended family members.

In our previous post for Italian Catholic Church records, we saw just how valuable these records are. See blog post here. As we continue to explore the State of the Souls Records in the course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 2, we have the opportunity to make significant discoveries using these church records.

Working with the Documents – Balduzzi & Petrogalli

1768 State of the Souls Record – Family of Antonio Balduzzi & Maria Francesca Petrogalli
Clusone, Bergamo Province, Italy, “Status Animarum, Parrochie Cluxonis [Parish Census for the Parishes of Clusone] 1768”, record kept progressively, page 104 State of the Souls record, family of Antonio Balduzzi “Cumini Caretti”; Basilicata di Santa Maria Assunta, Via Brasi, no. 11, 24023 Clusone, Italy.

Translation – 1768 State of the Souls Record – Family of Antonio Balduzzi & Maria Francesca Petrogalli
Clusone, Bergamo Province, Italy, “Status Animarum, Parrochie Cluxonis [Parish Census for the Parishes of Clusone] 1768”, record kept progressively, page 104 State of the Souls record, family of Antonio Balduzzi “Cumini Caretti”; Basilicata di Santa Maria Assunta, Via Brasi, no. 11, 24023 Clusone, Italy.

  • Cumini was this family’s nickname.
  • When a child’s age is left blank on a parish censusrecord, it usually means they were less than two years old.
  • Francesco was likely the brother of Antonio Balduzzi. Both of their fathers were noted to be the deceased Giacomo Balduzzi.
  • CC denotes Confession and Communion; a single C denotes Communion only. On most status animarum, deaths are notated by a cross before or after the name and age of the ancestor.

Working with the Documents – Petrogalli & Boccassini
On the following image, the surnames of Giovanni and Giovanni Antonio are not indicated on the document, although it is presumed to be the same as the head of household, Petrogalli.

The relationship of Giovanni and Giovanni Antonio to the rest of the family is not indicated. However, they are of the appropriate age to be sons of Francesco Petrogalli (the elder, there were several direct line Francesco Petrogalli’s in this family) and his wife, Felicia.

1729 State of the Souls Record – Family of Francesco Petrogalli & Maria Agnese Boccassini
Clusone, Bergamo Province, Italy, “Status Animarum, Parrochie Cluxonis [Parish Census for the Parishes of Clusone] 1729”, record kept progressively, State of the Souls record, family of Francesco Petrogalli; Basilicata di Santa Maria Assunta, Via Brasi, no. 11, 24023 Clusone, Italy.

The relationship of Giovanni and Giovanni Antonio to the rest of the family is not indicated. However, they are of the appropriate age to be sons of Francesco Petrogalli (the elder, there were several direct line Francesco Petrogalli’s in this family) and his wife, Felicia.

1729 State of the Souls Record – Family of Francesco Petrogalli & Maria Agnese Boccassini
Clusone, Bergamo Province, Italy, “Status Animarum, Parrochie Cluxonis [Parish Census for the Parishes of Clusone] 1729”, record kept progressively, State of the Souls record, family of Francesco Petrogalli; Basilicata di Santa Maria Assunta, Via Brasi, no. 11, 24023 Clusone, Italy.

Are you researching your Italian Catholic ancestors?

Learn more about researching your Italian ancestors in the course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 2 through their records. Check the Course Calendar for the next time this course will be offered.
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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

A Message from Legacy Tree Genealogists

THIS MESSAGE MAY BE OF INTEREST TO OUR SENIOR STUDENTS OR OUR GRADUATES

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The team at Legacy Tree Genealogists currently has remote (work-from-home)
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These positions are part-time or full-time, depending on your needs, and will include paid time off, holiday pay, 401k, and full medical benefits (full-time only). Learn more about these opportunities and how you can join their team at https://www.legacytree.com/apply.

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At the bottom of the page, you will find which positions are currently hiring. You also have the option to subscribe to notifications for future open genealogy positions by completing the digital submission form.

LegacyTree Genealogists Blog: https://www.legacytree.com/blog

A Message from Legacy Tree Genealogists

THIS MESSAGE MAY BE OF INTEREST TO OUR SENIOR STUDENTS OR OUR GRADUATES 

Are you wanting to put your research skills to work?
Have you started your genealogical research business?

The team at Legacy Tree Genealogists has remote (work-from-home)
positions available for Eastern European Researcher and Historical DNA Researcher.

These positions are part-time or full-time, depending on your needs, and will include paid time off, holiday pay, 401k, and full medical benefits (full-time only). Learn more, or subscribe to notifications of future open positions at https://www.legacytree.com/apply.

FROM THE LEGACY TREE GENEALOGISTS WEBSITE: 
‘As a company, we cultivate an atmosphere of support centred around our company values of CARE—Cooperation, Accuracy, Respect and Efficiency. It’s this commitment to providing exceptional quality and care to each client that has earned us the prestige of being the world’s highest-rated genealogy research firm.

Since 2004 we’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of clients around the globe discover their story.’

LegacyTree Genealogists Blog: https://www.legacytree.com/blog

May Virtual Meetings

Our Monthly Virtual Meetings are a way for students and guests to communicate with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies’ instructors in a fun and interactive way and provides a place to ask questions about courses and/or research. These sessions are FREE and you do not have to be a current or past student to attend.

Attendees: NO USER NAME or PASSWORD REQUIRED. Please type in your first and last name, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest”

May Virtual Meetings 

Eastern European courses with Lisa Alzo
Time zones: Tuesday, May 12th – 11 AM Eastern; 10 AM Central; 9 AM Mountain; 8 AM Pacific; 4 PM in London, England; Wednesday, May 13th – 1 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/easteuro/

Canadian courses with Cheryl Levy
Time zones: Tuesday, May 12th – 3 PM Eastern; 2 PM Central; 1 PM Mountain; Noon Pacific; 8 PM in London, England; Wednesday, May 13th – 5 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: Wednesday, May 13th – 10 AM Eastern; 9 AM Central; 8 AM Mountain; 7 AM Pacific; 3 PM in London, England; Thursday, May 14th – Midnight in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

Professional Development courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: Wednesday, May 13th – 11:30 AM Eastern; 10:30 AM Central; 9:30 AM Mountain; 8:30 AM Pacific; 4:30 PM in London, England; Thursday, May 14th – 1:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/professional/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: Wednesday, May 13th – 7 PM Eastern; 6 PM Central; 5 PM Mountain; 4 PM Pacific; Thursday, May 14th – Midnight in London, England; 9 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: Wednesday, May 13th – 8:30 PM Eastern; 7:30 PM Central; 6:30 PM Mountain; 5:30 PM Pacific; Thursday, May 14th – 1:30 AM in London, England; 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle2/

DNA courses with Shannon Combs Bennett
Time zones: Thursday, May 14th – 10 AM Eastern; 9 AM Central; 8 AM Central; 7 AM Pacific; 3 PM in London, England; Friday, May 15th – Midnight in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/dna/

STUDENT LOUNGE
Time zones: Thursday, May 14th – 6 PM Eastern; 5 PM Central; 4 PM Mountain; 3 PM Pacific; 11 PM in London, England; Friday, May 15th – 8 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

Irish courses with Brenda Wheeler
Time zones: Friday, May 22nd – 4:30 PM Eastern; 3:30 PM Central; 2:30 PM Mountain; 1:30 PM Pacific; Saturday, May 23rd – 5:30 AM in London, England; 2:30 PM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/irish/

Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler
Time zones: Friday, May 22nd – 7:30 PM Eastern; 6:30 PM Central; 5:30 PM Mountain; 4:30 PM Pacific; Saturday, May 23rd – 8:30 AM in London, England; 5:30 PM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

Using Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: Tuesday, May 26th – 6 PM Eastern; 5 PM Central; 4 PM Mountain; 3 PM Pacific; 11 PM in London, England; Wednesday, May 27th – 8 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

American courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: Tuesday, May 26th – 7:30 PM Eastern; 6:30 PM Central; 5:30 PM Mountain; 4:30 PM Pacific; 12:30 AM in London, England; Wednesday, May 27th – 9:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: Tuesday, May 26th – 9 PM Eastern; 8 PM Central; 7 PM Mountain; 6 PM Pacific; 2 AM in London, England; Wednesday, May 27th – 11 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/    

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Calendar of Virtual Meetings is at www.genealogicalstudies.com;
Read the Instructions at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf.

Last Gift of 2018

Did you hear we extended the end date for our “One More Gift” event? If not don’t worry you still have until midnight tonight, 31st of December 2018, to take advantage of it.

 

 

 

 

 

You will receive a 10% discount on ALL of our genealogy package. Use coupon code: last10 at the time of your purchase to get your 10% discount. Visit the following link to learn more about all of the genealogy packages we have.  https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/packages.asp

Are you having problems registering for your package? We’re here to help! Give us a call at 1-800-580-0165 ext. 3. You may email us at media@genealogicalstudies.com

Please note: Once you register and pay for your package, it will show up in the future course area of your student briefcase immediately after the payment is processed. If it does not show up, please call or email us right away.

If finances are a little tight, call the number above and ask about The National Institute payment plan. The Institute does not charge interest, nor service fees, and you can spread the payments over several months.

Have a Happy New Year!

One More Gift

We understand the holidays are over but you’re still missing that one gift.

What better way to end the year than with a gift for the genealogist in you. Starting today, December 26th thru December 28th we have that gift. You will receive 10% off EVERY package you purchase. Use coupon code: last10 at the time of your purchase to get your 10% discount.

Visit us at https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/

Contact Angela at 1-800-580-0165 ext. 3 or by email at media@genealogicalstudies.com with any questions or assistance.

Last Gift for 2018

The holidays are coming to an end and we have one last gift for you.  What could it be?  Watch and see!

 

 

 

 

Our Holiday Gift Solution

Need a gift for the genealogist in your family, but don’t know what to get?  Well, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has a simple solution for you.  Avoid those pesky shipping fees and long lines with a Gift Certificate from The Institute.  Starting today thru the 27th of December with every $100 Gift Certificate you purchase, you will receive $20 in Bonus Bucks* towards a future purchase.  Yes, you can purchase as many Gift Certificates as you wish to be used towards one or more of our courses or packages.

 

Click on the image above to purchase your Gift Certificates and follow these five easy steps:

  1. Click the “Our Store” tab
  2. Click “Go”
  3. Click Product Search
  4. Enter “Gift Certificate”
  5. Purchase your Gift Certificates!

or simply call 1-800-580-0165 ext. 3. You can also reach us by email at medi@genealogicalstudies.com.

*Bonus Bucks: valid January 1st – March 1st, 2019 and may not be used towards a current payment plan or combined with any future discount events prior to their expiration.

Keeping In Touch With The National Institute For Genealogical Studies

Red Telephone Box by Tom Curtis/Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Red Telephone Box by Tom Curtis/Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net

In the genealogy world we need to communicate with each other to keep abreast of the constantly evolving research methods and resources. 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. Here is how:

#1 By email to the National Institute

When contacting us please include your first and last name and the course title, including the country the course applies to.

i) admin@genealogicalstudies.com – for general questions;

ii) alert@genealogicalstudies.com – to advise us of broken links in your course materials and assignments–please be specific as to where problem is;

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 and 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 at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on Information in the top menu bar, and then Virtual Learning Room for the full schedule.

#4 Follow the National Institute’s Blog

Go to http://blog.genealogicalstudies.com/ and scroll down. On the right hand side of the 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 www.twitter.com and join. Membership is free.

#6 Follow The National Institute on Facebook

To follow us on Facebook you must be a member. To join Facebook go to www.facebook.com and sign up. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/National-Institute-for-Genealogical-Studies/110290648619 and click on the Like button on the top right of our page.

#7 Join a GenealogyWise group to communicate with your fellow students

Go to www.genealogywise.com and Sign Up. There are groups set up for each of the National Institute’s country streams; i.e. American, Australian, Canadian, English, German, Irish, and Scottish, as well as Methodology, Librarianship, Alumni, and First Timer FAQs.

#8 Follow GenealogyWise on Facebook

To follow us on Facebook you must be a member. To join Facebook go to www.facebook.com and sign up. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GenealogyWise and click on the Like button on the top right of our page.

#9 Consultation with an instructor ($)

If you want to have a one-on-one consultation with an instructor this can be arranged. Please email admin@genealogicalstudies.com 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.

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