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November Courses

November is here! Only two more months left for 2022. How are you doing with your 2022 genealogy goals? There is still time to finish some research and prepare those genealogy projects for the coming holiday season. Make a list and create a schedule. You can do it!

Our November schedule includes two Virtual Presentations by students in our Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course. First up will be Beyond the Birth, Death, and Marriage Dates: The Story of Henry Beckendorf of Lehighton, Pennsylvania presented by Melissa Cantlin Bell on Thursday, November 3rd at 4 PM Eastern; and the second one will be An Irish Genealogy Secret presented by Ciara Chivers on Thursday, November 17th at 2:30 PM Eastern. More details here

We are also busy finalizing the plans for our Fall Graduation for 2022 on Friday, November 18th at 4:30 pm Eastern. Save the date and watch for more details coming soon. 

Our students at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies are eagerly looking forward to their November courses. Every month brings another rotation of courses with new strategies to apply to their research. Discovering new record types and websites to explore will motivate and inspire all researchers to dig deeper and refine their genealogical skills. Some students will be introduced to new concepts and proven methodology, while others will pursue advanced skills and continue working towards their PLCGS certification. 

You can register for courses individually or in convenient Packages. Choose courses to create a plan that will best accomplish your personal genealogical goals. Check out our List of Courses and you are sure to find several courses related to your research projects. Do you need help to customize your education plan? We can help! Our Contact information is listed below.

NOVEMBER COURSES

Many of our courses are offered monthly, like our ever-popular Forensic Genealogy and DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses, as well as our foundational Methodology courses. Other courses promote Skill-Building, such as Transcribing, Abstracting & ExtractingPalaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents, or Breaking Down Brick WallsOur course materials provide website URLs to explore and practical assignments in every module, which encourage you to apply your newly discovered concepts, and gain experience using various genealogical tools. Our country-themed certificate programs take you from the Basic introduction level to Advanced research strategies uniquely related to each specific country. Elective course requirements can be filled with our courses on specific research topics related to your particular research interests. 

November featured research courses include topics related to writing your family history stories or research findings such as: Genealogy and Copyright GuidelinesGenealogy Ethical Guidelines & StandardsLife of Our AncestorsNuts & Bolts of Reporting Research; and Writing for Genealogy: Articles, Blogs, Research Reports and so much more. Courses for special research projects include: Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various ProjectsResearch: House & Farm Histories; and Research: Social History.

Our online courses allow students to work towards their genealogical goals, either for their own personal family history research, or to acquire research skills and certification for their future professional aspirations. We have something for everyone! 
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We offer quality online education with over 225+ courses to choose from. Some of our courses are topic/country-specific, or provide insight into research methodology, while others are skill-building courses to maximize your research time. The first of a new month means another rotation of courses will start. Most courses feature 6 modules over an 8-week period, easily adapted to most busy schedules. Many courses have been bundled into packages to provide discount options. Take a look at our course calendar and see which courses will accomplish your genealogical education goals. Register today! 

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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
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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

DNA Discovery Using Gephi

Enjoy a special aspect of our Student Life here at the International Institute of Genealogical Studies by joining us over on our new YouTube channel with our featured speaker, Jennifer Roodzant of DescendantGenealogy.com, as she shares a brilliant way to sort and discover DNA matches quickly with graphing on Gephi.org. This session was hosted by Gena Philibert Ortega during our monthly Student Lounge event in October. Expect to see more of Jennifer at GenealogicalStudies.com in the future! 

Be sure to check out the DNA Discovery Using Gephi with Jennifer Roodzant video on our YouTube channel!

Presentation Title: Clustering DNA Matches with Gephi to Pinpoint Genetic Networks 

Presentation Description: Have you ever had difficulty uncovering shared match groups in your DNA results? Have you spent hours looking for connections between you and your matches? Gephi is a graph and visualization platform that quickly and efficiently clusters shared matches into genetic networks. Say goodbye to the long days of sorting matches! You will leave with a toolkit for rapidly clustering matches in Gephi to identify the shared most recent common ancestors.

Biography: Jennifer Roodzant is a professional genealogist and speaker specializing in DNA and southern United States research. She volunteers as secretary for the Napa Valley Genealogical Society. She is a certificate holder in Genealogical Research from Boston University and ProGen Study Groups. Jennifer applies the Genealogical Proof Standard to resolve complex research objectives. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available. 
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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

Student Presentations: November 2022

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies has student presentations coming up. We hope you can join us to show support to your fellow student. 

Our 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. 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. 
NOTE: These sessions are FREE and you do not have to be a current or past student to attend. 
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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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Beyond the Birth Death, and Marriage Dates: The Story of Henry Beckendorf of Lehighton, Pennsylvania” presented by Melissa Cantlin Bell
Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 4 PM Eastern 
Click here for more details.

An Irish Genealogy Secret” presented by Ciara Chivers 
Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 2:30 PM Eastern 
Click here for more details.
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We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting the student presentations. 
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TO JOIN this Student Lecture, go to the VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM .
Click on Lecturing Skills – Student Lecture in list (a new window will open).
Click on the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link. 
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To see our Calendar of Virtual Meeting sessions, go to our website; in the top menu, choose INFORMATION; then choose 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
Sue de Groot, PLCGS at degroot@genealogicalstudies.com
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The International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 225+ courses to choose from. Our 14-week Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course is scheduled three times per year. If you choose to include this course in your genealogical education plan, click the Register tab and you will find the upcoming scheduled start dates. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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

Student Presentation: Beyond the Birth, Death, and Marriage Dates

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies has a student presentation coming up. We hope you can join us to show support to your fellow student. 

Our 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. 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.
NOTE: This session is FREE and you do not have to be a current or past student to attend. 
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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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Beyond the Birth, Death, and Marriage Dates: The Story of Henry Beckendorf of Lehighton, Pennsylvania presented by Melissa Cantlin Bell 
Thursday, November 3rd at 4 PM Eastern
ZOOM LOCATION  | Time Zone Convertor 

Description: This presentation teaches you to ask questions and seek additional information to assist you with writing biographies that bring your ancestors to life.

Presenter: Missy is a professional genealogist with over thirty years of experience in genealogy research, a published author, and Vice Regent of a DAR Chapter. 
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We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting the student presentations. 
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TO JOIN this Student Lecture, go to the VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM .
Click on Lecturing Skills – Student Lecture in list (a new window will open).
Click on the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link. 
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To see our Calendar of Virtual Meeting sessions, go to our website; in the top menu, choose INFORMATION; then choose VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 
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The International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 225+ courses to choose from. Our 14-week Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course is scheduled three times per year. If you choose to include this course in your genealogical education plan, click the Register tab and you will find the upcoming scheduled start dates. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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

Student Presentation: An Irish Genealogy Secret

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies has a student presentation coming up. We hope you can join us to show support to your fellow student. 

Our 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. 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. 
NOTE: This session is FREE and you do not have to be a current or past student to attend.
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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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AN IRISH GENEALOGY SECRET presented by Ciara Chivers 
Thursday, November 17th – 2:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION  | Time Zone Convertor 

Description: Introduction to an under-used source for Irish genealogy: Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland / Journal of the Irish Memorials Association. 

Presenter: Ciara Chivers is a Qualified Genealogist based in Northern Ireland.  She runs Shamrock Roots and particularly enjoys research focused on Ireland and the Irish diaspora. 
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We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting the student presentations. 
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TO JOIN this Student Lecture, go to the VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM .
Click on Lecturing Skills – Student Lecture in list (a new window will open).
Click on the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link. 
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To see our Calendar of Virtual Meeting sessions, go to our website; in the top menu, choose INFORMATION; then choose VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 
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The  International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 225+ courses to choose from. Our 14-week Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course is scheduled three times per year. If you choose to include this course in your genealogical education plan, click the Register tab and you will find the upcoming scheduled start dates. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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

Lecturing Skills course

Are you interested in developing your genealogy Lecturing Skills? With the uncertainty of restrictions for in-person meetings, many societies and organizations have taken the plunge to host virtual or hybrid meetings, many for the first time. This has created an increased need for presentation lectures and speakers ready to present online. The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers many courses on specific topics, including our Lecturing Skills course. 

The Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course focuses on the skills needed to present genealogical-related lectures to a variety of audiences. It is a “hands-on” course where the student will develop all aspects of the lecturing process including: the proposal and biographical sketch; marketing; syllabus material; creating lecture slides; and much more. The step-by-step course material will guide you all the way, creating templates to use over and over, no matter what your topic may be.

Note: In order to complete this course, the student must develop and give a 30-minute lecture to an audience of students and/or genealogical society members virtually via our Virtual Learning Room. This very practical application of skills learned will launch them with confidence into becoming a valuable asset to any genealogical society or organization, or add an additional income stream to their genealogical business plan.
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Our 14-week Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course is currently scheduled three times per year. If you choose to include this course in your genealogical education plan, click the Register tab and you will find the upcoming scheduled start dates. 
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To see our Calendar of Virtual Meeting sessions, go to our website; in the top menu, choose INFORMATION; then choose VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 
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TO JOIN a Student Lecture, go to the VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM .
Click on Lecturing Skills – Student Lecture in list (a new window will open).
Click on the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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

Save the Date!

Just a quick note to our followers. We are making preparations to celebrate our next round of Graduates! Our Fall 2022 Graduation is scheduled to be held online via Zoom on Friday, November 18th at 4:30 pm Eastern. Mark your calendars now! Watch for more details coming soon. 

Please Note: Our Graduation ceremony is for students who have earned their PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies) in the following programs:
American Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 courses
Australian Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 courses
Canadian Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 courses
Eastern European Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 courses
English Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 courses
German Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 courses
Librarianship Certificate – 12 courses

and as well, for those who have completed the full program for the following: 
Professional Development Certificate – 40 courses
DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate – 15 courses
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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

Student Lounge – October 2022

Calling all students! Each month, we set a time aside for our students to connect with their fellow classmates for an opportunity to discuss topics relevant to their online education goals. We are pleased to announce that we have just confirmed a special presentation for our October Student Lounge virtual meeting, which is scheduled for next week. Plan now to pull up a chair and join us for a short presentation by this month’s special guest, Jennifer Roodzant of Descendant Genealogy. 

Title: Clustering DNA Matches with Gephi to Pinpoint Genetic Networks 

Presentation Description: Have you ever had difficulty uncovering shared match groups in your DNA results? Have you spent hours looking for connections between you and your matches? Gephi is a graph and visualization platform that quickly and efficiently clusters shared matches into genetic networks. Say goodbye to the long days of sorting matches! You will leave with a toolkit for rapidly clustering matches in Gephi to identify the shared most recent common ancestors.

Biography: Jennifer Roodzant is a professional genealogist and speaker specializing in DNA and southern United States research. She volunteers as secretary for the Napa Valley Genealogical Society. She is a certificate holder in Genealogical Research from Boston University and ProGen Study Groups. Jennifer applies the Genealogical Proof Standard to resolve complex research objectives. 

Q&A time will be provided after this short presentation. Then join your fellow students to chat about DNA, courses, or family history! Be sure to grab a cuppa and join us when the STUDENT LOUNGE is open! 
Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 PM Eastern | Time Zone Convertor
ZOOM LOCATION 

This is a FREE session for current or past students to attend. 
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To see our Calendar of Virtual Meeting sessions, go to our website; in the top menu, choose INFORMATION; then choose VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available. 
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*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

Foundations: Methodology Certificate

Our students are enthusiastic about our online genealogical courses. However, many new students are unsure of where to begin. Which courses should they take first? Just as in planning to build a house, your genealogy education plan must begin with a strong foundation. Whether you are just beginning to research your family history, or you are an experienced researcher, it is recommended for all students to begin with understanding the methodology guidelines and standards used in all genealogy research. This is accomplished through our Methodology Certificate.

To receive your Methodology Certificate in Genealogical Studies, you must successfully complete the required 14 courses, which includes 5 compulsory courses at the Basic Level, 4 compulsory courses at the Intermediate Level, and 5 compulsory courses at the Advanced Level. You can take these courses individually, or along with your specific country-themed certificate courses at the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels. If you are considering any certificate, these are the first courses to work on as the Methodology Certificate courses are COMPULSORY for all of our Certificate Programs.

Methodology Certificate Package

Basic Level
Methodology – Part 1: Getting Started 
This course includes: basic charts & definitions, Home resources; types of sources; records & where to find them; and useful forms. 
Methodology – Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building 
This course includes: file storage; definitions for Transcribe/Abstract/Extract; using forms; citing your sources; Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS); Proof Arguments; and creating Research Plans. 
Electronic Resources: Using the Internet 
This course includes: computers/Internet basics; databases online; searching surnames; archives and libraries; Internet search tools; maps; and using social media. 
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting 
This course includes: definitions; word processing features; and exercises. 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 
The AS courses provide an overview of all of the material covered at each level. They include exercises, and the study of a peer-reviewed article with analysis discussions online in our virtual meetings. There will be two compulsory Consultation appointments with an instructor. These are the most interactive courses and must be completed for the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced certificates. This course should be completed before proceeding to the Intermediate level courses.

Intermediate Level
Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies 
This course includes: goals and objectives; organizing research; repositories; using Original Sources; and Strategies. 
Methodology – Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording 
This course includes: recording research; calendars and dates; charts; preserving your work; and Ethics.
Methodology – Part 5: How to Prove It 
This course includes: Proof and the GPS; linkages; Sources/Information/Evidence; pedigree analysis; and problem solving & pitfalls. 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 
This AS course provides an overview of all of the material covered at the Intermediate level. It includes exercises, and the study of another peer-reviewed article with analysis discussions online in our virtual meetings. There will be two compulsory Consultation appointments with an instructor. This course should be completed before proceeding to the Advanced level courses.

Advanced Level
Methodology – Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice 
This course includes: Professional requirements; business considerations; clients; Research Reports; and career options. 
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents 
This course includes: scripts; handwriting; grammar; currency; calendars; weights and measures; Church/Manor/social life; surnames; occupations; Latin terminology. This course also includes a comprehensive workbook with many practical exercises.
Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines 
This course includes: copyright basics; fair use, Public Domain and seeking permission; work for hire; and contracts. Textbook is required: Carmack’s Guide to Copyright & Contracts: A Primer for Genealogists, Writers & Researchers by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack.
Genetics & Medical Family History 
This course includes: DNA and Genetics; Inheritance; Ethical pedigree; medical considerations; consent; and record clues. 
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3  
This AS course provides an overview of all of the material covered at the Advanced level. It includes exercises, and the study of an additional peer-reviewed article with analysis discussions online in our virtual meetings. There will be two final compulsory Consultation appointments with an instructor. This should be the final course to complete after the Advanced level courses.

Our Methodology Certificate forms the basis for all of our Professional Learning Certificates. Build your genealogical research skills with these essential courses, recommended for both serious family historians and professional researchers. We can assist you in building your genealogical education plan. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your options to successfully reach your research goals. (See contact information below.)
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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 225+ courses to choose from. Some of our courses are topic/country-specific, or provide insight into research methodology, while others are skill-building courses to maximize your research time. Another rotation of courses will start monthly. Most courses feature 6 modules over an 8-week period, easily adapted to most busy schedules. Many courses have been bundled into packages to provide discount options. Take a look at our course calendar and see which courses will accomplish your genealogical education goals. Register today! 
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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, PinterestYouTube
*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 October 2022

We have a great line up of Virtual Meetings for the month of October. See the details below. Hope you can join us! 

Enhance your genealogy education and attend virtual meetings! Each month, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies hosts several virtual meetings, giving the students the ability to ask questions about the courses or research they are working on. Join a session applicable to your area of study or research to find answers. We can all learn from each other! 

Virtual Meetings are a fun and interactive way to connect with an instructor and fellow students. They are NOT mandatory. If time permits, the host may provide a discussion or small presentation. 

Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of October. 

To join a virtual meeting, simply click on the Zoom link provided.
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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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DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION. 

US Colonial & Mayflower Records courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Tuesday, October 18th at 8 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION.  

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Wednesday, October 19th at 10 AM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION. 

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of these courses. 
Wednesday, October 19th at 11:30 AM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION. 

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler 
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Wednesday, October 19th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION. 

United Kingdom (English, Irish, & Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler 
Wednesday, October 19th at 8 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION. 

Internet Tools with Cheryl Levy 
Thursday, October 20th at 2 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION. 

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Thursday, October 20th at 4:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION. 

REVISED: STUDENT LOUNGE! 
Our special guest, Jennifer Roodzant of Descendant Genealogy, will present: Clustering DNA Matches with Gephi to Pinpoint Genetic Networks. Gephi is a graph and visualization platform that quickly and efficiently clusters shared matches into genetic networks. Say goodbye to the long days of sorting matches! You will leave with a toolkit for rapidly clustering matches in Gephi to identify the shared most recent common ancestors. 
Q&A time will be provided after this short presentation. Then join your fellow students to chat about DNA, courses, or family history! Be sure to grab a cuppa and join us when the STUDENT LOUNGE is open! 
Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION. 

**CANCELLED**
Professional Development courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Saturday, October 29th at 11 AM Eastern 

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy 
Saturday, October 29th at 1 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION. 
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Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies 
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