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Australian Certificate Course Order

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 the 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

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. To find out more about our Methodology Certificate and the suggested course order, check out our blog post

For our Australian Certificate in Genealogical Studies, you must successfully complete 40 courses, which includes the 14 required courses of the Methodology Certificate, 11 compulsory Australian Record courses, and 15 elective courses of your choice. The Australian courses include 4 compulsory courses at the Basic Level, 5 compulsory courses at the Intermediate Level, and 2 compulsory courses at the Advanced Level. 

Australian Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 Courses 

Basic Level 
Australian: Births, Deaths & Marriages 
This course will concentrate on the birth, death, and marriage information gathered by the various churches as parish records, as well as the civil records gathered by colonial, state, and territory governments. 
Australian: Other Sources for Births, Deaths & Marriages 
This course focuses on addition sources to obtain BMD information beyond records covered in the Australian: Birth, Death, & Marriages course. 
Australian: Immigration Records-Free Settlers 
This course will discuss the migration of free settlers. An understanding of some Australian history (as well as major events in other places of the world) is necessary to comprehend why large numbers of people chose to leave the places they were living and take the arduous and often dangerous journey to the other side of the world. 
Australian: Convict Records 
A study of convict records includes some discussion of the British legal system and the conditions that led to convicts being transported to the colonies of Australia. Governments kept copious records at all stages of their control of the convicts and these provide more information about the convicts in Australia than for free settlers of the same period. 

Intermediate Level 
Australian: Newspapers and Biographies 
Newspapers are a wonderful research tool as they can provide background information on our ancestors that may not be found in official documents. This course focuses on using both historical and current newspapers to flesh out our knowledge of our ancestors and the communities in which they lived. 
Australian: Church Records 
This course examines religious resources that are available in Australia. Parish records such as baptisms, marriages and burials and other lesser known church records are examined.
Australian: Local History and Regional Sources 
A study of local history informs us about how our ancestors lived as part of a community as well as where they lived. This course first examines the records that can identify those locations, and then proceeds to the regional sources that allow us to see ancestors in the context of where they lived and who lived near them and what that can tell us about their lives.
Australian: Military Records 
This course discusses available documents and the information included about those who served in British regiments in Australia as well as Australians who served in military forces in Australia and overseas. Military records from the earliest days of the colonies through various twentieth century conflicts are included.
Australian: Occupational Records 
This course focuses on occupations and how someone’s occupation could change over time, have a significant role in a community and even impact on a family’s lifestyle. Tracing them can be difficult but occupation records may provide clues. 

Advanced Level 
Australian: Education Records  
This course explores educational records from 1788 through to 1950. Records explored will span primary school to adult education and will include students as well as staff.
Australian: Health Records 
This course looks at how health records can help with family history research. In addition, it looks at selected epidemics and medical treatments that our ancestors might have been familiar with.

We offer several additional courses relevant to Australian research, which could be chosen to fulfill the elective portion of the Australian Certificate. These courses can be added to your certificate package, and will supplement your genealogical knowledge for your specific area or family history topic. You are sure to find several relevant courses to build your research skills. 

Combination Certificates 
Alternatively, you can use courses from other certificates as your electives and complete TWO certificates for the cost of one. Your customized certificate could include the compulsory Australian Records courses, plus the compulsory courses from any other topic or country-themed certificate. Both include the Methodology Certificate courses as they form the basis for all of our Professional Learning Certificates

Australian and DNA Certificate  
Australian and Librarianship Certificate  
Australian and Professional Development Certificate  

Building your genealogical research skills with these essential courses is for both serious family historians and professional researchers. We can assist you in building your genealogical education plan for your future research projects. 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 International Institute of 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. The beginning 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 International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
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LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Our Recent Australian Records Graduates

Congratulations to All Our Recent Graduates 
**Please see previous blog post with a Message from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies to all recent graduates. 

What an impressive achievement! It took a lot of hard work, patience, and determination to reach your goal. It is time to celebrate the success of all our recent graduates. We are so very proud of all of you. 

Introducing the Graduates of the Australian Records Certificate between June 2019 and October 2021.

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFICATE
Thistle Anderson, PLCGS
James Hill, PLCGS
Maria Murphy, PLCGS

Warmest congratulations to all our graduates… 

Louise St Denis and our team at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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Graduates have completed all requirements for our 40-course Australian Records Certificate, which includes the following compulsory Australian Records courses:

Basic Level
Australian: Births, Deaths & Marriages
Australian: Convict Records
Australian: Immigration Records-Free Settlers
Australian: Other Sources for Births, Deaths & Marriages

Intermediate Level
Australian: Church Records
Australian: Local History and Regional Sources
Australian: Military Records
Australian: Newspapers and Biographies
Australian: Occupational Records

Advanced Level
Australian: Education Records
Australian: Health Records
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To recognize all of our graduates throughout the years, please go to our website at www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on the menu item INSTITUTE, and then GRADUATES. Be patient, the list is long and therefore takes time to display. 

For a full list of Certificates from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, please visit our website. 
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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

New Course: Australian Health Records

Wikimedia Commons.

Wikimedia Commons.

What’s new at The National Institute? The course Australian: Health Records!

Written by Australian genealogist and author Shauna Hicks, this course looks at how health records can help with family history research. Records for general hospitals, maternity hospitals, asylums, sanatoriums and other health institutions will be looked at together with staff records. In addition, we will explore specific epidemics and medical treatments that our ancestors might have been familiar with.

The first offering of this course starts September 5th. To register for this course, please see out website.

Australian Genealogy Q & A

Australian flag By Ian Fieggen (Own work) [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

Australian flag By Ian Fieggen (Own work) [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

We have a virtual meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 23rd. Hope you can join us for a discussion  on Australian genealogy!

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On Thursday, July 23rd at 6:00 AM EDT Kerry Farmer will be hosting the Australian Records virtual meeting. Join Kerry to ask questions about these courses and/or your research. After answering questions and time permits, Kerry will discuss Australian government gazettes (i.e. government, police and education gazettes). Learn what you can find in these records, how to access them and how they can help you with your family history research!

Time zones:
Thursday, July 23rd6:00 AM Eastern; 5:00 AM Central; 3:00 AM Pacific; 11:00 AM in London, England; 8:00 PM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/australian/
(NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.)

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Remember, you do not have to be registered in these courses to join a Virtual Meeting … anyone can participate.

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If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read the Instructions available at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf. If this URL does not open, please go to www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on Information in the top menu bar, and then Virtual Learning Room in the drop down menu. The link to the Instructions (in PDF format) will be at the top right of the page (you may need to scroll over to the right side of the page).

Australian Records Virtual Meetings

Looking for more information about Australian genealogy research? Professional genealogist and author Kerry Farmer hosts our Australian Records Virtual Meeting. This week’s Virtual Meeting will feature the topic,  “Migration schemes to New South Wales.”

Kerry Farmer. Used with permission.

Kerry Farmer. Used with permission.

 

Kerry Farmer is a researcher, presenter and teacher in family history and genealogical studies. Kerry has been teaching classes in Sydney since 1997. She is on the Education Committee of the Society of Australian Genealogists, and presents seminars and classes there as well as at genealogical conferences and other venues.

Following a background in science and programming and systems analysis, one of Kerry’s special interests has been the various software packages used to record family history research. Her book “Which Genealogy Program?” was published in 2010. Her book “DNA for Genealogists” was published in 2011, a third edition is being published in 2015. Her new book “Arrivals in Australia from 1788” is expected to be published in March 2015.

Kerry undertakes research assignments on request. She has researched her own family history for over 25 years, researching ancestors predominantly from Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales but with diversions tackling family branches in Canada, United States, South Africa, India, Germany, Poland, Norway and Russia.

Join Kerry on Friday, January 30th at 5:00PM (EST) for the Australian Records Virtual Meeting.

Australian Convicts – From Conviction to Freedom

http://familyhistoryresearch.com.au/index.htm

http://familyhistoryresearch.com.au/index.htm

Researching your early Australian ancestors? A good place to start is our course Australian: Convict Records and our Australian Records Virtual Meetings.

Australian Records Certificate Director Kerry Farmer recommends the following  for researching convict ancestors.

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