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Virtual Meetings for APRIL 2021

Do you have any questions about your courses or research? Attend an applicable virtual meeting for answers. Virtual Meetings provide a way to communicate with an instructor & your fellow students. They are NOT mandatory, but a fun and interactive way to connect.

Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of April 2021.
Note: To join a virtual meeting, simply enter the URL provided in your browser. When joining a session, NO USER NAME or PASSWORD required. Please type in your first name & surname initial, along with your geographical location; then click Enter as a Guest.

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Methodology: The “How To” Courses with Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS
Thursday, April 15th at 5:30 AM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

Australian Records courses with Kerry Farmer, BA, BSc
Tuesday, April 20th at 5 AM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/australian/

United Kingdom & Ireland Records (English, Welsh, Scottish & Irish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS
Tuesday, April 20th
at 8 AM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION: Navigate Analysis & Skills Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Tuesday, April 20th
at 1 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article.
Tuesday, April 20th at 2:30 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle2/

Professional Development courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Wednesday, April 21st at 10:30 AM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/professional/

Methodology: The “How To” Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Wednesday, April 21st at 1 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Wednesday, April 21st at 2:30 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy, PLCGS
Saturday, April 24th at 1 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/

Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Monday, April 26th at 4 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

STUDENT LOUNGE
Pop into the Student Lounge for a genealogy coffee break with your fellow students.
Monday, April 26th at 6 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

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Have a question about your course/research you want answered at a virtual meeting? Email us your question at least 4 days in advance of the session so the instructor can prepare.

Guidelines for submitting questions:
1. Email: degroot@genealogicalstudies.com
2. SUBJECT LINE: Virtual Meeting Question
3. In the email body:
a) State the question. Be specific & short!
b) If the question pertains to a course, give full title. If specific to course content, include module number & section name (this helps to understand what you are asking).
c) If the question pertains to a record group, include location (i.e. country, state/province, county, town/city) & time period.
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Send questions regarding Virtual Meetings or the schedule to:
Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
degroot@genealogicalstudies.com
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If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read the Instructions at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf
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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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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

Marriage in the Roman Catholic Church

Religious Records cover a wide variety of documents. The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers several courses covering this topic. (See this blog post about our Religious Records courses.) It is important to become familiar with the religious records relevant to the region and specific time period where you are researching. Records for the same denomination could be different depending on location and the local laws and regulations, even within the same country.

As we continue to look at the Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 2 course, we find that Marriage in the Roman Catholic Church is covered in Module 2. Here is a portion of what will be discussed.

A 1564 decree made marriage in the Roman Catholic Church a sacrament. This was reinforced by Papal proclamation in 1595. The requirements for marriage, as dictated by the Council of Trent, were:

  • Marriage was a sacrament and Church business
  • Couples had to have parental consent, appear with parents/guardians
  • Couples could not be forced into marriage, must have free choice
  • Marriage must be performed in front of two witness

Additionally, within parish marriage records, you will sometimes find registers for the Stato Libero (statement of free status) or Sponsati Contratti (marriage engagements/contracts). These records were for marriage engagements/contracts to be performed elsewhere, and for stating that the bride or groom was free to marry. The following is an example of this type of document.

Statement of Free Status – Francesco d’Averzo & nine-year-old Michela Pizzolato, Catania, Italy

Note: Italy has laws concerning privacy restrictions like any other country. Italian privacy law extends for 70 years after the creation of a birth record, and 50 years from the date of the event on a death or marriage record. A priest will usually follow the privacy laws when determining whether you can access the records.

You can explore more information about these records in the Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 2 course, where we examine in detail the various forms of Italian marriages records that were created, and what genealogical information you may find in them.

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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
www.GenealogicalStudies.com
blog.GenealogicalStudies.com
admin@GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

Personal Historian Courses

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers over 230 online courses, but did you know that many of our courses are not country specific. The genealogy world has certainly grown over the past few years. We have seen many changes that have led to the emergence of new opportunities for genealogists and family historians. One of those areas is for a Personal Historian.

You can take all four of our Personal Historian courses individually, or bundle them together as a 4 Course Package.
Check the Course Calendar for the next time these courses will be offered.

Personal Historian: Beginning Genealogy
This is the first of the four courses is a Basic level course and is offered every month. It explores how you can add genealogical research as an income stream to your Personal Historian business, whether you conduct the research yourself, or you hire a specific researcher. Family history information enhances any personal history project by providing more in-depth family details. This introductory course will address the process involved, some tips on what to look for when hiring a researcher, and how to do the basic genealogical research yourself.

Personal Historian: Oral History & Interviewing Techniques
The second of the four courses is offered every second month. This Intermediate course examines how a personal historian uses oral history interview techniques to interview individuals about their lives or those of their family. Combining the interview, research, and additional items like photographs and documents, a personal historian can create a beautiful story for a client. The course material will discuss the things you need to know before specializing in oral histories, how to prepare for and conduct an interview, and what can be done with all of the materials collected. The goal is to learn how to put everything together and preserve the priceless histories that are uncovered.

Personal Historian: Video Techniques
The third course is also offered every second month. This Intermediate course is designed to introduce the basics of audio-video production for personal historians and genealogists. This will appeal to people who want to use current digital audio and video tools to record, edit and share life stories. Audio-video productions encompass four phases of work: pre-production, production, post-production and delivery. This practical course is structured along these four phases. Students with any level of audio-video experience, including those who are beginners, will benefit from this course material. There is great depth and variety to the practice of video biography. Let this course help you to build your skills and video savvy.

Personal Historian: Telling the Stories
The fourth and final of these courses is an Intermediate course, which gives an overview of the within this package. It is also offered every second month. It reminds us that telling the stories of our ancestors must go beyond the basics of names, dates, and places. We can use those pieces as a basic foundation, but we must, as a home builder does, add layers and real-life stories to that foundation. This course will help you to confidently implement the Personal Historian component to your business as it demonstrates the many layers available to incorporate. These various layers will add depth to both personal and client projects, and additional revenue streams to a serious genealogy business.

Are you interested in pursuing a business as a Personal Historian? The opportunities available are as varied as the incredible stories that you will discover. Learn more about bundling these 4 courses into a Course Package here.
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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

 

Virtual Meetings March 2021

Do you have any questions about your courses or research? Attend an applicable virtual meeting for answers. Virtual Meetings provide a way to communicate with an instructor & your fellow students. They are NOT mandatory, but a fun and interactive way to connect.

Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of March 2021.
Note: To join a virtual meeting, simply enter the URL provided in your browser. When joining a session, NO USER NAME or PASSWORD required. Please type in your first name & surname initial, along with your geographical location; then click Enter as a Guest.

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For Time Zone Convertor (see below)
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DNA courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett, MSc, QG, PLCGS
Sunday, March 14th at 4 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/dna/

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Sunday, March 14th at 7 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Sunday, March 14th at 8:30 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

Canadian Records
courses with Cheryl Levy, PLCGS
Monday, March 15th at 7 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/

STUDENT LOUNGE
Pop into the Student Lounge for a genealogy coffee break with your fellow students.
Tuesday, March 16th at 4 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW
with Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. Please read the article “Heritage Books and Family Lore: A Jackson Test in Missouri and Idaho” by Connie Lenzen (NGSQ Vol. 86, No. 1, March, 1998). Follow the directions found in your course material.
Tuesday, March 16th at 6 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/

United Kingdom & Ireland Records (English, Welsh, Scottish & Irish) Records
courses with Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS
Sunday, March 21st
at 7 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS.
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article “Organizing Meager Evidence to Reveal Lineages: An Irish Example—Geddes of Tyrone” by Thomas W. Jones (NGSQ Vol. 89, No.2, June, 2001).
Monday, March 22nd at 7 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle2/

Eastern European Records
courses with Lisa Alzo, MFA
Wednesday, March 24th
at 7:30 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/easteuro/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION: Navigate Analysis & Skills Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of the course.
Saturday, March 27th
at 10:30 AM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

Methodology: The “How To” Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Saturday, March 27th at 12 Noon EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/  
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Have a question about your course/research you want answered at a virtual meeting? Email us your question at least 4 days in advance of the session so the instructor can prepare.

Guidelines for submitting questions:
1. Email: degroot@genealogicalstudies.com
2. SUBJECT LINE: Virtual Meeting Question
3. In the email body:
a) State the question. Be specific & short!
b) If the question pertains to a course, give full title. If specific to course content, include module number & section name (this helps to understand what you are asking).
c) If the question pertains to a record group, include location (i.e. country, state/province, county, town/city) & time period.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Send questions regarding Virtual Meetings or the schedule to:
Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
degroot@genealogicalstudies.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read the Instructions at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
***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.
—————————————————-
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

Discount Codes Extended

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies wants to thank everyone who visited our virtual booth in the Expo Hall at RootsTech 2021.

In case you missed the March 1st deadline to use our discount codes, we have extended the deadline until Friday, March 5th. RootsTech 2021 conference discounts are available to everyone who is at home, whether you attended RootsTech 2021 or not. Therefore, ANYONE can register for these courses using the following discount codes. All Discount Codes will now expire on March 5, 2021; however, you can choose the scheduled course dates that are most convenient for you when you register. Choose ONE offer per Discount Code. Reserve your discount today!

FREE Courses
As a conference special, we are offering YOUR CHOICE of ONE of the following four courses for FREE!
DescriptionFreeCourses
Research Using Internet Tools courses provide resources and strategies to enhance your virtual research skills. These three Basic courses are foundational for anyone researching their family history online. We recommend you make these a part of your Research Tool Box.

Google for the Wise Genealogist
Social Media Tools for Genealogists
Connecting Family Online & Virtually

We are also offering an Intermediate course for those who may have already taken our Internet Tools courses.

Life of Our Ancestors explores how to find and incorporate information about your ancestor’s life to write and publish your family history story – the very beginning steps to the final product.
FreeCourseHowToRegister
Choose ONE course (Value $89 USD) from the four courses listed above for FREE! Use CODE: 2021free at checkout.

Discounted Course
Have you seen ONE of our online courses that will assist you in your family history research? Browse the list of over 200 courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Taken advantage of our featured RootsTech discount and register for an individual course. We are sure that everyone will find at least one that is applicable to their current research projects.

Choose ANY ONE course from over 200 courses at 50% off: Use CODE: 2021c50 at checkout.

Package Discount
If you are planning to take several courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, this section may be of interest to you. We have combined many courses into convenient themed packages. You can save by registering for a specific package rather than several individual courses. Choose your topic from groupings for Countries, Certificates, Records, Methodology, Skill Building, Librarianship, or Professional Development packages. We are confident there will be a package just right for you. If not, customize your own package relevant to your current research requirements.

Choose ANY ONE package of courses at 10% off: Use CODE: 2021c10 at checkout.

DNA Package Discount
DNA_Discounts
Interested in researching using DNA results? The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers two packages specifically for understanding DNA research and matches.

Our first package DNA: Understanding Testing and Research Strategies includes 4 DNA courses:
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy (BASIC)
DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone (BASIC)
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines (BASIC)
DNA: Special Circumstances-Adoptees & Unknown Parentage (ADVANCED)
Courses are scheduled to begin monthly. Register today!

Choose the 4-Course package of DNA courses at 20% off: Use CODE: 4dna20RT at checkout.

Our second package DNA and Relevant Topics includes the above 4 courses, plus 4 more for a total of 8 DNA courses:
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards (ADVANCED)
Forensic Genealogy (INTERMEDIATE)
Organizing a One-Name Study (INTERMEDIATE)
Organizing a One-Place Study (INTERMEDIATE)
Check the Course Calendar to see when these courses are scheduled to begin.

Choose the 8-Course package of DNA courses at 20% off: Use CODE: 8dna20RT at checkout.

Certificate Discount
EastEuro Certificate

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’ featured Certificate Program for RootsTech 2021 is the Eastern European Records Certificate, with compulsory courses written by Lisa Alzo. This 40-course program will cover the aspects necessary to succeed in Eastern European research. We are pleased to offer a discount for this certificate for RootsTech 2021!

Register for the Eastern European Records Certificate at 20% off: Use CODE: RT20EE at the checkout.

Entries for the Draw are now CLOSED.

Don’t forget to CLAIM your FREE COURSE!
Free_Course_How_To_Register

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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

Discount Codes for RootsTech 2021

DISCOUNT CODES for COURSES

NOTE: This Blog Post has been updated: Click HERE.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has provided online courses for both family historians and professional genealogists for over 20 years. We want to celebrate RootsTech 2021 by making our conference discounts available to everyone who is at home, whether you are attending RootsTech 2021 or not. Therefore, ANYONE can register for these courses using the following discount codes. All Discount Codes have been EXTENDED until Friday, March 5th! However, you can choose the course date that is most convenient for you when you register. Reserve your discount today!

FREE Courses

As a conference special, we are offering YOUR CHOICE of ONE of the following four courses for FREE!
Conference_Promos

Research Using Internet Tools courses provide resources and strategies to enhance your virtual research skills. These three Basic courses are foundational for anyone researching their family history online. We recommend you make these a part of your Research Tool Box.
Google for the Wise Genealogist
Social Media Tools for Genealogists 
Connecting Family Online & Virtually 

We are also offering an Intermediate course for those who may have already taken our Internet Tools courses.

Life of Our Ancestors explores how to find and incorporate information about your ancestor’s life to write and publish your family history story – the very beginning steps to the final product.

Choose ONE course (Value $89 USD) of the four courses listed above for FREE! Use CODE: 2021free at checkout.
DNA_Discounts

Discounted Course

Have you seen ONE of our online courses that will assist you in your family history research? Browse the list of over 200 courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Taken advantage of our featured RootsTech discount and register for an individual course. We are sure that everyone will find at least one that is applicable to their current research projects.

Choose ONE course from over 200 courses at 50% off: Use CODE: 2021c50 at checkout.

Package Discount

If you are planning on taking several courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies (https://www.genealogicalstudies.com), this section may be of interest to you. We have combined many courses into convenient themed packages. You can save by registering for a specific package rather than several individual courses. Choose your topic from groupings for Countries, Certificates, Records, Methodology, Skill Building, Librarianship, or Professional Development packages. We are confident there will be a package just right for you. If not, customize your own package relevant to your current research requirements.

Choose any ONE package of courses at 10% off: Use CODE: 2021c10 at checkout.
Complete List of Packages

DNA Package Discount

Course_Discounts
Interested in researching using #DNA results? The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers two packages specifically for understanding #DNA research and matches.

Our first package DNA: Understanding Testing and Research Strategies includes 4 DNA courses:
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy (BASIC)
DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone (BASIC)
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines (BASIC)
DNA: Special Circumstances-Adoptees & Unknown Parentage (ADVANCED)
Courses are scheduled to begin monthly. Register today!
Choose the 4-Course package of DNA courses at 20% off: Use CODE: 4dna20RT at checkout.

Our second package DNA and Relevant Topics includes the above 4 courses, plus 4 more for a total of 8 DNA courses:
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards (ADVANCED)
Forensic Genealogy (INTERMEDIATE)
Organizing a One-Name Study (INTERMEDIATE)
Organizing a One-Place Study (INTERMEDIATE)
Check the Course Calendar to see when these courses are scheduled to begin.
Choose the 8-Course package of DNA courses at 20% off: Use CODE: 8dna20RT at checkout.
DNA_Discounts

Certificate Discount

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’ featured certificate program for RootsTech 2021 is the Eastern European Records Certificate, with compulsory courses written by Lisa Alzo. This 40-course program will cover the aspects necessary to succeed in Eastern European research. We are pleased to offer a discount for this certificate at RootsTech 2021!

EastEuro_CF_Discount
Register for the Eastern European Records Certificate at 20% off: Use CODE: RT20EE at the checkout.

Mark your Calendar!

Bonus: There were DRAWS FOR $9,000 WORTH OF PRIZES on March 1st. Deadline to submit to the draw was Sunday, February 28 @ midnight. (NOTE: Entries for the Draw is now CLOSED)
5 lucky winners will win approximately $1000 USD worth of courses.
1 very lucky winner will win approximately $4000 USD worth of courses.
General_Information
Certificate_Programs_Info

For more information about this event and more, check back to our blog (http://blog.genealogicalstudies.com) and watch for social media posts on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geneastudies/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/GeneaStudies). @GeneaStudies

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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 FREE Course to celebrate RootsTech 2021

DISCOUNT CODE for a FREE COURSE

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies wants to celebrate RootsTech 2021 by making our conference discounts available to everyone who is at home, whether you attended RootsTech 2021 or not. Therefore, ANYONE can register for these courses using the following discount code. NOTE: All Discount Codes will now expire on March 5, 2021; however, you can choose to schedule the course date that is most convenient for you when you register. Claim your FREE course today!

FREE Courses
As a conference special, we are offering YOUR CHOICE of ONE of the following four courses for FREE!

Research Using Internet Tools courses provide resources and strategies to enhance your virtual research skills. These three Basic courses are foundational for anyone researching their family history online. We recommend you make these a part of your Research Tool Box.
Google for the Wise Genealogist
Social Media Tools for Genealogists
Connecting Family Online & Virtually
Description_Free_Courses
We are also offering an Intermediate course for those who may have already taken our Internet Tools courses.

Life of Our Ancestors explores how to find and incorporate information about your ancestor’s life to write and publish your family history story – the very beginning steps to the final product.
Free_Course_How_To_Register 

Choose ONE course (Value $89 USD) from the four courses listed above for FREE! Use CODE: 2021free at checkout.

Want to take more than one course? More information here:
Blog Courses
Blog Packages
Blog Certificate Program

DRAW is now CLOSED

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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

Virtual Meetings February 2021

Do you have any questions about your courses or research? Attend an applicable virtual meeting for answers. Virtual Meetings provide a way to communicate with an instructor & your fellow students. They are NOT mandatory, but a fun and interactive way to connect.

Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of February.

Note: To join a virtual meeting, simply enter the URL provided in your browser. When joining a session, NO USER NAME or PASSWORD required. Please type in your first name & surname initial, along with your geographical location; then click Enter as a Guest.
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For Time Zone Convertor (see instructions below) 
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Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION: Navigate Analysis & Skills Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Thursday, February 11th
at 7 PM EST
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

Methodology: The “How To” Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Thursday, February 11th at 8:30 PM EST
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program Part 3 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article.
Saturday, February 13th at 11:30 AM EST
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle3/

STUDENT LOUNGE
Pop into the Student Lounge for a genealogy coffee break with your fellow students.
Saturday, February 13th at 1 PM EST
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

Methodology: The “How To” Courses with Brenda Wheeler PLCGS
Tuesday, February 16th at 5:30 PM EST
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

United Kingdom & Ireland Records (English, Welsh, Scottish & Irish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler PLCGS
Tuesday, February 16th
at 7 PM EST
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Wednesday, February 17th at 7 PM EST
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Wednesday, February 17th at 8:30 PM EST
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy PLCGS
Thursday, February 18th at 3 PM EST
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/

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Have a question about your course/research you want answered at a virtual meeting? Email us your question at least 4 days in advance of the session so the instructor can prepare.

Guidelines for submitting questions:
1. Email: degroot@genealogicalstudies.com
2. SUBJECT LINE: Virtual Meeting Question
3. In the email body:
a) State the question. Be specific & short!
b) If the question pertains to a course, give full title. If specific to course content, include module number & section name (this helps to understand what you are asking).
c) If the question pertains to a record group, include location (i.e. country, state/province, county, town/city) & time period.

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Send questions regarding Virtual Meetings or the schedule to:
Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
degroot@genealogicalstudies.com
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If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read the Instructions at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf.

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February – New Month, New Courses

At The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, the beginning of a new month brings another rotation of online courses opening for our students. Hopefully, February has seen you returning to a more regular routine. Are you starting a new family history course this month?

How are you doing with your education goals for 2021? Check the list of topics you wanted to pursue. Have you accomplished any of those goals? Remember, to make small, short-term, achievable goals that will lead to the accomplishment of your bigger goals. This will allow you to see your progress! Keep a log of your family history activities. Did you read a new book on a research topic? Did you watch webinars? Be sure to save those handouts. Does the topic require more in-depth study? How will you pursue that research topic this month? What online educational resources will move you closer to your goals for 2021? Actively make plans and add them to your calendar. Set reminders to keep you on track. Then record your activity and see where you need to make adjustments. Work towards successfully fulfilling your goals.

Research + Strategies = Discoveries = Success! Make this the month to move your family history forward. Use your time wisely. Allow us to help you to accomplish those goals!

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 230+ 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 Monday of a new month means another rotation of courses will start on February 1st. You can still join the class until this Friday. 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 and 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.
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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.

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1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com 

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Italian State of the Souls Records

Every country-specific certificate program at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies includes courses for Religious Records.

Continuing to research our ancestors and their family members through religious records, we will often discover unique types of records created within the church records for that region or country. Becoming familiar with these records will make it easier to understand the information we discover within them.

The course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 2, begins with the State of the Souls Records and what they cover in Parish records. Let’s explore these Italian church records.

State of the Souls Records in Genealogy

State of the Souls records can be tremendously helpful in extending a family’s ancestry in those areas of Italy that did not keep civil registration between the years 1816-1865, and in the centuries prior to civil registration. What information they recorded varied depending on the time period, education level or age of the priest, and the location in which it was recorded.

The records may be written in the Latin, Italian, and French languages, or in combination with regional dialects. However, they were predominantly written in Italian and Latin. Some records contained two or more languages/dialects within the same register or even on the same record. One such set of parish records had French, Latin, and Italian all mixed together in nearly every record. This made for a confusing translation process.

The status animarum were created during annual pastoral visits to each household. In large cities or when the priest was elderly, one entry may have been made that he then updated each Easter over a series of years. Occupations, titles, and tax notations can provide evidence of an ancestor’s social status within the community.

The status animarum were progressive records, meaning that they were not created at one time, but rather, over a series of years. Additionally, multiple priests could have made entries to a single status animarum record. This can create multiple chances for transcription error. Age, attention to detail, the size of the parish, and a variety of other factors can play a part in the accuracy of the information in these records. Despite this, these documents are thought to hold strong evidence on an Italian family.

We will show examples of these valuable records in a future blog post. See the blog post here.

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.
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