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Virtual Meetings for End of September

Just a reminder, we have some Virtual Meetings scheduled for this weekend and Monday. Be sure to mark them on your calendar. Details are outlined below. Hope you can join us! Come with your course and/or research questions. 

IMPORTANT: We are now using Zoom for all of our sessions. You can verbally ask questions and use the text chat feature. Closed captioning is also available in Zoom. 

You can enhance your learning experience by joining a virtual meeting regarding your studies and asking questions. Even if you don’t have questions, you are welcome to just listen, lurk, and learn! We don’t mind. 

Remember, these Virtual Meetings are NOT mandatory. They are a fun and interactive way to ask questions about the courses and/or research at a relevant session. 
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Go to The National Institute for Genealogical Studies website.
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 the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link at the scheduled time.
***CHECK SCHEDULED TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE*** 
Click on Check Time to see the time in your local time zone. 
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United Kingdom (English, Irish, & Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler 
Friday, September 23rd at 7:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION  

DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Saturday, September 24th at 1 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION  

Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler
This session has been set up for the convenience of our students in Australia and New Zealand; however, all students are welcome to join in.  
Monday, September 26th at 5:30 AM Eastern 

ZOOM LOCATION 
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See the calendar of future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > 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: 
degroot@genealogicalstudies.com

Sincerely, 
Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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To subscribe to email updates for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, send email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com
Enter SUBSCRIBE in the Subject. 
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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 
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com 
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com 

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Our YouTube Channel is Growing!

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has added the latest recording [Researching Mulatto Ancestors with Denise Griggs] to our YouTube channel. We are excited to see this media resource growing. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our channel and watch for more videos to be added to our Playlists.

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International Institute for Genealogical Studies YouTube Channel

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Playlist: Student Orientation 

Our first Playlist has been dedicated to assisting students with their online education experience at The Institute. Whether a new student, or a returning student, we want to provide a pathway to success! We are available to answer any questions about our online courses. 

Fall 2022 Student Orientation (Evening session)

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Playlist: Featured Speakers 

Our recent monthly Student Lounge virtual meetings have featured special presentations by a number of special speakers. This is a time set aside for students to gather and connect. Attendees are invited to pull up a chair and learn about genealogical resources and areas of research. A time is given at the end of the presentation for questions. We hope you will glean useful information from these recordings to advance your own research projects. 

How to Identify People in Antique Photography with Tina LaFreniere of Related Faces

DNA and MyHeritage presentation with Daniel Horowitz

Researching Mulatto Ancestors with Denise Griggs 

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More video recordings will be added as they become available, so SUBSCRIBE to our channel and click the little alarm bell next to the subscribe button to receive NOTIFICATIONS for when new content has added. For additional social media accounts for The Institute, see links 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

September Student Lounge

Calling all students! Just a reminder, we have our September Student Lounge virtual meeting coming up this week. It is a time set aside each month to pull up a chair and connect with fellow students, while listening to a short presentation by our special guest. This month, our guest will be Denise I. Griggs

Denise Griggs is an author of books for children and young adults about genealogy, diversity, and theology. She earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees from a Christian university and has worked in both Education and Ministry. Ms. Griggs volunteered for over 30+ years in children’s ministry, family genealogy research, and teaching African American Genealogy. She has researched the Griggs and Hunt families for over 40 years and for the Hunt family back to eighth century England and Ireland. She has connected with DNA cousins in Ireland, Canada, England, Mississippi, and across the United States. Denise is a 2021 Phyllis Wheatley award recipient from the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage, and a 2022 Finalist Award recipient from the Next Generation Indie Book award in the category of African American History & Culture. She volunteers for the subcommittees of History and Research, part of the PR/Marketing Team for the Natchez U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) Monument Committee – Natchez, MS, a volunteer for the National Park Service, and she has an ancestor who was a homesteader listed on their Black Homesteader webpage. 

Denise’s latest book is:  A Mulatto Slave. The Events in the Life of Peter Hunt 1844-1915 

You can watch a recording of this Student Lounge presentation on our new YouTube Channel!
Researching Mulatto Ancestors with Denise Griggs

See the full bio for Denise I. Griggs here:

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To see The National Institute for Genealogical Studies calendar of Virtual Meeting sessions, go to 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. 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 September 2022

We have a great line up of Virtual Meetings for the month of September. In addition, we have another Student Lounge special presentation. 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 September. 

To join a virtual meeting, simply click on the ZOOM LOCATION link at the appropriate time.
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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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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. 
Saturday, September 10th at 4 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Saturday, September 10th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION 

STUDENT LOUNGE is open! 
We will have a small presentation from our guest speaker: Denise Griggs, author of books for children and young adults about genealogy, diversity, and theology. She has researched the Griggs and Hunt families for over 40 years and for the Hunt family back to eighth century England and Ireland. She’s connected with DNA cousins in Ireland, Canada, England, MS, and across the United States. Denise’s latest book is: A Mulatto Slave: The Events in the Life of Peter Hunt 1844-1915. 
Wednesday, September 14th at 4 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION 

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Wednesday, September 14th at 6 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION 

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy 
Thursday, September 15th at 5 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION  

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler 
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Thursday, September 15th at 7 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION  

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Sunday, September 18th at 4 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION 

Internet Tools with Cheryl Levy 
Sunday, September 18th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION  

United Kingdom (English, Irish, & Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler 
Friday, September 23rd at 7:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION  

DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Saturday, September 24th at 1 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION  

Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler
This session has been set up for the convenience of our students in Australia and New Zealand; however, all students are welcome to join in.  
Monday, September 26th at 5:30 AM Eastern 

ZOOM LOCATION 
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See the calendar of Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 

Send questions regarding Virtual Meetings or the schedule to: 
degroot@genealogicalstudies.com

Sincerely, 
Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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To subscribe to email updates for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, send email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com
Enter SUBSCRIBE in the Subject. 
—————————————————- 
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 
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com 
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com 

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Keeping in Touch – September 2022

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. As a student of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, there are various ways you can communicate with us and your fellow students (see below). We are also on YouTube now!

We are here to help! 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 and help you understand what is being taught.

**** NOTE: Our social media accounts are NOT monitored regularly. If you need an answer quickly, please call us on the telephone. We can be reached at 1-800-580-0165, ext. #1 (North America). 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 it is 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. 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 for the full schedule. 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 our Blog website 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 and join. Membership is free. 

#6 Follow The National Institute on Facebook
To follow us on Facebook, you must be a member. To join, go to Facebook and sign up. Find us on Facebook 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, go to Pinterest and sign up. Find us on Pinterest here. Click on the Follow button to view our various boards. 

#8 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
(International Institute for Genealogical Studies)
View our library of videos which includes “Back to School Orientation“, special Student Lounge presentations, and more. Just go to our YouTube channel and click Subscribe.

#9 Join a GenealogyWise group to communicate with your fellow students
Go to GenealogyWise 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. 

#10 Follow GenealogyWise on Facebook
To follow us on Facebook, you must be a member. To join, go to Facebook and sign up. Find GenealogyWise on Facebook and click on the Like button on the top right of our page. 

#11 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 and join. Membership is free. 

#12 Consultation with an instructor ($)
If you want to have a one-on-one consultation with an instructor, this can be arranged. Please email 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. 

#13 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.

#14 “Message us” via any page on our website
When you visit any webpage on our website, at the bottom right of the page is a link to “Message us.” You will be asked to provide your email address along with your question. Please remember to include the COURSE NAME, MODULE NUMBER, and SECTION/ASSIGNMENT NAME. You will either receive a response in the message area or in an email. 

Good luck with your studies and research!

Sincerely,

Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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For more information on the over 225 courses that we offer to our students, 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. List of Packages available here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest, YouTube.
*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 

Back to School Orientation Fall 2022

Back to School Orientation on 30 Aug 2022
with executive director, Angela Breidenbach

New student orientations for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies will be held live on 30 Aug 2022 at 11 am Eastern and again at 7 pm Eastern on Zoom to help students prepare for our fall classes. 

Learn to navigate the GenealogicalStudies.com website, how to register for a single course, how to activate a course from a pre-purchased package, and how to take a class online. Learn to navigate your Student Briefcase, learn where to find reading documents, view course documents, post assignments, and attend optional virtual meetings. Lastly, learn how to take the exam. 

We will also explore some great tips for student life and education experiences. So, whether you are a new student or a returning student, come and get familiar with The National Institute for Genealogical Studies online education program.

Thank you,

Angela Breidenbach, PLCGS 
Executive Director
800.580.0165 x 1 

View a recording of the evening Back to School Orientation Zoom session.

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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, 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 ext. 1
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Virtual Meetings for August 23-25

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies will host some Virtual Meetings scheduled for this week, as well as a Student Presentation. Note: Some of these sessions have been rescheduled. Details are outlined below. Hope you can join us! Come with your course and/or research questions. 
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IMPORTANT: We have changed the platform for our virtual meetings. We are now using Zoom for all of our sessions. You can verbally ask questions or use the text chat feature. Closed captioning is also available in Zoom. Please note the NEW URLs for these sessions can be accessed from the Virtual Meetings schedule. 
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You can enhance your learning experience by joining a virtual meeting regarding your studies and asking questions. Even if you don’t have questions, you are welcome to just listen, lurk, and learn! We don’t mind. We can all learn from each other! 

Remember, these Virtual Meetings are NOT mandatory. They are a fun and interactive way to ask questions about the courses and/or research at a relevant session.

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***CHECK SCHEDULED TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE*** 
Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com 
In the 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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Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy 
Tuesday, August 23rd at 4 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Internet Tools with Cheryl Levy 
Tuesday, August 23rd at 6 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Wednesday, August 24th at 10 AM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Lecturing Skills – Student Presentation:
“Leave No Clue Unresearched” presented by Lacey King  
Description: Lacey will show why to ensure every clue is explored. He will discuss a family-line, thought a brick-wall, and one clue opened it up by generations and another country.
Presenter: Lacey King has been involved in 4-H as a Genealogy project leader and as the Program Director for the South Bend Area Genealogical Society. 
Thursday, August 25th at 8 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp
We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting our student presentations.
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To see the calendar of all Virtual Meeting sessions:
Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com
In the top menu bar, select INFORMATION.
In the dropdown menu, select VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM
***TO JOIN A VIRTUAL MEETING*** 
Click the virtual meeting name in the list (a new window will open). 
Click on Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room at the scheduled time. 
The host will let you into the Zoom session from the waiting room.
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Send any questions regarding Virtual Meetings and/or the schedule to: 
degroot@genealogicalstudies.com

Sincerely, 
Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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To subscribe to email updates for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, send email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com. Enter SUBSCRIBE in the Subject. 
—————————————————- 
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, 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 

Student Lecture: Leave No Clue Unresearched

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

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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Leave No Clue Unresearched presented by Lacey King 
Thursday, August 25 at 8 PM Eastern 
Description: Lacey will show why to ensure every clue is explored. He will discuss a family-line, though a brick-wall, and one clue opened it up by generations and another country. 
Presenter: Lacey King has been involved in 4-H as a Genealogy project leader and as the Program Director for the South Bend Area Genealogical Society. 
MEETING LOCATION: 
https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp 
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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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See the calendar of future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; in the top menu, choose INFORMATION and then 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 degroot@genealogicalstudies.com

Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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The National Institute for 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 dates. 
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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, 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 ext. 1
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Virtual Meetings August 2022

We’ve got some great Virtual Meetings coming up in the month of August. We have a Lecturing Skills student presenting later in the month, as well as Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage joining us in the Student Lounge to talk about DNA Matching Technology on MyHeritage. Hope you can join us!

Enhance your 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 August. 
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IMPORTANT: We have changed the platform for our virtual meetings. We are now using Zoom for all of our sessions. Please note the NEW URLs for this month’s sessions as outlined below. 
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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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Australian Records courses with Kerry Farmer 
Friday, August 12th at 8 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp  

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Sunday, August 14th at 7:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp  

United Kingdom (English, Irish, & Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler 
Monday, August 15th at 5 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

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, August 17th at 7 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Wednesday, August 17th at 8:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy 
Thursday, August 18th at 4 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Internet Tools with Cheryl Levy 
Thursday, August 18th at 6 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

STUDENT LOUNGE is open! 
We will have a small presentation from guest speaker Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage. Daniel will show you how you can leverage the MyHeritage DNA test for your genealogy research. Afterwards, you can chat with your fellow students. 
Saturday, August 20th at 11:30 AM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp 

DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Tuesday, August 23rd at 10 AM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Lecturing Skills – Student Presentation with Kathy Holland 
“Leave No Clue Unresearched” 
Description: Lacey will show why to ensure every clue is explored. He will discuss a family-line, thought a brick-wall, and one clue opened it up by generations and another country.
Presenter: Lacey King has been involved in 4-H as a Genealogy project leader and as the Program Director for the South Bend Area Genealogical Society. 
Thursday, August 25th at 8 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Monday, August 29th at 7:30 PM Eastern 
LOCATION: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/chats.asp
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See the calendar of Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 

Send questions regarding Virtual Meetings or the schedule to: 
degroot@genealogicalstudies.com

Sincerely, 
Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
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LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Keeping in Touch – August 2022

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 are here to help! 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 and help you understand what is being taught.

**** NOTE: Our social media accounts are NOT monitored regularly. If you need an answer quickly, please call us on the telephone. We can be reached at 1-800-580-0165, ext. #1 (North America). 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 it is 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. 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 for the full schedule. 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 our Blog website 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 and join. Membership is free. 

#6 Follow The National Institute on Facebook
To follow us on Facebook, you must be a member. To join, go to Facebook and sign up. Find us on Facebook 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, go to Pinterest and sign up. Find us on Pinterest here. Click on the Follow button to view our various boards. 

#8 Join a GenealogyWise group to communicate with your fellow students
Go to GenealogyWise 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, go to Facebook and sign up. Find GenealogyWise on Facebook 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 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 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.

#13 “Message us” via any page on our website
When you visit any webpage on our website, at the bottom right of the page is a link to “Message us.” You will be asked to provide your email address along with your question. Please remember to include the COURSE NAME, MODULE NUMBER, and SECTION/ASSIGNMENT NAME. You will either receive a response in the message area or in an email.   

Good luck with your studies and research!

Sincerely,

Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies 
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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 

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