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Our Team is Growing

The International Institute of Genealogical Studies is pleased to introduce another addition to our Faculty Team. Jennifer Roodzant has joined us full-time as an adjunct professor focusing on DNA and American Records, particularly the Southern States. She will be hosting Virtual Meetings, as well as filling the role of Student Advisor.

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

You may remember Jennifer as she was our special guest for the October 2022 Student Lounge when she presented Clustering DNA Matches with Gephi to Pinpoint Genetic Networks. The video replay is available on our YouTube Channel. Jennifer was also our host for the December DNA Virtual Meeting.

We are honored to welcome Jennifer as a valuable member of the Institute’s Faculty Team. We invite our students and followers to give her a hardy welcome!

Angela Breidenbach, Executive Director, 
and our team at International Institute of Genealogical Studies 
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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 International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
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*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

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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

February Courses

Our students at the International Institute of Genealogical Studies are preparing for their February courses. How are you doing with your 2023 Research Goals? Be sure to plan your time carefully. Self-paced education takes discipline, perseverance and focus. Organization is key with busy schedules and so many daily distractions. We are here to help you succeed in meeting your genealogical education goals. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a problem.

Have you received your new DNA test results from the last kits sales? Hopefully, you have made new connections with your DNA matches. Having trouble with understanding your results? Check out our DNA & Genetic courses to help you analyze those new DNA findings!
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FEBRUARY COURSES
Just a reminder for those who have registered for February courses, if you have discovered that you will not be able to work on your courses this month after all, you can still easily change the start date. 

In your Student Briefcase, scroll down to Future Courses
#1. You will see a list of your registered courses with the dates they are scheduled to open. 
#2. To change your start date, click on the date (February 6, 2023). A new pop-up window will open. 
#3. Click on the scheduled date. A drop-down menu will be displayed with additional start dates for this course. Choose a new start date (March 6, 2023). 
Please Note: The scheduled date has NOT been changed yet!
#4. You MUST click the Change Date button to actually change the start date. Now you can close the pop-up window and your new start date will be displayed beside your course.
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Wherever you are on your genealogy research journey, please know that we strive to make your online genealogical education process as successful as possible. Take advantage of all the Institute has to offer. Need assistance with planning your next steps? Contact us (details below). We will create a customized plan that works for you and meets your education goals.
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We offer quality online education with over 225+ courses to choose from. Some of our courses are topic/country-specific, or provide insight into research methodology, while others are skill-building courses to maximize your research time. The first of a new month means another rotation of courses will start. Most courses feature 6 modules over an 8-week period, easily adapted to most busy schedules. Many courses have been bundled into packages to provide discount options. Take a look at our course calendar and see which courses will accomplish your genealogical education goals. Register today! 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by the International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Transcription Tuesday Index

As researchers, there are many skills we need to employ in order to achieve success in our research projects. One of the foundational research skills to develop at the International Institute of Genealogical Studies is Transcribing. All family history researchers, no matter what their level of expertise, should strive to acquire this core skill. 
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In honor of National Handwriting Day, we are reposting the links to our 2021 Transcription Tuesday Series blog posts. These were created to share guidelines and practical suggestions to help our readers to develop the necessary skills for making effective transcriptions. 

The following is an INDEX of the blog posts:
(BOOKMARK this page):

Transcription Tuesday – 7 September 2021
Transcription Definition – 14 September 2021
Census Names – 21 September 2021
Handwriting – 28 September 2021
Line Numbering – 05 October 2021
Finding George – 12 October 2021
Practice! – 19 October 2021 
Definitions – 26 October 2021
Census Errors – 2 November 2021
Census Extract – 9 November 2021
Abstractions – 16 November 2021
Handwriting – 23 November 2021
Scottish Handwriting – 30 November 2021
Italian Handwriting – 07 December 2021
Town Clerk – 14 December 2021
Colonial Records – 21 December 2021
Dutch Handwriting – 04 January 2022
German Handwriting – 11 January 2022
Projects – 18 January 2022 
More Projects – 25 January 2022 
Context Matters – 01 February 2022
Religious Records – 08 February 2022
Indexing Project – 15 February 2022
Transcription Tuesday – 22 February 2022
Definitions – 08 March 2022
Resources – 15 March 2022
The Long S – 22 March 2022 
Practice – 29 March 2022 
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We offer three core courses which examine and demonstrate key Transcription principles and examples. These courses are offered at the beginning of every month:

Methodology-Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building (Basic Level) 
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting (Basic Level)
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents (Advanced)

Learning to master Transcription, Abstraction and Extraction skills will prove to be invaluable to your research, especially for in-depth analysis. It is recommended to transcribe every document you obtain. A line-by-line review will reveal clues often missed when we only skim a document for key information. It is an irreplaceable habit to develop.
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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.  
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

Irish 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 Irish Certificate in Genealogical Studies, you must successfully complete 40 courses, which includes the 14 required courses of the Methodology Certificate, 14 compulsory Irish Records courses, and 12 elective courses of your choice. The Irish Records courses include 4 compulsory courses at the Basic Level, 5 compulsory courses at the Intermediate Level, and 5 compulsory courses at the Advanced Level.

Irish Certificate Package = 40 courses

Basic Level 
Irish: Understanding Ireland, History and Source Records 
This course will provide a brief history of Ireland for understanding record sources, examine the administrative (civil and ecclesiastical) divisions, and discuss Irish place names and family names. The course will conclude with the types of records available for research in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (Eire), the importance of understanding maps for the region, and migration patterns.
Irish: Census and Census Substitute Records 
This course touches on the importance of the census record and its availability or lack of availability depending upon period and locality in Ireland, as well as a discussion on the various forms of census and census substitutes (1630-present) that exist for the combined territories of what is now referred to as Northern Ireland and the separate Republic of Eire.
Irish: Conformist and Non-Conformist Church Records 
The course examines various forms of church (parish) records in Ireland and in particular between the conformist records of the Church of Ireland and those ecclesiastical institutions which did not conform to the standards of the day. We will discuss time periods, historical backgrounds, contents of records, availability of records, access to these important record collections, and effective research procedures. 
Irish: Archival Repositories 
This course presents an overview of the archival and repository centres throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (Eire) for conducting Irish research.

Intermediate Level 
Irish: Civil Registration 
The course will discuss civil registered record types of birth, marriage and death in post-1863 Ireland and Protestant marriage records which begin from 1845, the contents of these records, their availability, how the information documented has changed over time, the limitations and advantages of civil vital records, and effective research strategies for using this record type.
Irish: Monumental (Gravestone) Inscriptions 
The course will discuss the value of transcriptions of tombstones (also known as ”monumental inscriptions” or ”memorials of the dead”), the time periods of their existence and use, the contents, and their availability or access to these records.
Irish: Major Printed Sources 
This course will discuss printed source collections, focussing on the various forms of printed sources available, what information they contain and their value, the challenges in accessing or using these records, locating these source records and discussing any available bibliographies, indexes, and abstracts that might exist.
Irish: Land Administration Records 
This course will discuss land and deed records and the value of using this record group; the historical background of land tenure in Ireland; the general contents of these records and their availability; as well as strategies for effectively researching and accessing this record collection.
Irish: Testamentary Source Records 
This course will address the record group of wills and estate administrations, both pre-1858 before the system of administration changed, and post-1858 which is consistent to the present date. We will discuss the value of these records during both these time periods, develop some historical background to their development, examine the contents and availability of the records in both periods, as well as comment on some research strategies for using these collections.

Advanced Level 
Irish: Immigration, Naturalization and Emigration Records 
Sadly, there are no complete records of emigration, immigration or naturalization for Ireland. There are some collections available from Irish record sources, however the bulk of meaningful source material will more likely come from the receiving country or sending country than from Irish sources. We will examine the available materials involving the Irish, the time periods, and their accessibility. 
Irish: Electoral & Taxation Records 
The course will discuss the value of electoral, poll, and tithe records and their challenges, a description of their contents, including the dates of coverage and types of persons included in their details, as well as a discussion on their availability, access to them in, and outside of, Ireland as well as brief lists of bibliographic and indexed sources to these collections.
Irish: Estate, Plantation and Settlement Records 
This course will provide you with an understanding of the importance of estate records, plantation documents and settlement papers when undertaking your genealogical research.
Irish: Military, Naval and Pension Records 
This course will discuss military records, their value, historical background, and availability of these collections. These include ancient manuscripts, printed source materials providing valuable lists of officers and soldiers in local forces, accounts of military activity including officer personnel, local incidents and names of rebellious persons, the various records often accompanied with biographical and genealogical notes. Pension records, and the Irish and Royal Irish Constabulary records will also be discussed.
Irish: Court Records, State Papers, Parliamentary Documents 
This course explores court records, state papers and parliamentary documents, which cover Irish history from the 12th century to the present. These record collections can supply, particularly for pre-1850 Ireland, some of the best pointers on periods of presence and locality, as well as indications of social strata, details on occupations, residences, physical descriptions, and family relationships or family structures.

We offer several courses, which could be chosen to fulfill the elective portion of the Irish 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 Irish Records, plus the compulsory courses from any other topic or country-themed certificate. Both include the Methodology Courses as they form the basis for all of our Professional Learning Certificates

Irish and DNA Certificate – 40 Courses 
Irish and Librarianship Certificate – 40 Courses 
Irish and Professional Development Certificate – 49 Courses 

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.  
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

Keeping in Touch January 2023

Do you have a question about your courses or your research? Communication is so important in genealogy to keep abreast of constantly evolving information. The same is true within the International Institute of Genealogical Studies . As a student at the Institute, there are several ways you can communicate with us and your fellow students (see below).

We are here to help. We want all our students to enjoy their learning experience. Please do not worry or fret over your courses by yourself. Contact us. We want to help you understand what is being taught in your courses.

****NOTE: Our social media accounts are NOT monitored 24 hours a day. If you need an answer quickly, please call us on the telephone. We can be reached at 1-800-580-0165 (in North America). Please leave a message, if no one answers. We will call back.

#1 By email to the Institute
****NOTE: When contacting us, please INCLUDE your FIRST & LAST NAME and the full COURSE TITLE including the COUNTRY, if a records course. It is also helpful if you include the module number and section title you are referring to. 
i) admin@genealogicalstudies.com – for general questions and questions pertaining to your course exam. 
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.

#2 By email to a fellow student
When you view a fellow student’s public assignment SUBMISSION/ANSWER and you would like to contact them about something in their posting, simply click on the envelope icon to the right of the student’s name. A new window will open where you can type your message. For privacy reasons, you will not see the recipient’s email address and they have the option to reply or not. 

#3 Follow the Institute’s Blog
Go to http://blog.genealogicalstudies.com/ and scroll down. On the right-hand side of the page, you will see Subscribe to Blog via Email. In the text box, enter your email address and click on the Subscribe button. Once subscribed, you will receive an email each time we post an article. Each blog article includes a link to write a comment or share via social media. Look for these options at the end of each blog post. 

#4 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 https://twitter.com/ and join. Membership is free. 

#5 Follow the Institute on Facebook
To follow us on Facebook, you must be a member. To join Facebook, go to www.facebook.com and sign up. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/geneastudies and click on the Like button on the top right of our page.

#6 Follow us on Pinterest
To follow us on Pinterest, you must be a member. To join Pinterest, go to www.pinterest.ca and sign up. Find us on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.ca/GeneaStudies/_saved/ . Click on the Follow button to view our various boards.

#7 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 click Subscribe. at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC491Hhglz3gsUHwoFyH7rYA.

#8 Join a GenealogyWise group to communicate with your fellow students
Go to http://www.genealogywise.com/ and Sign Up. There are groups set up for each of the Institute’s country streams, i.e., American, Australian, Canadian, Eastern European, English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish, as well as Methodology, DNA, Librarianship, Alumni, and First Timer FAQs. 

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

#10 Follow GenealogyWise on Twitter
Once signed into your Twitter account, search for GenealogyWise on Twitter by our Twitter name @GenealogyWise. On our Twitter page, click on the Follow button to subscribe to our tweets. Not a member of Twitter? No problem, just go to Twitter https://twitter.com/ and join. Membership is free. 

#11 Consultation with an instructor ($)
If you want to have a one-on-one consultation with an instructor, this can be arranged. Please email admin@genealogicalstudies.com to request an appointment. When emailing, please provide 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 “Message us” via any page on our website 
When you visit any webpage at https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/, 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 
International Institute of Genealogical Studies 
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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.  
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

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

Eastern European Certificate in Genealogical Studies – 40 Courses 

Basic Level 
Eastern European: Introduction to Research for North Americans 
A vast number of immigrants came to North America from various areas in Central and Eastern Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The purpose of this course is to begin the teaching of genealogical concepts pertinent to Eastern European research. 
Eastern European: Languages & Alphabets 
This course introduces the key information needed about the various languages so researchers can be successful in reading and interpreting documents and records, and in communicating with relatives and archivists in Europe. Understanding Eastern European languages and alphabets commonly found in records is a valuable tool for assisting with translation and transcription.
Eastern European: Locating Places 
Our ancestors lived in specific places, and the records about them were usually created on a local level, in the town or parish where they resided. The purpose of this course is to learn how to successfully determine ancestral locations in Eastern Europe in order to learn where to find the key records you need to correctly identify your ancestor. 
Eastern European: Understanding Migration Patterns 
This course provides an extensive overview of migration patterns of various ethnic groups from Central and Eastern Europe to the United States, Canada, South America, and other countries. The study of migration does not just involve one movement but recognizes that for a number of reasons, it is natural for peoples to move and settle from one place to another. 

Intermediate Level 
Eastern European: Austrian-Hungarian, German & Russian Empires: Chronology
This course explores the contrasts that lead to differentiations within ethnic Eastern European research, depending upon the time period and geographic place. Studying the Austrian, German, and Russian Empires, you will gain a better understanding of how these three Empires shaped Eastern Europe, and impacted the lives and decisions of your ancestors. 
Eastern European: Civil Registration Records 
In this course, you will learn the value of civil registration records, what types of records are available, how to access them, the nature and extent of access and privacy restrictions. In addition, you will learn about key terminology, how to deal with foreign language challenges, and other obstacles and key tips on reading and interpreting birth, marriage, and death records.
Eastern European: Church Records 
Church parish registers are the most popular and useful source for tracing ancestors in Eastern Europe. In this course, you will learn the value of church records (both Christian and Jewish), what types of records are available, how to access them, limitations and privacy restrictions. 
Eastern European: Other Records…Including Census, Land, Military & Tax 
This course provides a brief review of “other” records for researching your ancestors in Eastern Europe. It will also explore some of the best websites for finding Eastern European records online, how to work around common obstacles such as privacy laws, translating records, and more. 
Eastern European: Record Repositories 
To be effective in using a variety of repositories in Central and Eastern Europe, it is important to learn about them, including their differences, and how to access them. This course will introduce the major kinds of repositories and a basic overview of how they operate.

Advanced Level 
Eastern European: Problem Solving
Researching Eastern European ancestors can be a challenging process. This course focuses on six of the most common Eastern European genealogy research problems and the methods to solve them.
Eastern European: Onsite Research in the Ancestral Homeland
In this course, you will learn about “immersion genealogy”—the process of discovering where and how our ancestors lived, worked, and worshiped, and experiencing first-hand those customs and traditions they passed down through the generations. 

We offer several additional courses, which could be chosen to fulfill the elective portion of the Eastern European 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 Eastern European 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.

Eastern European and DNA Certificate 
Eastern European 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.  
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

DNA 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 Courses.

If you are considering our DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate – 15 Courses, you must successfully complete the 12 courses below, plus the Methodology Parts 1-3 courses. Our DNA and Genetic Genealogy – 12 Courses package includes 3 compulsory courses at the Basic Level, 3 compulsory courses at the Intermediate Level, and 6 compulsory courses at the Advanced Level. 

DNA and Genetic Genealogy – 12 Courses 

Basic Level
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy 
This course is a comprehensive introduction to genetic genealogy. The basics of DNA and genetic inheritance are explained in detail. The three main test types, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y chromosome DNA (YDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA) are explored as they relate to genealogy.
DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone 
This course examines what atDNA is, how it is passed down to you, and what a genetic genealogy test will tell you. You will discover that atDNA is a wonderful tool for unlocking your hidden past when combined with traditional paper genealogy.
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines 
This course focuses on two types of DNA testing for genealogy: Y-Chromosome DNA (yDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing.

Intermediate Level
Organizing a One-Name Study 
According to the Guild of One-Name Studies, the aim of the study “is to research the genealogy and family history of all persons with a given surname and its linked variants.” This course will begin by examining the art of a one-name study and elaborating on the many different elements you should consider.
Organizing a One-Place Study 
One-place studies are the study of the people in a community within the context of the place they live. Because a one-place study brings family and local history together, various analysis methods can be used to reconstruct the community and gain an insight into the lives of the people who have walked the streets, ploughed the fields, worked and worshipped in a place. This course will examine the sources of information available to researchers, how to access them (online and offline), and the fascinating details which can be uncovered.
Forensic Genealogy 
This course is designed to help forensic researchers identify and contact living people. It will also take students through genealogical sources and documents, but with a focus on identifying living people.

Advanced Level
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards 
Genealogists are faced with diverse ethical decisions in their research including black sheep ancestors, adoption, non-paternal events, and revealing family secrets. This course begins by looking at what is ethics in genealogy, the history of genealogical ethics, and continues by exploring ethical considerations when sharing your genealogy.
Genetics & Medical Family History 
This course is designed to introduce the genealogist to a different way of seeing family tree research—as a source of genetic information. Upon completing this course, the student should be able to gather and evaluate basic genealogical sources, have some knowledge of what traits are and how they are inherited, and draw a simple medical pedigree to show a physician.
DNA: Special Circumstances – Adoptees & Unknown Parentage 
This course explores how to use genealogy and genetics to uncover genealogical roots, connect with biological family, and better understand medical history. The emphasis is on adoptees and those helping adoptees with their DNA and genealogy.
DNA: Methodology and Analysis 
This course covers advanced techniques associated with DNA methodology, analysis and strategies. Students should have a firm grasp of the understanding of autosomal, Y-chromosome, and mitochondrial DNA.
DNA: Reading & Understanding Articles for Genetic Genealogy 
DNA is an everchanging field with new tools and discoveries being made rapidly. This course will present ways to better understand what you read about genetic genealogy and provide examples of various writings on the subject.
DNA: Historical Studies
Learning more about DNA as it relates to genealogical cases and non-genealogical cases helps to expand and enhance our DNA knowledge and provides insights as we solve research problems. Students are encouraged to explore these cases presented in this course further by seeking out scientific journals and popular media articles.

Combination Certificates 
Alternatively, you can use the DNA and Genetic Genealogy courses to complete TWO certificates for the cost of one. Your customized combo certificate could include the DNA courses as electives along with the compulsory courses for the Professional Development Certificate or our country-themed certificates. 

DNA and American Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and Australian Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and Canadian Certificate – 41 Courses 
DNA and Eastern European Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and English Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and German Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and Irish Certificate – 40 Courses 
DNA and Professional Development Certificate – 41 Courses

Building your DNA and Genetic 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 DNA 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.  
Follow us on Social Media: 
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*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165 ext. 1
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
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LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

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. 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
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! 
—————————————————- 
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.  
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

American 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 American Certificate in Genealogical Studies, you must successfully complete 40 courses, which includes the 14 required courses of the Methodology Certificate, 14 compulsory American courses, and 12 elective courses of your choice. The American courses include 4 compulsory courses at the Basic Level, 5 compulsory courses at the Intermediate Level, and 5 compulsory courses at the Advanced Level. 

American Certificate Package = 40 courses

Basic Level
US: Census Records 
This course is designed to give you a better understanding of the history, content, and uses of census records and related material.
US: Vital Records, Understanding and Using the Records
Examining Birth, Marriage, & Death records in the United States, the history of when they began to be recorded in various places and the depth of the information in them.
US: Religious Records-Part 1 
This course focuses on religions which had a significant presence in the developing new land in America, prior to 1800, including the culture and beliefs of the immigrants who settled in America.
US: Land Records 
This course will provide a brief overview of the history and types of land documents in the United States, such as Colonial Records (English, French, Mexican, Spanish), land grants, homestead records, the development bounty lands, as well as deeds and maps.

Intermediate Level
US: Cemetery and Mortuary Records 
This course will explore the history of cemeteries, the symbolism used, the types of cemeteries, the records created, how to locate a gravesite, and a summary of records published in books and online.
US: Religious Records-Part 2
This course discusses American religions in the United States primarily after 1800, exploring types of religious records available, how to use them, and where they can be accessed. 
US: Immigration & Naturalization Records 
This course discusses how to trace your immigrant ancestors to the United States, including the various immigration and naturalization sources, such as passenger arrival lists.
US: Probate Records 
This course discusses legal records created by the courts when an ancestor died.
US: Migration Patterns 
This course will discuss the history of migration across the United States, including particular routes westward; the time period of settlement of areas; and specifics about the common patterns of movement of people between areas and states through the decades.

Advanced Level
US: Newspaper Records 
This course will introduce you to newspapers as a genealogical resource; from an introductory overview of newspapers, and a look at the history of American newspapers to accessing newspapers online.
US: Military Records 
This course discusses the various types of records created by military service, such as service records, muster rolls, pension records, and draft registration. Records of conflicts of the United States and colonial America from the early colonial wars of the seventeenth century to the Second World War are included.
US: Occupational Records 
This course will focus on occupational records and what they can reveal about our ancestor’s lives.
US: Institutional Records 
This course will introduce the student to records of institutions such as orphanages, prisons, poor houses, asylums, and schools.
US: Court Records 
This course provides an overview of United States court records, selected finding aids to United States court records and strategies for gleaning the records of the courts.

We offer several additional American-themed courses, or courses relevant to American research, which could be chosen to fulfill the elective portion of the American 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 American 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

American Records and DNA Certificate
American Records and Librarianship Certificate
American Records 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.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
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! 
—————————————————- 
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.  
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

Canadian 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 Canadian Certificate in Genealogical Studies, you must successfully complete 40 courses, which includes the 14 required courses of the Methodology Certificate, 16 compulsory Canadian courses, and 10 elective courses of your choice. The Canadian courses include 4 compulsory courses at the Basic Level, 5 compulsory courses at the Intermediate Level, and 7 compulsory courses at the Advanced Level. 

Canadian Certificate Package = 40 courses

Basic Level
Canadian: Census Records-Part 1  
This course will instruct the student in how to access Canadian census records and how to analyze the information provided.
Canadian: Vital Statistics Records-Part 1 
This course will concentrate on the Vital Statistics gathered by the provincial governments and the various churches. A short lesson in the history and geography of each province is included.
Canadian: Wills and Estate Records-Part 1
Whether the deceased was testate or intestate, this course will show where to search for wills and estates keeping in mind the historical era and the geographical location in Canada, showing what kind of genealogical information you will find.
Canadian: Land Records-Part 1 
This course provides an overview of both early Crown land records and private property registrations in Canada.

Intermediate Level
Canadian: Census Records-Part 2 
This course will build on the basic skills developed in Part 1, with emphasis on interpreting the information found in census records, analyzing the information and formulating a research plan to prove or disprove the hypothesis formed in your analysis. 
Canadian: Vital Statistics Records-Part 2 
Part 2 will continue to describe available records at Government Archives, Offices and Court Houses, as well as present day registrations for Birth, Marriages and Deaths; Adoption Records from Government Offices and Divorce Records from both. 
Canadian: Religious Records 
This course will cover where to look for registers and other religious records in Canada, what type of data you should expect to find, and how to evaluate what you have found. This information can also provide stories that can be added to the family history.
Canadian: Wills and Estate Records-Part 2
This course will reinforce a variety of sources which should not be overlooked when researching for wills and estate records. Exploring several case studies will give opportunity to examine the documents and become accustom to their wording, their look, their feel, and, most importantly, the wealth of information they hold.
Canadian: Land Records-Part 2 
When land was “granted” from the Crown to individuals or companies specific records were created to document the change in ownership. Groups such as Military Grants, Township Papers, the Canada Company Papers, the Peter Robinson Papers, Correspondence to the Surveyor General and Commissions as well as various other land companies are reviewed with the goal of determining where these records are today and how they may be of benefit to a genealogist.

Advanced Level
Canadian: Geography and Maps 
Genealogy, geography and maps are inextricably entwined, particularly in a country like Canada. The primary text for this course, an outstanding book on this subject, authored by Althea Douglas, Genealogy, Geography, and Maps: Using Atlases and Gazetteers to Find Your Family (Ontario Genealogical Society: Toronto, 2006).
Canadian: Archival Centres 
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to using archives in genealogical research, to examine the kinds of records which you will encounter, and to see what kinds of archives there are in Canada which can provide venues for genealogical researchers.
Canadian: Immigration Records 
The course will emphasize the “push-pull” principle underlying two centuries of population growth, including significant emigrant groups, travel routes, government policies, sponsored and assisted settlement plans, ports of arrival, ships” passenger lists, North American border crossings, naturalization and citizenship.
Canadian: Newspaper Records 
Newspapers are an important source of genealogical information, not only hard date and place information, but also background material which will add to the interest of your family history.
Canadian: Military Records 
Military records constitute a major source of genealogical material in Canada. Emphasis will be on the correlation between personnel records, land transactions and nominal roles from the period of New France to the Korean Conflict.
Canadian: Migration Patterns 
This course provides an extensive overview of migration in Canada. In the study of migration, it is vital it remember that while we speak in general of peoples, each individual has a story, waiting to be explored.
Canadian: Local History & Special Collections 
This course is designed to go beyond the basic genealogical sources by introducing students to other collections that could enhance their research. Emphasis will be on the variety of sources held at Library and Archives Canada, company and professional archives, and local archives.

We offer several additional Canadian-themed courses, or courses relevant to Canadian research, which could be chosen to fulfill the elective portion of the Canadian 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 Canadian Records, 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

Canadian Records and DNA Certificate
Canadian Records and Librarianship Certificate
Canadian Records 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.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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! 
—————————————————- 
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.  
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

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