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Discount Codes Extended

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certificate Discount
EastEuro Certificate

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

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

Entries for the Draw are now CLOSED.

Don’t forget to CLAIM your FREE COURSE!
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

Discount Codes for RootsTech 2021

DISCOUNT CODES for COURSES

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

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

FREE Courses

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

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

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

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

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

Discounted Course

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

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

Package Discount

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

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

DNA Package Discount

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

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

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

Certificate Discount

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

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

Mark your Calendar!

Bonus: There were DRAWS FOR $9,000 WORTH OF PRIZES on March 1st. Deadline to submit to the draw was Sunday, February 28 @ midnight. (NOTE: Entries for the Draw is now CLOSED)
5 lucky winners will win approximately $1000 USD worth of courses.
1 very lucky winner will win approximately $4000 USD worth of courses.
General_Information
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For more information about this event and more, check back to our blog (http://blog.genealogicalstudies.com) and watch for social media posts on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geneastudies/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/GeneaStudies). @GeneaStudies

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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

A FREE Course to celebrate RootsTech 2021

DISCOUNT CODE for a FREE COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

DRAW is now CLOSED

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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

Virtual Meetings February 2021

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

Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of February.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

February – New Month, New Courses

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

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

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

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 230+ courses to choose from. Some of our courses are topic/country-specific, or provide insight into research methodology, while others are skill-building courses to maximize your research time. The first Monday of a new month means another rotation of courses will start on February 1st. You can still join the class until this Friday. Most courses feature 6 modules over an 8-week period, easily adapted to most busy schedules. Many courses have been bundled into packages to provide discount options. Take a look at our course calendar and see which courses will accomplish your genealogical education goals and register today!

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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
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

Diocese and Archdiocese in Italian Records

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

As we research our ancestors and their family members, we will undoubtedly be faced with the challenge of locating their religious records within the communities where they spent their lives. In small rural areas, it may be easy as we locate the only village parish. However, it is not always as simple as we may think.

As we continue in the course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 1, our next task will be to Understand Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions & Archives and how to access the Parish records in local archives. Let’s dig a little deeper.

Diocese & Archdiocese

Diocese, spelled the same in Italian and English, is a group of parishes within a particular ecclesiastical district. Each diocese has a diocesan archive, usually named Archivio Diocesano or Archivio Storico Diocesano.

An archdiocese is a group of dioceses within a particular region (regione ecclesiastica). Some larger cities may contain the seat of the archdiocese as well as one of the dioceses within their jurisdiction. In these cases, the main offices are usually combined and the Archivio Diocesano located in the same building. These archives are usually quite organized, but their hours of operation are few. Often there is only one archivist who is also a priest with all the duties that come with that position.

Many diocesan archives will have their own websites containing contact information, hours, and descriptions about their collection. Research in the diocese archive is usually by appointment only so please be sure to write ahead for permission several weeks in advance before leaving for Italy on a research trip. Additionally, you should verify that they have the type of records you seek. An archive’s contents, what records have survived, and the procedure to access the records can vary widely. It is advisable to leave at least 50 euros as a donation after being allowed to access these records.

Some diocesan archives have the parish records for all the parishes within their jurisdiction prior to 1900. Other dioceses have records conserved in each individual parish.

The types of records usually found in a diocesan archive may include:

  • Marriage supplements (which may contain a dispensation)
  • Baptismal and Marriage records after 1900 (second copy)
  • Records of Closed Parishes
  • Service Records for Priests and Nuns
  • The State of the Souls Records (stato delle anime)

These records will be invaluable to your Italian research.

Are you researching your Italian Catholic ancestors? Our course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 1 can help you to discover part of their stories through the records they left behind. Check the Course Calendar for the next time this course will be offered.

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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
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

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Understanding Latin in Italian Records

Every country-specific certificate program at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies includes courses for Religious Records. In many cases, the religious beliefs of our ancestors became a vital part of their family story. We explore the records of baptisms, marriages and burials, along with other religious ceremonies relating to their beliefs and customs, to discover information not found in the civil records.

In the course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 1, we will examine these records, but one of the first challenges may be language. A useful resource is the Italian Genealogical Word List for translating Italian to English. However, Latin may be a bigger challenge. Here are some tips.

A Lesson in Latin: Understanding the Italian Records

Latin is an inflected language in which all verbs are conjugated, and all the nouns and adjectives use different cases. This means that words have different endings according to the function they play in a sentence, so it really does not matter in what order the words in a sentence are presented. This is different than the English language.

Names and words can be seen in the normative, genitive, ablative, and accusative forms. These are defined as:

  • “Nominative (nominativus): Subject of the sentence.
  • Genitive (genitivus): Generally translated by the English possessive, or by the objective with the preposition of.
  • Accusative (accusativus): Direct object of the verb and object with many prepositions.
  • Ablative (ablativus): Used to show means, manner, place, and other circumstances. Usually translated by the objective with the prepositions “from, by, with, in, at.””[1]

Some examples include:

Nominative Genitive (of) ex + Ablative (from) Accusative Italian
Antoni-us Antoni-i ex Antoni-o Antoni-um Antonio
Joseph-us Joseph-i ex Joseph-o Joseph-um Giuseppe
Anna-a Ann-ae ex Ann-a Ann-am Anna
Joann-es Joann-is ex Joan-e Joann-em Giovanni

Recurrent words have different endings:

Nominative Genitive Accusative English
Fili-us Fili-i Fili-um Son
Fili-a Fili-ae Fili-am Daughter
Infans Infant-is Infant-em Infant

Months are often abbreviated:

English Latin Abbreviation(s)
September septembris 7ber, 7bris, VIIber, VIIbris
October octobris 8ber, 8bris, VIIIber, VIIIbris
November Novembris 9ber, 9bris, IXber, IXbris
December Decembris 10ber, 10bris, Xber, Xbris

Are you researching your Italian Catholic ancestors? Our course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 1 can help you to discover part of their stories through the records they left behind. Check the Course Calendar for the next time this course will be offered.

[1] “The 6 Cases of Latin Nouns,” ThoughtCo. (https://www.thoughtco.com/cases-of-latin-nouns-117588 : accessed 16 September 2019).

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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

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

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Virtual Meetings January 2021

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

Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of January.

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

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***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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Wednesday, January 13th – Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: 10:00 AM Eastern; 9:00 AM Central; 7:00 AM Pacific; 3:00 PM in London, England; Thursday, January 14th – 2:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

Wednesday, January 13th – Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: 11:30 AM Eastern; 10:30 AM Central; 8:30 AM Pacific; 4:30 PM in London, England; Thursday, January 14th – 3:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

Wednesday, January 13th – American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: 2:00 PM Eastern; 1:00 PM Central; 11:00 AM Pacific; 7:00 PM in London, England; Thursday, January 14th – 6:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

Friday, January 15th – Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler
Time zones: 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England; Saturday, January 16th – 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

Sunday, January 17th – Professional Development courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: 7:00 PM Eastern; 6:00 PM Central; 4:00 PM Pacific; Monday, January 18th – Midnight in London, England; 11:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/professional/

Tuesday, January 19th – Eastern European Records courses with Lisa Alzo
Time zones: 11:00 AM Eastern; 10:00 AM Central; 8:00 AM Pacific; 4:00 PM in London, England; Wednesday, January 20th – 3:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/easteuro/

Tuesday, January 19th – Australian Records courses with Kerry Farmer
Time zones: 6:00 PM Eastern; 5:00 PM Central; 3:00 PM Pacific; 11:00 PM in London, England; Wednesday, January 20th – 10:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/australian/

Tuesday, January 19th – DNA courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett
Time zones: 7:30 PM Eastern; 6:30 PM Central; 4:30 PM Pacific; Wednesday, January 20th – 12:30 AM in London, England; 11:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/dna/

Thursday, January 21st – Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Time zones: 11:00 AM Eastern; 10:00 AM Central; 8:00 AM Pacific; 4:00 PM in London, England; Friday, January 22nd – 3:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

Thursday, January 21st – Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Please follow directions found in your course material and read the article.
Time zones: 1:00 PM Eastern; Noon Central; 10:00 AM Pacific; 6:00 PM in London, England; Friday, January 22nd – 5:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/

Thursday, January 21st – STUDENT LOUNGE
Pop into the Student Lounge for a genealogy coffee break with your fellow students.
Time zones: 3:30 PM Eastern; 2:30 PM Central; 12:30 PM Pacific; 8:30 PM in London, England; Friday, January 22nd – 7:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

Thursday, January 21st – United Kingdom (English, Irish, and Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler
Time zones: 5:00 PM Eastern; 4:00 PM Central; 2:00 PM Pacific; 10:00 PM in London, England; Friday, January 22nd – 9:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/

Thursday, January 21st – Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler
Please follow directions found in your course material and read the article.
Time zones: 7:00 PM Eastern; 6:00 PM Central; 4:00 PM Pacific; Friday, January 22nd – Midnight in London, England; 11:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle2/

Saturday, January 23rd – Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy
Time zones: 10:00 AM Eastern; 9:00 AM Central; 7:00 AM Pacific; 3:00 PM in London, England; Sunday, January 24th – 2:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/

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

Guidelines for submitting:

1. Email: degroot@genealogicalstudies.com
2. SUBJECT LINE: Virtual Meeting Question
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a) State the question. Be specific & short!
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c) If the question pertains to a record group, include location (i.e. country, state/province, county, town/city) & time period.

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New Year ~ New Goals

Happy New Year 2021! The holiday celebrations are coming to a close and most schedules are returning to a more regular routine. Hopefully, you were able to complete your 2020 projects. Perhaps you were fortunate enough to have opportunity to interview family members, or break through one of your break walls in 2020. Don’t forget to record any family stories you were able to discover over this holiday season, as well as recording your own 2020 memories. It certainly was a year to remember!

Now it is time to get ready for new genealogical opportunities for 2021! What will you discover? Instead of making “New Year’s Resolutions” that may or may not be attainable, make Realistic Genealogical Goals that will benefit your research, both in the short term, and with long lasting rewards. To begin, what do you want to accomplish? Make a plan! Do you need to get your files and documents organized? Implement a system that works for you. Have you lost where you left off in your research? Review the notes for your findings and make a proper research plan. Forgot where you found that information? Be sure to cite your sources! Review your work and make sure you will be able to find that source again. At a time when many repositories are closed to in-person visits, work on what you can achieve at home. Make a list of what has been left undone and needs follow-up. Then set your goals for how you will complete each research project. You have a brand-new open calendar before you, plan your time wisely.

Do you have education goals for 2021? Make a list of topics you want to pursue. How can you accomplish this goal? Is there a new book to read on the topic? Are there webinars to watch? Does the topic require more in-depth study? Is online education on your list of goals for 2021?

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 230+ courses to choose from. Some of our courses are topic/country-specific, or provide insight into research methodology, while others are skill-building courses to maximize your research time. The first Monday of a new month means another rotation of courses will start on January 4th. You can still join the class until this Friday. Most courses feature 6 modules over an 8-week period, easily adapted to most busy schedules. Many courses have been bundled into packages to provide discount options. Take a look and see which courses will accomplish your 2021 education goals and register today!

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Christmas Time

As December 2020 is winding down, and we are preparing for the holidays in unique and special ways, it is a time to reflect on which traditions we will be celebrating this year. Childhood memories are merged with current memories being created around the world – the old and the new unite. As family historians, we love to gather the stories of Christmas past. It truly is a time to reminisce and share family memories with our kinfolk over vintage photo albums and traditional meals. Don’t forget to record the stories! … and also, the special moments of this unique holiday season.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies appreciates the opportunities you have given us to be a part of your genealogical education journey as you work to refine your research skills. Through our various online courses, we have endeavoured to support the needs of both amateur family historians and aspiring professional genealogists with reliable and comprehensive education, providing instruction in general methodology, specialized research topics, and so much more. We will continue to offer valuable skill-building opportunities in the coming year.

Our family stories originate from so many unique backgrounds. Our heritage is truly woven from those threads – being combined through the centuries to form our own distinctive family history. Their stories become our inheritance – they are in our DNA. Gather those stories. Document the facts of the historical events that your ancestors participated in. History comes alive when we see our very own family members. Record their experiences and write about the legacy they have left for us to uncover.

How did they celebrate the holidays? What traditions did they bring from the old country? Which of those traditions are still observed each year? What new customs were adopted as family ethnicities were blended? Our holiday foundations originate somewhere – do you know the story? Make it your goal in 2021 to discover the origins AND to document it.

The list of National Institute courses is sure to feature one or more courses to help you to explore the lives of your ancestors. Here are a few suggestions:
Discover Your Family History
Life of Our Ancestors
Demystifying Culture & Folklore
Research: Social History
Writing Your Family History Book
Writing the Genealogist’s Memoir 

The year 2020 has certainly presented its challenges and unique opportunities. As we close out this last holiday season, take time to reflect on what can be added to your own family history, and what you want to pursue in the next. Make new memories as you retell your family’s stories to the next generation.

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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
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*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

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

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