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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: 
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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:
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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: 
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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 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Genealogical Goals for 2023

Most of the major holiday celebrations have come to a close. Perhaps you were fortunate enough to have opportunity to visit with family, and even to interview some of your family members, or browse through family photos. Be sure to take the time to record any family stories you were able to discover over this holiday season. Don’t neglect recording your own 2022 memories as well. It certainly was another year to remember!

Now it is time to get ready to plan for new genealogical adventures for 2023. What do you hope to discover? Do you have a specific research focus? Making Realistic Genealogical Goals is key to successful research, both in the short term, and with long lasting rewards. Knowing what you want to accomplish is not enough. You need to make definite plans. Are you planning to apply to a lineage society? 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 always cite your sources at the time of the discovery. This gives opportunity for you to review your work and make sure you will be able to find that source again. When the accessibility of repositories is unavailable, or closed to in-person visits, work on what you can achieve at home and stay organized. Make a detailed list of what has been left undone and needs to have follow-up analysis. Then set your goals for how you will complete each task for each of your research projects. You have a brand-new open calendar before you – plan your time wisely.

Do you have education goals for 2023? Make a list of the 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 over a period of time? Is online education on your list of goals for 2023?

Browse our Institute courses and packages to determine which courses will accomplish your 2023 education goals. Make a Wish List and check the Start Dates under the Register tab for each course. Register for your courses and schedule them according to the availability on your 2023 calendar. Don’t worry; you can reschedule the start date later, if needed.

Do you need help choosing the best plan to meet your goals? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you accomplish your goals! 
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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 National Institute for Genealogical Studies / 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 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Genealogy in a Package

Tis the season for packages! We all love to receive packages and we open them with enthusiasm. However, some package contents are better than others. Have you been thinking about your genealogy wish list? Have you already drafted some 2023 research goals? You made your genealogy wish list and dropped several hints, but what did you receive? Slippers and socks are fun (usually), but how much better if your packages were genealogy-related? The International Institute of Genealogical Studies can make sure you have the best package with just the right courses for your 2023 Genealogy Education Plan. Turn your Christmas cash into valuable, skill-building opportunities with our online genealogy courses. 

You can choose any of our 225+ courses individually, or register for one of our specific course Packages listed below, but did you know that you can also create your own unique package specifically geared to your 2023 education goals? Choose 4, 7, 8, 10 or 13 courses and make your customized package with the exact courses needed for your own distinctive research project. Check out the details for all of our course Packages.

Course Packages
Course Package – 4 Courses 
Course Package – 7 Courses 
Course Package – 8 Courses 
Course Package – 10 Courses 
Course Package – 13 Courses

Special Genealogy Course Packages

DNA Research Packages
Our DNA and Genetic Genealogy program includes courses relevant to your understanding of DNA testing and how it can be used in your genealogical research. 
DNA and Genetic Genealogy Certificate – 15 Courses 

Skill-Building Package
The four courses included in this package will expand your research skills. The Skill-Building Package includes these 4 courses:
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards  
Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls  
Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies  
Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research  

Business Skills Package

This package of 18 courses includes all the courses needed to give you a good understanding of how to start and manage a genealogical business, and examples of niche business opportunities available to genealogists.
Business Skills Package 

Professional Learning Certificates
At the heart of the International Institute of Genealogical Studies online education is our Certificate in Genealogical Studies program. Each certificate includes the study of specific topics and record groups relevant to certification. For all certificates, students are required to complete 40 courses, which includes specific compulsory courses and a choice of electives. 

The Methodology Package is at the core of all of the certificates. 

The Librarianship Certificate requires 12 compulsory courses. There is an option to combine the Librarianship Certificate with a country-specific certificate as the elective portion.

The Professional Development Certificate program will benefit those who wish to pursue a career in genealogy, create a genealogy business, or to augment their income potential by adding niche areas to their business plan. Skill-building courses are of high importance in this certificate to ensure quality results as a professional researcher. 

Country-Themed Certificates
American Records Certificate
Australian Records Certificate
Canadian Records Certificate 
Eastern European Records Certificate
English Records Certificate
German Records Certificate
Irish Records Certificate
Italian Records Certificate  
Scottish Records Certificate

Packages for Specific Themes
If you are interested in just a few of the country-specific courses, but not a full certificate, you can choose a smaller Packages of courses for the country of your choice, or a package for the records for these countries.

Lastly, be sure to check the complete list of online courses offered by the International Institute of Genealogical Studies, as there are several courses not included in the descriptions above that are eligible for custom packages. We hope that you will find the perfect package for your Genealogy Wish List… to sharpen your research skills, complete your family history projects, and accomplish your 2023 Genealogy Research Goals.
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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

Virtual Meetings for December 2022

We have a few virtual meetings coming up over the next week including a Guest speaker in the Student Lounge. Mark your calendars! Hope to see you there. 

Enhance your genealogy education and attend virtual meetings! Each month, International Institute of Genealogical Studies hosts several virtual meetings, giving the students the ability to ask questions about the courses or research they are working on. Join a session applicable to your area of study or research. 

Virtual Meetings are NOT mandatory, but a fun and interactive way to communicate with an instructor. 

Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of December. 
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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. 

To join a virtual meeting, simply click on the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link at the scheduled time.
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United Kingdom (English, Welsh, Irish, & Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler 
Sunday, December 11th at 8 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

STUDENT LOUNGE with Guest speaker: Claire Bradley, our new Director of Irish Studies. Claire will talk about “5 Things You Didn’t Know about Irish Research” 
Monday, December 12th at 1:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses with Jennifer Roodzant 
Topic: What’s New at AncestryDNA? 
Monday, December 12th at 3 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler
Monday, December 12th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy 
Wednesday, December 14th at 7 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule
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See the calendar of Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 

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

Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies 
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Enter SUBSCRIBE in the Subject. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here. List of packages available here. 
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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Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com 
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com 

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Student Presentation Reminder

Just a reminder. International Institute of Genealogical Studies has a student presentation tomorrow. We hope you can join us to show support to your fellow student. 

Our course, Lecturing Skills Including Preparation, teaches the skills needed to present genealogical-related lectures. It is a “hands-on” course where the student presents a lecture via our VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM. We invite you to participate and hear your fellow student. This is a 30-minute lecture, followed by a 10-minute Question & Answer period and a short poll to provide the student with feedback on their skills. Please come and support your fellow students! 

This is an excellent learning experience for all involved – the student presenter and the audience! We all can learn new and interesting tidbits, even from topics that are not in our area of research. 
NOTE: This session is FREE and you do not have to be a current or past student to attend. 
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***CHECK SCHEDULED TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE*** 
Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com 
In top menu bar, select Information. 
In the dropdown menu, select VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM
Click the virtual meeting name in list (a new window will open). 
Click on Check Time to see the time in your local time zone. 
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AN IRISH GENEALOGY SECRET presented by Ciara Chivers 
Thursday, November 17th at 2:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM LOCATION  | Time Zone Convertor 

Description: Introduction to an under-used source for Irish genealogy: Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland / Journal of the Irish Memorials Association. 

Presenter: Ciara Chivers is a Qualified Genealogist based in Northern Ireland.  She runs Shamrock Roots and particularly enjoys research focused on Ireland and the Irish diaspora. 
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We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting our student presentations. 
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TO JOIN this Student Lecture, go to the VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM 
Click on Lecturing Skills – Student Lecture in list (a new window will open). 
Click on the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link. 
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To see our Calendar of Virtual Meeting sessions, go to our website; in the top menu, choose INFORMATION; then choose VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 
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The International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 225+ courses to choose from. Our 14-week Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course is scheduled three times per year. If you choose to include this course in your genealogical education plan, click the Register tab and you will find the upcoming scheduled start dates. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck 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 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997

Virtual Meetings November 14-19

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies hosts several virtual meetings every month. We have a number scheduled for this week, as well as a Student Presentation and our Fall 2022 Graduation ceremony. Details are outlined below. Hope you can join us! Come with your course and/or research questions. 

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

Students can enhance their learning experience by joining a virtual meeting regarding their studies and asking questions. However, you do not have to be a student in order to attend. Even if you don’t have any questions, you are welcome to just listen, lurk, and learn! We don’t mind. 

Remember, these Virtual Meetings are NOT mandatory for our students. They are a fun and interactive way to ask questions about the courses and/or research at a relevant session. We can all learn from each other! 

Below are the scheduled sessions for November 14th to 19th. 
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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. 

To join a virtual meeting, simply click on the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link at the scheduled time.
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American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Monday, November 14th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of these courses. 
Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Tuesday, November 15th at 8 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

CANCELLED ~
DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Wednesday, November 16th at 4 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Student Presentation with host Kathy Holland 
An Irish Genealogy Secret by Student presenter: Ciara Chivers 
Description: An introduction to an under-used source for Irish genealogy: Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland / Journal of the Irish Memorials Association. 
Biography: Ciara Chivers is a Qualified Genealogist based in Northern Ireland. She runs Shamrock Roots and particularly enjoys research focused on Ireland and the Irish diaspora. 
Thursday, November 17th at 2:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Fall 2022 GRADUATION 
Friday, November 18th at 4:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Eastern European Records courses with Lisa Alzo 
Saturday, November 19th at 10 AM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler 
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Saturday, November 19th at 4:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule
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See the calendar of Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu. 

If you have any questions regarding the Virtual Meetings and/or the schedule, please send an email to: 
degroot@genealogicalstudies.com

Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies
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To subscribe to email updates, send email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com
Enter SUBSCRIBE in the Subject. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here. List of packages available here. 
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 
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com 
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com 
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com 

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

Virtual Meetings for November 2022

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies will be hosting a few special virtual meetings coming up for the month of November, including a Guest Speaker in the Student Lounge, a Student Presentation, and our Fall 2022 Graduation ceremonies. Hope you can join us.

Do you have any questions about your courses or your research? Attend a virtual meeting applicable to your area of study or research. Virtual Meetings are a great way for you to communicate with an instructor. These are NOT mandatory for students, but are a fun and interactive way to ask questions about courses and/or research. We can all learn from each other! 

Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of November. 
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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. 

To join a virtual meeting, simply click on the Genealogical Studies Virtual Meeting Room link at the scheduled time.
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STUDENT LOUNGE with Guest Speaker: Angela Breidenbach, Executive Director, of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Angie will be talking about the upcoming changes at the Institute and she will be answering questions. 
Saturday, November 12th at 11 AM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Saturday, November 12th at 1 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Monday, November 14th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of these courses. 
Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 
Tuesday, November 15th at 8 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett 
Wednesday, November 16th at 4 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Student Presentation with host Kathy Holland 
An Irish Genealogy Secret by Student presenter: Ciara Chivers 
Description: An introduction to an under-used source for Irish genealogy: Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland / Journal of the Irish Memorials Association. 
Biography: Ciara Chivers is a Qualified Genealogist based in Northern Ireland. She runs Shamrock Roots and particularly enjoys research focused on Ireland and the Irish diaspora. 
Thursday, November 17th at 2:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Fall 2022 GRADUATION
Friday, November 18th at 4:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Eastern European Records courses with Lisa Alzo 
Saturday, November 19th at 10 AM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler 
Please follow the directions in your course material and read the article. 
Saturday, November 19th at 4:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy 
Tuesday, November 22nd at 2 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Internet Tools with Cheryl Levy 
Tuesday, November 22nd at 8 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

United Kingdom (English, Irish, & Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler 
Monday, November 28th at 4:30 PM Eastern 
ZOOM Schedule

Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler
This session has been set up for the convenience of our students in Australia and New Zealand; however, all students are welcome to join in.  
Monday, November 28th at 10:30 PM Eastern 

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

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

Sincerely, 
Sue de Groot, PLCGS 
National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies 
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To subscribe to email updates, send email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com
Enter SUBSCRIBE in the Subject. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here. List of packages available here. 
Follow us on Social Media: 
BlogFacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly. 

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION since 1997 

November Courses

November is here! Only two more months left for 2022. How are you doing with your 2022 genealogy goals? There is still time to finish some research and prepare those genealogy projects for the coming holiday season. Make a list and create a schedule. You can do it!

Our November schedule includes two Virtual Presentations by students in our Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course. First up will be Beyond the Birth, Death, and Marriage Dates: The Story of Henry Beckendorf of Lehighton, Pennsylvania presented by Melissa Cantlin Bell on Thursday, November 3rd at 4 PM Eastern; and the second one will be An Irish Genealogy Secret presented by Ciara Chivers on Thursday, November 17th at 2:30 PM Eastern. More details here

We are also busy finalizing the plans for our Fall Graduation for 2022 on Friday, November 18th at 4:30 pm Eastern. Save the date and watch for more details coming soon. 

Our students at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies are eagerly looking forward to their November courses. Every month brings another rotation of courses with new strategies to apply to their research. Discovering new record types and websites to explore will motivate and inspire all researchers to dig deeper and refine their genealogical skills. Some students will be introduced to new concepts and proven methodology, while others will pursue advanced skills and continue working towards their PLCGS certification. 

You can register for courses individually or in convenient Packages. Choose courses to create a plan that will best accomplish your personal genealogical goals. Check out our List of Courses and you are sure to find several courses related to your research projects. Do you need help to customize your education plan? We can help! Our Contact information is listed below.

NOVEMBER COURSES

Many of our courses are offered monthly, like our ever-popular Forensic Genealogy and DNA & Genetic Genealogy courses, as well as our foundational Methodology courses. Other courses promote Skill-Building, such as Transcribing, Abstracting & ExtractingPalaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents, or Breaking Down Brick WallsOur course materials provide website URLs to explore and practical assignments in every module, which encourage you to apply your newly discovered concepts, and gain experience using various genealogical tools. Our country-themed certificate programs take you from the Basic introduction level to Advanced research strategies uniquely related to each specific country. Elective course requirements can be filled with our courses on specific research topics related to your particular research interests. 

November featured research courses include topics related to writing your family history stories or research findings such as: Genealogy and Copyright GuidelinesGenealogy Ethical Guidelines & StandardsLife of Our AncestorsNuts & Bolts of Reporting Research; and Writing for Genealogy: Articles, Blogs, Research Reports and so much more. Courses for special research projects include: Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various ProjectsResearch: House & Farm Histories; and Research: Social History.

Our online courses allow students to work towards their genealogical goals, either for their own personal family history research, or to acquire research skills and certification for their future professional aspirations. We have something for everyone! 
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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 National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical Studies. Check out our Course Calendar. List of Packages available.  
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DNA Discovery Using Gephi

Enjoy a special aspect of our Student Life here at the International Institute of Genealogical Studies by joining us over on our new YouTube channel with our featured speaker, Jennifer Roodzant of DescendantGenealogy.com, as she shares a brilliant way to sort and discover DNA matches quickly with graphing on Gephi.org. This session was hosted by Gena Philibert Ortega during our monthly Student Lounge event in October. Expect to see more of Jennifer at GenealogicalStudies.com in the future! 

Be sure to check out the DNA Discovery Using Gephi with Jennifer Roodzant video on our YouTube channel!

Presentation Title: Clustering DNA Matches with Gephi to Pinpoint Genetic Networks 

Presentation Description: Have you ever had difficulty uncovering shared match groups in your DNA results? Have you spent hours looking for connections between you and your matches? Gephi is a graph and visualization platform that quickly and efficiently clusters shared matches into genetic networks. Say goodbye to the long days of sorting matches! You will leave with a toolkit for rapidly clustering matches in Gephi to identify the shared most recent common ancestors.

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. 
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies / International Institute of Genealogical StudiesCheck 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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