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How Are Your 2021 Goals?

Can you believe that we are passed the halfway mark for 2021? The Winter Season will be settling in for those who are in the Southern Hemisphere. Summer Vacations and Lazy Days are ahead for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere – Except for some of our students at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies! They will be opening their July online genealogy courses to maximize their time and seize the opportunity to advance their genealogy educational prospects.

How are You Doing with Your 2021 Goals?

Remember those genealogy goals you made back in January 2021? It’s time to stop and look back over the last six months and see what you have accomplished. Have you completed some of them? Are some goals still “a work in progress”? Or maybe you looked at the list and were surprized by some goals that you had forgotten about.

Goals are important to keep us on task. They define our plan of action and help us to use our time efficiently. They must also be practical. Goals that are too big and require a long-term commitment should be broken down into doable chunks. This will give us a sense of accomplishment as we can cross them off our checklist!

Evaluate Your Education Plan

We must also take time to evaluate, not only what has been completed, but what is still incomplete. Make a plan for the second half of 2021: monthly, quarterly (3 months) and to the end of the year (6 months). Many researchers will make a master plan for the full year with checkpoints to show their progress in meeting their project goals. This keeps us organized and accountable to our goals.

Be sure to include theme-based education as it relates to your research goals. This may be in various formats. Books, websites, webinars, and courses are only a few of the options available to us, many easily available with a simple Internet connection. You have so many opportunities just waiting for you at the click of your mouse button.

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 beginning of a new month means another rotation of courses have started on July 5th. Most courses feature 6 modules over an 8-week period, easily adapted to most busy schedules. Many courses have been bundled into packages to provide discount options. Take a look at our course calendar and see which courses will accomplish your genealogical education goals. Register today!
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
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

DNA: Methodology & Analysis

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is pleased to announce the launch of our newest online course.

OUR NEWEST ADVANCED DNA COURSE

DNA: Methodology & 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.

More information from the course description:
While advances in DNA testing are exciting and useful, there are real limitations. DNA does not hold all of the answers for everyone. Nevertheless, it plays an important role for many who are searching for family, or those simply hoping to learn more about themselves and their genetics. In some cases, DNA testing has helped people discover unknown medical risks, which is invaluable in situations where little or no family health history is available.
When incorporating DNA into a genealogical search, the chances of success depend on a variety of factors. At a basic level, people biologically related to you will have to take a DNA test and share the results on the same service or platform you choose to test. After that you will need to use the tools available for DNA analysis allowing you to understand the results to their fullest.

Each DNA testing company provides its own set of tools you can use for making sense of your DNA matches, and these tools change over time. Some are extensive, some may seem overly simplistic, and some seem like they are the same from one company to the next but have small differences that can make a difference to a search. This course will help you determine what tools are best for you and when to use them.

BASIC DNA COURSES

DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy covers the basics of DNA and genetic inheritance and is a comprehensive introduction to the three main test types: mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y chromosome DNA (YDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA). Explore how they relate to genealogy.

DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone examines what Autosomal or Admixture DNA (atDNA) is, how it is passed down, and what a genetic genealogy test will tell you. Discover how atDNA is a wonderful tool for unlocking your hidden past when combined with traditional paper genealogy.

DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines focuses on two types of DNA testing for genealogy: Y-Chromosome DNA (yDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing. Discover how to read and interrupt your testing results.

ADVANCED DNA COURSES

DNA: Special Circumstances – Adoptees & Unknown Parentage
This research course explores how to use genealogy and genetics to uncover genealogical roots, connect with biological family, and better understand medical history. The emphasis will be on adoptees and those helping adoptees with their DNA and genealogy.

DNA PACKAGES

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies DNA Research packages include courses relevant to understanding DNA and how it can be used in genealogical research. The first DNA Package includes the four DNA courses listed above. The second DNA package includes the above courses, plus the four DNA courses listed below.

DNA: Understanding Testing and Research Strategies (4 course package)
DNA and Relevant Topics (8 course package)

MORE DNA COURSES

Forensic Genealogy is a fast-growing field dealing with the genealogical research that might have legal implications. This course is designed to help forensic researchers identify and contact living people. Students will learn some of the basic skills necessary to get started and investigate specific career subsets in forensic work.

Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards examines various situations all researchers may encounter, exploring ethical considerations faced when sharing genealogy research. Whether you are a hobby genealogist, society member, serious researcher, or a professional genealogist, ethics affect your work and require the adherence to the standards of a Code of Ethics to make diverse ethical decisions.

Organizing a ONE NAME STUDY examines the art of researching a specific SURNAME. Course material will elaborate on the many different elements you should consider as you begin. Organizing your research, searching for primary sources around the world, analysing the data you acquire, publicising, publishing and preserving your work are topics to be thoroughly discussed along with tips and techniques in the field of One Name Studies.

Organizing a ONE PLACE STUDY studies the people in a community within the context of the place they live. A One Place Study brings family and local history together, reconstructing the community to gain insights into the lives of the people who have walked the streets, ploughed the fields, worked and worshipped in a place. Discover the sources of information available to researchers, how to access them and the fascinating details which can be uncovered.
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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

Always Learning – Always Building Research Skills

In many places, June means that schools are winding down for another year and summer vacation is almost here! In other parts of the world, winter is looming closer every day. Our students at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies know that when it comes to genealogy, we are always learning, no matter which month is showing on the current calendar. There are always more courses on our wish list.

Always Learning

The list of topics for our genealogical studies should always include the places of origin for our ancestors; but researching our family history soon reaches much farther than just our ethnic origins. Our ancestors’ lives were more than the dates and places of the family’s births, marriages and deaths; it included historical events, and the hundreds of people they encountered along the way. Our goal is to learn as much as we can about their lives and the things which impacted their families.

Always Building Research Skills

How can we accomplish our genealogy goals? We must build our research skills. We simply do not know what we do not know. If we lack basic methodology skills, our research can take twice as long, repeating the same steps over again, and still have important elements missing, such as source citations or complete transcriptions of documents. When we are unaware of special record collections, we won’t know to access the information they contain.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 230+ courses to choose from. 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. Some of these courses started on June 7th, but every month features courses created to refine your research skills and meet your genealogy goals. Are you ready to find out what you are missing?

Take a look at our course calendar. Did you notice a topic that has piqued your interest? Did you discover a new aspect of research that you were unaware of? Did you find a Skill-Building course to add to your research abilities? Time to dive deeper into that subject and explore how it may relate to your research projects. Register today for future time slots!

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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

Family Lore: Fact or Fiction

We have a Student presentation scheduled for Thursday, May 20th. Please join us to show your fellow student support!
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 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.

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.
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“Family Lore: Fact or Fiction?” presented by Lynn Reesor
Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 PM Eastern
Presentation Description: We’ve all heard family stories, but are they true? Using a personal case study involving Charles Dickens, learn how to evaluate family stories and develop strategies to determine their veracity.

Presenter: Lynn Reesor, specializes in British research, is a writer and broadcaster who has been researching and solving family history mysteries for over 25 years.
MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lecturing/
(Note: “Enter as a Guest”)
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We would like to thank Kathy Holland for hosting these student presentations.
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***CHECK SCHEDULED TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE***
Go to https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/.
In the top menu bar, select Information.
Then in the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.
Click on the name of the session in the list of scheduled virtual meetings. (A new window will open.)
Click on Check Time and you will be provided with the time for the National Institute in Eastern Time as well as your local time.
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***IMPORTANT*** New Adobe Connect information and instructions are available on our website. If you are experiencing any issues when attending a virtual meeting, please obtain the INSTRUCTIONS document in PDF format near the top right of our Virtual Learning Room page on our website.

Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com
In top menu bar, select Information.
In the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.
Click on Instructions near the top right (you may have to scroll over to the right).

The PDF document has Adobe Connect information, Troubleshooting steps, and Adobe Connect Technical Support contacts.
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TO JOIN A VIRTUAL MEETING, simply click on the URL or enter the URL provided in your browser. Alternatively, you can download the Adobe Connect Desktop App (see instructions above) to attend the virtual meetings. When joining a session, a USERNAME or PASSWORD is NOT REQUIRED. Please type in your first name & surname initial, along with your geographical location; then click Enter as a Guest.
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LISTEN ON THE GO
Want to listen to the virtual meeting but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the Apple App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad) or from the Google Play Store (for Android).
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See the calendar for future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; in the top menu, choose INFORMATION, and then VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu.

If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read the Instructions available at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf. If this URL does not open, please go to www.genealogicalstudies.com, click on Information in the top menu bar, and then Virtual Learning Room in the drop-down menu. The link to the Instructions (in PDF format) will be at the top right of the page (you may need to scroll over to the right side of the page).

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

Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies – leaders in genealogy education since 1997. For more information on the over 230 courses that we offer to our students, visit http://www.genealogicalstudies.com.

To subscribe to our email list and receive updates, send an email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com.
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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

We have Virtual Meetings scheduled on Wednesday, May 19th. Hope you will join us for a session, if applicable to your studies and/or research. Also, note three May virtual meetings have been postponed until Wednesday, May 26th. Details are outlined below.

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

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

***IMPORTANT*** New Adobe Connect information and instructions are available on our website. If you are experiencing any issues when attending a virtual meeting, please obtain the INSTRUCTIONS document in PDF format near the top right of our Virtual Learning Room page on our website.

Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com
In top menu bar, select Information.
In the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.
Click on Instructions near the top right (you may have to scroll over to the right).

The PDF document has Adobe Connect information, Troubleshooting steps, and Adobe Connect Technical Support contacts.
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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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Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Wednesday, May 19th at 7:30 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in these courses. The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of these courses.
Wednesday, May 19th at 9:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/
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POSTPONED SESSIONS WITH NEW DATES:

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. Please read the article “Heritage Books and Family Lore: A Jackson Test in Missouri and Idaho” by Connie Lenzen (NGSQ Vol. 86, No. 1, March, 1998). Follow the directions found in your course material.
Wednesday, May 26th at 11:30 AM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Wednesday, May 26th at 5:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Wednesday, May 26th at 6:30 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/
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TO JOIN A VIRTUAL MEETING, simply click on the URL or enter the URL provided in your browser. Alternatively, you can download the Adobe Connect Desktop App (see instructions above) to attend the virtual meetings. When joining a session, a USERNAME or PASSWORD is NOT REQUIRED. Please type in your first name & surname initial, along with your geographical location; then click Enter as a Guest.
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LISTEN ON THE GO
Want to listen to the virtual meeting, but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the Apple App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad) or from the Google Play Store (for Android).
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See the calendar of future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; in the top menu, choose INFORMATION, and then VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu.

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

Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies – leaders in genealogy education since 1997. For more information on the over 230 courses that we offer to our students, visit http://www.genealogicalstudies.com.

To subscribe to our email list and receive updates, send an email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com.
—————————————————-
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

Weekend Virtual Meetings

Looking for virtual meetings scheduled for this weekend? Hope you will join us for a session, if applicable to your studies and/or research. Please note that three virtual meetings have been postponed until Wednesday, May 26th. Details are outlined below.

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

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

***IMPORTANT*** New Adobe Connect information and instructions are available on our website. If you are experiencing any issues when attending a virtual meeting, please obtain the INSTRUCTIONS document in PDF format near the top right of our Virtual Learning Room page on our website.

Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com
In top menu bar, select Information.
In the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.
Click on Instructions near the top right (you may have to scroll over to the right).

The PDF document has Adobe Connect information, Troubleshooting steps, and Adobe Connect Technical Support contacts.

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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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Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler
Friday, May 14th at 11:30 PM Eastern
This session is for the convenience of our students in Australasia; however, all students are welcome.
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

STUDENT LOUNGE is open!
Pop into the Student Lounge for a genealogy coffee break with your fellow students.
Saturday, May 15th at 10:00 AM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students who are currently registered in this course. Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article “Identification through Signatures: Using Complex Direct Evidence to Sort Colwills of Cornwall” by Ronald A. Hill (NGSQ Vol. 87, No. 3, September, 1999) to be ready for the discussion.
Sunday, May 16th at 7:30 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle3/

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*POSTPONED SESSIONS WITH NEW DATES*

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students who are currently registered in this course. Please read the article “Heritage Books and Family Lore: A Jackson Test in Missouri and Idaho” by Connie Lenzen (NGSQ Vol. 86, No. 1, March, 1998). Follow the directions found in your course material.
Wednesday, May 26th at 11:30 AM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Wednesday, May 26th at 5:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Wednesday, May 26th at 6:30 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

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TO JOIN A VIRTUAL MEETING, simply click on the URL, or enter the URL provided in your browser. Alternatively, you can download the Adobe Connect Desktop App (see instructions above) to attend the virtual meetings. When joining a session, a USERNAME or PASSWORD is NOT REQUIRED. Please type in your first name & surname initial, along with your geographical location; then click Enter as a Guest.

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LISTEN ON THE GO
Want to listen to the virtual meeting, but will not be at your computer? No problem! You can download the FREE Adobe Connect Mobile App from the Apple App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad) or from the Google Play Store (for Android).

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See the calendar of future Virtual Meetings sessions at www.genealogicalstudies.com; in the top menu, choose INFORMATION and then VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM in the drop-down menu.

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

Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies

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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies – leaders in genealogy education since 1997. For more information on the over 230 courses that we offer to our students, visit http://www.genealogicalstudies.com.

To subscribe to our email list and receive updates, send an email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com.
—————————————————-
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 for May 2021

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 and your fellow students. They are NOT mandatory, but they are a fun and interactive way to connect.


Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of May 2021.

TO JOIN A VIRTUAL MEETING, see the Adobe Connect instructions available on our website (www.genealogicalstudies.com; in the top menu > Information > Virtual Learning Room). Please obtain the INSTRUCTIONS document in PDF format near the top right of our Virtual Learning Room page. You may need to scroll to the right to see INSTRUCTIONS. The file also includes Troubleshooting information.

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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 the list (a new window will open).
Click on Check Time to see the time in your local time zone.

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DNA courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett
Thursday, May 13th at 3:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/DNA/

United Kingdom (English, Irish, and Scottish) Records courses with Brenda Wheeler
Thursday, May 13th at 8:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/

Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler
Friday, May 14th at 11:30 PM Eastern
This session is for the convenience of our students in Australasia; however, all students are welcome.
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

STUDENT LOUNGE is open!
Pop into the Student Lounge for a genealogy coffee break with your fellow students.
Saturday, May 15th at 10:00 AM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. Please read the article “Heritage Books and Family Lore: A Jackson Test in Missouri and Idaho” by Connie Lenzen (NGSQ Vol. 86, No. 1, March, 1998). Follow the directions found in your course material.
Saturday, May 15th at 11:30 AM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. Please follow the directions found in your course material and read the article “Identification through Signatures: Using Complex Direct Evidence to Sort Colwills of Cornwall” by Ronald A. Hill (NGSQ Vol. 87, No. 3, September, 1999).
Sunday, May 16th at 7:30 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle3/

Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Monday, May 17th at 5:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Monday, May 17th at 6:30 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy
Tuesday, May 18th at 10:00 AM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/

Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Wednesday, May 19th at 7:30 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION with Gena Philibert-Ortega
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in these courses. The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of the courses.
Wednesday, May 19th at 9:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

Lecturing Skills ***Student Presentation*** with host Kathy Holland
Student Presenter: Lynn Reesor; Topic: Family Lore: Fact or Fiction?
Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lecturing/

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Calendar of Virtual Meetings is at www.genealogicalstudies.com; top menu > INFORMATION > VIRTUAL LEARNING ROOM.

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

Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies

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To subscribe for notices of future Virtual Meetings at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, send email to admin@genealogicalstudies.com.

For information on over 230+ courses offered, visit https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/

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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

Ecclesiastical Marriage Banns

Religious Records are often among the first records we search for in our research projects. Many of the courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies cover various aspects of these vital records and give us a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors. (See this blog post about our Religious Records courses.)

This week we continue our investigation of Marriage Banns in Module 2 of the Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 2 course by examining the Ecclesiastical Marriage Banns for Sardo & Fontana.

Ecclesiastical Marriage Banns – Melchiore Sardo & Giacoma Fontana
Chiesa di San Nicolo, Trapani, Trapani province, Italy; “Matrimoni [marriage records, which included marriage banns], 1778”: no record number, 17 September 1778, ecclesiastical marriage banns for Melchiore Sardo and Giacoma Fontana; digitized images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 4 Sep 2019).

Translation – Ecclesiastical Marriage Banns – Melchiore Sardo & Giacoma Fontana
Chiesa di San Nicolo, Trapani, Trapani province, Italy; “Matrimoni [marriage records, which included marriage banns], 1778”: no record number, 17 September 1778, ecclesiastical marriage banns for Melchiore Sardo and Giacoma Fontana; digitized images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 4 Sep 2019).

We can see that the 17th of September was the date of the request for marriage banns. The first bann was posted three days later, the second bann seven days after that, and the third bann only two days after the second bann. Thus fulfilling the requirement of three declarations.

Both the bride and groom were living in the town of Trapani when their banns were posted. However, the bride was born in the town of Monte San Giuliano, another town in the Trapani province. This gives clues for where to search for further records on these families.

You will also note that the surnames of both mothers were omitted. Locating and identifying our female ancestors is always a challenge. Thankfully, later records required more information to be recorded than earlier records.

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

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Italian Marriage Banns

Religious Records are covered by several courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. (See this blog post about our Religious Records courses.) One specific type of records to explore are Marriage Banns. You may think they were only used in the past, but they are still in use in today, although not as common. As we continue to look at the Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 2 course, we find that Marriage Banns are covered in Module 2.

Marriage Banns were an attempt to curb clandestine or forced marriages. Canonical law stated the marriage banns, announcing an upcoming marriage, must be read from the pulpit on three consecutive holy days (Sunday mass or feast days) and, also posted on the door of the parish.

If the bride and groom were not from the same parish, banns would be posted and announced in both parishes. It was the priest’s responsibility to determine a couple’s residence in a certain place or quasi-residence (residing there part of the year, more than six months) so that the priest knew where the banns should be posted and read. He was required to keep a written record of the banns, as well as any requests for publication that he makes to other parishes.

The banns allowed parish members to bring forth any objections or impediments, either of affinity or consanguinity. A priest could not refuse the posting of the banns unless there was a reason, as defined by canon law. If no objections were found, the couple would then be married in front of their parents with a large celebration to follow.

Parents with limited financing and several children of marriageable age would often marry off two children at once, saving themselves the cost of a second marriage celebration. Always look at the record before and after to see if it might be for a sibling of the ancestor you are researching. Depending on the time period and region, there may or may not have been a subsequent civil marriage required.

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

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Virtual Meetings for APRIL 2021

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

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

You can download a detailed step-by-step Instructions guide from our Virtual Learning Room webpage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines for submitting questions:
1. Email: degroot@genealogicalstudies.com
2. SUBJECT LINE: Virtual Meeting Question
3. In the email body:
a) State the question. Be specific & short!
b) If the question pertains to a course, give full title. If specific to course content, include module number & section name (this helps to understand what you are asking).
c) If the question pertains to a record group, include location (i.e. country, state/province, county, town/city) & time period.
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Send questions regarding Virtual Meetings or the schedule to:
Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
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Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com
In the top menu bar, select Information.
In the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.
Click the virtual meeting name in the list (a new window will open).
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Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com
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