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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
—————————————————-
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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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

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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Note: All times for sessions are given in Eastern Daylight Time.
Click here for Time Zone Convertor
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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
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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
***CHECK SCHEDULED TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE***
Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com
In the top menu bar, select Information.
In the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.
Click the virtual meeting name in the list (a new window will open).
Click on Check Time to see the time in your local time zone.

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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 March 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 March 2021.
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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For Time Zone Convertor (see below)
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DNA courses with Shannon Combs-Bennett, MSc, QG, PLCGS
Sunday, March 14th at 4 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/dna/

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Sunday, March 14th at 7 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Sunday, March 14th at 8:30 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

Canadian Records
courses with Cheryl Levy, PLCGS
Monday, March 15th at 7 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/

STUDENT LOUNGE
Pop into the Student Lounge for a genealogy coffee break with your fellow students.
Tuesday, March 16th at 4 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW
with Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
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.
Tuesday, March 16th at 6 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/

United Kingdom & Ireland Records (English, Welsh, Scottish & Irish) Records
courses with Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS
Sunday, March 21st
at 7 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS.
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 “Organizing Meager Evidence to Reveal Lineages: An Irish Example—Geddes of Tyrone” by Thomas W. Jones (NGSQ Vol. 89, No.2, June, 2001).
Monday, March 22nd at 7 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle2/

Eastern European Records
courses with Lisa Alzo, MFA
Wednesday, March 24th
at 7:30 PM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/easteuro/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION: Navigate Analysis & Skills Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
This Virtual Meeting is more appropriate for students registered in this course. The instructor will be available to provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of the course.
Saturday, March 27th
at 10:30 AM EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

Methodology: The “How To” Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Saturday, March 27th at 12 Noon EDT
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/  
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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.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Send questions regarding Virtual Meetings or the schedule to:
Sue de Groot, PLCGS
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
degroot@genealogicalstudies.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read the Instructions at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
***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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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

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
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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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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For information on the over 225 courses offered, visit https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/

Virtual Meetings December 2020

Virtual Meetings are a way for you to learn more about genealogy from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’ instructors. Everyone is welcome and the meetings are FREE. Join us!

Note: NO USER NAME or PASSWORD REQUIRED. After clicking on the meeting link, please type in your first name and surname initial, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest”.
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Methodology: The “How To” Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Saturday, December 12th – 9 AM EST; 8 AM CST; 6 AM PST; 2 PM in London, England; Sunday, December 13th – 1 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/

Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Saturday, December 12th – 10:30 AM EST; 9:30 AM CST; 7:30 AM PST; 3:30 PM in London, England; Sunday, December 13th – 2:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Saturday, December 12th – 12 Noon EST; 11 AM CST; 9 AM PST; 5 PM in London, England; Sunday, December 13th – 4 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL DISCUSSION: Navigate Analysis & Skills Courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Monday, December 14th
– 5 PM EST; 4 PM CST; 2 PM PST; 10 PM in London, England; Tuesday, December 15th – 9 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/

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.
Monday, December 14th – 6:30 PM EST; 5:30 PM CST; 3:30 PM PST; 11:30 PM in London, England; Tuesday, December 15th – 10:30 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle3/

English & Welsh Record courses with Brenda Wheeler PLCGS
Tuesday, December 15th
– 4 PM EST; 3 PM CST; 1 PM PST; 9 PM in London, England; Wednesday, December 16th – 8 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/

Canadian Records courses with Cheryl Levy PLCGS
Tuesday, December 15th – 7 PM EST; 6 PM CST; 4 PM PST; Wednesday, December 16th – 12 Midnight in London, England; 11 AM in Sydney, Australia
MEETING LOCATION:
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/

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To access the Calendar of Virtual Meetings:
Go to The National Institute for Genealogical Studies website.
In the top menu bar, select Information.
Then in the dropdown menu, select Virtual Learning Room.
***NEW*** CHECK SCHEDULED TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE:
Click on the name of the session in the list of scheduled virtual meetings.
(A new pop-up window will open.)
Under When: 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.

If you have not attended a Virtual Meeting before, read the Instructions at www.genealogicalstudies.com/instructions.pdf.

Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.
Follow us on Social Media: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.
*Please be aware that our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. We will respond to inquiries as we can.

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION  

Presentations Come and Go, but You Always Remember Your First

One of the truly valuable courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is our Lecturing Skills Including Preparation course. This course focuses on the skills needed to present genealogical-related lectures to a variety of audiences. It is a “hands on” course where the student will develop all aspects of the lecturing process including the proposal and biographical sketch; marketing; syllabus material; creating lecture slides; and much more. Linda Debe is one of our most recent students who has completed this course, and she shares her experience below.

Presentations Come and Go, but You Always Remember Your First
by Linda Debe, Student 

On Saturday, Nov 14, 2020, I presented my first official webinar to fellow students, colleagues, friends, and family. This presentation was part of the National Institute’s course: Lecturing Skills Including Preparation.

First, I had to decide on a lecture topic. I started my list, but none of the topics really gave me that warm fuzzy feeling. Adding to the topic dilemma, I only had 30 minutes to present, so it had to be interesting yet explained in the allotted time.

A friend suggested, “Talk about what you love… maps.” With that, I decided to do an introductory presentation on Google My Maps. I have watched many presentations explaining Google Earth Pro, but not as many on My Maps.

Once I had the presentation topic, I needed to decide on a title. I decided on “Google My Maps: Visualizing Your Ancestors’ Lives.”  It was to the point, yet kind of catchy.

I have used Google My Maps for about a year, and I really like “seeing” my ancestors on a map as I track them from their origins and immigration into the United States to their migration across the country as they lived their lives. I can add photos of my ancestors, their homes, tombstones, or any other photo I have, to that location, to help bring it to life. For example, it’s great to find your family in the 1880 US Census, but what if you added that census record to a pin in the exact location the family lived on your map?  How cool would that be?

Another nice thing about this app is you can color code your pins (places on your map). You can even change the pin icon, so it’s not the boring default balloon pin, but maybe a house, cow, hospital, castle, or piece of pizza.

With Google My Maps you can build layers, which are groupings of pins, in a way that makes sense to you. Group the pins by a family name, a state, paternal or maternal line, or a layer with all of the locations where a veteran served. Imagine the difference in just knowing your dad served in Viet Nam, then getting his military records so you can plot out on a map the actual locations where he was stationed.

With Google Maps, you can share and collaborate your maps with family, friends, and other genealogists. Because the maps are saved to Google Drive, you can share your map with a few clicks, so others can see and appreciate your work.

Now at Thanksgiving dinner, or any other family gathering, rather than the eye rolls or the glassy-eyed stare you get when you bring up the topic of genealogy, hook up the laptop to the big screen TV and show your map to the family. You will have a captive audience and everyone will want a front-row seat.  With Google My Maps, family history ceases to be just a bunch of dull dates, places, and documents and instead can be “seen.”

More information about the Lecturing Skills Including Preparation Course is available here. 

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

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

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