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Virtual Meeting Weekend Reminder

Have questions about your courses or your research? Virtual Meetings are a way for you to communicate with an instructor. These meetings are NOT mandatory, but a fun & interactive way to ask questions about courses/research. 

NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.  

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Sunday, September 22nd – American courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 

Time zones:

Sunday, September 22nd – 6:00 PM Eastern; 5:00 PM Central; 3:00 PM Pacific; 11:00 PM in London, England;

Monday, September 23rd – 8:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/  (Note: “Enter as a Guest”)

Sunday, September 22nd – Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega 

Time zones:

Sunday, September 22nd – 7:30 PM Eastern; 6:30 PM Central; 4:30 PM Pacific;

Monday, September 23rd – 12:30 AM in London, England; 9:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/   (Note: “Enter as a Guest”)

Course Registration

How do I register for a course?  

Simply click Subscribe and complete the form. Make sure all information is complete and accurate then click the Submit button. You will receive a message confirming receipt of your registration.  

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When your course registration fee is received, your student Briefcase will be activated.  You will receive an email confirming your course registration and the start date for your courses.  

You may register for as many courses as your wish. Your Student Login (email address and password) will allow you to access your Briefcase which contains your course information. You can access your student Briefcase by selecting Briefcase at the top menu toolbar and then My Briefcase. 

Newspapers Offer Insight

Valuable New Stories 

Newspapers give us insight into life as it was during our ancestor’s time. While still driven by advertising, the newspapers of old often held more personal information than we find in today’s equivalent.  

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In addition to vital statistic type data you will find that historical newspapers also contain other genealogical relevant information including:  

  • Local News – Depending on the size of the newspaper or the number of towns it covered, you may find that there are separate sections for townships or unincorporated towns near the larger city in which the newspaper is published.  
  • Biographical Sketches and Historical Items – May times you will find biographical sketches of those who have been in a community for a long time. In some instances, the sketch comes as a result of the death of the individual, and as such it is important to remember that such information is sometimes flawed or not completely accurate.  
  • Legal Notices – The courts have long used the newspaper to disperse information. Even today the newspaper is used to publish information from courts about pending cases, unpaid taxed, or attempts to notify heirs in a probate case.  
  • Public Announcements – You will see announcements from individuals who are in essence declaring bankruptcy, by applying to the court for the “benefit of the Insolvent laws.” 
  • Shipping and Business News – The newspapers in port towns would mention arrivals and other shipping news. This may prove useful in your research as you learn which ships arrived at the town or what they brought with them. 

With our “US: Newspaper Records” course, you will learn more about all of the information you can include in your research.

This Week in Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings September 17th – 19th

Tuesday, September 17th – Scottish courses with Sheena Tait    

Time zones:

Tuesday, September 17th – 3:00 PM Eastern; 2:00 PM Central; Noon Pacific; 8:00 PM in London, England;

Wednesday, September 18th – 5:00 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/scottish/

Wednesday, September 18th – Irish courses with Brenda Wheeler 

Time zones:

Wednesday, September 18th – 8:00 AM Eastern; 7:00 AM Central; 5:00 AM Pacific; 1:00 PM in London, England; 10:00 PM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/irish/

Thursday, September 19th – Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler   

Time zones:

Thursday, September 19th – 8:00 AM Eastern; 7:00 AM Central; 5:00 AM Pacific; 1:00 PM in London, England; 10:00 PM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle2/

Thursday, September 19th – STUDENT LOUNGE

Time zones:

Thursday, September 19th – 4:30 PM Eastern; 3:30 PM Central; 1:30 PM Pacific; 9:30 PM in London, England;

Friday, September 20th – 6:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/lounge/

Thursday, September 19th – Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega  

Time zones:

Thursday, September 19th – 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England;

Friday, September 20th – 8:30 AM in Sydney, Australia

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/

How do I get a Certificate in Genealogical Studies?

So you want a Certificate in Genealogical Studies

Upon successful completion of  40 courses in your Certificate Program and achieving a minimum grade of D, you will receive a Certificate in Genealogical Studies. 

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 Students who complete a 40 course Certificate are awarded the postnomials PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies). Students must complete a 40 course certificate program to receive these postnomials. 

Weekend Reminder

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Saturday, September 14th – Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL with Gena Philibert-Ortega          

Time zones:    

Saturday, September 14th – 10:00 AM Eastern; 9:00 AM Central; 7:00 AM Pacific; 3:00 PM in London, England;            

Sunday, September 15th – Midnight in Sydney, Australia     

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/    

Saturday, September 14th – Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega                         

Time zones:                      

Saturday, September 14th – 11:30 AM Eastern; 10:30 AM Central; 8:30 AM Pacific; 4:30 PM in London, England;                     

Sunday, September 15th – 1:30 AM in Sydney, Australia               

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/       

Sunday, September 15th – DNA courses with Shannon Combs Bennett    

Time zones:      

Sunday, September 15th – 7:00 PM Eastern; 6:00 PM Central; 4:00 PM Pacific;                

Monday, September 16th – Midnight in London, England; 9:00 AM in Sydney, Australia             

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/DNA/

Sunday, September 15th – English courses with Brenda Wheeler                

Time zones:           

Sunday, September 15th – 9:00 PM Eastern; 8:00 PM Central; 6:00 PM Pacific;          

Monday, September 16th – 2:00 AM in London, England; 11:00 AM in Sydney, Australia             

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/     

Sunday, September 15th – Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler         

Note: This Virtual Meeting is for the convenience of our Australasia students; however, everyone is welcome.           

Time zones:             

Sunday, September 15th – 11:00 PM Eastern; 10:00 PM Central; 8:00 PM Pacific;     

Monday, September 16th – 4:00 AM in London, England; 1:00 PM in Sydney, Australia                         

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/     

Why did you Trace Your Ancestors?

Why would you want to trace your ancestors?

Well, there are a number of good reasons, but let’s face it, most people trace their ancestors for curiosity’s sake. Others trace their ancestors because they want to know about their different ethnic backgrounds. Others want to trace their roots simply for an increased understanding of just who they are and where they came from. Someone else may need proof of their heritage to gain special benefits from their government.

Tracing your ancestors should not be considered a tedious task. Do not think it’s an overnight project either. It could be a worthwhile hobby that you find interesting and fulfilling. There are many reasons why you may want to research your roots, but whatever your reasons are you will find that, as time moves on, what started out as an interesting little hobby will become a  passion and you will enjoy every minute of it.

With our Methodology-Part 1: Getting Started course you will receive the knowledge and steps moving forward in your adventure. 

September Virtual Meetings

Have questions about your courses or your research? Virtual Meetings are a way for you to communicate with an instructor. These meetings are NOT mandatory, but a fun & interactive way to ask questions about courses/research. 

NOTE: No user name or password required. Please type in your first and last name; then click “Enter as a Guest”.  

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Below are the September scheduled sessions. Join us!

Thursday, September 12th – Canadian courses with Cheryl Levy    

Time zones:      

Thursday, September 12th – 7:00 PM Eastern; 6:00 PM Central; 4:00 PM Pacific;                

Friday, September 13th – Midnight in London, England; 9:00 AM in Sydney, Australia             

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/canadian/

 

Saturday, September 14th – Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program – GENERAL with Gena Philibert-Ortega            

Time zones:    

Saturday, September 14th – 10:00 AM Eastern; 9:00 AM Central; 7:00 AM Pacific; 3:00 PM in London, England;            

Sunday, September 15th – Midnight in Sydney, Australia     

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asgeneral/    

 

Saturday, September 14th – Internet Tools with Gena Philibert-Ortega                         

Time zones:                     

Saturday, September 14th – 11:30 AM Eastern; 10:30 AM Central; 8:30 AM Pacific; 4:30 PM in London, England;                      

Sunday, September 15th – 1:30 AM in Sydney, Australia               

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/internettools/        

 

Sunday, September 15th – DNA courses with Shannon Combs Bennett    

Time zones:      

Sunday, September 15th – 7:00 PM Eastern; 6:00 PM Central; 4:00 PM Pacific;                

Monday, September 16th – Midnight in London, England; 9:00 AM in Sydney, Australia             

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/DNA/

 

Sunday, September 15th – English courses with Brenda Wheeler                

Time zones:           

Sunday, September 15th – 9:00 PM Eastern; 8:00 PM Central; 6:00 PM Pacific;          

Monday, September 16th – 2:00 AM in London, England; 11:00 AM in Sydney, Australia             

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/english/     

 

Sunday, September 15th – Methodology courses with Brenda Wheeler         

Note: This Virtual Meeting is for the convenience of our Australasia students; however, everyone is welcome.           

Time zones:             

Sunday, September 15th – 11:00 PM Eastern; 10:00 PM Central; 8:00 PM Pacific;      

Monday, September 16th – 4:00 AM in London, England; 1:00 PM in Sydney, Australia                         

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/          

 

Tuesday, September 17th – Scottish courses with Sheena Tait    

Time zones:      

Tuesday, September 17th – 3:00 PM Eastern; 2:00 PM Central; Noon Pacific; 8:00 PM in London, England;

Wednesday, September 18th – 5:00 AM in Sydney, Australia             

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/scottish/

 

Wednesday, September 18th – Irish courses with Brenda Wheeler    

Time zones:      

Wednesday, September 18th – 8:00 AM Eastern; 7:00 AM Central; 5:00 AM Pacific; 1:00 PM in London, England; 10:00 PM in Sydney, Australia             

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/irish/

 

Thursday, September 19th – Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Brenda Wheeler          

Time zones:            

Thursday, September 19th – 8:00 AM Eastern; 7:00 AM Central; 5:00 AM Pacific; 1:00 PM in London, England; 10:00 PM in Sydney, Australia             

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle2/

 

Thursday, September 19th – Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 – ARTICLE REVIEW with Gena Philibert-Ortega          

Time zones:            

Thursday, September 19th – 6:30 PM Eastern; 5:30 PM Central; 3:30 PM Pacific; 11:30 PM in London, England;                           

Friday, September 20th – 8:30 AM in Sydney, Australia             

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/asarticle1/

 

Sunday, September 22nd – American courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega                

Time zones:           

Sunday, September 22nd – 6:00 PM Eastern; 5:00 PM Central; 3:00 PM Pacific; 11:00 PM in London, England;                

Monday, September 23rd – 8:00 AM in Sydney, Australia            

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/

 

Sunday, September 22nd – Methodology courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega             

Time zones:              

Sunday, September 22nd – 7:30 PM Eastern; 6:30 PM Central; 4:30 PM Pacific;                            

Monday, September 23rd – 12:30 AM in London, England; 9:30 AM in Sydney, Australia                 

MEETING LOCATION: http://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/methodology/        

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

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

 

2019 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference

The Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference will be taking place August 21st-24th and we here at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies are excited. Why are we excited? Because we will be attending!

We enjoy meeting with our current students, those who have graduated, and new students. No matter where you are at in your genealogy education, we have courses for you. I’m sure you have questions for us so please stop by our booth and visit with Louise St Denis and Angela Rodesky they will be more than happy to answer all of your questions.

Plus, while there don’t forget to register for your FREE complimentary course just for attending the conference. 

2019 Northwest Genealogy Conference

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society 2019 Northwest Genealogy Conference will be taking place August 14th-17th and we here at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies are excited. Why are we excited? Because we will be attending!

We enjoy meeting with our current students, those who have graduated, and new students. No matter where you are at in your genealogy education, we have courses for you. I’m sure you have questions for us so please stop by our booth and visit with Angela Rodesky she will be more than happy to answer all of your questions.

Plus, while there don’t forget to register for your FREE complimentary course just for attending the conference. 

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