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Discount Codes Extended

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certificate Discount
EastEuro Certificate

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

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

Entries for the Draw are now CLOSED.

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

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

Discount Codes for RootsTech 2021

DISCOUNT CODES for COURSES

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

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

FREE Courses

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

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

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

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

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

Discounted Course

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

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

Package Discount

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

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

DNA Package Discount

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

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

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

Certificate Discount

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

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

Mark your Calendar!

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

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

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

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Eastern European Records Certificate

Feature Certificate Program: Eastern European Records

NOTE: Information on this Blog Post has been updated: Click HERE.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has provided online courses for both family historians and professional genealogists for over 20 years. We want to celebrate RootsTech 2021 by making our conference discounts available to everyone who is at home, whether you are attending RootsTech 2021 or not. Therefore, ANYONE can register for any of our conference discounts using the appropriate discount codes. Note: All Discount Codes will now expire on March 5, 2021; however, you can choose the date for your course to begin that is most convenient for you when you register. Claim your discount offer today!

Certificate Programs

If you are planning on taking several courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, our certificate programs may be of interest to you. We have combined many courses into convenient themed packages, but the main foundation of our online education program is our Professional Learning Certificates. The Methodology Certificate is the foundation in every certificate program. Choose from one of our nine Country-themed certificates, DNA Strategies, Librarianship, or Professional Development certificate. We are confident there will be a program just right for you. Compulsory courses from one certificate can be used as electives towards a second or third certificate, allowing you to complete more than one certificate without taking an additional 40 courses for each one.

Our featured Certificate program for RootsTech 2021 is our Eastern European Records Certificate Program written by Lisa Alzo.
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Register for the Eastern European Records Certificate at 20% off: Use CODE: RT20EE at the checkout

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Draw is now CLOSED.

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

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

Package Discounts for RootsTech 2021

DISCOUNTS for PACKAGES

NOTE: Information for this Blog Post has been updated: Click HERE.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has provided online courses for both family historians and professional genealogists for over 20 years. We want to celebrate RootsTech 2021 by making our conference discounts available to everyone who is at home, whether you are attending RootsTech 2021 or not. Therefore, ANYONE can register for these courses using the following discount codes. All Discount Codes will now expire on March 5, 2021; however, you can choose to schedule the date that are most convenient for you when you register. Register for your package of courses today!

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

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

DNA Package Discount
Course_Discounts
Interested in researching using #DNA results? The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers two packages specifically for understanding #DNA research and matches. Our first package DNA: Understanding Testing and Research Strategies includes 4 DNA courses:

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

Our second package DNA and Relevant Topics includes the above 4 courses, plus 4 more for a total of 8 DNA courses:

Choose the 8-Course package of DNA courses at 20% off: Use CODE: 8dna20RT at checkout.
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Discounted Course
Have you seen ONE of our online courses that will compliment your DNA Package? Take advantage of the 50% discount and register for an additional course. We suggest these options:
Genetics & Medical Family History
OR ONE course from our Skill-Building courses:

Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls
Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies
Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research

Remember to Choose wisely! Choose ONE course from over 200 courses at 50% off: Use CODE: 2021c50 at checkout.
Complete List of Courses

Don’t miss out on your FREE course! Choose ONE course (Value $89 USD) from the four courses listed on the blog post below for FREE! Use CODE: 2021free at checkout.

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DRAW is now CLOSED

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

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

Course Discounts for RootsTech 2021

Conference Discounts

NOTE: Information for this Blog Post has been updated: Click HERE.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has provided online courses for both family historians and professional genealogists for over 20 years. We want to celebrate RootsTech 2021 by making our conference discounts available to everyone who is at home, whether you are attending RootsTech 2021 or not. Therefore, ANYONE can register for these courses using the following discount codes. Note: All Discount Codes will now expire on March 5, 2021; however, you can choose to schedule the course date that is most convenient for you when you register. Reserve your discounted course today!
See main blog post:
Conference_Promos

Course_Discounts
FREE Courses
As a conference special, we are offering YOUR CHOICE of ONE of the following four courses for FREE!
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Choose ONE course (Value $89 USD) from the four courses listed above for FREE! Use CODE: 2021free at checkout.
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Discounted Course

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

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

DRAW is now CLOSED

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

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

A FREE Course to celebrate RootsTech 2021

DISCOUNT CODE for a FREE COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

DRAW is now CLOSED

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

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

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

Virtual Meetings February 2021

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

Below are the scheduled sessions for the month of February.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February – New Month, New Courses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Italian State of the Souls Records

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

Continuing to research our ancestors and their family members through religious records, we will often discover unique types of records created within the church records for that region or country. Becoming familiar with these records will make it easier to understand the information we discover within them.

The course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 2, begins with the State of the Souls Records and what they cover in Parish records. Let’s explore these Italian church records.

State of the Souls Records in Genealogy

State of the Souls records can be tremendously helpful in extending a family’s ancestry in those areas of Italy that did not keep civil registration between the years 1816-1865, and in the centuries prior to civil registration. What information they recorded varied depending on the time period, education level or age of the priest, and the location in which it was recorded.

The records may be written in the Latin, Italian, and French languages, or in combination with regional dialects. However, they were predominantly written in Italian and Latin. Some records contained two or more languages/dialects within the same register or even on the same record. One such set of parish records had French, Latin, and Italian all mixed together in nearly every record. This made for a confusing translation process.

The status animarum were created during annual pastoral visits to each household. In large cities or when the priest was elderly, one entry may have been made that he then updated each Easter over a series of years. Occupations, titles, and tax notations can provide evidence of an ancestor’s social status within the community.

The status animarum were progressive records, meaning that they were not created at one time, but rather, over a series of years. Additionally, multiple priests could have made entries to a single status animarum record. This can create multiple chances for transcription error. Age, attention to detail, the size of the parish, and a variety of other factors can play a part in the accuracy of the information in these records. Despite this, these documents are thought to hold strong evidence on an Italian family.

Are you researching your Italian Catholic ancestors? Learn more about researching your Italian ancestors in the course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 2 through their records. Check the Course Calendar for the next time this course will be offered.

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

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

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Diocese and Archdiocese in Italian Records

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

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

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

Diocese & Archdiocese

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

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

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

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

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

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

These records will be invaluable to your Italian research.

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

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