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This group is for students taking courses or working on the Certificate for American Records from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Website: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/courses.asp?certificateID=10
Members: 151
Latest Activity: May 13

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Comment by Gaynol Fales on March 11, 2020 at 7:58am

Hi Beverly, I know what you mean. I have one to finish for American Records and I'm about a third way through Professional.

I plan on taking ProGen at some point as precursor to trying for a CG but maybe enough is enough!

My personal work right now is tracing my father's line (because it's easier!). I have a brick wall of where a 3rdGgf went after NY in 1800. I find his kids but not him and no death records. Now I;ve uncovered evidence he'd land in the Western Reserve in late 1790s,. So maybe he was on his way to OH from ME through NY. And was it Rev War bounty land? So that's where my search is heading now.

What is your research interest?

Comment by Beverly Duncan on March 10, 2020 at 8:35pm

Hi, I'm Beverly Duncan and I started my studies with the National Institute in 2012 and finished both my American Certificate and my English Certificate in 2015. Since then I have taken various other classes just to update or to study some of the subjects I've never taken.  I really enjoy taking these courses.  I've also taken the Boston University course and the Excelsior College course. ProGen was another challenge that I loved taken. There is so much information out there for us if we just reach out for it.  I'm looking forward to learning some new things on here. You always learn something in a group like this..  

Comment by Angela Harris on January 31, 2020 at 3:54pm

It's great that you're taking the Professional courses now! They were just rolling them out as I was nearing the end of my certificate program. I'm sure they're very helpful. :) 

Comment by Angela Harris on January 31, 2020 at 3:52pm

I have an interest in forensic genealogy, especially probate and dual citizenship, although I learned about a few other areas that interest me, too, after attending Catherine Desmarais' Forensics course at GRIP this past summer. I'm planning to go back this year for Part II - can't wait!

Since I live in NH, I also have been thinking about French-Canadian and Colonial/Mayflower research -- although it seems like there are a lot of folks already covering that ground. We'll see!

Comment by Gaynol Fales on January 30, 2020 at 5:06pm

Yes, I'd been looking at the background of some BCGs and saw ProGen. That's included on my pre-business plan as continued training. Have you settled on a a niche? I've some ideas but haven't picked a starter.

Comment by Angela Harris on January 30, 2020 at 12:46pm

How exciting - the end is near! Finishing a certificate is a great accomplishment! I agree - there's much more to being a professional genealogist than I would have thought, too. I'm still working on getting my business started, actually - lol. I did ProGen this past year, and that was really helpful. If you're interested in becoming a professional, I would recommend it, especially if you're thinking of BCG certification. 

Comment by Gaynol Fales on January 29, 2020 at 7:22pm

I have one more compulsory to complete my Am Rec cert. Have half the Professional courses finished. Hope to start a business but I'm thinking it might be better to hold off to take a year to solidify my skills. There’s so much involved in becoming a serious genealogist. I'd no idea when I started down this path. Talk about jumping into the deep end of the pool! I'm interested in Canadian too. I plan to take those courses bit by bit to keep learning.

Comment by Angela Harris on January 29, 2020 at 4:03pm

Hi Gaynol and Ginger! I'm in New Hampshire. I, too, would like to see this board be more active. I finished my American certificate a few years ago, but I'd like to do another one soon - maybe Canadian. :) 

Comment by Gaynol Fales on January 28, 2020 at 11:08pm

Hi Ginger, not from WI but it's nice to see someone else here  :-) .

Comment by Ginger Muenster on January 28, 2020 at 2:48pm

Hi All, I have been working on my studies at Genealogical Studies for awhile now, almost done, just finishing up some electives. 

Anyone from Wisconsin? Appleton area. I know this is not an active group, but just checking.

 

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