Genealogy Wise

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Canadian Records

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

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Latest Activity: Jan 9

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Basic Level Courses 5 Replies

Feel free to ask questions or post comments here about the Basic  Level Courses you are taking.Continue

Started by Last reply by Gena Philibert Ortega Mar 9, 2016.

Advanced Level Courses 2 Replies

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Started by Last reply by Gena Philibert Ortega Jun 4, 2012.

Intermediate Level Courses

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Comment by Alison Mitchell-Reid on April 12, 2015 at 9:13am

Hello!  I am new to GenealogyWise, having been introduced to it through the "Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist" course.  As usual, I left one or two questions until the very last day I am eligible to submit them (the one about GenealogyWise included.) 

I am an MLIS graduate from St. Thomas, Ontario Canada and have been working on the Canadian Certificate for a few years now.  My main geographic area of interest in Canada is Montreal and the south shore.  I am looking forward to exploring the GenealogyWise site and all it has to offer. 

Comment by Paul Caverly on January 30, 2015 at 5:01pm

National Institute of Genealogical Studies (NIGS) has a new course on DNA starting Feb, 2nd, DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy.

8 weeks, online, level: basic, fee $89 us., Course Author:  Diahan Southard.

Comment by Paul Caverly on October 6, 2014 at 7:49pm

There I a lot of information regarding Canadian Records on the Internet. It will also depend on the dates you are trying to research and the province(s).

For Ontario this is the best book to use, can be purchased through globalgenealogy:

BOOK - Genealogy in Ontario, Searching the Records, 30th Anniversary Edition

By Brenda Dougall Merriman, CGRS, CGL

Published by Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto, 2013

Comment by Patricia Bramley on April 24, 2014 at 5:35pm

I am currently working through the Canadian Basic Level courses and thoroughly enjoying them.  At the moment I have been taking the Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist course.  I have learned a lot but it is also a little overwhelming.

Comment by LDC on April 13, 2014 at 6:04pm

Could have sworn I'd posted here before! I'm working through a double certification in Canadian and English Records at the moment. Enjoying it immensely! Finishing up the Social Media for the Wise Genealogist elective presently. Looking forward to chatting!

Comment by Janet Agombar Roy on September 9, 2013 at 4:54pm

Presently working through the Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist course and thoroughly enjoying it. I had to put my NIGS courses on hold a few years back because of extra work hours. I'm starting to see some light in that area and hope to resume my courses in the future. I am thankful for NIGS's flexibility. 

Comment by Paul Caverly on July 19, 2012 at 6:49am

It has been 10 years since I did Part 1,  Part 2 & Part 3, I left these to almost the end of my course list so much of the lesson fell into place. I was already familiar with the APG. I had completed 27 course before I did Part 1, they are more challenging but if you know your stuff you should make it. It takes a little more time then some of the other courses. Ask you fellow students how they are coping. 

Comment by Suzanne Lorico on July 18, 2012 at 4:34pm


I am taking the Analysis and Skills mentoring course part 2.  Does anyone have any tips about this course, I'm finding it a challenge.

Comment by Shirley Sturdevant on March 7, 2012 at 11:43am

Thanks, Richard.  I'll check out the book too.

Comment by Paul Caverly on March 7, 2012 at 4:48am

I can't help much, I completed all my Canadian courses 10 years ago. I took the courses as they became available on the calendar with no specific order. Advance course were a little more challenging so I usually only took one at a time verses 3 at a time in basic. I still take some courses even now but I find it more difficult to find some of interest. I also took some course at Pharos in the UK.

The new book, DNA & Social Networking by Debbie Kennett is worth having. sells it at a discount. Since the book is new it has up to date links identified.Retail abt. $28, amazon abt. $15


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