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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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Basic Level Courses 5 Replies

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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

Comment by Shirley Sturdevant on March 6, 2012 at 11:45am

Hi Richard – after corresponding with you I actually went through and read all of the questions in all of the Part 3 courses for Canadian Studies. I think I will actually leave the Methodology 6 course until near the end since it has more to do with my skills as a researcher on behalf of others. Some of the material looks extremely interesting so I am actually looking forward to it. My problem is finding enough time to work on it consistently. It is too hard to work on it in bits and pieces. I hope to do some of the American courses for my electives since that is where some of our family lines migrated from. I will be mostly interested in New York State and New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Some of our family ancestors have been well documented. The ones from New York are a mystery.


I am currently just finishing up the Social Media course . Much of it is very interesting but I have a little extra time to spend doing it that it is difficult to recall all of the possibilities when I do have the time.


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