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Do you have a question about your courses or your research? Communication is so important in genealogy. At The National Institute, there are various ways you can communicate with us. For more…Continue

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Comment by Mary D. Taffet on June 15, 2021 at 10:59pm

I just started my first course last Monday.  I'm taking the Eastern European: Languages and Alphabets course right now.  I've been trying to determine if there are actual due dates on the assignments for each module, because so far I haven't found any, though I did just now see a Course Completion Date for the entire course.  Where would I find the specific due dates for each module if there are any?

Comment by Cheryl Levy PLCGS on June 14, 2021 at 9:19pm

Welcome Alana!

Comment by Chelsea Sweetin on May 9, 2021 at 8:19pm

Hi, Happy to meet other students. I joined this group since I just started taking a few classes. I would like to know what percentage is awarded to the homework for each module and the final exam to then give a final score. Thanks

Comment by Jessica Vanysseldyk on May 3, 2021 at 12:41am

I have been completing the Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist, and am wondering if I have a general suggestion for courses, would I suggest it on the Student Suggestions & Recommendations section?

Comment by Bev Diaz on March 25, 2021 at 1:28pm

Is there a post somewhere of the recommended order of courses, both for prerequisite purposes for the compulsory courses, and guidance with the elective courses? I know we don't HAVE to do it any particular way, but it would help plan to see something that says "think about doing x and y before taking z class".

I do know that when I tried to sign up for "Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting" the page mentioned you should have taken Met 1 and Met 2 first. However, I'm referring to some kind of master list or flowchart. Or even just a list of which electives are Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced level courses, without having to click through every course offered. 

Also, I was reading the posts in the NIGS FB group and someone further along than I mentioned it's better to take Analysis & Skills Courses at the end of the level. That's the kind of stuff I would like to know about.


(((Cross-posted in "American Records".)))

Comment by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 13, 2011 at 2:57pm


Thanks for letting me know. I will find out of there is a browser problem with those downloads so we can let other students know.



Comment by Cathy Armstrong on October 13, 2011 at 1:50pm
Figured it out.....I was using google and switched to explorer and I was able to download the amendment.  All is well......
Comment by Cathy Armstrong on October 13, 2011 at 11:33am
I am nearing the end of the Social Media For the Wise Genealogist course and noticed that there was an amendment to the course materials in module 1.  I have attempted to download the notes without success.  Any suggestions?
Comment by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 10, 2011 at 6:17pm
Welcome Cohen!  Feel free to post anytime you do have a question.
Comment by Cohen Hill Swiney on September 6, 2011 at 2:20pm
I just enrolled in the American Records Certificate Program and will be starting my first classes in October.  I am waiting on all the printed materials and textbooks to arrive.  I look forward to the challenges ahead.  No questions yet..................

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