Genealogy Wise

The Genealogy & Family History Social Network

National Institute for Genealogical Studies


National Institute for Genealogical Studies

This group is for individuals interested in the Institute or who have taken courses through the institute and would like to share their experiences with others.

Members: 118
Latest Activity: Aug 18, 2014

Discussion Forum

Future Courses... 6 Replies

Started by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS. Last reply by LDC Jul 12, 2014.

Social Media Course from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies 6 Replies

Started by Shirley Anson. Last reply by Robin Young Mar 4, 2014.

Social Media 2 Replies

Started by Mary Ellen Aube. Last reply by Mary Ellen Aube Oct 29, 2011.

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Comment by J. M. Trotter on February 28, 2014 at 10:54am

Very good point. Thank you!

Comment by Paul Caverly on February 28, 2014 at 10:35am

J.M Trotter -Regarding NIGS and genealogy education. You need to think what country you live in. Normally you can get a tax break in education for courses taken in the country you live in. So, Canadians might be best with NIGS but those in the USA may be better with some of the programs available in the USA. The UK also has their own genealogy course programs.

Comment by J. M. Trotter on February 28, 2014 at 9:53am

Thank you. I will!

Comment by Gena Philibert Ortega on February 28, 2014 at 9:51am

Let us know if you have any questions J.M.

Comment by J. M. Trotter on February 28, 2014 at 9:31am

I am another one of the Social Media students, nosing around GenealogyWise for the first time. I'm still feeling out NIGS but have enjoyed my experience so far. I'm a trained archivist working as a public librarian and researching in as much of my free time as possible.

Comment by Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS on November 11, 2011 at 12:53pm

Hi everyone

Don't miss the party! See the announcement on the Main Page for the invitation to the NIGS party, should be a lot of fun, so put the date in your diary now!

Comment by Cheryl Levy on November 8, 2011 at 11:56pm

I am currently taking the Social Media class, as well as one on United Empire Loyalists. I am working on my Canadian Records certificate. I am looking forward to exploring GenealogyWise more extensively!

Comment by Paul Caverly on October 30, 2011 at 3:53pm

Great article in Internet Genealogy, Oct/Nov 2011, about NIGS. The article by Gena Phillgert-Ortega is an overview of NIGS and its courses. For those wanting to learn more about NIGS check it out or go to to subscribe to the magazine.

Comment by Paul Caverly on October 25, 2011 at 7:13am

There is a very good article about ‘autosomal’ DNA testing in the Dec. 2011, Family Tree Magazine. I found the articled helped me understand it better and there are links identified to other resources connected to this newer DNA test. The test is more expensive then basic DNA testing so not as many people have taken this test.

Comment by Paul Woodrow on October 7, 2011 at 7:16pm

I have been researching the families of my four grandparents (Woodrow, Pullman, McMackon and McKever) for about 20 years.  The inevitable has happened, and the surname search has expanded to include others, such as Beamish, Swanton, Stone and Reycraft.  I am enrolled in the Social Media course and have found it useful as it has explained and demonstrated to me how social media websites can be productive for genealogy research.  Other than basic message boards and mailing lists, the various sites and techniques are new to this retired guy. 


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