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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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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Started by Last reply by May 2, 2011.

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Comment by Carolyn Black on January 13, 2019 at 1:43pm

Happy New Year.  I have re-enrolled in the National Institute for Genealogical Studies after many years.  On my father's side, ancestors came to and have lived  in Canada since the 1700s in both Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.  On my mother's side, arrival in Canada from England happened in the late 1880s to Ontario.  


Comment by Paul Caverly on November 4, 2017 at 12:21pm

For Brenda Smith.

Ancestry has some free online course under their ‘AncestryAcademy’ which are interesting and since they are free, why not. Note, not all the courses they have are free, double check.

FTM has a lot of learning tools.

NIGS has a couple of DNA courses.

DNA: Autosomal DNA (this is not a basic course).  

DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy(BASIC), interesting course,

DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines (BASIC), I did not take this course.

Genetics & Medical Family History (ADVANCE), I took this course 10 years ago.

Comment by Brenda Smith on November 4, 2017 at 11:27am

I am new to GenealogyWise, I am currently working my way through the Basic Level Course in Canadian Records and have signed up for the Intermediate Level Course. I did not become aware of this site until I started working through the Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist course. I am interested in pursuing some of the DNA courses being offered after testing through Ancestry and FamilyTree DNA. My main area of interest is Ontario. I recently retired and hope this will give me more time to spend honing my research skills.

Comment by Paul Caverly on August 10, 2017 at 6:37am

I noticed several people taking Social Media courses. I found a good book by Debbie Kent, 2011: "DNA and Social Networking".

Comment by Malia Laughton on August 9, 2017 at 9:13pm

Hello All,  I am just checking out the various groups because of an assignment in the Social Media class encouraged it.  

I am curious if anyone knows if Canada has any records on shipwrecks that occurred around Newfoundland/Labrador area around 1795-1805?

Thanks :-) 

Comment by Sandra Blanchette on July 21, 2017 at 8:08am

My name is Sandra Blanchette. I am currently completing 3 certificates with NIGS: Canadian Records, American Records and Professional Development. I began in 2015 and only have 2 consultations in August left to do before having completed. I worked full time and over time since May 2016 (no cloning machine, although it would be very handy to have!). My experience has been quite amazing. The certificates with the NIGS not only provides knowledge, but also allows you to assess your own personal level of expertise and experience.
I specialize in the Gaspe Peninsula region (East Coast of Quebec) and have been intensely researching since 2010. From researching my family, I am now currently doing a One-Place Study for the Gaspe Basin and its surroundings.
Looking forward to making contact with other fellow researchers.

Comment by Donna MacIver on April 22, 2017 at 12:31pm

I am on my 4th Intermediate course and still loving every minute of it!  Finding it a little frustrating that my output has slowed with the harder courses, but I know that when I retire from my job (hopefully in a year or two) I will be able to fly through the program.

Comment by Gail Ames on February 13, 2017 at 9:50pm

Hello! I'm taking a dual certificate in Canadian Records and Librarianship. I'm working in a library and have become hooked on genealogy! Particularly interested in my Crawford relatives from Ontario and the Warren branch from New Brunswick. I hope to be able to connect with people who might know about these ancestors. Sorry for the flower pic, but I didn't have any up-to-date pics...always behind the camera!

Comment by Lori Lyn Price on February 4, 2017 at 1:36pm

Hi! I'm Lori Lyn, a new member of this group. I am taking the course on Social Media and one of the assignments was to join an NIGS group and introduce myself. This one interested me because I am interested in my many time great grandfather Thomas Sumner who was a Loyalist. I also have some other family members from different lines who stayed briefly in Canada, but alas, all my direct lines were only in Canada for a generation or two before coming to the US. I have been doing genealogy for many years and have a blog at I love learning about the historical and social context in which my ancestors lived.

Comment by Gaile Wotherspoon on November 15, 2016 at 8:22pm

I'm searching for relatives that moved from Saskatchewan to the Trail/Merritt/Vernon B.C. area in the 1930s.  I know her married name was Chambers and her maiden name was Rundvall.  I also know that the Chambers were living in Merritt sometime in the 1950s, but can't find anything anywhere.  Suggestions?


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