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New Course! Research: US Western States Ancestors

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has a new course entitled Research: US Western States Ancestors. Written by California genealogist Cath Madden Trindle, this course is for anyone who wants to know more about the history and resources for researching  Western US ancestors.

Each module in this course provides an historical overview and historical timeline as well as a survey of records available in both repositories and online for one western state. States covered are Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. In addition each module will focus on one aspect of Western states development, such as trails, suffrage and mining.

To learn more about his course and to register, see The National Institute for Genealogical Studies website.

About The National Institute for Genealogical Studies
The National Institute, leaders in online genealogy education, has been offering genealogy and history courses for over 15 years. Helping genealogists and family historians build a foundation for research excellence, The National Institute offers over 200 courses in genealogical studies to help enhance the researcher’s skills.

For those looking to acquire more formal educational training, The National Institute offers eleven Certificate Programs in the records of Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and the United States, as well as a General Methodology, Librarianship, and now Professional Development.

For more information please visit our site at or call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165 or email us at



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Last updated by Gena Philibert Ortega Oct 24, 2013.




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