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Added by Angela Rodesky on July 10, 2019 at 10:26pm — No Comments
The Pedigree Chart (or Ancestral Chart) will record your direct line ancestors’ information. In other words, you will record the dates and locations of births, marriages, deaths and burials from one father and mother to the next father and mother. While the potential is there for an endless number of ancestors, most of us in the beginning only have knowledge of two or three generations.…
Added by Angela Rodesky on July 6, 2019 at 9:21am — No Comments
Canada’s largest annual gathering of family historians, the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference, will be in London, Ontario from June 21st to the 23rd at the London Convention Center.
So many activities are planned… Opening Ceremonies begin Friday evening, followed by a jam-packed program with lecture streams for Saturday and Sunday. Don’t forget about…Continue
Have questions about your courses or your research? Virtual Meetings are a way for you to communicate with an instructor. These meetings are NOT mandatory, but a fun & interactive way to ask questions about courses/research. Below are the June scheduled sessions. Join us!
Wednesday, June 12th at 8:00 PM EDT – Canadian courses with Kathryn Lake Hogan Time zones:
Wednesday, June 12th –…
Added by Angela Rodesky on June 8, 2019 at 3:20pm — No Comments
The Southern California Genealogical Society – Jamboree 2019, “50th Birthday Bash”, will be taking place May 30th - June 2nd and we here at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies are excited. Why are we excited? Because we will be attending! …Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on May 29, 2019 at 9:13am — No Comments
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies invites you to come celebrate with us, with our students, our graduates and our instructors. Anyone can attend. Graduates: invite your family – everyone is welcome!
Join us for our 2019 graduation ceremony…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on May 22, 2019 at 1:04pm — No Comments
Collaboration and Brick Walls
Many of us tend to work on our genealogy research alone. It is an independent activity where we can lose ourselves for hours on end. In some cases, family members actually work together to solve a common research problem. It is these situations that can benefit us the most.…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on May 1, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
The Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, “Building A Heritage”, will be taking place May 1st - 4th and we here at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies are excited. Why are we excited? Because we will be attending! …Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on April 30, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
Join us in a round of applause congratulating, Craig Newton.
Craig was the winner of our drawing for $1,000 worth of courses during the 2019 Alberta Genealogical Society Conference. Louise had a wonderful time speaking with all of you during the conference. Thank you for stopping by…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on April 29, 2019 at 11:22am — No Comments
April is almost over and we at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies are looking forward to May. Will we see you at one of the following conferences? Make sure to check out the exhibit hall, stop by our booth, and visit with us. We look forward to seeing you!
Added by Angela Rodesky on April 29, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments
The Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, “Images Through Time”, will be taking place April 26th – 28th and we here at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies are excited. Why are we excited? Because we will be…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on April 27, 2019 at 9:16am — No Comments
By Shannon Bennett, Student
Well, this course didn't dally around; it jumped straight into the nuts and bolts of creating a good transcription. While several of the courses I previously wrote about did touch on the basics of transcription, Modules 1 and 2 of Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting provides an intense introduction to the process.…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on February 8, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
By Shannon Bennett, Student
Whoa, what a course. It made me think. It made me analyze my family connections. Most of all it showed me how great of a story my family narrative is! Amazing stuff, and I am so happy that I registered for it.
For those of you who are still not convinced, I am not sure there is much else I could say to sway you. However, I will do my best.…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on February 4, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Based on your research log and evaluation log, you will want to take some time to analyze your findings. Some of the important things to keep in mind while analyzing your data are:
Added by Angela Rodesky on February 3, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments
By Shannon Bennett, Student
Well I am almost done. Really digging into the meat and potatoes of the Demystifying Culture and Folklore course now. Plus, we discuss one of my favorite mythologists, Joseph Campbell. Ah, hero myths, we should all be familiar with that concept thanks to Star Wars and Harry Potter.…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on February 2, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules are a supplemental schedule to the “every ten year” population schedules and are available for the census years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The census enumerators were required to gather the census information for the population schedules in addition to determining if any family member had died during the previous 12 months before the date the census was taken.…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on February 1, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
Wow! This course, Demystifying Culture & Folklore started off with a bang. Lots of information and a page turner to boot. It’s hard to believe that I am even more excited now than I was before the first day started. However, if you remember my introduction post to this course, I am a self-confessed myth and folklore geek.…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on January 31, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments
When you first started your genealogy business, you perhaps did a few projects for family members to get some experience and work out the details of your offerings and fees. At some point, you began actively marketing to obtain new clients. Depending on how long you have been in business, you probably now have had some experience with actual, paying clients. …Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on January 30, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments
Shannon Bennett, Student
A good story can captivate the hearts and minds of listeners for years. Sometimes, when you have heard a story repeatedly, you can pick up the little embellishments and the differences that occur as a story develops and changes. Family stories are the same way. They captivated us as children, intrigued us as adults, and are information to be proved as genealogists.…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on January 29, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
Sometimes we get so caught up in the thrill of the hunt for our ancestors that we might not always practice good research techniques. We find a document, pull a few bits from it, put it aside, and move on to the next search. This is why reviewing the research we have already done should always be the first step when trying to break down a brick wall.…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on January 28, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments