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American Records

This group is for students taking courses or working on the Certificate for American Records from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Website: https://www.genealogicalstudies.com/eng/courses.asp?certificateID=10
Members: 165
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

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Thank you for adding me. I am just learning about Genealogy Wise in the social media class. I am Mary Mitchell. I am 41. Between my husband and I we have eight girls. They are ages 21 to 10. I will…Continue

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Comment by Cheryl Levy PLCGS on Wednesday

May Virtual Meeting
American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
*Monday, May 17th at 6:30 PM EDT
Time Zone Convertor: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

MEETING LOCATION: 
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/
These sessions are FREE and you do not have to be a current or past student to attend. NO USER NAME or PASSWORD REQUIRED. Please type in your first name and surname initial, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest”

NOTE: It is recommended that attendees make sure their Adobe Connect app is up-to-date before the session.

Comment by Cheryl Levy PLCGS on April 14, 2021 at 12:29am

April Virtual Meeting
American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR 
Wednesday, April 21st at 2:30 PM EDT 
Time Zone Convertor: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

MEETING LOCATION: 
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/
These sessions are FREE and you do not have to be a current or past student to attend. NO USER NAME or PASSWORD REQUIRED. Please type in your first name and surname initial, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest”

Comment by Cheryl Levy PLCGS on March 25, 2021 at 3:34pm

Hi Bev. It is suggested to take the Basic compulsory courses (Meth 1&2; Using Internet; and Transcribing) and then start the country-themed courses: Census & Vital Records (basic for all research). Land & Religious Records cover more in-depth concepts. It's good to have the others completed first. AS1 should be after the main courses as it covers material from the basic courses. Look at it as an overview of the Basic Level to prepare you for starting the Intermediate courses. It can be opened before the others are completed, but don't open it too soon. 

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

I'm going to ask in First Timer FAQs as well.

Comment by Bev Diaz on March 25, 2021 at 1:24pm

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.

Thanks!

Comment by Cheryl Levy PLCGS on March 10, 2021 at 1:26am

March Virtual Meeting
American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR 
Sunday, March 14th at 7 PM EDT 
Time Zone Convertor: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ 
MEETING LOCATION: 
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/
These sessions are FREE and you do not have to be a current or past student to attend. NO USER NAME or PASSWORD REQUIRED. Please type in your first name and surname initial, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest”

Comment by Cheryl Levy PLCGS on February 8, 2021 at 11:14pm

American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR 
Wednesday, February 17th at 7 PM EST 
Time Zone Convertor: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ 
MEETING LOCATION: 
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/
These sessions are FREE and you do not have to be a current or past student to attend. NO USER NAME or PASSWORD REQUIRED. Please type in your first name and surname initial, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest”

Comment by Cheryl Levy PLCGS on January 9, 2021 at 12:16am

January Virtual Meeting
American Records courses with Gena Philibert-Ortega MA, MAR
Wednesday, January 13th at 2 PM EST
Time Zone Convertor: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

MEETING LOCATION: 
https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/american/
These sessions are FREE and you do not have to be a current or past student to attend. NO USER NAME or PASSWORD REQUIRED. Please type in your first name and surname initial, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest”

Comment by Gaynol Fales on December 23, 2020 at 9:43am

I think those are great starter courses, Sara. "Google for" was the class I took to test the waters of the Institute. I'm pretty much a geek so I figured if this course could teach me something I didn't know about research then I'd be impressed. Well, I was very impressed. Not so much in "how to search" but how to think about searching with a mindset I hadn't previously adopted, and the tips on how to understand the genealogical importance of the results are outstanding.

I think your practice of reading those old newsletters and journals is time well spent for several reasons. One good use of them is to read through a groups  newsletters to see their specific areas of interest over time and then to create programs on those topics.

Have fun in your studies!

Comment by Sara N Martin on December 23, 2020 at 12:10am

Hello - I've been taking two courses this fall/winter - Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist and Google for the Wise Genealogist.  I would like to be a professional genealogist and I like having a social media presence.  Some of the secondary sources that I have started looking at are genealogical society journals.  I am a member of quite a few genealogy societies and I appreciate it when they have pdf copies of their society journals dating back many years.  It's taking me quite a while to actually review all of them (I may never finish!) but I have learned some interesting things I will be following up on.

 

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