Genealogy Wise

The Genealogy & Family History Social Network


American Records

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

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Comment by Angela Harris on January 30, 2020 at 12:46pm

How exciting - the end is near! Finishing a certificate is a great accomplishment! I agree - there's much more to being a professional genealogist than I would have thought, too. I'm still working on getting my business started, actually - lol. I did ProGen this past year, and that was really helpful. If you're interested in becoming a professional, I would recommend it, especially if you're thinking of BCG certification. 

Comment by Gaynol Fales PLCGS on January 29, 2020 at 7:22pm

I have one more compulsory to complete my Am Rec cert. Have half the Professional courses finished. Hope to start a business but I'm thinking it might be better to hold off to take a year to solidify my skills. There’s so much involved in becoming a serious genealogist. I'd no idea when I started down this path. Talk about jumping into the deep end of the pool! I'm interested in Canadian too. I plan to take those courses bit by bit to keep learning.

Comment by Angela Harris on January 29, 2020 at 4:03pm

Hi Gaynol and Ginger! I'm in New Hampshire. I, too, would like to see this board be more active. I finished my American certificate a few years ago, but I'd like to do another one soon - maybe Canadian. :) 

Comment by Gaynol Fales PLCGS on January 28, 2020 at 11:08pm

Hi Ginger, not from WI but it's nice to see someone else here  :-) .

Comment by Ginger Muenster on January 28, 2020 at 2:48pm

Hi All, I have been working on my studies at Genealogical Studies for awhile now, almost done, just finishing up some electives. 

Anyone from Wisconsin? Appleton area. I know this is not an active group, but just checking.

Comment by Gaynol Fales PLCGS on January 26, 2020 at 9:08pm

Hi Donna and Steve. Glad to hear you are looking for participation. I joined, looking to be in a group that wasn't on Facebook. It's not as active as I'd like it to be. Maybe we can shake the tree a bit and find others who want to discuss.

Comment by Donna Baker on October 14, 2019 at 11:51am

Hello, I'm Donna Baker from Ventura, California.  I am currently taking Social Media for the Wise Genealogist along with U.S. Religious Records - 1 and Google for the Wise Genealogist. I plan to start a Genealogy Road Trip business (next year). I'm looking forward to interacting with this group. 

Comment by Steve Conner on October 7, 2019 at 1:28pm

Greetings, I am Steve Conner a student in the Social Media for the Wise Genealogist course. I am looking forward to interaction with others who are pursuing genealogical research in the US with a goal to take our immigrant lines "across the pond" to our ethnic roots.

Comment by Marny Janson on June 3, 2019 at 1:20pm

Kerry - I research in NY also - along with surrounding states.  About conferences - Consider the New England Regional Genealogy Conference held every 2 years - the next one will be in Springfield in April 2021.  You can get on their mailing list by googling them. 

The NYB&G sponsors a New York Genealogy Conference every 2 years - I believe the next one be in the Albany area in 2020. 

Both of these conferences are definitely worth attending!

Comment by Kerry Atkins on April 10, 2019 at 1:26pm

Hello, my name is Kerry Atkins, and I am enrolled in the American Records certificate program. I just completed Methodology 1 & 2 and am currently taking Social Media for the Wise Genealogist. The coursework so far has been very interesting and fun and has allowed me to put what I’ve learned to practical use. Most of my research, btw, is in Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire. I particularly enjoy transcribing documents, which harkens back to my secretarial career. 

I recently joined the Connecticut Society for Genealogists and will soon be volunteering on a preservation project to index family group records donated to the Society between 1968 and present. My short-term goal is to attend a regional or national conference within the next 12 months. (Any suggestions?) My long-term objective is to become a certified genealogist.

I look forward to networking with my fellow genealogists and chatting with you soon!


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