I have just finished this same course and have found it invaluable to my research and keeping everything organized as I go along. It has so many tips, I know I will be referring to it time and time again.
I also have my maternal grandmother b 1861 in Havelburg, Prussia and am trying to find out more about her father and the rest of her family in Prussia. I recently went to the Ontario Genealogical Society's Conference in Hamilton last month where I concentrated on as many of the German lectures that I could. They have given me some insight into how I should be doing research (some through FamilySearch.org) but I fear I'm going to have to engage someone in Germany to look at the records for me.
Good luck in your research!
I am just finishing the Social Media course and it has been very good. Like most people I could get around on the internet, had used Google Docs, had vague ideas about podcasts, RSS, etc. This course filled in some of the blanks and pushed me further than I would have gone on my own.
Still not sure when I will have the time to listen to all those interesting podcasts I downloaded : - )
This is my first course with the Institute and I have really had a good time learning about the newer technology that can be used for genealogy.
I have been researching since the 1970s. With a maiden name of Jones and 3 separate Smith lines (so far), I will be doing this as I am traveling through the Pearly Gates.
Hi Jerrie. I agree, I have Smith and Jones in my lines as well. I am taking the Social Networking course now and enjoying it. I am glad I went ahead and purchased Drew Smith's book "Social Networking for Genealogists" as I find myself referring back to it. Technology is going too fast for me. Hard to keep up.
I, too, am enrolled in the Social Media course. I am surprised about this website. I sort of knew about it, the name at least, but I had no idea of the connection with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Makes me think "Where have I been?"
This was a great course. It made me look into websites that I would not have explored...like this one. Some of them I am not interested in. Others, I have found to be quite useful.
I look forward to using GenealogyWise on a regular basis.