Author: Gena Philibert-Ortega

Germans Outside of Germany Course from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

Germans Outside of Germany is Latest Course Offering in the German Certificate Program from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Explores German Immigration and Ancestry Worldwide




For Immediate Release

29 August 2017


The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is proud to announce the release of the latest advanced course in the German Certificate program. German: Germans Outside of Germany explores researching German immigrants worldwide.


GERMANS OUTSIDE OF GERMANY COURSE

The latest offering from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, authored by Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA is an advanced level course in the German Certificate program.


Since the 19th century (or earlier), Germans have migrated to other countries to make their home. Whether they were evacuating for the sake of safety, moving into countries where other family members resided, or simply emigrating to remove themselves from the homeland, researching these individuals means considering various types of records found in the country they called home. This course explores the German migration out of Germany as late as the mid-20th century and includes settlements in some locations as early as pre-15th century. The countries addressed are those where significant populations of Germans have been or are still found, include the UK and Ireland; Oceania (Australia and New Zealand); North America (US, Canada, and Mexico); European countries where German is not an official language; Latin American countries (Central and South America and the Dominican Republic); Africa, Asia, and India. The course explores why Germans left Germany and where they went.


Germans Outside of Germany joins another new course in the certificate program, German: Compiled Sources. You can read more about these courses and the German Certificate at The National Institute website, http://www.genealogicalstudies.com/. The first offering of German: Germans Outside of Germany begins September 4, 2017.


The National Institute for Genealogical Studies currently offers 9 certificates for students looking to specialize in or gain comprehensive knowledge in their genealogical pursuits. Certificates are a comprehensive 40-course program that provides students with a breadth and depth of genealogical education not found anywhere else. Over 200 courses authored by experts in their field are available from The National Institute.


ABOUT THE GERMAN CERTIFICATE

Students enrolled in the German Certificate program build their expertise in genealogical research methodologies and the records of Germany. Courses that focus on researching German heritage include: German: Introduction to Research, German: Church Records,  German: Civil Registration Records, German: Emigration Records, German: Locating Places in Germany, German: Reading the Records and German: Record Repositories. Methodology and Analysis courses provide the student with instruction in proper genealogical methodology and analysis of records and evidence.   


ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GENEALOGICAL STUDIES

Heritage Productions and The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, leaders in online genealogy education, have offered genealogical and history materials for 25 years. Over 200 courses in genealogical studies are offered to help enhance researcher’s skills.


For those looking to acquire more formal educational training, The National Institute offers Certificate Programs in the records of Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, and the United States, as well as a General Methodology, Professional Development and Librarianship Certificate Program.  For more information please call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165 or email us at admin@genealogicalstudies.com.


For more information:

Louise St Denis

1-800-580-0165 (North American)

416-861-0165 (International)

Skype: louisestd

Louise St Denis of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies Honored

Louise St Denis of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is Presented with the Award of Merit at the Ontario Genealogical Society Conference. 

Award honors leadership and contributions.

For Immediate Release

26 June 2017


L to R: Heather Oakley, Louise St Denis, Patti Mordasewicz


The Ontario Genealogical Society, Canada’s largest genealogical society, held its Friday opening ceremonies for their annual conference in Ottawa, Ontario on June 16, 2017 and honored individuals with their Award of Merit. The OGS award recognizes those: 

Who have taken leadership in a project that is useful to family historians or contributed to a special project of interest to researchers across the province; and 
Whose contributions have been of benefit to the whole of the Society by: 
  • Digitizing and/or preserving a group of documents of interest to researchers; 
  • Making their records available online; 
  • Creating a finding aid or index to a large group of records of interest to researchers outside their geographic location; 
  • Or some other reasons justified in their nomination. 


Louise St Denis, Managing Director of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies was the recipient of the OGS Award of Merit. The award reads: 
“Since about 1992, your leadership in producing informative publications and later in 1999, offering the first and only comprehensive Certificate program in Genealogical Studies, certainly fulfills all the qualifications for the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Award of Merit.”

“Your reputation as a speaker, as an author, as an instructor, as a publisher and as an education developer is now world-wide. Your volunteer efforts with such as groups as the Société franco-ontarienne d’histoire et de généalogie and the Association of Professional Genealogists have also benefited genealogists. You have always been a strong supporter of OGS as evidenced by your 25 years as a vendor at our annual conference.”

Louise St Denis says of the award, “I am honored that the Ontario Genealogical Society felt I was deserving of this award and I thank them for this gesture. I truly believe that this award is in recognition of our entire team —- our authors, instructors, consultants, and student support staff. All these individuals contribute to making our programs the best they can be. Twenty-five years ago, when I attended as a vendor my first OGS conference, never in my wildest dreams, did I think that this little hobby would someday develop into the publishing house and education programs it has become. The moments I enjoy the most, are when students or graduates come to the booth or send an email, thanking us for providing such informative education, or  share with us how much the courses or the programs have meant to them; how we have helped them become great genealogists, recording their information accurately and breaking down their brick walls. That’s my biggest reward.”

ABOUT LOUISE ST DENIS
In the mid-1970s Louise St Denis became the controller of a large insurance and real estate firm in Ottawa. After the installation of a computer, the fascination of this new technology took over. She then assisted in the startup and continuing operation of what was to become Canada’s largest firm specializing in the marketing of software and hardware to the insurance industry.

In 1984, Louise became fascinated in genealogy and began tracing her French Canadian ancestors back to the 1600s. 

In addition to her work in the business world, Louise spent time helping in the non-profit sector — she is the founding president of the Société franco-ontarienne d’histoire et de généalogie – Toronto Branch, Past-president of its  provincial organization, Past-treasurer of the Association of Professional Genealogists-Ontario Chapter, and past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Louise also served on various Boards and Special Interest Groups including the Special Advisory Board of Library and Archives Canada.

Louise lectures internationally on various genealogy topics and has appeared on many television and radio shows. She publishes the Heritage Book Series (www.GenealogyStore.com) which now consist of over 120 titles. 

For two years Louise lead an in-classroom program at the University of Toronto. In 1999 she established a partnership with the U of T to offer the first and only comprehensive Certificate program in Genealogical Studies offered entirely online (www.genealogicalstudies.com). Louise is the Managing Director of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies and can be reached at stdenis@genealogicalstudies.com

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GENEALOGICAL STUDIES 
Heritage Productions and The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, leaders in online genealogy education, have offered genealogical and history materials for 25 years. Over 200 courses in genealogical studies are offered to help enhance researcher’s skills.

For those looking to acquire more formal educational training, The National Institute offers Certificate Programs in the records of Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, and the United States, as well as a General Methodology, Professional Development and Librarianship Certificate Program.  For more information please call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165 or email us at admin@genealogicalstudies.com.


For more information:
Louise St Denis 
www.genealogicalstudies.com
admin@genealogicalstudies.com
1-800-580-0165 (North American)
416-861-0165 (International)
Skype: louisestd

Call for Proposals: Scottish Research Courses


The National Institute for Genealogical Studies  is looking for a course author to write a 6-8 week curriculum on Scottish Land Records. This course should include, but not be limited to, the following topics:

·         Transfer and inheritance of land and property
·         Deeds and registers of deeds
·         Notarial Protocol Books
·         Valuation Rolls
·         Internet sources for research

This course will be for family historians searching for their Scottish ancestors. The course content will include 2 assignments per week and a final exam consisting of 25-30 questions. The course should be completed and turned in no later than 6 months from date of contract.

The course author must have a comprehensive knowledge of the topic. All source citations for text and images must conform to the standards found in Evidence Explained. Course is to be submitted in Microsoft Word and be proofread. Formatting of the course will be done by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

To submit an outline for consideration or to inquire about this opportunity, please email admin@genealogicalstudies.com. The successful applicant will receive a retainer to write the course upon acceptance of course outline and then final payment within 30 days of completion and approval of the course. We are also interested in proposals for other Scottish genealogy courses to include Poor Relief, Court Records, Occupations, Immigration, and Tax Records.


ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GENEALOGICAL STUDIES
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, leaders in online genealogy education, has been offering genealogy and history courses for over 17 years. We now offer over 200 courses in genealogical studies to help enhance researcher’s skills.

For those looking to acquire more formal educational training, The National Institute offers Certificate Programs in the records of Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and the United States, as well as a General Methodology, Professional Development and Librarianship Certificate Program.  For more information please call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165 or email us at admin@genealogicalstudies.com.

THE GREAT CANADIAN GENEALOGY SUMMIT

21-23 OCTOBER 2016 | Courtyard by Marriott Brampton Derived out of a passion for family history, three Canadian genealogists banded together to develop a conference structure which has a mission to promote Canadian genealogists by providing them a…

Genealogy website RootsPoint announces the Fondo Colonial archive image collection for Hispanic Heritage Month

One-of-a-kind collection of 17th-19th century archival records available for free



HENDERSON, NV—(September 22, 2015)– Genealogy website RootsPoint.com, in collaboration with the Hispanic Heritage Project, announced today free access to the Fondo Colonial collection from the Archivo Históricos Municipal de Hidalgo del Parral (Parral Archive). The browsable collection of more than 77,500 digitized images available on the RootsPoint website spans the period between 1611 and 1821 and contains civil colonial records of the Province of Nueva Viscaya. Today, this area consists of the states of Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Sinaloa and part of Coahuila, Mexico. Images include records of the government, finance and treasury, church, militia, notaries and protocols.


“The Fondo Colonial represents the written culture of Hispanic America through the last few centuries,” commented Carlos Yturralde of the Hispanic Heritage Project. “Within it, one gets a sense, not only of the daily goings-on within the Spanish colonies, the marriages, the commerce and the births and deaths, but one also catches glimpses of the evolution of Hispanic ways of life transforming into what they are today.” Yturradle also added that the Fondo Colonial helps individuals see the past and the present become one through the documents, and gain a stronger and deeper sense of who they are.


The Fondo Colonial collection is one of the most important archival collections in North America with its records pertaining to the history of the people of Spain, Mexico, the southwestern United States, and the many indigenous nations of the region. Digitization of additional records is ongoing, promising to preserve these one-of-a-kind archival records for generations of researchers. More information about the collection can be found on the Fondo Colonial collection webpage on RootsPoint.

About RootsPoint

RootsPoint is an online community for genealogical/family history information and resources. The RootsPoint website features the 1940 United States Federal Census and the 1841- 1901 UK Census as well as additional collections including histories, military, and immigration records. RootsPoint’s GenMall provides a one-stop shop for genealogy books and resources.

Visit us at: http://www.rootspoint.com
Follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/rootspoint
Follow us on Twitter: @RootsPoint

About Hispanic Heritage Project

Founded in 1992, the Hispanic Heritage Project began as part of the Friends of the Escondido (California) Public Library to raise funds for purchasing books on the Spanish Colonial Period for the Library’s Pioneer Room. Through fundraising and organizing efforts the Project has expanded its work to make available online Hispanic historical documents to researchers. The Project supports digitization and access efforts for Mexican archives by supplying equipment and funds. Much needed resources allow repositories to preserve and digitize materials ensuring their availability to researchers worldwide. Repositories the Project has assisted include the Hidalgo de Parral municipal archive, the Parral Diocese Archive, the parish of San Bartolome in Valle de Allende, the Institute of Historical Investigations at the University of Juarez in Durango, and the Historical Archive of Colima. Efforts to digitize archival records and make them available for free to researchers continues with the help of donations and sponsorships. Information about the Hispanic Heritage Project’s work and publications can be found on their website http://www.hh-p.org/home.html.

Contact

RootsPoint
info@rootspoint.com
801-906-9517

Call for Proposals: Course on Researching Mexican Ancestry

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is looking for a course author to write a 6-8 week curriculum on researching Mexican ancestry. This course should include, but not be limited to, the following topics:


  • ·         Generalized history of Mexico with timeline.
  • ·         General discussion of record groups available for researching family history (church records, land, probate, vital records, cemetery, census, directories, newspapers, immigration/emigration, etc.).
  • ·         Repositories in Mexico, the United States, and other countries for researching pertinent records.
  • ·         Internet sources for research.


This course will be for family historians beginning a search for their Mexican ancestry. The course will include 2 assignments per week and a final exam consisting of 25-30 questions. Course will be completed and turned in no later than 6 months from date of contract.


The course author must have a comprehensive knowledge of the topic. All source citations for text and images must conform to the standards found in Evidence Explained. Course is to be submitted in Microsoft Word and be proofread. Formatting of the course will be done by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.


To submit an outline for consideration or to inquire about this opportunity, please email admin@genealogicalstudies.com. The successful applicant will receive a retainer to write the course upon acceptance of course outline and then final payment within 30 days of completion and approval of the course.


ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GENEALOGICAL STUDIES

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, leaders in online genealogy education, has been offering genealogy and history courses for over 17 years. We now offer over 200 courses in genealogical studies to help enhance researcher’s skills.


For those looking to acquire more formal educational training, The National Institute offers Certificate Programs in the records of Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and the United States, as well as a General Methodology, Professional Development and Librarianship Certificate Program.  For more information please call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165 or email us at admin@genealogicalstudies.com.

GLOBAL FAMILY REUNION SEEKS GENEALOGISTS TO “CONNECT FOR THE CURE”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2014

Contact: Eowyn Langholf, gfrcousincoordinator@gmail.com

GLOBAL FAMILY REUNION SEEKS GENEALOGISTS TO “CONNECT FOR THE CURE”

The Global Family Reunion in June 2015 is expected to be the biggest, most inclusive celebration of family connections in history. It’s also more than that: It’s about fighting Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s about connecting to find a cure!

In honor of World Alzheimer’s Month, September, the Global Family Reunion is “going purple” by announcing a special Connect for the Cure initiative for genealogists.

We invite all genealogy researchers, from beginners to professionals, to help us find as many new connections to reunion organizer A.J. Jacobs and the Global Family as possible.

Thanks to press exposure in the New York Times, NPR and Good Morning America, thousands of people have contacted A.J. saying that they plan to attend to the Global Family Reunion. Many of them have not yet been able to find a connection to A.J. through the global family trees on WikiTree and Geni. It’s these people who need your help!

For every person you can connect, A.J. will donate $1 to fighting Alzheimer’s, up to a total of $10,000. (We have partnered with the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and the Alzheimer’s Association).

Plus, earn five or more points and you are eligible for a prize!

·      5 points: Global Family Reunion bumper sticker.

·      10 points: “I Am A Cousin” feature on Global Family Reunion blog.

·      25 points: Skype/Google+ Chat with A.J. and the GFR team and formal thank-you at the Reunion

·      50 points: Autographed copy of one of A.J.’s books.

·      100 points: Personal acknowledgement in A.J.’s next book.

·      150 points: Global Family Reunion t-shirt.

Finally, there will be one very special surprise for the genealogist who earns the most points..

All connections must be made by May 1. To participate, contact our Chief Cousin Coordinator, Eowyn Langholf, at gfrcousincoordinator@gmail.com.

About the Global Family Reunion

WHAT: The largest, most inclusive, most entertaining family reunion in history. There will be TED-style talks about genealogy, DNA and amazing family tales. There will be music, comedy, games, exhibits, food, booths and the world’s biggest family photo. It will also be the subject of a documentary by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock.

WHEN: June 6, 2015 (all day long)

WHERE: The New York Hall of Science, on the grounds of the historic World’s Fair. Satellite events across the world, and live-streamed access from your computer.

For more details see Global Family Reunion at a Glance.

  

WIKICHICKS GENEALOGY NEWS NETWORK OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2014
Contact: Tami Osmer Glatz, info@wikichicks.wiki


The WikiChicks Genealogy News Network (WikiChicks GNN), an engaging genealogical news service, has officially launched. “WikiChicks GNN is a new way for genealogists to stay informed of current industry news and relevant stories. By using social media tools we can provide information in a way that allows folks the ability to both read and share it easily with others” said Tami Osmer Glatz, co-founder of the group. “What I like about this concept is that it is a great example of how genealogists can come together, collaborate and make great things happen!” said Eowyn Langholf, co-founder. WikiChicks is different from existing community news services in that it is accessible through many platforms, and news is shared throughout the day, with evening digests of the day’s events created as a single blog posting.


WikiChicks’ goal is to share information of interest to genealogists daily via popular social media sources, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flipboard, and Storify.


WickiChicks’ postings combine aggregate information with new content. For those who don’t spend all day perusing social media sites, the team publishes the “Whaddya Miss” posting every weekday evening on the WikiChicks Genealogy News Network blog ,  www.WikiChicks.wiki. This segment includes all the day’s shared links and stories in one place.


Additionally, the WikiChicks team shares regular weekly columns on the WikiChicks.wiki blog,  such as Monday’s Muse, a collection of interesting genealogical tips, tricks and stories to motivate you for the week ahead; Tuesday’s ChickTips, featuring websites and resources helpful for research; Wednesday’s Spotlight, sharing personal stories and information about folk’s genealogical journeys; Thursdays Tweets, a collection of the week’s interesting and informative “don’t miss” comments from various genealogists on Twitter; and Friday’s Weekend Warmup, a recount of a few select news stories to get readers “warmed up” and ready to research over the weekend.


The website, www.WikiChicks.wiki, includes the blog, as well as an all-inclusive genealogy calendar of events, searchable by state or event type, such as conferences, webinars, etc.


Who are the WikiChicks?
The WickiChicks began as Eowyn Langholf and Tami Osmer Glatz.  The two met as team members for the collaborative family tree website, WikiTree, where Eowyn is the Forest Elf and Social Media Manager, and Tami is the Playground Manager & Courtesy Counselor (aka Community Assistant).


Tami’s contributions to the genealogy community have included the free Relatively Curious Internet Genealogy Toolbar, and presentations and classes on using the Internet for research while maintaining professional-level genealogical standards and practices.  Eowyn is smart, funny, wonderful, wildly successful working for a major published author & celebrity, and single. She recounts “Tami and I were manning the WikiTree booth at RootsTech, modeling our fashionably orange WikiTree shirts when Genea-Musings blogger Randy Seaver stopped by for a chat.  He took one look at us and said ‘You two must be the WikiChicks.’  We give him credit for the name and now refer to him affectionately as ‘Uncle Randy’”.  


Eowyn and Tami are pleased to announce the latest  contributor  to WikiChicks, author and researcher Gena Philibert-Ortega.  “Gena has been a part of so many aspects of the genealogy community, from her articles for WorldVitalRecords, to her being the genial hostess of the Genealogy-Wise online forums, to her behind-the-scenes research for Genealogy Roadshow, and so much more. Her breadth of knowledge is going to be a huge asset.”


About WikiChicks
The WikiChicks Genealogy News Network (WickiChicks GNN) is a free service that  provides social media posts to help educate and inform genealogists and family historians about news, events and research tips.  The WikiChicks’ GNN team share information of interest to genealogists daily via popular social media sources, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flipboard, and Storify.


To have your society or group’s events included on the Calendar, or to share  news and press releases, please email  info@wikichicks.wiki. To learn more about WickiChicks see their website at www.WikiChicks.wiki.

NGS Announces New Course American Genealogical Studies: Guide to Documentation and Source Citation

NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22204-4370
Phone 703-525-0050 or 800-473-0060
Fax 703-525-0052

Press Release
Contact: Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGL
Phone: 703-525-0050
pstamm@ngsgenealogy.org
For Release: 5 February 2014

NGS Announces New Course American Genealogical Studies: Guide to Documentation and Source Citation

ARLINGTON, VA, 5 FEBRUARY 2014: The National Genealogical Society proudly announces the release of its newest American Genealogical Studies course, Guide to Documentation and Source Citation.

This course joins The Basics in the series of online courses developed by NGS to help those interested in finding their family. In this three-module self-paced course, Michael Grant Hait Jr., CG, helps genealogists with one of the most confusing areas of genealogy research, “how do I cite my family information?” Knowing where we located our family information and keeping accurate notes, or citations, is the backbone of reliable genealogy. The course modules consist of lessons, examples, citations, and graded quizzes and cover topics on “Introduction to Documentation,” “Basic Citation Principles,” and “Applying Citation Principles.”

This NGS American Genealogical Studies course, Guide to Documentation and Source Citation, is available for $30.00 for members and $45.00 for non-members. For further information, to view the syllabus, or to purchase the course, visit the NGS website at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/guide_documentation_sourcecitation.

Guide to Documentation and Source Citation joins The Basics in the NGS’s online cloud-based learning management system. To take advantage of this system, you will need either a computer or tablet with an Internet connection.

NGS also offers several courses available in downloadable PDF files compatible for a PC or MAC. The courses are designed for both the beginner and the established genealogist to help busy individuals learn about a specific topic and to put the ensuing knowledge to work quickly. These courses include:

  • Using Federal Population Census Schedules in Genealogical Research
  • Introduction to Civil War Research
  • Genetic Genealogy, The Basics
  • Introduction to Religious Records
  • Working with Deeds

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists. Please visit the NGS Pressroom for further information.

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National Genealogical Society Announces Official Blogger and Social Media Press Registration



NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22204-4370
Press Release
Contact: Erin Shifflett
Phone: 703-525-0050 ext. 112                                                                                                                   
eshifflett@ngsgenealogy.org                                                                                                                 
For Release: 30 January 2014
National Genealogical Society Announces Official Blogger and Social Media Press Registration
 2014 Family History Conference
Richmond, Virginia 7–10 May 2014
Arlington, VA, 30 JANUARY 2014: The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the opening of Official Blogger and Social Media Press registration for the 2014 Family History Conference, which will be held 7–10 May 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.
In recognition of the important media role played by bloggers and social media press, NGS invites bloggers and social media writers to register at http://goo.gl/hSRnU5 for official Social Media Press designation for the NGS 2014 Family History Conference. Social Media Press includes bloggers, micro-bloggers, and other social media. Registration is now open and will close on 21 February 2014. NGS will notify accepted Social Media Press by 1 March 2014. For more information on the NGS Social Media Policy, see http://goo.gl/Sigp7P.
NGS recognizes the number of engaged and talented bloggers who regularly write about the release of new records, upcoming events, research methods, tools, software choices, and other items of interest to the genealogical community. The special designation, Social Media Press, by NGS for the 2014 Family History Conference recognizes the daily contributions social media writers make to keep the field of genealogy current, particularly with news that is not covered in the mainstream media.
Official Social Media Press will have a limited license to select and use the designation and logo Official Social Media Press or Official Blogger for reporting conference events from acceptance through post-conference reporting. Other benefits of official recognition will include receipt of a press kit upon conference check-in and access to the Press table located in the Wi-Fi area just outside the exhibit hall. In addition, NGS will award a $50 registration credit for the NGS 2015 Family History Conference to the five Social Media Press authors who provide the most comprehensive coverage at the 2014 conference. The award recipients will be announced before the end of May 2014.
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.
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You Asked for More #GenChats and The In-Depth Genealogist Responded



PRESS RELEASE
January 29, 2014; Utica, OH: 
2013 has been a whirlwind of excitement for The In-Depth Genealogist. We collaborated with Conference Keeper on #genchat, and it was a great success. We have listened to the participants that were requesting we host more #genchats.  You asked, we are answering in 2014 we will be starting #idgchat which will take place on the first and third Friday of the month at 8 pm EST/ 7 CST.
How can you participate?
We recommend using Tchat to follow the chat. It creates a nice conversational stream of tweets that are specific to #idgchat. This way, you can enjoy the conversation and it will not get lost in your Twitter feed. To participate, go to http://www.tchat.io/rooms/idgchatand sign in with your Twitter account. Using Tchat, you will be able to follow the #IDGChat conversation without interference.  Look for us at 8 PM EST on the following dates.
We have the entire year mapped out at http://theindepthgenealogist.com/2014-idgchat-schedule/  This month we’ve got a Guest Chat with Cindy Freed on Civil War Research on February 7th and February 21st we will discuss the Brick Walls presented in the blog posthttp://theindepthgenealogist.com/february-brick-walls/
The brick wall chats are a collaborative discussion. That will take a few steps to work properly.  Submit your brick wall via blog post or email to editor@theindepthgenealogist.com by the first friday of the month. Please add “Brick wall for idgchat” in the subject line.  We will compile these into a blog post on the IDG blog and posted the second Monday of the month.  Brick wall discussions will take place on the third friday on the month, unless otherwise noted (see July schedule).  To get caught up on the ideas generated you can check out our
Remember to follow @Indepthgen, @JenniferAlford and @Tracingmyfamily on Twitter so that you will see all the updates on #IDGChat throughout the year. We look forward to chatting with all of you in 2014!

For more information, please contact Terri O’Connell

        
The In-Depth Genealogist
http://www.theindepthgenealogist.com

PhotoTree.com Announces: Archive Photography

How to photograph oversize photos, curled documents, and heirloom treasures.
January 2, 2014, Carlsbad, CA.  Phototree.com™, the leader in delivering vintage photograph information to genealogists and historians has released Archive Photography:  How to photograph oversize photos, curled documents, and heirloom treasures.

Archive Photographyis a detailed guide for genealogists and family historians to help them photograph and digitally archive their one-of-a-kind pictures, documents, and heirlooms. The book offers the simple and inexpensive processes to ensure that images of historical objects are preserved for future enjoyment, research, and history.

Important archival subjects covered are:

·         How to photograph very large or curved glass pictures.

·         Detailed procedures for uncurling documents with a humidification chamber.

·         Easy lighting and background tips for professional looking results.

·         Removing photos from vintage and magnetic albums.

·         Using smart phones and tablet for archive photography.

·         Recommendations for archival-safe storage.

·         The mysteries of archival standards and terms explained.

Written specifically as a Kindle eBook, Archive Photography includes an abundance of original photos, drawings, and detailed steps that guide the reader through capturing beautiful images of their treasures.  This book also takes advantage of eBook enhanced features by providing  links to sourced information, archival products, and equipment reviews that were illustrated, used and tested. 

Archive Photography is available from Amazon.comin Kindle format. Kindle books are readable on the iPad, mobile devices, personal computers with the Kindle app, and of course on Kindle tablets. During a 10-day promotion, the book is only $1.99 until January 6, 2014 when the Amazon price will be $4.99. The book is equivalent to 116 printed pages and contains over 80 original photographs and drawings.

About the Author

Gary Clark is a professional photographer, restorer, and genealogist who has merged these skills with his passion for collecting old photographs.  Archiving both his family treasures and accumulated photographs has been a continual project for over twenty years. With over thirty years of photography and graphics design experience, he has embraced the eBook revolution by bringing professional design and development skills to the process of writing eBooks. The books from his Illustrated Home Archivist series are all original works with an abundance of photographs and drawings to help educate the reader.

Contact:  Gary Clark        gary@phototree.com

Details available at:         Archive Photography Web Page

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The National Institute For Genealogical Studies Announces New Lecturing Course

For Immediate Release

1 October 2013





Lecturing Skills Including Preparation written by genealogy
professional Thomas MacEntee, is the newest course offering at The National
Institute for Genealogical Studies. Part of the Professional Development
Certificate, this course provides practical suggestions for developing,
offering and presenting genealogical lectures. Students receive practical real
world experience with a final project that involves presenting in a webinar
format to a live audience.

Director of The National Institute
for Genealogical Studies, Louise St Denis says of the new course, “Lecturing
is such an integral part of a professional genealogist’s life. This course
seemed like a natural fit for the Professional Development Certificate. Having
Thomas author the course was an easy choice considering his experience in the
field.”

Course author Thomas MacEntee stated
“Public speaking is not necessarily just a talent one is born with. It has to
be cultivated and it is more than just standing up in front of a room and
opening your mouth to speak. Good speakers know that it takes not just hard
work and practice to succeed; it also requires learning the “how” of speaking
about your passion and educating others.”

Whether you enroll in Lecturing  as part of the Professional Development
Certificate or as a stand-alone course, you will finish it with  new skills to prefect your presentations.  

Professional
Development Certificate


The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers eleven
Certificate Programs including the Professional Development Program.  Courses in this new program include,
Transcribing, Abstracting, & Extracting – Career Development: Choosing a
Niche – Creating Programs for Adults & the Younger Generation – Organizing
a One Name Study – Lecturing – Forensic Genealogy – Genealogy and Copyright –
Palaeography – Document Analysis – DNA – Marketing – House and Farm Histories –
One Place Studies – Analysis and Skills Mentoring – Methodology

To learn more about The National Institute’s Certificate
Programs, see their website at http://www.genealogicalstudies.com/.

Enroll
Now for a Special Offer


Ongoing professional support is crucial to any career.
That’s why The National Institute has teamed up with the Genealogical Speakers
Guild <http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org/> to offer students a discount on membership.
Why join the Genealogical Speakers Guild?  Diana Crisman Smith, GSG board member
explains, “GSG is dedicated to several objectives, foremost among them: To
broaden the speaker base by identifying, educating and assisting promising
speakers and to raise professional lecture standards.   Speakers who work to improve themselves and
others are the lifeblood of GSG.”

The Lecturing course
begins October 14th. Students enrolled in the Lecturing course for October receive 50% off a membership in the Genealogical
Speakers Guild. Hurry! This limited time offer expires October 13, 2013.

Interested in signing up for multiple courses or a
certificate program? Payment plans are available. Call at 1-800-580-0165 and
learn about affordable options for any budget.


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 http://www.genealogicalstudies.com/
or call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165 or email us at admin@genealogicalstudies.com.

Contact:

Louise St Denis

1-800-580-0165

admin@genealogicalstudies.com

New Course Begins April 1st: Demystifying Culture & Folklore

For Immediate Release

March 28, 2013

National Institute for Genealogical Studies
Announces New Course Written by Genealogist Jean Wilcox Hibben: Demystifying
Culture & Folklore


The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is proud to
announce its newest course, Demystifying
Culture & Folklore
. This  course was written by genealogist,
lecturer, and author Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD., MA, CGSM. The first
course start date is Monday, April 1, 2013 and it will be offered every
three months. 

Culture/Folklore and its accompanying behaviors, traditions,
stories, etc. are an integral part of who we are as human beings. This course
encourages students to explore their own roots to determine: How their primary
cultures (Race, Ethnicity, Nationality) have influenced their ancestors over
the generations and how their subcultures (religion, family, occupations, etc.)
have been formed and influenced by the intergenerational folklore passed down
from ancestors.

About this course, instructor Jean Wilcox Hibben
remarked, “I believe that who we are is a compilation of our experiences and
associations as well as our biological connections. When we understand our
ancestors, we can better understand ourselves. By doing this, we can complete
and appreciate our family circles.”

Beverly Rice, CGSM Director
of the American Records courses says, “The culture and traditions that
individuals bring from their ancestral homeland influence the decisions they
make and the lives they lead. Culture and folklore influence us and our
actions. This new course is unique in that it looks at family history from a
different perspective. It helps students learn how family history research is
more than just researching records. We are about what we inherited from our
ancestors.”

Sign up for this course today from our website . 

If you have any questions about this course or the National Institutefor Genealogical Studies, call us at 1-800-580-0165 or email us at admin@genealogicalstudies.com.

About The National Institute for
Genealogical Studies


The
National Institute, leaders in online genealogy education, has been offering
genealogy and history courses for over 14 years. We now offer over 200 courses
in genealogical studies to help enhance researcher’s skills.


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

For more information please call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165
or email us at
admin@genealogicalstudies.com.

For more information:

Louise St Denis

1-800-580-0165 (North American)

416-861-0165

039 018 5544 ( Australia and New Zealand)

020 3239 3835 (United Kingdom)

Skype: louisestd

PhotoTree.com Announces: 19th Century Card Photos KwikGuide™

A Step-by-Step Guide to
Identifying and Dating Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Cards



March 21, 2013, Salt
Lake City, UT.
  Phototree.com™, the
leader in delivering historical photograph information to genealogists and
collectors, unveiled at the RootsTech 2013 conference their latest book titled 19th Century Card Photos
KwikGuide™, A Step-by-Step to Identifying and Dating Cartes de Visite and
Cabinet Cards
.  Written for the
experienced and novice genealogists or historian, this book guides the reader
through the steps used to determine the date of old card photographs.

The full color KwikGuide is written in an easy to follow,
step-by-step format that walks the reader through the common and seldom used
photograph characteristics that can help the researcher determine a
photograph’s date usually within two to six years.

This book is an update of the popular version released for
the iPad two years ago.  New research
includes a section on foreign photographs and their similarities with American
photographs.

The KwikGuide
chapters include :

  • A Brief History of Photography
  • Cartes de Visite
  • Cabinet Cards
  • Studio Props
  • Unique Photograph Formats
  • 20th Century Photograph
    Introduction
  • Appendixes of common photograph sizes
    and web research.

With over 200 color photographs and 90 pages, each chapter reveals
the clues that indicate when the photograph was taken. This helps the
genealogist determine who the picture could be, and just as important, who the
picture could not be. For the historian and photo collector, establishing a
valid photograph date is important to context, historical accuracy, and even
value of the photograph.

19th Century Card
Photos KwikGuide
is available for $17.95 through the PhotoTree.com website
(www.phototree.com), from Family Roots
Publishing (www.familyrootspublishing.com),
and Amazon.com (www.amazon.com).

About the Author

Gary Clark is a professional photographer, restorer, and
genealogist who has merged these skills with his passion for collecting
photographs.  His 30 years of experience
in digital imaging brings a unique and thorough understanding of photograph
problems and how to solve them. Clark introduced PhotoTree.com to genealogists
and collectors in 2000, and he continually expands the free information with a
gallery of over 1,000 images, weekly case studies, and historical information
about 19th century photographs.

Contact:                                               Gary
Clark, gary@phototree.com

Images & Press Release:                               www.phototree.com/news.htm

PhotoTree.com and KwikGuide are a trademarks of
PhotoTree.com.

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National Institute for Genealogical Studies Announces New Course: Creating Genealogy Programs for Adults & the Younger Generation.

For Immediate Release

February 27, 2013


The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is proud to
announce its newest course,  Creating Genealogy Programs for Adults
& the Younger Generation.
This  course was written by
genealogist Jennifer Holik, author of numerous books about developing genealogy
programs for children,  societies, and libraries.
The first course start date is Monday, March 4, 2013 and will be offered
every three months. 

Engaging adults in genealogy has typically been a concern
of genealogical societies rather than libraries. Today however, many libraries
are creating adult genealogy groups and programs. Attendance for these programs
is easier to obtain than perhaps a youth program in genealogy. But, these
libraries are also looking for ways to engage the youth in genealogy. The
problem lies in how to capture their interest and create a program that will
convey the basics of research in a way that is both meaningful and engaging.

This course provides an example of creating an adult genealogy program first,
as a way to lay the foundation for a youth program. It follows with examples of
youth programs for those in grades one through twelve. The examples are laid
out into one hour, one and a half-hour, half-day, and full-day workshops and
cover the basics of research while also incorporating social and local history.
The final result is a rich and useful youth genealogy program. Requirements and
suggestions on assisting youth who are earning Scout badges follows and
finally, you will take the youth workshop beyond the classroom. Suggestions for
continuing your own genealogical education, create and provide additional
resources for your organization, and connect with others.

About this course, instructor Jennifer Holik remarked,
“This course is important because we should be reaching out to the next
generation and passing down our history, stories, research skills, and love of
genealogy so these things won’t be lost. Through the many examples presented,
students will be walked through creating various programs which will make it
easier for them to get started.”

Creating Genealogy Programs
for Adults & the Younger Generation
would make an excellent choice as an elective to our librarianship
certificate program” says National Institute for Genealogical Studies Director, Louise St Denis. Not just limited to librarians, this course is also
suitable for genealogy society leaders, archivists, professional genealogists,
or teachers.

You can learn more about this course at our website

If you have any questions about this course or the National Institute
for Genealogical Studies
, call us at 1-800-580-0165 or email us at admin@genealogicalstudies.com.


About The National Institute for
Genealogical Studies


The
National Institute, leaders in online genealogy education, has been offering
genealogy and history courses for over 14 years. We now offer over 200 courses
in genealogical studies to help enhance researcher’s skills.


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

For more information please call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165
or email us at
admin@genealogicalstudies.com.

For more information:

Louise St Denis

1-800-580-0165 (North American)

416-861-0165

039 018 5544 ( Australia and New Zealand)

020 3239 3835 (United Kingdom)

Skype: louisestd

PhotoTree.com Announces: The KwikTip™ Series of Photographic Laminates

 For Immediate Release

Illustrated tip sheets that help researchers date historical and family photographs.

February 5, 2013, Carlsbad, CA. Phototree.com™, the leader in delivering historical photograph information to genealogists and collectors has released the first in a series of laminated KwikTips™ that give genealogists and historians an easy‐to‐use, yet comprehensive source to help achieve accurate date analysis of 19th century photographs.

The KwikTips are laminated, letter size, two page reference sheets with illustrative photos, historical information, and timelines, all in an attractive and easy to use design. KwikTips are available for:

•Daguerreotype, ambrotype, and tintype photographs
•Cartes de visite and cabinet cards
•Imprints of cartes de visite and cabinet cards

The Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, and Tintype KwikTip reveals the introduction, popular use, and complete life‐cycle of cased images. In addition, the 50‐year evolution of tintypes is outlined along with dated images.

This Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Cards KwikTip presents the introduction, use, and end‐of‐life of the popular paper photograph from the Civil War to 1900. Illustrated with beautiful dated photographs, this KwikTip guides you through the major changes of paper photographs in the 1800s, giving you the knowledge to help you date mystery photographs.

The Imprints KwikTip reveals much information about the photograph. Imprints are the studio identification, artwork, and services that are listed on the front and back of old photos. There are secrets within the imprints that can help a researcher determine within a few years when a photograph was produced.

Detailed KwikTip laminates from PhotoTree.com give the researcher a detailed yet easy‐to‐use set of timelines, photograph characteristics, and great illustrations to help date old photographs.
These durable, easy to use, and beautifully illustrated laminates are perfect for quick reference in the home, office, library, and on research trips. Designed to last, they are easy to store and carry, and answer the most common questions to dating 19th century photographs.

KwikTips are available exclusively from Family Roots Publishing (www.familyrootspublishing.com) at $5.99 each.

About the Author
Gary Clark is a professional photographer, restorer, and genealogist who has merged these skills with his passion for collecting old photographs. His 30 years of experience in digital imaging brings a unique and thorough understanding of photograph history, the technology, and the historical role photos play. Clark introduced PhotoTree.com to genealogists and collectors in 2000, and he continually expands the free information with a gallery of over 1,000 images, weekly case studies, and historical information about 19th century photographs.

Contact: Gary Clark, gary@phototree.com
Images & Press Release: www.phototree.com/news.htm
PhotoTree.com is a trademark of PhotoTree.com. KwikTips is a trademark of PhotoTree.com

PhotoTree.com Announces: Photo Restoration KwikGuide™ A Step‐by‐Step Guide for Repairing Photographs with Photoshop Elements®

NEWS For Immediate Release

February 5, 2013, Carlsbad, CA. Phototree.com™,
the leader in delivering historical photograph information to
genealogists and collectors, has released their latest book titled Photo
Restoration KwikGuide™, A Step‐by‐Step Guide for Repairing Photographs
with Photoshop Elements®. Written for the experienced and novice users
of Elements, this book guides the reader through the steps used to
restore damaged or deteriorated photographs.

The 96 page, full
color KwikGuide is written in an easy to follow, step‐by‐step format
that walks the reader through the most common repair techniques. Using
Elements® software, many of the techniques go beyond simply applying
filters and tools. Some repairs are multiple process steps developed by PhotoTree.com that solve some of the most demanding restoration challenges.

Gary Clark, author and founder of PhotoTree.com
described the book’s approach as unique, noting, “We understood that
many people are not prepared nor desire to learn every aspect of
Elements from a lengthy and expensive book. We focused on one topic:
restoration, and then presented it in a concise, straightforward
manner”. The KwikGuide process looks at photo problems first and then
describes the right tools to fix them.

The steps described in
the KwikGuide are useful for repairing recent pictures as well as
historical photos. In addition, the basics of image editing such as
scanning and file formats; selection and layers; straightening and
cropping; and navigating through Elements are covered in detail. This
KwikGuide shows the reader how to:

1.Fix scratched, marked, and torn images
2.Recreate missing pieces
3.Fix faded photographs
4.Lighten dark photographs
5.Correct color changes
6.Repair facial and other damage
With
over 200 color photographs and screen images, each section reveals the
tools, actions, and results of photo restoration. In addition, KwikGuide
web pages on the PhotoTree.com website (www.phototree.com) allow the reader to download the same high resolution images and practice the restoration techniques.

Photo Restoration KwikGuide is available for $17.95 through the PhotoTree.com website (www.phototree.com), from Family Roots Publishing (www.familyrootspublishing.com), and Amazon.com (www.amazon.com).

About the Author
Gary
Clark is a professional photographer, restorer, and genealogist who has
merged these skills with his passion for collecting photographs. His 30
years of experience in digital imaging brings a unique and thorough
understanding of photograph problems and how to solve them. Clark
introduced PhotoTree.com
to genealogists and collectors in 2000, and he continually expands the
free information with a gallery of over 1,000 images, weekly case
studies, and historical information about 19th century photographs.

Contact: Gary Clark, gary@phototree.com
Images & Press Release: www.phototree.com/news.htm
PhotoTree.com and KwikGuide are a trademarks of PhotoTree.com. Photoshop and Elements are registered trademarks of Adobe

All Day Genealogy Event at Huntington Beach Central Library

The Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS), celebrating their 50th Anniversary, will be hosting the inaugural “Genealogy BASH and Book Faire” on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the
Huntington Beach Central Library.

Ten of Southern California’s best family history speakers will give talks on subjects ranging from how
the Internet is changing genealogical research to DNA testing for genealogy. Speakers include Barbara Renick, Randy Seaver, Jean Wilcox Hibben, CeCe Moore, Norma Storrs Keating, Dawn Thurston, Linda Serna, Brian Speckart, Richard S. McFarlane, and Gena Philibert-Ortega. There will be 20 lectures in four sessions from which to choose. There is a wide range of subjects that will be of
interest to anyone who is researching their family roots. Seating is guaranteed if pre-registered on
their website, www.occgs.com. There is a fee to attend the lectures. Parking is free in the large
library lot.

Those just beginning their quest for their family’s history will have the opportunity to learn from professionals in free classes also held throughout the day. Free sign-ups are on the organization’s
website, www.occgs.com.

There are two title sponsors for the event, Findmypast and FamilySearch. Both will have company
representatives available to discuss their products. There will also be additional exhibitors in attendance and the exhibit hall is open to the public.

OCCGS manages the 20,000 volume Genealogy collection at the Huntington Beach Central Library.
The public is invited to visit the collection and have a guided tour.

There will be a Book Faire for people who want to add to their personal genealogical library. Prices
for the books and other genealogical materials at the Book Faire are at bargain basement prices. The
Book Faire is free and open to the public.

The Huntington Beach Central Library is located at 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
Doors open at 8:00 AM and the first session starts at 9:15 AM. See the OCCGS website,
www.occgs.com, and click on the BASH button for full details and registration information.

Contact Information:
Hal Horrocks
Phone: 714-296-6114
Email: president@occgs.com
Website: www.occgs.com

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