Thursday, June 10, 2010

NIGS: Classes & interview opportunity

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Please address all inquires to Louise at


(Toronto: June 8, 2010)

Louise St. Denis, Managing Director of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, will be at the SCGS [Southern California Genealogical Society's Jamboree all three days, June 11th to the 13th.

The Institute continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year by offering new Intensive Short Courses.

Taught by experts in their fields, most of these courses will be four weeks in length. And you can have up to four real-life meetings with your instructors, if you wish.

These courses will be packed with useful information—like research techniques and tips—and they are inexpensive - under $50.00 each.

Right now, the Institute has three new courses starting in July. They are -

"Investigate: Adoption Records" - Linda Rakita;
"Investigate: Lost Friends and Family Records" - Linda Rakita; and
"Research: Native American Ancestors" - Michael Hait

A number of regular courses on US records are also starting in July.

They include -

"US Census Records" - Scott Bartley & Beverly Rice, CG;
"US Land Records" - Kyle Betit, BS;
"US Vital Records, Understanding & Using The Records" - Leslie Brinkley Lawson;
"US Religious Records - Part 1" - Kyle Betit, BS & Beverly Whitaker, MA;
"US Religious Records - Part 2" - Beverly Whitaker, MA;
"US Cemetery and Mortuary Records" - Scott Andrew Bartley;
"US Institutional Records" - Amy Johnson Crow, CG;
"US Migration Patterns" - Beverly Whitaker, MA;
"US Military Records" - Beverly Rice, CG; and
"Research: American Records Using" - Beverly Rice, CG

All courses start July 5th, 2010.

You can enroll in these courses by simply going to the Institute's website at , choosing the ones which interest you, and registering online.

Besides giving three different lectures at the Jamboree, Louise will be available at Booths 106 and 107 to discuss your course needs, as offered by the Institute.

If you wish to interview Louise in advance of the Jamboree, please contact Elizabeth Lapointe, Head of Media Relations, National Institute for Genealogical Studies, at or at 1.613.983.5050.


About the National Institute for Genealogical Studies
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies now offers over 150 courses in genealogical studies, including courses in the records of Canada, England, Ireland, Germany, and the United States.

If you are looking for a more formal educational training, the Institute does offer—in affiliation with the Continuing Education Unit of the University of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto—Certificate Programs in the records of Canada, England, Ireland, Germany, and the United States, as well as a Librarianship Certificate.

Louise St. Denis
Managing Director
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

Toll-free in North America - 1.800.580.0165

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