Jan 24, 2011

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Online Genealogy Courses

Last year while on the Unlock the Past history and genealogy roadshow I met and got to know Louise St Denis, Director of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies (NIGS). On the New Zealand part of the trip I also met up with Kerrie Farmer, the new Director, Australian Studies (NIGS).

As part of the roadshow, attendees were able to sign up for a free course on Methodology and mine starts in February. I am really looking forward to participating.

Below is a press release from NIGS which I have been asked to promote via my blog. It mentions Kerrie’s appointment as Director, Australian Studies and that there are new Australian courses on offer.

(Toronto January 22, 2011) Louise St. Denis, Managing Director of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, has just announced the new Australian Records Certificate courses which are now available at <www.genealogicalstudies.com>. The Institute offers courses via distance education, using the Internet. This allows students to study at their own pace, at the time and place convenient for them.

Last November, Louise visited many cities in Australia and New Zealand as part of the ‘Unlock the Past’ History and Genealogy Roadshow. At that Roadshow, Louise announced the appointment of Kerry Farmer as Director, Australian Studies, with the company.

The first course to be offered is “Australia: Births, Deaths and Marriages”, which will start on February 7, 2011. More courses covering the range of Australian records will become available as the year progresses.

For those undertaking another certificate program (for example, in English or Irish records), various elective courses will also be available, some covering a broad spectrum of Australian records but in less detail. Any of the courses can also be taken independently.

To read a detailed description about a specific course, please go to our website at <www.genealogicalstudies.com>, click on the menu item “COURSES”, and click on “COURSES” again. Then click on “ALPHABETICAL LISTING” to make searching through over 60 courses being given in February a little easier!

To learn more about our instructors, please go to our site at <www.genealogicalstudies.com>, click on menu item “INSTITUTE”, then click on “FACULTY”, and click on the instructor’s name.

If you need more information, please call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165, or send us a message at <admin@genealogicalstudies.com>.

You can enroll in these or other courses by simply going to the Institute’s website at <www.genealogicalstudies.com>, choosing the ones which interest you, and registering online.

About the National Institute for Genealogical Studies:

The Institute now offers over 150 courses in genealogical studies, including individual courses in the records of Australia, 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 Australia, 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

<www.genealogicalstudies.com>

<info@genealogicalstudies.com>

Toll-free in North America – 1.800.580.0165


  1. I am in Week 3 of the Methodology course. It is taking me “back to basics” but all good!

  2. Shauna, I enjoy your blog, and I have nominated it for the Ancestor Approved Award in a post at Genealogy Leftovers.

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