GenealogyWise Update

11 February 2011

I am a member of GenealogyWise and also a member of the Australian Genealogists group which is administered by Geniaus, a well known Australian blogger and tweeter. There are just over 300 members of this group (a lot more in the whole of GenealogyWise) who help each other with queries, post events, announcements and so on. If you haven’t had a look, now is a good time to see what you are missing!

Below is a press release outlining the change of management at GenealogyWise which also gives a bit more information on it and new owner the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

National Institute for Genealogical Studies Announces Acquisition of GenealogyWise

(Toronto, February 7, 2011) Louise St. Denis, Managing Director of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, has announced that the Institute has acquired the website, GenealogyWise <www.genealogywise.com>. The Genealogy Community Director of GenealogyWise, Gena Philibert Ortega, has also officially joined the Institute. She can be reached at <genwise@genealogicalstudies.com>.

“I would say that GenealogyWise is a great fit with the National Institute’s goals. GenealogyWise is a place to connect with new found cousins, share resources, and learn more about genealogy. As part of the National Institute, GenealogyWise members will benefit from the opportunities that the National Institute provides,” said Gena.

GenealogyWise is the social network for genealogists. This is the place to network with other researchers, and make discoveries about your family history.

You can join or create surname, locality, or topic groups. The Group feature allows you to collaborate, share, and ask questions of other members.

You can also join the Chat Room for a quick question about research, a chat with fellow genealogists, or attend one of our educational presentations. As well, you can post a blog entry or a forum question from the GenealogyWise homepage. This is a great way to share your knowledge on a genealogy topic or to ask a question.

To date, there are over 23,000 members online.

A new feature will be added – the Live Meeting. GenealogyWise members will be able to access Live Meetings onsite, and this will open up more education opportunities to members that the Institute has to offer.

For the month of March, the Institute is offering a number of US courses as well as courses on Methodology, Electronic Records, and in Analysis and Skill Mentioning.

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 given in March a little easier!

And 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 again 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.

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About The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

About the National Institute for Genealogical Studies: The Institute now offers over 150 courses in genealogical studies, including 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 offers—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


shaunahicks

Shauna has been tracing her own family history since 1977 and is a Fellow of the Queensland Family History Society. In 2009 Shauna received the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO) Services to Family History Award for her achievements in Queensland, Canberra and Victoria.

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  1. I had breakfast with Louise St Denis this morning at Rootstech and am about to go and talk to Gena Ortega.

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