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 five courses starting in August. They are:
- Brick Wall Research - (Intermediate)
- Investigate: Adoption Records - (Basic)
- Investigate: Lost Friends and Family Records - (Basic)
- Research: Female Ancestors - (Intermediate)
- Research: African-American Ancestors - (Intermediate)
A number of regular courses on US records are also starting in August. They include:
- US: Census Records - (Basic)
- US: Court Records - (Advanced)
- US: Newspaper Records - (Advanced)
- US: Occupational Records - (Advanced)
- US: Probate Records - (Intermediate)
- US: Religious Records - Part 1 - (Basic)
- US: Vital Records, Understanding & Using The Records - (Basic)
All courses start August 2nd, 2010.
You can enroll in these or other courses—such as the Methodology courses or courses on the records of other countries such as Canada, England, Ireland, or Germany—by simply going to the Institute's website at
If you wish to interview Louise, please contact Elizabeth Lapointe, Head of Media Relations, National Institute for Genealogical Studies, at
About the National Institute for Genealogical Studies
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.